Martial is a free theme created by ThemeFurnace. The theme’s two-column layout is geared towards bloggers and photographers, but it’s also suitable for a wide variety of other purposes.
Martial contains a number of great features, such as custom font support, several custom widgets and integration with the WordPress Customizer for easy manipulation of the logo, background, colors and header image. The theme also boasts full support for WooCommerce, allowing users to add a shop to their website with little extra effort.
You can download the free version of Martial from WPLift.
Evergreen content is online content that is perpetually relevant and able to continue attracting traffic for significant amounts of time after publication. Building a strong content portfolio of evergreen content can form a valuable part of your SEO and social media strategy.
What is evergreen content?
When choosing a topic for evergreen content, it’s important to avoid subjects that are likely to become less relevant over time. News articles, political discussion, cultural fads and fashion trends are all topics that lose relevance quickly and make for poor evergreen content. Read more
Ghost is one of the newer blogging platforms on the market. If you’ve not yet heard of Ghost, it’s intended to be a modern re-imagination of blog software with a focus purely on blogging. Unlike WordPress, it’s built entirely in modern web technologies and doesn’t suffer the same issue of bloat from trying to be too many things.
Setting up Ghost has previously been a bit of challenge, because it needed Node.js to be installed on the server and required a proficiency with SSH to install. This excluded most low-cost shared web hosting and casual users from being able to use it. Addressing this problem, Ghosts developers began offering a hosting service starting at $19.00 per month – a price that’s unaffordable for most casual bloggers.
Thanks to Softaculous, you can now install Ghost on any plan here at The Web Atom for no additional cost. Just go to your cPanel dashboard, select Softaculous App Installer from the menu and follow the steps to create a Ghost blog. You don’t need to know how to use SSH, much around with databases or even know what Node.js is! Best of all, Softaculous will take care of all upgrades so you can just focus on blogging.
If you need any help getting Ghost set up on your account, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
There’s a lot of people on the internet. Whatever your content topic is, there’s a strong chance that communities of like-minded individuals are already gathering to discuss it. Knowing where your audience is gathering will help you to determine what they’re looking for, allowing you to craft content to directly meet this demand.
We’ve collected ten of the best free WordPress themes for self-hosted WordPress blogs. Finding a simple theme for single-author sites has always been a challenge, because theme designers like to smash together as many different features as they can. All ten of these blogging themes are bloat-free, so enjoy them!