Win a Free Premium Theme Courtesy of WooThemes

Chances are you’ve heard about WooThemes in the past few weeks or seen their advertisements on design-related sites and blogs that you visit. Well, here is your chance to grab one of their high-quality premium themes for free. They have kindly offered to give away a free theme to one of our readers.

Here’s how it’s going to work. If you would like to get your hands on a single-user license to your choice of three popular themes (ProudFolio, Vibrant CMS, or Fresh News) leave a comment on this post stating why you would like to win the theme or what you would do with it (please, something more than “I want it.”). On Sunday (August 3rd) I’ll use to choose a random comment number as the winner. Please leave a valid email address where you can be reached so I can get in touch with you if you win.

The Themes that are Up for Grabs:


This theme was created especially for aspiring designers and anyone else needing to display a portfolio. It has plenty of cool features, including the separation of your portfolio and your blog.


Vibrant CMS

If you’re looking for a theme for a full website rather than a blog, Vibrant CMS may be just the right option. It has 20 different color schemes to choose from and it’s created specifically for small business owners.

Vibrant CMS

Fresh News

Fresh News is the most popular theme at WooThemes. It has three different home page layouts to choose from and the ability to display it as a traditional blog rather than a magazine-style.

Fresh News

What is WooThemes?

If you’re not familiar with WooThemes, it is a recently launched premium theme marketplace that sells themes from four excellent designers: Adii, Magnus Jepson, Mark Forrester and Elliot Jay Stocks. They sell themes in a few different ways. Each theme can be purchased individually with a single-user license or a developers license to use the theme on multiple client sites. Additionally, they have a theme club that you can join for 3 or 6 months at a time, either for an individual user license or a developers license. As a club member you get access to all of the current themes and any future themes that are realized (they commit to releasing at least one new theme per month).

My Opinion of WooThemes:

To start with, the designers behind WooThemes are well-know and respected designers that you can count on for excellent work. I feel that the look of their themes is on par with the higher end of premium themes available today, and the price is very comparable as well. All of the current themes are available for $70 (for a single-user license).

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about what separates a premium theme from a free theme, and I think you’ll see when you look at WooThemes. Each one has a number of options and features that you won’t find on free themes that can make life easier for the user and make the site/blog more customizable. Many of them offer different choices for layouts and color schemes as well as some other options.

Ok, leave your comment – good luck! Thanks to Adii and the guys for the giveaway.


The contest has just ended. The winner is Adam from Devjargon.  Congratulations Adam! Enjoy the new theme!

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  • Felix Widjaja, July 31, 2008

    I like Fresh News because it got very balanced layout and the ability to choose three homepage layouts.

    God I want it so bad

  • Link Building Bible, July 31, 2008

    I would definitely use Fresh News theme to change up my blog…. it definitely needs a new theme!

  • AzAkers, July 31, 2008

    The fellas at Woo are popping out some amazing looking templates. These 3 you have listed are great – if I win, I’ll have a hard time selecting which to choose.

    I would either select the Fresh News theme to use for myself, or have a go at using WordPress as a CMS rocking the Vibrant CMS theme.

    Thanks for the chance to win – good luck to everybody :)

  • hendrik, July 31, 2008

    I like the woothemes because it suit my need, I wanted to make a portal site and couldn’t find any beautiful theme, but apparently I just found one here…

    So, I’m hoping to be the lucky reader here

  • Freddy Gonzalez, July 31, 2008

    I think woo themes are very professional, I would go with vibrant cms. But I would like to see a teme like sketch’d that is a cool urban theme.

  • Elizabeth, July 31, 2008

    I would love to use the fresh news theme for the website I am creating for my schools Advertising & Graphic Design club. It’s pretty much excellent & perfect for what I’m trying to do with the site. :)

  • Frederick, July 31, 2008

    I’d love to give ProudFolio a spin, I’ve been looking for a convenient way to separate my photoshop from my blogging and keep both on display at the same time.

  • Ronald, July 31, 2008

    i would like the ProudFolio theme… i think it suits perfect for my global domination plan, err i mean, my personal photo portafolio, kinnda like it´s dark but not too dark style.

  • Joseph, July 31, 2008

    I would use the Fresh News theme to build a life coaching site — awesome design and clean look…

  • joel, July 31, 2008

    i am starting a new band and like the look for fresh news and proudfolio for very different reasons. would love the opportunity to utilize either of them for my new site/blog.

  • Adam, August 1, 2008

    My friend and I started our website last month with a custom design (my friend made it). We’ve gotten a lot of great response from it but we need a professional design to take the blog to the next step.

    The Fresh News theme would be an awesome way to take our blog to the next level.

  • Nash, August 1, 2008

    I’d use Vibrant CMS to launch my new web consulting firm. The blog and CMS combination is perfect! Great themes from the guys at Woo

  • Jon, August 1, 2008

    Loved the idea of WooThemes, can’t wait to see what they release next.

    Would love to use a theme for this pro-bono client I’m wooing right now to kick start my business in this new city.

  • Adii, August 1, 2008

    If I comment, can I win a theme as well? :)

    Thanks for all the interest guys and thanks for the nice post Steven. We are hard at work to continuously improve our themes, documentation & support; and we can’t wait to show you the themes that will hit the Woo shelves in August!

  • Benny, August 1, 2008

    Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Adii for being a great designer!. I have bought a few themes from him already and with no regrets. Def looking forward to winning a free premium theme from him.

  • Pedro Garro, August 1, 2008

    If I won, I would try to learn as much as possible from their code and techniques and would probably offer the theme itself to a local non-profit organization.

  • Artur Kim, August 1, 2008

    I would give the theme away to one of my blog readers. (:

  • Andrew Eglinton, August 1, 2008

    I’d very much like to use the vibrant cms theme to revamp my theatre blog’s design. The theme has class and sophistication that is second to none. Thanks very much for setting up this offer.

  • Jonathan, August 1, 2008

    Fresh News would be a nice. Seen what others have been able to do with it – looks very user friendly.

  • Isaak Kwok, August 1, 2008

    Have admired WooThemes since it was launched. Well, if I won, I’ll want to use Fresh News for my blog.

  • David Airey, August 1, 2008

    Proudfolio looks excellent, and I’d love to modify it slightly to set it apart, though I can’t see much difference between the two colour options offered on the theme page.

  • Ritchie, August 1, 2008

    Of all the theme from WOO Themes I’ve seen from their live demo, Fresh News is the best. WOO Theme is a good site for site inspiration on how to integrate WordPress into a very nice blog and CMS. The Best out there.

  • roger, August 1, 2008

    used Proudfolio for a client proposal recently the code is great and easy to understand and the options also. If you dont win the themes you need to buy them!

  • Constantin Potorac, August 1, 2008

    I really like ProudFolio. It is a really nice concept and I could use it as my personal portfolio. Make some minor changes and use it but the thing is it is very nice and I would really like it.

    I hope I get to be the winner. :)

  • Edwin, August 1, 2008

    I would really like to have one of the themes, because I am way to busy to design my own one and I more like it to be busy with the content. So please give one to me, so I can focus more on blogging :)

  • surat, August 1, 2008

    My Choice is Proudfolio, because it’s quite simple for me. i dont know what inside this themes. i think its good for a blogger like me, who love simple design, and with this theme i can share my work and share my blog post too. Just simple design, i love it.

  • Magnus Jepson, August 1, 2008

    I just read through the comments here and enjoy that so many still like Fresh News :)

    Thanks guys!

  • Lisa T, August 1, 2008

    I could use some serious assistance with an online portfolio, therefore the ProudFolio theme would be extremely welcome in my home!

  • River Girl, August 1, 2008

    I love the Fresh News template that I am using on my site and the way I have been able to customize, but need to to put up a new site and would love to win Vibrant (or Proudfolio)! Woo Themes rocks!

    BTW, very nice blog.

  • Thomas, August 1, 2008

    I ‘ll use it for a new blog project.All this premium template are a good start

  • AJK, August 1, 2008

    If I win the free theme or not, I will be joining your club soon. Amazing themes like these just confirm to me once again that WordPress can be a CMS. You don’t need a Joomla or Drupal.

  • drivel, August 1, 2008

    I’m in the middle of moving my machinima group to WordPress and Fresh News would be perfect for the job.

  • dktrooper, August 1, 2008

    Vibrant CMS is really something that is worth a try. Count me in then (:

  • don kasprzak, August 1, 2008

    My blog design needs to move from minimalist to … something fresh yet serve as a visual key for my communication.

  • 3rn3st0, August 1, 2008

    I want one of those items for several reasons:
    1. I am not a graphic designer and depend on others to design.
    2. I want to change my blog platform, Blogger to WordPress and not yet mastered the complications of internal WP.
    3. Because my country since I have no opportunity to acquire any of these designs due to the limitations on the use of dollars.
    4. Because they’re wonderful, especially ProudFolio.

    Greetings from Venezuela, excuse my bad English proficient. :-)

  • Todd, August 1, 2008

    I have purchased from adii before (Original PNT) and it was easily the best theme I’d ever seen. I’ve since been considering upgrading to the Fresh News Theme since it’s…well…fresher? Anyway, if I won one, I’d use it to re-launch a magazine-themed blog I currently run. Sweet!

  • nomad-one, August 1, 2008

    I’m starting a project Called wordpress college and have the domain setuo already. It will be a site dedicated to teaching wordpress coding from scratch.

    I’d love to use Wootheme’s Vibrant CMS as the entrance to this site as I Love what they’re done with the layout and the ajax intro scrolling content on the front page.

    It’ll be giving back to the wp community as well. LOL. Check out the site at

  • Brandan, August 1, 2008

    I really love the “vibrant” theme’s clean lines as well as the scrolling feature section on the front page. Also, the 20 or so color options are great. I plan to use this theme for a new online community we are starting to promote events in and around New York City.

  • Bill L, August 1, 2008

    Adii and the Woo Themes team are definitely putting together a good product. I purchased “Fresh News” in the past and would definitely be interested in using the new themes.

  • Brizn, August 1, 2008

    I would use the theme to post my graphic design portfolio

  • Max | Design Shard, August 1, 2008

    proudfolio, because id be very proud to have that as my theme for all to see, even if it is a little dirty, woop woop.

    thanks for the chance to win something

    Max | Design Shard

  • Raghuram, August 2, 2008

    I’m planning to change my theme and browsing to find a good looking theme which is easily customizable. If I win this, it would be very good.. I would consider me as lucky!

  • Qozan, August 2, 2008

    I want vibracms theme, i like it and want to use for my site

  • Vasilis, August 2, 2008

    These themes look really good so it would be nice to get one of them and see what they have to offer.
    I’m sure I can learn something new and why not give a new look to one of my blogs.


  • Bage, August 2, 2008

    These themes looks great. I am planing to change my blogs look and functionality.

    This theme may give me a chance to do that.


  • Mihla, August 2, 2008

    Been too busy to browse any design sites other than yours, so Woo Themes was new too me. I was especially interested in their affiliate program. Would love any of the themes they’re giving away.

  • Kevin, August 2, 2008

    48 is a nice random number. Right?

  • Batsirai Chada, August 3, 2008

    Love what woothemes has done – and look forward to even more. Its a growing industry, and with WordPress getting better and better – its great to have fantastic themes to go along…

  • SE7EN, August 3, 2008

    I’d like to win the Fresh News theme because I use my current theme since I started the blog on New Year. It’s time to go for something more professional as I’ll separate niche blog from my personal blog. oh I love its color scheme too.

  • Juarez P. A. Filho, August 3, 2008

    Wow… That’s great. I’m following Elliot a long time ago and when he tweet that WooThemes was alive and I saw it, I just think: OMG.
    After I saw the others designers that participate with him and I start look the blogs and so on.
    My conclusion is WooThemes is one of the most incredible theme options and team behind the scenes is great.
    Well… After a little explanation I’d like yo win th Fresh News theme because I need urgently of one new layout from my blog. CYA

  • Marco Barnes, August 3, 2008

    Took several survey for the premium WP themes and found absolute no competition against the mighty WooThemes!

    I’m in love with every single of it.

  • Going2Oahu, August 3, 2008

    I like the woothemes because they are attractive and functional – hoping to be the lucky reader here.

  • hanen, August 3, 2008

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeee proud folio I always looking for themes that are better than everyone else offers I would use it as a portfolio for my web designs im not a programmer so I cant create my own designs and your are great.

  • Vandelay Design, August 3, 2008

    Ok everyone, I just drew the winning number by using, and here is the winner…. Adam from Devjargon (comment number 11)!

    Congrats Adam! I’m going to send you an email in just a minute.

  • Felix Widjaja, August 3, 2008

    Congrats to Adam :) What a luck man.

  • fighting games, August 4, 2008

    I would try to learn as much as possible from their code and techniques and would probably offer the theme itself to a local non-profit organization.

  • Shivanand Sharma, August 8, 2008

    I’ve been to their site earlier and Proudfolio is my choice. It’s a theme especially for designers or artists (photographers) to showcase their talent.

    Why would a designer buy it? This is an excellent theme (I’ve looked at the CSS etc.) and is the perfect choice for a designer like Steven (or me) who have less time to design their own site. Steven runs 3 sites (AFAIK) and I’m in a similar situation. When it comes to designing one’s own site, people tend to be perfectionists. This is where ProudFolio comes in. You’d hardly need to fiddle. Set it up, preview and go.

    I don’t know if I can be lucky, but I really appreciate the work and just in case I have to, I’d buy it. Its a bang for buck.

  • Shivanand Sharma, August 8, 2008

    eh… so its not me :) I’d buy it ;)

  • Julian, August 10, 2008

    I would love to use Vibrant CMS for a church website I need to put together.

  • Podoly, September 12, 2008

    Thanks very much for setting up this offer

  • Muang Naulak, September 17, 2008

    I love the FreshNews theme..

  • Web developer, August 24, 2009

    Nice work , I am thankful you to provide such themes. I was in search of such themes.

  • Philippines Freelance Designer, December 6, 2009

    wow great theme…. Thanks for sharing….

  • lana games, July 27, 2010

    I used woo theme on my website. Its load on client computer easily. I found good result to use it. Thnx to all of woo theme designers.