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Best 2011 Tumblr Style WordPress Themes for Microblogging

Microblogging is a wonderful and interesting way to keep in touch with your family, friends, and coworkers.Tumblr is the easiest way to blog and they say about Tumblr:

Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors, to your theme‘s HTML.

Keeping yourself and your company in the forefront of your prospects’ minds—by giving them valuable information and updates—Microblogging will  convert prospects into customers. Try it. Set up a free account, follow some like-minded Tumblrs; invite other Tumblrs to follow you. Monitor what they say. After a short while, you will begin to see the most effective content you can deliver to your followers.

These befinits can be gain-able by  WordPress 3.1, with its new feature like  Post Formats. The core functionality of post formats of WordPress  gave the ability to WordPress  developers to create Tumblr style WordPress themes and they can  enhance the Microblogging experience in a better way.

Today, I will showcase some of the best Tumblr style WordPress themes available right now in the market. Follow WordPress arena on Tumblr

Tumblr Style Themes from Themeforest

Themeforest is one of the largest WordPress themes provider. They have the largest collection of  WordPress themes along with their Social Media Plugin like: Sociology for WordPress and SocialPop.

Fast Blog

Fast Blog is a WordPress theme with some extra tumblr-like features. It’s perfect for easy blogging and included the  WooTumblog plugin of  WooThemes you can add posts quickly even from a mobile phone. There are 6 types of posts:

  • article
  • image
  • link
  • audio
  • video
  • qoute

or you can create regular WordPress posts and pages too. Fast Blog can also work as a regular website.
There is also no need to install WooTumblog plugin, theme works without it with no problem at all.

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WP Notebook WordPress Theme

Tumblr-like functionality with the power of WordPress!. WP Notebook acts like a conventional WordPress blog and a Tumblr-like website – all the while having the benefit of having complete ownership and control over your site content.

Publish to your WordPress tumblog from your iPhone. Express is an iPhone app built to quickly and effortlessly publish images/links/notes and short posts, on the go, to your WooThemes powered WordPress website. Available in the App Store

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Tumblr is an impressive & very popular platform and now you can replicate that functionality & awesomeness on your WordPress-powered site with this theme. Using the WooThemes – WooTumblog plugin you can quickly create content using the dashboard widget and the Express Iphone app. The theme is ideal if your site needs to display different types of multimedia content such as audios, videos, images etc.

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CoPilot is a WordPress theme which takes advantage of the WooThemes Tumblog plugin (Express App). Publish quick posts from WordPress’s dashboard or your iPhone using the Express App. You can also just use the theme as a regular WordPress theme!

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My Journey WP – Personal Blog

MyJourney wp theme comes with popular 1 click auto install feature that installs demo content into the theme helping you understand how your new original theme works. This theme is created by Themefuse and can be used as a  personal blog or portfolio, but Also you can even have fun on the run by posting videos, photos, links and more.

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Tumblr Style Themes from WooThemes


Cinch is a classy & feature-rich tumblog theme built for WordPress. Incorporating awesome advanced QuickPress functionality (exclusive to WooThemes) and an amazing design (with added jQuery awesomeness), Cinch is most definitely the tumblog theme that you want to use!


Crisp is designed by Tyler Galpin, and boasting all-new tumblog functionality with a quick publishing form on the dashboard Crisp is perfect for lazy bloggers who want a professional, slick looking site with Tumblr-like ease-of-use.


Elefolio combines easy Tumblog publishing and a Portfolio to showcase your work and posts. The portfolio uses custom post types and can also stream from your Dribbble account. It will impress any visitor with its simple yet detailed look.


Designed by James McDonald, and boasting tumblog functionality with a quick publishing form on the dashboard, Auld is perfect for lazy bloggers who want a colorful, vibrant looking site with Tumblr-like ease-of-use.


Slanted is a tumblog theme with an extremely unique – and should we say “slanted” – design. Using some progressive CSS3 attributes and jQuery wizardry, this tumblog theme (built for WordPress) is perfect for the more experimental tumbloggers.


Based on successful ‘Woo on the Slopes’ tumblog theme that used to live blog and retreat to the Austrian Alps, the aptly named ‘Retreat’ theme is packed full of easy to use quickpress publishing tools, unique to WooThemes. It also comes with a AJAX-based Twitter widget that updates every few minutes, and can track keywords mentioned on Twitter.

Tumblr Style Themes from Elegant Themes

LightBright WordPress Theme

LightBright makes it easy to share your daily life through it’s tumblr-style post types. Using the custom post types/taxonomies added in WordPress 3.0, the theme adds special integration options for photos, video, audio, quotes, notes and links. If you love the format of tumblr but don’t want to give up the versatility of WordPress, this is the theme for you.

DailyNotes WordPress Theme

DailyNotes was to make the simplest and most elegant medium possible through which you could share your daily life. The theme is very minimal in its design, and has been trimmed down to the bare essentials. For anyone looking to create a fun and inviting personal blog, I hope that DailyNotes will serve you well!

Tumblr Style Themes from Themify

Themify have WordPress experts who build awesome WordPress Themes. They have released two very well designed Tumblr style WordPress themes since the launch of WordPress 3.1. Their themes are packed with a feature-rich framework and number of useful custom widgets. No coding or technical skills are required to use them. Using their framework, you can customize everything from the functionality to the look & feel of your site.


Make your WordPress installation look and feel like a Tumblr blog. 9 different post formats including 15 different color presets that help customize the look of each post. Along with 3 different column layouts for your pages this is definitely one of our best themes yet!


Minblr is a minimal Tumblr-like theme for WordPress. The layout design is liquid and responsive. This means the layout flows nicely across any display resolution. Minblr is promised to delivery your content nicely in all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) and most modern mobile devices. It has 3 layout options (default with sidebar, 2-column layout, and fullwidth with no sidebar). On top of all great features, there are 10 colorful skins. Minblr utilizes the brand new post formats, if your running WordPress 3.1 or greater, but They have made sure to add a fallback for older installs.

Tumblr Style Themes from StudioPress

Tapestry Child Theme

Tapestry is a child theme from StudioPress for the Genesis Framework. It is the first tumblr style theme by StudioPress with more to come. Tapestry takes everything you make online, and makes perfect, beautiful sense of it.

Tumblr Style Themes from UpThemes


Conversate is a twitter-style microblogging WordPress theme with 5 color schemes based on the popular P2 theme by Automattic.


How to Hide or Show Widgets on Certain WordPress Pages, Posts and Categories

Sometime we have to hide or show widget on certain Pages, Posts or Categories  to show up different content,  affiliate ads or a poll on particular page or a category.  There are codes for these requirements on WordPress conditional tags, But  I found excellent WordPress plugins named Widget Logic and Widget Context that had the ability to hide or show widgets on your WordPress blog.

Here are some tip to add some logic to the widgets that are used on your WordPress blog. These functions of this plugin are from the WordPress conditional tags.

1. Widget Logic

Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear. It uses any of WP’s conditional tags. It also adds a ‘widget_content’ filt

  1. widget-logic screenshot 1The ‘Widget logic’ field at work in standard widgets.
  2. widget-logic screenshot 2The widget_content filter and wp_reset_query options are at the foot of the widget admin page. (Both are off by default.)

One of my friend from Bloggermint  had well explained to make post pretty helpful and have added some common tags that hides or shows widgets and here these are:

is_single() to display the widget only on single pagesis_home() to display the widget only on home page

is_single(12) to display the widget on the post ID 12. The post ID is nothing but a unique number that was allocated to a blog post. So how to find the post? Simple one of my fellow blogger have blogged about it, just head over there.

!is_home() to display the widget on all the places except the homepage.

strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_REFERER’], “”)!=false to display the widget for visitors who comes through Google. You can try the same step to replace with if you want to have a greet message for Facebook users.

is_single(‘Blogger Tips’) to display the widget on the post titled Blogger Tips. This indirectly helps you in adding a suitable affiliates ads for certain pages.

is_page(‘contact’) to display the widget only on a particular page contact. You can change the value “contact” to any page name of your wish.

is_category(array(5,9,10,11)) to display the widget only for certain category classified by category numbers*. You can even use single category numbers to hide or show widgets.

is_user_logged_in() to display the widget only for logged in users.


2. Widget Context

Show widgets in context – only on certain posts, front page, category or tag pages etc. Widget Context allows you to specify widget visibility settings.

For news and updates regarding this plugin, check

  1. widget-context screenshot 1Widget Context settings added at the end of every widget settings

There is an excellent video about this plugin on WordPress Tip of the Day “Hide or Show Widgets on Certain Pages Using the Widget Context Plugin


Display Widgets Only on Certain Pages
Hide/Display/Show Widgets/Gadgets in Home/post/static/archive Blogger Pages
How to show or hide a widget on certain pages of your blog

English and Writing Tips for Creative Blogging

I have read from Apress eBook “Creative Blogging: Your First Steps to a Successful Blog”  about English Writing tips to share with you  regarding writing blog posts. Note that the rules that apply to writing blog posts are different and much less strict than those that apply to writing academic or formal papers, resumes, or business correspondence. In general, your tone is informal, relaxed, and conversational, and you speak to your blog readers as to a friend. This is not intended to be an English 101 class, but to review a few practices to help you write better posts:

1. Use a conversational tone. As previously stated, your writing should be relaxed and informal. You don’t have to worry about an editor reviewing your work or that your sentences are structured perfectly. This book is written in a conversational tone as I speak to you about blogging in a friendly manner (not as your professor or English teacher).

2.  Keep track of your tenses (past/present/future). If you’re writing about the past, keep it in the past, and the same goes for the present and future. Nothing makes writing more difficult to follow than a jumble of tenses.

3.  Me or I. If you are writing or speaking about yourself, use “I” as in “Billy, Mary, and I are going to the mall.” Use “me” when you’re receiving an action, such as “Charlie gave me the game ball.” or “My mother is angry with me for staying out late.”

4.  Numbers. You can use either digits or words to write a number (10 or ten, for example) in the body of a sentence, so which you use is up to you. However, the first word or letter of a sentence should be capitalized so you shouldn’t use a
number there unless you write it out (Ten).

5.  Using commas. Unfortunately, some writers use commas to combine too many thoughts into one sentence. It’s better to use shorter, simpler sentences than to create run-on sentences.

6.  Its and it’s. In general, “it’s” is a substitute for “it is,” as in “It’s cold outside.” “Its,” on the other hand, is a form of ownership—“An elephant uses its trunk to pick up food.”

7. Apostrophes. In following the rules of ownership, in most cases you would use an apostrophe “s” such as “Heather’s jacket is red with black trim.” However, if the noun is plural, use just an apostrophe, as in “The princesses’ crowns sparkled with diamonds.”

8.  Quotations and ending punctuation. In general, keep the period, question mark, exclamation point or other punctuation inside the quotation marks. While blogging, chances are you won’t use many direct quotes that require quotation marks, but if you are specifically quoting someone else’s work, you should certainly credit them in some way (remember the saying “give credit where credit is due”).

9. Proofreading. In addition to using a spelling and grammar checker, be sure to proof read your work. If you inadvertently use the wrong word, but it’s a real word, chances are good that neither the spell checker nor the grammar checker will pick it up. So don’t forget to reread your work before posting. It’s even better to have someone else read your work!

Book Details

Creative Blogging: Your First Steps to a Successful Blog book cover 

  • By Heather Wright-Porto
  • ISBN13: 9781430234289
  • ISBN10: 1430234288
  • 336 pp.
  • Pub Date: 2011-03-15
  • eBook Price: $24.49

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Best Theme For your Blog:

I’d like to share a few different types of Template Designs  that ThemeForest Designers  have worked on, each displaying something unique. Just a little imagery to spark your imagination!

Blogger Templates:

Premium blogger template with elegant layout and has a lot of features. This template build in two column (One column content and one column sidebar).

This template offering dynamic layout, with homepage that show you images thumbnail and single pages that focused on your content. This template work best for static pages/ Blogger pages too.

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Infograbbit is a resume/infographic style HTML5 theme for Blogger. Offering an alternative approach to the boring text-based resume, this theme is intended for those wanting a simple yet stylish online presence or single-page site. Six colour variations are included in this theme package, along with detailed instructions for installation and a custom-made gadget for Google Maps integration.

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Elegumus is a business style theme package for Blogger powered blogs which includes two different color schemes for the template: neutral and dark.

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Golden Grace is a clean and professional Blogger template designed for blogger who needs a clean and professional environment to present content.

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  • Powerful theme for blogger very easy to customize
  • 3 column layout
  • Left Aligned Layout
  • Horizontal CSS Main Menu
  • 4 Different Advertisement Locations
  • Easy to change and customize using simple CSS
  • Many options in the administration panel to set the theme
  • For news, magazines, personal, or anything else

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Tumblr Themes

1. Pixelated theme (tumblr)

by oscarbarber

Pixelated theme is a premium tumblr theme designed by Oscar Barber to display the best way all you want to share on Tumblr. This theme focus on details and supports every single post type Tumblr allows: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, video and finally Ask Me (a very new feature wich allows users to ask you questions you can reply to). Each post type is displayed with it own unique formatting style. All you need to do is select the type you want to publish and Pixelated theme will do the rest.

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Stratocaster is a simple and clean theme but very flexible and with a little bit of jQuery awesomeness.

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3. Tumbl News – Tumblr Theme Template

by luckykind

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The Desire Tumblr Theme uses all the latest features from Tumblr. It is perfect for any type of blog be it for a professional business, creative portfolio or a personal blog. The Desire Tumblr Theme features a wide array of jQuery interactive effects to make yours and your viewers experience that little bit nicer.

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Clean and minimalistic portfolio theme with jQuery slider for designers, photographers and illustrators.

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TGB is a clean and functional Tumblr portfolio you will love this theme.

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Vintage sky theme supports all the Tumblr features and has two content rich sidebar, featuring your likes, latest tweets, description, search box, pages, avatar box and people your following.

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8. Forma – Premium Tumblr Theme

by cmt

Forma offers a new concept and style to all Tumblr users. It gets rid of the regular post icons, of the typical blog design and focuses on real content, present in a refined design.
The user experience is the most notable feature of Forma. At the same time, it takes care of the author comfort with its awesome theme options.
Last but not least, Forma comes with extensive documentation and screencasts, so you don’t feel lost when you buy it.

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WordPress Blog Themes

1.  TechBlog – Professional Tech Blog Theme

2. Bluelight WordPress | 2.0 Portfolio and Blog

3. Deadline – Premium WordPress News / Magazine Theme

4. Communitie – WordPress Blog

5. Dilapidated – Blog & CMS Grunge WordPress Theme

6. Duplex – Magazine / Community / Blog Theme

7. YEN – Magazine, News and Blog WordPress Template

8. My Journey WP – Personal Blog

9. Link – Clean Magazine Blog Newspaper Template

10. Newscast 4 in 1 – WordPress Magazine and Blog

Other Resources for Blogging Tips:

Creative Writing 101

Top 10 Tips for Creative Blog Writing

50 Creative Ways to Make Your Blog Popular

Six Tips for More Creative Blogging

A Creative Writing Blog

Blog Writing Guidelines For Beginners

Ten Practical Tips for Writing in English
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Facebook Paypal Shop Template

This shopping cart mainly design for Facebook but you can use it any other Flash template. I found it very easiy to implement in Facebok  and you can easily customize it through xml file which contain almost almost 40 configuration
parameters. It has has a powerful catalog to display any kind of media content, images, swfs and videos. Also several layered photoshop files with the thumbnail and image design of the preview are included in the pack.

You can get some errors when testing this template on your local PC/Laptop but everything will be just fine as soon as you upload all the files on your online server. If you still wanna test it locally – add the folder location to trusted location in the Adobe Global Settings.

1. From The Help File: Facebook Paypal Shop Template by pezflash


You can set any number of items inside your catalog, you can even change the thumbnail navigation on bottom to allow more number of items on screen, all from XML. Also inside the gallery you can set unlimited media files, including images, swf or videos, in any aspect ratio.


Using the powerful Paypal Payment System, this file allows you to create your own Online Shopping Cart within minutes, without needing any kind of server script (except PHP needed for sending the contact form), for an awesome price.


Since version 3.5 a new payment option has been included. Now users can select to pay the cart through default paypal system, or pre-order the cart by Email. A form will appears and all the data will be processed and received in the Admin Email account. Also, a new discount option for the whole cart has been added.


The size and proportions of this file has been optimized for a clean and smooth Facebook viewing. You can change that size, of course, editing the fla, as this file can be also used as an standalone flash application for your site or your current template.


You can include your company contact info, as well as google map link, all through html tags inside just one xml node. Also includes a powerful and flexible icon submenu with unlimited sharing networks links. A useful contact form is also included. It uses PHP to send the filled information.



The system to use this file on Facebook it’s easy.

1. Firstable, edit and customize your deploy folder with your own products images, prices and info.

2. Create your Paypal account (if you don’t own one yet) and setup the Paypal settings inside the main config node in the xml.

3. Once you have everything correctly running on local, then OPEN THE FLA, go to first frame, layer codes, open “action” panel and set there the final pàth on your server where all the files will be located (create a folder especifically for this): _global.serverPath = “http://www.yourdomain/fb/”;

4. Publish the file, upload everything to that server folder and follow the steps on next page.


If you want to use this file inside Facebook (remember that you can also use it inside any template as an external SWF Module), all you need to do is create an official Facebook Page and then setup a Facebook Static FBML application that will allow you to add FLASH contents to one new TAB in your FB Page.
Follow these links to learn how to manage you Flash Shopping Cart inside Facebook.


Almost sure you already have one : ) But just in case:


Once logged in your FB account, you need to create an official page (also called FAN PAGE) to add there your flash content. With one FB user account you can manage different Business Pages, with independent contents.
To create one, be sure you are logged in FB, and visit again this link:
Now you are going to create an Official Page using the provided form. You can choose the page to be a local business page, a product page or a fan (artist, music group…) page. I normally recommend to create a local business page, to avoid future copyright problems with the name. Follow the form steps and at the end you are ready to integrate
the flash content inside your business page.


Follow the steps in the link below to add your flash tab to your business page. It’s required to install a FB Apllication called FBML (Facebook Markup Language), basically an apllication to add any kind of HTML content to a TAB in teh FB page. You will use that application to add the SWF Cart to your page.

Facebook Pages: Introduction to FBML

Once you gave add the contents inside the FBML Application, then copy & paste the following lines, changing the URL path to the swf file and the image with your own URLs (the path where put uploaded the files):
imgsrc=’http://www.yourdomain/fb/init_image.jpg’ width=’520′ height=’550′


Once everything installed just go back to your Business page and click on the new tab that will appear within the next normal tabs. The initial image will appear, and clicking on it, the SWF with the shopping cart will load.
IMPORTANT: FB requires the initial image to activate the flash content to be displayed on the FBML application. Don’t try to load the swf directly skipping the imgsrc variable, it will not work.

All Other and very important information about  How to Configure XML, Reference to PAYPAL setting, SITE MODULES: Shopping cart Title, Text and Shipping combo setting, Catalog/ Product entries, Info and Contact MODULE Settings, Flash IDE Customization, Contact Form Configuration(PHP) All these You will get in  help file.

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Other Useful Links:

Facebook FBML – embed SWF on Facebook pages

Resume of accepted variables for Paypal API

List of Paypal API Currency Codes

List of Paypal API Country/Language codes

General Information about XML language

Information about CDATA object

Information about PHP and PHPMailer

Free Online Photo Editors (just for resizing)

How to create FLV videos


Install all fonts in your font directory before editing the FLA. You will need to install it before opening the FLA file. If you need help about installing fonts in Windows follow this link: Installing Fonts in Windows

AS2 Tweener is used for tweening. It’s free and available for download.

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How to Fix – WordPress IO Error uploading Images

There are a few different reasons for this error to occur. When I update the flash player to version, and WordPress 3.1 flash uploader shows IO error. I think other WordPress users have encountered this issue. In the following simple solution, I’ll show you what I did to address the problem and get my WordPress Image uploads to work.

Simplest Solution 1:

There is one Simplest Solution: Do not use Flash uploader. Use Browser Uploader. So I tried that instead of the original Flash upload thing and I was able to upload my pictures. Hope this works for anyone else who’s getting this error!

Other Solutions:

There are more solution for this error. You can find them on following Links:

IO Error Uploading Images WordPress:
He explain how to Uninstall Flash Player Plugin to resolve this issue. I tried this one and it is very helpful.

WordPress IO Error and How to Fix It:
This explanation is not for MultiSite WordPress installation.

WordPress 2.5 Image Upload Error [WordPress Fix]
You have to Insert the script into .htaccess file.

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