Skin – A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

I was really pleasantly surprised when I discovered a WordPress theme that really caught my interest. It was a free theme called Skin.

The creators behind Skin are Mohammed Kaludi & Ahmed Kaludi with the aim to give something back to WordPress. Usually, we find these guys fully busy creating great themes at their WordPress theme shop

Usually, we find these guys fully busy creating great themes at their WordPress theme shop Magazine3.

I must say it’s a “giving back” that really stand out from the crowd. What a gift to the entire WordPress community.

Furthermore, you can read in their blog post that it took 624 hours to complete this project and theý wanted to get the initial version ready in just 15 days. Which is a pretty tight timeframe?

Ahmed continues with one of the reasons why the project saw the light of day:

I have been a WordPress professional since last 8 years and it has always been ‘Take Take Take’ and no ‘Give’ on my part.

So he and his brother Mohammed decided to give back to the WordPress community and listed all the things that they could do to give back. The final outcome – Skin!  This is a free theme created in the spirit of giving back we all can benefit from and use freely on our websites. Let’s check out Skin.

Skin – An OpenSource WordPress Theme

Skin is an open source theme created for the WordPress community, meaning anyone can use it for free on their own self-hosted WordPress site. What also impresses is it’s a very flexible, lightweight and fast loading theme (check out Brian Jackson performance test of Skin).

Skin also topping up with an arsenal of great features which gives your great ability to modify and customize the theme to suit your needs.

Let’s take a closer look at the Skin features.

4 Header Layouts

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin has 4 different header designs that you can choose from depending upon your taste and needs.

3 Content Layouts

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin comes with 3 different Content layouts to choose from. It allows you to modify your theme design to look in the uniquely different way.

2 Featured Area Designs

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

This is perfect if want to highlight a certain article or post. Skin has 2 Featured Sliders built into the theme.

Lightning Fast

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin is truly a fast loading WordPress theme. The vision when building Skin was to constantly improve this aspect since as it is a crucial aspect of a modern site. Which the guys succeeded perfectly with.

Mobile Responsive

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin is built on Bootstrap grid, so it is always responsive on every device.

WooCommerce Support

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

The e-commerce market is growing tremendously and to keep up with it, WooCommerce is a must for WordPress users. Skin comes with support for WooCommerce.

Mega Menu

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Skin includes Mega Menu allowing visitors to see beyond what traditional navigation menus has to offer.

More Features

As I mentioned earlier, this is a feature-rich theme and the above features were not enough, I list even more awesome features that you find in the theme.

Review & Rating with Schema support Typography Support with Google Font
 Frontend Options with Customizer  Logo PSD file to create your own logo
 No errors with Theme check plugin  Beautiful Single Post with Options
 Clean and Well Commented Code  Swipe & Grab Support in the Slider
 4 Social Icon Styles  Back to top
 Translation Enabled  Font Awesome
 Background Color & Image  Constant Updates
 Retina Ready  Author box in Single
 Threaded Comments  Browser Compatibility
 Multisite support  Logo Uploader
 Page templates  One click updates
 Built with Bootstrap  Related posts
 Google Analytics Option  Custom CSS

Demos

Right now there are nine available demos to check out. But I am convinced that there will be more added soon. But have a look at the demos, and see how your new website could look like if you choose the Skin WordPress theme. Check out all demos right here.

Skin - A Free Theme for the WordPress Community

Wrapping Up

This is a great free WordPress theme which is available for free for anyone who wants to use it. I personally like Skin and is of the opinion that this is probably one of the best WordPress themes you can use for the cost of nothing, zero, nada!

Mohammed and Ahmed Kaludi have put a lot of work and hours creating this theme and it’s outstanding that they choose to release it as an open source theme. They could undoubtedly sell it as another premium WordPress theme.

Skin is a theme for the WordPress community, and you can use the theme for free and if you run into problems, there is a community forum solely for the Skin theme.

If you like to engage even further, it’s possible by checking out the page how Get Involved, and there are are many ways you can be a part of the community. So if you are interested just sign-up and help to develop and improve Skin.

Download Skin or just check out the demos.

Have you had the opportunity to try Skin? What do you think? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!

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