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Something I enjoy doing and would like to be doing more of is creating custom Wordpress themes. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert, but I have managed to create a few themes so far for a few people. The theme you’re looking at now for the Go Mediazine was my very first theme I did in 2006.

We hardly ever get requests for this type of work, so we don’t have a chance to really build up our portfolio and we’re looking for clients who need a new Wordpress theme designed and implemented. The most recent theme I designed was for mine and Kim’s wedding website. Yes the Kim that works here and answers all your Arsenal questions!

Wordpress Theme for Jeff and Kim's Wedding Website

http://www.jeffandkimwedding.com

If you’re interested in hiring us to design a theme, let me know. We might be willing to cut you a deal to get more of this type of work in our portfolio.

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://megatao.com Tao

    That’s a great WP theme!

    I would be interested in knowing the design/slice/coding process you go through when doing WP sites.

  • http://megatao.com Tao

    That’s a great WP theme!

    I would be interested in knowing the design/slice/coding process you go through when doing WP sites.

  • http://www.trailofshadows.com Danny

    I might be interested in a theme or maybe two for each of my websites. The other being the newly acquired http://www.kentuckyhiker.com.

  • http://www.trailofshadows.com Danny

    I might be interested in a theme or maybe two for each of my websites. The other being the newly acquired http://www.kentuckyhiker.com.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Tao – it’s just like any other XHTML page you’d make. Once it’s finished as a static XHTML page, you just plugin the Wordpress snippets where they need to be. It’s not all the hard unless you are really overhauling what a WP site can do. I’m not that far yet. But I can make a rad looking blog site!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Tao – it’s just like any other XHTML page you’d make. Once it’s finished as a static XHTML page, you just plugin the Wordpress snippets where they need to be. It’s not all the hard unless you are really overhauling what a WP site can do. I’m not that far yet. But I can make a rad looking blog site!

  • http://granttucker.com grant

    tutorial pleassseeeee!

  • http://granttucker.com grant

    tutorial pleassseeeee!

  • http://benleivian.com Ben Leivian

    Wow! Congratulations you two. Great looking theme Jeff. I’m in the same boat with a wordpress wedding site: http://www.thetenthofmay.com. I merely modified an existing theme, but it has been a hit. Everyone (including myself) loves the online RSVP. I specifically designed our invites to try and build a small community of family & friends (incentives for leaving comments etc.). Well I wish you two the best of luck. Feel free to sign our guestbook if you like. I’ve only got 5 weeks left!

  • http://www.thetenthofmay.com Ben Leivian

    Wow! Congratulations you two. Great looking theme Jeff. I’m in the same boat with a wordpress wedding site: http://www.thetenthofmay.com. I merely modified an existing theme, but it has been a hit. Everyone (including myself) loves the online RSVP. I specifically designed our invites to try and build a small community of family & friends (incentives for leaving comments etc.). Well I wish you two the best of luck. Feel free to sign our guestbook if you like. I’ve only got 5 weeks left!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Ben,

    I like your theme! I also dig the way you encourage your friends/family to comment and all the info you have on your RSVP page.

    And I also like how you went back and posted significant dates you had like movie dates and stuff. Neat!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Ben,

    I like your theme! I also dig the way you encourage your friends/family to comment and all the info you have on your RSVP page.

    And I also like how you went back and posted significant dates you had like movie dates and stuff. Neat!

  • http://benleivian.com Ben Leivian

    Thanks Jeff,

    We have slowly been filling in all the dates of our past events. I have the new posts section at the bottom displaying posts by id rather than date, since we are kind of doing things backwards for a blog. We plan to have this site up for a very long time.

    I really like your countdown timer at the top. I’ve wanted to add something just like that, but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing so. php? javascript? Suggestions please.

  • http://www.thetenthofmay.com Ben Leivian

    Thanks Jeff,

    We have slowly been filling in all the dates of our past events. I have the new posts section at the bottom displaying posts by id rather than date, since we are kind of doing things backwards for a blog. We plan to have this site up for a very long time.

    I really like your countdown timer at the top. I’ve wanted to add something just like that, but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing so. php? javascript? Suggestions please.

  • http://www.eternyl.com Drew

    Very Cool stuff. gotta love the wordpress! You guys are really a talented and diverse group. I love the web / multimedia stuff you guys do, keep it up!

  • http://www.eternyl.com Drew

    Very Cool stuff. gotta love the wordpress! You guys are really a talented and diverse group. I love the web / multimedia stuff you guys do, keep it up!

  • Sundeep Malladi

    I second the tutorial suggestion. I know the coding is probably pretty standard, as was pointed out, but I’m curious about the process.

  • Sundeep Malladi

    I second the tutorial suggestion. I know the coding is probably pretty standard, as was pointed out, but I’m curious about the process.

  • Last Pariah

    I would love to talk about having my upcoming Musician/microblogging (wp 2.5 based) site designed by GoMedia. it would be a true honor if this were made possible. What would you need from me to get started on a quote?

  • Last Pariah

    I would love to talk about having my upcoming Musician/microblogging (wp 2.5 based) site designed by GoMedia. it would be a true honor if this were made possible. What would you need from me to get started on a quote?

  • http://killian.squarespace.com Jim Killian

    I am looking for a wordpress re-skinning. I am a graphic design student at the University of Utah and I just finished a wordpress site for a school project on green design and I would love to make it look great but I have no idea what I’m doing with wordpress! You can check it out a http://www.thegreenbox.wordpress.com. Let me know what you think you could do.

  • http://killian.squarespace.com Jim Killian

    I am looking for a wordpress re-skinning. I am a graphic design student at the University of Utah and I just finished a wordpress site for a school project on green design and I would love to make it look great but I have no idea what I’m doing with wordpress! You can check it out a http://www.thegreenbox.wordpress.com. Let me know what you think you could do.

  • http:///www.rbelldesign.com zealograf

    Yes I agree with someone above could you please give us a tutorial on skinning a wordpress theme. Would be greatly appreciated.

  • zealograf

    Yes I agree with someone above could you please give us a tutorial on skinning a wordpress theme. Would be greatly appreciated.

  • http://doktorhouse.cz/ Dr. House

    Really cool theme :)

  • http://doktorhouse.cz/ Dr. House

    Really cool theme :)

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    Good Wedding Website.

  • http://wiifitinstock.weebly.com carolwii.wii

    Good Wedding Website.

  • http://tinyurl.com/5cy5cq createmo

    Thank you for your site :-)
    I made with photoshop backgrounds for myspace,youtube and even more
    my backgrounds:http://tinyurl.com/6rbxmr
    have a great day and thank you again!

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    Thank you for your site :-)
    I made with photoshop backgrounds for myspace,youtube and even more
    my backgrounds:http://tinyurl.com/6rbxmr
    have a great day and thank you again!

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  • http://therandomforest.com/ Forest

    Awesome stuff!!! I love this theme and you have almost convinced me to go buy fresh news so I can copy your layout for some of my blogs :)

    I have been playing around with my theme here and there, designed a header (first attempt at using a wacom tablet) and generally making it look better one tweak at a time, still got a way to go though!

    I cam from print design so still trying to transition fully over to web and interactive stuff.

    GoMedia kicks ass and is definitely shaping my idea of modern design….

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    Awesome stuff!!! I love this theme and you have almost convinced me to go buy fresh news so I can copy your layout for some of my blogs :)

    I have been playing around with my theme here and there, designed a header (first attempt at using a wacom tablet) and generally making it look better one tweak at a time, still got a way to go though!

    I cam from print design so still trying to transition fully over to web and interactive stuff.

    GoMedia kicks ass and is definitely shaping my idea of modern design….

  • David

    Nice theme you got there bro…
    Check out http://www.designbizz.com also, These guys can help you out if you need some custom wordpress themes tho :)

  • David

    Nice theme you got there bro…
    Check out http://www.designbizz.com also, These guys can help you out if you need some custom wordpress themes tho :)

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