Master: Premium GPL WordPress Theme

As announced in the introductory post of Master WordPress theme, I am releasing my first ever free WordPress theme. I am very happy to have achieved this and I am very hopeful that 2009 will be a great year of success for my WordPress freelance experience. Below I have taken an two paragraphs from my introductory post for the master theme I am releasing.

Do I have to pay for the theme?

No, the theme will be available for free download and usage. The theme in fact is being released under the GPL license which is the same license that WordPress uses. The theme will also have free updates and upgrades forever. Also, I hope we guys build a great support forum for this theme and others to come which will also be free to access, ask and answer.

What do I have to pay for than?

You might never have to pay for anything. But, in case you need help to set up the theme, configure the plugins etc, you might want to buy one of the five (5) service packages that will come along with the theme. These packages vary from setup to theme enhancements and even PSD to the actual theme. More information about this topic will come along with the theme release.

Master Theme Features

  • Modern and beautiful web typeface.
  • Tableless design and 100% CSS-based layout.
  • 2 columns of fixed width.
  • Widget Ready.
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid.
  • CSS 2.1 valid.
  • Search Engine optimized coding make wise use of h1, h3, h3.

Master WordPress Theme

Preview and Download

Support and Customization

Master Theme Pack 1 Pack 2 Pack 3 Pack 4 Pack 5
Theme download Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Updates and upgrades Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Knowledge base Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forums support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site/Blog Setup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plugin selection and configuration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email Support and on-site support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color and font customization Yes Yes Yes
Structure and look customization Yes Yes
PSD to Master theme conversion Yes
Fees Free $39 $79 $99 $149


STEP 1. Extract the files it contains. You need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files.
STEP 2. Upload the theme to your /wp-content/themes/ directory.
STEP 3. Now go to Appearance >> Themes and activate the “Master” theme.


Master theme is licensed under the GPL. It may be freely modified and copied as long as the license stays GPL. This means that you may use it for your personal and commercial projects and you may also make any changes you like.

Change Log

2009-01-07: Initial 1.0 release.