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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.

Baki Goxhaj
Iโ€™m a web consultant specializing in WordPress. I love elegant solutions, quality code and a good laughter.
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  • Nate Apr 1,2012 at 2:44 am

    Thank you for a very attractive theme. Your support fees are extremely reasonable too. I would highly recommend!

  • Tom Jan 4,2011 at 10:51 am

    I really like the theme. Clean and simple. I am using it for one of my sites ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to use it for some of my other websites as well, but with other colors. I am using the free version, is it possible to edit the css by myself or do I have to buy the Pack 3 in order to do that?

    • BANAGO Jan 11,2011 at 8:49 am

      Thanks for the interest Tom. The theme is completely free. You can edit it as you like. You’d only pay me if I did the CSS editing for you or other stuff. Basically, you pay me for my service only.

  • Marjorie Bachman Oct 1,2010 at 7:03 pm

    Beautiful theme – we’re using it for our non-profit’s blog. However, it’s cutting off the titles of posts – is there a way I can modify that?

    • BANAGO Oct 2,2010 at 8:01 am

      Sure there is a way, but I need to have a look at how it cuts the titles first. Can you send me a link?

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  • Elena Aug 2,2009 at 9:04 pm

    Damn, that sound’s so easy if you think about it.

  • Hardeep Singh Mar 4,2009 at 10:55 am

    Nice theme, would try out on my new blog.

  • Eri B. Feb 24,2009 at 11:34 pm

    Banago, the theme is a good one, except the colour. I would like it so much to be pink… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tor Amundsen Feb 8,2009 at 5:34 pm

    It works completely fine for me. A tip for those who want thumbnails the easy way on the front page. I use a plugin called Thumbnail For Excerpts. It creates thumbnails automatically as long as you have a picture in the post. Can be found here:

  • Tor Amundsen Feb 8,2009 at 7:23 am

    Very nice and clean. Just what I have been looking for. I have translated it into Norwegian. Hope you donn’t mind? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • BANAGO Feb 8,2009 at 10:36 am

      Tor, thanks very much for the good words. I am happy everybody all over the world is using my theme. It it not a problem at all to translate it, I am happy to hear that in fact. I would like to know if you want something changed or fixed so that I can fix it in the next release. Thanks again!

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  • Doniek Jan 26,2009 at 11:55 am

    Very nice work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BANAGO Jan 25,2009 at 5:42 pm

    I can see that a lot of people download the theme but no comments back. I would love to hear what you think – please share your thoughts.

  • Sean Jan 20,2009 at 4:51 am

    I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too.

    • BANAGO Jan 20,2009 at 9:48 am

      You aren’t spamming, are you? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BANAGO Jan 8,2009 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks Farrhad, I really appreciate the time you spent in my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Farrhad A on Twitter Jan 8,2009 at 1:35 pm

    Nice and clean, will keep it in mind ๐Ÿ™‚

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