Free, Feminine, Flowery WordPress Theme Up for Grabs!

Ingrid: free, flowery, responsive WordPress theme for WordPress

Anna and I have been working on this free theme, Ingrid, for months.

We had to change our plans a little (explained below), but we’re so thrilled to be able to offer it to you today for free!

Let’s talk about this long ass process.

We finished it very quickly because Anna already had the bulk of the design done. It just needed some tweaking and coding. Then we commissioned a custom illustration from the lovely and talented Jaymie O’Callaghan. Things were looking good.

Three months ago, in June, we submitted it to the WordPress.org repository.

They requested a few minor changes and we got them done. Eventually we were told it was approved.

And yet it’s still not in the WordPress.org repository.

I asked a few follow up questions, they weren’t answered, the ticket was closed, the ticket was reopened… And now I don’t know what the status is.

I don’t want to bash the theme review team because they’re volunteers and I do think they’re going through some big changes in their process right now. But I can’t help but compare the theme review process to the plugin review process. I have two plugins in the WordPress.org repository now; one took an hour to get approved and the other took like one or two days. Compare that to three effing months with this theme.

Long story short, Anna and I have gotten impatient. So we decided to just release it as a free download on our blogs. We’re still hoping it’ll make it into the repository, but we’re not holding our breath with that process.

Meet Ingrid!

Ingrid - a flowery one-column WordPress theme

Ingrid is a gorgeous one-column theme for feminine bloggers.

  • The overall design was done by Anna Moore.
  • The coding was done by me.
  • The gorgeous flower illustrations were created by Jaymie O’Callaghan.
  • A few Customizer options.

    Ingrid is designed to work seamlessly right out of the box with no effort on your part. But there are a few Customizer options so you can change things up.

    Screenshot of the Customizer settings for the Ingrid theme

    Ingrid also supports the standard custom header and background options so you can customize those as well.

    Check out Ingrid for yourself… live!

    We’ve set up a demo site where you can see Ingrid in all its glory.

    Check out the live demo!

    Download Ingrid for free

    To access the free theme, just enter your email below. Then, once confirming your address, you’ll receive a link to download the theme’s zip file.

    Installation instructions

    To install the theme in WordPress, follow these steps:

    1. Save the ingrid.zip file to your computer.
    2. Login to your self-hosted WordPress admin panel.
    3. Navigate to Appearance » Themes and click “Add New”.
    4. On the new page, click “Upload Theme”.
    5. Upload the ingrid.zip file and press “Install Now”.

    What do you think about Ingrid? Do you love it as much as we do?

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15 comments

  1. Wow, this design is simply beautiful! I have a self hosted blog but for some reason the upload of the ingrid.zip file is not working, i clicked on it in the upload theme and it will not allow me to click the choose button. Is there a file/folder I have to click within the ingrid folder or is it something else? Thank you so much for the free design!

  2. Hello,
    I love the look of your theme here and would love to use it but I can’t seem to figure out how to upload it so I can use it. I have downloaded the zip file but cant seem to find where to upload it. Can you help me?

  3. Thank you so much for your lovely work!!! You Rock!!! I have been looking for the product like yours for so long. I think you are incredibly talented and thank you, thank you thank you again for this beautiful theme!

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