WordPress platform has always been user-friendly, but together with the powerful WordPress themes, it has also become designer-friendly, restaurant-friendly, charity-friendly, etc. Theme developers have a lot to offer, even if you have some very specific requirements.
I prepared a list of incredible dark WordPress themes for bands and musicians, who want to have great design and many options to make them more unique. These themes have the latest WordPress 3.0 features and almost everything a band would need out-of-the-box.
Many people are already familiar with themes that have extensive options panel, but if you haven’t tried them yet, don’t worry, they have very straightforward interfaces to help you to get the most of the available settings.
Foxhound’s Dark n’ Gritty WordPress theme is built for bands and musicians looking for something to be as gritty as their tunes. It comes in 4 different colours, the ability to upload your own promo pic into the header, and link to your social media hubs. The theme is compatible with the latest WordPress version and features, it has built-in Myspace music player, facebook widget.
Display tour dates, upload high quality mp3s, blog to your fans, recruit them to your newsletter, embed your social media links, link Twitter and Facebook feeds to your homepage & build as many pages as you could possibly want— all customized to match your band.
It comes in 3 different colors and has extensive and easy to use theme options panel. Sleek slider powered by jQuery to showcase your band favorite pics. Fully working contact form with field validation to get feedback from fans. These and many more features are included in the package of this theme.
Simpro is a uniquely designed dark WordPress theme packed with features and backed by a powerful theme framework allowing you to change more than 100 style and content options quickly and easily. Simpro is cross-browser compatible, W3C validated, supports WordPress 3.0 custom menus, has 5 different homepage views to choose from, 12 awesome skins, powerful admin panel.
TypeMagz gives musicians and bands a nice magazine look with a good color contrast that makes your posts stand out and easier to read. It comes with theme administration panel and is tailored for journalists, musicians and online magazines. Your front page is designed to show many informative elements from posts, tweets to flickr photos. This theme makes a complete package for your magazine one-stop solution.
deLirium is a dark-style personal blog theme for musicians. The cool design, the extensive layout options and the clean, well-organized code make it blindingly easy to set up your professional blog. It comes with 4 different color schemes including a jQuery color switcher. Display the theme left-aligned or centred. Place the sidebar on the right or on the left in a 1-column or a 2-column layout.
Display your featured posts in a neat content slider. You set category, slider items and slider pause. You can also decide whether to display a featured ribbon in the top right corner or not.
The Faded theme is an incredible all-in-one WordPress Theme for bands who want to have great design and tons of options. It includes a built-in HTML5 audio player widget, Facebook comments, videos, and photo albums. This theme has almost everything a band would need out-of-the-box.
It also features a fully customizable image slider at the top of the page as well as a “Latest Album” showcase. Each band member can have a “latest tweets” widget including their photo and role in the band. This theme comes equipped with a well-organized Photoshop file (PSD) to help you get customizing quickly.
The template is perfect if you are able to produce more content than just a few photos from the most recent event. Its flexibility allows you to select the level of graphical intensity for your elements, from the style variation, the combination choice and widget variations. A truly powerful design.
Setlist is a dark WordPress theme designed for Music bands, musicians and anyone who want to have a cutting edge design and great features for their band website. Features include a photo carousel slider for featured articles, event calendar for schedule shows or any kind of events with an extremely easy module to add / edit / schedule events and featured articles.
The theme supports all the popular Audio Players like SoundCloud, MixPod and any other social music or video player, just copy and paste the embed code and the player will be up in your website. You can Manage your own banner ads in the header and sidebar within the dashboard administration and add your own likebox for your Facebook fan page together with your Twitter stream.
Cult is a sleek magazine wordpress theme designed with a contemporary modern vibe. This theme takes a stylish approach to traditional online publications, with clear documentation and an intuitive design.
Cult is an excellent choice for any online magazine or review site for bands and popular culture. If your looking for a sophisticated wordpress theme with great features, you just found it.
Magnifico offers a clean, sleek and profesional design. The Magnifico WordPress theme comes in 2 different color variations, a dark and light version. It also supports the new menu system offered in WordPress 3.0 with multilevel dropdowns.
Simple custom options panel, with over 30 fields to completely customize the theme. Custom Flickr widget, with alternate widget area if you don’t have a flickr account. Widget-ready areas in the footer and sidebar, with styling. Working AJAX contact form, customized from the admin panel. PSD files included.
Pendulum – it is modern dark template which was prepared with the thought about people loving the music: DJs, producers, musicians, bands, musical clubs as well as for everyone which are fascinated by a music. It is also possible to use the template for construction of the modern portfolio.
Theme features a portfolio manager, homepage slider, unlimited widget areas, WordPress 3.0 custom menus, full video manual. It comes in 5 different color styles, supports image, video and swf portfolio items, has many useful shortcodes. It is highly customizable.
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