Win a WordPress Blog Theme for Your Blog

update – thanks for everyone’s entries but this competition is now over.

Premium-NewsI received a lot of positive feedback from last week’s giveaway of the WordPress for Dummies book.

One of the things that happened as a result of the giveaway is that I had a number of other people offer to give similar prizes. While I don’t want to let this blog get run over my prizes and competitions – I do like the idea of rewarding active participants of the site – so have decided to run another one this week.

This week the prize has been donated by Adii. Addii is a great blog designer and he’s generously providing five of his Premium News Themes for the winners of this week’s giveaway.

How to Win it

Because this week’s prize isn’t something that everyone needs (it’s a WordPress theme) we’ll run the giveaway slightly differently this time. You need to do two things:

1. Comment on this thread to register your interest. These comments can be anything from ‘count me in’ to ‘show me the WP Theme’. This is your first entry.

2. Comment on any other post on the blog over the next five days. Every comment you leave on any post is another entry into the competition. Of course these comments need to be genuine and on topic comments.

I will randomly choose 1 comment per day over the next five days to win a theme. The five winners will be announced on Saturday (my time).

My hope with this is that you’ll still have opportunity to enter as many times as you like – but that we’ll get winners who actually want the prize.

About the Prize

Premium News is a one-of-a-kind, feature-rich, magazine style theme for WordPress, which is aimed at ambitious bloggers looking for a professional front-end to showcase their content. The theme is highly customizable and offers the user some advanced customization options through the WordPress admin panel – the look of the theme can thus be changed, without even touching the code. The theme usually sells for $70.


Let the Commenting Begin – and Good Luck!

update – thanks for everyone’s entries but this competition is now over.

About Darren Rowse

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  1. Alan says:

    My news blog needs a real revamp and I had actually been looking at the Premium News Theme. So hopefully I am one of the lucky winners


  2. Chen says:

    Darren is definitely my favorite blogger. Count me in!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Count me in – thank you!

  4. I have a boring WordPress theme now. I need to win!

  5. Bruce Keener says:

    Count me in and thanks for the contest!

  6. Chris Carlaw says:

    There are so many comments on this post…perhaps over 100….

    But COUNT ME IN! :)

  7. yojibee says:

    Count me in!
    I would love to win a new theme for my blog .. I have wanted to make a new one for some time now, but haven’t found the time to make one yet..

  8. count me in!

  9. Adrian says:

    Count Me In Darren!

    I need a new theme.

  10. Ben Cook says:

    One can never have too many good WP themes… I’m in.

  11. Rohit says:

    I have my eyes set on it too……..

    Darren,to be frank,the mention of my name on the ‘announcement of winners’ post would be more valuable than the prize itself….:)

  12. Dave says:

    Great looking theme that I would love to have … thanks for your consideration.

  13. Mike says:

    My blog needs a new design very badly!

  14. Liz Strauss says:

    Hi Darren,
    I’d love a real design for my business blog . . . . . . my consulting biz has really started to take off and it deserves something better.

  15. Eric Berlin says:

    Sign me up… hopefully it’s not too late !

  16. jaered says:

    please count me in!

  17. Dan Cole says:

    That’s cool. Designing themes can be a lot of work.

  18. Count me in!

  19. trigatch4 says:

    I could really use this, Santa…. God… Jesus… Jimi Hendrix… anyone listening…

    I don’t have the best of luck with these things but I’m feeling lucky…

    *cups hands and blows on them twice*
    *rubs hands together like mr miyagi*
    *rubs hands on screen*

    Let’s see if the Karate Kid Voodoo works…

  20. Dave says:

    Great theme – please do count me in.

  21. Kevin says:

    Very nice looking themes. I’m game.

  22. Thanks for the offer – I’d love to have a shot at it.

  23. I’m definitely in on this.

    Count me in please.

  24. Sumesh says:

    Well, I guess I’m in too.

    Now, about the theme. I generally do not like web 2.0 look – more like, I am sick of it. I know that a lot of other people are so. And since Adrian’s themes are mostly web2.0, I actually skim past them. Perhaps the only part I liked was the nice icons.

    Howeverm this theme reminds me of Smashing Magazine’s theme – sharp, focussed, minimalistic and yet not stripped of style. Well done, Adii!

  25. Dustin says:

    A customized magazine-style theme would be downright awesome! :)

  26. Jonti says:

    Oh yeah, please help my time challenged design intentions. Thanks for all you do and all the consistent updates Darren.

  27. Linette says:

    I forgot to comment here first, better late than never. It’s just been a crazy kinda week.

  28. Yaw says:

    I want a customized home design theme!!

  29. Yaw says:

    Count me in!

  30. Abhinav says:

    I am going to win this one yahoooo

  31. Fantastic idea for a promotion, I’d love to have my blog’s design redone.

  32. Margaret says:

    I’m really interested in this. While there are a lot of nice templates out there, most of them don’t do everything I would like for one to do or are in awful colors.


  33. Ilias says:

    Count me in ! It is a great theme for sure !

  34. Leigh says:

    Yes please, would love this :)

  35. George says:

    Count me in! That theme looks great.

  36. JEMi says:

    *JEMi* is on the bandwagon!

  37. Sangesh says:

    With this comment you can count me in.


  38. Running seven installs of WordPress, it would be nice to have a theme that wasn’t on thousands of other sites. I think it a great prize, Darren.

  39. mbhunter says:

    Great idea, Darren. My blog could use some dressing up. It’s functional but nothing knock-your-socks-off.

  40. OldSailor says:

    Awesome theme. Why not me?

  41. I’m interested in the contest

  42. finkle says:

    With a theme like that I will no longer have to worry about quality content. Folks’ll think it’s good just because it looks sweet!

  43. CMB says:

    Hey, This template is very good. but it looks like the revolution theme by chris gardner

  44. Daniel says:

    I don’t think I made the time limit…. but if I did, I’m in. :p

  45. Abie Padilla says:

    I want in!

  46. Dr. Chetan says:

    Count me in too Darren :)

    I am interested!

  47. It’s a fact that I can’t afford one and though I have never won anything online either, I would love to win this for my community blog.

  48. Phani says:

    A premium theme is what i wanted all these days and thanks to darren i stand a chance to win one.

  49. Brad Coy says:

    Count me in!

  50. Darren says:

    I want the wordpress theme!!! Please choose me!!!