WordPress Theme Review: RockinBlue 2

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RockinBlue is a very clean and well designed theme.

RockinBlue 2.0 WordPress Theme

  • Validation: 4/5
  • Look and Feel: 5/5
  • Theme Completeness: 5/5
  • Editability: 3/5
  • Total: 17/20

Validation 4/5

The only problem I can find, in the CSS or XHTML, is a number of a warnings in the CSS regarding color issues and unquoted font families. It’s not the end of the world, but…well, everyone falls by the sword of the Validator at some point or another. −1

Look & Feel 5/5

The solid blues of this design, well, rock. It’s also interesting to me that the description of the site is listed above the blog title. That seems very cool, and if it works for your site, awesome. Look into this theme. Try it out.

Either way, try it out. This is a very solid, very professional looking theme.

Oh, and the big image that’s displayed by default is a fun one.

Theme Completeness 5/5

Thankfully, the theme is complete in its entirety. Talk about unique! There’s even a customized 404 page, which is an amazing thing to have on your site. (Keep in mind you can always change what is there by default, it’s just nice when an author gives you a nice default to start with.)

Editablity 3/5

This is where RockinBlue could use the most help. There is literally no commenting in the CSS, which makes it that much harder to do any sort of editing on the user side. Kind of a disappointment.

Sidebar widgets are ready to roll as well, assuming you’ve installed the sidebar widgets plugin.

Closing Comments 17/20

As I said, RockinBlue is a very clean, durable theme which I could see being used for any number of things. In fact I could see myself changing a color or two and making it into a site I would use. For what that’s worth.