Free WordPress Theme: Ninja Scroll

When I first started the Martial Development blog, I wanted to use a martial-arts-themed design. Since I could not find any in the public WordPress theme library, I applied the Light theme by Stephen Reinhardt instead.  Until now.

Ninja Scroll theme

You Can Never Defeat My Style

In a sudden fit of inspiration, I’ve designed a new visual style for Martial Development.  It is based upon the Cutline framework, with a few minor changes:

  • Chinese red color scheme and background images;
  • AdSense friendly, with section targeting and support for blended ads;
  • Built-in social bookmarking links (Digg, Reddit and Delicious).

Like Cutline, this WordPress style is released under the Creative Commons Attribution / Share-Alike license.  In other words:

  • You may use it, or tweak it yourself.
  • You may not sell it, or remove the attributions in the footer and style sheet.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the Ninja Scroll theme archive and extract the files it contains. Preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files.
  2. Use an FTP client to access your host web server, and upload the extracted files to the wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress.
  3. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel.
  4. Select the Presentation subpanel.
  5. In the Themes list, click on the Ninja Scroll preview image.
  6. To view the new look, click View Site at the top of the page.

For further guidance, see the WordPress CodexPlease do not contact me for technical support; I don’t have time to give it.

Feel free to suggest improvements to this theme.  Or, even better, improve it yourself and show us how you did it.

9 comments on “Free WordPress Theme: Ninja Scroll”

  1. Chris,

    Even if you base a new theme off of another theme’s architecture, you must retain the original theme’s attribution links in the footer.

    According to the Creative Commons 2.5 ShareAlike License guidelines, the attribution must be “at least as prominent as the original.”

    I’d suggest saying something like “Ninja Scroll by Chris M. — based on Cutline by Chris Pearson.”

    Also, the original attribution must remain in the stylesheet as well.

    Aside from all that boring legal garbage, I really like what you’ve got going here…Looking good!

  2. Well to me Μartial Arts means respeсt аnd disсipline.
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