New WordPress Theme, Accumulo, and New Free Plugin

In my plans for 2010 I said I wanted to release 3 premium themes, and earlier this week Darren Hoyt and I released the first of the bunch.

Accumulo – WordPress theme

Accumulo is an RSS aggregation theme designed to imitate sites such as and, and in particular Darrens own WPTopics.

The unique selling point of Accumulo is the tabbed homepage on which you can place any WordPress widget. The main draw is the custom RSS widget which loads and caches feeds for display on the homepage. These widgets are what make the Accumulo demo work so well.

One of the features of the theme is a “back to top” link that appears in a fixed place as you scroll down the page. Click it and you are smoothly scrolled back to the top of the page whilst the button fades out. All very slick and, in the Accumulo release post comments, something I was asked to add to our other themes.

I’m not a fan of just adding features to themes, but I could see it would be a cool little widget so I spent half an hour putting together a plugin for it, which I have called BM Top Link (catchy – I know).

Was it good/ useful/ a load of old rubbish? Let me know on Mastodon, or BlueSky (or Twitter X if you must).

Link to this page

Thanks for reading. I'd really appreciate it if you'd link to this page if you mention it in your newsletter or on your blog.

WordPress News

The latest WordPress updates from the WPBriefs Podcast.

Related Posts

13 May 2010

6 Tips to Build Better WordPress Themes

If you want to make WordPress themes, for clients, to release for free or to sell, then there are a lot of factors you need to take into consideration. Below are some hints and tips that should help ease your...
21 Mar 2014

How to Get Started With WordPress Theme Development

I was asked recently how to get into WordPress themeing and so I thought I would answer publicly. Perhaps my thoughts can help others.When I first started using WordPress things were much simpler. The default theme was an index.php and...
05 Sep 2016

MasterWP – A Free Course to Improve Your WordPress Skills

As a premium theme seller my target audience is implementors, people who buy themes for clients and then customize them. But how do people get to be implementors to start with? This is something I wanted to tackle – helping...
26 Jan 2009

Back into the groove…

Nearly a whole month and no posts… What is the world coming too?I don’t know why but ever since Christmas I have been feeling motivated to do all sorts of things – unfortunately blogging isn’t one of them.Last year was...
30 Jun 2007

WordPress tips and tricks – Custom Page Templates

Some time ago I posted the first of my tips and tricks for WordPress, and I thought it was about time I posted some more so, to start things off, here is a short tutorial on custom page templates in...
27 May 2013

WordPress: 10 Years Young, What Does The Future Hold?

WordPress is now 10 years old. I started using wordpress 9 years ago – which means I joined the WordPress community early on. The reason I chose WordPress is simply because of the fabled 5 minute install process – I...