How To: Adding an Email This Button to Your Blog

In the past we’ve talked about how to add a print button to your WordPress theme. Today I wanted to give you the javascript code you need to create an Email This button on your WordPress blog.

Before getting to the code, I wanted to first say that this code is designed to allow readers to click on the button and have it open up their default email software and create a subject and link that point to the post the reader is currently visiting. This code is not designed to allow readers to contact the blog author.

If you are wanting your readers to be able to contact you, I recommend you use one of the many great contact form WordPress plugins available. You should never embed your email address into some HTML code because it will be picked up by spam bots. Contact forms prevent spammers from finding your email address. The other thing you can do is offer “EmailAddress AT EmailCompany DOT com” (which your email address information filled in) to avoid spammers.

Okay, so back to the Email button code. Here is the javascript you will need:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!-- Begin
function isPPC() {
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("PPC") != -1) return true;
else return false;
}
if(isPPC()) {
document.write('<a class="contact" HREF="mailto:?subject=Take a look at this page I found, ' + document.title + '?body=You can see this page at: ' + window.location + '" onMouseOver="window.status='Send your friends e-mail about this page'; return true" TITLE="Send your friends e-mail about this page">Email to a Friend</a>');
}
else { document.write('<a class="contact" HREF="mailto:?body=Take a look at this page I found titled ' + document.title + '. You can see this page at: ' + window.location + '" onMouseOver="window.status='Send your friends e-mail about this page'; return true" TITLE="Send your friends e-mail about this page" rel="nofollow">Email This!</a>');
}
// End -->
</script>

This will create an email where the reader can enter in someone’s email address and send them a link to your post/page.


Premium WordPress Themes: Where Are The Print Stylesheets?

Although the premium WordPress theme market has only been around for a little over 6 months now, there have already been several trends that have shown up. Each time a new premium theme author steps forward, they innovate and push the other authors to keep up and continue to improve their existing themes. This is why many of the top authors are regularly updating their existing themes to keep up with the competition.

In the end, the consumers are the ones that win, because they are getting better themes and a larger variety of themes to choose from when they go to make a purchase. So, what is the next trend we can expect with premium WordPress themes?

One thing I would like to see, though it is actually very basic, is that each theme including a print stylesheet. This of course is a separate stylesheet that is used when someone goes to print a website page. For example, one of the sites I run publishes a lot of recipes (1-2 per day). I needed a good print stylesheet so our readers can print our pages and have them display the recipe correctly on the page.

I’ll admit I’ve seen a couple premium themes that offer this, but a majority still do not. I personally believe the more you can do to make your theme appeal to more people, the more success a premium theme author will find. I believe a paying customer should expect things like multiple stylesheets available, multiple page and post layouts, an options panel. The more flexible it is, the better.

Hopefully we’ll start to see more and more of the print stylesheet showing up in the coming months. In the meantime, what trends would you like to see with the next generation premium WordPress themes?


How To: Adding a Print This Button to Your Theme

If you ever visit our actual website, you’ve probably noticed the “Print This” button that we display below each post.  Depending on the type of website or blog you are running, having a button like this may be a good fit for your blog.  I’ve found it to be good to have this button available to readers for any type of website that offers tutorials, recipes, guides, or pretty much anything that might require a visitor to print something you’ve written.

If you think you’d like to offer your readers the option to print something on your blog, here is the code I use on my blogs (uses Javascript):

<a href="javascript:window.print()" rel="nofollow">Print This!</a></span>

It prints the page you are on, so it is probably best to use it mostly on post and pages.  If you place it on the blog’s homepage, it will print the entire homepage, not just that post. 


Video & Photo Premium WordPress Themes Gallery

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Updated: January 23, 2015

Probably the most recent niche to emerge when it comes to WordPress themes is the market for video and photo WordPress themes.  These types of themes are ideal for a blogger who likes to display a lot of videos, show off their photos, or any type of multimedia.    These themes are designed to allow you to display this type of content while still maintaining the feel of a blog.   Readers will be able to review your latest videos or photos, leave comments, etc.

If you are interested in this type of premium WordPress theme, we’ve gone out and collected the ones currently available and displayed them in a gallery format, allowing you to weigh your options and make an informed decision.

Video Elements Theme

Single-Use ($25.00), Multi-Use ($75.00), Developer ($125.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

TV Elements Theme

Single-Use ($50.00), Multi-Use ($125.00), Developer ($225.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

On Demand Video Theme

Single-Use ($75.00), Multi-Use ($150.00), Developer ($250.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Revolution Charred

  • 2-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

Revolution Chrome

  • 2-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

eCommerce Theme

  • eCommerce Plugin Compatibility – Easily integrate with the popular eCommerce Plugin from Instinct Entertainment.
  • Easily customizable – Make it your own by tweaking the CSS stylesheet and your own images (includes 6 pre-built color styles)
  • Search engine optimized — We’ve built our themes to get the most search engine benefit for you and your products
  • Manage your store online – WordPress is an online software program; you log in and edit your store from the web
  • Use your own domain name — Most online shops require you to use their domain name, with Ecommerce Themes, you can install the template on your custom domain name and hosting account

Single-Use ($49.00), Multiple-Use ($199.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

eVideo Theme

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Comes with $20.00 subscription to Elegant Themes Club!

Source/Demo | Download

Revolution Video

  • Built for embedding videos
  • 2-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

For a complete list of premium WordPress themes available, check out our premium WordPress themes gallery!


Blog Premium WordPress Theme Gallery

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Updated: January 23, 2015

Friday we took a look at a large variety of news and magazine premium WordPress themes, and yesterday we took a look at small business premium WordPress themes. Today I wanted to cover my favorite type of premium WordPress theme, this time focusing specifically on the premium blog WordPress themes.

When the premium WordPress market was originally formed, pretty much every theme was focused specifically on behaving like a content management system. There were some great themes released, but it always surprised me that there didn’t seem to be any real premium blog themes for sale. Fortunately in the six months since then a few nice premium blog themes have been released and they really do a great job of taking your blog to the next level.

I expect this area of the premium WordPress themes market to continue to grow, so this post will probably receive a lot of updates over the coming months. Enjoy!

Flexx Theme

  • Over 1,000 Possible Layout Combinations!
  • Completely widget based
  • Ability to Rotating header images
  • Multiple Color Styles to choose from
  • Includes Contact Form Page Template
  • A Built-In Menu Builder
  • Search Engine Optimized

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Ultimate Blogging Theme

  • 3 color schemes (Spit fire red, Quirky pink and Earth green)
  • 6 months of FREE updates
  • 17 minute video tutorials for theme installation
  • 20 minute video tutorials for on-page SEO & Conversion tips and tricks

Single License ($67.00), Unlimited License ($97.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Urban Elements Theme

urban-elements

  • Theme options page for customization and management options for: Site Header Customization, In line Advertisement Management, Sidebar Advertisement Management, Social Link Configuration, Google Analytics Configuration and finally Post Thumbnail options
  • Drop down navigation menu
  • Integrated advertisement placements
  • Framed post thumbnails
  • Social links
  • Full documentation

Unlimited License: $75.00

Source/Demo | Purchase

Citrus Theme

  • 6 Colors to Choose From – Pink, Light Orange, Green, Red, Blue, and Dark Orange.
  • Advertising Management including 125×125 Ad Blocks.
  • Two unique layouts – a “landing-style” news page and a two-column “blog-style” interior page.
  • Change your theme’s color, layout, featured posts, and advertising – all without touching a single line of code.
  • Clean, lightweight code means fast loading times.
  • Extensive support resources available.
  • Search engine optimized, out of the box.

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($99.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Omni Social Networking Theme

  • Theme designed specifically for social networking bloggers.

Single-Use ($79.99), Developer’s ($199.99)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Thesis Theme

Personal License ($87.00), Developer’s License ($164.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

For a complete list of premium WordPress themes available, check out our premium WordPress themes gallery!