Win a Free Premium Theme from Zidalgo!

I’m happy to announce our first giveaway here at! Brad Mahaffey of Zidalgo has kindly offered to give away a free premium WordPress theme (normally sold for $75) to one lucky reader. And you even get to choose from two great themes.


If you’re not familiar with Zidalgo, it is a marketplace for premium themes (currently there are two themes available). Their themes feature:

  • Valid XHTML/CSS
  • Plugin ready
  • Widget ready
  • Monetization optimized
  • Free install support
  • Free updates forever

The winner will get to chose from the following themes:

News Plus

News Plus



How to Enter

To enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment stating why you want the theme or what you would use it for (you don’t have to decide which one you want at this time). Please, only one comment per person. In 48 hours (deadline – Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern Time – US) a random commenter will be selected as the winner. That’s it! Leave a comment and get a great free theme for your own blog.

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. September 23, 2008

    I would use it to launch the companion blog to my new webapp (an accessible survey application). YGESS when you can ask?

  2. September 23, 2008

    I would use it …
    … for my new portfolio. give it to me. right now. NOW!

  3. September 23, 2008

    I’d enjoy playing around with the magazine theme. It’s got some interesting features I like and I’m curious what our new site design would look like on this layout. It’s a great way of playing with the back end of a theme and seeing just what we could do with it.


  4. September 23, 2008

    The two designs look awesome. I can only imagine how it would enhance the surfing experience for my readers if I were to use either one of them for my site. With a little customization, it will take my site one notch higher 😀

  5. September 23, 2008

    I’m eyeing the magazine theme. The reason which i would like to get hold of the theme would be to use it for my existing (somewhat new) home and interior design blog. I’m currently on a free theme which is somewhat limited. The magazine theme would do nicely too as I am planning to get my blog hosted outside of wordpress to be able to have more control and features installed. Furthermore, I’d like my readers to be able to see the blog as a serious blog with professional looks.

  6. September 23, 2008

    Thanks for the giveaway and easy way to qualify for consideration.

    I would like to have the premium theme because they look clean and professional. I hope either one of them, if won, can be used on multiple sites. I have many projects in mind, but just to convince you, I’m planning to set up a blog/site related to education, where I’ll be giving out free information and solution to problems to school or college students. No use elaborating too much, just hope I am the lucky person to win the theme.

    Good luck to all others too!

  7. Devlin D
    September 24, 2008

    Thanks for the cool contest. I would like the premium theme so I can push my portfolio site to the next level. Free themes can only do so much. Having a pro theme would be a great learning experience, updating and tweaking it.

    Good luck to everyone.

  8. Pedro Garro
    September 24, 2008

    I didn’t know about zidalgo or these themes. If I am selected I would use it for some pro bono projects I have been asked to do.

  9. September 24, 2008

    If I were to win, I would use it to spruce up my blog!

  10. September 24, 2008

    Frankly, I never heard of this ‘Zidalgo” before. But today, I have to admit that I really impressed with their design and that’s what I’m gonna share with all my readers and commentators in my blog.

    Well, seeing is believing but “having” is much better!

  11. September 24, 2008

    Thanks for giving the opportunity to win the premium theme.

    If I am the lucky one selected I would use the theme to replace the current free theme of my blog.

  12. September 24, 2008

    I would use this professional theme to start a portfolio site as well. the first theme seems to be perfect for this.
    many thanks for the giveaway!

  13. September 24, 2008

    I’d use it in client project either out of the box or tweaked.

  14. September 24, 2008

    I’d use it to launch a new blog I have been contemplating for a while. It would jump start my blog!

  15. September 24, 2008

    I was going to add a side blog about my life. On my current blog it is a spread of info. I want what is on my main site to be technical stuff verse me rambling on about my life. So I would potential make use of the theme on a second blog.

  16. September 24, 2008

    I’m currently shopping around for a nice WordPress theme for my site.

  17. Lonnie
    September 24, 2008

    I’ve started gathering materials to make an “Ike aid” site for the areas effected in Texas. Several of my family members down South still have no power. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  19. September 24, 2008

    I would use it to enhance my current blog/website and advance it to the next level. There are a lot of added extras on these themes that would definitely come in handy.

  20. September 24, 2008

    I love that magazine theme. Looks perfect for a blog I’m launching for new dads.

  21. September 24, 2008

    The News Plus theme might be just the ticket for my site or with a bit of customization, for another site I run. Either way, both designs are awesome.

  22. September 25, 2008

    Ooh! Very pretty!
    No, really. I like them, they’re very good.
    Hmm… I dont know which I’d prefer… Maybe I’ll have to think about it.

  23. September 25, 2008

    I would love to win the News Plus theme. That would so fit my blog redesign effort I am about to undertake. Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  24. September 25, 2008

    I think the Magazine theme will be a great fit for my recipe blog. Good luck to everyone else!

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  27. September 26, 2008

    Maybe i will give it for free to someone else.
    No clue, but i want to see it first 🙂

  28. September 29, 2008

    Has the winner been announced for this? Pick me.. pick me.. LOL!

  29. September 29, 2008

    pls you give theme me 😀 i want to take them:D or i want to take it:D:D

  30. September 29, 2008

    I’m planning to change my blog theme but with all the new projects i recently contracted, i can’t find the time to work for myself 🙂

  31. October 2, 2008

    Nice themes for me ! I like them

  32. October 3, 2008

    I will use it on my web blog
    but i want to do “Russian localisation”

  33. Steven Snell
    October 3, 2008

    Hey everyone,this context ended a while ago. Sorry if that wasn’t clear and thanks for your interest.

  34. Paul
    October 3, 2008

    Did you announce the winner somewhere? I can’t seem to find it.

  35. Steven Snell
    October 3, 2008

    Yes, here’s the announcement –

  36. July 3, 2010

    This is an excellent post. I’m bookmarking your blog and will sure be back for more. Thank you.

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  38. September 20, 2010

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  39. November 4, 2010

    I was wondering whatever happened to Zidalgo.

  40. November 28, 2010

    your post is so good.thanks for this post.

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