When we started this blog we had to choose a theme...and we did. A theme provides the look and feel of the blog. There are 1000s of themes available for Wordpress. Lisa and I came across Minimahl by Ahlera. We knew the moment that we saw it--we have to use this! It was new, fresh and clean. We happily plugged it in and away we went. The next day I thought it would be nice to see who designed the theme. I went to the website and saw an Uruguayan flag and phone number in the corner immediately. Are you kidding me!? So I shot off an email. Below is the story from the developer Daiver. We will be grabbing drinks very soon. I might even line up a tennis match on the clay courts.
15 APR 09 Minimahl’s most impressive story yet Posted by Daiver Pedemonte
Last week we released Minimahl, our free WordPress theme. We thought it was bound to bring interesting stories to our studio, mostly because of the wide variety of themes of blogs. We were curious to see who would adopt it and what modifications people would make.
Without a question, the weirdest story came via email from a guy named Brad.
Here’s an excerpt of the email we got from him:
My wife and I just chose your Minimahl theme for the first version of our new blog — urmovingwhere.com. The blog is about our recent move to Montevideo, Uruguay! We just checked out your profile to find that you’re in Uruguay! Of all the themes that we could have chosen–we chose one by a developer in MVD/BsAs area!
This coincidence is really weird, especially considering that the theme had just been released after several delays, they had just arrived at Montevideo, and they had just started the blog. Seriously, what are the odds that they pick out a first theme that shared so much with them?
Anyway, Brad and I have become good e-buddies as we share several interests regarding the Internet. I would have never expected something like this from a free WordPress theme, and certainly not so soon after the initial release.
As I write this, I’m sitting down in front of a developer (we’re working late) and he just commented, without knowing that I was blogging this, about the whole situation and how strange it was.
Anyway, we’re happy to have Brad using Minimahl and very satisfied to see that so many people have adopted it as their theme.
As of right now, Minimahl has been downloaded over 900 times from WordPress’ official site. If you want to take it for a spin, you may download the latest version here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/minimahl
We’re already working on version 0.9.8, so expect that soon.