Chip Zero: Free Premium WordPress Theme

Chip Zero is clean, flexible, professional-looking free WordPress Premium Theme. It has built-in control panel to manage things easily. It can be used as a blog or a business website. Chip Zero is loaded with the following characteristics.


WordPress 3.0+ Compatible (Including Menu Management)
2-Column Layout with Widgetized Sidebar
Theme Settings Page
Threaded Comments
Gravatar Integration
Banner Ad Integration
Built-In Post Thumbnails
Built-In Related Posts Integration via Theme Settings Page
Built-In Social Sites Integration via Theme Settings Page
Built-In Analytic Integration via Theme Settings Page
Logo Integration via Theme Settings Page
Drop-Down Navigation
SEO Optimized
Support Vital Functionality of WordPress


It doesn’t take a lot to install and set up your new Chip Zero WordPress theme. Read on, and you’ll have it knocked out in a snap.

Step 1 – Unzip the File

The file you downloaded can be unzipped with any standard unzip program (if you don’t have one already installed on your computer, 7-zip is a popular option). When you unzip the file, you’ll end up with a folder named chip-zero. Within it are all the theme files along with the end user license agreement (please take a moment to read over the license agreement).

Step 2 – Upload the Theme Files to Your WordPress Site

Option 1

If you are using WordPress 2.8 and above, you are able to install the ZIP file of the theme directly from the Dashboard. This simplifies things since you don’t need to use FTP:

When viewing the WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance -> Themes
Click “Install Themes” (big tab at top)
Click “Upload”
Click ‘Choose File’ then navigate to where you downloaded the theme ZIP file; click ‘Open’
Click ‘Install Now’
When done installing, click “Activate”
That’s it!
Option 2

For this step, you’ll need an FTP (file transfer protocol) program. An FTP program allows you to transfer files between your computer and your web hosting account. There are several available, but I use CuteFTP. You’ll want to upload your theme folder to the /wp-content/themes folder in your WordPress installation.

Step 3 – Activate Chip Zero

Login into your WordPress control panel, and click the Appearance tab. On the next page you’ll see all your available themes. Simply click on the Chip Zero screenshot, then click the Activate link in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up screen.

Wow-Keys Turns iPhone Into Touchscreen Mouse

What It’s Good For: Wow-Keys lets you input text into your iPhone or iPod touch, or it lets you use apps on that mobile device to control your PC.

Who It’s Good For: Anyone who frequently inputs lots of text into an iPhone or iPod touch, and anyone who would like to use a touchpad with a desktop PC, controlling various apps using multitouch.

Limitations: Without buying additional iOS apps, Wow-Keys’ ability to controlling applications on your Mac or PC is severely limited.

Bottom Line: While easing text input into your iPhone or iPod Touch, Wow-Keys puts your mobile device to work, too, adding convenience and additional control to a standard keyboard/mouse configuration on Macs and PCs.

iPhone as Touchpad

With Mobile Mouse Pro ($1.99) installed, you can use your iPhone or iPod touch as a touchpad

Photoshop Tools Palette

Photo Keys (a $4.99 app you must buy separately) lets you have a handy tools palette close by.

Good Fit

An iPhone 4 fits nicely into this relatively thin keyboard.

iPhone In Place

If you like to place your keyboard in your lap, your iPhone will be right where you need it.

Precision Placement

It's as if they were made for each other.

Flush Mounted

There's an iPhone sitting in there, and it's not going to fall out unless you shake the keyboard vigorously.


Push the top button, and the keyboard toggles between iPhone typing and the iPhone controlling the PC or Mac. The next button locks the iPhone/iPod, and the third plays and pauses media.

iPhone/iPod Slot

There's a universal port, awaiting an iPhone or iPod touch.

HOW TO: Set Up a Facebook Page

There are 500 million active users on Facebookit's about time you get in on the action and start a Facebook Page for your business. After all, the best marketing reaches out to consumers where they already are, and people spend more than 700 billion hours a month on the site. Exposure to that many eyeballs could translate to a lot of business for your company.
Not tech savvy? That's not a problemthe process isn't too technical. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you initiate your Facebook marketing campaign.

1. Create your Page
Go to and click "Create Page" in the upper right hand corner.
The next screen asks you to select a category from the following list:
  • Local Business or Place
  • Company, Organization or Institution
  • Brand or Product
  • Artist, Band or Public Figure
  • Entertainment
  • Cause or Community
2. Fill In information
Once you select the category for your business, you can fill in the name, address and phone number. Check the box next to "I agree to Facebook Pages Terms" and click "Get Started." You'll see a Page that looks like this:
3. Add a photo
Upload a picture for your page. It can be a logo, a photo of a store or a photo of a person—whatever makes the most sense for building your brand. The file needs to be smaller than 4 MB, and it can be square or a vertical rectangle. However, note that the avatar that shows up next to status updates and wall posts is square, so if you don't want anything chopped off, square might be the way to go.
4. Suggest your Page to friends
Get your Page started off with some "likes" by recruiting your own friends. Start typing in names and when you drag the cursor over someone's name, it will highlight in blue. Click once to check the person and add them to your invite. Click "Selected" to see who's on your invite list. When you're ready to invite, click "Send Recommendations."
5. Import contacts
Click on "Import Contacts" to reach out to your e-mail contacts about your new Page. You can upload a file (Outlook, Constant Contact, .csv) or you can enter your e-mail log-in info so Facebook can access people in your e-mail contact list. Again, you can check the box next to the names you'd like to invite, and you can preview the invitation to see what it'll look like. For people who are already on Facebook, they'll get a "Recommended Pages" widget on their Facebook, while everyone else will get an e-mail that looks like this:
6. Start writing content
Once you have a photo uploaded and have a few fans on board, you can start engaging.
For status updates, you can either share with everyone or you can target by location or by language. Targeting comes in handy if the Page is for a business with several locations in various states, especially if there is a contest, event or update that is only for a particular city.
If you want to post a link to a blog post or news story, don't just type or paste the URL into a status update. If you do, it will look like this:
To post a link the proper way, click "Link" and paste the URL. Click "Attach." Once you "attach" the URL, you'll see that the text and photo from the page you're linking to will populate automatically. You can change the title, paste different text into the snippet, and change the pictures (if there are several options, indicated by the "Choose a Thumbnail" prompt):
This is the best and cleanest way to link to another page. The post looks better and it will perform better if the link is attached instead of typed into the status. Note that you can click on either the link or the snippet to change the text before you click "Share."
7. Get a vanity URL
Once you have 25 fans on your Facebook Page, any of a Page's admins can reserve a vanity URL so that your Facebook URL is Go to the Username page, select the Page name from the drop-down menu and then write in the name you'd like to use. Click "Check Availability." If it's available, a prompt will ask, "Are you sure you want to set [URL] as [Facebook Page]'s username?" Click confirm to lock in that URL—and keep in mind that you can't change the URL for a Page once you confirm.
8. Use the tools that are available
Facebook Insights is a great tool that can help you figure out when to post and what kind of content does well. Measuring social media success is complicated, but many brands focus on engagement. Activity on your Page is a good sign, and you can keep tabs on activity by clicking "Facebook Insights" on the right sidebar, just below the admins.
9. Assign other admins
Speaking of admins, you can invite several people to run the Page and post content—links and statuses will come through as written by the Page and not the individual. (Note, the statuses above were generated when I was on my personal account—but the posts came through from "My Sweet New Candy Shoppe" because I am an admin.)
In the "Admins" section of the sidebar on the right, click "See All." A new page will populate with the names of the admins. To make someone else an admin, just type in his name (it'll populate in real time)—there is no limit to the number of admins a Page can have. Admins are kept abreast of happenings on the Page—including comments and posts so that your company can interact with its fans—via e-mail.