Fresh WordPress SEO Theme version 3 was last tested on WordPress 3.1 and no issues found.
Update June 2014, the free Fresh AdSense WordPress theme hasn’t been updated for around 6 years, have no plans to update it in the near future. If you are looking for a free AdSense WordPress theme use the Talian 5 AdSense theme, looking for a WP theme with AdSense, Chitika, Kontera, Infolinks and custom ads built in, plus awesome SEO features see the Stallion Responsive Premium theme (not free).
Consider Fresh as an archived WP AdSense theme, will probably have issues with latest version of WordPress.
AdSense Ready WordPress Theme Fresh
The Fresh design is a popular WordPress theme, apparently ported from another popular CMS.
Fresh with AdSense + SEO is now FREE
WordPress Fresh Theme with Google AdSense and SEO Optimisation
You can see the Google AdSense ad units in the screenshots below, a 250×250 ad unit that floats to the right at the top of the content of the first post ONLY, a sidebar ad unit 250×250 and a bottom (not quite footer) AdSense ad unit 336×280.
The first screenshot of the Fresh AdSense + SEO theme shows the home page format. You can clearly see the floating first post AdSense ad unit.
Note: with the version 03 Fresh WordPress AdSense + SEO theme the ad unit sizes are easily editable, so if 250×250 AdSense unit within the first posts content is too big in your opinion, it’s easily changed. We’ve included an extra file (found in the /alt/ folder of your Fresh theme directory) that will change all your ad units to less intrusive sizes, giving you two default sizes (large or small) that can either be used as is or edited further to match your blogging needs (full editing instructions are supplied with your WordPress theme purchase).
The second screenshot shows a single blog post page using the Fresh theme, this is where individual posts are shown (like the page you are reading now). You can see the bottom of floating ad unit again, the top of the sidebar 250×250 ad unit on the right menu and the large 336×280 ad unit at the bottom.
In my experience it’s the blog post pages that will create most Google AdSense revenue, especially the 250×250 square unit within the main blog post content (it’s a real hot AdSense CTR area and if you want max AdSense revenue keep it at 250×250).
Fresh with AdSense + SEO Installation Instructions
1. Unzip the Fresh zip file.
2. Edit the file adsense.php within the /fresh-adsense-seo-03/ folder to include your Google AdSense code (read the readme.txt file for more details, very easy to do).
Note: Adding your unique Google AdSense publisher code (your pub-##### number) is the ONLY required change needed to the entire Fresh AdSense + SEO theme to make the theme ready to turn your WordPress blog into a Google AdSense residual income stream.
3. Upload the entire /fresh-adsense-seo-03/ folder to your WordPress themes directory (via FTP, just like any other WordPress theme you’ve tried).
4. Log into your blogs dashboard and under Presentation select the new “Fresh AdSense + SEO 03” WordPress theme and you are done.
The Fresh AdSense + SEO theme out the box uses blended ad unit colours and large ad units for maximum CTR/AdSense revenue (like all WordPress AdSense themes on this site). If you wish to change unit colours and/or ad unit dimensions this can be achieved by editing just one file (adsense.php). If you don’t like the 250×250 sized ad unit for example, no problem a few minor changes and you could have a smaller 180×150 ad unit. Don’t like image ads, again no problem specify text only ads. Also checkout the /alt/ folder where you will find an alternative adsense.php file that uses smaller ad unit sizes (try it out, see what you think).
Search Engine Optimization and WordPress Themes
Most WordPress themes aren’t too bad SEO wise when downloaded directly from their original creators, but there are always improvements that can be made for maximum SEO impact and the Fresh theme was no different.
The Fresh AdSense + SEO theme (like all WordPress themes on this site) includes-
Optimized title elements (and meta tags, though meta tags aren’t very important these days). Take a look at the title of this page, (this site uses a Targeted AdSense + SEO WordPress themes) note it’s keyword rich and lacks the name of the site (for SEO reasons).
Optimised headers, (H1, H2, H3, H4) for example on blog post pages like this one the name of the blog is NOT within a H1 header, (every WP theme I’ve used has a H1 header that holds a link to home page). Instead the title of the post for Fresh theme users is within the H1 header and the link to home is only a H1 header on pages that lack a true keyword focus like the monthly archive pages.
Optimised anchor text of text links and rel=nofollow links to unimportant pages (from an SEO perspective) like the trackback and RSS feed pages (those links waste a LOT of PR/link benefit). Every blog post can have a trackback text link and an RSS feed text link, this means for a blog with 100 posts there are two hundred wasted links to these 200 pages that from an SEO perspective you DO NOT want spidering/indexing!! The Fresh theme adds rel=nofollow to these trackback and RSS feed links saving a LOT of SEO benefits and preventing some SERPs issues that can occur with these pages.
Support for the Free WordPress SEO Plugins on this site.
Basically optimised everything I could which makes the WP themes on this site the most optimised WordPress themes online.
I’ve worked as an SEO consultant for around 10 years and guarantee you will not find better search engine optimization WordPress themes (free or premium WordPress SEO theme) online today than my WordPress SEO themes.
WordPress Features within Fresh
2.3 tag support (WordPress 2.3 compatible).
Support for the following WordPress addons-
Popularity Contest (menu links)
Recent Comments (menu links)
Recent Posts (menu links)
Install the addons from our WordPress addons section and they will work with little to few configuration changes (most work with no changes needed). For maximum traffic and AdSense revenue installing these addons is strongly recommended.