Almost Spring WordPress SEO Theme version 3 was last tested on WordPress 3.1 and no issues found.
Update June 2014, the free Almost Spring AdSense WordPress theme hasn’t been updated for around 5 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 Almost Spring as an archived WP AdSense theme, will probably have issues with latest version of WordPress.
AdSense Ready WordPress Theme Almost Spring
The Almost Spring design (A two column theme. Light and simple with greens and oranges.) is a very popular WP theme and a WordPress AdSense + SEO theme I’ve used on many WordPress blogs (Blix and Almost Spring are two of my favourite AdSense themes).
When I first started converting WordPress themes to be AdSense ready and SEO friendly this was one of the first I worked on.
Almost Spring with AdSense + SEO is now FREE
WordPress Almost Spring theme with Google AdSense and SEO Optimisation
The first screenshot shows the home page of a site using Almost Spring. You can see two of the three Google AdSense ad units in the screenshot, a 250×250 ad unit that floats to the right at the top of the content of the first post only and you can see the top of the sidebar ad unit.
Note: with the version 03 WordPress AdSense themes from this site the ad unit sizes are editable, so if 250×250 AdSense unit within the content is too big in your opinion, it’s easily changed.
The second screenshot shows a single post page, this is where individual posts are shown (like the page you are reading now). You can see the floating ad unit again, the top of the vertical 160×600 ad unit on the right menu and the large 336×280 ad unit at the bottom. More content a post has (or comments) further down the page the last ad unit is found (so most pages won’t appear this cramped, great for taking a screenshot though :-)).
In my experience it’s these pages that will create most AdSense revenue, especially the 250×250 square unit within the main blog post content (it’s a real hot area and if you want max AdSense revenue keep it at 250×250).
Almost Spring with AdSense + SEO Installation Instructions
1. Unzip the Almost Spring zip file.
2. Edit the file adsense.php within the /almost-spring-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 Almost Spring AdSense + SEO theme to make the theme ready to turn your WordPress blog into an AdSense residual income stream.
3. Upload the entire folder to your WordPress themes directory (via FTP, just like any other theme you’ve tried out).
4. Log into your blogs dashboard and under Presentation select the new “Almost Spring AdSense + SEO 03” WordPress theme and you are done.
The Almost Spring 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. 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
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.
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 Almost Spring theme was no different.
The Almost Spring AdSense + SEO theme (like all WordPress themes on this site) includes-
Optimized title elements (and meta tags, though they aren’t very important these days). Take a look at the title of this page, (this site uses a AdSense + SEO WordPress themes) note it’s keyword rich and lacks the name of the site (for SEO reasons).
Optimised headers, 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 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 links.
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.