WordPress Themes

Along with Plugins, WordPress Themes is one of our more popular categories. While we often do posts alerting readers to great free themes, we’ll also cover premium themes as well. (No, we don’t chock them full of affiliate links as many do. We don’t do affiliate links.) In addition, we’ll also do posts such as Why You Should Never Search for Free WordPress Themes in Google and Comprehensive Review of 7 of the Most Popular WordPress Premium Theme Frameworks. Some of our “collection posts” include 120 Free Premium WordPress Themes, The 40 Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes, 35 Free Simple & Clean WordPress Themes, and 7 Free Twitter Bootstrap Themes for WordPress.

25 Free WordPress Themes with Homepage Sliders

Looking for a free WordPress theme with a built in slider? We’ve collected 25 great ones below.

 
1. Oxygen — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
2. Ascetica — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
3. Triton Lite — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
4. Pitch — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
5. Snapshot — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
6. Minimatica — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

7. Absolum — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
8. Bightpage DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
9. Fazio — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
10. Creativix — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
11. zeeDisplay — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
12. zeeBusiness — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

13. zeeCorportate – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
14. Scylla Lite — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
15. Tiger — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
16. iRibbon — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 

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Thesis 2.0: A First Look

Last week, Thesis 2.0 was released as a premium WordPress Theme Framework. It was the first major update, a total theme re-conception really, in more than four years.

The result is a drag and drop website and theme creator like no other; with the ability to create custom websites in just minutes with absolutely no custom coding.

Thesis 2.0 is comprised by four featured areas; Site Options, Skins, Boxes, and Packages. Each has a distinct function, powerful in its simplicity.
Site Options

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Test Drive WordPress Themes Without Changing Your Site Appearance

If you’re at all like me, it is extremely stressful to install a new WordPress Theme. I never know when something is going to break or if the theme just won’t look like I want right out from install. Not to mention that if your users are navigating your site and see the theme changing every few minutes, they might assume your site has some kind of a multiple personality disorder.

Not cool.

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10 Fantastic Free Fullscreen WordPress Themes

Looking for something bold in a WordPress theme? It’s hard to get bolder than going with some type of full screen graphic on your homepage.

Below we’ve collected ten bold and striking free fullscreen themes. These themes are great for photography sites, obviously, but anyone looking to make a graphical impact might consider them.

 
1. Wallbase – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 

 
2. Elegant Photography – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
3. Axis – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
4. Shuttershot – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
5. Black and White – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
6. Photo Book – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 

 
7. Fullscreen – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
8. Mansion – DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 

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Top 10 Free Responsive WordPress Themes

Need a new responsive theme for your WordPress site? You’re in luck! So far 2012 has been a great year in the world of WordPress themes. Over the past few months several theme makers have released some beautiful, professional-quality themes that we think you might enjoy. We’ve carefully selected the nicest of those that have been released recently. All of the themes listed below are free to use and have been created to be responsive to mobile devices. Make sure to bookmark all of your favorites!

SimpleCorp

Demo | Download

Twenty Twelve

Demo | Download

Murmur

Demo | Download

Luca’s Theme

Demo | Download

Pilot Fish

Demo | Download

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SimpleCorp: A Free Responsive HTML5 Theme for WordPress

It’s not often that you stumble upon a WordPress theme that can be used effectively as a corporate website, portfolio, or simple blog. SimpleCorp is a new free responsive HTML5 and CSS3 theme that encompasses all three right out of the box. Created by the folks at Site5 Hosting, SimpleCorp is one of the most versatile themes we’ve reviewed lately.

Besides a beautiful, clean design, the SimpleCorp theme comes with a ton of excellent features:

Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
Custom Logo, Favicon support, and custom header image for entire website or per page
Typography; Google Web Fonts supported
Custom CSS
Homepage contents support
Built-in Slider

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4 Brand New WordPress Themes Released

It’s that time again. Maybe it’s something in the air or the change of the seasons, but there are some new, cool WordPress themes up for grabs. These four themes offer a little bit of something for everyone, adding to the variety pool of themes to choose from.
GamePress
First up is a WordPress theme that might appeal to gamers. With a sleek and dark design, GamePress has all of the space needed for screenshots and other gaming goodies. What gamer doesn’t like a good, clean design that is reminiscent of blood on dark granite?

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The Yearly Default Themes

Have you checked out the new default theme yet? You know, the one known as Twenty Twelve, that promotes using a static front page and isn’t at all like Twenty Eleven? I have, and I won’t be using it, but you might. One thing I will do however, is dive into its code and see what sort of solutions the theme developers have come up with, what stayed from Twenty Eleven, and what I think is worth adopting. As a developer, default themes are important, and the team that keeps them up to date should get some lovin’ from you, you, you, and of course, you too.

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