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.

Free Responsive Newspaper Theme

Newspaper style themes are some of the most popular on the web because they feature some of the best blogging has to offer – cool teaser posts with scalable thumbnail images, interesting typography, featured category views, ad placement, and more.

That’s why we were excited to try out the new creatively titled (and FREE) theme, Newspaper, from the gang at Fearless Flyer.

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52 Free WordPress Themes with Post Formats

In Version 3.1 of WordPress, a new theme feature called “post formats” was added. Post formats allow you to change how a post is styled by choosing a pre-determined type such a quote post, a gallery post, an image post, a link post, an audio post, etc.

You choose the format you’d like by selecting a radio button located on the right side of the screen on the Post/Edit page. Here’s an example of post format types.

 

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30 Free High Quality 3-Column WordPress Themes

If you’re looking for a high-quality free theme that gives you three columns to work with, then we’ve collected thirty of them for you below.

Note – Some of these screenshots capture only two columns; however, the themes do have a three column option.

 
1. Yoko — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
2. Pagelines — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
3. Uridimmu — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
4. Travel Blogger — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
5. Blaskan — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
6. Suffusion — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
7. Swift Basic — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
8. Montezuma — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
9. Pinboard — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 
10. Designfolio — DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 
11. Cakifo– DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

 

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Bootstrap Commerce Combines WordPress Commerce Platforms With Twitter Bootstrap

If you’re a fan of WordPress and Twitter Bootstratp working together, you’ll be excited to know that this now extends into e-commerce. Bootstrap Commerce is a new site dedicated to creating Bootstrap themes that are fully integrated with popular WordPress commerce platforms. The site currently offers responsive, HTML5 themes for MarketPress and Easy Digital Downloads, another fantastic WordPress plugin for selling digital products.

The MarketPress flavor of Bootstrap Commerce supports and extends MarketPress and adds many additional options for customizing the theme, including support for multiple product images and a featured products slider.

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Round 2: Comprehensive Review of 6 More Popular WordPress Premium Theme Frameworks

Last updated: 11:35 am Eastern Time on October 18, 2012

About this Theme Review
This is the much anticipated Round 2 of the WordPress Premium Theme Framework Comparison, which has dozens of valuable comments appreciating the WPMU DEV review, correcting errors (that I then updated in the post), telling me how I skipped that person’s favorite one, and asking for additional insights. That’s exactly what I want this one, Round 2, to be.

To be clear, my goals in comparing themes in this table format are to:

WordPress Premium Theme Framework Review - Round 2

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Free Premium WordPress Themes With SEO (Also: Nudes, Cats, Cheeseburgers)

Top 11 topics in this column:

Free WordPress themes!
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Free WordPress plugins!
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Free SEO secrets unveiled for free!
Free nude women!
Free nude males!
Free nude pandas!
Cats! Because you know, they can stand on their own.
Cheeseburgers! (Sorry, got hungry…)
Also: More FREE WordPress stuff!

That got your attention huh? No? How about a cat lying on a book then?

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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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