Straight to the Source: 100 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes

A few months ago I wrote a post that got a lot of coverage (much to my surprise!) In fact, it was linked to once again by WPMU.org favorite, SeoMoz, and we got a whole new traffic spike. In order to show my thanks for all the love I thought I would post a collection of free WordPress themes. I have aimed to get themes from outside of the WordPress repository as no doubt you’re all pretty aware of the ones there. Instead I’ve been hopping around the internet going straight to the source, grabbing any themes that I think look great.

Most of the themes have been created since the release of WordPress 3.0, and those that haven’t have been updated. I’ve also downloaded all of the themes and tested them on my local WordPress installation with TAC to make sure that there is no malicious code. And remember, if you decided free themes aren’t your thing, WPMU Dev has a continually growing collection of awesome premium WordPress themes.

Enjoy!

My Favorites

Green Tea

Download | Demo

Spectacular

Spectacular wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Satoshi

Satoshi wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Typominima

Typominima free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Mansion

 Mansion free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Sight

Download | Demo

Academica

Proud Themes Academica free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Gridlocker

 Dizenoco Gridlocker free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Prototype

Prototype WordPress themeDownload | Demo

Minimalist

Suburbia

Suburbia wordpress theme
Download | Demo

Blogum

Download | Demo

Minimal

Minimal wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Minimal Stream

 Minimal Stream wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Modest

 Modest wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Linen

Linen wordpress themeDownload | Demo

David Airey

 David Airey wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Blogging

Skeptical

 Skeptical wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Side blog

 Sideblog wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Harimau Malaya

Harimau Malaya free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

SimploBlack

 Simplo Black free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Silverblog

Silver blog free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Simplo

 Simplo free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

AllTuts

AllTuts free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Design Pile

Design Pile free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Rockwell

 Rockwell free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Colorbold

 Colorbold free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

WP Premium

WP Premium free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Bamboo Theme

Bamboo Theme free wordpress themeDownload

iTheme2

 iTheme2 free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Cyangant

Cyangant free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Photoblogging

Big Square

Big Square free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Blissful blog

Blissful blog free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Photography

Photography free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Magazine

The Morning After

Morning After free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

NuBlu

NuBlu free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Dictum

 Dictum free wordpress themeDownload| Demo

Gadget

Gadget free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Channel

Channel free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Ribbons

Ribbons free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Revista

 Revista free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Azul

Azul free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Seleniunism

Seleniunism free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Portfolios

Portfolium

Portfolium free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Imbalance

WP Shower Imbalance WordPress ThemeDownload | Demo

Modern

 Modern free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Contemporary

Download | Demo

Blue Bubble

Bluebubble WordPress themeDownload | Demo

Gallery

Muse

Muse free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Selecta

Selecta free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

The Seven Five

The Seven Five free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Video

Video free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Photoria

WP Zoom Photoria free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Journal Crunch

Site 5 Journal Crunch free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

MyPhoto

WP Explorer MyPhoto free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Business

Boldy

Site 5 Boldy free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Lempong

Dynamic WP Lempong free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Pongsari

Dynamic WP Pongsari free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Twenty Eleven

Dynamic WP Twenty Eleven free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Saga

Dynamic WP Saga free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Somero

Dynamic WP Somero free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

ManuEdian

Dynamic WP Manuedian free wordpress themeDowload | Demo

Business Services

 WPMU DEV Business Services free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Wise Business

Site 5 Wise Business free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

Webfolio

Webfolio free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

AdCents

WP Explorer AdCents free wordpress themeDownloadDemo

BlossomSoft

Mojo Themes BlossomSoft free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Delicate

 Natty WP Delicate free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Telluriumic

Padd Solutions Telluriumic free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Rhodiumite

Padd Solutions Rhodiumite free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Creativix

 WP Themix Creativix free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

MyMag

WP Themix myMag free wordpress themeDownload | Demo

Microblogging / Tumblog

Salju

Salju free WordPress ThemeDownload | Demo

Sixx

Sixx free wordpress themeDownload |

TumbleTen

WP Switch TumbleTen free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

BuddyPress

BuddyPress Corporate

WPMU DEV BuddyPress Corporate free wordpress themeDownload |Demo

BuddyPress Colors

WPMU DEV free BuddyPress themeDownload|

CosmicBuddy

BP Themes Cosmic Buddy free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Buddybase

Download|Demo

Child Themes

TwentyTen Five

TwentyTen Five free wordpress themeDownload | (requires Twenty Ten)

TwentyTen CRM

Bill Erikson Twenty Ten CRM free wordpress themeDownload | (requires TwentyTen)

Accessibility

Accessible free wordpress themeDownload| (Requires TwentyTen)

Komodo

Download|Demo (requires TwentyTen)

Titimplik

Download|Demo (requires TwentyTen)

Speaky

 WP Beginner Speaky free wordpress themeDownload|Demo (requires TwentyTen)

Snippets

WebDevCat Snippets free wordpress themeDownload|Demo (requires Thematic)

Autofocus+

 Autofocus free wordpress themeDownload|Demo (requires Thematic)

Outline

Outline free wordpress themeDownload|Demo (requires Hybrid)

Doing Something Different

Slick Mapper

Celtic 7 Slick Mapper free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Transmit

Download|Demo

Easy Docs

ShakeTumble Easy Docs free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Mobile

iPhonista

WP Shower iPhonista free wordpress themeDownload| Demo

jQuery Mobile

 Web Dev Cat jQuery Mobile free wordpress themeDownload

eCommerce

Emporium

Quirm Emporium free wordpress themeDownload|

Kelontong

 icreativelabs Kelontong free wordpress themeDownload| Demo

Holder

TimeLaph

Download| Demo

Placeholder

Woo Themes Placeholder free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Launch

Download|Demo

Holder

WPMU DEV Holder free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Under Construction

Delicious Themes Underconstruction free wordpress themeDownload|Demo

Coming Soon

Templatic Coming Soon free wordpress theme Download| Demo

Comments (40)

  1. @andrew which links are broken? I’ll get them updated asap.

    Also, all of the themes are free. There are two from Theme Foundry which look like they only have Pro versions but if you click on “Free Trial Download” on the right hand side of their download page you can download a lighter, GPL version of the theme.

  2. Now gridlocker is an awesome find. You madam, rock =)

    Ive almost been through smashing’s list a hundred times, but you have quite the variety here.

    WOWWWW =)))))))

    Besides, please do announce when you guys update the cart plugin to include digital downloads.

  3. Any chance you have a place where we can download all 100 themes at once without having to go through and download them one at a time. I would rather take ou the few I don’t want and put the rest up on my site…

  4. Great list Siobhån – must have taken an age to put together. You mention these are all outside of the theme repository. Would it be worth putting in some form of disclaimer for users to check these themes for malware etc. just in case (I’m assuming some of these have not been reviewed by the theme review team). I’m presuming you’ve not had the time to check them all yourself either :)

  5. @Ed I did actually check them using TAC to make sure there was no encoding in the files. Yes, it took me a long time (although not as long as you would think). I took screenshots but cutting them up and optimizing them to add to the post was a step to far.

  6. You were right. I didnt know there’s so many WP themes. All of them are great inspiration for designers as well as ordinary users. You just want to grab the mouse and click your new site :) nice work

  7. Hi! Great list, thank you.So do developers for themes, example “Emporium” (quirm) sell the themes to theme providers (like Woo) but also retain the rights to distribute them themselves for free? Are the theme packages identical? – Chris

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