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WordPress becomes more and more popular, so there a lot bigger demand for free and premium themes. We all are used to see themes like this not for free, that’s amazing what can be found all around the web. All themes are hand picked and elected from the best of the best! I didn’t want You to bother with standard or low-level themes – I chose only those ones, as I would be searching for myself and wanted to use! So here You have it – 70 Premium and Free WordPress themes!!! Cheers, friends and use them well!
If you want newer version with high quality free themes, check this 2012 edition article, with 80 more fresh WordPress themes.
U-Design is a very powerful theme which suits both, users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. It will help you build your site in no time to your liking with minimal effort. It empowers you to set any color to elements such as backgrounds, links, text, menu links, etc. You can completely change the look and feel of your site in seconds. You can also choose from over 200 fonts, including Google Font Directory and Cufón fonts. This number will grow with time since many new fonts are being added to the Google fonts library. The theme also features 6 (six) Home page sliders for you to choose from.
2. Poker Royal – WordPress theme for Card Lovers
2 Column wordpress theme, with bright colors to stand out!
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“Mimbo is a magazine-style WordPress theme which makes extensive use of WP’s template tag system to create a non-traditional layout. It contains no images and only minimal CSS styling. Mainly it exists as a clean, grid-based starter layout for designers to install and style to their own liking.”
5. Portfolio WordPress Theme
“WordPress theme designed for web portfolios and (for now) just for web portfolios. It is coming with an Administrative Panel from where you can edit the head quote text, you can edit all theme colors, font families, font sizes and you can fill a curriculum vitae and display it into a special page.”
“Minimo Is a minimalist, clean and dark theme, XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS valid. Also is available in Spanish.”
“Aspire is a gorgeous 3-column wordpress theme”
8. Duffy Free
Very good designed 3 column WordPress theme.
3 column wordpress theme, with background image and transparent sidebars – just change an image to get really personalized look!
Awesome 2 Column theme inspired by DeviantArt design.
“Here is another fast loading, dark, wide theme for the lovers of web 2.0 style. Ready for 125*125 ads — the most popular advertising format for blogs nowadays. The theme is ready for widgets, has 3 columns and pleasant dark colors scheme”.
12. Ciel Du Soir: dark 3-columns wordpress theme
Classic color combination, calm colors – I think with a little retouching, this theme is pretty well designed.
13. Puteulanus – Premium 3 columns wordpress design
“Premium design of a high quality wordpress theme, called “Puteulanus”, You will find the theme conveniently structures, ready for Adsense, 125*125 ads, special division for a small paragraph about yourself and neat, smooth web 2.0 design.
The theme is widgets ready and comes with PSD of the logo.”
Premium 2 column blog with regular blog format, Ajax text loading in the header, 2 customizable messages, a hover box over the search and widget-ready sidebar.
“3 Column theme with plenty of space in the 2nd and 3rd columns for putting ads or additional information, top navigation to manage the “pages” section of wordpress, RSS Subscribe Button and Search Features that stand out to all your readers.”
16. Fresh Editorial
WordPress theme with professional look and feel with categories and pages in the header and vertical position.
2 Column theme with calm colors, advertising fields and recent posts/recent comments/popular tags tabs to fit Your needs.
2 Column theme – WordPress up to 2.6.x compatible, widgets ready and with top navigation.
20. Modern Poison
Good looking 2 column WordPress theme with web 2.0 look and mystery touch with fractal art – great to grab attention!
21. Modern Magic
“2 column layout with fixed width, very exclusive dark blue colors palette. The theme is widgetized and compatible with all browsers. XHTML and CSS valid.”
22. BlueGrey Theme
Very good designed and lightweight WordPress theme.
Another great theme by Deniart inspired by Mac OS X Leopard.
24. iPhone Theme
Dark 2 Column theme, suitable for mobile niche blogs.
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Karma is a Premium WordPress Theme built on a highly intelligent framework. It’s the only theme on Themeforest to feature the amazing new CU3ER v1 3D slider. Whether your a wordpress pro or just a beginner, you’ll have absolutely no problems at all working with this theme.
26. Purple Aura
Beautiful theme with creative header and intuitive design.
Unique theme with rich, semantic markup, page and category navigation menus, tasty styling and typography, Ajax loading of post in archive lists and comments.
28. Natural Power
“Natural Power is a two column theme, widget ready, that comes with four different coloured header graphics that can easily be changed in the options panel included with the theme.“
29. Deep Blue
2 column theme with touchless CSS edit, adding a category called Featured (with a capital F) activates the featured post option, sidebar is widget ready, CSS/XHTML validated etc.
2 column widget ready theme with calm, light colors for easy reading.
Beautiful 2 Column theme, quite graphics heavy, but very unique one!
Simple, yet beautiful 2 column WordPress theme.
“Monochrome Gallery is a free widgetized theme for WordPress packaged with an author archives page, AJAX slideshow, categorized posts with thumbnails on the homepage and a CSS framework to aid in customization.”
Very simple and cute 2 column, widget ready theme.
35. Guzel Pro Magazine
Very powerful magazine theme with many great features – You don’t even need to touch the code, do everything You need through administration panel – really worth checking out!!
36. True Elegance
Elegant, premium theme with control panel to setup FeedBurner and top panel, valid XHTML/CSS code, widget ready and much more.
37. Luvin Grunge
“Luvin Grunge is a WordPress theme tested on WordPress (version 2.6), trendy grunge design, three columns, adsense ready with advertising blocks, right sidebar, cross browser compatible with IE, FF, Opera, Flock & Safari, valid XHTML & CSS and widget ready.”
38. WP Premium
Pretty Premium theme with a lot of great features – 2/3 columns, widget ready, multiple search option with Tabber functionality, comes with 3 color-scheme options.
39. Studio WordPress Premiere
“This is a wonderful theme with wonderful options and the best part of this theme is that more than 90% of it’s options can be configured from it’s options page itself.”
Hybrid blog/magazine style theme fully widgetized with three custom sidebars, 100% CSS, featured article seasion, three level CSS dropdown menu, 3 different front page category loops and much more.
41. WP Platinium
Fully widgetized theme with three custom sidebars , 100% CSS, unique layout, featured article section and much more great stuff.
42. Gradient Brown Beautie
Beautiful theme with 2 columns, tabs, advertise fields etc.
Original and clean website design, 2 columns.
44. Blue Fusion
Dark 3 column theme, simple – yet – beautiful.
45. Blue Garden
“A funky 2 column black & blue WordPress theme. Ideal WP skiing maybe for some party blogs.”
46. Bloweb 2.0
“Bloweb 2.0 wordpress theme has been finish and release today. Bloweb 2.0 is a clean 2-columns wordpress theme, widget-ready, based on web 2.0 colour theme, XHTML + CSS valid and Tested in Firefox, Internet Explorer 6, Opera, and Safari.”
48. Blogger Notes
“Blogger Notes is a uniquely designed, two columns WordPress theme that comes with a valid CSS and XHTML. This WordPress theme is inspired by the latest hand-drawn and vintage look design trends. ”
49. One Fine Day
Amazing theme with 2 columns, valid XHTML and CSS, several plugins integrated.
50. Tiny Studio
One more theme From OneWingedAngel with very compact design, I guess that’s the main reason it’s called Tiny Studio.
51. Wicked Lemon
“Wicked Lemon comes with not one but two cool effects! First is the Docking sidebar. You can click and drag the different sidebar items and dock them anywhere on the sidebar. The second effect is the coolest one to checkout. How many times do you find yourself switching and modifying the color patterns to suit your mood? Yes, we present you with the CSS Style Switcher inbuilt in the theme. There are four color themes for you to choose from and if you don’t like any of them, just create your own!”
52. All Things iPhone
“Cool black Adsense ready iPhone theme.”
53. Jin V2
Magazine style theme with valid XHTML/CSS, gravatar support, widget ready sidebar, page links created dynamically as you create them in the admin panel, lot more..
54. Silver Sleek
Beautiful 3 column theme with just few colors and intuitive design.
55. Copper Rocker
“Copper Rocker is a uniquely designed, three columns WordPress theme that comes with a valid CSS and XHTML.”
“Woodtastic is a Magazine WordPress theme tested on WordPress (version 2.5.1), modern design, three columns, adsense ready with advertising blocks, right sidebar, cross browser compatible with IE, FF, Opera, Flock & Safari, valid XHTML & CSS and widget ready.”
57. Nature Blog
“This theme is perfect for ad space with 125×125 ads on the sidebar. There’s also a nicely styled calendar which you can use with the widgets. Not only is the sidebar widget-ready, but so is the footer. There’s room for about 3 list-style widgets in the footer.”
58. Purple Fever
“Purple Fever is a fresh 2-column styled premium WordPress theme by WTM, created for sites that wish to establish a lasting impact with visitors. Users looking to maximize their Google adsense or affiliate revenue will also find this theme of great promise.”
“This is a very nice looking magazine theme, originally designed by Rambling Soul, called Tomodachi. On the homepage, there are areas for the latest post and an author’s box – where images can be used through custom fields. There are two sidebars, both of which are widget-ready. Native Gravatar (WordPress 2.5+ only) and tagging support is also present within the theme.”
Awesome premium 3 column theme, with 2 different versions using post-images and simplified one!
61. Orange Crush
“Unique theme displaying 475×150 post thumbnails behind the text on the home page and then show it to you when viewing the post, also widget ready with three different sidebars for your home, post and page.”
62. Princess of Style
“This is a remake of the Famous but extinct “Princess of California” theme, 3 columns, sophisticated style, easy to customize, widget ready.”
Premium two column theme with elegant design.
Dark and simple 2 column theme with just one header image for fast loading.
65. Brown Magic
Very stilish WordPress theme, with advertising fields, and 2/3 column layout.
“A theme for news/magazine sites. It includes built-in video features that easily allow you to add videos to your site.”
67. E-Storage Plus
68. Personal WordPress Theme
“Personal is a blue, 3-column WordPress theme with two widget-ready sidebars, custom templates, a banner switcher, custom text styles, integrated plugins, and a unique way to display entry dates and comment-number links. It’s compatible with WordPress 2.3 and has been tested with in Firefox, Internet Explorer 6, Opera, and Safari.”
69. Gluttony WordPress Theme
“Gluttony is a two-column, widget-ready, rounded-corners WordPress theme. It’s the sixth theme of the Seven Deadly Sins series to be released.”
70. Purple Swirl
Theme has a dark purple color scheme,Gravatars already instaled, 125×125 ad ready and also 2 widgetized sidebars.
Feel free to share with us – Your favorite theme from this list! I hope You enjoyed this post – because I did! Comments will be appreciated!!
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Dainis Graveris is 23 years old blogger and designer, founder of 1stWebDesigner, now more silently managing everything behind the scenes. He usually hangs out in Twitter tweeting design related links and chatting with people. If you have any questions or feedback that's the best place to start! Cheers!
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