Updated: April 25, 2013

While most full time bloggers seem to use and prefer 2-column WordPress themes, there is no doubt that 3-column themes are definitely more popular among the WordPress blogger masses. This can be attributed to many things, but the most appealing thing seems to be the ability to place more sidebar stuff above the fold on your blog. This can help you better monetize your blog by allowing more room for advertisements, subscription buttons, and other important sidebar content that needs to be seen by your readers.

This post is designed to be a spot to collect screen shots and download information about my favorite 3-column WordPress themes that have been made available to the WordPress community. I decided to avoid displaying any themes that cost money, and I’ve tried to include additional information about the theme then possible, including if it is widget ready or SEO friendly, etc.:

3-Column Themes (2 Sidebar Left)

Facebooked Theme

Facebooked Theme


3-Column Themes (2 Sidebar Right)

Simpleton Theme

Simpleton Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Padangan Theme

Padangan Theme


Black and White Theme (SEO Friendly, Optimized for AdSense)

Black and White Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Firebug Theme

Source | Download

ProSense Theme (SEO Friendly, Optimized for AdSense)

ProSense Theme

Download (Orange, Blue, and Gray) | Demo

BloggingPro Theme (Widget Ready)

BloggingPro Theme

Source | Download | Download w/Widgets | Demo

Blue Stripes Ajax Theme (SEO Friendly, AdSense Ready)

Blue Stripes Ajax Theme


Gossip City Theme

Gossip City Theme


Xplosive Theme

Xplosive Theme

Source | Download

Blog oh Blog Theme

Blog oh Blog Theme

Source | Download

Fresh Theme (Widget Ready)

Fresh Theme


Blue Dream Theme

Blue Dream Theme

Source/Demo | Download

Dark Zen Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Deep Blue Theme

Deep Blue Theme

Source | Download (Right Sidebar) | Download (Left Sidebar) | Download (125×125 Ad Blocks) | Demo

BizFresh Theme

Source | Download

Ghacks Theme

GHacks Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Daily Blog Tips Theme

Daily Blog Tips Theme

Source | Download (Green, Blue, Black, and Orange) | Demo (Green, Blue, Black, and Orange)

Blue Green Theme

Blue Green Theme

Source | Download

Pride Theme

Pride Theme

Source | Demo

Illacrimo Theme (Widget Ready)

Illacrimo Theme


Tomodachi Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Simple Red Theme

Simple Red Theme


True Blue Theme

True Blue Theme


Nonzero Theme

Nonzero Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Cleaker 2.1 Theme (Widget Ready)

Cleaker 2.1 Theme

Source | Download

WP Premiere Theme

WP Premiere Theme


Fresco Theme

Fresco Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Saur Theme


Source | Demo

3-Column Themes (1 Sidebar Left and 1 Sidebar Right)

Maggo Theme

Maggo Theme

Download | Demo

YGo Sea Theme

YGo Sea Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Silveray Theme

Silveray Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Rhea Theme

Rhea Theme

Source | Download

Velocity Theme

Velocity Theme

Source | Download

Tigopedia Theme

Tigopedia Theme

Source | Download

3cWPTP Theme (Widget Ready)

3cWPTP Theme

Source | Demo (Click 3cWPTP in drop-down box)

Acid Green Pro Theme

Acid Green Pro Theme

Download | Demo

Alike Theme

Alike Theme

Source | Download

Greed Theme

Greed Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Interested in purchasing a more advanced WordPress theme?  Check out our gallery of premium WordPress themes!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

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  • http://daily-rambler.blogspot.com/ Brad Nay

    Excellent Post, This will help me in the long run of getting a cool design!

  • VaaSU

    Excellent Collection !!

  • Michelle

    Thanks so much for these great theme downloads. Love your blog!

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  • Noli Mirador

    Before, I thought these theme are premium and set to be purchased. Great three column wordpress themes…

  • Nelson Freytes

    wow! i had almost given up on a collection of quality themes. you’re cool.

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  • http://www.keccap.com Yemek Tarifleri

    Good WordPress Themes

  • Craig W

    wow, some excellent themes there. i’m a big fan of the themes created by design disease. i use two, both of which are listed here – smashing theme and illacrimo. both are really well done – particularly in terms of looks. illacrimo i found a little buggy but managed to get around that with a couple of easy fixes. they’re fairly easy to customise as well if you know your way around stylesheets.

    if you want to see these themes in action, then you can see them here:


    anyhow, good work, great to see so many quality themes in one place.

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  • http://www.problemcocuk.com/ problem çocuk

    So nice theme i want use one of that theme on my site can u help me

  • Briongloid Web Design

    That’s a great collection of designs there.
    To the bookmark-mobile!

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  • http://www.nela.in/ moserw

    Great site and very good themes displayed. Getting a couple to check them out for myself.

  • Wawa

    Wew… great themes info :) thanks ya…

  • http://leedsfest.org leedsfest

    this helped a lot, thanks! I will be using one of these soon.

  • jose

    3 columns is cool

  • ArtG

    Thanks nice wordpress templates…)))

  • vi


    Nice themes. Just wanted to ask if they ready with any plug-in?

    Appreciate your feedback.  Tnx!

  • Iwan Susanto

    thanks.. nice info.. I find it from search engine..
    thank you

  • http://www.SEOAdsenseThemes.com SEOAdsenseThemes.com

    For SEO benefits, it is advisable when you’re choosing a classic 3 column layout is making sure the content column precedes both left and right column. You won’t have to worry if the left-most column is designated to hold all your WordPress entries.

  • http://www.staticbrain.com static brain

    Very beautiful themes. I especially like the Velocity theme. I just installed it for a friend. Keep up the great work.

  • Tom Riddle

    Nice themes!

  • FarLight77

    You’re the man

    Thanks for nice themes

    See ya ;)

  • http://spiritandculture.com DeeK

    It is the choice of themes like these that make me love WordPress so much. It just keeps me coming back.

  • http://www.aslgomes.com André Gomes

    Very cool list of wordpress themes.
    The best i have found until now.


  • http://www.gravityblue.com/ Gravity

    awesome list. i am sure gonna use one for my blog. simply love them

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  • http://www.megaonlineprofits.com Don Mega

    Awesome collection, these are some of the most interesting themes I have seen in a while. Great quality.

  • Mafia

    Excellent list of themes! One of the best resources I’ve found for free downloads! Thanks.

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  • http://www.releaselive.com Ibrahim Rabbani

    i already use bloggingPRO but after seeing your post.. i’m considering using simpleton..

  • http://usapinoy.com CB

    Wow, thanks for the nice themes, I appreciate it being in just one page, no need for clicking succeeding pages…

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  • http://www.epdrama.com dramaqueen

    nice theme.. but i still prefer my theme.. it enables to change font colors.. so cool

  • emo hairstyles

    you help me a lot

  • football

    i have bookmark ur blog to my google, coz i bookmark only things that i love, like so much..good work.

  • http://www.freelancejobsforall.com Freelance Jobs

    Dark Zen Theme is one of my favorite, it is simple elegant and looks very nice.

    Others are also good. Thanks for sharing.

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  • http://www.playstation4guru.com PS4guru

    Very nice list here….Thanks
    I could use some of these themes in the future…

  • http://www.submitmypage.com SubmitMyPage

    Exactly what I was looking for. Bookmarked!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.infogaptek.com Adi

    Wow! You have so many nice themes here! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.dstudiobali.com/webdesign/busby-seo-test-page/ Busby

    Superb list, Free Revolution Theme still my favorite

  • http://www.danielsmonde.com Daniel

    Nice, thanks for the great themes!

  • http://www.fortmyerschickblogging@gmail.com FMChick

    Thanks for these great themes! I’m about to d/l one right now to see how it looks for my blog!

  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com p@r@noid

    Great themes and very helpful…
    I like them and your website is wonderful very helpful for people like me who are new to wordpress.
    Stumbled and Dugg the article so that more people can take help of these useful resources.

  • honour chick

    all awesome themes :)

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  • jesse

    Thanks for the list as I had been looking for the 3 column themes and this list makes it easy to choose.

  • http://www.seo-tips-for-u.blogspot.com/ arshad

    wow..they were nice

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  • http://twe4ked.com twe4ked

    I’m not going to lie, there are some horrible looking themes there.

    Where the hell is the cutline 3 column?


  • http://blooming-tea.net/ murti

    Excellent job with the list! Found just what I was looking for :)

  • http://nichpakaich.com nichive

    Okay, I’m feeling I’m getting close to finish my hunt, hee-hee thanks for the shares.

  • http://www.smasra.com Money Academy

    nice themes , i used to see great designs for wordpress and i think that “Langit Theme” is the best and more popular

  • Haron Tawil

    There are few great themes that I can certainly add into my collection and use them. No doubt about it!

  • Bushnell

    It is the choice of themes like these that make me love WordPress so much. It just keeps me coming back.

  • jefferson faudan

    I really don’t understand the idea of blogs having no colors at all and be praised with “great designs” when there are no visuals in the first place…

    personally, when i check into blogs or websites…one thing that attracts me first are the eyecandy that these sites have… alienware has never failed to amaze me in terms of websites… and for blogs… there hardly are any blog themes that would interest me lately… it was just lucky for me to get myself a “jeans” concept theme for my blog

  • http://www.karolstofira.com/ Karol Stofira

    really nice themes in your list…thnx for tips…

  • Karen in Indianapolis

    I’ve been looking for a good 3 column layout for awhile and this is by far the best list I have seen!

  • http://led24.de/ EinbauStrahler

    There are few nice themes that iam gonna try on my new blogs. Finally i have found what i was looking for…

  • http://artsdir.blogspot.com/ Blogger Tips

    very nice list of cute templates. thanks.

  • Sulumits Retsambew

    Amazing collection, I’m getting more and more impressed with the quality of the content available on this blog. Great work.

  • ROY

    nice themes!

  • http://www.alanya-alanya.com alanya

    cool and very nice templates.thanks

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  • faiz

    great themes! I like it..
    thanks a lot :)

  • Andre Arnett

    These are some excellent themes that I will be implementing into my blogs. Thanks.

  • http://syadiashare.com syadiash

    great theme , i love it. thanks very much.

  • Sajid

    These are some excellent themes. One of the best that I have seen so far.
    Great job on the theme.

  • zero

    great themes man

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  • Travis

    Great WordPress themes collection. I was looking for a good sidebar to use on a site, and I found several perfect solutions here.


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  • Hans

    Very Nice Theme list
    Thank you for Share

  • http://www.video-games.cc videogames

    This is a lovely list.. I really like all of the themes.. It’s simplet yet beautiful :)
    Thank you so much for sharing

  • http://www.mikewagan.net Mike Wagan

    thanks for the list of themes! i’d definitely be customizing one of those for my new blog…

  • Furkan

    Thanks For Sharing.. Good Jobs

  • http://www.graphic-design-schools.org Roberto

    I have to say Crunch theme wins for me. Regardless of site traffic, I like the Google ads as filler. Without lots of content and sections for your site a 3 column look will look empty. Nice work on this post I gave you a Stumble and a Delicious tag.

    Graphic Design Schools.org

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  • http://www.virtualrosario.com Rosario

    Thanks for the list…they were nice

  • http://studotnet.blogspot.com Stu

    Loads of these themes are dead links mate.

    • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

      Thanks Stu. This list was compiled back in 2007 (back when people released themes for free), so it doesn’t surprise me.

      I’ll see about getting this list updated this weekend!

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  • Nee

    Great list 3 column
    Thanks for share

  • http://www.joltivan.com joltivan

    Thanks for the list..nice collection of themes :)

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  • http://www.ekoob.com raghu

    Cool gallery… great collection

  • http://www.boknowshomes.com kelowna

    These are some beautiful themes. One of the best that I have seen so far.
    Great job on the theme.

  • http://www.honeytechblog.com Honey Singh

    Nice list !
    In the end i prefer for custom design ! :P

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  • Compute Live

    Thanks…Awesome List of WP themes…

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  • Milly K

    Wow! What a great gallery of WP templates! The Resurrectio and Illacrimo look so cool.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.technokyle.com jd

    Mystique should be there. it’s one of the best too

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  • ath007

    Awesome list… i specifically downloaded nearly 7 of those listed here… never have downloaded more than one from lists found elsewhere on the internet … :D

  • http://www.yekduse.com kemal22

    The Resurrectio and Illacrimo look so cool.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://teamtouring.net annosmile

    nice themes
    thank you

  • http://teamtouring.net annosmile

    There are few nice themes that iam gonna try on my new blogs. Finally i have found what i was looking for…

  • kabir

    Excellent WP themes Gallery………….
    Thanks…for your Awesome List of WP themes…

  • diyet

    Thanks…Awesome List of WP themes…

  • Guru Go!Blog

    Theme 3 columns is very cool and my favorite sir, tanks yeah.

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  • http://SportsGeek.com.au Sean

    Great collection of themes thanks!

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  • patel

    these are great themes for sure.i loved mabbo one.at the end i was able to get what i wanted.thanks

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  • http://www.onuronaran.com.tr Onur

    The Resurrectio and Illacrimo look so cool.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • evan

    Nice themes, Thank you so much !

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  • http://fitceleb.blogspot.com sonia

    Great list thanks a lot…

  • http://www.psdtomagento.net tuba

    pretty old but good collection, just wondering whether its 3.0 compatible

  • http://www.tatilyerlerim.biz tatil yerleri

    Great collection of themes thanks…!

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  • http://garmahis.com Michael Garmahis

    If you have some bucks to spend, I highly recommend to buy one of the premium themes. They are much more powerful, flexible and have great support to answer your questions.

  • Reedd

    Nice list. But all these templates are outdated.

  • trimbakeshwar

    Hello, and thanks for your theme. I am studying WordPress Mu for a project.

    I am fighting with something. On my site, the positions of the textarea for the comments is not the same on the “about” page, and on the “HEllo world” one ! The code is the same, the Css ids also … Can someone help ? THanks a lot.

  • http://www.muzrek.net MuZReK

    reaally excelent job. thanks

  • Francis

    i’m planning to use 3-column theme..nice collection..:-)

  • http://lagulawaz.blogspot.com/ Tembang Lawas

    Very cool template thank for share :)

  • http://www.liclifeinsuranceindia.com Lic

    Really nice themes. Thanks for the collections.

  • Nancy

    thank for sharing… nice wordpress themes

  • hayalet

    thank you for themes, very nice

  • Eugene Indarto

    it seems tha ElegantBlue Theme will be good on my Newest Scholarship Information blog, but unfortunalely can’t be downloaded anymore :(

  • http://www.revitalizebeautifulskin.com/ Sarah

    These are some really great templates. I found 2 here that I am already using. Thanks for the blog, it has great information.


  • hery

    Very fantastic themes..I love 3 column wordpress themes..I search on google and then i find this blog…thanks for sharing..

  • http://www.bloomingteasite.com Jen| blooming tea

    I like the themes with 3 columns, side bars on both sides. The Silver Ray theme is what I like the most, and I’ll be using this soon, thanks a lot for having this here. :)

  • Wandi Sukoharjo

    I like theme 3 columns. I want to download it. Tanks friend.

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  • cenzi

    wow! not a SINGLE one with two left side bars!!!! oops, just the first one…. damn….

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  • toto

    I like firebug theme. great plugin.. I try this theme. thank you

  • http://www.urbanaesthetics.co.uk Ross

    WOW! This is a great list! I prefer 3 column themes, I really like the ‘Fresco Theme’ Thanks for putting this list together!

  • http://www.lightstrikelasertag.com Light

    Several of the only ones I want have broken links and are not available to download…

  • http://www.hillarybost.com Hillary Bost

    thanks I was looking for a few of these the other day.

  • cookwaresets

    I like theme 3 columns. I want to download it.Thank

  • http://terapikanker.net terapi kanker

    useful information about the theme. I belong to the user 3 column theme

  • Nature Photographer

    Very great adsense themes. I downloaded the tigopedia as a theme for my site. Thanks a lot!

  • Ankul Barar

    I have used BloggingPro Theme (Widget Ready). Really clean and smooth theme. Must try! Thanks for the list!

  • http://www.bb-fan.pl Matt

    Nice list of 3-column themes, shame most of them are quite old. I’m looking for some 2-siedebars template and I would really like to see some up to date propositions.