150+ Free & Premium WordPress Themes Gallery

Updated: January 23, 2015

As WordPress continues to grow in popularity, more and more designers are realizing the potential of building WordPress themes. In addition to the financial benefits, designers can also use WordPress themes to create additional inbound links, improve their reputation as a designer, and of course help generate freelance work.

Because of the huge size of the WordPress theme market, it has become increasingly difficult to find a good way to browse through the available WordPress themes. Unfortunately I don’t have a solution, but I have spent several hours trying to sort through the available themes and create a gallery to display many of the top designs in both the free and premium WordPress theme markets.  Currently this page has over 150 WordPress themes, plus a few known theme clubs thrown in at the bottom for people that prefer that route.

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Blog WordPress Themes

Vintage Theme

vintage-theme

Source

Blues Theme

blues-theme

Source

Shades of Blue Theme

shades-of-blue-theme

Download | Demo

PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

Evolution Theme

Source | Download

GlossyBlue Theme

GlossyBlue Theme

Source

Color Paper Theme

Source | Demo

StudioPress Theme

StudioPress Theme

Source | Demo

Mag on Wood Theme

Source | Download

Simply Ornate Theme

Source | Demo

Agregado Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Daily Press Theme

Source | Download

Curious Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Rewire Theme

rewire-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Daily32 Theme

Daily32 Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Digital Statement Theme

Source | Download

Maggo Theme

Maggo Theme

Download

Firebug Theme

Source | Download

Xplosive Theme

Xplosive Theme

Source | Download

Blog oh Blog Theme

Blog oh Blog Theme

Source | Download

Blue Block Theme

Source | Download

Dark Zen Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Blue Dream Theme

Blue Dream Theme

Source/Demo | Download

Simple Red Theme

Simple Red Theme

Source | Download (Requires free registration) | Demo

True Blue Theme

True Blue Theme

Source | Download (Requires free registration) | Demo

Rhea Theme

Rhea Theme

Source | Download

Aspire Theme

Source | Demo

Velocity Theme

Velocity Theme

Source | Download

Techicon Theme

Techicon Theme

Source | Download

Lightsource Theme

lightsource

Comes with $20.00 subscription to Elegant Themes Club!

Source/Demo | Download

Prose Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Canvas Blogging Theme

Multiple-Use ($70.00), Developer’s Pack ($150.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Glow Blog Theme

glow-theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($39.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Flexx Blog Theme

flexx-theme

  • Over 1,000 Possible Layout Combinations!
  • Completely widget based
  • Multiple Styles to choose from

Multiple-Use ($79.95), Developer’s Pack ($150.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

PersonalPress Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($39.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Social Life Blog Theme

Multiple-Use ($75.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Thesis Theme Framework

thesis-theme

Single-Use ($87.00), Developer’s Pack ($164.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Genesis Theme Framework (by StudioPress)

Multiple-Use ($59.95), Developer’s Pack ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

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Magazine/News CMS WordPress Themes

Options Theme

Options Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Structure Theme

Structure Theme

Source | Download

Visionary Theme

Visionary Theme

Source

Mimbo Theme

mimbo3

Source | Download

Morning After Theme

Morning After Theme

Source | Download

Arthemia Free Theme (Premium Version Also Available)

Download | Demo | Premium Version of Arthemia

Newsweek Theme

Source | Download

Studio WordPress Theme (Available in Blue, Green, & Red)

Source

Transparency Theme

transparency-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Slick Press Theme

slick-press-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Cellar Heat Theme

Source | Demo

MonarTech Theme

monartech-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Lifestyle Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Smooth Theme

wp-smooth-theme1

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Zenko Magazine Theme

zenko-magazine-theme

Multiple-Use ($69.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Magazine WordPress Theme

magazine-theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Blissful Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Manifesto Magazine Theme

Multiple-Use ($69.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP-Chatter Magazine Theme

wp-chatter-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Sublime Theme

wp-sublime-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Elle Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Boutique Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Legacy Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Vintage Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP-Prosper Magazine Theme


Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Modern Blogger Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Minimal Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Mocha Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Tribune News Theme

Multiple-Use ($69.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Polished Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Amped Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Gadget Theme

gadget-theme

Multiple-Use ($39.95), All Theme Junkie Themes ($69.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Streamline Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Evertis Magazine Theme

Single-Use ($69.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Serenity Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

NewsTube Theme

Multiple-Use ($39.95), All Theme Junkie Themes ($69.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

News WordPress Theme

news-theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Cube Light Theme

Multiple-Use ($39.95), All Theme Junkie Themes ($69.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Launch Theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

eNews Theme

enews-theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

WP Ellie Theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

My App WordPress Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Lumin Magazine Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

WP Genius Theme

wp-genius-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Bigfoot Theme

Multiple-Use ($39.95), All Theme Junkie Themes ($69.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Going Green Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Bold Magazine Theme

bold-theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Arthemia Premium Theme

arthemia-premium

Multiple-Use ($59.95), Developer’s Pack ($159.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

The Source Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Memoir Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Crystal Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Newswire Theme

newswire-theme

Multiple-Use ($39.95), All Theme Junkie Themes ($69.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Nova Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

My Cuisine Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Fabric Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Yamidoo Magazine Theme

yamidoo-magazine-theme

Multiple-Use ($69.00), Developer’s Pack ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Glider Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

WP Media Magazine Theme

wp-media-mag-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

In Review Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Outreach Church Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Magnificent Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Chameleon Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Foundation Church Theme

Included with iThemes Builder Theme ($127.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Pretty Young Thing Kids Theme

Multiple-Use ($59.95), All StudioPress Themes ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Jazz Theme

wp-jazz-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

“On The Go” Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

Aggregate Theme

Included with Elegant Themes Club Membership! ($69.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase Membership

WP Clear Theme

wp-clear-theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP-Glide Magazine Theme

Single-Use ($79.00), Multiple-Use ($179.00), Developer’s Pack ($279.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

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  • Tip: Use Caution When Shopping for a WordPress Theme

    Why is author reputation so important?   In addition to things like quality, theme support, etc., you’ve also got to worry about potential problems such as unknown links (these are usually hidden and could get your blog banned from search engines if discovered) and things like malicious code being run via your WordPress theme.

    Recently Viper007Bond wrote about a theme that was discovered with hidden links (not the same thing as sponsored links):

    What I found inside the theme’s footer.php file though was tons of malicious code. The entire contents of the file was heavily encoded (it was encoded with gzinflate(), str_rot13(), and base64_decode() around 150 times) and a ton of eval()’s. Since I was curious what it was doing, I wrote some PHP to decode it without using the nasty (and unsafe) eval()’s and I finally ended up with the HTML for the footer file (I assume to stop people from removing the code) and some more crazy eval() PHP code to display links to websites.

    Luckily the code was just there to insert links (although using such a theme is a good way to get banned from Google), the PHP could just as easily have stolen passwords and other things. Remember, themes are exactly like plugins — they can execute code. You wouldn’t download a random program off and Internet and run it on your PC, so why would you do it with a plugin or theme?

    So please, only download themes and plugins from reputable sites such as WordPress.org. If in doubt, don’t use it.

    The author cites QualityWordPress.com as the source of this theme, so I would recommend avoiding this site if you are looking for a new theme.

    Conclusion

    There is a good chance that no matter which theme you end up going with (free, premium, or custom) you are going to be fine, but author reputation is just one more thing that should factor into your decision. Find a theme made by an author you can trust.  I’ve seen many situations over the past couple years where people unknowingly get banned from Google or run into other problems because they made a bad choice when picking their theme.

    Do you factor an authors reputation (word of mouth) and theme support into your decision before downloading/buying a WordPress theme?   I know I do and I also try to keep that in mind whenever I support a theme by adding it to our WordPress theme galleries.

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  • 125×125 Button-Ready WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: January 23, 2015

    About a month ago, I sent a call out to the WordPress community requesting that more themes be released that by default include slots for 125×125 banners. These ad ready WordPress themes are all the rage, yet it seems that few designers took the time to optimize their themes for these banners. Common sense says that if there is very little supply but a lot of demand, the people that fill the demand will find tremendous success.

    In looking at the recent trends with newly released themes over this past month, it seems that bloggers have really responded and there is now a wide variety of WordPress themes available for download. I decided there are finally enough of them now that I can throw together a gallery of WordPress themes that allow for 125×125 banners. Enjoy!

    Update:  The below are all free WordPress themes.  If you’d like to get a more advanced WordPress theme, check out our Premium WordPress Themes gallery.

    2-Column Themes

    Vintage Theme

    vintage-theme

    Source

    Blues Theme

    blues-theme

    Source

    PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

    Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

    Dark Zen Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Maggo Theme

    Maggo Theme

    Download

    Green Tech Theme

    Green Tech Theme

    Source | Download

    Blue Sensation Theme
    blue sensation theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    3-Column Themes

    Firebug Theme

    Source | Download

    Simple Red Theme

    Simple Red Theme

    Source | Download (Requires free registration)

    True Blue Theme

    True Blue Theme

    Source | Download (Requires free registration)

    Magazine-Style Themes

    Structure Theme

    Structure Theme

    Source | Download

    Mag on Wood Theme

    Source | Download

    Studio WordPress Theme (Available in Blue, Green, & Red)

    Source

    Know of a good quality one we missed? Contact us or let us know in the comments below!

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  • 2-Column WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: January 23, 2015

    I have always been of the opinion that WordPress 2-column themes give your site a much better look than 3-column themes, and I think if you look around the blogosphere at what most full time bloggers use, you will see that these people tend to find the most success with 2-column themes.

    There are definitely a lot of brilliant and useful 2-column themes available for WordPress users, so I figured that I would throw together a post compiling screen shots and links to some of the best 2-column themes available:

    Right Sidebar 2-Column Themes

    PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

    Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

    Green Tech Theme

    Green Tech Theme

    Source | Download

    Lemon Twist Theme

    Lemon Twist Theme

    Source/Demo | Download

    GlossyBlue Theme

    GlossyBlue Theme

    Source

    iTheme Theme

    iTheme Theme

    Source

    StudioPress Theme

    StudioPress Theme

    SourceDemo

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Source | Download

    Mag on Wood Theme

    Source | Download

    Shades of Blue Theme

    shades-of-blue-theme

    Download | Demo

    Blue Sensation Theme
    blue sensation theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Boxy Mint Theme

    Boxy Mint Theme

    SourceDemo

    Daily32 Theme

    Daily32 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Vintage Theme

    vintage-theme

    Source

    Blues Theme

    blues-theme

    Source

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Evolution Theme

    Source | Download | Demos: Blue, Green, Red

    Cool Water Theme

    Cool Water Theme

    Source

    Blue Block Theme

    Source | Download

    Feel your 2-column theme belongs on this list? Feel free to comment below with a link and I’ll check it out!

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