Part2 Top Ten Best Free WordPress Themes and Templates
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Welcome to the Second part of the series “Top Ten Best and Free WordPress Themes and Templates“. In case you missed the First Part you can read it here.
I have been a bit late in publishing this. But rest assured I have managed to collect some of the best and excellent high quality WordPress themes and Templates in the past four months. While last time I featured some really good WordPress Themes. This time I found that most of the Themes that made into the Top ten list were themes and templates that the Theme authors themselves are using or were using in the past.
Best Cool Blue WordPress Themes
1. Fresh, Dark, and Not-So-Fresh WordPress Template
These are some of the most amazingly designed WordPress theme and extremely popular templates. They were originally Designed by the amazing Web Designer bartelme.at for his own personal blog which runs on Expression Engine. These themes have been featured on a large number of CSS Galleries. Every time bartelme redesigned his blog he would release the previous theme to the public. Ilemoned took the trouble to convert the themes into WordPress templates.
The Dark Theme: is the latest release from bartelme and is ten times better than the Fresh Theme. It is a multi-column WordPress Theme with a extremely well designed interface.
Fresh WordPress Theme was the original release its a two column, cool blue, soothing and extremely fresh looking WordPress Theme.
Not-So-Fresh WordPress Theme is a variation of the same theme in black and orange colors.
2. iTheme WordPress Template
Apple fans would love this WordPress theme since as the name iTheme suggests, is inspired by the interface of an Apple OSX. It makes use of a nice blue background, has a cool looking search bar on top.The best part is that You can drag and rearrange the boxes in the sidebar.
Cons: The CSS may cause a few Issues in IE.
Top Beautiful Green WordPress Templates
3. GreenDog WordPress Theme
This is a Green and White two column WordPress theme called GreenDog. While I am not very clear who exactly the author is since the site is in Russian. This is a really well designed WordPress theme.I am tempted to label it as a Web 2.0 WordPress template since it makes subtle use of gradients with lots of white spacing. I especially love how the Search box is designed. Though some people might find it a bit too over sized. A good combination of simple colors and Gradients, very Web 2.0ish style
Cons: Needs some work on the CSS since it sometimes breaks in I.E
4. Lemon Lime And New Order WordPress Themes
A very professional looking Green and White WordPress Theme / Template. This template was originally designed for the Far.From.Fearless blog and has been featured in a number of CSS galleries. The author decided to release this beautiful theme to the public. This is a Three column WordPress theme and the author has been kind enough to provide the Photoshop PSD file so that can make variations of the theme.
For Example The New Order Worpdress Theme is a excellent Variation of the Lemon Lime Template.
Cons:You need to Do some wordpress hacking if you want to achieve the effect or look and feel that author has implemented his blog.
5. U4 Style and U5 Style WordPress Theme
These are two hemmingway inspired WordPress themes. U4 is a Light colored theme while U5 is a dark colored theme. Great themes if you would like to show lots of content in a limited available space without the need for the users to scroll to the bottom.
Download link to U4 Style & U5 Style WordPress Themes: Download U5 & U4 Templates
Best Artistic White WordPress Themes
6. Merdeka and Marki WordPress Themes
These are two beautiful and Back and White artistic WordPress Themes by the same author.
The Merdek WordPress Template is a single column WordPress theme, it has a cool and nifty sliding menu on top. It looks very minimalistic and clean with lots of free white space. Though the fonts are a bit too small if viewed on higher resolutions. The design manages to focus on the content very well, since the sliding Menu on top hides away the clutter of navigation.
The Marki WordPress Theme is dark 3 column wordpress theme. The layout is well designed and the sidebar is very organised excellent for blogs which have a lot of content or ad blocks in the sidebar.
Cons: The font size is too small on larger resolutions.
7. JsTheme and Plain Box WordPress Themes
These are two themes by the same author. Both of the Themes are based on the famous K2 theme but its very hard to tell that these Themes are a k2 mods. These Themes have been featured in certain CSS Galleries. Since they are based on the K2 WordPress Theme, these themes have a support for a large number of WordPress plugins by default. These theme are mostly suitable for personal blogs, you can display your Flickr Photos, music you’ve listen to, etc in different blocks on the page.
Cons: lots of cleaning up to do in the code, a bit bloated.
Top Clean Content Focused WordPress Themes
8. Blogging Pro WordPress Theme
A very clean minimalistic, three column, content focused, Worpdress template. Again this was an original theme developed for the bloggingpro blog which was later released to the public. It has a a nice search box on top. This theme has been an instant hit since it appeals to a large number of serious bloggers. Apart from the fact that the design focus on the content it is easy to place ads which look unobstructive blogginpro itself is a great example of this.
Download & Demo Link for BloggingPRO WordPress Theme: Blogging Pro Template
This a magazine style WordPress theme. According to the author it is a
An über-strict, ultra-clean, super-cool magazine-style WordPress theme for the blogging élite or aspiring blogger.
I have to agree with the author since this theme does a good job of displaying the content in a very readable format.
Cons: This theme doesn’t behave well in IE and is made for Firefox.
Download Link for the Gridlock WordPress Theme: Gridlock Template
This is a clean dark theme. If your not a fan of White and like dark themes then your sure to like this Theme. It is based on the K2 Code base, which means it supports a large number of wordpress plugins out of the box.
Cons: This theme doesn’t behave well in IE and is made for Firefox.
Download Link for the Redoable WordPress Theme: Redoable Template
Ok I know I said Ten but here’s a Bonus Theme. This is another clean dark and beautiful WordPress Theme. Its is based on the author’s own site whose design has been featured on a large number of CSS galleries. A bit similar to the blogging Pro theme but of a darker shade. The theme is well laid out, easy to read and looks professional.
Cons: Sidebar breaks in IE, Css needs some more work.
Download Link for the Salmon WordPress Theme: Salmon Template
Other Notable WordPress Themes and Templates
11. Sakura Theme
14. Minyx Theme
15. Theme Leia
Note: Since a lot of effort and time has been gone into making these themes and templates. Please respect the links to the theme author’s page.