15 Free High-quality WordPress Themes: Midyear 2011 Edition


It’s time to make rounds and share with you some of the best free WordPress themes for mid-year 2011. We know that there are a lot of free WordPress themes out there but not all free themes are good. And most of them were already outdated for the latest WordPress 3+ upgrade versions. So we selected 15 free and fresh WordPress themes made this year. Premium looking themes that we think will enhance the presentation of your blogs utilizing the latest WordPress 3+ upgrade features. Browse down and click either the title or the preview image to go to the web link of each free WordPress themes to view more info, demo and download. Enjoy!

1. Free WordPress 3.1 Theme: Splendio (With PSD Sources)

This free beautiful theme was designed by Vlad and Elena Scanteie of DesignDisease exclusively for Smashing Magazine. The theme is free to use in both private and commercial projects. The theme is based upon the Twenty Ten WordPress theme and requires WordPress 3.0 to run.

2. Free Magazine Style WP Theme – Agency

Agency is a magazine style theme complete with subtle page elements that is sure to add elegance to your pages. This theme is compatible with the latest WordPress release 3.0 and up, taking advantage of some its newer features. Features include custom slideshow, 2 widgetized sidebars, custom gallery styles with lightbox and built-in contact form.

3. Free Magazine/Personal Style WordPress Theme – Lucky Guess

Lucky Guess is a semi-magazine / semi-personal blog styled WordPress theme packed with some nifty features that you will find useful, especially for new blogs. This theme supports WordPress 3.0 featues. It comes with  custom jQuery Tabbed Container in the sidebar and custom styled photo galleries with a built in lightbox functionality. CSS3 and Google fonts were also implemented in this theme making it load faster as was tested to work on work in IE 7, 8, Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

4. Nyke Premium Theme

Nyke is a stylish WordPress 3 ready premium theme from fabseries. This is an ideal theme for personal blog, magazine site, etc. Designed with a blue, red and white color combination. The theme has nivo slider enabled on it, which gives you an option to enable or disable it.

5. Mentor Free WordPress Theme

Mentor is a 2 column free premium wordpress theme. This theme has green, brown, cream and white color scheme. This theme is very ideal for magazine and personal blogs. This WordPress 3 theme has custom menu features, thumbs for featured posts, tabbed content area, customizable banner ads, plus many more.

6. Iris WordPress Theme

Another cool Fabseries WordPress theme from Web2Feel. The design of this theme is very stylish modern with a minimalistic touch. This stylish theme is a 3 column WordPress theme that also features editable header text, widgetized sidebar, customizable menu, plus many more including latest WordPress 3 features.

7. WordPress Theme: Gadoliniument

Gadoliniument WP theme is a great theme for any blogger niche. It has cool features like welcome widget section, horizontal jQuery Accordion image slider, custom front page widgets and custom typography. It also has a clean and well-structured code for easy customization for your special needs and a .pot file for easy translation to your preferred language. Moreover, this WordPress 3+ ready theme is tried and tested to work in a multisite environment (WordPress MU).

8. Praseodymiumic WordPress theme

Praseodymiumic WordPress theme is a minimalist portfolio theme despite its hard to pronounce name. This theme comes with muted color palette, custom typography, custom front page widgets and testimonial widget. A testimonial section is also in place so that you can feature your previous client’s feedback for future references. This is also a WordPress 3+ and WordPress MU compatible theme. Praseodymiumic 1.1 upgrade is also available from Padd Solutions.

9. WordPress Theme: Ceriumoid

Ceriumoid is a three (3) column layout to accommodate more widgets and content. The built-in Facebook Like Box feature will help you gain more Facebook fans with an easy click like button.Ceriumoid also has built-in Facebook Like Box feature will help you gain more Facebook fans with an easy click like button. This theme is WordPress 3.1 and WordPress MU compatible.

10. MusicSense WordPress theme

MusicSense is a free WordPress theme with featured content option and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche. Theme features include post thumbnails, featured post, square and header banners, widgets ready, SEO optimized, plus many more. Logo and PSD files included.

11. Tendency Free WordPress theme

Tendency is a free WordPress theme with featured posts option that is suitable for any niche. This WordPress 3.0 ready theme offers features like custom menus, custom background, banners, widgets, SEO opmitized, gravatars, etc. Logo and PSD files included.

12. Mahasoli Tribune

This 2-column free WordPress theme features content slider, banner ads, widgets, post thumbnails, gravatars, etc. This WordPress 3.0 ready theme is also compatible with many popular browsers.

13. Leptocaros Magazine

This free theme is ideal not only for magazine type of blogs but for a lot of different WordPress blogs as well. It shows a clean and soft colored design with content slider built in. It also offers banner ad slots, different theme options, widgets, post thumbnails, WordPress 3 menu support and cross browser compatibility. Logo and PSD files are included in the download.

14. Habanera Magazine

This free magazine type theme has very stylish and cool content slider. It resonates bold and striking design with black and red colors. Content are well organized and it features a lot of theme features like banner ad slots, social bookmarking widgets, post thumbnails, page navigations plus many more. It is also WordPress 3 ready and compatible with many popular browsers. Logo and PSD files are also included in the package.

15. Kalixo Magazine

Kalixo is another free magazine wordpress theme from simplewpthemes.com. It comes in with natural woodeden background with content slider and gallery built in, adjustable theme options. This theme has fixed witdth, right sidebars, automatic image resizing, options for RSS/subscriptions, spots for banners, page navigation built in, WordPress 3.0 and google analytics ready.


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