The year is almost over. It’s time to gather once again some of the best free stuff we’ve had for this year. And once a year we do a quick roundup of the best free WordPress themes that we came across this year including a few noteable ones that came late last year.
WordPress has indeed come of age with its thirteenth major release of its version 3.0 (3.0.1 latest) bundled with big features like new APIs, new default theme, MU and WordPress merger, lighter interface, bug fixes and a whole lot more. New and fresh WordPress themes were also released to take advantage of these new features. Although there are hundreds or even thousands of premium WordPress themes around that you can purchase online, there are evidently more free high-quality and professionally written WordPress themes available today gaining popularity among the design and development community.
So today, we present to you some of the best free high-quality WordPress themes released in 2010 (some late 2009) for each major theme categories as follows:
- Artsy Fancy Blogger WordPress Themes – Some of the most creatively done blogger WordPress themes catering to almost all type of blogger niche.
- Minimalist WordPress Themes – Themes that are clean and lean, focusing more on functionality.
- Portfolio and Gallery Type WordPress Themes – Themes for artists, photographers, or anyone who wants to showcase their sample of works online.
- Magazine and News Style WordPress Themes – WordPress themes which can be used for sites with magazine or news based content.
- E-Commerce WordPress Themes – Themes that uses WordPress as a platform for setting up an online store covering a variety of niche markets.
- Pre-launch and Domain Parking WordPress Themes – Themes that offer pre-launch landing pages to temporarily show early visitors of under-construction sites.
Artsy Fancy Blogger WordPress Themes
4. Monte Cristo
Minimalist WordPress Themes
2. Brave Zeenat
7. Side Blog
Portfolio and Gallery Type WordPress Themes
2. Big Square
3. Auto Focus
Magazine and News Style WordPress Themes
1. Maxon Theme
3. Cozy Colin
E-Commerce WordPress Themes
4. Vanilla Cart
Pre-launch & Domain Parking WordPress Themes
2. Beback WP
3. Ice Breaker
4. WP Blueprint