The Floki WordPress theme is simple, well written, and easy to configure. While it lacks a lot of the bells and whistles you find in some of the other themes, there’s something to be said about ease of use. Pros Post slider works without a lot of fuss. Header, footer, and sidebar options can be […]
The Casper WordPress theme is a port Ghost’s default theme. The clean and simple look of Ghost, combined with the power of WordPress.
The Ample WordPress theme from ThemeGrill is a popular “multi-purpose” theme with a portfolio so you can show off your work.
The Dyad WordPress theme is Automattic‘s 87th free theme at WordPress.com, needless to say they’ve learned a thing or two about making and releasing themes. The theme target’s photographers and demos with a food blog, but would work well for any photo heavy blog. Pros Posts are split-page on desktop, which is a great balance between […]
The Harmonic WordPress theme is the 101st most popular theme on WordPress.com, an accomplishement which is no easy feat considering the number of themes available. The large header image, built-in support for JetPack portfolio, and custom gallery template make it a great choice for creative blogs. Pros Large featured images, and a built-in portfolio are great […]
If you’re looking for a fresh, friendlier version of a corporate site, the Sela WordPress theme should definitely be on your shortlist. Designed and coded by Automattic’s Ola Laczek, the large header image and carefully selected typography give the minimal look a polished and refined feel – no wonder it’s been one of WordPress.com‘s most […]
The Athena WordPress theme by Smart Cat is a freemium theme that’s popular at WordPress.com, quickly catching on as a go-to option for business sites. It features a large post slider, animated callouts, and integrated Font Awesome icons – a strong base for getting started on your site. Pros Integrated Font Awesome allows you to use […]
The Gateway WordPress theme is a new freemium theme by Rescue Themes that’s gaining traction quickly. Effective use of the customizer sets it apart from the competition – allowing you to customize it quickly while live previewing your content. While it would be a solid theme without offering it, paid upgrade nags for some of the features […]
The StanleyWP Theme doesn’t have parallax, CSS3 animations, or jQuery transitions. Instead Gents Themes focused on building a theme loads quickly, is well coded, and doesn’t try to compete with your content. Mission accomplished. The flat design, clean layout, and minimal text make it a different kind of portfolio theme, and an ideal choice for creative professionals. It’s […]
The Publication WordPress theme is a free theme from Automattic – the makers of WordPress. Targeted at magazine publications (you might have guessed from the name), it’s large featured images, multiple sidebars, and infinite scroll make it a great way to present large amounts of information in a clean, user-friendly manner. Pros Large featured image […]