15 High Quality Free Premium WordPress 2.7 Themes

January 22nd, 2009

Significant features and redesigns were added to WordPress 2.7 to make blogging more valuable than ever.

Many users found their themes no longer work the way they were used to, others just wanted to enjoy the new features the new version is providing. That’s why today we wanted to present only 15 Free Premium-like WordPress 2.7 Themes that are really impressive and was released recently to use all the new features the new version is providing.

1. Typebased

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Typebased is a free, personal blog design, with a very clean and elegant style. Along with the great design, you will find some nice goodies in the backend i.e. custom widgets with some Typebased-specific custom widgets to allow you full control of what happens in your sidebar, integrated banner ad management, 5 different colour schemes to choose from etc.

Demo Can be found here

2. Absynthe

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Absynthe is a beautiful, dark, and mysterious free professional WordPress theme released under the GNU General Public License.

Features Include

  • Integration with the Last.Fm Records plugin in the footer to showcase the music you’re currently listening to
  • Integration with Twitter in the sidebar.
  • Completely widgetized sidebar

Demo Can be found here

3. Snapshot

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Snapshot is the framework-equivalent of WooThemes Showcase – so that already guarantees you an awesome experience! Snapshot is also flexible and can be used for either a photo showcase, portfolio or design gallery.

Features Include

  • Two different theme layouts / capabilities to allow you to switch between a photoblog / portfolio showcasing your own work or using Snapshot as a design gallery
  • Three uniquely, different colour schemes which can be tweaked from the backend
  • An integrated theme options page (to change your logo or add your Google Analytics & Feedburner account details) and custom write panel.

Demo Can be found here

4. Holiday WordPress

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Holiday WordPress is a flexible, professional theme with a two-column layout and a “featured” area for the latest story. Once the holiday is done – don’t fret – the design allows you to easily change the page elements (such as the background) for a less season-specific theme.

Features Include

  • A “featured” area that places your current stories at the top of the page.
  • The content area let’s you slightly see the background, so you can experiment with different backgrounds to get the effect that you’d like.
  • A widgetized sidebar for easy customization.

Demo Can be found here

5. CryBook

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

CryBook is a 3 Column simple theme based on Facebook. It contain 2 widget-ready sidebar, live theme swistcher and Custom Admin Panel.

Features Include

  • 5 colors scheme to choose.
  • 2 widget-ready sidebar.
  • Support threaded comments and comment paged.
  • About Me section in the sidebar. Edit using the custom admin panel.
  • Special comment fields with avatar.
  • Google Adsense or any image banner in sidebar ( 300px X 250px ).
  • Google Analytics easily insert field.

Demo Can be found here

6. ClearPress

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

A bright & colorful free WordPress theme – ClearPress. The unique feature about this theme is that it divides the blog posts into three separate columns. So, if you have set your blog to show 9 posts on the home page, they will be divided into 3 columns consisting of 3 posts each.

Features Include

  • A pull-down sidebar which is totally unobtrusive and contains three widgetized sidebars.
  • Gravatar-ready and Image Gallery ready
  • Have beautifully styled comments and archive pages.
  • The CSS for the theme is commented and easy to modify for any WordPress user.

Demo Can be found here

7. Portfolio – WPESP Theme

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Portfolio is a “minimalist” WordPress theme. The objective of the Theme is being used as a starting point to create portfolios using WordPress as CMS.

Features Include

  • Custom Write Panel function creating two new panels for the administrator, one for the posts and one for the pages.
  • Using Coda Slider Effect with small changes to fit the theme.
  • The code is commented with links to the WordPress Codex or tutorials

Demo Can be found here

8. Maasahan

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Maasahan is a premium quality free WordPress theme.

Features Include

  • Twitter Account Integration
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Featured Post Gallery
  • Threaded Comments
  • Option Page for Easy Customization

Demo Can be found here

9. Pixeled

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Pixeled WordPress theme features a standard 2-3 column layout with a pretty straightforward layout.

Features Include

  • Dropdown top menu for categories
  • Customizable feedburner field on top right
  • Widgets all around (6 positions)
  • An Adsense ready WordPress theme

Demo Can be found here

10. Viewport

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Viewport, a free WordPress theme is focused around a clean and simple, content based layout. The aim is to grab the user’s attention and draw them straight into the content. On the single post page the content is laid out clearly in full, with post controls and a widget-enabled sidebar. The theme also allows the blog owner to change the background image and color, and the image of the ‘Where Next?’ page.

Demo Can be found here

11. Simple Balance 2.2

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

The theme is simply beautiful. It possesses some unique, premium-like, features that makes it highly flexible.

Features Include

  • Built-in support for threaded comments
  • 125×125 right sidebar banners. Now, you can also add Google AdSense code, individually, for each of your banners.
  • An extensive and inclusive theme control panel
  • Variable layout structure: Centered content or Right-aligned content;

Demo Can be found here

12. FREEmium

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

FREEmium theme was designed by Paul Kadysz and developed by Dariusz Siedlecki. Both guys did an excellent job.

Features Include

  • jQuery menu
  • FlickrRSS plugin support
  • Threaded comments support
  • A lot of advertising spots (125×125, 120×600, 300×250)
  • 2 widget ready sidebars

Demo Can be found here

13. Elegant Grunge

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

“Elegant Grunge” is an unwashed yet crisp WordPress theme inspired by

Features Include

  • Automatic surrounding of all images with a frame packed with eye-candy that makes images really pop out.
  • A ‘photoblog’ tag page that displays entries in a photoblog style.
  • A widget to display thumbnails from latest/random photoblog entries.
  • Very configurable sidebar: Choose from no sidebar, a right sidebar, or two right sidebars
  • The option to select a custom image as the header

Demo Can be found here

14. Equilibrium

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

A clean and simple magazine styled WordPress theme.

Features Include

  • Supports WordPress 2.7 Comment Threading
  • Featured posts nicely styled and designed to catch the user’s eyes.
  • Different ways of displaying posts on the home page.
  • Plugins are not required and widgets are supported.

Demo Can be found here

15. Versatility Lite

10 Seriously Elegant WordPress 2.7 Themes

Versatility Lite is a two column, ad-ready, widgetized theme. The theme includes a ‘Featured Post’ section, drop down CSS menus, integrated related posts, social bookmarking buttons, and much more.

Demo Can be found here

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64 comments for „15 High Quality Free Premium WordPress 2.7 Themes
  1. Raymond Selda on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Really nice themes. Brian Gardner also released some of his premium wordpress themes for free over at his site. Thank you.

    • Brad Thomas on January 25th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

      Uh, you probably haven’t visited his site for some time now, but none of his themes are free anymore.

      • Bill on February 5th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

        They are if you went there and downloaded every one of them during the 2 weeks he offered them for free (like I did)!!

      • Rob on January 29th, 2010 at 8:38 am

        How about posting them somewhere then! :-)

  2. Webmasterish on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Nice list, my favorite is Portfolio Theme.

  3. segmadis on January 23rd, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I liked Equilibrium theme very much thanks for all of them. I might try to review some of them these days :)

  4. Brandon Cox on January 23rd, 2009 at 1:55 am

    A fantastic collection – WP 2.7 rocks, and so do these themes!

  5. Steven Finch on January 23rd, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Great list. I have however seen most of these themes on many other posts. Im a big fan of the Freemium theme.

  6. Hussein on January 23rd, 2009 at 3:53 am

    I am using Versatility but I don’t think it is WordPress 2.7 ready since comment thread is not available in the theme. I just used intensedebate instead.

  7. Graham Smith on January 23rd, 2009 at 4:13 am

    ANother wonderful collection of links, ideas, themes and themes. YOu have a awesome site by the way.

    I am always interested to see how the free premium themes start merging the lines with paid premium themes.

    I love the look and simplicity of Equilibrium, but thats just my clean uncluttered preference.

    Elegant Grunge is also neat, love the clean header.

    Thanks for sharing, sounds cliche but its true.


  8. Juarez P. A. Filho on January 23rd, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Hummm… Nice list. I’m already use Typebased from Woothemes guys. :)

  9. PJ on January 23rd, 2009 at 5:06 am

    A great collection of free themes, I hadn’t seen the WPESP Portfolio Theme before and was impressed by its layout, styling and featured slider.

  10. sky on January 23rd, 2009 at 7:11 am’s a great Template..can you tell me, where i can download that template for free..??


  11. E.J. Semeijn on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Great finally a list which doesn’t sum up the themes everybody does. Great job!

    p.s. Used the Freemium theme as a base for a not WP powered site. Liked the layout, but not the colors.

  12. ninjas vs pirates on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I totally dig #9. Very sleek.

  13. Nick Pagano on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Great list! Some very cool themes here. Thanks so much for featuring Versatility Lite!

  14. Jeromy on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Great List!

    The new update to WP to 2.7 has been great!

    But your right, there are some themes that don’t work right. I think its great that you have targeted a list that is particular to 2.7.

    I am in the midst of putting the final touches on a post to my blog with a list of plugins and themes and I will now also add a link to this great list.

    Thanks again Noupe!!


  15. ShuShine on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Very Very Nice!

  16. Víctor on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for talking about Portfolio – WPESP Theme.

    • Víctor on February 12th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

      The English version of the tutorial is ready!!

      Thanks Leandra ;)

  17. Detruk on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Great list !

  18. Chris Wallace on January 23rd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for posting Absynthe and Holiday WordPress, I’m honored to have mine on the list.

  19. Edi Susanto on January 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve used Woothemes’s Typbased for 1 month… it’s a great theme. I got it works perfectly.

  20. Skracanie linków on January 24th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks! Viewport is great!

  21. 123freevectors on January 25th, 2009 at 4:31 am

    These are excellent! Very good effort!!

  22. onecss on January 25th, 2009 at 10:54 am


  23. spidro on January 25th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    very nice themes thanks alot for the list

  24. Marcel on January 26th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Hi there,

    a very nice collection with excellent themes,
    thanks a lot

  25. Supermance on January 28th, 2009 at 4:55 am

    im gonna use one of them for my blog :), thx !

  26. on January 28th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you, very good post

  27. Designburger on January 31st, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Really great themes. Thanks. Each webmaster has to modify the theme to make it different from template… Imho )

  28. TS on February 1st, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Great collection, thanks.

  29. Designer on February 2nd, 2009 at 9:02 am

    OMG, u’ll r soooooo generous :)

  30. Designer on February 2nd, 2009 at 9:39 am


  31. Experiencia on February 3rd, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I love Elegant Grunge theme…

  32. Matt on February 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Awesome themes THANKS!

  33. Webmaster Forums on February 9th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Great list!

  34. MD on February 11th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hey this is awesome!

  35. blogsarticle on February 20th, 2009 at 5:34 pm


  36. Bar?? on March 6th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    great list!
    thanks a lot..

  37. Perkant on October 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Thank you, very good post

  38. BTP on December 16th, 2009 at 10:16 am

    thank…. i got one and i try to convert it into blogspot.

    Best Regard

  39. marks and spencer voucher codes on December 18th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    great theme thanks

  40. Jon mathew on December 24th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    i was looking for some good themes. some of the themes from woothemes are really good and i have seen some here.

    Thanks. If there is some free good ones, pls post as well…

  41. Web Creator on February 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    great collection and nice designs

  42. Sosyal Medya on February 28th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Thank you for this old and beautiful themes.

  43. Travis on March 9th, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Great wordpress designs, thanks for sharing.

  44. fareed on March 12th, 2010 at 5:01 am

    good themes these are all

  45. gez on June 4th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    awesome, nice templates

  46. Jimmy on September 14th, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Really like the holiday theme, looks very professional. From a usability point of you looks fine as well. I do have a collection of wordpress themes I am working through, can probably use this for one of the city breaks blog I hope to run.

  47. Albfej on October 17th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I use also wordpress for my Creative Blog. WP is just the best. My web is

  48. Sevda on October 28th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    thanks good themes

  49. anandy on January 17th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    beautiful themes nice collection helps lot of people

  50. naughtyric on January 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    thanks beautiful theme, i like this :)

  51. celax on February 16th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Nice collections! I actually used one of the themes presented here before. Keep up the good work!

  52. Shah on February 17th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    woOh!! best themes always helpful
    well thanks dude!

  53. Amr Diab on April 24th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Testei todos e nenhum funciona corretamente … façam o teste e veja o q acham…se alguem conseguir algo , me fale…flw

  54. zoel on August 5th, 2011 at 6:41 am

    beautiful collection helps lot of me to works and give me some inspiration to make wp themes

  55. Barsha on August 30th, 2011 at 9:28 am

    All theme are very beautiful but my favorite one is Absynthe.

  56. erol on October 17th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    super tema

  57. Edso on January 10th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    CryBook is simple themes but OK>!!

  58. Ricky on July 4th, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Great Collection bro, thanks for sharing with Us :D

  59. Rendra on August 16th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    nice themes… permit to download.. thanks

  60. Fabir on October 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Your blog is been turning one of my favorites.