Themes

15 High Quality Premium-Like Free WordPress Themes

October 5th, 2008

Everyday we see many beautiful WordPress themes, many are good and only a little are just one of a kind. The choice is big enough, but the search is worth it. Today we present only 15 Free Premium-like WordPress Themes that are truly impressive and you might be willing to use for your next project, which have been released over the last few months.

1. Agregado Lifestream


A free professional WordPress-theme created by Darren Hoyt and Matt Dawson. The theme features a built-in lifestream module and contact form with custom control panel options. Features include: Lifestream module with carousel, Custom archives page, Animated js dropdown menus, Built-in drop caps for lead paragraphs and much more…

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

2. Guzel


This is a 2-column layout with a nice header at the top displaying the latest posts and comments there. Features include: integration with Flickr account, inbuilt RSS and other social bookmarks like Digg, del.icio.us and stumble upon.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

3. Simple Balance 2.0


Simple Balance 2.0 – a free, simple WordPress theme with enough options to make it “premium-like”. This amazing theme offers many options to adjust through the theme’s Control Panel. This is a Widget-ready, customize banners setting and more…

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

4. Infinity

Free WordPress theme- Premium like theme


The theme has 3 fixed columns, Thumbnail covers style, Flickr, Delicious and Twitter integration as well as an attractive visual design. The theme was designed by Zhang Yichi, the creative mind behind Vikiworks Studio from Shanghai, China.

  • Free and without any restrictions
  • Download from here

5. Outdoorsy


If you are looking for a unique theme that is quite graphics heavy then this one is for you. The background images are chosen carfully to give that paper look look and feel, so backgrounds are vital for the uniqueness of the theme. The theme is fully widgetized and easy to install.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

6. SCRUFFY


This is a grid based design and layout, built on the popular 960.gs css framework. Features include: Widgetized sidebar with styling for all default WordPress widgets, theme options page for inserting and position a logo. Page Templates include Archives and Sitemap.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

7. SubtlyMade


This is a 2-column layout with a nice header at the top displaying the latest posts and comments there. Features include: integration with Flickr account, inbuilt RSS and other social bookmarks like Digg, del.icio.us and stumble upon.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

8. WP Coda


Created by modifying several already-existing code snippets and implemented it to a nice layout to mimic the functionality of the Coda website. Every aspect of the Coda website was duplicated and this theme works in every major browser. Code snippets used are: Coda Slider Effect, Coda Popup Bubbles, FancyBox and CSS Image PreLoader.

  • Free and without any restrictions
  • Download from here

9. True Elegance


True Elegance is a 3-column wordpress theme with fully widgetized sidebars. The theme also features recent activity in a visually appealing panel on top which can be controlled via AdminCP. With a clean, well commented code.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

10. Massivepress


An impressive theme created by WP Elements. Massivepress is 3-column widget enabled WordPress theme featuring a thumbnail based posting style which gives you the ability to get more content in front of your users in a way that is clean and organized. Features include: Featured Articles, 3 unique sidbars that can be configured individually including the “Index Sidebar”, “Post Sidebar” and “Page Sidebar”.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

11. Purple Fever


A fresh 2-column styled premium WordPress theme that is now FREE. Features includes: Widget Ready, Monetization Optimized through google adsense or affiliate revenue, featured post at the top, tabbed interface at the right column, highlighted posts and more.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

12. Modicus Remix


This is a minimalist WordPress Theme based on Upstart Blogger’s WordPress theme “Modicus “. Thus aptly titled “Modicus Remix”. This is a 2-column layout design and if you want to use the 3-
column layout you should try the original one.

  • Free
  • Download from here

13. Crybook


CryBook is a 3 Column simple theme base on Facebook. Featured include: 2 widget-ready sidebar, live theme swistcher and Custom Admin Panel. It’s compatible with up to WordPress 2.6.2 and has been tested with in Firefox3, Internet Explorer 6 & 7, Opera, and Safari.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

14. WP NewsMag


This is a Hybrid blog/portfolio/photo/magazine style theme. Features includes: Widgeti ready with five custom sidebars, 5 different front page category loops, Slider function for bottombar and featured articles, Three level CSS/JS dropdown menu and Utilization of Custom Fields for neat image display on the front page.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

15. Simply Ornate


“Simply Ornate” ia a free theme that focuses on typography and patterns and comes in 5 flavours. Features include: a prototype-based tab effect to browse latest posts, comments and tags. The front page is set up to show excerpts of your 4 latest posts, and also includes a mini-nav in the upper right side to allow for page navigating.

  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here

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Danh ba web 2.0
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Wonderful list ! Thanks you very much

Website Design
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

Infinity template is top notch… liking the transparencies

Eric
Guest
Eric
6 years 2 months ago

Hello all,

Where should I load the zipfile of the theme I want to display on my site and where/how do I link it?

Thank you

Eric

Deepak
Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Hey Eric, You just got to upload the root folder of the theme you want to use into the /wordpress_root/wp-content/themes/ folder.
Then just login to your wordpress admin and activate the theme by going to the themes menu on the left of the menu side bar.

Hope it helps.

Thanks

Deepak

Darren Hoyt
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the mention of Agregado, and a belated ‘great job’ on the Noupe.com redesign. I do so much reading via RSS readers, I always neglect to notice design changes.

ilunla
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

thank for great themes. :D

insic
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

wow! this themes rocks. i love it.

Pavan Kumar
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

The magazine theme really looks great, but they need much more work out behind the screens… Apart from that , I liked Massive Press

Stumbled

Ahmad
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

So many hours were invested in the Guzel magazine and its control panel. Thanks for featuring it..really appreciated. Good luck :)

ilyas TEKER
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Great!

thanks for sharing :)

MaNshY
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

thanx, I like Guzel.
I saw it before but i like it any way :D

Greetings

slee
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

The themese look very nice but i wonder how they are for the user when trying to use them on a site?

What i have found is that many themes look very nice but when a user who is not totally web savvy tries to use them they are very hard for them to use.

Nathan Beck
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Yeh they are great themes. It’s funny to look back at the tremendously boring stock themes you could only pick up a few years ago. But with WordPress’ master success, everyone and his dog is out making themes!

freshness
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

the first one is impressive. nice job!

Patricia Skinner
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Truly lovely designs. I need to start a new blog just to use one! lol

Fat Man
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

These are truly some great themes and I have seen many more that people are selling that can’t even touch these.

You can easily surmise that the designers enjoyed the creation of these themes by the artistic depth that was utilized.

I plan on making more sites in the future and I will be using at least one of these themes if not more.

letrodectus
Guest
letrodectus
7 years 10 months ago

so many great themes! thanks for sharing

Brandon Cox | eGrace Creative
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Awesome list. The problem is not being able to manage enough sites to use them all!!

Matt Chandler
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

what a great list of themes. Please keep this type of information up. I really like it.

Joe
Guest
Joe
7 years 10 months ago

You really think these are good enough to be considered premium? Wow.

Bill
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Awesome list, I just posted up a new free WordPress theme here:

http://www.thekingcart.com/2008/10/02/crafty-cart-free-wordpress-ecommerce-plugin-theme/

Bajun
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Great themes! Thanks for sharing!

Blograzy
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Brilliant. I have never seen these templates even after a lot of searching one for my own. Mine is chosen now thanks. :)

Beecher Bowers
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Great list of themes. Thanks!

Alex (Blogsessive)
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thanks for listing Blogsessive’s theme, Simple Balance 2.0, along with such wonderful WP themes.

Jane
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

I’ve been looking for a great template for my blog, I think the NewsMag is going to be it! Thank you so much for a very useful article!

boogiesbc
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

saved us all some time and cash with this list. thanks.

Alex
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the awesome post. Congrats for getting on the top of Digg.

Oh and BTW you have just helped me find the next theme for my blog. Many thanks.

Arjen
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Great list of beautiful themes! Thanks for sharing!

veresh
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Nice collection .. guzel is my favorite.

loveprone
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

A good collection of WordPress themes.

The INFINITY one seems to have some coding error related to FLICKR integration.

Thank you for sorting these good themes.

enjoy :)

EmmaB
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

I really like All these themes, especially SubtlyMade, True Elegance and Coda. I am currently using MassivePress for one of my blogs and it works great

Skracanie linków
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Not bad but “hight quality premium” is an exaggeration.

I AM ACTIVER
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

o nice ones, dear. they all look beautifull and popular..

i loved to comipile them .. they are all in my list toooo ..

Honour Chick
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

wow, excellent collection

jim callender
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

very nice collection, bookmarked – may come in useful one day!

DKumar M.
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

I saw them around here and there, But it nice to keep a list on one place.

Nice Assembling.

blogsarticle
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

It’s nice I like it!

Gis
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thaaaaaaanks for a wonderful post sweetie :D I think I’ll shae the link to it with my readers!
Huuuugs!

Zhu
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

See, one thing I really appreciate in your blog, is that when you post series like this one, I don’t have the “seen before” feeling.

Love ya for that! :-)

I’m always interested in new themes (inspiration and just curiosity!) and I am going to check out the demo of half of the ones your posted.

By the way, have you heard of the Option Theme? It’s the free theme I used, by Justin Tadlock. I love it ;-)

Susan
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Wow, there are quite a few on here that I haven’t seen before.

Ricardo
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

great themes tnks

Armen
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

To be honest, a lot of these are actually better than many of the ‘premium’ themes on offer.

Nice collection!

CRF Design
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

This is an awesome collection! Thanks!

Christopher Ross
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Simple Balance 2.0 is one of my favorite WordPress themes, but that said your whole list is great.

BLQ Blogger
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

What a beautiful collection, thanks a lot :)

Amit
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Wow that is really an awesome collection. I personally love Outdoorsy and Simple Balance theme from the list.

Thanks a lot :)

Rhett Soveran
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Prior to seeing this post, I thought I knew about all the great themes out there. But I haven’t seen at least half of these themes before. Thanks for enlightening me and reminding me that I don’t always know everything ;)

whlooi
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thanks for putting this wonderful list! I like most of them. ^3^

NaldzGraphics
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

great list.thanks for sharing

zoel
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

wow! amazing!

Jetrois
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

this is the best man!

rozy
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

i like infinity theme

Sakib
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

awesome list. I like it.

Muhibbullah shiddique
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thank you for putting susch kind of beautiful theam.observing all I think you are really an wise person

only free
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

I knew this blog from my friend. thanks for sharing. I have been many idea for next my theme

pisake
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

really great collection ! thanks

web
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Nice find! The Massive Press one looks kinda cool. in my opinion ,the Crybook will be perfect for a FB related site but not for other niches.

Nalivaeff
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Big Thanks! I’m find cool theme here!

Kris
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Very nice list :)
These are some very attractive free themes.

Bolsa de empleo freelance
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Thank’s mate, this is just perfect to change a bit the look of my blog!.

Anggi
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

amazing themes, i will try it some for our site

Icon
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Wow, great collection! I should try one to refresh my blog.
Thanks.

aman
Guest
7 years 10 months ago

Hi
5. Outdoorsy theme is looking so beautiful .I want to use this theme in my free wordpress blog “arunword.wordpress.com”. Is it posible that you include in wordpress free template list.

film izle
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

wandurfullll

highblood
Guest
highblood
7 years 9 months ago

i might use one of these! thanks for sharing!

blogngeblog
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Thanks for all this template

Salih BiLGiN
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Thank you very much. Wonderfuls themes.

revenue
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

wow Wonderful design, thx for sharing this :)

Scott Wood
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Awesome list.. i especially like number 2 for what im hoping to use it for! :-)

Ann
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

I love the WP Coda. It’s one of the more sophisticated themes Ive seen. For those of you who like the wpcoda, also consider the wordpress slider theme its very nice with sliding header.

Mark Russell
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Love these designs, I particulary like the creation by infinity! An incredible list :-)

DMoghi
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Awesome themes! Thanks for sharing!

HIROYA
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

I love your post and your weblog. thank you so much!!

vishal
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Great work!
Thanks for sharing

thinkflick
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

Great Collection of wordpress themes. It will help me to improve my wordpress blog

Dr Bikash
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

This is an awesome list.
Actually I tried a few of them earlier.
But the problem is it takes a lot of work and I can never get enough sites to apply them.
I think I need a theme spinner now.
Well done and keep it up.
Dr Bikash

Budget Web Company
Guest
6 years 10 months ago

Some of these designs are really nice. Thanks for puting them out there!

Arbi
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

wow..they are very nice T…..thank….

destination wedd
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Cool templates, Thanks!
Especially I liked Outdoorsy!
Very vivid and live!

Travis
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Great list of themes.

Thanks!

aang
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

nice theme. thank u.

tips
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the template. After long hours of searching for the right template for my blog, I have finally found the best one.

Again, thank you!
:)

Pritush
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

nice list thanks,

dewapelangi
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

good template that needs to be applied. thank you very much boss

My-Geek
Guest
My-Geek
6 years 7 months ago

Not a good collection , i should say .
I have seen 100 times better designs that too for free

tuti
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

you have very very nice site. thanx god i found this site.

shahid
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

Great list of beautiful themes! Thanks for sharing!

sbuster
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Exelente themes!!

Rahmad Yudian Pratinta
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT WORDPRESS THEME, THANK YOU

weeeeeeeeeeeee
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Superb themes, Thanks

gerard
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

great looking templates thanks for sharing have just started blogging every little bit helps thank you

Icon collections
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

really a great post here. all is very very attractive. Thanks to share this meaningful post.

Marshall
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Infinity!
This theme is simply amazing.

Muhammad Azhar
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

all themes are good thnx for sharing

Shikeb Ali
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Nice deserved to be tested … and to be shared with others. Re-tweeting it @shikeb.

Alan
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

really amazing themes…loved it

Kirsten
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

very nice post….enjoyed watching it

cooledit
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

thx 4 sharing! I like a Simple Balance 2.0.

All Downloadable Flash Resources
Guest

Nice summary, add to favorite, thanks.

rinu rhadi
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

nice collection, i love it

kalaxweb
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

great colections..!!
thanx alot

rio
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing,,
it is beautifull template

Sagive
Guest
6 years 2 months ago

love it, took 3 templates (gona covert to hebrew)
thanks a lot friend :)

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