Our goal is to round up the new theme releases for self-hosted WordPress installations monthly. With January being a rather weak month in terms of numbers we decided to accumulate the themes from the first two months. From experience we can assume that now, after the cold months pass developer’s enthusiasm comes back and more themes will be conceived. Generally we can conclude that WordPress theme developers focus on responsive layouts more often than not. Mobile clients have their impact here. In this roundup we have two themes that are based on Twitter’s fantastic framework Bootstrap, Hybrid Core also has its share again. See for yourself…
WordPress Themes: January and February 2013
Note: Demo and Download links for each theme can be reached by clicking on the theme’s screenshot in the gallery below. From inside the gallery you can easily navigate from theme to theme.
WordPress Themes 01/02 2013: Comparison Table
|Teal||Magazine||Yes||No||Multiple sliders, Custom ads||Pro version also available|
|Silver Blue||Blog||Yes||Yes||Requires multiple plugins||Two color schemes|
|Spine||Blog||Yes||Yes||Nil.||Based on Hybrid Core and Zurb Foundation frontend framework|
|Photologger||Photoblog||Yes||No||Microformat support, single column||NA|
|WP StrapSlider Lite||Magazine, Blog||Yes||No||Homepage Carousel||Based on Twitter Bootstrap, Pro version to follow|
|Preference Lite||Corporate||Yes||Yes||Multiple colors||Based on Twitter Bootstrap, Pro version also available|
|Xenon||Photoblog, Portfolio||No||No||Custom color scheme or link colors||NA|
|Yorkshire||Magazine||No||No||Nil||jQuery 3D image slider|
|Zoren||Photoblog, Portfolio, Magazine||Yes||No||Nil||NA|
|Ajaxify||Magazine, Blog||No||No||3 color schemes: black, white and red||AJAX Navigation|
|Underfire||Gaming, Sports||No||No||Nil||jQuery homepage slider|
|Pilgrim||Portfolio||No||No||Custom homepage template||jQuery slider|
|Focused||Blog, Tumblog||Yes||Yes||Supports post formats||NA|
|Sukelius Magazine||Magazine||No||Yes||Multiple widget areas and menus||Based on Hybrid Core framework|
Don’t cry just because you’ve reached the end of this edition of our free themes roundup. We’ll be back next month. Meanwhile, just in case you missed our roundups for 2012, here they are: December, November, October and September. We even did a Best Of 2012.
What do you think of this collection of free WP themes? Did we miss out on any? Have your say in the comments below!
Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and has authored several books. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.