Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

February 28th, 2013

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…

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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

 Theme Name  Genre  Responsive Localization  Misc.  USP
 Teal  Magazine  Yes  No  Multiple sliders, Custom ads  Pro version also available
 Pyramid  Blog  No  Yes  Nil.  NA
 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
 FloZo  Corporate, Portfolio  No  No  Nil.  NA
 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
 Frank  Blog  Yes  No No JavaScript dependence  Super-fast: Google PageSpeed score of 97 out of 100
 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+.

4 comments for „Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013
  1. Rocky on March 1st, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Nice post Sufyan, Nice theme collection, neat and clean and best part is that they all are free ;)

  2. RAJA CRN on March 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Superb collections of Free WordPress Theme. Because of free WordPress series, I have made my first new WordPress theme. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Elod on April 5th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Great collection. This article provides an overview of the cool WordPress Themes. Very useful for Web Designers.

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