Feb 28 2013

Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 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 ResponsiveLocalization 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 NoHomepage CarouselBased 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, PortfolioNo No Custom color scheme or link colorsNA
 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 NoNo Custom homepage template jQuery slider
 Frank Blog Yes NoNo 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!


About the Author

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+.


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Comments and Discussions
  • Rocky, 01 March 2013

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

  • RAJA CRN, 15 March 2013

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

  • Elod, 05 April 2013

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

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