Noupe Editorial Team October 5th, 2008

15 High Quality Premium-Like Free WordPress Themes

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. 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
2. 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
This is a grid based design and layout, built on the popular 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
4. 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, and stumble upon.
  • Demo can be viewed here
  • Download from here
5. 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
6. Modicus Remix
This is a minimalist WordPress Theme based on Upstart Blogger’s Wordpress theme "Modicus ". Thus aptly titled "Modicus Remix".
  • Free
  • Download from here
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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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  1. So many hours were invested in the Guzel magazine and its control panel. Thanks for featuring it..really appreciated. Good luck :)

      1. 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


      2. 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.



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

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


  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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 ;-)

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

    Thanks a lot :)

  15. 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 ;)

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. Hi Thanks a Lot for sharing but theme no. 2 Guzel is not downloading, any body have dump, please give me a download link


  22. the good thing about oil paintings is that they last very long, they can even last for generations ::-

  23. The next time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you could fix if you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  24. do know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you could fix if you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  25. nice list of wp themes…

    i downloaded sum from here…..
    nice work…..

    nice site…..
    i got to clear ma doubts nd confusion here….
    thanks man…..

    i also own a blog nd trying to promote it….
    if you can help me any possible way…
    i’l b grateful to you…..
    :amit pant(

  26. I really like the Guzel and the Simple Balance WordPress Themes…
    Very nice article post too, thanks for sharing :)

  27. I have been changing themes forever on my blog . Right now I’m using thesis which is simple and good for tech blog. I wanted to ask whether the SEO and search engine ranking will be effected if we change a theme?

  28. You should include Hybrid Theme by Justin Tadlock from It is an excellent theme and provides plenty of customization options.

  29. I like simple things and simple design layout and my vote go for Simple Balance theme! Thanks for sharing this really nice themes!

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