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15 Awesome Free WordPress Themes

Adventure

Inspired by a certain GPS Manufacture, I designed this theme to feel like you’re looking through a window out into the wilderness. Version 1.4.6 Added some code for browsers that support it to perfectly stretch the background image. I still recommend that you have a 1920by1080 image for browsers that don’t support it. Version 1.4.3 Fixed IE6 stretch images errors. Version 1.4.3 Fixed 404 error page issues, I have done the best I can with the menu bar on IE 6 browser. Version 1.4.2 fixes an issue when you have to many links in the bottom bar where the link would disappear entirely if you had to many. Now the slogan goes first, then the title, and finally the links one by one.

Platform

Platform is an drag-and-drop theme-design framework for WordPress and HTML5. It will help you do amazing things with your site, faster & easier than ever before. Designed and developed by PageLines in California. Twitter @pagelines

iFeature

iFeature: A Free WordPress Theme designed by CyberChimps.com in Long Beach, California. iFeature offers customizable theme options, an aesthetically pleasing design, the iFeature slider, dynamic header for custom logo, social icons, social sharing, contact section, widgetized sidebar and footer, typography including Google Fonts, and multiple template choices. Twitter @cyberchimps. (Upgrade to iFeature Pro)

Portfolio Press

Portfolio Press an excellent theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is included for uploading logos and and changing the layout. For a video screencast showing how to set up the portfolio, visit http://wptheming.com/portfolio-theme.

Greener Side

Smell the fresh cut grass and feel the butterflies flutter past your face… It’s summer year round with this eye-catching fixed width two-column design . With randomly cycled date graphics, custom menu, and unique page number navigation this is the perfect balance between an awesome design and clutter free content.

Typo-o-graphy

Minimalistic two-columns, fixed-width, seo optimized theme for WordPress. Compatible with WordPress 3.0 features, valid XHTML & CSS, custom widgets(Twitter, Flickr, About us). Recommand installing "Contact Form 7".

Showcase

Showcase is a theme designed and built to make building a portfolio easy for graphic designers, web developers, and others with commercial or artistic work to display.

Graphene

The Graphene theme for WordPress is a stylish, neat, and tight WordPress theme supporting configurable columns layout options and 4 widget areas, with the ability to determine the number of columns to display in the footer widget area. It includes a buckload of action hooks for greater customisability through child theme, and a jQuery slider for your featured posts. It has built-in Twitter widget, allows for customisable colours, header and background through the WordPress admin, built-in AdSense placement and social sharing buttons, supports custom menu with drop-down navigation, and threaded comments of up to 10 levels deep! You can hide post parameters, show post author’s gravatar, use different widgets for the front page than the rest of the website, and specify font styles for header and content texts. The codes are written so that you can easily override or add functionality to the theme by using your own child theme without altering the parent theme’s code. Seriously, there’s too many features for this theme to describe them all here! This theme has been tested and confirmed compatible with IE7 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. The theme currently has been translated into 20 languages, and fully supports right-to-left languages. See the theme’s changelog.

Fiver

Custom 21st Century HTML5 and CSS 3 theme with no images!

MT white

Two-columns, fixed-width, seo optimized theme for WordPress. Compatible with WordPress 3.1 features, valid XHTML & CSS, custom widgets(Twitter, Flickr, About us, User profiles). Recommand installing „Contact Form 7”.

Neuro

Neuro: A Free WordPress Theme designed by CyberChimps.com in Long Beach, California. Neuro is a clean easily customizable HTML5 design, featuring customizable theme options, the Neuro slider, dynamic header for custom logo, social icons, social sharing, contact section, widgetized sidebar and footer, typography including Google Fonts, and multiple template choices. Twitter @cyberchimps. (Upgrade to Neuro Pro)

Business lite

Business lite: A Free WordPress Theme designed by CyberChimps.com featuring customizable theme options, a clean and professional design, a feature slider, dynamic header for custom logo, social icons, widgetized sidebar and footer, typography including Google Fonts, and multiple template choices.

Rbox

A very neat and clean black and white business theme. The theme supports widgets. And features theme-options, threaded-comments and multi-level dropdown menu. A simple and neat typography.

Propress

Theme for wordpress 3.1 based on the phpBB3 theme ProSilver.

Chip Life

Chip Life (CL) theme for WordPress is stylish, clean, adsense-ready, lightweight, and adaptable. Customize it with a custom menu, header image, and background. Chip Life supports two widgetized areas in the sidebar and featured images (thumbnails for posts). Check CL Official Page in case you need directions.