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10 FREE Awesome WordPress themes!

Delicate

Delicate is a free professional WordPress theme built on the NattyWP CMS framework.


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


zBench

It is a simple WordPress theme without any plugin needed (support plugin WP-PageNavi, WP Page Numbers, WP-PostViews, wp-utf8-excerpt, Related Posts of Simple Tags, WP-RecentComments), little images, custom-menu, widgets, threaded-comments. For WordPress version 3.0+


Arras

A sophisticated, yet simple and clean WordPress theme for magazine/news blogs. Homepage comes with a featured slideshow and 3 featured post areas with 4 different customisable layouts. Comes with in one, two and three column layouts and 7 different alternate styles. WordPress 3.0-ready with two menu locations, custom post types and custom taxonomies support. Child theme ready with numerous action and filter hooks available for use. Community support available at theme forums.


Minimatica

A stylish and modern minimalist theme with a beautiful image gallery slider and an optional blog view. With support for post formats, audio and video playback, ideal for showcasing photography portfolios or podcasting but also great for your everyday blogging.


EvoLve

EvoLve is a premium WordPress theme with advanced features including lots of options. It features a modern design with up to 14 color variants, fully customizable layout, post excerpts with thumbnails, post boxes, author gravatar support, up to 10 subscribe/social customizable buttons, custom logo, header widgets, recent posts slideshow, footer widgets, custom footer, customizable font styles, custom CSS, ads spaces. The EvoLve theme also comes with custom Menus support and other cool features. Translated in Spanish, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, Russian, Turkish, Norwegian, Slovenian, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese. Tested with WP 3.1 and major browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Chrome.


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 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.


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)


Adventure Journal

Share your adventures with the world! Adventure Journal is a powerful theme that lets you customize a wide variety of features from the comfort of your Dashboard – no coding required. Use your own header and background art, change the layout to one, two or three columns, add a custom stylesheet, set up unique sidebars for pages and posts…. and much more. Professionally maintained by Contexture International.


Suffusion

An elegant, versatile and browser-safe theme with a power-packed set of options. It has 19 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width and flexible-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. WP 3.0


Sliding Door

A unique template featuring sliding images in the header. Uses a Custom Menu and Featured Images to create the sliding images. The theme has a comprehensive support forum at http://mac-host.com/support


LightWord

Simply clever theme with two or three columns, adsense support, fixed-width, widget-ready and threaded comments. Compatible with WordPress 2.9 and above, valid XHTML & CSS + WP3 ready.


Atahualpa

Configure your custom theme: Fixed or flexible width layout, with min/max width, 0 – 4 sidebars, very browser safe (incl. IE6), create custom widget areas, import/export styles (several styles included), color pickers, over 200 options.


Yoko

Yoko is a modern three-column blog theme. A responsive layout optimizes the theme for mobile devices like tablet pcs and smartphones (the layout switches to a two- or one-column layout depending on the screen size the theme is viewed on). To make your blog post more flexible you can use different kinds of post formats such as gallery, image, video, aside, link or quotes. To customize the theme you can choose your own background, link color, logo and header image. Yoko also comes with a custom social links widget and shortcodes for text columns, info boxes and highlighted text.


Easel

A theme with many different roles and capabilities, a framework-like theme for more components to be added with it, includes a base theme design that is easily cleared for child themes, with post type addons, 2column and 3column layouts and different visual schemes. Easel also handles custom post type rewrite rules for archives and feeds automatically without any additional plugin.