Many bloggers are on a limited budget, so we’ve created this list of some of the best themes available for the WordPress platform. We’ll be expanding it over time, but also removing themes as new ones arrive that pack a lot more features into the themes.
We’ve included themes that can be used for a variety of purposes or excel in a particular niche, for example: photography, writing, video, etc. Please leave suggestions for additional themes to be added to this list.
Profile is a light, minimalistic theme that is intended to make it easy to showcase your talents online. It isn’t necessarily a blog theme, but makes it easy to showcase yourself online.
Sugar Cane is a free, two-column WordPress child theme for the Thematic framework by Ian Stewart. The theme includes support for large images, so it is ideal for photographers.
Glassical is a glossy, two-column, widget-ready theme that is compatible with the latest version of WordPress and supports all the modern features of WordPress.
This theme is two columns, featuring a unique look and set of features. It is ideal for a wide range of bloggers, especially those who feature images in their content.
Acamas will help you bring clarity, elegance, and power to your blog design. The theme is powered by Thematic, a powerful theme framework. Changing the look and customizing the theme is easy with the set of options built into the theme.
Traction features a clean look with built-in thumbnail support, a featured post slider, and a robust theme options panel. Additional features can be found within the premium ($48) version of the theme.
Selecta is a professional theme with two columns and six color schemes included. It is ideal for video bloggers and those who want to make an impact online. Check out the theme demo to experience the theme.
This theme features great typography and structure, and doesn’t contain any unnecessary, fancy elements. The reader’s focus will be drawn to your great content. Seven different color schemes are included and the theme can be translated easily.
This is a free theme that features a minimalistic, modern design, plenty of customization options, widget-ready sidebars, plus the Photoshop files for editing the theme. A great user experience plus flexibility is what this theme excels at.
FolioGrid is a free portfolio theme designed for WordPress users who don’t have the budget to purchase a more complete portfolio template. The theme includes beautiful jQuery transitions, comments avatars, plus automatically resizing thumbnails.
Last Updated: March 25, 2010