83 Beautiful WordPress Themes You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

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Sometimes it’s just like searching for a needle in a haystack: if you’ve ever googled for free and quality WordPress Themes, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Most designers love to create WordPress themes, so they can demonstrate the quality of their work and add some fresh works to their portfolios.

However, most WordPress themes are either used too often (Kubrick theme, now K21, is definitely overused) or just have nothing to offer – particularly, if you are looking for a free, impressive and professional design. However, sometimes search is worth it. In the gallery below you’ll find 83 free WordPress Themes you probably haven’t seen yet. All themes offer quality, elegance and a user-friendly interface. … and please take a look at Dr. Web’s free WordPress Theme ModernOak2. Links checked: July/3rd 2008.

1. Redoable 1.03

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2. Iceburgg5

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3. Soxnest link

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4. Gridlock7

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5. Fresh Theme9

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6. Deep Red Theme11

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7. Time Manager13

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8. Fluid Solution

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9. Intra Blog15

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11. Wave link

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13. Hemingway17

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14. Hemingway for WordPress19

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15. Hemingway Reloaded21

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18. Rounded Blue V223

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19. Freshy 1.025

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20. Fresh 1.027 [ WP 2.0]

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21. I feel dirty29

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22. Neo Sapien31

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23. gone

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25. Kiss Theme33

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26. Organique35

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27. Theme Leia37

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28. Sirius39

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29. Pink-Kupy 1.041

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30. Free FU43

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31. GR45

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32. Bastard Theme

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33. Beast-Blog v.2.047

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34. Foliage49, Foliage Mod50

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35. Peaceful Rush52

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36. Digg 3 Columns54

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37. Contaminated

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38. Greenery56

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39. Mollio58

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40. (Not so) Fresh60

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41. Aalglatt V1.0

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42. Blue Moon 1.062

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43. Light 1.064

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44. Fall Season66

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45. Mental Disorder68

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46. Orange Sky70

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47. gone

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49. TerraFirma72

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50. Brajeshwar v 7.074

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51. Quadruple Blue76

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52. Subtle

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53. Dream On78

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54. Glossy Blue80

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55. Unwakeable 1.282

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56. The Hobbit

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57. Shantia84

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58. Indigo

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59. Andharra86

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60. Spreeksel88

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61. 2813

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62. Stripes Theme90

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63. Js Theme92

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64. Wonderwall Daily Misery94

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65. gone

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67. Minima Plus96

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68. Alternate 098

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69. Squible100

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70. gone

71. Balance102

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72. 5thirtyone v2104

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73. Japanese Cherry Blossom106

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74. BloxPress (AJAXified + Prototype + Scriptalicious)

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76. Bosco108

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77. Darlanas110

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78. Seo Adsense WordPress Theme

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79. Nonzero112

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80. So Suechtig114

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81. Blue Zinfandel WordPress Theme116

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82. Frequency118

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83. Vertigo Enhanced120

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84. Lunarpages Green122

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  1. 1

    Hey, I always read you entries and really like this blog. Just came here and saw you added my WordPress theme to that list (80), funny :-)

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  2. 2

    I just released my own theme at my blog, and those free wordpress themes make me cry -_-
    I want to make a new one now!
    Thanks for that list :)

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  3. 3

    Nice collection. Too bad I just switched to Mephisto.

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  4. 4

    Had already grabbed the first one as a placeholder for my site, while I learn how to work with CSS myself.

    Love your site, thanks for all the great information you put here.

    Luisa.

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  5. 5

    Very good looking themes. I hope my Blog http://www.whitesquid.com could be nominated under this category. :)

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  6. 6

    WordPress themes are overly complicated :( I’ve done a series of “wordpress themes for beginners” themes! (ie none of that unnecessary coding!)

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  7. 7

    I’m constantly amazed at the great stuff you feature on this site. This is a fantastic list. I always dread digging through the WP themes to find one I like, and here you’ve done all the work for me. :)

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  8. 8

    Thanks for the list! I use a few of them currently, but most of them I’d never seen. I’m going to search the rest of your site now.

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  9. 9

    This is an awesome list. I usually use the wordpress theme viewer online but have never seen most of these… I love wordpress for its simplicity and its numerous abilities… I just gotta stop using it on every singe site I put online! Haha!

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  10. 10

    FYI: For items 68 and 69, the href address is pointing to the address that 67 is referring to (Minima Plus). The preview links for each are correct though. Thanks for compiling this list, it’s very useful.

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  11. 11

    wow! I love your lists / collections. Keep on ;-)

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  12. 12

    Is that Soxnest (redsox) theme downloadable? I couldn’t find a link to it anywhere. They mention their themes are downloadable at http://www.devlounge.net/extras, but Soxnest isn’t listed. Anyone know where to find it?

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  13. 13

    Well it’s a list thats not just useful for WordPress users, but also for people who are looking for inspiration.

    Nice job!

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  14. 14

    Can these be used for blogs housed at WordPress.com or just if you are using the WordPress software on your own site?

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  15. 15

    Can I recommend Mandigo (at ) for the next iteration of this list?

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  16. 16

    Well this can’t be a coincidence…

    http://www.drweb.de/weblog/weblog/?p=767

    More than a slight resemblance here – but kudos for finding 3 on your own!

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  17. 17

    AWESOME stuff mate!!! beautiful stuff here :D

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  18. 18

    Wow these are beautiful. I have a wordpress blog but don’t use it much since Javascipt cannot be incorporated in it-but I’ll consider using one of these Thanks!

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  19. 19

    Awsome list! :)

    Keep up the good work.

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  20. 20

    Wow… Wonderful article. The title perfectly fit. All of them are really rare… I am going to use at least five of them for my blog…

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  21. 21

    There are some great one’s here. I’ve been looking at themes for another site and I think I’ve found the perfect one here. Thanks for this post.

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  22. 22

    Très bons goûts dans les chois de ces thèmes..j’en avais déjà installé une bonne partie mais certains vraiment intérrésants méritent une petite mise à jour..Good job !

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  23. 23

    Thanks for including Iceburgg and Soxnest, but Soxnest is not a public theme. It was a theme designed for personal use that was than sold off to a new owner.

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  24. 24

    one of the best write-ups. thanks!!

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  25. 25

    thats nice! but, i could not glance at all of them… also, it would be better if we can have some options to obtain wordpress templates easily that we can change them by manually easily i meant…

    have fun :Pp

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  26. 26

    You should take the Organique theme off the list – it doesn’t seem to be accessible at all.

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  27. 27

    Thanks for this, I’ll definately come here when looking for wordpress themes

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  28. 28

    thanks for the piece. i’m one of the “free WP theme hunters”, hahaha

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  29. 29

    “… Haven’t Seen…”
    Not anymore, digg was here :)

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  30. 30

    very nice!

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  31. 31

    I can’t seem to find where to download the SoxNest theme, could you perhaps edit it to where I can download it at? Thanks so much for this list as well.

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  32. 32

    Wow hot topic!
    Thanks so much
    x x
    o
    I feel as if I’ve been smashed by a two-ton heavy thing —queensryche ;)

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  33. 33

    Using an overly popular WordPress theme is a sure-fire way to have your blog to fall into obscurity. These are all very impressive and I hope they encourage new users to tweak their blog designs now they see what is possible.

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  34. 34

    I just finished uploading my modified version of fjords and my friend shows me this! I’m not sure if I’m happy to see all these beautiful themes or really upset?! Regardless your magazine here is great, thank you for all the great resources.

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  35. 35

    Another beauty and free wpTheme ^^
    storelicious.com/?p=14

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  36. 36

    Las plantillas lo diseñso todo es muy bueno aqui realmente muchas gracias por dar cosas de primera ;)

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  37. 37

    Big Tnx!… ;)

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  38. 38

    Never thought about changing my current theme – but when I saw this! I could not but select something new :)

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  39. 39

    Thx, very useful!

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  40. 40

    Yeah, unwakeable is basically a cheap imitation of unsleepable. Get it right.

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  41. 41

    Hey guyz , nice work .
    Actually , i have individually visited each of these sites , but never thought of putting them at one place .

    Good Job .

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  42. 42

    Why not just link to 80 WordPress Themes by Dr Web Weblog, instead of copy/pasting that post here?

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  43. 43

    @Jordan: Because both websites are run by the same folks… DrWeb’s for german language people, SmashingMagazine is international.

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  44. 44

    I agree these are beautiful themes. I hope these compatible with WordPress 2.1

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  45. 45

    good themplates but i am searching soccer themes. if you have soccer themes please contact me akdenizliaslan at hotmail.com

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  46. 46

    Seriously, thank you for contributing this. It’s so frustrating sorting through the numerous half baked templates when your looking for something that feels just right.

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  47. 47

    wow… this is great wordpress theme lists !

    Amazing !

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    Brandon Hopkins

    March 1, 2007 1:44 pm

    Using one of these at my site! Thanks!

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  49. 49

    one word: Wow!
    bookmarked this

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  50. 50

    WOW thanks for this great list. I also released a new theme called ColourFull Wall. Maybe you could have a look at it :) It’s a black minimalist theme, highly customisable, lightning fast,easy to deploy and use while supporting the vast majority of plugins out there.
    You can view the live demo version here.

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  51. 51

    didats: YES, you`re the owner of that theme Umalas. im joining you to say it to the world. let them shame for what they done.

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  52. 52

    Woow, great list. I take the first one in the list. But, before that, i download all that interest me and try it at localhost. But, i like Redoable. Many thanks!

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  53. 53

    Awsome list:)

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  54. 54

    What do you think about my theme? Thanks…

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    Abdullah Ibrahim

    March 22, 2007 1:23 pm

    Yet another sweet post from Smashing Magazine. All are awesome. I really loved them.

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  56. 56

    I would like to know if this templates can be used for free. I´ve got a blog in WordPress and I would like to change the current template for one of this. How can I change it? Or these templates are only for looking them.

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  57. 57

    i use one of them, and it is look good

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  58. 58

    templates are perfect thanks for everything

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  59. 59

    good collection…

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  60. 60

    Hi. My name is Hamed.
    I spent a lot of times to find a nice theme for wordpress, but i’m so tired now!

    Good lock

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  61. 61

    Hi!
    The XV doesn’t work in my WP!
    I’ve uploaded it correctly but WP doesn’t recognize the style.css

    :-(

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  62. 62

    We use your Themas to Our Blog Site
    Thanks alot

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  63. 63

    Hey there,

    Just a heads up – the 3rd one featured, Soxnest – the URL is actually http://www.soxnest.com not the one you have working.

    Bryan

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 23, 2007 2:35 pm

    bryan le: link no.3 is the right one. this is the theme we want to show.

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  65. 65

    Hi, I’ve been looking around for the english version of the “GreenDog” theme.
    Thank you.

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  66. 66

    TQ for the great compilation. I will use one of the theme in my blog….

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  67. 67

    Nice collection. Thank you for wour work. We usind theme number 40,… not so fresh,… but looking for some new stuff. I think we discovered the right to collection to find.

    Thank you
    Abazza

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  68. 68

    woww thanks soo much, that’s nice themes..

    GnC,

    i using black.

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  69. 69

    Great list.

    Now I don’t have to manually do it myself. I have been looking for a page like this for some time now. :)

    Thank you.

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  70. 70

    Hey this is a really cool article and i am going to pass it on to the rest of my friends. Thank you for your research and time to put this neat resource together. –Clau

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  71. 71

    thanks. my new blog using Sirius .

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  72. 72

    Thanks a million!
    great themes, wish I found you before ;)

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  73. 73

    Very good overview of some of the better themes out there!

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  74. 74

    what a nice compilation…great job

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  75. 75

    I would like to know how could I get in contact with your compnay. I see some items that I would like to use to create a web page, but I need to know what I can and can not use. I also want to know if there is a template available for purchase on the design that you choose. is there a phone number that I can use to speak to a customer service rep?

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  76. 76

    Im running number 79 on another site I have. Too funny! Some of these are great. Im probably looking at this a little late as I have seen many of these around but then again I am always looking out for new styles.Thanks for the list.

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  77. 77

    Great collection of sophisticated themes. In case someone is looking for something simpler but easier to customize, you might want to have a look at a template I just completed. Again, it’s not a visual stunner, but if simple design and easy customization are what you are looking for, you’re invited to check it out.

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  78. 78

    Wow, that’s quite a list!

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  79. 79

    Very nice themes! I’m using one of them that is on your list (highly modified though ;) ) – Glossy Blue.

    Taking a look at these, I may just add another one..

    -Eric

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    Michael Krotchie

    June 7, 2007 5:00 am

    Great post, thanks for all of the choices!

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  81. 81

    many thanks for themes!

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  82. 82

    Many thanks for your great liste, I found THE one ;)

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  83. 83

    Very nice collection of themes… As always, my favorites are those light ones with 3 columns… :)

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  84. 84

    Great Collection :)

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  85. 85

    Great list!

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  86. 86

    Thanks for the great list. I’ve been looking for a theme over at the official wordpress themes site but it’s a pain to navigate it. And your right on the money, I haven’t seen 90%+ of these themes before. Thanks!

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  87. 87

    Wow these are beautiful. I have a wordpress blog but don’t use it much since Javascipt cannot be incorporated in it-but I’ll consider using one of these Thanks!

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  88. 88

    nice and comprehensive compilation. good job bro

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    i see this site it’ s realy nice site

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  90. 90

    Good themes. Thanks!

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    lorenzo piccinini

    June 18, 2007 12:55 am

    These are the best wordpress themes out there! I use a lot of them to take inspiration to create new theme, thanks a lot for the links!

    lorenzo piccinini

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  92. 92

    Instead of going to wordpress.org and searching for the required ones from thousands of wordpress themes is very time consuming. I think this would form a good comprehensive list of quality themes to look on .

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  93. 93

    i loved all of this. thanks for sharing

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  94. 94

    There’s some nice themes here. But most of them are not very usable or not so good readable to use them.

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  95. 95

    Wow, what a collection of themes, some of the themes i have never seen before.

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  96. 96

    Great selection of themes. Just need to work out which one to use now!

    Thanks for the comprehensive list

    Chris

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  97. 97

    Thank you for the great stuff!
    -Nish

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  98. 98

    very good templates

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  99. 99

    Very good collection. Thank you try. Respect

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  100. 100

    Wonderful article. The title perfectly fit. All of them are really rare!

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  101. 101

    Thanks for this, I’ll definately come here when looking for wordpress themes.

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  102. 102

    There is some nice themes there, its the best collection I have seen so far.

    Thanks

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  103. 103

    good themes, thank you :)

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  104. 104

    usualy i use my siite with joomla but after see this i will change my blog to the wordpress hehehe thank u bro

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  105. 105

    starting to feel like web2.0 design has reached/surpassed its peak point of supply and demand. just seems like every design lacks originality.

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  106. 106

    Great article! I liked to you

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  107. 107

    This is the coolest selection I’ve seen. Thanks alot! for sharing these. Beautiful.

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  108. 108

    great theme list, thanks for themes

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  109. 109

    Some of these themes are really beautiful.

    You always give out great lists, thanks!

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  110. 110

    The Wolf Approves This Blog. Congratulations.

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  111. 111

    Really nice kist of themes

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  112. 112

    That was nice from you! :)
    Thanks a lot! I was looking for themes a long time, but only here I’ve founded what I needed.
    Respect! ;)

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  113. 113

    I love those themes. I have used some of them.

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  114. 114

    I loved all of this. Thanks for sharing

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  115. 115

    Wow. Those are just great. I’m starting building some themes myself

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  116. 116

    This is really a fantastic list with a lot of great stuff, congratulations for all your work, its always an example :)

    Greetings!
    May

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  117. 117

    Thank You so much for the template. I’m workin’ on it. Hopefully you can add more template. :-)

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  118. 118

    Thank you very much for these themes all in one place. I was looking for some new themes. This is great.

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    Koen van der Zanden

    August 11, 2007 10:16 am

    Thnx nice list!
    I use one on my blog now!!!

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  120. 120

    Wow, that’s quite a list! Great post, thanks for all of the choices!Very nice themes!

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  121. 121

    Wow! What a huge collections. Thanks a billions boss.

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  122. 122

    thanks for nice templates. I’m working on it

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  123. 123

    Great templates. I finally found some templates do not look like a blog templates :)

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  124. 124

    Very nice themes, glad i found them ! I use some of them on my blogs ! Thanks a lot !

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  125. 125

    Thanks for your compilation. I didn´t like the idea of surfing through hundreds of themes, and here I founded what I need.
    I´m going to use Leia for my new blog.

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  126. 126

    Amongst these 83 listed, I prefer: iceberg, soxnest, intrablog, XV, plain box, Theme leia, peaceful rush, greenery, fall season, glossy blue and japanese cherry.

    There are many more “wordpress themes” more beautiful than the ones listed here but they are hard to find and are not free, and tend to lean towards more to the ARTISTIC like Plain Box/Theme Leia and Jap Cherry.

    I personally find the REVVED UP theme (by Rudd-O) nice too cos I can replace i with my own face. :)

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  127. 127

    awesome collection of wordpress themes. Some of them are very nice and classic looking designs.

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  128. 128

    I need help please, I am a graphic designer and want to have a wordpress blog, but I hate the themes I’ve seen, however as a graphic designer, these are quite nice.

    What I am looking for is to learn how to insert a custom header into a wp header… It is not as easy as all say… I am a big novice at this… can someone give me some step by step instructions… I would even pay for the help if necessary…

    thankyou
    Rich

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  129. 129

    I too am struggling to find something that makes me go WOW! in WP themes* I need a Black or Dark BG i can’t stand all this WP White – sheesh + Purple or something Neon Sharp + 3 Columns!!

    HELP ME!!!!

    ;))

    -1
  130. 130

    Nice collection. Thank you very much for these themes all in one place

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  131. 131

    I am using the BlueZindafel theme.
    I must say tht some of the theme in your list is really nice but many of them are not so impressive and they are already in WordPress gallery.

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    the constant skeptic

    September 3, 2007 4:58 am

    great post, I am using a great theme on my blog that you might want to add to the list…. trust me I am not trying to advertise, just trying to help out.

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  133. 133

    Thank you very much for these themes all in one place. I was looking for some new themes

    -2
  134. 134

    that is beatiful ?

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  135. 135

    Cool! Till now, i only know how to create joomla templates. Seeing these 83 beautiful wordpress templates makes me excited to learn creating wordpress theme. Keep up on posting nice wordpress themes.

    -2
  136. 136

    Great job, thanks! I picked up the Hemingway reloaded, which is now my favourite theme.

    -1
  137. 137

    pretty themes for wp.I will translate somes. thanks

    -2
  138. 138

    very good themes, thx.

    -2
  139. 139

    muy bien, gran post :D, gracias

    -2
  140. 140

    wow great many beautiful themes thankx.

    -2
  141. 141

    Thank you very much excellent themes

    -2
  142. 142

    Best collection of templates ever !

    best regards

    -2
  143. 143

    Those are awesome!

    -1
  144. 144

    Thank You for themes! My favorite is Drunk Loser Template!

    -1
  145. 145

    Thanks for sharing this great list! all the themes are really wonderful…keep it up

    -1
  146. 146

    Is it allowed to download and use any of the 83 themes
    you are displaying?

    If download is allowed, how and where can I do so?

    Thank you.
    A. Mycroft

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  147. 147

    Good theme, I think can match with myBlog. Thank’s

    -1
  148. 148

    I think the best themes are from TemplateWorld. Why? Because most of them are designed in Web 2.0 standards and also they are 100% XHTML and CSS – W3C Standards Compliants.

    Highly recommend them. You can find many themes from TemplateWorld that are listed on this page. For example the Time Manager theme.

    -1
  149. 149

    Thx a lot :)..I love those themes.

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  150. 150

    I really appreciate this list of great themes. I’m always on the lookout for the minimalist style themes. It was great to find a few here. Thanks for posting this list.

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  151. 151

    Thanks for sharing these, I can’t express how great it is to have such a list all put on one page, it saves so much time.

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  152. 152

    Hi,
    Being a regular visitor of this wonderful ful website, I am very pleased to get such good theme collection. Thanks!

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  153. 153

    that is a great list of themes. good work!

    -1
  154. 154

    This is unbelievable. They have come along a lot of work. Many thanks. I have not seen something like this yet.

    -2
  155. 155

    wow, those are some really nice themes, yes, i have not seen them anywhere. I guess i should be checking this place first while searching the WP themes,

    -1

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