21 Fresh, Usable and Elegant WordPress Themes

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Sometimes it’s just amazing to see, how developers use creative approaches to design amazing layouts, based upon a simple WordPress template. Every now and again we take a look around, and select WordPress themes, which offer thought-out design, flexible template structure and conform to the basic principles of usability. The choice is big enough, but the search is worth it. We invest our time, browsing through dozens of web-sites, news aggregators and design-communities and put enhanced solutions together, so you don’t have to.

Let’s take a look at 21 23 fresh, usable, simple and and elegant WordPress themes, which have been released over the last few months. Among other things, we’ve also selected some of the new minimalistic solutions – all of them make use of clear and precise typography. They’re definitely worth a look.

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Elegant WordPress Themes

1. Copyblogger Theme4

Impressive WordPress Themes - A Flexible WordPress Theme that You Can Customize — Copyblogger Theme5

2. Dark_Black

Impressive WordPress Themes - Dark_Black Release at {one more revision}

3. HemingwayEx6

Impressive WordPress Themes - NULL.in » HemingwayEx7

4. Deep Blue8

Impressive WordPress Themes - Deep Blue Website Template | CSS Design Templates9

5. i3Theme brothers, Left and Right!10

Impressive WordPress Themes - i3Theme brothers, Left and Right!11

6. Bus Full of Hippies12

Impressive WordPress Themes - archGFX | Bus Full of Hippies for WordPress13

6.1. (Bonus, updated) Illacrimo

Impressive WordPress Themes - Illacrimo

7. PinkLove14

Impressive WordPress Themes - 3-Column WordPress Theme - PinkLove15

8. Swiss Cool WordPress Theme16

Impressive WordPress Themes - Swiss Cool WordPress Theme : Desperate Curiosity17

9. School’s in Session

Impressive WordPress Themes - Nuwen.Com » WordPress Themes

10. Xenoria

Impressive WordPress Themes - Nuwen.Com » WordPress Themes

11. Autumn Concept 1.0

Impressive WordPress Themes - Autumn Concept 1.0 Ed Merritt | creative web design from Bournemouth, UK.

12. Blue Idea18

Impressive WordPress Themes - Lively Blog » WordPress Theme—Blue Idea19

Simple and Clean WordPress Themes

13. Upstart Blogger Modicus20

Impressive WordPress Themes - WordPress Theme: Upstart Blogger Modicus21

14. Upstart Blogger Modio22

Impressive WordPress Themes - WordPress Theme: Upstart Blogger Modio23

15. Alexified24

Impressive WordPress Themes - Alexify your WordPress Blog with Alexified™ - Alex Allied25

16. Cutline Theme for WordPress26

Impressive WordPress Themes - Cutline Theme for WordPress27

17. Photopress28

Impressive WordPress Themes - Announcing the Photopress WordPress Theme for Photoblogs : PhotoPress - Performancing WordPress Themes29

18. aslampHC 1.0 / Osmium 1.030

Impressive WordPress Themes - aslamp » aslampHC 1.0 / Osmium 1.031
Impressive WordPress Themes - aslamp » aslampHC 1.0 / Osmium 1.032

19. Experimental33

Impressive WordPress Themes - KOCHWERKSTATT » WordPress Theme Experimental34

20. Simplicity35

Impressive WordPress Themes - KOCHWERKSTATT » WordPress Theme Simplicity36

21. Deliciously Blue37

Impressive WordPress Themes - j david macor.com » Blog Archive » WordPress Theme: Deliciously Blue38

Bonus (Updated)

22. Sharpfolio39

Impressive WordPress Themes - Sharpfolio40

23. Coldblue41

Impressive WordPress Themes - Sharpfolio42

Further References and Collections

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/09/83-beautiful-wordpress-themes-you-probably-havent-seen/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/03/29/8-fresh-and-clean-wordpress-themes/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/05/07/10-fresh-elegant-and-clean-wordpress-themes/
  4. 4 http://www.pearsonified.com/theme/copyblogger/
  5. 5 http://www.pearsonified.com/theme/copyblogger/
  6. 6 http://www.nalinmakar.com/hemingwayex/
  7. 7 http://www.nalinmakar.com/hemingwayex/
  8. 8 http://templates.arcsin.se/deep-blue-website-template/
  9. 9 http://templates.arcsin.se/deep-blue-website-template/
  10. 10 http://www.mangoorange.com/2007/06/18/i3theme-brothers-left-and-right/
  11. 11 http://www.mangoorange.com/2007/06/18/i3theme-brothers-left-and-right/
  12. 12 http://archgfx.net/blog/2007/geek/blogging/bus-full-of-hippies-for-wordpress
  13. 13 http://archgfx.net/blog/2007/geek/blogging/bus-full-of-hippies-for-wordpress
  14. 14 http://www.romow.com/blog/3-column-wordpress-theme-pinklove/
  15. 15 http://www.romow.com/blog/3-column-wordpress-theme-pinklove/
  16. 16 http://writerspace.net/index.php/2007/05/12/swiss-cool-wordpress-theme/
  17. 17 http://writerspace.net/index.php/2007/05/12/swiss-cool-wordpress-theme/
  18. 18 http://www.livelydirectory.com/blog/wordpress-theme-blue-idea.html
  19. 19 http://www.livelydirectory.com/blog/wordpress-theme-blue-idea.html
  20. 20 http://www.upstartblogger.com/wordpress-theme-upstart-blogger-modicus
  21. 21 http://www.upstartblogger.com/wordpress-theme-upstart-blogger-modicus
  22. 22 http://www.upstartblogger.com/wordpress-theme-upstart-blogger-modio
  23. 23 http://www.upstartblogger.com/wordpress-theme-upstart-blogger-modio
  24. 24 http://www.alexallied.com/alexified
  25. 25 http://www.alexallied.com/alexified
  26. 26 http://cutline.tubetorial.com/
  27. 27 http://cutline.tubetorial.com/
  28. 28 http://themes.performancing.com/themes/announcing-the-photopress-wordpress-theme-for-photoblogs/
  29. 29 http://themes.performancing.com/themes/announcing-the-photopress-wordpress-theme-for-photoblogs/
  30. 30 http://aslamp.com/aslamphc-10-osmium-10/
  31. 31 http://aslamp.com/aslamphc-10-osmium-10/
  32. 32 http://aslamp.com/aslamphc-10-osmium-10/
  33. 33 http://www.koch-werkstatt.de/2006/11/08/download-theme-experimental/
  34. 34 http://www.koch-werkstatt.de/2006/11/08/download-theme-experimental/
  35. 35 http://www.koch-werkstatt.de/2007/03/24/wordpress-theme-simplicity/
  36. 36 http://www.koch-werkstatt.de/2007/03/24/wordpress-theme-simplicity/
  37. 37 http://www.jdavidmacor.com/2007/05/10/wordpress-theme-deliciously-blue/
  38. 38 http://www.jdavidmacor.com/2007/05/10/wordpress-theme-deliciously-blue/
  39. 39 http://webrevolutionary.com/sharpfolio-wordpress-portfolio-theme/
  40. 40 http://webrevolutionary.com/sharpfolio-wordpress-portfolio-theme/
  41. 41 http://webrevolutionary.com/coldblue/
  42. 42 http://webrevolutionary.com/coldblue/
  43. 43 http://blogosquare.com/2007/05/31/best-of-wordpress-theme-galore/
  44. 44 http://www.wittysparks.com/2007/05/12/a-collection-of-collected-wordpress-themes/
  45. 45 http://www.clazh.com/top-best-beautiful-wordpress-themes-templates/
  46. 46 http://www.mytypes.com/seoblogtemplates/seo-wordpress-template-pack-1/
  47. 47 http://www.doshdosh.com/16-adsense-optimized-wordpress-themes-to-maximize-your-contextual-ad-earnings/
  48. 48 http://www.web2themes.com/
  49. 49 http://writerspace.net/index.php/2007/03/20/100-favourite-wordpress-themes/
  50. 50 http://www.fresheezy.com/
  51. 51 http://weblogtoolscollection.com/

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  1. 1

    Great themes, I just love these lists with good looking and free themes! Keep the lists coming, you’re doing a terrific job!

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  2. 52

    Very good list of great themes I didn’t know of. Thanks!

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    Ensest Hikayeler

    January 1, 2008 7:57 pm

    theme thanks.

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  5. 205

    Really nice.Thank you.

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  6. 256

    Thanks.

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  7. 307

    thnks

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  9. 409

    great themes, as awlway…
    I’ve used the upstart blogger one for my blog.. check it out!
    http://www.thesparetimetyper.com

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  10. 460

    most of them are like the old templates that has been re edited.. nothing amazing.. they are all the same except that theres a minor changes thats it..

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  11. 511

    very very thanx…

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  12. 562

    very very cool…

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  14. 664

    I tried to widgetize the Simplicity Bright Theme, maybe it’s useful for some of you: Simplicity Bright Theme Plus

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  15. 715

    davetiye It is really great. I also used same technic in my web site and it works.

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  16. 766

    wery beauitiful templates. Thanx.

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  17. 817

    Wow… Wonder themes. I am used #5 i3Theme brothers, Left and Right! in Blog UnderMedia

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  18. 868

    I like Cutline for my private blog/journal. It’s definitely a great, clean design as you listed.

    But how usable are black background designs? Yes, they’re sleek and clean looking, but are they readable? Not for me. In design school that reading too much white on black creates a retinal problem — burnout. Some people find it really difficult (or impossible) to read white text on a black screen: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum116/48.htm. So you may actually be driving away users.

    Thoughts?

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  19. 919

    nice page to bookmark with amazing collection.
    but love ur new footer about picture most! :)

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  20. 970

    love the themes, thank you for the great list, cant wait to use one of them,
    please also visit my website for some free goodies, thanks guys
    wicked free photoshop tutorials

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  21. 1021

    I’m all over that simplicity theme – clean design is underrated these days. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. 1072

    Gracias por postearlo lo probare en mi blogg Guilletube.com

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  23. 1123

    Event it a old post but still give the great wordpress theme collection. Thank you

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  24. 1174

    thanks very much, i got one of ur themes which i want to use for my site

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  25. 1225

    It’s funny how 3 years can make “fresh” designs look bad. Some still hold their ground but most are not very good.

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  26. 1276

    nice collection thanks for sharing it.

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  27. 1327

    what a list of awesome themes

    loves the ilacrimo

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  28. 1378

    Nice theme I’m gonna use it on my next site. I loved the layout and design of the site. Share it to each other is my current website and I am constantly conscious of it’s design factor. Thanks.

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  29. 1429

    It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. 1480

    Thanks for the list of such great wordpress themes…

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  31. 1531

    i like to see these all theme really its so beautiful.

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