30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes


Free professional WordPress themes always come in handy. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or professional coding solutions — in both cases you can learn a lot, you can apply them and you can build customized designs upon them without reinventing the wheel all the time.

In this article we present over 30 fresh free high-quality WordPress themes. All themes can be downloaded, customized and used for free — in personal or/and commercial projects. Please read license disclaimers carefully before using the theme in commercial projects — they can change from time to time.

You might also want to take a look at our previous selections:

30 Free Professional WordPress Themes

1. Colourise
A two-column WordPress theme with an ultra large header image, a dark backdrop and a fat footer.

Wordpress Themes - Colourise

2. Twilight Saga WordPress Theme
“There are so many books that hit the shelves these days that covers just start to blend together into one big mottled wallpaper. So it was a mild surprise when I encountered the stark black and minimalist cover designs.”

Wordpress Themes - Twilight Saga WordPress Theme-farfromfearless

3. NewsWeek WordPress Theme
“The theme is originally inspired from Business Weeek website. This is a three column theme having spots for advertise block, a featured video, and other functionalities. I might improve the theme in future but for now, you will have to do with this.”

Wordpress Themes - NewsWeek WordPress Theme

4. Superfresh
“SuperFresh is a 3-columns theme based on natural green color. It contains 2 widget-ready sidebars, custom templates, with a featured post section on the main page. It’s compatible with WordPress 2.6 and has been tested in Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 & 7, Opera, and Safari.”

Wordpress Themes - Free WordPress themes - superfresh » Themetation

5. Our Rights WordPress Theme
Tested with WordPress 2.5, gravatar ready, widget-ready sidebar, valid CSS/XHTML, tested in IE6Win, Firefox 2, Opera 9 and Safari 3.

Wordpress Themes - Our Rights WordPress Theme :: WPLover

6. Thunderbolt WordPress Theme
Thunderbolt is a savvy, grid-aligned, magazine-style WordPress theme with plenty of white space, impressive typography and sensible use of images. The theme has a beautiful custom archives page, showcasing the images attached to each post (to appear properly, the theme relies on the author to add images to each post).

Wordpress Themes - Our Rights WordPress Theme :: WPLover

7. WP Imagination

Wordpress Themes - WP Imagination - Free WordPress Theme | Theme Lab

8. Resurrection

Wordpress Themes - WP Theme: Resurrection | Vikiworks™ Studio

9. StudioWordpress Theme

Wordpress Themes - StudioWordpress Premiere Release - StudioWordpress Premiere

10. Ashford WordPress Theme
“It is a theme for WordPress that makes building, customizing and maintaining a web site as simple as possible. A free WordPress theme that extends WordPress software with premium features making it as simple as possible to manage a web site.”

Wordpress Themes - FREE WordPress theme » Ashford WordPress Theme

11. Vikiworks V5 theme

Wordpress Themes - Vikiworks V5 theme | Themes Viewer

12. Lady In Green

Wordpress Themes - Lady In Green

13. The “Charred” WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Introducing the “Charred” WordPress Theme

14. MassivePress WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Introducing The “MassivePress” WordPress Theme

15. Portfolio WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Portfolio WordPress Theme

16. Outdoorsy Theme

Wordpress Themes - Outdoorsy Theme Now Available to Download

17. Guzel Magazine WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Guzel Magazine WordPress Theme

18. Free Premium Themes Check Mate

Wordpress Themes - Free Premium Themes Check Mate

19. Miniml – Free WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Miniml - Free WordPress Theme | Theme Lab

20. Ultimate Baseball WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Baseball

21. Arthemia 2.0

Wordpress Themes - Arthemia 2.0 Released: The Updates - Jubel and The Unessentials

22. WP CODA Orange

Wordpress Themes - WP CODA Orange

23. Firebug WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - WordPress Theme - Firebug | Blog Oh Blog

24. Refreshed WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Refreshed WordPress Theme » Daustralala

25. Lightning WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Lightning WordPress Theme

26. Dirty Girl Theme 1.0
The theme is not available any longer.

Wordpress Themes - Dirty Girl Theme 1.0 Released

27. Elegance WordPress Theme

Wordpress Themes - Elegance WordPress Theme

28. Leon Paternoster » Posts » Introducing the “Into the White” theme for WordPress

Wordpress Themes - Leon Paternoster » Posts » Introducing the “Into the White” theme for WordPress

Smashing Magazine’s Free Themes

29. Infinity: A Free WordPress Theme
The theme has 3 fixed columns, thumbnails integration, Flickr, Delicious and Twitter integration as well as an attractive visual design. The theme was designed by Zhang Yichi, the creative mind behind Vikiworks Studio from Shanghai, China.

30. WordPress.fun
The theme has 2 columns, thumbnails integration, a “featured” post section as well as a nice grungy design. The theme was designed by Maleika Attawel from Germany, purchased by Smashing Magazine and is now released as a gift for our readers.

31. Fervens: A Free WordPress Theme
The theme has 3 columns of fixed width, comes in 3 flavours and is supposed to be a starting point for your projects. The theme was designed by Elena Gafita especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Fervens - A Free WordPress Theme

32. Notepad Chaos
The theme has 2 columns, a quite vibrant design including “personal” design elements such as handwritten headings, stick-it-notes, clips and pins. The theme was designed by Evan Eckard.

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Co-Founder of Smashing Magazine. Former writer, web designer, freelancer and webworker. Sven is now writing Science Fiction Stories.

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    Sum up the very good!

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    Terrific post as always; there’s plenty of these I haven’t come across before that I’m eager to take a closer look at.

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    I have just released the first free child theme based on the Thematic Theme Framework. It can be found at http://www.patdryburgh.net/junction/

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    cool .. thanks :D

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    August 25, 2008 5:27 pm

    Those themes are nice,

    however I think we need another 5 months for some real cool themes to come.

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    Wow, some awesome themes there!

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    I really like Infinity. I set up my blog using it and changed lots of.

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    WordPress themes are nice but…. how about some Joomla or Drupal stuff for a change.

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    lol at Joomla or Drupal

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    sad to see that none of my WordPress themes made it. :(

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    I love these posts, if for no other reason than to analyze and learn. Thanks again!

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    yes!it is cool

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    Oh~i like~ cool!!!Thanks : )

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    Awesome list, I love the 1st one!

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    Very nice list, Thanks!

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    Glad to see more WordPress designs are coming out beautifully.

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    Found a perfect “one post at a time theme” here. Love u guys!

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    Why would you promote a theme that actively rips off a high profile design (Dirty Girl, ripping off Subtraction).

    I expect it from them, but this just proves that you guys have no filter whatsoever.

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    Thanks for including my theme. BTW, wrong screen shot ….

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    How do you guys created it ?

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    coooool coooooooooooooooooooooool cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool supercoooooooooooooooooooooool man!! very good

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    Thanks for mentioning my theme (Refreshed theme).

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    26. Dirty Girl Theme 1.0 looks like a rip off of Khoi Vinh’s Design at his site, Subtraction

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    very cool!

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    So much of free themes will make many of us web designers jobless in a few months from now. Small businesses who have someone who is computer savvy at top will surely update content and maintain the website.

    I am not all that happy about these developments.

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    any free themes that could be used for corporate sites – not using the standard blog style templates with date etc, but with banner and bucket layouts?

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    I think that the thumbnail of the theme #4 (Superfresh) is wrong!

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the themes!!

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    Wow. Great themes, great designs. WordPress is taking over the world!!!

    Compare this set with those from about a year ago – is it just me or are the calibre of WP theme designs is only going up?

    My only gripe… Notepad Chaos IS WDW… I know it was inspired, but it’s a bit too close for comfort.

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    Really like the firebug theme, a lot like the “Elite” theme I am using now but better, definitely time to upgrade my theme :)

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    grandioso!!!! davvero fantastico!!!!

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    “Dirty Girl” is no longer available.

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    That rainbow stripe effect in the Colourise theme has been so overused in the past couple of months.

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    Very good!

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    These themes are pretty amazing. I cant believe how far WP has actually come.

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    I really recommend Refreshed!!!! I use it in my own blog, and it’s AWESOME!!!!

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    Awesome themes. Thanks

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    These are great…and I have only come across a few of them before! Very cool.

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    Make Design, Not War

    August 26, 2008 10:00 am

    Wow those are hot – it’s amazing what a huge improvement has been made to WordPress themes just over the last 3 months… it feels like the demand for high quality WP themes is finally being met. I remember having to hunt for templates just 4 months ago for a client project and genuinely having problems finding good starting themes… now, there’s a theme prebuilt for just about any type of blog/site you could ever need; a great little tool for freelancers who don’t want to start from scratch.

    I’m using FreshNews as a base for my design blog, Make Design, Not War, but each of these is a damn good starting place for any creative looking to launch a new blog. Thanks for another helpful list. I wonder if this type of massive template growth will ever translate to ExpressionEngine or similar services.

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    hey! great post :) thnx

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    Angela Quattrano

    August 26, 2008 2:28 pm

    I tried to install “Twilight” and it’s not widget-ready, doesn’t even have a sidebar template. Beautiful, but hardly useful

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    Nice… Thanks

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    Great list. Makes me question if I should just release the theme I was working on as a freebie or put it up on a site like: ThemeForest.net

    It’s a magazine style theme called ScatterBrain. Feel free to get a peek at the preview and leave some advice.

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    I ever used some of them. Amazing.

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    Somehoe I’m still using wordpress default theme.

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    Nice list. I like those new magazin themes like NewsWeek.

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    very nice

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    wow…. so many of these are direct rip-offs of existing sites…. it sucks that as a designer your stuff can get blatantly stolen and handed out for free by someone else and you have no recourse…. now i know how musicians feel….

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    And 30 Free High Quality Drupal Themes? :-D

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    Thanks for including my theme Checkmate, didn’t expect to see one of my own on the list. If anyone is interested there is a lot more info at my blog about Checkmate and it’s next release.

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    WoW – these are beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this list. I always enjoy finding list like this that compose lots of cool and related stuff – keep up the great work!

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    what happened to dirty girl theme?
    i So wanted that ..

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    Roschelle Nelson

    August 28, 2008 1:11 am

    my blogs are currently listed on blogger. I have changed the templates enough times to know WordPress themes are so much nicer than most templates offered for blogger based sites. Occasionally you’ll find some wordpress themes that have been converted to blogger friendly ones. This is a real bummer.

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    i like wordpress.fun
    cool template, thanks

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    Wow. I think I have to change my blog’s themes. Terima kasih. Salam.

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    Wow, nice themes !

    WordPress Theme for Magazine & News => WP-MagaNews

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    Very nice list, thanks for the share.

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    This is a very lovely, nice theme for wordpress


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    Thanks for showing my template here ;]

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    Just thought you guys should add this one on the next list. Found it Sunday. its a portfolio theme for WordPress


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    Excellent collection, thanks

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    Great info and Excellent collection, thanks for share

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    Awesome..cant say thankyou enough times:-)

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    WordPress Themes PREMIUM FREE !!!!

    LOOK >> W W W . M E U T E M A . C O M . B R

    The best themes.. !!

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    nice collection.
    thanks for posting. :)

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    I hope you will add my theme too in your next collection.
    can be seen here: http://prologic.vivsin.com/

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    thanks so much

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    Großartiges Themes für WordPress, einfach schön zum ansehen.
    This themes is fantastic, it’s very great.

    Liebe Grüße,
    best regards,

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    October 27, 2008 1:53 pm

    Thanks for this great WordPress theme collection! I have included a link to you at: http://www.howtomakemyblog.com/how-to-set-up-a-blog/choose-your-free-wordpress-blog-theme/

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    Look premium Themes FREE !!!


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    November 3, 2008 3:42 am


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    All are very nice

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    I modified Guzel to work on my site.

    It looks great – badday. in. ua

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    i really loved “infinity” among all themes… i guess i have always been a very visual person and am very much attached to colors and combination… the content would matter but still… the more colorful it gets the better it is for me… with my blog i preferred a torn jeans concept… i wish wordpress will have more beautiful themes though and a more drag and drop concept for easy usage…

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    Thanks for all the linkies! My tab box is full.

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    Wow! Nice templates, I love them :D

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    Are subjects with extremely high quality!
    2 of those already used in some of my blogs

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    Theme #14 is linked to the main storefront and the theme is $75 – not free as far as I can tell

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    P63KFb comment1 ,

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    some of themes are old but still are really good

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    wow these themes are bomb!

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    Steve Patterson

    June 6, 2009 8:59 am

    Thanks, I already have a blog on my site, adding a 2nd one for my sisters MS Support Group and found one to use. Thanks.

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    i cant see the download link. how can i download these?

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    Nice post! I like most of the themes featured here. ;)

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    Amazing collection indeed! Theme No.30 is awesome!

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    [>> ممنون قشنگن <<]

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    Thanks, I already have a blog on my site, adding a 2nd one for my sisters MS Support Group and found one to use. Thanks.


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    Hey that’s an awesome idea… until now, I’ve been moving functions and pieces of code from one functions.php to another… this is way better. Thanks for the tip!

    Link [http://consacepo.blogspot.com]

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    Wirklich sehr gute Templates, Thanks

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    Who can helps me to customize 16. Outdoorsy Theme on my flower seeds site?

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    i can´t download “portfolio theme”… supposedly is free but said that cost me $ 39 … can you tell me what to do?…thanks!

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    güzel temalar var harika hepsi bayıldım

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    Jay - WpConstructs.com

    March 4, 2010 11:18 am

    This themes are awesome. Thanks for themes.

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    I was searching exactly some article about this. I thought your post very interesting. Thank you! I know two websites that can be useful to who need services like clearing ( desentupidora ), insect killer and pest control ( dedetizadora ).

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    waw… nice template..
    can i download???
    Link [http://nurtayak.com]

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    Hmm, this themes is what i looking for. Downloading right now. Thanks. Voeding

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    this is really a good collection of word press themes …this is what i was looking for a long time..thanks for sharing with us…

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    Great Themes! we will bookmark this for our psdtowordpress.co.in client projects. WordPress is growing popular day by day and themes like this makes it more strong.

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    These themes are really nice. Since these are free of charge, everybody will enjoy these.

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    I want to use all these themes. However, I like most the charred theme.

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    This is quite a list. I can see the that wordpress keeps on releasing new themes but cannot handle those forum questions about bugs on the system. For me, it would be productive if they will fix the bugs first instead of luring us with themes.

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    Hi, your posting is extremely useful for me. I shall keep a close eye on your blog. Please do update.

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    these are cool templates, i like theme. Thanks’ pro

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    Is this Quality Themes ? :)


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