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100 Amazing Free WordPress Themes for 2009

In January last year (2008), we put together a list of 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes, over a year has passed and WordPress development has progressed very fast and gained even more in popularity. We felt it was the right time to put together an updated post and offer our readers the best free themes that WordPress can offer.

High quality free WordPress Themes have become harder and harder to find in the past year, with the influx of premium themes, more and more designers and developers are selling themes (and rightly so, they do amazing work). But, that aside, the quality is certainly there, and we are sure you will be impressed with this WordPress theme compilation for 2009.

You may also want to check out the following Smashing Magazine articles:

Blog & Portfolio Themes Link

One Room5 [Demo6]

Free WordPress themes7

Elegant Grunge8 [Demo9]

Free WordPress themes10

Fusion11 [Demo12]

Free WordPress themes13

Matalag [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Typebased14 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes15

Irresistible16 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes17

BlogTheme18 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes19

Colourise20 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes21

Cellar Heat22 [Demo23]

Free WordPress themes24

Pixeled [Demo25]

Free WordPress themes

Outdoorsy [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Vector Flower26 [Demo27]

Free WordPress themes28

Magaling [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

WildDreams29 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes30

WPESP31 [Demo32]

Free WordPress themes33

Portfolio Press34 [Demo35]

Free WordPress themes36

Black Pearl37 [Demo38]

Free WordPress themes39

Masinop [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

WP CODA40 [Demo41]

Free WordPress themes42

Google Chrome [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

miniBlog43 [Demo44]

Free WordPress themes45

Absynthe [Demo46]

Free WordPress themes

BlueDiamond47 [Demo48]

Free WordPress themes49

BlackPower50 [Demo51]

Free WordPress themes52

Old School [Demo53]

Free WordPress themes

Nami

Free WordPress themes

Freemium54 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes55

Fholio [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Versatility Lite56 [Demo57]

Free WordPress themes58

Curious59 [Demo60]

Free WordPress themes61

Sketchy62 [Demo63]

Free WordPress themes64

Sanddollar65 [Demo66]

Free WordPress themes67

Typogriph68 [Demo69]

Free WordPress themes70

Coffee Desk71 [Demo72]

Free WordPress themes73

Andrea 0.3 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Magazine & Corporate Themes Link

Skyye News [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Meta-Morphosis74 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes75

TheLatest76 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes77

Scarlett78 [Demo79]

Free WordPress themes80

TurnOut Mag81 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes82

MegaNews83 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes84

SchemerMag85 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes86

TransGravita87 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes88

Chara89 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes90

Marcelle91 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes92

Red Accent93 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes94

Parchment95 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes96

ThemePod97 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes98

The Pinnacle99 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes100

MMOZINE101 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes102

Gamezine [Demo103]

Free WordPress themes

Milano [Demo104]

Free WordPress themes

Zinmag Tribune [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

IsoTherm News105 [Demo106]

Free WordPress themes107

CorporateMag [Demo108]

Free WordPress themes

CryBook [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

PhotoMadness109 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes110

Snapshot111 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes112

AutoFocus113 [Demo114]

Free WordPress themes115

Futurosity Aperio Prototype116 [Demo117]

Free WordPress themes118

Linquist [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Fotofolio119 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes120

Viewport [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Folio Elements [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

iQ2 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

F8 Lite121 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes122

The Unstandard WP 2.7123 [Demo124]

Free WordPress themes125

Minimal & Clean Themes Link

MagZine126 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes127

Equilibrium128 [Demo129]

Free WordPress themes130

Fontella [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Minimo [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Oulipo [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Manifest [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Modern Clix [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Sharpfolio131 [Demo132]

Free WordPress themes133

Sator-ii134 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes135

Undedicated [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Clean Home [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Sans-serif Racer136 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes137

Lead

Free WordPress themes

Grid Focus 2.7138 [Demo139]

Free WordPress themes140

Cardeo [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Gigantic [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Smashing Magazine Themes Link

Imprezz141 [Demo142]

Free WordPress themes143

Compositio144 [Demo145]

Free WordPress themes146

Vintage and Blues147 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes148

ASCII One149 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes150

Black Magic151 [Demo152]

Free WordPress themes153

Color Paper154 [Demo155]

Free WordPress themes156

Cellar Heat157 [Demo158]

Free WordPress themes159

Simply Ornate160 [Demo161]

Free WordPress themes162

Agregado [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Notepad Chaos [Demo163]

Free WordPress themes

WordPress Fun164 [Demo165]

Free WordPress themes166

Magazeen167 [Demo168]

Free WordPress themes169

Gallery170 [Demo171]

Free WordPress themes172

Infinity173 [Demo174]

Free WordPress themes175

Something different… Link

Changing Room176 [Demo]

Free WordPress themes177

UnderCon [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

Crafty Cart178 [Demo179]

Free WordPress themes180

WP-Dashboard Like [Demo]

Free WordPress themes

City Dreams

Free WordPress themes

HELLBISCUIT181 [Demo182]

Free WordPress themes183

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/12/what-to-consider-when-choosing-a-wordpress-theme/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/11/ripped-off-buying-wordpress-themes/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wordpress-most-popular-free-wordpress-themes/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/free-wordpress-themes-2011-edition/
  5. 5 http://web-kreation.com/index.php/wordpress/oneroom-another-free-wordpress-theme-by-web-kreation/
  6. 6 http://web-kreation.com/demos/oneroom
  7. 7 http://web-kreation.com/index.php/wordpress/oneroom-another-free-wordpress-theme-by-web-kreation/
  8. 8 http://michael.tyson.id.au/wordpress/themes/elegant-grunge/
  9. 9 http://michael.tyson.id.au/wordpress/themes/elegant-grunge/
  10. 10 http://michael.tyson.id.au/wordpress/themes/elegant-grunge/
  11. 11 http://digitalnature.ro/projects/fusion/
  12. 12 http://dev.digitalnature.ro/fusion/wordpress/
  13. 13 http://digitalnature.ro/projects/fusion/
  14. 14 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/11/typebased/
  15. 15 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/11/typebased/
  16. 16 http://www.woothemes.com/2009/02/irresistible/
  17. 17 http://www.woothemes.com/2009/02/irresistible/
  18. 18 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/11/blogtheme/
  19. 19 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/11/blogtheme/
  20. 20 http://www.themelab.com/2008/04/01/colourise-free-wordpress-theme-38/
  21. 21 http://www.themelab.com/2008/04/01/colourise-free-wordpress-theme-38/
  22. 22 http://www.cellarheat.com/?page_id=24
  23. 23 http://www.cellarheat.com/images/cellar-heat-light-screen.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.cellarheat.com/?page_id=24
  25. 25 http://wp-themes.com/pixeled/
  26. 26 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/templates/vector-flower.html
  27. 27 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/examples/?wptheme=Vector%20Flower&cat=120
  28. 28 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/templates/vector-flower.html
  29. 29 http://www.productivedreams.com/wilddreams-another-free-wordpress-theme/
  30. 30 http://www.productivedreams.com/wilddreams-another-free-wordpress-theme/
  31. 31 http://wpesp.com/portfolio/
  32. 32 http://demo.wpesp.com/portfolio/
  33. 33 http://wpesp.com/portfolio/
  34. 34 http://www.blogohblog.com/wordpress-theme-portfolio-press/
  35. 35 http://wpthemes.blogohblog.net/index.php?wptheme=Portfolio+Press
  36. 36 http://www.blogohblog.com/wordpress-theme-portfolio-press/
  37. 37 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/templates/black-pearl.html
  38. 38 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/examples/?wptheme=Black%20Pearl&cat=19
  39. 39 http://www.ezwpthemes.com/templates/black-pearl.html
  40. 40 http://wordpress.bustatheme.com/coda/
  41. 41 http://wordpress.bustatheme.com/coda/
  42. 42 http://wordpress.bustatheme.com/coda/
  43. 43 http://forthelose.org/themes/miniblog/miniblog-a-premium-wordpress-theme/
  44. 44 http://forthelose.org/themes/miniblog/miniblog-a-premium-wordpress-theme/
  45. 45 http://forthelose.org/themes/miniblog/miniblog-a-premium-wordpress-theme/
  46. 46 http://www.chris-wallace.com/?theme=Absynthe
  47. 47 http://www.skinpress.com/bluediamond-wp-theme/
  48. 48 http://www.skinpress.com/demo/index.php?wptheme=BlueDiamond
  49. 49 http://www.skinpress.com/bluediamond-wp-theme/
  50. 50 http://www.skinpress.com/blackpower-theme/
  51. 51 http://www.skinpress.com/demo/index.php?wptheme=BlackPower
  52. 52 http://www.skinpress.com/blackpower-theme/
  53. 53 http://themehybrid.com/demo/old-school
  54. 54 http://freebiesdock.com/freemium-wordpress-theme/
  55. 55 http://freebiesdock.com/freemium-wordpress-theme/
  56. 56 http://thinkdesignblog.com/free-wordpress-theme-versatility-lite.htm
  57. 57 http://test2.think-four.com/
  58. 58 http://thinkdesignblog.com/free-wordpress-theme-versatility-lite.htm
  59. 59 http://webrevolutionary.com/curious/
  60. 60 http://webrevolutionary.com/curious-demo/
  61. 61 http://webrevolutionary.com/curious/
  62. 62 http://thinkdesignblog.com/free-wordpress-theme-sketchytheme.htm
  63. 63 http://sketchytheme.think-four.com/
  64. 64 http://thinkdesignblog.com/free-wordpress-theme-sketchytheme.htm
  65. 65 http://webrevolutionary.com/sanddollar/
  66. 66 http://webrevolutionary.com/sanddollar-demo/
  67. 67 http://webrevolutionary.com/sanddollar/
  68. 68 http://wp-content-themes.com/typogriph-a-free-fluid-wordpress-27-theme/150
  69. 69 http://www.gavagai.ro/blues/
  70. 70 http://wp-content-themes.com/typogriph-a-free-fluid-wordpress-27-theme/150
  71. 71 http://www.templatelite.com/coffee-desk-free-wordpress-theme/
  72. 72 http://www.templatelite.com/coffee-desk-free-wordpress-theme/
  73. 73 http://wp-content-themes.com/typogriph-a-free-fluid-wordpress-27-theme/150
  74. 74 http://www.woothemes.com/2009/04/meta-morphosis/
  75. 75 http://www.woothemes.com/2009/04/meta-morphosis/
  76. 76 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/18/thelatest-theme/
  77. 77 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/18/thelatest-theme/
  78. 78 http://web2feel.com/scarlett-theme/
  79. 79 http://web2feel.com/scarlett/
  80. 80 http://web2feel.com/scarlett-theme/
  81. 81 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/27/turnout-mag-theme/
  82. 82 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/27/turnout-mag-theme/
  83. 83 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/25/meganews-theme/
  84. 84 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/25/meganews-theme/
  85. 85 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/24/schemermag-theme/
  86. 86 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/24/schemermag-theme/
  87. 87 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/23/transgravita-theme/
  88. 88 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/23/transgravita-theme/
  89. 89 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/22/chara-theme/
  90. 90 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/22/chara-theme/
  91. 91 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/18/marcelle-theme/
  92. 92 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/18/marcelle-theme/
  93. 93 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/11/red-accent-theme/
  94. 94 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/11/red-accent-theme/
  95. 95 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/04/parchment-theme/
  96. 96 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/03/04/parchment-theme/
  97. 97 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/24/themepod-for-wordpress/
  98. 98 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/24/themepod-for-wordpress/
  99. 99 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/12/the-pinnacle-theme/
  100. 100 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/12/the-pinnacle-theme/
  101. 101 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/09/the-mmozine-theme/
  102. 102 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/09/the-mmozine-theme/
  103. 103 http://web2feel.com/gamezine/
  104. 104 http://www.web2feel.com/milano/
  105. 105 http://bizzartic.com/2009/03/29/isotherm-news-magazine-wordpress-theme/
  106. 106 http://bizzartic.com/bizzthemes/isotherm/
  107. 107 http://bizzartic.com/2009/03/29/isotherm-news-magazine-wordpress-theme/
  108. 108 http://wpjunction.com/themes/corporate/
  109. 109 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/24/photomadness-theme/
  110. 110 http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/2009/02/24/photomadness-theme/
  111. 111 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/10/snapshot/
  112. 112 http://www.woothemes.com/2008/10/snapshot/
  113. 113 http://allancole.com/wordpress/themes/autofocus/
  114. 114 http://allancole.com/themes/index.php?wptheme=AutoFocus
  115. 115 http://allancole.com/wordpress/themes/autofocus/
  116. 116 http://www.futurosity.com/wordpress-theme-futurosity-aperio-prototype
  117. 117 http://www.futurosity.com/wpthemes/index.php?wptheme=Futurosity+Aperio+Prototype
  118. 118 http://www.futurosity.com/wordpress-theme-futurosity-aperio-prototype
  119. 119 http://pupungbp.erastica.com/wordpress-theme/fotofolio-wordpress-theme-for-your-online-portfolio/
  120. 120 http://pupungbp.erastica.com/wordpress-theme/fotofolio-wordpress-theme-for-your-online-portfolio/
  121. 121 http://graphpaperpress.com/2008/06/02/f8-lite-portfolio-theme-for-wordpress/
  122. 122 http://graphpaperpress.com/2008/06/02/f8-lite-portfolio-theme-for-wordpress/
  123. 123 http://5thirtyone.com/the-unstandard
  124. 124 http://theunstandard.5thirtyone.com/
  125. 125 http://5thirtyone.com/the-unstandard
  126. 126 http://pupungbp.erastica.com/wordpress-theme/magzine-magazine-style-free-wordpress-theme/
  127. 127 http://pupungbp.erastica.com/wordpress-theme/magzine-magazine-style-free-wordpress-theme/
  128. 128 http://cssey.com/html/equilibrium-a-simple-clean-magazine-wordpress-theme/
  129. 129 http://equilibrium.madebyon.com/
  130. 130 http://cssey.com/html/equilibrium-a-simple-clean-magazine-wordpress-theme/
  131. 131 http://webrevolutionary.com/sharpfolio/
  132. 132 http://webrevolutionary.com/sharpfolio-demo/
  133. 133 http://webrevolutionary.com/sharpfolio/
  134. 134 http://tr.im/satorii
  135. 135 http://tr.im/satorii
  136. 136 http://konstruktors.com/WordPressTheme/SansserifRacer
  137. 137 http://konstruktors.com/WordPressTheme/SansserifRacer
  138. 138 http://5thirtyone.com/grid-focus
  139. 139 http://demo.5thirtyone.com/
  140. 140 http://5thirtyone.com/grid-focus
  141. 141 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/10/download-imprezz-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  142. 142 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/imprezz-wordpress-theme/preview.jpg
  143. 143 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/10/download-imprezz-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  144. 144 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/18/compositio-clean-beautiful-and-free-wordpress-theme/
  145. 145 http://designdisease.com/preview/compositio
  146. 146 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/18/compositio-clean-beautiful-and-free-wordpress-theme/
  147. 147 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/28/vintage-and-blues-wordpress-themes/
  148. 148 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/28/vintage-and-blues-wordpress-themes/
  149. 149 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/02/ascii-one-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  150. 150 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/02/ascii-one-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  151. 151 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10/black-magic-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  152. 152 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/black-magic-wordpress-theme/preview.jpg
  153. 153 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10/black-magic-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  154. 154 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/30/color-paper-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  155. 155 http://freethemelayouts.com/blog/index.php?wptheme=Color%20Paper
  156. 156 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/30/color-paper-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  157. 157 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/20/cellar-heat-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  158. 158 http://www.cellarheat.com/
  159. 159 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/20/cellar-heat-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  160. 160 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/simply-ornate-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  161. 161 http://honker.evaneckard.com/
  162. 162 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/simply-ornate-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  163. 163 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/notepad-wordpress-theme/chaos.jpg
  164. 164 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/16/wordpress-fun-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  165. 165 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wordpress-theme-fun/wp-fun-large.jpg
  166. 166 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/16/wordpress-fun-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  167. 167 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/23/magazeen-free-magazine-look-wordpress-theme/
  168. 168 http://demo.wefunction.com/?wptheme=Magazeen
  169. 169 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/23/magazeen-free-magazine-look-wordpress-theme/
  170. 170 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/04/download-gallery-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  171. 171 http://mixcss.com/
  172. 172 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/04/download-gallery-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  173. 173 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/08/infinity-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  174. 174 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/infinity-wordpress-theme/preview-large.png
  175. 175 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/08/infinity-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  176. 176 http://wordprezzie.com/changing-room/
  177. 177 http://wordprezzie.com/changing-room/
  178. 178 http://www.thekingcart.com/2008/10/02/crafty-cart-free-wordpress-ecommerce-plugin-theme/
  179. 179 http://demo.billionstudio.com/?wptheme=Crafty%20Cart
  180. 180 http://www.thekingcart.com/2008/10/02/crafty-cart-free-wordpress-ecommerce-plugin-theme/
  181. 181 http://www.hellbiscuit.com/?p=86
  182. 182 http://themes.hellbiscuit.com/
  183. 183 http://www.hellbiscuit.com/?p=86

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Paul Andrew is a freelance Web designer. He is chief admin for Speckyboy - Design Magazine, a Web design, Web development and graphic design resource blog.

  1. 1

    Love that “Irresistible” theme. Nice post.

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  2. 2

    Awesome selection of themes, many good one to pick from, Great job on sourcing them :)

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  3. 3

    Wow, thank you a zillion ;)
    It’s neat to have quality free themes gathered in one article…

    Good job, once again !

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  4. 4

    Maynas Eric

    May 18, 2009 1:28 am

    Super collection. Thanks!

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  5. 5

    Simply stunning list!!
    Can’t wait to change mine, but I don’t know which one to choose now..

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    A.B.C. Photography

    May 18, 2009 1:46 am

    Thanks for that! I’ve been planning to change my blog design for a while now, but could not decide on the design, an this has brought me even more headache… Thanks a lot! It’s exactly what I needed ;-)

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  7. 7

    Great article! Just for your information, the link to Speckyboy is not correct…

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  8. 8

    Thanks for that awesome collection!

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  9. 9

    great list!!!!

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  10. 10

    Great collection! Thanks! ;)

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  11. 11

    Simon Harlinghausen

    May 18, 2009 2:16 am

    100 more reasons for SMASHING MAGAZINE.
    Great article.

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  12. 12

    Yay, thanks for being featured! (Linquist)

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  13. 13

    WoW… Nice One.. !

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  14. 14

    Great selection, thanks a lot :)

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  15. 15

    Good selection!

    Two themes are the same (Meta-Morphosis)

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  16. 16

    this is the goods!!!! pure gold. thanks again for all the great design ideas

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  17. 17

    Quakeulf >:3

    May 18, 2009 2:56 am

    Colonthree~! :3

    Some nice reposts, some nice ones I haven’t seen, but sadly a lot of mediocre… Colourise is still beautiful, though. :’3

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  18. 18

    Cool list as always, we will get inspiration from them, but I can ask why you do the same for blogger, I mean a list of great blogger templates.

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  19. 19

    Sweet, Thanks guys! :)

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  20. 20

    amazing selection ! very nice for inspiration… ;)

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  21. 21

    Benderson13

    May 18, 2009 3:08 am

    Really great !
    Quality investment !

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  22. 22

    Outstanding! 5 star post! thank you so much!

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    Darren Taylor

    May 18, 2009 3:16 am

    Nice collection. I especially like the City Dreams theme, any theme which features a topless chick has to be good!

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  24. 24

    An alternative title for this post would have been:
    “100 Amazing Free WordPress Themes for 2009…you’ve probably already seen (here or somewhere else)…in 2009 or earlier!”
    ;)

    Although some of them are (still) amazing…

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    Dalibor Vasiljevic

    May 18, 2009 3:18 am

    Nice, nice. But why titled “2009” as it is a long way until the end of the year. As most of these designs were done in 2008, I would better say 2008/2009 or 2008. However, really great article. Keep up the good work.

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  26. 27

    “Gallery” – my favor

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    Loic Morvan

    May 18, 2009 3:40 am

    thank you so much… some themes are very amazing

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  28. 29

    Desert Soul

    May 18, 2009 3:44 am

    You forget FalknerPress, I love it ~

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  29. 30

    Nice ;)
    More themes ;)

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  30. 31

    WOW
    thank so much!
    is a great compilation

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  31. 32

    Very nice collection! I always get inspiration by the themes you collect and publish. No question about it, the WOO themes are really the best free themes!

    I love the Scarlett theme!

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  32. 33

    This is crazy! Wow 100s of them. Bookmark for sure!

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  33. 34

    Thanks so much great work

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    PimpMyWordPress

    May 18, 2009 4:53 am

    Thanks a lot for that awesome collection!

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    Wow! What an awesome collection! Can never have too many!

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  36. 37

    Fantastic Themes … Thank You for this Collection …

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  37. 38

    @Tschai: very funny

    I’m using Irresistible on a couple of sites right now. It has some nice features but some quirks too.

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    Dumitru Brînzan

    May 18, 2009 5:54 am

    Was really hoping to see Eventina in this list… oh well… guess I gotta work more :))

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    Chris Wallace

    May 18, 2009 5:59 am

    Thanks for adding Absynthe and Gallery to the list.

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  40. 43

    This is fantastic !! Thank you SM! Great work!

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  41. 44

    great list, good job smashingmagazine :)

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  42. 45

    What is so amazing about those plain and regular templates ?!

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  43. 46

    Best freebies post I’ve seen

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    James Holmes

    May 18, 2009 7:01 am

    Paul –

    Awesome set of free themes, I have used of couple of these and the quality is excellent, the set up was super simple. I see a few that I am looking forward to incorporating into my online businesses and presence.

    Thank you!

    James

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    Magaling is my favourite! :-)
    Many of those themes are somehow “over-designed” in my eyes. But I suppose this is more or less a matter of taste! ;-)
    Thanks a lot for this smashing overview anyway! :-)

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    Nice collection! Just wished I had something to blog about to use one!

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  47. 50

    Some great themes there and some nice ideas too. Keep them coming!

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  48. 51

    bookmarked !!!

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  49. 52

    I love One Room (the Second in the List) Theme and used it (modified by me) on my Site.

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  50. 53

    What a f*cking great list! Thank you!

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  51. 54

    Smashy M., I love you so much.

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  52. 55

    Thanks for featuring Arras Theme! Though the screenshot for the theme doesn’t give justice it lol.

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  53. 56

    intekhab khan

    May 18, 2009 8:16 am

    Thanks wow

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  54. 57

    wecostumizedweb

    May 18, 2009 8:48 am

    Wow! sweet thanks gotta try them all :)

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  55. 58

    Nice, quite a few I haven’t seen yet. I really like the simplicity of the 5Thirtyone theme. Thanks SM!

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  56. 59

    All themes are great but I’m still not able to find one for me :(

    It seems that number of creative web designers have increased a lot now.

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  57. 60

    wooow, wonderful theme.
    thankyou so much.

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  58. 61

    Dugg ! Nice, infact Aaaasum Post ! :)

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  59. 62

    hello wordpress addict !

    I’m looking for a good plugin for autocomplete search but by title. Do you know one like this ?

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  60. 63

    I thought I had seen a lot of good WP themes in my day, but you’ve just shown me a whole bunch of cool new ones.

    Smashing FTW!

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  61. 64

    To have all these great (and free) themes in one place is both exciting and inspirational for a WP newbie. I’ll definitely bookmark and refer to often!!

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    izuddin.helmi

    May 18, 2009 10:26 am

    2 of my designs are there! :P
    Irresistible and Meta-Morphosis =)

    Thx to Woothemes and SmashingMagazine!

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    Bruno Cullen

    May 18, 2009 12:37 pm

    Very nice. WordPress Rocks!

    Thank you for the post

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    Very nice collection

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  65. 68

    Wow, really great collection.

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  66. 69

    I was waiting for this post!!! Thank you SM!

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    flasheadito

    May 18, 2009 4:55 pm

    once more, lovely post

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    Mr Giải Pháp Số

    May 18, 2009 5:17 pm

    Great post! Thanks a lot!

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    Alex Robinson

    May 18, 2009 6:15 pm

    Good stuff, nice to see a lot of ones suitable for portfolios/photo blogs.

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    Prep News Report

    May 18, 2009 6:43 pm

    Thanks for putting together this great collection. We use IsoTherm News and have really enjoyed it.

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  71. 74

    This is really cool

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  72. 75

    I wish you could put nav links for each section of the huge list. Otherwise, terrific.

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  73. 76

    Nice themes selection.

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    Sheryl Brown

    May 18, 2009 9:29 pm

    Great selection – several that I would consider, and easy to compare when all in a list – thank you!

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    Akhtar Sheikha

    May 18, 2009 10:07 pm

    Wow great collection. Thanks!

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    sama creation

    May 18, 2009 10:30 pm

    Great post! Thanks a lot!

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  77. 80

    Sketchy theme had an error in it that did not allow it to be used. I wonder what the general quality of most of these templates is (behind the glossy looks)!

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  78. 81

    thx 4 sharing these r great!

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  79. 82

    Thanks for including my Minimal theme in your list!

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  80. 83

    I love Manifest! Great work all round though.

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    Mark Harrison

    May 19, 2009 12:20 am

    I’m pleased that the guys at Woo Themes have featured because not only are their designs great, their support is fantastic and Gazette must be one of the best magazine themes ever.

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    My portfolio is based on Sharpfolio :) sweet collection!

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    Bülent Güneş

    May 19, 2009 1:18 am

    Nice List..Thanks

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  84. 88

    Another great list from Smashing Magazine. Every time I need to look for free themes, your site is the first place I go!

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    Tom Bradshaw

    May 19, 2009 4:34 am

    Cool selection, good for design inspiration too!

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    Nice one

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    Welovenicethings

    May 19, 2009 4:38 am

    Very impressive collections and I like the fact that is hows how much vareity of deisgn you can have using one syste.

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    Preparedness Pro

    May 19, 2009 6:48 am

    Great compilation, thanks for sharing!

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    Horacio Bella

    May 19, 2009 8:10 am

    Tanks for add my themes :)

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  90. 94

    Great line-up !

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  91. 95

    Great collection. Irresistible has been one of my favorites. some more good themes can be found here

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  92. 96

    Infinity – its really great!

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  93. 97

    This is great Thx

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  94. 98

    Great list. Thank you!

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  95. 99

    Dante Cavero

    May 19, 2009 8:27 pm

    Thanks guys! that was amazing!

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  96. 100

    this amazing wordpress theme list

    thanks

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  97. 101

    Be sure to check out this link.. They are superb .

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  98. 102

    I can see this article topping web hit ranks for a long time to come!

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  99. 103

    excellent!

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    Mike Greene

    May 20, 2009 6:06 am

    Great collection with lots of usable stuff; also inspires the creative side of me.

    Thanks for the article.

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  101. 105

    Thank you, I’m trying out some of them now…

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  102. 106

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…………….!!!!!!
    Great themes, and a lot of them….
    great post
    Thank you

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    James Holmes

    May 20, 2009 8:33 am

    A great set of themes, I keep coming back for another and another and……

    Thank you!

    Jamess

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  104. 108

    Cool list. Check out these wordpress themes made by Malaysians

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    Cristian Ciofu

    May 20, 2009 10:04 pm

    for CryBook you added the image from Compositio :)

    great list :)

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  106. 110

    Alican Çağıl

    May 20, 2009 10:28 pm

    Cool list.
    Thank you very much

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  107. 111

    Thanks guys, great useful post!

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  108. 112

    awesome list

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  109. 113

    I’ve been looking for a good wordpress theme for a while… so this is very useful! Some really beautiful designs here. Thank you!

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    Dave Roberts

    May 24, 2009 3:50 am

    Some great themes, Good source, only downside is no mention of WPMU themes, or at least compatible themes.

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    Sklep Wędkarski

    May 24, 2009 5:02 am

    Magazeen and Gallery are premium themes, really premium! Amazing they are free 0_o

    Cheers from Poland

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    I have tested Masinop for my blog

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    Christina Hills

    May 25, 2009 10:36 pm

    I love it!

    All in one place with screenshots! What a great reference.

    -Christina Hills

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    Alan Houser

    May 26, 2009 8:55 am

    Thanks for this! I just re-launched CreativeXpert using Viewport, and I love it!

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  115. 119

    gergous themes
    thanks a lot for this collection!

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  116. 120

    Huge and great collection, complete with screenshot. Thanks for sharing this!

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    crazy question….
    First day this list was out there was a design with a plaid background. The link was not set correctly and it linked to the designer – not the template in demo. Anyone remember the theme name or designer? (I should have copied both down) Humpf….

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    mynameisorman

    June 2, 2009 5:06 am

    Yet another great list, very timely too!

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    Muy muy bien. Difícil decidir

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  121. 125

    wOw! superb collection.

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  122. 126

    Excelente. Gracias.

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  123. 127

    thanks for the themes! Really amazing work.

    I just installed the “Gamezine”

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  124. 128

    Really good! Don’t forget to download the theme called “Cellar Heat”. It’s fantastic, and inspired by my web site actually. ;) Bye from Sweden!

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  125. 129

    thanks for the another awesome collection,

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  126. 130

    :O woow… amazing.. tnks a lot

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  127. 131

    ha ha ,a lot of thems !!

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  128. 132

    almost of themes had posted ever….

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  129. 133

    Really awesome list! There are some very premium-isc free temps here!

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    thenx

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  131. 135

    TYVM!

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  132. 136

    its amazing themes. thanks for sharing

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    Stephen Ainsworth

    August 4, 2009 10:49 am

    I’ll be using this more for inspiration to design my own blog rather than using these templates.

    Brilliant never-the-less.

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  134. 138

    Goodness Gracious.

    Paul if you can share the process of writing such a post that would help me understand you are able to find the sites and the themes. It must be lots of hours of work.

    Thank you for the effort.

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    I hate huge lists but this one is actually quite good. A few old “favourites” but a couple of new themes that I didn´t know. Respect for the research you put into this.

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  136. 140

    How are the free themes found for inclusion? I would like to see what people think of the one I created. It is on WordPress right now. THAT Simple Any comments would be appreciated.

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  137. 141

    This is a great collection of WordPress themes, that I reference often. Thanks Smashing Mag!

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    Julidal Armaylisem

    November 1, 2009 9:19 am

    i am newbe, for me this is great colletion from wordpress themes

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    Wow! I’m really impressed, it’s a very nice collection, thanks :)

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    creativebrain

    November 2, 2009 1:29 am

    looks like premium templates…

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  141. 145

    All are amazing except for the NIPPLE on the CITY DREAMS theme… oops!

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    Your themes are absolutely beautiful. I am new to the internet scene. I have to say that finding your site might not be such a good thing for me, trying to stay focused on one thing at a time. You see when I see each theme I become inspired to create a different kind of site. FREE??? Really??? or am I confused?

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    important, exellent, impressive, beautifull, creative, inspiring: And a 1000 kisses and thanks for this portfolio of wordpress’s spirit …

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  144. 148

    wew..nice template…

    thanks for shared..:D

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  145. 149

    Instinct has new version (update) of Crafy Crafts. Instinct is a maker of WP E-commerce plugin, you should check their website for Crafy Crafts update. This is not an ad.

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    Thanks!!

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  147. 151

    A lot of themes … great selection … thanks !!

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    วีร์ (Vee)

    December 4, 2009 11:20 pm

    so many nice theme. thanks.

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  149. 153

    I loved the clean ones. Very interesting post! Added to my favorites.

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  150. 154

    Excellent themes. I love wordpress

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  151. 155

    I didn’t find any good theme

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  152. 156

    Is it just me, or is City Dream pedo?
    Wiping my drive and computer after that shiate. A good heads up would have been noteworthy. At the very least a simple NSFW tag would have been nice

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  153. 157

    Thanks for the great article!
    Gonna use something from here for my blog XD.

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  154. 158

    wooow amazing selection ,

    Thanks
    Javad

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  155. 159

    Hey, very good and professional ideas!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Web Design Atlanta

    January 15, 2010 7:44 am

    Wow! What a great collection of themes, thank you for compiling these. I have already downloaded 4 of them to use on some of my blogs.

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    Hats off smashing !

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  158. 162

    Hey very cooool thx!

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  159. 163

    Smashing Magazine does the best job everytime… Thanks again guys. You rock

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    Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope
    mean tooooooooo nice

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  161. 165

    Nice Themes.
    http://forfreewordpressthemes.blogspot.com/ – Download also a lot of free themes

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  162. 166

    Awesome looking themes just a pitty that none of them install properly…. :(

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    Thanks a lot…

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  164. 168

    Great selection… amy&pink are great!

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  165. 169

    wow , great .please accept for me publish it on wpthemescool.com

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  166. 170

    Milany and the Crafty cart are some of our users favorites. Nice list of themes.

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  167. 171

    This is the best accumulation of free themes I’ve seen so far. Great article!

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  168. 172

    Elegant themes wordpress

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    Estupend estuvo genial

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  170. 174

    Amazing collection, Thanks for sharing.

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  171. 175

    So beautiful!

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  172. 176

    beautiful collections…

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  173. 177

    Thanks for the list! I was wondering if I would have to buy a premium theme or not. This helps.

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    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Very nice website you head to check my blog

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    Thank you for sharing and its more interesting to see more theme here.

    Thanks
    Mayur Shah

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    I’m new at this whole wordpress world and not that tech savvy. Can anyone explain how I can download these free templates? or direct me to a written explanation on how to upload these awesome templates?

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    sorry sos themes worpress free from i.am site

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    tq very much!!! i love the notepad chaos design ! it’s the best one for me.

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    High Quality Word Press Themes and Unbelievable Value all for FREE!!!
    So glad I found your website and I will be referring others here immediately not to mention that I’ll be back for more pickings.

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Wordpress Theme NL

    September 8, 2010 10:47 am

    Maby it’s time to update the list. Wich themes are still available and working with the new WordPress versions.

    Somebody should create a site with old themes that are still working.

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    very thanks for you ! and for FabThemes

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    Get the latest discounts, coupon codes, voucher codes, discount coupons and free shipping codes with MyCouponCodes and save money online.

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    These are some of the best wordpress themes I have seen. I thought the mystique theme was cool until I saw these. Astral Projecting

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  186. 190

    I like every themes,especially free themes are very nice.
    See exclusively one of the finest collection on this link bit.ly/gZomYQ

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    Pritam @ Specky Geek

    January 11, 2011 11:45 am

    Hi, The Undedicated theme mentioned above is no longer available on the given link. Would appreciate if the link can be updated to reflect the new URL http://www.speckygeek.com/undedicated-minimal-wordpress-theme/
    There is no demo as of now for the WP 3.0 version of the theme.

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    Hi, The Undedicated theme mentioned above is no longer available on the given link. Would appreciate if the link can be updated to reflect the new pandora
    There is no demo as of now for the WP 3.0 version of the theme.

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    Thank you very much!!!! Now I have multiple choices for my wordpress template.

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    don;t likes

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    Md Asad Mia

    June 18, 2011 7:58 pm

    Your site is very nice wordpress template collection team.

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    Thank you very very very thank …………………

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  193. 197

    This helpful for me. so, that thanks a lot.

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    An fascinating dialogue is value comment. I think that you need to write extra on this matter, it might not be a taboo topic but usually people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

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    Folio Elements is not free, I went to get it and when I went on their site they wanted $75 for it :(

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    These themes are great, there are at least 10 that I was using in the days.Check this site too, its new but soon it will be the largest catalog on the internet: http://themefiesta.blogspot.com

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