<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/wordpress.jpg”>There are countless resources for finding free WordPress themes, from WordPress’ very own repository, to professional designers who release themes for download on their sites. A handful of these designers have been generous enough to contribute their time and talent to bring us new, free, premium-like WordPress themes, alongside their paid themes.
The following list features some of the best WordPress designers, with free portfolio, magazine and minimalist themes, amongst many others, available for download.
Woo Themes have some of the best premium themes out there, and every now and then they generously release a theme for free. One of their best free themes of all times is Irresistible, which is perfect for those of you looking for a life-streaming WordPress theme. Their other free themes include magazine themes, and straightforward minimalist blogs.
Graph Paper Press has a small collection of free WordPress themes, which are the perfect choice for those of you looking for a stunning portfolio theme. They do, however, require that you sign up to download their themes, which is really no price at all to pay for the freemium themes you’ll get in return.
Press 75 releases one new, free WordPress themes theme every now and then. With Press 75, you should get it while you can, because they don’t keep their free themes up indefinitely. At the moment, you can snag the theme, theSevenFive, a minimalist lifestream theme with native support for Twitter, Flickr, Last.fm, Delicious, and many more services that you can filter straight into your blog.
FrogsThemes showcases some of the best in portfolio WordPress themes, and they always have a couple of free themes on display. At the moment, the popular FolioGrid are available for download.and
Templatic has an impressive collection of free themes on offer on their site. They are behind the Twitter inspired, and the private team collaboration blog, .
Moon Themes only has one theme available, but it comes with two different home page layouts, and ten different colour schemes.is a great magazine theme that can be adapted to suit your personal needs.
Theme Junkie provide premium themes, and have thrown in a couple for free. Both free themes, Channel and Fashion Press are the perfect magazine themes with inbuilt ad management, stat management and Feedburner support.
ThemeShift have several themes on offer, and their free theme, deStyle is a clean, magazine style theme includes a Twitter/Flickr badge and ad management.
Shaken & Stirred released their first free theme, Shaken Grid, a great portfolio theme for designers, photographers and artists to showcase their work. The theme comes in two colour schemes – white and black.
Padd Solutions have a stunning collection of freemium WordPress themes available for downloading, with sliding featured posts, automatically generated thumbnails, and ad management amongst just some of the features included. And if you don’t want to miss out on their newest themes, sign up for their newsletter to get them delivered straight to your inbox.
Smashing Magazine is a great resource for all things WordPress related, with the occasional free theme featured, such as Agregado, Paper Wall and Gallery. They also put together an annual mammoth list of free themes, and the 2010 list is already out.
If none of these themes are exactly what you are looking for, you can always look for the ideal theme using the WordPress theme search engine, SeekWP.
Where do you get your free premium-like WordPress themes? Let us know in the comments.
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