The Top 10 Science Fiction WordPress Themes

Ryan Dube 02-02-2011

<firstimage=”//”>science fiction themesWhen it comes to free WordPress themes, there are thousands of choices available among many different themes. It seems like even when you find the perfect theme with just the right imagery and formatting, there’s some technical glitch that you have to fix. If you don’t know how to alter the background code of the theme, then you’re out of luck.


Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve covered a lot of WordPress theme resources. Nancy wrote a great listing of 10 major directories for professional WordPress themes 10+ Resources For Free Professional WordPress Themes Read More , Tim offered a bunch of themes The 5 Best Non-Blog Wordpress Themes Read More that can make your blog look like a regular website.

10 Awesome Science Fiction WordPress Themes

To add to our collection of WordPress themes, I’ve decided to share a list of 10 of the coolest WordPress themes for science fiction fans.

The Matrix

The luxury you have with science fiction themes is that your readers will expect you to have a WordPress theme for your blog that’s a little bit “out there”.  One of the coolest themes I’d like to mention is also based on one of the coolest “out there” sci-fi movies – the Matrix.

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It isn’t the most advanced WordPress blog that you’ll find, but the imagery at the top, the color scheme of the background and the font color and style really give it an atmosphere of high tech weirdness. If that’s what you’re going for, give this theme a shot.

The Outer

I admit that this is probably my favorite science fiction WordPress theme of all. I really like themes with intriguing imagery, and the odd embedded machinery on the side of this alien landscape is about as intriguing as you can get.

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This theme is designed well enough so that it really does seem to work as advertised right out of the box without any tweaking required.



If you’re looking for something that isn’t so dark and has a bit more color to it, then you might want to give the Seven WordPress theme a shot. Again, the hi-tech clockwork machinery image at the top creates the right tone for a science fiction page.

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I found that the post width seems a little too narrow for my taste, but those things can be changed by editing style.css if you want. Overall, as a base for your sci-fi blog, it’s a very cool design with a good layout.


Leia is a sci-fi WordPress theme that isn’t quite as dark as the others. It’s a perfect blog if your focus is more on the paranormal aspect of the sci-fi genre.


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Overall, I think Leia is one of the best formatted themes of all. The sidebar is well spaced and everything fits together well. If you’re looking for a dark, intelligent style, this is the theme for you.

Dark Planet

Going back to the dark “space” sci-fi theme, Dark Planet is another one that is well worth a mention. It’s a bold theme, with bright text on a dark background, with dark planets and a bursting light coming from the far side.

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The theme works well right out of the box and shouldn’t require any tweaks to get it working the way you want. The black page background on the gray frame works well together.


This theme is similar to Dark Planet as far as the background coloring scheme, but this one is actually better designed in that the title, search bar and the header seems to float above the background.

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The side navigation bars aren’t anything advanced – there’s no social widgets or RSS feed functionality built in, but the clean layout gets good marks overall.

Modern Marvels

Another theme that throws a bit of color into the mix is Modern Marvels. It has a high-technology look with cool imagery and a clean two-column layout.

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Again – the sidebar isn’t pre-configured as ad-enabled or with social networking widgets, but those are all things you can add once you’ve got the theme installed.


When I saw this particular theme I almost passed it by until I realized it would be one of the coolest “alien” sci-fi themes because of the Men-In-Black appeal.

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The color scheme works well, with white text on a black background, and sidebar titles that match the color of the header image.

New Age Earth

Another space-theme is New Age Earth. Overall, this one is a light brighter than the other space themes, but if you prefer light backgrounds to dark ones, then this one will work well.

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As you can see, it’s a 3 column layout with the RSS feed feature built into the right bar.

Blue Jean Cop

The last theme I wanted to offer up is a pretty unique design. It runs the risk of being so weird that  it doesn’t quite work – but overall I think it actually does work.

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The floating menu bar, the planet imagery with a splatter of blue paint and the title and logo – all of these elements really play together to create a bold theme that’s in-your-face.

Science fiction themes really aren’t easy to come by, and good ones are even harder to find. The choice really depends on the look and feel that you’re going for with your own blog, so give one or two of these a try and let us know which one you like the best. Do you have your own favorite theme not listed here? Share it in the comments section below.

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  1. Edward D. Isenberg
    November 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    This is a stupid question, but are you showing us these themes to give us ideas, or do you offer up the theme(s) as a download?

    Thanks for the collection. I have a very dark book cover, and looking at Dark Planet gave me the idea of white text with green accents would look great on the home page.

  2. Masyhury
    March 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Nice collection..
    Thanx for sharing.. :D

  3. Rohan Tambat
    February 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

    This post is good but the stylesheet missing thing is not so good which is there about Dark Planet and Night fall themes

  4. Batik Solo
    February 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Wow, I like this post. It gives me information that I never knew before. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Tas Wanita
    February 8, 2011 at 4:28 am

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  6. Toko Komputer Online
    February 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Very nice post. It gives information I need. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jilbab Cantik
    February 7, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Cool.. I like this post and the info. Thanks for sharing information like this.

  8. Sandal Wanita
    February 5, 2011 at 4:40 am

    }Wow, this is what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing and nice info.

  9. Saikat Basu
    February 3, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Another idea would be one on 2001:A Space Odyssey or Battlestar Galactica. I am not a designer but I think Sci-Fi wallpapers could be a great source of inspiration to design some cool themes.

  10. Randy Addison
    February 3, 2011 at 2:54 am

    i think the Matrix theme is an all time favorite. But I think someone should make a Pandora theme (Avatar). That would be cool. But as for the list, it is really a great selection. Dark planet is also a good choice.