26 Best WordPress Themes 2010

January 24, 2013 · 36 comments

by Lars

Best WordPress Themes 2010

Best WordPress Themes 2010 collected in one place for your convenience. OK there are endless numbers of free themes for WordPress. This may be one of the main reasons why WordPress has become so popular. While there are plenty free WordPress Themes to choose from this approach may not be the best option for everyone. Some of the best designers have decided to create and sell top quality Premium Themes for WordPress and by spending typically less than $100 you can give your site a significant facelift. Most Premium Theme developers put a great effort in making their themes simple to adjust and provide more than one colour style. This makes it possible to have a unique look and feel even if you’re not a experienced web developer. In this article tripwire magazine provides a list of Best WordPress Themes 2010.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.


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April

Woothemes Diarise, April 24, 2010

Woothemes Diarise

Diarise showcases your company/organisation’s events in a neat home page tabber, along with past events, or featured posts in a slick scroller. Easily add events straight to your calendar application and link your events to booking forms. The possibilities are limitless for churches, event organizing companies, sports clubs, schools, etc. A good pick among Best WordPress Themes 2010.

  • 8 colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel.
  • A custom home page event calendar to showcase your upcoming events in a neat tabber, navigated by month or event sequence. Buttons to add the calendar directly to your Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook or Apple iCal, and a button to link to your booking form for the event if applicable.
  • This could either be used to showcase highlights of past events, or notable blog posts. This Js scroller is tag and can be set to automatically scroll through slides.
  • The Diarise home page can be set to show the Event Calendar, Featured Posts Scroller, Blog Section and Widgetized Footer or any combination of these. Modules can easily be disabled via the theme options.
  • There are 9 Custom Woo Widgets for use in the widgetized sidebar and footer: Customer Feedback, Twitter, Recent Blog Posts, Featured Media, Blog Information, Ads & Search to name some of them.

Elegant Themes – My Resume WordPress Theme, Apr 15th, 2010

Elegant Themes - My Resume WordPress Theme,

Looking for a new job? Then MyResume is the perfect theme to promote yourself and create a professional and sophisticated online presence. MyResume is sleek, simple and easy to use, but also boasts some great features that will make handling your resume all the easier. Add new pages to your resume, create new tabs, connect with your peers using the social networking integration, and even add a custom portfolio at the click of a button.

  • MyResume comes with four different color variations. If the Wooden look isn’t your style, then try out the Stone, Subtle, Canvas or Modest variations.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • MyResume has a great portfolio/gallery feature that allows you to add your best to your resume in a clean and unobtrusive fashion.

Woothemes Boast, April 15, 2010

Woothemes Boast

Boast is a modern business design with a lot of shine & gloss. The theme includes some nifty jQuery touches, which is especially present in the awesome slider on the homepage, as well as the scrolling widget boxes. This is a definite contender for your business makeover.

  • 10 colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel.
  • A custom home page featured area to showcase your work or products, with optional sub-featured area to give them more insight.
  • Secondary featured section (widgetized) which includes some nifty jQuery scrolling to display your most important messages without wasting any prime homepage real estate..
  • Custom home page layout with an optional widget space (for testimonials, portfolio items or mini text / info blocks) and a section for your blog.
  • Custom Woo Widgets for use in the blog or page sidebar and in the widgetized footer: Testimonials, Twitter, Gallery / Portfolio, Blog Information, Ads & Search.

Elegant Themes – Minimal WordPress Theme, Apr 12th, 2010

Elegant Themes - Minimal WordPress Theme

Minimal is a great theme for those who want to give their blog a truly simple and elegant feel without sacrificing any of the advanced features you have come to expect from ElegantThemes. The colors are easy on the eye, and the overall minimalist approach to the design makes for a relaxing and userfriendly experience for your visitors.

  • Minimal comes with two different color variations. If you don’t like the lighter version, then try out the darker variation.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • This theme has been localized for easy translation. Using the theme’s MO and PO files, you can quickly translate the design without having to hunt through the theme’s PHP files to change each word.
  • Even though Minimal was created to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure, you can also run the theme like a normal blog instead.
  • With Minimal you can place 125×125 banner images in your sidebar and 468×60 ads to your post pages with ease. Advertisements are handled from within wp-admin, and can be turned on and off at any time.

Elegant Themes – 13Floor WordPress Theme, Apr 6th, 2010

Elegant Themes - 13Floor WordPress Theme

With this design I wanted to create something edgy, flashy and fun while still retaining an air of professionalism. I really focused on the homepage with this theme in hopes of giving my users the ability to really grab their visitor’s attention. The homepage contains only a collection of page or post-based slides, but still gives you enough room to tell your readers what you’re all about without drowning them in text. ElegantThemes club gives you access to many of th Best WordPress Themes 2010.

  • 13Floor comes with four different color variations. If Blue isn’t your style, then try switching to the Green, Brown, Yellow or Purple color schemes.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • This theme has been localized for easy translation. Using the theme’s MO and PO files, you can quickly translate the design without having to hunt through the theme’s PHP files to change each word.
  • Even though 13Floor was created to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure, you can also run the theme like a normal blog instead.
  • With 13Floor you can place 125×125 banner images in your sidebar and 468×60 ads to your post pages with ease. Advertisements are handled from within wp-admin, and can be turned on and off at any time.

March

Woothemes Retreat, March 31, 2010

Woothemes Retreat

Based on our hugely successful ‘Woo on the Slopes’ tumblog theme that we used to live blog our company retreat to the Austrian Alps, the aptly named ‘Retreat’ theme is packed full of easy to use quickpress publishing tools, unique to WooThemes. It also comes with a AJAX-based Twitter widget that updates every few minutes, and can track keywords mentioned on Twitter.

  • 7 colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel.
  • Posting a variety of multimedia elements (images, video, audio, quotes, notes & links) is super-easy to do and the theme handles all of the different “post types” automagically.
  • Post to your tumblog from your dashboard, using the amazing new AJAX-powered & WooThemes-exclusive QuickPress functionality that is bundled with this theme.
  • The theme includes some jQuery wizardry all round and it makes scrolling & navigating so much fun. Also supported is specific hotkeys which allows you to navigate & scroll using your keyboard!
  • The theme has 1 widgetized area in the sidebar and some extra Woo custom widgets (Flickr, Twitter, Adspace, Search). Special note must be taken of the live twitter feed widget, which allows your twitter feed to not only show your tweets, but mentions of you or any keyword.

WP ZOOM – Yamidoo PRO, March 26, 2010

WP ZOOM - Yamidoo PRO

Based on the popular theme – Yamidoo Magazine, PRO version is a more sophisticated theme, with a powerful layout, which you can easy transform from a magazine layout, to a business theme. WPZoom is know for creating some of the Best WordPress Themes 2010 and mainly magazine style.

  • Slider show articles, from a category you select from Themes Options.
  • Built-in support for threaded comments.
  • A built-in widget which let you to display Recent Comment, Recent & Popular Posts, Tag Cloud.
  • A nice style widget for footer section, including contact information
  • This theme supports drop-down menu for sub-categories and sub-pages.
  • Configure the theme in a few seconds, or add your Google Analytics code.

Woothemes City Guide, March 17, 2010

Woothemes City Guide

Woothemes developed this theme to cater for directory-based wordpress sites. For example, a guide to a city with shops, restaurants and other places of interest all archived in posts with geo-tags, custom content about the locations, and well presented in this killer theme designed by Sam Brown.

  • 6 alternate styles to better fit your company/personality. These alternate styles are meant as a base for further more intricate styling details that you can add to the stylesheet.
  • A custom home page featured module that can be used as an about section for the site. You can dedicate an image or a Google Map to this area.
  • Google Maps integration for geo-tagging of posts, with a custom map panel for your blog post editor and map widgets for usage in the sidebar. The integration also pulls the location from the map and displays the physical address next to the map in the location details.
  • Other Custom Woo Widgets for use in the 6 widgetized zones – e.g. Twitter feeds, Popular post tabber, Adspace banners, and Flickr photo streams

Elegant Themes – Polished WordPress Theme, Mar 8th, 2010

Elegant Themes - Polished WordPress Theme

Polish up your blog with this silky-smooth design. My goal with this theme was to create something simple, refined, and well, polished! I hope this dark and “interfacey” design will be a welcomed addition the the ElegantThemes Best WordPress Themes 2010  collection.

  • Polished comes with six different skins, and each skin with three different color schemes. For more info refer to the slider and preview links above.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • This theme has been localized for easy translation. Using the theme’s MO and PO files, you can quickly translate the design without having to hunt through the theme’s PHP files to change each word.
  • If you would rather not use the abbreviated post structure you can opt for the optional blog-style layout. When enabled, your posts will be displayed in full like a traditional blog.
  • With Polished you can place 125×125 banner images in your sidebar and 468×60 ads to your post pages with ease. Advertisements are handled from within wp-admin, and can be turned on and off at any time.

WP ZOOM – Evertis Magazine, March 3, 2010

WP ZOOM - Evertis Magazine

The perfect theme for you magazine or blog with tons of features like featured articles, social bookmarks and a very flexible layout which is easy to customize.

  • Slider show articles, from a category you select from Themes Options.
  • A built-in widget which lets you to display your recent photos.
  • This theme supports drop-down menu for sub-categories and sub-pages.
  • 3 built-in widgets will give more functionality to your theme!
  • Nice styled widget which highlights important links like: RSS Feed or your Twitter account.
  • Configure the theme in a few seconds, or add your Google Analytics code.

Woothemes Cinch, March 1, 2010

Woothemes Cinch , March 1, 2010  image

Cinch is a classy & feature-rich tumblog theme built for WordPress. Incorporating awesome advanced QuickPress functionality (exclusive to WooThemes) and an amazing design (with added jQuery awesomeness), Cinch is most definitely the tumblog theme that you want to use! Woothemes is one of the largest vendors and they created many of the Best WordPress Themes 2010.

  • 11 delicious colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel.
  • Posting a variety of multimedia elements (images, video, audio, quotes, notes & links) is super-easy to do and the theme handles all of the different “post types” automagically.
  • Post to your tumblog from your dashboard, using the amazing new AJAX-powered & WooThemes-exclusive QuickPress functionality that is bundled with this theme.
  • The theme includes some jQuery wizardry all round and it makes scrolling & navigating so much fun. Also supported is specific hotkeys which allows you to navigate & scroll using your keyboard!
  • The theme includes some jQuery wizardry all round and it makes scrolling & navigating so much fun. Also supported is specific hotkeys which allows you to navigate & scroll using your keyboard!

Elegant Themes – TheCorporation WordPress Theme, Mar 1st, 2010

Elegant Themes - TheCorporation WordPress ThemeTheCorporation is a sleek and professional theme for business sites. Grab your visitor’s attention immediately with the prominent and flashy jQuery slider, and let them know who you are via the simple page-based homepage design. TheCorporation was built to be sophisticated and userfriendly, and will surely impress your potential clients.

  • TheCorporation comes with four different color variations. If Blue isn’t your style, then try switching to the Green, Purple, Red, Silver and Refined Blue color schemes.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • This theme has been localized for easy translation. Using the theme’s MO and PO files, you can quickly translate the design without having to hunt through the theme’s PHP files to change each word.
  • Even though TheCorporation was created to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure, you can also run the theme like a normal blog instead.
  • With TheCorporation you can place 125×125 banner images in your sidebar and 468×60 ads to your post pages with ease. Advertisements are handled from within wp-admin, and can be turned on and off at any time.

Woothemes Slanted, March 1, 2010

Woothemes Slanted

Slanted is a tumblog theme with an extremely unique – and should we say “slanted” – design. Using some progressive CSS3 attributes and jQuery wizardry, this tumblog theme (built for WordPress) is perfect for the more experimental tumbloggers.

  • 10 colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel.
  • Posting a variety of multimedia elements (images, video, audio, quotes, notes & links) is super-easy to do and the theme handles all of the different “post types” automagically.
  • Post to your tumblog from your dashboard, using the amazing new AJAX-powered & WooThemes-exclusive QuickPress functionality that is bundled with this theme.
  • The theme includes some jQuery wizardry all round and it makes scrolling & navigating so much fun. Also supported is specific hotkeys which allows you to navigate & scroll using your keyboard!

February

Elegant Themes – BusinessCard WordPress Theme, Feb 23rd, 2010

Elegant Themes - BusinessCard WordPress ThemeBusinessCard is a simple jQuery-powered, one-page theme that allows you to provide your visitors with clean and concise information. BusinessCard transforms your blog into an easily customizable website complete with enhanced javascript effects and a fully functional gallery. Despite its unconventional appearance, BusinessCard is quick and easy to set up and a breeze to manage.

  • BusinessCard comes with four different color variations. If Grey isn’t your style, then try out the Blue, Green, Turquoise or Pink variations.
  • This theme utilizes timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. Because of this, only one thumbnail images is required per post, despite the various thumbnail sizes used in the theme.
  • BusinessCard transforms your WordPress gallery into a Javascript enhanced slideshow, complete with a jQuery slider and lightbox effects.

Woothemes Canvas, February 9, 2010

Woothemes Canvas

Canvas is woothemes most pretentious theme to date! Every element of Canvas is highly customizable through our options panel, so you can make the design, layout and typography exactly like you want. If you are after a highly customizable blog design or just a starter theme for your next client project, then Canvas will most definitely work for you! Certainly one of the Best WordPress Themes 2010 if you like minimal and simple websites.

  • Canvas will let you customize the style and typography of every element in the design. Packed with 100+ options, it allows you to make your blog look exactly like you want!
  • Canvas lets you easily change between 5 different site widths (980, 960, 940, 880 and 760 pixels) and also has an option to box your layout in.
  • You can also choose between 6 different layouts for and order of content/sidebars (full width, 2 col left, 2 col right, 3 col left, 3 col middle, 3 col right). Canvas also lets you specify individual layouts per post or page!
  • The theme has 2 widgetized areas in sidebar and 4 widgetized areas in footer

January

Woothemes Postcard, January 28, 2010

Woothemes Postcard

Postcard is a beautiful travel-blogging theme with neat Google Maps integration allowing you to geo-tag posts with locations and display your recent travels on widgetized maps. Its packed full of all the functionality a traveller needs to publish news and photos for friends and family back home.

  • A custom home page featured scroller to highlight specifically tagged posts
  • Google Maps integration for geo-tagging of posts
  • A category-based image gallery template that groups photos published in posts according to categories
  • 9 alternate styles
  • Woo Custom Navigation full customization over how your navigation should be structured
  • WooFramework2 with updated options panel

templatic Classifieds, January 26, 2010

templatic Classifieds

Create your own Classified site easily in wordpress with this theme. Classifieds is a CMS style theme

  • While posting a classified, user can upload as many images as possible.
  • When posting a classified, users will enter their address and google map will be automatically generated and will be displayed on the published classified ad.
  • In each classified, the classified publisher details are highlighted right at the top with seller’s contact info. Not only that, if the site visitor clicks Send Inquiry button, a simple, clean form will appear. Submitting the form emails the content to the ad publisher.
  • Site users can forward the classified using email this post and print the classified
  • Right on your wp-admin dashboard, recently published classifieds are displayed
  • Paypal payment gateway
  • List goes on…

Rich Blog, January 26, 2010

Rich Blog

The RichBlog is a classic blog theme. If you take a look at the top 100 bloggers of the world you will notice that most of them prefer the classic, chronologically ordered post list with a widgetized sidebar on the left over the magazine-style approach. Get started now, build authority and become a rich blogger with this great pick from the Best WordPress Themes 2010 .

  • Auto-resizing of images throughout the theme
  • Extensive Theme Options Page

Woothemes Delegate, January 21, 2010

Woothemes Delegate

Delegate is a shiny and feature-packed business theme that should appeal to the funky companies out there. Packed with all the goodness of a proper WordPress business theme, Delegate will most definitely make the impact you need from it.

  • Custom home page slider
  • Custom homepage
  • 19 delicious colour schemes
  • Woo Custom Navigation full customization over how your navigation should be structured
  • WooFramework2 with updated options panel

Themeshift deCondo, January 19, 2010

Themeshift deCondo deCondo is a light and elegant real estate theme. A lot of handy features like a search panel, multi-agent support and a professional property exposée let you easily setup your real estate website.

  • Featured Properties Slider
  • property exposée is a user-friendly overview over the most important details of each real estate object.
  • The most important feature of a real estate site is the search. deCondo comes with a custom search panel that lets your user easily browse your properties by keyword search or category select drop downs.

Woothemes MyStream, January 14, 2010

Woothemes MyStream MyStream is a flexible and extremely customizable personal blog theme with massive social media & lifestreaming influences. Change the background to your visual identity, move the many available widgets around and VOILA: you have YourStream.
  • A social profiles widgetized zone with custom widgets to display your Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, etc, profiles in the sidebar.
  • 7 MyStream-specific widgets
  • 6 colour schemes
  • Woo Custom Navigation full customization over how your navigation should be structured
  • WooFramework2 with updated options panel

WPZOOM Sensor, January 11th, 2010

WPZOOM Sensor

Sensor is a Premium WordPress Theme suitable for photoblogs, portfolios, showcases, galleries, personal sites and other blogging topics!

  • 14 Color Styles
  • A beautiful jQuery slider on homepage for Featured content.
  • Support for splitting long posts into multiple pages.
  • Drop Down Multi-Level Menu for compact display of categories and pages.
  • Theme Options Admin Panel

templatic eShop e-commerce, January 11, 2010

templatic eShop e-commerce eShop transforms your WordPress install into a fully functional Ecommerce store complete with backend administration. Use wordpress to easily manage your store that sells Tangible or intangible/digital goods. There are four detailed color schemes and the features needed to build a online business.

templatic Job Board, January 7, 2010

templatic Job Board Job Board transforms your wordpress install into a fully functional Job Board website with complete backend administration. Easily manage free / paid job listing with tonnes of features.

  • The theme comes with a theme settings page from where you can manage all aspects of your theme
  • Collecting money is real easy with Job Board themes Paypal integration
  • It comes with 7 colors chemes
  • Recent Listings on the Dashboard

Elegant Themes OnTheGo, January 6, 2010

Elegant Themes OnTheGoOnTheGo is a completely hand-drawn theme that was scanned in and compiled to create a fresh and interesting design. It is fun an playful while maintining an air of professionalism, and its unique appearance is sure to make your website stand out amongst the crowd. OnTheGo can act as a page-based CMS, or as a traditional blog.
  • Four Color Schemes
  • Automated thumbnail resizing
  • OnTheGo comes with an options page that features a long list of settings
  • OnTheGo was created to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure, but can also run as a normal blog

WPZOOM Business Bite, January 4, 2010

WPZOOM Business Bite A professional WordPress Theme, that suits perfect for your Business and Portfolio website. The theme is very flexible and comes with a sleek slider for your products or your works.

  • Featured Slider on Homepage, In the slider you can easily insert nice styled icons.
  • Drop-down menu for sub-categories and sub-pages.
  • Theme Options Admin Panel

I hope you like this article and recommend that you take a look at these similar articles about wordpress business themes, restaurant menu templates, 60 best wordpress themes and most popular files from Themeforest

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classifieds March 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

It’s difficult to find knowledgeable people in this particular subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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Adam jan January 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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Lars January 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thanks looks great

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Nikunj December 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Amazing collection like each one of them

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Ken @ Ghillie Suit Clothing December 2, 2010 at 4:05 am

The decondo theme looks real nice.

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enursa December 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

really nice themes. Can be inspiration my works.

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Wordpress Themes September 14, 2010 at 3:42 am

Fantastic Themes! It seems to me templatic is the best at creating ecommerce wordpress themes. Woothemes is the best at creating great templates for blogs.

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tripwire team September 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

Agreed they are both very professional, but I believe best is a matter of personal preference and specific needs. Other vendors may hit bulls eye for other people 😉

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Damian May 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

While these themes are no slouches, I must say I’ve found many themes this year better than what’s displayed here at Themeforest.net. And the prices are usually lower as well.

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Mia May 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

WooThemes have been building great themes from the onset – and Nick Roach of Elegant themes has been putting out some awesome themes as well. However, WooThemes has adapted to Tumblr’s aesthetic as far as design goes lately in several of their themes , and I must say : They are on the right track ! Their ” RETREAT “ theme is awesome , everything has been considered in building this theme, and if no one has test-driven this theme , I recommend that they do . Its a great theme for Fast-Bloggers ! + the overall minimalstic design is another +factor here . Great compilation of themes ! :)

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Agence web May 3, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Awesome collection

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WordPress Themes April 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Awesome themes, Yamidoo pro is one of my favorites, although the features and flexibility of Canvas are amazing.

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Mason April 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Wow these look great!

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