30 Best Free WordPress Themes Of 2012

Posted : Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 160 comments

We are over half way through 2012 so it’s about time we looked at what WordPress Theme designers have been up to.At the start of the year we published the very popular 25 Best Free WordPress Themes Of 2011 this time I have listed 30 free themes for WordPress from the first half of 2012.So check out some themes to make your blog brighter.

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Note – Some of these themes have free and paid versions so look for the free download link.

Click the title of each theme to see the demo and download details.

New: Also see The Best Free WordPress Themes For 2013 !

30 Best WordPress Themes From The First Half Of 2012

GameX WordPress Theme

A dark color magazine template with drop menu, wide featured posts slider and many more features.

GameX


 

WpMatrix WordPress Theme

A bright three column theme with a simple design.

WpMatrix WordPress Theme


 

Cool Retro WordPress Theme

A very retro design with a paper hand drawn desktop design.Features include search, subscribe icons and text size controls.

Cool Retro WordPress Theme


 

Zenshop Online Store Theme

A WordPress theme set up to be an online store.Home Page displays product thumbnails, built in checkout.

Zenshop Online Store Theme


 

Woody WordPress Theme

A magazine WordPress theme that comes in six colors, Blue, Black, Green, Maroon, Orange and Pastel.Social Ready, Slider Ready and two right sidebars.

Woody WordPress Theme


 

CryBook – Facebook Style WordPress Theme

This theme has been designed with an influence from Facebook.Though you don’t have to stick with the Facebook blue as you can change to four other colors.

Facebook Style WordPress Theme


 

Nublu – Free Premium WordPress Theme

This is a professional theme that has the look and feel of a premium theme.A bright design fitted with Featured posts section, social icons and latest tweets widget and 125×125 ads section.

Free Premium WordPress Theme


 

Photoria – Photography WordPress Theme

A theme perfect for Photo blogs with a large image slider and posts on the home page displayed by a large thumbnail.On post pages we find a right sidebar with social and subscribe section and more.

Photography WordPress Theme


 

Xenastore – Online Shop WordPress Theme

This is a great theme for your online shop with posts working as product pages and shopping cart ready.
Online Shop WordPress Theme


 

Yasmin Free Professional WordPress Theme

This is a very stylish theme that can be used as a portfolio, photo blog or even a personal blog.A drop menu, social icons and search bar can be found in the header.A huge featured posts slider sits above blocks of three posts on the home page.

Free Professional WordPress Theme


 

News Layer – News Magazine Theme

A feature packed theme with two drop down menus, Multi tabbed section and latest tweets widget in the sidebar and three footer columns.

News Magazine Theme


 

Imbalance 2 – Unique WordPress Theme

This is a minimalistic theme with a focus on content, would work well for portfolios.
Unique WordPress Theme


 

Axis – Theme With Full Screen Slide Show

This theme is perfect for Photography, Design and Portfolio sites.The entire background of the site acts as a slideshow with a separate design for blog pages.

Theme With Full Screen Slide Show


 

Danko Charity WordPress Theme

This theme was created for charity sites with integrated PayPal among the features.
Charity WordPress Theme


 

Jezz Business WordPress Theme

The Jezz theme comes available in 5 colors good for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites.
Business WordPress Theme Free


 

Wp Lanucher Site Under Construction Theme

This theme is a placeholder while you are designing your site or preparing to launch.
Site Under Construction Theme Free


 

Responsive Theme

A simple theme for business or personal sites.
Responsive Theme


 

Balloons Unique Theme

Baloons is a cute theme with a unique design.Great for personal blogs or diary’s.
Balloons Unique Theme


 

Desire Portfolio WordPress Theme

Desire is another great portfolio website theme.The theme has a large slider, three call to action sections followed by two blocks of posts and three footer columns.
Portfolio WordPress Theme


 

Stumblr Theme

Stumblr is a beautiful two column theme with a right sidebar.Posts on the home page can be represented by a Image thumbnail or video.
Magazine wordpress theme


 

Delicacy Food Blog WordPress Theme

A blog theme with food blogs in mind delicacy has a stylish design with drop down menu and featured posts slider.
Food Blog WordPress Theme


 

Vitrine Magazine Theme

A two column magazine theme with a left sidebar.
Magazine Theme


 

The Scoop News Magazine WordPress Theme

A great theme for new blogs and sites
news magazine theme


 

WP-Ebuy WordPress Theme

This is an Ecommerce WordPress theme for business or store websites.
Ecommerce WordPress theme


 

Photum Photography Theme

A bright fresh theme to design your photos and images.It has a left sidebar with blocks of thumbnails to display your images on the home page.
Photum Photography Theme


 

Bunker, Portfolio WordPress Theme

Another portfolio theme to display your images and designs.On the home page posts are displayed as thumbnails, post pages have a right sidebar.
Bunker, Portfolio WordPress Theme


 

Truly Minimal WordPress Theme

As the name suggests this theme has a simple minimalist design.Bright and clear with the focus on content, this theme will suit your personal blogs.
Minimal WordPress Theme


 

Tech Go WordPress Theme

A professional design theme for Tech Magazine Sites.
Tech WordPress Theme


 

Green Life WordPress Themes

This is a great theme for Health, Nature and environment Blogs.The theme has three columns with a fixed width.
Green Life WordPress Themes


That’s the list which is your favorite ?

Drop Your Comments And Questions Below.

160 comments:

  1. Really Beautiful Collection of WordPress Themes..

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  2. I have seen better collections but it doesn’t matter. The most important is that among your suggestions I’ve finally found the perfect template for me! Great thank you!

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  3. I have downloaded News Layer – News Magazine Theme. I am thinking to apply it for my upcoming android apps niche blog.Thanks for your recommendation. You have shared here great WordPress theme!

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  5. Totally awesome all themes. I really like it.

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  6. I totally agree with added soft all themes are awesome.

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  8. amazing list thanks sharing this list (wp themes) 🙂 keep it up

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  9. I Like The 5Th Theme.Thanks.

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  10. All those blogs are also very eager to interact with each other, which opens up the service to a lot of user engagement that creates even more activity and content for the site.

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  11. I can’t find several of these when I go into my WordPress admin panel under appearance/theme. Is there a special code? I do the theme search within wordpress but ones like Balloon, for example, will not appear. Any tips?
    Thanks! There are so many you listed that seem perfect for my revamping of my blog (much neglected)

    Thanks!
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  12. You need to click on the name of the theme you want and download the theme.

    So click on the name of a theme (in orange above the screenshot), locate the download link, then back in your WP dashboard under themes you will see the option to upload a theme.Upload the theme you downloaded (The entire zip file don’t extract the files).

    Hope that gets it done for you.

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  13. I really like the “Tech Go WordPress Theme” but it don’t seem to be there..any idea where I can find it?..my Google search turned up empty.

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  15. Wow that’s a superb collection.

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  16. Man..seriously
    A lovely collection
    Helped alot…

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  17. Beautiful collection
    love “WP-Ebuy WordPress Theme” it’s really very cool

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  18. Nice collection.

    I like the one with snails the best for some reason. So easy for people these days to have a stylish blog with all these templates.

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  19. i love green life wordpress theme 🙂

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  20. Are these customizable? I’d like to add my own header, logo, colors, etc…? Thank you.

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  21. I have downloaded News Layer – News Magazine Theme. I am thinking to apply it for my upcoming android apps niche blog.Thanks for your recommendation. You have shared here great WordPress theme!

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  22. wedding photographer liverpoolAugust 14, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    I loved the way you presented all the themes, i will be choosing for my photography website

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  23. What theme would be good for my website. Do you offer premium themes as well. above themes are superb. Much Appreciated

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  24. Nice set, starting to download some of them, thanks !

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  25. Best “free” themes? Misleading title, only 2 are free.

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  26. It’s really a good list of Free WordPress themes, I’m impressed. Will use a couple themes from here.

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  27. Wow… Thank you so much for the awesome collection. This post ended my search of theme! Choosing Delicacy Food Blog WordPress Theme! 😀

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  28. Nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Good Coolection Nice presentation and view , easy to select and apt designing.

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  30. Hi, very nice and awesome template collection. Been searching for cool templates over google search and found your coolest template collection website. Thanks for share these templates!

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  31. Finally Moved from Blogger to Wordprees . And choosed a classic Template of this collection.

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  32. Best ever i will try one on my site www.deedfire.com

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  33. Interesting set, thanks. I’ll have a little trouble with choosing matching one 🙂

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  34. Orange County Bail BonsSeptember 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Great article thank you! just updated my wordpress theme with the one you displayed!

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  35. Are there any responsive themes on the list? Now customers ask about mobile readiness 1st thing.

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  36. thanks, i try “danko-free-charity-wordpress-theme” for my blog wp.

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  37. These templates are so awesome.I loved your collection, thanks for sharing great post.

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  38. awasome template, and the best for all its free….

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  39. this is toooooooo good all of thems thanx admin

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  40. nice collection,thanks

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  41. excellent collection

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  42. Great collection. I personally liked the NuBlue theme!

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  43. I have been using amtex in my site . After looking at this collection of theme, thinking of switching to one of them.

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  44. These templates are so awesome.I loved your collection, thanks for sharing great post.

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  45. It’s really very nice theme for wordpress
    webbee

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  46. Thanks for Sharing!!

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  47. I must download your online shop theme, can you tell me is it free always?

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  48. Nice collection

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  49. Its really good collection of best free wordpress themes. I like woody wordpress theme because we get this theme in six color.

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  50. This by far one of the best lists of WordPress themes I’ve seen.
    I’ve used several of these and WordPress is by far the best CMS out there in my opinion.

    Can the themes in 2013 be better than this? Can’t wait to see. Thanks for the list.

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  51. great collection of themes. Thanks for the share,Now i have found new theme for my new blog.I will use gamex wordpress thanks once again…

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  52. I like most of them

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  53. thank you poster theme

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  54. Thanks for share

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  55. Ανταλλακτικά ΑυτοκινήτωνOctober 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Thank you its nice to find responsive themes for free.

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  56. Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous WP Themes!
    I like the Nu BluTheme and the Responsive themes best,
    but they are all great!
    Yvonne Finn

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  57. WordPress just gets better with age!!!

    Some awesome work here and thanks for sharing

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  58. Hi,Great list of wordpress themes.Please suggest me which theme is better for SEO purpose ?

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  59. I am confused… I thought these were all FREE wp themes, as the title says, but some of them (like Vitrine and Newslayer) seem to cost $19.99 when you click on the orange title to learn more.

    So, are they free, or $19.99?

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  60. Not all of them are free ….. I tried to download health related one, and you have to purchase membership for it ….

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  61. It’s A great List of WordPress Themes.Thanks For the List..

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  62. Hi, I was interested in using Thesis as my next wp theme…any thoughts?

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  63. This is amazing! but sadly the theme that I like is not free 🙁

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  64. Great, just what I was looking for my site.

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  65. Thank you, I’ve been reading so many recommendation about the best themes for wordpress, so far, yours is the most helpful. Thanks again

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  66. thank for sharing 🙂

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  67. thanks for the share – some really good themes here – im sure that i will make use of the majority of them.

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  68. Great themes, thank you for these!

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  69. Awesome Collection,Tech Go Link WordPress Theme is very nice…………………:)

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  70. Tks!

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  71. thanks for sharing this themes info 😀

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  72. Really wonderful collection of themes, thanks

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  73. Good collection of wordPress themes.. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

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  74. PixelSparks DesignOctober 22, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Nice collection of wordpress themes here – my favourites are The Scoop and yasmin – both really nice.

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  75. Its really a great collection of such nice looking templates.Thanks a lot for sharing these free templates.

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  76. Well thats really nice collection of themes particualrly one premium type theme NUBLU which I am unsing in my next blog. Really Great… thanks one again dear…!!!…

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  77. Great List for WP themes. Good collection and Thank you so much for sharing these free themes.

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  78. istanbul evden eve nakliyatOctober 28, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    very good themes

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  79. Great work! Some of the the themes I have already seen but some of them are new to me. Thanks a lot.

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  80. Very nice themes.Thanks for your great collection.

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  81. Kool themes indeed! thanks.

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  82. Nice collection

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  83. Thanks for cool collection! Cool retro theme looks really interesting

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  84. Nice one mate…i love those under construction themes. Thanks a lot…

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  85. Wery nice themes and blogs thanks

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  86. All of the themes are very useful for my Blogs!!!

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  87. Very useful theme collection. Thanks for all theme.

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  88. really a awesome collection.Keep it up.

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  89. nice templates so nice

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  90. android how to guideNovember 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    One of the best collection, i have seen ever.

    Thanks

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  91. TechGo is an awesome theme

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  92. Good Collection. I got some useful eCommerce Website theme. I was searching last 2 days. thanks for solve my problem. 🙂

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  93. very beautifull themes. but the best of all its free! nice share dude, you are awasome!

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  94. Nice collection of WordPress themes, thanks a lot.

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  95. wow, i really confuse to choose one because all theme is awesome! 😀

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  96. I had gone through your such amazing themes actually i was looking for such themes and with your help i am able to complete my task. Thank you so much.

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  97. Awesome theme. I have selected some for my client. Thanks for the post

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  98. Nice list of themes very unique and beautiful.

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  99. Good collections

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  100. Amazing collection…!

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  101. Very nice collections really good it’s awesome………..thanks

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  102. Great collection… but out of these themes GameX Free WordPress theme is best.
    Thanks

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  103. Really nice collection, thanks for share.

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  104. Nice collection, good overview, lot faster than testing one by one 🙂

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  105. Amazing themes i definitely appreciate it!

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  106. Thank you for sharing all great themes!

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  107. nice collection

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  108. Yes I like the yasmin theme. its unique and very good

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  109. Very nice collection of themes. Thank you for sharing!

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  110. Great post, some of the themes look nothing but stunning. I’ll probably use one or two of those for my sites.

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  111. So awesome wordpress themes !

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  112. Thank for template, this is nice collection of themes

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  113. I like the one with snails the best for some reason. So easy for people these days to have a stylish blog with all these templates.

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  114. Download Film Terbaru 2013January 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Nice Themes collection bro

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  115. Fantastic Post !

    A few of the themes look absolutely fabulous.

    Will definitely use one of these for my new upcoming website.

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  116. Great collection, thanks for share.

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  117. Great themes, thx

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  118. tweakyourblog.infoJanuary 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Awesome Collection Paul! Thanks!

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  119. joan | the backpack chroniclesJanuary 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Great collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  120. latest urdu and hindi poetryJanuary 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    nice information

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  121. wonderful collection of themes….thanks for sharing it.

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  122. it’s the best

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  123. I love the healthy debates happening about device specific vs responsive design approaches. It allows for parties to see the light and dark side of each techniques.

    ireland vacation deals

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  124. Thats really nice post, informative and helpful. Thumbs up to you… Thanks a ton.

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  125. minh minh vo minh tuJanuary 31, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Great article, I appreciate bigone, Thanks you very much, very good

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  126. Nehru Place MarketJanuary 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I was searching a list of free themes foe my Word-press blog and found it here. This list is really going to help me and i must choose one. Thanks a lot for this good collection..

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  127. Thank you very, very much!

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  128. What I can say is that all themes/templates you posted look modern unlike what I saw in other sites. Thanks. This post really saved me time.

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  129. I was looking for some responsive themes and I found one in yours collection :). What can I say – excellent work! Thx

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  130. Good collection of themes and I have selected one to use in my next blog.. Thanks for making my decision so easy. Gr8..!!!

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  131. amazing collection, i like GameX WordPress Theme, thanks for sharing.!

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  132. amazing

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  133. simply gud

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  134. very good themes gan

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  135. Awsome themes

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  136. Wow, i like Green Life WordPress Themes

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  137. ways to make money onlineMarch 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Thanks for the free templates 🙂

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  138. I have seen better collections but it doesn’t matter. The most important is that among your suggestions I’ve finally found the perfect template for me! Great thank you!

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  139. Thanks alot for this wonderful themes, wow, then 3rd one looks marvelous

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  140. w0w, an awesome collection. Specially, gamex is really excellent theme. Photoria is also nice. In fact you’ve listed the best themes. Nice!

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  141. adana evden eve nakliyatMay 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    very nice excellent themes

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  142. Very Nice Collection
    Thanks

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  143. very nice excellent themes
    Thank for sharing

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  144. Nice i love these

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  145. ucuz alışverişJune 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Xenastore – Online Shop WordPress Theme very good..
    Thanks..

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  146. Thanks, i find my own theme 🙂

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  147. thank, them good

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  148. thank for sharing

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  149. Awesome themes.

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  150. thank for sharing

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  151. Thank you!!!

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  152. Thanks a ton for sharing these themes… great – hats off..!!..

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  153. Well, 2 years after, Newslayer is still my favorite theme and I use it for my niche blogs.

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  154. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping
    maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Take a look at my weblog … Jackie Chamoun Video

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  155. You can use something like Twitter Feed – http://twitterfeed.com/

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  157. Some amazing WordPress theme you got here, good job, thanks. You really saved me some time.

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  158. I have used more than 20 from above.

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  159. I Like This Template Design, Because its very nice

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  160. nice template for seo, i like this template
    thanks for share…

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  161. woow nice themes.. thank’s for share

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  162. Wow. The quality of these themes is superb.

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  163. merci pour tous ces themes

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  164. Gorgeous WordPress Themes you Share.Thanks for sharing

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