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Top Ten Most Popular Free WordPress Themes



Top Ten Most Popular Free WordPress ThemesFree WordPress Themes are becoming more easier to find these days, but the ones with better functionality and graphics are not very easy to find. That is why I would like to provide this list of Top Ten Most Popular Free WordPress Themes. As of today April 13th, 2010 these Free WordPress Themes were the Top Ten Most Popular on the WordPress.org Free Themes Directory. Sometimes people just don’t know what to search for or how to search for something that they want, so hopefully this article will help them out. When you search for WordPress Themes make sure that you type in search the word themes and not templates, because the professional and right way to name these tools are Themes. The word Templates are used for the Blogspot blogs. So if you are looking for the Blogger Templates, then use the word “Templates”, but if you are looking for the WordPress Themes, then use the word “Themes”. Below is the List of The Top Ten Most Popular Free WordPress Themes with some of my opinions and descriptions about them. I will also give my own personal point on a scale from 1 to 10, one being the worst and ten being the best. At the very bottom of this article you can let me know which themes you liked or used. At the same time you can provide us with your links to the themes that you like better than these.

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Download Mystique Free WordPress Theme1. – Mystique is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by digitalnature. As of today their theme was last updated on April 1st, 2010 and has a rating of almost all five stars, and was Downloaded 9,184 times from WordPress.org Mystique Theme has a professional, dark, kind of aggressive, and unique design. I really like the way digitalnature designed the RSS feed button and the Twitter follow button, because of the way they hide when you don’t need them, but then when you want to see them you just roll over their edges and they just slide up to be more visible. I also like the functionality and design of the widgets in the sidebar of Mystique Theme. My Point for this theme is 6. Live Preview.

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Download Arjuna X Free WordPress Theme2. – Arjuna X is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by sebastianrs. As of today their theme was last updated on March 31st, 2010 and has a rating of four full stars, and was Downloaded 7,189 times from WordPress.org Arjuna X Theme has a simple, clean, gray, quiet, professional, and soft design. I like the way sebastianrs made the functionality of the top menu buttons and my favorite part of this theme is the rounded corners almost on everything. My point for this theme is 5. Live Preview.

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Download Intrepidity Free WordPress Theme3. – Intrepidity is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by szstar. As of today their theme was last updated on March 31st, 2010 and has a rating of four full stars, and was Downloaded 7,056 times from WordPress.org Intrepidity Theme has a blue, soft, fading, and simple design. I like the slide show pictures on the top front of the main page. Also, the rounded corners are beautiful, and the right top corner has a look of a slightly folded-in paper. My Point for this theme is 5. Live Preview.

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Download Suffusion Free WordPress Theme4. – Suffusion is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by sayontan. As of today their theme was last updated on April 9th, 2010 and has a rating of all five full stars, and was Downloaded 5,149 times from WordPress.org So, it looks like this theme is the best rated so far out of the ones I have written already. According to the owner, this theme has eight widget areas, an option for one, two, or three column formats. It also has ten different templates, sixteen unique color schemes, and some other cool features. Suffusion theme has dark and smooth colors with rounded corners. To tell you the truth, I don’t see what people like so much about this theme, because in the preview window the template that it has is very dull and simple looking. My Point for this theme is 3. Live Preview.

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Download Motion Free WordPress Theme5. – Motion is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by sam07. As of today their theme was last updated on February 18th, 2010 and has a rating of four full stars, and was Downloaded 4,898 times from WordPress.org Motion theme has a marine, transparent, and simple design to it. I really like the idea of transparent parts of the website that it has and the layout is kind of nice. It kind of makes me feel like I’m deep under water looking up at the sky. My Point for this theme is 4. Live Preview.

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Download LightWord Free WordPress Theme6. – LightWord is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by andreiluca. As of today their theme was last updated on March 31st, 2010 and has a rating of almost five full stars, and was Downloaded 4,734 times from WordPress.org LightWord theme provides us with an option of two or three simple columns. This theme has a medium gray color and it looks, professional, clean, organized, and pleasant. I really like the date tabs on the left side of the theme, and the very top parts of this theme have unique and creative graphic designs. So far this theme is my favorite one out of the six that I wrote about. My Point for this theme is 8. Live Preview.

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Download Arras Free WordPress Theme7. – Arras is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by zyml. As of today their theme was last updated on March 16th, 2010 and has a rating of four full stars, and was Downloaded 4,624 times from WordPress.org Arras theme has an awesome picture slideshow, menu bar, some cool widgets, and many other very nicely functional parts. This theme is gray, bright, professional, square, loaded, and very multi-functional. I believe that I like this theme even more than the one I said I liked most, because on this theme you can easily organize all of your content and pictures in a very beautiful and unique way. My Point for this theme is 9. Live Preview.

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Download Atahualpa Free WordPress Theme8. – Atahualpa is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by bytesforall. As of today their theme was last updated on February 16th, 2010 and has a rating of almost all five stars, and was Downloaded 4,486 times from WordPress.org According to the designer of this theme you can have up to five colums with fixed or fluid width. Atahualpa theme looks to me as white, bright, kind of simple, kind of complicated, and disorganized, but that’s just my opinion, according to some people, it provides many features for customizing it. The only thing I like about this theme is the header background images that change as you refresh the page. My Point for this theme is 3. Live Preview.

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Download Traction Free WordPress Theme9. – Traction is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by Drew Strojny. As of today his theme was last updated on March 31st, 2010 and has a rating of four full stars, and was Downloaded 4,106 times from WordPress.org Traction theme is nice, simple, organized, very multi-functional, medium gray, and kind of blue at the same time. I like pretty much the whole theme, the menu bars, the sidebar, and the featured section. But the stupid part about this theme is that to have the full functionality of this theme is not all the way free. They want you to pay some cash in order for you to enjoy every cool feature of this theme. My Point for this theme is 7. Live Preview.

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Download Thematic Free WordPress Theme10. – Thematic is a Free WordPress Theme that was provided and designed by iandstewart. As of today this theme was last updated on February 22nd, 2010 and has a rating of almost all five stars, and was Downloaded 3,837 times from WordPress.org Thematic theme is simple, white, clean, plain, bright, empty, kind of boring, and ready for SEO editing. I don’t like this theme, but if you want to start editing any theme for your own liking then this theme may be a good choice, because it’s all white and clean and ready for your own customizations. My Point on this theme is 2. Live Preview.

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7 Responses to "Top Ten Most Popular Free WordPress Themes"

  1. Amy Huston says:

    Thanks for the list of great themes!

  2. nuke says:

    I don’t agree about atahualpa vote. Atahualpa is the best customizable wordpress theme. Congratulation to Flynn (theme’s author).

  3. Juan Formababy says:

    This is a excellent list of themes. I changed over from Joomla some time back and find myself much happier with the flexibility of the WordPress platform.

  4. Sorin says:

    Thank you for the list. I also want to question your comments about Atahualpa theme as white and simple. I created two very different customizations and I would say Atahualpa is everything but not simple. Probably the easiest to customize theme available.

    1. Tempter says:

      Thank You for reading my article and for informing all of us about the importance of the Atahualpa Theme :)

  5. Sayontan says:

    Regarding Suffusion:

    To tell you the truth, I don’t see what people like so much about this theme, because in the preview window the template that it has is very dull and simple looking.

    Regarding Atahualpa:

    Atahualpa theme looks to me as white, bright, kind of simple, kind of complecated, and misorganized.

    As the saying goes, “Never judge a book by its cover” :-)
    Both these themes’ main power lies in their options panels, which cannot be seen in a preview window. They don’t just have options – they have options to let you change an insane amount of stuff on your blog, all without touching a line of code. So while some of the other themes you have listed get you a nice look out of the box, these two let you make your site look how you want, thereby giving you the advantage of a unique branding, and not making it look like all your sites came from the same place. Of course, they have certain limitations, but their options panels are what make them popular. Atahualpa’s customizability make people rate it higher than Thesis, and for good reason.

    BTW, I am the creator of Suffusion, as you guessed from my name, and I came across your site while searching for negative comments about the theme.

    Cheers.

    1. Tempter says:

      Thank You for Informing us about the Uniqueness of your theme, I’m sure that this will help some of the users make a better choice now.
      By the way, I did have some thoughts about these themes having some bigger and better functionalities on the back end, but that is why there is comments here, so people like you can inform us all about the hidden pieces of these WordPress Themes.
      Thank You for your comment :)

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