Here’s my Top 5 for free downloadable WordPress themes.

Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes arras theme screenshot1. Arras Theme

Currently definitely my number 1, as you can see. Arras Theme looks and feels incredibly good and might even be classified as a Premium Theme if you ask me.

There are lots of options to run through right in the administration dashboard.

Theme style Magazine style
Dashboard options Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Number of columns 1, 2 or 3
Custom column positions Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
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Multiple color schemes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no

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Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes wp coda screenshot2. WP CODA

This is one of the most beautiful themes you can use for showing of a product or service. WP CODA uses a nice and smooth jQuery navigation system for some extra awesomeness.

There’s a cool example on Panic.com (awesome OSX software developer), on the CandyBar product page.

Theme style Slider theme
Dashboard options Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no
Number of columns 1
Custom column positions Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no
Widget-ready Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no
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Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes crafty cart screenshot3. Crafty Cart

A great theme for creating your very own online store! This free theme has very clean colours and is surprisingly easy to navigate. Crafty Cart was designed to go along with the free e-commerce plugin WP E-commerce, so make sure you grab that one as well.

Theme style e-commerce
Dashboard options Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no
Number of columns 2
Custom column positions Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Widget-ready Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Multiple color schemes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no

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Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes vigilance screenshot4. Vigilance

Vigilance by The Theme Foundry is a very simple, yet truely classy theme. It has a single, widget-ready sidebar and a sleek horizontal menu in the header. Although this one doesn’t seem to be free anymore, there’s a “trial” version which lets you try it out for free.

Theme style blog style
Dashboard options Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Number of columns 2
Custom column positions Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Widget-ready Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
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Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes irresistible screenshot5. Irresistible

This is one of the free themes by WooThemes, one of the most succesful Premium Theme developers out there. Irresistible is perfect for your personal blog. It has integrated Flickr support and some other cool automated features.

Theme style personal blog
Dashboard options Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Number of columns 2
Custom column positions Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Widget-ready Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature yes
Multiple/custom color schemes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes Top 5 Free WordPress Themes feature no

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Top 3 Premium Theme sources

ElegantThemes

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WooThemes

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ThemeForest

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List by: | June 5, 2010 | Technology

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List written by: Sietse

Sietse (Seet-suh) is the founder of Allyouneedislists.com and all-round web enthusiast. Designing websites for about 10 years, but only creating content since 2009. The name is Dutch, in case you're wondering.

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for the great wordpress templates, I have been looking for a while and these themes are what I want to use for my new blog.

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  2. You made a good choise of themes to show, Arras is my favorite too, full customize options I love it! BTW, this website is awesom, I need to improve my knowledge abt CSS so that I can make changes as well :) Keep Rockin!

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  3. For me who began to learn for making the blog on wordpress, what you share is very useful for me.
    thanks.

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