I am always praising WordPress. If you are not on, you should be. It’s the most popular self-hosted blogging platform out there. Improvements made every day make it the prime choice for hosting almost any type of website. One of the first steps of setting up a WordPress site is choosing a theme. There are literally thousands out there. And some of then are really good and free. The below guest post highlights only 10 of them, which is a fraction of a percent. When you get ready to make the leap and plan your WordPress site, you may want to check them out.
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world. The platform’s many features, plugins and themes makes it the go-to program for many bloggers and website owners. There are thousands of themes available for people who wish to give their WordPress blog a unique, fresh look. Below are the ten most beautiful and awesome WordPress themes available.
- Suffusion (http://wordpress.org/extend/
themes/suffusion): Suffusion is a minimal theme that is browser safe. The theme comes with 19 widgets and 10 pre-defined templates.
- The Morning After Theme (http://www.woothemes.com/
2010/06/themorningafter/): The Morning After Theme is a beautiful magazine theme that will turn a person’s WordPress blog into a state-of-the-art magazine. The Morning After Theme comes with two featured post and latest post areas. The theme also comes with custom Flickr and Twitter widgets.
- MiniCard (http://wordpress.org/extend/
themes/minicard): The MiniCard theme provides WordPress users with a unique and interesting business card theme. There are several themes to choose from, and MiniCard is easily customizable from within the Admin panel. The MiniCard theme also comes with vCard/hCard support.
- Boldy (http://wordpress.site5.net/
boldy/): Boldy is a beautiful, unique theme produced by Site5. It features widget ready footer and sidebars. Boldy comes WordPress Post Thumbnail enabled and features the WordPress 3.0 Menu Management Support system. The unique Homepage Ninvo Slider and JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox also come installed with Boldy.
- NuBlue Theme (http://themedemo.blogohblog.
net/?themedemo=nublu): The NuBlue Theme is a magazine style theme that features five separate “feature Ordered List” areas. This slick theme also has an area for photos and comes with stylized RSS/Twitter/Facebook buttons.
- Shaken Grind (http://shakenandstirredweb.
com/theme/shaken-grid-free): Shaken Grind is a unique WordPress theme that arranges elements vertically and horizontally by using JQuery Masonry. Shaken Grind features two color scheme packages and a gallery layout. The theme also features progressive enhancement, which allows it to display in older web browsers.
- Monokrome (http://themebaker.com/
monokrome/): Monokrome is a unique WordPress theme that can turn any WordPress blog into a photoblog. Monokrome features a smart column gallery applied to the main section that allows Flickr thumbnail images. Monokrome is also fully integrated with Flickr and Twitter.
- LiveTwit (http://templatic.com/news/
free-livetwit-theme-quick- wordpress-site-to-display- live-tweets-on-any-topic-user): LiveTwit is a WordPress theme for people who wish to fully integrate their Twitter accounts with their WordPress blog. LiveTwit comes with five beautiful color schemes and features several different options to turn any Twitter feed into a centerpiece for a WordPress blog.
- Scarlett Theme (http://www.web2feel.com/
- Infinity (http://www.smashingmagazine.
com/2008/08/08/infinity-a- free-wordpress-theme/): Infinity is a highly artistic WordPress theme. Besides a beautiful design, Infinity features three fixed columns with “thumbnail cover” style.