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Today’s WordPress Wednesday we look back to June 2012 to see what some of the cracking free wordpress themes. We can see that the old standard free themes are improving to narrow the distance between free and premium theme. Down below are a small roundup of the 10 best releases of free wordpress themes.

1. Stumblr

A free Tumblr style WordPress theme ideal for Microblogging photos & video.


  • Minimal Design
  • Simple Options Panel
  • Logo upload option
  • Featured Images
  • Optimised for Video
  • 2 Colour Schemes
  • Widgetized Sidebar
  • Widgetized Footer

2. Fanwood

Fanwood is an all-purpose, responsive (mobile friendly) theme with 12 optional layouts, per post layouts, multiple drop down menus, 18 widget areas, support for all 10 post formats, mobile compatible menus, and integrations for bbPress, BuddyPress, Jigoshop, and Hybrid Tabs.


  • Supports all 10 post formats
  • 12 optional site-wide and per post or page layouts: Fanwood is the only theme in the market that can offer 12 layouts!
  • Full width layout included
  • Cross-browser and mobile-friendly
  • bbPress Integrated (message board)
  • BuddyPress Integrated (social networking)
  • Jigoshop Integrated (online store / e-commerce)
  • Gravity Forms Integrated (forms creation and management)
  • Hybrid Tabs Integrated

3. Launch

Boom! Good looking micro blogging which doesn’t cost a penny. Launch is a sweet little theme for the personal blogger who likes to blog in style. Provides support for your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.

4. Simple Non-Profit WordPress Theme

With this free WordPress theme any non-profit organization can have an effective website. It includes features to showcase your programs and events, and several elements are easily customizable. Organizations with limited budgets can present a professional image with this WordPress theme.

5. Wallbase

Wallbase is our new fab series theme released following the success of the shuttershot theme. This too is a fullscreen slideshow portfolio theme. .The theme has option to use either a full screen slideshow on the homepage or a regular blog with image slideshow as the background. I have setup a screencast to show you how to add images to the fullscreen slideshow.

6. WidePhoto

WidePhoto is a free HTML5 fullscreen WordPress theme for photographers that want a visually stunning website to show photography.  Includes a blog custom post type and it’s beautifully integrated with the default gallery.

7. Showcase

This free theme uses a simple and clean design, allowing you to showcase your photos. With your photos at center stage this theme can help you to attract new clients and gain attention for your work.

8. Mendeleviumoid

Mendeleviumoid WordPress theme comes with a clean straightforward design, easy customizable admin options which has the General Settings, Page Tracker, Carousel, Social Networking, Page Navigation and Advertisements Settings.  Tested to work well in a multisite environment, Mendeleviumoid WordPress theme is a WordPress MU compatible theme.

Also, this WP theme comes with a well-structured code for easy customization and a .pot file which you can easily translate in your preferred languages with ease.

9. iPhone App WordPress Theme

This theme is optimized for converting window shoppers to actual customers. The design has a strong call to action, features and screenshots all above the fold, giving people a summary of how the app can help them in an instant!

10. Best Theme

Best affords a wealth of flexibility and power to WordPress powered sites. Built from the ground up with valid HTML5 and utilizing the latest CSS3 techniques, Best is a forward-thinking template that is designed to last. It’s also the same Theme we are using on this very site!


WordPress Wednesday – 10 Best & Free WordPress Themes From June 2012


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