Its time again to take a look at what new free WordPress themes have been released - its a mixed bag this month with all kinds of themes. We have portfolio themes, responsive and frameworks, magazine, a theme for selling iPhone apps, a twitter bootstrap-based theme and even an easter theme!


GoPress is a super minimal and lightweight free WordPress Theme by WPExplorer that is perfect for any magazine, news or blogging website. The theme has been created with a focus around the basic post format to keep things super simple and make it easier for you to transition from another theme to this one or vise-versa.

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Reco is a flexible free premium WordPress theme; it is unique with a clean and modern feel, you can customize it easily to fit in your website. It has great features; it has striking look and feel, has nice color style and it has 2 site layout styles, with custom contact page, and many more features.

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Responsive WordPress Theme that features 9 page Templates such as Blog, Blog Summary and Template based layout designs: sidebar/content, sidebar/content half, content/sidebar and content/sidebar half. There is also full width page, sitemap Template as well as landing page for your PPC or any other purposes. Responsive also supports 9 widget areas and best of all this Theme is crafted with fluid proportion-based grid system of our own to adapt the design to the viewing environment.

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Collect, test, and experiment with interface pattern pairings of CSS & HTML. Pears is an open source WordPress theme, enabling people like you to get your own pattern library up and running quickly.

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We are proud to present our latest free WordPress theme: Esplanade. A modern and stylish theme featuring a responsive layout with a slick and streamlined design but powered by a powerful code base and a flexible options page offering lots of featured and control. Esplanade is an advanced and highly flexible WordPress theme.

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Origin is a fully responsive WordPress magazine/news or blog theme with a minimal design to allow visitors to focus on the content. Features include a 2 or 3 column layout, 5 colour schemes, responsive gallery using the excellent view.js and all sidebars and footer columns are controlled by widgets including custom widgets for categories, Twitter, and Flickr.

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A spacious and elegant portfolio/blog theme with responsive layout. Best suited for bloggers who want to showcase their work alongside their posts, photobloggers, designers, and photographers.

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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.

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Easter 2012

Easter2012 is a free premium WordPress theme built specifically for Easter. Setup and enjoy in just a couple minutes.

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Ecommerce wordpress themes are always in demand and almost all good ecommerce themes are paid themes.  Thats why we bring you an all free ecommerce WordPress theme .  This theme is designed to work with the Cart66 ecommerce plugin.

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Axis is our new fullscreen portfolio wordpress theme. This is a premium quality theme with features on par with paid themes.The theme use WordPress 3 features like Custom post types, Custom taxonomies, Custom menus , featured thumbnails etc.  This will be a n ideal theme for professionals to exhibit their portfolio in style.

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Canyon is a powerful News magazine wordpress theme. This is a premium quality theme with features like, custom menu, custom widgets, featured thumbnails, Featured slider, configurable homepage and 5 different color schemes. The theme is wordpress 3 ready.

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Boston is a minimalist wordpress theme. This is a wordpress 3 ready theme with features like, custom menu, custom thumbnail , banner ads, widgets etc.The homepage is a minimalist one, with a large jQuery slider .

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This is a theme that you can use to run a book review site. This theme uses latest WordPress features like Custom post types, taxonomies, metaboxes etc to create this review theme. The design of the theme itself is inspired from the iBooks app which I believe is the best layout design for anything related to books.

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A Free HTML5 Responsive Drag & Drop Starter WordPress Theme Framework by

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This is a free theme released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

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One of the most fantastic free wp themes you can find, with lots of features: drag and drop layout creator, 3 different sliders, 100+ shortcodes (via WP text editor) and more.

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Design Group

If you have a plan for creating corporate or portfolio website for your businesses, the Design Group WordPress Portfolio theme for you. 100% elegant design, professional features included, WordPress 3.+ menus and overviews ready, custom search engine optimization tagline’s, custom fonts, custom pages ready and all PSD files included.

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Simple and clean 2 column, right sidebar minimal WordPress theme especially created for bloggers. It also may be used for other purposes as a product review website, a simple journal, or a presentation website.

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The Bootstrap

The Bootstrap is a clean, friendly, modern WordPress Theme, with a great image and gallery handling, based on Bootstrap from Twitter.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

5 thoughts on “20 High Quality & Free WordPress Themes for 2012

  1. It’s really great collection. Especially many themes that have been using responsive design.

  2. I must say that all the themes are of high quality and are very attractive for the visitors. I use to get the same from the WP couponshop for many of my blogs.

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