20 of the Highest Quality & Free WordPress Themes January 2013

Happy New Year to all of our Readers! I thought we would kick of 2013 with a roundup of all the best of the free themes released since our last update in November. We have a good mix of some quality themes including nice clean ones from WPExplorer, some news ones from Web2Feel and Site5Hosting in various styles such as personal, business and portfolio along with the pick of the new themes from WordPress.org. You can check out all of our past free WordPress themes on this tag.

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Simple and responsive theme, suitable as a vCard website.


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Premium Responsive Tumblog WordPress Theme.


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Underfire is a free premium WordPress theme for game, gadget related blogs. This is a stylish WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, featured images, widgetized sidebar, and jQuery image slider on the homepage. Theme also comes with an option panel.


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Winter is a single column free premium tumblog WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, featured images, Metabox, widgetized footer, and tumblog feature using the WordPress post formats. Winter theme supports Audio, Video, Image, Link, Chat, Quote, Aside, Gallery and Standard post formats.


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Viper is a free affiliate directory WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, featured images, custom post type, custom taxonomy, and jQuery image slider on the custom homepage template. Theme also comes with an option panel.


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Tetris is a responsive Tumblog style WordPress theme created by AJ Clarke from WPExplorer.com. The theme features a masonry style homepage and archive pages to showcase your posts in a modern fashion and makes use of WordPress post formats so sharing different media types is extremely easy.


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Photo is a responsive gallery and photography WordPress theme. This is a simple theme perfect for photography, web designs, graphic art, or any other collection of projects that you’d like to share with the world.


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Thoughts is a simple responsive WordPress theme created for writers. The theme doesn’t have any widgetized areas, no sidebar or footer…it’s literally intended for your to share your thoughts and media.


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Clean Retina

Clean Retina is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices. Along with the elegant design the theme is easily customizable with numerous theme options.


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Spun is a clean, lightweight, responsive theme that steps out of the way to put the focus on your content.


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Adroa was created for photographers and photobloggers to show off their images and portfolio in a light and fashion style.


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Deux Milles Douze

With the release of Twenty Twelve, I wanted to play around and create a child theme. Deux Milles Douze, the French translation of Two thousand twelve is the result. I opted for a change of colour and moved a few things around.


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Welcome to Tote, our free Tumbler like theme with infinite scrolling. Check out the demo site and scroll to the bottom of the page to see it in action.


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Great is a traditional, magazine-style WordPress theme. With a clean, minimalist design and all the usual MyThemeShop features, Great is optimized to help your blog stand out from the crowd and dominate the web.


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Nifty is a user-friendly, search-engine optimized and advanced WordPress Theme Framework. It was built with developers and designers in mind.


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Manchester’s bright, simple feel, neat borders, and red and blue accents will give your cleaning lady a run for her money and your visitors a zenlike user experience. Perfect for both individual agents and single-office agencies, Manchester is ideal for displaying and surfing multiple property listings, with neat borders, a two-column layout, and top-level page navigation.


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Poloray is a flexible mobile friendly WordPress Theme. Poloray comes with a beautifully designed Homepage and Blog Template. The Theme had Widget Area in Sidebar and Footer.


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A highly semantic, HTML5 template, responsive and seo optimized. SemPress supports most of the new HTML5 tags, the new HTML5 input-types, microformats, microformats v2 and microdata (Schema.org).


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Design is Fully Responsive. All devices can display this Theme within their viewable area. Design has 100+ Theme Options and Features


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Mosaic is a clean, lightweight and fully responsive theme. The theme option panel include three layout choices, custom logo, backgrounds, colors, typography and more.


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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!

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