Themes

Top 15 Free WordPress Themes Released in 2014

Looking back on the theme landscape of 2014, a clear design trend emerged that highlights WordPress’ roots as a blogging platform. Minimalist, content-centric themes took center stage in the official WordPress Themes Directory, outpacing their more visually-bloated commercial counterparts. This past year saw a major renaissance in themes for the (more…)

Intergalactic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme from Automattic

Despite a global decrease in public funding for space programs, humans are still reaching for the last frontier through film, music, and even design. Automattic’s latest free theme release on WordPress.org is a bold new take on the space motif. Intergalactic features strong typography with post titles overlaying full-width featured (more…)

Minnow: A Free Minimalist Blogging Theme from Automattic

Minnow is a beautiful, ultra-minimalist blogging theme from Automattic that just landed in the WordPress.org directory this week, bringing the company’s total free theme contributions to 54. It was designed by Mel Choyce, co-author of the popular Flounder theme. Minnow features a single-column blog homepage, with a prominent social links (more…)

Design Challenge Featured Image

In an effort to inspire WordPress theme designers and add a variety of new themes to the directory, the WordPress Theme Review Team is hosting a Design Challenge Weekend, December 13-14th. The challenge is meant to do the following: Raise the design standard of the WordPress.org theme directory. Match developers (more…)