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Magnus: A Bold New Photoblogging Theme for WordPress

Magnus is a beautiful new photoblogging theme that landed in the WordPress Theme Directory last week. It was created by Hugo Baeta, whose work you may have seen in the WordPress.com design handbook and last year’s subtle refinements to the default admin color scheme. Magnus is Baeta’s first theme to (more…)

Briar: A Free Minimalist WordPress Theme Based on Bootstrap

Briar is a new minimalist theme that landed in the WordPress directory last month. It’s the type of bold, non-flashy theme that puts the spotlight on content and images without trying to stuff widgets into the reading experience. Briar was created by the folks at Slicejack, a Croatia-based development company (more…)

Pique: A Free Small Business Theme for WordPress

Most of the themes created by the professional design team at WordPress.com are geared towards bloggers. Business themes make up a much smaller segment of those designed in-house. That’s why the latest Pique theme is an unusual and exciting release. Although the theme was originally designed for coffee shops, it (more…)

Reyl Lite: A Free Ultra Minimalist WordPress Theme

If you’re looking for a blog design that emphasizes the words of your content without a requirement for big, flashy featured images, Reyl Lite is a super minimalist option. It is one of the most bare bones blogging themes to hit WordPress.org in recent weeks. Throughout 2015, the single-column, centered (more…)

Politics: A Free WordPress Theme for Political Campaigns

Politics is a new free theme on WordPress.org designed to support politicians, campaigns, causes, and government agencies. The theme was created by Jami Gibbs, author of the Gateway theme and founder of Rescue Themes. After just three days on WordPress.org, it is already active on more than 700 sites. Politics (more…)

Anadama: An Example WordPress Recipe Theme Based on React

Since Matt Mullenweg gave the WordPress community a homework assignment to “Learn JavaScript, deeply,” links to tutorials and training courses have been flying around. Once you have grasped some of the basics, one of the best ways to learn is to start building a small project. If you’re looking to (more…)

Yuuta: A Free Visual Diary Theme for WordPress

Earlier this month, a new proposal landed on trac, advocating the removal of post formats from core. Many believe that this feature would be better as a plugin, since it has received little improvement over the years and is not used by the majority of WordPress users. If the UI (more…)

Proper Lite: A Free and Flexible WordPress Theme for Creatives

Last November, ModernThemes officially launched its free WordPress themes site and has been gradually adding to its collection hosted on WordPress.org. Founders Robbie Grabowski and Mike Driscoll launched the site with a commitment to produce themes that support the native customizer and keep plugin functionality separate while still being “plugin-friendly.” (more…)