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Gazette: A Free WordPress Magazine Theme from Automattic

Gazette is a new WordPress magazine theme from the folks at Automattic, designed by Thomas Guillot. Since the majority of themes produced for are well-suited to single author blogs, Gazette’s fine-tuned focus on digital publications is a welcome addition to the collection. Magazine themes are generally few and far (more…)

Gridsby: A Beautiful Free WordPress Theme for Photographers

When ModernThemes launched its site with a dozen free WordPress themes last year, founders Robbie Grabowski and Mike Driscoll committed to getting all of their themes listed on following positive feedback from the community. At that time many of their themes had issues that would preclude them from being (more…)

Hew: A Free WordPress Blogging Theme Inspired by Ryu

Hew is Automattic’s 67th free theme release on The new theme, designed by Ola Laczek, was inspired by Ryu, a classic among personal blogging themes. Ryu was released two years ago and for awhile it seemed like everyone was using it. Hew brings that same clean, identity-focused design that (more…)

Mayer WordPress Theme is Now Open Source on GitHub

Tom McFarlin released his Mayer WordPress theme on GitHub today. The theme was designed with writers, bloggers, and authors in mind and was previously only available to users for $79. Mayer is unique in that it was created to get users writing immediately, without having a bunch settings pages (more…)

Harmonic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme for Artists and Bloggers

If you like designs that feature stunning, fullscreen background images, then Automattic’s latest free theme release is a prime candidate for your next blog redesign. Harmonic recently landed on and is rapidly closing in on 3,000 downloads. This theme puts the spotlight on your images and content. Harmonic’s striking (more…)

Auberge: A Beautiful Free Restaurant Theme for WordPress

Restaurant themes don’t often land in the WordPress Themes Directory. In fact, there are barely a dozen listed among the 3,000+ themes on One problem with many commercial restaurant themes is that they are usually marketed as a complete package with everything built into the theme, including menu management. (more…)