The 12 Coolest Free WordPress Themes of 2012

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Having a free WordPress account doesn’t mean you have to settle for plain Free WordPress Themes. There are over 175 themes to choose from and at least a dozen of them are cooler than you’d think. Here are the coolest twelve free WordPress themes of 2012.

1. Girl in Green

A journal style theme, this layout features an anime style girl at the top, right above the widgets column. Everything is in shades of green and black, which makes for an uncomplicated but still cool theme. Personally, I love the lightly colored flower print background.

2. Matala


A colorful theme, this one features a complex background complemented with a plain white writing space. Perfect for text-only blogs.

3. Vertigo

Just like Hitchcock’s famous film, this theme is all about the shock factor. Red, black, and white dominate. Awesome for graphic design.

4. Beach

If you’ve ever wished you could spend all day at the beach, this is the theme for you. With a beach scene in the title section and the deep blue sea taking up the rest of the space, you’ll feel like you are always in sunny California.

5. Brand New Day

A plain pale blue background is broken up by swirly clouds and the rising sun in this happy, yet simple, theme.

6. Koi

What can be said about Koi other than Asian tattoo cool? The salmon colored background is accented with a swirl of Asian inspired design, making this theme utterly spectacular.

7. Dark Wood

It is what it says it is- dark wood. Wood paneling makes up the background of this theme, complete with a slightly fuzzed-out space for text. Simple, dark, and cool.

8. Strange Little Town


Pink and purple make up this simple theme. A starry purple sky in the title section lightens to the pale pink of a sunset.

9. iTheme2

Another starry night themes, this one is a tad more realistic with the color scheme. The deep black of space is interspersed with white stars and a purple cloud of space dust.

10. Spectrum


A rainbow effect spans the title area but fades to simple white. With ribbon headers and widget sections, this theme is colorful but simplistic.


Meta-Morphosis is a visually-rich personal blog, with a magazine layout approach. Incorporating some nifty javascript font replacement and javascript widget slider in the footer, Meta-Morphosis should meet all of your personal blogging needs. Best of all its FREE!

12. Bueno

Bueno is a clean, minimalistic design which just oozes sophistication in both it’s typography & structure. Stripped of all fancy design elements; the reader’s focus should be on the great content that you produce. Bueno is perfect for the regular (and not-so-regular) blogger. Get it for free now!

No matter what your blog consists of, one of these twelve awesome WordPress themes are bound to fit. Check out a couple today and see which theme fits your blog’s personality. Or choose from the hundred plus other free WordPress themes!


Vishal Gaikar

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Vishal Gaikar is a professional blogger from Pune, India. If you like this post, you can follow him on Twitter.

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