WordPress. It keeps getting cooler and cooler doesn’t it? The premiere blogging platform has recently one-upped itself with the release of ‘Thelonious’ (WP 3.0). As updates go it is mostly free of glitches and bugs. However, there have been some compatibility issues with certain themes. As the geniuses over at WordPress work that out, we decided to scour the web and collate twenty-five amazing(and free) themes that are sure to work with the new update.
For newbies, a theme is a general feel or aesthetic of a particular blog or website. They take the hard work out of making your blog look snazzy and cool. Without further adieu, here are the top 25 free WordPress themes that are guaranteed to work with WP 3.0. Enjoy and happy e-decorating.
The Morning After by WooThemes
This could be the most popular theme of all time. It has over 100,000 users and climbing. Thankfully, those users who have moved on to WP 3.0 will continue to live a worry free e-life.
Structure by Organic Themes
This theme is available in four variants and a variety of color schemes for the discerning blogger. It integrates easily and fits just about any blog type.
Mansion by GraphPaperPress
This is the perfect theme for you photo bloggers out there. It has a slew of functionality, including the ability to use a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries. Perfect for those who adhere to the “a picture is worth 1,000 words” mantra.
Twenty Ten by The WordPress Crew
This is the default WordPress 3.0 theme. That’s right. It comes with the update. Don’t worry. You won’t looked down upon if you use it. It’s great!
Magazeen by WeFunction & Smashing Magazine
This theme has both style and substance to spare. It’s called Magazeen because, well, it is meant for users who intend their blog to capture the feel of a print magazine. It does so in spades.
Mystique by Digital Nature
This is the perfect choice for CMS publishers and tech-savvy bloggers. The options here are almost limitless. Widgets, an intuitive interface, tons of color choices. You name it. The perfect theme for someone who likes to switch things up every once in a while.
AutoFocus+ by Fthrwght (Allan Cole)
This is another theme designed primarily for photographers. Showcase your favorite images on a 800px, 8 column grid. The typographs out there will also be happy with the theme’s 22px baseline grid. Classy and functional.
Gadget by ThemeJam
This theme is sharp and sleek. Consider it the iPad of WordPress 3.0 themes, or at the very least, the Lexus. Perfect for tech-blogs.
Suffusion by Aquoid
Suffusion is known for it’s supreme versatility. You can see from the photo above just all of the options that are available to users of this high-quality theme. It features 10 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. Wow!
Titan by The Theme Foundry
This tech-friendly theme comes in two colors, black and white. It also has many useful columns for bloggers who like to keep many information conduits open on their front page.
This is the perfect theme for blogs about celebrities, movies or other cultural ephemera. Cute colors too.
This is an extremely useful theme that can help turn your blog into a media megasite like Slate or Huffington Post. Media friendly to the max.
Here is another useful theme for bloggers who want to resemble an online magazine.
This is a great and simple WordPress theme for bloggers who take a no frills approach to their information dispensing.
This is a simple yet classy WordPress 3.0 theme that is perfect for music or fashion bloggers.
This functional theme could be used for just about any blog imaginable. It comes with RSS buttons and the ability to include widgets. Great for beginners.
This is the perfect theme for the blogging arm of a small business or enterprise. It’s elegant, unobtrusive and functional.
So there you have it. Have any favorites that didn’t make the list? Drop us a line. Also, keep an eye out as more themes become 3.0-ready every day.