Posted on 17 November, 2008 By 36 Comments

5 New(ish) WordPress Themes


Code washing (by Ezu)

I’m always looking out for new WordPress themes. I don’t want to change the theme of my site but I do like to download free ones that I like, test them in my staging area, and file them away for possible future use somewhere. Here are 5 new(ish) themes that I across recently that I liked and decided to share with you.

I’ve listed the main features, included a couple of screenshots, and linked to the demo. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite, whether you even like them, or why you don’t like them at all. One note – I haven’t tested any of these themes yet. My opinion is based on the way that they look, not on the way that they work.

Digital Statement


  • Post Slideshow
  • Content Tabs
  • Widgetized
  • Twitter Ready
  • Flickr Ready

Digital Statement Demo



  • 3 Columns Fixed Width
  • Widget Ready
  • Gravatar Enabled
  • Valid XHTML

Natureal Preview

Color Paper


  • Featured Block at Top of Layout
  • Style Switcher
  • Fixed Width Layout
  • Clean Layout and Typography

Color Paper Demo



  • Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • Valid CSS Level 2.1
  • Gravatar support
  • Widget Ready Sidebar

Negatendo Demo



  • Widget Ready Sidebar
  • Additional navigation widget for a smooth look
  • Fireworks source image for easy updating
  • WordPress MU compatible

Grassland Demo

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