RocketTheme’s Iridium is a WordPress 3.0 theme that has six style variations and a ton of widgets out of the box. It’s very graphic and great for sites that need more than a subtle look and feel.
Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles. Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focused our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control. Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site. Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free fonts from font foundry exljbris, giving you freedom to style your site with access to full font families and unique typefaces, while maintaining a consistent visual style. We’ve also built the theme with a unique, optional home page layout (Magazine Style, pictured above), and kept an uncluttered approach to page layouts.
If you’re a writer, if you love minimalism, clean design and unique typography, Ex Libris was made for you. Literally.
Baby SweetTooth is a magazine-style theme styled for your baby girl. It takes inspiration from premium WordPress themes, scrapbooking, and baby girl’s clothing and decor. It’s built to share all of your thoughts and memories, pictures and videos in an easy-to-access page. If you use FeedBurner, you can add your FeedBurner ID in the theme options page and have your visitors, friends and family subscribe to updates by email. The theme options page allows you to specify which categories display on the home page, what images to use, everything that requires setting up, and the theme is smart enough to know if you haven’t set up some crucial areas, it won’t display them. Rather than forcing you to edit code just to get your site set up (which, if you’re doing a baby blog, you probably have much better things to do), we put all those variables in the back-end with easy documentation and a welcome page that lets you know when you need to set up your theme options.
In short, we took all the power and functionality of a premium theme and combined that with the appeal and design of a simple mommyblog. And made it free.
Middle Name: Danger is the brother to Baby SweetTooth. It’s got the same magazine-style layout and multiple widgetized sidebars with optional video embed and FeedBurner integration. In fact, everything cool about Baby SweetTooth is there in Middle Name: Danger, the only difference is the boy colors vs. the pink and brown in SweetTooth. Whereas Baby SweetTooth was a re-release, we never released Middle Name: Danger because we were waiting to work out the bugs of SweetTooth. Now that we have, we can release both, side-by-side, as they were meant to be, so you can be set for your baby girl’s blog or your baby boy’s blog (or both!).
This is a WordPress 3.0-ready theme and is SEO-focused. It’s incredibly extensible with the use of hooks and child themes. Also, widgets can go in various places besides just the sidebar. This theme also integrates with BuddyPress, which is great if you or your clients need an open-source social networking solution your WordPress site.
Headway is a great framework that allows non-designers the chance to make an attractive looking website very easily. With a built-in Visual Editor, and a friendly and very helpful support community, Headway is shaping up to be a very tough competitor in the Framework world. Headway also has top notch search engine optimization, custom css/php options for developers, and a configuration panel that makes creating a website a snap.
Thematic is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized WordPress Theme Framework featuring 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples, styling for popular plugins, and a whole community behind it. It’s perfect for beginner bloggers and WordPress development professionals.
newsScape is the xScape based theme that is made for news or general blog websites. But, due to amount of features you can set, this theme can be made to be used for many different things.
newsScape is released with 12 base color styles. One color is changed with each style, and that one color can be set through control panel to generate new style. Theme also can utilize font settings for the theme including font family and font sizes. For front page you can use 2 different layouts: news and standard (archive like). For single post and page layouts there are also 2 layouts available, one of them showing the meta block on the left side of the post and that can be useful if you have many things to show there.
A clean, simple grid-based portfolio theme that displays your posts in attractive thumbnails.
Twenty Ten Weaver allows you to tweak almost everything. You can change colors, fonts, sidebar columns, header size, and more. This theme also includes several new theme looks for an easy start. Just for example, this site is running on WordPress 3 and uses the “WP Weaver” sub-theme as its own theme.