This special is the second in our series of Functionn Specials — extended articles and studies dedicated to a specific topic. Today, we will be again reviewing fresh WordPress themes of 2012 so far. We have had some amazing themes for WordPress from the year 2011, and we provided you with an awesome list in April which went on to become the most popular article on Functionn - 20 Fresh, High-Quality Free WordPress Themes 2012 – Edition #1, . We have gathered some more outstanding themes in this post. We let you view them at your own leisure. Please share this post if you find it will be of value to others. You can suscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Twitter, on Google+, or by email to get the latest roundups each month and to keep up with our daily posts.
Antistar is a simple, cute and responsive WordPress theme which is great for portfolios, artists, small businesses and novices. Antistar is a free theme inspired by The Mill website. It is our first work which is released under Screets-Project and created for artists who want to show their own projects.
Auto Focus is a free WordPress theme created with photographers in mind. It uses a responsive layout and includes a variety of features that make it a great choice for photographers who need an attractive and effective web presence.
Auto Focus allows photographers to have a quality website without the cost of a custom design, and even without the cost of purchasing a template. It is named Auto Focus because of its ability to adapt on the fly to users on different devices, using responsive design. Regardless of whether your visitors are viewing your site on a desktop monitor or on a mobile phone, they’ll be able to use a site that is optimized for them.
Auto Focus comes with 5 different color schemes, so you’ll have the option to choose a color scheme that works best for you (screenshots from the color schemes are shown below).
With the use of WordPress’s custom menus and widgets you’ll have control over the content shown in your site’s sidebar and which links are included in the navigation menu.
The theme uses a custom post type for portfolio items/photographs, and you can create an unlimited number of galleries for organizing them.
Bello is a simple and elegant WordPress theme. It’s designed to showcase beautiful imagery in a clean and open space. The design features several jQuery enhancements, such as fading background image, slideshow gallery posts, drop down menus, and more.
The theme includes several post type templates, 2, 3, and 4 column portfolio galleries, social media links, a custom admin panel and documentation.
Blaskan is a free high quality WordPress theme built for bloggers. Blaskan is a responsive theme built for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and desktops. Your site will work great on a lot of devices. Web Accessibility is highly prioritized, following best practices and the WAI-ARIA specfication as well as possible.
Blog Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile and tablet responsive design. Simple blog design Theme is perfect for any creative to showcase their artwork.
Briefcase is a portfolio based free WordPress theme that could be used for a lot of purposes, beginning from a portfolio and gallery site and finishing to a blog and magazine one. It’s minimalist design was special created to catch the attention of everyone.
You need to subscribe by email or tweet to download this theme.
CleanBusiness is a free WordPress theme perfect for corporate, business and company websites. This theme also suitable for portfolio and any kind of websites.Now you have a definitive solution to your business, with this flexible and powerful theme.
The theme comes with an awesome homepage slider(Quake Slider) having lots of cool transitions, with support for widgets and multiple layouts for portfolio display. It also has a working contact form and a stylish about page.
Crumbs is an open-source holding page created to help get hard working web designers & developers the money they’re owed.
Crumbs is available either as a static holding page or as WordPress theme created as a placeholder to be put in place of a client’s homepage to gently remind them to clear their invoices. The theme can be activated or deactivated without detrimental effect to the theme the client should have paid for.
Cudazi Mono is a clean, luxurious WordPress theme perfect for a wide range of applications. This theme takes advantage of custom post types, provides ample widget areas and drag and drop menus for easy setup and maximum flexibility.
Delphi is a blog style theme with a brand featured post slider and an intro section below it.The theme is ready for WP 3.4. Delphi theme supports features like, Custom menu, Featured images, widgetized sidebar and footer and customizable intro section on the homepage and theme options page to configure various settings on the theme.
Easter 2012 is a free premium WordPress theme built specifically for Easter. Setup and enjoy in just a couple minutes! It also includes the following
Elegant Resume theme features a vibrant typographic header that can be used to display your name, tagline, contact information and links to your social profiles. The main body can accommodate your career information as well as an image gallery for your portfolio.
The side bar is fully customizable with options to add various types of information – text, RSS Feed, Video etc. The dynamic Skills section allow you to rate your own skills and display them in the form of skills indicator. Additionally, you can add your location map, contact form, and option to view printable PDF resume.
Elegant Resume WordPress theme is designed to optimize your content for search engines as well as for flawless display on mobile devices. It is compatible with WordPress version 3.0x and above.
Financio is a beautiful business WordPress theme for you. The theme is built with features like, custom menu, custom widgets, featured thumbnail, theme option panel, jquery slider, post carousal etc. Theme has options page to configure the slider, intro section on the homepage etc. There is a custom widget create the service items on the homepage.
There is also a custom page template for the blog section.So to get a blog page, just create a new page and use the “blog” template from the page attributes.
GavernWP is a free, responsive WordPress theme based upon our powerful GavernWP framework.
This theme allows you to easily produce websites based upon the Responsive Web Design concept, thanks to functions provided by the GavernWP framework. In addition, use of the JSON format makes modifying the management panel and the theme’s configuration a breeze!
This theme allows rules for widgets to be specified, such as identification of the subpages upon which a given widget is visible, and to whom and to what device types it is visible. Widget styling is also made to be extremely easy!
The theme’s typography includes many solutions and ideas for enriching entry content. Moreover, built-in typography buttons located in the post editor make all of these elements easily accessible.
Gordon is a very minimalistic and light weight theme maintaining a professional and well balanced layout and typography. The icons used in the theme are not images but fonts using the iconic fonts by Font Awesome .
It is embedded in the theme and theme users can extend its usage. There are about 220 icons in that iconic font. Theme also has features like, featured images, meta boxes, theme options, custom menu etc.
Groovy is a beautiful, magazine style WordPress theme. Hand-crafted, hand-coded and lightning fast.
Groovy is built for bloggers who want a clean, elegant magazine WordPress theme for their blog to maximize pageviews, ad revenues, and create the best user experience possible.
Halifax is a WordPress 3 ready theme with responsive layout. Another notable feature of the theme is the masonry layout on the homepage.
Iridium is a WordPress theme to be used as a landing page for mobile apps. The homepage of the theme is built in such a fashion to showcase an iPhone app and its features, screenshot etc.
Iridium comes with features like custom menu, featured thumbnails, custom header, theme option panel, etc. The theme uses the WordPress custom header feature to set customizable header images.
June is a photo gallery theme. This theme is useful for photographers or other creative professionals to setup a photo gallery site based on WordPress. With this theme you can create albums of your works or photos.
In each album you can add multiple images. The images are thickbox enabled, which is a light-box plugin built in WordPress. Theme is built with features like custom menu, custom post type, featured images, meta boxes, jQuery slider, Custom page templates, Theme option page etc.
JustBlue is a free theme released by MyThemeShop. A standard blog style theme, JustBlue brings premium functionality for free, with the ability to customize settings using the options panel, and the included custom widgets, and it’s a responsive theme.
Launch is a free, super-awesome, tumblog style theme. It is a good looking micro blogging which doesn’t cost a penny.
Launch is a sweet little theme for the personal blogger who likes to blog in style. Provides support for your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
Liquid is a free WordPress theme structured on 2 columns with featured content slider, twitter updates and much more. It has a special design, clean and elegant.
Features: Interactive content slider, twitter updates, widget ready, Cufon, SEO optimized and more.
The Minimalistiq Theme is a versatile theme, which could be used for showcasing portfolio items, creating business websites, and it can even used to spread the word about Non profit organizations.
It has responsive design , 2 distinct color schemes, user-friendly theme options panel, and many built-in shortcodes. This theme will surely attract more and more customers to your online presence.
Murmur is a portfolio theme for showcasing web design and photography projects. It can also manage your team/staff member profiles. Portfolio projects and team member profiles are handled via custom plugins made specifically for Murmur. But because they are handled by plugins, you never lose your projects and member profiles even if you uninstall Murmur.
Newspaper Wordpress theme screams quality web design. Included are features such as automatic slideshow, author bio section, ad placement, social links and a theme options page for faster customization.
Subtle textures, beautiful typography and a modern responsive layout – that’s what Newspaper is about.
Nomad is a clean, elegant magazine WordPress theme. Theme has a two column design with a jQuery featured image slider. The widgetized sidebar features on the left with a cool logo placeholder with css3 animation effects.
Theme is WordPress 3 ready with features like custom menu, featured thumbnail etc. The sidebar holds a twitter widget. Theme also comes with an options page.
Old Book was inspired in part by…well…old books and newspapers. Despite its ancient, simplistic appearance, it’s actually a modern HTML5/CSS3 theme that still supports older browsers (although there are a couple of issues with IE6 and IE7 — which you shouldn’t be using anyway).
OnePager is a free responsive Portfolio theme for WordPress sites. Based on our previously released OnePager HTML Template it provides you the flexibility to either use static or dynamic version of OnePager. It is a very flexible theme and you can easily customize it.
The idea behind Origami was simple. It needed to be as clean and minimal as possible so that all of a reader’s focus would be on the blog’s content.
Origami has support for a lot of different post types which means it works well as a media blogging theme. You can add galleries, images and videos.
Origin is a simple responsive theme for your personal, elegant-looking blog. Origin is a parent theme, built on the Hybrid Core framework. Which means it can be used as is, or as a platform for heavy customization via child themes.
Origin is a fully responsive WordPress magazine/news or blog theme with a minimal design to allow visitors to focus on the content.
Features include a 2 or 3 column layout, 5 colour schemes, responsive gallery using the excellent view.js and all sidebars and footer columns are controlled by widgets including custom widgets for categories, Twitter, and Flickr.
Oversized is a free WordPress theme for photographers that uses a full-size background image for a dramatic effect. The full-screen image slideshow is perfect for showing off your best work.
Oversized is perfect for allowing your photos to speak for your quality of work. With the high-resolution background slideshow your visitors won’t be able to miss your best photos. You can choose the transition effect for the slideshow. You can also create as many custom photo galleries as you like, and all of the photos in those galleries will be shown on your portfolio page.
Oxygen is a premium-quality, responsive magazine theme for WordPress. Oxygen is a highly extensible parent theme, built on the industry-recognized Hybrid Core framework – a great base for creating your own child themes.
Panoramica is a portfolio theme designed to adapt to most screens due to its fully fluid layout. It comes with a portfolio template that allows you to prominently showcase your work, making use of slides and large images to emphasize its visual appeal. It is also designed so you can customize its colors any way you want, as it has a Theme Options page where you can tweak its layout.
Panoramica is built with the intent of adapting to as many window sizes as possible. It has a fully fluid layout that gives it tremendous flexibility, allowing you to cater to both large and small screens alike. Its polished portfolio heavily emphasizes the use of images, displaying a clean slideshow in every portfolio item. And of course, you can customize its appearance through its extensive options panel.
This theme comes with plenty of features that allow you to customize it to your needs:
Photogram automagically connects your WordPress site with your Instagram and Pinterest accounts and makes the online photography world even more beautiful.
With its clean-looking structure and layout, Photogram provides a wide room for customization possibilities. You ever imagined laying out those photos the way you want them?
Photogram is very fluid and responsive, thanks to its slick and nifty jQuery effects. The Masonry and Infinite Loading scripts make page scrolling more convenient than ever.
Released as a feature-packed WordPress theme, Photogram comes with a massive slider on the home page for you to showcase your favorite photos and 3 gallery templates (Instagram, Pinterest and WordPress uploads) that are powered with AJAX-loading feature. And really, to top it off, Photogram is FREE.
PinStrap is a responsive WordPress theme that uses Twitter Bootstrap and mimics the famous Pinterest! The homepage automatically resizes images and places them in a responsive grid thanks to the Wookmark jQuery plugin.
We have also experimented with some Ajax to provide the infinity scrolling feature on the homepage. Included with all the other goodies is the awesome Twitter Bootstrap framework! Use all the great HTML/CSS features and jQuery functionality throughout PinStrap.
Pytheas is built without clutter and with a minimal design its a great solution for either small websites or as a starter theme. The options have been kept to a minimal which still providing some flexibility, you’ll notice things like the WordPress background, header, menu, theme customizer are all supported by the theme.
You need to tweet to download the theme.
Respo is amazing WordPress theme with clean, sleek and customizable design. The theme is suitable for personal blogs and/or online magazines.
This is a responsive theme, able to adapt its layout to the screen size of your visitors. (try resizing the screen and see for yourself) The sliders for this theme is responsive too, which means it works super sleek on mobile device like iPad or iPhone.
Sampression Lite is a fully responsive theme, perfect for blogging. It’s lightweight responsive design allows this theme to adapt across a range of screen sizes.
Besides an elegant design, Sampression Lite features customizable menus and widgets, along with a threaded comments section. It supports sticky notes with special effects and allows the best placement of feature images on posts. Currently it is supporting single layer menu only.
The ShowPress WordPress theme for photo blogs, photographers or portfolio bloggers. Also the theme comes with simple and clean layout very unique minimalistic design, custom grey colour schemes and more much overviews included.
SimpleCorp is a simple and responsive corporate portfolio theme. It has the following
Simple’n’Bright is a colorful, shining yet clean simple theme for your portfolio or/and blog. It has the following features:
Sinapp WordPress theme will help you maintain a strong online web presence to help promote your mobile applications.
Smally is a Premium responsive, mobile-first WordPress theme with a modern two-column layout, and a lot of options and page-templates.
You must tweet about it to be able to download the theme.
Solio is a single-page portfolio WordPress theme for creative professionals. Designed with creatives in mind, this theme is perfect any designer, artist, photographer, or developer that just wants an easy to manage, single page on the web with some recent work, whether or not they are available for hire, a contact button and some links to their social accounts.
Svbtle provides a truly simple, content-focused blogging experience. Here’s what it looks like on the frontend but you definitely need to check out the wp-svbtle theme demo to see it in action.
If you find the WordPress dashboard to be utterly uninspiring, then wp-svbtle might be just what you need to reinvigorate your blogging habits. This theme lets you take advantage of all the publishing power within WordPress along with the clean, simple blogging experience of Svbtle.
Touchfolio is simple theme created with focus on content and providing great user experience on majority of desktop and mobile devices.
Ultima as its name says is a powerful and flexible WordPress theme. it has the options to switch colors, background colors or even choose your own background image pattern, the home page can also be controlled what ever you want your theme to look like you can do it using the control panel or theme options.
It supports both drop down navigation menu and sidebar widgets, has 5 kinds of page templates each have their own widget area, packed with 50+ shortcodes for you’re website needs. and of course a beautiful image slider powered by orbit slider. This theme can be used both for personal website and or for a company website, good design plus good functionality with options and everything this is what makes Ultima the ultimate free WordPress theme.
Urbanhip is a free good looking WordPress Theme. It comes with a very cool slider and an impressive layout which gives the feel of a premium theme. It can be used for a portfolio site but can be adapted for other kinds of sites as well.
Xenastore is an ecommerce WordPress theme. This theme depends on an ecommerce plugin called Cart66 to function as an e-commerce portal. This is a free plugin with an option to upgrade to a paid pro version. The theme is feature rich with custom post types, taxonomies, metaboxes, Theme options etc.
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