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Incidentally, WordPress themes have become the most widely-used subset of site frameworks on the Web. Because of this, savvy developers now have the chance to create—and support—robust template systems that will not only drastically alter the Internet landscape, but also set the standard for best practices in coding and site development in the years to come.

The Thesis Theme for WordPress is a high-quality template system that you can use to improve your site immediately. Thesis boasts the strongest SEO of any theme on the market today thanks to its expertly-coded HTML + CSS + PHP framework. The days of worrying about your in-site SEO are over—with Thesis, your strategy is “just add links”.

The Thesis options panel allows you to command your site with ease, while Thesis does all of the heavy lifting behind the scenes. Thesis also offers a plug-and-play stylesheet system that you can use to produce unique, customized creations.

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When you purchase a theme from DIYthemes, you are essentially getting a lifetime subscription to that theme. This means that you’ll be able to login at any time and download an updated version of the theme—it’s how you’ll keep your Website up-to-date and on the digital edge.

Pricing: Personal ($87), Developers ($164)
Requirements: -
Source: Thesis WordPres Theme

Elegant Grunge is an unwashed yet crisp WordPress theme with a feature footer, styled image frames, a page template with a uniquely configurable sidebar and a photoblog tag page.

It features automatic surrounding of all images with a frame packed with eye-candy that makes images really pop out. A ‘photoblog’ tag page that displays entries in a photoblog style. A widget to display thumbnails from latest/random photoblog entries.

A custom page template that allows complete customisation of the sidebar: Supply a list of tags to automatically display related posts, and specify any text/html to be displayed.

Per-page and per-post configuration to turn on and off automatic image framing, among other things, and a global configuration interface – turn on/off the RSS link, set your own copyright message, or add your own extra header content – like adding a rel=alternate link to your Twitter feed. And a ‘feature’ footer that you can add widgets to.

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Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://michael.tyson.id.au/wordpress/themes/elegant-grunge/

PremiumThems has announced their official launched few days ago. The team there has been working very hard to build, not only some of the best WordPress themes on the web, but also one of the best sites for those interested in both buying and selling themes.

Most of the themes has advanced features and elegant design. Pin featured articles to keep them at the top of the site, show off your Flickr Photostream with the FlickrRSS plugin, and see Popular Stories, Comments, and Tags in a tabbed interface. Have a look at the following themes, you will be amazed with the quality.

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Also,you can submit your own themes to PremiumThemes. However, they are very picky, they only allow themes of the highest quality. If they accept your theme, they will verify that you own it through your website to prevent fraudulent submissions. You receive 75% of the revenue (minus affiliate payout if there is one) from the sale.

P.S. You can get $20 off by using Coupon Code: blogperfume

Pricing: $79
Requirements: -
Source: PremiumThemes.com

Versatility Lite is a two column, ad-ready, widgetized theme. The theme includes a ‘Featured Post’ section, drop down CSS menus, integrated related posts, social bookmarking buttons, and much more.

The theme comes with a “Featured Post” section at the top. All you have to do make an article go there, is to give it a tag of “featured.” There is a “Welcome” section at the top to the left of the “Featured Post” Section. The theme comes with a variation between Admin comments, and normal blog visitors. You will just have add your admin email address to make them display properly. The theme comes with 2 areas for you to put ads, both in the sidebar.

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Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://thinkdesignblog.com/free-wordpress-theme-versatility-lite.htm

We have featured 2 Minimalist WordPress Themes a while ago. Both Modicus Remix and Grid Focus look clean and professional. Here is a brand new one called Equilibrium, which is aimed at those who want a clean and simple magazine styled blog. Plugins are not required and widgets are supported.

The theme is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Which means you can use it for whatever you want. However, you must keep the Made By On credit in the footer and must not sell or redistribute the theme without permission.

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Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://madebyon.com/equilibrium-wordpress-theme/

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We have mentioned ElegantThemes a while ago, which provides WordPress themes of quality and integrity. Recently, they have released a new theme called eGamer. eGamer was designed with video game blogs in mind, however, it can certainly be adapted to any niche. This theme contains some advanced features as follows.

Video Embedding

When you make a post you can add a custom field with your desired video embed code (taken from a video streaming website such as youtube). This video is then displayed on your single post page below the rest of the content in its own box.

Post Ratings and Reviews

Whenever you make a post you will notice that a new section has been added below your text editor entitled “eGamer Rating settings.” Within the field just type a number between 0 and 5. Once you assign a rating a star-rating image is generated and placed on your post page below the title.

Thumbnail Images

For each post you can assign a single thumbnail image. This thumbnail image is automatically resized, cropped, and paced throughout the blog.

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Featured Articles

You can choose featured articles for your blog which will be displayed through a javascript scroller on the homepage. These are set to rotate automatically, and can also be rotated by mouse click.

Advertisement Options

The theme comes with two optional advertisement areas. There are four 125×125 banner image spots that can be displayed in the sidebar, as well as a single 468×60 banner that is displayed at the top of the page. The banner images and URL’s are managed via the theme’s options page, and both nodes can be turned on and off at any time.

eGamer is the first Quality Premium WordPress theme for Gaming industry I have ever seen. Just join ElegantThemes, and you would be able to download eGame along with other Premium WordPress themes with the cost of $19.95/year only.

Pricing: $19.95/year membership
Requirements: -
Source: http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/egamer/

SmashingMagazine has released Color Paper a free professional WordPress theme. This theme aims to combine visual appeal with clean typography and vivid design elements. The theme is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. You can use the theme freely for all of your projects, without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both the designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Color Paper Free WordPress Theme

Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/30/color-paper…

Simple Balance 2.0 – a free, simple WordPress theme with enough options to make it “premium-like”. Simple Balance 2.0 is launched under a new slogan: “More Power. More Style. Your Style!” Why? Because that’s what it has to offer! More control over it’s options, advertising space, layout and color, and with each future update you’ll be able to tweak it more and more to your own style.

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To adjust the settings closer to your needs, Simple Balance 2.0 comes with a clean, informative control panel that becomes available under the “Design” tab as soon as you activate the theme. Here’s a screenshot of the control panel:

Simple Balance 2.0 - Free Simple WordPress Theme

Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://blogsessive.com/blogging-tools/simple-balance-free-simple…

Smashing Magazine released Simply Ornate — a free professional WordPress-theme created by Evan Eckard. This theme was designed with the main focus being on patterns and typography and comes in 5 flavours.

The theme also includes a prototype-based tab effect that allows users to browse latest posts, comments and tags. The front page is set up to show excerpts of your 4 latest posts, and also includes a mini-nav in the upper right side to allow for page navigating.

You can use the theme for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Simply Ornate - Free WordPress Theme

Pricing: Free
Requirements: -
Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/01/simply-ornate…

Another really nice WordPress theme released on SmashingMagazine. Agregado Lifestream Theme — a free professional WordPress-theme features a built-in lifestream module and contact form with custom control panel options. You can use the theme for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

Agregado was inspired by the recent popularity of services like Twitter, FriendFeed and Tumblr, and by a recent trend Zeldman calls ‘the vanishing personal website’. The theme attempts to rebuild that idea of a personal website, incorporating a lifestream carousel alongside standard blog posts, keeping your fragmented data all in one place. The theme also contains a custom Archives page.

free professional wordpress theme

Pricing: Free
Requirements: WordPress 2.6+, Firefox 3.0+, Safari 3.0+, IE7+, PHP 5+
Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/08/agregado-a-free…

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