WordPress Theme Releases for 12/10




Two column theme ready for WordPress 2.7 with customizable backgrounds, paged, threaded and nested comments.

Sacred Blue


Sacred Blue is a clean two-column and widget-ready theme sporting a bright color scheme. It comes with an options page where you can customize various features of the theme like the Ads, Navigation menu items etc.



QuickPic is a 1-column, widget-ready, SEO-optimized, Ad-ready, compatible WordPress theme which is very useful for all types of bloggers, in particular for photobloggers.

Evening Sun


Two column theme with a beautiful sun header, widgetized sidebar, threaded comments support. Compatible with WordPress 2.7.



Miniflex takes advantage of the footer for the widget enabled sidebar. This one column theme is clean with few colors, nice little features and the use of typography to make it more elegant.

iPhone 3G


This theme is based echo of the ‘iPhone PSD file’ from Maniche and the clock is the script ‘Live Lite Clock’ Mark Plachetta.



Fixed width, two column theme with support for comments threading (WP 2.7), comments paging (WP 2.7), gravatars, post tags, sidebar widgets

Old School


Old School is a child theme of the Hybrid theme framework. It takes advantage of WordPress 2.7’s new features such as threaded comments, but it’s also backward compatible with WP 2.6. It has an additional page template with a tabbed and widgetized feature section along with a tabbed category section. It also has two widget sections: Sidebar and Footer.



Fixed width, two column, adsense and gravatar ready with custom header images



The WordPress theme is 3 column, widgetized and header image can be changed to adapt a lot of variations. The theme is also cool to set up PhpBay stores.


You may also want to check out Blogsessive’s 20 Free Corporate WordPress Themes.




  1. Justin Tadlock (2 comments.) says:

    Thank you for featuring my newest theme, Old School.

  2. Jonathan (1 comments.) says:

    Justin’s Theme Hybrid is one of the best frameworks I have seen. And “Old School” is a truly exceptional child theme.
    Great work Justin Tadlock ;-)


  3. Thomas Clausen (15 comments.) says:

    I use Justin Tadlocks Old School on one of my sites (I actually canned my existing theme that I had payed for elsewhere), and this theme is just sooooooooooo cool.

    Justin is taking WordPress to a higher level these day I would say. The framework he’s building is fantastic, and I can only recommend everybody to try out his themes.

  4. Ewen (1 comments.) says:

    I am in the final stages of putting together my business site using Justin Tadlock’s Hybrid theme with the Old School child theme. I’ve just gotta say, the work he has put into it and the level of support he offers is outstanding. This, and the truck-loads of tutorials on his site that are easily worth the price of admission.

    Hybrid & Old School aren’t just “WP 2.7 compatible”, they are purpose-built for WordPress 2.7. I have been tinkering with it for a while now with the nightly builds of WP 2.7, and various dubious plugins, and I am still yet to break it. I’m no WordPress or CSS guru but I find it approachable and readily configurable. The tutorials and forums help here a lot.

    It’s flexible, it’s robust – it is definitely worth a look.

  5. Kim says:

    I use Hybrid (the main theme for Old School) – and Justin’s themes are just awesome!!

  6. John Scott (1 comments.) says:

    Old School is yet another great theme (child theme of Hybrid) by Justin. You just can’t beat the flexibility and clean coding Justin builds into his themes.

  7. Alex (Blogsessive) (2 comments.) says:

    Ajay, thanks for the link love! Much appreciated and glad you’ve found the post useful.

  8. David Coveney (4 comments.) says:

    Ajay – thanks for listing our theme (Evening Sun) – and thanks for using the link to our own page rather than the one at which is no longer being used. have suddenly decided to suspend over 200 themes from the library without much of an explanation and ours was one of them. More about that can be read by doing the clicky thing to our story :-)

  9. Joe Fischler (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks very much for mentioning AEROS. @ David: same happened to me – for placing an ad for woothemes on my own homepage. This was ok until yesterday, when they decided to 1) erase all themes where author’s sites link to paid themes and 2) edit the theme requirements to disallow that. No warning, no information in advance, just suspension.

  10. David Coveney (4 comments.) says:

    @Joe – so what’s happened is that they’ve decided that any site that supports, in any way, a site that offers premium themes is banned. Now that’s very interesting given their own plans for a premium themes service for

    In other words, even a two step jump to a premium themes facility won’t be supported. I couldn’t, for example, put the themes on my personal blog as that carries an ad for

    I hate to say it, but this smacks of anti-competitiveness. We’re an MS Partner, albeit at a shockingly low level. Imagine if we were also an Apple partner and MS decided to block us from their directory for the simple reason that we also promoted a rival. It would be considered anti-competitive and fire off all sorts of anti-trust rules. I suspect not allowing a direct rival might be OK and understandable, but anything indirect is incredibly dangerous and in the UK at least could fire off problems with trading authorities here.

    Interestingly, they’ve allowed those who give their themes away for free, but charge for support separately, to continue – so Justin Tadlock and Briand Gardner continue to be allowed on the Theme Library. However, we believe some users, businesses in particular, are entitled to have themes that aren’t on thousands of sites and consequently prefer to pay a little for some exclusivity.

    What’s interesting is that we give away more themes than we charge for. And the download ratio of our GPL themes to our paid for ones is approximately 100:1. So in essence, Automattic are punishing us for 1% of the downloads from our site.

    At WordCamp UK back in July, Sam Bauers when asked about Automattic’s attitude to premium theme companies said “We make money from open source software, so we don’t see why anyone else shouldn’t.” Perhaps this philosophy has changed in the new economic reality we’re all facing?

  11. Matt Strange (1 comments.) says:

    Thankyou for mentioning my theme “MiniFlex” also a very nice collection :)

  12. steupz (2 comments.) says:

    Old School fan here.

  13. Justin Tadlock (51 comments.) says:

    Thanks for all the compliments on Old School, everyone.

  14. Reinar Svendsen (1 comments.) says:

    All great themes! Very well done all!

    Personally I’m using JT’s Hybrid “platform” and a modified Old School child theme on top.

    The technical foundation is, as always robust and thought through. Hybrid does require that one knows his way around CSS – at least a little – unless the child theme covers ones needs from the beginning.

    It all comes down to what one really wants to do. Some changes themes as others changes underwear. The Hybrid based themes, in my opinion, gives one a good reason to stay on this platform. You get solid coding, flexible options, good features, future attention and last but not least a very dedicated mindset and outstanding support.

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