WordPress Themes

Free WordPress themes! Well, mostly just some older themes that are in dire need of updating. My intention was to release each new theme created for the site, but I’m already on letter V, and have only managed to package around eight of them for public consumption. For a complete list of my themes, check out the theme-switch library, or enjoy the soon-to-be-updated and expanded-upon set of themes below..

shapeSpace

shapeSpace
shapeSpace

shapeSpace is the starter template that I use for creating my own WordPress themes and WordPress-powered sites. It’s evolved quite a bit along with WordPress over the years, striking what I find to be a good balance between utility, flexibility, and performance. shapeSpace is basically a starter theme that combines a robust set of theme options with a lightweight set of template files. It’s a “premium” starter template that’s clean, current, and 100% free.

  • CSS3/HTML5
  • Clean, valid code
  • Clean, responsive default layout
  • Built-in tools for xyCSS responsive grid
  • Theme Options via WP Settings API
  • Checked against Theme Check plugin
  • Built-in options for most commonly used features/settings
  • Designed for code wranglers who want to jumpstart theme design
  • Squeaky clean code with focus on detail and performance
  • Includes backup/reset theme options
  • Modular 1:1 theme design
  • Universal browser support
  • 100% GPL (General Public License)

Screenshot | Learn more »

WP Theme - shapeSpace – Version 1.7 (175 kB zip)

Introspection

Introspection
Introspection

Introspection is a clean, simple theme designed to streamline workflow, optimize content, and inspire productivity.

Features:

  • Minimalistic, lightweight, optimized design
  • Supports custom menus, widgets, and featured images
  • HTML5/CSS3 design with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Traditional two-column, fixed-width design
  • Tabbed sidebar menu showing recent, popular, and random posts
  • All-standard, plug-n-play WP theme functionality

Screenshot | Demonstration | Learn more »

WP Theme - Introspection – Version 20130108 (245 kB zip)

“Alphabet” Theme Series

In 2006, I started naming my Perishable-Press themes in alphabetical order. Most of them primarily are used as alternate themes here at Perishable Press. Here are the ones that I’ve managed to make available, but honestly they’re all in need of an update — some of them were originally created six years ago ;)

Apathy

Apathy Theme
"A" is for Apathy

The Apathy theme emulates a virtual newspaper.

Features:

  • Minimalistic, lightweight, liquid layout
  • Triple-loop, triple-column triple-threat design
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Apathy – Version 2.7 (96 kB zip)

Bananaz

Bananaz Theme
"B" is for Bananaz

The Bananaz theme is extremely gay!

Features:

  • Fresh & fruity design with random image gallery
  • Fixed, centered, single-column with full-width header
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Bananaz – Version 2.0 (57 kB zip)

Casket

Casket Theme
"C" is for Casket

Capture the essence of a proper burial..

Features:

  • Titanium shell with plush interiors
  • Fixed-width, centered, single-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Casket – Version 2.0 (31 kB zip)

DOS_FX

DOS_FX Theme
"D" is for DOS

The DOS_FX theme pays homage to the DOS OS.

Features:

  • Minimalistic, lightweight design
  • Fluid, centered, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - DOS_FX – Version 1.0 (32 kB zip)

Entropy

Entropy Theme
"E" is for Entropy

The Entropy theme inverts the DOS_FX theme.

Features:

  • Minimalistic, lightweight design
  • Fluid, centered, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Entropy – Version 1.0 (34 kB zip)

Finished

Finished Theme
"F" is for Finished

The Finished theme is finally done.

Features:

  • Custom graphics, coldest chills
  • Fixed-width, centered, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Finished – Version 1.0 (73 kB zip)

Garbage

Garbage Theme
"G" is for Garbage

The Garbage theme is a converted B2-Evolution skin.

Features:

  • Custom graphics, total garbage
  • Fixed-width, centered, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Garbage – Version 1.0 (132 kB zip)

Headline

Headline Theme
"H" is for Headline

The Headline theme is a streamlined version of Apathy.

Features:

  • Minimalistic, lightweight, uniform design
  • Fixed-width, triple-loop, triple-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - Headline – Version 2.0 (132 kB zip)

Information

Information Theme
"I" is for Information

Information designed exclusively for multimedia chillers.

Features:

  • Pop-open content panels via JavaScript
  • Fixed-width, centered, mixed-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

( Coming Soon )

Jupiter!

Jupiter! Theme
"J" is for Jupiter!

The Jupiter! theme is for broadband users.

Features:

  • sIFR fonts, collapsing data panels, gravatars
  • Fixed-width, centered, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

( Coming Soon )

Killer

Killer Theme
"K" is for Killer

Totally Killer makeover — now version 2.0!

Features:

  • holistic data presentation
  • Fluid-width, three-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

( Coming Soon )

Lithium

Lithium Theme
"L" is for Lithium

The Lithium theme is a stripped-down version of Jupiter!

Features:

  • Highly customized design
  • Fixed-width, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

( Coming Soon )

minimalist

minimalist Theme
"M" is for minimalist

The minimalist theme is as "minimal" as we get around here.

Features:

  • minimalistic, lightweight design
  • Fluid-width, two-column layout
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Designed for Fx1+, NN7+, Op8+, and IE6+
  • Complete notes and images in .zip download

Screenshot | Forum

WP Theme - minimalist – Version 1.2 (26 kB zip)

Optimized

Optimized Theme
"O" is for Optimized

The Optimized theme is an SEO-optimized version of Lithium.

Features:

  • Super-tight, streamlined markup
  • Stripped-down, lightweight design
  • Integration of key accessibility features
  • Optimized for SEO: no duplicate content, etc.
  • XHTML Strict with browser-safe colors and fonts
  • Completely valid, 100% hack-free CSS
  • Designed to work great in all modern browsers

Screenshot | Optimized Forum

( coming soon )