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February 5, 2011

WordPress has great plans in 2011. They want to take a release cycle off from the WordPress software to focus on expanding and improving the WordPress community. But at the end of the year, they`ll come with the next version, WordPress 3.1!

As for WordPress themes, designers and developers are working hard to create more amazing themes and integrate more awesome wp features. I want to present you some of the best wordpress themes of the first month of the year, fully featured with everything you need from shortcodes to fancy admin panels which will make your life easier and will beautify your website!


First of all, I want to introduce you “Anticipate” which is a maintenance mode plugin that allows you to serve your visitors an alternate “coming soon” page while you work on building your website in the background. Once activated, all of your visitors will be sent to the Anticipate landing page. When logged in as a WordPress Admin, however, your normal theme appears, allowing you to build your website seamlessly in the background. Everyone should have it!


Widezine is an wide (liquid / fluid layout), clean, minimalistic, modern, premium WordPress magazine, which also doubles as a community blog, news, editorial or whatever you’d like to use it for.

Ermark Adora

Ermark Adora is a clean WordPress theme best suited for restaurants, cafes and product showcase sites. It comes with an advanced product manager and reservations system powered by a full featured admin panel. The visitors are able to rate, comment or share products on facebook (facebook integration).


Machtastic is a wordpress theme which can be used all kind of purposes, a game community, a design community or whatever you need it for.
This template has some very cool and usable options inside such as, custom widgets, featured slider, widget ready sidebar, widget ready footer, related posts, video lightbox, custom post types, shortcakes, multiple styles and more.


Phenomenon is the ultimate and one of a kind premium hosting wordpress theme that was created with hosting companies and businesses in mind. Phenomenon is very easy to customize and it comes with a great documentation that includes 6 screencasts that help you get the theme up and running in no time!


Bolder is a wordpress theme that is perfect for business, blogs, and portfolios among other things. It contains 15 different skins, 3 different sliders, 3 portfolio pages and a sleek professional design. Bolder is fully customizable using the theme options page.


PureVISION is a very powerful theme which suits both, users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. It will help you build your site in no time to your liking with minimal effort. It empowers you to set any color to elements such as backgrounds, links, text, menu links, etc. You can completely change the look and feel of your site in seconds. You can also choose from over 100 fonts, including Google Font Directory and Cufón fonts. This number will grow with time since many new fonts are being added to the Google fonts library. The theme also features 5 (five) Home page sliders for you to choose from.


Event is a versatile theme that allows you to transform your blog into an events website. Past and future events are managed with ease from within the WordPress dashboard, and are displayed on the homepage in an intuitive and interactive calendar.


Adventure is a minimal photography WordPress theme with a unique look and functionality that completely ditches the standard layout. It concentrates on content and your imagery with a great range of shortcodes, theme options framework and more…


Paradise WordPress Theme uses a great deal of white space, combined with a light background to create an ultra-clean feel to this site. The elements of this web design are nicely spaced out, combined with a limited color-palette to create a clean overall design. The white background and elegant typography combines to make a very fresh design. This website is far from minimal, yet uses very clean edges, accentuated by the contrasts between content areas and backgrounds to create a highly clean web experience.

Jing Jang

JingJang is the Premium Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors and Image Uploader etc.

Kids Toys

Kids Toys WordPress Shop is designed for children’s activities or products. This wordpress theme would be ideal for an online shop selling 10 to 50 products. It could be for baby or childrens clothing, toys, games, online activities or anything! Let your creativity go wild.


The Einat theme gives you options galore to display your content in several different user friendly and elegant ways. Main home page content can be displayed as a grid or horizontal style with 4 different slider options and of course, you can remove the slider with a single click from the theme options area too!


Versatile is a Powerful Professional Premium WordPress theme made for your Blog, Portfolio, Business or almost any other kind of website. Versatile admin panel gives you full control over every major design element throughout your site. Versatile admin panel come’s with the color and font options like you can change elements such as backgrounds, links, text, titles, headings, logo text and much more. where you can customize you website more than you could ever imagine. Take a look at the list of features below to see everything included in this theme or just visit live preview.


Clean Sure is a Powerful Professional WordPress theme. It’s perfect for Business , Corporate, Portfolio and Personal websites.
It includes powerful admin panel which give you full control over every major and minor design element throughout your website.

London Live

London Live Is the perfect theme for any News, Magazine Or Blog site. It has multiple options to choose from and unlimited possibilities to create a great website.


Visual is designed for people who love a clean design and functionality. It’s built on a solid modular framework and it comes with a custom set of Widgets which allow you to build your own layout.
Visual comes with a modular structure, which means you can customize the whole theme as you wish. The homepage is really flexible, you may choose to use or remove the homepage slider, the message board, center and footer areas etc..


Creativo is a Powerful Professional WordPress Theme. It comes with many jQuery effects (Cycle, Tabs, Accordions, Drop Down Menu, Tooltip, Colorbox, Auto alignment and more…), unlimited skins, unlimited possibilities, Cufón font replacement with more than 40 fonts available, different page templates, drag & drop system to compose your home page, drag & drop system to compose your contact form, a huge number of shortcodes, a powerful extendedadministration, widget ready with three internal widgets, easy to translate with a useful “translation” page.

Promo Spots

A NEW WAY TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE ! Add a nice background,your product and create informative spots that will display information about your products!


Wordshaft is a great WordPress theme for community or personal blogger with clean design and neat code. The rich theme admin panel and widgets enable you to control your content, manage your advertisement, show your latest tweet, video, photos and much more.


Foundation is a WordPress theme with a homepage featuring a slider, message box, featured posts area, different backgrounds and cufon font replacement.


Sancho is a clean blog theme powered by WordPress. With nice animations that you can manage in the admin panel and 8 widget areas.


Zombizness is a powerfull WordPress theme that can be use for everything, Business, corporate, blog, portfolio… and for everybody !


Show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured WordPress theme. When purchasing this theme, you will receive video documentation and a written help file along with additional options like choosing between 12 color schemes.


Sabuy is the Premium Portfolio, Photography Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors and Image Uploader etc.

RT Theme 12

RT-Theme 12 is best suited for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio websites. Theme comes with 4 premium skin options and you can easily modify or make your own skin using by sliced PSD files. It’s a business focused theme, ready to translate and you can run a multi-language web site with the WPML plugin.

IT Worx

If you`ll get this theme, you`ll get another theme ,called Mephisto. The theme features are unlimited colors for background, menu, links, buttons, footer etc , added with colorpicker in theme options panel;unlimited background images for page background; shortcodes added with buttons/panels in editor – Fast and easy.


Nesnel is a premium portfolio and business theme for WordPress. It has user-friendly admin panel with configuration wizard, slider management system, shortcode generator; modular page layouts, 90+ advanced shortcodes and more. And it’s incredibly easy and quick way to have a website. You can setup in minutes to your WordPress.

Business Solutions

Great, very modern and Web 2.0 template for almost every type of business, from small few people sized company to big corporations. Excellent organized PSD , HTML and CSS files will make very easy to find every element of the design. Only non commercial fonts won’t give you any additional editing cost.

Vibrant Media

Vibrant Media combines a unique blog design with an excellent user experience. With all its customization features possibilities are endless for a user as to how much could be accomplished with this stylish wordpress theme.


Sideways is a portfolio theme that offers both horizontal and grid layouts. It incorporates eye catching full screen background images that scale to fit all resolutions and window sizes as well as strong and elegant typography and design.


Lifeline is a clean and sleek WordPress theme that is built for easy customization and enormous flexibility. It’s powered with our custom Theme Options Panel, JWPANEL .


The Discipline WordPress theme offers a completely unique design yet offers easy customization. Be sure to preview all the features within the live demo.


Classica is a beautifully minimalistic portfolio theme, free from gimmick and trend, making your talent the focal point of your portfolio – the way it should be. Present your work in a professional manor with a timeless design.


Innocente is a clean, minimalist and professional wordpress theme suitable for any kind of website such as portfolio, business, blog, photography and gallery.


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Madalin Tudose is a web designer and developer who loves to inspect websites for new designing techniques and trends. He`s the founder of Ourtuts, where he blogs about anything related to web development.