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November 3, 2012
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Adapting to this continuously changing environment called “world wide web” is becoming harder and harder each day but at the same time, the benefits are increasing substantially. You see many websites, online projects knocking on your screen and wanting you to become a part of them, your day-by-day habits like taking notes, writing things or reading papers switched to digital platforms, you feel like the world is getting smaller but simultaneously you realize how small you are in this digital era.

Promoting yourself, your business or your projects on this immeasurable platform called internet is without a doubt the right thing to do these days. Of course, the very easy solution is through websites and the best way to get noticed is by combining the power of design with the versatility of web functionality which can make your pages unique and interesting for the audience. Regarding functionality, a CMS (content management system) platform on which you can build web pages is a good choice and what better CMS to use if not the almighty WordPress?

Working with WordPress is a breeze. Its enormous community makes things so easily for you that you don`t need actually programming or coding skills. From plugins to themes and support, you`ll find answers to all your questions just by googling. Because of the huge popularity WordPress has, the industry of WordPress themes is flourishing. This fact is to your advantage, the user, since you can now have a fully functional and eye appealing website within minutes built on a WordPress theme. Let`s take a look at some of the best WordPress themes released in October. I`m sure some of them will blow you away and make you start some new online projects!


Origin is a stunning grid-based theme that tells a story through imagery. The theme creates a truly engaging experience by saturating the screen with your beautiful photos. The theme is also responsive, meaning it will look and work great on mobile devices as well. If you are an artist looking to showcase your latest work, or if you are a blogger looking to give your visitors a fun new way to browse your latest posts, then Origin is great choice for you!


Dare is a powerful, professional wordpress theme. Showcase your portfolio, products, apps and services in style. Customizable with dozens of options, packed with lots of features, responsive, with a nice design and 5 color schemes, it’s the perfect platform for you next site.


Caffeine theme is fully responsive and easy to use with Content Builder. This theme works properly on most available devices like smartphones or tablets. Creating pages with our incredible tool has never been so easy!


Celestino is a clean and powerful portfolio theme with a great 1170 pixel responsive layout based on the Bootstrap grid.


Sintia is a powerful responsive business corporate portfolio theme fully compatible with WordPress 3.4. It is suitable for users with zero programming skills as well as advanced developers. Sintia is the perfect match for your business with predefined styles, theme integrated shortcodes and widgets, translated into 6 languages and awesome 5 custom sliders.


Matrix is a responsive, intuitive tile-based theme which is inspired by Metro design. The tiles can be made ‘live’ to display more information on the screen without occupying more space.


HotNews is a premium WordPress theme for review, blog, magazine and news websites with fresh, clean and responsive design.


VEGA WordPress theme is a masterpiece, easy to use, mobile friendly and ajax enhanced. This amazing theme will make your website look impressive! Easy to setup and edit, VEGA was carefully handcrafted to suit any creative website looking for a great new look.


This elegant and extremely flexible WordPress theme comes with responsive design, ready for retina and support such eCommerce plugins as: WooCommerce, JigoShop, eCommerce.


Hive is a responsive portfolio theme for WordPress which features a great rating system implemented combined with an Ajax system for portfolio items. This is a great theme for freelancers looking for a new portfolio platform.


Focus is a powerful, minimal WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.

Nimble WordPress Themes

Nimble is a big, bold, and beautiful theme that doesn’t let its own style get in the way. With each design I struggle to strike a balance between style and function. Nimble’s colors are toned down but still delicious and its style is bold but still leaves room to breath. Browsing Nimble on a 27″ Cinema Display is quite a treat, but so is browsing the theme on a small screen as well due to Nimble’s fully responsive design.

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Hot Pixels

HotPixels is one of the most spectacular wordpress themes. The thing which makes it different from others is a fullscreen HTML5 video background which is simply outstanding.

Rock It

Rockit Now is a wordpress theme specially designed for Bands and music websites. This template is easy to modify and ready to be up and running out of the box.


Progress is a modern, powerful and professional multi-purpose responsive portfolio/business theme built with HTML5 and CSS3. Perfect for any type of business!


Eris is a professional WordPress theme with clean, flexible and fully responsive design. It is ideal for the magazine, news and personal blog sites. The Eris theme is highly configurable, you can completely configure the homepage and posts using the very easy and powerful theme options. The theme is built with HTML5 and CSS3 .


Simon is the Minimalist Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Based on a responsive grid and with unlimited colors, this can become the perfect theme for you.


No matter what band are you in, rock, pop or rap you don’t want to have a corporate website. What you need is a clean, well-arranged website focused on events, albums, photo gallery and blog. That`s exactly what Bandzone is!


PhotoPro is exactly what it sounds like…a professionally developed WordPress theme for photographers. The theme’s main focus is providing you with a great canvas for showcasing your work. The minimal design, combined with some great jQuery effects and unique layouts are sure to make your site stand out from the crowd and captivate your visitors attention.

Jazz Master

JazzMaster is Responsive Business WordPress theme which offers great scalability and fits small companies as well as large corporates. The theme is packed with features but at the same time so easy to use. Customize and brand even your WordPress administration – including custom admin dashboard widget and login screen!


Novus WP is a simple and clean but still professional WordPress theme suitable for any business or portfolio, and it’s created by using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. With a responsive design it is easily usable with any device (Desktop, tablet, mobile phone…), without removing any content!


QuickStep is a clean and minimal one page portfolio theme. It uses CSS3 to responsively adapt to different screen widths so it looks good on any device.

When creating QuickStep, our main goal was to make something that you can take and brand as your own. The extensive admin panel lets you choose your own fonts, colors, and functionality down to the page. QuickStep gives you endless possibilities to customize and make your own site.

Black Pearl

Black Pearl is a unique and powerful theme that is simple, modern and easy to use. It is inspired by metro style design and brought you a set of amazing features. Responsive design, mobile touch sliders and many more!


Nevon Theme is clean,flexible theme with fully responsive design (Fits all popular mobile devices and tablets). Uses the power of HTML5 and CSS3 . Easy to install with our special One Minute Install system.

The Artist

The Artist is a super awesome portfolio theme. It’s very clean, sleek and modern design. With the admin panel and page builder in this theme, you can discover unlimited possibilities of what the theme can do.

The Good News

The Good News is a premium WordPress theme designed mainly for churches and religious website. It can also be used for any other type of website, especially for environmental, spa, charity etc.


Centum is a premium responsive WordPress theme created for corporate and portfolio websites. It features a very clean and minimal design that is perfect for showcasing your work. It’s easy to customize with awesome features like Revolution Slider, unbranded OptionsTree panel for settings and new amazing WordPress Customizer.


Clique is a Premium AJAX Responsive WordPress theme that provides a powerful way to showcase your best work – perfect for any creative or digital agency. With powerful meta options and features, Clique will take your website to new levels of awesomeness.


Edison is a multipurpose WordPress theme with a variety of features. One of the most important of them all is the innovative Template Builder which is super easy to use and yet offers a reasonable amount of options for advanced users.

HQ Photography

Looking for something unique and awesome, this template is what you need. HQ Photography is a super interactive and engaging template well-suited for photographers and videographers, which won’t leave any visitor indifferent to and forgetful about experience they had with your website.


Stoodio is the ultimate solution when it comes to downloadable & lovable content. With it you can share your images, videos or songs with your visitors. Let them like your content or even download stuff from your server. With a downloads/likes live counter this can be the perfect sharing theme for you!


Replay is a perfect theme for musicians, bands, record labels and any music business. It is easy to use and customize, comes packed with powerful tools for sharing and selling music, managing events and more.


Pixia is a WordPress theme designed specially for creatives. Using a modern and liquid layout you can get a stylish website in a few minutes.


Pocket is a super simple, photoblog-style WordPress theme for sharing your images, videos, articles, quotes and more. Use it as a personal blog or a minimal portfolio to show off your latest works!


Litho is a grid-based fullscreen portfolio WordPress theme with stunning looks and functionalities. Create custom galleries by selecting specific categories such as your portfolio, posts, pages, Instagram and Flickr to create either all-in-one galleries or a category specific gallery.


Moonlight is an elegant and clean template for any kind of blog and professinal or personal portfolio.
Built with semantic HTML5 and CSS3 , Moonlight has a fully responsive layout that works perfectly on smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop devices.


A big, bold, beautiful, portfolio theme for creatives. Designed to put your work in the forefront, Blox is all about showcasing your talent. Each portfolio is its own “block” of creative awesome which can feature your designs, demo reels, or audio tracks. Or all three.


Skinizer is a powerful multipurpose WordPress Theme. Because of the included pre-made skins you can create pretty much any kind of site you want to build. From a personal and business to creative and technology website.


A feature-rich, professional media and magazine theme. Max Mag is fully-responsive and includes unlimited color schemes, a “sticky” menu bar, a slider on each category page, 5 different ad units, including a wallpaper ad, a drag-and-drop homepage, 14 custom widgets, secondary feature headlines, SEO friendly and so much more!


Willbrige WordPress theme is a combination of elegance in design and powerful functionality. Its wonderful sliders are the key to unforgettable viewing experience and great website performance. A Responsive Slider guarantees a 100% layout responsiveness, while a Revolution Slider amazes with its breathtaking effects. Wilbridge WP theme as well features a Full-screen Responsive Slider which helps to create a strongest impression.

Hope you like them as I do and as many other people do. These themes are simply amazing and you can actually see the hard work designers and developers put to deliver them!


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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.