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July 2, 2012
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Today`s post celebrates wordpress, particularly the best wordpress themes released along the month of June. Probably you`re wondering what makes a theme to be one of the best? Well, there are some key factors which differentiate a good theme from a regular one and some of them are: design, flexibility, stability, power. In my vision, the perfect theme has to be flexible enough so its layout can stretch on every screen, even mobile phone screens or TV screens, the coded structure has to be faultless, without generating undesired errors or bugs, there must be enough options integrated into it, like a custom admin panel and shortcodes which generates versatility and last but not least, the design has to be outstanding, in order to create the right impression over visitors!

There are more than just a perfect theme, there are dozens of great themes, which meet the above criteria and they are released every month. This month I selected 30 themes which I considered to be the best of their kind. I`m sure you`ll find them special too, therefore, I`m inviting you to take a look at them and to share with us which theme you consider to be the best!

Haze

Haze is a clean, minimal and powerful theme, suitable for any type of websites. Its versatility makes it the perfect theme for creative agencies, businesses or blogs and its functionality aims to offer a great user experience.

The theme is fully customizable, being packed with 2 color schemes (dark and light) and a lot of page templates and shortcodes. Haze is easy to configure, thanks to the very intuitive custom options and comes with a well documented help file, which will assist you setting up the theme in minutes.

Flexible

Flexible is a sleek and minimal portfolio theme packed full of some awesome features. The theme puts your work first, keeping the design elements to a minimum while still maintaining a definitive modern style. With its filterable, ajax-powered multi-media gallery, Flexible is perhaps our most feature-rich gallery theme yet.

Nemesis

Nemesis is the Reponsive WordPress theme built for creative freelance designers. It comes with many cool features like a Skin manager, Flexible portfolio contents (including stylish AJAX portfolio), customizable elements’s color, font and background image and patterns.

Pinboard

Big fan of Pinterest? You’ve got to love this new theme – Pinboard. It features an auto stacking layout with infinite scroll as seen on the Pinterest desktop site. If you are unfamilar with the term “infinite scroll”, it means that new posts are loaded automatically when you hit to the bottom of the page.

John Doe

J.Doe is responsive and ajax based wordpress theme dedicated to photography, personal or corporate style. The design is minimalistic, simple and clean. The fullscreen image gallery with audio player is the best way to represent your art work. Just watch and listen.

Daisho

Daisho is a portfolio solution for creative professionals and companies looking for a minimal and professional look. Flexible and responsive presentation, smooth navigational flow and clutter-free approach.

Nexus

Nexus is a deeply responsive, business WordPress theme. Using the extensive Skin & Color Options you can completely change the look of your site in seconds. In addition to the extensive color options, you can use Nexus to integrate with the Google Font Directory. Using any of the hundreds of fonts offered by the Google Font Directory allows you to tailor your typography for a unique, custom look.

Mentor

Mentor is built upon the responsive Twitter Bootstrap framework and is bursting with custom features, including a bespoke responsive slider, an intelligent responsive carousel and a custom developed mobile friendly lightbox plugin.

SoundBoard

Soundboard is a powerful music WordPress theme with special features for bands and solo artists. With Soundboard you can display your tour dates, discography, videos and images – it has pretty much everything you need for a band website.

Photik

Photik is an uber cool theme made specially for creative folks with outstanding portfolios. If you are looking for a theme to showcase your work – look no further!

Boosterious

Boosterious Agency is a responsive one page Worpress Template that is great for all types of pages (business, personal, agency, … ). The design is very clean and contains all features of a modern web page.

Area 53

AREA53 is a Responsive (full) HTML5 with some CSS3 spice. It’s full featured with the Content Composer to create professional pages in minutes, filterable portfolio and much more. Whether you are a WordPress elite or just a beginner, you’ll have no problems at all working with AREA53 .

Choices

Choices is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for business websites and users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend.

PressBoard

Pressboard is a responsive theme. It uses a framework that permits the site to be accessed on all mobile devices, including iPad and Android powered tablets.

Cardamon

Sick and tired of clean-minimal-responsive corporate clones? Need a unique multipurpose WordPress theme with beautiful design, impressive set of features and ability to customize every aspect of its layout and appearance? And do all of that in only a couple of clicks? Then Cardamon WP is your choice!

Done

This WordPress theme is a highly customizable, multipurpose theme that fits for various kind of business or private portfolios and blogs.

Intent

Intent is a super responsive theme which can be used for you business, portfolio, tumblog or even magazine. This theme gives you a ton of ways to structure and style your frontpage, portfolio, blog and pages.

Coraline

Coraline is the perfect theme for the creative agency, freelancer or general business. Has a lot of modules are ready for homepage, it’s simple-to-use, customize and install.

Maxx

Maxx WP is a Modern Clean & Creative theme suitable for any corporate business or portfolio,It’s created by using the latest techniques : HTML5 and CSS3 .

Focus

FOCUS is the Clean & Responsive Ajax Portfolio WordPress Theme for Individual Professionals & Agencies. Clean Lines & Minimal Design Approach Highlights your Work. Showcase your Portfolio on any device efficiently with its Unique Responsive layouts.

Heaven`s Corner

Heaven’sCorner, it’s a clean and elegant theme, developed mainly to setup Church, NGOs and non-profit orgnizations. Using the color scheme of your choice by using color picker make it elegant and high visual impact experience. Theme works in all the major browsers, and has massive features to use for your next projects as well.

Rime

Rime is a powerful theme for Creative Professionals. Variety of portfolio showcases can be generated using the theme such as ajax based sortable showcases capable of displaying images,videos and slideshows with client information.

Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the Reponsive WordPress theme built for corporate, business or portfolio website. It comes with many cool features ex. Skin manager, customizable elements’s color, font and background image. There are also 100+ advanced shortcodes with Shortcode Generator support. You can also use 300+ custom fonts from Google Web Fonts.

Green Earth

Green Earth is a non-profit WordPress theme. It’s really well designed to best fit the business and non-profit organization that need environmental style. It comes with a new feature ‘Custom Slider’ which allow you to manage slider freely.

Viewport WordPress Themes

Clean, crisp, and well structured, the Viewport theme is perfect the online publisher who values the use of different media. With support for images, galleries, audio and video, along with a fully responsive design, there is no doubt you will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

 Viewport WordPress Themes

Author

Author is a responsive WordPress theme with a super clean, fluid design. Images, videos, galleries and text posts will scale down gracefully to iPad, iPhone and all mobile devices. This theme looks just as great on your phone as it does on the desktop.

Mural

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced WordPress professional, Mural was built with you in mind. Powerful and at the same time easy to use tools, make it easy for everyone to build a website. The build-in custom admin panel has all the options you’ll ever need to customize your website in a few minutes, be it changing colors, background images, fonts or image sizes, Mural has got you covered.

Organic

Create your own web site without any effort! You are extremely welcome to value our web templates which can perfectly match your expectations and meet various requirements. On each page you may find the most suitable and eye-catching content.

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a minimal portfolio WordPress theme – personal or corporate, based on full-screen slider and sliding pages. The theme is maintained in a minimalist, contrasting style. Background images kept in retro tones contrast with modern minimalist content.

Swap

Swap is a minimal and responsive wordpress theme. Lightbox is popular, but its boring at the same time and doesn’t look great on a tablet or a mobile device. Therefore, the theme is built on ajax which transforms it into a great experience.

I consider these themes to be complete. They can fit any niche, from creative agencies to corporations, their design is great and the code is so clean that you don`t have to touch a single line of code to customize them. Let us know your opinion about this themes and about wordpress in general!

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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.