25 Stunning WordPress Themes Released in 2012
This article is a guest post contributed by Daniel Pintilie, a freelance writer working for for Go-Gulf.com, a website design company that provides web design solutions in Saudi Arabia, Sharjah, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
WordPress created a hidden revolution in the online environment and it seems that its effects will be present many years from now. Unfortunately, the adjective “hidden” is correctly added because the average Internet user is not interested in the platform (WordPress or Joomla) used to create his favorite website. The real benefit is that the designer’s job is significantly simplified; if you know the basics of Microsoft Office then it’s impossible not to be familiarized with WordPress.
Even the creation and launching of a website isn’t such a complicated task as it was in the pre WordPress era: now you buy a theme, a domain name and a host solution and in a few minutes, the website is up. The developers noticed the eagerness of people to launch their online presence and created many interesting themes and layouts.
In order to convince somebody about the significant power of the WordPress tool, this post contains some of the best themes released this year. Though obviously, the Internet is full of other superb themes that consist of plenty of solutions for personal or business websites.
Green is a special color, in the sense that it is a remedy for fatigued eyes but in the same time expresses optimism and exultation. This theme proves that green isn’t only the color of environmental related entities, it has lots of other usages.
If you are interested in a modern and dynamic theme, then you should take this one into consideration. Its simplicity makes the content of the website stand out and it will undoubtedly express a lot of passion and dedication.
This theme is built on the powerful contrast of black and yellow and a somewhat mechanical interface. The images inserted are another proof of the above mentioned influence, but that does not restrict its multiple possible usages.
Here is another impressive theme; the minimal design of the header and footer, transparency and the background image are the powerful traits that make it stand out.
The vintage style is a recurrent trend in fashion and graphics history and this theme is living proof of that. The font used, faded colors and image effects can make anyone fall in love with it.
This a wonderful theme based on the creative idea “less is more”. The layout contains nothing more than what’s necessary but the final result is really beautiful.
This design is minimal, it belongs to the one-single page websites category. Personally, I am an avid lover of these online presences but there are voices that consider them as the works of lazy designers. Which side do you belong to?
Enough with “less is more”, this colorful layout gives a youthful feeling. The theme is much tailored to modern and young visitors, but the decent and well-done composition is suitable for all ages.
Responsive web design is mandatory in our days when the smartphones and tablets are vital in staying up to speed with the latest news. HTML 5 is another almost mandatory element that should be the base of a modern website.
A similarly dynamic theme that best fits responsive web design and portfolio websites.
This theme has an impressive layout and its main traits are probably its simplicity and the fact that it’s user friendly.
There can’t be a showcase without a black and white component and this particular theme is the perfect example of this style’s elegance. These layouts also have the advantage that any important message can be easily highlighted by adding a vivid color to the mix.
This layout relies heavily on the background image that provides a ‘wow’ factor. One of the key traits of a succesful design is being able to make a powerful impression on the viewer/client and this particular themes masters it.
This theme is suitable for a single page website and the chosen color combination is courageous, there is a lot of contrast. Also, the fact that it’s well-structured offers a powerful effect.
This theme leaves a mark on anyone who sees it, due to the view provided by the background image. The rest of the design is kept minimalistic, so it doesn’t overpower it.
This theme offers a design created especially for restaurant owners. The online has become an essential field for promoting your business and what better way to present yourself than with an elegant, user friendly theme?
The playfulness and vivid colors of this theme somehow manage not to make it less professional. It’s flexibility makes it perfect for any business or corporate website, portfolio or blog.
This theme is mostly suitable for a design and art portfolio. Its use friendly interface, modern appearance and use of color are surely going to render the website based on it successful.
Back to black. This color will always be the epitomy of simplicity and elegance and this theme is the “little black dress” of web design.
This theme is futuristic, nice and clean, easily customizable, flexible and created to be perfectly rendered on mobile devices.
Zenden is created for business or corporate category, but it can be customized for many other opportunities. Also, the soft colors help maintain focus on the important elements.
In spite of the childish appearance, the layout is made professionally, each detail being very carefully handled. It’s actually a multipurpose theme with easily customizable elements.
The theme has a powerful sci-fi influence but it can be used very easy as a creative designer portfolio. The simplicity and strong message transmitted.
It is the last in the list but not the least from quality perspective, the layout is nice, versatile and modern.
Here are also a couple of WordPress themes from 2011 that you shouldn’t miss:
Versatility and fully customizable elements are this theme’s powerful traits. It also has tons of features and an impeccable layout, perfect for your blog, presentation website or portfolio.
This theme focuses on multifunctionality and ease of customization, design and structure. It’s the perfect choice for any magazine, blog or portfolio website and the best part is that it’s free!
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