17 Specialty WordPress Themes

One of the great benefits of using WordPress is the wide variety of themes that are available for all kinds of purposes. As WordPress has become more popular as a CMS rather than just a blogging platform, specialty themes have also become increasingly popular.

About 10 months ago I published a collection of 20 specialty WordPress themes that I had come across at that time. Today I’d like to feature another 17 specialty themes, all of which are free. Over at DesignM.ag I published a list of the top ten premium specialty themes.

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A life streaming WordPress theme.


Crafty Cart

Free theme especially for e-commerce.

Crafty Cart

Album Theme

One of the new Revolution Two themes.

Album Theme


A theme for videos.


Church Theme

Revolution’s theme created with churches in mind.

Church Theme

Black Canvas

A photoblogging or gallery theme.

Black Canvas


One of many themes intended specifically for portfolio sites.


Photo Clip

A gallery theme.

Photo Clip


A free theme from WooThemes for galleries or portfolios.



Another popular portfolio theme.


Free Photo Gallery

Another photoblogging or gallery theme.

Free Photo Gallery

CSS Gallery Theme 2.0

A theme specifically designed for CSS galleries.

CSS Gallery Theme 2.0


A theme for use before your site is completed.


WP Contact Manager

For turning WordPress into a contact manager.

WP Contact Manager


A theme created for gossip blogs.



A simple portfolio theme.


Portfolio Gratuit

Another free portfolio theme.

Portfolio Gratuit

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  • Robert, December 7, 2008

    Great article :)

  • Addy, December 8, 2008

    Thanks for the list :)

  • Graham Smith, December 8, 2008

    This is a neat collection. Although most I have already seen, there are 4 or 5 I have not, especially the contact one and that later portfolio themes.

    Even so, I love having these ready made ‘topical’ collections at my disposal, and you just keep coming up with some of the best ones.

    One theme above I am going to be now using, so thanks.


  • Deepak, December 8, 2008

    thx for a lot of themes

  • Vandelay Design, December 8, 2008

    Glad to hear you found something that you’ll be using.

  • Forever Bride, December 8, 2008

    great wp templates. however, not all free.

  • Lily Nilsen, December 8, 2008


    Thanks a lot for this collection. Some of themes look attractive. I’m going to use one in my work and my brother too. I just dont like the Sharpfolio, it looks agressive IMO.

    It’s very interesting and useful site. I love it.

    Thank you. Lily.

  • Dainis Graveris, December 8, 2008

    Few of these are even new for me, I’ll bookmark these and for me the last portfolio page is the most eye caching.

  • Melissa Donovan, Copywriter, December 8, 2008

    Revolution themes have been my favorites for a really long time now and I’m looking forward to trying out the new open source Revolution themes. Also, I’ve been looking for something like LaunchPad, so thank you!

  • Brian Gardner, December 9, 2008

    Just wanted to drop by and say a big thanks for including Revolution in this list! It amazes me how many quality posts continue to be written on this site, well done!

  • tzDaFoo, December 9, 2008

    Hey nice finds, I really like everything over there at:

  • Rent a Car Bacau, December 10, 2008

    Thank you for the post, also thanks to WordPress :D

  • Jenny, December 11, 2008

    Amazing to see this many kinds of wordpress themes such that its very helpful to the people who want to develop their own..

  • Istoselidon, December 11, 2008

    Great article and informativ. I have this bookmarked. Thanks

  • Vol Cars, December 16, 2008

    Thanks for sharing the information. All the Revolution themes are rocking and they are great magazine style themes with not so complicated settings. There were some other themes that were also great.

  • Host Reviews, December 20, 2008

    Wow people are really getting creative on changing wordpress around from a blogging platform. Im guessing someday int he future we will use wordpress for everything online! Just activate the plugin you want are your done. :)

  • Susan, December 23, 2008

    This is a great list. There were a few I haven’t seen before.

  • Dabbler, January 10, 2009

    open source themes on Revolution? Looks like they all start at $59.95 ?

  • Vandelay Design, January 11, 2009

    They were free last month. Looks like they were just changed to premium earlier this month based on a post on their blog.

  • Vitalyok, January 13, 2009

    Second theme very nice!

  • Harish, January 23, 2009

    all the themes are beautiful but I 2nd like most.

  • Michael, March 30, 2009

    This is really a good post. You can find enormous number of Premium WordPress themes which are very easy install and supports all kind of WordPress versions at DailyWPTheme

  • okan, April 28, 2009

    thanks good themes

  • Anthony Proulx, May 12, 2009

    Great Set!

    Thanks much!

    Anthony Proulx

  • Laptopnotebook, May 19, 2009

    Hi..Photo Clip Theme very nice!

  • Kurumsal Web Tasarım, June 16, 2009

    Good themes thank you.

  • Forum, June 16, 2009

    thank you for themes

  • thanks good themes

  • spatter, July 5, 2009

    I wish I had a cool blog like yours. I would love to start one myself with WordPress but I’m affraid I’d give it up too soon ^^’

  • Danny_Otopeni, July 19, 2009

    Thank you very much for this themes, verry usefull article

  • Inchirieri, July 21, 2009

    Great themes man, great job!

  • buy essay, September 24, 2009

    There were some other themes that were also great.

  • Alexandra Bucuresti, November 25, 2009

    I’ll bookmark these and for me the last portfolio page is the most eye caching.

  • kinza, December 13, 2009

    thanks for the good list.

    I’m looking for an events template/theme for wordpress, and how to display “upcoming events”. Each event is treated as a post.

    If you have seen one theme like this, please let me know!


  • ahmedir, December 20, 2009

    This collection of WordPress themes are really good. I like the Portfolio theme very much. Thanks for sharing.

  • aqsa design, January 6, 2010

    The themes are very well done. Thanks for sharing all these. I have bookmarked this page, I havn’t try wp b4 but now adays am working on site for client and now I found collection of wordpress themes :)

  • Themes, September 18, 2010

    Some themes I think you have missed are some ecommerce themes. There are some nice ones by Templatic, or the Elegant Theme eStore one.