I usually spend a good amount of time hunting for themes for WordPress, mostly discarding many just because they don’t fit the theme or the site or just don’t look good.
The WordPress repository is the best place to start, but requires you to invest some time checking and testing out the themes to find the one.
Below is a list of WordPress Themes that have been released in 2013 and stand out because they look good!
Academica is an education- and school-oriented CMS theme with a three-column layout and modern design. It is easy to customize and comes with a custom widget, three templates for Posts and Pages, and a featured content slider.
Fully Responsive Theme using Twitter Bootstrap with Metro Styled Accent. This theme is will make your website adaptable with mobile devices. Theme features include a custom homepage settings, 3 page templates, custom background support.
Contango is an elegant, simple and clean design, emphasis on content. This theme is powered with custom menu, custom background, custom header, sidebar widget, featured image, theme options, nice typography and built-in pagination features.
Attitude is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices. Along with the elegant design the theme is easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are two site layout (Narrow and Wide), 5 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 4 widget areas, featured slider to highlight your post/page, custom post type to show gallery, 11 social icons, webmaster tools, custom background, custom Header, custom menu, custom favicon, custom CSS, custom webclip icon, custom logo and many more. Also supports some of the popular plugins like Breadcrumb NavXT, WP-PageNavi and Contact Form 7. It is also translation ready.
A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, font, and color options built into the theme customizer. The theme also supports the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving artists and other creative people the ability to share their work.
zeeNews is a perfect WordPress theme for any News, Magazine or Blog Website. The Theme comes with extensive Theme Options which allows you to customize Colors, Logo, Featured Posts Slider and Ad Banners. Moreover zeeNews comes with an custom menus based multiple dropdown navigation, several sidebar areas, custom widgets and custom page templates
Simplify is a CSS3 powered and WordPress 3.5 ready responsive theme for small business companies. Customizable background and other options will give the WordPress driven site an attractive look. Simplify is an elegant and professional responsive theme which will be adjusted automatically with all smart devices. Right and footer sidebar is usable for showing the widgets. Full wide template can be used for showing showcase or other pages.
Celestial – Lite
Celestial Lite is a Bootstrap responsive theme incorporating a flexible grid system, crisp lines, Unlimited colours, post formats of: Aside, image, status, and quotes, plus you get a much better WP gallery style, HTML5, CSS3, Translation readiness, social networking, more than 12 widget positions, page templates, styled form elements, and more
Clean Retina is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices. Along with the elegant design the theme is easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are 9 home page layouts(corporate layout also included), 5 layouts for every post, featured slider to highlight your post and page, custom post type to show gallery, 11 social icons, webmaster tools, custom background, custom Header, custom menu, custom favicon, custom CSS, custom webclip icon and many more. Also supports some of the popular plugins like Breadcrumb NavXT, WP-PageNavi and Contact Form 7
Ribbon is a wide post display, traditional structure WordPress magazine theme. With a dual color scheme, plenty of whitespace to pad your content, and all the features you’d expect from MyThemeShop, Ribbon is a perfect choice for both niche and general purpose blogs, and it’s completely free!
I hope you like one of the more of the themes listed above. What’s your favourite theme for 2013?