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September 18, 2014

25 Free and Premium HTML5 WordPress Themes


As HTML5 was introduced, more and more web developers use it in their works. Combined with CSS3, you can get some awesome effects. This means lots of cool new templates and layouts were created, including WordPress themes. HTML5 WordPress themes are more mobile-friendly and interactive, so you mostly get benefits from using a template built with such technology.

Anyway, 2012 is when lots of this kind of great themes were created. So we decided to make a list of 5 free themes and 20 premium WordPress themes (frameworks included). Please let us know what you like most from our list!

Free HTML5 WordPress Themes

1. Euclides


Euclides is the perfect theme for those who write tutorials online. It’s free, looks very good and is highly functional!

2. Busby


Busby is a clean personal blogging theme with it’s own options panel built with the UpThemes framework.

3. Spectacular


Spectacular, a free WordPress theme that aims to provide a warm and pleasurable atmosphere for personal musings and ramblings. The theme comes in two flavors: HTML 4.01 and HTML5.

4. Handcrafted WP Starter Theme

Handcrafted WP Starter Theme

Handcrafted WP is a starter theme built for WordPress developers who are doing more than building blogs. The theme is based on Ian Stewart’s Toolbox Starter theme and Paul Irish & Divya Manian’s HTML5 Boilerplate.

5. PressWork Framework


The PressWork Toolbox lets you style any theme in a live preview environment without any code, drag & drop to set your layout in seconds, add Google fonts, and much more.

Premium HTML5 WordPress Themes

1. SmartStart WP

SmartStart 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.

2. Visual

Visual is a WordPress theme for creative professionals such as graphic designers, web designer, artists, illustrators and photographers. It also makes for a good personal website.

3. Responsy WP

Responsy WP

Responsy is a responsive html5 wordpress theme suitable for personal portfolios or creative agencies. Responsy has been coded in HTML5 & CSS3 and jQuery.

4. Balance

Balance is a Gym Fitness WordPress theme. It is a fully HTML 5 Valid theme, it comes with many features and has several home page options.

5. PixelPower


This is a clean, modern, powerful WordPress tumblog-style theme designed for a wide variety of uses from bloggers to design portfolios.

6. Prime Time

Prime Time

We’re straying a little bit from our typical design style to bring you a flexible news WordPress theme. Prime Time is built on top of the Theme Blvd framework.

7. Ambitious


Ambitious is a Premium WordPress Theme, that perfect for almost any kind of websites.

8. Infinite


Infinite is a clean, minimal and modern template. It’s great for promoting any kind of business or to just showcase some of your works.

9. Beta

Beta is a revolutionary WordPress theme designed to look great, function beautifully and promote you and your business well beyond the webpage.

10. Sigma

Sigma is a Resposive and Minimalist Portfolio WordPress Theme built with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Grid for Creative Agency, Freelancer, Blogger and Business.

11. Notebook

Notebook is a fun multimedia theme that takes advantage of WordPress post formats and advanced CSS3 animations.

12. LightBright

LightBright makes it easy to share your daily life through it’s tumblr-style post types. Using the custom post types/taxonomies added in WordPress 3.0, the theme adds special integration options for photos, video, audio, quotes, notes and links.

13. Magazine Explorer

Magazine Explorer

Magazine Explorer was designed by the talented Ben Kucsan, known as great designer of WordPress Themes, doing this thing for a long time.

14. Karma

Karma is a Premium WordPress Theme built on a highly intelligent framework. It’s the only theme on Themeforest to feature the amazing new CU3ER v1 3D slider.

15. Alyeska


Elegance. Flexibility. Awesomeness. These are the words that instantly come to mind when trying describe this amazing WordPress theme.

16. Mingle

Mingle is an amazing WordPress theme and it’s BuddyPress ready! If you’re not familiar with BuddyPress, it’s a social network plugin for WordPress allowing your website to become a fully functional community portal.

17. District 9

District 9 is a powerful minimalistic business/corporate/portfolio & blog premium WordPress theme jam-packed with features.

18. More+

MORE+ is a powerful responsive business/corporate/portfolio & blog premium WordPress theme. MORE+ has been coded in HTML5 & CSS3, jQuery and built with Bootstrap Framework.

19. Sublime

Sublime is a beautifully minimalist WordPress theme for creative agencies, and freelancers. Clean lines, striking accent colours, gorgeous iconography, and beautiful font choices.

20. Stereotype One Page

Stereotype One Page

Stereotype is a clean and simple one page portfolio built on the 960 Grid System, HTML5 DOCTYPE and CSS3.

So… what’s your favorite?


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