This is the October 2012 roundup of new premium WordPress themes released during the month. You can see the collections with all the themes from September, August, July, June or all the best 2012 WordPress themes. We will be updating this post with all the new themes as they are released so be sure to check back or subscribe to our RSS feed, Twitter feed, or Facebook page for updates.
There has already been a flurry of new themes released this month from developers including Theme Fuse, Solostream, Themedy, CSSIgniter, ColorLabs and others. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited theme released this month (after two years of development) was Thesis 2.0 from DIY Themes . See all the themes below:
Thesis 2.0 WordPress Theme
Thesis 2.0 has been released and is now available for download from DIY Themes. After 2 years of development and countless tweets and teasers, the eagerly awaited new version was released on October 1, 2012 with claims the totally rebuilt theme is a “new website engine that will define the future”.
Thesis 2.0 is not just an updated version of the Thesis 1.8.x theme, it’s been totally rebuilt from the ground up into an entirely new engine. DIY Themes claims when you use the Thesis framework for WordPress, you can completely customize your theme without digging into ANY code. The new version has 3 main new features:
- Thesis Skins and Skins Editor – Thesis 2 has a visual skin editor for building templates and managing your design. The Thesis Skin Editor lets you “see” HTML and allows you to click on, move and interact with the elements of your website.
- Thesis Boxes – add-on functionality with drag and drop, point and click ease, without the hassle of writing your own code.
- Thesis Packages – allow you to deploy complicated CSS without writing any code while leaving you to interface with the stuff you actually care about—colours, fonts, and other simple properties.
Thesis Skin Editor
Drag and drop layout editor lets you click on, move, and interact with the elements of your website and “see the HTML”
Point and click options to customise the CSS
Create and customise your pages individually
Some of the other features of Thesis 2.0 include the ability to create pixel perfect typography (without any coding), options to create your own custom 404 page in a few clicks, and a template editor that lets you make unique landing pages, or any other page specific web design without needing to get into the code.
Apparition Responsive Blog WordPress Theme
Apparition is a striking and spacious blogging WordPress child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The unique theme has a single column with no sidebars so there is a strong focus on the images and content. It has a mobile responsive design so will display nicely on tablets and mobile phones. Other features include 6 colour scheme options, custom background and custom menus, round featured images, theme options and more.
Just Married WordPress Theme
Just Married is a simple but beautiful wedding WordPress theme from ThemeFuse. The premium template allows you to share your wedding plans with family and friends, and archive your special day forever on the web. The theme includes all the features you need in a wedding website including online reservation functionality, online registry, details for the location, accommodation and more. It has numerous style options including 14 different backgrounds, patterns and colours. Just Married also has a responsive design so will scale to work perfectly on all devices from desktops, tablets to smartphones.
WP Professional Responsive WordPress Theme
WP Professional is a clean and versatile premium WordPress theme from Solostream ideal for consultants, coaches, professional and personal bloggers. The theme has a mobile responsive design meaning it automatically adjust to fit any screen size and device so it works perfectly on desktops, tablets and mobiles. The theme also has a compelling list of features including: an alternative business homepage layout, email capture form, featured slider, multiple post and page layout options, video and portfolio templates, theme settings panel and more.
Slide WordPress Theme
Slide is an elegant minimalist WordPress theme from Themify that allows you to present full screen slideshows. Visitors are able to navigate through all of your posts without loading a new page. The posts are opened elegantly in an animated lightbox window with AJAX, allowing the next or previous post to be viewed in the lightbox without exiting the windows or reloading the page. You can also set the post to open on a regular page. With a simple push of a button the slideshow can be toggled to full screen mode. In addition to the slideshow there are various list and grid layouts available with post filtering options. The theme has a fully responsive design so will work beautifully on all devices from desktop to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry.
List and Grid Layouts
Venturos Business WordPress Theme
Venturos is a modern and professional business WordPress theme from ColorLabs. The premium theme has a custom homepage layout ideal for small business, corporate or personal portfolio websites to showcase ones products and services. Other features include portfolio templates, various layout options, WordPress post format support, theme options panel, custom shortcodes, and a fully responsive design so it’s accessible on all devices.
Glare WordPress Theme
Glare is a slick responsive photography portfolio WordPress theme from cssigniter. The premium theme is ideal for photographers, artists, designers, creatives, fashion houses, models and other wishing to showcase their portfolio is a classy and professional way. Glare has two homepage display options – a super full screen photo slider or a full screen background video. It has a customisable listing and portfolio pages allowing you to select how many columns you want, custom contact page, integrated blog, theme options page, mobile responsive design and more.
Options WordPress Theme
Options is a clean magazine WordPress theme with integrated BuddyPress functionality so you can build a social community around your magazine. The premium theme from Gabfire has a fully responsive design so will work on any screen size and device (table, mobile phone, etc). Other unique features include 6 category layout options (blog, magazine, grid, 2,3, or 4 columns), multiple post layouts, mega drop down menus with category specific advertisement option, shortcodes, advanced control panel, BuddyPress compatibility for a social community section and more.
Exhibit WordPress Theme
Exhibit is a clean, responsive blog WordPress theme with a strict grid design from Themes Kingdom. The theme has a fully responsive design so it works on all screen sizes and resolutions and is optimized for iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. It supports posts formats so you can display your video, images, audio, galleries, asides, links, quotes and standard posts. Other features include inbuilt colour changer to customise the colours, custom theme admin options panel, Google maps, shortcodes and more.
Photolia WordPress Theme
Photolia is a minimalist responsive photo blog WordPress theme from UpThemes. The premium theme has unique photo grid galleries and WordPress post formats support so you can easily post videos, posts, links, quotes and other media. The theme has retina image support so you can display your photography the way they should be, and it includes the View.js plugin, allowing your photos to look amazing at larger sizes. Other features include light or dark colour scheme options, styles powered by SASS, UpThemes Framework options, customisable header and a fully responsive design so it works perfectly on mobiles and all other devices.
Grid Box Magazine WordPress Theme
Grid Box is a 3 column magazine WordPress theme with a grid layout from MyThemeShop. The commercial theme has a structured grid layout which displays posts in rows and columns to maximise the number of posts visible on the homepage. It has a responsive design so works on all screen sizes and devices. Other features include options to customise the colours, shortcodes, custom widgets, integrated social media options and more.
Tumble WordPress Theme
Tumble Theme from Organic Themes is a “Tumblr” style blogging theme for WordPress. The theme has a clean, minimal and easily customisable design ideal for blogging. This latest version of the theme (version 2.0) has been completely rebuilt and has a fresh new design. Some of the new features added include a fully responsive design, retina image display friendly, flexslider integration, WooCommerce integration, social media options, full width background image, slideshow page template and more. The theme supports WordPress post formats providing a variety of post styles such as video posts, status updates, quotes, galleries and others.
Geo Craft Directory WordPress Theme
Geo Craft is a business directly listing WordPress theme from Ink Themes. The commercial theme allows you to create directory websites for shops, businesses, hotels, restaurants, websites or any other type of business or niche. The theme has an integrated user submission form and an inbuilt payment system so you have the option to charge and accept payments for listings via PayPal. It has a custom business listing page with business information, Google maps location, user review rating system and a lead capture form for the business. The theme has a responsive design so works on mobile devices, multiple colour scheme options, custom backend management options and more.
Grind WordPress Theme
Grind is a modern, responsive WordPress child theme for Thesis and Genesis ideal for business, personal, portfolio or other websites. The fully responsive design means it works on all screen sizes and mobile devices. Other features include a customisable slider, 7 colour schemes, unique customisable homepage, built in design tools (shortcodes), dynamic portfolio functionality with 2 page templates, landing page template and more.
Nimble WordPress Theme
Nimble is a bold and modern WordPress theme ideal for business, application or product websites. The beautiful premium theme from Elegant Themes has a bold yet clean and professional design that grabs your attention. It has a mobile responsive design so your website will automatically adapt and display beautifully and intuitively on all devices. Other features include a comprehensive options panel, 5 colour scheme options, numerous page templates and shortcodes, large feature slider on the homepage and more.
Impressionist WordPress Theme
Impressionist is a unique multipurpose premium WordPress theme with numerous layout options so it can be used for a blog magazine, portfolio or business / corporate website. The theme from Rockable Themes has an extensive list of features including a powerful admin panel packed with options for setting up and customizing the theme, pricing table module, custom meta boxes so you could set up each page or post to your needs, custom sidebar options for individual pages/posts, a filterable portfolio, custom widgets and shortcodes, custom post types and much more.
Muzak Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Muzak is a responsive music WordPress theme for bands, musicians, DJ’s and everyone else in the music industry. The premium theme has all the features required in a music website including: an inbuilt events management module so you can nicely display your upcoming events, discography management to display info about your music and albums, video and photo galleries. The theme also includes the ability to share your music with your fans using either self hosted audio files (using JWPlayer) or embedded sounds from SoundCloud. Some of the other features include 3 homepage layout options, background management, theme settings panel, and a fully responsive design so its tablet and mobile ready.
Kids WordPress Theme
The Kids WordPress theme is a premium WordPress theme from Aloha Themes designed specifically for children’s websites or for businesses and services geared towards kids. The theme has a sweet, soft and gentle design which is gender neutral. It would be ideal for schools, churches, children’s learning centres, children’s day care centres, toy stores, party planning, kids toy or retail shops or any other children’s oriented business or service. Features include a custom homepage layout, theme options panel for easy customisation and setup, social media options, portfolio templates, integrated blog and more.
Media Blog WordPress Theme
Media Blog is a professional responsive WordPress theme for bloggers, authors, publishers and media pros. The theme from Magazine3 has a clean, modern design that will give your content maximum exposure. It has a fully responsive design so will work on all screen sizes and devices from desktops, tablets to mobiles. It has a blog magazine style layout with custom posts thumbnails that can be aligned left, right, centre or classic blog style. Other features include built in advertisement options, theme control panel, shortcodes, floating social share box, custom page templates and more.
Catalog Ecommerce WordPress Theme
Catalog is an ecommerce WordPress theme with a responsive design from Templatic. The theme has a clean, minimalist design suitable for selling a wide variety of products. It has a mobile responsive design making it accessible on desktops, tablets and mobile devices. The theme gives you the choice of using either the free WooCommerce or Jigoshop plugins for the ecommerce functionality. Some of the other key features include a widgetized homepage with feature products slider, a mega menu for really advanced menus, multiple page layouts, integrated blog, bbPress compatibility and more.
Radioos Portfolio WordPress Theme
Radioos is a simple portfolio WordPress theme from Themes Kingdom. The premium theme has a classic design ideal for showing off your projects and work. It has a responsive design so it optimized for iPads, iPhones and all other mobile devices and screen sizes. Other features include a custom theme admin options panel, shortcodes (for columns, buttons, headlines etc), custom page templates, integrated Google Maps and more.
Pressco Portfolio WordPress Theme
Pressco is a portfolio WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design from Theme Furnace. The premium theme has a clean and tidy design for businesses and freelancers to show of their products or work. Features include a custom homepage layout with touch swipe featured slider, portfolio section, blog section, custom page templates, multiple sidebar options, 10 widgetzied areas, and responsive design that will automatically adapt if you view it on a mobile phone or tablet display.
Picks Photography WordPress Theme
Picks is a beautiful photography WordPress theme with a mobile friendly responsive design ideal for pro photographers, armature photographers, Instragram users, and anyone else wanting to showcase their photos on their own website. The premium theme from Obox Design includes all the functionality and photo focused layouts photographers need a photo website. The theme allows you to upload your photos, and with the ability of the album categories, structure your collections quickly and easily. Picks is also smart enough to know if you’re posting professional shots, panoramic or instagram photos, automatically detecting the EXIF data and serving different information (layouts) for each shot.
The WordPress theme is ideal for Instragram users. Picks lets you auto-import your instagram photos and you are able to create amazing blog posts and albums. It’s also perfect for professional photographers with its own Exif Data viewer so your site visitors can see more detail about the photos which you’ve taken.
Other features include automatic image resizing, flexible homepage with multiple layouts (full page collage, big picture style, grid list styles), light and dark colour styles, a visual customizer, infinite scroll, a mobile friendly responsive design, and more.
Delayed Responsive Blog WordPress Theme
Delayed is a minimal responsive blog WordPress theme from Theme Shift. The premium theme has a sleek single column design that puts a clear focus on your content. The theme is built upon the FrameShift framework that provides a powerful backbone to control and tailor things to your needs. It has custom post and page layout options to switch every individual post or page from left sidebar, to right sidebar or a full width layout with no sidebar. Other features include handy custom shortcodes, powerful custom widgets, a comprehensive set of theme options and more. It also has a responsive design so your website will display perfectly on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and all other resolutions.
NewsSetter Magazine WordPress Theme
NewsSetter is a slick and modern magazine WordPress theme perfect for technology or gadget review websites. The premium theme from Theme Fuse could of course be used for any type of website wanting a modern and eye catching design. The theme has a couple of different header styles, 4 colour variations, the ability to set any shade you’d like for the texts and titles, from a easy-to-use colour picker. It has special review page templates with all the features your need to present your product reviews. There are also other custom page templates and lots of shortcodes to style and present information in a beautiful way. The theme also sports a mobile responsive design so will it doesn’t matter if your visitors are viewing on a desktop, tablet or smartphone they will get an optimized experience.
Definition WordPress Theme
Definition is a flexible, responsive WordPress theme for business, blogging and ecommerce store websites. The premium theme from WooThemes has a clean, crisp design with a modular homepage to best showcase your content, products or services. Definition has integrated support for WooCommerce so you can easily set up an optional shop to sell products or services. It also integrates with the “Features by WooThemes” plugin to display your company, product or service’s features on your homepage, and the “Testimonials by WooThemes” plugin to display customer testimonials on the homepage. Briefly some of the other features include: a customisable widgetzied homepage, featured slider, a variety of colour style options, custom typography and shortcodes, backend settings options panel and more.
Horizon Magazine WordPress Theme
Horizon is a modern magazine WordPress theme with a responsive design from WPZOOM. The premium theme has a bold, clean design ideal for car, sports, technology, and video game websites, or really any other type of website. It has 8 built in colour schemes to choose from, a custom homepage design with featured posts slider, built-in social sharing buttons, as well as detailed author profiles. It has 3 custom layout options or posts and pages. The theme is built on the WPZOOM Framework with and extensive options panel that lets you easily setup and customise your theme to your needs. The responsive design means its mobile ready and will automatically adapt to fit on any screen resolution on desktop and mobile devices.
Night Music WordPress Theme
Night Music a gorgeous dark WordPress theme crafted for musicians, music producers, DJ’s, night clubs and anyone else wanting to build a music or band website. The premium theme from Foxhound Themes has a custom homepage layout with featured slider, media player, latest blog entries, show schedule and social profiles. It has a custom built in SoundCloud player, and you can easily add your own discography via a custom post type. It includes support for GigPress to display your show / tour details and has WooCommerce ecommerce support so you can sell your merchandise and digital products. You can collect your fans email address, link to your other social profiles and customise the colours. The theme also has a responsive design so it works perfectly on iPhones, tablets and all other mobile devices. Rock on!
Origin Responsive Grid WordPress Theme
Origin is a striking grid design WordPress theme from Elegant Themes. The premium WordPress theme has a mobile responsive design, which fills the screen with images in a grid layout for a fun and engaging experience for visitors. Origin lets you tell a story through photos, making it ideal for artists to showcase their work or bloggers looking for a unique and existing way to display posts. The theme takes advantage of the WordPress Theme Customizer interface giving you the ability to easily create unlimited colour schemes. Other features include an extensive options panel, lots of shortcodes, custom page templates, Ajax infinite scroll, and a responsive design so it works perfectly and looks great on everything from desktops, tablets and mobiles.
Executive 2.0 WordPress Theme
StudioPress have released the Executive 2.0 child theme for the Genesis Framework. Executive 2.0 is a stylish and professional business WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design. Features include 7 colour styles, 3 layout options, custom header and background, featured images, portfolio templates, landing page template, theme options and more.
Monopoly WordPress Theme
Monopoly is a responsive 3 column WordPress theme ideal for tech, gadget, gaming or other news and online magazine websites. The premium theme from MyThemeShop has a sleek, dark design and is fully responsive so it adapts to all screen sizes and devices working perfectly on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Monopoly includes a lot of useful features including a featured slider, related posts section, unlimited colour schemes and background patterns, custom widgets and shortcodes, options panel and more.
Opulence Ecommerce WordPress Theme
Opulence is a premium ecommerce WordPress theme designed specifically for selling high end fashion items or luxury goods. The theme has an elegant monochromatic and minimalist design which places all the focus on the fashion or luxury products you are selling. Opulence gives you a choice of ecommerce solutions you can use including the WooCommerce, JigoShop or WP E-commerce plugins. It also has a mobile responsive design so your website will work and look great on any device and screen size, be it a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. Some of the other features include a custom homepage with feature product slider and feature category sections, a mega menu that can display links and images, sliding carousel for product brands, prominent shopping cart section, automatic thumbnails, theme options panel and more.
See the premium WordPress themes from previous months: