A comprehensive list of the best Tumblr-style WordPress themes designed and developed for personal blogs,portfolio and other creative websites.
Tumblr took the world by the storm. It was fastest growing blogging platform for several years until it got acquired by Yahoo in August 2013 for $1 billion. This changed everything and many users have already left Tumblr and moved to WordPress or other blogging and content sharing platforms.
All themes listed below are premium blogging themes with pixel perfect design, feature rich framework, highly customizable layout and much more. These themes are created for blogs, personal, portfolio and other creative websites to express your creativity via videos, images, articles, GIF animations, links and much more.
Soledad is a modern and flexible, powerful and sophisticated, resourceful and feature-rich, functionally diverse and very nimble and fast loading, clever and well coded, malleable and trendy, social media friendly and fresh-faced responsive WordPress magazine and blog theme. Soledad is a creative and one of a kind theme that has been jam-packed with an expansive set of over 250 Home demo websites, 250 Live Customizer options and 100 Slider and Blog combinations, making for a truly enormously diverse theme that, while broadly specialized on blogging, is specifically powerful in unique and cutting edge ways.
Soledad includes powerful layout styles, options and technologies, with handsome standard, grid and masonry choices that mimic the visual stylings of websites such as Tumblr, and have a high appeal to users across a wide range of favorable demographics. Soledad is perfect for bloggers looking to set up their own website in a visually image-and-text-laden environment where legibility and accessibility are key design concerns, and where hierarchies and content presentation must be dynamic and responsive for the modern web. With powerful HTML5 and CSS3 dynamic scripting technologies, along with modular and responsive Bootstrap design, Soledad is a theme for the future. Be there today, with Soledad!More info / Download Demo
Florence is a fresh and minimalistic Tumblr style WordPress theme. This theme is compatible with WordPress 4+. This website template will make your website look stunning when viewed on different types of devices thanks to its fully responsive framework. Its classically crisp blog layout will certainly make your content shine. Full Width blog layout also comes available in this theme with chic full width Instagram feed in footer where you can instantly share you Instagram posts to your website. Florence also provide support for multiple post formats such as standard, video, gallery and music post format to add visual variety to your tumblog or portfolio site.
You can also incorporate the lovely background from your about.me page as well as the visual icons from your social networks with the custom social media widgets integrated within the theme. With these social custom widgets, site visitors are able to follow your existing social media accounts and increase your online friends and followers. The theme options are powered by WordPress’ Customizer, which enables you to speedily add your theme’s or plugin’s options to the Customizer Panel without leaving the front end preview. In addition, it allows developers to incorporate dropdowns, color pickers, image uploaders and more. The theme also gives theme users the option to hide or show certain theme elements. It comes with a sticky navigation, a website functionality that stays into its place even when visitors scroll down the page. Sticky navigation helps site visitors quickly explore and easily find what they are looking for in your website. This tumblr style theme offers tons of customizable color options to let you choose the color that best suit your brand or company. It provides support for Contact Form 7, which allows you to manage multiple contact forms. Contact Form 7 makes it easy for you to build your network.More info Demo
Logger is a clean and flat WordPress theme ideal choice for bloggers and businesses in need of a personal or magazine-style blog. This theme is fully responsive and designed based on 1170 grid system to let your website work and adjust slickly on any computer and handheld devices. Most aspect of this theme is pixel perfect to make your blog or portfolio look sharp and beautiful even on high resolution displays. This theme is feature-rich and includes hundreds of customization options to help you produce a unique design for your website. You can choose between light and dark versions of the theme. It offers unlimited layouts, indefinite color options, Google web fonts, icon fonts and different homepage and header styles.
Logger also comes with 4 single post styles with advanced post/ page options. Logger has the capability to edit custom background, custom colors and custom layout. It also gives website owners the option to hide or show some theme elements and allow page comments from visitors. Its custom widgets allow you to integrate your social media accounts to your website and insert other functionality without putting forth much effort. It offers 9 page templates with customization options: About Page, Blog, Contact Us, Portfolio, Sitemaps, Tags, Sign Up and User’s page. It has an awesome portfolio gallery where you can show off your stunning contents. It has a unique search functionality to help website users easily find what they are looking for. It includes a lightbox images that highlights your work in style. Logger also includes an amazing advertising system that enables you to monetize your website or portfolio.
This tumblr style website template is designed using clean and valid HTML5 and CSS3 coding to help you keep up with the latest web standards. It is also created to go well with all major browsers. It is SEO friendly to help your website perform well on search engines.More info Demo
Blogy is a 2 in 1 tunblr style WordPress theme perfect for bloggers, writers, visual artists and businesses in need of simple and clean template for their website. This low key tumblr inspired theme is available in two different versions: modern and classic. It is extremely responsive and resizes its layout smoothly on different kind of devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets and iPhone to provide visitors a great viewing experience. It also looks sharp and clear on modern devices with high screen resolution because every area of this theme is retina ready. Its modern layout version comes with a full screen search area. Blogy has 11 custom widgets that allows you to integrate your social media profiles to your account with ease, add audio player, author box, insert photo sharing networks like flickr and Instagram, display widgets for most popular post, recent post, recent comments and many more. It is also packed with 25+ shortcodes that allows you to customize the theme effortlessly without writing a single line of code. Blogy also support multiple post formats such as standard, aside, audio, chat, gallery, image, link, quote, status and video.
This minimalistic and versatile theme also includes custom upload fonts, unlimited color options, custom background and unlimited sidebars, which you can quickly modify via Blogy theme options. Its advanced admin panel is powered by Redux Framework. Blogy includes unique theme features that are rarely found on other tumblr-like themes or any blogging themes offered in the market. It has a good readability functionality that enables readers to increase or decrease text size for reading. This modern blog theme has a reading progress feature and a user-friendly Easy Prev/ Next Post option. Theme users are also able to introduce the person behind the stunning content using author pages. Moreover, Blogy features a push sidebar, full screen post page, spoiler alert feature that enables you to give your readers an option to read or hide spoiler contents in your posts, code highlighter and display source urls of your posts in an organized way. Lastly, Blogy is create with speed and SEO in mind.More info Demo
Effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas with a well organized presentation using Semantic WordPress theme. Semantic is a unique and stylish website template especially designed for writers, bloggers, online publishers and content creators. This smart theme is created based on Bootstrap 3 framework and uses a custom 24-column grid for greater flexibility. It comes available in 3 homepage layout options. You can display your homepage in two Masonry layouts and in full-width. Every post gives you a ‘post-emphasis’ option that makes your post appear larger on the homepage and become more noticeable. If you want a particular post in your website to immediately attract the attention of your visitors, its Hybrid Masonry layout is the way to go.
Semantic also takes theme support post formats such as quote, audio, video and aside to another level. You can set multiple quotes as slider with optional background image and display native audio/video and audio/video from Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube, Vimeo, etc as featured media right above your post. This theme also comes packed with 5 gorgeous typography options called Font-pairings that allows you to select a legible font for your readers. It also has an author-box on post pages for multi-author blogs, which can be turned on/off via Theme Options.
This tumblr-inspired theme comes with oodles of useful shortcodes to help you quickly add various web elements like buttons, notifications, tabs, accordions, testimonials, layout columns and more. In addition, it has an idiot-proof and well documented theme options that enables you to set up and manage the settings of your website in a jiffy. The theme options allow you to upload your own logo, alter the homepage intro, customize the background color and patterns, typography and other settings related to blog and pages. Moreover, the theme options panel lets you quickly change the comment system in your blog from default WordPress comments to third-party commenting systems like Disqus or Facebook comments. Semantic is WPML/Translation ready, built with SEO practices in mind and goes well with the latest versions of all major browsers.More info Demo
Simple Article WordPress theme lives up to its name. It is simple, minimal and straightforward. It is designed with a highly responsive and mobile ready layout design that streams flawlessly across all modern devices such as computers, tablets and handheld devices. All icons and images in this theme look clear and razor-sharp on retina ready and HiDPi displays. With all the awesome features and options packed in this theme, Simple Article allows you to build a professional blog without touching a single line of code. It is available in 4 blog styles: Column, Medium, Full, and Masonry. It includes a powerful page builder that allows you to create unlimited page layout that you can imagine in a flash. With its page builder setting shortcut button, you can have page builder setting like Homepage.
This theme enables you to use parallax background in your desired section and set Youtube video as background section. This minimalist theme also comes bundled with the amazing Master Slider that allows you to build touch friendly, cross-browser and animated content sliders. This theme allows you to craft a custom skin for your parallax section through the theme’s admin panel. Likewise, you can transform your website to anything you need with its vast color options that allows you to alter almost every color elements within the theme. Simple Article support several post formats such as Video, Audio, Soundcloud(audio), Gallery as grid or slider or column, Quote and Aside.
The appearance of this theme can be completely customized with just few clicks through the theme options provided by the Theme Customizer. This theme feature allows you to modify the actual theme and take a live preview of the changes you made in your theme. Other theme features included in this theme area: Google Fonts, Font uploader, Font Awesome, unlimited sidebar, floating navigation, tons of powerful shortcodes and built-in mega menu. It also supports WooCommerce plugin to help you sell product though your website without much effort.More info Demo
Skilt is a trendy tumblog-style theme for WordPress. It is designed to amaze your readers with stunning background elements and a minimalist yet efficient approach in functionality and coding. It is compatible with the WordPress 3.9. It is easy to use that it does not include a complicated theme options panel, instead it utilizes a built in theme customizer. This theme is fully responsive and retina ready to ensure that your theme will adopt on any screen size. Moreover, it is SEO optimized and compatible with the best SEO plugins on the market.More info Demo
If you want to create a buzz and attract more viewers to your website, BuzzBlog is the perfect WordPress theme for you. Buzzblog offers a simple yet elegant design to your blog. This sophisticated and stylish theme is suitable for a fashion blogger or any types of blog that necessitates a touch of femininity. It is totally responsive and loaded with amazing theme features. This theme comes with useful features like custom fonts, custom layouts, SEO friendly framework and more. BuzzBlog helps you make a buzz in an elegant way.More info Demo
For most creative professionals, they use website to showcase their artwork and attract potential clients/ employers. Boutique Grid allows creative professionals to display their masterpiece in a sophisticated way. This premium WordPress theme comes with a squeaky clean layout design that put greater emphasis on your work. It was created with passion using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. It is fully responsive to look perfectly in all mobile devices, easily usable with any device as well as PCs.More info Demo
DW Fixel comes with a smooth and coherent grid layout that makes your blog standout from the crowd. The theme’s stylish and chic design helps your crowd capture the interest of your target site visitors/ readers. This theme is perfect for promoting or showcasing your content. DW Fixel is not only beautiful but it is also overloaded with the finest theme features such as sticky menu and top panel (to pull off a sound navigation system), popup quick-view for each single post, social-wall content, responsive layout and off-canvas navigation for mobile and tablets.More info Demo
OldCar theme is an elegant and creative WordPress theme that is suitable for personal blog or portfolio websites. There are two awesome layout for blog and other customization options. You can change the main color style via simple yet powerful theme options, and it also provides 5 port formats to create a Tumblr style blog. This theme is highly customizable thanks to a built in screeshots for tem, services, blog, portfolio and much more.
If you get stuck during the setup or theme customization you can always ask questions on theme developer forum.More info Demo