Free Tumblr Themes

There’s definitely still a lot of buzz and talk happening around the acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo!, as some analysts worry that the blogging network is starting to see its downfall. Technically, even if such analysis were to be correct, that downfall would likely be only attributed to the fact that some of the revenue/income numbers are down, and investors are starting to worry. Where Tumblr community is concerned, the network is still popular with hundreds of millions of active users, and the market for themes isn’t slowing down either.

Tumblr’s strongest point is perhaps the fact that it’s heavily associated with the millennial age group, all of whom are educated in digital content sharing, and are willing to invest their dollars into products that provide value, which means that there are huge opportunities for Tumblr to use its advertising platform for generating solid revenue and trust as the journey keeps going on. Brands are beginning to realize that in order to have successful advertising campaigns, they need to understand the mindset of the users that are browsing the network they’re trying to advertise on.

The first post that we did on Tumblr templates was about free Tumblr themes, with a huge turnout, great feedback, and incredible support — we listened to the comments of the community readers and have decided to expand on that initial post with a roundup of the best and most modern premium Tumblr themes. Take a look at the following premium themes and let us know what you think, it’s a rather diverse compilation and we tried to cover all aspects imaginable; bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, millennials, storytellers, etc, etc,

Scribble

Scribble

Obox Themes has years worth of experience in developing and designing stunning themes, and Scribble really shows their understanding of the aesthetics that go into designing a style that would be suitable for a particular purpose. Scribble as the name might imply is a creative Tumblr theme intended for bloggers and writers who love to share short stories, but also creative media file music, poetry, videos and photos. The layout of content is divided into single element boxes, so for readers to browse content there’s little to no hassle at all. The sidebar is neatly tied together through a creative approach that makes it seem like the sidebar widgets are attached together through a rope. You can showcase your Flickr images, link to your Tumblr pages, show a snippet of your about information, or use any of the custom Tumblr widgets. Scribble supports custom photography, has a Disqus implementation that you can activate by providing your Disqus user identification key, for Tumblr bloggers who are active on social media sites like Twitter — you can use the Twitter stream widget to show your readers what you are tweeting about. Google Analytics support is also in-built and you just have to specify your unique id.

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Longform

Longform

The Pixel Union covers a number of different aspects of digital software, besides being Tumblr theme developers, Pixel Union developers are also creating themes for Shopify, BigCommerce, and a number of other eCommerce solutions. The longform theme really shows their vision for clean and crisp design that is focused on a particular purpose, as the name suggests for this theme the purpose is of long-form content, stories, and articles that have been thoroughly researched. Well, not necessarily always researched, but if you’re writing long stories you probably want to have a design that can complement your choice with features like full-width featured images, and also an easy to read typography with great font selections. Longform can provide that value to you. You can integrate both Facebook and Disqus commenting systems, whichever you feel is most appropriate for your audience. Longform is also not limited to stories only, and all post types can be published. Infinite scroll feature allows your readers to go through your content on the homepage without having to switch pages, more visibility! The sidebar is clean, has room to show your photograph your name, and a little bit of information about yourself. There’s a well-designed search function, with clean ways to display your external pages, social media support allows you to show more than twenty unique social media icons of the networks that you’re a part of. At the bottom of each post, near the footer, you can show your author biography and include social media links there as well. If it wasn’t for the Tumblr widgets that all Tumblr blogs have, you couldn’t tell this theme was coming from Tumblr at all; it’s a unique design, built specifically for storytellers.

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Modular

Modular

Giraffic Themes devs are known for their household themes like Amplify, Stacked, Cookbook, and now Modular as well. Giraffic Themes build themes for Shopify stores, but also Tumblr blogs and their work comes with impeccable design quality as you’re about to find out. Modular stands out as a single page theme that is intended to be used by musicians, music groups, bands, and artists alike. The rich full scale header at the top of the page can be used to capture the essence of what your project is all about, you can position your social media links (Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, etc,.) at the very top, while having the room to show a navigation menu of all your most important pages. As users scroll down from the header they can immerse themselves in a Pinterest-like cards style design that shows your latest published content. A load more button exists that’s powered by Ajax to load more content effortlessly. Then you get to showcase a simple widget that consists of any vital information that your fans or readers would need to know; in the demo this is a widget that shows the About Us information. As the page progresses, you have a widget for showcasing your latest album releases with the ability to link out to services like Amazon, Spotify or iTunes where your fans can go purchase your latest albums. If you’re a band or a musician that does live shows, get excited because Modular lets you list the information of your upcoming shows, with dates and locations, and separate links for buying tickets. If that wasn’t appealing enough, how about widgets for Instagram and Flickr to display photographs from you performances; this way fans can also find your social profiles and follow you. The last bit before the footer can be used to show any kind of merchandise that you’re selling, and the footer itself is a full-width custom color background element for showing navigation links, but also social media information.

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Rainier

Rainier

As we already learned, Pixel Union does an incredibly job at creating premium Tumblr themes, so we’re obliged to continue including their work throughout this list, so as long as the theme purpose is different from the one before. And Rainier certainly is unique. Many of Tumblr’s active users are actually artists, photographers, and digital designers who enjoy sharing their work on the Tumblr network knowing that it is going to yield them a significant amount of exposure, but also invaluable feedback and opportunities. Rainer is a wonderful theme for photo bloggers and photographers who need a publishing environment that’s designed solely for the purpose of sharing great high-resolution photography. While not limited to just photography, you do get wonderful options for customizing videos and photos depending your required photo width. The header in particular is fully customizable so you can use your own logo, background image, and different navigation elements to outline what you’re about. Supports Disqus and Facebook comments so you can engage your audience through known commenting systems. Social media info can be displayed through a concise selection of social network icons.

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Discovery

Discovery

UltraLinx Themes built a reputation for itself as one of the most reliable Tumblr theme providers, and is supported on those claims by more than 80,000 unique customers. That kind of exposure to design work means only one thing, amazing design quality! Discovery is for Tumblr bloggers who enjoy blogging in a traditional design environment. It’s a sleek, well organized and properly design blogging style theme that’s going to make your content stand out, with the emphasis on what you’re writing. The layout by default is wide, allowing you to use stunning photography that won’t lose any appearance quality when published. Header features your personal photo, with the name and description of your blog. You can configure to use any kind of background image or color for the header as you prefer. If you publish a photo in your post, then the theme will automatically offer for your readers to share that photo on Pinterest once they roll over the photo, and more share buttons are located at the bottom of each post as you’d expect from a Tumblr theme. If you’re not feeling the vibes of fonts that Discovery is using, you’ll be pleased to find out that you have the unlimited capacity to use more than 600 free fonts from the Google Fonts library. Custom social media widgets include Twitter, Instagram, Dribbble and Flickr — so you can really go all out on displaying your latest work from any of these networks. Discovery also has a feature for showing and hiding different parts of your design, such as: post title, post description, social media links, navigation items, archive links, tags, search, or any widgets. Supports Disqus comments as well.

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Phase

Phase

Phase was built by a senior designer from Amsterdam! It’s a multi-column blogging theme efficient for photographers, digital creatives, artists, and simple bloggers who enjoy using grid column layouts for displaying content. What’s interesting about Phase is that it relies on the dimensions of the view width to display content, which means that the number of grids that are shown on the homepage are going to depend on the width of the screen that’s viewing the page, this is true responsive design at its best. Mobile devices, and even tablets, often struggle to render content properly when multiple grids are being used, with but Phase you can throw those worries out of the window and know that you readers will experience the same stunning browsing experience regardless of the device that they’ve chosen to view your blog with. Phase integrates Disqus, Google Analytics, provides a number of unique color settings to change the appearance of your blog, has support for infinite scrolling (but also traditional pagination), text can be arranged and customized in your own custom way, great ways to display your most important links, and share buttons are included. Perhaps not the greatest choice for writers who wish to share stories, but digital designers and photographers could definitely find use for Phase’s functionality.

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Go Big

Go Big

Precrafted worked hard to establish a reputation for itself as one of the leading Tumblr premium theme developers, and now serve thousands of customers across the planet from any niche imaginable. Go Big is definitely one of their flagship themes, intended to be used by creative agencies, creative people, brands, small businesses, and those who enjoy aesthetic design that’s complimented with a grid-column layout. The first impression is the big header outpost that has a full-width full-page header image with a logo position centered in the middle. This you can customize any way you wish, and even include a video background to show what your brand is about; as seen in the demo, Go Big could certainly be used by skateboarders and other extreme sports enthusiasts, the layout is perfect for such niches. Go Big’s menu allows your visitors to search your blog, navigate your pages and find your social networks, all in one place. There’s a drop-down ‘tag menu’ to help organise your content – show links to just the tags you want. You can also choose to ‘fix’ the menu to top of the screen as you scroll down, so it’s always their to guide your visitors. Go Big can be configured to show either a single-column layout (good for writer blogs) or multi-column layout (good for photography bloggers) based on your requirements. The in-built photo management features allow you to create stellar photo galleries and have them show up as galleries on the homepage, so you don’t lose any design flexibility when launching it that way. Currently Go Big supports a selection of the most trending social media platforms that you can showcase as individual and stylish icons: Vine, Skype, Email, Twitter, Google, Spotify, RSS, you know the drill.

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Other Mood

Other Mood

Other Mood comes from Other Themes — group of developers who focus on launching premium style themes for Shopify, Tumblr, Craft and Webflow.Since Tumblr is widely used as a blogging platform for sharing photographs, it comes as no surprise that Other Themes would want to launch their own photography oriented theme, and they’ve certainly reached a good result. As such, Other Mood is entirely about photo posts. Make them any size or dimension and they’ll fit perfectly in your homepage grid, the actual post pages are rather flexible without much distractions happening and generally this would be considered as a minimal design approach. You’ve got some social sharing buttons, and crucial post information, but everything else has been removed to put the emphasis on the photos themselves.

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Kodiak

Kodiak

Kodiak is in every way imaginable a spectacular and unique Tumblr theme intended for photographers, but also the theme description suggests; magazines. The unique thing about Kodiak is that it uses a rarely seen approach for navigating content, it uses a horizontal scrolling script to show the content go sideways rather than upwards and downwards as we’re typically used to. All aspects of Kodiak theme are neatly organized and provide smooth transitions between the pages. At the footer of each post you have the meta information, and a compact social sharing button to boost your posts to Twitter and Facebook. Lastly, you got the widgetized sidebar area that unfolds only once accessed from the left-hand side panel. You can put in that sidebar things like categories, search functions, social networking links, and your own personal information. Fairly neat and the price is reasonable considering how creative this theme is in the first place.

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The Florist

The Florist

As you might have noticed, all of these premium themes are unique in their own way, they’re diverse and targeted for specific audiences, which is really exactly what you are looking for when planning to purchase a premium theme anyway. The Florist as the name might give it away, is for those who like to share stuff about flowers, also known as florists. Florist’s design begins with that full page header that can be customized to rotate several different photographs of yours, there’s plenty of space for a big logo and your brand description. The color scheme is kept rather minimal, and most of the focus goes towards the photos themselves. There’s a hamburger menu at the left-hand of the website, which once opened presents different widgets like navigation, social, and bio information. As a responsive Tumblr theme, it is going to work well with just about all of the modern web browsers that we use today. The options panel allows you to manage and customize pretty much all of the aspect of how the content is going to be displayed. A neat little feature is the ability to display and hide captions for what you submit, sometimes all you want is to just publish a stunning image and be done with it. Florists might find it cool that Florist theme offers an in-built filters option, so you can apply filters to your photos before you publish them; what a time saver!

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Selfie

Selfie

Precrafted has been in the business for quite some time now, and their library of premium Tumblr themes is full of gems, such as this one — the Selfie theme. A stunning approach for a unique design, with an original concept and completely authentic vision. Selfie is the perfect Tumblr theme for those who like to publish photos of themselves, but also anything else that would capture your attention. What’s unique about Selfie is that it divides your blog into two different screens — the left screen is left for your logo and a sliding set of images (selfies?), and you also get navigation items on the same left page, whereas the right side is all about content. Even when someone engages one of your content pieces, they can still see the left side screen too. It kind of creates this wonderful reading experience, and you won’t find something like this elsewhere. You’re in total control of the appearance of colors, icons, titles, content descriptions, any HTML element that you see in this theme can be customized by you. If you like to feature your content from time to time, indulge in the sticky posts feature that will remain at the top of the page always. Those who’re experienced with using custom fonts can plug any font type from TypeKit, Google Fonts or Fonts resources.

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Black Coffee

Black Coffee

Black Coffee is a photo grid theme that’s optimized for web performance, so no matter how many posts you’re showcasing, you won’t lose speed because of it. Black Coffee is a rather minimalistic theme, yet provides customization options for custom backgrounds, logos, navigation items, titles, content itself, and sidebar color schemes. The infinite scroll makes it possible for you to create a gallery showcase of your best work and have readers scroll through it without losing the momentum. The modulated posts are capable of quickly loading the actual post itself so there’s no gap inbetween the transition. Sidebar features all the custom widgets you’d expect; social, about information, links, promotions, etc,. Integrates with Google Analytics, TypeKit and Google Fonts seamlessly. The rest of the features in the set are what you’d expect from a traditional Tumblr theme, so don’t be too concerned about being in charge of the looks and feels, because you definitely have the capacity to modify and adjust as you prefer.

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Indy Plus

Indy Plus

The developers of Indy Plus know how to make a blogging theme that stands out from the rest, and in this case it is thanks to the full background image that you can apply to your theme, it just magically adds that extra flavor that you don’t so often see anywhere else. Even individual blog posts can benefit from that full background spectacle, and if you choose carefully — you could impress a lot of readers. Indy Plus allows to specifiy a logo image at the header of the page which is consistent throughout all of the blogs pages. It has a nice sliding out menu that’s packed full of yummy widgets like page links, search bar, social media links, and widgets from platforms like Instagram; got to keep those readers engaged. You have a choice of a masonry style layout (grid) or a traditional single column that you’d typically see blogs using. Indy Plus will work wonderfully for writers, designers, artists, photo bloggers, and anyone else with a passion for online publishing. The developers of this theme encourage you to reach out to them if you’re experiencing any problems, and they’ll be more than happy to assist you in achieving the design result that you’re imagining.

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Monaco

Monaco

The first thing that comes to mind when the words Monaco are spoken? Expensive, luxurious, modern, that glamorous stuff you know. And the Monaco Tumblr theme lives up to those standards beautifully, defining itself as a colorful theme for enriching the colors of your own personality. With infinite scrolling, a crisp design, and unlimited potential of colors that you can apply — Monaco will cater even to your wildest needs of your imagination. Monaco lists the posts in a masonry grid layout, giving each published post its own little grid box which fills out the rest of the design space beautifully. It’s a stunning theme to use for your projects where you plan to republish a lot of content from other Tumblr bloggers, you could easily use Monaco to create your own niche specific Tumblr archives. The price is only a couple of bucks, and you might as well go ahead and grab it now.

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Fashion Chic

Fashion Chic

From the first glance, Fashion Chic doesn’t even look like a Tumblr website theme. But it really is. The first few parts of the design are divided into individual headers, you have the main top navigation header where you can put your social media stuff and your search button, then comes the next header which is for the logo only, then below that you’ve got the navigation links, and one step further you’ve got a full screen rotating slider to display your best content. Post pages are full screen and read like a professional magazine websites would. You’ve got the option to use a beautiful biography widget to show your own avatar picture and share information about yourself, then you’ve got a separate widget for social links, and if you’re an avid user of Flickr, Twitter or Dribbble — you can show your latest publishing on those sites too, all with the help of customizable widgets. If you’re thinking of one day accepting advertising on your blog, you’re ready to go with this theme. Just drop in up to three images and links that will appear as sidebar advertisements on your blog. You can also use these to promote your own products and services.

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Peregrination

Peregrination

Peregrination’s responsive design and sleek blog layout really makes it a great choice for writers and bloggers who admire the Tumblr network. You can select between a narrow width, or a more expanded with if you like to make the homepage feel more broad. You’ve the choice of using a sidebar on either the left or the right side, custom background images can be added to enrich the content experience, you can manage the header to showcase a simple text-based brand name, or of course, you can use a custom logo. Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Dribbble widgets are readily available. Fonts can be configured based on your needs as the Google Fonts library is natively in-built.

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Ivory

Ivory

If your passion is for minimalism, and you’d like to use a theme that is going to support any device type, then perhaps Ivory is something to look into. The gray and white color combinations make this theme so accessible for any type of a blog that would be used for publishing content. You can’t go wrong with a minimal set of design elements, and overall light color schemes. It all flows together like a river. Customize whichever element you like, Ivory theme panel will give you the capability to do so. Use any of the available Google Fonts to further customize the uniqueness of your pages, and implement Disqus comments only by specifying your comment system identification.

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Brickwork

Brickwork

Brickwork is a niche Tumblr theme for creative artists, and digital designers; though not limited to either of those, as photo bloggers could very well use Brickwork to share their work as well. You’ve got a compact header logo space, with brand name and social links, and links to your most crucial site pages. The layout is using the masonry-grid type which will realign itself depending on the device type and size that is accessing the blog. Since the colors can seem a little bit bleak and too narrow, you can use the theme customization panel to make any changes as you desire. Post pages are complimented with a sidebar that can be customized with your custom widgets. All content is conveniently located and is very easy on the eyes.

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Motify

Motify

What more does a writer needs than a simple blog layout with a traditional post arrangement? With Motify, all your focused efforts to write great stories are rewarded through a design that focuses solely on what you’ve written. This theme was released 3 years ago yet still manages to rake in those purchases because not only individual writers understand the use of Motify, but also small businesses and brands that are using Tumblr to promote their latest software updates. It’s a minimal design, yet with the correct approach it can be applied in a number of different scenarios. Included are some great social media icons so you can link to your favourite profiles. Icons include: Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Skype, SoundCloud, Twitter, Vimeo, WordPress and YouTube.

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Redolent

Redolent

Redolent uses a compact width layout that almost seems has gone out of style these days, but those with understanding of clean design principles will definitely appreciate the final result that Redolent is providing. You’ve got a large header area where you can put any photograph and logo of your choosing, and a neatly organized navigation menu for all your interesting pages. Blog layout itself reminds us of the style that you’d usually see a WordPress theme using, so perhaps not such a bad choice for those bloggers who are actively using WordPress for their other projects, it’s nice to work with a design that you’re already familiar with. Widgets include the ability to streamline your latests posts from the post popular photo sharing social networks, Flickr and so on. Don’t be put off by the colors either, since you can customize majority of the color appearance throughout the whole theme design.

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Inspire Well

Inspire Well

Style Hatch knows how to deliver a theme that will blow your mind. Indeed, Inspire Well has some of the best design qualities that we’ve seen so far. The theme might not look like much, but if you start browsing and reading content, it becomes evident rather quickly that Inspire Well could be utilized in environments where you’re publishing articles or general content on daily basis, since it does have that magazine feel to it. The neatly organized sidebar flows together with the overall design of Inspire Well theme and will certainly serve its purpose as a flexible navigation widget for all blog purposes. The grid layout allows you to specify different sizes for each of the grid posts that you are making, so for example for photography posts you could use extra large, and for average written content you could use extra small. Both types flow together into the design itself as you create a unique content browsing experience. You can setup your latest tweet streams, or use other social network widgets to show what you’re doing to your community.

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Juuvy

Juuvy

Juuvy has a hip feel to it. It’s a theme for chic oriented bloggers, and certainly manages to portray itself as a style that wouldn’t go unnoticed in any situation imaginable. You get a beautiful full-length sidebar that gives you the freedom to showcase and display any kind of content that you feel would be right for your audience, and then you have the masonry grid layout that once again is focused around two different grid size types — so you can highlight the most important content first, and then less important posts can be showcased using the smaller size grid. Content pages are compactly organized and there’s definitely a lot of potential to focus only on the content, all the Tumblr stuff like reblogs and comments are located on the side of the post. Putting it all together, it does kind of work actually. And if you are totally not happy with the colors that Juuvy is using, then take your time to create custom ones. You can even make it so that the design is completely dark, and becomes a completely different design from the demo altogether.

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Pinpoint

Pinpoint

Perhaps the most stunning feature of Pinpoint is the typography that it uses. Truly a phenomenal and modern experience that not so many themes, or even websites, are looking to embrace these days. You have a smooth sliding header content navigation that you can use to show your products, or your latest posts, setup automatic scrolling and enjoy a live blogging experience. Blog itself uses grid layout, and because it’s fully responsive it will look amazing on responsive devices too. The menu icon at the top unfolds a little compact menu navigation for all your essential outlines and guidelines of your blog. And even though this sidebar is compact and rather small in size, it still supports showcasing your latest Instagram photos, your latest tweets from Twitter, and designs that you’re working on from Dribbble — social media icons can also be added so you can grow your social network effortlessly. We in particular enjoyed the unique social sharing buttons that are added to content pages, these will definitely stand out from the traditional Share widget that Tumblr provides.

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Travel Pro

Travel Pro

Travel blogs have started to pop up like weeds on a sunny and rainy day. Everyone seems to be going out in the world these days, exploring new parts of life and engaging in immersing adventures. The last 3 years in particular have been very rich in the number of travel blogs that have opened up, and surely every day someone else decides that they want to write about their travel adventures, but in order to do that — one needs a website, and also a blog for sharing. Tumblr is definitely the platform to go to if you’re planning to blog and wish to engage a large network of audience, but some of the default themes might seem a little sleazy when it comes to sharing big stories of your travel experiences, so Travel Pro will definitely come in real handy because it’s a perfectly designed travel blog theme that’s going to keep your enthused readers engaged for years to come. We’re in particular enjoying the well oriented header design which features a sliding content slider, with the ability to share your links, social, logo, and also individual quotes to inspire those who read your stuff. Content layout for the blog itself is a single column, full width, with large featured images that will compliment the essence of your writing. Post designs are well organized and will help you to focus on the important stuff like pictures and written content.

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Wedding

Wedding

Getting married is a huge deal, and traditionally marriage arrangements used to happen solely in the physical. You’d invite people through wedding invitations (which are still very useful of course), or would send letters and stuff like that. With digital though, these days couples prefer to open up a website that can do two things: cover the essential details of the wedding like the venue, location, and time, and sort out invitation stuff, but also for sharing the memories like pictures and stories and videos of what happening during that special day. You can create a lovely slideshow as the main entrance header to show that one special picture of the night, and then you have a grid layout blog arrangement for sharing all of your posts. An unfolding sidebar is located at the top left corner of the page, which as always is widgetized and can support the most essential information.

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Author Theme

Author Theme

Author is like a blogging theme canvas, you decide the way it is going to look once you come up with a solid plan for what you wish to write about, and how you wish for that writing to be presented. Author has a WordPress theme feel to it, in particular if you take a look at the bottom footer which stays consistent throughout all of the Author theme pages, and is a wonderful placement area for sharing your most essential widgets. Blog posts are sorted in a grid column, but you can quickly turn it into a single layout. The blog posts design itself is very convenient, elegant even. You’ve got the boxed in the middle element that keeps readers engaged, and you can quickly switch between different color schemes to make the feeling more in tune with your own personality. At the lower part of the posts, you got the ability to switch between the previous and next post, which is also a good indicator for search engine optimization.

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Pop Gallery

Pop Gallery

Quite a number of Tumblr users are designers, and creative artists who use Tumblr as their primary portfolio, not only for showing what they’ve made, but also for selling their work. Tumblr’s policy isn’t so strict about users making money off of their creations, as long as nothing illegal is being sold. Pop Gallery could very well be the best portfolio theme out of all of the premium themes that we’ve looked at so far. The circular gallery style post layout makes it an appealing choice for anyone who wants to sell paintings, or digital work. The design quality continues with a lovely post design where you have the main portfolio item in the middle, supported by a left-side sidebar, and a right-side sidebar for portfolio item description, and also pricing. Disqus comments are in-built so you can gather feedback all at the same time.

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Hype

Hype

We saw some interesting and cute minimal Tumblr themes already, and Hype is certainly amongst one of the best ones so far. Hype gives you the traditional blogging feel and look, without compromising the browsing experience with too many widgets and dynamic content. When you open up a post on a blog that runs Hype, you feel like you’re not browsing Tumblr at all. It’s a solid design experience that aligns the header, the sidebar and the post footer together, and you don’t feel like there are any empty spaces anywhere, even though the design is obviously very minimal. You have comments, related posts, custom sharing buttons, and a ton of sidebar widgets for exposing your social media content. You can create recent post sliders on the homepage, you can feature (sticky) posts based on their tags, you can create a widget that shows most recent posts, there’s a newsletter subscription widget for MailChimp, but any kind of service can be integrated with custom forms submission form, the documentation is rather extensive and covers all the details of how to customize Hype for your own liking.

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Karla

Karla

Karla is a recently released premium Tumblr theme that is still working to gain momentum in the community, and we feel that it will do really well eventually. It has a posh design style that’s rich in imagery and colors, and will best suit precise storytellers, veteran photographers, and fashion designers who wish to emphasize the essence that photographs add to a story. You can tap into the documentation to thoroughly understand how the Karla theme works, and how you can customize it for your own projects. Karla has infinite scrolling support, category boxes, custom content sliders, different ways to show and hide links like archives, social, menus, and feeds. You can create a custom footer to further extend your page richness.

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StoneWall

StoneWall

StoneWall provides writers, journalists and reports with a mobile responsive, content oriented Tumblr premium theme that is going to allow you to create any post type that Tumblr natively enables for bloggers to use. Even the most inexperienced Tumblr users will benefit from using StoneWall because of the flexible customization panel where you can change colors and adjust typography. StoneWall is also uniquely designed, through being divided into two separate elements — you can have posts on one side, and post title on the other. This way even when users are scrolling down the homepage, they remain thoroughly interacted with the posts and it’s just one of a kind experience really. Beautiful use of modern fonts ensure that your content will be appreciated beyond the content value itself.

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Meroniza

Meroniza

Meroniza is more than a premium theme, it’s an elegant execution of modern design and practical design standards that are infused with responsiveness, crafted for use by blogging enthusiasts, independent writers, journalists, photography bloggers, creative designers, and general blog purpose users who wish to have a more refined, more modern design experience for their blog. The wonderfully built featured post slider at the top of the blog posts makes it an accessible theme to use by bloggers who frequently publish new content. The scrolling header navigation bar adds that flavor of modern features that you only see in serious publisher websites; from that same scrolling bar you can also access the actual sidebar of the site, on top of having an actual sidebar already integrated side by side with blog posts. Blog layout for posts on the homepage is flawless. You get room for a header photo, content title, essential metadata, an excerpt of the post, read more button, and variety of social sharing buttons. Equally the quality persists once you open the posts. Footer has an full width Instagram widget, and room for business information as well as social buttons.

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Shelver

Shelver

That was a spectacular recap of some of the best Tumblr themes in the premium market. We will close the roundup with Shelver — a responsive Tumblr theme intended for bloggers and writers who’re into writing stories. It has many dozens of customization options, supports custom post types: content, photos, links, quotes, audios, videos, etc,. You can create a featured content slider to show your best writing, you can configure to show social media icons at every part of your blog; header, footer, sidebar. There’s an email newsletter subscription widget so you can begin collecting those subscribers for your email list. There’s a ton of interesting stuff that Shelver provides, so definitely look into the documentation to learn more.

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