70 of the Best Free and Premium WordPress Themes from May 2012

by in WordPress on 14th Jun 2012 · Comments

One of the biggest benefits of the amazing size of the WordPress community is the quantity and quality of resources that are available. Every month more themes and plugins are available to WordPress users. While custom designs are preferred by most website owners and bloggers, the low price of premium themes (and of course, free themes) make them a good option for new sites and those working with tight budgets.

New theme shops are popping up all the time, and establised marketplaces like ThemeForest seem to keep growing in terms of the number of WordPress themes that are sold. While the quality and selection of available themes is great for WordPress users, keeping up with it can be quite a challenge. In this post we'll try to help by showcasing 70 of the best theme releases from the month of May. This includes several free themes of good quality, and many premium themes that can be purchased for reasonable prices.

The Best WordPress Themes from May 2012

The Best WordPress Themes from May 2012

Free Themes from May 2012

Touchfolio Responsive Theme
Touchfolio Responsive Theme
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Yasmin Responsive Theme
Yasmin Responsive Theme
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Launch
Launch
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Western
Western
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Simple Style Photography Theme
Simple Style Photography Theme
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Stylish Church WordPress Theme
Stylish Church WordPress Theme
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Simple Non-Profit Theme
Simple Non-Profit Theme
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Double Exposure Photography Theme
Double Exposure Photography Theme
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Truly Minimal
Truly Minimal
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Valor
Valor
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WordPress Svbtle
WordPress Svbtle
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Simple Grid
Simple Grid
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Premium Themes from May 2012

Freestyle Responsive Theme
Freestyle Responsive Theme
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Sympathico
Sympathico
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Earth
Earth
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Luna
Luna
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Zine
Zine
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Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
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Method
Method
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Sans
Sans
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Agency X
Agency X
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Flagship
Flagship
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WowWay
WowWay
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Oh
Oh
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TryMee
TryMee
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Natural
Natural
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Twin
Twin
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Extensio
Extensio
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Valera
Valera
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Gonzo
Gonzo
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Energized
Energized
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SmartVision
SmartVision
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Biopic
Biopic
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Drench
Drench
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Immersion
Immersion
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Tersus
Tersus
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Eclipse
Eclipse
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Agility
Agility
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Magic Space
Magic Space
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Sterling
Sterling
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Apollo
Apollo
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Volumes
Volumes
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Jaguar
Jaguar
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Crius
Crius
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Responsy WP
Responsy WP
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Doover
Doover
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Moderno
Moderno
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Cameleon
Cameleon
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Symple
Symple
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Coherence
Coherence
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Good Space
Good Space
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Reason WP
Reason WP
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Capital (E-Commerce)
Capital (E-Commerce)
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RealPro
RealPro
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Mindstream
Mindstream
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D├ęcor
Decor
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Trim
Trim
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Modular
Modular
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Grido
Grido
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Cleanr
Cleanr
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Stage
Stage
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CloudHost
CloudHost
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Shopo
Shopo
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Agency
Agency
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Kiosk
Kiosk
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Magazine Explorer
Magazine Explorer
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Price Compare
Price Compare
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Busine
Busine
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ScrollCase
Scrollcase
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Charlton
Charlton
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Pinword
Pinword
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Conclusion

If you are creating a new WordPress theme of your own or looking for a quality theme for a client project, the new themes showcased above should give you a great selection to start your search or inspire your own design.

Using a new theme can help to avoid sharing the look of many other websites that already use a popular theme. Keep your eyes open for even more themes as quality options are being released all the time, both free and premium.

Steven is a web designer and blogger at Vandelay Design, where he maintains the blog and manages the membership section at Vandelay Premier.