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Hybrid Core Theme Framework

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Hybrid Core framework is used by 51 #themes on #WordPress.org with 3,553,079 downloads.
Picturesque
300
5.00
48,311

An elegant photoblogging theme that emphasizes your photography. The theme takes full advantage of WordPress' built-in image and gallery post formats to make for a unique photoblogging experience.

Origin
9,000+
4.70
210,456

Origin is a minimalistic theme with responsive layout. The theme supports custom header and background, plus a number of extra settings: link color, typography options, and a nice selection of Google fonts - built into the new WordPress theme customizer. Visit AlienWP.com for more great themes, Get access to customer support and our whole collection of 18 themes for just $59.

Fanwood
300
3.50
37,755

All-purpose, responsive (mobile friendly) theme with 12 optional layouts, per post layouts, multiple drop down menus, 18 widget areas, support for all 10 post formats, mobile compatible menus, and integrations for bbPress, BuddyPress, Jigoshop, and Hybrid Tabs.

Neutro
200
4.00
27,210

A responsive modern design theme geared to unleash your website content potential. Built based upon HTML5, CSS3 and the rock solid Hybrid Core framework, ensuring the best design and backend code. Support WordPress post formats, with specially tailored design for every supported post formats. Built in touch ready featured content slider with configurable content options, you can easily show your best content to audiences. With Theme customizer and custom css, you can easily customize the theme look and feel to match your desire. The perfect starting point theme for any kind of website you desired.

Celebrate
700
4.80
44,317

Celebrate is a responsive theme built on top of Hybrid Core, featuring a full range of post formats, masonry layout, custom header and background.

LifeLog
100
4.00
9,088

LifeLog theme is an simple responsive theme for daily blogger featuring post formats in most basic way, to dislay tumblr-like blog to easily post your daily random thoughts.

Blog Start
1,000+
5.00
27,700

Blog Start is responsive blogging theme, perfect for everyone who wants to start personal blog. Blog Start supports unlimited colors, so you can choose yourself the best color variation for your blog. Our theme is ideal for starter bloggers, easy to use and customize. Blog Start supports HTML5 and schema.org code, the semantic foundation for best SEO best practices. The theme is social networks friendly and supports all modern browsers.

SkyFall
80
5.00
7,267

Beautiful in minimalistic design. Perfect for personal blog or even photographers to showcase their portfolio.

Hatch
7,000+
4.00
400,334

A simple and minimal portfolio theme for photographers, illustrators, designers, artists or photobloggers. Responsive layout, optimized for mobile browsing (iPhone and iPad). Ideal for sites where images are the main type of content. Hatch uses the Theme Customizer with options for site logo, typography ( size and font ), colors, custom background and custom header image. Visit AlienWP.com for more great themes, Get access to customer support and our whole collection of 18 themes for just $59.

Inception
500
1.00
11,681

Inception is a Simple, Clean, Flat Fully Responsive and Translation Ready WordPress theme. This theme utilizes HTML 5 conventions, Schema.org markup and Parallax Effect for Header Image. This theme comes with a powerful settings which can be easily customized in live preview mode. Highlighted options are 3 Column Layouts, Boxed and Wide Variation, Custom Logo Upload, Unlimited Color Scheme, 15 Social Icons, Custom CSS, Custom Background, Featured Post Section in Homepage, Header Bar to show contact informations (contact/email/location) and many more.

Trending
400
5.00
49,309

A theme for bloggers that uses multiple nav menus, several sidebars, and custom post layouts. It has a pixel-perfect design that's great for any blogger who wants a new look for their site.

Rakiya
1,000+
5.00
22,173

Rakiya is fully responsive personal WordPress blog theme with minimalistic and fresh design style. Rakiya supports HTML5 and schema.org code, the semantic foundation for SEO best practices.The theme supports all modern browsers and has been tested in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

Retro-fitted
400
4.00
78,325

Retro-fitted is a fun parent theme that's perfect for bloggers. It supports WordPress nav menus, has several widget areas, and allows per-post layouts.

Live Wire
700
4.00
70,853

Live Wire is about rocking your blogging. It was designed with Mobile first attitude, it supports post formats, it's translation-ready and what else.

Uridimmu
100
0.00
16,021

Uridimmu is a parent theme for bloggers. It supports WordPress nav menus, has several widget areas, and allows per-post layouts.

Prototype
400
0.00
69,823

An elegantly-designed parent theme with multiple nav menus, several sidebars, custom widgets, a smart breadcrumb trail, and per-post layouts/stylesheets.

Stargazer
5,000+
4.60
313,131

Welcome to Stargazer, the most advanced theme ever created for WordPress without compromising standards. This is the only theme in the world that you'll find that extends WordPress' built-in theme features so robustly but naturally. The theme is built on the rock-solid Hybrid Core theme framework. It's built with search-engine optimization (SEO) in mind by utilizing the most current HTML5 conventions and Schema.org microdata. It also integrates with useful theme add-on plugins like Custom Background Extended, Custom Header Extended, Whistles, and more.

Envince
2,000+
4.70
71,026

Envince is bootstrap 3 powered magazine wp theme to make your site look good. Create powerful magazine site with drag and drop editing features. Get free support here: https://themegrill.com/support-forum/forum/envince-free/ and check demo here: https://demo.themegrill.com/envince

Cara
500
5.00
12,034

Simple Grid WordPress Theme

Cakifo
400
5.00
40,322

Cakifo is a nice, responsive theme built from the rock-solid Hybrid Core theme framework. With its HTML5 markup and support for all the WordPress features you love, it might be the perfect theme and a great starting point for your blog! Other features include a homepage template, content slider, post formats, improved widgets and many more useful features. Customize it with a custom background, logo, colors and fonts – or use a child theme as the theme is very child theme friendly.

Chun
200
5.00
23,188

A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, font, and color options built into the theme customizer. The theme also supports the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving artists and other creative people the ability to share their work.

Eino
500
4.00
9,679

Some kind of Franter.

Ravel
500
4.00
54,722

Ravel is a responsive blog, portfolio, and professional profile theme built with the latest standards in Web design. It makes use of <abbr title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML5</abbr>, utilizes Schema.org microdata, and has a beautiful responsive design that looks and performs well on any device. It also integrates with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin to allow you to show off your design, photography, and other artwork.

Plain WP
300
3.30
11,034

A responsive, mobile first parent theme built on top of Hybrid Core

Drop Shipping
1,000+
0.00
17,772

Drop Shipping is clean minimal and fully responsive WordPress theme. The theme can be used for travel, corporate, portfolio, photography, green thinking, nature, health, personal and any other creative and minimalistic blog or website. Drop Shipping WordPress theme supports HTML5 and Schema.org code, the semantic foundation for SEO best practices. Along the awesome design this theme is customizable via a simple but yet powerful theme options. The theme supports all modern browsers and it is tested in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

Sukelius Magazine
400
4.20
66,703

News / blogging theme, with theme options and content slider. Theme supports post formats, two nav menu locations, and one, two, and three-column layouts.There are 5 widget areas, built in popular widget, and it's child-theme friendly. Subsidiary sidebar is widget-width flexible, if you put one widget it'll be 100% wide, two widgets - 50% each, three widgets 30%... Max is 4 widgets per row. Feel free to do whatever you like with theme, and enjoy doing it!!

Mantel Lite
20
2.00
6,674

A minimal and elegant WordPress theme comes with easy to use theme settings, post format support, 3 custom widgets, sticky posts slider, 3 custom page templates and theme customizer. It has an optional one-column, two columns and full-width column layout.

Birthday Gift
300
5.00
8,936

Birthday gift is clean and modern WordPress theme. Birthday gift is ideal for personal blog, journal, newspaper, editorial, magazine or review website. It is fully responsive and uses the theme customizer so you can change colors, upload a logo and background image. Birthday gift supports HTML5 and schema.org code, the semantic foundation for SEO best practices. The theme supports all modern browsers and it is tested in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

Socially Awkward
300
4.90
39,013

A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 media theme. The Web is an ever-changing place to interact with others socially. You need a theme that represents who you are on the Web. The theme is fully loaded to display self-hosted media (images, audio, video) and media from third-party social media sites. It integrates with many of your social networking profiles, supports all post formats, and integrates with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving you the ability to share your creativity with the world.

Mosalon
400
4.80
12,873

Mosalon is a multipurpose responsive landing page theme, designed to help you effectively launch your new product, service, website... Theme is built on the rock-solid Hybrid Core theme framework, with search-engine optimization (SEO) in mind by utilizing the most current HTML5 conventions and Schema.org microdata. It come's packed with ton's of options, multiple layouts, and more. View demo here: http://www.themesbros.com/demo/mosalon/.

Saga
600
5.00
45,070

A tailor-made theme for writers by a published author and professional theme designer. Words are important to all writers. Getting those words to display beautifully on the screen can be a daunting task. Saga was created so that you could simply tell your story without worrying about the technical details. Aside from impeccable typography and attention to detail, the theme provides several easy-to-use customization options so you can personalize your site's design. It also integrates with the Literary plugin.

Hybrid
2,000+
4.00
331,664

A user-friendly, search-engine optimized parent theme, featuring 15 custom page templates and multiple widget-ready areas, allowing you to create any type of site you want.

Oxygen
10,000+
4.10
381,103

Oxygen is a minimalistic, mobile-optimized magazine theme with responsive layout. The main features include a featured content slider, custom front page template, 5 widget areas, and 3 menus.

News
2,000+
4.00
342,142

An advanced news theme created to highlight news articles and media. It features multiple sidebars and custom templates while being child-theme friendly.

Path
900
4.30
90,514

Path is designed for multiauthor blogs and magazine style websites. But who am I to tell you what to do with the theme. Feel free to use it for whatever you like. It supports plenty of plugins like Gravity Forms, Co-Authors Plus, Smart Archives Reloaded and Social Path. It's responsive, it supports post formats, it's translation-ready and so much more. You can set global layout in theme settings: one column, two columns or three columns. You can have the content on the left, right or center. You can also set logo, background and footer text in theme settings. There are 5 widget areas, 3 menu locations and 9 page templates (most popular articles by comments or views in different time span, archives, authors, tag cloud and slider) in the theme. And guess what, sticky posts are in a cool FlexSlider. I hope you enjoy Path Theme as much I do. Cheers!

Femme Flora
300
0.00
17,996

A beautiful theme with a feminine touch. Comes with customizable header, logo, fonts and a pleasant feminine floral appearance. Uses truecolor png rendering for header image.

Drop
200
5.00
27,941

A Bold, Responsive Blog Theme

Spine
400
5.00
51,490

Highly customizable mobile resonsive theme. Make it your own by using a live preview to change colors, layouts, background and header images and upload your logo with a click of the mouse. It also looks great out of the box! Built with the Hybrid Core theme framework and the Foundation 4 front end framework.

My Life
600
5.00
51,129

A serene blogging theme that emphasizes your content with readable typography. It uses post formats; has three nav menu locations; and supports one-, two-, and three-column layouts.

Unique
1,000+
5.00
28,595

A responsive HTML5 and CSS3 magazine-/news-style WordPress theme with six dynamic layouts, custom widgets, three menu locations, designs for all post formats, support for multi-author sites, and custom page templates. It is packaged with Flexslder, breadcrumbs, numbered pagination, translation files, and much more to get your news site started off on the right foot. It also supports the Grid Columns plugin for columnized content and the Whistles plugin with custom styles for tabs, toggles, and accordions.

Ascetica
800
3.70
107,600

Ascetica is a simple portfolio and blog theme with responsive layout, sticky posts slider, and a widget for presenting your work. The theme supports custom header and background, with theme settings integrated into the WordPress Customizer: color picker, typography settings, and a nice selection of Google fonts.

Genbu
700
5.00
19,189

Rock-solid responsive WordPress theme with 9 layouts, perfect for any site. Genbu is light-weight with only 35kb of CSS and 5kb of JS.

Adroa
100
0.00
16,392

Adroa was created for photographers and photobloggers to show off their images and portfolio in a light and fashion style.

Brigsby
1,000+
5.00
49,523

Fast, Spacious, SEO friendly, Responsive theme for writers, local business, personal website blogging, church, state, college, university, travel, education and much more. Brigsby is a pixel perfect design theme with very flexible layout and numerous customization options. It is SEO friendly with featured image supports and custom colors. Fast loading and light weight theme with a clean white and minimal design. Compatible with all major plugins like Jetpack, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Google Maps Press, Page Builder etc. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ You can also check out the theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/brigsby/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/brigsby/ for a closer look.

Creattica
1,000+
4.20
46,884

Featuring a left sidebar with left menu, Creattica offers a mobile responsive and flexible layout which can be used for lifestyle, fashion, health, fitness, culture, travel, artist or personal websites. With powerful custom widgets, the theme provides you more flexibility and ease-of-use for your site. Compatible with Jetpack, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Google Maps Press, Page Builder and all major plugins. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ You can also check out the theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/creattica/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/creattica/ for a closer look.

Themelia
1,000+
5.00
9,353

Themelia is a meticulously crafted and balanced, highly responsive and retina-ready, simple and powerful, efficiently coded and user friendly WordPress theme. Coded to perfection & built to last. Supports WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Jetpack modules including Contact form and Infinite Scroll, Contact Form 7 and others. Themelia has custom theme settings based on WordPress Customizer to change theme layout, colors, Google Fonts and much more. Typographic hierarchy and balance is established with the use of the modular scale. Themelia is built with search-engine optimization in mind. It has consistent syntax structure, it’s HTML5 valid, optimized for speed and SEO, utilizing most current HTML5 conventions and Schema.org microdata. Built on the rock-solid Hybrid Core theme framework.

Juxter
1,000+
4.20
27,412

A flexible, fast loading, light weight responsive theme, Juxter comes with multiple customization options to build personal and corporate sites and blogs for businesses, design agency, church, social institute, charity websites, and local business. Juxter is SEO friendly, mobile optimized, retina ready and translation ready. The theme is rigorously tested and optimized for speed and fast page load times and has secure and clean code. Juxter is compatible with all major plugins thanks to its standards compliant code. On top of that it has additional styles coded for biggies like Jetpack, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Google Maps Press, Page Builder etc. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ You can also check out the theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/juxter/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/juxter/ for a closer look.

Extant
300
5.00
12,347

No power in the 'verse can stop me.

Divogue
800
4.30
29,738

With a modern fashionable, stylish, spacious, bold design and contemporary contrast look, Divogue is a fast responsive theme suitable for all types of blogs, design agency, personal portfolio, food, fashion and travel log websites. Multilingual and translation ready, Divogue has secure, fast loading, SEO optimized code. Divogue is compatible with all major plugins thanks to its standards compliant code. On top of that it has additional styles coded for biggies like Jetpack, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Google Maps Press, Page Builder etc. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ You can also check out the theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/divogue/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/divogue/ for a closer look.

Hoot Ubix
1,000+
5.00
22,054

A light, clean, responsive and fast loading modern theme with outstanding design. Use Ubix for portfolio, photography, digital agency, product showcase, cooking, corporate and business website etc. Customize Ubix to perfection and configure your home page using a vast array of customization options. Change the colors to your brand colors or to suit your taste with ease and add patterns, textures and images to give your page a unique look. Ubix has been rigorously tested for speed and optimized for maximum performance . It has one of the fastest load times as page load time dramatically affects end user site experience. Under the hood Ubix runs on robust code that conforms to the best coding standards making it very compatible with all major plugins. Ubix is a multi-purpose theme and has been designed with all kinds of users in mind: from the freelancer with a small yet faithful audiece to a more corporate user who can benefit greatly from its SEO friendly design. Have amazing products? Then add your online shop with eCommerce and WooCommerce to give your business a boost. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ You can also check out the theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/hoot-ubix/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/hoot-ubix/ for a closer look.

Metrolo
1,000+
5.00
27,213

Flexible header options with contrast color scheme, Metrolo is a flexible, responsive, clean, bold, modern and professional theme with parallax and one page design option. It is perfect for any kind of business, creative, corporate, photography, landing page, construction, travel, hotel, real estate, job board and portal, jewelry, local business, creative agency, ecommerce, architecture, event, gallery, restaurant, blog, wedding, university, school or portfolio websites and is really simple to configure yourself. The theme is SEO friendly, Cross browser compatible, fully translation ready and is compatible with WooCommerce, Jetpack, Contact Form 7 and all other major plugins. Theme support is available at https://wphoot.com/support/ theme instructions at https://wphoot.com/support/metrolo/ and demo at https://demo.wphoot.com/metrolo/