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Hybrid Core Theme Framework

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Hybrid Core framework is used by 43 #themes on #WordPress.org with 3,180,686 downloads.
Picturesque
400
5.00
47,983

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
10,000+
4.70
201,097

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
400
3.50
37,428

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
24,844

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
900
4.80
43,698

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
200
4.00
8,831

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
2,000+
5.00
23,314

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
100
5.00
7,153

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

Hatch
8,000+
4.00
386,027

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
10,383

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
500
5.00
48,948

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
2,000+
5.00
19,829

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
700
4.00
77,649

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
900
4.00
69,855

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
15,789

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

Prototype
500
0.00
69,232

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

Stargazer
6,000+
4.70
275,906

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+
5.00
43,199

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: http://themegrill.com/support-forum/forum/envince-free/ and check demo here: http://demo.themegrill.com/envince

Cara
600
5.00
11,743

Simple Grid WordPress Theme

Cakifo
500
5.00
40,018

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
22,603

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
9,346

Some kind of Franter.

Ravel
600
4.00
53,429

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
10,538

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

Drop Shipping
1,000+
0.00
15,206

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
500
4.00
66,158

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
6,631

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
500
5.00
7,186

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
400
4.80
37,549

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
500
4.50
9,869

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
42,170

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
329,947

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
363,284

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
341,366

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

Path
1,000+
4.40
89,315

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
400
0.00
17,098

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
400
5.00
25,584

A Bold, Responsive Blog Theme

Spine
500
5.00
51,266

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
800
5.00
50,714

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
27,665

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
1,000+
3.70
105,865

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
1,000+
5.00
18,815

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
16,156

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