This is a strong, comprehensive list of the best Tumblr style themes, inspired by the incredibly popular social media site, perfect for blogs, for creative portfolios and other amazing sites. Tumblr has taken the world by storm and it’s now among the biggest, most popular social media networks on the planet. Tumblog style is pretty unique, with it’s infinite scrolling and multiple post types, but WordPress offers all of that same functionality and more, if you want to create a Tumblr style blog on the WordPress platform. If you’re not down with the Tumblr knowledge, it’s a new kind of microblogging platform and it allows users to make a wide variety of micro-blog posts in just about any kind of multimedia format there are, like audio, video, image, GIFs and more. Tumblr is also a new style of social networks, allowing users to reblog other peoples posts, follow one another and also comment on people’s posts. It’s the wave of the future!
Notes is another awesome theme in the Post Format category. It allows you to use WordPress to post various post formats such as image, video, gallery, audio, quote, etc. like Tumblr blog. The theme design is inspired by the iPhone Notes app. It is a modern design theme with personal touches (light textured background and a bookmark ribbon). The layout is fluid and automatically adapted to any resolution on both desktop and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Andriod, and Blackberry. To see this in action, view the demo and resize the browser window. See more responsive design themes.
Grido is a new Tumblr-like theme to join the responsive theme family (Tisa, Suco, Elemin, Funki, Minblr, Wumblr, and iTheme2). It is colorful, trendy, and stylish. The theme comes with 9 gradient backgrounds for you to style the post individually. You can choose a color scheme to reflect the mood of the post or select a different color for each post to make your blog look like a wall of sticky notes. The posts are automatically stacked on top of each other and automatically loaded when you hit to the bottom of the page. View the demo and resize the browser window to see how the posts re-stacked. If you like Grido, you may also like Wumblr and Elemin.
Minblr is a minimal Tumblr-like theme for WordPress. The layout design is liquid and responsive. This means the layout flows nicely across any display resolution. Minblr is promised to delivery your content nicely in all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) and most modern mobile devices. It has 3 layout options (default with sidebar, 2-column layout, and fullwidth with no sidebar). On top of all great features, there are 10 colorful skins. Minblr utilizes the brand new post formats, if your running WordPress 3.1 or greater, but we’ve made sure to add a fallback for older installs.
Botanic is fully responsive. Provide the best reading experience across all devices.Designed by a designer super-hero, your blog will feature a unique mouth watering look.Botanic supports all kinds of post formats, including Images, Galleries, Videos, Quotes, Links etc.Customize your website with the power of the CSSIgniter options panel.
Suco offers a stunning homepage design with a customizable slider, highlighted services/products, call-to-action text, and optional widgets. It is our first business theme that offers custom WordPress post formats and responsive layout. If you are not familiar with post formats, it allows you to associate a post type to each post such as: image, video, gallery, quote, etc. (pretty much like Tumblr). Designed with a great attention to details, Suco is a perfect theme that can be used as a business site, Tumblr-like blog, or just a static general site.
Say hi to our first ever Tumblr-esc WordPress theme. Make your WordPress installation look and feel like a Tumblr blog. 9 different post formats including 15 different color presets that help customize the look of each post. Along with 3 different column layouts for your pages this is definitely one of our best themes yet!
Inspired by Facebook’s Timeline, Postline (view demo) is a responsive WordPress theme designed to capture different types of post formats like quotes, videos, images, galleries, and many more, allowing you to tell your story on any resolution, whether desktop or mobile device. In addition, Postline is built with infinite scrolling, meaning posts are loaded automatically when you hit the bottom of the page. For those who would rather not have the Timeline layout, the regular layouts are available such as 4-column, 3-column, 2-column, or list post.
Scopic is a personal Tumblr style WordPress timeline theme that’s perfect for a creative company, graphic designer or photographer who wants a blog that allows for maximum creativity and a wide variety of post types. With built-in rich media post formats you can share your images, photos, videos, music and more.
Despite its enigmatic name, the X WordPress theme has won kudos as one that is very non-coder-friendly since even those with no knowledge in web design and coding can use it to make highly-responsive and attractive websites. One of the things that make it stand out is the sheer number of extensions it comes with, which are designed to greatly improve site functionality. More code-savvy users will appreciate its clean code, which eliminates unnecessary code that can cause the site to load slowly. It is a great theme for both amateur and professional web developers. The package comes with four unique designs (called “stacks”) that come with their own unique skins, functionality, features and styles. But, don’t worry; these stacks are customizable simply by overwriting the styling using a child theme that you create. Each stack is designed to be most effective for particular users, although anyone can use them. The Integrity stack, for instance, is best for entrepreneurs and small business owners since it is multifunctional and can be adopted for a host of requirements. Each stack has its own demo content, which you can download so that it can be quickly applied to the website you’re designing; there are 33 demos in all that you can choose from.
X features a proprietary page builder tool dubbed Cornerstone. Cornerstone is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so that anybody can use it to create custom page layouts. The newest version comes with a host of new extensions, including UberMenu, Superfly, Typekit Integration, ConvertPlug, Envira Gallery, Essential Goal and Content Dock, for no extra cost. There are also plug-ins for integrating the site with Google Analytics, Facebook Comments and MailChimp. Other features include free support and updates, 20 training videos on Internet marketing, 400 vectorized icon fonts, 41 built-in short-codes and video and text tutorials on WordPress and how to use WordPress themes.