Microblog in WordPress with these 15+ Tumblr Style WordPress Themes


In WordPress 3.1, a new feature, Post Formats, was added to the core. The inclusion of post formats have allowed developers to create tumblr style WordPress themes to allow for a better microblogging experience. In this article, we will showcase some of the best Tumblr style WordPress themes available to this date.

Standard Theme

Standard theme is recognized as one of the 8 best premium WordPress themes by Mashable, TheNextWeb called it the slickest WordPress theme ever, and it was also nominated as one of the 25 Best Commercial WordPress themes of 2010 by WPBeginner. With their recent update, Standard Theme now fully supports post formats.

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Tumblr Style Themes from WooThemes

WooThemes is one of the largest WordPress themes provider. They also happen to have the largest collection of tumblr-style WordPress themes along with their Tumblr2WP free service, which lets you transfer your Tumblr blog to WordPress.







You can purchase any of their themes for the price of $70 and take advantage of their Buy 1 Get 2 Free. So you can get three themes for the price of 1. Alternatively, you can join their theme club which allows you to access all of their 89 themes, support access to forums and tutorials, regular theme updates, and 2 new themes monthly.

Tumblr Style Themes from Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes is the famous WordPress theme provider known for their best prices ($39 for unlimited access to all of their themes – Total available themes 59). They have two beautiful tumblog style WordPress themes available.



Tumblr Style Themes from Themify

Nick La and the Themify team constantly produce beautifully designed WordPress themes. They have released two very well designed Tumblr style WordPress themes since hte launch of WordPress 3.1.



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Tapestry is a child theme for the Genesis Framework. It is the first tumblr style theme by StudioPress with more to come.


Conversate is a twitter-style microblogging WordPress theme with 5 color schemes based on the popular P2 theme by Automattic


CoPilot is a WordPress theme which takes advantage of the WooThemes Tumblog plugin. Publish quick posts from WordPress’s dashboard or your iPhone using the Express App. You can also just use the theme as a regular WordPress theme!


MyJourney is a theme created by Themefuse which not only is perfect for a personal blog or portfolio, but you can even have fun on the run by posting videos, photos, links and more.


MultimediaWP theme is ideal if your site needs to display different types of multimedia content such as audios, videos, images etc.

WP Notebook

WP Notebook acts like a conventional WordPress blog and a Tumblr-like website – all the while having the benefit of having complete ownership and control over your site content.

Fast Blog

Fast Blog is a WordPress theme with some extra tumblr-like features. It’s perfect for easy blogging and thanks to the WooTumblog plugin (included) you can add posts quickly even from a mobile phone. The theme comes with 12 color schemes and tons of other cool options.

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