15 Awesome WordPress Templates Under $25

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Several times each week people contact me and ask me where they can find an awesome template for their blog without paying a lot for it.

Having an amazing design for your blog is incredibly important.

In fact, if you don’t have a nice looking, easy-to-navigate website, most users won’t even take the time to look at your content regardless of how stellar it might be.  So take a few seconds and browse through these 15 WordPress templates and set yourself up with a great looking blog.

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Let me say the same thing here that I said on my disclaimer page.  These are affiliate links.  If you grab one of these templates then I’ll get a couple dollars.  I’d like to buy a BMW.  These won’t get that for me, but they will give me a couple dollars.

Having said that, these are cheap, awesome-looking templates.  We both know that they’re an awesome deal.  I’m all about finding deals that provide way more value than they ask for in return.  I paid $75 for the template here at Site Sketch 101 and some of these are just as good and only cost a fraction as much.

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  1. October 27, 2009

    Eric Bannatyne said:

    These are some pretty cool themes here. But I think it would be a good idea to customize it a bit, so that it doesn’t look too much like other sites that bought that theme.

    Is the theme for this site customized? Because I have seen a couple of other sites with a similar theme, but a bit different.
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  2. October 27, 2009

    John Samuel said:

    Pretty good collection. But currently I am using the Thematic wordpress theme. It is quite a clean theme
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    • October 28, 2009

      Nicholas Cardot said:

      John Samuel –> I’ve not seen your theme so don’t think I’m talking at you here, but don’t mistake simple and clean for unique and original. Sometimes, simple looks uninspiring. Yours may be the exception. I don’t know. I’ve not seen it.


  3. October 27, 2009

    Senthil Ramesh said:

    That was cool and I really like the Desired Folio one
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  4. October 27, 2009

    Ron Boracay said:

    Great themes, they are all customizable, I think.
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  5. October 27, 2009

    InternetHow Blog said:

    Nice themes for $25. They can be customised also.
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  6. October 27, 2009

    Rocky Garcia said:

    Woah! Can believe that you can bought this elegant looking themes for just $25. That will really worth every bucks you spend!
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  7. October 27, 2009

    Huzzer Magazine said:

    There are always alternative for anything in this world as long as we are looking for it.

    For example, there are a lot of great themes in themeforest such as above with way cheaper price as compared to the other premium theme developers.

    However, I think it is better instead of just focussing on how great is the theme design, we should also consider of the support service and future theme update that usually come with the theme with higher price.

    What do think Nick?


    • October 28, 2009

      Nicholas Cardot said:

      Huzzer Magazine –> It certainly depends on your level of understanding off html and css. Someone who doesn’t know how to work on a theme at all should definitely be concerned with those things. Someone who can customize it themselves probably doesn’t need to worry about support.


  8. October 27, 2009

    Andrew said:

    Nick, when it comes to affordability, it’s hard to look past theme forest. They have some really awesome themes available.

    Even if it’s close to what you want, you can get a developer cheap enough on elance to customize for you.
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  9. October 27, 2009

    Gabe | freebloghelp.com said:

    These are some great looking themes. Hard to beat the price too!

    Just curious, Nick, what theme are you running here?
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  10. October 27, 2009

    Rena said:

    My favorite out of the pack is “A Bit of Everything.” It shows Twitter, Email and RSS very prominently. It’s a very nice collection.
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  11. October 27, 2009

    Randall G. Leighton said:

    They’re alright. I need to examine them in more detail. And, I will.
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  12. October 27, 2009

    David | ilcantone.com said:

    I want to change my theme because it doesn’t have a good looking, but I’m still looking for it, I have to make a list of my favorite and then compare them. I would appreciate any other suggestion for a good theme :).

    Standard and Chronicle my favorite of the list.

    Thanks Nicholas for sharing your recommended themes.
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  13. October 27, 2009

    Teen Blogger said:

    Great list.

    These themes are all worth the $25. The only thing to d if bought is custmize to make them look unique.
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  14. October 27, 2009

    Chris Cline said:

    Thank Nick

    Great list for the price….
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  15. October 27, 2009

    izzat aziz said:

    just subscribe to elegant themes, and you can get great wordpress themes and a lot of them for only $19.95..

    standard look really nice and neat. good list btw.
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  16. October 28, 2009

    Mukund said:

    I just loved these templates. My favorite is Fun Design!! Just love it!!


  17. October 29, 2009

    clippingimages said:

    WoW :) Awesome template collection , Thanks for sharing this nice post.


  18. November 4, 2009

    chandan said:

    All are really very nice wordpress template with very low cost. Thank you.
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  19. November 24, 2009

    Michael Chanter said:

    Some very nice themes with nicely crafted elements – thanks for the post.
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  20. January 1, 2010

    Aminul Islam Sajib said:

    I’m planning to buy one for http://www.aisajib.com although I have been using thesis theme over there. I have a feeling like people nowadays are using thesis theme on too many websites — from beginners to advanced level bloggers. So, I need to have something new and attractive. What do you suggest, Nicholas?

    Don’t forget to pay a visit to my blog before you recommend one to buy. Paying a visit to my blog will let you gain a clear idea of what I blog about.

    By the way, while I’m logged in to this blog, I’m noticing a text box right above the comment field. The box has no name before it. Would you tell me what it is for?
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  21. January 11, 2010

    Tania said:

    I’m looking at Cerebos and Desired Portfolio, but I’m wondering if they’re compatible with the latest WordPress 2.9.1. Would you know?

    I’ve tried a couple of other themes and had problems with the homepage image previews showing up…and I’m wondering if that’s got to do with version incompatability.


    • January 11, 2010

      Nicholas Cardot said:

      Tania » I can’t imagine there would be any conflicts. The WordPress team works very hard to keep everything backwards compatible. I don’t think it has anything to do with version incompatibility.


  22. January 25, 2010

    Self Improvement said:

    Wow, these are beautiful. I just saw a video on the thesis theme and absolutely loved the ease of use. It was amazing.
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  23. February 5, 2010

    gautam hans said:

    Some really cool themes. I like the chronicle one. I can change my template. But i think my free template is better than all of these. Just the design and features are far superior.
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  24. December 25, 2010

    Ema Cruz said:

    These are pretty cool themes Nick, but I’m really in loved with the theme of Site Sketch 101, which made all themes today look boring and dull, so if I may ask, who designed your blog? 😀


  25. November 4, 2011

    Nico said:

    realy nice themes. thanks for this




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