Blogging is the widest known form of social networking on web. It is like a cup coffee in the morning, becoming a growing need all around. There is a flood of blogs generating every day and blogging platforms are heating up their services for making hosting a task made-easy. One of these is Tumblr with as over 100 million blogs hosted today. Users describe Tumblr as simpler, attractive and efficient, becoming a global icon for self-expression.
What Tumblr is for? So says Tumblr;
“Tumblr celebrates creativity. We want you to express yourself freely and use Tumblr to reflect who you are, and what you love, think, witness, and believe.”
The biggest advantage is the free hosting which saves a lot of bandwidth expenditures, costing minimal for services fairly affordable. The bottom-line is you can have your domain hosted all for free on Tumblr with services as well. How cool is that when popularity can boost with not much pennies spent. Tumblr says itself, “Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.”
With easy to change themes and to choose from over 275 of them, you got a ton to have fun while you work on Tumblr. Here are 27 Simple Tumblr Themes to inspire your way to Tumblr’s doors and in.
Super basic large photo responsive theme.
This theme is designed for people who want to use one of their Tumblr blogs as a personal homepage, with a big cover image and bio box up top, along with links to various social sites in the navbar.
In this Theme Arrows, click, swipe
The Pragmatist is a go-anywhere theme for discriminating bloggers who demand reliable performance, maximum flexibility, and uncompromising ease of use.
The Bright Day Theme is a highly customizable tumblr theme making the most of bold colours, images and typographic elements. This theme is easy to make your own, expressing your unique personality. Switch up the functionality of your tumblr, easily adding or removing what you don’t need.
Thingslog is beautiful masonry layout styled grid theme.
Luomo is an expressive, responsive theme for Tumblr created by Pixel Moxie. Luomo is designed to display your media at large sizes in big style, giving you great control over each post color palette.
Theme Static created simple grid-based theme with slim post hover metadata, and optional infinite scroll plus optional sidebar mode.Also includes a grayscale image filter that makes images automatically black and white.
On the surface the theme is familiar, that’s because it draws inspiration from Tumblr’s most popular themes and is based on Untitled Themes’ successful theme line – Stacky. Familiar at first, but once you add your touch through posts, appearance tags and appearance settings, it’ll be unique to you and your visitors.
Stevie is a light & simple template for your tumblog. Stevie is prefect for any kind of online magazine or personal blog. It is fully responsive & features a beautiful large image slider. Stevie supports all tumblr post types & has built in Disqus commenting support.
Xtend is an elegant and modern fullscreen theme for Tumblr. It features infinite scrolling, a masonry layout, widgets for Instagram and Twitter, icons links to social networks, Disqus comments, and it supports all posts types.
A minimal tile based theme with a magazine style post layout. Customise this theme how you like with a huge array of options.
Star Aurora is a simple grid theme with a header and menu built on Masonry and Infinite Scroll.
SilentAlley is a multi-color scheme tumblr theme,include three color styles.It’s support full screen background image and you can change it easily.
Candy is a responsive, timeline inspired tumblr theme.You can show your posts elegantly with a facebook like style. This theme provides support for all tumblr post types, custom pages, disqus commenting, twitter widget and many more.
Magazine is a free grid theme for Tumblr. Features include large cover photos, custom colors, infinite scroll, social icons and a sidebar mode.
GreyGray is a simple, minimalist theme featuring screen-optimized typography and large photos.
Grid Well is a modern and flexible theme from Theme Static. With stunning post display, sidebar options and panoramic masthead photo support, Grid Well is a beautifully crafted theme.
NightGazr is a highly customizable horizontal parallax-scrolling tumblelog theme handcrafted by Timothy Diokno
Museo is a hand-crafted theme designed for bloggers that love posting media and crave a responsive multi-column design with lots of room for custom adjustments and additions.
Tumbler on Tumblr the Gotham influenced Tumblr theme that pays homage to our favorite summer blockbuster.
Euphony Responsive is a responsive, light-weight, minimal Tumblr theme based on Melody Framework. It can be modified and extended freely. Melody is an extremely lightweight CSS grid framework created by @molovo. Melody has been adapted and borrowed elements from a number of other frameworks to evolve this into something that meets a good framework’s needs, and done things a little differently to make it more flexible.
Introducing the all-new Sidebar theme with a stunning single column display and a beautiful expandable sidebar.
Fast Blog is a customizable Tumblr theme perfect for creating a beautiful blog with its multiple post types.
You are now looking at Affection, a feature-rich and responsive Tumblr theme.
SMK Pinit is a Pinterest style Tumblr theme that features a liquid and responsive layout and custom colors.
Stacky Version 2 is the second installment in the five-theme family. The second take modernizes the concept presented in the first – stacked posts. With 15 posts per page combined with infinite scroll, the posts keep coming.