Say Hello To 165 Beautiful Free Themes

Today, all Jetpack users have free access to the 165 themes professionally made by WordPress.com. Gorgeous, elegant, and multi-purpose themes all the way from classics like Hemingway Rewritten to our newest addition Lodestar.

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To browse, preview, and activate these themes, simply visit the WordPress.com Theme Showcase, select your Jetpack site from the sidebar (if you have more than one), and scroll down to the all-new “WordPress.com themes” section.

It’s now also possible to manage and upload any theme to your Jetpack site from this very same interface. You can also search through the new showcase by theme name (Lodestar!), feature (like Sidebar), color (try Green), type (Restaurant or Portfolio), and more.

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There’s more.

Although we’re announcing today that you can use 165 themes for free, we’ll continue adding more to our showcase. Last year alone, we added 11 new free themes, and we’ll be continuing that work to make sure that you always have a fresh look available for your existing or future sites.

Give it a spin. Try searching for a new theme and, as always, contact support for any assistance.

Pro Tip: Personal plan customers benefit from priority support and faster assistance.
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10 Responses to Say Hello To 165 Beautiful Free Themes

  1. How will support work for the individual themes? Does it all go through Jetpack?

  2. This is really awesome! Some questions:

    1. How will theme updates work? Are these themes on a shared update schedule like the core Twenty _____ themes?
    2. I assume that the theme can be hacked/child themed like any other theme without restriction once installed?
    3. Is there any way to download/preview the theme before use?

    • Jeremy says:

      Updates are not on a shared update schedule; they happen theme by theme, as we fix bugs and release new features for those themes.
      Each theme can be hacked and customized like a regular theme; once you install it it is downloaded and added to the list of themes under wp-content/themes in your dashboard. You can consequently create child themes for those themes as well.
      There are 3 main ways to preview a theme before to use it, all from the theme’s page in your WordPress.com dashboard:

      1. You can preview the theme in the customizer on your site.
      2. You can open a Live Demo of that theme on WordPress.com.
      3. You can download a zip file of the theme.

      Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

  3. rubiescorner says:

    Happiness leads the way. Teams that are happy work together.

  4. Mo Abdali says:

    Beautiful thank you

  5. Abigail says:

    This is SO great. Thanks for the freebies haha ❤ JetPack!

  6. fedband says:

    great widget, thank you!

  7. Ira says:

    Please correct if I’m wrong, but aren’t those all from wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com? there are almost 340 themes there.

    • Jeremy says:

      That’s correct. Some of the themes listed in the SVN repository are already available on WordPress.org though, so they’re not new; the themes were already available to you under Appearance > Themes > Add New in your dashboard!

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