For those who don’t know what Tumblr is, it’s a blogging platform which is made to be super simple and enable people to post super quick. I see it as Twitter, but without the character limit and the ability to post text, pictures, videos, links and more in a blog-like format. It’s great for people who just want basic options and don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up hosting and what not. You can also have other Tumblr users “follow” your blog, so whenever you post it shows up in their Tumblr dashboard.
However, if you’re looking for the versatility and options of WordPress but still want a simple Tumblr-like look, these themes will be perfect to fit your needs. Each theme has been hand picked and are ideal for people who just want a simple blog theme where their content is key.
Dulce – A Tumblr Style WordPress Theme
With Dulce, it’s all about versatility. The theme supports seven post formats, offers four color variations, boasts three options for gallery posts, provides an easy to use theme options, features a custom designed audio player and more. If you’re interested in offering your readers a smart-looking, user-friendly, stylish, intuitive and creative driven blog, look no further.
Gridlocked: Minimalistic WordPress Portfolio Theme
Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system. A truly versatile theme, Gridlocked can be configured to focus on your work, your blogging, or both. Support for post formats means you can jazz up your blog with your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
Simflex – minimalist blogging theme
Simflex is a simple & flexible portfolio/blog theme, suitable to create an online presence with style, with more than 8 background options, 2 content layouts and a responsive style, simflex is a very flexible and customizable theme.Flexibility: customize simflex to fit your personal preferences, choose between 8 different backgrounds, and 2 color schemes.
Quicknote – clean & functional blog
Quicknote is a simple & functional blog theme, suitable to share your thoughts in a very unique way. With 6 background options you can match your personal preference.
Gridler – WordPress Portfolio Theme
This theme is built upon a rock solid HTML5 WordPress framework. It’s optimized for awesome SEO , quick loading and full of useful theme options.This theme has been SEO optimized from the ground up. It has a solid code hierarchy so the main content is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position. Headings (H1,H2, H3…) have been carefully arranged to give maximum SEO benefits on the homepage, posts and pages.Our admin panel is unbranded to be client and agency friendly.
Sideshow: Funktastic Portfolio WordPress Theme
Sideshow is a funktastic portfolio theme for the artsy fartsy with a built-in Tumblr style blogging system. It’s simple, to the point, and does little to distract viewers away from your work but everything to showcase it – exactly how a portfolio should function.Sideshow’s clean lines, minimal design and two colour schemes are eye-candy for lovers of “simple” yet a great blank canvas for the modifying type.Support for post formats means you can jazz up your blog with your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
If you need clean, light and minimalist theme, Chocolate WP is definitely… not your choice! It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients and shadows.
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Memo: Tumblog Style WordPress Theme
Memo is a super-awesome tumblog style WordPress theme with a clean, minimal design. If you’re looking to get started with microblogging then Memo will be right up your street.Support for post formats means you can jazz up your blog with your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
Waves – WordPress Tumblog Theme
We are continuing our run of producing tumblog themes and today see the introduction of a brand spanking new template called “Waves” which has been designed by Luke Beard. Beard is a talented designer who we have known since our early ‘We Are not Freelancers’ blogging days.
WP Notebook WordPress Theme
Tumblr-like functionality with the power of WordPress!. 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.Publish to your WordPress tumblog from your iPhone.
tinyBlog – WordPress Tumblog Theme
tinyBlog is a Premium WordPress theme which uses the Wootumblog plugin to make your WordPress site behave like a Tumblr site.This is a fast growing segment and we feel we have something great to offer. So we got to work converting one of our popular tumblr themes, micro.Inkdrop, into a fully fledged WordPress theme packed with all the Obox goodness.As we worked on the theme it started to take on a look of its own and what you effectively see is a theme that is completely rewritten and restyled.
Old Post – WordPress Tumblog Theme
Old Post is a new tumblog (as you can see we building a collection fast!) designed by Gavin Elliott. It’s grid based layout along with infinite scroll functionality makes it ideal for casual bloggers and photographers.Special attention was paid to the actual design of the post layout grid. Subtle touches such as the paper and color scheme give it an “old” feel.
Rapture WordPress and Tumblog Theme
Rapture WordPress and Tumblog theme is a creative and highly customisable theme that allows you to update your blog just like Tumblr. Rapture uses the WooThemes Tumblog Plugin so you can create specific posts such as images, videos, audio, text, links and quotes at the click of a button.
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. There are 6 types of posts:or you can create regular WordPress posts and pages too.Fast Blog can also work as a regular website.
Sans – A Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme
Sans is a responsive WordPress portfolio theme designed and developed for today’s savvy creative.
Black Sakura WP
Black Sakura WP is a clean and trendy-looking WordPress theme which uses WooThemes Tumblog plugin to create a Tumblr-like post types. You can post from WP Dashboard widget or iPhone Express App.
Socialike – Tumblog with Social Pages and Gallery
Socialike is a WordPress Tumblog with lots of features. First of all these cool features is Social media pages (Twitter, Dribbble, Flickr, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, Lastfm, Tumblr). These pages draw data from your social media accounts to your website. So you will have the chance to showcase all your social activities directly from your website!
MultimediaWP – WordPress Tumblog theme
Tumblr is an impressive & very popular platform and now you can replicate that functionality & awesomeness on your WordPress-powered site with this theme. Using the WooThemes – WooTumblog plugin you can quickly create content using the dashboard widget and the Express Iphone app. The theme is ideal if your site needs to display different types of multimedia content such as audios, videos, images etc.
Typo – Tumblog Style WordPress Theme
Typo takes advantage of WordPress 3.0 menus, automatically sized featured images and custom theme options. Take a look at the demo site to get a better look!This theme, like all Okay Themes, comes with an extensive help file and installation video to get you started.
Stonking – Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme
Stonking a minimalistic Powerful Professional WordPress theme is post-format, self hosted audio supporting, made for your Blog, Portfolio, Business or almost any other kind of website.Stonking WordPress theme gives you eighteen shortcodes and unlimited options. Stonking theme has grid-based design and valid HTML . Stonking theme has filterable portfolio. In addition, it offers you Tumblr-style Blog.It can be used as homepage or site section. Stonking theme is equipped with jQuery Magic. You should try to resize your browser.