18 Awesome Free Thematic Child Themes

Thematic is a WordPress Theme Framework that gives you all sorts of options for customizing your WordPress theme in a super-smart, bulletproof fashion. Better yet,it’s Free. We’ve compiled a list of 18 Awesome Free Thematic Child Themes.

Note: In order to install a Thematic Child Theme, you have to download the Thematic Theme (from which this child theme inherits all of the functionality), upload both themes to your server in the themes folder and then activate the child Theme.

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1. Astatic

Astatic is designed to be a very minimalistic WordPress blog theme with posts formatted in two columns on index pages.

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2. Ninja One

Ninja One is a free WordPress child theme for the popular theme framework Thematic. Features an Options page, you can easily: Add a custom logo, change the header background color, add your Google Analytics tracking code and add your Feedburner feed name.

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3. A Simple Love

A Simple Love is a minimalistic, lighthearted 3 columns Thematic child theme with dashes of light blue and dark pink here and there. The goal is to provide better readability, less visual clutter, and simply to be pleasing to look at.

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4. Puspaningrum

Puspaningrum is another minimalistic 3 columns Thematic child theme is very simple and lightweight.

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5. Sophia

Sophia is an elegant, minimalistic child theme for Ian Stewart’s Thematic. It’s a two column theme (right sidebar) and is based on the latest version of Thematic.

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6. Commune

Sophia is a green Thematic Child Theme – this being said it has all the features Thematic has including fully widget-ized with widget areas above and below the content—and even in-between.

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7. Gallery

Gallery is a beautiful, free, gallery-style Thematic child theme for WordPress, designed by Christopher Wallace especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. It is extremely flexible and can be used as a starting point for design galleries and portfolios.

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8. SimplecCart(js)

SimpleCart(js) is a simple, attractive, and flexible WordPress theme that taps into the power of both Thematic and WP E-commerce. Features include AJAX cart functionality, a grid layout for products, and a flexible color scheme, easy to swap out images and completely customize the theme to your needs.

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8. Thematic Power Blog

Thematic Power Blog is part of the Thematic Development Theme Series. A series of themes showing you how to take advantage of the killer customization powers brought to you through using a WordPress Child Theme with the Thematic Theme Framework. Each theme in the series gives you a huge leg up on rapid WordPress theme development.

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9. Audry

Audry is a thematic based child theme. PSD template design by PSDthemes.com. You can view a demo or download it here.

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10. Sugar Cane

ugar Cane’s strength is that it makes both long and short posts look great and easy to read, and I’ve set up 2 image classes that will give your posts the sweet touch.

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11. Boumatic

The name, Boumatic comes from the concept of Boumas in typography. When reading, people can recognize words by deciphering the shape of a cluster of letters, not just the individual letters. Needless to say this is another type driven/minimal design.

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12. Acamas

With Acamas I tried to get into the mindset of bloggers and readers of blogs. That attempt led to a multiple structure approach for this theme with 3 distinct layouts: a 3 column approach with a large highlighted area for featured posts on the home page, a two column approach for full content and one column for Search and Category pages.

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13. Travailler CMS

Are you ready to build a professional, state-of-the-art website in minutes? Using everyone’s favorite, easy-to-use CMS, WordPress? Check out what Travailler can do for your small business website. There’s not a lot it won’t do (and what it doesn’t you might just not really need).

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14. Braintied

Brainted is a one-column, no sidebar, no widget, no archive, no categories theme

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15. A Simple Love mono, green and yellow.

A Simple Love in three different color schemes: Mono, Green and Yellow version.

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16. Early Morning

This elegant WordPress theme was inspired by the colors of the early morning as I see them from my window. It’s light, elegant and pleasantly surprising.

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17. AutoFocus+

AutoFocus+ is a clean and simple WordPress theme developed for photographers looking to showcase their work. A slight departure from the original verision, AutoFocus+ takes things a bit further by providing stronger markup, better browser support, and Theme options that enable you to customize various elements of the theme without ever touching code.

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18. Crystalline

With a touch of purple and green, this simple theme would look lovely on any personal blog. I’ve removed the top menu so if you need it you’ll have to add the “Pages” Widget to the left side of the theme.

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  • http://www.wpview.com wpview

    I use the Gallery theme on http://www.wpview.com and I honestly think it’s in the top 5 of all time for free WordPress themes.

  • Dade

    Anybody else catch the Squarespace logo in the “gallery” theme?

    too funny.

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  • Heinz Rolf

    First, I am a little bit wonder about using other people child themes on top of Thematic. Thematic is for the Fans of “pure” I thought. But, they more I read your article it ssems to make sin. There a really nice graphical child themes. Next time I would try one of them before.
    Thank you for your helpful hints, Naeem.

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  • Daniel

    Site made using thematic child theme
    http://www.swartadvies.nl/

  • Pratik

    Thank you very much for the list. These themes have inspired me to create a child theme for Thematic Framework… :)