WordPress 2.6 was released yesterday and most of the blogosphere, twitterosphere started shouting about it and rejoiced the moment when the best and our favorite blogging engine got some huge updates and useful ones too! I immediately shifted from Chyrp to WordPress 2.6 for my personal profile i.e. Mayank.

There are few reasons as to why I shifted from Chyrp to WordPress 2.6 and biggest of all is that now WordPress offers the ability to post images, videos, URLs pretty quickly and makes it easy for bloggers to use WordPress as Tumblelog. With that, I presume that they’ll improve Prologue theme to ensure that it can be used as a better tumblelog or will look something like tumblr blogs.

There are quite few themes which can help make a WordPress installation look like Tumblr based tumblelog or a chyrp based tumblelog and I would like to feature those themes over here -

5 Best themes which can be used as Tumblelog in WordPress :

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1. Artueel Theme : This theme comes with PSD to help you edit the graphics and has greenish look over white background. Looks really simple and nice. Here’s the demo.

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2. Elite : This is a dark colored theme which isn’t clearly a tumblelog like theme however it’s a very clean theme and has great color combination to ensure that the theme looks soothing to eyes as well.

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3. Blog.Txt : Although, this isn’t the best tumblelog kind of theme too, however the simplicity of this theme and the options it provides are good enough for us to include it in this list as well. Although, I would prefer a better typography & better styles if we want it to use as tumblelog.

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4. Tumble-Hybrid Deuce : This is a mod of ever popular Sandbox theme and is one of the best tumblelog style theme. Although, I didn’t like the left alignment of the theme, it would have looked far better if it was center aligned.

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5. T1 Tumblelog Theme : T1 Tumblelog theme is by far one of the best designed theme as far as tumblelog in wordpress are concerned. That’s my personal opinion.

In the upcoming posts, we’ll talk about the hits and misses of WordPress 2.6 “Tyner” and will tell you about a bug too, guess what it’s a secret as of now and if you can find out the bug then we’ll feature you in our posts too.

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  1. Keshav Khera

    Some other good ones are Balance http://www.thoughtmechanics.com/templates/ and Pockett http://www.nyssajbrown.net/pockett/ Nice post anyways. WordPress can now stand as a blog, CMS and a Tumblelog too!

  2. @ Keshav : Thanks for telling us about these themes as well :). Thought Mechanics has quite amazing themes. WordPress is turning out in a powerful tool and that’s why it’s getting popular amongst publishers.

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