With around 200 million hosted blogs and nearly 100 billion posts, Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms on the internet. The microblogging style of blogging has proved very popular with bloggers who like to share videos, images, and audio.
There are a lot of Tumblr style WordPress themes available online that mimic Tumblr. Using WordPress post formats, these templates can be used to publish a variety of different blog post types, such as video, quotes, audio, and more. It's the perfect way for sharing short thoughts and ideas with your readers.
Let us take a closer look at some of the best Tumblr style designs that are available for WordPress.
Intent is a responsive theme which can be used for you business, portfolio, tumblog or even magazine. This theme gives you a ton of ways to structure and style your frontpage, portfolio, blog and pages.
Shift is a tumblog style WordPress theme with all post formats support, based on a responsive and eye popping design optimised for viewing on high resolution displays too.
Grido is a new Tumblr-like theme to join the responsive theme family (Tisa, Suco, Elemin, Funki, Minblr, Wumblr, and iTheme2). It is colorful, trendy, and stylish. The theme comes with 9 gradient backgrounds for you to style the post individually.
Memoir is a Tumblog style WordPress Theme which makes use of WordPress’s Post Formats feature and boasts awesome typography. Let’s face it, it’s time to get back to blogging and Memoir is ready to do that. Plus, it’s also responsive and Retina Display ready. When reading on your iPad, posts in Memoir look like a native app. Absolutely stunning.
Minblr is a minimal Tumblr-like theme for WordPress. The layout design is liquid and responsive. This means the layout flows nicely across any display resolution. Minblr is promised to delivery your content nicely in all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) and most modern mobile devices. It has 3 layout options (default with sidebar, 2-column layout, and fullwidth with no sidebar).
Life is speeding by. Capture and share all your passions instantly (and on a platform you own) with the brilliant, streamlined style of Mindstream theme.
7. Chocolate WP
It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients, shadows and rich functionality. It was created to serve you as unique showcase of your works with strong blogging component powered by Woo Tumblog (for Tumblr-like posts) and Express App (for simple posting from your iOS-device).
Notebook is a fun multimedia theme that takes advantage of WordPress post formats and advanced CSS3 animations. The result is a unique and highly engaging design that is sure that impress your visitors. Notebook makes it easy to share a variety of content, including audio, video, photographs and standard blog posts.
Incubate is a super responsive theme which can be used for your agency, portfolio, tumblog or even magazine. This theme gives you a ton of ways to structure and style your frontpage, portfolio, blog and pages.
tinyBlog is a Premium WordPress theme which uses the Wootumblog plugin to make your WordPress site behave like a Tumblr site.
Whether you’re a journalist, aspiring online publisher, photoblogger, creative or just a kind spirit with an inkling to write, you’ll enjoy the flexibility and usability that makes Acute simply brilliant.
A tumblr-like theme for WordPress. Post audio, video, quotes, links, photos and normal posts in a snap! Got stuck? We’ll be there to help.
Scopic is a personal timeline tumblog WordPress theme perfect for creatives. With built-in rich media post formats you can share your images, photos, videos, music and more.
Molly is the perfect WordPress theme for bloggers who share any type of content. Audio, videos, links, images, image galleries and more!
LightBright makes it easy to share your daily life through it's tumblr-style post types. Using the custom post types/taxonomies added in WordPress 3.0, the theme adds special integration options for photos, video, audio, quotes, notes and links. If you love the format of tumblr but don't want to give up the versatility of WordPress, this is the theme for you.
Waves is a WordPress tumblog theme with a unique alternating post list layout and infinite color options.
Bulletin is a simple and elegant “Tumblog” style WordPress theme perfect for many types of websites such as blogs, portfolios, photography, and personal use sites.
Wentasi is a modern & professional tumblog responsive WordPress theme that supports up to 10 post formats as: Standard, Aside, Image, Audio, Videos, Quote, Links, Gallery, Chat and Status. With a stunning design, great features, responsive layout and retina ready, the Wentasi is a perfect theme for awesome bloggers and writers.
19. Fast Blog
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.
Say hi to our first ever Tumblr-esc WordPress theme. Make your WordPress installation look and feel like a Tumblr blog. 9 different post formats including 15 different color presets that help customize the look of each post. Along with 3 different column layouts for your pages this is definitely one of our best themes yet! Read related post.
Serendipity is a fully responsive one column blog theme for Wordpress. With its 8 post formats (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, chat, quote, link) it is convenient for not only photographers but everyone with love of blogging. With Serendipity, minimal design, great color and typography use on your blog will provide high readability to your visitors. They also will be able to reach your posts via various devices and read them comfortably.
Induction is a very simple, lightweight, and straightforward WordPress theme. It focuses on the basics so that you can integrate additional functionality through well-developed dedicated plugins of your choice, not ours! It features a responsive layout that looks phenomenal on all sorts of devices, including Retina (or HiDPI) devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Retina MacBook Pro.
Host your heart’s content with style on Hartee. A beautiful tumblr-like theme for WordPress.
Blooog has an excellent theme options panel, designed solely to give you control of the many built-in features… For example, you may turn on or off any post meta, opt in to a header announcement / nav bar, add a custom background to your 404 Page, and way more – no extra coding or plugins necessary for any of these… it all just simply works.
Fable is beautiful theme built for blogging. The theme tells a story by building a visual narrative through post variation. Fable is built for easy reading. Its spacious, full-width, and long-format style makes scrolling a pleasurable journey.
Obscura is a responsive Wordpress blog template with 8 post format options (standard, image, gallery, video, quote, link, chat, audio) with an amazing fullscreen gallery. With these great features Obscura is convenient to use for not only photographers but for everyone with the love for blogging.
Notably is a mobile first, fully responsive, all around awesome Wordpress theme for bloggers of all shapes and sizes. It’s straightforward, beautifully styled and you can make the theme your own by simply using the WordPress Theme Customizer. That’s right, no complicated Theme Options to wade through here.
Journal is a simple, yet fully-featured WordPress theme geared towards the avid blogger and Internet content collector. It allows you to express your thoughts, images, and other media in a pleasant and easy to navigate way. Oh, and it’s responsive too. That’s a thing now.
29. The Wall
The Wall is a elegant, colored, yet fully-featured WordPress theme geared towards the avid blogger and Internet content collector. It allows you to express your thoughts, images, and other media in a pleasant and easy to navigate way. It is fully responsive and most of the browser supported design. The most attractive thing in this theme is smooth color combination and dynamic colored content box.
30. Black Sakura
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. It is perfect for a personal blog / magazine but also will do fine as a portfolio or photo gallery. It is very easy to use, and it takes only a couple of minutes to set it up.
This is a clean, modern, powerful WordPress tumblog-style theme designed for a wide variety of uses from bloggers to design portfolios. The responsive web design adapts from large to mobile screens, just resize the browser window to test it out, no additional setup required!
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.
Simplo Wordpress theme is for blog, personal or minimalist magazine. Sleek, minimalist and modern design based on light and dark color scheme in hand will bring your articles to the next level. Don’t forget to check the screenshots for this item.
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.
Clipboard is Pinterest inspired WordPress theme that comes chock full of style and customisation options. If you’re looking to get started with microblogging then Clipboard is the way to go! Clipboard supports all of the core WordPress post formats and has been built and designed with simplicity in mind. To get a better idea of whats possible with Clipboard be sure to test drive on of the demos!
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