The Best Imgur WordPress Theme Free & Premium of 2014

Imgur is one of the world best photo sharing/hosting sites in the world being the 48 most visited website in the world! Part of Imgur success I believe is its minimalist design that is easy to use and user friendly. Due to this I find my self spending more time on their site because I can easily browse my uploaded images and others.

If you are thinking of creating a image base site just like then you are in the right place because I am going to list the best themes to achieve this both free and premium.

The feature mention in this collection is to feature a grid layout and to follow a similar layout do that you can emulate their success.

Free Imgur Clone WordPress

Free Imgur Clone WordPress

This theme is the best free alternative as supposed to the premium theme we found and is defiantly worth a look at if you are short on cash. Although not full responsive like the premium alternative mention below this template as built in Facebook comment and social share. Not only that but you also have the option to insert ads below or above the main image on post page. If you have bit of cash to spend I would say keep scrolling down for the premium alternative.


Premium Imgur style theme


This theme is fully responsive meaning your users can enjoy your website on all devices whether PC or mobile.You also get front end publishing so your users can sign up and submit post via the front-end of you site, it does not stop there you can also set it up so users can submit images and videos without having to log in. Like the free theme mention above this is also adsense ready with optimized ad location.

Another thing worth mentioning is that users have the ability to mark post as NSFW(Not Safe For Work) meaning non members have to login before the content is shown.

Social sharing and Facebook comment for comes as standard which you can easy enable or disable. Final points is that this theme is light and easy to use with 3 other skin pre-built.


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The Best Smashing Magazine WordPress Clone Theme Ever

Smashing Magazine as been around since 2006 and it is still going strong. They target web designers and developer and is recognized as and authoritative figure in this space. The key to there success in my eyes is their in-dept article and resources they share but also their site design. It is about the design of the site I would like to talk about today, they have optimized the layout for ease of use and also to have focus on their ads. The Smashing Magazine site layout is in three columns which does not seem too compact and cluttered like most sites with this design do. They have also optimized it for speed, so what is this information to you ?

Great question because I stumble upon a similar theme to which you can see below:


Smashing Magazine WordPress Theme

Smashing Magazine theme

This theme is responsive meaning it will look amazing on all devices which is also optimized for speed.I would recommend this theme to those who plan to create a magazine, blog or a news site. You can start earning right away because this theme has built in ad placements, custom widgets and much more.


Best Distractify Clone WordPress Theme

Distractify is one of the popular sites in the world at it’s peak ranking under 1000 according to out of millions of sites. Due the sites design and highly engaging viral content it is no surprise we see it in our Facebook news feed and around the web. Distractify is not the only one having success in this  field there are a few others like upworthy, viral nova and more. Again some of the things we are seeing over again is great design simple enough to keep readers scrolling through and engaging content.

In this post I have put together a collection of some of the best WordPress themes similar to

Distractify Clone WordPress Template

distractify wordpress theme

This theme looks pretty much identical to Distractify, it is responsive to have your site looking good on all devices. Some of the noteworthy features are it’s build in ad spaces infinite scrolling on homepage and sticky sidebar on single page.

Overall a very good template that will help you to emulate Distractify success in creating an awesome news site.