Top Ten Tumblr Themes

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Microblogging site, Tumblr, is utilised by users the world over to share images, text, videos and links. Since its 2007 launch it’s been growing in popularity and is perfect for users who want to start a blog but don’t want the pressure of creating long text articles – with Tumblr’s emphasis on images and videos, it’s the ideal way to share all types of media.

One of Tumblr’s strengths is how easy it is to customise your blog to fit your personality, so many users opt to install a theme that showcases their content exactly how they want. There are plenty of themes out there to choose, with prices ranging from free content to expensive bespoke designs. To help narrow down the options, we’ve chosen ten of our favourites.










A light, simple template that allows you to showcase your posts, Gridly is a great option for Tumblr users who want to put the focus on their content. Gridly comes with built-in Disqus comment support for enhanced social sharing.










A vintage style Tumblr theme, this quirky design comes with two column layouts and supports all Tumblr post types, perfect for the diverse blogger who shares a wide range of content. The aesthetic of this theme is the main selling point here, making it ideal for the blogger who wants their theme to look just as good as their content.










A stylish, no-nonsense Tumblr theme, Bloq’s portfolio grid features both Masonry and Rows layouts, as well as dark and light preset skins, meaning it’s easy to switch things up if you fancy a change.










Ideal for users who like to keep things clean and simple, FeelinBlue is a minimalistic theme that believes in the power of white spaces and large, eye-catching typography.










One for the business users! Organisations are quickly seeing Tumblr as a place to connect with a younger demographic, so company pages are popping up more and more often. This corporate theme features a clean and open layout and is billed as the perfect companion to your company’s main website.










A fully responsive theme that blends modern design with a multitude of features, Scope is an attention-grabbing theme that’s sure to engage other users. Plus, the full size header is the perfect way to show off your favourite reblogs.










A great choice for photographers who want to use Tumblr as a way to show off their favourite shots, Berlin is a portfolio theme that’s fully customisable, so you can put your own spin on the design.


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Playing to Tumblr’s strengths, Impress allows you to sort your posts by type or by custom tags, as well as adjust your post sizes and utilise an infinite scroll, so users never run out of content to view on your blog.










Another theme that’s aimed at photographers, Photographica is a versatile theme that’s simple to customise. It’s a fully responsive theme, so your content will look just as good whether it’s viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile phone.










Kylix is billed by the developer as ‘the first fully responsive, HTML 5, Adsense ready Tumblr theme’. It’s built to the new Adsense responsive specifications, so is a great choice for any user who wants to branch out and turn Tumblr into a business venture.