Last Updated on April 8, 2016
Tumblr currently has over 78 million blogs. Tumblr is also considered to fill the gap between Facebook and Twitter as the global platform for creativity and self-expression. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.
A huge advantage that Tumblr holds over other blogging platforms is free hosting. You can point the A-record or CNAME record of your desired domain, and basically have www.yourwebsite.com be hosted for free by Tumblr. If you stop and think about it, this is a pretty sweet idea to save money on CDN and bandwidth. Many designers take advantage of this and host their portfolios on Tumblr.
Tumblr also has an incredible active community. People can re-blog, love, and comment ( with Disqus comments installed) on your work. This allows you to gain exposure and make some new friend in the process. A huge perk of the themes listed below is that they don’t cost hundreds of dollars. The themes are affordable just like a pair of jeans. Today we have an awesome collection of stunning Tumblr themes. Every single listing has a price, download link, and demo link.
Woody Theme – $18
Woody Theme is here with nice typography and modern pixel perfect design. This theme is made for Tumblr and it will takes you 1 minute to install theme.
Orson – $20
Orson is a clean and adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, without clutter and being highly flexible. Super easy to customize with support for Disqus, Flickr, Twitter, Dribbble, Instagram and Google Analytics. This theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.
3xistence – $21
This theme was designed especially to showcase your beautiful pictures in high resolution! Yes, it works also on mobile devices, because all pictures uploaded by you with traditional way (i.e.: through Photo posts) are automatically swapped for their smaller versions to fit on mobile devices.
UltraMnml – $20
UltraMnml is a very clean, minimalistic and responsive Tumblr theme made for the power blogger. It supports all post types and is made for any type of Tumblr blogger, whether you’re a writer or a photo blogger, this theme will make your content look awesome. It is also responsive so it’ll look great on both your phone or tablet.
Simon – $20
Simon is a simple, adaptive, Tumblr theme which is easy to install, customise, and makes is a great first theme to use with Tumblr! Aimed at writers, with strong typography, this theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.
Fredrik – $21
Fredrik is an adaptive Tumblr theme which includes a Grid based Index Page which is great to use as a portfolio for a Illustrator. Also includes the traditional Blog based Index Page, as well as other features. Super easy to customize with support for Disqus, Flickr, Twitter, Dribbble, Instagram and Google Analytics. Also includes new features unique to this theme!
Optic Responsive Tumblr Theme – $20
Optic is a responsive Tumblr theme perfect for any blog type featuring the Masonry jQuery plugin. Showcase your artwork with complete focus on the post. Optic comes packed full of jQuery awesomeness and shows your posts in all their glory. Pick colors for any part of the theme so you can fully customize it the way you want. Also pick your favorite font from the Google fonts library and add it in using the themes options panel.
Incorporated – $17
Mason – $20
Mason is an adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, in a masonry based view. Includes ajax based page loading, as well as URL tracking (no broken back button!). Users can quickly view your posts, view them in the detail, and go back to where they were.
Tumblair – $12
A Minimal & Light theme for tumblr. Comes with multiple features and options including an image slider & A Header Text block.
Glide – $20
Glide is a 100% responsive theme. Suitable for any type of Tumblog. From photography to business. It is a great starting block for developers, designers and bloggers of any skill level. Glide comes packed full of features and more get added with every update. It features an extensive list of editable options via the Appearance panel, flickr stream, recent posts, fully responsive videos, slider and images.
SimpliciTheme – $14
SimpliciTheme is a very easy to customize Tumblr Theme. By using Tumblr’s own customization panel/dashboard you won’t have to think about the code behind the theme. You can give this theme a completely different look with just a few clicks. But if you’d like to edit the code behind the theme to your own liking, you can! Also included are all photoshop files.
Timeline – $14
TIMELINE is a Premium Tumblr Theme that was designed to view your tumblog as timelines. This is a personal theme that’s suitable in use for people who have an active and enjoyable life.
Pop Gallery – $14
Pop Gallery is a Tumblr theme for visual portfolios, galleries, handcrafts shops, with the unique possibility to present distinct thumbnails for new, sold and reserved items. It has a beautiful and clean design with circular thumbnails.
Focus – $20
Focus is a minimalistic and adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, without clutter. Easy to change colors and background images as well as support for Disqus, Flickr, Twitter, Dribbble and Google Analytics. This theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.