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Best Tumblr Style WordPress Themes 2020

Best Tumblr Style WordPress Themes 2020

Tumblr-hosted websites have a distinctive look that many people enjoy. However, you don’t need to sign up to that service to create a blog that looks like a Tumblr site. Thanks to the options in this collection of the best Tumblr-style WordPress themes, you can take advantage of the powerful functionality of WordPress, while applying a design to your website that closely resembles Tumblr.

1. Anew

Anew is a well-established Tumblr-style WordPress theme with nicely designed post formats for a range of content types.

This theme would work really well for bloggers who’d like to publish different types of content on their website, in a similar style to how content is presented on Tumblr. The 10 post type templates that you get access to with Anew provide you with different layouts that are optimized for videos, audio, and photo sliders, to name just a few. Therefore, each time you add a new piece of content to your Tumblr-style WordPress blog, you can choose which option from the available templates would work best.

When setting up other aspects of your blog, you get a good range of options too with Anew. For example, you can choose how many columns the footer of your website is divided up into. You can then insert a range of widgets into those columns, such as a featured posts widget, a list of trending posts, and a profile widget. You can also choose whether or not to display a widgetized sidebar on your Tumblr-style blog, and if so, which side to display it on. As Anew comes with a few custom widgets, you get a lot of options for inserting content into these areas, including using the widgets from any third-party plugins you’ve installed.

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2. Skilt

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Skilt is a minimal design for bloggers that will help you to optimize your content to its maximum potential. The clean layout of the theme will always keep the focus on your content and make sure your articles get good rankings in search results.

Though the theme is minimal, it is highly customizable. You can use the WordPress theme customizer which will help you to design your site with live customization and real-time preview. As it is extremely easy to use, any WordPress user will be able to customize the theme without any issue.

The theme offers you multiple homepage layout options to choose from. You can have a classic design or a modern grid design with the number of columns of your choice. You can have a post and page background images to help you to brand your site with the kind of image it defines.

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3. Aside

Aside is a portfolio WordPress theme that will help you to display your work in a Tumblr-style format.

This theme comes in six different varieties that you can import into your WordPress website to help you get started. Whether you want to use this theme for your portfolio, or just to share content you’ve found elsewhere or produced yourself, Aside works well for either type of project. Thanks to the various layouts, you can decide to display lots of your content on the homepage of your website, in a range of formats, or use the slideshow mode to display one item at a time, using the slider interface.

If you’d like the content you publish to take center stage on your website, this Tumblr-style WordPress theme, with its minimal design, is a good choice. Depending on which demo you use, your site could include no branding nor any of the other elements typically found on a website, such as the header, footer, or sidebar, and just focus on presenting your content in a distraction-free environment.

However, not all of the different layouts and versions of Aside take this minimal approach to web design. Some options have fixed sidebar layouts to ensure your visitors can easily find the other parts of your website. However, if you like the idea of a stripped-back user interface on your portfolio or blog, then Aside definitely has layouts for that type of project.

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Florence is a content-focused Tumblr style WordPress theme that comes with a minimalistic design. It is a fully responsive theme to make your site look great for small screen devices.

It’s very clean and minimal, which makes it a perfect choice for any personal blogging site. The clean classic blog layout will make your content stand out and offer a pleasant experience to your users.

It offers you a number of different post formats that help you to publish a variety of content on your blog with full-width as well as a layout with sidebars. It comes with a number of custom widgets, the about me widget will help you to showcase the author in the sidebar.

The sticky navigation menu, tons of customizable color options are some of the highlights of this amazing theme.

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5. OldCar

The last theme on the list is, OldCar, a creative and bold WordPress theme was just too captivating to not mention. I’m not going to lie; this one is my favorite!

The theme has a sidebar on the right and allows for an unlimited choice in regards to color. It also supports Google Fonts so that you can make your blog really stand out.

It is 100% responsive and comes with two layouts which include the fluid grid that you see pictured above, and a normal layout – just in case you’d like to dial it down a bit.

The theme also includes shortcodes and a nice masonry styled portfolio that really stands out.

All and all, this theme was my favorite, but my hope is that you found a Tumblr inspired theme that suits your needs.

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