Tumblr is an amazing platform that has become popular because of its simplicity. Posting content like text, photo, link, audio and video is just as easy as a click. However, those who have used WordPress won’t like to migrate to Tumblr because of the incredible flexibility WordPress offers, all thanks to the choice of plethora of plugins that WordPress users have.
If you would like to get the flexibility of WordPress in a Tumblr like style, then you can install a Tumblr style WordPress theme. So let’s take a look at 15 such themes that will give you that Tumblr-type look in WordPress itself.
Launch is a free Tumblr-like WordPress theme. This is a sweet little theme for the personal blogger who likes to blog in style. Provides support for your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and also for standard posts.
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. It has 3 different layout options, and also comes with 10 different color skins.
Grido is a new Tumblr-like theme that is colorful, trendy, and stylish. The theme comes with 9 gradient backgrounds for you to style the post individually. You can choose a color scheme to reflect the mood of the post or select a different color for each post to make your blog look like a wall of sticky notes.
Crisp comes with all-new Tumblog functionality with a quick publishing form on the dashboard. Crisp is perfect for lazy bloggers who want a professional, slick looking site with Tumblr-like ease-of-use. You can post to your tumblog from your dashboard, using the amazing new AJAX-powered & WooThemes-exclusive QuickPress functionality that is bundled with this theme.
Elefolio combines easy Tumblog publishing and a Portfolio to showcase your work and posts. The portfolio uses custom post types and can also stream from your Dribbble account. It will impress any visitor with its simple yet detailed look.
Though not exactly a Tumblr like theme, this theme supports the WooTumblog functionality so it can function like a Tumblr theme. Every element of Canvas is highly customizable through our options panel, so you can make the design, layout and typography exactly like you want. If you are after a highly customizable blog design or just a starter theme for your next client project, then Canvas will most definitely work for you.
Beveled is a clean yet sophisticated portfolio theme, which can be used to show off you work, or even display your photos. It is compatible with the WooTumblog plugin, which when enabled gives you access to post formats and iPhone publishing.
Notebook is a fun multimedia theme that takes advantage of WordPress post formats and advanced CSS3 animations. Notebook makes it easy to share a variety of content, including audio, video, photographs and standard blog posts.
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.
Life is speeding by. Capture and share all your passions instantly with the brilliant, streamlined style of Mindstream theme. With 9 unique post formats, from “asides” to “videos” and everything between, you can easily display your most inspired content with the mobile responsive, tumblog layout of Mindstream.
Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system. Support for post formats means you can jazz up your blog with your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
If you’re looking to get started with microblogging then Memo will be right up your street. It’s a super-awesome tumblog style theme with a clean, minimal design. Display your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.
TumblePress is a free theme from Colorslab. All the stuff you do online will now be perfectly packaged with its pre-enabled Post Format feature. It’s now easier than ever to create a Tumblr-like experience in WordPress. Have videos, links, images, audios, quotes and statuses all in one place. Make your blog as simple as Tumblr but as powerful as WordPress.
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.
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.