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25 beautiful Drupal themes

31
Mar
2009

From many sides I hear that Drupal sites and themes are ugly, which is partly true, but I took a closer look at Drupal.org themes and handpicked 25 best designed Drupal 6 themes, to prove that Drupal can be beautiful even using standard themes that you can find on drupal.org website. In this post I provided a link to every theme's project page on drupal.org, download link and live demo link. Please note, that download links link to current theme release, which can change in the future, so use project page link (theme title in this post) in the future and download themes from there to keep them up to date.

Absynthe

  • Supports site name, slogan, title, search box, shortcut icon, and primary links.
  • CSS based, tableless design, fixed width layout with 2 columns.
  • Quick edit and delete links, custom search form design.

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Acquia Marina

  • 1, 2, or 3 column layout, 15 collapsible block regions
  • Drop-down primary links menu (optional) advanced theme settings to customize without coding!
  • Includes icons, high attention to detail on things like forms, lists, comments, quotes, and Drupal maintenance page

Acquia Slate

  • 1, 2 (either sidebar), or 3 column layout, 14 collapsible block regions
  • Custom front page layout with block/menu overlay and photo
  • Additional block regions on inner content pages, advanced theme settings to customize without coding!

Addari

  • Rounded Glassy corners of container.
  • CSS based design without tables, 6 Block regions
  • Pre-Made Search block, attractive comment section.

Agregado

  • Supports site name, slogan, mission, comment user pictures, search box, shortcut icon, and primary and secondary links.
  • Fixed width layout with 2 columns, 5 block regions available (including content area).
  • Custom search form design, maintenance/site off-line theme, CSS based, tableless design

Analytic

  • Smart 1-2-3 columns, big amount of regions
  • Fixed width (from 1024px and greater), tableless (css based)
  • XHTML Transitional valid, Tested in firefox 2+ / opera9.x / chrome / ie6+

Chrysalis

Color Paper

  • Supports logo or site name, mission, comment user pictures, shortcut icon, and primary and secondary links.
  • Fixed width layout with 2 columns, Maintenance/site off-line theme, CSS based, tableless design.
  • PNG fix for IE5.5+, comes with 5 variation of colours (teal, green, orange, pink, purple).

Colourise

  • Site name, Site slogan, Mission statement, Top search box, Shortcut icon, Primary Links, User pictures in posts and comment
  • Tableless Layout,Top and Bottom content block regions, 3 Footer block regions
  • jQuery Transparent PNG Fix for IE6 and below (inside theme settings)
  • Bi-directional (BiDi) support

Dark Elegance

  • Light-weight and fast loading, Focus on minimal implementation
  • Fixed 2 Column Layout 950px, CSS based, tableless design.
  • Fully customizable header image [PSD Included], Support for logo, primary links, mission, search box, shortcut icon and user pictures

Decayed

  • Tableless design, fixed width layout,
  • 2 columns with single right sideba, 3 footer block region, Top and bottom content block regions
  • Site nam, Site slogan, Mission statement, Top search box, Shortcut icon, Primary Links

Ebizon Exotic Red

  • Ebizon Exotic Red is a beautiful strict xHTML validated, standards compliant CSS based 2 Columns drupal template.

Ebizon RedFire

  • Ebizon RedFire is a strict xHTML validated, standards compliant CSS based drupal template with mission statement, breadcrumbs, custom footer.
  • It is a fixed width with beautiful red, black on white background color theme.

Fervens

  • Supports site name, comment user pictures, shortcut icon, and primary links.
  • Fixed width layout with 3 columns, CSS based, tableless design.
  • Nifty rounded corners, Uses Whatever:hover script for IE6 and below support

Freestyle

  • Freestyle is a colorful, tableless, two column layout. Freestyle's skate/punk motif uses pink and yellow neon spray paint as a graffiti backdrop for a blocky stencil-like typeface.
  • It has nice positive and negative space usage and some subtle torn edge styling. It almost reminds you of that flyer for your band that you had your friend screen print copies of in his grandma's basement back in the day.

Fresh Media

  • Three special “user” block regions
  • Two-columns, Fixed width, tableless / Pure CSS design
  • Five block regions - content, right sidebar, footer 1, footer 2, and footer 3

id-Facta

  • This is a minimal and very clean theme, including a lot of white space, for those who love clean and minimal designs. It is very lightweight and fast loading.
  • The theme is tested with all major browsers.
  • Collapsible left sidebar and bottom blocks.

Inove

  • Fixed width with 2 columns
  • Cross-browser compatible, Optimized for fast loading
  • Standards-compliant XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS

Magazeen

  • Fixed width with 2 columns
  • Standards-compliant XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS
  • Cross browser compatible and tested on IE-6, IE-7, FireFox, Opera

Mulpo

  • It is a simple clean theme with semantic markup, ideal for blogs.
  • The mulpo theme manages to look very stylish with just one background image, all the rest is done with CSS.
  • Mulpo has only been tested in Firefox and Safari.

Pixeled

  • Based on a GPL licensed wordpress theme.

Pluralism

  • This theme is a blog theme for Drupal 6. The footer is designed to have 3 columns, so for the best aesthetic look, multiples of 3 are the best look for this theme (3, 6, 9 blocks).
  • jQuery used to hide/show the categories on node pages. Forum's are built based on the taxonomy system, so special attention was paid to how categories display on forum pages.
  • No logo on the theme.

Scruffy

  • Scruffy is a grungy, two-column blog theme originally designed for Wordpress by Cobus Bester.
  • The Drupal port preserves the same fundamental layout, with minor tweaks to work with non-node pages, Drupal status messages, and so on.

Strange Little Town

  • Site name, Site slogan, Mission statement, Primary Links, User pictures in posts and comment
  • Top and Bottom content block regions, tableless Layout, 1 Left, 1 Right, Both or None sidebars support
  • jQuery Transparent PNG Fix for IE6 and below (inside theme settings), Bi-directional (BiDi) support

The Morning After

  • This is a port of the Wordpress theme The Morning After to Drupal/ProsePoint, developed as a subtheme of Zen.
  • NOTE: You must install the Zen theme first! See http://drupal.org/project/zen.
Tags: drupal, free, theme

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CEO of Mogdesign.eu - Drupal design and development firm. Designer, blogger, christian, husband, father...
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162 comments so far

jamso's picture

thx bro :)

Neo's picture

You got my blog :)

Hallo Patidu's picture

I like the first theme :D . And i am using this template, but it is a wordpress theme :D.

thank bro..!

Jim's picture
Jozef Toth's picture

@Jim - thanks for adding

Nicolas's picture

This is an awesome list, thanks for your work, we need more blog posts talking about great Drupal themes. Thanks for including my mulpo theme, it was awesome to see it make the list :D. Here is another article about nice Drupal themes: http://mulpo.com/top-drupal-themes - I will add a link at the end of my post linking back to this article.

golchi's picture

Helpful post because as you said many themes are not so cool. It is as if you were seeing the same themes with different colors :-).

I knew some of the list but there are new cool ones I found. Tx

Jozef Toth's picture

@Nicolas - thanks for linking back

laxman's picture

I am new for the Drupal community and My request to the users is to guide me through the theming concepts.
Thanks in advance.

Ulf's picture

Great Collection, thanx a lot.

mkjones's picture

Wow, Drupal seems to have really got its act together since I moved away from it.

The Magazeen WordPress port is especially nice.

If only they would sort their versions out. v6 would be perfect if they would only drop v5 and get everyone working on the same project.

Frank Stallone's picture

I absolutely love how Dark Elegance handles comments. Some of these look like Wordpress themes (some are ported from WP themes I know) but Drupal has a little different gearing that WP so why use it as just a blog if it can clearly do so much more? Either way great list!

mary's picture

That's a nice list of themes, thank you. Drupal is such a powerful CMS, and it's good to see more themes coming out for it.

thanks much!

mary

Glenn Hilton's picture

Great list Jozef! Those are sharp. :)

Matt's picture

Magazeen's version alpha-2 is well done theme. CSS was one of the best i've worked with. I've updated my site to it, with some minor changes. http://matthewm.org

Arthur's picture

Nice theme!

tripwiremag's picture

Great collection really! Thanks for a good blog.
If you're looking for more Drupal Themes you may look here 120 Free Essential Drupal 6.x Themes and 70 very useful Drupal 6.x Themes

dfd's picture

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Torsten's picture

Great selection of drupal themes.
I will linking back as one source for drupal theme inspirations.

Bevan's picture

This is post is really useful. Are you on Planet Drupal? You should be! ;) Let me know if you want help getting on.

You've done an awesome job of theming yor blog here. It looks great!

sanatate's picture

Nice collection. Thank you!

neon's picture

Your site is very good. There are useful information and most importantly, for sharing great. Thank you ....

newmedia.by's picture

thanks for your work, thats a very good collection!

ijohndoe's picture

you ported the magazeen wordpress theme. great work, thanks!

neon's picture

thank you very much.. very good web site..

Drupal Themes Garden's picture

Really nice collection of drupal themes. Thanks.

Komik Videolar's picture

thanks all.

jai's picture
james's picture

Nice Drupal layout for health care theme
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Zoltan's picture

Nice collection!
Also, please check out: http://twitter.com/drupalthemes
Soon we will provide the best drupal themes!

Kombi Servisi's picture

nice colecciton very nice blog
thanks

Billi's picture

Oh, that's fine, i'm news with Drupal and it's a great help.

softcase's picture

Excellent blog right here! Additionally your web site
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I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

Busana Muslim Terbaru's picture

Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

youtube's picture

Thanks for the tutorial, Drupal has become increasingly good as they put new versions around and I'm quite glad to see it is as effective as ever

windy abdurrahman's picture

nice looking theme..

Suneel's picture

Nice list of drupal themes there.

How about their admin panels? Are they as sophisticated as Wordpress dashboards? I have multiple blogs on WP, but none on Drupal.

Jozef Toth's picture

The new Drupal 7 will bring so much improved usability. But even now Drupal administration is quite intuitive, there are few admin themes, admin modules so you can configure it just as you want. And the new Admin Theme that will come with drupal 7 was designed by Mark Boulton ;)

video's picture

Nice list of drupal themes there.

Ed conolly's picture

Awesome, thanks!

lucy loo's picture

Thnaks heaps, couple of these arn't even listed on Drupal :)

FreeDrupalDesign's picture

I know this comment might sound like self promotion, but I just launched a free unique Drupal themes site here http://www.freedrupaldesign.com. Hope this suite the audience reading this post...

grafiker's picture

Thnaks heaps, couple of these arn’t even listed on Drupal :)

Markus's picture

You should also check out Themesnap.com for some nice Drupal themes. It's too bad that people use Wordpress as a CMS when Drupal does a better job IMHO.

PARTO RIZA's picture

Dear Sir,

I am interested to use design The Morning After as our website design.
Could we do that ???and how we can do that ??
Thank you

justin tv's picture

good summ good theme tnk

mike's picture

thanks a lot good themes

otel bilgileri's picture

it's such a great article. i'll tell about this to all my friends as soon as possible. thanks for everything.

criminal defense lawyer's picture

tnk admn good job

SohoInteractive's picture

Awesome themes. Thank you for sharing.

gelinlik fiyatları's picture

i just wanted to thank you for this useful article and i'm glad to find this website. now i'm beginning to read your other articles. i hope we will live on well :)

Jason Xie's picture

I created a commercial themes called leatheria and can you guys comment on this theme?

http://demo.drupalstore.info/?theme=leatheria

Thanks

moda's picture

The themes are so nice. I liked Acquia Slate theme. I'm going to use it for my blog. thanks for share man.. I love you..

joseph's picture

oh my god..! very nice themes. I'll download all thank man for the posting;)

I love your site..

komik videoar's picture

nice informa verizione sinyore

Hosting Coupon's picture

I like Acquia Marina theme.

hayat's picture

The themes are so nice. I liked Acquia Slate theme. I’m going to use it for my blog. thanks for share man.. I love you.

farmville hileleri's picture

I like Acquia Marina theme.

abiye's picture

The themes are so nice. I liked Acquia Slate theme. I’m going to use it for my blog. thanks for share man.. I love you..

su pompası's picture

Thnaks heaps, couple of these arn’t even listed on Drupal :)

derya baykal's picture

The themes are so nice. I liked Acquia Slate theme. I’m going to use it for my blog. thanks for share man.. I love you..

örgü örnekleri's picture

thanks a lot good themes

oya örnekleri's picture

You should also check out Themesnap.com for some nice Drupal themes. It’s too bad that people use Wordpress as a CMS when Drupal does a better job IMHO.

civata's picture

tnk admn good job

mühürlü kalemim's picture

i just wanted to thank you for this useful article and i’m glad to find this website. now i’m beginning to read your other articles. i hope we will live on well :)

civata's picture

Thnaks heaps, couple of these arn’t even listed on Drupal :)

football manager's picture

Great Collection, thanx a lot.

Reynold Hugh's picture

I have a question that what's the best free forum package to use with Drupal?
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Daniel Lee's picture

I saw a nice free Drupal theme here:

http://www.symphonythemes.com/theme/alphorn

raul's picture

very good!!!!!

Sharon's picture

Thanks the collection is really good. Was looking out for drupal themes. My work is much easier now...

Neo's picture

Hi,
Can you change demo site for absynthe to http://abthemes.com/demo/#drupal6.abthemes.com/absynthe
I do not use it on my blog now
Thank you,
Neo

güvercin videoları's picture

good article, Drupal themes are getting better.

Rk4088's picture

Nice Themes

Jack's picture

Excellent work..Keep it up

Steven's picture

You can add this one too, a free Drupal theme based on Fusion theme:

http://www.symphonythemes.com/drupal-theme/octavin

cfg indir's picture

thank you octavin theme please.

oteller's picture

thank you for much a lot of pages.:)

Sharon - Drupal Themes's picture

New collection of beautiful drupal themes, http://www.totaltheme.com/free-drupal-themes

Chanelle P.'s picture

Those are some pretty nice drupal themes. I just love wordpress period. It's easy to use and you can really optimize WP for the search engines and rank on the first page of google as long as competition isn't too high just by getting high PR backlinks and some activity. Choose the right buying keyword + content + simple SEO = $$$$

Santrafüj Pompa's picture

very nice

Santrafüj Pompa's picture

god your site

Santrafüj Pompa's picture

tnks

JAMIE's picture

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ender saraçoğlu's picture

good article, Drupal themes are getting better...

diyet's picture

thanks. very nice

otel's picture

beatifuly thanks.

eroids's picture

Nice collection. Zen based themes are the way to go!

ucuz otel's picture

god your site

abdominal trainer's picture

I don't know what Artiseer is... but those themes on that link are horrible. This is the 4th time I got a message on these boards for those links... I think they are just trying to get back links. Not even the boobs hanging out on the site could sell those themes.

Frisco Dermatology's picture

The Ebizon Exotic Red theme is wonderful. I really like these Drupal themes and I will incoporate them into my website. Thanks for sharing this.

Grails Tutorial's picture

Nice collection!Nice theme~

Jeff Cook's picture

How come you don't mention Compositio (the theme you are using)? http://drupal-theme.net/theme/compositio

mississauga personal trainer's picture

I'm a new Drupal user, and I try to use a Thumbnail to display on the frontpage, but I can't do that. A Drupal can use thumbnail such as Wordpress or Joomla?

gelinlik's picture

Great Collection, thanx a lot. :=)

Moda Trendleri's picture

great collection thx for the sharinbg

Abhishek's picture

Hey really great collection..want to build a similar theme at www.link2class.com

aslam's picture

Hey really great collection..want to build a similar theme at

DragolinDesign's picture

Nice collection of themes, though most of them are IMO only semi-beautiful ... which is a pity, because you DO see a lot of nice Drupal designs, but somehow that does not translate in beautiful free Drupal themes

From a similar point of view, I recently made a blogpost with 8 beautiful free Drupal themes released in 2010 and yes ... 8 is the best I could come up with

If you know any other sources for great free themes, let me know! :)

utangac's picture

tnk admn good job

Abhishek's picture

Very impressive themes.

Tie Che's picture

The themes is very nice all page is fasted open

sibel kekilli's picture

I’m a new Drupal user, and I try to use a Thumbnail to display on the frontpage, but I can’t do that. A Drupal can use thumbnail such as Wordpress or Joomla?

Lisa's picture

The Absynthe and Magazeen templates are outstanding!

tasarım yarışmaları's picture

very cool themes thanx

Rick Thomas's picture

I am seriously thinking of converting all my blogs to drupal after seeing all these beautiful designs. Wordpress, move aside, something bigger and MANY TIMES better has arrived! :)

Peace,
Rick

PHP Developer India's picture

Great Work, Really nice and user full website..

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment's picture

I love the Chrysalis theme. THos colors always look so good together.

Final Fantasy 14 Guide Guy's picture

I mainly use wordpress for my blogs but I'm curious now and want to give drupal a try. Is it hard to learn how to use the drupal platform?

Bradley Worth's picture

Drupal does make wordpress look rather boring and lifeless.

Gerald's picture

HY.
can some1 pls help me,where to find nice drupal 7 themes

Socorro Sultan's picture

Cute collections MUst try to myself! Thanks

PingLots's picture

Great list of dupal themes. Played around with Fervens for some time on my last site.

Sizzeling's picture

Well the problem is that Durpal blogs get spammed way too much imho

Netpaths's picture

Thanks for sharing these 25 beautiful Drupal themes. They are nice drupal themes.

Daria Schuhe's picture

Great Collection, thanx a lot.

ilike9's picture

Agree with upstairs :D

ayakkabı modelleri's picture

Nice collection. Zen based themes are the way to go!..

John Albert's picture

It is Very informative. great collection..

sami's picture

Nice list of drupal themes there.

Rap müzik's picture

Thanks ;)

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Du Pham's picture

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berita kebumen's picture

Hi there! This post couldn't be written any better!
Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks
for sharing!

Quotes Living Life to the Fullest's picture

Interesting post! First time isit to the blog and I really like it. Bookmark!

Moda's picture

Thank you for great themes..

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You should also check out Themesnap.com for some nice Drupal themes. It’s too bad that people use Wordpress as a CMS when Drupal does a better job IMHO.

อยากลดน้ำหนัก's picture

Great share.Thank you for the great and beutiful Wordpress Themes

Jose Levra's picture

Hey! I hope you do not mind but I decided to publish your weblog: http://mogdesign.eu/blog/25-beautiful-drupal-themes to my online directory. I used, "25 beautiful Drupal themes | Mogdesign" as your website headline. I hope this is okay with you. If you'd like me to change the title or perhaps remove it entirely, email me at Zmijewski@yahoo.com. Thanks for your time.

Magento Support's picture

Thanks for these themes. Its really helpful.

Concierge Services's picture

I always be able to get Good Eye Catching Themes. You Really have a Great collection. I mostly like you "decayed". This is enlightening of course.

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Interesting post! First time isit to the blog and I really like it. Bookmark!

Sadanand's picture

Nice article. I am waiting for your next article.

Edirectoria's picture

Nice drupal theme article where to find nice drupal 7 newspapers themes

Freelance Website Designer @ Tech-Magneta's picture

Really great set of themes....
The starting ones are really nice & seem they could be edited nicely

Drupal Development India's picture

Absynthe theme is very classic

anto's picture

nice job! Thanks...

Daniel's picture

thank for pixeled i downloaded good work keep it up

smai's picture

thanks a lot good themes

PHP Developers's picture

Some themes can be improved upon. Others are great just the way they are. Nice thing about Drupal is it provides for the customization of the theme.

If you do not like a theme you can always change it to make it what you want.

BTW nice collection of themes!

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Good website! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

Enedir's picture

Great drupal themes collection.

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You should also check out Themesnap.com for some nice Drupal themes. It’s too bad that people use Wordpress as a CMS when Drupal does a better job IMHO.
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Drupal Development's picture

These themes are really beautiful and very useful to implement.

drupal web development's picture

I am working on open source since 2007 and found that there are so many themes available for wordpress, joomla but very few for drupal, this post is very useful and all the themes are very good to use for drupal.

Pozycjonowanie's picture

hi, i have 3 this templates for my drupal!! thx for this post.

Vikram Dharmadhikari's picture

Sea and Red Theme are also worth to pay attention. https://drupal.org/project/red .
And https://drupal.org/project/Sea

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very nice themes collection

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The first one looks like a blog theme and the rest look very simple and I dont see any good themes here except the "morning after", looks somewhat professional.

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http://www.drupal-website-developer.com/

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Some decent themes, free themes have a tendency to look very similar with out subtle changes. So maybe I'll go with a paid theme for my site, because I want things to look professional when I presenting to my viewers methods they can use to fix Wuauclt issues.

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