HTML5Press – A Feature Rich Free Blogging WordPress Theme

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HTML5Press is a feature rich free blogging theme that was released by Tyler Longren a few weeks ago. The theme was designed in CSS3 and HTML5.

For a free design it includes a lot of great features. The home page has a featured post slider at the top of the page. Sticky posts can be placed underneath for important announcements too. Post images are supported as are WordPress menus and link and quote post formats. Over 40 fonts can be chosen from Google fonts and it the design comes with 6 built in colour schemes (pink, blue, green, red, orange and bluish purple). Fuzzy timestamps were recently added too.

Through the themes options page you disable the floating ‘back to top’ button, set the size of featured images, choose your colour scheme and configure your featured posts slider.


HTML5Press is a great looking modern blogging theme that is very versatile and free to download. You can see the theme in action at HTML5Press or on Tylers blog. More information can be found on the theme announcement page.


HTML5Press: Information & Download | Demo

* Shortly after the publication of this post Tyler Longren, the developer of HTML5Press announced the release of version 2.1. New features include a Twitter widget and support for WordPress custom backgrounds.

Comments (2)

  • Comment by Rod


    Could you please guide me on how to change the text in the header by a logo in the WP theme of RootDip.


  • Comment by Tyler Longren
    Tyler Longren

    Had to rename HTML5Press to Rootdip. It had to have a name change for inclusion in the WordPress theme directory.

    There’s been quite a few updates, but still not in the official theme repo yet.