“Simply Ornate” WordPress Theme

My newest freebie wordpress theme is ready for download. This theme was designed with the main focus being on patterns and typography. It uses patterns from here and comes in 5 flavors.

I tried to make this theme as basic as possible. It uses one plugin (which you can find in the plugin folder within the zip file) to include a flickr feed. Just drop the “flickrrss.php” file in your plugins directory and activate within the dashboard. You can set how many photos appear in the feed, I’d suggest staying with multiples of 4 to keep the design balanced.

The theme also includes a prototype-based tab effect (via stereotabs) that allows users to browse latest posts, comments and tags. The front page is set up to show excerpts of your 4 latest posts, and also includes a mini-nav in the upper right side to allow for page navigating.

The theme also uses a ton of png transparency that does work cross-browser (even in IE 6). Click the thumbnails below for screen shots.

Simply Ornate Twirl II
Simply Ornate Royal Red
Simply Ornate DARK
Simply Ornate Pixel Grey
Simply Ornate Pinkie

Demo Simply Ornate “Twirl II”


Please leave the footer intact as is, with links to both EvanEckard.com and DinPattern.com for usage. Feel free to modify any themes as well. If you do, send me a link so I can check it out — Enjoy!


  • clippingimages October 9, 2009

    Very cool wordpress themes , Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  • Wordpress Theme January 24, 2010

    I love this one. Did you add it to STCFX ? I think they are allowing free theme submission.

  • wOW, simple yet awsome theme! thanks!

  • Jennifer May 11, 2011

    amazing theme
    Simple and Stylish
    keep up the good work

  • Fotografia Ĺ›lubna katowice August 31, 2011

    Absolutely stunning! and free:D thank you!

  • Mostafizur June 20, 2013

    Awesome WordPress.Thanks for sharing.

  • trendmx July 11, 2013

    Very impressive, thank you for the freebie.

  • shawon//clippingpath December 26, 2015

    Wow standard theme and realy nice….

  • Anjel Arobi July 25, 2022

    It looks simple but good.

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