50 Excellent Resources to Submit and Promote your WordPress Theme
WordPress is one of the widely used and most lovable open source blog publishing application (CMS) ever created. Originally designed for blogging but is so powerful and popular that it is being used by many business websites. Due to its popularity, you’ll find a large number of free and premium wordpress themes created by creative and innovative designers.
While most of the designers who create excellent, adsense wordpress themes, manage and publish their themes on their own blogs/websites; there is still a large number of designer who are willing to publish their work all for free to the general public. Generally these designers do this to promote their own blog, thus enabling them to rank higher in Google’s and Yahoo’s SERPs.
Promoting your free wordpress theme is not as simple. There are tons of free wordpress theme directories who are willing to take/publish your wordpress theme(s). However, most of theme are out-dated or obsolete, meaning that either they don’t accept/publish fresh wordpress themes or it take months for the theme to appear on their homepages.
If you are a designer and love wordpress themes as much as I do. Here’s a list of some of the most famous, widely used wordpress theme directories to submit your work.
Top 11 WordPress Theme Directories
If you are in a real rush and don’t have time to submit your work to all the theme directories. Here is a list of top wordpress theme directories; listed according to PageRank, traffic, collection and above all freshness!
1. WordPress Theme Directory – [Registration Required]
2. Weblogtoolscollection – [Registration Required]
3. Blog Flux – [Registration required]
4. ThemeBot – [Registration Required]
5. WpSkins – [Registration Required]
6. ThemeBase – [Registration Required]
8. FreeWordpressTheme – [Registration Required]
9. Theme Rock Kitty – [Registration Required]
Other Free WordPress Theme Directories
12 FreeWordpressBlog – [Registration Required]
36. goTheme – [Registration Required]
37. Satinder – [Registration Required]
38. iThemes – [Registration Required]
WordPress Theme Forums
Registration and active participation is required before you can publish your own theme on these forums.
Another great way to promote your blog theme is by submitting it to as many social bookmarking sites as possible; which includes Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Delicious, Yahoo! buzz, Propeller, Mixx, etc. and tell your friends or colleagues to vote you on these sites.
Which of these theme directories do you like the most?
Excellent Write up! I was looking for a similar list to post my new wordpress design and here I have it. Thankyou!
It took me 5-6 hours to search, compile and re-check all the themes directories. Its worth my effort.
Good compilation you have here. I personally like themebot and wpskins, their service is quick and efficient.
Great collection of sites for theme users, especially those who want to get word out quickly about a new theme release.
@ Jakson & Kevin Thanks for appreciating my work 🙂
Nice Compilation. Some of these sites are new to me.
very nice gallery sir.. Thanks..
Impressive work Musab, but 5-6 hours…..? You need to work on that 😉
Thanks Mohib! Although it took me a lot of time, but its worth an effort.
Very Good posts Musab, submitted my theme to two directories yet. Let’s see.
I am working hard to get my blog popular, and posts like your are fantastic for me to achieve my objective.
Keep It Up!!
Thanks for the appreciation Salman! Glad to help you guys out. Don’t forget to bookmark it for future references.
Already bookmarked !
How can i miss such precious list 🙂
Thanks for the great post.
Thank you for this comprehensive post! I was looking for directories and you came up in Google. I gave you a Stumble thumbs up and a Digg, thanks again!
Awesome article, its of great help to me. As i have started my new site of wordpress themes.
Great Collection Thanks for sharing