Where to Find Tumblr Themes for Free

Check Out these Links for Free Tumblr Themes

Free Tumblr Themes
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Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms right now, and people all over the web are scrambling to find good free Tumblr themes that look nice and professional. With the right theme, your Tumblr blog will look almost as good as a professional website!

If you’re really dedicated to growing a popular Tumblr blog or already have a loyal readership, then you might consider hiring a web designer to customize a theme for you.

 But if you don’t want to fork over the dough it costs to hire a real designer, you can always go hunting for free high quality Tumblr themes. You just need to know where to look.

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Search Within Tumblr

There’s perhaps no greater place to look than within Tumblr itself. You can find some of the best themes being given away by people who are already on Tumblr.

“Free Tumblr Themes” Tag: Search variations of “free tumblr themes” within the tags to bring up posts by users and designers who are offering free themes to their followers.

Tumblr's Popular Free Themes: Browse through Tumblr’s Popular Themes page for some of the best themes that are offered for free.

Search Google for Specific Terms

After taking some time to browse through the themes on Tumblr, you may decide to search for specific terms using Google search if you haven’t yet found a theme that you like.

For example, you might decide to search for the term, “blue tumblr themes free” or “cute animal tumblr themes free” and see what comes up.

Here are a few links you can take a look at for free Tumblr themes:

Theme Guide: A Tumblr blog decicating to showcasing some of the most beautiful and new themes freely available.

Zen Themes: Clean and minimal Tumblr themes you can use for free.

Themes by James: Beautiful, clean, grid-like Tumblr themes that are free to use.

Stylish Web Designer Theme List: A blog post featuring an enormous list of 200 free Tumblr themes in no particular order.

Themeson Tumblr Blog: This is a Tumblr blog that is entirely dedicated to sharing the very best and most recent free Tumblr themes.

Complex Picks for Best Free Themes: Complex.com put together a gallery of 25 free Tumblr themes that are among a few of the best.

Totally Layouts: A site offering cute Tumblr blog themes for free. Once you click on the theme, step-by-step installation instructions are given to you.

HotLayouts2U.com: This is a free layout site that gives you a list of the most recent, top rated, and top viewed Tumblr themes. You are given the code to install the theme yourself. (See brief installation instructions at the end of this article.)

ThemeForest (Not Free): Unfortunately, these themes come with a cost, but they’re higher quality compared to many free themes and don’t come with a very expensive price tag. ThemeForest is a leading provider of all sorts of blogging skins and themes for various platforms including Tumblr.

Installing Your New Theme

Installing a free theme is pretty simple. Since most free themes are already found in the Theme Garden, clicking on the theme of your choice should bring you to the installation page.

A dropdown menu is shown where you can choose the blog you want the theme installed on (if you have multiple Tumblr blogs). Press “Install” and you’re done.

In some cases, you may be given a .txt file full of code, which you have to install yourself. To do this, all you have to do is navigate to your profile settings (marked by the little person icon in the top right corner of your Tumblr dashboard on the web) and click "Edit appearance.”

Scroll down to the Website Theme option and click "Edit theme." Click on "Edit HTML" in the left sidebar and delete the code that’s there. Replace it with the code given to you in the .txt file by using the copy/paste functions. Hit save, refresh the page and you should be good to go with your new theme.

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