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The 50 best Drupal themes

WordPress is not the only CMS! Check out some of the best themes available for designers building websites in Drupal.

Here is a comprehensive list of the best paid-for and free Drupal themes to be found on the web. There are nearly one million sites in more than 180 languages currently using the Drupal content management system. That might not be as many as WordPress, with a massive online community with more than 26,000 developers constantly building and offering themes and resources, it's safe to assume that Drupal is a viable alternative for building your website on an open source CMS platform.

The Drupal themes listed below are all professionally designed and high quality. And best of all, those in the first section are completely free!

Free Drupal themes

01. Marinelli

  • Price: Free

Marinelli is a flexible three-column design with eight extra collapsible regions and a slider. It also comes with integrated rotating banners at the top where you can highlight your most relevant content. This is a very attractive design that will work well for corporate websites.

02. Bluez

  • Price: Free

Bluez is a great-looking Drupal theme for businesses. It has a simple, clean design with a bright colour scheme. You can customise just about everything, from the slideshow to the colours and social icons, you can even use Google Web Fonts.

03. Responsive Green

  • Price: Free

This professional responsive theme for Drupal is another great choice for a business, no matter the niche. It features a responsive slideshow, custom social links and Google Web Fonts along with the three-column footer.

04. Daycare

  • Price: Free

This responsive theme caters for children’s education but can be altered for any niche. It features multiple colours, configurable header images a multicolumn layout and has an adaptive and elegant Syntactically Awesome Stylesheet (Sass) based grid system.

05. Day and Night

  • Price: Free

Day and Night is a wonderful responsive design that uses the Zen base theme. It features a tile layout, a clean drop down menu and support for Sassy Cascading Style Sheers (Scass) and Sass. A great choice for an events website or a blog.

06. Business Responsive Theme

  • Price: Free

This is a fantastic free responsive theme developed by Zymphonies. It’s a clean and minimal design that features a one and two-column layout, nivo slider and a custom front page. Check out the live demo.

07. Hatch

  • Price: Free

Hatch is the perfect theme for photographers, illustrators, designers and anyone who wants to show off their portfolio. This simple Drupal 7 theme is based on the 960 Grid System and features an automatic thumbnail view on the front page for your latest articles or designs.

08. Corporate Clean

  • Price: Free

This minimalist responsive Drupal theme is specifically designed with businesses in mind and features a plethora of options. The theme offers multiple column layouts, adjustable slider and is also webform ready. With so many features on offer it’s amazing that this theme is free.

09. Likeable

  • Price: Free

Likeable is an elegant theme that would be perfect for an online magazine or blog. It features a slideshow to showcase recent posts. Check out the live demo - you won't be disappointed.           

10. SimpleCorp

  • Price: Free

Simple Corp is a stunning free Drupal theme that you will want to use. The theme is fully responsive and uses some fancy CSS3 effects for the portfolio section. The design is minimalistic and is available in various colour schemes. It features social icons, a multicolumn layout and a slider. Absolutely amazing for a free theme.     

11. Professional Responsive Theme

  • Price: Free

Another great theme from Zymphonies, this responsive theme includes one and two-column layout support, multi-level drop down menus and a custom front page. A professional looking theme for any business.

12. Corked Screwer       

  • Price: Free

One of the most beautiful free Drupal themes available, Corked Screwer is a responsive design so you can be sure it will work across a number of devices. It features a slideshow and multicolumn layouts. This would be perfect for a people who want to show off their work. Definitely worth checking out.

13. Blue Masters    

  • Price: Free

Designed by Wendell Fernandes and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers, this is a responsive theme featuring a responsive slideshow. A great theme for a small business or a freelancer.

14. Andromeda   

  • Price: Free

A slick Drupal theme with a minimalist design. It comes with a dropdown menu, a slideshow at the top and just about everything you need for a simple site that would be perfect for a freelancer or a start-up.

15. Omega Kickstart

  • Price: Free

If you’re looking for an ecommerce Drupal 7 theme for your online shop, this is worth checking out. It comes with everything you need to sell products online. Plus, it’s a responsive theme which means it will work across all devices.

16. Touchpro

  • Price: Free

Originally a premium theme, the Drupal community voted that TouchPro should be released for free, and you should be glad they did. It's a simple, two-column layout and features a slider that would work well for a blog or online magazine.

17. MD-foto

  • Price: Free

For all those photographers looking for a theme to showcase their portfolio, you’re in luck. This marvellous theme is tile-based like Windows 8. It comes with a host of options from customisable background to photo overlay. Plus it’s a responsive theme.    

18. Business

  • Price: Free

This minimal and elegant Drupal theme features a fixed-width, customisable slideshow, multiple column layouts and is highly customisable. It also supports Google Fonts and is great for any blogger or business.

19. Openchurch

  • Price: Free

Open Church is an impressive free Drupal theme that offers social and multimedia integration. It uses the 960 grid system and would suit any events-based site.

20. Responsive Blog

  • Price: Free

Every company should have a blog. And having a good-looking blog is a must if you want your readers to spend more time reading your content. Responsive Blog is a simple yet eye-catching theme that features social icons, mobile support and a slideshow. So grab it while it’s still free.

21. Journal Crunch

 Journal Crunch
Journal Crunch: perfect for a blog or news site
  • Price: Free

This theme is based on WordPress's JournalCrunch theme, which was designed for Smashing Magazine. This eye-catching, free Drupal theme would be perfect for a blog, a news or magazine website. Features include a one-column layout for the home page and special rendering for sticky posts.

22. FontFolio

FontFolio: comes with a liquid layout
  • Price: Free

FontFolio is a great-looking responsive Drupal theme that's perfect for web designers, artists and photographers. It comes with a liquid grid layout for the homepage and category pages and a two-column layout for the internal pages. You can also set it up in multiple languages.

23. TB Mollise

 TB Mollise
TB Mollise: good for a business site
  • Price: Free

TB Mollise is a professional-looking theme for business sites. You can choose between a fluid layout or a fixed 960 grid system, and you are free to customise just about everything so that it matches your brand.

24. Splendio

Splendio: it's responsive!
  • Price: Free

Splendio come packed with features. This responsive design will work across all devices and has been created using HTML5 and CSS3. There are loads of great themes for blogs and this is definitely one of them.

25. Selecta

Selecta: the best theme we've seen for video sharing
  • Price: Free

We haven't seen many slick Drupal themes for video blogs but if you're into video sharing then this theme is definitely worth checking out. You can also include your top five favourite videos and allow users to share them on social networks.

26. TB Sirate

 TB Sirate
TB Sirate: we can't believe it's free
  • Price: Free

It's surprising that you can find some really high-quality Drupal themes for free! If you're just starting out online, this theme has everything you could possible need plus an attractive design that's not easy to find. Compatible with all devices, this theme also comes in six different colours and a built-in mega menu

27. TB Methys

 TB Methys
TB Methys: ideal for a fashion site
  • Price: Free

I'm a fan of niche themes and this one's perfect for a fashion related sites. The top image slideshow and the big fonts are guaranteed to catch visitor’s attention and make them want to browse around.

28. Retromania

drupal themes retromania
  • Price: Free

Retromania is a standards-compliant XHTML valid two column theme originally designed by jayhafling.com. The theme is available for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 versions.

Paid-for Drupal themes

29. Mistix

Mistix: a good choice for a portfolio site
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

If you're a freelancer looking to showcase your portfolio online, this could be the perfect theme for you. It includes a big slider at the top where you can promote your latest work and it come in eight different colours. Perfect for photographers and web designers.

30. BigShop

BigShop: a great theme for ecommerce websites
  • Price: Regular licence - $55

Here's a great-looking responsive Drupal theme for ecommerce websites. The theme offers a clean, minimalistic and professional layout to promote products. It's also responsive, so it will work across multiple devices.

31. Cooker

Cooker: perfect for a restaurant site
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Cooker is a fantastic HTML5 and CSS3 Drupal theme that would be a great choice for restaurants, bars, pubs or bistros. The theme comes with dynamic product displays and you can integrate social media as well as have people sign up for newsletters.

32. Vivo Creativo

 Vivo Creativo
Vivo Creativo: suited to freelancers and agencies
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Here's another gorgeous Drupal theme that's best suited for freelance professionals or creative agencies. You can use the top slideshow to present your latest work while at the bottom you can add client testimonials. Of course, you have the possibility to customise it as much as you like.

33. Trace

Trace: uses the 960 grid system
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Trace is a fully responsive Drupal theme with 960 grid system that uses HTML5 and CSS3. It's great for businesses, organisations or single-product sites with its minimal design.

34. Montreal

Montreal: has touch-friendly elements
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

This stunning Drupal theme is loaded with features. Not only is it responsive, but it also includes interactive and touch friendly elements along with a fancy parallax scrolling effect.

35. Blocks

Blocks: inspired by Metro
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Blocks is a 'Metro'-inspired Drupal theme. Created using HTML5, CSS3 and advanced jQuery it comes with unlimited colours and is highly customisable. It's also fully responsive so you can rest assured it will work across all devices regardless of screen size.

36. Cenus

Cenus: attention-grabbing
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

This template is available in light and dark versions and come with a unique circle image style which is bound to grab visitor's attention. It's easy to install and comes with a custom panel allowing you to create a gallery for your images. Perfect for freelance designers who want to showcase their work.

37. Smooth

Smooth: fixed or fluid - your choice
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Smooth comes in eight different colours with a 16 or 12 column grid. This stylish theme has a fixed or fluid layout and you can also adjust the sidebars widths.

38. Perspective

Perspective: easy to edit
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Here's a simple yet effective Drupal theme for any business website. The clean and organised layout allows you to present your latest projects, blog posts and clients. It also come with a number of HTML shortcodes and extremely easy to edit.

39. Exchange

Exchange: clear and simple
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Exchange comes with some nice features and three premium modules. It works seemly across tablets, smartphones and laptops; this theme is clean and simple. The LayerSlider module allows you to add a slider with images, videos or text and place it anywhere on the site.

40. Concept

Concept: integrated with Google Fonts
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

This Drupal theme is built with Twitter Bootstrap to improve its looks and performance. Available in unlimited colour this clean, modern designed theme also comes with Google Fonts integration.

41. Converge

Converge: has a fancy slider
  • Price: Regular licence - £55

This beautiful Drupal theme comes with a fancy slider at the top allowing you to showcase your products or latest work, in case you want to use it for your portfolio. Features include unlimited colours and advanced typography options.

42. Proma

Proma: responsive and colourful
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

Proma is a responsive Drupal theme which features 15 colour variations and nine different backgrounds. The slider and the effects make it engaging and you also have the option to embed a video on the homepage. Definitely worth checking out, even if you're just looking for some inspiration.

43. News Center

 News Center
News Center: good for an online magazine
  • Price: Regular licence - $59

News Center is perfect for blogs or online magazines. This fully responsive themes works in both landscape and portrait mode on smartphones and comes with 27 fancy jQuery effects for the homepage slider.

44. Grider

Grider: comes with seven colour variations
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

This is one elegant Drupal theme that would be perfect for businesses. Created using HTML5, this responsive theme is available in seven different colour variations and is easy to customise.

45. TouchM

TouchM: optimised for touchscreens
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

If you want a responsive Drupal theme that's optimised for touch devices, go ahead and check this one out. Not only does it look fantastic but it also comes packed with features such a Google Font integration and over 220 icons.

46. Spotlight

Spotlight: perfect for portfolios
  • Price: Regular licence - $45

This Drupal theme would be ideal for portfolios or even an organisation promoting a cause. You have to admit it, it's one good-looking theme with a unique layout.

47. PinBoard

PinBoard: Pinteresting
  • Price: Regular licence - $229

As Pinterest is becoming more popular, so are Pinterest-like website designs. So, if you're looking to get started on your PinBoard site, you should check out this Drupal theme.

48. Square

Square: colourful and fun
  • Price: Regular licence - $59

Just like the name says it, this website's layout is made out of squares. While it's not the most attractive Drupal theme in this list, it sure is colourful and fun. It would be perfect for a toy store, for example.

49. Fashion

Fashion: good for everything from fashion to band sites
  • Price: Single site licence - $69

Fashion is an elegant Drupal theme that can easily be used for a photographer's portfolio, a fashion designer and even a band website. The layout is clean and very well organised which makes it easier for users to navigate through the site. Check out the demo to see it in action.

50. Antoni Photographer

 Antoni Photographer
Antoni Photographer: great for building an online portfolio
  • Price: Single site licence - $66

The last one on our list, features a one column layout and is truly stunning. Perfect for photographers and designers who want to show off their work.

Have we missed your favourite Drupal theme? Go ahead and share them with us in a comment below!

Words: Rahul Mistry and Craig Stewart

Rahul Mistry is a content writer for web hosting specialists 123-reg. You can follow Rahul on Twitter and Google+.

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