The Top Premium Tumblr Themes

by Brady Nord

June 10, 2010 in Resources

Last March Tumblr began offering premium themes and since then we have seen select companies test the waters of this new and interesting market. For those of us that watched this develop, it was interesting to see the many mixed reactions from Tumblr’s users.
The doors first opened on with prices ranging from $9 to $49.  I’m sure many observed as I did; users were feeling disappointed and shocked with this decision, especially with prices up to $49. For me, I was suprised to see a much more simple platform competing with WordPress prices. Since then, other stores have entered the market and brought down the prices to the high teens and it seems the dust has started to settle.
Now as we are 3 months into this new environment, I felt it necessary to present the top talent that has brewed up in this short time. Below I have assembled this small collection of what I would consider to be some of the top Tumblr themes from each store.

Backburner: $19

Snippet Theme: $19

Veen: $14

Theme for Themers: $12

Nuance: $14

Tumbl News: $14

Slider: $15

Ribbon: $15

Please let me know your thoughts and of course feel free to add to this list. I would love to know everybody’s experiences with premium Tumblr themes.

Author Bio: I am a 26 year old internet entrepreneur and co-founder of MOJO Themes which offers Premium Tumblr Themes. In addition, I have been involved with custom design and development for the past 6 years out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Feel free to contact me on twitter and let me know your thoughts or just say hi! @bradynord

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  • Laira

    Jun 10th

    Interesting Round Up…Veen Theme is awesome..

  • inspirationfeed

    Jun 10th

    You should do free ones next….Just a thought

  • Carmela Anzelmo

    Jun 11th

    I don’t think that premium themes are better than free ones, they are better designed sometimes, but there are free theme that they are more beautiful than premium ones.

  • Kimcool

    Jun 11th

    There theme is more inspiration than WordPress theme,I love it!

  • Boston Web Designer

    Aug 4th

    Very original themes! Havent seen much like these before! Backburner is awesome!

  • vuitton

    Aug 15th

    There theme is more inspiration than WordPress theme,I love it!

  • Dalibor Vasiljevic

    Sep 19th

    You could check out Sezeen by Funkytional, a free hiqh quality theme with a lot of customizations. Try it at Thank for support ;)

  • Mark

    Jun 12th

    When WordPress started it was a blogging platform. Now it has evolved into a more complete CMS. More and more website owners are using WordPress for purposes other than simply blogging, and premium themes are being used in many of these cases.

    With the affordability of great premium themes, WordPress seems like it will continue to grow even more popular among these types of sites. I believe that this growth will increase the need for more complex plugins.

  • Steve Smith

    Jul 18th

    Fantastic post, but i cant help but notice you have missed one of the most popular themes on tumblr: Infinite v2 by blink and it’s which can be purchased for just $2.99 from here:

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