How can that be free?

Written by Mark Forrester on September 27, 2010 Product News.

A customizable and clean free theme.

Today we introduce you to a theme aptly named “Skeptical”. Why should you be skeptical? Because it’s got some pretty neat functionality for a free theme. That’s correct – a free theme.

Skeptical was designed by Nur Fathihah and submitted to us via our “Submit your theme” page, where we often un-earth great designs and talented designers.

Skeptical’s layout is very flexible in the sense that you can display “related posts” next to your latest posts on the home page, OR have a completely widgetized sidebar. Not only that, you can also add your Flickr stream to the footer region and showcase three noteworthy blog posts tagged with a specific tag that you declare in the theme options.

Mmmm.... what a nice footer

Coupled with those features you generally won’t find in a free theme, you also have the ability to completely customize the fonts used in your posts, sidebar, navigation and footer region. With a wide selection of web-safe fonts and custom Google fonts you really can make this theme something very unique and personal.

Customize your site typography with the in-built theme options

Skeptical is a great WordPress theme for personal bloggers, and users wanting to test-drive and discover what a commercial WooTheme could offer you.

Find out more about it on the theme listing page, or view the demo for a comprehensive look.


39 Responses

  1. Matt Stigall
    September 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Very nice, unique theme for a personal blog.

  2. Barry
    September 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Awesome looking theme, can’t wait to have a play with it, thanks.

  3. Ahmad
    September 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Yes man how ? well i have answer this was shock for me to know this advanced theme is free and i dont have to buy it

  4. PremiumThemeClub
    September 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    This is one of the best premium quality free theme released in recent time, Thanks a lot

  5. Mufti
    September 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Nice themes, and thank you for releasing for free.

  6. Thomas
    September 28, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Nice one, but you made me SKEPTICAL about the promised rollout of the WooTheme ecommerce addon, template & features… (just kidding!)

    • Mark Forrester
      September 28, 2010 at 9:57 am #

      Don’t worry not much longer. Perfection takes time 🙂

  7. James Lee
    September 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    That flickr footer is pretty awesome… I may have to deploy this for my flickr group blog.

  8. Bjorgvin
    September 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    Excellent theme guys. I love it’s simplicity.

  9. Maik
    September 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm #


    is a reasonable “Magazine-Themes” to be expected then in future and not again a “Free-Themes” I I ask myself for what a subscription pays if permanently new “free-magazine” are offered?!

    Greetings from Germany

    • Magnus
      September 29, 2010 at 8:54 am #

      This isn’t a magazine theme, but more of a personal blogger theme. We have a magazine theme coming up in the next few months for paid subscribers 🙂

  10. Charlie
    September 29, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    Looks awesome! Any chance the custom font feature will be added to some of the paid themes like Headlines?

  11. Ben
    September 29, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Very nice, the web needs more minimal design like this I think. And free as well, what more can we ask?

  12. Ryan Ray
    September 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I’m using this on my website right now, with some modifications of my own!

    great theme.

  13. miruL
    September 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Hey.. i know her!! Whoa.. *speechless*

  14. Tina Sâmia
    September 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Very nice!!
    Just a question. Where is the lang file? The folder is empty.

    • Magnus
      September 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

      Sorry I forgot to add that file to our SVN. I have deployed it now 🙂

  15. vishu
    October 1, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    wow! a theme like that for free! thanks a lot!! 😀

  16. Mark Ellison
    October 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Well done!

  17. Sam
    October 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Very good looking and cool theme. It has some bugs though. The subscribe to RSS option in the backend has the feedburner link but still in the homepage it shows the default wordpress feed URL.

    The Title in the blog, if its too long, like two lines, then there is so less space between two lines.

    If its a big image, then it appears even after the white block, that surrounds the blog post. Does the image automatically resizes, if yes, then also it goes after that white block, some 2 pixels. Check it by inserting an image.

    I really hope you guys solve these bugs. Great work BTW, considering a free theme.

  18. Emil Uzelac
    October 3, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    In your template-contact.php you’re using:

    } else if (!eregi

    eregi function has been deprecated as of PHP 5.3.0.

    Replace with: i.e.

    } else if (preg_match(‘/^[a-zA-Z0-9]+$/i’

    • Magnus
      October 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

      thanks for that code 🙂

      • Emil Uzelac
        October 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

        you’re welcome

  19. Emil Uzelac
    October 3, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    It would be nice of me to give you the actual code to replace this, so here is that as well.

    I actually have very similar contact form myself and wanted to look good “under” the latest php.

    Sorry for intrusion,

  20. BrevilleJE900
    October 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Very nice and clean theme.

  21. Tech2connect
    October 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Interesting Design… Thanks for this free theme.

  22. Eduardo
    October 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Hum, nice! 😀

    I have in mind to submit a design from me exclusively for WooThemes. 🙂

    Anyway good work you have done. 🙂

  23. Mike
    October 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I think this is a really nice, clean theme. If you could remove the right sidebar to make the post width able to accommodate 800 wide photos, it could be a decent photo-blogging theme. I think this would be very popular if you did this and released it on I’d use it like a shot!

  24. Mike
    October 11, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    P.s. Probably not the right place to report this, but your demo sites don’t work properly on the iPad. The screen is ‘locked’ to the initial display, and won’t scroll.

  25. DeShawn
    October 16, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    When I try to upload this theme to my account it will not upload 🙁 help!

  26. AstroFix
    October 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    This theme is fantastic. I’m loving it. Coupled with the new sidebar manager and related posts shortcode, navigation is awesome.

  27. Kiran
    October 18, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    It’s awesome theme. I saw it supports woothemes shortcodes, is there any document for that ?

    Thank you

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  29. Jermaine Fairless
    October 26, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Thank you for another fantastic blog. Where else could I get this kind of information written in such an incite full way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I have been looking for such information… Regards…

  30. woony
    November 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    I seem to have problems with the thumbcreation?
    anyone can help me? do i need to have some permissions?

    • Magnus
      November 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

      We can assist you in the forum, so just make a post there 🙂

  31. Roger K. Nelson
    November 16, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    i want it


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