Fascinated about online pinboards? Do you like to display a multitude of media formats on your website? Do you like your content showcased in a beautiful grid? We have built a theme that lets you do just that. And we called it simply and suggestively: Pinboard. The theme has a responsive layout optimized for the most common devices: desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Pinboard has been designed with showcasing content in mind. It has several options for layout and the number of columns on which content is displayed and has a portfolio section if you wish to elegantly show your work. Are you ready to take this theme for a spin? Hit the download button below or click the demo link to see it like in action:
All the theme’s features come packed with the default settings and taked little effort to get it up and running but each of this feature has been built into a separate template in case you need do do advanced customizations to your website. Click on any of the sections below to get additional information about the theme:
Here’s a full view of the theme’s home page in Grid View, including the Featured Post Slider:
Read more below to see what this theme has to offer:
We have carefully crafted this theme so it can fit any type of content. It is comes with a responsive layout and an advanced and flexible grid powered by jQuery Masonry that automatically and smoothly adapts to changes to the viewport of your browser. Here’s a list of all the features this theme comes packed with:
- Flexible, multicolumn grid
- Responsive Layout
- Post Thumbnails
- Post Formats
- Audio & Video playback
- Dedicated portfolio section
- Multiple layout options and custom page templates
- Built-in design elements for creating custom layouts and landing pages.
- Custom fonts and advanced typography options
- SEO-ready and options that give you control over code semantics
- Clean, organized and documented code
Adding descriptions to menu items
The theme’s navigation allows a small description to be displayed below each menu item. To enable this, in the admin panel go to Appearance > Menus, expand the menu items and enter its description in the field called “Title”. This will then automatically be converted into a description to be displayed below the menu item.
Adding thumbnails to posts
The theme supports the built-in WordPress featured images functionality. To add a thumbnail, when editing a post, open the upload tool, select the image you wish to set as thumbnail and select “Use as Featured Image”. Note that thumbnails appear only in blog post lists. To display then in single posts you need to insert them manually.
Adding posts to the slider
The slider displays sticky posts as featured. Mark the posts you wish to add to the slider as sticky
and they will be added automatically. Note that this mode disables the normal post order with sticky posts on top
and sticky posts will appear only in the slider.
Adding a Logo
The theme uses WordPress built-in custom header functionality to handle logos. To add a logo to your website, go to Appearance > Header and upload your desired image. You can then adjust the image’s width but not the height. The optimal size for logos is 196×48 pixels. Note that you need at least WordPress version 3.4 to benefit from this functionality.
For any support questions please use the dedicated section at the forum.
The theme is released under GPL. Feel free and encouraged to use, modify and redistribute it however you like.
We hope you will find great use for this theme. Please let us know how it has made your life easier by dropping us a comment in the box below. Happy blogging!
185 thoughts on “Pinboard Free WordPress Theme”
Hi, love and appreciate the design very much.. two thumbs up! 🙂
Yes, I totally agree that this pinboard wordpress theme is amazing, it is so elegant and easy to customize….change the background image which will give you a different design feeling. Great job. It is way better than some premium theme on the market. Appreciate that you guys have done the fabulous job.
This is a wonderful theme.
Thanks for sharing this gread theme. thumbs up!
Really appreciate your hard work, just downloaded a copy of PinBorad theme, fell in love with it after watching demo.
Thanks for the Theme, it’s wonderful
Pinboard looks great! Usually not a fan of auto loading posts because it makes it difficult to view the footer but your theme looks sharp. Great work!
Thanks Josh! The theme has an option to change the navigation to an AJAX one without infinite scroll or the classic next/previous links.
Thanks so much for the theme, truly a beauty and exactly the type of theme I had been looking for. It will make it easier to write since I’ll be happy to actually look at my blog.
…holy smokes… how is this theme not on themeforest for $50?
Well, the best things in life are free.
agreed with everybody here…I have spent months and months looking for themes i am happy with for a particular site. This is easily the best free theme I have ever come across. And much better than 99% of the commercial themes out there today. Great work!
Thank you very much for this great theme.
Now I’m trying to make some changes to adapt it to spanish audience.
Very beautiful theme! Btw, why don’t you include “Blog, Right Sidebar” under Blog menu? Isn’t it nicer to have one?
Because it is the default template. If you click on the main link that says “Blog” you will get that template.
Oh, I see. But in contrast with the sub-menu, clicking on the main link that says “Blog”, while displaying the sidebar on the right side, it doesn’t display the blog content but only “Blog” caption on the left (in the demo). Is that on purpose?
You are right. I have fixed it, thank you.
Thats the Theme i needed for my Free SMS Site. Thank you so much for the Theme it’s amazing and very nice. Go on with your Work 😉
Hi Daniel thanks so much for this beautiful theme. If I install the theme directly from WP do i get all the same features vs downloading off this page?
Yes, it is the exact same theme.
Ahh I can’t decide between this one and minimatica! They are both beautiful! Thank you so much for your amazing, generous work.
Good work! Very interesting, congratulations.
I love this theme !
What’s new in the version 1.0.5 ?
Thank you! In readme.txt there’s a section called Changelog where you can always see what’s new.
Many Congratulations on this new theme.
I am currently using Minimatica and it’s very successful.
Thanks for your input and creative design
Thanks for a very nice theme. I’ve downloaded it and started using it on two different sites. Haven’t figured out everything yet but love the layout so far.
Great theme – great use of WP functionality and themeing techniques!
I just downloaded & installed the theme – still playing with the various options, but I love it so far. Thank you!
Iv been around for some years. I have used many themes, free, paid, and various cms.
This theme blows my mind and is very capable, functional, and attractive. Simply brilliant. I love it.
Thank you very much for a nice theme!
After some reading and trying all works very well.
wonderful theme. Unfortunately i cannot have it with my wordpress.com installation 🙁
Any idea when the updated version will be released with header issues fixed? Thanks for an awesome theme. Hoping bugs can be worked out soon
Still working on it. Probably the following days.
Thanks for this wordpress theme. I really like this one. Great for my photoblog. Thank you!
Thank you for this WordPress theme. It’s very nice and the fact that it is free is very generous. You have some great talent. It took me a while to figure out how to get the widgets and image slider to show up only because (for the image slider) I couldn’t find out where to select posts as sticky. The only way I found out how to get these working is by reading the forum. It’s good to see that you are still providing updates for this theme. I know how time consuming it can be to create templates especially if you have a regular full time job.
Thank you. I’m glad you like it. Yes, developing themes and maintaining them can be time consuming, even if you don’t have a full time job.
Thank you, It’s free beutyfull theme. I use it for my’blog.
Daniel, just wanted to thank you for this great free theme, love it! Still working on my site but almost there…noticed your tweet on spam, when I installed the newest version I was overrun with spam but akismet seems to have it under control now. Thanks again!
Awesome theme. I’m new to WordPress and have been through some training videos at Linda, but am a bit overwhelmed by this theme. Is there some in depth documentation of the templates?
Detailed documentation will come the following days. Meanwhile you can check the readme.txt
Where is the readme .txt?
In the theme’s folder.
The most beautiful theme in wp repository, with clean & simple code, and it’s remarkably responsive! I customized it for my project with no problems.
Thank you so much for it! 🙂
Thank You so much.
This theme is the best I came across for a long time, absolutely awesome! Thank you!
Very good theme. But there are some big problems if you use adsense:
The styles for the element: ins
should be removed. For Blogs with many posts / pages, is this continous loading not good. You will never see the footer. Ajax loading or pages are here the way. 😉
And JS and CSS should also be minified for faster loading. However, a wonderful theme based on the responsive 1140 grid. Thanks!
Thank you for your observations. I am aware of the issues with adsense and will fix them. There’s an option to make the navigation static and I don’t believe delivering minified scripts is a good idea because users will want to customize them. There are always plugins that can do that.
Idea: Have facebook, linked in an the other links in header use target=”_new”
That’s not a good usability practice. Users can always open in a new tab if they want to.
This is so awesome and I really love your Template.
It’s absolutely perfect and I was looking for something like this so long…
I have applied for my site, Its nice to see people sharing their sites.. really helpful suggestions, thanks !
This is a wonderful theme, thanks so much. 🙂
Love this theme!
I was wondering if it also is possible to add tumblr on top next to the other socialmedia buttons.
Possibly. We’ll see with the next update.
great theme, thanks
does it support languages plugins?
It should work well with WPML.
Yes, it’s working with WPML 🙂 Using it.
Hello and congratulations for this great free theme 🙂
I’ve translated it in french today, feel free to download this translation for the theme’s futures versions here :http://www.wptrads.fr/theme/pinboard/
This theme is clean and very minty. It is great you give them away freely. Thanks so much!
hi,great theme this grid theme looks perfect for use.thanks for sharing it for free download.i am just download it ready to make a test.
Nice theme buddy 🙂 Its stylish and cool 😉
i don’t see this in the wordpress themes gallery.
can you tell me how to find it and start using it?
It’s not available on wordpress.com, you need a self-hosted website.
What does the portfolio page option refer to?
In the theme options you can select a category as portfolio and it will be displayed as in the demo:
Hi Daniel — love this theme and am planning to use it for a new site I’m building. Are you able to tell me which typefaces you used in this theme? If I go ahead with it, I would like my other branded items to match with the same fonts. Many thanks!
It uses Open Sans for boby text and Oswald for Titles. You can change them in Theme Options.
Great theme Daniel. Really like the functionalities. Just made a review of it on my site dedicated to WordPress business themes :
Great theme! We are using this theme on our website: http://www.icecandystudio.com/. Looks professional and absolutely awesome. Thank you soooo much for sharing it! <3
Nice template Daniel. I have installed it on Camera Basics (http://camerabasics.co.uk) and will continue to tweak over the next few days.
Your free themes are better than most. I’ve been using Cover for a while and I really like it. I’m setting up a music group site and was looking for something that would present images, audio and video equally well and it seems you’ve created this Pinboard just for me! When I break down and buy Elegant Themes or whatever, I’m coming here and clicking your link in hopes of supporting your fine work. Thanks!
Many thanks for the clean and elegant theme. I prefer your designs over all the other wordpress themes I’ve seen, even paid ones.
I love this theme! I use it for my blog and I’m very happy with it 🙂
great work, thank for share 🙂
I have been using wordpress on several sites over the past 4 years and… I have to tell you that this is my favorite theme ever! Your work design is great.
Thanks so much for making it !!!!!!
All I can say is Thank You!
Thanks, its so beautiful
Hey, thank you so much for the theme, it is awesome.
I was wondering if you can update your theme as in for the social networking, have Instagram, and etc.
Additionally, can you create a button with like a contact me thing? Like when the viewer clicks on it, it links to creating an email to the author?
That would help me so much.
Thank you so much again for the theme
Additional social media services may be added in the future but contact forms are plugin territory.
Indeed, excellent themes!!! Million thanx for your efforts!
Pinboard is my favorite freebie WordPress theme by far. It’s the only one that I’m actually taking the time to really learn how to use its features and customize it. I can’t count the number of times I’ve recommended it to others. Great work, Daniel, and much appreciated!
looks great! your theme looks sharp. Your free themes are better than most.
Your theme supports 1 menu. “Select which menu you would like to use.” 1 menu is not enough for me. I suppose one would have to purchase the full version to get more than one menu?
This is the full version. There is no premium version if that is what your asking. The navigation menu in the header is the only menu it supports.
Just dropping by to say thanks for this theme! I cut my website building teeth on this site and have to say that I love what I have done! thanks for making it painless for me!
I’d like to say do you have any doc to introduce how to use this theme?At least I can not use themes like your dome
One Word in German: “Wundervoll”. Thanks, it’s an great theme.
Thanks for this great theme. Design of theme is very clear and beautiful.
Beautiful theme, thanks for sharing it.
I am a rookie in wordpress, and this theme is really good and simple to use, but i am having trouble figuring out how to show posts preview with pictures on the home page like shown in the demo of the theme. if you can help me with that i’d be really grateful.
Really a good free theme. I have been looking around for sometime and finally got one suitable. Previously I had bad experience with free themes but user review here confirms me there is no malicious code here. Thanks for sharing.
I absolutely love this theme! It is everything I wanted, and after wrestling with so many other themes that didn’t quite fit he bill, this one is absolute perfection. I would love to buy you a cup of coffee. Where should I send it?
Hi there, I want to share with you the italian translation of Pinboard (I made it for myself, but I think it can be useful for everyone)
Great theme Daniel. Really like the functionalities. Just made a review of it on my site dedicated to WordPress business themes
this theme is just fantastic. despite the act that all the pictures are wonderfull, the uploader system at the bottom of the page is very clever, especially for loading home page quickly (wich is very important for search engines).
Thank you !
Loving this theme!
Loving this theme!,incredible..!!
Beautiful theme, thanks for sharing it.
I love you@
Nice and smooth theme, great work! 🙂
Beautiful theme, gonna try it out in my blog.
However , I want to know another things — what is this plugin that creates such beautiful gravatar / avatar (talking about picture in a round shape)
That’s just a simple CSS:
Holy Shit what a really fantastic theme. And it works great on mobile devices. Thanks a lot.
Would be nice of the stylesheet would support some new-type form elements like input[type=”email”]. Number of contact forms use theme for mail/tel/url etc.
Thank you for your tip. We have already thought about it, just waiting for these form elements to receive wider usage before declaring custom style rules.
I’m missing a feature to add own Javasript to header/footer just as piwik or google-analytics. Do I need a Child-Theme to solve that problem properly?
That is plugin territory and should not be handled by a theme. Plugins like Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast do it properly.
Thank you for being a generous artist! splendid!
I wanted to give my sincere thanks for providing this amazing theme! It is the most user and edit friendly I have used so far! I’m in awe of computer developers who give things for free on the internet. The community and connection… it’s a pretty beautiful thing. I hope more people will carry on this giving nature. Mr. Tara, if you are ever in the San Diego, California area or Oahu of Hawaii, please contact me as I would love to provide you a nice cooked meal. I am a chef. 🙂
Thank your for your kind words!
I just started using this theme to create a new website for my family’s business. So far it’s been incredibly intuitive and easy to use. The customization options are very well thought-out and it feels like you know exactly what I’m trying to accomplish!
I LOVE this theme. It makes my blog look so elegant. I have not been able to figure out how to fix my banner to look like it does in the demo where the tabs are on top and one fo them includes ‘HOME” so that readers can return to the home page. Not everyone is going to figure out that clicking on the banner photo takes them back there.
The custom menu is a standard WordPress feature, that’s why it’s not documented. I see you figured it out eventually.
Ha, ha…yes, I figured it out. What I have not figured out is how to how create the look of the changing banner photos like in the demo.
im trying to figure out the exact same thing. could you post a step-by-step for this?
Theme looks simple and beautiful.
My version of pinboard: http://www.jochi.ch
thanks for this great template!
I’d like first to thank you so much for coding this beautiful theme and provide it for FREE, we all appreciate that.
I have made a child theme out pinboard, Arabic Pinboard is designed for arabic websitse.
You can find more information about it here:
Thank you for your contribution!
I just installed the 1.1.0 update and it’s still got the same problems introduced in either 1.0.8 and not fixed in either 1.0.9 or 1.1.0. What’s with this? the tiles don’t line up nicely: http://granolatechieunion.com/. I keep having to go back to 1.0.7. How can you go 2 versions without addressing this?!?!?!
I have tested the theme in a fresh environment using WordPress 3.5.2 and Pinboard 1.1.0 and it works without issues. I don’t know what the issue is with your setup. For some reason it’s not loading the jquery-migrate script. Unless you’ve done changes to the theme I can’t figure out that the reason is.
Okay. I guess it’s probably on our end then. Have you tested with Multsite and/or domain mapping? I wonder if that’s the problem. This site is on a Multsite, with the WPMUDEV domain mapping plugin.
Awesome theme. Thanks a lot Daniel for providing it for free. A great gift for everybody. I liked everything!! Keep up the good work.
i would like to start by thanking you for all your hard work and support. This is really great theme.
i am still new to the wordpress world and have to say these tutorials here made my life easier.
i came to know about this theme through Artheme and i can see he already wrote down few words here so i would like to thank him also for the Arabic translation.
Love the simple, clean design… take my money! I want to have more power over this theme! Pro version!?
Daniel, you’ve done a great job here! Have you considered releasing a premium version?
Very good theme,I have spent months and months looking for themes i am happy with for a particular site. This is easily the best free theme I have ever come across
Awesome theme i am using in my site thanks 4 ur greation
Thanks for this really nice theme. Here it is in action, http://irishbotanicalartists.ie
beautiful. love it. only wish the logo could be larger. :O
I love this theme but I regret that it’s not up to date for WordPress 3.6, it doesn’t support the default custom post types and it’s not easy to translate. If I want to translate I’ve to change most of the files in raw.
Really nice and simple theme, thanks a lot
Hey, I love the theme you’ve created. I just noticed it’s been updated to version 1.1.2. Is there somewhere I can go to look at the details of the update?
You can see the changelog in the readme.txt file in the theme’s folder.
Again thanks for your hard work,
is there any possibility to get right to left version of this theme?
if not what should i do to change the drop menu under the header from left to right and keep everything else without changing =)
We love this theme, but is it possible to get an Instagram social media icon! It would be perfect!
This theme is great. However I want to know if there a premium version of pinboard theme so that we will be able to get updates without fear of the theme being abandoned.
There is no premium version. The theme won’t be discontinued at least until a 2.0 version is out which is still just an idea.
Thanks a lot for this lovely Pinboard theme. It’s elegant, clean and modern 🙂
This theme is great. Thank you very much.
I have been looking for ages to find a highly custamizable WP theme with such a range of features while being elabote and appealing as well. Pinboard does a great job and so have you done, thanks a lot!!
Wow … great theme… love it 🙂
Thank you for this theme! GREAT WORK! Have a nice time.
Love needs no reason. No season. It just happens. But when it happens exactly, no body knows! Yup, I love this theme!
Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad you like the theme.
hey. im new to using wordpress and i wanna download this theme onto my newly set up site. Can i know if it’s a MUST for me to upgrade my wordpress to premium in order to copy the css into my settings? Otherwise, is there any ways that i could paste the css of the theme into my settings? Please guide, thanks.
This theme can only be used with self-hosted WordPress installations, not with WordPress.com.
is a good job for the thema, and i hope this time give my a something to easy for more conclusion
Nice and simple theme, Im a web designer and I’m sure I will use this theme for some wordpress customers.
Thanks so much!
Awesome theme. Please find my review here.
how is this theme for adsense integration? looks beautiful! great job.
Just trying to find a beautiful theme that I can monetize. thank you!
Why Are You Distributing Pinboard For Free??? This WP Theme is Better Than The Majority Of Themes In This Category On Themeforest. At Least $55 Per Download.
By The Way, Thanks For Such A Beautiful Gift… 🙂
Because the best things in life are free. 🙂
I agree too. Been using this for 6 months now and its awesome
PINBOARD IS THE BEST THEME I’VE USED IN MY LIFE. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I LOVE this! But it doesn’t have social icons for instagram or bloglovin’??
Russian translation for this theme. I would be grateful if you add it in the standard package. http://coolmax.name/2014/01/50/
Can you add individual layouts for every post/page(like Attitude theme)?
Individual layouts are only possible for pages via custom page templates.
Very clean and nice. I love it. Will download this for one of my blogs. Thanks.
great theme with responsive design, love it 🙂
I just found this theme yesterday and I am in total love! Thank you so much for your beautiful work, your time, and your generosity!
This theme is very very pretty on my opinion, think i’ll use it really soon.. thx
I’ ve already used this theme on one site of mine with wordpress platform… Pinboard is really excellent and has a clean graphics just like I like it… with these premises and products think I will pass definitely to abandon joomla sooner or later :-()…
I’m building an new blog about designer bags now, has try 20 themes at last, some is buy from others, but I have to say this one is better than perfect is what i’m finding.
Ok… i just downloaded the theme and the italian translation – hope i’ ll reach to install everything in a correct mode on my wordpress website… thx
I live in Germany and here almost everything is not allowed to download.I really love this Theme, I just would like to know if totally free, I wont be against any patent oder law ,right?Thank you
The theme is licensed under GPL so it’s completely free to use, modify and redistribute.
I’ve been using the theme and its better than others I’ve tried in the past. Amazing quality and FREE
Wow….it’s a fantastic WordPress theme !
Free, clean and lovely design – how awesome! Thanks for sharing. 😀
This theme looks better than many premium wordpress themes. I love a lot the clean design !
Not bad, very good template. Well done.
Liked the pinboard theme, specially the option for Adding descriptions to menu items. Most of the themes don’t have them, but i personally like to use it.
Nice Theme, thank you! 🙂
Great templates, thanks for sharing. I will actually use it on one of them on my projects. I just hope I will be able to install it correctly and of course modify it. 😉
Great theme, Im using it on one of my webpages. Thank you very much!
Nice WordPress theme. Thank You
Best free WordPress Theme ever!
I use Pinboard theme for few years now and I’m still very very glad of it. Among the thousand themes that I’ve tried (I mean hundreds…), I always come back to Pinboard! Thank you for your job and your spirit of sharing it.
Now today, I got just a little question: can’t we have a “full screen” option, in order to see it in all the larger without the background? thank you.
We’re working on version 2.0 of the theme which will look just like you described it. Until then, you can try our Enlightenment theme that has that option.