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5 Metro Inspired WordPress Themes

Ever since Microsoft showcased the first version of Windows Phone  with Metro UI, it has become very popular. This was carried forward in the new version of Windows 8 as well with the new Metro start screen. We have seen many applications which are designed based on the metro look. If you are running a WordPress blog, you can also showcase the beauty of Metro using WordPress themes. Some of the WordPress theme developers have designed WordPress themes based on this Metro UI.

In this article, we are listing out the best metro inspired WordPress themes, sadly most of these are paid themes, but if you love the metro look, its worth a buy.

1. Metro WordPress Theme:

Metro is a Magazine/Blog WordPress theme, inspired from Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7, made by following the Microsoft’s guideline for Metro UI designs. The theme is supported on WordPress 3.0 and higher and has features like custom Background (you can set what background you want), multiple styles – red, blue & green and more.

Metro WordPress theme

Live Demo | Theme Page

2. Subway Theme:

It brings you a modern boxed layout or the metro look with a broad range of options for customization. You can choose from various color and transparency options. Explore many beautiful designed details like fresh typography, icons, CSS animations and animated backgrounds. Also this theme brings you some nice custom features: Two new Widgetkit styles for the Slideshow and the Gallery are included.


Live Demo | Theme Page

3. Metro Blog Theme:

This is yet another theme with Metro looks and also icons. The theme is available in 8 colors- dark blue, dark green, dark orange, dark red, light blue, light green, light orange and light red. The theme also has multiple packs based on which colors you need.

Touchality Metro blog

Live Demo | Theme Page

4. Metro Press:

Metro.press is a responsive premium WordPress Theme inspired by metro design. Metro.press is powered by Warp Framework and Widgetkit, it is fully localized/internationalized, SEO friendly, and has been tested in all major browsers. Metro.press comes with nine expressive colors and style variations.


Live Demo | Theme Page

5. Metro:

Metro is an ultra-modern, clean WordPress theme designed for bloggers who want a theme to elevate their site to the next level. With crisp colors and customizable layout styles, Metro lets you showcase the best of your content. The built-in widgets let you add functionality to Metro in just a few clicks. It is also a responsive theme, so no need to worry about device or browser size.


Live Demo | Theme Page

6. MetroWP (Free):

This is probably the only free metro based WordPress theme we could find. The interesting feature of this theme is that it does not use any images, only CSS and hence the theme might not work properly on IE 6 and IE7.


Live Demo | Theme Page


7. Metro Style:

Metro Style is an awesome paid theme which is responsive and also has the metro style. The theme has number of options including 22 theme styles or colors.

Live Demo | Theme Page

If you know of any other Metro inspired WordPress theme, free and paid, do let us know in comments.

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .


  1. subway is the only one worth considering.

  2. MyThemeShop Metro theme looks awesome 😀

  3. Love The Subway Theme its Awesome For Personal Blogs

  4. If possible I’d love to have MetroPress’ header and the postbody/sidebar of subway.

  5. Subway is very beautiful! I like it very much. But it is too expensive!

  6. Can you please add our WP theme to this list? Search for MetroStyle on Themeforest.net

  7. Another one wordpress windows 8 wordpress theme http://smthemes.com/metropress/

  8. these theme look awesome

  9. Anyone tried this new theme from themify? http://themify.me/themes/metro/

    • that theme is the worst ever made , i tried it . it has serious compatibility issues with almost every browser from all version of ie to safari and so on , also it (incredibly) slow down your web site

  10. MetroWP bahh… if it’s free is bad

  11. Awesome themes to be tried. The first one is powerful.

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