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Best Metro inspired Windows 8 UI Themes for WordPress

Best Metro inspired Windows 8 UI Themes for WordPress
I can confidently say that WordPress is one of the best blogging / small business website options out there in the market. WordPress has not only given startup websites a great platform to start on , it offers so much out of the box and most of the thing you want to achieve is just a plug-in away. Today we are going to take a look at some of the WordPress theme that will give you new blog a Metro ( Modern UI ) inspired look that is seen on some of the latest Microsoft Products like Windows 8 and Windows Phone. I have been an advocate for Windows Phone even before they hit the market. I have an alter ego who is a Windows Phone enthusiast, and he compelled me to do a round up of ” Best Metro inspired Windows 8 UI Themes for WordPress ” so without further ado here they are.

1) Matrix :



Matrix is a tile-based responsive wordpress theme that is sure to emanate the metro’ey look for your website. For $45 you get a feature pack theme that even has the ability to use live tiles , just like on your Windows Phone / Windows 8 !!! The theme comes with 10 colours which can be easily accessed via the admin panel. You also get AJAX pagination with this theme and the developer has baked in 25 shortcodes which is available via the rich editor. If you are looking to translate the theme , you are in luck because the theme comes with with .po / .mo files – Check Site Demo / Buy

2) MetroStyle :



This is a Responsive WordPress Theme that can stretch between 320px to 1440px that offers both Regular and Magazine layout. The theme comes with 2 layouts each for Blog and Portfolio. The ability to easily change the theme colour to one of the available 22 colours helps you to easily give your visitors a new look from time to time. Some of the other feature of the theme includes Facebook comment integration and Google Font support. You can download this for $45 – Check Site Demo / Buy

3) Metro Mobile :

Metro Mobile

Metro Mobile

With 13 different Tiles and 24 Colour choices this theme comes with a strong emphasis on mobile site. The theme comes with a Responsive design which will make the website work on any screen without the dreaded horizontal bar. You have the option of a dark / lite background or you can pick any background of your choice. The theme will set you back by $35. – Check Site Demo / Buy

4) Subway :



Subway offers a clean Metro look to your WordPress blog. Out of the box you have access to 11 fonts, 11 backgrounds and 13 colour variations. Sadly this theme does not look to be taking advantage of responsive design and will set you back by €39 – Check Site Demo / Buy

5) Metro 2.0 :



This offers a very simple layout and comes with responsive design, so you are ready for mobile and tablet visitors with the one theme. You get access to 6 metro ( blue, red, green, cyan, orange, purple ) colors baked in to the theme. The theme is relatively cheap when compared tot he ones above and can be yours for €10. – Check Site Demo / Buy

6) Metro Theme :



How about a free theme to round up this collection ? Metro Theme is a free , responsive Metro inspired Windows 8 UI Themes for WordPress. The theme is ready for mobile, tablets and PCs. You have a dark and light theme with the ability to pick any accent colour. It reminds me of Windows Phone ( except the part where we only have a limited selection of Accent colours ) – Check Site Demo / Download

Update 19/01/2013 : You guys wanted more so here they are :) .. let me know what you think

7) One Touch :

One Touch WordPress Metro Theme

One Touch WordPress Metro Theme

This is one seriously awesome Metro style theme for wordpress. There are some really great features on this theme like the tile generator which even includes single or double tile, multiple shortcodes and you get to choose between 3 layouts and the theme is completely responsive so no matter if your visitors are on a PC, tablet or mobile they always get the best possible experience. Don’t just take my word for it take a look at it here – Check Site Demo / Buy. The theme will set you back by $55.

8) Nemo :

Nemo Metro UI

Nemo Metro UI

Do you want a theme that puts the emphasis on images ? Perhaps you are a designer, photographer or an artist who want to showcase your best work on the web then you might like the dark metro theme called Nemo, its completely responsive and comes with 8 Shortcodes and 3 Custom Post Type’s and uses facebook comments to engage readers. You can get the theme for $40 – Check Site Demo / Buy.

You’ll find some great Metro inspired Windows 8 UI Themes for WordPress in here. And if you know of any others, please do drop a link in the comments or reach out to me on Twitter or Google+ and I will push the good ones to the list here.

  • Eric Hon

    awesome tips! my favorite is certainly the Subway.

    • Saijo George

      Glad you like it :)

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  • Asperadoz

    wow awasome

    • Saijo George

      which one did u like the best :)

  • Enthony44

    Subway theme is ready for mobile and tablets?

    • Saijo George

      unfortunately its not.

      • Enthony44

        thats sad I was going to purchase it… :(
        What about Metro 2.0 theme, is it good enough for small business?

        • Saijo George

          I haven’t tested out version 2.0 but the previous version did have some SEO issues like h1 tags used for site header across all pages , etc ( they might have been fixed now , I haven’t checked )

          FYI Subway will work on mobile and tablets its just that its not responsive and will not adapt to those screens like the responsive ones. So your users will need to zoom in to read the content.

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  • MisiSkyperia

    I have seen a page with a free download of Subway theme

  • live resume templates

    There are some really great features on this theme like the tile
    generator which even includes single or double tile, multiple shortcodes
    and you get to choose between 3 layouts and the theme is completely
    responsive so no matter if your visitors.

  • Adjie Purbojati

    good, but unfortunately not free

    • Saijo George

      No 6 is free but its not the best looking of the lot :(

  • Shivam Pandya

    I Like “Subway” Them But Its Not Free,
    Is There any Issue if I Download “Subway” (illegal) and modify it or marge with other metro theme ( ?

    • Saijo George

      What do you think ? Do you honestly think its fair to the dev who spend time and effort in to creating the theme ?

    • Gunit

      It’s legal only if you re-write all the css and a couple other files. All files have to be licensed under the GNU GPL as they are apart of WordPress, however the CSS is usually copyright. “Artistic License” as it were… But I agree, if you like a theme that much you should support the guy who created it.
      But if you want an extended version of what is pretty much twitter bootstrap, they probably have a github page. Or you could just use twitter bootstrap.


  • Pedro Sousa

    Metro themes are everywhere now :)

  • Arvind

    w0w, nice wordpress metro themes collection. 10 awesome metro themes found here too –

  • Rita UX Sobczyk

    Nemo looks awesome! But basically, I do love all WP inspired theme. Flat design is awesome!

  • gunit

    One touch is about the only decent one. I seriously almost bought it after trying it on mafiashare, and I don’t even have a use for it.

  • Melynda Duke


    Great post, simply put and said.

    I have been looking for a while for a few good plugins for my new blog, but
    most lists just didn’t do it for me.

    Thank you for this, I’m sharing it right away.

    If you would like see more cool word press plug in then have
    a look here.

  • scarlett

    Hi! Need easy one for WP newbie. Love the Win tile look. News blog here. Help? ASAP, please! ;O)

  • Chris Brown

    Subway looks amazing.

  • Tim Tom

    I like your collection of metro themes.