Looking for a high quality and free premium WordPress theme? While there are thousands of free WordPress themes available finding a great one can be difficult. Most free themes just don’t have the beautiful designs and attention to detail you find in commercial premium WordPress themes.
You should be very careful downloading and using free WordPress themes from unfamiliar websites, and you should never download premium WordPress themes from file sharing or torrent sites due the to risk of malicious code and other nasties. The best place for free themes is the WordPress.org Themes Directory, and while there are some real gems in there, finding them can be time consuming.
Below is a collection of 25 of the best free WordPress themes available. They’re all beautifully designed, most are mobile responsive, and we think good enough to be called “premium”. Also because they’re all from the official WordPress.org themes repository you can be confident they’re quality themes that follow WordPress coding standards.
Manta is a free WordPress theme that is flexible, lightweight and easy to use. It has a mobile first responsive design that is clean and minimal, and be used for all types of blogs, online magazines, and even business or project websites, Manta comes with handy customization options, various post / page layout options, customizable header and footer, lots of different thumbnail display options, boxed or full width layouts, featured post sections, various menu locations, custom widgets and more.
The theme is coded to strict WordPress.org standards and is accessibility ready. It uses the most current HTML5 conventions, Schema.org microdata and built with search engine optimization (SEO), page speed and simplicity in mind. Manta makes the ideal foundation or base for any type of WordPress website.
Make is an amazing free responsive WordPress theme that’s extremely customisable, powerful and stylish. The theme has flexible customisation features and a powerful drag and drop page builder so you can build almost anything without needing to touch any code. You could use Make to build a portfolio website, personal blog, business website, ecommerce store, professional magazine or anything else. It allows you to customise your layouts, background, fonts, colours logo, and more. A premium companion plugin called Make Plus is also available that adds extra features and functionality to Make.
Editor is a beautiful free blog WordPress theme with amazing typography for bloggers and writers. It has a bold, clean and minimalist design that places the focus on your images and writing with large featured images and clear and legible typography. It has a mobile responsive design, a sticky sidebar, WordPress Customizer support, JetPack plugin support and more.
Vantage is a free multi-purpose WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design. It could be used for business and company websites, ecommerce stores, portfolio website or anything else. The strength of the theme lies in its tight integration with powerful plugins such as Page Builder for custom responsive layouts, MetaSlider for sliders and WooCommerce for ecommerce.
Spacious a versatile free WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design. It could be used for a business website, portfolio, blog or anything else you want. Some of the key features of the theme include: boxed & wide layouts, 4 page layouts, 6 page templates, 13 widgets areas, 5 custom widgets, cool slider, primary colour option (to match logo & website), light & dark colour skins, translation ready and more.
Hueman is a visually attractive, fully featured free WordPress theme for magazines and blogs with a modern flat look. It has a high resolution, mobile responsive design with unique toggle sidebars that give a great browsing and reading experience on both tablet and mobile devices. The theme has an extensive list of features including: extensive styling options (Unlimited primary and secondary accent colour’s, change topbar, header, footer and body background), flexible layout options (set 0-2 sidebars to the left, right or one on each side. Every page, post and also standard WP sections can be unique), 0-4 footer widget columns, featured story of slider, variable website max width, related posts and post nav, 10 post formats (video, audio, image, gallery slider, status messages, links etc), Google fonts and Font Awesome, Social links and more.
Portfolio Press is a simple and attractive portfolio style WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It has a mobile responsive design and can also be used for a normal blog if you like. Some of the other features of the theme include: options panel, logo uploader, layout options, support for image, gallery and quote post formats.
Fruitful is a free responsive WordPress theme with a clean, simple and minimalist design. It would be ideal for a business or company website. Some of the key features of the theme include: a responsive or fixed layout, custom theme options panel, jQuery slider, custom header and background, easy logo upload, colour options, menu styling, 10 post formats, custom Google fonts, social media icons, translation ready and support for popular plugins such as WooCommerce and WPML.
Espied is a mobile responsive portfolio WordPress theme for designers, artists and photographers. It has a modern, professional and minimalist design that puts the focus on your projects and images. Created by Automattic – the company behind WordPress.com you can be sure it’s a quality theme. Some of the key features include: a portfolio page template, featured images and 3 thumbnail aspect ratios – landscape (4:3), portrait (3:4), and square (1:1), slide out app-like menu and sidebar, social icons, blog section, beautiful typography and more.
Radcliffe is a beautiful image heavy free WordPress theme for writers, bloggers and photographers that want their content to be center stage. The theme has a massive full screen featured images making it ideal for photo heavy blogs or photo blogs. It also has great typography, customisation options via the WordPress Customizer (logo, colour, widgets etc), translation ready code and retina ready and mobile responsive layout to ensure it works great on all mobile devices.
Hemingway is a free responsive blog WordPress theme with a really clean and beautiful design. The theme has a 2-column layout, custom featured header image with parallax scrolling effect and a fully responsive design. Some of the other features include: super sharp typography, 4 post formats (standard, featured image, video and aside), page templates, custom accent colours, mobile responsive and retina ready, custom logo upload, custom widgets, translation options and more.
TH Business is a free business WordPress theme that has a clean and professional design that could be used for any type of company website. The theme is powered by Twitter Bootstrap so its mobile friendly and adapts to any screen size and device. Some of the other key features include: a custom business style homepage template (widgetized), custom widgets (services, recent work, call to action, testimonials, our clients etc), full width slider, unlimited colour options, theme customizer and options panel, and more.
Dazzling is a featured packed and customisable free WordPress theme with a clean, modern and flat design. Its mobile friendly with a responsive layout and could be used for blogs as well as static and ecommerce websites. Its ideally suited for a travel blog, portfolio site, photography blog, green and environmental website, health, fashion and lifestyle and other niches. Some of the key features include: built with Bootstrap 3, unlimited colour options, featured slider, theme options, WooCommerce integration and styling, Font Awesome icons, infinite scroll, translation ready, logo upload and more.
Semicolon is a free magazine WordPress theme with a very clean and simple minimalist design. It has a mobile responsive layout, unique grid layout, clear and easy to read typography, featured post support, related posts support, author bios, 4 widget areas, social menu with support for 20 social networking sites, and more.
Pictorico is a free portfolio WordPress theme from Automattic ideal for photo blogging and portfolio websites. It has a single-column grid based portfolio layout with a featured post slider and large featured images. Some of the other features include: post formats (aside, image, video, link, quaote), four widgets areas in the footer, custom menu, and custom header and background options.
Superhero is a free WordPress blog theme from Automattic. It features a clean and modern design with elements of bright colour. Other notable items include: full-bleed featured posts and featured images, a fix header and navigation menu, full width page template, custom header and background, and subtle CSS3 transitions.
Writr is a minimalist personal blogging WordPress theme with a bold colourful and modern look. It has a responsive design that adapts to any screen to look great on desktops, tablets, mobiles and everything else. Some of the key features include: 6 different colour schemes, post formats, custom header and gravatar, custom backgrounds, social connection icons, left sidebar menu and more.
Themify Base is a free responsive blogging WordPress theme from Premium WordPress theme shop Themify. Its mobile responsive and has a very simple and minimalist design perfect for any type of blog. It comes with 5 extra skins and many layout and customisation options. You can customize every element of theme with live preview – site logo image, navigation menu, background, colour, font selection with over 600+ Google Fonts, post styling, layout containers, etc.
MH Magazine lite
MH Magazine lite is a free magazine WordPress theme for online magazine, news or editorial blog websites. It’s a free version of the premium MH Magazine theme. This version offers a widgetized magazine style homepage, flexslider, 12 widget locations, 3 custom widgets, basic related posts, and a simple theme options panel. The premium version has a heap more features and options.
Oxygen is a magazine styed WordPress theme with a minimalist and mobile optimised responsive design. The main features of the theme include: a custom front page template, featured content slider, 3 menus, 5 widget areas (sidebars), breadcrumbs, advanced widgets, custom background, translation ready, lightbox, theme options and more.
Tracks is a free blog WordPress theme with a bold and beautiful design ideal for personal blogs, online magazines, photography websites and others. It has a unique grid like homepage layout and a single column post layout with large featured images and nice typography.
Eighties is a modern blog WordPress theme with a clean bold design and great typography. The places your content font and centre with a 1 column layout and toggle buttons for the menu and sidebar so they stay out of the way until you want them. Its built on the _s theme by Automattic and adheres to the coding standards of WordPress. It has a large custom header image and a portfolio template.
Baskerville is a free WordPress theme with a masonry grid layout that’s perfect for showcasing your posts, videos, images and galleries, and sharing your favorite quotes and links. It has a mobile responsive layout and is retina ready. Other features include: full width header image, custom logo upload, four page templates, customisation options, translation ready code and more.
Bushwick is a lightweight, responsive blog WordPress theme from Automattic. The unique theme allows you to present your great content alongside beautiful images for maximum impact. It has a custom header, custom menu, and slide-out widget area.
Hiero is a simple but slick WordPress theme for blogs or magazine websites. Some of the key features of the theme include: a mobile responsive design, post thumbnails support, custom widgets, theme options via the WordPress Customizer for typography, layout, colours and more, threaded comments, Google fonts, logo uploader, full width template and more.
Capture is a free responsive WordPress theme designed for photographers and videographers. It has a simple and lightweight design ideal for showcasing your images or videos. Some of the key features of the theme include: a fullscreen featured image slideshow, featured video support, WooCommerce ready, lightweight SVG assets, lots of default colour options and fonts, and more. A pro version (premium) is also available.
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