There are thousands of new websites and blogs that emerge out of the most popular blogging and website platforms in the world – WordPress. A great way to get the ball rolling (especially if you aren’t armed with a lot of design or development experience) is to use a theme. The best part is that some of the best WordPress themes are free! Here are our favorites.
While DevDMBootstrap3 may sound a bit funny, the truth is that it is a pretty nifty theme that has been created for developers. This free WordPress theme is especially for developers who have familiarised themselves with Twitter Bootstrap. The super-sleek interface of this mobile-first theme makes it hassle-free and quicker to develop for the web.
2. Fresh Lite
Fresh Lite is a responsive theme that is very easy to use, especially for beginners, due to its drag and drop module. It is really simple and includes a sidebar, slider, and touch-friendly buttons as its features.
Another free WordPress theme is Fruitful, which is simple and responsive and built with tons of options for background images, logos, social icons, menus as well as a slider. The CSS is customisable and it is WooCommerce-ready.
4. Clean Black
Clean Black offers exactly what its name says it does – a dark minimalist theme. This elementary responsive theme includes a favicon option, search and a number paging navigation.
5. Codium Grid
Codium Grid is a fully responsive free WordPress theme that has been specially designed to allow users to focus on content in the building process. Its clean look and feel, customizable color, backgrounds and headers and widget-ready nature makes it a popular theme. Don’t miss the Instagram widget, which is worth a special mention. There is some in-built search engine optimization tools to be enjoyed here, which makes getting online a cake-walk.
You sure will be delighted with Delighted. This lightweight theme is highly customizable and made just for bloggers. Its featured image option is one of the best and is available on main and single pages so that users can add an element of sleekness to their design. There are endless language and color options too.
GreenPage is a simple blogging theme that has a pretty sharp layered look. There is a lot of levy to feature thumbnail images, sidebar and header navigation and blog posts.
The minimally-designed Aldehyde theme has a pretty awesome above-the-scroll slider which is great to showcase images. Here, users will find many bonuses like four different layout options, parallax headers, custom widgets and tons of theme options that they can only get their hands on in premium themes. This responsive theme is SEO-ready and also includes social media tools for links and sharing, and retina-ready icons.
Who doesn’t love Shopping? Shopping is a free e-commerce theme that offers basic sales functionality. The simple WooCommerce-based theme has lots of room for prices, product images, ratings and sales information.
Bearded takes ‘Movember’ to a whole new level. This portfolio and blogging theme includes tons of cool animation tools and customization options and is designed in a flat style. The responsive free WordPress theme also supports the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, which is great.
Neutro is trendy flat designed theme that has a unique touch-ready content slider that is perfect for mobile and tablet devices. This responsive theme is designed with a nice little display space, keeping photos in mind. The CSS is customisable and there are tons of other cool features to check out too.