The 40+ Best Free WordPress Themes

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Free WordPress Themes

These WordPress templates are too good to be true – and they’re all free!


Anyone who knows me and my web development habits knows one thing to be an absolute truth, it’s that I’m completely obsessed with WordPress. I couldn’t tell you how many WordPress sites I have under my belt right now (including this one!), and I’m showing no signs of slowing down, for better or worse.

To share the WordPress love, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best free WordPress templates I’ve found while fulfilling my obsession. Take a look below, check out a few demos, and hopefully you’ll find a new WordPress template to give your website a facelift!


Accelerate – Simple Free WordPress Theme

accelerate simple free wordpress theme

Accelerate is a multipurpose WordPress theme designed with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind. This particular theme is a work of art, designed with a specific look to help your website or blog get noticed for all the right reasons.

This particular design incorporates integrates a simple-to-use amazing slider. You can use the slider it to highlight your own graphics, articles, or a custom webpage URL.  Accelerate supports all the different types of WordPress post formats, and would be great for a business, corporate, portfolio, or personal blogging site. Anything could fit with this theme, really.

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Arcade Basic – Free HTML5 WordPress Theme

arcade basic html5 wordpress theme

Talk about beautiful! Create a distinctive style with the Arcade theme, a light-weight and completely responsive HTML5 theme for WordPress. It boasts a built-in theme customizer to feature your own header image, page layout, web site width and a whole lot more. There are 8 different post formats supported by the Arcade theme including gallery, quote, video, and image formats. The theme is also compatible with bbPress, BuddyPress, WPML & Woocommerce, in case you’re looking for that kind of thing. This uses Google Fonts for improved type readability and works quite well in desktop browsers, tablets and hand-held devices.

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Architekt – Minimalist WordPress Theme

architekt minimalist wordpress theme

The folks over at have created a truly stunning free WordPress theme with Architekt. The theme is clean, simple, and responsive for mobile devices.

While it’s been designed to showcase an architectural portfolio, this WordPress theme would be perfect for any type of graphical artist or photographer looking to showcase their work. If you’d like to see even more of this one, they have a video demonstration of the theme available, too!

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Ascent – Free Responsive WordPress Theme

ascent free responsive wordpress theme

The Ascent WordPress theme is an elegant piece of work. Designed with modern web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3, the Ascent theme effortlessly delivers a simple design that displays beautifully on any sized device. If you’re looking for a lightweight theme with a clean, modern feel… Ascent may be for you.

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Balloons – Adorable WordPress Theme for Bloggers

balloons adorable wordpress theme for bloggers

We couldn’t create this WordPress theme list without adding a little bit of whimsy! Balloons is exactly that – a cute, fun WordPress theme ideal for personal bloggers. While it may not boast as many features as some of the other themes on our list, the charm it delivers earns it a spot for you quirky folks looking for something a little different.

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BookRev Lite – Free Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

bookrev lite free multipurpose wordpress theme

The BookRev theme has been especially built for – you guessed it – books. Weather you’re creating a WordPress site that will feature a book review, want to feature your favorite reads, or want to do something completely different… this theme is definitely still multi purpose. It comes with built-in theme options panel, so even those who aren’t as technically capable will be able to change the look and feel of the theme from a user-friendly graphical menu.

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Clean Retina – Retina Ready WordPress Theme

clean retina retina ready wordpress theme

Clean Retina is a clean, minimalistic WordPress theme that’s retina-ready. It’s fully responsive, meaning it will automatically adapt any tablet or mobile device. This theme is packed with features including 9 different home page layouts, a feature slider, 11 social icons, and webmaster tools. If you’re looking for more, it’s compatible with some of the most popular WordPress plugins as well, such as Breadcrumb NavXT and Contact Form 7.

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Constructzine Lite – Construction Company WordPress Theme

constructzine lite wordpress theme for construction company

A WordPress Theme for a construction company? Yes, that’s a thing! Really though, this theme could be easily customized for any company looking for a high-resolution corporate WordPress theme. Constructzine Lite is packed with tons of user-friendly features, and even boasts a WordPress Customizer features so you can watch as you make changes to your site live. This one is definitely one of my favorites on the list for a corporate WordPress theme.

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DailyBlog – Free WordPress Theme for Bloggers

dailyblog free wordpress theme for bloggers

The TA DailyBlog theme is a fantastic free WordPress theme which brings a beautiful, simple design. It was developed with the Bootstrap 3 framework, so it will be optimized for your desktop, tablet, or smartphone device. It’s created especially for bloggers of all types, and would work great for a personal blog site. This theme also comes with 16 color schemes built in, so it’ll be easy to customize the look to your liking without much effort.

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Dazzling – Flat Design WordPress Theme

dazzling flat design wordpress theme

Flat design is in, and this theme pulls it off beautifully! Dazzling is a modern lookng WordPress theme with functionality features that could rival some of the premium themes on the market today. It has unlimited color variations, multiple widget areas, a featured slider and much more. This is another theme built on the Bootstrap 3 framework, and would work well for almost any type of website.

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Enigma – Multipurpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme

enigma free multipurpose wordpress theme

Enigma is another multi purpose responsive WordPress theme featuring WooCommerce functionality! You’ll be able to use it for any sort of WordPress site, including of course any online store websites that utilize the WooCommerce platform for product management. This theme features 4 different page layouts, 2 page templates, and has a total of five different widget areas. This theme is powerful with a simplistic aesthetic – a great choice for a free WordPress theme.

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Esteem – Clean Responsive WordPress Theme

esteem clean responsive wordpress theme

The Esteem theme has been designed specifically to suit any type of WordPress site, including business, portfolio, or blogging types. It supports a ton of customizable features, including the header, background, widgets and page templates.

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Evolve – Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

evolve responsive multipurpose wordpress theme

The Evolve theme is a responsive WordPress theme with some truly elegant design elements. It has some really awesome things included, such as a Parallax slider, FontAwesome icon pack, and Animate.css elements throughout. There are multiple blog layouts available, and a whopping 12 widget areas to customize! If you’re set up with several social media accounts also, this theme supports up to 11 networks including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Flat Theme – Free Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

flat theme free responsive multipurpose wordpress theme

You know I have to show more love to those flat themes! This Flat Theme is truly beautiful in my opinion, and would be fantastic for any type of WordPress website. This clean, elegant design was developed using the Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework, and is completely responsive to any device it’s loaded on. With more features like a slideshow, FontAwesome and an Ajax contact form, this free WordPress theme is going to be hard to beat.

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Flozo – Free WordPress Theme for Businesses

flozo free wordpress theme for businesses

This free WordPress theme is specifically designed to help you present all sorts of information to your users in a clear, concise and attractive way. Established organizations and new entrepreneurs alike could make great use of this WordPress template for their business.

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Folder – Free Responsive WordPress Theme

folder free responsive wordpres theme

The Folder WordPress theme has been developed in HTML5, and is sleek and responsive. It’s perfect for a portfolio or product showcase type website, with custom work posts available to display either your projects or products. Features included are a contact form, Twitter feed, Flex slider, and multiple post formats.

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Grid – Responsive WordPress Theme

grid responsive wordpress theme

Talk about eye-catching! The Grid (free) Theme is a responsive WordPress theme with responsive design, built-in search optimization, and infinite scroll. It’s completely supported by its development team (common with free themes that have a premium version as well) and should be eligible for updates as they’re made available.

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InterStellar – Responsive Portfolio Theme for WordPress

interstellar responsive portfolio theme for wordpress

InterStellar is a clean, responsively designed WordPress theme with multiple portfolio type page layouts, a widgetized homepage, theme options, and a homepage slider. This is another theme that has a premium (paid) counterpart, so you can expect to have updates available for this theme as well. It has a lot of fun built-in shortcodes as well, like columns, buttons, and Google maps.

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Longform – Responsive WordPress Theme

longform responsive wordpress theme

Longform is a premium theme that the developers are willing to give away – if you follow them on Twitter. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not above doing that for a great WordPress theme. The lure of this theme is that it’s one of the few (if not only) free WordPress theme available to feature full Aesop compatibility. So if you’re looking for a WordPress theme that can tell a great story, you can stop right here.

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Metro CreativeX – Metro Style WordPress Theme

metro creativex metro style wordpress theme

Metro designed websites are always fun, aren’t they? The Metro CreativeX WordPress theme is a completely free, clean, colorful and minimalistic WordPress theme from Themeisle. It has been created using modern web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3, and is easy to customize with the developers vast documentation. This is a great theme if you want something a little edgy an a lot colorful.

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MH Magazine Lite – Free Dynamic News WordPress Theme

mh magazine lite free dynamic news wordpress theme

The MH Magazine lite is a completely free & responsive WordPress theme. It’s designed for a magazine, dynamic news or WordPress blog. This theme would be perfect for modern online magazines, news websites, professional blogs and other editorial websites.

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MyStile – Free WordPress WooCommerce Theme

mystile free wordpress woocommerce theme

Another free WooCommerce theme! MyStile is a clean and lightweight WordPress theme, bundled with plenty of customization tools and color schemes available. This theme comes direct from the makers of WooCommerce, so you’ll know it will integrate well with their system. It’s packed with shortcodes, a custom homepage, and all sorts of WooCommerce goodies to help make this theme your own.

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Nictitate – Free WordPress Theme for Portfolio Website

nictitate free wordpress theme for portfolio website

The Nictitate theme is designed especially for portfolio or corporate websites. It is based on a layout manager technique that will allow you the flexibility to choose between different layout options for each page on your site, which is great for experimenting with some different visuals. It’s a treat to get such high quality WordPress theme for free, but hey, we’ll take it!

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Origin – Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme

origin responsive magazine wordpress theme

Origin is a fully responsive WordPress theme built for a magazine/news blog theme. It has a beautiful, minimal design to help visitors focus more on the content of your site than anything else. Features include five different color schemes, a two or three column layout, and a responsive gallery.

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Panoramica – Portfolio WordPress Theme

panoramica portfolio wordpress theme

Panoramica is a gorgous free portfolio WordPress theme appealing to those with a modern and professional design. It has a wonderful full-width slider available that can be used to present featured content on your home page, and will adapt to the width of any browser window. Panoramica features a complete portfolio, categories, and even a slideshow for each of your displayed items. This theme makes it almost too easy to built a website around your work.

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Photo – WordPress Theme for Photographers

photo wordpress theme for photographers

WordPress themes for photographers are pretty much always stunning, and the Photo theme is no exception. This is a simple theme, perfect for showcasing your best photos or graphic art, or any other type of project collection that you want to share with the world. This theme would be a fantastic choice for any personal or professional WordPress portfolio.

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Radiate – Parallax WordPress Theme

radiate parallax wordpress theme

It doesn’t get more fancy than Parallax these days, and that’s exactly what the Radiate WordPress theme delivers. This retina-ready blogging theme has a customizable background, custom CSS and other features available through the WordPress customizer, so you won’t need any technical expertise to tweak the look of this theme to your liking.

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Spacious – Responsive Free WordPress Theme

spacious responsive free wordpress theme

Spacious is a wonderful WordPress multi purpose theme, coded and designed to not feel too clutered. It can be used for a portfolio, business, or blogging type of site. Features of the Spacious theme include 2 page templates, 4 page layouts, 13 widget areas, a built-in slider, and lots more! This is a great WordPress theme if you’re going for a clean, minimalist look for your site.

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ShopStar – WooCommerce WordPress Theme

shopstar responsive wordpress theme

WooCommerce’ers rejoice, we have another free WooCommerce WordPress theme for you! ShopStar is a fully responsive theme that’s super flexible and able to adapt to your needs. It includes everything you’d need to start your online WooCommerce store – SEO optimized, mobile friendly, and a featured slider to showcase your best products on the home page.

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SimpleCorp – WordPress Theme for Business

simplecorp wordpress theme for businesses

The SimpleCorp WordPress theme is perfect for a corporate or portfolio type of website. It’s simple, responsive, and has a lovely modern look that will really catch the eye of your visitors.

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Skeleton – Simple WordPress Theme

skeleton simple wordpress theme

Skeleton may not look like much, but that’s because it isn’t – by design. This WordPress theme is designed to help you build an uncluttered, simple, and user friendly website. It’s also mobile optimized, and can display beautifully on any type of advice. This theme is a blank canvas just waiting for your wonderful content to be showcased.

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Shuttershot – WordPress Theme for Photographers

shuttershot wordpress theme for photographers

The fullscreen slideshow offered with this theme is truly beautiful. Shuttershot is an ideal WordPress theme for photographers looking to showcase their entire portfolio in style. Just check out the demo, and you’ll quickly get the idea.

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SSMAG  – Free Magazine Style WordPress Theme

ssmag free magazine style wordpress theme

SSMAG is a masonry-styled WordPress theme, with automatically resizing thumbnail photos for a great user experience. It also features optimized ad placement spots, and some social share buttons built in.

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StanleyWP – Free Twitter Bootstrap WordPress Theme

stanleywp free twitter bootstrap wordpress theme

Another wonderful Bootstrap WordPress theme developed by! This is a really elegant theme perfect for a freelancer, or anyone else wanting to showcase their work online with a clean, simple interface. And of course as usual – we absolutely love the flat design!

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Thoughts – Responsive Blog WordPress Theme

thoughts responsive blog wordpress theme

The Thoughts WordPress theme is created especially for writers. It doesn’t have some normal things you’d expect in a theme, such as widgetized areas, a sidebar or a footer.This theme is lintended for you to share your thoughts and media, and that’s it. It still supports a few different post types though, such as gallery, quotes, and images. This theme will be perfect if you want to make a statement with your posts, without a lot of extra clutter.

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Travelify – WordPress Theme for Travel

travelify wordpress theme for travel

Travelify is an awesome travel WordPress theme, made for you to share the tales of your travels with others. It is packed full of features, such as custom theme options, a featured slider, multiple types of layouts for your posts, and is WooCommerce ready.

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Tracks – Beautiful Magazine WordPress Theme

tracks beautiful magazine wordpress theme

Tracks is a bold & beautiful WordPress theme. Fully responsive, this theme will help your personal blog, magazine, or photography type website display on any device beautifully. It includes features such as custom logo support, social media icons, premium layouts, and comment display controls.

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Unite – Free WordPress Wedding Theme

unite free wordpress wedding theme

Here comes the bride of the bunch! The Unite WordPress theme is a clean, modern wedding theme developed using Twitter Bootstrap 3. It was designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, and is fully customizable with unlimited color variations and fonts. While this theme is best suited for a wedding website, it can also be used for a personal blog or any other image-based website.

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Virtue – Free Ecommerce WordPress Theme

virtue free ecommerce wordpress theme

The Virtue theme is an extremely customizable WordPress theme with loads of options and features. The design is clean and modern, built with the Twitter Bootstrap framework. It’s fully WooCommerce ready, and has all the tools you need to get started building your own online store. This theme would work well for a portfolio, personal site, or online store.

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Yaminth – Minimalistic WordPress Theme

yaminth minimalistic wordpress theme

Yaminth stands for “Yet Another Minimal Theme”, and that’s exactly what it is. This WordPress theme has a very modern and miniml look which we love, and comes with beautiful light colors with a dark footer. Google Web Fonts have been integrated for custom typography, and it has it’s own theme customization page as well.

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Zerif Lite – Free One Page WordPress Theme

zerif lite free one page wordpress theme

Last but certainly not least, the Zerif Lite theme is one of the top 10 most downloaded WordPress themes on WordPress. This is a one-page theme perfect for a corporate business, personal about me age, or for a freelancer or single product pitch. It’s built with Twitter Bootstrap, and has beautiful parallax transitions, as well as a modern, flat responsive design.

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Have a favorite free WordPress template not in this list?

Share a link in the comments below, and I may just add it to the list above, too!

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