WordPress has a free repository for themes and plugins. You can install any item from these free repositories right inside the WordPress administrator dashboard. In our earlier article, we have explained the top 10 popular plugins for WordPress site. In this article, let us show you the most popular 10 free WordPress themes that you can choose for your next site.
Free WordPress Themes
At this time when we write this article, there are more than 4500 free themes available. Choosing the best theme from that huge list for your site is a daunting task. To help our readers, we have shortlisted the top 10 free WordPress themes that you can try.
Astra is a multipurpose theme that you can use for minimalist as well as with page builder plugins. This is the most popular free theme available in WordPress with more than 1 million active installations. You can customize header, footer, blog archives, typography, and each element with default WordPress customizer. There are also large number of add-on plugins available to enhance the basic theme. The best part is that the theme comes with starter templates which you can use to kick start your site which can save you lot of time.
The second theme in our list is GeneratePress which is similar to Astra in many aspects. You have options to customize spacing, typography and other elements as per your need. There are limited number of predefined templates available in Site Library that you can use for your starting point. However, the free GeneratePress version does not support removing footer notice.
OceanWP is another full customizable and responsive theme you can use for multipurpose websites. It supports page builder integrations though most of the demo templates are available only for pro version. You can use OceanWP theme to build custom WooCommerce or portfolio websites quickly.
Neve is a lightweight, superfast theme that offers customization of layouts and design through WordPress customizer. You have starter templates to import demo sites instead of creating from scratch. Though some features like header and footer builder are only available for pro version, free version is still suitable for most general purpose needs.
Kadence is a lightweight theme with lots of starter templates. You will get drag and drop header builder, custom layouts, flexible typography, breadcrumbs and SEO optimized theme.
If you are looking one-pages websites, then Hestia is the theme for you. It offers, modern Material design template and options to customize using default WordPress customizer. Though it has a one-page design, you can create multipurpose sites with WooCommerce and page builders like Elementor.
Sydney is the spacious business theme suitable for small agencies and freelancers to build attractive websites. You can either build templates using Elementor or import one of the predefined templates available. It offers full flexibility for customizing layouts, typography, using Google Fonts, etc.
Wanted to create a magazine style WordPress site? Do not look more and ColorMag is the best magazine theme out there with more than 100K active installations. You can build newspaper, news and magazine style websites with hight customizable options.
This is a surprising theme that offers almost all features available for a minimalist theme. Best part is that it is completely free and there is no pro version available when we write this article. You can create demo site and test all the features of the theme for free. However, the developer’s site is showing “Coming Soon” and we hope it will be updated soon with required details.
Though Gutenberg block editor was introduced years back with WordPress version 5.0, as of now there are not many block-based themes available for building your site. Blocksy is a lightweight, block-based theme built primarily on Gutenberg and supports additional page builders. You can build any type of websites with block editor and customize the appearance.
Remember the fact that nothing comes free in this world and this fact is most apt for the free themes available in WordPress repository. Though free themes are sufficient for a beginner level, we strongly recommend purchasing a premium version. This will help you to get premium support and scale up your site for long term.