You have an idea for your blog, and you know you want to use WordPress to develop it. So, what’s next? A theme, of course! Even though WP allows you to create and build your own themes from scratch, not everyone has the time (or creativity) for that challenge. Here, you will find some of the top websites and blog articles which offer and detail FREE WordPress themes. Enjoy!
Elegant Themes put together this article of their 20 picks for the best free WP themes in 2014. In addition to showcasing her picks, along with links to live demos and downloads, the author also discusses the pros and cons to both free themes and premium (purchased) themes. For each theme she links, she also provides a short description on its features and functionality.
This article, written by Haris Bacic, focuses on 10 themes from 2014 which the author feels are exceptional, each in their own way. Screenshots of the themes are provided, along with links for download. Also, the author details why he likes the theme, and ideas for its optimal usage.
DesignsCrazed compiled this hefty list of their favorite themes in 2014. Each theme they chose is accompanied by a description, screenshot, demo button, and download button. They also make note of what the optimal usage of each theme might be (artistic, portfolio, business, photography, etc.) and if it’s responsive. Many of their choices feature a look more congruent with a traditional website layout, rather than blog entry style.
Small Business Trends writer Megan Totka really hits the nail on the head with this article. She makes valuable observations about the power of the WordPress platform in combination with the ever-increasing importance of responsive design, especially for businesses. Her article does not feature screenshots, but she provides links and a detailed description for each of her 10 picks.
In another lengthy list, Creative Bloq presents to us 42 of their favorite themes. Each theme listed is presented with a screenshot, and download link, a category for optimal usage, and whether or not it’s responsive. There is also a short description with each theme.
What About buddhabunnee’s Favorites?
I thought you’d never ask! Here are THREE of my personal favorite free WordPress themes:
The reason I love these themes is for their simplicity, the fact they work well for portfolio showcasing, and that they are responsive.