With the huge array of themes available for WordPress, you can create almost anything, from online magazines to advanced e-commerce businesses. You can either get themes for free or pay for them. Of course, you get what you pay for – yet don’t be too eager to spend your money on something you might not even need.

If you’re looking for premium WordPress themes, take a look at this fantastic collection, and if you’re looking for WordPress Plugins, here are the Top 100 for 2017.

Starting with a free theme is a good way to get your blog or website started. Maybe you are not sure yet in which way your branding style should go. Investing money at that time is not the best thing to do. However, as your blog grows, it will be necessary to invest in one at some point. For now enjoy the roundup!

Quick Jump: Magazine & Blogging Themes, Personal Themes, Portfolio Themes and Business Themes.

News/Magazine/General Blogging

1. WallPress


WallPress is a free WordPress theme that lets your viewers focus on the content. It has a flexible layout so that you can use it in your portfolio, blog, magazine or even business web-needs.

2. Socialize


Socialize is a lightweight and responsive WordPress theme. It is simple and beautiful but powerful as well. I recommend this for bloggers or magazine websites.

3. PR Pin


PR Pin is a powerful and responsive free WordPress theme recommended for news or magazine websites. It was designed using Bootstrap and Font Awesome. Aside from that, it also has great widgetized areas that will surely be of great use for your website.

4. Lingonberry


Lingonberry is a clean and simple theme for bloggers. It has beautiful typography and can fit on any screen.

5. Hemingway


Hemingway’s beautiful color scheme and typography makes it a beautiful WordPress theme. Great for personal blogs. This theme boasts a custom accent color, custom header uploader, and widgets that you’ll surely love.

6. Flubby


Flubby is a free WordPress theme built around Twitter Bootstrap and Font Awesome. It has a very simple and clean looking layout. Perfect for blogging!

7. Bushwick


With its lightweight and responsive design, Bushwick will surely highlight your content while putting emphasis on your imagery.

8. Alpha Forte


Alpha Forte is a sleek modern looking three-columned responsive theme. It perfectly fits personal and travel blogs. You can customize backgrounds and it has two widget areas in the left and right columns.

9. Dual Shock

Dual Shock is a responsive magazine or blog theme. It’s one of the best free themes that you can find. It features custom widgets, SEO optimization, and is translation ready.

10. Live Wire

Live-wire free wordpress theme

Live Wire is about rocking your blog. It was designed with a mobile first attitude, it supports post formats, gravity forms and hybrid tabs plugins (CSS included).

11. silverOrchid

Silverorchid free wordpress theme

silverOrchid WordPress theme by gazpo.com offers a wide range of customization possibilities with its theme options, and is extremely simple to get up and running.

12. Yasmin

Yasmin free wordpress theme

Yasmin is a responsive WordPress theme based on the skeleton framework. This theme is also powered with features like custom post types, taxonomies, custom menu, featured thumbnails and more.

13. Canyon

Canyon free wordpress theme

Canyon is a powerful, premium quality theme with features like custom menu, custom widgets, featured thumbnails, and a featured slider.

14. Nomad

Nomad free wordpress theme

Nomad is a clean, elegant WordPress theme that has a two column design with a jQuery featured image slider.

Personal Themes

1. WP Crest


Crest is a full width free WordPress theme that comes with amazing features. It is perfect for personal blogs that need to feature a lot of text rather than showcase images.

2. Wilson


Wilson’s name of the game is simplicity and cleanliness. This WordPress theme is assured to give you a professional look for your profile without even sacrificing functionality or speed

3. Archy


4. Launch

Launch free wordpress theme

Launch is a sweet little theme for the personal blogger who likes to blog in style. Provides support for your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.

5. Esplanade

Esplanade free wordpress theme

Esplanade is a modern and stylish theme featuring a responsive layout with a slick and streamlined design but powered by a powerful code base and a flexible options page offering lots of features and control.

6. Ascetica

Ascetica free wordpress theme

Ascetica is a spacious and elegant portfolio/blog theme with responsive layout. Best suited for bloggers who want to showcase their work alongside their posts, photobloggers, designers, and photographers.

7. Prototype

Prototype free wordpress theme

Prototype is a specialized parent theme with multiple nav menus, several widget areas, and per-post layouts, allowing anyone from designers to users to quickly create beautiful sites.

8. Hybrid

Hybrid free wordpress theme

Hybrid is a user-friendly, search-engine optimized parent theme, featuring several custom page templates and multiple widget-ready areas, allowing you to create any type of site you want.

9. Basic

Basic free wordpress theme

Basic is a free responsive WordPress theme. The purpose of the Basic theme is to give you a starter theme so you can be your own designer. It only contains the basic layout styling so you can customize the theme with your own preferences.

10. Flexible

Flexible free wordpress theme

Flexible is a WordPress child theme of the robust Twenty Ten. Flexible optimizes and presents content in different screen sizes. It gives readers a seamless experience regardless of device or platform.

11. Themolio

Themolio free wordpress theme

Themolio is a free and responsive WordPress blog theme with elegant, grid-based design.

12. Querty


Querty is a minimal and lightweight WordPress theme. It’s most suitable for a personal blog. If you have efficiency in mind this is the right one. The developers have off loaded all the unnecessary elements. They built it for speed. Get it here for the test ride.

13. Lugada

Lugada free wordpress theme

Lugada is a simple minimalist responsive two column theme with built in slider.

14. Pinbin


Pinbin is a little bit extravagant, but at the same time a beautifully designed theme. If you want your posts to look Pinterest-ready and be fun at the same time, you have found the winner. This theme is clean and modern without the unnecessary scripts.

15. Best

Best free wordpress theme

Built from the ground up with valid HTML5 and utilizing the latest CSS3 techniques, Best is a forward-thinking template that is designed to last.

16. Zenon Lite

Zenon free wordpress theme

Zenon Lite is an all in one WordPress theme with 3 awesome fonts, slider, background image, and an easy to use theme option panel.

17. Meeta
Meeta free wordpress theme

Meeta is a simple blogging theme, but is packed with many premium features like unique widgets and custom templates.

18. Bello

Bello free wordpress theme

Bello is a simple and elegant WordPress theme. It’s designed to showcase beautiful imagery in a clean and open space.

19. Create


Create is a modern and flat designed theme. Make the best possible first impression. It’s easy to use and is an unconventional solution for your personal blog.

20. Yaminth

Yaminth free wordpress theme

YAMINTH (Yet Another Minimal Theme) is a free WordPress theme and, as you may notice from the name, it has a very minimal look. YAMINTH comes with light colors, a dark footer, Google Web Fonts, and jQuery fade in/fade out of images.

Portfolio Themes

1. Obscura

Obscura is a free photography WordPress theme designed for the Photocrati Preset. It’s clean and classy and, at the same time, powerful. Showcase your masterpiece photos using this theme.

2. DW Timeline


DW Timeline is a clean timeline style WordPress theme inspired by the Facebook Timeline layout. Great for portfolio websites that want to highlight work experiences!

3. Snaps

Snaps is a free WordPress theme with a grid based layout. Designed to showcase your portfolio.

4. Unique

Unique free wordpress theme

Unique & Responsive is a WordPress theme with mobile and tablet responsive design. Great grid like theme for a portfolio showcase and creative blogging.

5. Simple Grid

Simplegrid free wordpress theme

Simple Grid is a free WordPress theme with mobile and tablet responsive design. This grid like design theme is perfect for any creative agency to showcase their portfolio.

6. Grid

Grid free wordpress theme

Grid is a free WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design, featuring infinite scroll. The Grid theme is perfect for any creative to showcase their portfolio.

7. Architekt

Architekt free wordpress theme

Architekt is a free WordPress theme with a clean, simple and unique design to showcase your architectural portfolio.

8. Grid Style

Gridstyle free wordpress theme

Grid Style is a free WordPress theme with a magazine based layout. Designed to showcase your fashion style portfolio.

9. Orion

Orion free wordpress theme

Orion is a fully responsive theme with light, clear, minimalistic design and complementing typography. This theme is ideal for a design agency website, designer portfolio, etc.

10. Tiara

Tiara free wordpress theme

Tiara is a portfolio theme for photographers or artists who like show off their work in style. The theme has a minimalistic design which helps to focus attention on your content.

Business and Other Themes

1. Unite

Clean, modern, and responsive is Unite, a flat design inspired free WordPress theme. It’s fully customizable and has unlimited color schemes, this theme is perfect for wedding websites.

2. Parallax

Parallax is a free WordPress responsive theme that lets you create amazing websites. It is responsive and can be viewed in any browser. Aside from that, you can also use this theme’s settings to create a custom background.

3. Engrave

Engrave is a free multi-purpose WordPress theme that just oozes a professional feel. It is responsive and retina-ready. It also comes with a very powerful theme options panel that can make your design custom-made without even dabbling with code!

4. Cubby

Cubby is a beautiful WordPress theme great for a lot of purposes. It has a responsive design and can be viewed in any browser!

5. Bizkit

Built with HTML5 and CSS3, Bizkit is a beautiful Responsive WordPress Theme great for business websites. It has a testimonials section, product and services section, and a welcome section.

6. Advocate

Advocate is a free WordPress theme completely suited for corporate websites. It’s professional look will surely make law and accounting firms go gaga!

7. Xenastore

Xenastore free wordpress theme

Xenastore is an ecommerce WordPress theme. This theme depends on an e-commerce plugin called Cart66 to function as an e-commerce portal.

8. Launcher

While you are launching a new site, or revamping the old one, it is most important to let the users feel that they are still being thought of. The Launcher WordPress Theme lets site visitors know the estimated time remaining before site launch.

9. Zenshop

Zenshop free wordpress theme

Zenshop is an e-commerce theme designed with a minimalistic grid layout to showcase your store. The theme supports WordPress 3 features like custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom metaboxes, etc.

What do you think of these free WP themes? Share with us in comments!

Editorial Team

Written by Editorial Team

  • Great collection!
    WordPress is my passion and I prefer designing in lesser time but with desirable results so I’m looking forward to designing the selected ones using TemplateToaster. Love reading such articles. Thanks for this treasury of themes.

  • amazing work! Thanks for sharing

  • nics

    Wow this is really a great list of free word press themes and amazingly designed too..Keep up the good work and looking for more themes.

  • Amit

    Its really a good collection of themes. Nice work really appreciate it. Some of them are awesome rest are good enough. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ali

    Very nice themes. Thanks for the themes.

  • Лада

    Great! Thanks a lot!

  • Charles

    And outstanding collection of impressive themes. Many thanks.

  • Mimi

    I love it!! Most of the themes are new to me and I must say they are worth downloading! :)
    Thank you for sharing these to us! Love your post!

  • numan

    Thank you for share. İ like this post.

  • Aslam

    Nice collection… thanks

  • marcus

    Hey, very nice collection. Thanks

  • Jenna

    That’s very nice collection. Most of them are very elegant and a must try.

  • Markus (ThemeElephant)

    Nice list of themes.. very helpfull. Hope to see one of my themes in the next list :-)
    Thanks and Regards – Markus

  • Jitendra

    Hey Dainis,

    Nice collection of themes, I am going to take some inspirations from here for the thesis theme for my wordpress website. Thanks for sharing.


  • Charlene

    An excellent compilation of wordpress themes for free. I am seeking a theme that can be edited things like the header colors purely cosmetic. I will check out the features of these free ones, thanks.

  • business analyst

    Wow, I have been waiting for such free wordpress themes for a long time.
    Thank you very much for extraordinary collection.

  • This is indeed a great collection. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Kulwant Nagi

    Super Duper list !! I loved almost all themes !!

  • Christopher Franko

    man i loved all of these themes and downloaded a handful of them

  • Nicole

    I was stunned by the incredible themes you have listed being FREE!!! Great Job! I bookmarked your site!

    • Dainis Graveris

      Thank you, Nicole! Did you pick one favorite out from this huge list?

  • On one hand, I’m glad that there are so many free themes. On the other, how to choose??

    • Dainis Graveris

      Try to sketch what you need and then find theme which fits your needs the most without big customising!

  • Aaron

    Awesome! number 24. Pioneer News is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thanks!

    Quick question; Does anybody know anything about this site discountwpthemes.com? It looks legit, but you never know. Has anyone used it before?

    Any feedback would be great! Thanks!

  • Mireia

    Wow it is a fantastic themes collection, I like it so much. In special 12. Danko. It is very nice, and this style fits with what I needed. I also looked in skinwp.net, and they have other styles. It is very complicated decision!

  • Whimsay

    Great collection…Hmm..gotta pick one for my new blog..

  • sanjay

    Woot! Woot! Amazing Collection, I will bookmark this page. Gold mine found!

    • Dainis Graveris

      Heh, hope you can get yourself to pick one out! :)

  • Carl Potts

    Some fantastic designs there, I look forward to using them in my own work

  • Fahadcnet

    These WordPress themes are very exclusive,Specially its attracts for 3d & stylish looks ,I appreciated all of your collection .thanks for sharing to 1StWebdesigneer .

  • Truly fantastic collection of themes! There are a few “not so good looking” ones but most of them are looking absolutely awesome! Thanks!

  • Paul Weston

    Thought this was a great article and one that I found very inspiring. I thought there was a great variety of different themes and each of them have aspects that I love from a design and development point of view. The theme that stood out for me though was Simple Grid theme. I loved the design, layout and use of colour used within the theme, these elements give a very fresh and modern feel to the theme. These elements mixed with the use of images helps give the theme a wow factor and a look that is very professional. Great article and I look forward to more like this from yourself.

  • Love Pakistan, Build Pakistan

    Thanks for the nice share. This post really helped us finding the right theme for our student community blog. Keep up great work!

  • James

    A fantastic collection of WordPress themes. Thanks very much for sharing.

  • Alherabd

    Absolutely nice looking. But many blogger gives themes but doesn’t working perfectly. I hope these will be fully worked. Thanks 1stwebdesigner for sharing awesome themes.

  • Matt V Clarke

    Nice compilation – great alternatives to the present theme I have. See for yourself :)

  • Stephen

    Finally found a decent collection of free WP themes! thanks.

  • Sanchit

    hey it’s really a best collection of free wordpress theme which can make project more impressive.

  • Awais Raza

    I liked most of them but not all. Good Work.

  • Frank

    Wow, thanks for this wonderful collection!

  • hey !! It was an awesome list of free wordpress themes.
    I am surely going to use one of them in my next project.
    Thanks again :)

  • Amazing collections, Appreciate your work.

  • Another one great theme is suffusion.

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