In this article, you will know about the 9 free WordPress themes that are awesome.
Around the world over 60 million websites use WordPress comprising over 30% of all websites globally. In today’s article we are going to see what wordpress is and best possible theme you can use for your website.
WordPress is a software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success.
There are 4553 active free themes in the theme directory of WordPress as of today and I have tried quite a few of them.
9 Free WordPress Themes That Are Awesome
Today, I am going to list a few random themes which I personally liked and felt that they are a good option for bloggers.
Tortuga is a highly flexible and adventurous WordPress theme for your blog or any news related website. It supports three different post layouts and a Magazine Homepage template.
Tortuga features a fully responsive and mobile-ready layout which works great on any device and screen size.
Your visitors get a splendid website, whether they use a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
The theme supports a featured post slider to showcase your most important posts.
The Slider can be configured easily in the Customizer and allows you to choose a slider category, number of slider posts and the slider animation.
Tortuga supports three different layouts for post archives:
- One Column
- Two Columns
- Three Columns without Sidebar
The Magazine Homepage template let you create a magazine-styled homepage in seconds. The template is built with widgets and therefore both flexible and easy to use.
You can use the custom Magazine Posts widgets to display the latest posts from the categories of your choice.
By default Tortuga supports three different Magazine Posts widgets (Boxed, Columns, Grid) to choose from.
This theme is 100% mobile friendly that allows for easy viewing on desktops and mobiles devices like iPhones, iPads or tablets.
You can easily modify many aspects of this theme, adjusting to your needs using WordPress Theme Customizer.
This theme is using valid HTML5 and CSS3 coding. There are no unnecessary junk HTML or CSS codes.
You can get some exclusive widgets that allow you to display featured posts, popular posts, recent posts and random posts with thumbnails in the sidebar.
Page templates are a specific type of template file that can be applied to a specific page or groups of pages.
Translate this theme into any language with the prepared .po translation file located in the theme’s languages folder.
BoxWP PRO has secured & clean PHP codes without encrypted links on footer.
BoxWP PRO has over 110 popular Google fonts specifically chosen for you to look your site great. Change fonts easily with only a few clicks in the theme customizer.
Fully compatible with WooCommerce plugin. Just install the plugin and turn your site into a full featured online shop and start selling products.
BoxWP PRO is SEO friendly and has been coded with keeping SEO best practices in mind to create a solid fundamental for good rankings.
You can add widgets very easily to many places (header, left and right sidebars, footer) in this theme.
You can change the appearance easily without any coding. It has been designed meticulously & is compatible with any devices.
It has got a modern Layout & is laid out with the Flexbox module, which is really flexible. This will definitely make your website load quicker.
You also get an option to show your social profiles so visitors can find your social profiles directly & the share buttons increases your social engagement efficiently.
The theme supports the AMP, which is the fastest HTML format recommended by Google. You’ll never lost visitors due to loading speed.
Moreover, its completely free & you can use full features and functions without any restrictions and money.
There are many add-ons available as well.
Iconic One is a premium quality WordPress theme with pixel perfect typography that is pleasing to the eyes. It offers a great combo of presentation and functionality in a neat package.
The theme implements proper SEO so that your content will rank high and is compatible with AIOSEO and Yoast SEO. It uses H1 tags for posts and page titles and doesn’t use headings in sidebar so that you can creatively use headings in your articles.
It utilizes latest HTML 5, CSS3 for creating the awesomeness that looks great on every browser & adapts to screen size on different devices be it mobile, tablets or desktop and is future ready. Check out the demo on different devices to get the feel of it.
Use the Live Customizer to change the logo image, social bookmarks, background color, footer copyright etc., you don’t have to touch any code or login to ftp for the most needed customizations. Sidebar is Widget ready for easy configuration.
Built to be exceptionally fast with PageSpeed score of 95+, the audience will be able to enjoy your content without waiting.
Wellington is a clean and simple Magazine WordPress theme with beautiful typography and subtle colors.
The theme includes two different post layouts and a featured post slider.
The responsive layout ensures that your website looks great on all screens. You can quickly customize the theme to your needs with easy to use theme settings.
The theme is fully localized and can be translated easily into your language. You can also create a flexible magazine-styled homepage in just a few minutes.
The custom widgets gives you the flexibility that you need to built your website. Get different page layouts and features with our custom page templates.
The code of theme is structured with search engines in mind & so the theme is fully SEO Optimized. The theme is created with clean HTML5 and CSS3, which is optimized for speed & is compatible will all the browsers.
Envo eCommerce is the perfect free WordPress theme designed for your WooCommerce store. If your website deal with products this is the best theme for you.
Envo eCommerce is WooCommerce theme that was created to work with the popular and free WooCommerce plugin.
Creating a beautiful storefront has never been easier. It is simple, minimal and elegant WooCommerce theme that will work perfectly for a clothing, fashion, electronics and almost any kind of store.
The theme works with any of favorite free or paid page builder like Elementor, KingComposer, Brizy, Beaver Builder, SiteOrigin, Thrive Architect, Divi, Visual Composer, etc.
With this theme you can build Super Fast, SEO & Ultra Modern Responsive E-Commerce sites & it supports any page builder that you would want to use.
Momentous is another modern Magazine theme featuring large post thumbnails, a clean typography and two column post layout from Theme Zee.
It goes without saying that Momentous has a fully responsive layout.
Momentous comes with a fluid layout that adapts to any screen size – from smartphones through tablets to big desktop screens.
Your visitors will get a great-looking and easy-to-use website no matter what device they are using.
It uses the Genericon icon font instead of any graphic images and is 100% retina-ready.
The theme comes with a Featured Content area in order to highlight your latest 3 featured posts. The first post is highlighted in the left column followed by the other two posts in the right column.
You can feature your posts on the Customizer by simply adding a post tag to select your featured posts.
Momentous makes it very easy to set up and configure the theme. It only adds the most relevant settings you really need.
All settings are organized in one panel and different sub sections which ensures a high usability and clarity of all options.
The theme options of Momentous allow you to easily add your social icons to the right of the main navigation.
You can also turn on a dropdown Search Bar on the header area if you like.
The theme is absolutely free & you can use it on unlimited websites for private and commercial purpose.
Page Builder Framework theme is one of the fastest WordPress themes and was built for maximum performance.
You can change colors, customize your menu and much more all inside the WordPress customizer.
The theme was designed specifically to work with WordPress page builders, like Beaver Builder & Elementor.
The performance of the theme is super fast on the front-end. You can build any type of website with endless customization options directly in the WordPress customizer.
Page Builder Framework is 100% GDPR compliant. For example, the Google Fonts are served locally which also boosts performance. The theme also integrates seamlessly with WooCommerce and offers countless customization options.
The theme is made for page builder such as Elementor & is 100% mobile responsive and makes your website look great on every device.
This theme comes in both free & paid versions.
Our website BloggersDomain also uses this theme.
Astra claims to be the most popular theme of all time.
The theme gives you the ability to turn off the page title & sidebar & create full width pages with complete design freedom.
In the Layout Settings area, one can manage layout of the website container, header, blog, archives, single pages, posts, sidebar & footer.
Even before the official release of Gutenberg, Astra was among the first themes to become Gutenberg compatible. Over the years, this compatibility grew stronger. Today, Astra offers the most extensive library of free starter templates for Gutenberg, the ability to create custom layouts with the editor, and automatically manages Gutenberg blocks’ styling and spacing.
Astra is feather light. It needs less than 50 KB of resources whereas most of the other WordPress themes require at least 300 KBs.
All the themes mentioned above are awesome & free. Some of the themes also have a paid version, it’s up to you to decide if you want to buy the theme. Having said that, the free version is enough for beginners.