In times when everyone is looking for a magazine-like solution for their blog, good old fashioned themes are nowhere to be found. Here we will try to give you a solid selection of 10 free yet beautiful and powerful themes.
This post has been updated in May 2019 to indicate that some of these themes are no longer available, not having kept pace with WordPress.
- 1. Unstandard WordPress Theme
- The Unstandard is a clean minimal two-column WordPress theme featuring three widget enabled zones.
- Author: Derek Punsalan, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 2. Typebased WordPress Theme
- Typebased is built on Woothemes’ backend, has integrated banner ad management, widgetized sidebar, with some custom widgets to allow you full control of what happens in your sidebar; and 5 different colour schemes to choose from.
- Author: Woothemes, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 3. LiveWire WordPress Theme
- It was designed with Mobile-first attitude, it supports post formats, Gravity Forms and Hybrid Tabs plugins (CSS included), it’s translation-ready and what else.
- Author: ThemeHybrid, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 4. Sight WordPress Theme
- A professional WordPress theme which was made in a modern minimalistic style. Layout is made using Golden Grid and it gives you a choice of information publishing – grid view or standard blog view.
- Author: WPshower, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 5. AccentBox WordPress Theme
- This HTML5 theme is made fully responsive to make sure your blog look awesome in any case.
- Author: MyThemeShop, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 6. Silesia WordPress Theme
- Clean style and elegant HTML5-powered theme. You can adjust Colors, Theme Options, Upload Logo, Custom Background, all without touching a single line of code.
- Author: NattyWP, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 7. Launch WordPress Theme
- Launch is a sweet little theme for the personal blogger who likes to blog in style.a,/dd>
- Author: Themezilla, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 8. The Feature WordPress Theme
- A beautifully simple and clean straight to the point. It’s professional modern style and easy to setup, it has 9 fantastic layouts variations and 2 eye candy color styles that will make your website unique and striking.
- Author: Moonthemes, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 9. Respo WordPress Theme
- Respo is amazing WordPress theme with clean, sleek and customizable design. This is a responsive theme, able to adapt its layout to the screen size of your visitors.
- Author: Themnific, Demo: Link, Download: Link
- 10. Meeta WordPress Theme
- Meeta is a simple blogging theme, but packed with many premium features, like: unique widgets, custom templates.
- Author: WPzoom, Demo: Link, Download: Link
Please share, if you found this helpful, and keep reading, we have plenty more suggestions for you.
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.