You want a great WordPress theme but you don’t want to pay, huh? With other platforms, that would be nigh-on impossible. But, thanks to the generosity of WordPress developers, you can actually find a ton of great free WordPress themes.
Astra is a massively popular multipurpose theme that has a focus on performance. With less than a 50KB file size, it’s incredibly lightweight — but it still packs tons of features, and lets you customize your site with the native WordPress Customizer. The coolest thing is the free companion plugin, which lets you easily import sites built with Elementor or Beaver Builder.
Hestia is a free material design WordPress theme that can be used for a wide variety of niches. It’s based on the WordPress Customizer, which means easy customizations, and you can also find a bunch of different free Hestia child themes that make it easy to switch up the theme’s looks.
Writee is a great free blogging theme that’s an especially good fit for anyone writing about food or travel (although you can use it for other topics as well). It also includes built-in related posts and social share button functionality, which eliminate the need for some external plugins.
Mesmerize is a gorgeous multipurpose theme that helps you to build your website using live editing in the WordPress Customizer. The design quality of this one is really impressive, so it’s easy to see why it’s so highly rated.
Neve is a popular free one-page WordPress theme that makes a great option for freelancers, agencies and other businesses (note, this theme replaces a previous theme from Themeisle called “Zerif Lite”). It offers easy customization via the WordPress Customizer and a neat parallax effect.
Kale is a free WordPress theme that’s great for food, travel, fashion or lifestyle blogs. It features a minimalist design with a heavy focus on imagery, as well as lots of little customization options.
7. ONE PAGE EXPRESS
As you can probably guess from the name, One Page Express is a free one-page WordPress theme that helps you to build your page using simple drag and drop. You can choose from lots of content sections to create your homepage, including video backgrounds, slideshows and plenty more.
ColorMag is a popular free magazine WordPress theme from ThemeGrill. It features a neat multisize grid layout, and also includes prebuilt sections to house AdSense or banner ads. As a result, it’s a great option for any type of publishing site.
ShopIsle is another popular free WooCommerce theme. It has a clean look, and the native WooCommerce product filter widgets look wonderful. If you need to build a WooCommerce store on a budget, this is a good starter.
NewsMag is another stellar free WordPress magazine theme that makes a great option for publishers. Like ColorMag, it includes built-in slots for banner or AdSense ads, and it also offers four different blog page styles for you to choose from.