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101 Free WordPress Themes: The Ultimate List

Looking for a great looking, free theme for your new WordPress site? You’ve come to the right place!

Today we’ve gathered over 100 of the best free WordPress themes on the web. Don’t just search Google for free WP themes and come up with the same results as everyone else. Instead, use our huge list of curated designs that are sure to meet your needs.

We’ve included free themes from all of the top WordPress theme shops as well as themes from individual designers. One thing they all have in common is that they’ll look great on your new site!

We have also included bigger screenshots than you usually get in a theme round-up. Hopefully this can help you save time by giving you a better idea of what each theme looks like before clicking through.

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Finally, if you think we’ve missed any free WordPress themes that should be added to this list, please leave us a comment below with the theme we missed. We’ll review it and see if it makes the cut.

Please also let us know how you like the list and if you do end up using one of the themes, drop us a comment below.

Now let’s get to it. Here are the best free WordPress themes, in no particular order…

  1. Derive LiteDemo
  2. Present your projects with this free, responsive portfolio theme. Derive Lite is a head-turner that will keep your visitors coming back for more!

  3. RadiateDemo
  4. Radiate is a clean, creative and light retina ready responsive blogging theme supporting parallax header image. It integrates primary color option, custom background, custom css and few other features through WordPress customizer. The theme is translation ready and you can get free support.

  5. evolveDemo
  6. evolve is a premium WordPress theme which packs a real punch. Totally responsive for mobile technologies, with single blog post or blog grid layouts on any page. LayerSlider, Revolution, Flexslider, Parallax & post slideshows. Beautiful page designs, unlimited colors and over 500 Google Web Fonts to control the visual look.

  7. MH Magazine LiteDemo
  8. This is the free version of MH Magazine WordPress Theme with basic functionality. MH Magazine is ideal to create amazing online magazines within a few minutes!

    In case you need more professional features and options, you can upgrade to the premium version and benefit from great features and excellent theme support through our helpdesk.

  9. BistroDemo
  10. Bistro is a free premium responsive WordPress theme from fabthemes.com . This theme is built on Bootstrap 3 framework. This is theme for Recipe websites. It is built with features required to post your recipes, food photos, cooking videos etc.

    The theme is also enabled with Recipe Schema markup to configure your recipe posts for better visiblity on search results.

  11. BonPressDemo
  12. BonPress is the perfect personal blog theme. Packed with Post Formats (audio, video) feature and multiple Custom Widgets, like Twitter, Flickr, will offer you a unique experience from blogging.

  13. ElegantDemo
  14. Elegant is a free business and portfolio WordPress theme. The classic and tidy design of this theme make it modern and professional, and a perfect fit for small businesses, freelancers, nonprofits, bloggers and more.

  15. Simple BusinessDemo
  16. Sleek and feature-rich, the Simple Business WordPress theme offers multiple page layouts and sliders (including Revolution Slider!), FontAwesome icons, responsive design, hundreds of Google Font options, and more!

  17. SoliloquyDemo
  18. The Soliloquy WordPress theme offers a wonderful palette for your personal or professional website and blog. Versatile and photo-friendly, this theme provides plenty of potential.

  19. QuoraDemo
  20. Quora is a free premium WordPress theme with features like custom menu, featured images, widgetized sidebar etc. Quora also comes with an option panel. The homepage of the theme has a customizable jQuery content slider.

  21. BasicDemo
  22. Basic is a new free theme suggested by many users. 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 perferences using the Themify option panel.

    The layout is completely responsive. It works on any resolution on desktop and mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

  23. UturnDemo
  24. Uturn is a dark toned free premium WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, featured images, widgetized footer etc. Theme also comes with an option panel.

    The homepage of the theme has a customizable jQuery content slider and a featured video section. This theme is suitable for game blogs, video blogs etc.

  25. NewspressDemo
  26. Newspress is a news magazine wordpress theme. This is a minimalist theme, ready with 2 different custom menus, featured images, featured news section, Flash news ticker, theme options, widgetized sidebar and footer.

  27. OpulusDemo
  28. Opulus is a responsive, WordPress business theme that adapts to your screen size. The theme options panel lets you change fonts, colors, design, and more. From front page slideshow to an entire portfolio feature, Opulus has you covered.

  29. TravelifyDemo
  30. The Travelify theme is responsive and is optimized for any screen size. It will look awesome on iPad, iPhone, Android or any Windows Phone.

    Travelify features built in theme options for additional customization. This means that you can work with logo, social links, webclip icon, favicon, webmaster tools and other awesome features.

  31. OnesieDemo
  32. Onesie is a free one page responsive landing page theme for your portfolio, event or business site.

  33. FULLBYDemo
  34. FULLBY by Marchetti Design is fully customizable WordPress theme that is super lightweight (only 2 images total). FULLBY is built on Bootstrap and is fully responsive. It also includes Font Awesome, so you have a large selection of icons to choose from.

  35. AvenueDemo
  36. This theme is fully loaded like any premium real estate theme out there. But here you can download this beauty for free and setup a powerful real estate listing website on your own. The theme comes with wordpress features like Custom post types, custom menus, custom taxonomies, Custom meta boxes, featured thumbnails, Theme options etc.

  37. MementoDemo
  38. Memento is a WordPress creative theme, the perfect choice for company’s web projects thanks to its clean, corporate and original design. Seo Optimized, powerful and with a lot of options, with Memento you can create unlimited skins for your web project and different web sites with just one theme.

  39. BizzDemo
  40. Bizz is a very clean and minimal free WordPress theme created by WPExplorer. The theme is ideal for business and portfolio websites.

    The theme features a homepage built using custom post types (slider, homepage highlights and latest portfolio items) making it really easy to set everything up. Add images (with or without URLS) to your homepage slider, and create highlights with eye catching icons (FontAwesome support is built in).

  41. SagaDemo
  42. Saga allows you to customize your site and preview the changes before they go live. There are custom color options and a header icon option with 400+ icons to choose from.

  43. StarterDemo
  44. Starter is a free WordPress one page theme that is features a lot of functionality. It has some awesome post types such as team, slider, projects and client. Starter is from the team at Themeum.com

  45. DMS 2Demo
  46. PageLines DMS is an easy to use responsive theme that is customizable with a drag & drop control panel. Everything is customizable with point & click options. Change colors, fonts, and everything else.

  47. IntensioDemo
  48. Intensio is a general blog theme has an option to change just about anything on the website, from the number of menus to the “read more” tags on your posts.

  49. NewsSevenDemo
  50. The new, free WordPress theme NewsSeven has built in admin controls for customising every aspect of the website. The automatic slideshow is an impressive feature to boast.

  51. Arcade BasicDemo
  52. A big and bold header image will quickly grab the attention of anyone who visits your site. Take advantage of a large call to action area, post block and widgetized footer on your home page to get your important information across in the best looking way possible.

  53. Socially AwkwardDemo
  54. Socially Awkward is just the theme you need if you want a simplistic blog integrated with a portfolio in a responsive and hip design. The theme includes many different page formats.

  55. SnapsDemo
  56. Snaps is a free portfolio theme for WordPress perfect for showcasing portrait images and galleries. Snaps adapts to different screen sizes so that your website will work (and be optimized for) iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.

  57. ProGamerDemo
  58. ProGamer offers the beauty of a professionally designed website along with features like: SEO optimization, a featured posts slider, and multiple page templates. This gorgeous Games site includes widgets, drop-down menus and a javascript slideshow among other features.

  59. FyreDemo
  60. Fyre is a portfolio theme created for creative professionals. This is a Bootstrap 3 based responsive WordPress theme. This is ideal to setup a portfolio/blog website for creative professionals. The theme comes with many options to customize the functions and the color scheme of the theme is also customizable.

  61. AcademicaDemo
  62. Academica is a non-profit / education CMS theme with a modern layout and elegant design. Modern three-column design, custom templates, easy to customize.

  63. StanleyWPDemo
  64. StanleyWP is a free Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme! Just because it is free doesn’t mean it lacks features though. StanleyWP is a cute theme created to showcase your work in a simple way.

  65. ResponsiveDemo
  66. Over 1.5+ million downloads and counting! Launch an impressive responsive website for free that looks amazing on smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

  67. MoesiaDemo
  68. Moesia is a striking business theme you can use to build an effective online presence. Choose from eleven predefined blocks and build the homepage that best suits your company. Each of the homepage blocks can have a parallax background image and its own set of colors.

    Moesia also features a selection of Google Fonts, two types of layouts for the blog page, cool animations and effects, a parallax header and much more.

  69. SemicolonDemo
  70. Semicolon is a simple and clean magazine theme for WordPress. It has a responsive layout, clean and easy to read typography, a unique grid layout with featured posts support, a few widget areas, a special menu for your social profiles and much more.

  71. TechLiveDemo
  72. TechLive is the ideal solution for anyone looking for a technology website which is easy to update, professionally built and comes with free support, the TechLive is the best option available.

  73. NewStyleDemo
  74. NewStyle is a smart, attractive and multi-purpose General/Blog free WordPress theme. Comes with 8+ custom widgets. Rich and easy to use administration panel, easily upload your logo or favicon.

  75. WidelyDemo
  76. Widely WordPress Theme is minimalistic theme perfect for for businesses, creatives, and individuals who want to quickly publish their portfolio and anyone else who’s serious about having a simple, well designed website with a full powered content manager.

  77. DW TimelineDemo
  78. A free timeline WordPress theme dedicated for blog and portfolio. Supporting Bootstrap 3 and Theme Wrappers.

  79. SereneDemo
  80. Serene is a truly beautiful blogging theme with post format support. The design’s elegance stems from its simplistic and spacious design. Browsing the theme is easy on the eyes and on the mind, each new post arriving like a breath of fresh air.

  81. GoPressDemo
  82. GoPress is a super minimal and lightweight free WordPress Theme created by WPExplorer. This theme is a perfect for for any online magazine, news site, or blog.

  83. StargazerDemo
  84. Stargazer is a great feature-packed WordPress theme from Theme Hybrid. It is built on the Hybrid Core framework, a Theme Hybrid’s world-class framework that has been in development since 2008. Stargazer is also child-theme friendly.

  85. RiddleDemo
  86. Professional looking General/Blog themes have a new rival with the release of Riddle. No other General/Blog theme offers the support and detailed theme options as Riddle.

  87. ChunDemo
  88. Chun is a flexible-width CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, font, and color options built into the theme customizer.

  89. MansionDemo
  90. Mansion is a free photoblogger’s theme for WordPress. It features a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries.

  91. StumblrDemo
  92. Stumblr is a free Tumblr style WordPress theme ideal for Microblogging photos & video. It’s a clean looking theme from Eleven Themes.

  93. GridlyDemo
  94. A free minimal & responsive portfolio theme ideal for graphic designers or photographers.

  95. VibeLivre Demo
  96. VibeLivre is a Responsive WordPress Theme. This theme is for designers, bloggers and creative media agencies who want to showcase their awesome work.

  97. vFlexDemo
  98. vFlex is a free responsive WordPress Theme which has been made for bloggers and designers.

  99. UltimateDemo
  100. Ultimate is a Simple, Clean and Flat Business Responsive WordPress Theme. It is easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are two site layout (Narrow and Wide), 4 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 7 widget areas, 5 custom widgets, featured slider to highlight your post/page, 10 social icons, bottom info bar to hightlight your contact/email/location and skype.

    Also has custom background, header, menu, favicon, CSS, webclip icon, and logo. Supports popular plugins like Breadcrumb NavXT, WP-PageNavi and Contact Form 7. It is also translation ready.

  101. Meet Gavern WPDemo
  102. A free WordPress theme that can be used as starting point for any site-builder

  103. ReveraDemo
  104. Revera is a free premium wordpress theme based on the Bootstrap 3 framework. This is a responsive wordpress theme with all the bootstrap goodness packed in it. The theme is WordPress 3.6 ready.

  105. Zerif LiteDemo
  106. A stunning, responsive free one page WordPress theme excellent for creative agencies. It’s perfect for web agencies, digital studios, corporate, product showcase, personal and business portfolio.

  107. SimpleDemo
  108. Simple offers quality and flexibility in a new super-modern, minimal, clean design. With tons of front page layouts including full-width banner layout, slideshow, and more, this theme is sure to please!

  109. InterfaceDemo
  110. Interface is a Simple, Clean and Flat Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme. It is easily customizable with numerous theme options. Some of the highlighted options are two site layout (Narrow and Wide), 4 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 8 widget areas, 6 custom widgets, featured slider to highlight your post/page, 10 social icons, top and bottom info bar to hightlight your contact/email/location and many more.

  111. Clean RetinaDemo
  112. Clean Retina is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices. Along with the elegant design the theme is easily customizable with numerous theme options.

  113. YarnDemo
  114. Yarn is specifically tailored to writers, focusing on the display of the written word, using big, bold images to draw your reader in. Its pink and brown palette can be easily changed to meet your preferences.

    Customize the background and header colors and images to personalize the theme for your site.

  115. DevionDemo
  116. Devion is a video sharing WordPress theme from fabthemes.com. This is a responsive theme built on Bootstrap 3 framework. This theme is ideal to publish video content on your site. You can embed videos from popular video sites like youtube.com, vimeo.com etc and also upload and publish your own video files.

  117. MeetaDemo
  118. Meeta is a simple blogging theme, but packed with many premium features, like: unique widgets, custom templates. The theme is absolutely free!

  119. Origin LiteDemo
  120. Origin is a fully responsive WordPress magazine/news or blog theme with a minimal design to allow visitors to focus on the content. Features include a 2 or 3 column layout, 5 colour schemes, responsive gallery using the excellent view.js and all sidebars and footer columns are controlled by widgets including custom widgets for categories, Twitter, and Flickr.

  121. Workality LiteDemo
  122. A fully responsive portfolio theme for creative people and agencies. It’s great way to display your portfolio through 4 different thumbnail size types and responsive layout. And it’s completely free!

  123. Ward BasicDemo
  124. Built using Twitter Bootstrap 3, Ward Basic can help take your site to the next level with its great design, easy-to-use theme options and fully responsive layout.

  125. AccentBoxDemo
  126. Even though AccentBox is a free theme, its features and design can put any premium theme to shame. With its elegant design and powerful features, AccentBox will top the downloading charts. This HTML5 theme is made fully responsive to make sure your blog look awesome in any case.

  127. PointDemo
  128. Point is a FREE fluid responsive theme that is multipurpose and flexible. Through the advanced options panel, you can choose from multiple site layouts, backgrounds and color schemes, as well as control specific features of the theme.

  129. DualShock Demo
  130. DualShock is a dual purpose blog and magazine UI theme. It features our best features including our options panel, custom widgets, translation-ready functionality and search engine optimization.

    With a unique layout including sleek post meta information box, DualShock is a must-have theme, and best of all, it’s free.

  131. MixfolioDemo
  132. Mixfolio is a responsive, HTML5 portfolio theme for WordPress. Best of all, it’s free! Use it to build your portfolio or your online brand. Create Image, Gallery, Video or Standard posts using Mixfolio’ Post Formats feature.

  133. PinboardDemo
  134. Pinboard is a Pinterest-styled WordPress theme released by MyThemeShop that is 100% free. With a grid layout and lots of built-in features, Pinboard also has unlimited backgrounds and color schemes and is fully customizable.

    Plus, it’s built with HTML5 and CSS3 and is fully responsive. Grab it today!

  135. RibbonDemo
  136. Ribbon is a wide post display, traditional structure WordPress magazine theme. With a dual color scheme and plenty of whitespace to pad your content, Ribbon is a perfect choice for both niche and general purpose blogs.

  137. PortalDemo
  138. Portal is a very simple, magazine plus blog style theme with light bright colors blending nicely. With all the latest features such as a responsive layout, SEO optimization, custom widgets and many more.

  139. LauncherDemo
  140. Launcher let visitors know estimated time remaining in launching the site. It’s a simple one-pager you can use while building your site behind the scenes. Collect emails and let your visitors know when your site launches.

  141. BloggieDemo
  142. Bloggie is a free WordPress theme in the standard blog structure. The theme is designed specifically to get users to read your posts, and to turn one visitor into multiple pageviews using the sidebar widgets and the related posts option.

  143. CartelDemo
  144. Cartel is an Ecommerce theme from Fabthemes.com. This theme is built for the Woocommerce plugin. Woocommerce is the most popular ecommerce solution based on WordPress.

  145. MakeDemo
  146. Make is a free, open-source, and incredibly powerful WordPress theme. At the core of Make is a smart, simple, and incredibly powerful drag and drop Page Builder specially designed to help you build the page layouts you want.

    Simply click to add Columns, Banner, Gallery, Products, Posts List, or Downloads sections to your page.

  147. PhotoriaDemo
  148. Photoria is a simple & stylish theme ready to be used for your Photoblog or Portfolio website.

  149. StorefrontDemo
  150. Storefront is an intuitive & flexible, free WordPress theme offering deep integration with WooCommerce. It’s the perfect platform for your next WooCommerce project.

  151. CorporateDemo
  152. Corporate is a free WordPress theme and as the name suggests was developed & designed for corporate style (business) websites. The theme is well coded and bloat free making it super easy to use, customize and will also load very quickly.

  153. MystileDemo
  154. Mystile is a clean, lightweight WooCommerce theme, designed as a canvas which you can use as-is, or easily create a unique design to match your products. The theme is responsive as standard, and comes bundled with plenty of options and alternate colour schemes.

  155. RavelDemo
  156. Designed by Tung Do, Ravel is a theme for people who want a little personality with their blog, portfolio, or professional profile site.

    Ravel comes with a custom page template for introducing yourself. Use it to show off a little of your work or just put some pretty pictures up. It works great on the front page!

  157. DankoDemo
  158. Danko WordPress Theme is ideal for charity organizations. It’s focused on raising funds for your charity. Use our free theme to do as much good as possible.

  159. TintDemo
  160. Tint is a colorful theme that opens up some cool possibilities. Tint’s layout is simple and professional and its able to transform every element to predefined colors, or any color of your desire. You can adapt it for your line of business with just a touch or two.

  161. LensaDemo
  162. A full-screen slideshow WordPress theme for photography junkies. It’s all you need to start your beautiful online photo gallery.

  163. GridlineDemo
  164. Gridline is a clean and modular news magazine theme that is packed with JavaScript to add flexibility to the important home page real estate.

  165. FullscreenDemo
  166. Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center.

  167. Flat ThemeDemo
  168. Best free responsive WordPress Theme based on twitter bootstrap 3.0. Advanced theme option with shortcodes generator is the key feature of this theme. There are tons of custom post type for Accordion, Tab, Alert, Slider, Columns, Icons, Services and many more.

  169. RetouchDemo
  170. Retouch is a responsive one-column WordPress photo theme with polaroid type design, sleek gallery interface, widgets and paper tab drop down menus.

  171. SparklingDemo
  172. Sparkling is a clean, modern flat design theme developed using Bootstrap 3. This frontend framework makes this theme optimized for smartphones, tablets, desktops and any other device.

    With pixel perfect design, awesome widgets and full-screen slider it makes it to stand out between other free WordPress themes. The theme has this premium look and feel that you can’t confuse with anything in the market.

  173. Engrave LiteDemo
  174. A dark styled theme Engrave is simply visually stunning. The dark design is complimented with the colored buttons that show on hover. Plus the stunning blog and portfolio designs really set this theme apart from the rest.

  175. SolonDemo
  176. Soon is a fully responsive theme, ideal to use if you want your blog to have a slick and modern look. Customize your layout, change the colors as you wish, upload your logo and more.

  177. MinamazeDemo
  178. A light styled theme, Minamaze is beautiful and easy on the eyes. The minimal design is complimented with the colored buttons that show on hover. Plus the included blog and portfolio designs mean you can create the professional site you’ve always wanted.

  179. ThoughtsDemo
  180. Thoughts is a simple responsive WordPress theme created for writers. The theme doesn’t have any widgetized areas, no sidebar or footer…it’s literally intended for your to share your thoughts and media.

    Included are support for standard, gallery, image, video, quote, audio and link post formats so you can share different types of content, the theme is fluid/responsive so it will work well on mobile devices and of course it’s Free!

  181. HuemanDemo
  182. A fully featured, responsive high resolution magazine & blog theme without compromise. Hueman presents what you love to write about in a visual & user-friendly way on all devices.

  183. KoiDemo
  184. Koi is a simplified version of N.Design’s theme. It is an artistic theme and suitable for most personal blogs. Koi is one of the top used themes on WordPress.com.

    The theme supports the WordPress 3.0 new features such as custom menus and child themes but is still backwards compitable with older versions of WordPress.

  185. SoCuteDemo
  186. Socute is a new minimal eCommerce theme. It has been designed to be completely responsive and displayed on every kind of device. SoCute is a really versatile and rich WordPress shop which uses the WooCommerce plugin to create complete online shops.

  187. iTheme2Demo
  188. iTheme2 is a revamp of iTheme that was originally released by Nick La. Now with the Themify framework, it is even better and have more options. It is the perfect theme for technology & Mac related blogs. It uses media queries to target different displays such as desktop, notebook, iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

  189. TracksDemo
  190. The Tracks WordPress theme is bold & beautiful. It’s great for personal blogs, magazines, and photography websites. Want more layouts and features? Try the premium upgrades for Tracks.

  191. LibraDemo
  192. Libra is a strong and powerful theme with a very clean and large layout (1170 pixel), suitable for a corporate/brandable site and also for personal portfolio and blog.

  193. JakobiDemo
  194. Jakobi is a wonderful WordPress theme you can use to build your One page site. A well-finished design, suitable for every kind of stylistic solution, Jacobi guarantees a highly performant site with a fluid navigation, visible at any resolution and in the most important browsers.

  195. DecemberDemo
  196. December is a free, responsive WordPress theme from iThemes.com. This is a really minimal, clean theme that gets back to the basics of blogging.

  197. KidshopDemo
  198. Kidshop is a WordPress e-commerce theme developed thinking about children’s world. It is designed with a great responsive design and thanks to the powerful Woo Commerce plugin you can create a versatile and completely customizable WordPress shop.

  199. FlozoDemo
  200. Flozo integrates photo and video for an enhanced user experience, and it easy to navigate using intuitive linking to incorporate blog space, image galleries and even Facebook and Twitter links.

  201. FocusDemo
  202. Focus is a video sharing theme that makes it easier than ever to share videos using oEmbed or standard embed code. For those of you who want to stay off the grid, Focus supports self-hosted videos with a delightfully refined custom video player.

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