Nowadays it’s hard to find the best WordPress themes since more and more high quality themes are being designed by the developers. However, in the last couple of years there’s been a huge improvement in the quality of some of the free WordPress themes. It’s no longer impossible for users like us to run a site with a free WordPress theme. In this article, I have put together a list of the best free WordPress themes that you can choose to use on your website.
Twenty Sixteen theme comes with a modernized standard blog layout – the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar. There are options for multiple navigation menus – main and social. The default color scheme features a white background and blue text links. Twenty Sixteen theme was designed with a mobile-first approach so the theme looks great on mobile devices. If you are looking for a sleek and polished blog Twenty Sixteen theme might just be the way to go.
Currently Twenty Sixteen theme is actively being used on more than 1 million websites. It has an average rating of 4 out of 5.
Twenty Fifteen is another blog-focused WordPress theme designed with a clean layout. Twenty Fifteen is a little different from most blog themes since it has a left sidebar with the header and the navigation menu sitting right at the top. However, the sidebar doesn’t move once you start scrolling. This works great if you have promotional codes/banners on the sidebar.
Twenty Fifteen is simple, readable, straightforward and has one of the best typography. It’s responsive and looks great on mobile devices. This theme is also suitable for multiple languages.
Currently Twenty Fifteen theme is actively being used on more than 800,000 websites. It has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Twenty Fourteen is a default WordPress theme that allows you to create a magazine website. Twenty Fourteen is responsive and comes with a modern and sleek design. The default background colour of the sidebar, featured area and menus is black. Twenty Fourteen allows you to feature your favourite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. You can use the three widget areas to customize your website as well as content’s layout.
Twenty Fourteen has a full-width page template. It also has a contributor page that you can use to show off your authors.
Currently Twenty Fourteen theme is actively being used on more than 600,000 websites. It has an average rating of 4 out of 5.
Twenty Twelve is one of the first default WordPress themes that was designed with a fully responsive approach. This is very simple, clean and suitable for a blog. It features various options – front page template with its own widgets, no-sidebar page template, styling for post formats (on both index and single views), optional display font etc. Twenty Twelve also has options for a custom menu, background and a header image.
Currently Twenty Twelve theme is actively being used on more than 400,000 websites. It has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Twenty Thirteen is a colourful default WordPress theme designed with a blog layout. It features a wide range of post formats, each displayed beautifully in their own unique way. Twenty Thirteen is responsive and looks great because of its beautiful typography. The design matches the header image and icons perfectly. It has a default search box that sticks to the navigation menu on the right.
Currently Twenty Thirteen theme is actively being used on more than 300,000 websites. It has an average rating of 4 out of 5.