Finding Free Themes
Finding free themes won’t take you too much effort. There are literally thousands of them. It can be tedious and time consuming, however, to find and search through all the different theme directories. To prove our point, go ahead and do a quick Google search of “free WordPress themes” or something similar.
There are dozens of different sites that rank and categorize free WordPress themes. Some are better than others. We’ll give you some of the best places to find free themes that we’ve had good luck with. Plus, we’ll list some of our favorite themes from each category.
Now, are the themes that we list the only ones you can use? Absolutely not. They’re just themes that we’ve liked and have had success with. There are plenty of other quality themes out there. If you like them, you can download or demo them right from our page.
Best Places to Find Free Themes
WordPress.org Free Themes Directory – 1,400+ themes. The official WordPress theme directory.
Free WooThemes – All the free WooThemes. Excellent themes.
WordPress Theme Base – offers hundreds of new WordPress themes and lists them by certain rankings and categories
Free WordPress Themes - 300+ quality themes
Smashing Magazine Rankings - a list of 100 really nice free WordPress themes
WP Classic – A showcase of free themes
Blogging Experiment - a list of the best themes for 2011
Top Design Mag – 35 fresh themes from 2011
WP Mods – their ranking of the top 40 WordPress themes available
Below are some examples of the best free WordPress themes by category. Remember, this is hardly all that you’ll find out there. These are just some nice examples that we’ve come across. It’s also important to note that when you download and install these themes, you can change the colors around and put your logo and images in. Everything you see on the themes is simply for demonstration purposes.
Best Free Themes for Small Businesses
When you’re looking for a theme to use for your small business, you want to have something simple, while still looking professional. You probably don’t want a theme that looks like a blog. Below are some of the best free themes for small businesses that we have come across this year on the web. If you like them, go ahead download them absolutely free.
Best Free Themes for Bloggers
When you blog, you want something basic and a design that won’t distract your visitors from your message or purpose. Below are some of the best free blog themes that we’ve come across.
Best Free Magazine Themes
Magazine style themes are a little more design-oriented than blogs. They usually come with some sort of slider or feature on the home page and thumbnails that link to articles. Check out our best free magazine themes below.
Best Free Themes for Reviews
Some themes are customized for people that make websites dedicated to reviewing certain products within a niche. They usually come equipped with some sort of rating system and are ready for advertisements. Check out our best free review themes below.
Depending on your situation, you may not want your website to be viewed until it’s complete. You also may use a pre-launch theme for an upcoming product you’re releasing. Whatever the case, these are the best pre-launch themes we’ve found.
Other Free Themes to Check Out
These themes don’t particularly fall into any specific category. They can be really useful for some situations, though.
Want to Check out Some Premium Themes?
Now that we’ve given you some great examples of free WordPress themes and given you the ability to download and try them out, let’s look at the higher quality premium themes.