There are over a billion websites right now but most of them go unnoticed.
May be the people who started them aren’t hard workers or may be they’re just pieces of useless shit or maybe they are full of useless and creepy advertisements.
Only blogs (or websites) that serve a purpose and bloggers whose passion is to blog, win at the end of the day.
And to have a great start, you will need the best WordPress theme for your blog.
Some people say that premium themes offer better customization and features over the free WordPress themes. It’s a stupid statement because everyone knows that if something is premium, it has certain advantages.
Most of the bloggers prefer using the free themes in their early stages to avoid risk and also most of them might not be aware of what kinda theme they need. If you are new to WordPress, you should definitely try these free blog themes before investing huge money in premium themes.
Okay, let’s see what these 30 free WordPress themes can give you.
A cool and simple free WordPress theme for magazines and portfolios by automattic. Canard got a simple boxed layout and the most beautiful design and layout to suit three different categories – magazine, portfolio and blog. Also, the responsive design and fast loading features makes it work effectively on all devices.
BiancaA is a clean and minimal designed WordPress blog theme from Theme Junkie. This would be the perfect choice for professional bloggers, writers and even photographers. The most interesting feature of this free blog theme is the ‘over the image title’ for every post and of course the beautiful boxed layout. I still wonder why Theme Junkie is offering this awesome theme for free. Seriously, if you want the best free WordPress blog theme for your personal blog, BiancaA should be your first choice.
The next best will be Green Chilli from MyThemeShop who offers more than 80 awesome WordPress themes including 14 best free themes. The demo looks greenish, but you can change it to your favorite color in styling options panel. This free WordPress blog theme too comes with boxed layout in two columns and features various customization options including Ad management, related posts widget, responsiveness and many more. All those settings can be seamlessly managed from the theme options panel.
This free blog theme is designed by Sayed Taqui especially for bloggers and it is available in three different colors and layouts. However, this theme can be customized for any purpose, for instance it can be used by a blogger who writes multiple topics. Supernova comes with a home page slider and infinite blog scroll options that we usually see in blogs like Mashable. It’s hard to categorize this theme into a blog theme because I feel it has the DNA of magazine themes somewhere. There’s a paid option for this free WordPress blog theme if you need more features and customization.
Ignite is packed with professional feel and design to suit your blog either personal or professional. Designed by competethemes, this free blog theme is simple, fast and responsive. You may also check two other awesome free WordPress themes called Drop and Tracks from the same developer. Though both themes are meant for bloggers and writers, Tracks looks pretty cool with a unique grid layout. Do, check the three themes and see if they fits your blog.
The Thinker Lite is simply a blogging theme and your readers will not strain eyes with it’s relaxing environment as said by the developers. Thinker Lite is both responsive and follows a content oriented approach i.e. focuses more on displaying content. The author box in the right sidebar, the related posts widget and the clean layout made this theme stand in our free WordPress blog themes list.
A well designed layout, responsiveness and an SEO friendly blog theme from iografica themes. Base WP is Woo commerce compatible theme and also a mobile friendly free WordPress theme. Though it’s not completely a boxed layout, everything including posts, sidebars are given a boxed style which makes it look more elegant. It’s simply a theme for beginners to start. Also, a premium version for this theme is available to give you more control over it’s features and appearance.
Blogger is a clean and responsive free WordPress blog theme from wpexplorer which again has a beautiful boxed layout. The theme customization panel, Infinite scroll, Ad management and what not you get everything just like a premium theme. The simple top navigation and a cool sidebar gives your blog a clean look for sure.
Again Great is from the same developer that Green Chilli came from, MyThemeShop. They really have the best free WordPress themes and this though is said to be magazine style, I think it definitely fits a blog. It’s got responsive layout and theme control panel where you can completely give it your own look. Also do check other 14 free themes from mythemeshop and experience their awesomeness.
Zoren, a beautiful responsive theme from fab themes is more than what it looks like. Being a free WordPress theme for bloggers, Zoren showcases your content in a well fragmented way without troubling your readers. You’ll get a theme option panel, custom menus and a mobile ready interface. The default color options looks amazing, you may customize it if you wish.
Yes, twenty fifteen is the default theme you get when you install WordPress in 2015. This free WordPress blog theme from may not look attractive, but when customized i.e. when it’s given life with your content it looks amazing. It’s responsive, simple and of course awesome with a clean simple right sidebar. Finally, it’s a theme for Bloggers who are beginners.
A responsive boxed layout one page blog theme with a minimal design. Flat is a free premium WordPress theme from themeisle and is designed for both bigger and mobile screens. This personal theme has a left navigation menu and all the custom widgets and search bar goes to the left sidebar. Flat also has a theme options panel which you don’t see in most of the free themes.
We have seen a few themes from mythemeshop and this free blog theme PlayBook is from the same developers and is packed with all their best features. With a grid layout, a responsive sidebar, footer widget options and theme customization option panel, PlayBook surely grabs your attention.
Readit is the big brother of Flat theme we discussed above, they almost have the same style but different layout. Readit is a perfect example for free WordPress blog theme with a clean header and a simple footer. With it’s sophisticated design you can get maximum exposure to the content, just content. Also, the sidebar helps to add some widgets if necessary and the navigation menu can be accessed from the top right toggle over the screen drop down menu.
Blain is the first theme released by Inkhive and it almost looks like the default free WordPress themes – twenty thirteen and twenty fourteen. However, Blain is packed with some advanced features like a full width header slider, default social share buttons, widget ready sidebar and a responsive design.
Adler is a clean and professional blogging theme for writers and for any beginner who love to share their thoughts online. This free WordPress theme has a simple clean design with the latest post’s image acting as full width header background and the remaining posts displayed as a centered list. The only drawback you’ll find is the lack of sidebar for easy navigation. Except that everything’s fine with this free blog theme. Adler is designed by Geroge Olaru from Pixel Grade themes and you can download if from WordPress theme gallery.
One of the best official free WordPress blog themes by automattic – Scrawl. As said, this theme is a better option for personal bloggers and long form writers. The design features a list layout for blog posts and also a lazy auto load option. This free blog theme comes with a top right fly-out navigation menu, if you don’t like it, you may go for Satellite which is a child theme for Scrawl that comes with a better left navigation menu.
“Probably premium theme being offered as freebie” – That’s how I felt when I first saw this free WordPress theme, Yuuta. The liquid responsive design of Yuuta makes it perform better on all kinds of screens and the widget ready footer makes you love this theme more than anything. It features full width posts and a unique, responsive comment system with easy navigation – both top right fly-out and in post navigation. Seriously, don’t miss this free WordPress blog theme before you make a final choice.
The developer calls Longform a “storyteller.” This free WordPress theme is almost similar to Yuuta in design and performance but Longform features a sidebar and a top navigation menu. Also, this free WordPress theme comes with a header featured post section which adds more beauty to the theme. This feature helps you design a grid blog to tell stories and Longform is the only free WordPress theme fully compatible with the Aesop Story Engine.
A new free WordPress blog theme developed by QuemaLabs and it features a top navigation with right sidebar and author box. There’s only one blog layout in Vito – a listed one, the sidebar and the below the post “next and previous post” navigation helps visitors to navigate easily through your blog. Vito blog theme has a super responsive design which obviously does better on mobile screens.
Founder is one of the best free WordPress themes for long form writers. Just like other themes, Longform comes with the same features like top navigation, simple navigation and a clean and simple design. The special feature of Longform is the widget ready drop down menu. Believe me, you’ll definitely love it so, don’t miss this free theme before you make a final choice.
Be thankful to Compete Themes as they gave a bunch of free WordPress blog themes for the WordPress community. If you carefully observe, Author looks like a twin of the Twenty Fifteen. However, the developers made a lot of customization especially in the sidebar like making it widget ready, adding a beautiful search box, drop down navigation and much more.
Sanasar is a flexible, responsive and grid based free WordPress blog theme from webloggerz. This free theme Sanasar, is fully optimized for speed, social sharing and is also an SEO firendly WordPress theme search optimization. Breadcrumbs, stylized sidebar and related posts widget helps easy navigation. Overall impression of Sanasar is good and it’s definitely one of the best free grid blog themes.
A new and free WordPress theme targeting Corporate and Agencies was released by by CPO themes this August. This free theme Brilliance is responsive, widget ready and support all plugins including CPO widgets, content blocks, short code plugins and features a traditional blog and a grid portfolio layouts.
You should be careful while using free WordPress themes from unknown sources because most of them contain bugs and glitches that ruin your blog and sometimes they may steal your personal information. Also, free themes do not give you complete control over your blog, appearance and functions.
If blogging is your profession or something important than a hobby, you should definitely go for the premium themes or at least hire a well known developer to get your blog designed. If blogging is just a hobby for you, it doesn’t matter and you may use these free WordPress themes.
Now, I know these aren’t the only best free WordPress themes, there are thousands of blog themes in WordPress gallery. So, if I missed any of your favorite theme please let me know through your comments, I’ll add them to the list.