There is a number (over mine and your expectations) of websites that are running on WordPress for several years. Tons and thousands are born every day. Not every developer starts with a budget that can afford a premium WordPress theme. Yes, you can run a WordPress site or blog even without a premium WordPress theme. But finding the one that is cool enough that you stick with it for years is not an easy task to perform.
Hence, I have compiled the best free WordPress themes in one place here.
I can work on page speed optimization of a website and make it load in less than a second. But for a perfect noob, it is a herculean task.
Below 3 themes can give you good page speed score right after setting up the theme and enabling any cache plugin. If your web hosting is on Litespeed technology, I would recommend installing the exclusive LiteSpeed cache WordPress plugin for the best speed results.
#1. Iconic One
Iconic One is a true minimal WordPress theme having a right sidebar with fewer options but great user experience and SEO compatibility.
Without any overstatement, I have seen top-ranked competitor sites using this WordPress theme. The reason is not that it contains less clutter but is loads amazingly fast.
SEO Ready themes
Optimized code, perfectly used heading tags, no extra clutter, and amazing design. What else you want in an SEO ready WordPress theme which is free.
#1. Schema Lite
Schema Lite is the free version of most selling SEO ready WordPress theme on MyThemeShop website. The design too is quite impressive and creatively sexy.
#2. Point FREE
Point theme is one of the fastest SEO ready WordPress theme featured with a homepage featured post section and a boxed layout. Narrow width and header ad space along with a call to action button is the best part of this theme. Footer carousal and two line primary menu steal the heart.
eCommerce WordPress themes
Ultimately you’ve got to demonstrate the product. You may be having your own stock or doing drop shipping. But to turn your visitor into a buyer, you would need WooCommerce ready attractive free WordPress themes.
Storefront is free, huge, creative, elegant and awesome eCommerce theme. You can design any niche shopping website in seconds with woocommerce + storefront themes. There are some paid extensions available, but with a few customizations, you need not spend any money.
Shopisle is minimal, stylish, creatively designed and exceptionally fast eCommerce theme. I know that the free version of shopisle lacks some customizations. But the FREE version flaunts.
The first thing you would need is support for popular review plugins that simulate the rich snippet in SERPs. Some of the premium review themes like rehub already have the feature inbuilt. But you can always install any of the schema plugins and skyrocket your earnings through an affiliate review site.
Point is creatively designed theme with exceptionally awesome support for wp-review and wp-review-pro plugin by mythemeshop. Narrow width, single sidebar web template which is customizable too.
ReviewZine is elegant, simple and apparently intuitive WordPress theme for a review blog or website. You will have to install and activate wp product reviews plugin to make the full use of the theme.
Work work work. As a freelancer, agency or business, you have to show past work experience to your prospective clients. Yes, and that work portfolio has to be really, like, really attractive or maybe too compelling to impress your perspectives.
And I am mentioning the best free portfolio themes here.
Simply show who you’re, what you do, What you have done earlier and how to contact you on the same page.It is a Resume type theme that expresses you.
#2. xPerson Lite
The layout of this theme totally resembles a professional and appealing curriculum vitae. Demonstrate yourself in a professional and stylish way with this WordPress theme.
Simple Minimalistic themes
I would name it content-focused themes. These designs flaunt even in a black and white color scheme. Because the biggest power of this kind of themes is the content and images only. Just the layout is there and that too has very fewer objects.
Writee is especially designed for authors and writers. If you love writing and your words have power, you would enjoy blogging on this theme. The best part of the theme is its default scheme. If you don’t know customization,
Floral is yet another minimalistic yet elegant WordPress theme.
Got to design a news website or any niche magazine? Free WordPress themes offer very fewer options. But finally, I found some good themes on the website you can download now for free.
Using these themes, you can visualize maximum content right on the homepage. Even in the single posts, custom widgets and sidebar positions make rest of the content visible.
Hueman is the most successful SEO friendly magazine wordpress theme ever developed. It posseses all the features of an awesome professional blog and a news magazine.
It is one of the most popular wordpress themes on the wordpress.org directory. The reason behind its popularity and heavy usage is its SEO friendliness, responsiveness and design quality.