10 Fresh and Free Fullscreen WordPress Themes

You can’t go past fullscreen themes when you’re looking to make a statement with your WordPress site.

Not only are they bold and striking, they are the perfect fit for photographers, creative artists and graphic designers, and anyone else looking to make a visual impact.

But while there are plentiful premium fullscreen themes, free ones are few and far between.

In this themes roundup, I’ve tracked down 10 beautiful fullscreen themes. And best of all – they’re free!

Have you come across any free fullscreen themes that didn’t make this list? Tell us in the comments below.

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BigFoot is a gorgeous, clean and minimalist theme complete with fullscreen slides, portfolio and photogallery layout variations and an AJAX dynamic portfolio filter.

This theme also comes with 11 custom widgets and more than 50 shortcodes. BigFoot looks great on any device, thanks to its responsive design.



Adament offers a responsive design and is built on the Bootstrap 3 framework.

This theme comes with customization options, and you can also change the color scheme to suit your needs.



Helix is another clean and minimalist fullscreen. It features a custom menu, fullscreen slideshow homepage and a widgetized sidebar.

An options page allows you to customize settings for your slider settings, default background, social bookmarks and banner settings.



Axis is a stunning fullscreen theme that comes with custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom menus and featured thumbnails.

This theme features two custom page templates: a blog page and a full-width page with no sidebar.



There’s nowhere for your photos to hide if you use WallBase. This theme gives you the option to use either a fullscreen slideshow on the homepage or a blog with an image slideshow in the background.

This theme features an elegant slide-out menu bar, portfolio page, custom post types, banner ads and theme options.



Shuttershot features a fullscreen slideshow and gives you option to use either the slideshow on your homepage or a blog with an image slideshow background.



Lensa is billed as a theme for “photography junkies.” This fullscreen slideshow theme features dramatic background slideshow effects and can connect to Flickr, Instagram, Picasa and Pinterest.

Black White


Black White is a stripped back minimalist theme. It features a gallery, blog and not much else, allowing your content to dominate.

Pure Photography


Pure Photography is another stripped back, no-nonsense theme. It features a gallery and full-width and two-column pages.



Fullscreen features a minimalist side-scrolling homepage, complete with custom widgets, menus, theme options and page templates.

This theme also comes with custom backgrounds and is translation-ready.

Comments (9)

  1. Great collection…thanks! And speaking of themes – ahem – incsub’s/themetastic are not looking so “fresh” these days…are you guys moving out of the theme business eventually? Not that I would mind you focusing on your core competency of plugins (if that’s the way it is), being that the theme space seems abundant with so many great providers these days. :)

  2. For a client I chose “Black White”, but it’s not compatible with wp3.9.1 (theme can be compatible editing a few lines).
    “BigFoot” has been deleted.
    Still I find gantry-framework a better solution.

      • Now that I have worked with Black White for a couple of days, I can say that it is a choice ONLY for those who want to delve into the code. It’s pretty old — doesn’t register sidebar according to current WP standards, uses old jQuery script, isn’t translation friendly (even the font choices don’t support Latin Extended A), etc. etc.

        I learned a lot just trying to make it work for a project but there are still problems. One of the folks in my WordPress group ran it through the Theme Check plugin and frankly told me not to bother. Too bad it’s pretty and I’m stubborn. ;-)