120 Free WordPress Themes from Premium Theme Developers

Everyone familiar with WordPress knows the tactic of giving away free themes in order to build a name or attract customers to your paid offerings.

It’s pretty much a win-win for everyone. If you’re happy with the free theme, then carry on with it. It you want more functionality (or support in many case), then you’ll need to upgrade to a paid option.

At the very least, free themes let you check out a designer’s work from the inside with zero pressure involved. And so all in all, free themes from professional theme developers are a good thing.

But where do you find all those great themes? Many times they’re buried all over the web in the cracks and crevices of the developers’ websites themselves. Often, you don’t even know if a theme is free or not until you click and click and click and then finally get to a page that says, “Yes, this theme is free.”

But fret no more. We’ve got you covered in this post. We’ve gone out to the most popular theme developers in the WordPress world and searched out their free offerings. You’ll find them below.

Happy theming.

1. WooThemes – Swatch

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2. WooThemes – Skeptical

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3. WooThemes – The Morning After

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4. WooThemes – Bueno

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5. WooThemes – Rockstar

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6. WooThemes – Mainstream

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7. WooThemes – Meta Morphosis

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8. WooThemes – Irresistible

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9. WooThemes – Blogtheme

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10. WooThemes – Typebased

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11. WooThemes – Snapshot

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12. WooThemes – Premium News

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13. Colorlabs – Lensa

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14. Colorlabs – Photogram

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15. Colorlabs – Leatherly

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16. Colorlabs – TumblePress

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17. Colorlabs – RPG.cod

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18. Colorlabs – Wellblog

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19. Templatic – Video

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20. WPZoom – Meeta

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21. WPZoom — BonPress

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22. WPZoom – Photoria

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23. WPZoom – Academica

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24. PageLines – PageLines Theme

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25. PageLines – Platform

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26. iThemes – December

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27. iThemes – Quick Vid

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28. Theme Junkie – Table

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29. Theme Junkie – Channel

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30. Theme Junkie – Fashion Press

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31. ThemeFuse – Gadgetry

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32. Gabfire Themes — Snapwire

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33. WPShower – Paragrams

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34. WPShower – Expositio

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35. WPShower – Imbalance

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36. WPShower – Imbalance 2

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37. WPShower – Sight

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38. WPShower – Suburbia

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39. WPShower – Blogum

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40. WPShower – Portfolium

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41. Graph Paper Press – Snaps

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42. Graph Paper Press – Retouch

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43. Graph Paper Press – Mixfolio

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44. Graph Paper Press – Mansion

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45. Graph Paper Press – Work-A-Holic

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46. Graph Paper Press – Fullscreen

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47. Graph Paper Press – F8 Static

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48. Graph Paper Press – F8 Lite

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49. Graph Paper Press – Modularity Light

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50. Graph Paper Press – Monochrome Pro

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51. Graph Paper Press – Berlin

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52. Graph Paper Press – Gridline

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53. Themify – iTheme2

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54. Themify – Koi

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55. OrganicThemes – Verbage

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56. OrganicThemes – Structure

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57. InkThemes – InfoWay

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58. InkThemes – Poloray

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59. InkThemes – Local Business

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60. InkThemes – Blackbird

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61. InkThemes – Figero

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62. InkThemes – Squirrel

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63. InkThemes – Andrina Lite

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64. InkThemes – Cloriato Lite

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65. InkThemes – Dzonia

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66. InkThemes – Themia Lite

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67. InkThemes – Colorway

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68. InkThemes – ToomMorel Lite

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69. Bavotasan – Gridiculous

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70. Bavotasan – Snowblind

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71. Bavotasan – Feed Me, Seymour

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72. Bavotasan – Magazine Basic

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73. Theme Hybrid – Ascetica

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74. Gorilla Themes – Mountain Creek

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75. Obox – Selecta

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76. Obox – Casual

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77. ThemeShift – Decente

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78. ThemeShift – Destyle

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79. Up Themes – Gallery

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80. CyberChimps – CyberChimps Theme

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81. CyberChimps – Neuro

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82. CyberChimps – Business Lite

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83. CyberChimps – Response

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84. CyberChimps – iRibbon

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85. CyberChimps – iFeature

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86. CyberChimps – Responsive

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87. Themes Kingdom – Tint

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88. Themes Kingdom – Widely

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89. Themes Kingdom – Danko

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90. NattyWP – GreenFreshart

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91. DevPress – Zenith

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92. DevPress – Cornrows

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93. DevPress – Cinnamon

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94. DevPress – Murmur

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95. DevPress – Sonorous

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96. DevPress – Quiescent

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97. DevPress – Cascade

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98. DevPress – Fanwood

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99. DevPress – Good

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100. DevPress – Dotos

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101. Theme Furnace – Clear Response

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102. VandelayDesign – Versatile Church

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103. VandelayDesign – Classic Photography

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104. VandelayDesign – Zion Church

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105. VandelayDesign – Auto Focus

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106. VandelayDesign – Simple Style Photography

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107. VandelayDesign – Blogfolio

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108. VandelayDesign – Oversized Photography Theme

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109. VandelayDesign – High Resolution Photography

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110. VandelayDesign – Minimal Non-Profit

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111. VandelayDesign – Green Grunge Church

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112. Gavick – Meet GavernWP

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113. Theme Horse – Clean Retina

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114. Theme Horse – Attitude

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115. Alien WP – Oxygen

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116. Alien WP – Hatch

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117. Alien WP – Origin

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118. Bluchic – Adelle Theme

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119. DerPrinz – Branford Magazine Free

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120. Kreative Themes – BrightSky

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Comments (34)

  1. Wow GREAT list! Thanks for sharing. I bookmarked this page, and I now have an extensive go-to list of free themes to consult before purchasing a new theme!

  2. We looked at PageLines, but this theme lacks adequate support for Internet Explorer. Obviously IE causes pain for everyone, but for low budget projects where we need to rely on a theme developer to provide reasonable browser support, this is a show stopper.

    Other than that, a great list! We’ll definitely explore some of these for future projects.

    Chris Miller
    President – Rocket Scientist
    Launch Brigade
    (831) 480-7190
    http://launchbrigade.com

  3. Hi Joe,

    this is a great, extensive and useful collection of free WordPress themes. We at MH Themes have a free WordPress too. It’s a magazine WordPress theme and available for download here: http://www.mhthemes.com/themes/

    Maybe you want to add it in your next acticle about free WordPress themes?! :-)

    Regards from Germany
    Michael

  4. Hi Joe,

    Great list! Thank you for posting this. Having reviewed all these themes I am wondering if you would be able to recommend one that would work well for a modern newspaper website. The Algonquin Times is owned by the Algonquin Students Association, and produced by the Journalism students of Algonquin College. I am a student in their Interactive Multimedia Graduate Certificate Program and I am new to WordPress.

    As part of a client project three of us have been tasked with creating a modern newspaper website reflective of the industry standard, which could beeasily upgraded and updated. It should be WordPress-based to easily enable transfers in oversight from student to student and to enable rapid training. It should also be very user-friendly (without the administrator(s) requiring knowledge of coding, etc. It should be able to accommodate video uploads (YouTube embedding okay), and enable advertising students to insert ads where required.

    The Algonquin Times currently has a WordPress-based site created by last year’s students, and handles our needs well. its just poorly designed and needs some expertise to give it a better feel according to industry
    standards. Further, it should be designed with an eye to mobile (tablet or smartphone) compatibility as we feel this is where news readers will increasingly be reading stories from.

    Here is a link to the current site … http://www.algonquintimes.com
    As a group we have decided to search for three themes each that could be applied to the site to improve it and that will meet the requirements above.

    Mantra seems to be one that is very extensible. Do you have a short list of newspaper based themes (free) that you could recommend?

  5. Hi Tim — I would look at this post: http://wpmu.org/best-free-wordpress-magazine-themes/

    If you’re looking for something that’s “mobile-ready,” you’ll want a theme that advertises itself as “responsive.” Unfortunately, that’s not indicated in that post, and so you’ll just have to go and check out the themes you like and see if they’re responsive or not.

    In any case, that post should give you a number of nice choices. Good luck with it.

  6. Hi Joe,
    U hav collected an awesome collections themes ….. Keep it up!!
    Just one help …… Could u tell me what theme are u using and Could u send me the download link also …..
    Thanks in Advance

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