40 New, Free, Clean and Elegant WordPress Themes for Any Purpose

The WordPress Themes Repository is chock-full of all kinds of themes, but sorting through them can be a time-consuming task.

Fortunately, we’ve done all the hard work for you.

This round-up of some of the newest, free themes includes options that are lightweight enough to ensure your site runs quickly, while also minimal with features. After all, added extra functionality using plugins is WordPress best practice.

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10 Highly Customizable, Responsive, and Free WordPress Themes

Sometimes it just easier to work with a theme that has loads of custom options for making a website look exactly how you want it, especially if you have clients who aren’t tech-savvy.

It’s just as important to have many styling options as it is to have the option of viewing your site from any device. That’s where these themes come in.

The themes below have tons of theme customizations (sometimes even hundreds!), and they are fully responsive, too. You won’t have to worry about messy looking settings pages either. If these themes had artificial intelligence, they wouldn’t even know the meaning of “messy.”

WordPress themes

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120 Free Premium WordPress Themes

Whether you’re just getting started with WordPress or you’re looking to try something new, setting up your site with a new theme can make all the difference. And while the very best themes come from premium developers, you might not always want to shell out the bucks to try one on for size.

There are plenty of really great free themes available in the WordPress directory, don’t get me wrong. But it’s undoubtedly a mixed bag and unless you know what you’re looking for, you could wind up with a subpar theme at best.

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Creating WordPress Theme Options With the Theme Customization API

The WordPress Theme Customization API was released with WordPress 3.4, back in 2012. It promised developers a standardized way of adding rich options themes, and users a way of tweaking their website in a, well, user-friendly fashion.

For users, the front-end theme customizer allows you to quickly change the look of your site, and even get a live preview.

The success of this project is debatable but it is being improved upon and is gaining traction. It has been built on a solid foundation and there is no reason not to get started with it.

Theme Customizer

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10 Of The Best Of The Best WordPress Themes

Not a week goes by without another swag of theme posts that list 10,20,50,250 themes for you to sift through.

But not this post because that wheat has been sorted from the chaff, the cream has risen to the top and, apparently, even the sheep have been sorted from the goats.

Here’s 10 themes covering 10 categories. This is the best of the best of WordPress themes. Or is it?

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Top 10 Fastest WordPress Themes for Incredible Page Speed

A fast and lightweight theme can do wonders for improving your page speed – and ensuring your visitors will hang around long enough to read your content.

Last week we looked at ways to improve your Google PageSpeed Insights score. One of the recommended measures was choosing a quick theme that makes few HTTP requests.

Finding a fast theme, however, is no mean feat. Most themes available today are packed with features, such as parallax, social media and ginormous images, ensuring your site will struggle to get a score above 50 out of 100 on PageSpeed Insights.

Fast Frank

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30 Free, Responsive and Stunning WordPress Themes

There are so many free themes out there it’s hard to know where to begin. Just searching through the WordPress Theme Repository for the perfect theme can be time consuming.

The great thing about most of the recently released free theme is that they are responsive, meaning you can download, install and activate them and quickly and easily meet the needs of your mobile users.

Below is a collection of responsive themes – all free – and many of them new designs that have been released in the past few weeks.

Stanley

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