30 Free, Responsive and Stunning WordPress Themes
There are so many free WordPress themes out there it’s hard to know where to begin! Just searching through the official WordPress Theme Repository for the perfect theme can be time consuming and overwhelming.
The great thing about most recently released free WordPress themes is that they are responsive – it’s pretty much standard practice to release responsive themes nowadays – meaning you can download, install and activate them and quickly and easily meet the needs of your mobile users.
Below is a collection of WordPress themes – all free – and many of them new designs that have been released in recent months.
Spirit is a high-end professional profile theme that features stunning imagery, clean typography and custom-built touches to help you self yourself or your business.
Spirit theme is perfect for personal trainers, yoga studios, wellness clinics, in fact, any business that focuses on healthy living. This clean, one-pager helps you highlight your products and services with customizable CTAs, testimonials, custom-built forms, and pre-built pages.
There’s also gorgeous sticky navigation that you can customize to look and function exactly how you want, whether you want to switch its placement to the bottom of the page, change fonts or even colors. In fact, every aspect of Spirit is completely customizable – if you want, you can remove every element of the theme and build it back up again to look exactly how you want thanks to Upfront, the revolutionary theme platform Spirit has been built on.
Scribe is a stunning artisanal theme for WordPress that screams bespoke. Everything about this theme is custom from the stylish gallery to the font pairings, page templates, bold imagery, list layouts and textured backgrounds. With Scribe, it’s all in the details.
As the Scribe web page explains, “Every page is caringly created by our design team and optimized for profound visual impact.” A big statement, but it delivers.
This theme is ideal for small businesses that have an edge and want their online presence to match. Think Etsy-style shops that sell handcrafted jewelry, bookbinders, made-to-order leather bags and personalized stationary.
What’s not to love about Fixer? From its colorful one-page layout to its wall-to-wall mega header slider and rainbow of colors, this theme demands your attention – and is exactly the kind of bold online presence you need for your business.
Fixer comes with all the standard features you need for your business site and then some, including eye-catching CTAs, sliders, a sortable gallery, and custom page templates for your portfolio, blog, about and contact pages. What I love most, though, is the easy to set up “Get a Quote” custom-built form.
Other cool features include the fact its translation-ready and responsive (of course!), and if you want to change up how this theme looks, it’s easy to add in full-width video, more sliders, fewer galleries, lots of images… this is a truly customizable theme only limited by your imagination.
Parrot is a solid, flexible tech-inspired business theme that is ideal for helping you showcase your new product. Whether you’re preparing to release a new iOS app, you think you’ve created the next WhatsApp, or you just need a base for selling your latest WordPress plugin, Parrot includes all the features you need to sell your wares.
This theme features bold CTAs that are front-and-centre to help direct visitors to your site where you want them to go. Want to point visitors to your downloads page? It’s easy with a CTA smack bang in the middle of your header. Parrot’s clean navigation will ensure no visitor to your site is ever left scratching their head wondering where to find things.
Other brilliant features include pre-built pages for features and downloads, galleries, clean typography and full-width video.
Whether you’re a wedding photographer, an artist or just love getting creative, share your work and sell your services with Luke + Sara’s modern design, full-width videos, and stunning image galleries.
This theme’s huge images steal the focus, thanks to Luke + Sara’s boxy image layouts, masonry portfolio, and mega sliders – all designed to show off your best work.
If you’re a business owner and looking to sell your wares, make the most of this theme’s pre-built pricing page and table and give visitors your site a quick overview of your services and prices.
It goes without saying that Luke + Sara is responsive and translation-ready.
Panino is a fun and colorful one-pager theme aimed at cafes and restaurants. It features a gorgeous hand-crafted tabulated menu, which you can modify to suit your tastes. If you have a constantly changing menu, making updates is a breeze – it only takes a minute to update your food and drinks.
Panino also comes with a custom-built image gallery and lightbox for showing off your latest dishes or even photos of the inside of your restaurant.
The theme’s header is fully customizable, which is important, of course, because first impressions count! Whether you want to set a single header image, a slider or even a video, you can do all of that with Panino. It’s also translation-ready and looks fantastic on mobile.
InterStellar offers a clean design with multiple portfolio page layouts and a homepage slider. Theme options allow you to change the colour scheme, logo, theme layout and add your Google Analytics code.
Portfolio post types let you easily create and manage your portfolio, while shortcodes allow you to add things like columns, buttons, Google maps and formatted content. This theme is translation ready and comes with custom widgets.
A list of free, responsive themes wouldn’t be complete without Twenty Fourteen. The default WordPress theme features a sleek design and allows you to display your homepage content in either a grid or slider.
There are three widgetized areas to customize your site, and you change your content’s layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to showcase your authors.
Aldehyde is a minimal theme ideal for a blog or magazine. It features a parallax header, numbered page navigation, responsive slider, customizable header and footer, four page layouts and custom widgets.
This theme also comes with an extensive admin options panel.
Adamos is a simple, full-width and highly customizable theme. It’s easy to add your own logo and header image, as well as images to the homepage featured slider.
Arcade is a minimalist, lightweight and bold full-width HTML5 theme that will quickly grab your visitors’ attention. It features a large call to action area, post block and widgetized footer to help get your important information across in an attractive way.
It also comes with a eight post formats and uses Google fonts for improved typeface readability.
Arcade is a great blog, business or portfolio theme.
Alpha Forte is an ideal blogging theme.
It features a three-column design with a customizable background and two widgetized areas in the left and right hand columns.
This minimalist, flat theme is the ideal for a magazine site, where words supported by bold images are the focus. Hueman’s highly responsible design looks great on small devices.
This theme features extensive styling options and flexible layout options so each page in your site can be different. It’s also possible to toggle fixed-width sidebars and set a boxed layout instead of a full-width layout. The homepage displays a featured story or slider.
A cute element to this theme is that everyone who downloads it is asked to make a random act of kindness.
Revera offers a clean, minimalist design based on the Bootstrap 3 framework. It comes with a custom menu, featured images, custom homepage template, portfolio page template, widgetized sidebar and footer, custom homepage widgets and a theme options page.
Luminus is a retina-ready and simple theme that is ideal for a portfolio site.
It features extensive theme options so you can customize it to suit your needs and also comes with three page templates and a drag and drop builder.
Point is a flexible theme most suited to magazines. It features an extensive options panel, allowing you to choose from multiple site layouts, backgrounds and color schemes, as well as control specific features of the theme.
It also comes with a related posts widget so you can encourage visitors to read more of your content and spend longer on your site.
Codium Grid is a clean and good-looking, grid-based theme. It comes with features like custom colors and custom header image and background, and Google fonts for titles.
A dark-styled theme with a minimalist and simple design, Engrave Lite is retina-ready and comes with 600+ Google fonts and 10 widgets.
Classy and stylish with its minimalist design, Finale puts the focus on your words. It’s the ideal theme for an agency or business.
Each page can be created using the built-in page options and shortcode, allowing you to create an unlimited number of styles.
Nova is a clean Tumblog design based on the Bootstrap framework.
It comes with features such as 14 default skins, unlimited galleries for posts, unlimited sidebars, and extensive theme options.
Intuition, according to CPOThemes, is an “elegant, all-terrain blogging WordPress theme.” All-terrain? I have no idea what that means.
This theme is translation-ready and comes with multiple page templates and custom shortcodes.
Simple and clean, Isis offers two homepage layouts, 10 social media icons, four custom widgets, a homepage slider and three page templates.
This theme is a great option for a business, portfolio or blog. It comes translation-ready.
If you’re looking for a simple, stylish theme, Origin features an unobstructed reading experience for your blog or magazine.
It comes with various theme options, a prominent homepage tagline, custom widgets and breadcrumbs.
Limo is a stylish and modern theme using HTML5 and CSS3. It’s clean design makes it perfect for promoting a business.
This theme comes packed with features: lazy loading, smooth scrolling, responsive carousel slider and a theme options panel.
Flat is a charmingly flat and minimalist design that is new to the WordPress Theme Repository.
It has a customizable blurred background, off-canvas sidebar and uses Twitter Bootstrap 3.1.0 and Font Awesome 4.0.3.
Radiate has a cool parallax header, which is very on trend. This theme also features infinite scroll, primary color options and an image gallery.
You can also easily tweak it – just add your own custom CSS to customize the theme to suit your content.
Highwind is a cool lightweight theme designed to put the focus on your content. It features a clean design with a strong focus on typography, along with just enough theme options to help you make your site unique.
Highwind is a lightweight, responsive, free WordPress theme designed to showcase content. It features a clean design with a strong focus on typography, plus a bunch of presentational options allowing you to give your site a unique touch.
Blogy features a flat design style ideal for personal blogs. It takes advantages of post formats so bloggers can publish images, video, galleries and other content.
This is the “lite” version of the theme. The pro version includes customization options and support.
Organise your posts into a tidy grid with Gridster. This is a attractive portfolio theme for photographers and creative types.
Easily sort your categories, tags and other information in the sidebar on the left and display your thumbnails in sortable grid on the right.