￼Are you looking for free WordPress themes?
Often people who build a website for the first time don’t want to spend too much on a theme.
And that’s fine because there are more than enough free WordPress themes to be found on the internet.
But not every theme is as good. They are dated, have limited options or don’t look nice.
Still… if you look a little further, you will find enough themes to build your website.
Twice I have updated a customer’s website with the free Twenty Thirteen theme. The theme is 5 years old but it still works fine.
If you make the right choice for a theme, you can enjoy it for years.
I went looking for free WordPress themes which are also easy to install.
I only looked for themes which are located in the official WordPress.org website Theme catalogue. You don’t need to download these separately, they are located in the cms under:
Display > Themes
When you then click on ‘Add new’ at the top, you will get the list with free WordPress themes.
Now you move your mouse to the theme which you choose and then a button with ‘Install’ will appear.
Finally you click on this and the theme will be installed.
Free WordPress themes
I have chosen 9 themes from this catalogue which are good. With which you can get a good start as a beginner.
I have also chosen a couple which have both a free and paid version. Should your website grow, then you can start out with a free version, but switch to the paid version because it has more functions and more active support.
These are the themes!
1. Twenty Nineteen
Every year WordPress comes with a new own theme. One of the more recent is Twenty Nineteen, a robust theme which you can use for a business or creative website.
You can add a slider (with moving images at the top), you can add social media buttons, a logo and more.
These annual free themes by WordPress are very popular. Take a look at this themes statistics:
Often this theme is updated for years, so you don’t end up with a dated theme.
2. Zerif Lite
Zerif Lite is a one page free WordPress theme. One page means that all of your content is situated on one page and you can scroll down for more content.
It is ideally suited for sole traders and small businesses, but also to create your personal portfolio.
The theme is responsive, clear and has a modern feel.
The creators have a free and paid version. You can get a long way the free version.
Should you wish to add more functions to your website at a later stage, you can always switch to the paid version.
But it’s not necessary!
ColorMag is one of the most popular and beautiful magazine themes in the WordPress catalogue.
The responsive free WordPress theme has been downloaded tens of thousands of times and has a professional appearance.
Suitable for an online newspaper or magazine.
Do you want to create a webshop? Than Storefront is a perfect option.
In this theme a complete WooCommerce webshop has been integrated, the most well known shop plugin of this moment.
You can also change the layout and colours to your own wishes.
Spacious is a versatile WordPress theme which can be used for different branches.
It has it’s own blog, a layout with multiple columns and a professional appearance.
The beautiful slider is also a real eye catcher to stimulate visitors to stay on your website longer.
You have the option for both a wide and boxed version, which means that you can fill out the layout all the way to the sides or you can choose to have a white edge at the sides.
Are you a photographer or creative person who wants a visual looking theme.
Than you can choose Hitchcock, a minimalist website theme for photographers, designers and other creative persons.
The responsive design is modern, suitable for the Jetpack by WordPress plugin and scrolls down ‘infinitely’.
Himalayas is a one page responsive WordPress theme. Also scrolls down easily and has a very professional appearance.
Himalayas also has a paid version besides a free one, so you can eventually grow to a more diverse website when you for example start making money.
Himalayas is used for business websites, photography or a freelancer.
Poseidon is a WordPress theme with a distinct fullscreen image slider.
Because of the white layout it has a fresh appearance, suitable for a blog or news website.
It is a simple theme, but it has been downloaded 30.000+ times. An important indication that this is a suitable theme for many people.
Already the last one, the Edin theme. It is a responsive, modern theme with which you can present yourself well.
The theme can be displayed over the complete width and can also be used for translations.
So finding free WordPress themes is less complicated than you think.
There is enough to choose from.
It is always possible to switch to a paid version after a couple of months or years.
And switching between WordPress websites is possible anyway.
Because WordPress has a tool with which you can automatically transfer all articles, images, comments, etc. from the old to the new website.
In another article, I will give you tips about to which matters you should pay attention when buying a website theme.
Do you have any other free WordPress themes which you think deserve a spot in this article? I would love to hear about them!