Free WordPress Themes
Since its inception in 2003, nearly a quarter of all websites worldwide are now built using a WordPress theme so we have put a list of some of the most popular free ones together for you all of which can be found at WordPress.org.
For a professional and versatile template we like Nictitate by kopatheme. It is completely responsive so viewing it on any screen size is not an issue. This means that you can feel confident in its longevity. It comes with a good layout manager and it functions across all of the main browsers
Another popular multi-purpose theme is Vantage which can boast approaching 1 million downloads. It too is fully responsive and comes pre loaded with a number of plug-ins and works well with the WordPress e-commerce system Woo Commerce.
For simplicity and elegance we like Hemingway by Anders Noren. More suited for use as a blogging site this clean looking easy to set up is straightforward and ideal for beginners to WordPress
For showcasing images we like Portfolio Gallery by Web Dorado. This again is responsive and straightforward to use and will shrink to fit any viewing screen. It is simple and elegant and SEO friendly
One of the most popular themes with over 100,000 active installations is Zerif Lite by Codeinwp. It is minimal and modern-looking with a clean flat appearance. Retina-ready and compatible with WooCommerce this is an up to date free version of the Zerif Pro theme which boasts that it is the most popular paid for theme in 2015 with more than half a million downloads
If you are looking to boost your viral traffic you might like to look at SociallyViral by MyThemeShop which is designed to improve social shares and traffic from social media websites. This also has great support
This is a minute sampling as there are of course thousands of other free to download template themes. Don’t just opt for something that looks good. Make sure that you check out the reviews section especially regarding support – it will make your WordPress experience much better!