10 WordPress Themes You Won’t Believe Are FREE
If you’ve been looking for a free or even inexpensive WordPress theme for a while, it probably didn’t take you long to see the 20 or so themes that make just about every single blog’s list of free themes. You’ve also probably noticed that if you’re not already sick and tired of seeing a particular design all over the internet – the remaining themes on the list are kind of dull. Enter: this post. I’ve done my best to slice through the most duplicated and/or lame free WordPress themes commonly posted to put together what I believe are 10 “almost-too-good-to-be-true” free WordPress themes. Enjoy!
1. Beauty & Clean
This gorgeous WordPress theme is clean, bright, minimal, and perfect for anything from a personal blog to company website.
Well suited for a tech blog, this theme has a magazine look and feel that makes scanning for headlines and finding new content easy.
A sleek and simple portfolio theme, gRID! will function as a beautiful showcase for your latest works.
Busby is a clean personal blog design that has a short form look about it. If not for the large right side bar that screams WordPress this could almost be a tumblr style theme. An attractive combination for showcasing personal posts in short form.
5. Design Group
This beautifully designed company website is perfect for freelancers or creative companies looking to get a website up and running. It’s not often you find something that fits a company’s needs so well with the price-tag of free.
Perfectly suited for a book review blog this attractive theme offers a memorable layout that keeps the viewer’s attention on the content – aka, books.
This neat and tidy grid shaped theme would be perfect for that creative typography, t-shirt design, or art blog you’ve been wanting to start.
8. Abtely Theme
Nothing fancy here, but sometimes all you need (or want) is a clean, straightforward design that gets the job done without exploding “personality” all over you. In that case, Beatheme is the theme for you.
A good looking educational site is rare to come across. Not quite so rare as a good looking government site, but still it’s not common. If you’re looking to give your school’s page a facelift for free you might want to give Academica a try.
Highly customizable, flexible layout that automatically morphs to match the size of your browser window, and super cool design. No one will ever believe you got this theme for free.
BONUS: check out the awesome collection of free WordPress themes at Dessign.net. I’m a huge fan of Marios Lublinski’s work. All of his themes have sophisticated minimal designs and work perfectly for portfolio or magazine WordPress themes. I could have made this entire post about his themes but decided to include this bonus section instead so I could feature more great resources.