WordPress, one of the most popular blogging and website platforms in the world, accounts for thousands of new blogs and websites every day. The platform is simple to use, and thanks to plenty of theme builders it can be customized in a variety of ways for everything from blogs, to portfolio sites, to e-commerce. We provided a quality list of 15 best free popular WordPress themes 2015 to alter, code, and customize to their hearts’ content.
Considering there all free, you are free to download and activate all of them to find a theme that best suites your individual needs for blogging. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-feed and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for recent updates. You may be interested in the following posts: Best Weather Widgets for WordPress, Premium WordPress Multi Color Themes, Free WordPress Bootstrap Plugins and Free Seamless Marble Textures.
1. Twenty Ten
The goal with Twenty Ten was to create something stylish, customizable, simple, and most of all, readable. Since every new WordPress.com user would be seeing Twenty Ten, we wanted to design an example of what a WordPress theme can do.
An elegant, minimalist theme, Chateau sports a classic look – but under the surface it’s packed with cool features that will help you to customize your blog how you like. Chateau features three default layouts for your blog. Two of those layouts feature a typical sidebar, either on the left or right of your content.
Reddle’s layout were inspired by an older theme called Rubric but there’s really nothing basic about its minimal layout. Everything about the design adapts to how you want to use your blog and what you want to use it for.
Ryu is a simple, clutter-free theme for personal bloggers. Not only does this theme have great readability with a large font size, it’s also excellent for showing off large, full-width featured images with the image post format. Ryu supports Standard, Image, Video, Quote, Aside, and Gallery post formats and the theme has a special treatment for the image post format.
5. Wu Wei
A clean, minimalist, grid-based theme featuring an alternate dark color scheme, custom background, and custom header.
Greyzed is dirty and grungy-looking but that’s just what makes it so good! While it looks rough on the outside it’s been carefully designed and it isn’t short on features. Starting at the top, it has a really sharp drop-down menu ready for our menus feature.
The Splendio theme dazzles with an unconventional yet stylish design that pops out of the box literally. Despite its fun exterior, Splendio supports many of the WordPress features you know and love. Splendio offers two custom page templates that let you change the layout. There’s a Showcase template and a Single-Column template.
Coraline is a squeaky-clean theme featuring a custom menu, header, background, and layout. Coraline supports 7 widget areas (up to 3 in the sidebar, four in the footer) and featured images (thumbnails for gallery posts and custom header images for posts and pages).
One of the most important events of your life might just be your wedding. It also might be one of the craziest, disorganized, mixed-up times of your life too. Forever makes it easy to wrap your wedding up in a neat little blog on WordPress.com. You can show off every one of your best photos and highlight every important detail leading up to the big day and beyond.
This fun, colorful theme is flexible enough to fit any type of site it’s simply loaded with options. It offers layout choices of one, two, or three columns, six color schemes, four footer widget areas, and support for six post formats.
Oxygen theme is a minimal yet beautifully designed magazine theme. With your nice pictures, the crisp and well balanced design makes your blog a professional looking magazine instantly. Oxygen is stunningly beautiful out of the box but it offers great custom appearance options.
12. Modularity Lite
Modularity Lite is a minimally styled photo theme with a Custom Header and Custom Background. Even though it’s minimally styled, the built-in grunge background and dark color give it a bit of edge. It’s perfect for blogs that want to showcase photos and aren’t afraid to bare their teeth.
iTheme2’s beautiful Apple-inspired design makes it the perfect theme for technology and Mac related blogs but it also has some really neat features – like a custom header image, custom background, alternate color schemes, and a really neat featured post carousel – that make it perfect for almost any blog.
14. Dusk To Dawn
The Dusk To Dawn theme melds old-style organic ornaments with modern design and elegant typography. While it is beautiful in its own right, Dusk To Dawn is flexible enough that you can customize its design using the latest WordPress features.
Sunspot is a great all-purpose blogging canvas, especially for those who prefer a dark color scheme. It also features a layout that adapts gracefully to fit smaller screens, ensuring that your readers can enjoy your content on a variety of devices.