Last update on: September 13, 2020
Are you looking for the best free WordPress theme?
With so many WordPress themes out there, it is difficult to find the right one for your project. On wordpress.org you can only find slimmed-down light versions these days, which apparently aim to sell the pro version of their theme. I don’t really have anything against the freemium model, I’ve even toyed with the idea of using it myself. But I would wish that some developers would try to market their Pro version a little more unobtrusively.
There are already many articles on the net that want to make it easier to choose the best free themes and offer a list of 30, 40, 50 or even 100 best themes. With a list of 100 themes, the decision will definitely be easier for me.
For this reason, there are only three theme recommendations in this article, namely my personal ones top 3.
Update on 01/20/2020: The top 3 best free themes have been updated for 2020. From my point of view, there are no changes compared to 2019.
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Top 3 WordPress themes
In my opinion, the best themes for WordPress are:
3rd place: Hueman by Nikeo as blog theme
Hueman WordPress Theme
Hueman WordPress Theme
2nd place: OceanWP Theme by oceanwp
OceanWP, the best free WordPress theme in 2018 and the year before, had to vacate its pole position in 2019. There is hardly any other WordPress theme with so many great “premium” features that are already included in the free version of OceanWP. Despite the numerous setting options, not only beautiful but also fast websites can be created with this theme. Thanks to the modular structure, functions that are not required can simply be switched off with a click.
. OceanWP itself can be expanded with over 20 additional extensions (including over 40 (!) additional Elementor widgets)
into a theme that leaves nothing to be desired. Unfortunately, the OceanWP user still has to do without a German translation and has to accept a few compromises in performance compared to the number 1. For these reasons, the theme only ranks second this year.
The Best WordPress Elementor Themes
OceanWP one of the best free WordPress theme – top theme for page builder Elementor
The Astra Theme is the new number 1 among the free themes and a clear recommendation for the year 2019. This theme has been in a neck-and-neck race with OceanWP for 3 years. This year, the Brainstorm Force theme managed to become my personal number 1 among WordPress and Elementor themes thanks to its great features and excellent performance. The Brainstorm Force team recognized the Elementor trend in the WordPress community early on and made their Astra theme fit for the popular page builder and took it into account during development.
You should also definitely take a look at the Astra Starter Sites plugin. With this great extension, you can import predefined design templates with just one click and get a great website or well-styled landing pages in no time at all. For an even larger range of functions, it is also worth taking a look at the premium versions of the theme
that are offered at a fair price.
The best Elementor Theme Astra Astra the best free WordPress theme with and without Elementor
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The Best Elementor Themes 2021 with Performance TestGO TO ARTICLEyour experiences? What are your experiences with free WordPress themes? Do you think there is another theme that could compete with my top 3?