There are so many free WordPress themes out there. In the WordPress theme directory, for example, you will find 2200 themes that you can use for free with your WordPress website.
Find free WordPress themes in the WordPress theme directory
When you first browse the theme directory, the first thing you see is an overview of the most popular themes. You may not find what you are looking for here. Then it is advisable to carry out a targeted search. If you don’t know exactly what you want yet, such a theme search can be extremely frustrating. Luckily there is something that might help you; the tag and filter interface.
With the tag and filter interface you can search specifically for themes that have specific tags and colors. This makes it much easier to sift through the labyrinth called the WordPress theme directory.
Benefits of Free WordPress Themes
Free WordPress themes have a lot of advantages.
It is obvious, the biggest advantage is of course that free WordPress themes are free. Many companies, blogs or entrepreneurs do not need a website that is designed to the max, but would rather be represented quickly on the Internet. If that’s the case, then you’d better not spend tons of money on web designers and developers to get a WordPress site.
The community will help you (for free)
The WordPress community is one of the largest and most active on the internet. On various WordPress forums you will find help for all conceivable questions and problems that arise when tinkering with free WordPress themes. Since the theme is free, there is a much higher chance that you will be helped.
Disadvantages Free WordPress Themes
Of course, free WordPress themes also have their disadvantages. Fortunately, this doesn’t apply to all themes, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on the criticisms.
Many free WordPress themes are free for one simple reason: because they just aren’t good quality. Programmers of such themes experiment a lot and share their results with the community. This is of course by no means reprehensible. However, it can be frustrating in the long run if you have already considered the theme and would like to use it for your website, but errors keep appearing. So always check the reviews of themes before downloading them.
While premium themes aren’t necessarily unique either (since anyone can purchase them), free themes certainly aren’t. The probability that a competitor or a comparable website has the same theme is particularly high with the free versions. That should not be underestimated.
Free WordPress themes from premium theme developers
Depending on the provider, premium WordPress themes cost between $30 and $80. That’s not a little. However, many manufacturers of premium themes also offer some free variants. These free themes draw the attention of more potential customers to the manufacturer and they can test a slimmed-down version of the premium themes in advance. Despite the limited features and extensions, there are some very good themes out there. An overview of this follows.
WooThemes offers five free themes on WooThemes.com. These are also themes that, together with WooCommerce, are perfect for creating a WordPress web shop.
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DesignWall is a lesser-known developer of premium WordPress themes, but they do have some very usable (responsive!) free themes that are worth checking out.
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ThemesKingdom also offers some free themes. The only downside: You have to create an account and subscribe to a newsletter to be able to download the themes.
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GraphPaperPress also develops both premium and free ones. We personally think some of these look very good!
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Free WordPress themes from 2014
In this article we have presented our selection of free WordPress themes to you. You can download these themes completely free of charge and use them on as many WordPress sites as you want. You can also modify these themes as you wish. If you prefer a real premium theme, check out our article on premium WordPress themes.
Free WordPress Themes; Do you need more?
Need more free themes? Then we have one last tip for you! Just create a free account at Themeforest. There you get one file every month (File of the Month) for free. Sometimes these are just WordPress themes!