Top 5: The best free responsive WordPress themes in German

If you are looking for a German free WordPress theme, you will probably have a hard time keeping track. There are thousands of themes out there, and finding one that suits you is like looking for a needle in a haystack. After all, your free theme should not only be in your language, but also reliable, optimized for speed, and easily customizable.

In this article, we’ve picked out some of the best free WordPress blog themes you can use for your website.

My favorite: Astra WordPress Themes

Astra is a block-style WordPress theme suitable for portfolios, blogs, businesses, online shops and more. The free version is used on over a million websites and offers its users many customization options via the theme customizer. With the addition of the Starter Sites plugin, complete websites can be imported with one click. You already have numerous templates and ideas for your business at your disposal without having to worry about the design.

The Astra Theme from the developer Brainstorm Force is also popular with professionals and agencies because it does not require any jQuery at all. Instead, the slim theme uses WP Vanilla JavaScript. The theme is fully compatible with Gutenberg editor and can be used with other page builders like Elementor, Divi or Zion Builder.

The Astra Theme is fast, free and highly configurable.

Already translated into German: Blocksy Theme

Blocksy is a fast, lightweight, responsive and lovingly designed free WordPress theme fully compatible with WordPress Gutenberg editor. I use it for many of my blogs and client websites. It has useful features for pages like transparent header and awesome footer builder. You can easily create online store, restaurant site, blog, portfolio and more in Blocksy Theme.

Hardly any free theme offers as many options for setting colors, design, fonts and structures as this theme. Also, it works perfectly with popular page builder plugins like Elementor, Stackable Gutenberg Blocks. WooCommerce is fully integrated for online shops. With the integrated lazy loading function, images are only loaded when they appear in the visible area. With the latest update, the CSS is loaded conditionally, which should make the theme even faster. In addition, the WordPress theme is completely translated into German.

The Blocksy Theme also offers a premium version: In addition to the better support, the possibility of building headers depending on the respective page or contribution is interesting. In addition, content blocks can be placed anywhere in the theme as so-called hooks and even given an expiry date – useful for automatically hiding certain promotions after they expire.

Blocksy ThemeThe Blocksy Theme has so far only got 5-star ratings

Ideal for magazines: AlxMedia Themes

Alexander Agnarson offers 23 free WordPress themes. The themes are particularly suitable for blogs and magazines, because as a blogger you are given the opportunity to briefly introduce yourself with a photo and text in the sidebar. In addition, the themes can be configured with widgets, which can be integrated, for example, on the start page or in the footer. Social media links can be built into the header and footer. Because the themes come with localization support, they can easily be translated into German (e.g. with Loco Translate). It is best to use a child theme for this.

The AlxMedia themes are also characterized by the fact that they are bloat-free and the code has been SEO-optimized.

AlxMedia ThemesAlx.Media’s Dashscroll theme

SEO-optimized: Neve

Finally, we would like to recommend the Neve theme to you. The free theme works with all popular page builders. So you can easily install it with the page builder plugins like Site Origin, Divi, Elementor and Brizy and of course Gutenberg. The theme is not only free but also modern and fast. It offers its users a clean design that makes content stand out clearly and is suitable for small businesses, freelancers, and agencies that want to improve their conversion rate. You can customize the colors, fonts, and other visual styles, and choose from a variety of background options that include sliders, images, videos, and more.

Thanks to the support of mega menus, you can build a well-structured navigation that your website visitors will surely find their way around. In addition, the theme has been optimized for fast loading times and is fully responsive. Like the Astra WordPress theme, Neve allows you to install demo content with one click.

Those seeking help are helped in the extensive documentation, the forum and the video tutorials. What makes the Neve theme different from other free themes is the fact that in addition to the support documentation, you can also get help from the programmers. All in all, the Neve theme is definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a fast and easy to use theme that’s also optimized for the Search Engines (SEO).

Neve Theme The Neve Theme also offers its users free starter templates, eg for bloggers

The default WordPress theme: Twenty Twenty-One

It is pre-installed and should therefore not be missing from any theme list: Every year, WordPress offers a new theme, which is named after the respective year and is equipped with all the options that the CMS supports. The minimalist default theme supports dark mode and offers an overlapping column block with two images and a text description. Despite its minimalist design approach, the Twenty Twenty-One WordPress theme is super flexible and highly customizable. You can resize typography, switch overall color modes, and use ready-made patterns to create fancy layouts.