5 Best Free WordPress Themes

These Eye Catching Themes Not Only Look Great…They’re Free
5 Best Free WordPress Themes
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Are you looking to start a blog? Fantastic! A blog is a great way to share your opinions/expertise in a myriad of different topics. From healthy eating to…well…WordPress tutorials *wink*, whatever interests you, a blog can be written. But when it comes to creating your WordPress blog, it’s important to find the right theme to match your personal style as well as matching the content you are writing. With thousands of free themes available, it can be extremely overwhelming to find the right one for you. In this list we will tell you the 5 Best Free WordPress Themes!

1. Shapely

 

At first glance, Shapely would look like a theme that is targeted towards businesses and ecommerce, but there have been countless bloggers that turned it into a blogging one. It is highly customizable to fit the feel of your content. And when it comes to free themes, Shapley is one of the more advanced ones in the marketplace. With over 20,000 installs, it is one of the giants in the field.

Elements are easy to manipulate and reorder to incorporate your style on every page. Using Shapely as your blog template might be a good idea for you if you are planning to add merchandise to your site down the line. Since this theme as ecommerce capabilities, the addition of an online shop would not be a problem.

2. Kale

 

As the name might imply, Kale would be the perfect template for any food bloggers out there. Not to say others can’t use this theme as well, quite the contrary. With its elegant design and photo rich content orientation, this theme could be used for lifestyle, photography or personal blogs. Offering WooCommerce support, it’s easy to add an online shop to your website.

Kale is designed to be your site’s theme for the long haul. Content created by you will automatically SEO optimized and with the addition of an SEO plugin (such as Yoast), you can increase your exposure in search engines. With an eye catching front page, Kale offers beautiful sliders, content boxes and user forms.

3. Voice Blog

 

If your blog leans towards storytelling, this theme is for you. Voice Blog  provides a modern design that will catch everyone’s attention. It’s minimal aesthetic adds a distinct style to any blog type without sacrificing on detail. The Voice Blog theme is ready for whatever you are willing to throw at it while looking great at the same time.

If you “pop the hood” of Voice Blogs you will see that it features all of the technologies needed for today’s web. These features include:

  • Device Responsiveness
  • SEO Friendly
  • Browser Compatibility

4. xMag

 

xMag’s design is based on a standard magazine layout. Showing standard post lists, this theme’s popularity derives from the overall style. With xMag’s implementation of many things you might need (social links, custom widgets, etc.), it’s ready to hit the ground running when you are.. Also, xMag also uses the Underscores Framework which makes this theme a great one for a starter site.

5. Nikkon

 

This theme is perfect for those who are looking to start a photography blog. It’s clean and simple design will create a sense of familiarity for new users. What really stands out is the homepage. It contains a collection of featured images from blog posts. At first glance, they are greyscale and in a masonry alignment. Once you hover over an image it turns into full color and displays the name of the post. What also sets this theme apart is the built in page builder. This allows you to play around with the overall look of your site in a visual workspace. If you would like to sell prints of your work or some branded merchandise, Nikkon supports WooCommerce

 

Free WordPress Blog Themes

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