For a newbie, going ahead with a free theme is the best solution, considering he/she has to learn a lot before going for the premium theme.

And, since you’re looking for the same, I got you here a compilation of best free WordPress themes.

Before you finalise the theme, there is a catch you need to be aware of free themes. If you don’t get them from a genuine source, you might end up getting a hacked product, which can ruin the whole website.

Now, since you’re aware of the major downside of free themes, let’s begin with the best options. Do note that these are not the only options out there.

Let’s begin!

Our recommended free WordPress templates.

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  1. 1

    Meeta Theme

    3.9
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    A totally responsive theme which comes with a lot of customizations in spite of being available for free and it supports custom widgets and custom headers too.

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    Rendition Theme

    3.6
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    Rendition is a modern responsive WordPress theme perfect for small business and agency owners. With unlimited color variation, you can stamp your own brand identity on the theme. Customizing on Ren …. Read full review
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    Activello Theme

    1.7
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    Activello scores impressively when measured in terms of convenience and flexibility. This theme has all the qualities a user would want their theme to have. The clean design of the theme, friendly use …. Read full review
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    ShopIsle Theme

    1.7
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    If you’re looking for some top-notch themes, then ShopIsle should be your first pick. It comes with extremely premium looking UI, which is a big surprise being a free …. Read full review

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    CRAWFORD Theme

    1.6
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    Crawford is one of the best minimalistic free WordPress themes available to download. Perfect for personal bloggers, foodies or photographers thanks to the elegant display of the big beautiful feature …. Read full review
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    Athena Theme

    1.6
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    Athena is a popular multipurpose theme which comes with dozens of options and compatibility for multiple niches. It can be used to run a simple blog, or a business profi …. Read full review

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    BoldR Lite Theme

    1.1
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    This particular theme which is available for free at WordPress theme repository is best suited to be used to run tech niche blog. It comes with translation ready feature …. Read full review

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    Axis Theme

    1.1
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    This one is another theme for portfolio niche which can be used for any kind of subject. It comes with custom menus, custom taxonomies, featured thumbnails, and full-wid …. Read full review

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    Klean Theme

    1.1
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    This one is available for free on the official theme repository of WordPress and comes with a very simple and minimal web design. Everything looks damn simple, which is …. Read full review

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    One Edge Theme

    1.1
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    Do you own a startup? Well, One Edge should be a preferable choice for creating your website using WordPress as it is specifically designed for that particular niche. It …. Read full review

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    Bizz Theme

    1.1
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    It’s one of the oldest free themes which has been updated regularly and is developed by a known developer. It even comes with proper documentation and support. It’s …. Read full review

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    Sparkling Theme

    1.1
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    This particular theme is developed using a BootStrap framework which offers its tough securi …. Read full review

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    Woodley Theme

    1.0
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    It’s another top theme from our list of themes For Writers; it’s resembled default 2015 WordPress, a well-liked and widely recogn …. Read full review
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    Unconditional

    1.0
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    Unconditional is a free multi-purpose WordPress theme. On the homepage, there’s a great call To Action button to help drive your visitors in the right direction whether that’s to learn more or to make …. Read full review
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    GeneratePress Theme

    0.6
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    This particular theme not only works with BuddyPress, but is also compatible with WooCommerce and bbPress, allowing you to Read full review

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    Kerli lite Theme

    0.6
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    If your plan is to share a lot of photographs, yes big sized, then consider checking out my next recommendation. It’s a free product, as you’re looking for, and come …. Read full review

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    Rocked Theme

    0.6
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    This particular theme is a premium product (however, available for free) which is perfect fo …. Read full review

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    ionMag Theme

    0.5
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    ionMag is one of the most advanced free WordPress themes I have seen this year. Equip with a live page builder to quickly edit your website on the fly. What I really like about this theme is that a th …. Read full review
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    ColorMag Theme

    0.5
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    If you’ve been looking for an impressive WordPress magazine theme to bring your projects to life, ColorMag is the best choice given the fact it is still relatively new on the market but has …. Read full review
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    Sydney Theme

    0.5
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    SKT Bakery Theme

    0.5
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    SKT Bakery is an excellent template to consider it has all the features that you’d want to help you run a successful online e-commerce business. There’s a slider with a call to Action button to help y …. Read full review
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    Zerif Lite

    0.1
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    If you’ve been around WordPress for, at least, a couple of months, then you must have passed through the Zerif Lite theme. It’s among the top 10 free themes at the …. Read full review

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    Studio Theme

    0.0
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    Studio has been successfully used to design powerful blogs which keep users closely engaged with the content. Studio is no doubt a powerful and responsive theme known for its sleekness and enchanting …. Read full review
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    Smart Magazine Theme

    0.0
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    It’s the final recommendation from my side which again comes with a proper magazine UI, offering elegant looks, and keeping the simplicity at its best. Dedicated cut-o …. Read full review

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    Restaurant Lite Theme

    0.0
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    As you can judge from the name, it is available in both free and premium variants. The premium one gets few more advanced features with proper support from the developer …. Read full review

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    SuperNews Theme

    0.0
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    It’s my final offering which is ideal for running a blog or magazine website. It is specifically designed to suit the news websites. The code behind is of quality stan …. Read full review

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    FaceBlog Theme

    0.0
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    As you can make out from the name itself, it’s a theme for blogging. It supports every general niche which you can come up with. It primarily focuses on the content an …. Read full review

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    Unite Theme

    0.0
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    This particular free theme is from Colorlib, one of the prime free and premium theme providers, and trust me, it’s one of the best e-commerce WordPress themes you can …. Read full review

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    Magazine Style Theme

    0.0
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    The key area which Magazine Style theme targets is a proper blog structure which can offer a magazine-like a feel. The interface is simple to setup and doesn’t require …. Read full review

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    Perfetta Theme

    0.0
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    This Perfetta theme can be used to run a fully functional blog for the food niche and it can bring sudden changes in the readability scorecard or even the conversions. T …. Read full review

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    Our Band Theme

    0.0
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    Moving to our next theme, OUR BAND can be a good choice, considering the number of layouts it offers. The package brings support for a dedicated blog, or a simple one-pa …. Read full review

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    Onefold Theme

    0.0
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    Onefold is a free product developed from an experienced and professional developer. And, you can see that by the quality of the product. The layout is totally elegant, t …. Read full review

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    Surfarama Theme

    0.0
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    It offers a unique layout on the main screen, thus, offering a slightly different feel to the overall blog. It’s a perfect theme for those who plan to share funny thin …. Read full review

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    SKT Full Width Theme

    0.0
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    Simplicity is the prime suit of this theme as it looks not just simple, but also holds a lot of easy to interact elements which increase the user experience by a noticea …. Read full review

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    Fruitful Theme

    0.0
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    WPML, BuddyPress, RTL, Translation, and WooCommerce are the few integration this theme comes with and I can assure you that this can work perfectly for your blog. It com …. Read full review

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    Kira Lite Theme

    0.0
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    It’s the last recommendation from my side which is 100% responsive and comes with native support for SEO norms. It is built with HTML5 and CSS3, ensuring the modern et …. Read full review

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    Franklin Theme

    0.0
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    It’s yet another superb theme; it gets the attention of its users ever since its introduction back in 2014. The huge downloading record of the theme, tells the story of its success itself. It focuse …. Read full review
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    Forceful Lite Theme

    0.0
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    The first thing that everyone is always looking out for in a theme is to find one that has rich features. Forceful Lite is a simple theme with many features clustered in a single page yet it has a bea …. Read full review
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    Moesia Theme

    0.0
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    Moesia is one of the best free one-page WordPress themes on the market with top ratings and numerous positive comments. For starters, the theme is free and therefore, you don’t need to spend any mon …. Read full review
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    iTek Theme

    0.0
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    iTek Can be likened to a Swiss Army knife for Woocomerce themes in the sense that it allows you to create a beautiful e-commerce store and also have a fantastic blog and customizable homepage. The hom …. Read full review
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    Integral Theme

    0.0
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    It is a theme based on minimal design layout which does well to showcase the content in an elegant way and that too on a single page. Yes, it is a one-page theme which c …. Read full review

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    Ridizain Theme

    0.0
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    Ridizain is a popular sleek modern magazine base off the Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme. It’s packed with lots of customization feature to help you create a website that’s tailor to your needs. With …. Read full review
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    eStore Theme

    0.0
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    As you must be understanding from the name here, it’s an e-commerce specific theme wh …. Read full review

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    Bravo Theme

    0.0
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    Bravo is a great template for marketers, bloggers, and creative individuals. It features a site-wide call to action which you can use to drive up your subscription, popular post and more. The design o …. Read full review
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    Griffin Theme

    0.0
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    If you want to create a magazine base or a viral website, then Griffin is the template for you. It comes with a grid base design similar to Pinterest and is one of our most popular theme to date. And …. Read full review
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    Finch Theme

    0.0
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    Finch is one of our most popular WordPress theme to date and for good reasons too. Like all themes created by us, it’s super fast, search engine ready and approved by the guys at WordPress.org. To get …. Read full review
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    MH Newsdesk lite

    0.0
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    The ‘lite’ word confirms that it’s a free version of the premium theme which will come with additional premium features. The one we have for free comes with flat d …. Read full review

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    MH Magazine lite

    -1.0
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    It’s a lite version which you can begin using without paying anything, at all. The theme features custom widgets and tons of Admin Options to use and customize the ove …. Read full review

49 Free Premium WordPress Themes 2018 Summery
NameEditor’s RatingPricing Model
Meeta Theme 3.3/5Open source
Rendition Theme 4/5Free trail, Freemium, Open source
Activello Theme 0/5Open source
ShopIsle Theme 4.3/5
CRAWFORD Theme 3.8/5Free trail, Freemium, Open source