Finding the right WordPress theme for your blog can take hours. After all, there are thousands upon thousands of free WordPress themes all across the internet, and browsing through all of them to find something you enjoy can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.
To make things a little easier for you, I’ve come up with a list of 7 free WordPress themes that I really enjoy. If you have any other free themes you prefer, share them with us in the replies.
The Cutline WordPress theme is available in a few different versions and with either 2 columns and 3 columns. I find the design to be clean and neatly organized, giving your blog a more professional appearance. In the words of the designer, Cutline is “future-proof” and “easy to customize.”
Beyond the actual design of the theme, another thing that sets Cutline apart is the designer’s commitment to interacting with his users. Most WordPress themes are nothing more than a screenshot and a download. Cutline, on the other hand, has an entire community around it, ready to help you should you run into any issues with the theme.
A clean, grid-based design, Gridlock is versatile as it can easily be used for anything from an online magazine to a company website. To me, Gridlock does a perfect job of maintaining simplicity without being boring. With Gridlock, you can separate content on a page based on its category, allowing you to display different types of content on a single page.
There really isn’t a whole lot I can say about this theme that hasn’t been said before due to its popularity. In addition to being very flexible and customizable, the Copyblogger theme is also built with SEO in mind, helping you maximize your search engine presence with each post you make.
This just might be the best-looking theme on this list. The Scarlett magazine theme is stylish, and it looks like a premium WordPress theme. The theme has a sliding image panel along the top of the website, and it’s designed to handle AdSense and banner ads.
The name says it all. Freemium is a free WordPress theme that gives you the professional look and all the features commonly found in premium themes you have to pay for. The theme is highly customizable, and it features a lot of spaces for advertising. Other features include 2 widget-ready sidebars, threaded comments support, and social media support.
This clean, minimalist theme is designed to be SEO-friendly, and it’s perfect for a corporate blog. The designer uses a wide layout that makes the content easy to scan, which gets a huge thumbs up for sound usability. Add your own custom banner, and you have a blog that commands respect from your visitors.
This simple, 2-column WordPress theme has a calm, professional color scheme that doesn’t overwhelm the visitor. It’s the perfect theme for the blogger who wants something they can quickly get up without having to spend a lot of time tweaking and customizing the look.
Which free WordPress themes do you prefer? Share your favorites in the replies.