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50 Free and Premium WordPress Themes to Use in 2016

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How difficult is it to find an absolutely perfect WordPress theme for your website if you are not a professional web designer? In fact, not that difficult. Many theme developers nowadays provide their products with simple to use customization tools, which require no coding skills and can be used by everyone. But still, the number of available themes is so immense that you may spend weeks in search of that ‘one’ design.
That’s why we recommend that you choose only from the best handpicked themes that take into account the most current trends and techniques. In this article, 50 such WordPress themes – free and premium, are featured.


The showcase is divided into three parts. In the first one there are premium GPL WordPress themes (these WP themes can be used on multiple websites); the second part will introduce you to premium WordPress themes; and the third one is dedicated to free WordPress themes.
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GPL WordPress Themes

The themes featured in this section are fully compatible with the GPL 3.0 license, giving you more freedom, and more control over their usage. Additionally, you can save $180 by purchasing the first 5 WordPress themes listed in this article as a bundle.

1. WildRide

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WildRide is a multipurpose responsive WordPress theme fully compatible with GPL 3.0, and one of the most versatile themes created specifically for bloggers. Its design, carefully crafted by the TemplateMonster team features light supporting elements, which are used to highlight your content against the white background. We recommend this theme for a wide range of websites including news blogs, web startups and online magazines.

2. Blogetti

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Blogetti is a premium GPL WordPress theme for creative bloggers. It features a classic “thread” blog layout with a content-rich right sidebar, a stylish Instagram feed and various cross-linking widgets (Similar Posts, Recent Comments, Tags and others). Initially, this theme was intended for food blogs, but you can adapt it for any other blog topic (which is easy due to the intuitive customization process). Blogetti is 100% responsive and compatible with Google’s requirements for mobile-friendly designs.

3. Style Park

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Style Park is an extremely colorful and provocative WordPress theme, which will come in handy if you are going to launch a fashion, beauty or music blog. It was designed with attention to every detail, offering harmonious color combinations, modern fonts and impressive social options.

4. Fitnesys

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Fitnesys is a flexible responsive GPL WordPress theme. It comes with three homepage layouts – default, grid and masonry. Fitnesys makes use of a sticky navigation menu, which makes finding a specific category or page of your website a breeze for the visitors. This theme could be used for websites related to sports, health and similar topics.

5. Kustrix

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Kustrix is a responsive GPL WordPress theme that will work well with fashion and beauty blogs, and creative magazines. Integrated with Google Fonts, it allows you to set a unique tone for the entire website with the help of just typography. This theme’s design is sustained in an elegant style formed by gentle pastel colors and on-hover animations.

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Special Offer: The first 5 WordPress themes featured in this article are available as a bundle for only $45.
In other words, you can get 5 GPL WordPress themes for the price of 1.
The offer expires on April 8th, 2016.
Go to the bundle and save 80%

6. KingNews

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KingNews, as its name implies, can be used to wrap a WordPress-based online magazine in a crisp design with smart content structure. With its optimized social sharing system it allows you to increase your website’s traffic by spreading your content across several media channels. This theme has been designed primarily for multi-topic websites with a large number of categories and developed social media accounts. Check out more responsive and mobile-friendly WordPress themes in this collection.

7. DailySports

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DailySports is a multifunctional GPL-compatible WordPress theme with dark design and bright details, which serve as attention grabbers. Its homepage features an enormous number of different content blocks, widgets, forms and buttons. Choose this WordPress theme if you want to launch a sport-related blog or magazine.

8. Gadnews

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Gadnews is a blog-centric GPL WordPress theme with clean flat design and focus on light blue hues. It offers 6 post formats, 5 home layouts and 3 header, footer and sidebar views (plus the ‘no sidebar’ option). Use this theme for blogs, especially for those related to computers, smartphones and other gadgets.

9. FairyStyle

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This WooCommerce theme will fully reveal its potential when applied to fashion and beauty WooCommerce stores. Although, initially, this was an eCommerce theme, it can be used effectively to build a blog, thanks to the 7 post formats and 5 blog layouts.

Premium WordPress Themes

10. Freelancer

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Freelancer is a compact WordPress theme perfect for small projects. It features a convenient sticky menu, seamless grid portfolio, and a host of integrated social media buttons for all possible networks. The design of this theme is suitable for, but is not limited to design portfolios and small online stores selling printed stuff.

11. Side Grid

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Side Grid WordPress theme offers a masonry grid portfolio, a sticky sidebar with rich social options, subtle visual effects and fully customizable design. You can easily change the logo, and also background images and colors.

12. FinVertex

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Although gradients are not so popular nowadays, FinVertex uses them wisely, spicing up the plain flat design of its major layout areas with catchy gradient buttons. This theme will fit any website related to finance, law or business consulting perfectly.

13. Vector

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Vector is a premium full-page WordPress theme for small websites. Its homepage is filled with a huge slider, which is aimed at representing the top items in your portfolio. The menu is situated in the left part of the screen, and is sticky. Overall, a solid and unusual theme for personal pages.creator

14. Base

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In addition to a masonry grid portfolio page, which is the heart of this theme, Base offers a nice blog layout, tons of harmonious social sharing buttons, and a clean ’About’ page. If you are a graphic designer, this theme is definitely worthy of your attention.

15. SM Consulting

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Obtain this cheerful WordPress theme and redesign the website of your company in a simple way. It features dynamic animated pricing tables, embedded Google Maps, sliders, galleries, and much more. The navigation of this theme is improved with back-to-top functionality, which allows you to build long scrolling pages without sacrificing their usability.

16. Effective IT Solutions

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Effective IT solutions is a bright WordPress theme with a structure best suitable for corporate websites. The reviewers praise its gallery layouts, as each of them fits the design perfectly. This theme has been designed with IT, marketing and SEO companies in mind.

17. Deltex

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The homepage of Deltex can be successfully used as a landing page. It is very beneficial in terms of SEO, as the main page always gets most of the ‘link juice’ and is, therefore, easier to promote. Buy this theme if you need to refresh the design of your business website.

18. HostPro

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HostPro is a simple responsive WordPress theme with a flat design based on highly contrasting hues. It’s retina-ready, and supplied with a number of marketing-oriented UI elements. If you want to launch a tech-related website, this theme could be the right choice for you.

19. Roof Repair

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The simple layout of this responsive WordPress theme is balanced out by what might appear, at first glance, to be invisible features: mega menus, CSS hover animations, parallax, etc. The Roof Repair theme is a suitable website for maintenance and home repair companies, as well as for stores selling tools, building materials and such.

20. 7 Level

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7 Level is a versatile responsive WordPress theme designed to create a positive first impression about your company. It will fit any website related to finances, marketing and business consulting perfectly.

21. Studio Light

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Thanks to the combination of flat elements and images with transparent backgrounds Studio Light looks modern and practical. This responsive WordPress theme has been additionally optimized for companies, who use mobile apps for promoting their products. Use this theme if you need a comprehensive website for your startup or online project.

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22. Monstroid

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Monstroid is an all-round WordPress theme with endless capabilities. It boasts a gallery of 45 child themes on different topics, flexible design, lots of integrated plugins, and a lot of other features. With a variety of customization tools, only you decide on how your Monstroid-based website will look. This theme is highly recommended for those who like to experiment, as Monstroid allows you to change just about any detail of the layout.

23. FinAdvision

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FinAdvision is a robust WordPress theme, which is bigger on the inside than on the outside. Its homepage is quite compact, and is used only to grab attention, but the inner pages are complex and well optimized. This theme has been designed to power personal and corporate websites related to finance, business growth and training courses.

24. Adv

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Adv is a simple minimalist WordPress theme, which will allow you to launch your business website in a matter of minutes (assuming that you already have the content with which to fill it). This theme will make a great background for websites of digital agencies of all kinds.

25. Communication

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Communication is a cutting-edge business WordPress theme with a clean responsive design built around page-sized content blocks. Each of the blocks has its own style and purpose. This theme has been developed specifically for high-tech websites such as startup homepages, marketing agencies and hosting providers.

26. Supreme

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Supreme is a minimalist responsive WordPress theme accentuated by a neutral white background, centered logo and menu, and geometric design elements. Its homepage supports background videos, which can be embedded into a specific content block, and overlaid with text, buttons, or whatever you want. This theme is best suitable for fashion-related websites.

27. Lorenza

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Lorenza is a neat WordPress theme designed with a bright color palette and enhanced with grainy textures. The gallery supports 4 different views, including modern grid and masonry layouts. Use this theme for the official website of your café, restaurant or pizzeria.

28. Redwoods

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Designed with a vintage touch, this theme will help you build a great website for a travel agency. Another point worth mentioning regarding this theme is that it is fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, displaying the respective widgets on its homepage.

29. Box

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Box is a multipurpose responsive WordPress theme with… Guess what? Right, with boxed layout. It is focused primarily on sharp shapes – squares and rectangles, making the design look strong and straightforward. With this theme you can quickly and effortlessly launch any business website, but it will also work well for blogs and personal portfolios.

30. Auto Towing

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If you prefer classic unsophisticated website layouts, which are easy to understand with just a quick glance, check out this responsive WordPress theme. It uses extra bold headline fonts strikingly contrasting with the plain white background. You will love experimenting with background videos, mega menu layouts and sliders, as they can drastically change the appearance and effectiveness of your website.

31. Houston

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Houston is elegant and pixel-perfect. But the most wonderful thing about this theme is that it comes with MotoPress Content Editor – an ultimate premium tool for content creation. It is a drag & drop content builder, which will give you a helping hand at constructing beautiful posts and pages.

32. Gitex

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Gitex is not only a robust business theme for WordPress – it is one of the child themes supplied with Monstroid. What does it mean for you, a website owner? It means that you will be able to use 20+ exclusive plugins, flexible customization tools, and build pages on the fly. You will also get access to all other Monstroid child themes – for free.

33. Gulliver

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Sometimes flat design on its own is not enough to create the desired effect. The designers of this responsive WordPress theme know this, and that’s why they have incorporated texture-based backgrounds, extensive gallery options and rich hover effects. This theme was designed specifically for cafes and restaurants.

34. Creator

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Creator is an image-focused WordPress theme for creative people. It includes everything you need to launch a successful fashion blog, business website or portfolio.

35. Apartments

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Apartments is a professional WordPress theme for real estate agencies. Built with Cherry Framework it provides unmatched compatibility with modern mobile and desktop devices, responsive design and business-oriented functionality.

36. IT Company

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This responsive WordPress theme is designed in flat style using material design buttons, parallax effect and content areas with diagonal borders. Among its features there are customizable progress bars, sliders, Google Maps and built-in newsletter subscription forms.

37. 33 Channel

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33 Channel is a spectacular WordPress theme perfect for websites rich in media content. It offers some niche-specific features such as countdown timers and video integration. The navigation of this responsive theme is fueled by a powerful flexible mega menu.

38. Financial Vision

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Financial Vision is a responsive WordPress theme designed for ‘white collars’. If you manage a website for a financial firm, or provide financial consulting yourself, grab this theme to boost your or your company’s online presence.

39. Obrus

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This responsive theme will be appropriate for companies involved in construction and heavy industry. Its palette, based on black and yellow colors, is associated with such industrial giants as Caterpillar and Kärcher, putting your company on a par with them.

Free WordPress Themes

40. Creative Portfolio

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This free WordPress theme will faithfully serve any creative person, who wants to showcase his or her works against a minimalist background. It provides several post types and responsive galleries, as well as SEO-optimized structure and regular updates.

41. Gallery

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Gallery is another free theme in our collection that looks absolutely premium. It comes with only a few pages, but a lot of attention has been paid to each of them. This theme includes embedded social buttons for many specific networks such as Instagram, Pinterest, Vimeo and Behance.

42. Jane Morris

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Jane Morris is a modern and, what’s important, free WordPress theme for photographers, who need a professional-looking online portfolio worthy of their creative works. Its layout is minimalist, with a lot of white space, so your photos will always be in the spotlight.

43. Pro Blogg

ProBlogg is a free blogging WordPress theme with several blog layouts. The default two-column masonry grid layout supports infinite scrolling. There is a slider with multiple images under the header – it displays your latest post previews in a more visual way.

44. New Group

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If you need a quick and free website solution for your company, pick this free corporate WordPress theme. Of course, it is unlikely that a large company would use a free theme for their website, but it can be used by new entrepreneurs to make their businesses look more professional.

45. Melissa

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Melissa is a vintage-looking portfolio WordPress theme designed with a dark palette. As befits a good theme for photographers, it offers several gallery layouts, dedicated pages for services and testimonials, and blog functionality. Melissa is fully responsive and crossbrowser compatible.

46. Mia Italloni

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Mia Italloni is an elegant free WordPress theme for restaurants. The most remarkable of its features is the use of sophisticated handwritten fonts, which create a festive feel. The well thought out structure of this theme’s homepage efficiently displays assorted content types and widgets. Here you will find gallery previews, newsletter subscription blocks, sliders and blog post snippets.

47. SOLD

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SOLD is a responsive WooCommerce theme remarkable for its creative design. We would recommend this theme for fashion and design online stores, as its layout is best suited for image-first content. SOLD is responsive and mobile friendly, so with its help you can build a stylish store at no additional cost.

48. PhotoLab

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Photolab is a stylish, flat WordPress theme with a hint of material design. Each post is color-marked according to its type (Text, Image, Video or Quote). It has been developed specifically for photography portfolios, but it is easy to apply it to a blog or business website covering any other topic.

49. Emmet

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There are not many free WordPress themes with masonry blog layout, so Emmet shouldn’t go unnoticed. It is so clean and versatile, it’s hard to believe it is actually free. This theme is integrated with bbPress and BuddyPress, and offers a number of professionally laid out pages.

50. Shopper

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Shopper is a minimalist WooCommerce theme that comes absolutely free of charge. This theme is 100% responsive, fully compatible with the latest versions of popular browsers. It supports custom background colors, so you can easily style it without digging into the CSS files.
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I’m sure you liked at least several WordPress themes from this collection (if not all of them). Which ones are they? Do you like minimalist or graphics-intensive themes more? Let us know, so we will be able to bring you more great designs next time.
And now, grab the theme you liked most and start building your next big online project today. Good luck!


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

3 Comments

  1. Aswathi says:

    WordPress will never lose it’s charm..Thanks for putting the effort Iggy !

  2. Great Posting , I’m new in wordpress development so this really helps a lot for learning.

  3. Brad Bush says:

    Thanks for sharing an amazing collection of WordPress themes. They look fresh and all of them have a different feel about them. I hate it when I see several themes that I fancy. It’s hard making the choice!

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