While there is no shortage of premium themes available for purchase, the quality of free WordPress themes can sometimes exceed the expectations that you would have for something that can be downloaded and used for free.
We’ve collected some of the best free WordPress themes for you. The free themes have all been developed to the highest of standards by some of the top names in the WordPress community, all are responsive, so will adapt to any screen size, and all have been designed with latest design trends in mind.
To make things easier, we’ve categorized the themes for you. There are themes for Writers & Storytellers, Photographers, Creative Portfolios, Businesses & Corporate Sites, Ecommerce & Shopping, Bloggers, Magazine Layouts, Masonry Layouts and Landing Pages.
Themes for Writers & Storytellers
Libre is a long-form writing blog theme.
Skrollr is a free WordPress theme for tellling beautiful stories.
Saga is a theme with beautiful typography and perfect for storytellers.
Longform has been built especially for telling great stories.
Qwerty is a minimal longform writing theme.
Editor is a typography-driven theme for writers and bloggers.
Radcliffe is an image-heavy theme for writers that want to put their content first.
Themes for Photographers
Pho is a minimalist gallery-style masonry theme for designers and photographers.
Tography is a minimal photography theme.
Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress.
Gridsby is a 'Pinterest-style' photo blogging theme for creatives.
Tracks is a bold theme that would be perfect for both photographers and bloggers alike.
Isola is a clean theme for showcasing your writing, photographs, or videos boldly.
Espied is a grid-styled portfolio theme for designers and photographers.
Themes for Creative Portfolio
Daily is a minimal portfolio or blogger theme.
Illustratr is a super-minimalist portfolio theme.
StanleyWP is a flat theme designed to highlight your work in a simple, yet beautiful way.
Ravel is a clean and dark theme for portfolio and professional profile sites.
Proper is a theme that has been built purely so that creatives can showcase their work in a beautiful way.
Gridby is a free Bootstrap WP theme that has been built so that creatives can quickly create a portfolio.
Sketch is a spacious minimal portfolio theme.
Pure is a simple and playful theme for creative professionals.
Themes for Business & Corporate Sites
Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence.
CleanPort is a flat styled WordPress portfolio and business theme.
Make is a powerful open-source, drag and drop and multi-purpose theme for businesses.
BLDR is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with a page builder that you can use to create any type of site.
Themes for Ecommerce & Shopping
Mystile is a clean & speedy bare-bones WooCommerce theme.
Store is a clean and easy to setup WooCommerce theme.
Themes for Bloggers
Hew is a clean personal blog theme for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Cody is a clean and versatile blogging theme.
Eighties is a simple single column theme with its focus purely on making your content look fantastic.
Intergalactic is a single-column theme that offers a distraction-free environment for reading your content.
Nulis is a minimal single-column theme that has been built for personal blogging.
Casper is a port of Ghost's super-minimal Casper theme to WordPress.
Allure is a theme specifically built for fashion bloggers. Or, photographers.
Gateway is a classy theme for creating a customizable home for your awesome content.
Receptar is a free theme with a split-screen book-like design that has been inspired by modern cook books.
Planum is a full-screen theme for blogging.
Rams is a clean and minimalist theme with plenty of style for bloggers.
Vito is a clean and spacious theme for bloggers.
Lingonberry is a clean and simple theme for bloggers
Yuuta is a free WordPress theme designed to serve as a visual diary.
OMG is a bold and full-width theme that has been designed especially for bloggers.
Hoffman is a stylish and minimal WordPress theme for bloggers.
Moments is a clean blogging theme with bold typography.
Themes for Magazine Layouts
Bloggr is a content focused theme for bloggers or magazine layouts.
Semicolon is a simple and clean magazine theme for WordPress.
Acosmin is a feature-rich and clean magazine-style WordPress theme.
Themes for Masonry & Tumblog Layouts
Fukasawa is a minimal masonry blog theme for photographers.
Crates is a responsive tumblog theme with an optional 2 column blog layout.
Nova is a Tumblog-style theme.
Pieces is a grid-based minimalist WordPress theme designed to showcase your artwork.
Themes for Landing Page
LandingSumoWP20 comes packed with some fantastic features and an easy drag and drop layout manager to get your landing page setup quickly.