50 Beautiful and Free WordPress Themes

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

Saga

Saga is a theme with beautiful typography that is perfect for storytellers.

Saga theme beautiful typography storytellers

Longform

Longform has been built especially for telling great stories.

Longform telling great stories

Qwerty

Qwerty is a minimal longform writing theme.

Qwerty minimal longform writing theme

Editor

Editor is a typography-driven theme for writers and bloggers.

Editor, a typography-driven theme for writers and bloggers

Radcliffe

Radcliffe is an image-heavy theme for writers that want to put their content first.

Radcliffe, an image-heavy theme for writers that want to put their content first

If you’re looking for even more themes for writers, we have also published this collection: Free WordPress Themes For Writers & Bloggers.

Themes for Photographers

Pho

Pho is a minimalist gallery-style masonry theme for designers and photographers.

Pho, a minimalist gallery-style masonry theme for designers and photographers

Fullscreen

Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress.

One-column photography new responsive free WordPress themes Fullscreen

Gridsby

Gridsby is a 'Pinterest-style' photo blogging theme for creatives.

Gridsby Pinterest-style photo blogging wordpress theme creatives

Tracks

Tracks is a bold theme that would be perfect for both photographers and bloggers alike.

Tracks bold theme photographers bloggers

Isola

Isola is a clean theme for showcasing your writing, photographs, or videos boldly.

Isola, a clean theme for showcasing your writing, photographs, or videos boldly

Espied

Espied is a grid-styled portfolio theme for designers and photographers.

Espied, a grid-styled portfolio theme for designers and photographers

Themes for Creative Portfolio

Daily

Daily is a minimal portfolio or blogger theme.

Daily, a minimal portfolio or blogger theme

Illustratr

Illustratr is a super-minimalist portfolio theme.

Illustratr, a super-minimalist portfolio theme

StanleyWP

StanleyWP is a flat theme designed to highlight your work in a simple, yet beautiful way.

StanleyWP flat theme designer work simple beautiful

Ravel

Ravel is a clean and dark theme for portfolio and professional profile sites.

Ravel, a clean and dark theme for portfolio and professional profile sites

Proper

Proper is a theme that has been built purely so that creatives can showcase their work in a beautiful way.

Proper wordpress theme creatives

Gridby

Gridby is a free Bootstrap WP theme that has been built so that creatives can quickly create a portfolio.

Gridby free Bootstrap WP theme creatives portfolio

Sketch

Sketch is a spacious minimal portfolio theme.

Sketch, a spacious minimal portfolio theme

Pure

Pure is a simple and playful theme for creative professionals.

Pure, a simple and playful theme for creative professionals

Themes for Business & Corporate Sites

Sydney

Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence.

Sydney powerful business theme companies freelancers

CleanPort

CleanPort is a flat styled WordPress portfolio and business theme.

CleanPort, a flat styled WordPress portfolio and business theme

Make

Make is a powerful open-source, drag and drop and multi-purpose theme for businesses.

Make powerful open-source drag and drop multi-purpose theme businesses

BLDR

BLDR is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with a page builder that you can use to create any type of site.

BLDR multi-purpose WordPress theme page builder

Themes for Ecommerce & Shopping

Mystile

Mystile is a clean & speedy bare-bones WooCommerce theme.

Mystile clean fast speedy bare-bones WooCommerce theme

Store

Store is a clean and easy to setup WooCommerce theme.

Store clean easy WordPress setup WooCommerce theme

If you’re looking for the most current WordPress ecommerce plugins and resources, you should take a look at this post: WordPress Plugins for Adding Ecommerce to Your Site.

Themes for Bloggers

Hew

Hew is a clean personal blog theme for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Hew clean personal blog theme

Cody

Cody is a clean and versatile blogging theme.

Cody, a clean and versatile blogging theme

Eighties

Eighties is a simple single column theme with its focus purely on making your content look fantastic.

Eighties simple single column theme content

Intergalactic

Intergalactic is a single-column theme that offers a distraction-free environment for reading your content.

Intergalactic single-column theme distraction-free environment reading content

Nulis

Nulis is a minimal single-column theme that has been built for personal blogging.

Nulis minimal single-column theme personal blogging

Casper

Casper is a port of Ghost's super-minimal Casper theme to WordPress.

Casper, a port of Ghost's super-minimal Casper theme to WordPress

Allure

Allure is a theme specifically built for fashion bloggers. Or, photographers.

Allure wordpress theme specifically built fashion bloggers photographers

Gateway

Gateway is a classy theme for creating a customizable home for your awesome content.

Gateway classy theme customizable home content free

Receptar

Receptar is a free theme with a split-screen book-like design that has been inspired by modern cook books.

Receptar free theme split-screen book-like design inspired modern cook books

Planum

Planum is a full-screen theme for blogging.

Planum full-screen theme wordpress free blogging

Rams

Rams is a clean and minimalist theme with plenty of style for bloggers.

Rams, a clean and minimalist theme with plenty of style for bloggers

Vito

Vito is a clean and spacious theme for bloggers.

Vito clean spacious theme bloggers

Lingonberry

Lingonberry is a clean and simple theme for bloggers

Blogging Lingonberry  responsive free WordPress themes

Yuuta

Yuuta is a free WordPress theme designed to serve as a visual diary.

Yuuta free WordPress theme designed visual diary

OMG

OMG is a bold and full-width theme that has been designed especially for bloggers.

OMG bold full-width theme designed bloggers

Hoffman

Hoffman is a stylish and minimal WordPress theme for bloggers.

Hoffman, a stylish and minimal WordPress theme for bloggers

Moments

Moments is a clean blogging theme with bold typography.

Moments, a clean blogging theme with bold typography

Themes for Magazine Layouts

Bloggr

Bloggr is a content focused theme for bloggers or magazine layouts.

Bloggr wordpress free content focused theme bloggers magazine layouts

Semicolon

Semicolon is a simple and clean magazine theme for WordPress.

Semicolon, a simple and clean magazine theme for WordPress

Acosmin

Acosmin is a feature-rich and clean magazine-style WordPress theme.

Acosmin, a feature-rich and clean magazine-style WordPress theme

Themes for Masonry & Tumblog Layouts

Fukasawa

Fukasawa is a minimal masonry blog theme for photographers.

Fukasawa, a minimal masonry blog theme for photographers

Crates

Crates is a responsive tumblog theme with an optional 2 column blog layout.

Tumblog-style new responsive free WordPress themes Crates

Nova

Nova is a Tumblog-style theme.

freebies designers web Nova WordPress Theme Tumblog-style

Pieces

Pieces is a grid-based minimalist WordPress theme designed to showcase your artwork.

Grid-based blogging portfolio new free responsive WordPress themes Pieces

Themes for Landing Page

Onesie

Onesie is a free one page responsive landing page theme for your portfolio, event or business site.

Landing page new free responsive WordPress themes Onesie

LandingSumoWP20

LandingSumoWP20 comes packed with some fantastic features and an easy drag and drop layout manager to get your landing page setup quickly.

LandingSumoWP20 fantastic features drag and drop layout managerlanding page setup

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Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.

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