Today we want to highlight 20 outstanding free WordPress Themes from 2013 which is released in the WordPress Themes Directory and at various trusted WordPress themes designers. If you want to use a free theme for your website, then these themes are for you! We have put together a list of beautifully designed and functional themes. They contain lots of great features and options that make it easy for anyone to install, setup and manage. All themes are released under the GNU General Public License so you can modify and make changes without any restrictions.
There are thousands of free WordPress themes to choose from! Some good some bad! When making use of free themes you have to be a little attentive for some themes may contain hidden malicious code that can make your website easily hacked. Make sure you always use the Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) plugin to search every installed theme for signs of malicious code. We hope you will enjoy these 20 outstanding free WordPress Themes from 2013.
Colorite is an elegant free WordPress theme from Themes4all. The theme includes features such as theme options panel, responsive Parallax slider, shortcodes, custom widgets and pages and much more.
Download – http://www.themes4all.com/themes/colorite/
Demo – http://www.themes4all.com/view?t=727
Lefty is a free theme from Authentic Themes with a great design. Lefty comes with a left-aligned layout so this theme will make your website stand out from the crowd. Use this theme to tell a story or showcase large beautiful photos. Lefty comes with responsive design, widgetized, Google font, shortcodes and much more.
Download – https://www.authenticthemes.com/theme/lefty/
Demo – http://demo.authenticthemes.com/lefty/
PrimePress is free Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme from MotoPress. The design is clean and elegant and loaded with great features. You can use the drag and drop layout editor to move website’s blocks, change their place and even remove them. PrimePress comes with 6 page layouts, responsive layout etc. This is a stylish and elegant free WordPress theme.
Download – http://www.getmotopress.com/themes/primepress/
Demo – http://demo.getmotopress.com/primepress/
Panoramica theme is a free release from CPOThemes. This is an awesome and beautiful theme perfect for photo and portfolio websites showcase creative content the best way possible. This is a stunning theme for all creative people out there. The theme includes flexible homepage slider, portfolio items, homepage micro features..
Download – http://www.cpothemes.com/theme/panoramica
Demo – http://demo.cpothemes.com/?theme=panoramica
Customizr is a free Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme from Themes & Co. This is a cool theme with responsive design meaning it will look perfect in any devices. Use this theme for corporate, portfolio or business websites.
Download – http://wordpress.org/themes/customizr
Demo – http://demo.themesandco.com/
eStudeo is a great looking free WordPress theme from WPCrunchy. This is a theme that can be used to showcase creative and inspiring portfolios in a beautiful way. It comes with a clean design and look and features such as responsive layout, filterable portfolio, multiple portfolio layouts, configurable homepage and much more.
Download – http://wpcrunchy.com/themes/estudeo/
Demo – http://demo.wpcrunchy.com/estudeo
Fizz is another free WordPress theme from Site5. This is the perfect business and corporate theme to present your business or products in an awesome way. Fizz is a flexible theme and comes with responsive layout meaning the theme will look perfect in any devices from small to big. It includes features such as theme options, slider, built-in pagination, PrettyPhoto lightbox etc.
Download – http://www.s5themes.com/theme/fizz/
Demo – http://demo.s5themes.com/?theme=fizz
Playbook is a cool free WordPress theme from MyThemeShop. This is a theme designed in magazine style so it is perfect for news websites, portals and online magazines. It you want to display much content in on a limited space, then this is a theme for you! Playbook includes theme options panel, custom widgets, mobile friendly layout, unlimited backgrounds, translation ready.
Download – http://mythemeshop.com/themes/playbook/
Demo – http://demo.mythemeshop.com/s/?theme=Playbook
Ato is amazing free WordPress theme with a beautiful look. This is a modern theme with an elegant full screen slider. Showcase and present your best photos or work in the best way possible. It featuring a one-column layout and comes with a lot of theme options. You can create an unique website with the Ato theme and I promise your visitor will love the look.
Download – http://the-webworker.com/downloads/ato-wordpress-theme/
Demo – http://themes.the-webworker.com/ato_wordpress_theme/index.html
Snaps is a free WordPress theme from Graph Paper Press designed in portfolio style. With this theme you can present and show off your creative work, inspiring photos or more impressive content. Snaps is design with creativity in mind. This is a feature-rich theme and includes features and options such as Grid layout, theme customizer, post formats and responsive design.
Download – http://graphpaperpress.com/themes/snaps/
Demo – http://demo.graphpaperpress.com/snaps
MH Magazine Lite
MH Magazine is a free Magazine WordPress theme from MH Themes. It you want to start a online portal or news website then this a great theme for you. MH Magazine includes features such as theme options, custom menus, 12 widget areas, SEO optimized plus much more. MH Magazine is a fast loading WordPress theme that search engines will appreciate.
Download – http://www.mhthemes.com/themes/mh/magazine-lite/
Demo – http://www.mhthemes.com/dev_magazine_lite/
Pinboard is a free Pinterest inspired and styled WordPress theme from MyThemeShop. It is 100% free and released under the GPL license. It is built with grid layout and comes with a lot of great features and options.
Download – http://mythemeshop.com/themes/pinboard/
Demo – http://demo.mythemeshop.com/s/?theme=Pinboard
Academica is a free elegant WordPress theme from WPZOOM. It is a theme that is perfect for all kind of non-profit and education websites. This is stylish theme with great looking design and full of WPZOOM features.
Download – http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/academica
Demo – http://demo.wpzoom.com/?theme=academica
decente is a great free WordPress theme from ThemeShift. This is a theme perfect for business, corporate and portfolio websites. The theme is beautiful design and built with Frameshift theme framework.
Download – http://themeshift.com/theme/decente/
Demo – http://themeshift.com/demo/decente/
Focus is an awesome free WordPress theme from SiteOrigin perfect for video sharing. Focus includes support for multiple video sharing methods, including self hosted video. This is a great multimedia theme that is perfect to showcase videos in style.
Download – http://siteorigin.com/theme/focus/
Demo – http://demo.siteorigin.com/focus/
PinStrap is an inspiring free WordPress theme from Brag Themes. If you like Pinterest then you will like the PinStrap theme! The theme is built with the Twitter Bootstrap framework and is inspired by the photo sharing network Pinterest. The homepage automatically resizes images and places them in a responsive grid thanks to the Wookmark jQuery plugin. More features are infinity scroll on homepage, theme options for customization, Google fonts, colorbox lightbox etc.
Download – http://bragthemes.com/theme/pinstrap-pinterest-meets-bootstrap/
Demo – http://bragthemes.com/preview/?theme=PinStrap
Focused is a elegant and minimalist free WordPress theme from Site5. The clean design will put your content in focus in an organized and neat manner. The theme is designed with responsive layout meaning your website will look perfect in any devices from small mobile phones, tablets to wide desktop screens. Focused can be used for a variety of website types such as personal blog or business oriented websites.
Download – http://www.s5themes.com/theme/focused/
Ribbon is another great magazine WordPress Theme from MyThemeShop. This theme comes with a clean and elegant design and look. It is designed in traditional structure magazine style so it is perfect for everybody that wants to write and present articles in a great way. Features includes are theme options panel, responsive design, unlimited color schemes, custom widgets plus much more.
Download – http://mythemeshop.com/themes/ribbon/
Demo – http://demo.mythemeshop.com/s/?theme=Ribbon
Gallery is a free WordPress theme from UpThemes. This is a theme built with the UpThemes Framework and comes with a beautiful design that is a bit Pinterest inspired! Gallery is the perfect theme to display galleries, portfolios, photos, articles and more in a awesome stylish way. The theme comes jam-packed with features such as Responsive design, built-in Retina support, includes View.js Lightbox, live theme customizer and more.
Download – http://upthemes.com/themes/gallery/
Demo – http://demos.upthemes.com/#gallery
Great is a free WordPress theme from MyThemeShop. This is a perfect blog theme! It is design in traditional blog style that makes it perfect to write and present articles the perfect way. The design is clean and bright. This is themes that stands out from the crowd and make your online presence awesome. Great comes with all MyThemeShop features and options so it is easy to setup and manage.
Download – http://mythemeshop.com/themes/great/
Demo – http://demo.mythemeshop.com/s/?theme=Great
The author Peter Nilsson runs the blog WP Daily Themes and is a big fan of WordPress. He just loves to write about WordPress, themes and plugins.