Hands down, the best place to find free WordPress themes is WordPress.org. You’ll find over 2,000 themes in every color of the rainbow.
It’s easy to find what you’re looking for at WordPress.org because you can browse the featured, most popular, and recent themes in just a click. Plus, you can search for themes by color, the amount of columns, features, and subject.
Small but easy to see thumbnails let you quickly find and open a full-screen preview of themes you want to get a closer look at.
FreeThemeLayouts.com has a small selection of free, refreshingly simple WordPress themes. These themes are well designed and would work for a lot of different types of websites.
There’s a search function at FreeThemeLayouts.com as well as a sorting option so you can view see the oldest/newest WordPress themes first, the most popular of all time, or the most popular of the last three months.
Run your mouse over a WordPress theme and you can see a larger preview image. The Demo link below each theme opens a full page example of the WordPress theme so you can get a real life example of how it feels.
ThemeGrade has a collection of over 1,600 free WordPress themes (and nearly just as many paid themes), many of which are really unique designs. The best part of ThemeGrade is that each theme is graded for general design and SEO value.
It’s easy to search within ThemeGrade’s free WordPress themes by using their Friendly Theme Search where you can search by structure (layout), category (Art, Food, Nature, Family, etc.), and ranking (e.g. Gold Themes, Featured).
Free WordPress Themes 4 U currently has over a thousand free WordPress themes. Anywhere from 10 to 20 new themes are added each week, and you can use their free subscription service to stay updated.
You can click on the category tags beneath a theme’s thumbnail to find others that match the same properties. There are so many possible categories to choose from that it'd be impossible to describe all of them here, but they are listed in full here.
The most popular categories yesterday, this month, and all time can be seen on the side of the website so you can download the best free WordPress themes too.
Free WordPress Themes 4 U lets you customize the theme options for their themes as well.
Instead of searching through tons of bland and boring WordPress themes, FreeWPThemes.com does it for you and then links to the best ones on their site.
There are over 2,500 free WordPress themes here that you can either browse through manually, search for by keyword, or filter. Filtering shows themes that have 1/2/3 columns, specific colors, been marked under a particular category (Finance, Restaurant, Blog, etc.), and those that have its sidebars on the left, right, or both side of the page.
Be default, the list of WordPress themes at FreeWPThemes.com are sorted by newest first, but you can change that and view the themes by those that have been on the site the longest.
Though there are only a few handfuls of free WordPress themes at WPExplorer, they do look very clean and elegant, one of which may be exactly what you're looking for.
These free WordPress themes are all on one page and don't take long to look through, so there aren't any filtering options available. Each theme can be previewed in a full page of its own so you get the actual feel of how the theme looks and works.
You must login to download these themes. Registration is free.
Over 500 free WordPress themes can be downloaded at JustFreeThemes.com, all without having to log in to any sort of user account. These are clean themes that will look brilliant for any website.
Something I like about this website apart from the others in this list is that each theme is given a single rating out of 10 that's an average rating among the theme's design, speed, support, code quality, and customization ability.
This rating system means you can view the top 10 WordPress themes on a single page, but you can also search themes by keyword.
There's a free email service you can sign up for at JustFreeThemes.com that notifies you once a week of last week's best free WordPress themes.
At Blog Oh! Blog you won’t find a ton of free themes among the ones you have to pay for, but the free ones they do have look great. These are bold, original designs that are easy to customize.
There isn’t a search function so you’ll have to browse through all of them to see if there are any you like.
Like the other websites in this list, a demo is available for these free WordPress themes so that you know exactly what you're downloading before you get it.
FabThemes advertises its free WordPress themes as having no junk code, and you can download them instantly without logging in.
The themes can be browsed by most popular or by the date they were added. There's also a Collections section to see WordPress themes for weddings and other specific themes. The Types category shows themes related to news, food, lyrics, and more. You can browse these themes by color too.
Like most of the free WordPress themes site in this list, FabThemes lets you see a live demo of the theme. There's also a way for users to vote and comment on the themes, so you can see those details for each theme too.
Site5 is another website with free WordPress theme downloads. But unlike several of the websites above, Site5 only has one page of just a few dozen themes.
Though the theme selection is small here, you can filter the results by categories like Community, Event, Portfolio, Blog, or Business.
In addition to opening a full demo of the themes, each one also has its own changelog section so you can see how the theme has improved over time.
While you can download a theme's XML content without creating a user account, you must register for a free one at Site5 in order to download the free WordPress themes.
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A List of the Very Best Free WordPress Theme Directories
A good free WordPress theme can turn even the most ordinary of websites into something spectacular. At the same time, a good free WordPress theme directory can make finding that perfect theme easy. This list of the best places to download free WordPress themes will help get your site a new look in no time.
You'll find a wide variety of free WordPress themes that all have a different style to them and different features to make your website look just the way you want. You can search on these websites to find WordPress themes with a certain number of columns, responsiveness, photo or text heavy, a certain color, and a wide variety of other factors.
There are thousands upon thousands of free WordPress themes below, so take some time finding the one that will work best for you and your website.