10+ Best Free WordPress Blog Themes

10+ Best Free WordPress Blog Themes

Today I want to share with you guys a list of the best free WordPress blog themes avaialble in order to help you fast-track the creation of your blog.

Choosing a blog theme for your brand new WordPress blog might seem like the most important step for you when you just get started.

But it should not be!

You see, to rank in Google, the most important piece of the puzzle is your content.

Picking your theme should be something that takes you 30 minutes top.

Save some time here so you can focus more on writing great content!

Now back to the theme discussion! Lol

First, get a theme that is neat looking for the type of content you plan on creating.

For example, do not use a portfolio type of theme to blog about literature. 

It will look stupid and the user experience will be terrible!

Another example would be to use an e-commerce style theme for a blog revolving around DYI recipes.

I am sure that you are catching the drift by now…

Once you find themes that fit the type of content you create, you need to make sure that the themes you are looking at are mobile responsive.

Mobile traffic is getting bigger and bigger so you want to make sure your blog will look good on any mobile devices.

A non-responsive blog will also get also penalized by Google so you please make sure to check this.

Most of the themes are responsive theses days but you should make sure to actually check a theme demo to check for yourself. 

Now, that I gave you the main two criteria to look at when you search for a blog theme, let me give you a list of the best free WordPress blog themes out right now.

Check it out and hopefully you find what you want.

One last thing, don’t feel scared to be locked in a blog theme.

If later down the road you don’t like the theme you picked anymore or you want to upgrade to a premium theme, WordPress makes it super easy to switch between themes.

Now let the list begin!

1. GeneratePress

GeneratePress-theme-homepage

GeneratePress is a fast and lightweight (less than 15kb gzipped) WordPress theme focusing on usability and available in over 25 languages. The main advantage of this theme is its performance and how easy it is to customize the theme to your needs. It comes with microdata integration, 9 widget areas, 5 navigation locations, 5 sidebar layouts, drop-down menus (click or hover) and navigation color presets.

It fully supports Gutenberg and works great with pages builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder.

If you plan on selling products on your blog, no problem! GeneratePress supports WooCommerce and all the main e-commerce plugins.

Last but not least, it is completely mobile responsive so your blog will look good on desktops or any mobile devices.

Recommendation: The theme is perfect for personal blogs.

2. Spacious

Spacious-theme-homepage

Spacious is a multipurpose responsive theme perfect for business, personal blogs or portfolio type of websites. It is very fast and the primary color can be customized to adapt to match your logo and blog.

It offers 4 page layouts, 2 page templates, 4 blog display types, 13 widgets areas, awesome slider, boxed & wide layout, light & dark color skin and many more.

The theme is also translation ready which is clutch if you plan on making a blog in a different language.

Recommendation: This theme is very nice if your blog is a business type blog where you offer your services.

3. OceanWP

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OceanWP is a very popular theme that works with all the most popular page builders! It is super lightweight and highly extendable which enable you to create almost any type of website such a blog, portfolio, business website and e-commerce blogs with a professional looking design.

If you are into e-commerce blogs, Ocean WP offers unique WooCommerce features to increase conversion and the theme best SEO practices definitely help optimize your blog for better rankings.

Another great feature is your ability to edit the settings on tablet and mobile so your site looks good on every device. 

Recommendation: Perfect for WooCommerce storefront type of site

4. Astra

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Astra is well known for its speed and how easy it is to customize it. The options for design here are limitless!

This very lightweight and fully customizable theme is perfect for blogs, personal portfolios, business websites or WooCommerce. Astra was created with Schema.org code integrated so search engines will love your site. It offers special features and templates so it works perfectly with all page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, Divi, etc.

Lastly, the support with this free theme is top notch! The level of support you get for this free theme is even then better than what you would get on some “premium” themes.

Recommendation: Perfect for people wanting a lifestlye blog.

5. Brilliant

Brilliant-theme-homepage

Brilliant is a beautiful and stylish WordPress theme perfect for magazine websites and blogs.

It is very clean and fast which makes it perfect for a personal blog and very responsive on mobile devices.

Customizing is also very easy which makes this theme beginner friendly.

Recommendation: Perfect theme for someone first blog

6. Poseidon

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Poseidon is a beautifully designed WordPress theme offering a fully responsive and mobile-ready layout which looks good on desktops or mobile devices.

A beautiful full screen image post slider highlighting your most important posts is the perfect homepage greeting and will make you website look awesome.

The theme also offers a magazine homepage template which lets you create a magazine-styled homepage in few clicks. The template is built with widgets and therefore both flexible and easy to use

the theme is super user friendly and the many widgets available make it very flexible and easy to use.

Recommendation: Blogs featuring great pictures would benefit the most of this them and the full screen image post slider.

7. Optimizer

Optimizer-theme-homepage

Optimizer is a little bit different than other theme because of its interface.

With this live theme options panel, you truly need no coding skills, you can create full blown websites with just drag and drop widgets.

Customers service is top notch and the theme is fully SEO optimized to help you rank as high as you can in the search engine rankings.

Lastly, the theme is very fast and fully responsive which is great for blogs receiving a lot of mobile traffic.

Recommendation: This theme is perfect for people looking for a very simple theme to customize.  

8. Delivery Lite

Delivery Lite is a very simple, lightweight WordPress theme well suited for online magazines websites, news websites or personal blogs.

The featured content slider allows you to display your articles in an auto-scrolling slideshow while the available multiple custom widgets help you make the sidebars and other widgetized areas of your site more user friendly.

The theme is also fully responsive and will look as good on a small screen as it does on a big desktop flatscreen.

Recommendation: If you are looking for a very simplistic but yet clean theme, look no further! Check Delivery Lite out.

9. Modernize

Modernize-theme-homepage

Modernize is a great modern and beautiful WordPress theme.

Its Page Builder allows you to create page easily and fast by drag-drop module. The page builder is also perfect for people just starting out with WordPress because of how easy it is to use.

The theme has recently been updated to improve its structure and make it more SEO friendly.

Lastly, the customer service offered is very good which is a huge plus when you have a technical question.

Recommendation: Modernize is very similar to Optimizer without all the bell and whistle. However, it might worth a try if you want a theme with a page builder integrated.

10. Hueman

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The Hueman theme is very versatile which is why it is one of WordPress most popular themes with over 80k websites around the world using it.

Its speed and responsiveness make it perfect for blogs and websites geared toward mobile devices.

The theme has been designed to be intuitive and simple by providing drag and drop pre-built sections.

Due to its popularity, there are many discussions about this theme on forums so you should always be able to find help if needed.

Recommendation: No matter what type of websites or blog you plan on creating, Hueman should be part of the themes you consider using. 

11. Neve

Neve-theme-homepage

Last of the list but not least, Neve is a super fast, easily customizable, multi-purpose theme.

It can be used by any type of business from blogs, small business, startups, agencies, firms to e-commerce shops. Despite being lightweight and having a minimalist design, the theme is highly extendable. The integration of Gutenberg and its ability to work with the most popular page editors make Neve very versatile and super customizable.

A fully AMP optimized and responsive theme, Neve will load very quickly and adapt perfectly on any device screen size.

It also features a highly SEO optimized code, resulting in top rankings in Google search results.

Recommendation: I really like this theme for e-commerce shops or business websites because of how professional it looks.

Conclusion

The 11 free WordPress blog themes I discussed above are great to start with.

Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think and share in the comment below if you think a theme should make the list.

I know there are many other quality themes available online but like I said in the beginning of the article, picking a theme is important but it should not take too much time.

Your time will be much better spent if you focus on creating great content versus testing multiple themes.

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