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Top 10 Free WordPress Themes in 2021

Top 10 Free WordPress Themes in 2021
Top 10 Free WordPress Themes in 2021

Top 10 Free WordPress Themes in 2021

Alright, you just started blogging and you’re looking for stunning free WordPress themes ?

I have got you a list of stunning free WordPress themes.

First, you need to know what’s the difference between Free WordPress themes, Freemium, Paid or Premium themes.

Free themes

Free themes are usually in WordPress theme gallery, you can add it so easily with one click, no need to download it and upload it.

Free themes mean you can use them for free, edit or change the code.

You’re allowed to do anything if it’s completely free, except saying it’s your theme, or that you have created it.


Freemium themes are the same as Free themes, except you can add/change to premium when you buy the pro version of it.

Usually, paid version of freemium themes are cheap and affordable.

Paid or Premium themes

You can’t find premium or fully paid themes in WordPress themes gallery. You can buy it from other websites such as Envato Market or ThemeForest.

It’s fully customizable for one purpose, to suit your blog or your website.

Top 10 Free WordPress Theme

1. OceanWP

Top 10 Free WordPress Themes in
From Oceanwp.org

Ocean WP is a favourite theme for thousands of WordPress users.

It has a freemium version of the theme, it starts from $39 per year.

What’s good about Ocean WP theme ?

  • Free.
  • Easy to customize.
  • No need to add any page builder plugin.
  • Great support.
  • Fast loading WordPress theme.
  • Supports 90%+ of WordPress 3rd Party (Plugins, addons)

The only thing that is not good about Ocean WP, it’s not completely Free but don’t worry.

The free version gives you more than you need!

Demo : Ocean WP Demo

Active installations : 700,000+

Related : How to start a blog in 2021

2. Blog Kit

From WordPress.org

Blog Kit theme is a minimal theme and one of the lightest themes you can download, WPCharm made it specifically for bloggers.

You really don’t need to customize it at all, just install it and start writing.

Good for :

  • Travel blogs.
  • Personal blogs.
  • Review blogs.

That doesn’t mean you can not use it for other kind of blogs. You can customize it for any kind of blog.

What’s good about Blog Kit theme ?

  • Fast and light-weight WordPress theme.
  • Easy to customize (You can use WordPress theme customization to customize it).
  • You don’t need to do anything after installing it.

But Blog Kit theme has a Premium version of it for more customization.

Free version doesn’t allow you to remove WPCharm copyrights.

Demo : Blog Kit theme demo

Active installation : 1000+

Related : How to customize your WordPress Blog

3. Sinatra

From WordPress.org

Sinatra is a lightweight and highly customizable multi-purpose theme that makes it easy for anyone to create their perfect blog.

You can use Sinatra theme for any purpose, such as commerce website, blog, or personal portfolio.

I personally used Sinatra theme for my first blog, it’s amazing and very easy to customize it.

You get 3 free plugins once you install it, Sinatra Core, Social Snap (for social media icons), Sinatra demos.

Yes, you get 3 free one click demos (they’re going to add more in future).

What’s good about Sinatra WordPress theme ?

  • Lightweight theme.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Supports commerce websites.
  • Stunning theme.
  • Multipurpose WordPress theme.
  • No Copyright in footer.

Sinatra theme is completely free theme so far but they stopped updating starter website demos for a long time.

Demo : Sinatra theme demo

Active installations : 20,000+

4. Astra

From WordPress.org

Astra is fast, fully customizable and beautiful WordPress theme suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business and WooCommerce websites.

Astra theme is one of the fastest themes, perhaps the fastest WordPress themes.

It has many choices for each kind of websites or blogs, you can change the whole website in few clicks.

Astra theme is a freemium theme, they’ve a premium or paid version of it.

Astra Pro starts from $59 per year.

What’s good about Astra WordPress theme ?

  • Very fast and lightweight theme (less than 50KB on frontend).
  • Fully customizable theme.
  • Multipurpose WordPress theme.
  • Supports almost all WordPress 3rd party.
  • Has many choices for any kind of websites.

Yet Astra theme is a freemium theme, but I highly recommend it as a start.

Demo : Astra theme demo

Active installations : 1 Million+

5. Sydney

From WordPress.org

Sydney theme provides a fast way for freelancers and companies to create stunning online presence. It’s a supreme theme for business websites.

Like I said, Sydney WordPress theme is made specifically for business website, you can customize it as long as you want to give your customers the best user experience.

What’s good about Sydney theme ?

  • Powerful business theme.
  • Highly customizable theme.
  • Fully compatible with Elementor page builder.
  • Provides many construction blocks.

There’s a pro version of Sydney WordPress theme, it provides more options and customization plus demos to pick!

Demo : Sydney theme demo

Active installations : 100,000+

6. Ashe

From WordPress.org

Another minimal theme, not just minimal it’s multi-purpose theme and magazine.

It offers many choices, easy to customize, perfect for personal blogs, portfolio blog, clean and modern responsive WordPress theme.

Ashe theme can be used for blog or for business website.

What’s good about Ashe WordPress theme ?

  • Magazine style.
  • Built-in widgets.
  • Fast and light.
  • Multipurpose theme.
  • Responsive Modern theme.
  • RTL Support.

Of course, there’s a paid version or pro version of Ashe theme, but it’s for downloading demos and styles, unlimited colors and grid.

Don’t worry! It’s not expensive at all, actually Ashe pro offers lifetime updates and new features, premium support for only $29

Demo : Ashe theme Demo

Active installations : 60,000+

7. Hestia

From WordPress.org

Hestia is a modern WordPress theme for small business like restaurants, sports, weddings planner, online companies or services and portfolios.

As usual, i’m trying to provide fast, lightweight WordPress themes. If you’ve a small business and you’re wondering which theme to pick, you came to the right place!

Hestia theme is made for this kind of websites, but thats not all! Its one-page design.

What’s good about Hestia theme ?

  • Modern WordPress theme.
  • One-page design.
  • Fits all small business.
  • Compatible with Elementor page builder.
  • SEO Friendly.
  • WPML support.
  • Responsive theme

Hestia premium version starts from $69 per year, it allows you to get unlimited options for your beautiful website.

Demo : Hestia theme demo

Active installations : 100,000+

8. Neve

From WordPress.org

If you don’t like Hestia, you can go for Neve theme. It’s fast, responsive, fully AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) optimized.

It has highly optimized SEO code, resulting in top rankings in google search. It’s optimized for all devices and loads in a few seconds. Compatible with many page builders such as Elementor, Brizy, Gutenberg, Visual composer (WP Bakery) and many other page builders.

What’s good about Neve WordPress theme ?

  • Fast and lightweight theme.
  • Fits all kind of small business and blogs.
  • Compatible with many Page builders like Elementor and WP Bakery.
  • Highly optimized code for SEO.
  • Fully AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) optimized.
  • Responsive theme.

Premium version of Neve starts from $59 per year and $189 for lifetime.

You get premium support and unlock all the features you can use for your business.

Demo : Neve theme demo

Active Installations: 200,000+

9. Zakra

From WordPress.com

Zakra is a multi-purpose theme you can use for blog, portfolios, commerce websites, big or small business. Zakra theme fits for all kind of websites. Easy to customize it and compatible with most major builders like Elementor.

Zakra is SEO friendly theme, WPML support and responsive theme that works for all devices. Also it has 30 starter sites for free version and more than 60 for premium version to choose from (they’re planning to add more for the free version).

What’s good about Zakra theme ?

  • Fits all kind of websites.
  • SEO friendly.
  • WPML support.
  • Responsive theme.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Gutenberg compatible.
  • 30 Starter sites for free version.

Zakra pro version starts from $59 per year and $159 for lifetime license.

Demo : Zakra theme demo

Active Installations: 60,000+

10. ColorMag

From WordPress.org

ColorMag is a stunning magazine style WordPress theme. It has everything you need to make a stunning magazine style. Fits for everything.

ColorMag is a responsive theme and highly customized theme to give you the best user experience #1 free magazine style theme.

What’s good about ColorMag theme ?

  • Fast and responsive theme.
  • Loads under 1 second.
  • Supports major browsers.
  • Proven results with different speed testing tools.
  • Free one click demos.
  • Search optimized.
  • Easy Customization​.
  • Unique Post System​.
  • Compatible with Elementor and other major builders.

ColorMag theme has everything you will ever need to create a remarkable website. The premium version of it starts with $59 per year and $169 for lifetime license.

Demo : ColorMag theme demo

Active Installations: 100,000+

Most of the free themes are not fully free, but you don’t really need the paid version. You can get about 70% or more of the whole theme in free version. Except if you want a specific customization, premium support, one-click demos and/or any other features that free version doesn’t offer.

P.S. Happy posting ⌨