Ten of our Favorite Free WordPress Themes

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Do you have an idea for a business and want to set up a site online? If you want the very best results for your efforts, you should definitely go for WordPress as your CMS platform. WordPress has become so popular and trustworthy, that all the themes and plug-ins built exclusively for this platform have gained a lot of exposure as well. With WordPress you can upload content anytime, anyhow even if you do not have any idea about HTML and CSS coding.

But what type of theme should you go for? WordPress themes are very versatile in the sense that they can be used to blog, or to showcase portfolio. They can be also modified to be presented as a professional corporate site. There are plenty of options out that there that can meet your needs, but this list below will present the Top 10 Free WordPress Themes:

– Sparkling:

Demo: http://colorlib.com/sparkling/

This is very effective as a blogging platform. If you want to upload content almost daily about your recent accomplishments and events, this is the theme you should go for. The page starts off with a full-screen slider that could make an effective presentation of your work. The layout is fluid, and it realigns itself in a mobile screen to still look dynamic and versatile. You can install some powerful plugins like W3Total cache which improves page loading speed and optimizes user experience. Go for Gravity Forms which allows you to quickly connect with different third party services like Paypal, Stripe and others. Also, you can use other plugins like Contact Form 7 and SEO by Yoast which will help you to write better content and achieve an edge in search engine marketing.

– Esteem:

Demo: http://demo.themegrill.com/esteem/

This is a really good layout for any business venture. Not only do you get a Home page that includes a header image where you can put emphasis on your content via pictures, but you can also use the blogging page where you can talk about any upcoming events or product. You can change the layout to either ‘wide’ or ‘boxed’, thus changing the appearance accordingly. There are 2 custom templates installed- one for your contact page and the other for your products. You can change the colours of the layout, insert a custom logo and title. This theme even supports custom CSS and custom background features! You can use the Contact Form 7 and other 5 custom widgets with this WordPress theme.

Accelerate:

Demo: http://demo.themegrill.com/accelerate/

Fluid in its design and very simple in terms of appearance, this theme can be used for corporate and business affairs, or for portfolios, travel and even blogging. It is responsive, which means that its layout is dynamic and will adapt its look according to the screen it is viewed in. Also, this theme supports many post formats, which makes it compatible with quotes, images, links, videos and even small info bits called ‘asides’. You can customize the header image, the background and even the title and logo.

Arcade:

Demo: http://demos.bavotasan.com/arcade/

This site opens up with a full width header image which you can customize to attract customers with your portfolio. It is a fully responsive HTML5 Responsive WordPress theme. It is a very flexible layout where you can change anything as per your need. The site comes with a JetPack which you can use to generate pictures of your portfolio as tiles in the form of a gallery. The bbPress and buddypress plugin will even help you to run an interactive forum. Arcade also comes with pre-installed Awesome font that you can use to make your content more interesting.

Stanley:

Demo: http://gentsthemes.com/demo/stanleywp/

Stanley is a free WordPress theme that is brought to us by BlackTie.Co. It integrates very few colours and has a responsive design that makes it very versatile. This site is great for freelancers who want to showcase their designs in the format of a tile grid. This theme has a user friendly options panel, three page templates, font Awesome and a drag and drop homepage builder.

Tracks:

Demo: https://www.competethemes.com/tracks-live-demo/

Tracks is a responsive theme laid out in a grid that offers the users the chance to upload beautiful images to provide stunning visual effect to all their posts. This type of theme is more effective for bloggers and freelancers who are especially into photography and product design. You can easily customize several elements in the layout like the logo and navigation menu, insert tag lines and even go for a static front page!

Spacious:

Demo: http://demo.themegrill.com/spacious/

This theme comes with multiple page layouts, 13 widget areas and 6 different templates. There are 5 custom widgets which you can use to create a business site. You can also custom change the colour schemes. This theme is also responsive, and has a simple yet elegant build.

Inkness:

Demo: http://demo.inkhive.com/inkness/

This WordPress theme is top-notch in terms of its functionality and style. It is built with the latest Twitter Bootstrap front ended framework. You can find countless special features that you can run on this theme, which is fully adaptable to different screens. The design is basically minimalistic, which will help you to give more emphasis on the content. The theme comes with 4 pages of basic layouts, different font options, cool CSS and HTML structure.

Ward:

Demo: http://demos.bavotasan.com/ward/

This is a lightweight, responsive WordPress theme designed by Bavotsan.com. It is designed with Twitter Bootstrap and contains various design elements that help to optimize its functionality. You can also use different types of pre-installed fonts that this theme offers to enhance the visual effect. It provides support to post formats like links, quotes, audio, video and images. There is also an in-built customizer that will help you to change the layout of the website, colour scheme, the header title and logo.

Mystile:

Demo: http://demo2.woothemes.com/?name=mystile

This is an e-commerce free WordPress theme that is created by WooThemes. The layout is very straightforward and simple. The grid like structure makes it efficient to showcase products and their prices. This theme is also responsive, which will make it easier for your target audience to buy your items even on their mobile phones. It comes with a custom homepage, different colour schemes, custom widgets and threaded comments to enhance interaction.

These Top 10 Free WordPress Themes are fluid and responsive, which make them easily accessible across all devices. They are dynamic enough to be custom designed for different purposes like showcasing portfolio or for posting business content. To choose the one that works best for you, it is important to see which custom widgets work best with the themes of your preference.

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