5 Best free WordPress Themes 2018 | Multi-purpose, Responsive Templates

5 Best free WordPress Themes 2018 | Multi-purpose, Responsive Templates

So, you’ve installed WordPress and looking for the best theme to start building your site. Here, we’ve listed out some of the best free WordPress themes and templates that you can use.

If you haven’t installed WordPress, you can use our step by step beginner’s guide on How to Create a WordPress website or a blog for detailed instructions.

Before we start, you need to know Why these themes are free?

Generally, these themes are free to use with limited features. However, all these themes have a Pro version which includes more customization option and advanced features.

These free themes are good for beginner’s especially if you are new to the WordPress platform. Otherwise, I would recommend going with the Premium Themes.

 

Quick Difference between Free Theme and Premium WordPress Theme

Free ThemePremium Theme
A free theme has limited featuresPremium Theme has more features
Limited support optionsPremium Theme offers Quality support
Rarely updated for New featuresFrequent update for New features
Ok with Speed and SEO optimizationHighly optimized for Speed and SEO

Not all Premium themes are good, So before purchasing any theme do check its highlights and Demo.

 

List Of Best Free WordPress Themes

The themes that I’ve listed below are good enough to build a Professional website with the Free version. The themes are well optimized for SEO, Speed, and Stability. Though You can purchase the Premium version of themes for more advanced features.

1. OceanWp

Active Installations: 400,000+

Rating:
5/5

OceanWP is one of the best and popular themes found in the WordPress directory. It is a Multi-purpose, responsive, Lightweight, SEO optimized and highly customizable theme for your project.

You will be able to create almost any type of website such a blog, portfolio, business website and E-Commerce storefront with a beautiful & professional design.

OceanWp is compatible with the heavy plugins like BuddyPress, WooCommerce and with the page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, Wp Bakery (Formerly known as Visual Composer), Divi, SiteOrigin, etc…

Features:

  • Free Demo Import
  • Responsive design
  • Fastest Page Load Time
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • Page builders compatibility
  • SEO friendly
  • Translation & RTL Ready
  • Extendible Functionality with premium add-ons
  • Regularly updated

2. Astra

Active Installations: 400,000+

Rating:
5/5

Astra is the Very Fast & Fully Customizable WordPress Theme Designed & Developed by Brainstorm Force. It is a multi-purpose, Responsive theme suitable for a blog, business website, personal portfolio, and E-Commerce Websites.

It is very lightweight and offers unparalleled speed. The theme is SEO friendly, It comes with Schema.org code integrated so that it can create a structured data markup schema which is supported by major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo.

Astra theme offers special features and templates which works perfectly with almost every page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, WpBakery (Visual Composer), SiteOrigin, Divi, etc.

Features:

  • 25+ Free demos to Import
  • Responsive Design
  • SEO Friendly, Comes with integrated Schema.org codes
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • RTL & Translation Ready
  • Page builders compatibility
  • Extendible Functionality with premium add-ons
  • Regularly updated

3. ColorMag

Active Installations: 100,000+

Rating:
5/5

ColorMag is a perfect responsive and trendy WordPress theme for magazines, newspapers, and blog site. ColorMeg theme has a specific widget’s area to maximize your earnings from ads. The theme has a beautiful design, Social buttons, and featured sliders which makes it different from other free themes.

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Multi-Purpose theme
  • Boxed and wide layout option
  • Compatibility with almost every plugin
  • 15+ widget areas and 5+ custom widgets
  • 6 social icons
  • Translation & RTL Ready

4. OnePress

Active Installations: 80,000+

Rating:
4.5/5

OnePress is one of the best, easily customizable and free WordPress one-page theme which is well suited for a business website, portfolio, digital agency, product showcase, freelancers and everyone else who love the good design and flexibility.

The best thing about the OnePress theme is, It divides the homepage into the Content Blocks (Section) which makes it easy to customize. Each section has a slide-up animation which makes it look Beautiful. However, you can also choose to hide any section you don’t want to use.

Features:

  • Free Demo Import
  • Easy to Customize
  • Responsive design
  • Fastest Page Load Time
  • Pre Defined Content Blocks
  • Parallax Effect
  • WooCommerce Ready

5. Total

Active Installations: 60,000+

Rating:
4.5/5

Total is another best responsive, Multi-purpose free WordPress theme. The theme has a clean and elegant design with vibrant color(Theme Color Changeable Option) and parallax sections.

The homepage consists of a slider, featured section with an icon, about us section with a progress bar, portfolio section with masonry layout, team section, testimonial section, counter section, blog section with option to add 3, 6 or 9 blog posts, logo carousel slider and call to action section.

It is fully responsive and is built on customizer that enables you to configure the website with live preview. The theme is SEO friendly, Cross browser compatible, fully translation ready and is compatible with WooCommerce – an e-commerce plugin and all other major plugins. Moreover, the theme is also compatible with page builder plugins like Elementor, SiteOrigin, WpBakery (Visual Composer), and Beaver Builder.

Features:

  • Free Demo Import
  • SEO friendly
  • Easy to Customize
  • Responsive design
  • Translation & RTL Ready
  • Parallax Effect
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • Theme Color Changeable Option

We hope this article would have helped you to find your best wordpress theme. If you know any other theme that is free and best in features, Do let me know in the comments below. 

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