Free WordPress themes are everywhere. In fact, one need not look far when searching for free but functional WordPress themes for his/her website or blog. Especially for people who are just starting a blog, finding the perfect wordpress theme for their blog really takes a lot of time. Actually, the best place to look for WordPress themes that are free yet very functional is the official WordPress site. Here, you can also read the reviews of other users so you already have a background on how to use the different functions of a theme and how to tweak it to maximize its functionalities. The WordPress themes also have very reliable support in case you encounter problems along the way, not to mention forums where you can exchange ideas and information with other users of a particular theme.
In this roundup, we are going to feature some of the freshest WordPress themes that can be found at the official WordPress site. We also look at the ratings given by users in choosing the themes that we include in this post. I hope you will find these themes useful.
01 – Heatmap Adsense Ready WordPress Theme
Integrating Google Adsense in your blog is not easy, especially if you do not have experience in PHP coding or programming. That is why having a WordPress theme that already integrate Google Adsense is a big relief! Called Adsense Ready WordPress Theme, this theme already integrates the Adsense codes for you site. All you need to do is enter your publisher ID. The placement of the ads are also based on the so called heat map, where ads are placed in places that make them more likely to be clicked. The theme has 12 widget areas, stylish integration of Google Adsense ads, is SEO optimized, with integrated Google Analytics and FeedBurner, plus an extensive options page.
02 -Desk Mess Mirrored
Marble desktop covered with a mix of old and new items, such as some vintage papers, a stainless steel pen, and, a hot cup of coffee! Please read the included changelog.txt file for the details of the latest changes. Now including the child theme Multi.
03 – Prime Press
A 2/3-column search engine optimized WordPress theme with a clean and content-centric design. Features easily customizable rotating header images, a custom stylesheet for easy personalization and optional layouts.
04 – Pixel
Dark WordPress theme with 2-3 column layout, drop down categories menu, multiple widget-ready placement and Feedburner email form integrated, easy to customize. Enjoy!
05 – Atahualpa
Version 3.4.1 – Atahualpa is a WordPress/PHP/CSS Framework that lets you build your own unique, professional and browser-safe WordPress theme: 1-5 columns, fluid or fixed width, rotating header images and over 200 theme options. Tutorials, downloads and support at the BFA WP Forum
06 – Vina
Vina is another grid-based WordPress theme in magazine style, with many features such as shadow effect, auto thumbnails for your images. This theme is also widget-ready, making it easier for you to customize.
07 – Arras Theme
Magazine-styled WordPress theme with tons of features. Ready for alternate styles. Includes featured posts slideshow, different post layouts, multiple-tabbed sidebar, custom single meta fields for reviews and many other customizable features:
- Alternate styles ready, get ready for different styles to suit your site genre.
- 5 news layouts, including the featured slideshow to customize the front page to your liking.
- Custom meta fields for posts, allowing you to insert review scores and summaries easily.
- Custom background selector, allowing you to add your own background image.
- Auto thumbnail resizing generator, you do not worry about resizing your post picture.
- Widgets ready & Compatible with many plugins; Optimized for search engines
- Compatible with Firefox 3.0+, Internet Explorer 6+, Opera 9.0+, Safari 3.0+, Chrome 1.0+
08 – Lunated
A free WordPress theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, flickr photos, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more. Below are the complete features of the theme:
- Dark + Purple as main colours
- Fixed width, widget-ready and gravatar-ready
- Available in 2 fonts : Default & Calibri
- Tested on FireFox, IE6, IE7, Opera, Safari.
- Tested and working properly up to WordPress 2.8.3
- Beautify your blog using Post Thumbnail and Post Image
- Featured Posts displayed using animated slideshow
- Tabbed Menu available
- Ready for Google Analytics, Adsense and Webmaster Tools
- Twitter Integration, display latest tweets at sidebar
- Flickr Integration, share photos easily (needs flickrRSS plugin)
- Feedburner Integration, auto generates the email subscription form for you
- Built-in plugins such as page navigation and related posts.
- Built-in social bookmark buttons to let your reader share your post easily
- Auto determine and display popular posts at footer
- Four ads spots in sidebar
- Commented CSS files for easy editing
- Custom Theme Options at Admin Panel
09 – Sliding Door
The Google Adsense Ready WordPress Theme. HeatMap Theme has 12 widget areas, stylish integration of Google Adsense ads, is SEO optimized, with integrated Google Analytics and FeedBurner, plus an extensive options page.
10 - Eos
Eos is a professionally designed, clean and elegant WordPress theme inspired by the colors of an aurora. Available in several languages. Leave us a comment on our website.