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5 Great Places to Find FREE WordPress Themes

Posted in Blogging By Angela Quint

Maybe you’re willing to pay a few dollars every month for hosting, but you aren’t sure if you’re ready to spend $250 on a WordPress theme for your blog. Although buying a WordPress theme is highly recommended, it’s best to stick with a free theme until your blog really kicks off.

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Yet after scrolling through the free themes available on WordPress, you can’t seem to find a fairly good-looking template that fits your blog well. Luckily, there are a few places where you can find excellent themes that are 100% free.

#1 WordPress Themes Base

With over 1,000 themes spidered from all over the web, WordPress Themes Base is a haven for anyone wants an attractive template, but doesn’t have the money needed to get one designed. WordPress Theme Base has a list of categories and another list of template properties for easy searching.

Best of all, none of the many amazing designs they have are overused. Therefore, you can easily get a unique look for your blog until you’re ready to spend money on a personalized template.

#2 The Cutest Blog on the Block

Just as the name conveys, there are many beautiful WordPress themes on The Cutest Blog on the Block that are sure to make your blog cuter than the blogs of your competitors. You are very likely to find a unique WordPress theme here because this site isn’t amongst the more popular providers for WordPress themes.

Not only can you get free WordPress themes on The Cutest Blog on the Block, but you can also get Blogger, Twitter, and MySpace themes, too.

#3 FreeWPThemes

If you’re looking for carefully crafted themes that are ready-to-use, FreeWPThemes is the first place you should head to. All 300+ templates on this website are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes. Although there aren’t many themes on this website when compared to sites that have 1,000+ templates, the utmost quality makes the lack of themes worth it.

#4 WP Themes Depot

WP Themes Depot mostly consists of templates created by developers who wish to donate their skills. Yet just because the themes are provided by users doesn’t mean that the quality is horrible. Every template that is submitted goes under review to ensure quality. There are more than 10 pages of templates to browse through, with each page housing 24 templates.

#5 Elegant WordPress Themes

The goal of Elegant WordPress Themes (not to be confused with the paid site known as Elegant Themes)  is to provide all bloggers with gorgeous, colorful templates. Elegant WordPress Themes has an archive that’s five years’ worth of templates. You can use all these templates for an unbelievable price; free.

Finding free WordPress themes that are both stunning and unique is a difficult task for any blogger. Yet if you use the sources listed above, finding the perfect template will be made much easier for you.

10 comments
Jenny
Jenny

This was exactly what i was looking for. I ususally design my main sites but i launch quite a few sites and always need new wordpress themes. Great list, bookmarked for future downloadage :-)

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Vijay | US Stock Newsletter

I've been searching a best theme for one of my Wordpress blog and found your link on Google. These lists are excellent and found a theme for my blog for a option.

Prachi
Prachi

Thank you for writing such a great article, Never knew that it was possible to get such kind of themes. A good resource you have provided here for free :)
I am new to blogging and glad that I am going to us your tips on my blog.
Thanks
Prachi

rakesh
rakesh

I am little bit disappointed that wpshaper is not in this list. They also have some very good themes in their list and off course free.

nazimwarriach
nazimwarriach

Hi Angela,
I find "The Cutest Blog on the Earth" more useful place than others as it offers themes for different blogging and social media platforms.
Regards

Himanshu
Himanshu

cool article. will try these. who dosn't like free stuff

Satish
Satish

Earlier i used to know only Wordpress themes base and freewp themes :) thanks for remaining 3 sites :)

Shailu @ New Trends
Shailu @ New Trends

Hi Angela,

I too was looking for free wordpress themes and finally got to where to find it. Currently I'm using blogspot but looking to move to wordpress. Much needed info for me. Thanks a lot.

suraj
suraj

Hi Rakesh, thanks for sharing this site with us, I will keep it in mind for next roundup.