wordpress templates for blogs

By | March 29, 2016
(Last Updated On: April 11, 2016)

WordPress templates for blogs

Top WordPress free premium themes.

So many themes available in WordPress. It is very difficult to choose the best theme; it is really confusion to choose the best theme, specially a newbie blogger. Today gyanvardaan brought you some elegant and responsive free premium themes.

Iconic One

iconic

 

 

 

 

 

Iconic One is a premium quality theme with pixel perfect typography and responsiveness and is built for speed with page speed score of 95+, Iconic One implements proper SEO so that your content will rank high and is compatible with AIOSEO and Yoast SEO, It makes proper use of Live customizer that allows you to setup the theme in minutes, you can easily upload the logo, modify the background color, footer text, social media urls without touching any line of code. It utilizes latest HTML 5, CSS3 and wordpress native functions for creating the awesomeness that looks good on every browser.

Catch Box

cachbox theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch Box is simple, lightweight, box shaped, and adaptable WordPress Theme for bloggers and professionals. It is based on HTML5, CSS3, and Responsive Web Design to view in various devices.

10 Best Reasons to use Catch Box Theme.

  1. Responsive Web Design,
  2. Custom Menus (Primary, Secondary and Footer menus),
  3. Theme Options for light, dark, blue, green, red, brown and orange color scheme, custom link colors, three layout choices, two content choices between excerpt and content option in homepage, feed redirection, custom CSS styles,
  4. Featured Sliders where you can define number of slides and post IDs,
  5. Social Links (Facebook, Twitter, RSS, Linked in, Pinterest, etc),
  6. Webmaster Tools (Google, Yahoo and Bing site verification ID, Header and Footer codes)

, 7. Custom Backgrounds

, 8. Custom Header,

  1. Catchbox Adspace widget to add any type of Advertisements,
  2. Support popular plugins. Multilingual Ready.

ColorMag

colormag theme

 

 

 

 

 

ColorMag is a perfect responsive magazine style WordPress theme. Suitable for news, newspaper, magazine, publishing, business and any kind of sites.

Diamond

diamond theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created by EightPixelDesign, Diamond is a modern Magazine Theme for a local news or any other content focused website. The magazine-styled homepage is built with WordPress core features like Customizer and Widgets, which makes the setup super fast, flexible and easy. The theme comes with a beautiful Featured Content area and responsive design, looking great on every device

Dynamic News

dynamic news lite theme

 

 

 

 

 

A responsive, multipurpose blogging and magazine theme with bold colors and fonts. It comes with a featured content slider and a magazine page template. Dynamic News is a trending theme on wordpress.com and we are sure you will like the WordPress.org version as well.

Express

express theme

 

 

 

 

Express is a Free Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme with quiet simply design, your readers would have the friendly feeling which helps them to focus on “reading” content than “looking” your blog.

Ezyreader

ezy reader

 

 

 

 

Ezyreader WordPress theme for blogs, magazine style websites, adsense websites. EzyReader is a responsive business Minimal setting theme which can be used for personal or blog type website. It supports three page layouts, custom widgets, custom logo, drop down menu, threaded comments.

First Mag

first mag

 

 

 

 

 

First Mag is free magazine WordPress Theme. Theme suits perfectly for blogs, newspapers, magazines or review sites offering a clean, minimalist and modern layout with many features being also optimized for speed. First Mag is responsive and created with Twitter Bootstrap. First Mag is Ads optimized WordPress Theme (Adsense and other Ads) and includes left and/or right sidebar and header widget area for your advertisement, flexslider slider, widgetized homepage, 3 custom homepage blocks, custom background and much more… Theme allows you to create extensive reviews with WP Review plugin. First Mag Theme is very fast and SEO friendly. It comes up with customizer panel which allows you to live preview your changes. First Mag is WooCommerce compatible. Theme is translatable so you can easily localize it in the language you want.

GeneratePress

generatepress

 

 

 

 

 

GeneratePress is a fast, lightweight (less than 1MB zipped), mobile responsive WordPress theme built with speed, SEO and usability in mind. GP is compatible with major plugins like WooCommerce, WPML, BuddyPress, bbPress and many more. It’s also mobile & tablet responsive, 100% valid HTML, Schema microdata integrated, search engine friendly, translated into over 15 languages and cross browser compatible (including IE8). GeneratePress has 8 widget areas, 5 navigation positions, 5 sidebar layouts, dropdown menus (click or hover), a back to top button and so much more. Navigate to Appearance > Customize to start customizing. Create your website exactly the way you want it using the Customizer and see your changes take place right in front of you before publishing.

Hueman

hueman

 

 

 

 

Hueman is a responsive 100% high resolution theme for blogs and magazines. Unique toggle sidebars give a great browsing and reading experience on both tablet and mobile. The feature list is long: Unlimited topbar, header, footer and accent colors, unlimited widget areas, 0-2 sidebars to the left or right that can be uniquely specified for each page or post, 300px / 220px fixed width sidebars, 0-4 footer widget columns, almost zero layout images, related posts and post nav, featured story or slider, 10 post formats, good SEO, 3 flexible custom widgets, localisation support, social links, logo upload and many more useful admin panel features

Simplic

simple east

 

 

 

 

 

Simplic is a responsive WordPress theme built on the popular bootstrap CSS framework that adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop. This theme is perfect for a personal blog. The theme is well designed and does not require any other hard work to get it up and running right away. All the hard work has been done in this theme, it is clean and efficient.

Larrys List

larryslist

 

 

 

 

Larrys List is a directory or classified ads theme. Built on a Responsive framework, makes it perfect for mobile, tablets and desktop. Main listing page will show a set number for latest listings. Listings show only on template “View Listing” and custom category pages, while blog posts show on your assign blog page. Category and Archive search are separate from blog and listings search. Options and features include Background, Header change; Custom-Default sidebar widget, shows Custom Categories and a login box; Set number of listings to show on page; Other features included are Email and social media links; Change anchor links colors; Remove and add new text to footer; Members have their own Dashboard with listing stats; Pop-up for images of listing thumb-nail.

Merlin

merline

 

 

 

 

 

Merlin is a beautiful designed Magazine WordPress theme with a responsive layout. The theme comes with a gorgeous Post Slider, Magazine Homepage template and a Header Widget area. Settings can be configured easily in the Customizer.

Mesocolumn

mesocolumn

 

 

 

 

 

Mesocolumn is a Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 WordPress Theme that support BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce and Jigoshop and comes with Unlimited Color Choice on Menu for category and pages, Background, Layout, Footer, Sidebar and Design packed 600+ Google Webfonts Selection.

MH Magazine

mh magazine lite

 

 

 

 

 

 

MH Magazine lite is a free responsive magazine, dynamic news or blog WordPress theme for modern online magazines, news websites, professional blogs and other editorial websites. If you would like to have more features, custom widgets and options to customize your website, you can upgrade to the premium version of MH Magazine. You can also learn more about this dynamic magazine WordPress theme on the MH Themes website.

MH Newsdesk

mh newsdesk lite

 

 

 

 

 

MH Newsdesk is a modern and dynamic news WordPress theme with a beautiful flat design and great flexibility. This news template for WordPress is ideal for up-to-date blogs, online magazines and all kind of other vibrant news websites. MH Newsdesk WordPress theme is focusing on your newsworthy and fresh content. In case you need more features, additional widgets and advanced options to customize your website, you can upgrade to the premium version of MH Newsdesk.

News Magazine

news magazine

 

 

 

 

 

News Magazine theme is a perfect solution when creating news and informational websites. The theme is fully responsive, user-friendly and SEO-friendly. It has a wide list of customizable features allowing you to make different kind of changes in layout, style, colors and fonts with minimum coding knowledge. Theme back-end built on web-dorado framework is very easy to use. The large homepage slider will help to inform the readers about the most important latest news.

News Maxx theme

news maxx-lite

 

 

 

 

 

News Maxx theme is designed for magazine, news with flexible layout. The theme is based on KOPATHEME layout manager technique that will let you flexibility choose layout options of every pages within your site. It is very helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy. You can define unlimited sidebar for widget areas, and with powerful custom widgets, the theme provides you more flexibility and ease-of-use for your site.

Nisarg

nisarg

 

 

 

 

 

Nisarg is a new fully responsive and translation ready theme that allows you to create stunning blogs and websites. Theme is well suited for travel, photography, recipe, design, art, personal and any other creative websites and blogs. The theme is developed using Bootstrap 3 that makes it mobile and tablets friendly. It has various options in WordPress Customizer to change look of the theme. Theme customizer can be used to add your own header image of flexible height, background image, to set background color, header text color and accent color(Supports seven different accent colors). Theme supports eight post formats, such as: Video, Image, Aside, Status, Audio, Quote, Link and Gallery.

Noteskine

noteskine

 

 

 

 

 

Noteskine is classic, minimal and clean WordPress Blog Theme. Ideal for active and ambitious bloggers who love to share their creativity with audience. Responsive and consistent design supports user experience and readability. Create articles with pull quotes, drop caps and highlighted boxes. Eight post formats give you ability to style content accordingly to your needs. Easy to use customizer panel allows to modify Noteskine theme with endless color variations. Decide which functions do you need and turn them on or off. Feel free to customize your Noteskine as you wish. Make it unique and more personal.

Orbit

orbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orbit is a resposive free theme. It comes with 9 widgetized areas, 3 different page layouts, image slider in Front Page, Google Fonts, Social Networking links and free support in English and Spanish:

Pblog theme

pblog

 

 

 

 

 

Pblog theme is clean, blog-focused, and designed for personal and creative bloggers. It gives you the freedom to focus on your content and enhance it with great images.

Point

point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point is a fluid responsive and multipurpose WP Theme. Through the advanced options panel, you can choose from multiple site layouts, backgrounds and color schemes, as well as control specific features of the theme. It includes 9 custom widgets, 2 site layouts, an author box and related posts widget, ad management, cross-browser compatibility, RTL Language support and it’s translation-ready, all search engine optimized. Support for free themes is provided through the MyThemeShop forums. **Notable features => Fluid responsive layout. | Advanced options panel with ability to upload logo, favicon, customize settings and more. | 7 custom widgets included. | SEO Optimized | 2 site layouts to choose from. | Full width page template included. | Translation-ready. | Cross-browser compatible. | Ad management to control ad display. | Related posts widget. | Author box widget. | Unlimited color schemes. | Unlimited background colors, or upload your own image. | Option to disable or enable responsiveness | Numbered pagination | Trending stories option. | 2 featured post sections. | RTL Language Support | And much more!

Realistic

realistic

 

 

 

 

 

Realistic is the first WordPress theme built using Underscores and Google’s Material Design Lite (MDL) frameworks combined together. Realistic will give your site a very Modern & realistic look and amaze you (and your users) with smooth transitions and fluid animations just like Google’s websites. Besides Realistic is highly customizable and speed optimized.

Ribosome

ribozome

 

 

 

 

 

Ribosome is a simple and light WordPress theme with a clear and neat design. Some its features are: header image or logo, custom theme color (blue, green, orange or pink), right sidebar or left, excerpts or entire entries on homepage, main menu on the left or centered, six different Google Fonts, thumbnails rounded or squared, two widgets areas (beginning and end of posts), related posts, customization panel, fully responsive, custom header, custom background and more. Translation Ready (English and spanish integrated). Required WordPress 4.1.

Silver Mag Lite

silver mag

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Mag Lite is a Premium style Multipurpose WordPress theme. It is fully responsive WordPress Theme with Magazine style layout and design. You can easily customize the theme with ThemeOptions Panel. It has 3 columns, unlimited homepage Magazine style Widgetized sections. Theme has come with WP Nav menus, Widgetized sidebars and 7 Popular Widgets including stylish social Icons widget. Theme is built on advanced solid framework which includes lots of advanced features and functions. **You can use this theme with 3 or more different styles by customizing it*.

Smartline Lite

smart line

 

 

 

 

 

Smartline Lite is a perfect theme for news and magazine websites as well as simple blogs. The responsive design with bold colors and smart lines looks great on any device. The main highlight of Smartline is the flexible and widgetized front page template which allows you to create a magazine-styled homepage with ease.

Smart Magazine

smart magzine

 

 

 

 

Smart Magazine is a modern responsive WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. The Smart magazine theme is excellent for a news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or other editorial websites. Smart Magazine is a easily customizable using WordPress theme customizer.

SociallyViral

socially viral

 

 

 

 

SociallyViral is an engaging WordPress theme that is designed to help boost social shares and get you more viral traffic from the web’s top social media websites.

WP Fan Zone

wp fan zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

WP Fan Zone was designed orginally with sports fans and bloggers in mind, but it could easily be used for any type of blog or magazine style site that wants to feature images and content. It is fully responsive, comes with two main menus, and widget areas for all page types. It also has customization options for social media links, color scheme and author bios, plus a simple banner widget for putting ads in the header.

WP FlatThirteen

wp flat thirteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

WP FlatThirteen is a flat and minimal design Twenty Thirteen child theme powered by TwitterBootstrap 3.0. It has unique designed for SEO optimization with faster page loading. The child theme helps Bloggers to make unique and elegant look blogs. The theme can be used for any kind of blog or news websites. The child theme only works with Twenty Thirteen parent theme. Due to bootstrap power, admin can add a lot of creative works to its content. This is fully responsive theme, works perfectly with any mobile devices or tablet. There is a lot of new things in this version like Social media profile, Feature post category, Custom Fab icon etc.

 

In conclusion, all themes are free but good responsive layout and may not full fill the quality of premium themes. In above list, my favorite free responsive theme is the iconic theme, which is I am using currently.

 

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