July 10, 2017

Top 10 Free WordPress Themes In 2017

Published: 10 July 2017 

Are you using WordPress, but not really sure if your theme is right? After all, trends come and go, which will result in you wanting to update the look of your website or blog. But how do you know which one to choose? Fortunately, we have crawled through WordPress’ themes to find the very best ones we think you should consider using.

10 best free WordPress themes

1. Zerif Lite

Zerif Lite is a single page website with customisable sections, it’s incredibly easy to use. The theme uses a live customiser making it the easiest to use on our list and recommended for people who are new to WordPress. It is also listed as one of the top 10 most used free themes (which can be a good and a bad thing!). The theme itself looks really great and is optimised well for speed with compatibility with the most used caching and minification plugins. One of the things we like most about Zerif is they have really great support. There are multiple video tutorials that will help you on your way and there is also great documentation with forums.

2. Flash

This flexible multipurpose theme is one of the most popular on WordPress this year and is currently used on over 9000 websites. Main features of Flash include:

  • Drag and drop page builder
  • Flash toolkit plugin
  • Six widget areas
  • Custom widget area builder
  • Advanced colour options and typography

And that’s just naming a few of its features - the list goes on. The theme can either be downloaded for free, or you can purchase Flash Pro for $69.

3. Astrid

Want to quickly build an awesome business website? Look no further than the Astrid WordPress theme. Core features include header image, business layout, theme options, translation ready, HTML5/CSS3 and responsive design. Astrid includes colour options, fonts, full-width header image, custom widgets, blog options and more.  

Astrid also comes with a free download, or you can go pro with three pricing options - $49, $99, or $199, depending on what features you require.  

4. Parallax One

The free responsive design for creatives is the Parallax One. It includes clean and validated code, browser compatibility, theme options panel and localisation. It has a responsive design and includes a smooth parallax effect. It even has unlimited colour options, meaning you can customise every element of the page to exactly the colour you want. You can even include social proof by including customer testimonials, which will increase the trust factor for your website. Parallax One even has 24-hour support, which will always be 100 percent free.

5. Vantage

Vantage has over 700,000 downloads and was downloaded to integrate seamlessly with a large range of third-party plugins. This multi-purpose theme includes striking menus, classic fonts, and WooCommerce integration. For those who have an ecommerce website, this is the theme for you.

6. Rocked


Need a corporate looking website for either your own business or one for your clients? Rocked is the option for you. This is a modern and responsive business theme which includes features such as colour control, font control, pre-defined blocks, logo and favicon upload, and multiple blog layouts, to name a few. The blog includes an easy layout, two-page templates, colour options, Google fonts and blog options, to name a few.

7. Regina Lite

Need the best medical theme? Regina Lite is what you need. This is a responsive, ecommerce ready and multilingual medical theme. Features include colour management, translations, retina ready, stunning customer support, unlimited Google fonts and cross browser compatibility. This is one of the best free medical WordPress themes currently available. It is highly user-friendly and easy to personalise.

8. Vega

Blogs and small businesses should consider using Vega, a free multipurpose theme. It is WooCommerce ready and can be used as a multi-language website. It comes with three pre-built colour choices, a full-screen image banner and multiple home page and blog feed displays. It’s even responsive and mobile friendly. If you’re needing more features, you can upgrade to Vega Pro, which has a one-off $35 fee and then costs $7.99 per month, which includes ongoing support and updates.

9. eStore


The most popular WooCommerce/ecommerce style WordPress theme at wordpress.org is eStore, which is installed on over 10,000 websites. Not only is the theme WooCommerce compatible, it integrates with the YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugin. If you’re looking to attract more customers and sell products, you will be able to do so with ease using the eStore WordPress theme.

10. True North

For those that need a portfolio to showcase their work, True North is what you need. True North will help you to elegantly promote your portfolio. Items from your portfolio will take up the entire home page, giving your work the attention it deserves. There are multiple layout options, including portfolio display, column listing, and isotope filtering. It’s even SEO optimized, so you will be able to rank higher in search engines.

These themes are some of the best WordPress has to offer, and will help your website stand out from the competition.

Ben Maden

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One comment on “Top 10 Free WordPress Themes In 2017”

  1. Nice collection. 'Rocked' and 'Astrid' was something new and good to see it, rest have been trending on most of the blogs.
    Hueman which was THE BEST theme once, now asks for upgrades to PRO Ver. If you stumble upon a Hueman similar theme, do give us a hats-off on your blog 😉 Cheers.

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