Free themes

These themes are 100% free to download, use, share and adapt. Because free is awesome. Do send me a link and show me what you have created. 🙂

All themes have been reviewed by the Theme Review Team on WordPress.org and can be downloaded from the official WordPress theme directory.

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Themes for kids and playful websites

Bunny – A cute animated theme for everyone who loves rabbits.

Fluffy friendly and cute! ‘Bunny’ is an animated theme suitable for pet lovers and kids. -Just one click in the theme customizer turns Bunny into the Easter bunny! You can also chose the Christmas or Halloween design or hide the images. The theme is responsive and translation ready with one custom menu, two optional widget areas, sticky posts and threaded comments.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Spooky – The perfect theme for telling ghost stores.

Spiders, a friendly skeleton and bats are all you need to spook up your blog for Halloween. Spooky is a simple single column blog theme with a black background and details in orange and white. It has one menu, a footer widget area and an accent color option in the customizer.

WordPress Version: 4.5 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Themes for sports teams

GOATAccessibility ready + Sportspress

Greatest of all time was inspired by the Football World Cup. This theme is a child theme of Embla and has support for the SportPress plugin.

GOAT is a basic responsive sports theme in black and white with a customizable accent color so that you can match your team colors. The theme has a top navigation bar, a social menu, a two column grid layout, and room for a front page header image. It has a footer widget area with room for all your widgets (including two custom widgets), and one extra front page widget area below the header. GOAT also has support for full width content, video header and logo. The theme is designed for use together with the SportsPress plugin, but works well as a blog even without the plugin. The theme is also compatible with WooCommerce and Jetpack.

WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Henok + Sportspress

-A football theme all dressed up in the colors of my team, AIK. And of course, named after our brilliant captain.

Henok can be used for blogs and for sports related websites. The theme has support for the SportsPress plugin, but also works well without it. Henok’s default colors are white, black and yellow and the colors can be customized to match your team colors. There is one optional menu at the top of the page and several widget areas. Wide and full width blocks are supported.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 7.0 or higher.

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Themes for musicians and artists

DeejayAccessibility ready

-A theme especially made for Dj’s and event planners. The theme also includes a template for featuring your crew or staff members, and is suitable for those who want a high contrast theme with a dark background.

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Deejay was designed with musicians, DJ’s and event planners in mind. The theme is accessible and responsive with multiple menus and widget areas as well as color and layout options, including support for a header background video. Deejay has 3 custom widgets for recent posts, recent comments and testimonials (The testimonial widget requires Jetpack). It also uses the audio and video post formats so that you can showcase your music, and includes a custom post template that lets you hide the author, categories and tags. Deejay is built to be used with these optional plugins: Events Manager, WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads and Jetpack, so that you can present your events, sell merchandise, share content or display your portfolio and testimonials.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

MusikAccessibility ready

– One of my oldest themes, designed for musicians and bands also works well for blogs.

Musik is a responsive music theme with two widget areas and support for custom header image or video as well as a logo. You can combine pages and posts on your front page, and change the position of your sidebar. You can also change the width of your site or show your blog posts in a 3 column grid. The different sections of the site have different opacities, allowing your background image to shine through. The theme is accessible and the default colors have been carefully tested.

WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Themes for blogs and more

Embla -Accessibility ready

-A simple, beautiful and classic theme that highlights your latest content. Embla display posts in a grid and does not have a traditional sidebar.

Embla is a responsive theme with a grid layout that focuses on your latest posts. It has a footer widget area with room for all your widgets and two custom widgets for recent posts and comments. The theme also has support for full width content, a video header and logo. Embla will always be free for you to use and customize. You can ask for support or request new features in the support forum.

WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Farm -Accessibility ready

-A blog theme which is a child theme of Embla, with a romantic cursive font, and a fresh hint of green.

Farm is a responsive theme with large header images and a two column grid layout. Present your farm and your staff with the custom staff template, or sell your goods with the help of the WooCommerce plugin.

WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Billie -Accessibility ready

-A beautiful blog theme with a large header and a transparent menu.

Billie is a responsive, accessible blog theme. The theme has two optional menus (including a social menu), several different sidebars and a footer widget area that will hold any number of widgets. The theme is compatible with the new block editor, and also includes a Call To Action button and two page sections that you can combine with your front page. I recommend that you install the Jetpack plugin to make full use of supported features like featured content, contact forms, testimonials, social sharing and more. To create a portfolio, install Jetpack and create your projects, all the templates are already shipped with the theme. Billie also works well with WooCommerce.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Mardi Gras -A Colorful, fun blog theme in the colors of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras is a fun, colorful blog and event theme that was originally designed for the carnival season. The theme has a large header with curved text and a gradient background. It has four widget areas and two menus, including a social menu. Your blog posts are displayed in a 3 column grid. The default colors are the tradional New Orleans Mardi Gras colors green, purple and yellow. You can change the number of columns and select your favorite colors and fonts in the customizer. The theme is responsive and also supports the new block editor with wide and full width blocks.

WordPress Version: 4.5 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Aaron -Accessibility ready

-A multi purpose theme for businesses, organisations and blogs. This theme has several ways to promote your content, such as Icon and text highlights and a call to action.

Aaron is a responsive, accessible multi-purpose theme. Features includes Call to action and front page Highlights that will grab your visitors attention and help you feature different parts of your website. The theme has two optional menus (including a social menu), logo upload, six page templates and three widget areas that will hold any number of widgets. Do you want to run Aaron on a company website rather than a blog? No problem, just hide the meta, the sidebars, and turn off your comments. I recommend that you install the Jetpack plugin to make full use of supported features like Testimonials and social sharing. To create a portfolio, install Jetpack and create your projects, all the templates are already shipped with the theme. Aaron also works well with WooCommerce and bbPress.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Star Accessibility ready

-One of my oldest themes is a blog theme with a large customizable icon in the header, a call to action and a sidebar.

Star is a responsive and accessible theme with a high contrast between text color and background, and two options to customize your screen reader texts. Features include a Call to action button in the header that will grab your visitors attention and help you feature different parts of your website. The theme has two optional menus (including a social menu) and two widget areas that will hold any number of widgets. I recommend that you install the Jetpack plugin to make full use of supported features featured content, contact forms, and social sharing. To create a portfolio, install Jetpack and create your projects, all the templates are already shipped with the theme. Star also works well with WooCommerce and BBpress.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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CherishAccessibility ready

-A full width theme with many different color options, a large header and a call to action. You can select the background color for each page or post.

Cherish is an accessible, full width, responsive theme with a fixed top menu. It has 3 widget areas in the footer and you can change the background color, title and link color of your posts and pages. Edit or disable your Call to Action area in the customizer, where you can also change colors, fonts, hide your post meta and upload your own logo.

WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Kvarken -Accessibility ready

-A blog theme with many different styling options such as borders, shadows and colors.

A responsive customizable theme that works out of the box. -Leave the options as is or go wild and change them all! Two widget areas, header image and menu placement, logo upload, sticky posts, threaded comments and unlimited colors. Change details such as breadcrumb navigation, rounded corners and icons. Includes several header images related to the Kvarken Archipelago and Swedish translation.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Miranda -Accessibility ready

-A basic blog theme with light grey and pink details, a small centered header image and traditional sidebars.

Miranda is an accessible, responsive blog theme. It has two menus (including a social menu), color options, and flexible widget areas with room for all your widgets.

WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Themes for the holidays

White X-masAccessibility ready

-My first holiday theme is a charming blog theme with a romantic font, snowflakes, a Christmas style reindeer in the header, and a traditional sidebar.

A responsive, accessible seasonal Christmas theme in blue and white. -Hide the images in the customizer and it’s suitable all year round.

WordPress Version: 4.6 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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Christmas Sweets -This red and white Christmas theme was created in 2017, and is great for those who wants a little goofier blog or who just wants to change their theme over the holidays. It has even been used for an online a candy store!

Christmas Sweets is a cute Christmas blog theme with a grid layout that focuses on your latest posts. It has a footer widget area with room for all your widgets, and two custom widgets for recent posts and comments. The theme is responsive and also has support for header image and logo. Christmas Sweets will always be free for you to use and customize. You can ask for support or request new features in the support forum.

WordPress Version: 4.6 or higher. PHP Version: 5.6 or higher.

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