May 19 2014

May Celebrations: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes from May 2014

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Here we have it, our first month with all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage being designed responsive. That was faster than we had estimated. But, we won’t complain. Bootstrap is also continuing to go strong, while minimal design still rules. Administering theme options from a backend options panel is becopming more and more common. Theming is getting easier by the minute. For another month we went out into the wild to search for the newest and coolest WordPress themes available. In the following article, we introduce you to our findings.

All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We stated that where applicable. Enjoy!

Ignite: Clean and Elegant Theme for Blogs

Ignite WP theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Custom menus, theme options page
Licence: Free

Interface: Flat Retina Ready Business Theme

Interface WP theme

Genre: Business
Responsive: Yes
Features: Multiple layouts, Retina ready
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Pisces: Sharp and Clean Theme for Blogs and Magazines

Pisces WP theme

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Smart social navigation, smart custom backgrounds
Licence: Free

Grot: Interior Design Line-styled WordPress Theme

Grot WP theme

Genre: Blog/Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Social share bar, built-in slider
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Madeini: Twenty Fourteen Child Theme for Feminine Themed Sites

madeini WP theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Custom header and menu, full width layout
Licence: Free

Naturale: 4 Columns Magazine Theme

naturale WP theme

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Footer widgets, featured content Slider
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Crangasi: Beautiful WordPress Theme to Focus on Content

Crangasi WP theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Integration with FitVids plugin, Font Awesome integration
Licence: Free

Muzhit: Colorful Music Blog Theme

MuzHit WP theme

Genre: Blog/Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Google Maps shortcode, built-in slider
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Journal: Simple Theme for Blogging

Journal WP theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Custom colors, fast and easy publishing
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Independent Publisher: Clean Theme for Personal Blogs

Independent Publisher Theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Translation ready, supports all post formats
Licence: Free

Looki: a Versatile Theme for Magazines, Blogs and Portfolios

Looki WP Theme

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Sidebar widget ready, multiple post formats
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Vryn: Child Restaurant Theme Based on Sixteen Theme

Vryn WP theme

Genre: Restaurant
Responsive: Yes
Features: Sticky posts, photo blogging ready
Licence: Free

Kardio: Simple, Powerful Theme for Medical Sites

Kardio WP theme

Genre: Medical
Responsive: Yes
Features: Social Share bar, built-in slider 
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

News Flash: 3 Columns News Theme Built with Bootstrap

News Flash WP theme

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Google fonts, extensive theme options
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

Touringg: Powerful Theme for Travel and Hotel Sites

Touring WP theme

Genre: Travel/Hotel
Responsive: Yes
Features: Several built-in sliders, based on Bootstrap
Licence: Free

Sparkling: Modern Flat Theme Built with Bootstrap 3

Sparkling WP theme

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Extensive theme options, Retina ready
Licence: Free

Blogger: Elegant and Sober Theme for Personal Blogs

Blogger WP theme

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Minimal design, featured posts slider
Licence: Free

Full Width: a Rotating Background Theme for Photographers

Full Width WP theme

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes
Features: SEO friendly, multiple post formats
Licence: Free

Radiant: Responsive Bootstrap Starter Theme

Radiant WP theme

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes
Features: Custom menu and colors, Twitter Bootstrap
Licence: Free

Advertica: Elegant and Powerful Business Theme

Advertica WP theme

Genre: Business
Responsive: Yes
Features: Multilevel navigation, parallax sections
Licence: Free; enhanced commercial version available

These are our new entries for May 2014. If you can’t get enough, check out the previous installments:

2014: January, February/March, April

2013: December, November, October, September, August, July, June/May, April, March, January/February,

2012: December, November, October and September!

Don’t forget our roundup of the 100 best WordPress themes from 2013, the Best of 2012 collection and our Summer-Special 2013. Have fun and let us know if we missed out on important new entries. Which ones are your favorites?

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About the Author

The shock family is a group of web enthusiasts, designers and developers dedicated to the creation of all kinds of resources for the web. They are well-known for their various projects, such as themeshock, a site with quality WordPress themes and useful freebies, iconshock, one of the largest icon repositories with more than a million icons and WPthemegenerator, the online creation tool for WordPress and XHTML themes.

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