Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

The Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

With more than 3,000 themes available in the official repository and hundreds available on third-party websites, to say nothing about plugins for extending functionality, WordPress is the leading content management system that provides power to vast areas of the web. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest offerings of the ecosystem. That’s why we focused on free themes following closely along the lines of the latest trends. And that’s, of course, the use of huge images, flat design, responsiveness and an overall modern appearance. Part 9 of our series “Blast from the Past” brings you a whopping number of 100 of these specimen, all of which created throughout 2014.

Blast from the Past: Past Entries

Welcome back to “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs, 100+ PSD templates, the same number of HTML templates as well as over a hundred fonts, in flavors desktop, web, and icon. You are fully equipped to perform the creation of a great web design. Then we added stationery and other items to the selection and brought you 100 resources that were even able to support your quest for the next dream job as we had resumes, business cards and more integrated. After that came 100 photorealistic mockups to best present your next prime idea. And in our last issue, we added 90 free resources for mobile designers.

The following list covers the 100 best free WordPress themes of 2014 that made the most out of flat style, huge image backdrops, vibrant color schemes and are supplied with responsive behavior.

The 100 Best Free WordPress Themes of The Year

Optimizer

optimizer-theme-landingpage

Creator: Layerthemes
License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
Download free from WordPress.org | Extended (paid) version available here | Demo: The Optimizer

Minimaluu

minimalu theme
Creator: thomasveit
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Oxygen

oxygen theme
Creator: alienwp
License: GNU General Public License.

Saga

saga theme
Creator: Justin Tadlock
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Simp – Free Agency WordPress Theme

simp theme
Creator: themeraid
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Eighties

eighties theme
Creator: Kopepasah.
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Klean

photography theme
Creator: divjot
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Ascent

ascent theme
Creator: Pitabas
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Sksdev

theme for studiosCreator: sksphpdev
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Amora

amora theme
Creator: divjot
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Daily

daily theme
Creator: robert brodziak
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Life is Good

portfolio theme
Creator: daniel klose
License: Licensed Under GPL.

Zerif Lite

zerif lite theme
Creator: themeisle
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

RokoPhoto Theme

rokophoto theme
Creator: themeisle
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Business WP Theme

business wp
Creator: themeisle
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Ariwoo Theme

ariwoo theme
Creator: arinio
License: GNU.

OMG Theme

omg theme
Creator: wpdevshed
License: GNU Public License 2.0.

Virality Theme

virality theme
Creator: wpdevshed
License: GNU Public License 2.0.

WP Advocate

wp advocate
Creator: wpdevshed
License: GNU Public License 2.0.

Yarn

yarn theme
Creator: Kris Hocker
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Portfolio WordPress Theme

portfolio theme 2
Creator: gavick
License: GNU GPL v.2.0 license.

Pure

pure theme
Creator: GT3themes
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

HoTheme WordPress Theme

hotheme wp
Creator: hotheme
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Resolution Theme

resolution theme
Creator: kopa theme
License: GNU General Public License version.

New Lotus

new lotus theme
Creator: kopa theme
License: GNU General Public License version.

Xmax

xmax theme
Creator: kopa theme
License: GNU General Public License version.

Karo

karo theme
Creator: kopa theme
License: GNU General Public License version.

Fast News

fast news theme
Creator: kopa theme
License: GNU General Public License version.

Casper Theme

casper theme
Creator: lacymorrow
License: GPL v2.0.

Maskitto Light Theme

maskitto light theme
Creator: shufflehound
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Ravel Theme

ravel theme
Creator: Justin Tadlock
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Nova Theme

nova theme
Creator: themeinprogress
License: GNU general public license.

Blogly Lite Theme

blogly theme
Creator: ThemeFurnace
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Wilson Theme

wilson theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Fukasawa

fuksawa theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Garfunkel Theme

garfunkel theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Hoffman Theme

hoffman theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Rams Theme

rams theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Baskerville Theme

baskerville theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Radcliffe Theme

radcliffe theme
Creator: anders noren
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Modern

modern wp
Creator: webman design
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Mustang Theme

mustang theme
Creator: webman design
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Auberge Theme

auberge theme
Creator: webman design
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Katori

katori theme
Creator: athemes
License: GNU General Public License v3.0.

SweetHeat Theme

sweetheat theme
Creator: athemes
License: GNU General Public License v3.0.

University Theme

university theme
Creator: viva themes
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Minimaliste Theme

minimaliste theme
Creator: viva themes
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Greenigma

greenigma theme
Creator: weblizar
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Storefront Theme

storefront theme
Creator: woothemes
License: GPL.

Interstellar WordPress Theme

interstellar theme
Creator: ufo themes
License: GNU general public license.

Lawyeria Lite – Free Attorney WordPress Theme

lawyer theme
Creator: themeisle
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

ProfitMag

profit mag
Creator: Jagadish Timilsina
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Single Page WordPress Theme

single page theme
Creator: hoosoft
License: GNU general public license.

Create WP

Create theme
Creator: catchthemes
License: GNU General Public License v3.

Intergalactic WP Theme

intergalactic theme
Creator: wordpress.com
License: Creative Commons Sharealike.

Lustrous WP Theme

lustrous theme
Creator: webloggerz
License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Pure and Simple WP Theme

pure and simple theme
Creator: styledthemes
License: GPL.

Freedom Theme

freedom theme
Creator: themegrill
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later.

Esteem WP Theme

esteem wp theme
Creator: themegrill
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later.

Spacious WP Theme

spacious theme
Creator: themegrill
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later.

Radiate

radiate theme
Creator: themegrill
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later.

AccessPress Parallax Theme

accesspress theme
Creator: accesspressthemes
License: GNU general public license.

Corsa WP Theme

corsa wp theme
Creator: woorockets
License: GPL.

PERFETTA CAFÉ WORDPRESS THEME

cafe theme
Creator: gavick
License: GNU GPL v.2.0 license.

Business One Theme

business theme
Creator: burak kaptan
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Unconditional Multipurpose Theme

unconditional multipurpose theme
Creator: Zulfikar Nore
License: GPLv2 (or later).

MetroX WP Theme

metrox theme
Creator: themeisle
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Besty Theme

besty theme
Creator: faster themes
License: Single Domain License.

Nulis WP Theme

nullis theme
Creator: Denny Kuswantoro
License: GPL.

Electa WordPress Theme

gallery theme
Creator: kairaweb
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Roda

vector portfolio
Creator: vladff
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Enlightenment

business wp theme
Creator: one designs
License: GNU General Public License v2.

Quill Theme

quill wp theme
Creator: athemes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Zenzero

zenzero theme
Creator: crestaproject
License: GPL license.

Avoca Theme

avoca theme
Creator: tskk
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Sahagin Theme

sahagin theme
Creator: theme hybrid
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Pho

photoblog
Creator: Slobodan Manic
License: GPLv2 (or later).

MaryAnne

new blog
Creator: tomas toman
License: GNU general public license.

Seasun Theme

seasun theme
Creator: tomas toman
License: GNU general public license.

Volta

photography portfolio
Creator: niftythemes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

CorpBiz

corporate theme
Creator: webriti
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Health Center Lite

health theme
Creator: webriti
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Quality Lite Version

qua;ity lite theme
Creator: webriti
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Bose

bose wp theme
Creator: inkhive
License: GNU General Public License Version 3.

Cara

cara theme
Creator: David Chandra Purnama
License: GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL) or later.

Sketch

sketch portfolio
Creator: wordpress
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Edin WP Theme

edin wp theme
Creator: wordpress
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Gump

blog theme
Creator: pankogut
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Crawford WordPress Theme

clean theme
Creator: wpmultiverse
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Verge WP Theme

verge wp theme
Creator: rohitink
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Nirvana

nirvana theme
Creator: cryoutcreations
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Free WordPress Fashion Agency Theme

catwalk theme
Creator: templatemonster
License: GPLv2 (or later).

The Thinker Lite – Free WordPress Theme

thinker lite theme
Creator: anariel design
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Gridsby WP Theme

gridsby theme
Creator: modern themes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Portfolio

portfolio wp
Creator: modern themes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Brew House WP Theme

brew house theme
Creator: modern themes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Sporta

sporta theme
Creator: modern themes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Outlet

outlet wp theme
Creator: modern themes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Free WordPress Restaurant Theme

restaurant wp theme
Creator: templatemonster
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Free WordPress BusinessTheme

corporate template
Creator: templatemonster
License: GPLv2 (or later).

Black and White WP Theme

b&w wp theme
Creator: modernthemes
License: GPLv2 (or later).

More posts from this series:

  1. Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014
  2. Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014
  3. Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014
  4. Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014
  5. Blast from the Past #5: 100+ Best Free Fonts of 2014
  6. Blast from the Past #6: 100 Best Free Business Cards, Resume Templates and Other Corporate Identity Packages of 2014
  7. Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic Mockups to Win the Pitch
  8. Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

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Nataly Birch

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Mark Wilston
Guest

Thanks for sharing the huge collection of responsive WordPress themes with flat style and huge images.

josephine
Guest

It’s really beautiful themes.

Thank you so much for sharing this images.

Nour
Guest

Hello,
Thank you for the list.

One thing though: some (many) of those themes actually have a license although you say they don’t. The first one for instance Minimaluu is licensed under a GPL. It’s included in the zip file when you download the theme

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