11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

April 30th, 2013

Another month lies behind us and here is April’s edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released — there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers might be waiting for the final version to be released, before plunging into their coding pools and churning out newer themes.

Yet, whatever small number of themes that were released this month — they surely did not disappoint! Twitter Bootstrap once again emerged as the favorite framework for creating themes, and personal blogging themes dominated the scene. Minimalism and responsive design were in the majority, and Snaps by Graph Paper Press seems to be the top free release of April.

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Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Note: Demo and Download links for each theme can be reached by clicking on the theme’s screenshot in the gallery below. From inside the gallery you can easily navigate from theme to theme.

Comparison Table

 Theme Name  Genre  Responsive  Localization  Misc.  USP
 Anchor  Church  Yes  No  Custom page templates, color schemes Google Maps integrated
 WP Strap Hero  Blog  Yes  Yes  Nil.  Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Grainyflex  Blog  Yes  No  Nil.  NA
 tdSimple  Blog, Tumblog  Yes  No  Super minimal  NA
 Orbit Corporate  Yes  Yes  Custom page templates, widget areas, color schemes  Support offered for free (English/Spanish)
 Lightweight Personal  Blog  No  Yes  Nil.  NA
 Wordsmith  Blog  Yes  No  Nil.  NA
 Heavenly  Corporate  Yes  No  Custom page templates  Uses Twitter Bootstrap, Retina-ready
 PlayBook  Magazine  Yes  Yes  Custom widgets (such as “Related Posts”)  NA
 Enigma  Magazine  No  No  Custom homepage  NA
 Snaps  Portfolio  Yes  Yes  Custom page templates, social icons  Grid-based layout, usable for photoblogs

If you need more themes, check out the previous installments: MarchJanuary & FebruaryDecemberNovemberOctober and September! Also, don’t forget the best of 2012 collection.

I’ll see you next month with even more awesome free themes. Until then, make sure you leave your feedback in the comments below!


Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and has authored several books. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

9 comments for „11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition
  1. Ryan on April 30th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you again for the mothly list! This is one of my favorite monthly posts bar none. ~r

  2. Bert on May 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    sadly the Anchor theme is not free. You have to sign up for $49 to download it

  3. sasa on May 3rd, 2013 at 5:39 am

    thanks for these great themes

  4. Phil on May 11th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    This list is awesome, thanks for taking the time to compile these great wordpress themes. Love it! :)

  5. CrazyPixels on May 29th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I like free WP theme, but where is the big screenshots? Could be make a normal-sized pictures

  6. […] you need more themes, check out the previous installments: April, March, January & February, December 12, November 12, October 12 and September12! Also, […]

  7. manish kumar on September 10th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    nice and cool themes..

  8. Alison on October 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’m always on the look out for new themes – this is a great list. Thanks for taking the time to make this info available to others.

  9. Alex Fortran on April 4th, 2014 at 12:59 am

    The chart is awfully helpful and to think that you’re doing this on a monthly basis is cool. Thanks.