Apr 30 2013

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition


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 schemesGoogle 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
 OrbitCorporate 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!


About the Author

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+.


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Comments and Discussions
  • Ryan, 30 April 2013

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

  • Bert, 01 May 2013

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

  • sasa, 03 May 2013

    thanks for these great themes

  • Phil, 11 May 2013

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

  • CrazyPixels, 29 May 2013

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

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

  • manish kumar, 10 September 2013

    nice and cool themes..

  • Alison, 23 October 2013

    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.

  • Alex Fortran, 04 April 2014

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

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