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.
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.
|Anchor||Church||Yes||No||Custom page templates, color schemes||Google Maps integrated|
|WP Strap Hero||Blog||Yes||Yes||Nil.||Uses Twitter Bootstrap|
|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)|
|Heavenly||Corporate||Yes||No||Custom page templates||Uses Twitter Bootstrap, Retina-ready|
|PlayBook||Magazine||Yes||Yes||Custom widgets (such as “Related Posts”)||NA|
|Snaps||Portfolio||Yes||Yes||Custom page templates, social icons||Grid-based layout, usable for photoblogs|
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+.