Apr 05 2013

14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

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Each month, I bring to you a roundup of some of the best free themes released for self-hosted WordPress websites. Now that March has ended, here is this month’s edition!

March was a good month, as far as WordPress themes are concerned. With WP 3.6 just around the corner (expect it to be with you by late-April, if all goes well), many developers released new themes this month. The majority of the themes were meant for personal blogs or, surprisingly, tumblogs. This can be attributed to the fact that Twenty Thirteen, the upcoming flagship theme for WordPress, shall be supporting post formats and will feature a single-column layout.

Clippy

Most of the themes released this month were responsive: some were even retina-ready. A couple of them were based on Twitter Bootstrap, whereas Hybrid Core framework too did not lag behind.

Enough talking! Let us go ahead and check out the themes, shall we?

Free WordPress Themes: March 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
 Attitude Corporate Yes Yes Custom post types, page templates, widgets Retina-ready
 Satu Tumblog Yes Yes Nil.Based on Hybrid Core
 Contango Blog No Yes Nil. NA
 Sensitive Portfolio, Corporate Yes No Custom page templates Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Rockers Blog Yes Yes Nil. NA
 FirmaSite Blog Yes Yes Supports BuddyPress and bbPress Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Clippy Blog Yes Yes Custom contact form with AJAX Pinterest-style theme
 Clutterless Blog Yes No Pro version also available ($9, with support) Retina-ready
 Focus Video Yes NoVideo player works out of the box NA
 Artworks Portfolio Yes No Nil. NA
 Empty Spaces Tumblog, Blog Yes No Post formats, widgetized header NA
 Celesta Lyrics No No Custom post types and taxonomy NA
 Django Magazine No No Custom homepage with banner ads NA
 SympalPress Blog, TumblogYes YesPro version also available ($49) NA

Need more themes? Don’t worry, I’ll be back next month! Until then, feel free to check out the previous months’ roundups: January & February, December, November, October and September! Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Best of 2012.

What do you think of these free themes? Have your say in the comments below!

About the Author

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and is the author of "Sufism: A Brief History". 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
  • James George, 05 April 2013

    These themes are fantastic! I love the fact that a majority of these are responsive. That is excellent. The fact that most themes are being built responsively means that your content will look great on as many devices as possible.

  • Jacobus, 05 April 2013

    Hi Sufyan, these themes are really great. I have seen a lot of free WP themes, but usually they look, well, like S*** is an understatement. Yours look really cool and SympalPress looks pretty much like a Premium theme. Do you make those yourself? Kudos if you do man!

  • Cory Thoman, 08 April 2013

    Great themes! I’ll definitely have to download a few of them to play around with.

  • RAJA CRN, 09 April 2013

    Thanks for sharing this. We have also created and shared some professional WordPress themes. Checkout and add it here if it is worth.

  • MAC Design Inc., 10 April 2013

    Thanks a lot for sharing these WordPress themes.

  • Rahul, 10 April 2013

    The Artwork download link is not correct.

  • Codesplash, 10 April 2013

    Great Collection of WordPress Themes, i have some themes on my blog too, maybe you like them.

  • Blackmagic, 10 April 2013

    Thank you

  • vanarp, 18 April 2013

    You seem to have missed to include Demo|Download links for Contango theme.

  • Sorin, 24 April 2013

    Very good themes and nice ones, hope for more, just founded this site. Thanks and best regards !

  • Mohd Farrukh, 28 April 2013

    Thanks Sufyan for Sharing the Best Wp Themes. (Y)

  • Sarah, 05 May 2013

    Free is always welcome to collect !Thank you for sharing!

  • WebDesignsMag, 12 May 2013

    Nice Roundup Of themes Thanks a lot…

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  • Lio Ray, 19 July 2013

    This is good themes for new responsive user. Thanks for sharing

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