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14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

April 5th, 2013

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  No Video 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, Tumblog Yes  Yes Pro 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!

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+.

16 comments for „14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013
  1. James George on April 5th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    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.

  2. Jacobus on April 5th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    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!

  3. Cory Thoman on April 8th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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

  4. RAJA CRN on April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 am

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

  5. MAC Design Inc. on April 10th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing these WordPress themes.

  6. Rahul on April 10th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    The Artwork download link is not correct.

  7. Codesplash on April 10th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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

  8. Blackmagic on April 10th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you

  9. vanarp on April 18th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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

  10. Sorin on April 24th, 2013 at 12:45 am

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

  11. Mohd Farrukh on April 28th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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

  12. Sarah on May 5th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

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

  13. WebDesignsMag on May 12th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Nice Roundup Of themes Thanks a lot…

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  15. Lio Ray on July 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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