22 Fresh Free WordPress Themes (Edition: May 2016)

May 3rd, 2016

To get the month of May going in terms of creating we gathered fresh free WordPress themes for WooCommerce, real estate, portfolio websites, fashion, magazines, businesses, creative agencies, a multipurpose graphic website and more. Responsive design, clean and modern, minimal, and lazy load are just some features to highlight. Some of the following themes integrate tons of elements such as unlimited widgets areas, sidebars, navigation bars, sliders, boxed layouts, thumbnails, top search bars, calendars, excellent socials and a lot more.

22 Fresh Free WordPress Themes (Edition: May 2016)

This round-up of fresh free WordPress themes is particularly large as we have added two collections by the friendly people of Themeshock and ByPeople to the list. Never has there been more to explore than in the following post. Have fun!

22 Fresh Free WordPress Themes (Edition: May 2016)

All these themes are free though some may have commercial variants available or require registration.

Cool Soccer Blog Theme Collection

Cool Soccer Blog WordPress Theme

Created by: ThemeShock
Features: More than 50 submissions, top-quality free WordPress themes, hand-picked from across the Internet for years, one-click download
License: Free for personal use

Amazing Magazine Themes Collection

Amazing Magazine WordPress Themes Collection

Created by: ByPeople
Features: More than 50 submissions, top-quality free WordPress themes, hand-picked from across the Internet for years, one-click download
License: Free for personal use

Typecore: Polished Magazine

Typecore: Polished Magazine WordPress Theme

Created by: AlxMedia
Features: Neatly organized in several multisize thumbnail sections, perfect for news or magazine purposes, left sidebar for recent, or popular posts, and comments, right sidebar for what’s hot section, responsive design
License: GNU GPL

Kontrast: Responsive High-Resolution Magazine

Kontrast: Responsive High Resolution Magazine WordPress Theme

Created by: AlxMedia
Features: Toggle fixed-width sidebar, related posts, and post navigation, featured story or slider, boxed layout, footer and header ads, standard post style, ultra-responsive, unlimited widget areas.
License: GNU GPL

Slanted: Colorful Blogging

Slanted: Colorful Blogging WordPress Theme

Created by:  AlxMedia
Features: Material Design-like header top navigation bar, fixed layout, regular pagination, bottom recent comments and posts list, nice socials and credits footer.
License: GNU GPL

Blogline: Classic Blog Design

Blogline: Classic Blog Design WordPress Theme

Created by: AxlMedia
Features: Ultra-responsive, extensive styling options, post formats, unlimited widget areas, social links font selection flexible layout options, good SEO, and more
License: GNU GPL

Blogrow: Clean & Modern Personal Blog

Blogrow: Clean & Modern Personal Blog WordPress Theme

Created by: AlxMedia
Features: Standard, grid, or list blog layouts, flexible and full-width carousel, related posts and posts navigation, ultra responsive, extensive styling options, post formats, unlimited widget areas.
License: GNU GPL

On Sale: Storefront for WooCommerce

On Sale: Storefront WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Created by: ecommercethemes
Features: Clean and crisp child theme, WooCommerce integration, Storefront must be installed before this theme, simple color palette, logo, favicon, and page layout options in customizer, and more.
License: GPLv2

Zoner-lite: Modern Real Estate

Zoner-lite: Modern Eal Estate WordPress Theme

Created by: Fruitfulcode
Features: Bootstrap responsive design, home, blog, documentation, and support pages, several types of posts, standard pagination, and more.
License: GNU GPL

Drento: Minimal and Essential

Drento: WordPress Theme - CrestaProject

Created by: CrestaProject
Features: Clean and minimal style, off-canvas right sidebar menu featuring a calendar, tag cloud, recent posts and comments, big thumbnails, glossy hover effects on featured images.
License: GPL

Tanx: Beautiful Minimal Blogging

Tanx: Beautiful Blogging WordPress Theme

Created by: PhiRhythmus
Features: Minimal style, responsive design, single column layout, multiple pages, beautiful typography, lazy load, top search bar, off-canvas right sidebar menu.
License: Free for personal use

Klasik: Framework-like WordPress Theme

Klasik: Framework-like WordPress Theme

Created by: klasikthemes
Features: Base/ starter theme for quicker WordPress theme development, perfect for business, portfolio gallery, blog or personal, nine widget areas, eight custom widgets, full CMS control.
License: GPLv2

WP Flat White: Clean Blogging

WP Flat White: Clean Blogging WordPress Theme

Created by: Invictus Themes
Features: Modern design, beautiful typography, carousel as a header, multipage layout, fading overlay descriptions on hover events, typical sidebars, several sections.
License: Free for personal use

Kira Lite: Creative Agency

Kira Lite: Creative Agency WordPress Theme

Created by: Macho Themes
Features: Responsive layout, WooCommerce support, translation ready with WPML, flexible, one-page layout, creative design, line icons.
License: Free for personal use

Freesia: Responsive Business

Freesia: Responsive Business WordPress Theme

Created by: Themefreesie
Features: Cross-browser compatibility, multiple layouts available, responsive design, SEO friendly, social media integrated, WooCommerce compatible
License: GPLv3

eStore: WooCommerce Responsive

eStore: Free WooCommerce Responsive WordPress Theme

Created by: ThemeGrill
Features: Clean style, fully customizable, WooCommerce integration, several custom widgets for a professional online store, YITH, and WooCommerce Wishlist Plugin compatibility.
License: GNU GPL

Latte: One-page Portfolio

Latte: One-page Portfolio WordPress Theme

Created by: Hardeep Asrani
Features: One-page parallax, perfect for profile & portfolio showcasing, services section, maps, contact form, testimonials, pricing tables, drag&drop page editor/builder.
License: Free for personal use

Philomina: Fashion Website

Philomina: Fashion Website WordPress Theme

Created by: charlieasemota
Features: Clean minimal style, fashion blogs or websites, responsive layout, multiple language translations support, parallax effects, off-canvas menu.
License: GPLv2

Dyad: Multipurpose Graphic Theme

Dyad: Multipurpose Graphic WordPress Theme

Created by: Automattic
Features: Responsive layout, Pairs image and written content in tight together cards grid layout, full-width top header, perfect for restaurants, food blogs, photographers, and related.
License: GPLv2

Integral: Elegant Agency

Integral: Elegant Agency WordPress Theme

Created by: Themely
Features: Responsive design, media content, smooth parallax effect, drag & drop reordering, toggle sections, translation ready, sticky navigation, contact form 7, and more.
License: GNU GPL

Sauron: Clean Multipurpose Theme

Sauron: Clean Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Created by: webdorado
Features: SEO-friendly, multipurpose, responsive layout, front-page builder, full-screen lightbox, slideshow, layout editor, jetpack, cross-browser compatibility, and more.
License: GPLv2

Codilight Lite: Modern & Clean Magazine

Codilight Lite: Modern & Clean Magazine WordPress Theme

Created by: FameThemes
Features: Theme Customizer, complete localization, SEO optimized, custom page templates, browser, custom theme widgets, top notch support.
License: GPLv2


The shock family is a group of web enthusiasts, designers and developers dedicated to the creation of all kinds of resources for the web. They are well-known for their various projects, such as themeshock, a site with quality WordPress themes and useful freebies, iconshock, one of the largest icon repositories with more than a million icons and WPthemegenerator, the online creation tool for WordPress and XHTML themes.

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Steve Martin
Steve Martin
5 months 20 days ago

Truly engaging post with all the WordPress themes piled exceptionally well along with the features. However, I am unable to find more of photography themes. A short description on themes such as Twenty Fifteen, Oxygen, etc could make this post much engaging.