December 2014: 23 Versatile and Free WordPress Themes to Grow Your (Blog-)Business

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The end of the year is always that time when I get into thinking about my sites. Are they on track? Is a design change needed? How can I refine and fine-tune them to better support my goals. A new design might not seem mandatory. But as design is what is seen I always end up implementing a fresh one anyway. If you can relate to that, check out our collection of fresh and free templates for self-hosted WordPress sites and see which one fits best…

All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We noted that where applicable…

SKT Photo Session

SKT Photo Session

Creator: SKT Themes
Features: Photography-oriented, home page slider, user-friendly customization
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Karo Light Magazine Theme

Karo Light Magazine Theme

Creator: Kopa Theme
Features: Social links, multiple sidebars, featured posts slider
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Penscratch

Penscratch

Creator: Automattic
Features: Super clean layout, quotes, logos, featured images
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Mustard Theme

Mustard Theme

Creator: ThemeShock
Features: Very simple layout, four different sliders, fully responsive
License: free for personal use (commercial license available)

Photoshoot Theme

Photoshoot Theme

Creator: Faster Themes
Features: Perfect for images and albums, responsive, social links, logo, etc.
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Life Is Good Flat Theme

Life Is Good Flat Theme

Creator: Daniel Klose
Features: Super flat design based on a default WordPress theme, makes heavy use of post formats, full-width layout
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Intergalactic

Intergalactic

Creator: Automattic
Features: Relies heavily on images, one column, distraction-free layout, elegant typography
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Creative WordPress Theme

Creative WordPress Theme

Creator: ThemeShock
Features: Beautiful hand-drawn background, completely responsive, highly customizable
License: free for personal use (commercial license available)

Nerocity Theme

Nerocity Theme

Creator: myThemes
Features: Elegant dark look, social media integration, HTML5/CSS3, fully responsive
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Momentous Lite

Momentous Lite

Creator: Theme Zee
Features: Clean typography, featured content, social icons
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

The Thinker Lite

The Thinker Lite

Creator: Anariel Design
Features: Uncomplicated and easy, fully blogging-oriented, focused on content
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Portfolio Blog Responsive Theme

Portfolio Blog Responsive Theme

Creator: Dessign
Features: Customizable colors, responsive design, unlimited domain usage
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Blogghiamo Theme

Blogghiamo Theme

Creator: Cresta Project
Features: Responsive design, beautiful flat layout, header with hover and shadow effects
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Freedom: Responsive Photo Blogging Theme

Freedom: Responsive Photo Blogging Theme

Creator: Theme Grill
Features: Great for pictures and visual art, header image, easy color changing, translation ready
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Flatfish Theme

Flatfish Theme

Creator: Michael Arestad
Features: Flat as flat can go, you need to install the Flounder theme first
License: free for personal and commercial use

Prestig Theme

Prestig Theme

Creator: SMThemes
Features: Quite versatile, good-looking related posts section, responsive
License: free for personal and commercial use

Multishop Theme

Multishop Theme

Creator: Faster Themes
Features: Focused on WooCommerce and eCommerce, fully responsive thanks to the Twitter Bootstrap framework
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Zoo Theme

Zoo Theme

Creator: SMThemes
Features: Cute green background, user-friendly admin panel, great for nature-oriented blogs
License: free for personal and commercial use

Estada: Blogging Theme

Estada: Blogging Theme

Creator: New WordPress Themes
Features: Dark styling, easy settings, entirely blog-focused
License: free for personal and commercial use under the terms of the GPL

Aiden Theme

Aiden Theme

Creator: FThemes
Features: .po file for easy translation, purely blog-oriented
License: free for personal and commercial use

Nerog: Nature Theme

Nerog: Nature Theme

Creator: WpWOW
Features: Pretty green tones, big home page slider
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Tecre: Real Estate Theme

Tecre: Real Estate Theme

Creator: WpWOW
Features: Wooden background, uncomplicated classic design, multi-level menus
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Scene: Cinema Theme

Scene: Cinema Theme

Creator: SMThemes
Features: Related posts, customizable sidebars, gigantic home page slider
License: free for personal and commercial use

These are our new entries for December 2014. If you can’t get enough, check out the previous installments:

2014: January, February/March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

2013: December, November, October, September, August, July, June/May, April, March, January/February,

2012: December, November, October and September!

Don’t forget our roundup of the 100 best WordPress themes from 2013 or the Best of 2012 collection. Have fun and let us know if we missed out on any important new entries. Which ones are your favorites?

(dpe)

Juan Pablo Sarmiento

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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Dinesh
Guest

Really awesome word press themes I found here. I was looking a word press theme for my blog for last few days for my seowakeup blog. I will go for first one with pro version. You helped a lot. Thanks and wish you a very happy new year dear team.

Jacob
Guest

Awesome collection Juan. Keep it up. I love all themes especially Photoshoot theme is simply outstanding.

Shankar bro
Guest

What a great selection of the WordPress theme i like many among of them but i only can use one very difficult to choose; which can i use in my blog nay way it is very important to use cell phone friendly also oh my god anyone suggest me

Nisha Kapadiya
Guest

Your website is way too good. I enjoy the valuable data you deliver to your posts. It is extremely useful to us thanks for sharing the post.

T.S. Phillips
Guest

This is a great collection you put together! I will be referring back to it. Thanks, T.S.

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