Themes

February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

February 15th, 2015

Designers are facing a great year. A handful of very interesting design trends points them into distinct directions. Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling, are the craze in 2015. People with lesser design know-how and a WordPress blog need not step behind, however. Rely on the WordPress themes community, and you won’t get disappointed. Talented people have already come up with just what would spark your envy weren’t it available to you, too. By the way, if you are a designer in search of an excellent foundation to build that client’s site upon, the themes are also for you. Take them as inspiration or use them as they are. All you need is a self-hosted WordPress, and you’re good to go…

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

Business One

Business One

 

Creator: Free WP Themes
Features: Parallax scrolling, colorful and dynamic, animation effects
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Garfunkel

Garfunkel

Creator: Anders Norén
Features: Pinterest-like with a Masonry layout, infinite scroll support, social menu
License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Charlene

Charlene

Creator: Paper Tree Design
Features: Ultra minimal look ideal for writers, widgets, galleries
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Hiero

Hiero

Creator: aThemes
Features: Straightforward design, threaded comments, custom widgets, responsive design
License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Laurels

Laurels

Creator: Faster Themes
Features: For business or personal sites, Bootstrap-based, custom widgets and theme options
License: GNU General Public License, paid version with extended feature set available

Appz

Appz

Creator: ThemeShaker
Features: Ideal for landing pages, simple and effective design, perfect to showcase products
License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Oceanus

Oceanus

Creator: FabThemes
Features: Customizable featured posts slider, social options
License: GNU General Public License v2 (Non-commercial), paid version for commercial use available

TheStore

TheStore

Creator: FThemes
Features: E-commerce oriented, built-in options page, SEO optimized
License: GNU Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurant

Creator: Free WP Themes
Features: Full-width slider, neat color scheme, social buttons
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

OMG

OMG

Creator: WP Dev Shed
Features: Great for big images, hover animations, menu area with widgets
License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Aileron

Aileron

Creator: ThemeCot
Features: Extremely simple and clean, perfect for magazines and blogs, Font Awesome, post formats
License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Maskitto Light

Maskitto Light

Creator: Shufflehound
Features: Custom color schemes, very simple and lightweight, custom slider and admin panel
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Atwood

Atwood

 

Creator: Themeora
Features: Highly customizable, Bootstrap-based, Google Fonts included
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Customizr

Customizr

Creator: Themes&Co, released by Free WP Themes
Features: Cool hover animations, very versatile, fully responsive
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Lawyeria Lite

Lawyeria Lite

Creator: Free WP Themes
Features: Perfect for law firms and attorneys, display contact info right away, icons and testimonials
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

FreshHealth

FreshHealth

Creator: New WordPress Themes
Features: Easy to customize, shortcodes and widgets, SEO optimized
License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Everal

Everal

Creator: Cohhe
Features: Download through WP to avoid social share, highly customizable, clean and user-friendly
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Renden

Renden

Creator: Think Up Themes
Features: Various layouts, SEO optimized, screen-wide slider
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Modern

Modern

Creator: WebMan Design
Features: Perfect for personal and small business sites, header slideshow, filterable portfolio
License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Qwerty

Qwerty

Creator: Ryan Sommers
Features: Supremely fast, responsive and minimal, only content without anything else
License: Unspecified

The Thinker Lite

The Thinker Lite

Creator: Anariel Design
Features: Minimal, content-focused, nice typography
License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Katori

Katori

Creator: aThemes
Features: Aimed at photographers, wonderful animations and grid layout
License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Mustard

Mustard

Creator: ThemeShock
Features: Simple, colorful layout, HTML and WordPress version, responsive
License: Personal use only; paid commercial license available

These are our new entries for February 2015. If you can’t get enough, check out the previous installments:

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

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?

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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.