March 2015: Top 10 Free WordPress Themes

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This March has been a fertile month in terms of WordPress theme creation. March even saw a few new magazine themes of great quality, which is not too common at least not in the free sector. Today’s Top 10 list carries two themes of this type. Both are fantastic in their own right and come fully customizable. That doesn’t mean that the other eight themes we collected would be bare stopgaps. On the contrary also these are worth the attention. We haven’t let any meat-and-potatoes theme enter this list. All the newcomers are free to use, though some have extended paid variants available, which we noted where applicable. All themes are fully responsible. The mixture is colorful and able to serve multiple purposes. There should definitely be something for everybody.

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1. Fast News Magazine Theme

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The Fast News Magazine Theme is a highly customizable theme for magazine websites. It comes with a plethora of different homepages and blog layouts as well as a responsive design, unlimited sidebars, a few sliders and several widgets. Add to that your own logo, theme options and more. There is a paid variant available which enables the use of Google Fonts, lets you set a custom color scheme and delievers 12 more widgets. This variant comes at a price of 45 USD.

  • Created by: Kopa Theme
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Fast News Demo

2. Xmax Magazine Theme

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The Xmax Magazine Theme is another customizable magazine theme. It is responsive and offers unlimited sidebars and several widgets. You can add your own logo, configure the look through theme options and lots more. The paid variant adds support for Google Fonts, custom color schemes, more sliders, support for shortcodes and even more widgets. The paid variant costs 40 USD.

  • Created by: Kopa Theme
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Xmax Theme Demo

3. Author Theme

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This theme seems to be an adaptation of the Twenty Fifteen Theme. Nevertheless, it’s convincing enough. What had me from hello is the speed of the theme. The demo is not cached, thus providing a solid impression of the theme’s performance. All scripts and stylesheets are minimized, with their uncompressed versions being also available.

  • Created by: Compete Themes
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Author Theme Demo

4. Boardwalk

Boardwalk Theme

Boardwalk is a rather special theme with a very interesting sliders on the front page. Boardwalk is provided by Automattic, which grants good integration into the modern feature set.

  • Created by: Automattic
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Boardwalk Theme Demo

5. Sela

Sela WordPress Theme

Sela is another new entry made by Automattic. This theme comes with a customizable background and the possibility to upload your own logo. There are special templates for different purposes, e.g. a grid template for portfolios. Social icons are supported.

  • Created by: Automattic
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Sela Theme Demo

6. Annina Free

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Annina Free Theme is a fresh, responsive theme in Masonry style. Make sure to take a thorough look at the demo. This theme is a sight for sore eyes. Customize the background and text colors and add social icons. If you want even more of the beauty, think about purchasing the paid version. This will add support for your own logo, infinite scrolling, your own fonts as well as header and sidebar positions, breadcrumb navigation, shortcodes, more widgets and then some. The so-called Pro version is yours for 24,90 Euro.

  • Created by: Cresta Project
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Annina Free Demo

7. Auberge Restaurant Theme

Auberge Restaurant Theme

Auberge has been incepted for restaurants but can be used for other industries as well. It supports the Beaver Builder plugin as well as Jetpack. Auberge lets you use Schema.org Markup, a slideshow in the header and offers choosable colors and layouts.

  • Created by: WebMam Design
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Auberge Theme Demo

8. Greenr

Greenr WordPress Theme

Greenr offers a flex slider, customizable backgrounds and a theme options page for easy customization. If you shell out 39 USD, you’ll receive more sliders, icon fonts, a Page Builder, several layouts, social icons, Google Maps integration and portfolios.

  • Created by: Webulous Themes
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Greenr Demo

9. Keratin

Keratin

The Keratin WordPress theme is based on a Masonry layout. You can customize the color scheme, add your own header and easily change it all via its built-in Theme Customizer.

  • Created by: themecot
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Keratin Demo

10. Lovecraft

Lovecraft

Lovecraft is the newest addition to the fantastic theme portfolio of Swedish developer Anders Norén. It comes with support for your own header image, your own accent colors and logo, Jetpack and three additional widgets.

  • Created by: Anders Norén
  • License: free for personal and commercial use | GNU General Public License
  • Demo: Lovecraft Demo

Conclusion

What do you think? Isn’t this a brilliant mixture of great themes? We have ones for magazines, blogging, business, restaurants, even portfolios. I hope your favorite has been announced, too. Personally I like the FastNews theme a lot. Which one is your favorite?

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

2015: February

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 2014 as well as 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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Catana Alexandru
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Beautiful themes, but expect top 20 theme, 10 are too few . Great Work , Thank You

Bareera AHmed
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WordPress changed our life, we can easily design a professional website using WordPress premium themes. WordPress themes are developed with several features using those, we all can make a beautiful website for our business. Thanks to compile this great list.

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