November 2014: 22 Free WordPress Themes for (almost) All Needs

November 26th, 2014

Bloggers, magazines, content creators, and freelancers are usually having a hard time finding themes to showcase their thoughts, news, articles and products. And even though there are lots of options with WordPress to do this, many of them are poorly designed and do not have the features a content creator needs. Many of the themes featured in the following article include plugins, frameworks, engines, fonts, icons, e-commerce capabilities, multilanguage, retina support and many more additions that improve the experience of the user while using it, and allows the content creator to take advantage of the combined power of these tools.

You see that we have put a slight focus on anything content creation this month. Or is it just a coincidence?! Anyway, take advantage of our finding and start worrying about content creation, not theme choice, from now on.

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

Cutlass: Starter Theme


Creator: Zach Adams.
Features: starter theme, Laravel’s Blade templating engine included, HTML5 syntax, Bootstrap ready, Font Awesome added.
License: free for personal and commercial uses (Attribution on some plugins may be required).

MagazinePro: Responsive Theme


Creator: ThemePix.
Features: 3 column design, featured posts in the homepage, theme options panel, widgets, social icons.
License: free for personal and commercial use (attribution and sponsored links required). Paid version available.

MioMio: Magazine Theme


Creator: Manoolia.
Features: responsive layout, homepage slider, shortcodes, custom page templates, theme option panel.
License: GPL license (free for personal and commercial uses).

WP Jurist: Responsive Theme


Creator: WP Dev Shed.
Features: flat style, big slider, thumbnails, blog, responsive.
License: GPL V2 license (totally free).

MaidenHair: Blogging Theme


Creator: Tomas Toman.
Features: responsive, options panel, masonry style, WooComerce integration, multilanguage.
License: GPL (GNU General Public License). Use for as many websites as you like and lifetime.

IH Photographer: Portfolio Theme


Creator: Rohit Tripathi.
Features: artist portfolio focused, responsive, WooCommerce support, retina ready, widgets.
License: GNU GPL v3 (plugins and frameworks used may require attribution).

ProGamer: Gaming Theme


Creator: New WordPress Themes.
Features: SEO optimized, responsive, WooCommerce integration, widgets, contact page.
License: free for personal & commercial use with sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer licenses available).

Avrora: Photography Theme


Creator: Ivan Zavalin.
Features: responsive, SEO optimized, options panel, photography focused, flat design, featured icons.
License: GNU General Public License v3.0.

FrontOffice: Responsive Business Theme


Creator: New WordPress Themes.
Features: business and portfolio focused, responsive design, big slider area, footer widgets, simple design.
License: free for personal and commercial use including sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer licenses available).

Life Is Good: Traveling Theme


Creator: Daniel Klose.
Features: travel focused, responsive design, beautiful typography, big logo and top menu.
License: GPL license (icons, backgrounds and other elements might require attribution).

Reflexa: Magazine Theme for Content-heavy Sites


Creator: Free WordPress Themes.
Features: responsive design, bloggin and magazine focused, clean code, SEO optimized, theme options, location.
License: free for personal and commercial use (sponsored links and attribution). Standard and developer versions available.

Riddle: Minimal Blog Theme


Creator: New WordPress Themes.
Features: WordPress compatibility, blogging theme, minimal design, responsive, SEO optimized, theme options, location.
License: free for personal and commercial with sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer versions available).

Torch: Responsive Business Theme in Flat Look


Creator: MageeWP.
Features: responsive, business theme, flat design, SEO optimized, HTML5 and CSS3 built, translation ready.
License: free for personal and commercial uses (paid pro version available).

Yarn: Writers Theme Based on Saga


Creator: Kris Hocker. (Saga by Justin Tadlock also needed)
Features: responsive, writers focused theme, flat design, top menu, great typography use, widgets.
License: GNU General Public License V2.

Albar: Flat Portfolio Theme


Creator: Kaira.
Features: portfolio theme, e-commerce ready, flat design, responsive design, icons, widgets, SEO optimized.
License: GNU General Public License V2.

Eventbrite Event: Event Theme in Flat Design


Creator: smccafferty.
Features: events based theme, flat design, ground colors, responsive, widgets, SEO optimized, options panel.
License: GNU General Public License V2.

Mace: Responsive Restaurant Theme


Creator: The Hosts.
Features: theme for restaurants, highlighted navigation bar, flat design, ground colors, built-in slider, responsive, widgets, options panel, translation ready.
License: GNU General Public License V2.

Bootstrap Canvas WP: Starter Theme Based on Bootstrap


Creator: Schon Garcia.
Features: Bootstrap, mobile first front-end framework, simple design, threaded comments, responsive, options panel.
License: GPL license for theme and Bootstrap under the MIT license.

Talam: Multipurpose One Page Theme


Creator: LeThemes.
Features: translation ready, YouTube and Vimeo integrated, Google maps, WooCommerce supported, SEO optimization, social share bar.
License: Lite version free for personal use (extended license with paid subscription).

Gravinem: Minimal Business Theme with WooCommerce Support


Creator: SMThemes.
Features: Ecwid support, WooCommerce support, dynamic content loader, responsive, custom widgets, translation, SEO optimized, minimal design.
License: free for personal and commercial use (paid standard and developer options available)

Touringg: Tourism Theme


Creator: ThemeShock.
Features: responsive, tourism and traveling, bussiness, e-commerce ready.
License: free for personal use (paid commercial license available).

Seller: WooCommerce Theme


Creator: Rohit Tripathi.
Features: big slider, responsive design, showcase area, footer widgets, page layouts.
License: GNU GPL v3 (plugins, frameworks and additional design elements may require attribution).

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

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

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?


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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1 year 10 months ago

The themes are great .
I really like the way the content is placed . I love minimalism style and I use it all the time .
Also it takes lots of time to learn that way of designing .
For me this type of style is the best . Sites with overload of elemets don`t attract the visitors .
Yarn Theme is very nice .
Great work .

Amy Brown
1 year 10 months ago
I think you should add one more theme in the above list that is Zerif Lite. It is a clean and modern one page WordPress theme well suited for digital agencies, studios, business, product showcase, portfolio and other awesome websites. This theme is built on Bootstrap 3 frontend framework which makes it fully responsive and well optimized for tablets, smartphones and other devices. Zerif Lite is SEO friendly that will help you to to sell your goods listed on your eStore. This theme is the right choice if you are looking for one page WordPress theme that can also be… Read more »
Anurag Kumar
1 year 10 months ago

All the themes are great except some but I like Yarn theme. It is really awesome thanks for that. I always choose the theme with fastest loading time because it helps in SEO. Can you list themes with fastest loading time. Thanks

1 year 4 months ago

These themes present a very nice feast to eyes as well as to the mind with their pleasant appeal. Maybe going to use some of them in my work; especially MagazinePro and Torch are fantastic.

Thanks again for sharing this great list.