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10+ Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

January 31st, 2016

WordPress – we all love the variety and the endless possibilities it offers. Sometimes it simply needs a new look, just like you need new clothes. That’s why we roamed the official WordPress theme index again, as usual coming back up with the prettiest new free WordPress themes of this month. What are you waiting for? Here are our findings.

Ten Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

1 – Optimizer

optimizer-theme-landingpage

The Optimizer is a feature-rich multipurpose theme. The most interesting aspect of Optimizer is that it lets you customize the theme live and without having to touch any code. The developers claim that Optimizer deserves its name mainly because it has been optimized for security, clean code and fast page loading times. The theme is under active development and has already more than 20k active installs in the wild.

2 – Quidus

Quidus-Photographer

The Quidus theme is useful for many different use cases, as you can tell by the number of demo pages. This theme comes with six demo pages. You can choose from two magazine variants, a business version, a version for portfolios, a version for creatives and a version for photographers. All of them can be realized with this theme.

3 – Clean Box

Clean-Box-Pro

Clean Box is a responsive theme for bloggers and other users that value content and prefer a more minimalist design approach. The theme allows you to alter the background, the layout, and the logo. A slider is included as well.

  • Created by: Catch Themes
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Clean Box
  • Download on WordPress

4 – Kerinci Lite

Kerici Lite

The Kerinci Lite Theme is an appealing, minimalist and clean theme for bloggers and users that produce a lot of content. It is supposedly just as fitting for news websites and magazines. The Lite version comes with a sidebar widget.

  • Created by: awesomethemes
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Kerinci Demo
  • Download on WordPress

5 – Krakatau Lite

Krakatau

Krakatau presents itself as a modern and clear theme aimed at bloggers that work a lot with photos and videos. This theme’s strengths are text, photos, and videos.

  • Created by: awesomethemes
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Krakatau Demo
  • Download on WordPress

6 – Modulus

Modulus

The Modulus theme is a fitting choice for many different use cases. Portfolios, business websites, and personal blogs are all feasible. It’s worth taking a closer look, as it comes with an adjustable background and many settings through the theme customizer.

  • Created by: Venkat Raj
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Modulus Demo
  • Download on WordPress

7 – Aqueduct

Aqueduct

Aqueduct considers itself a magazine theme and comes up with an appealing appearance. The theme colors, the logo, and the favicon can be edited. You can also choose from the 500+ Google fonts and two homepage layouts. The theme’s speed is optimized by default and achieves a YSlow score of 84 percent without further optimization being done beforehand.

  • Created by: aumkar
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Aqueduct Demo
  • Download on WordPress

8 – Beat Mix Lite

Beat Mix

Beat Mix is the right theme for concert agencies, events, music websites and blogs. It has a unique design and comes with many options including three footer sidebars and two blog styles.

  • Created by: Kopa Theme
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: Beat Mix Demo
  • Download on WordPress

9 – PressNews

PressNews

PressNews is a magazine theme and comes with a slider on the landing page. Below that, the single articles are lined up in a mirror-inverted way. This adds an appealing and unique design to the landing page. The background can be adjusted to your personal desire. The theme is suitable for blogs and portfolios.

  • Created by: Theme4wp
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: PressNews Demo
  • Download on WordPress

10 – MH Edition Lite

MH-Edition

MH Edition Lite is the right theme choice for news and magazine websites. It offers a customizable background, custom colors and a header to which you can also add a logo. Additionally, it includes three particular widgets and prepared advertisement sections.

11 – MaxStore

MaxStore

MaxStore is a shop theme for the popular WordPress shop extension WooCommerce. All kinds of online shops can be realized using MaxStore. However, MaxStore can also be used as a business theme, waiving shop functionality. The developer claims that this theme is the fastest available theme for online shops based on WooCommerce.

  • Created by: Themes4wp
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for translations: Yes
  • Demo: MaxStore Demo
  • Download on WordPress

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Andreas Hecht is a journalist and specialist for WordPress and WordPress Security. He roams the web since its inception. He has published an ebook on WordPress Security, which you might want to take a look at.

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Ravinder Dande
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Hi Andreas,

Awsome themes I’m using Poven theme for my blog but after looking at these themes I’m going to change as I liked modulus the most .

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