Sufyan bin Uzayr April 30th, 2013

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Another month lies behind us and here is April's edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released -- there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers might be waiting for the final version to be released, before plunging into their coding pools and churning out newer themes. Yet, whatever small number of themes that were released this month -- they surely did not disappoint! Twitter Bootstrap once again emerged as the favorite framework for creating themes, and personal blogging themes dominated the scene. Minimalism and responsive design were in the majority, and Snaps by Graph Paper Press seems to be the top free release of April. Demo | Download

Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Note: Demo and Download links for each theme can be reached by clicking on the theme’s screenshot in the gallery below. From inside the gallery you can easily navigate from theme to theme. [gallery link="post" columns="2" ids="76281,76285,76283,76282,76280,76274,76275,76276,76278,76279,76273" orderby="rand"]

Comparison Table

 Theme Name  Genre  Responsive  Localization  Misc.  USP
 Anchor  Church  Yes  No  Custom page templates, color schemes Google Maps integrated
 WP Strap Hero  Blog  Yes  Yes  Nil.  Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Grainyflex  Blog  Yes  No  Nil.  NA
 tdSimple  Blog, Tumblog  Yes  No  Super minimal  NA
 Orbit Corporate  Yes  Yes  Custom page templates, widget areas, color schemes  Support offered for free (English/Spanish)
 Lightweight Personal  Blog  No  Yes  Nil.  NA
 Wordsmith  Blog  Yes  No  Nil.  NA
 Heavenly  Corporate  Yes  No  Custom page templates  Uses Twitter Bootstrap, Retina-ready
 PlayBook  Magazine  Yes  Yes  Custom widgets (such as "Related Posts")  NA
 Enigma  Magazine  No  No  Custom homepage  NA
 Snaps  Portfolio  Yes  Yes  Custom page templates, social icons  Grid-based layout, usable for photoblogs
If you need more themes, check out the previous installments: MarchJanuary & FebruaryDecemberNovemberOctober and September! Also, don't forget the best of 2012 collection. I'll see you next month with even more awesome free themes. Until then, make sure you leave your feedback in the comments below! (dpe)

Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin Uzayr is a contributor to a variety of websites and blogs about technology, open source, web design, content management systems and web development. He is a published author, coffee lover.


  1. I like free WP theme, but where is the big screenshots? Could be make a normal-sized pictures

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  3. I’m always on the look out for new themes – this is a great list. Thanks for taking the time to make this info available to others.

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