Sufyan bin Uzayr April 5th, 2013

14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

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Each month, I bring to you a roundup of some of the best free themes released for self-hosted WordPress websites. Now that March has ended, here is this month’s edition!

March was a good month, as far as WordPress themes are concerned. With WP 3.6 just around the corner (expect it to be with you by late-April, if all goes well), many developers released new themes this month. The majority of the themes were meant for personal blogs or, surprisingly, tumblogs. This can be attributed to the fact that Twenty Thirteen, the upcoming flagship theme for WordPress, shall be supporting post formats and will feature a single-column layout.

Clippy

Most of the themes released this month were responsive: some were even retina-ready. A couple of them were based on Twitter Bootstrap, whereas Hybrid Core framework too did not lag behind.

Enough talking! Let us go ahead and check out the themes, shall we?

Free WordPress Themes: March 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.

Comparison Table

 Theme Name  Genre  Responsive  Localization  Misc.  USP
 Attitude  Corporate  Yes  Yes  Custom post types, page templates, widgets  Retina-ready
 Satu  Tumblog  Yes  Yes  Nil. Based on Hybrid Core
 Contango  Blog  No  Yes  Nil.  NA
 Sensitive  Portfolio, Corporate  Yes  No  Custom page templates  Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Rockers  Blog  Yes  Yes  Nil.  NA
 FirmaSite  Blog  Yes  Yes  Supports BuddyPress and bbPress  Uses Twitter Bootstrap
 Clippy  Blog  Yes  Yes  Custom contact form with AJAX  Pinterest-style theme
 Clutterless  Blog  Yes  No  Pro version also available ($9, with support)  Retina-ready
 Focus  Video  Yes  No Video player works out of the box  NA
 Artworks  Portfolio  Yes  No  Nil.  NA
 Empty Spaces  Tumblog, Blog  Yes  No  Post formats, widgetized header  NA
 Celesta  Lyrics  No  No  Custom post types and taxonomy  NA
 Django  Magazine  No  No  Custom homepage with banner ads  NA
 SympalPress  Blog, Tumblog Yes  Yes Pro version also available ($49)  NA

Need more themes? Don’t worry, I’ll be back next month! Until then, feel free to check out the previous months’ roundups: January & February, December, November, October and September! Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Best of 2012.

What do you think of these free themes? Have your say in the comments below!

Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and has authored several books. He is the guy behind Code Carbon. You can learn more about him or friend him on Facebook.

16 comments

  1. These themes are fantastic! I love the fact that a majority of these are responsive. That is excellent. The fact that most themes are being built responsively means that your content will look great on as many devices as possible.

  2. Hi Sufyan, these themes are really great. I have seen a lot of free WP themes, but usually they look, well, like S*** is an understatement. Yours look really cool and SympalPress looks pretty much like a Premium theme. Do you make those yourself? Kudos if you do man!

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