Juan Pablo Sarmiento January 7th, 2016

20+ Free WordPress Themes to Start the Year With (January 2016)

20+ Free WordPress Themes to Start the Year With (January 2016)
Let me welcome you to the first issue of our monthly themes roundup for 2016 - the January edition. I hope you've had an excellent special season and switched years comfortably. Now is the time to start anew. What have you promised yourself to change this year? If the design of your Wordpress website is among these promises, look no further. We have the freshest WordPress designs of the net for you. 20+ Free WordPress Themes to Start the Year With (January 2016)

These Fresh Free WordPress Themes Want to Make Your Site Strive

All these themes are free though some may have commercial variants available or require registration.

Cosimo: Blogging & Portfolio WordPress Theme

Cosimo: Blogging & Portfolio WordPress Theme Creator: CrestaProject Features: Grid posts layout, single-column layout, pagination, full-width header, hover zooming/twirling effect, social icons in the footer. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPL)

Popper: Accessibility & Mobile Friendly WordPress Theme

Popper: Accessibility & Mobile Friendly WordPress Theme Creator: Morten Rand-Hendriksen Features: Design focused on accessibility, mobile friendliness, and touch capabilities, customizable page icon and header with colors and background images License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Kotha: Clean Responsive WordPress Theme

Kotha: Clean Responsive WordPress Theme Creator: ShapedTheme Features: Retina ready, responsive design, contact form 7, two blog layouts, right sidebar and full width, customizable color schemes. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPL)

BlogSixteen: Free Blogging WordPress Theme

BlogSixteen: Free Blogging WordPress Theme Creator: Marcus Tisäter Features: Clean style layout, a sidebar menu with thin line-edged boxes, easy installation, infinite scroll, supports CarouselOwl 2.0 and contact form 7. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Politics-ready WordPress Theme

Politics-ready WordPress Theme Creator: Rescue Themes Features: Multiple widgetized areas, custom home page template, home slider, logo image upload, footer copyright text, sitewide accent color, developer friendly. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Realistic: Material Design WordPress Theme

Realistic: Material Design WordPress Theme Creator: Themient Features: Responsive, six color schemes, custom sidebar positions, 40 pattern backgrounds, material font icons, five custom widgets, custom 404 page, ripple effect. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Amadeus: Music Related WordPress Theme

Amadeus: Music Related WordPress Theme Creator: ThemeIsle Features: Responsive, Parallax effect, hover effects and overlayers over images, animated smooth scrolling, top navigation bar retractile to the menu when in smaller screens. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Unit: Clean Blogging WordPress Theme

Unit: Clean Blogging WordPress Theme Creator: Ben Sibley Features: Responsive, clean style, a retractile top bar for typical sidebar content, several pages, single column container, medium size thumbnails. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Anaglyph Lite: Clean Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Anaglyph Lite: Clean Multipurpose WordPress Theme Creator: Fruitful Code Features: Fully responsive options, Bootstrap responsive, smooth scrolling, a clean blog with fading effects, several eCommerce features, organized documentation. License: Free for personal use

West: Agency Home Page WordPress Theme

West: Agency Home Page WordPress Theme Creator: aThemes Features: Flat style, six different home pages, hover effects, parallax and sliding in effects, circle framed solid icons. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPL v3.0)

Opportune: Clean & Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Opportune: Clean &responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme Creator: Shaped Pixels Features: Responsive layout, multipurpose, clean style, six blog page layouts, several shortcodes, integrated gallery, several post formats. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPL)

Hallooou: Multipurpose HTML5 Responsive Template

Hallooou: Multipurpose HTML5 Responsive Template Creator: W3 Layouts Features: One-page layout, flat style, hover and loading CSS effects, dynamic counters, embedded full-width map container, sticky top bar, full-screen overlayer menu. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported

Curated Bundle of Parallax WordPress Themes

Curated Bundle of Parallax WordPress Themes Creator: ByPeople Features: 30 different themes featuring parallax effects, one-click bundle download, suggest, comment, flag, and share options. License: Free for personal use

Tomatoo: Restaurant WordPress Theme

Tomatoo: Restaurant WordPress Theme Creator: ThemeShock Features: Responsive layout, customizable header slider, food shape patterns as background, fancy social icons, customizable footer, sidebars, grid layout and logo. License: Free for personal use

SocialMag: Social Blogging WordPress Themes

SocialMag: Social Blogging WordPress Themes Creator: Freewptheme Features: Multi-page, built-in options page, responsive design, featured posts slider, WooCommerce ready, seven custom widgets, translation-ready. License: Free for personal use

Activello: Simple Multipurpose Blogging WordPress Theme

Activello: Simple Multipurpose Blogging WordPress Theme Creator: Colorlib Features: Mult-page, posts section, and right sidebar layout across pages, wide header slider, hover effects over thumbnails, clean style. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv3)

PressNews: Magazine WordPress Theme

PressNews: Magazine WordPress Theme Creator: Themes4wp Features: Multi-page, post slider header, hover effects, intercalated images and content in single column posts layout, pagination, right sidebar. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Lightning: Bootstrap Based WordPress Theme

Lightning: Bootstrap Based WordPress Theme Creator: Vektor Inc Features: Multi-page layout, clean style, full-width automatic slider, single column home and right sidebar sections across its pages. License: Free for personal use

Simple East: Clean & Flat Blogging WordPressTheme

Simple East: Clean & Flat Blogging WordPressTheme Creator: NavThemes Features: Multi-page layout, clean style with flat elements, single column boxed posts section, right side widgets, regular pagination, dark schemed footer. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

BlogMaster: Blogging WordPress Theme

BlogMaster: Blogging WordPress Theme Creator: Themes4wp Features: Multi-page layout, clean style, thumbnail slider header, static right sidebar, hover effects, standard pagination, single column post section. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

Coni: Multipurpose Clean WordPress Theme

Coni: Multipurpose Clean WordPress Theme Creator: QuemaLabs Features: Full-width one-page layout, clean style, quote lightbox slider, lazy load, sections, non-sticky top navigation bar, line icons. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2)

IndiBiz: Multipage Simple WordPress Theme

IndiBiz: Multipage Simple WordPress Theme Creator: InfoTuts Features: Multipage layout, clean style, minimal icons, sticky top navigation bar across and along pages, single column home page. License: free for personal and commercial use (GPLv2) If you want more free and still fresh themes check out our collection of last month. Which one is your favorite?

Juan Pablo Sarmiento

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.

2 comments

  1. Thank you for compiling this list! Probably clients with smaller budget can opt for some of these themes.. However need to look out if the theme creator will keep it updated in the future.. Cheers Juan! :)

  2. I am still not satisfied with my current theme, something is always missing. I think I saw here a theme or too that might finally be perfect for me. I will update soon enough.

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