Noupe Editorial Team January 17th, 2014

20 Inspiring Free WordPress Themes To Start Anew in 2014

Christmas and New Year have been and gone. If reshaping your WordPress site is one of your New Year's resolutions, the following article is for you. The following themes have all been created between December 2013 and today, thus can be called the freshest there are. 17 of our 20 newcomers work fully responsive, a trend that has been on the rise for quite a while now. Also growing is the amount of themes which are based on Bootstrap, retina-ready or working with Google Fonts. We are sure you'll find your next blog layout among the following. All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We stated that where applicable...

Flat: Free Flat Design Theme for Blogs

Flat theme Genre: Blog Responsive: Yes Features: Off-canvas sidebar, Bootstrap 3.0 License: Free

Dapple: Basic Business Theme

Dapple theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: Slider ready, SEO optimization License: Free + commercial

Lycanthropy: Flat Styled Theme for Magazines

Lycanthropy theme Genre: Magazine Responsive: No Features: Two columns layout, featured images ready License: Free

Indo Lite – Free WordPress Business Theme

Genre: Business Responsive: Yes Features:WooCommerce Compatible. Service Section. Team Section. Sticky Menu. Multi tabs. Business icons. Hover effects. Multiple blog layouts. License: Free

Polaris: Simple and Feature Rich Theme for Businesses

Polaris theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: 15 Widget areas, tabbed site navigation License: Free

Exility-light: Elegant And - Well - Light

Exility light theme Genre: Blog Responsive:  No Features: Built in slider, post thumbnails License: Free

GreatDesign: Clean Theme for Personal Sites

GreatDesign theme Genre: Blog Responsive: Yes Features: Shortcodes ready, SEO optimization License: Free + commercial

Emptilium: HTML5 Magazine Theme Perfect for Any Device

Emptilium theme Genre: Magazine Responsive: Yes Features: Featured article slider, built-in Google Fonts License: Free + commercial

Tempera: Elegant Theme with a Solid Framework

Tempera theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: 8 different layouts, post formats support License: Free

Stargazer: Powerful, Complete and Extremely Solid WordPress Theme

Stargazer theme Genre: Multipurpose Responsive: Yes Features: SEO friendly, post formats support License: Free

Boldly Go Blue: Child Theme for Stargazer, Perfect for Business Sites

Boldly Go Blue theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: Widgets ready, custom background License: Free

Tblog: Fluid Theme for Personal Bloggers

Tblog theme Genre: Blog Responsive: Yes Features: SEO optimized, retina ready License: Free

Onesie: Single Landing Page Theme for Portfolios

Onesie theme Genre: Portfolio Responsive: Yes Features: One-column layout, custom backgrounds License: Free

Gadgetry: Clean and Modern Theme for Smaller Magazines

Gadgetry theme Genre: Magazine Responsive: Yes Features: One click auto-install, built-in SEO options License: Free + commercial

Lefty: Premium Quality, Left Aligned Multipurpose Theme

Lefty theme Genre: Multipurpose Responsive: Yes Features: W3C valid, built-in Google Fonts License: Free

Popmovie: Perfect Theme for Cinema Websites

PopMovie theme Genre: Magazine Responsive: Yes Features: Social share bar, shortcodes ready License: Free + commercial

Yume: Clean WordPress Theme for the Average Blog

Yume theme Genre: Blog Responsive: Yes Features: Widget ready, custom menus License: Free

Sugar & Spice: Girls Will Like It

Sugar & Spice theme Genre: Multipurpose Responsive: Yes Features: Custom menus and backgrounds, translation ready License: Free

Flatty: HTML5 and Retina-ready

Flatty theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: Retina ready, Bootstrap 3.0 License: Free

Elisium: Responsive Business Theme

Elisium theme Genre: Corporate Responsive: Yes Features: Support available, SEO friendly code License: Free

Avante: Magazine Theme with Nifty Photo Effects

Avante theme Genre: Magazine Responsive: No Features: Theme option panel, FancyBox lightbox for galleries License: Free These are our new entries for December 2013. If you can't get enough, check out the previous installments: 2013: November, October, September, August, July, June/May, April, March, January/February, 2012: December, November, October and September! Don’t forget the Best of 2012 collection and our Summer-Special 2013. Have fun and let us know if we missed out on important new entries. Which ones are your favorites?

About the Authors

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, the largest icon repository with more than a million icons and WPthemegenerator, the online creation tool for WordPress and XTML themes.

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  2. We’ve used Avante a lot of times in the past. This is a great list to choose from. Haven’t seen “Flat” before, will definitely be using that on our next wordpress project.

    Thanks for the nice roundup!

  3. Cool collection.. Thanks for sharing.. :) I like the Lycanthropy Theme, Its easy to customise this them i used this theme for my blog and customised it.. :)

  4. With the beginning of 2014 bloggers are active in customizing their blogs and giving a new look to the visitors. The themes introduced by you for WordPress blogs sounds good as these are available free of cost. Now its time to customize your blog and make it charming. For my blog I already customized it and get good response from my visitors.

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  6. My favorite theme “Flat: Free Flat Design Theme for Blogs”, I would download and use on one of my website, thank you for introducing

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