Andreas Hecht May 22nd, 2016

Best of May 2016: Ten Free WordPress Themes

Ten Free WordPress Themes May 2016
April showers bring May flowers, is a common proverb. It might just suit your WordPress website. In this article, I'll, once again, introduce you to ten free WordPress themes that I consider the best of the month. This gives you a sound basis for the decision whether you want to give your website a new look or not. Of course, all themes are responsive and adjust to all output media.

1 - IsleMag

Islemag WordPress-theme This theme fits magazines, news pages, personal blogs, and photographer portfolios. It provides an adjustable background, sliders, and it is prepared for Google Adsense. According to the developers, the theme is very well adjustable.

2 - Travel Eye

travel-eye Travel Eye was specifically developed for travel businesses, hotels, and anything similar to that. Unique about this theme is a drag-and-drop system, which allows you to compose your pages the way you want to. On top of that, there are many settings through the theme customizer.

3 - Revive

Revive Theme The Revive theme was made to be suitable for many different purposes, and can be customized to your needs regarding colors, background, blog layout, and sidebar.

4 - Foodhunt

foodhunt Foodhunt was specifically developed for restaurants, but it also works for bars. The theme looks like a lot of attention to detail was paid, as its design is very appealing. The free version provides a lot of features, like a full-area "Hero Slider", color options, parallax effects, and a lot more.

5 - Infinite Photography

Infinite Photography Infinite Photography is a theme dedicated to photographers. However, it could definitely be used for portfolios as well. If needed, all the photos open in a lightbox. The homepage itself, the colors, and the logo can be customized.

6 - Canapé

Canapé Theme Canapé is the restaurant theme variant by Automattic, the company behind WordPress. This stands for optimal code quality and durability of the theme, but nonetheless, themes by Automattic are known for a rather limited scope of features. However, missing features can be added via plugins in arrear, and then will be available for the next theme as well.

7 - Moon

Moon Theme Moon is a pure, but appealingly designed blog theme. The minimalism in the layout directs your focus to the content. The header, colors, and the theme's background can be edited. It comes with four additional widgets on top of that: Instagram, Dribble, Flickr, and a Tabbed Post Widget.
  • Created by: NhatQuang
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for Localization: Yes
  • Demo: Moon Demo
  • Download from

8 - Poris

Poris Theme The Poris theme is another theme developed to be a pure blog theme. As an addition, you also receive an author box below the posts and an appealing variant for similar articles.
  • Created by: themewarrior
  • License: Free for personal and commercial purposes | GNU General Public License
  • Prepared for Localization: Yes
  • Demo: Poris Demo
  • Download from

9 - Gem

Gem The Gem theme is intended for many different purposes, but it is guaranteed to work well as a business theme. The free version on WordPress already offers plenty of features, but if you are quick enough you can make an even better bargain. The theme's premium version is currently available for free.

10 - Tortuga

tortuga Tortuga is the right theme for magazines, news sites, and personal blogs. It comes with many options, like various post layouts, tons of theme options, sliders, and additional widgets for the main page. You can fully customize it to your requirements.

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(dpe) Featured Image by Werner Moser from Pixabay

Andreas Hecht

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.


  1. Honestly, I did not like any of them. The quality of free WordPress themes is going down. Foodhunt theme is better compared to other themes. Typography is going to be a huge issue in most of them

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