Juan Pablo Sarmiento February 15th, 2015

February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

Designers are facing a great year. A handful of very interesting design trends points them into distinct directions. Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling, are the craze in 2015. People with lesser design know-how and a WordPress blog need not step behind, however. Rely on the WordPress themes community, and you won't get disappointed. Talented people have already come up with just what would spark your envy weren't it available to you, too. By the way, if you are a designer in search of an excellent foundation to build that client's site upon, the themes are also for you. Take them as inspiration or use them as they are. All you need is a self-hosted WordPress, and you're good to go... All these themes are free though some may have commercial variants available. We noted that where applicable...

Business One

Business One   Creator: Free WP Themes Features: Parallax scrolling, colorful and dynamic, animation effects License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Garfunkel

Garfunkel Creator: Anders Norén Features: Pinterest-like with a Masonry layout, infinite scroll support, social menu License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Charlene

Charlene Creator: Paper Tree Design Features: Ultra minimal look ideal for writers, widgets, galleries License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Hiero

Hiero Creator: aThemes Features: Straightforward design, threaded comments, custom widgets, responsive design License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Laurels

Laurels Creator: Faster Themes Features: For business or personal sites, Bootstrap-based, custom widgets and theme options License: GNU General Public License, paid version with extended feature set available

Appz

Appz Creator: ThemeShaker Features: Ideal for landing pages, simple and effective design, perfect to showcase products License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Oceanus

Oceanus Creator: FabThemes Features: Customizable featured posts slider, social options License: GNU General Public License v2 (Non-commercial), paid version for commercial use available

TheStore

TheStore Creator: FThemes Features: E-commerce oriented, built-in options page, SEO optimized License: GNU Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurant Creator: Free WP Themes Features: Full-width slider, neat color scheme, social buttons License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

OMG

OMG Creator: WP Dev Shed Features: Great for big images, hover animations, menu area with widgets License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Aileron

Aileron Creator: ThemeCot Features: Extremely simple and clean, perfect for magazines and blogs, Font Awesome, post formats License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Maskitto Light

Maskitto Light Creator: Shufflehound Features: Custom color schemes, very simple and lightweight, custom slider and admin panel License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Atwood

Atwood   Creator: Themeora Features: Highly customizable, Bootstrap-based, Google Fonts included License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Customizr

Customizr Creator: Themes&Co, released by Free WP Themes Features: Cool hover animations, very versatile, fully responsive License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Lawyeria Lite

Lawyeria Lite Creator: Free WP Themes Features: Perfect for law firms and attorneys, display contact info right away, icons and testimonials License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

FreshHealth

FreshHealth Creator: New WordPress Themes Features: Easy to customize, shortcodes and widgets, SEO optimized License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Everal

Everal Creator: Cohhe Features: Download through WP to avoid social share, highly customizable, clean and user-friendly License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Renden

Renden Creator: Think Up Themes Features: Various layouts, SEO optimized, screen-wide slider License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Modern

Modern Creator: WebMan Design Features: Perfect for personal and small business sites, header slideshow, filterable portfolio License: GNU General Public License v2 (free for personal and commercial use)

Qwerty

Qwerty Creator: Ryan Sommers Features: Supremely fast, responsive and minimal, only content without anything else License: Unspecified

The Thinker Lite

The Thinker Lite Creator: Anariel Design Features: Minimal, content-focused, nice typography License: GNU General Public License (free for personal and commercial use)

Katori

Katori Creator: aThemes Features: Aimed at photographers, wonderful animations and grid layout License: GNU General Public License v3 (free for personal and commercial use)

Mustard

Mustard Creator: ThemeShock Features: Simple, colorful layout, HTML and WordPress version, responsive License: Personal use only; paid commercial license available These are our new entries for February 2015. If you can't get enough, check out the previous installments: 2014: January, February/March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2013: December, November, October, September, August, July, June/May, April, March, January/February, 2012: December, November, October and September! Don’t forget our roundup of the 100 best WordPress themes from 2013 or the Best of 2012 collection. Have fun and let us know if we missed out on any important new entries. Which ones are your favorites? (dpe)

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.

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