Juan Pablo Sarmiento November 26th, 2014

November 2014: 22 Free WordPress Themes for (almost) All Needs

Bloggers, magazines, content creators, and freelancers are usually having a hard time finding themes to showcase their thoughts, news, articles and products. And even though there are lots of options with WordPress to do this, many of them are poorly designed and do not have the features a content creator needs. Many of the themes featured in the following article include plugins, frameworks, engines, fonts, icons, e-commerce capabilities, multilanguage, retina support and many more additions that improve the experience of the user while using it, and allows the content creator to take advantage of the combined power of these tools. You see that we have put a slight focus on anything content creation this month. Or is it just a coincidence?! Anyway, take advantage of our finding and start worrying about content creation, not theme choice, from now on. All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We noted that where applicable...

MioMio: Magazine Theme

miomio-free-magazine-style-wordpress-theme Creator: Manoolia. Features: responsive layout, homepage slider, shortcodes, custom page templates, theme option panel. License: GPL license (free for personal and commercial uses).

WP Jurist: Responsive Theme

wp-jurist-just-another-wordpress-site Creator: WP Dev Shed. Features: flat style, big slider, thumbnails, blog, responsive. License: GPL V2 license (totally free).

MaidenHair: Blogging Theme

wordpress-maidenhair-free-wordpress-themes Creator: Tomas Toman. Features: responsive, options panel, masonry style, WooComerce integration, multilanguage. License: GPL (GNU General Public License). Use for as many websites as you like and lifetime.

IH Photographer: Portfolio Theme

wordpress-ih-photographer-free-wordpress-themes Creator: Rohit Tripathi. Features: artist portfolio focused, responsive, WooCommerce support, retina ready, widgets. License: GNU GPL v3 (plugins and frameworks used may require attribution).

ProGamer: Gaming Theme

progamer-free-wordpress-theme Creator: New WordPress Themes. Features: SEO optimized, responsive, WooCommerce integration, widgets, contact page. License: free for personal & commercial use with sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer licenses available).

Avrora: Photography Theme

wordpress-avrora-free-wordpress-themes Creator: Ivan Zavalin. Features: responsive, SEO optimized, options panel, photography focused, flat design, featured icons. License: GNU General Public License v3.0.

FrontOffice: Responsive Business Theme

frontoffice-free-wordpress-theme Creator: New WordPress Themes. Features: business and portfolio focused, responsive design, big slider area, footer widgets, simple design. License: free for personal and commercial use including sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer licenses available).

Reflexa: Magazine Theme for Content-heavy Sites

reflexa-free-wordpress-theme Creator: Free WordPress Themes. Features: responsive design, bloggin and magazine focused, clean code, SEO optimized, theme options, location. License: free for personal and commercial use (sponsored links and attribution). Standard and developer versions available.

Riddle: Minimal Blog Theme

riddle-free-wordpress-theme Creator: New WordPress Themes. Features: WordPress compatibility, blogging theme, minimal design, responsive, SEO optimized, theme options, location. License: free for personal and commercial with sponsored links and attribution (standard and developer versions available).

Albar: Flat Portfolio Theme

wordpress-albar-free-wordpress-themes Creator: Kaira. Features: portfolio theme, e-commerce ready, flat design, responsive design, icons, widgets, SEO optimized. License: GNU General Public License V2.

Eventbrite Event: Event Theme in Flat Design

wordpress-eventbrite-event-free-wordpress-themes Creator: smccafferty. Features: events based theme, flat design, ground colors, responsive, widgets, SEO optimized, options panel. License: GNU General Public License V2.

Mace: Responsive Restaurant Theme

wordpress-mace-free-wordpress-themes Creator: The Hosts. Features: theme for restaurants, highlighted navigation bar, flat design, ground colors, built-in slider, responsive, widgets, options panel, translation ready. License: GNU General Public License V2.

Bootstrap Canvas WP: Starter Theme Based on Bootstrap

wordpress-bootstrap-canvas-wp-free-wordpress-themes Creator: Schon Garcia. Features: Bootstrap, mobile first front-end framework, simple design, threaded comments, responsive, options panel. License: GPL license for theme and Bootstrap under the MIT license.

Talam: Multipurpose One Page Theme

talam-premium-wordpress-theme-lethemes Creator: LeThemes. Features: translation ready, YouTube and Vimeo integrated, Google maps, WooCommerce supported, SEO optimization, social share bar. License: Lite version free for personal use (extended license with paid subscription).

Gravinem: Minimal Business Theme with WooCommerce Support

gravinem-free-wordpress-theme Creator: SMThemes. Features: Ecwid support, WooCommerce support, dynamic content loader, responsive, custom widgets, translation, SEO optimized, minimal design. License: free for personal and commercial use (paid standard and developer options available)

Touringg: Tourism Theme

touringg-tourism-wordpress-theme Creator: ThemeShock. Features: responsive, tourism and traveling, bussiness, e-commerce ready. License: free for personal use (paid commercial license available).

Seller: WooCommerce Theme

seller-woocommerce-wordpress-theme Creator: Rohit Tripathi. Features: big slider, responsive design, showcase area, footer widgets, page layouts. License: GNU GPL v3 (plugins, frameworks and additional design elements may require attribution). These are our new entries for November 2014. If you can't get enough, check out the previous installments: 2014: January, February/March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October 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.


  1. The themes are great .
    I really like the way the content is placed . I love minimalism style and I use it all the time .
    Also it takes lots of time to learn that way of designing .
    For me this type of style is the best . Sites with overload of elemets don`t attract the visitors .
    Yarn Theme is very nice .
    Great work .

  2. I think you should add one more theme in the above list that is Zerif Lite. It is a clean and modern one page WordPress theme well suited for digital agencies, studios, business, product showcase, portfolio and other awesome websites. This theme is built on Bootstrap 3 frontend framework which makes it fully responsive and well optimized for tablets, smartphones and other devices. Zerif Lite is SEO friendly that will help you to to sell your goods listed on your eStore. This theme is the right choice if you are looking for one page WordPress theme that can also be used with WooCommerce to build awesome estore.

  3. All the themes are great except some but I like Yarn theme. It is really awesome thanks for that. I always choose the theme with fastest loading time because it helps in SEO. Can you list themes with fastest loading time. Thanks

  4. These themes present a very nice feast to eyes as well as to the mind with their pleasant appeal. Maybe going to use some of them in my work; especially MagazinePro and Torch are fantastic.

    Thanks again for sharing this great list.

  5. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

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