I hope you find a theme that’s perfect for your website! 😎
Free Themes are great, however if you’re building a site that’s going to get a lot of traffic you might want to consider a Premium WordPress Theme.
With a premium theme you get support, regular updates, more features and generally a high quality theme all around.
Best Free WordPress Themes for Content Sites
When choosing a theme for a content focussed site, say a blog or affiliate website you’ll want to look for themes that offer:
Minimalist Design: Often, less is more. A minimalist design can focus attention on your content rather than on design elements.
Readability and Typography: The theme should offer legible fonts, comfortable font sizes, and good contrast between text and background. Readability is crucial for keeping visitors engaged with your content.
Make sure it looks good on your phone: Most people consume content on their phones now. Ensure the theme is responsive, meaning it adjusts smoothly to different screen sizes and devices.
Content layout elements: Choose a theme with built-in patterns and blocks that you can use within your content. Things like tables, boxes, and styled lists will make your content look great.
Here are 5 of my favorite Free WordPress Themes for Content Sites;
It’s easy to setup an E-commerce site with WordPress by using Woocommerce, a free plugin. Below are my favourite free Woocommerce compatible themes.
When you’re choosing an E-commerce theme you want to check that the theme is:
Fully Woocommerce Compatible: The theme needs to be compatible to work properly with Woocommerce. Most themes will work with Woocommerce but you really want a theme with tight integration and built-in options so you have complete control over the look and feel of your store and it’s functionality.
Styled Woocommerce Pages: Check how the cart, checkout, my account and other Wooocommerce pages look. Make sure they look great and that you have options within the theme to customize and style them.
Regular Updates and Support: When you start making some serious money 🤑 with your store you’re going to want to know that if something goes wrong you can get help quickly. You’ll also want the peace of mind that the theme is kept securely up-to-date.
Here are my favorite Free WordPress Themes for E-commerce websites;
Everyone loves Astra. You’ll find it at the top of pretty much every list talking about the “best themes”. It claims to be the most popular WordPress theme over all time.
And that’s because it’s good. And it does Ecommerce well too.
What I love about Astra Theme 👍
Free Starter Sites: A good selection of free Woocommerce starter sites.
Works well with Elementor: With the Elementor page builder, it’s easy to put stuff together.
Regular updates: It’s such a popular theme that the development team are constantly adding new features
Good looker: Lots of great looking templates. Even more with the pro version.
Excellent Woocommerce Integration: Super tight integration with Woocommerce giving you complete control over all aspects of your customers’ journey through your website.
What I don’t like about Astra Theme 👎
Limited Features with Free version: You’ll probably want to do something, but you won’t be able to without upgrading to Pro.
Everyone uses Astra: Not very unique, but I guess that doesn’t matter. 🙂
Best Free WordPress Themes for Business Sites
Business sites need a more professional design than content-focused sites. Of course, business sites should have content, but the most important pages will be the About and Services pages.
When choosing a WordPress theme for a business website think about:
Ready to use templates: You’ll want you website to look slick. By using templates you can create professionally designed pages easily
Contact Forms and CTAs: You’re probably going to want sales leads from your website. To attract these and increase your conversion rate, make sure the theme supports major contact form plugin and has some cool CTA features.
Regular Updates and Support: Your website is going to be an important part of your business. Make sure it stays online by choosing a theme with good updates and support. You may need to upgrade to a premium theme to ensure you get the level you require.
Plenty of options: You’re going to want to customize your site so it fits the uniqueness of your brand. To do this you’ll need a theme with plenty of customization options.
Serious about business online? Then you probably shouldn’t run your website using a free theme. They’re ok when you’re starting but you really want to upgrade to Premium as soon as possible, mainly for the support and critical security updates..
Here’s my favorite free WordPress themes for a business website;