Best Free WordPress Themes Gallery

Updated: January 23, 2015

It has been awhile since I’ve created one of our popular WordPress theme galleries, so I decided it was time to build a new one. In the past I’ve always taken the approach of trying to remove any personal bias and just display the WordPress themes and demo/download information in a manageable way so that the reader can choose their favorite themes that they’d like to use.

This time I decided to comb the internet looking for my personal favorite free WordPress themes and display them below in a convenient format.  Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that there aren’t many free themes available these days, so I’ve decided to throw in my favorite premium WordPress themes at the bottom of this post as an alternative for those serious about blogging!

This theme gallery is broken down into the following categories (click the link to be taken to the section you are looking for):

This post is updated regularly, so if you find you are often in the market for a free WordPress theme, bookmark this post and check back regularly!

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Best 2-Column Free WordPress Themes

Vintage Theme

vintage-theme

Source

Blues Theme

blues-theme

Source

Shades of Blue Theme

shades-of-blue-theme

Download | Demo

PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

Evolution Theme

Source | Download | Demos: Blue, Green, Red

GlossyBlue Theme

GlossyBlue Theme

Source

Color Paper Theme

SourceDemo

StudioPress Theme

StudioPress Theme

Source | Demo

Blak Magik Theme

Source

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  • WordPress 2-Column Themes: Left Sidebar or Right Sidebar?

    When it comes to WordPress 2-column themes, people seem to fall into one of two categories: left sidebar or right sidebar.   Which do you prefer?

    I’m not sure which is better, but in browsing through my 2-column WordPress theme gallery, one of the first things you’ll notice is that theme designers seem to prefer releasing themes with a right sidebar.   Is this a coincidence or do theme authors find that they get more downloads with a right sidebar?

    I couldn’t tell you for sure, but I know that most “A-list” bloggers use 2-column themes with the sidebar on the right, so I suspect that this has something to do with the trend.  I know from my personal experiences that I prefer a right sidebar because I feel it looks better and creates a much more friendly experience for readers.

    David of CyberCoder argues that people that have advertising on their websites should use a left sidebar for their 2-column theme.   His argument is that heat maps show that people read from left to right and your advertisements are more likely to get noticed on the left side.  While this is probably true, most advertising these days seems to be moving away from PPC advertising and more towards direct advertisements.   This is why the few theme designers that offer 125×125 banner slots on their themes are getting a ton of downloads.

    So, what do you think?  Why do you prefer to use a 2-column theme?

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  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) WordPress Theme Gallery

    When picking out a new WordPress theme, there are a lot of factors to consider. Do you want a 2-column theme or a 3-column theme? What about AJAX comments? Maybe you want specific colors? No matter what your preference is, one of the main factors you should probably consider is how search engine friendly your theme is going to be.

    There are a lot of WordPress SEO techniques that theme designers can use when creating their theme to help optimize it for search engines, and several authors have taken the time to do so. Here are what I feel are the best search engine optimized WordPress themes:

    2-Column Search Engine Optimized WordPress Themes

    Sodelicious Theme

    Sodelicious Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Modern Blue Green Theme

    Modern Blue Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    YourBlog 2.0 Theme

    YourBlog 2.0 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

    Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

    Yakuter Tema 2.0 Theme

    Yakuter Tema 2.0 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    3-Column Search Engine Optimized WordPress Themes

    Big Blue Theme

    Big Blue Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Redie 3.0 Theme

    Redie 3.0 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Ambient Glo Theme

    Ambient Glo Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    ProSense Theme

    ProSense Theme

    Source | Download (Orange, Blue, and Gray) | Demo

    Cutline Theme

    Cutline Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Have a search engine optimized WordPress theme you’d like to see included in this list? Feel free to comment below with a link and I’ll see about it getting added!

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  • 2-Column WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: January 23, 2015

    I have always been of the opinion that WordPress 2-column themes give your site a much better look than 3-column themes, and I think if you look around the blogosphere at what most full time bloggers use, you will see that these people tend to find the most success with 2-column themes.

    There are definitely a lot of brilliant and useful 2-column themes available for WordPress users, so I figured that I would throw together a post compiling screen shots and links to some of the best 2-column themes available:

    Right Sidebar 2-Column Themes

    PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

    Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

    Green Tech Theme

    Green Tech Theme

    Source | Download

    Lemon Twist Theme

    Lemon Twist Theme

    Source/Demo | Download

    GlossyBlue Theme

    GlossyBlue Theme

    Source

    iTheme Theme

    iTheme Theme

    Source

    StudioPress Theme

    StudioPress Theme

    SourceDemo

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Source | Download

    Mag on Wood Theme

    Source | Download

    Shades of Blue Theme

    shades-of-blue-theme

    Download | Demo

    Blue Sensation Theme
    blue sensation theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Boxy Mint Theme

    Boxy Mint Theme

    Source | Demo

    Daily32 Theme

    Daily32 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Vintage Theme

    vintage-theme

    Source

    Blues Theme

    blues-theme

    Source

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Evolution Theme

    Source | Download | Demos: Blue, Green, Red

    Cool Water Theme

    Cool Water Theme

    Source

    Blue Block Theme

    Source | Download

    Feel your 2-column theme belongs on this list? Feel free to comment below with a link and I’ll check it out!

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