Best Free WordPress Themes Gallery

Updated: March 12, 2014

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 | Download | Demo

Blues Theme

blues-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Shades of Blue Theme

shades-of-blue-theme

Source | Download | Demo

Typebased Theme

Source/Demo | Download

PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

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

WP Freemium Theme

Source | Download

SimpleWP Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Evolution Theme

Source | Download | Demos: Blue, Green, Red

GlossyBlue Theme

GlossyBlue Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Color Paper Theme

Source | Download | Demo

StudioPress Theme

StudioPress Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Blak Magik Theme

Source | Download | Demo

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  • 125×125 Button-Ready WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: March 29, 2013

    About a month ago, I sent a call out to the WordPress community requesting that more themes be released that by default include slots for 125×125 banners. These ad ready WordPress themes are all the rage, yet it seems that few designers took the time to optimize their themes for these banners. Common sense says that if there is very little supply but a lot of demand, the people that fill the demand will find tremendous success.

    In looking at the recent trends with newly released themes over this past month, it seems that bloggers have really responded and there is now a wide variety of WordPress themes available for download. I decided there are finally enough of them now that I can throw together a gallery of WordPress themes that allow for 125×125 banners. Enjoy!

    Update:  The below are all free WordPress themes.  If you’d like to get a more advanced WordPress theme, check out our Premium WordPress Themes gallery.

    2-Column Themes

    Typebased Theme

    Source/Demo | Download

    Vintage Theme

    vintage-theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Blues Theme

    blues-theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

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

    WP Freemium Theme

    Source | Download

    Dark Zen Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Maggo Theme

    Maggo Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Green Tech Theme

    Green Tech Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Blue Sensation Theme
    blue sensation theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    3-Column Themes

    Padangan Theme

    Padangan Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    SimpleWP Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Black and White Theme

    Black and White Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Firebug Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Simple Red Theme

    Simple Red Theme

    Source | Download (Requires free registration)

    True Blue Theme

    True Blue Theme

    Source | Download (Requires free registration)

    WP Premiere Theme

    WP Premiere Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Magazine-Style Themes

    Structure Theme

    Structure Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Forte Theme

    Forte

    Source | Download | Demo

    Mag on Wood Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Studio WordPress Theme (Available in Blue, Green, & Red)

    Source | Download | Demo

    Know of a good quality one we missed? Contact us or let us know in the comments below!

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  • Smashing Magazine Gives More WordPress Themes Some Love

    One of Smashing Magazine’s first and most well received posts was a sort of WordPress theme gallery, similar to the galleries I manage and update here at Hack WordPress.  Now it looks like they’ve gone back to their roots with another post dedicated to WordPress themes.

    This post is titled 100 Excellent Free WordPress themes, and it doesn’t disappoint!  There are a number of really incredible themes here, including a few that I hadn’t run across yet.  This weekend I plan to go through their post and update the appropriate galleries here on this site.  In the meantime, I recommend you click over and check it out!

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  • Best WordPress Themes of 2007

    Now that 2008 is here, why not look back at 2007?  Some blogs have been looking back over 2007, and I’ve been closely tracking some of the WordPress reviews for 2007.    One post that caught my eye was published over at WP Themes Plugin, where they have picked there Top 20 WordPress Themes of 2007.

    In looking over the post, it is a pretty good collection of themes, most of which (if not all) are completely free to WordPress users.  If you are looking for a WordPress theme for your new blog, I recommend you check it out.   If you don’t find what you are looking for there, you may also want to dig through my various WordPress Theme Galleries to find the right theme for your needs.   I haven’t counted, but I believe there is well over 100 free and premium themes included in the galleries, which are broken down into categories for easy browsing and include screen shots and links to each theme.

    I hope everyone has a happy 2008!

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  • 3-Column WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: April 25, 2013

    While most full time bloggers seem to use and prefer 2-column WordPress themes, there is no doubt that 3-column themes are definitely more popular among the WordPress blogger masses. This can be attributed to many things, but the most appealing thing seems to be the ability to place more sidebar stuff above the fold on your blog. This can help you better monetize your blog by allowing more room for advertisements, subscription buttons, and other important sidebar content that needs to be seen by your readers.

    This post is designed to be a spot to collect screen shots and download information about my favorite 3-column WordPress themes that have been made available to the WordPress community. I decided to avoid displaying any themes that cost money, and I’ve tried to include additional information about the theme then possible, including if it is widget ready or SEO friendly, etc.:

    3-Column Themes (2 Sidebar Left)

    Facebooked Theme

    Facebooked Theme

    Download

    3-Column Themes (2 Sidebar Right)

    Simpleton Theme

    Simpleton Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Padangan Theme

    Padangan Theme

    Demo

    Black and White Theme (SEO Friendly, Optimized for AdSense)

    Black and White Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Firebug Theme

    Source | Download

    ProSense Theme (SEO Friendly, Optimized for AdSense)

    ProSense Theme

    Download (Orange, Blue, and Gray) | Demo

    BloggingPro Theme (Widget Ready)

    BloggingPro Theme

    Source | Download | Download w/Widgets | Demo

    Blue Stripes Ajax Theme (SEO Friendly, AdSense Ready)

    Blue Stripes Ajax Theme

    Source

    Gossip City Theme

    Gossip City Theme

    Source

    Xplosive Theme

    Xplosive Theme

    Source | Download

    Blog oh Blog Theme

    Blog oh Blog Theme

    Source | Download

    Fresh Theme (Widget Ready)

    Fresh Theme

    Demo

    Blue Dream Theme

    Blue Dream Theme

    Source/Demo | Download

    Dark Zen Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Deep Blue Theme

    Deep Blue Theme

    Source | Download (Right Sidebar) | Download (Left Sidebar) | Download (125×125 Ad Blocks) | Demo

    BizFresh Theme

    Source | Download

    Ghacks Theme

    GHacks Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Daily Blog Tips Theme

    Daily Blog Tips Theme

    Source | Download (Green, Blue, Black, and Orange) | Demo (Green, Blue, Black, and Orange)

    Blue Green Theme

    Blue Green Theme

    Source | Download

    Pride Theme

    Pride Theme

    Source | Demo

    Illacrimo Theme (Widget Ready)

    Illacrimo Theme

    Source

    Tomodachi Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Simple Red Theme

    Simple Red Theme

    Source

    True Blue Theme

    True Blue Theme

    Source

    Nonzero Theme

    Nonzero Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Cleaker 2.1 Theme (Widget Ready)

    Cleaker 2.1 Theme

    Source | Download

    WP Premiere Theme

    WP Premiere Theme

    Demo

    Fresco Theme

    Fresco Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Saur Theme

    Saur

    Source | Demo

    3-Column Themes (1 Sidebar Left and 1 Sidebar Right)

    Maggo Theme

    Maggo Theme

    Download | Demo

    YGo Sea Theme

    YGo Sea Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Silveray Theme

    Silveray Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Rhea Theme

    Rhea Theme

    Source | Download

    Velocity Theme

    Velocity Theme

    Source | Download

    Tigopedia Theme

    Tigopedia Theme

    Source | Download

    3cWPTP Theme (Widget Ready)

    3cWPTP Theme

    Source | Demo (Click 3cWPTP in drop-down box)

    Acid Green Pro Theme

    Acid Green Pro Theme

    Download | Demo

    Alike Theme

    Alike Theme

    Source | Download

    Greed Theme

    Greed Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Interested in purchasing a more advanced WordPress theme?  Check out our gallery of premium WordPress themes!

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  • 2-Column WordPress Themes Gallery

    Updated: April 25, 2013

    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 | Demo

    Salmon Theme

    Salmon Theme

    Demo

    iTheme Theme

    iTheme Theme

    Source | Demo

    StudioPress Theme

    StudioPress Theme

    SourceDemo

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Crystal 1.0 Theme

    Source | Download

    Mag on Wood Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    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

    SourceDemo

    Daily32 Theme

    Daily32 Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Vintage Theme

    vintage-theme

    Source | Demo

    Blues Theme

    blues-theme

    Source | Demo

    Silicon Theme

    Silicon Theme

    Source | Download

    SimpleWP Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    YGo Just Simple Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    Clean and Mean Theme

    Clean and Mean Theme

    Source | Download | Download “Extras”

    Evolution Theme

    Source | Download | Demos: Blue, Green, Red

    Cool Water Theme

    Cool Water Theme

    Source

    Blue Block Theme

    Source | Download | Demo

    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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