25 Best Free WordPress Blog Themes | Free WordPress Themes [2018]

In this video, we’ll feature the 25 best free WordPress blog themes for 2017 & 2018 When deciding on a WordPress theme, we believe the attributes you should consider are speed, design, ease of use, mobile responsiveness, and functionality

We’ve reviewed each of the themes on this list based on these categories to bring you only the best free WordPress themes for blogs in 2017 & 2018 We’ve broken this list down into five primary groups, which are: Free general blog themes Free travel blog themes Free fashion blog themes Free food and cooking blog themes And, free fitness and lifestyle blog themes A few themes that made their way onto these lists include olsen light, Hestia, Simple, Oblique, and Wisteria, just to name a few We’ve created a blog post that accompanies this video that you can follow along with on the OHKLYN blog, at OHKLYN o-h-k-l-y-ncom/blog (there will be a link to the article in the description below) All the links to the themes covered in this video will also be in the description box below, and available on the OHKLYN blog post for your reference

We’ll also include a link to our ‘How to Set Up a WordPress Blog’ video for step-by-step instructions on how to set up your blog with one of the top featured themes As well as a link to discount hosting and a free domain with our affiliate partner bluehost So, let’s take a look at the best free WordPress blog themes for 2017 & 2018 Up first we’ll take a look at the 5 best free general WordPress blog themes To kick it off we have Nitro This theme is miles above most free themes by the number of features it offers

It has Woocommerce support and really cool image sliders These features are usually only included once you upgrade to the pro version or with a premium theme Granted, the default design isn’t great, but that can be fixed with a little work Up next is Amadeus This theme’s design might leave you wondering if it is really free The good news is that it is!

It has a really classy feel to it, and just like the demo would be perfect for a music, fashion or art blog It also features some nice parallax effects and looks pretty great on any device We then have Tesla TeslaThemes always seem to pull off very striking and modern designs Tesla is no different and only falls a little short of their premium offerings It has more than enough animations and hover states to feel alive and keep the viewers interest

It also feels fantastic on mobile, while there are just a few, very minute, spacing issues on tablet The next free WordPress blog is Hestia Like it’s sister theme, Amadeus, Hestia has an attractive design for a free themeThis theme also comes with WooCommerce support, which is rare in free themes Its look is also more contemporary Expect more engaging use of parallax effects and hover states, and excellent mobile responsiveness

We then have SociallyViral MyThemeShop themes are mostly built on the same base architecture and then modified to fit different niches SociallyViral does pretty much what the name suggest and is a nifty theme to use if you want to incorporate a lot of social media This theme also looks great on mobile, making it a solid option Our next sub category is the 5 Best free WordPress travel blog themes Up first is Poseidon Poseidon is one of the best themes for a balance between ease of use and attractiveness The design may be simplistic but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any character Padding, space, and placement of elements is perfected to a tee

The toned down, yet fun design seems to support colorful travel photos very well It also features a nice choice of fonts Up next is Unwind Unwind is not really a travel theme, but its design suits the travel topic so perfectly that we just had to include it here! Honestly, it could have gotten the top 5 spot in almost any category The number of features and its quality, make it comparable to some premium themes It features a shop and a clean design with plenty of hover states

We then have Writee Writee has something different about its design, and we mean that in a good way It makes use of clean, sans-serif fonts, separation lines, and a dash of color to bring some contrast to the mostly black and white layout On top of that, it has one of the better alternative layout offerings of all the themes in this list Mobile responsiveness is also handled in an interesting way The next free WordPress travel blog theme is Capri Capri uses a nice combination of black and white with colourful images to create nice contrasts

It is a minimalistic theme and extremely easy to use, without being boring Like other Themeisle themes it supports an online shop and provides a solid mobile experience Lastly we have Nisarg Nisarg is easily one of the best-looking themes on this list It also looks great on mobile and is one of those themes that pull off the minimal look on the smaller screen The general design and use of turquoise suit the travel blog genre well

Up next is the 5 Best free WordPress fashion blog themes The first theme on the list is Simple Simple would be the one-page blog fashion store! Just be prepared to make extensive use of images as the theme’s layout is largely based on the use of images It also contains large, readable, sans-serif fonts which makes for an easy and enjoyable browsing experience You can switch between a dark and intense layout, or one that is light and dreamy We then have Olsen If you follow our theme analysis articles you should be familiar with Olsen’s pro version It should come as no surprise then that the Lite version makes it in our top 25 list of free themes

It is just as stylish and beautiful as the premium offering and only comes with fewer features, layout options, and some of the nice to haves Check out our free tutorial using this theme on our YouTube channel (which is our How to Setup a WordPress Blog video) or on the OHKLYN blog Up next is Silvia Silvia is one of the most minimalistic themes in the fashion section, but pulls it off incredibly well Yes, the demo does use some impressive photo’s to achieve this effect, but if you can do the same, your site will be just as dramatic and elegant The hover state that colorizes black and white images looks fantastic

The next free WordPress fashion blog theme is Catwalk With a name like that, it just had to be on this list It’s a shame it doesn’t come with built-in WooCommerce support as a store would be the perfect fit This theme strikes the perfect balance between modern design and chic And does a good job of showcasing models and clothing We then have Oblique Oblique is a theme with a twist, literally! Oblique has a unique, skewed design that is sure to capture viewers attention and presents an interesting way to display your content

In line with that trend, its navigation menu is a sidebar as opposed to a horizontal bar and makes use of an accordion style expanding structure Our next category is the 5 Best free WordPress food blog themes First on the list is Wisteria Wisteria works perfectly with healthy foods and/or breakfasts The lavender colors invoke thoughts of berries and herbs and the use of a lot of white space makes it feel light and refreshing The design is really elegant and classy and it’s one of the themes with the most readable fonts Up next is Mia Ittalonni The name shouldn’t leave you guessing as to what cuisine this theme is geared towards

The warm colors go flawlessly with the delicious and wholesome feel of Italian cooking It’s not hard to imagine this theme as a pizza delivery service, restaurant, or Italian food inspired blog The next free WordPress food blog theme is Belise Lite Belise also has a pro version, but for those of us on a budget the lite version comes with enough punchy features to do the job It has some nice graphical elements to use as operating hours or a menu for a commercial application, and has similarly effective features for use as a food blog Up next is Foodhunt You get hungry just looking at this theme! The design is modern, fancy and fun all at once, and is perfect for anything from a hobby food blog, to a fine dining restaurant

It uses deep and strong colors for a sultry experience The typing highlight reel at the top is a cool idea for promotions And it also has a paid pro version if you want to up your game The last entry on this list is SweeTella After all that savory food, it’s finally time for dessert! SweeTella is definitely made for a sweet tooth community The design fits the topic perfectly with fun, friendly colors and cute iconography

The mobile version doesn’t just realign but has made some sensible alterations that make the experience more tailored Our last category is the 5 Best free WordPress fitness or lifestyle blog themes First on this list is Pilates Center You really don’t need to add or tamper with this theme at all As it stands, it has all the necessary design elements for a yoga or pilates blog and could cater for many other niches! The elements cover testimonials, cards for exercise steps and so on The default color scheme is pinkish which suits yoga or pilates but a switch to blue or red can dramatically change the effect We then have Drug Store This theme is also from Template Monster but has a slightly different focus

Supplements have become synonymous with the sports industry and it’s hard to imagine one without the other Drug Store has a slightly more masculine feel It makes use of some neat animations and loading icons and also features big, easy to read fonts for an effortless experience Up next is Music Time for something completely different Music is a great option for any of the music lovers out there and its design makes it perfect to present many album covers or posters with which to categorize music

It also comes with some nice layout variations and a shop And feels perfect on mobile! Next on our list of the best free wordpress fitness and lifestyle blog themes is Admiral Sports fans unite! Admiral is perfect for a blog dedicated to sports of any kind It replicates the sports news feel very well The theme features some neat image/article sliders and makes good use of tabbed design to simplify the navigation between all the posts Lastly we have Powerclub The ultimate gym theme! This theme has a highly professional design and is very dynamic through its use of animations and hover states, befitting of an exercise blog

The fading image slider on the main page is also something unique And the theme also comes with some really nice icons, something that is crucial for this kind of theme Well that wraps up our feature on the 25 best free WordPress blog themes for 2017 & 2018 If you liked this video hit the like button, and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos related to blogging, digital marketing and how to run a successful website All the links to the themes covered in this video will be in the description box below, and on the OHKLYN post at OHKLYN o-h-k-l-y-n

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