Top 10 free WordPress themes you must try in 2017





Most of the time new users make the mistake of paying lots of money for a premium theme which they do not even need. If you are starting a WordPress blog or website and you’re searching for a theme, my advice would be to get a freemium theme which is not only free, but is also perfect for a new WordPress site.  Such decisions can save a lot of your upfront investments.

WordPress being open source, have one of the largest catalogue of free themes. If you are new to the WordPress platform, you may initially find your options for choosing the right theme confusing.

So, in this article we are going to phase out the top 10 free themes to make your WordPress based website or blog look great. We have selected and ranked the themes purely on following parameters  that include performance, responsiveness, customization and SEO friendly.

#1 Zerif Lite

Type: One page, Multipurpose

This is probably the best free one page theme you can have for your blog or business with it’s simplistic yet modern design aspect that will surely reflect your creativity. Zerif Lite also has an inbuilt online shop feature. It will never let you realize that it’s actually free. With over 100000+ and 4.5 star ratings on WordPress.org, it’s definitely on the top of our list of recommendation.

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • SEO friendly
  • Parallax effect
  • Translation and RTL ready
  • Live Customizer
  • Mega Menus
  • WooCommerce compatible

Free Download


#2 eStore

Type: Ecommerce

eStore is one of ‘the most’ popular and ‘the best’ ecommerce based free theme on WordPress and it’s definitely one of our #top pick. It has a materialstic modern clean design  that makes it look simply great. Though being free it comes with some really cool and practical features like wishlist, custom CSS,etc. that will surely add an edge to your business. It has over 10000+ active install and 5 star rating on WordPress.org.

Features:

  • WooCommerce compatible
  • SEO Friendly
  • Wishlist
  • Responsive Design
  • Collection Template
  • Translation Ready and RTL support
  • CustomWidgets and many more

Free Download


#3 Shop Isle

Type: One Page, Ecommerce

Shop Isle is a free modern ecommerce theme based on bootstrap. It has a fullscreen image, parallax effect, it provides a responsive blog section and comes preloaded with WPML, Photo Gallery Grid,Contact Form 7,Meta Slider, SiteOrigin Page Builder and JetPack compatible. It’s completely free and hence no limitations, you can customize to the fullest. It has over 20000 active install and 5 star rating on WordPress.org.

Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • SEO friendly
  • Parallax Effect
  • Inbuilt essential plugins for customization
  • WooCommerce compatible

Free Download

 


#4 Mesocolumn

Type:Magazine, Multisite, Forum

Mesocolumn is clean theme for Magazine style blogs or websites. It’s free and and has native support and compatibility for some feature rich plugins like Jetpack, bbpress, WooCommerce. Support is quite robust, the developer runs a forum that has answers to almost every specific questions you can have with over 3000+ comments. If you are into starting a niche blog, then we recommend you to try it once. It has over 10k active install and 5 star rating on WordPress.org.

Features:

  • 600+ google web fonts
  • Full scale slider
  • Forum
  • multisite
  • SEO friendly
  • Unlimited color choices

Free Download


#5 ColorMag

Type: Magazine, Newspaper

ColorMag is a 2017 Magazine, Newspaper, Publishers style responsive theme with loads of inbuilt feature. It follows a material layered design that gives it a clean yet modern look. We at Exynox have personally used it and it’s definitely one of our list of top free recommended picks. It has over 70k+ active installs and a 5 star rating on WordPress.org.

Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Custom widget
  • SEO friendly
  • Image Advertisement feature
  • Footer Editor
  • Sticky Menu
  • Social Icons

Fee Download

 




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