There is no shortage of themes for WordPress powered websites, and their number continues to grow rapidly. That’s pretty good on the one hand. WordPress community gets more choices and options for building websites, with absolutely no need of hiring web designers and developers.
There are tons of theme options available, targeting different topics and niche groups. On the other hand, too many choices confuse us, and it can get overwhelming to choose the right one for our site.
While WordPress community seems to give priority to the themes with plenty of reviews and ratings, there are also new yet great ones out there that are also worth checking out. Below, I’ll list 10 WordPress themes that are fresh out of the oven, but offer a set of advanced features and functionalities to make your website stand out.
Best Free WordPress Themes of 2016
I chose themes targeting different purposes, so that everyone is able to find a suitable fit.
Busine Elite WordPress Theme
WordPress Business Elite is a great choice for business and corporate websites. It uses one page scrolling design with parallax technology, which makes your website a complete standout.
The theme comes with a full width homepage slider, contact form, various page layouts, page templates, and with full set of customization options for its every aspect. You can fully customize the homepage of your website and choose to display your portfolio page, top posts, blog, gallery, featured posts, etc.
The lightbox of the theme supports slideshow and 15 transition effects. Business Elite is responsive, SEO-friendly, with easy to use backend. Check out the theme demo to get a full understanding of how it looks and feels.Demo Download
Portfolio Gallery Theme
Elegant design, responsive layout, user-friendly backend, powerful lightbox- are just a few of the great features that WordPress Portfolio Gallery has to offer. It has a number of layout options, various widgets including AdSense, typography styles and fonts, 10 page templates, which you can fully customize to fit your personal needs.
Portfolio Gallery allows you to display your posts with large image thumbs with a preview possibility over hovering. The lightbox of the theme supports slideshow with the image info display. It’s a fast loading and advanced theme best suitable for portfolio websites, or blogs featuring lots of media content. You can see the theme demo here.Demo Download
Vogue WordPress Theme
Developed with design and style in mind, Vogue is a responsive multipurpose theme. It’s highly scaleable, meaning that it can be used for small personal blogs and for big commercial websites likewise, as it’s perfectly integrated with WooCommerce.
The customization of the theme takes place right from the WordPress customizer, enabling you to live preview all the made changes and adjustments. It allows you to choose between 2 different header layouts, various available typography fonts, select the theme coloring, and make other necessary changes to it.Demo Download
Movers Packers WordPress Theme
Primarily designed for transportation, logistics and consulting companies, Movers Packers offers a full range of advanced features that can also be used for other industries. It’s built with clean and lightweight coding, which ensures its fast loading and flawless operation.
The theme comes with single page, blog, archives and category page layout options, and supports up to 5 level drop-down navigation. You can easily change the theme background from image to color and make other adjustments right from the WordPress customizer.
It’s compatible with WooCommerce so that you can also turn your website into an easy to use online store.Demo Download
Easy Blog WordPress Theme
Easy Blog is a responsive and SEO friendly WordPress theme, perfect for personal blogging, writers, photography blogs,etc. It has a beautiful and clean design with light coloring and a lot of white space. You can fully customize it by uploading custom logo, changing the theme coloring, typography fonts,and layout settings.
With the available widgets you can display advertisements and your recent posts on the sidebars of your website. The theme is also social media integrated and allows you to link to your social media profiles right from your website.Demo Download
Edge Free Wp Theme
Edge is another responsive WordPress theme primarily focused on blogging. It has a simple and clean design and is easy to navigate around. You can easily set up the frontpage, the header, contact page, layout options and give your blog a personal touch.
Edge comes with 3 defined layout options, which are sure to display your content equally well. A special attention is made on media content display, and you can create beautiful image galleries and showcase it using various templates. The theme is SEO-ready and social media integrated.Demo Download
Awesome WordPress Theme
Awesome is an one page multipurpose WordPress theme and is really awesome in so many ways. It’s simple in use, responsive, flexible, functional and super customizable. You can control almost everything from the admin panel, such as theme style, coloring, enable or disable any features.
Display pages for blog, gallery, recent works, etc, using the wide page template, which is sure to drive a lot of attention. It comes with an awesome Stuff Boxes feature, a great way to represent your company team. The theme is SEO optimized to help you get better search engine rankings.Demo Download
Relia WordPress Theme
Relia is a modern, responsive and parallax WordPress theme, built with design in mind. Developed for multiple purposes, it’s a perfect choice for startup companies, creative agencies, corporate websites, blogging, etc. It’s also WooCommerce compatible, which allows it to be used for any kind of online store.
The blog page of the theme is displayed in the grid style and features 4 widget areas,multiple color options, links to your social media accounts, responsive menu, etc. With its live customizer you can easily make changes to the theme and preview them instantly before publishing.Demo Download
SKT Design Agency Theme
Simple, clean, white and minimal. This is how SKT Design agency can be best described. Its simple yet modern design allows it to be used for various kinds of websites, including design companies, law firms, online shops, restaurant and food blogging, portfolio websites, etc.
It has a large slider on the homepage, and beautifully designed pages for gallery and blog. The theme comes with multiple page templates, page layout options, header and footer widgets and is fully customizable.Demo Download
Wave Free Wp Theme
Wave is a another new blog-focused WordPresstheme ,stuffed with useful features to make your blog stand out. Responsive layout, built-in slider, multiple page styles, multi color support, social media integration, are what you’ll get as you start blogging with Wave. It features a clean design and is sure to best display your blog posts with large featured images.Demo Download
These beautifully designed and feature-packed WordPress themes are new to the directory, but have already earned a plenty of downloads and positive reviews. They are really advanced and stuffed with powerful features to help you stay at the top in the fast developing online word.
Give them a try, and don’t forget to share your experience with me and other WordPress users as well.