Best 5 Free WordPress Themes of the Month – September 2014 Edition - ManageWP

Best 5 Free WordPress Themes of the Month – September 2014 Edition

Whether you’re thinking about starting a brand new WordPress site or you just want to give your current one an update, you should find the list I’ve compiled for you this month extremely helpful.

All of these themes are multi-purpose and can be utilized for just about any type of site. They’re highly functional but not all are feature-rich. And I’m totally cool with that. Because you don’t always need every bell and whistle to make a compelling site.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Here are this month’s themes for you to browse. Enjoy!

5. Weblizar

weblizarIf you’re looking for a simple theme for your business site, Weblizar is a good choice. It’s fully responsive and includes a fullscreen featured image slideshow to highlight your most compelling content. It includes support for featured images throughout and can even be used for a personal blog, if you’re so inclined. It’s based on Bootstrap, allowing for optimal viewing on any device and includes 4 page layouts, 2 page templates, 5 widget areas, custom menu support, social media links, and more. If you give the demo a whirl, you’ll quickly see you have many customization options to play with here.

Useful For: 

Business sites and blogs.

About the Developer: 

Weblizar was created by none other than Weblizar, a web development team dedicated to making minimalist WordPress themes. They’ve made quite a few plugins, too, and you can keep up with their latest work on Twitter @weblizar.

Demo / Download

4. Adventurous

adventurousWhat a beautiful theme this is. Adventurous is a lightweight, responsive theme that is full-width and box-shaped so your site will always look clean, organized, and stylish. It uses HTML5 and CSS3 and includes a theme options panel for easy customization. The slider at the top lets your feature high-resolution full-width images that can take your site visitors’ breath away. It also includes custom widgets and short codes and plenty of support documentation to answer your every question.

Useful For: 

Can be customized to suit just about any need from the personal blog to the corporate website to the photography portfolio.

About the Developer: 

This theme was developed by Catch Themes, who are also responsible for very popular themes, Catch Box and Simple Catch. Keep up to date with them @catchthemes.

Demo / Download

3. Tracks

tracksTracks is an incredibly simple theme that shows you don’t need to include every feature under the sun to be effective. Add your site logo at the top and main navigation appears in the upper right corner. The blog page features custom excerpts that make for great visitor eye candy and encourage a click-through like no one’s business. Each excerpt also includes a high-quality photo. Posts are bold and in-your-face (in the best possible way). This theme also includes a nice author box to feature your bio and social links at the end of your posts.

Useful For: 

Ideal for a personal blog, travel journal, or photography site.

About the Developer: 

Tracks was developed by Compete Themes. Founded by Ben Sibley, his development company also made the Ignite theme.

Demo / Download

2. GeneratePress

generatepressThis theme is lightweight and built on HTML5 and CSS3, so it’s totally responsive and built for customization. You can use the theme options panel to change the layout, site colors, and more. The live preview makes it easy to see what your changes will look like when the site is published. It’s SEO-friendly, translation-ready, and compliant with W3C and Schema.org. And about customization: GeneratePress includes 5 spots for navigation, 5 sidebar layouts, and 8 widget areas so you can truly make this site your own.

Useful For: 

Whether you have a personal site or a corporate site, this theme has you covered.

About the Developer: 

WordPress user edge22 is the man behind GeneratePress. He also created the Forefront and Mantle themes. Keep up with his latest @generatepress.

DemoDownload

1. Editor

editorThis theme appeals to my not-so-inner word nerd. Editor is the perfect theme for publishing, hands down. It lets you set large featured images at the top of each post, large headers for post titles that evoke a magazine style, and legible text that’s a breeze to read. One thing I really love here is the featured posts setting. Set a post as featured and it’ll appear in the lefthand sidebar for easy clicking. This one’s a thing of beauty and I sort of want to start a magazine just so I can use it. Seriously.

Useful For: 

Publishing, plain and simple.

About the Developer: 

Editor was created by Array, which according to its websites is, “an ongoing experiment in research and design by Mike McAlister.” Follow him on Twitter @mikemcalister.

Demo / Download

Brenda Barron

Brenda is a writer from southern California, a WordPress enthusiast, and Doctor Who addict. She contributes to several business and technology blogs, including her own, Digital Inkwell. You can follow her on Google+.

17 Comments

  1. piyush

    hello
    nice collection ever thanks for sharing with us

  2. Live score Sepak bola

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  4. bloggeriit

    just write is my favorite one

  5. priyanka

    Its awesome collection. very useful for all type of business.

  6. Sinej

    Thanks for useful information. Love all templates but I guess my favourite would be GeneratePress… :)

  7. Spletne Strani

    My favourite are Weblizar and Tracks. The thing I like about these new themes is eaither they are completely free, or they are low cost. And usually they are responsive which is really cool. Thanks people! 😉

  8. corvusmile

    I must say, “Superb Collection”…

  9. Alex Weblizar

    Thanks Brenda for covering our Weblizar Theme.

    Recently we have launched an another new WordPress theme Guardian Premium Theme.

    User from your blog could try demo of our theme from below direct links:

    Guardian Premium Theme Details & Demo: http://weblizar.com/themes/guardian-premium-theme/

    Free Download Link:

    https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/38405?format=zip&new=38405
    OR
    https://wordpress.org/themes/guardian

    Hope all user will love our new WordPress theme.

    Kind Regards
    Alex

  10. tüp bebek

    really good quality themes

  11. Medyum

    I was looking for the perfect theme, it’s free and it will be very useful to me..

  12. Rahul

    Thanks for the great information I think “GeneratePress” is the one which matches to my requirement. Thanks again.

  13. Tom

    Great list, and thanks for including GeneratePress! :)

  14. Ben Sibley

    Brenda,

    Great list, and thanks for including Tracks!

    One thing: would you mind changing the name from “Complete Themes” to “Compete Themes”?

    1. Brenda Barron

      My pleasure, Ben. It’s a very nice theme. And oops! Very sorry about that. It’s fixed now. :)

      1. Ben Sibley

        Thanks :)

  15. Johanna

    Very interesting, thank you very much for the information

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