Top 5 Free WordPress Themes of the Month — April 2014 Edition

Themes of the Month

I’ve got a really great selection of themes for you this month. I’d be happy using any of them, which ought to say something for their overall quality. What I particularly appreciate about this month’s group is they’re largely multipurpose and are suited to both personal and business sites.

A major through line with each of these themes is an emphasis on imagery. All of them sport large, customizable header areas and large featured images that are bound to attract your visitor’s attention. What do you think of this month’s selection? Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!

5. Pinzolo


The Pinzolo theme from Thrive is a fully responsive theme that promises to be easy to customize. It’s very simple and allows for large featured images. The built-in theme customizer allows you to swap out the header image and featured image header on all posts and pages as well as set the colors for text and links. Or change up the background color for a completely custom look.

It’s optimized for mobile and widescreen viewing and features a fixed menu for easy navigation. In the mobile version, the menu converts to a drop down and tiny Nav. Additionally, Pinzolo uses Ajax loading for blog posts, which is a great feature for boosting your visitor’s on-site time.

Demo / Download

4. Flat


Available from YoArts, the Flat theme is minimalistic and flat, as its name would suggest, offering up a clean layout that skips the bells and whistles for a straightforward look. But it’s not without style. Described as “charmingly flat,” in its WordPress directory description, this theme is fully responsive and retina ready.

It also allows you to swap out the background, change the sidebar color, and it establishes an off-canvas sidebar for mobile devices. It’s compatible with WordPress up to version 3.8.1 and is translation ready.

Demo / Download

3. Hemingway


If you value large images that command attention, the Hemingway thing might be perfect for you. It sports a very large header image and prominent typography to make for a stylish look that you can easily customize. Add accent colors and use your own images, if you wish.

The theme supports four different post formats in all, including standard, video, aside, and quote. And in terms of technical specs, it’s on par with the other themes discussed so far. It’s responsive and suitable for high-resolution screens.

Demo / Download

2. Cirrus


Developed by NimbusThemes, Cirrus is lovely and light, a perfect theme for bloggers and businesses, alike. It’s based on Bootstrap 3 and is mobile friendly with a totally responsive layout. It’ll look just as good on your smartphone as it will on your desktop, which is a must nowadays. You can select from a variety of color options, display featured posts, and display widgets.

It’s translation ready and features a full-page width template if you want to forego the sidebar. The Lite version is available for free and more advanced customization options are available with a Nimbus subscription.

Demo / Download

1. Spacious


The top theme for this month is called Spacious. It can be used for a variety of different purposes, from business or agency sites to portfolios to blogging. It offers up multiple page layouts for the utmost flexibility as well as six different page templates, and 13 widget areas. It also comes with five custom widgets specifically designed for those using the theme for business-oriented sites.

Additional features include the awesome slider, a boxed and a wide layout, a light and a dark color skin, and a color matching option to ensure the theme goes well with your logo. The theme is fully responsive and translation ready.

Demo / Download


Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer is the founder of He has been a huge fan of WordPress since he first laid eyes on it, and has been writing educational and informative content for WordPress users since 2011. When he's not working, you're likely to find him outdoors somewhere – as far away from a screen as possible!


  1. sarıyernakliyat

    Can I use this theme thank you very much

  2. jasa seo murah

    Got a really great selection of themes
    thanks for sharing

  3. Jasa Halaman Satu

    Very nice list. If you have pagespeed focusing themes, i will be glad. Thanks again.

  4. evden eve nakliyat

    Hey, Tom thank you. My favorite flat theme, Thansk for sharing this nice themes.

  5. John

    The theme is also very good,It is the name of Wonders
    (The link removed by the Blog Administrator)

  6. fsjes

    very good themes

  7. Avinash Bhardwaj

    Please help me :Bhardwaja

  8. Enter to learn

    Nice collection, I like all the themes. I prefer Flat theme.

  9. Saroj P

    This is a great list and the minimal designs are really attractive.

  10. wordpress themes

    Thanks for sharing this premium wordpress themes. i already have got my own wordpress theme but still like to check new themes. Good Luck!

  11. Pawan

    Hi Tom

    I love ur blog this is though a nice post with careful selection and nice description for all 5 of them
    though i found a link worth sharing with u for free themes
    out of them i found performance was best
    see u soon here

  12. Webgetdesign

    amazing .. got a really great selection of themes

    thanks for sharing

  13. moni

    hey man thanks for this great themes

  14. Lior Mazor

    thanks for sharing… nice themes 🙂

  15. Tom

    Hey Tom – great list. GeneratePress is a new one worth checking out:

    1. Tom

      Thanks Tom!

  16. Shahid Niazi

    Hi, Tom nice collection brother.. keep your good word….

    1. Tom


  17. irwan

    Thank for list,, its great..

    1. Tom

      You’re welcome!

  18. Bilal Ashraf

    Hello My dear Tom Thanks for sharing the Nice collection of themes,

    Best Regards:
    Bilal Ashraf

    1. Tom

      You’re welcome!

  19. Gloria

    Hi Tom, Love you selection, I’m looking to start a blog for reviewing products, preferably with a slider to showcase, not sure which theme would be ideal, please recommend…


  20. Fantastic Themes

    Free themes are always welcomed 🙂 And honestly spacious looks a bit more that a simply free one!

    Well done

    1. Tom


  21. Social Media True Stories

    i like this collection of WordPress themes

    1. Tom


  22. Jon

    Thank you for this list, I really like Spacious and am now using it. Keep up the good work and I am now subscribed!

    1. Tom

      That’s great!

  23. Srikar

    The best theme for bloggers is Hemingway, at first it looks like a genesis child theme

    1. Tom

      Thanks Srikar!

  24. Krish

    All themes are selected carefully and they deserve it, simply superb themes. Nice selection mate 🙂

    1. Tom

      Thanks Krish!

  25. Toko Online Murah

    Naturally, spacious get ranked number 1. Keren and has a color that is much more prominent than others

  26. greg

    You get some funny comments on these. haha
    Thanks for the article Tom. =)

    1. Tom

      Thanks Greg!

    2. Jose Cervantes

      Lol they think this is some universal theme support article. :p

  27. Tapan Patel

    Hello i m tapan patel…I’m thinking to create a blog related to education, so please send some best education related blog WordPress themes.

  28. Rockteem

    Hi Tom, I’m using genesis framework 2.0.1 by free download (Pirate Copy). Does it harmful to my site..or is it safe for me for SEO. Plz help.

    1. Tom Ewer



      I would never endorse pirate copies. In my opinion, developers work hard to create their work and should be compensated.


  29. Rodey

    I am using the Magazine Basic Theme and cant get the categories to show up – Can you help me out?


    1. Tom Ewer


      I’d recommend that you get in touch with the theme’s developer Rodey 🙂

  30. Ishmam Tahaseen

    Great List. I recommended your List as a WordPress Developer. thank you very much for Sharing with us.

    1. Tom

      You’re welcome Ishmam!

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