There are many free WordPress themes that have features as good as the commercial ones. These free themes are ideal for people who don’t have money to buy a commercial theme. With the free theme, you can create a professional looking blog that will impress your visitors. The following is a list of the five best free wordpress themes of 2016.
ColorMag is a free magazine style responsive WordPress theme suitable for news and magazines sites. There is an option to customize the header logo, header text, header image, and primary color. There are two site layouts including boxed layout and wide layout. There are 4 different default layouts for the posts and pages. The breaking news widget will show the title of the latest news on top of your site. You can customize the homepage to display the date, home icon, and search icon. The theme supports sticky menu. It can display random post on the homepage. The custom CSS box lets you easily paste your CSS code to change the site appearance.
Dazzling is a modern WordPress theme with a responsive and flat design. It is designed with he Bootstrap 3 framework to allow the use of Glyphicons and Bootstrap styling. It only support two menu levels. The theme is optimized for various types of mobile devices. The advanced menu setup offers features such as add a divider, glyphicon, drop down headers, and disabled links. You can set up a featured slider on the homepage. It also come a Call for Action plugin that lets you conveniently add a Call for Action text, and button in your post.
Accelerate is a multipurpose responsive WordPress theme with a simple design. It features an image slider that allows you to add up to 4 slides. The theme is translation ready. You can easily translate the entire site by uploading your language file. The width of the theme is 1100 px. You can customize the site with primary color, header image and etc. The business template features three widgets including Image Services, Call to Action and Featured Widget.
Vantage is a free WordPress theme that features a Page Builder by SiteOrigin. More than 500,000 people have downloaded the theme. The Page Builder allows you to build grid based page content easily. The drag and drop feature in the Page Builder lets you customize the layout of the blog without having to enter any code. Other free plugins include Meta Slider and WooCommerce. There are 3 pre-built layouts. The free theme include a lot of free widgets.
GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme designed to load at a fast speed. The theme only include the most essential features so that it can run at a fast speed. The theme is optimized for desktop as well as mobile devices. The microdata integrated theme is built on a CSS framework that is optimized for the search engine. The WordPress Customizer allows you to customize all aspects of the blogs including color, font and spacing. It is pre-installed with many major plugins such as WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress. GeneratePress includes 8 free widgets.