There’s nearly 3,000 great WordPress themes in the official directory as I’m writing this, and new ones are being released every single week. So what should a web designer do with all this abundance? Well, for starters, let’s take a look at some of the best free WordPress themes for October 2014. They should be more than enough to get you going.

1. Zerif Lite

Zerif Lite is a great new addition to the official directory. The theme is a modern, one-page parallax scrolling design, with an overall flat-design feel, responsive structure, slide-in effects, and customizable homepage blocks (ready to host various kinds of content like team members, services, “about us,” contact).

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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2. Formation

A very nice fullwidth theme, designed to be highly customizable and offering a fully responsive structure. It offers a set of adjustment features such as logo customization, header tuneup, featured content areas, and more.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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3. CleanPort-Lite

The main trait that stands out about this theme is its flat design and clear content presentation. CleanPort is meant to be a portfolio theme that can be used by any business to show off their products and services. It also offers good integration with WordPress’ theme customizer feature.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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4. Bose

Very interesting multipurpose theme. Its clear design and very light color-scheme gives the theme a friendly look that can be used for various business purposes, as well as personal projects and hobbies. It also offers WooCommerce integration and is built with performance optimized code.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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5. Quality

Quality surely is an interesting name for a WordPress theme. Nevertheless, the theme itself indeed does deliver valuable features and interesting presentation, so we can justify the name in this case. Inside, you’ll find things like responsive design, Retina-ready graphics, RTL translation-ready structure, intuitive options panel, and more.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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6. CWP-YouIT

Created by the guys over at ThemeIsle, it’s a modern looking magazine style theme that’s ready to host a lot of content. This free WordPress theme is geared at gaming sites and gaming industry news sites. It offers responsive design and a custom theme options panel.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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7. Boemia Free

An e-commerce WordPress theme featuring a nice minimal and responsive design. It offers WooCommerce integration and a number of built-in layout options. These layout options allow you to build the exact online shopping experience you desire.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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8. Onetone Free

Very interesting single-page theme with some nice background effects and clear content presentation achieved through minimalistic design approach. It offers pre-defined blocks for content like “about us,” contact, services, and gallery.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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9. MagazinePlus Free

Dynamic magazine theme offering a very lively color scheme. Very interesting solution for modern news sites catering to a younger demographic. It offers custom widgets, WooCommerce integration, fully responsive design, theme options page, and more.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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10. MyWiki

Believe it or not, but there’s not that many wiki-style free WordPress themes that actually look good. Luckily, MyWiki delivers in the looks department and manages to provide a truly pleasant experience to the visitor. It offers individuals and companies alike an effective way to manage their knowledge bases or wikis.

10 Best free WordPress themes October 2014

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So there you have it, the top 10 free WordPress themes for October 2014! I hope you’ve found something interesting here for your next site. Speaking of your next site, do you like to modify the theme you’re using, or do you prefer going with an out-of-the-box design?