10 Best free WordPress themes released in July 2015

Categories Inspirations, Wordpress

A good-looking, functional and fast theme is the cornerstone of every WordPress site that’s meant to be more than just a personal project.

Luckily for us, there are lots of new themes being released every month, so we have plenty to choose from.

But that creates another problem. How do you find your way around all this noise and pinpoint the themes that are truly worth your attention?

We’ve got some ideas for you. If you’re after the top-of-the-line and the latest WordPress themes out there then feel free to browse through the list we have for you today. The best thing … you don’t have to pay a cent for any of them.

1. Parallax One

 

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A modern and good-looking theme that can be used for multiple purposes. As the name itself suggests, the theme comes with a smooth parallax effect, which makes the viewing experience very pleasing on the eye. The design is clean and elegant, there’s a full-width header, and each individual content block comes with enough whitespace to make things readable. On top of that, all customizations can be done through the native WordPress customizer interface.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • parallax effect,
  • custom logos, widgets, icons, and menus,
  • multiple color schemes,
  • tons of social icons,
  • integrated with WordPress customizer,
  • Google Maps integration.

2. Resonar

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Elegant design for elegant blogs. It has a clean and modern look, with a simple layout and a full-screen featured slider. Resonar was designed to support large image dimensions, so it can be used for showcasing your photography portfolio or other creative works. For typography lovers out there, there are overhanging images, pull quotes and other cool features that will make your writing look great.

Features:

  • responsive,
  • pull quotes,
  • overhanging images,
  • social media integration,
  • lazy loading effects,
  • author boxes,
  • social media integration.

3. Powen

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A clean and modern WordPress theme, with a full-screen layout and a full-width featured content slider. If you want a simple and classy theme for your design blog, fashion blog, even food blog, then Powen could be a good choice. It comes with two types of menus, white backgrounds, and modern widgets.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • custom backgrounds,
  • translation ready,
  • SEO-friendly,
  • integrated with WordPress customizer,
  • social media integration.

4. Patio

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A classic magazine theme that’s probably more suitable for a site that plans on publishing a lot of content on a regular basis. The theme presents a somewhat different take on photo-centric blogs. Where most themes go with square photo formats, Patio offers a different, fresh layout. The theme also gives you good typography and integration with some popular plugins on the market.

Features:

  • photoblog layout,
  • responsive,
  • sticky posts,
  • minimalist design,
  • works with Jetpack’s Infinite Scroll and Site Logo features,
  • easy contact form.

5. Shopera

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Shopera is a modern theme for online shops, with a clean design and good WooCommerce integration. The theme manages to effectively display standard content elements like posts and pages, along with listings coming from the online store. There’s a blog section, slideshow ribbons, and nice animations.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • highly customizable,
  • WooCommerce integration,
  • Retina ready,
  • translation ready,
  • social media integration,
  • multiple layouts built in.

6. Catch Adaptive

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Catch Adaptive is a simple theme for blogs and online magazines. It comes with a full-width header and a rather minimalist design, but it gets the job done. The theme features a clean look, parallax and lazy loading effects, and a footer where you can showcase your featured content.

Features:

  • responsive design,
  • custom widgets,
  • featured page slider,
  • various post formats,
  • lazy loading effects,
  • translation ready,
  • highly customizable.

7. Vito

 

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Vito is a very good-looking theme for blogs and online magazines. It features a full-screen layout and a clean design. The featured images are nicely animated with fade-in effects, and the overall content presentation is very reader-friendly. The sidebar has a somewhat separate presence, which adds to the theme’s unique look and feel.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • sticky posts,
  • translation ready,
  • custom header and menus,
  • animations,
  • social media integration.

8. WpF Authority

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An elegant and professional theme for blogs and small media / news websites. It has a clean look, a full-width header, and comes with a classy lazy loading effect, which makes the posts show gradually on the homepage. The content is organized very well and easy to digest.

Features:

  • responsive layout,
  • unlimited color schemes,
  • FontAwesome icons,
  • Retina ready,
  • theme options through the customizer,
  • social media integration,
  • CSS3 animations.

9. Brasserie

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A great theme for restaurants, bistros, pubs, cafes and so on. It is elegant, rocks a modern dynamic look, and delivers some cool features to wow your visitors. The typography is clean and readable, there are lazy loading effects and subtle animations that catch the visitor’s eye. On top of that, there’s also an online reservations form.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • translation ready,
  • easy to customize,
  • custom widgets, icons, logos, and fonts,
  • social media integration,
  • lazy loading effect.

10. ClassyLite

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A friendly-looking, simple, and modern theme for agencies and small businesses. It has a custom homepage, a separate blog page, and a portfolio where you can showcase your works. The homepage allows you to include custom blocks of content optimized to showcase your team, about info, latest posts, portfolio, even a pricing table.

Features:

  • fully responsive,
  • featured slider,
  • powerful theme options,
  • social media integration,
  • WPML support,
  • Google Maps integration.

What’s your favorite theme on the list? Feel free to share in the comments. Or maybe we’ve missed anything that’s worth mentioning?

Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.
  • Manuel Butty

    Great ideas Catalin! We’ll share them on our Twitter Account @crozdesk

  • That is a one big list!

    Here’s another big list – http://qerrapress.com/best-free-responsive-wordpress-themes/

  • John

    WOW, amazing collection of WordPress themes you have compiled here. Thanks for sharing. All these themes are really nice and eye-catching, I will try to design such themes with templatetoaster a designing software.