10 Most Popular Free WordPress Themes for 2017

WordPress is a well-known Content Management System popular all over the world. It is not just known for its user-friendly consoles but also its interactive and innovative layouts and designs. Signing up on WordPress is free and doesn’t ask for your Credit Cards details, however, there are many premium services of WordPress which require your Card number (Paid Services).

WordPress themes are one of its Ultra Strong Point which gives user ability to customize their website looks. All the themes are available in two variants. One is premium paid themes, another one is, free themes. In this post, I am going to reveal an exclusive list of 10 most popular free WordPress themes for 2017. These themes are those, which has highest downloads since Jan 2017. All these themes are free of cost.

But before going on the list, I would like to tell you something which is important. Although all the free themes are highly customizable, yet there are limitations on them over premium themes. You will not get any service help regarding any free themes. So, just consider these points before going for themes (either it is free or paid).

Now, let’s move on to the list, Here we go,


Adler is a free theme ideal for a writer or a blogger. In spite of being a free theme, it is full of features with awesome classic typography, amazing handwriting markers, striking layout (fully supported with images), full-screen mode enabled. A very neat theme with lots of white space to provide a calm look. It is ideal if you prefer lots of content over a website. Let me jot down its key features,

  • Highly responsive.
  • Very flexible design.
  • Full-screen Mode.
  • Incredibly photo friendly.
  • Impressive typography.


It is a multipurpose one-page theme ideal for business, agency, corporate, parallax business, freelancer, Portfolio and personal websites. This theme is powered by Twitter bootstrap. The design is very simple and sober. The effects are nice and customization is very easy and can be done in minutes. Let’s check out some of its features that are worth noting.

  • Retina Ready Graphics.
  • SEO Friendly theme.
  • Awesome widgets.
  • Incredibly innovative animations and effects.
  • Interactive progress bar.
  • One-page theme with parallax scrolling.


ResposiveBoat is an interactive theme which is ideal for corporate, web agencies, digital studios, business and personal portfolio. It is a one-page parallax theme, with lazy loading effects. These effects make this an elegant theme. It consists lots of colorful sections and buttons. Let’s check out some of its features,

  • Highly compatible with WooCommerce.
  • Highly responsive with parallax scrolling.
  • Easy custom backgrounds and menu options.
  • Multilingual.


Briar is a minimalist WordPress theme. It is powered by Bootstrap and it is very colorful which gives an amazing user interaction. This theme is perfect for personal blogging. With an author box, the posts are listed one after another, each with a full-width image. This makes it very ease to eyes. Let’s check out some of its features.

  • Comes with infinite scrolling.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Responsive design.
  • Innovative parallax animations.
  • Shortcodes.
  • Very nice and Modern design.


The starter is a modern theme designed specially to display portfolios. One page layout is very impressive. It is perfect for those who want to make their online presence and promote their work. In addition to the one page, the theme provides a separate area for blog posts. Let’s check out some of its main features.

  • Highly responsive.
  • Clean and sober design.
  • single page built up.
  • Innovative parallax scrolling.
  • SEO friendly.


A beautiful red and black theme, an ideal platform for a music band. It provides perfect styles through which you can showcase your music, picture galleries, and videos. It comes with a full page slider for a homepage. Let us see some of the features,

  • Very unique grid style.
  • Versatility in post types.
  • Highly responsive design.
  • Options for social sharing.


A very illustrious design ideal for blogs and portfolios. Vastly liked by creative people. It is very simple yet elegant theme. The portfolio section is highly compatible with audio/video file and images as well. Animations are out of the box and very interactive. Let’s check out some of its features.

  • Over 100 shortcodes.
  • Ajax loading.
  • A revolution slider.
  • Comes with over 10 different header variations.
  • Mega menu with lots of options.


Yuuta is a free WordPress theme designed for visual diaries. This makes it ideal for photography and photo blogs. With a clean blog section, it has full-width images on the homepages. This makes it an elegant and modern theme. Its main features are.

  • Highly responsive layout.
  • Featured with lightbox gallery.
  • Multilingual.
  • With Roboto and Roboto Slab.
  • Four-columned footer.


Are you a band looking for a show? Or a passionate traveler who wants to share his/her experience? Harmonic is the one theme just designed for you. It has full-screen images with the parallax effect that makes this theme an elegant one. Let’s check out its features.

  • Highly responsive layout.
  • Sticky posts.
  • Innovative social icons.
  • Custom menus, header, widgets, and backgrounds.


It is a fully customization enabled theme which can be used for almost every purpose, be it a blog, photography, traveling, business or any other. This theme will make your website catchy and modern. A full-width header makes it an elegant theme. Some its features are,

  • Easy customization.
  • Stunning parallax effects.
  • Catchy contact functionality.
  • Innovative animations.
  • Modern layout with interactive widgets.
  • User-friendly and Colorful design: a delight to eyes.

So, these are the 10 most popular Free WordPress themes worth noting and trying. These themes can be used for many purposes. Give it a try, maybe one of these become “The Perfect Theme” for your website.

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Author Bio

Sarah Clarke is an experienced WordPress Developer by profession associated with WordSuccor Ltd. A WordPress Development Company having a dedicated team of WordPress developers for hire. She is a passionate, and creative writer and always looks out for learning something new. Get in touch with her if you are about to hire an experienced WordPress theme developer.


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