Over the last month have been quite a lot of interesting free WordPress themes online. I am extremely pleased to introduce this series as a monthly update. Trends in recent years mean that many themes have a structure that is not outdated – simple and minimalistic layouts are always on top and choosing a classic blog theme is sure – perfect for people starting blogging. Most of the themes that have appeared on the blog so far, are always great.
1. Laura Lite
The list opens with a blog about a grateful, feminine name. The theme has a lot of interesting options: the ability to set a classic layout, entries can also be displayed in two columns. In addition, for entries we have several structure options (to be suspected in the demo version). On the main page, we can also distinguish the recommended content, the instagram in the footer looks great – and that’s only part of the options, the theme makes a really good impression.
The theme, which has a simple, warehouse layout – cool will work, among others for culinary blogs (as it is in the demo preview) or for creative or fashion – wherever the main photo of the entry plays a big role. The edition of the theme is very simple, has some interesting solutions (eg the distinction of entries by category), the theme layout itself – the menu, the entry page, typography – are very well-polished.
3. Travelop Lite
Classic, very simple in settings – a great theme for people who just know WordPress (but not only). In the edition, we have a lot of modifications – for example, the sidebar can be set to 1/3 or 1/4 the width of the page, it can also be turned off altogether. The modification options are for both the home page and directly for the entry page. A well-designed layout that we get at our disposal looks really impressive.
Theme with entries in the listing format and a very nice built-in slider. The project has many, very well-detailed details – eg a subtle animation after hovering over the title link, navigation between posts visible on the entry page or timeline on the slider. We do not have too many possibilities to modify the layout, but the theme looks interesting anyway.
5. Story Magazine
Something typical for a change. A theme that could successfully compete with paid options. Yes, as in the case of warehouse layouts, there are many possibilities to build a website – everything can be easily set using widgets (it is important to change the display mode of the page from the latest entries to the page). More complex in construction, but for everyone who has already dealt with this type of theme, editing should be pleasant and simple.
Classic, two-column or in a mixed form (the first entry on the entire width, the remaining in the form of two columns) – these options give quite a nice set of possibilities to modify the layout of the blog. In addition, a slider in the form of a carousel was built into the theme, and entries have some interesting display options. The typography is well-polished, and the author’s website also has a number of tips on how to use this theme.
7. The Journal
An elegant, warehouse theme with many editing options. Modification of the template is quite intuitive, as in the case of motifs of this type – the main page needs to be “sorted out” of the possible options. For this purpose, it is necessary to install the recommended plugins (after installing the theme the panel will appear) – support for the page builder plugin is very well described on the theme page.
Simple and interesting theme with the option of setting the layout in the form of a classic blog – with one wide column – or two-column. The theme is simple to edit, with interesting options we have varied styles for the entry page. What I would change in the first place with regard to the demo version is to change the paragraph font to a more readable one (the one presented in the preview is in my opinion too delicate).
9. Ashe Lite
A theme that looks elegant and definitely premium. This type of look has been popular for several seasons – classic with refined typography and details: a nice navigation between posts, very neat widgets and a lively layout of elements – both on the home page and post.
10. Hamlet Lite
In the free version of the theme, we get a simple and easy to edit layout. This is limiting for the possibility of changing the appearance, but fans of standard, blog layouts recognize this motif undoubtedly as visually attractive. We can easily change colors in it, add social icons to the top bar or activate slider (visible in the demo version).