One of the best things about WordPress is its sheer variety of themes! Of course all this variety can make it incredibly hard to choose the right theme for you. If you are a blogger on a budget, sometimes you just can’t afford a premium theme or custom design. Don’t worry! There are tons of high-quality themes out there that are just waiting for you to discover! You don’t have to settle for something that looks dated, or unprofessional just because it’s free!
I’ve searched the interwebs to bring you 10 high-quality, well-designed, responsive WordPress themes that are perfect for bloggers. Please note all of these themes are available for WordPress.org aka Self-Hosted WordPress. If you are hosted on WordPress.com your choices will be more limited and you might not have these options available to you!
This theme is modern, simple and clean. It’s built to handle some of the most popular WordPress plugins and features TONS of options to customize the them to suit your blog’s needs. From theme options to color theme choices this theme is the perfect option for a blogger on a budget.
Sparkling is another theme that’s perfect for those who want a modern, clean look. It also is responsive and features nearly endless customization options. It also is compatible with many of the most popular WordPress plugins. For and added bonus it also supports WooCommerce, so it’s a great choice if you are considering adding a shop to your blog!
Lifestyle is a clean and modern theme with a dash of personality. It’s perfect for the lifestyle blogger who wants a nice big image slider to show off your gorgeous visuals. It is of course, also responsive so all your readers (and Google) will be happy.
Dazzling is another minimal theme, however, unlike any other theme yet on the list it’s got a huge, full-width slider and UNLIMITED COLOR OPTIONS. That’s right, unlimited. That makes it perfect for the blogger who needs to match their existing branding! It’s also responsive, works with your favorite plugins and is ready to go in several different languages or be translated into your own language.
This theme is another modern theme that has lots of customization options. It’s fully responsive with several different layout options including left and right sidebars, and fluid width. This theme is perfect for any blogger looking for a modern, professional look.
Sela is perfect for the blogger who wants something a little different. It’s clean and modern, but steers away from the typical blog design. It’s perfect for those visually inclined lifestyle, food, design and fashion bloggers who need a professional, yet creative theme. Of course it’s still responsive, and features many theme options so you can customize the theme to meet your own needs.
Calling all fashion bloggers, this theme literally has your name on it! It’s a clean and crisp, monochromatic, responsive theme waiting to show off your latest OOTD! It features two different layout options and customizable menus.
This is the perfect theme for the minimalist blogger. So Simple lives up to its name. There’s nothing to distract from your content! This responsive theme is minimal, and features theme options to give you the ability to customize the theme to meet your needs.
Adelle is a feminine and modern them perfect for any blogger. It’s a responsive, two-column theme that’s ready to go right after install. Pretty pink confetti header included!
Swell Lite is a responsive and modern theme with plenty of room to show off your killer visuals. It features a customizable, parallax header image, speed optimized code, and customization options including color templates!
You don’t have to settle for a theme you don’t absolutely love, just because you are using a free theme! These 10 free WordPress themes are perfect for all bloggers, in any niche, with any level of experience. From the minimal to the out of the ordinary there is something for every blogger.