WordPress themes that are free usually tend to lack in the quality department; however, I’ll go over 20 that match the paid themes and maybe even exceed them in certain areas. So here is collection of free wordpress themes that are all ideal for personal sites.
Flat is a free Blog Theme designed by YoArts. Works nice for a personal blog, magazine ,news or review website.
Receptar is simple, modern, responsive, high-DPI, fully customizable, stylish blog WordPress theme. It features split-screen book-like design inspired by a modern cook book with emphasize on beautiful imagery and typography.
Oblique is a creative masonry theme that works great for fashion or general bloggers. Amongst the features you will find a a parallax header image, full color control with unlimited color variations, easy access to all Google Fonts, responsive design etc.
Gridsby is a pinterest style gallery theme which is a simple way to showcase a beautiful photo collection. Gridsby is responsive and retina ready, and includes an easy method for posting photos to a front page gallery.
A bold, beautiful, and responsive theme. Tracks is perfect for personal blogs, magazines, and photography websites. It includes a logo uploader, social media icons, search bar, comment display controls, premium layouts and features, and more.
Founder’s minimalist style presents your content in a way that is both bold and professional. As a responsive theme, Founder is beautiful on phones, tablets, and laptops, and is optimized to load quickly on each. Built with Google’s multilingual font, Noto Sans, it is compatible with hundreds of languages.
Modern is responsive, retina-ready blog and portfolio WordPress theme. It’s perfect for personal and small business portfolios.
RokoPhoto Lite is an elegant WordPress theme for photographers, writers, and bloggers. This design focuses on your content and is perfect for an elegant blog site.
Fukasawa is a minimal masonry style blog theme for photographers and collectors. It features responsive & retina-ready design, support for the image, gallery and video post formats, five custom widgets, an archive page template, a gallery slideshow, custom accent color support, custom logo support, editor styles and translation ready code.
Sueva is a free responsive clean and corporate Tumblelog WordPress Theme. The theme support all modern browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and uses the most modern technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.
Writr is a minimalist, content-oriented tumblelog theme perfect for your personal blog. It comes packed with 6 different color schemes: turquoise (default), blue, green, grey, purple, and red. With a modern look and attention to crisp typography, Writr put the focus on your content.
Inspired by the timeline layout from Facebook, we took this innovative design and turn into a whole new WordPress timeline theme – DW Timeline. Suitable for blogging and portfolio, DW Timeline features a clean and clear timeline layout in which your content will be lively displayed. The theme supports up to 6 post formats: Standard, Gallery, Video, Image, Quote and Status.
A snappy personal blogging theme with beautiful typography, prominent featured images, and a fresh, modern look.
Make it personal with a custom header image, a Gravatar, and links to your favorite social networks. Use Post Formats to dress up your content, add a custom menu and widgets, or keep it simple with a fixed-position header.
A tailor-made theme for writers by a published author and professional theme designer. Words are important to all writers. Getting those words to display beautifully on the screen can be a daunting task. Saga was created so that you could simply tell your story without worrying about the technical details.
Me theme is a simple and clean WordPress theme ideal for a personal blog. Completely fluid and responsive child theme with left side header, Valid HTML5 Document, SEO Friendly, Theme settings extending the WordPress Customizer. Beautiful typography, well balanced white space, and minimal graphic, built with Omega Theme Framework.
Stacker is a Grid-Based theme for showing off your photos and images. Includes a social media links menu to display icons linking to your favourite social media sites.
The Optimizer, an easy to customizable multi-purpose theme with lots of powerful features. This theme lets you customize each element without you having to touch any code. The theme comes with 2 site layout: Full width & boxed, Beautiful image slider, easy Logo upload, 600+ Fonts, powerful theme options, Custom CSS Field & lots of Color options.
Full-Screen Responsive Theme for publishers and entrepreneurs. Any color for the main elements, the background color for the main content using the built-in Customizer WordPress in the preview mode in real time. A grid of Square Tiles of Posts and several custom page templates. The theme includes Contextual Help. Ready Jetpack (infinite scroll and another).
Garfunkel is a stylish and responsive Pinterest-style theme with Masonry layout. It features responsive and retina-ready design, support for six post formats (including a gallery slideshow), six custom widgets, two page templates, Jetpack Infinite Scroll support, editor styling and translation-ready code.