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1. Customizr

Customizr By Nicolas GUILLAUME, Free WordPress Theme

Customizr is the most appreciated theme on wordpress.org. When developing the Customizr theme, the first step has been to analyze the most frequent requests from clients and to understand what makes a layout and design engaging for their visitors. The Customizr theme is the result of more than 3 years of development and improvements. It was made to be versatile such that any website can be made with it. It was also made to be simple so that it does not require any extensive technical skills. The code is open source on Github and can be contributed to by any programmer.

Nicolas Guillaume is the grain behind this monster of a theme. He has done only one other theme- Hueman. I suppose he spends his time ensuring the few themes he makes meet every imaginable need.

The free version of Customizr offers these features:  fast loading, responsiveness, compatibility with all major browsers, SEO optimization. The Customizr theme has been developed with some universal design principles in mind that will work on most websites,for example: logo upload, featured content (page, post, images) with slider, easily select and apply beautiful typographies with a live Google Fonts picker and apply a specific page layout on a page or post basis.

When you install Customizr Pro, your existing settings and customizations, and all features of Customizr free are preserved, and you’ll get instant access to the following additional premium features: feature pages unlimited, contact information block, infinite scroll, font customizer, post-grid customizer, feature customizer, full width and mobile ready carousel of latest posts, menu customizer, custom scripts, free updates and support and comprehensive documentation.

You can either use the theme free, which is more than enough to meet the needs of many basic websites, or you can upgrade to pro for infinite customization controls. Customizr Pro can be purchase on a yearly subscription at $59 or for a life lifetime at $79. In any plan, you get: 1 year of updates delivered in your WP admin and 1 year access to our product support helpdesk. Both come with 15 days money back guarantee. For the most appreciated wordpress theme ever, this seem like a little price to pay.

Sporting a rating of 4.9 out of 5 on wordpress.org, Customizr argues that thousands of users can’t be wrong! This review is an average of 952 reviews of which 843 were 5 stars. Customizr has been downloaded 1.5 million times and has over 90, 000 active installs presently. It was last updated August 28, 2018 and has a daily download of about 822.

2. GeneratePress

GeneratePress By Tom,Best Free WordPress Theme

GeneratePress was build with very strict principles: speed, security and usability. It is among the range of light-weight themes weighing less than 30kb. The theme is built to get your website up and running as quickly as possible with as little footprint as possible thanks to their ditching jQuery and implementing vanilla javascript.

The genius behind this theme goes by the simple name Tom. They have also done other themes such as Statement, Mantle, Freelancer, Exhibit and Forefront

GeneratePress or GP as the makers have chosen to shorthand it, comes with these features free: colors and typography, layout controls, page builder support, plugin compatibility, hooks and filter, translation and RTL, SEO optimization. GP premium takes GeneratePress to a whole new level adding copyright section, import and export feature, backgrounds, disablements, their own tiny page builder- sections, spacing control, secondary navigation, blog, Woocommerce, menu plus, elements, site library, colors and advanced typography

GeneratePress was designed to be used as is-free. Its lightweight and speed will ensure that even a novice can produce truly stunning websites in not time. You can also upgrade to GP premium which costs jus $49.95 for a year! With GP premium you get all premium modules, full access to the site library, unlimited websites, 1 year of updates & support, 40% renewal discount and a 30-day money back guarantee

GeneratePress has got over 700 5 stars on wordpress.org. The rating stands at 5 out of 5 after 716 reviews by users. This demonstrates the satisfaction of some 100, 000+ users who have got GP actively installed. The daily download stands at 1, 623. It was last updated August 21, 2018

3. Savona Theme

Savona By Aslam,Best Free WordPress Theme

Savona theme is one of Optima themes, it is perfect for any kind of blog or website: personal, professional, tech, fashion, travel, health, lifestyle, food, blogging, and ecommerce.

Aslam takes credit for the creation of this theme. They have also made other variant of Savona: Savona Lite, Savona Blog, Savona Bold and Savona Minimal

The full features list on the Savona free version include: responsive & retina ready, translation ready, WooCommerce ready, right to left – rtl support, image & text logos, featured slider, featured links (promo boxes), list layout, contact form 7 support, body background, header background, multi-level sub menu, alternative sidebar, left & right sidebars and SEO optimization.  The Pro version gives you all these and more: one click demo import, unlimited colors, 800+ Google fonts, advanced header background, grid layout 1,2,3,4 columns, advanced woocommerce, speed optimization, advanced post options, advanced page options, post sharing icons, different blog feed pagination, sticky navigation, authors widget area, Instagram widget area, integration with Mailchimp, integration with jetpack, Savona pro widgets, popular plugins support, advanced footer options

Savona can be used free or can be upgraded to Pro. The cost of the pro version is $39 and this applies to its other siblings: Savona, Lite, Blog, Bold and Minimal. This is currently discounted form $49.

It is still upcoming but has over 1, 000 active installs and a rating of 5 out of 5 on worpress.org fro 2 reviews. Daily downloads is at 428 and was last updated August 17, 2018

4. Shop Isle

Shop Isle By Codeinwp,Best Free WordPress Theme

Shop Isle is another theme by Codeinwp but is designed for showcasing your business and attracting customers to your shop. Beyond just putting your goods out there, it is designed to help you build websites that will keep your customers coming back. It is offered as a free theme but can be extended on one of the plans offered by ThemeIsle

CodeinWp are responsible for this craft. They have fabricated other themes too: LawyeriaX lite, writerBlog, IsleMag and Azera shop

Codeinwp made Shop Isle translation and RTL ready, optimized for speed, SEO friendly, come with live customizer, custom background, 1-minute set up and demo content, mega menus, 1-click updates and fast support as well as video tutorials. Themeisle offers three plans which define the scope of their service: Essential, Business and VIP. The essential plan gives you access to these plugins: Nivo Slider PRO, Intergeo Maps PRO and Sizzify: Elementor Addons PRO. Their Business plan adds FEEDZY RSS Feeds PRO, Visualizer: Chart and Graphs PRO, WP Product Review PRO and Easy Content Types PRO. Their VIP plans comes with access to all 7+ PRO plugins (developer license) and Priority Support as well as all the afore mentioned.

Codeinwp offers  their themes free and also offer extensions to those theme in three packages: Essential, Business and VIP.  The plugins available to these plans have been mentioned already, the extras are that for Essential, you get the benefits for up to two domains; this increases to 3 on Business and is 5 on the VIP plans. All the plans come with access to 30+ Premium WordPress Themes, 1 year of updates & support; new products added monthly and free 1 year of shared hosting. Essential goes for $89, Business for $129 and VIP for $199. They also offer 30 days money-back guarantee

It currently has over 40, 000 active installations and is rated 4.5 out of 5 on wordpress.org following 47 reviews by users. It has a daily download of over 500.

5. Ashe Blog

Ashe By WP Royal,Best Free WordPress Theme

Ashe is a personal and multi-author free WordPress blog theme.  perfect for personal, lifestyle, food, travel, fashion, corporate, photography and any other kind of amazing blogs. Ashe blog is a free theme which is very functional and also has  Pro version that give you all the cutting edge technology in website design

WP Royal are the authors of this theme. They have made only one other theme : Bard. They have been making themes since 2012 and have won awards like the AWWWARDS

The full feature list for Ashe Blog free is as follows: responsive & retina ready, translation ready, WooCommerce ready, featured slider, featured links (promo boxes), list layout, contact form 7 support, RTL support, image & text logos, body background, header background, multi-level sub menu, alternative sidebar, integration with mailpoet, left & right sidebars and SEO optimization. Ashe Pro extends this features list with the following: ACF pro integrated, one click demo import, unlimited colors, 800+ google fonts, advanced header background, grid layout 1,2,3,4 columns, advanced WooCmmerce, speed optimization, advanced post options, advanced page options, post formats support, post sharing icons, different blog feed pagination sticky navigation, Instagram widget area, integration with mailchimp, integration with jetpack, Ashe pro widgets, popular plugins support, WP recipe maker support and advanced footer options

A lot can be done with Ashe Blog free version especially if you are creative. However, to purchase a license for Pro, you can either pay $29 for the regular license or $79 for the extended license. You will be charged once. You will receive regular theme updates, security updates, new features and premium support only for one site on the regular plan and unlimited sites on the extended plan

It has 20, 000+ installs and  was last updated September 24, 2018. It is unscathed with 5 out of 5 rating on wordpress.org. It has a daily download of over 500

6. Zerif Lite

Zerif Lite By Themeisle,Best Free WordPress Theme

Zerif Lite is descriptively summarized as ‘multipurpose’, ‘responsive’ and ‘excellent’ and we agree! The argument for the quality of this theme is broadly summarized in three categories: the features- which are top-notch by the way, excellent support and feedback system. The feautures of the free theme are amazing in their own rights but when you go pro, you really start to feel like a VIP

Themeisle are the creators of this one. They have made these other themes: Fagri, Capri Lite, Christmas Hestia, Tiny Hestia, Belise Lite, TheMotion Lite, ReviewZine, Naturelle, Zilla, Oria, Responsive Boat, Ravenna, Oblique, Metro Pilate, One Pilate, Rokofoto Lite, Fara, FlyMag, ZBlackBeard, Zifa Child, Dublin among others. They have received recognition from world authorities Forbes, Adobe, Smashing Magazine, WP Tavern and WPBeginner for their works.

Same with all their themes, Themeisle made Hestia translation and RTL ready, optimized for speed, SEO friendly, come with live customizer, custom background, 1-minute set up and demo content, mega menus, 1-click updates and fast support as well as video tutorials. Themeisle offers three plans which define the scope of their service: Essential, Business and VIP. The essential plan gives you access to these plugins: Nivo Slider PRO, Intergeo Maps PRO and Sizzify: Elementor Addons PRO. Their Business plan adds FEEDZY RSS Feeds PRO, Visualizer: Chart and Graphs PRO, WP Product Review PRO and Easy Content Types PRO. Their VIP plans comes with access to all 7+ PRO plugins (developer license) and Priority Support as well as all the afore mentioned.

You can get access to a truly functional version of the theme free and even stay there if your requirements are light. But if you require extra, they have three plans: Essential, Business and VIP.  The plugins available to these plans have been mentioned already, the extras are that for Essential, you get the benefits for up to two domains, this increases to 3 on Business and is 5 on the VIP plans. All the plans come with access to 30+ Premium WordPress Themes, 1 year of updates & support, new products added monthly and free 1 year of shared hosting. Essential goes for $89, Business for $129 and VIP for $199. They also offer 30 days money-back guarantee

WordPress.org rates this theme 4.5 out of 5 following reviews from 274 users. It has a whooping 100, 000+ active installs and was last updated September 18, 2018. It currently has 3,000+ daily downloads as quoted on wordpress.org.

7. Total

Total By Hash Themes,Best Free WordPress Theme

Total as the name suggests is built to be a complete design mechanism for any sort of website from corporate to personal portfolio. It has various customization options and can even be used to make eCommerce websites. Its free version is ready to get you set up with any kind of website that will leave your fans impressed and visitors coming back. These features can be extended with its Prp version

Hash Themes creators of Santamas, HashOne, Square and Viral, are the creators of this theme

The free version comes with these features: elegant and clean design, unlimited color options, one page website, sticky menu, animated text slider, about us section with progress bar, 10 beautiful home page sections, home page section reorder, multiple post/page layout options, beautiful blog page design and WooCommerce compatibility.

Total plus has the following features: GDPR Compliance and Cookies Consent, Gutenberg Compatibility, Advanced typography, customizable header layout, mega menu option, 4 blog layout, 18 home page sections, 24  custom widgets, Site Origin page builder, gradient background option for home section, sidebar layout, video background option for home sections, advanced blog page settings, 5 footer designs and 11 footer column layout, maintenance mode, preloader option, WPML and translation support, RTl support, Revolution Slider and Full responsiveness

If you used just the free version, you can get a decent site up and running in a matter of minutes. However, Total plus extends the functionality of the free version and comes at the cost of $55 only. This gives you 1 site license for a lifetime. You can pay $99 however for unlimited site license.

Total still has a clean slate after being reviewed by 35 users on wordpress.org. It stand at 5 out of 5 user ratingwith 60, 000+ active installations and over 500 daily downloads. It was last update September 21, 2018

8. Astra

Astra By Brainstorm Force,Best Free WordPress Theme

Astra is the perfect theme for any website. It is stylish, lightning fast & easily customizable. The best part is that you can get premium quality features on the Astra Free version. Astra is incredibly lightweight as it is less than 50kb and is ultra fast being graded by Pingdom 100%, Google Dev 95%, YSlow 91% and GTmetrix 400ms. Your customization options are near endless on Astra. It also uses vanilla javascript to deter rendering performance issues caused by jQuery. Astra is open source and can be contributed to by developers

Astra is the brainchild of Brainstorm Force. While they are popular for their other products like Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder & Visual Composer, ConvertPlug, AIOSRS, this is actually their only WordPress theme. They have put in a lot to ensure they don’t need to build another, as this is the ultimate theme.

Astra Free comes supports live customization with the native WordPress customizer. You can customize Layout Settings, Blogs and archives, colours and typography and headers. It is optimizer to support popular tools like the Elementor, Beaver builder, Thrive Architect, Visual Composer and Divi. It also comes with WooCommerce integration. Needless to say that it is SEO friendly and RTL as well as translation ready. You can even create multilingual websites.

Astra pro is insane. The exclusive features include Transparent

Header, White label, Blog Layouts (List, grid, masonry), Site Layouts (boxed, full-width, padded,  fluid), Extensive WooCommerce integration, Sticky headers, Page header, More Color Controls, Better typography, Scroll to up link, Custom Layouts, Footer widgets, Spacing Controls, Header Sections, More Header Designs, LifterMLS integration, LearnDash Integration.

You can go pro on Astra for a year or for a life time under three plans: Astra, Mini Agency and Agency Bundle. You pay $59, $169 and $249 annually for these plans respectively. Or you can pay a one time price of $249, $499, $699 for them respectively. With Astra Pro, you get Astra Pro features already mentioned, with Mini Agency, you get Astra pro, all starter sites, WP portfolio plugin and one of either ultimate addons for Beaver builder or Elementor. With Agency, you get al of Mini Agency’s features plus Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder,  Ultimate Addons for Elementor, Convert Pro, Schema Pro and Future Plugins. All product plans can be used for unlimited number of websites and come with priority top-notch support. They also offer a 14-day 100% no-risk money-back guarantee.

Revied by 619 users on wordpress.org, Astra proves itself time and again to be the ultimate with an immaculate 5 out of 5 rating. It is no wonder it has 100, 000+ active installs and 1,917 daily downloads. It was last updated August 30, 2018

9. Mesmerize

Mesmerize By Extend Themes

Mesmerize was crafted to be just one thing- flexible. With Mesmerize you can combine design options like background, overlay, graphic separator,

spacings, header layout and media type to obtain truly unique and outstanding websites. Mesmerize has very wide usage and acceptability and can be used for any purpose comfortably. If you have a flare for design, you’ll love your options and if you don’t or you get stuck, there are great demos to choose from

Extend Themes are the authors of this one and they do take their craft seriously. The have authored two other themes One Page Express and Materialis which are both categorized as popular on wordpress.com.

Mesmerize ships with 100+ predesigned blocks which can be edited to suit your needs. Some of them include About, features and Content, Call to Action, Team and Testimonials, Contact and Subscribe Form, Counters and Portfolio. Blog and WooCommerce. It powers your editing with a Live Customizer. You can personalize a Navigation Layout for your needs and design a Hero Section. Mesmerize is responsive and would look great on any screen.

Some features that are specific to Mesmerize Pro are 600+ included Google fonts, Multiples pages and Multiple pages templates, Customizable colours, Typography Settings, Google maps, Pricing Tables, Photo Galleries, WooCommerce ready, Multilanguage ready.

You still get to walk away with a very functional theme free. You do get a beefed-up version when you go pro though. There are three plans: Standard, Premium and Ultimate.  All three give access to all Pro features and priority update. While the Standard plan gives 2 sites license and 12 months of update and support, the Premium gives 5 sites license and 24 months of update and support. The Ultimate plan give 10 site license and a lifetime of update and support. Standard goes for $79, Premium $99 and Ultimate for $149.


Mesmerize has been reviewed by 139 users on wordpress.org and has not been found wanting. Emerging with 5 out of 5 rating, Mesmerize is not just chalk and talk, it leaves the effect of it’s name on you.

It has over 40, 000+ active installs and an average of 883 daily downloads. It was last updated September 11, 2018

10. Sydney

Sydney By athemes,Best Free WordPress Theme

Sydney is really powerful and efficient theme that can be used by companies or freelancers to create business themes in no time. It has got all the right building blocks for crafting truly stunning websites in a wide range of categories. Users report that the team behind this theme offers impeccable support even on the free version.

Athemes are responsible for the beauty that this theme is. They have also created Cali, Leto, Ignis, GreatMag, Talon, Astrid,, West, TheShop, NewsAnchor, Perth, Rocked, Bistro, Intro, SweetHeat, aReview, Quill, Moesia, Solon, Alizee, Hiero, Fashionistas and Katori

As a base feature of every theme, Athemes embeds, live customizer, translation readiness, cross browser support, WordPress best pactices and updates. Sydney in particular has the following features: responsiveness, custom Elementor blocks, parallax backgrounds, slider or static image header, social media integration, and Google fonts. Sydney pro adds these features: your choice of a header, extra page templates, extra blocks, new options in the customizer, single post/page options, WooCommerce, video header and footer contact.

You can pay for Sydney pro under three plans depending on length of time.  You can pay for only Sydney Pro at $59 per year or you can pay $99 per year for access to all Athemes themes. Better still, you can pay a one time price of $249 for access to all their themes for life. All pro packages come with 1 year of updates, 1 year of support, unlimited domain usage, 30-day money back guarantee and auto-renews yearly.

With 200, 000+ active installs, Sydney’s delivery of quality is unquestionable. It has been reviewed by 256 users on wordpress.org and remains unscathed sporting a 5 out of 5 rating. It was last updated August 31, 2018 and currently has 1,164 daily downloads. Considering the wide usage, Sydney would be one of the best themes around

11. Donovan

Donovan By ThemeZee

Donovan is a flexible, yet easy-to-use blogging theme with a clean and modern design. It features an elegant mobile-first design, three different blog layouts and extensive post settings. Donovan is perfect for your personal blog or for any content-focused website.

ThemeZee is responsible for this theme. Theyhjave also made these other themes: Mercia, Chronos, Traville, Wellington, Napoli, Palm Beach, Pocono, Admiral, Maxwell, Worldstar, Gambit, GridBox, Beetle, Tortuga, Poseidon, Merlin, Glades, Leeway, Courage, Smartline Lite, Dynamic News Lite, Momentous Lite, Anderson Lite, Rubine Lite, air Balloon lite, zeeMinty, zeeFlow, zeeDynamic, zeeVision, zeeFocus, zeeLinear, zeeNoble, zeeTasty, zeeNews, zeeStyle, zeeBizzcard, zeeBusiness, zeeSynergie, zeePersonal, zeeCorporate, zeeDisplay, zeeCompany, zeeReputation, and zeeMagazine.

Donovan Pro has the following features: Top Navigation, Header Text and Date + Header Search Function, Author Bio, Scroll to Top Button, Footer Navigation Menu, Footer Widget Area and  Footer Copyright Editor. Donovan free also comes with impressive features that will get you up and running in no time- responsive design, theme customizer, easy translation, magazine homepage, custom widgets, page templates, cross browser compatibility, SEO optimization, speed and cleanness

Donovan free version can cater for the basic needs of a blog however there’s more with Donovan pro. You can purchase pro under three plans: the standard club, the unlimited club and the lifetime club. The standard club goes for £59, the unlimited for £79, and he lifetime club for £179. All come with access to all themes & pro add-ons, access to all plugins, access to new themes & plugins, wordpress 101 video tutorials and 12 months support & updates. The standard club gives 3 sites license, the lifetime club give unlimited site license and the lifetime club gives unlimited site license and lifetime update and support.

ThemeZee provides the necessary support you need to have a smooth sailing use of the theme because you can always have every issue resolved in no time. It has got 8, 000+ active installs and is rated 5 out of 5 on wordpress.org following reviews by only two people. It was last updated July 25, 2018 and has a daily download of 236.

12. ColorMag

ColorMag By ThemeGrill

ColorMag is the #1 most popular Magazine-NewsPaper Style WordPress theme at wordpress.org. Packed with features that creates endless customization possibilities, it was built to impress. It offers very standard features in its free version which would get you started in no time. It ups the ante of website design with its PRO version and the best part of it is that it is relatively cheap

ColorMag is ThemeGrill’s most popular theme of all their free WordPress themes. They have also made Cenote, Suffice, Envince, FoodHunt, FitClub, Himalayas, Explore, eStore, ColorNews, ColorMag, Ample, Masonic, Spacious, Freedom, Esteem, Accelerate and Radiate. All are topnotch themes with most featured on the popular category of wordpress.org. Theme grill has been features on Go Daddy, Codeinwap, Wpbeginner and Wpmudev.

The main features of the free version of ColorMag include: magazine style design, WooCommerce compatibility, category color option, primary color options, 15+ widget areas, 6+ custom widget, TG: Imageadvertisement widget, TG: Featured category slider widget, TG: highlighted posts, TG: Featured post (styles 1 and 2), SEO optimization, cross browser compatibility, boxed and wide layout, responsive design, speed optimization, sticky menu, social icon. Custom CSS, translation support and documentation.

ColorMag pr goes further with these main features: WPML compatibility, demo content, footer editor, TG: video widget, TG: tabbed widget, TG: random post widget, TG: featured post widget (styles 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7), RTL support, multiple color options, unique post system, advanced typography and TG: breaking news widget.

You can get the single theme for $69 and it comes with: Theme Lifetime, 1 year of theme updates, 1 year of premium support, and access Risk free purchase. For Single Theme Plan after 1 year, support and updates can be renewed at 50% off for another year. ThemeGrill offers another way to purchase this theme’s pro version: pay $249 and get access to all their existing as well as new premium themes and unlimited site license. You can of course stick with the free theme should you find it sufficient for your purposes.

It actively powers over 100, 000 websites and stands tall with an undented rating of 5 out of 5 following reviews from 429 users. ThemeGrill’s famous topnotch support is also reflected by this theme and it is one of the reasons it is seen as one of the best themes around.

Its popularity is without question and quality, solid. It has got daily download of over 1,300 and was last updated August 13, 2018.

13. MagBook

Magbook By Theme Freesia

Magbook is a WordPress theme exclusively built for news, newspaper, magazine, publishing, blog or review websites. The theme is optimized and tested for fast page load times and is secure, minimal and clean. It comes with all the latest technology in website design and will meet popular blog and news demands as touching performance and customization.

This is one of Theme Freesia’s creations. The others include Freesia Business, Wedding Photos, Webart, Photograph, Alternative, StoreXmas, Idyllic, Excellent, Event, Pixgraphy, Edge Freesia Empire, and Arise. They favour making themes that are specific in their usage

The full features of MagBook include front page elements, google fonts, font size options, responsive layout, color options, advanced color options, multiple footer layouts, slider text position, more slider settings/ options, sidebar, custom widgets, sidebar layout options, footer column, multiple design, category color design and slider layout. It also is compatible with third party plugins like WooCommerce, bbpressBreadcrumb, NavXT, WPForms and Polylang. It supports the popular browsers- Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari

MagBook is free to use. You can however upgrade to MagBook plus by paying a small price. To use Magbook plus with 1 site license, it costs $59, 2 site license costs $79 and unlimited site license comes at a cost of $99. It currently has 3000+ active installations and was last updated September 3, 2018. It has a daily download of 125.

The theme is rated 4 out of 5 by wwordpress.org following reviews from 4 users. The excellent support from Theme Freesia that ensures that you have quick response to any issue you might have while using the theme is a major contributor to the high rating.

14. Cenote

Cenote By ThemeGrill

Cenote is a beautifully designed clean WordPress blog theme. It is easy to setup and has a nice a set of features that make your site stand out. It is suitable for personal, fashion, food, travel, business, professional, niche and any kind of blogging site. It comes with various demos for various purposes, which you can easily import with the help of ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin.

ThemeGrill takes credit for the craft of this theme. They have also made Flash, Suffice, Envince, FoodHunt, FitClub, Himalayas, Explore, eStore, ColorNews, ColorMag, Ample, Masonic, Spacious, Freedom, Esteem, Accelerate and Radiate. All are topnotch themes with most featured on the popular category of wordpress.org.

Using Cenote free, you will get these features: primary color options, 4 widget areas, SEO optimization, post slider, general layouts, post formats, post templates, browser compatibility, boxed and wide layout, responsive design, RTL support, speed optimization, sticky menu, social icons, custom SCC, demo content and translation support. Cenote pro extends this with: more header styles, footer editor, image slider, advanced typography and author list templates.

You can get the single theme for $69 and it comes with: Theme Lifetime, 1 year of theme updates, 1 year of premium support, and access Risk free purchase. For Single Theme Plan after 1 year, support and updates can be renewed at 50% off for another year. ThemeGrill offers another way to purchase this themes pro version: pay $249 and get access to all their existing as well as new premium themes and unlimited site license. You can of course stick with the free theme should you find it sufficient for your purposes.

Cenote has been reviewed by 5 users and has an average rating of 5 out of 5 as a result. The support by ThemeGrill for this theme just like their other themes makes this theme worthwhile.

It has 5000+ active installs and a daily download of 326. It was last updated September 6, 2018.

15. Blossom Chic

Blossom Chic By Blossom Themes

Whether you want to share your expert fashion tips, your favorite recipes or create a lifestyle, travel, food, beauty, make-up, coaching, wedding, portfolio, personal, girly, parenting or cooking blog, Blossom Chic is an ideal choice for you. It was designed for many different sites but optimized for blogging.

Blossom theme created this.  They also created Fashion Stylist, Blossom Pin, Blossom Mommy Blog, Blossom Pretty, Fashion Lifestyle, Blossom Coach, Blossom Consulting, Blossom Fashion and Blossom Feminine.

The features of Blossom free theme include responsive design, cross browser compatibility, site logo, SEO optimization, theme color control, header image, Instagram, 2 header layout, 2 homepage layout, 2 banner slider layout, 1 featured area layout, 1 sticky post layout, 1 blog post layout, featured are content (only with page), banner slider (only with latest posts and categories), minimum slider control, limited footer copyright function, font setting (limited), WooCommerce compatibility.

The pro adds these features and more: header and footer color control, button color control, 8 header layout, 16 homepage layout, 4 banner slider layout, 2 featured area layout, 2 sticky post layout, 5 blog post layout, infinite scroll, featured are content (with page and custom content), banner slider (only with latest posts, categories, pages or custom slider), full slider control, full footer copyright content, font setting (Advanced)

Blossom Chic can be purchased at $49, which is a decent price to pay for this quality. Of course, you can use the theme free and still enjoy styling and creating very beautiful websites

Reviewed by just 3 users, it is still undented with 5 out of 5 rating on wordpress.org. The support by Blossom themes is top-notch as testified by various users and this can be very helpful when starting out with the theme.

Blossom Chic was last update August 31, 2018. It has over 2, 000 install and a daily download of 188.

16. CoverNews

CoverNews By AF themes

A clean, elegant and minimalist WordPress multipurpose magazine/blog premium theme, which is predominantly designed for a web news portal and magazine with an immense research on contemporary online newspapers. With the help of available customizer options and widgets, you can implement layouts as a trending news journals, modern fashion magazine, travel blogging & magazine, clean and minimal news sites, blogging site and even more.

Af Themes made this theme. They have also made Newstorial, News, Newsport, CoverMag, Magnificent Blog, Beautiful Blog, Magazine 7, and Elegant Magazine Daily Magazine

CoverNews PRO offers  the following features: Live editing in Customizer, Typography style and colors, Preloader Option, Multiple Header Options, Logo and title customization, Multiple Frontpage Banner Options, Featured Posts on Banner Section, WooCommerce Compatibility, Category Color Options, Banner Advertisements, Posts Section Advertisements, Custom Widgets, No. of Custom Widgets, Author Biography, Post Image Slider Widget, Post Carousel Widget, Post Grid Widget, Post Double Column Double Categories Widget, Post Tabbed Widget, Social Contact Widget, Post Single Column Widget, Trending Post, Vertical Carousel Widget,Video Slider Widget, Custom Widgets Controls, Instagram Feeds, Mailchimp Subscription Supports, Display Related Posts, Footer Widgets Section, Hide Theme Credit Link, Responsive Layout, Translations Ready, SEO Optimization and Support

This theme can be downloaded free or can be purchased for added functionality at $59. This comes with a risk free 30-day money back gurantee. Af themes have displayed confidence in the quality of their theme by including this feature. You can even test drive it by using their presale enquiry feature.

 

Af Themes ensures you don’t experience any difficulty while using this theme because you are guaranteed of apt and quick responses in case you have any issue that has to be resolved. It has been reviewed by 6 users and has come away with 4.5 out of 5 rating on wordpress.org.

It was last updated September 9, 2018 and has 4, 000+ active installations. It has a daily download of 734 as quoted by the same site.

17. Bulk

Bulk By Themes4WP

Bulk is a modern and responsive multipurpose WordPress theme, perfect for Business websites, Landing pages, E-commerce, Portfolios, Photography and Creative sites, One Pagers… and more. Bulk offers a decent version for free but you really begin to use a theme on steroids when you go PRO. This theme was designed to be compatible with all modern plugins and topnotch web design features

Themes4wp are the designers of Bulk. They also take credit of Webstore, Bulk Blog, Universal store, Bulk Shop, Bestore, Gama Store, Simple Store, Giga Store, Connect, Eleganto, Responsive magazine, Static Mag, MegaMag, iStore, Onlinee Store, TechMag, TheStore, E-Shop, Red Mag, eCommerce Store, Alpha Store, Amigo, Kakina, First Mag, PressNews, BlogR, Blog master, Max Store and Layer store

While combining cutting edge web design technology in this theme, Theme4wp have focused on the business side of things and have very juicy adaptations to WooCommerce. For free, Bulk gives you unlimited usage, Elementor page builder support, KingComposer page builder support, Basic WooCommerce support, 2 WooCommerce Demo layouts, 30+ Elementor templates and Unlimited domains usage. Bulk PRO gives you lifetime usage, KingComposer PRO license, Full WooCommerce support, 10+ WooCommerce demo layouts, 30+ Elementor templates, Unlimited domains usage, Unlimited colors, 600+ Google fonts, GPL 3 License and 1 year support and updates. It goes without saying that Bulk is SEO friendly, WPML compatible, RTL and Translation ready

The pricing structure of Bulk PRO is such that you can purchase a single theme bundle, all themes bundle or WooCommerce bundle. Respectively, they each cost $49, $199, and $99.  They also come with 1, 12 and 4 themes respectively. All bundles come with Lifetime usage, unlimited sites license, 1 year of theme updates and 1 year of support access. To receive updates and support after license expires, you can renew at 40% off for another year.

Reviewed by only one person on wordpress.org, bulk is still undented with 5 out of 5 rating. Just like other typical themes from Themes4wp, this theme is indeed one of its kind when it comes to support as you have in your possession a theme with uncanny customer support.

It is installed actively by over 20, 000 people. It was last updated September 1, 2018. It has a daily download of about 740 according to wordpress.org

Bulk PRO comes with 70+ demos crafted with Elementor, KingComposer and WooCommerce all of which can be downloaded and edited with one-click import

18. Ocean WP

OceanWP By oceanwp

Ocean WP is a leading wordpress theme. It has pit itself in a class of its own by going over the top in every one of its features. Speed defines this them and they’ve got grades from top speed testing tools to prove it. They’ve got demos that will instantly get you started in any category you desire. Ocean WP was not just made for hobbyists or end users, it was also made for developers.

Ocean WP is the creator of this theme. And it is their only theme yet. It looks as though they are putting all their eggs in one basket and making the basket impregnable.

Ocean WP is fully responsive with SEO base built in, translation and RTL ready. It is compatible with the top page builders on the market such as Elementor, Visual composer, Beaver builder, Thrive Architect, Brizy, Site Origin, King Composer and Divi. It is eCommerce ready with WooCommerce integration facilitated by state-of-the-art features built directly into the theme, so you don’t have to use a range of plugins. These features include Native Cart Popup, Floating Add to Cart Bar Off Canvas Filter and Quick view

You can extend the base theme with the following extensions: Stick anything, Instagram, Cookie notice, White label, Popup Login and Full Screen among others.

Ocean WP offers their theme on three different plans should you decide to go PRO: Personal, Business and Unlimited. These can be purchase on a yearly basis or once and for life. For a year, the Personal plan goes for $29, the Business plan goes for $79 and the Unlimited plan goes for $129. For a lifetime, you pay $159, $139 and $519 for the Personal, Business and Unlimited plans respectively. All three plans come with 12 Months of Updates & Support, 8 Free Extensions, 13 Premium Extensions, 13 Free Demos, 21 Pro Demos Included. The difference is that while the Personal plan has license for 1 site, the business has for 2 sites and the Unlimited has for unlimited number of sites. The once for all option gives you no renewals, one time payment and that you get your money back in 4 years.

Based on 430+ reviews on wordpress.org it has a rating of 5 out of 5 to further demonstrate user satisfaction. You don’t have anything to worry about in case any issue comes up because Ocean WP ensures you get all the support you need to use the theme as effectively as possible.

Ocean WP has got 740,359 downloads and has earned its place as one of the fastest growing WP themes. It has got active installs, a daily download of (based on worpress.org) and was last updated.

19. Kale

Kale By lyrathemes

If there’s anything that Kale stresses, it’s simplicity, cleanness and extensive features. Kale is a food blog theme that can be used for a variety of purposes. Great typography, emphasis on your photos, and some great areas to showcase some of your most important content, the theme is lightweight yet loaded with awesome features.  This professionally designed blogging theme is gorgeous and visually pristine, and very carefully thought out.

Lyrathemes is responsible for the craft of the theme tagging it the Ultimate Food Blog. They are also the creator of Cressida, Elara, Ariel, Juliet, Sirius Lite and Vega.

Built-in Ads, Recipe Shortcode Builder, Built-in MailChimp Form Widget, Special Recipe Index Template, Front Page Banner, Slider, Page and Post Banner Options, Video Format Posts, Fixed Top Navigation Option, Front Page Featured Posts, Front Page Highlight Post, Integration with WP Instagram Widget, 600+ Google Fonts, Three Blog Feed Display Options, Rearrange Home Page Sections, SEO Optimization, Custom Background Image/Color, Custom Fonts and Colors and One Click Demo Import, are some of the features of Kale PRO.

Lyrathemes offers a one-time setup of Kale PRO at $35. After that, it is $7.99 per month for ongoing support and updates. The first month is free though. This is relatively a small price to pay for the depth of thought put into fabricating a simple yet elegant theme that more than meets your needs. You can still get the free version of Kale and have a decent food blog set up in no time.

Another great thing about this theme is that you can always cancel your subscription at any time in case you have any reason best known to you to do that. All you need to do is to log into your account and cancel the subscription you will lime to cancel.

In the event that you have any reason to want to subscribe again after cancellation, you are at liberty to do so. Simply go to your account dashboard and subscribe again under the subscribe section. For those who keep their subscription, they will enjoy new updates which may incorporate bug fixes, upgrades as well as security patches.

Reviewed by 158 users, Kale is undented with a rating of 5 out of 5 on wordpress.org. Lyrathemes ensures you have the best experience using this theme as a result of the excellent support they offer. This further makes the theme worth every money invested.

This is one of the highest numbers of reviews on a theme and the ratings are a solid testament of top-notch quality. It has 20, 000+ active installs and was last updated August 5, 2018. It has about 280 daily downloads as stated by wordpress.org

20. Gourmand

Show previous themeShow next theme Gourmand By mythemes

Gourmand is a clean WordPress theme with a beautiful responsive design and powerful features. Gourmand gives you WordPress Solutions for food related websites as well as business and blog with a lot of ready one-click setup custom sections and many others features. The basic version of Gourmand is pretty bland but can be extended with Gourmand Light or Gourmand Pro both of which are plugins.

Mythemes, author of Gardener, Sarmys, Cronus, Materialize, Tempo, Cannyon, Treeson, Nerocity, Verbo, My Flatonica, my way, My wooden under construction, My white, My Contrastica under Construction, My depressive, My Engine, My Money, My Blue Construction and My Zebra, are also the author of this elegant theme.

The basic version of the theme is equipped with minimal features for a blog such as: Setup Wizard, Site Icon, Custom Logo, Business Tools , Accent Color, Navigation Appearance, Blog, Single Post, Single Page, Layouts – Default Layout, Front Page Layout, Blog Layout, Archives Layout, Single Post Layout, Single Page Layout; Gallery, Social Links and Footer. The Gourmand Light Plugin comes with these extended features: Light Logo, navigation Header Banner, Navigation Elements Appearance, Custom Header, Front Page Sections, Social Sharing Links, Blog, Single Post, Single Page, Comments. Gourmand PRO combines the base theme and the Light plugin with additional premium extensions. Its special features include: Food Menus custom posts, Daily Dishes and Chef Menu Sections and Delivery Section. Asides from these, Gourmand offers free recommended plugins such as myThemes Wizard, Contact Form 7, Easy Google Fonts and Loco Translate.

Unlike many WP themes, Gourmand doesn’t have two separate themes for its free and PRO version, their argument being that transition from free to paid version would cause loss of settings, customizations and users data. Instead they provide PRO features via Plugins. They have got two: the Gourmand Light and the Gourmand PRO. The Gourmand PRO goes for $55

Gourmand is unrated yet on wordpress.org but has 4, 000+ active installs and was last updated September 13, 2018. It however has an excellent support to offer as a result of the commitment of the author- Mythemes to ensure that you have no issue while using the theme.

21. Writee

Writee By Scissor Themes

Writee is a creatively bold and visually stunning, free personal WordPress blog theme. It is fully loaded with Custom Options to showcase your content with style. It is responsive, mobile friendly and with several other features. It has very wide usage and this may be attributed to the amount of features packed into its free version.

Scissors Themes created this theme. They have authored one other theme which is Writee Grid

Theme Options such as Customizer API , Favicon, Logo, Title and Tagline, Customization, Pagination options, Breadcrumb Enable/Disable Option, Background Image/Color, Boxed/Full Post Slider, Built-in Related Posts, Built-in Social Media Sharing Icons, and the Social Media Navigation Menu makes this theme a worthwhile theme.

 

Options embedded in the free version such as 2 column Layout, Sidebar Options(Full, left and Right sidebar), Page Sidebar Options(Full, left and Right sidebar), Primary color selection, 600+ Google Fonts, Font Awesome Icons Used, Widget boxed and unboxed style, Site Identity(upload logo and Favicon), and Writee  Social Media Buttons Widget are also interesting prospects.

The Pro is embedded with features such as Blog Excerpt Words Manage, Slider Unlimited Options, Widget with Big Thumbnails, Typography (Font Selection for Heading), Logo Top and Bottom Spacing. Apart from these, amazing features such as Author Widget, Recent, Posts Footer Widget Columns, Footer Widget Enable/Disable, Footer Credits (Personal), and Boxed/Full-Width Layout are also available.

The Pro also has features such as Supported Blog Layout Width Adjustment Option, Header Image, Background Pattern, Dark Theme Style, Slider 10+ Variations, Slider Animation (Hover effect Enable/Disable), Custom Widget Areas(Top, Mid and Bottom), Writee Twitter Widget, Writee Shop Widget, and Slider content display (Enable/Disable).

Other features such as Full Width Instagram Footer Area, Layout Supported Sticky Sidebar, Post Tittle Enable/Disable feature, Post Meta and Social Icons Enable/Disable Headers Styles Options, Header search (Enable disable), Sticky Header option, Top Bar Enable/Disable, Shortcodes & Formats, Authors Page, Author details Box , and Woo Commerce Compatibility are also worthwhile mentions.

If you decide to stay with the free version of the theme, you’d be fine, really. However for $39.99 you can upgrade to PRO and take your website to another level of design.

Featured in the popular category on wordpress.org, Writee is undented with 5 out of 5 rating having been reviewed by 32 users. Scissors Themes also offers you an amazing support that guarantees any issue that ensues is properly resolved. It has a whooping 30, 000+ active installs and 2,000+ daily download as stipulated by wordpress.org.

22. Flash

Flash By ThemeGrill

Flash is the easiest, flexible, feature-rich and advanced free multipurpose WordPress theme that ThemeGrill ever built. Active users for this theme is growing rapidly. They are one the popular themes on WordPress.org and have been featured on Go Daddy, Codeinwap, Wpbeginner and Wpmudev. It offers very standard features in its free version which would get you started in no time. It ups the ante of website design with its PRO version and the best part of it is that it is relatively cheap

ThemGrill have prided this them their best yet. They have also made Cenote, Suffice, Envince, FoodHunt, FitClub, Himalayas, Explore, eStore, ColorNews, ColorMag, Ample, Masonic, Spacious, Freedom, Esteem, Accelerate and Radiate. All are topnotch themes with most featured on the popular category of wordpress.org.

The features of the free version such as Drag and Drop Page Builder, Flash Toolkit Plugin, 6+ Widget Areas, 18+ Custom Widgets, FT: ABOUT, FT: Image, FT: Heading, FT: Logo, FT: Service widget, FT: Call to Action widget, FT: Testimonial widget, FT: Team widget, FT: Portfolio, FT: Slider, FT: Animated Number Counter, FT: are all interesting propositions.

The free version is also equipped with Blog, Search Engine Optimization, Major Browsers Compatible, Optimized for Speed, Color Options, WooCommerce compatible, Boxed and Wide Layout, Responsive Design, Live Customizer, Social Menu, Custom CSS, Translation Support, RTL support, and 24 hours support.

Considering the features of the free version, you’d almost say what more can you ask for?’, yet there’s more with the PRO: WPML Compatibility, Animation for Widgets, FT: WooCommerce Category Slider, FT: WooCommerce Product Tab, FT: Pricing Table, FT: Instagram Slider, FT: Post Slider, FT: Progress Bar, FT: GOOGLE MAP, Advanced Typography, Footer Copyright Editor, Custom Widget Area Builder and Advanced Color Options.

As seen above, you can walk away with a truly awesome theme for free but your website can also stand in a class of its own with Flash PRO. The PRO version comes at a cost of $69. I would say this is ridiculously cheap for the mountain of features it brings. It gives a hint as to its wide acceptability and usuage.

On wordpress.org, 64 users reviewed it and it comes away with 5 out of 5 rating. The topnotch support provided by ThemeGrill for this theme is another reason that makes it a worthwhile theme. The support ensures using this theme is hassle-free the author is always there to listen and handle any complaint. It was last updated: August 31, 2018, and has 20,000+ active installs. There are very few themes around that can boast of these figures.

23. Materialis

Materialis By Extend Themes

The first thing that strikes about Materialis is that it is extensively customizable. It’s so customizable that no two sites will look alike. It adopts a material design which is Google’s preferred design style for Android. It incorporates the most recent technology in website design and these would be discussed subsequently

Extend Themes claims credit for the craft of this theme. They have authored two other beautiful themes: One Page Express and Mesmerize. These themes are listed in the popular category on WordPress.org and have very impressive ratings. This goes to say a lot about the general quality of their work

The basic features of Materialis that you can get for free ensure you don’t miss out on truly excellent design experience but their PRO plans really gives expression to the artist in you. In the free theme, you get predefined designs, content blocks, customizable layout, responsive design, video & slideshow backgrounds, awesome Icons. In the PRO plan you get 600+ Google fonts, multiple pages, multiple page templates, customizable colors, typography settings, Google maps integration, pricing tables, photo galleries,

Woocommerce integration and Multilanguage support.

As far as Demos go, it has 11 of them namely Demo 1, Demo 2 and so on till Demo 11 offering you great template choices to pick from

The theme has free and paid versions. You can go PRO under three plans: the Basic, the Premium and the Ultimate all of which offers PRO features and priority support. Basic goes for $79, $99 for Premium, and $149 for Ultimate. Basic plan comes with 2 site license and 12 months of update and support, Premium offers 5 site license and 24 months of updates and support while Ultimate comes with 10 site license and updates and support for life.

Reviewed by 5 users on wordpress.org, Materialis is unscathed with 5 out of 5 user rating. The theme is also excellently supported by Extend themes. This implies that you have the attention of the author in case you have any issue you need taken care of about the theme. It has 7, 000+ active installs and was last updated September 10, 2018.

24. Orfeo

Orfeo By Themeisle

Orefeo is descriptively summarized as multipurpose, responsive and excellent and we agree! The argument for the quality of this theme is broadly summarized in three categories: the features- which are top-notch by the way, excellent support and feedback system as well as recognition from world authorities Forbes, Adobe, Smashing Magazine, WP Tavern and WPBeginner. The feautures of the free theme are amazing in their own rights but when you go pro, you really start to feel like a VIP

ThemeIsle are the creators of the masterpiece and are also creators of Fagri, Capri Lite, Christmas Hestia, Tiny Hestia, Belise Lite, TheMotion Lite, ReviewZine, Naturelle, Zilla, Oria, Responsive Boat, Ravenna, Oblique, Metro Pilate, One Pilate, Rokofoto Lite, Fara, FlyMag, ZBlackBeard, Zifa Child, Dublin among others. Themeisle is made of really great people and their about page is something that would interest you. They have a pirate feel about them that is really cool. They began officially in 2012 on an actual Island!

As far as features go, Orfeo is translation and RTL ready, optimized for speed, SEO friendly, comes with live customizer, custom background, 1-minute set up and demo content, mega menus, 1-click updates and fast support as well as video tutorials.

More specifically, their Essential plan gives you access to these plugins: Nivo Slider PRO, Intergeo Maps PRO and Sizzify: Elementor Addons PRO. Their Business plan adds FEEDZY RSS Feeds PRO, Visualizer: Chart and Graphs PRO, WP Product Review PRO and Easy Content Types PRO. Their VIP plans comes with access to all 7+ PRO plugins (developer license) and Priority Support as well as all the aforementioned.

You can get access to a very fine version of the theme free and even stay there if your requirements are light. But if you require extra, they have three plans: Essential, Business and VIP.  The plugins available to these plans have been mentioned already, the extras are that for Essential, you get the benefits for up to two domains, this increases to 3 on Business and is 5 on the VIP plans. All the plans come with access to 30+ Premium WordPress Themes, 1 year of updates & support, new products added monthly and free 1 year of shared hosting. Essential goes for $89, Business for $129 and VIP for $199. They also offer 30 days money-back guarantee.

Orfeo is highly rated as it is given a rating of 4 out of five by previous users on wordpresss.org which further shows that this is a worthwhile theme. The support of this theme is also excellent because Hestia provides a platform in which you get to ask any question on any issue you need to be resolved.

WordPress.org rates this theme 4 out of 5. It has 10, 000+ active installs and was last updated September 2nd, 2018.

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