Tutorial Best Free Wordpress Themes Of 2016

Zirkon Kalti

Content Writer
There are many free WordPress themes that have features as good as the commercial ones. These free themes are ideal for people who don't have money to buy a commercial theme. With the free theme, you can create a professional looking blog that will impress your visitors. The following is a list of the five best free wordpress themes of 2016.



1. ColorMag

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ColorMag is a free magazine style responsive WordPress theme suitable for news and magazines sites. There is an option to customize the header logo, header text, header image, and primary color. There are two site layouts including boxed layout and wide layout. There are 4 different default layouts for the posts and pages. The breaking news widget will show the title of the latest news on top of your site. You can customize the homepage to display the date, home icon, and search icon. The theme supports sticky menu. It can display random post on the homepage. The custom CSS box lets you easily paste your CSS code to change the site appearance.


2. Dazzling
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Dazzling is a modern WordPress theme with a responsive and flat design. It is designed with he Bootstrap 3 framework to allow the use of Glyphicons and Bootstrap styling. It only support two menu levels. The theme is optimized for various types of mobile devices. The advanced menu setup offers features such as add a divider, glyphicon, drop down headers, and disabled links. You can set up a featured slider on the homepage. It also come a Call for Action plugin that lets you conveniently add a Call for Action text, and button in your post.



3. Accelerate
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Accelerate is a multipurpose responsive WordPress theme with a simple design. It features an image slider that allows you to add up to 4 slides. The theme is translation ready. You can easily translate the entire site by uploading your language file. The width of the theme is 1100 px. You can customize the site with primary color, header image and etc. The business template features three widgets including Image Services, Call to Action and Featured Widget.



4. Vantage
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Vantage is a free WordPress theme that features a Page Builder by SiteOrigin. More than 500,000 people have downloaded the theme. The Page Builder allows you to build grid based page content easily. The drag and drop feature in the Page Builder lets you customize the layout of the blog without having to enter any code. Other free plugins include Meta Slider and WooCommerce. There are 3 pre-built layouts. The free theme include a lot of free widgets.



5. GeneratePress
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GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme designed to load at a fast speed. The theme only include the most essential features so that it can run at a fast speed. The theme is optimized for desktop as well as mobile devices. The microdata integrated theme is built on a CSS framework that is optimized for the search engine. The WordPress Customizer allows you to customize all aspects of the blogs including color, font and spacing. It is pre-installed with many major plugins such as WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress. GeneratePress includes 8 free widgets.
 
I like the first one Colormag the most, this are for wordpress.org and because of the colormag I am going to try and dabble with Wordpress right now. But in the wordpress.com section one of their best themes will always be Twenty Fourteen.
 

Vinaya

Well-Known Member
I have used colormag it is a good wordpress theme. I will check out rest of the themes you have mentioned. By the way I am currently using bakersville. I think I will ty generatepress. The preview seems very clean.
 

Vinaya

Well-Known Member
I have a wordpress website and I don't have enough money to buy themes. Therefore, I am looking for free themes. have tried colormag, I know Dazzling but the theme does not suit my website.
Accelerate and vantage looks good, I may try this. GeneratePress seems to be a perfect wordpress theme for my website
 
I have a wordpress website and I don't have enough money to buy themes. Therefore, I am looking for free themes. have tried colormag, I know Dazzling but the theme does not suit my website.
Accelerate and vantage looks good, I may try this. GeneratePress seems to be a perfect wordpress theme for my website
What is your host and how much did it cost you?
 

bharath

Staff member
Ive downloaded and installed dazzling theme on my blog before looking this thread. I got it by searching in Google for travel theme and it looks excellent for me.

Can you tell me whether the colorMag is suitable for technology blog? I recently installed magazine theme, but later removed because of hacker.
 

Webmasterserve

Staff member
Administrator
ColorMag Wordpress theme does look good for a technology blog. The key is to include nice pictures with every post and categorize them well in advance to structure the website homepage well organized. It does have good potential, it is responsive and lively.

Don't forget to install some WordPress security plugins and make sure you are hosting on a good web hosting service, although all shared hosting services are prone to be hacked if someone is targeting the site specifically.

Install Wordpress backup plugins to create and keep a daily backup of the Wordpress site atleast for 2 week period, so you can restore from backup within 2 weeks of something going wrong. Backups should include all website files and database. Several Free Wordpress plugins are available for this purpose.
 

bharath

Staff member
Ive installed long Travelify theme but for some reason I removed it. Day before installed the Dazzling theme from Colorlib and the slideshow loads later also it makes the page for up and down. I think should have exact size images, but still the demo page shows slideshow loads n the last.
Can you confirm me what's the problem for slideshow loading in the end?

@Solmak
I always made backups, but that was once got hacked and from there still the files have affected, now I am tracking them further more to clean everything.

The theme I used is Arthemia free version, but it doesn't filled what I want on my blog. I will install some good plugins once it transfer to another host. I am looking to purchase with Crocweb as they have more positive reviews.

I am not getting how these hackers are able to hack using Theme codes? Is there any method to go in hosting panel from theme ?
 

Manish Mishra

Content Writer
It looks like most of them are responsive themes.
I like the Vantage theme. It is really looking great and could be developed as a business WordPress website.

Ps: Why you are calling it best of 2016 rather than 2015?
 

cheezcarls

It's Game Time!
To be honest with you guys, this is just the first time I have seen these themes in my own eyes. They look beautiful, awesome and attractive for me. I was using Elegant Themes before, and my friend customized it for my blog before. It was attractive too, but not for long. I do bought a premium Wordpress theme before on my affiliate marketing blog, but I totally forgot its name (maybe I could find it on my JVZoo buyer transaction. I would highly consider these themes once I am ready to pump up my blog and other niche Wordpress sites that I have. Thank you for sharing this! :)
 

amultani

Well-Known Member
Wordpress is the easiest program for the people who have less or no knowledge of coding and programming. Easy to use control panel.
 

Furqan Rashid

Well-Known Member
Word press is a great platform for newbies to develop their websites and promote their skills. Its usage is increasing rapidly,
 

Missy

Active Member
I *love* Dazzling. I've seen it before but I forgot about it so I'm grateful for the reminder! The one huge issue I have with Dazzling, though, is the way it treats it's featured images. For some reason it just looks clumsy to me or awkward. The concept of floating such a small thumbnail to the side of the excerpt like that is a little old fashioned.

Vantage is also lovely, I might give that one a try. Thank you for this list!
 

tipstechtut

Well-Known Member
I had used vantage theme for my friend website it has a great slideshow options.


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tipstechtut

Well-Known Member
Ive installed long Travelify theme but for some reason I removed it. Day before installed the Dazzling theme from Colorlib and the slideshow loads later also it makes the page for up and down. I think should have exact size images, but still the demo page shows slideshow loads n the last.
Can you confirm me what's the problem for slideshow loading in the end?

@Solmak
I always made backups, but that was once got hacked and from there still the files have affected, now I am tracking them further more to clean everything.

The theme I used is Arthemia free version, but it doesn't filled what I want on my blog. I will install some good plugins once it transfer to another host. I am looking to purchase with Crocweb as they have more positive reviews.

I am not getting how these hackers are able to hack using Theme codes? Is there any method to go in hosting panel from theme ?
@bharath They inject malicious code via Wordpress too ..they target themes ,plugins even core file. I also faced virus on my friend's online store..we do scan every day. How do you remove virus from your site? If we use shared hosting we can get virus from another shared website or blog too.


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bharath

Staff member
@bharath They inject malicious code via Wordpress too ..they target themes ,plugins even core file. I also faced virus on my friend's online store..we do scan every day. How do you remove virus from your site? If we use shared hosting we can get virus from another shared website or blog too.


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I am using wordfence plugin that detects everything even in the core files and it is easier to remove the malcious code as it shows everything.
I have removed that was lied from months in my wordpress sites, just make sure to check the effected file and the real file.
 

Furqan Rashid

Well-Known Member
I have gone through the themes you have mentioned. You really managed to gather a nice collection of WordPress themes.
 
I registered my domain on namecheap. It is XYZ domain and as a promotional offer it cost me just one dollar. I bought hosting from namecheap for 83 cents per month.
Do they still offer this, if it's great, fast and easy to use, can you assist me in setting up a website like you've done yours please?


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