Top 5 Free Themes in WordPress.org – October 2016

Hello, WordPressers! This installment in our monthly article is a bit too late, I know. I’m sorry to have kept you waiting for so long. November, technically, isn’t over just yet. So without further ado, I’d like to bring to you all what we think are the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – October 2016.

It took us quite some time to come up with the choices. As always there were plenty of additions to the WordPress Theme Directory. All of the themes featured below are multipurpose, complete and very user-friendly. Please remember that this list doesn’t rank in any order.

Primer

Primer theme homepage

Primer is a free WordPress theme from GoDaddy. It focuses more on content presentation and layout. Primer provides you three preset color schemes and up to three column layouts. This theme lets you display your content in a fresh and clear design.

Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Color Scheme Presets
  • Customize Colors
  • Customize Fonts
  • One, Two, and Three Column Layouts
  • Fixed & Fluid Widths
  • Header Image Widget Area
  • Social Links Menu
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • Available in 29 Languages
  • RTL Language Support

Primer theme demo

 

Boss

Boss theme homepage

Boss is a simple, minimalistic, content-focused theme. It has a full-width header image option and you can show content in a clean format with the alternating picture and text column like layouts. You also get a native theme customizer with which you can change the whole color scheme by clicking on a color you like.

Features:

  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured Images
  • Left and Right Sidebar
  • RTL Language Support
  • Theme Options
  • Translation Ready
  • Retina Ready
  • Social Icons

boss theme demo

Rock Star

rockstar theme homepage

Rock Star, a worthy addition to our list of top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – October 2016, is built for artists and bands aiming to promote their music and events. Simple modules and features are available so you can build a complete and custom website right away. Rock Star allows you to update your followers regarding any activity, track release or event using the integrated social media support option.

Features:

  • Widgetized Page Templates
  • News Ticker
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Header
  • Custom Menu
  • Editor Style
  • Featured Image Header
  • Featured Images
  • Flexible Header
  • Front Page Posting
  • Left and Right Sidebars
  • Post Formats
  • Sticky Post
  • Theme Options
  • Translation Ready

rockstar theme demo

Tribes

tribes theme homepage

Tribes is among the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – October 2016. Made for publishers with powerful messages, the theme is content-focused and presents your posts beautifully across phones, tablets and computers. It helps to improve your readership and highlight your images with a distraction-free minimalist design.

Features:

  • Blog
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured Images
  • RTL Language Support
  • Theme Options
  • Social Icons
  • Excerpt Control
  • Translation Ready

tribes theme demo

Collect

collect theme homepage

Collect is a beautifully designed theme for blogs, portfolios and businesses. It lets you create a custom mosaic of posts on your home page and control whether each one takes up one column, or appears extra wide or tall. It features the Jetpack’s featured content to display important posts or pages above the home page grid. With so many different possible layouts, it looks great on desktop browsers, tablets and handheld devices.

Features:

  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Header
  • Custom Menu
  • Editor Style
  • Featured Image Header
  • Featured Images
  • Flexible Header
  • Microformats
  • Post Formats
  • RTL Language Support
  • Translation Ready

collect theme demo

Finally, here ends our list of the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – October 2016. All of these are themes freshly added to the WordPress Theme Directory in October. All of these are highly functional, user-friendly, clean, and do their job perfectly.

If you’re looking for giving a new look to your website without having to spend a lot, do give these a try.

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