Top 5 Free Themes in WordPress.org – January 2017

With a whole new year, a multitude of themes has been added to the WordPress Theme Directory in the month of January. With so many great free WordPress themes, we didn’t want to make you wait any longer. So, we are here with the newest edition to our monthly – Top 5 Free Themes in WordPress.org – January 2017.

We know how difficult it is to choose a theme for your website. Even more so when they are available in such profuse numbers. That is why, to make your search easier, we have compiled a list of the following 5 themes for you. All of these were released in the month of January. If you’re looking to give your website a makeover with a new theme in this new year, these should definitely make the pick.

1. Helena

helena screenshot

Helena, crafted for corporates and blogs, is a very clean, minimal and responsive theme. It is among the must-try in our list of the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – January 2017. The masonry grid layout provides a clean look, and the beautiful fonts are easy on the eye.  It is also stress-free to maneuver around. You can choose to highlight your best content and arrange content into clear categories. The full width featured slider makes it easier than ever to put your most impressive pictures in the spotlight.

Features:

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Featured Page Grid Content
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Gravatar Ready
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom CSS

helena theme demo

2. Karuna

karuna screenshot

Karuna is a clean business theme designed with health and wellness-focused sites in mind. The theme features bright, bold colors and prominent featured images. The theme also supports customer testimonials which is a great added benefit for businesses to show their credibility. The photo section allows you to showcase your beautiful photographs to show to your visitors and clients. The typography is clean and it makes for a great all-purpose theme.

Features:

  • Full-width Header
  • Full-width Footer
  • Testimonials Area
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured Images with Head
  • RTL Language Support
  • Translation Ready

karuna theme demo

3. Extant

extant screenshot

Extant is a theme beautifully built for designers, photographers, and other creative solo artists. It is among the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – January 2017 due to its clean interface and innovative design. It integrates fully with Easy Digital Downloads and Custom Content Portfolio for both selling and showing off your work.

Features:

  • Custom Background
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Menu
  • E-Commerce
  • Featured Images
  • Grid Layout
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Post Formats
  • Translation Ready

extant theme demo

4. University Hub

university hub screenshot

University Hub is a responsive WordPress theme for universities, schools, colleges or other educational institutions. It provides clean and separated sections for News, Events, and Posts. You can display your best posts in the full width featured slider. University Hub is very flexible and the several features also cater to the needs of design agencies, corporate websites and small businesses.

Features:

  • Clean and User-friendly Design
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Logo
  • Custom Menu
  • Full-width Featured Slider
  • Featured Images
  • Footer Widgets
  • Translation Ready

university hub theme demo

5. Videoblog

videoblog screenshot

Videoblog is the last one on our list of the top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – January 2017, but it definitely isn’t the least. It is a theme meant for blogs and magazines. Videoblog puts its main focus on content and readability. The design is intuitive with a two-column layout. You can highlight your main posts on the front page. You can also feature up to 5 post categories. The name may be misleading but we chose this theme because of its clean coding and fresh take on a magazine theme design.

Features:

  • Custom Background
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured Images
  • Footer Widgets
  • Full-width Template
  • Grid Layout
  • Translation Ready

videoblog theme demo

Finally, we’ve come to the end of our list of top 5 free themes in WordPress.org – January 2017. All of these themes are easy-to-use, secure and work beautifully for any website. Make sure you try these out if you’re looking for new themes to change the look and feel of your website.

We will be back with another edition of this next month.

Since tomorrow is Valentines Day and we all love WordPress, let’s celebrate tomorrow doing just what we love – WordPressing!

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