The benefits of a premium WordPress theme are plenty. You get terrific support, access to quality documentation, and several other features when you opt for premium themes from a reputed provider.
However, not everyone needs (or can afford) to spend regularly on premium WP themes. In such cases, free themes can be a good alternative. In fact, with the exception of premium support, many free themes have features that can even give their premium counterparts a run for their money. Take, for instance, Vantage by SiteOrigin (featured at #8 in this roundup)—it has a wide plethora of features that are often found only in premium offerings.
Thus, good quality free themes are not just easy on your budget but can also offer you numerous useful features. The official WordPress theme repository is a good place to start when looking for free themes to use on your WP-powered site or blog.
Every month, numerous free WordPress themes are released, catering to a wide array of genres, such as portfolio, corporate, tumblog/blog, photoblog, videoblog, and so on. However, amidst such crowded scenario, it may often be a tough task to keep yourself updated with all the top free WordPress themes, as and when they are released.
If you too are experiencing the same “problem of plenty,” have no fear! In this roundup, we’ll be taking a look at some of the latest free WordPress themes released during the month of September. So without wasting anymore time, let us go ahead and check out the themes!
15 Free WordPress Themes Fresh From September 2013
Multipurpose is a responsive WordPress theme with unlimited color schemes, drag and drop page builder and custom page templates. It is retina-ready and is based on Twitter Bootstrap.
2. Photo Addict
Photo Addict is a photobloggers’ theme that uses CSS filters to showcase images against a blurred background. The theme features minimal navigation and doesn’t even display the categories and tags, so if you are looking for a theme that puts the focus entirely on your images, Photo Addict is worth a look.
zeeFlow is a magazine WP theme. It is fully responsive and localization ready, and comes with a featured posts’ slider and eight color schemes.
Sueva is a minimal and responsive theme meant for tumblogs. It comes with custom widgets and shortcodes. It is available in both free and premium versions—the paid version offers masonry layout, additional shortcodes as well as Nivo and Flex Sliders for galleries.
5. Socially Awkward
Socially Awkward is a responsive theme that integrates well with your social networking profiles and also supports post formats, thereby enabling you to showcase your content in an efficient manner. The theme comes with custom page templates and is translation ready.
Displace is a no-nonsense responsive blogging theme. It supports microformats and is translation ready.
Fine is a responsive theme with a drag and drop builder. It is powered by Twitter Bootstrap and also comes with a custom full width page template.
Vantage is a multipurpose WordPress theme. It is fully responsive and comes with a meta slider on the homepage. Plus, Vantage also offers a basic level of integration with WooCommerce.
Coller is a responsive and retina-ready WordPress theme that features a homepage slider. It sports a two-column layout, and is translation ready (plus, it has already been translated into multiple languages, including Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian).
Revera is a 3-column fluid layout theme ideally meant for portfolio websites. It is fully responsive and is based on Twitter Bootstrap.
11. Ready Review
Ready Review is a WordPress theme for a very specific audience: product review and affiliate websites. It is fully responsive, comes with unlimited color schemes, and also offers custom widgets for “Top or Best Selling Products.”
Eviro is a simple WordPress theme meant for bloggers. It is responsive and also features a custom homepage slideshow.
Intuition is a blogging plus corporate style responsive theme. It comes with several custom page templates as well as custom shortcodes, and is also localization ready (plus, it offers a Spanish translation out of the box).
VisitPress is a responsive and translation-ready WordPress primarily meant for bloggers.
The last theme on our list, Adamos, is a responsive WordPress theme that comes with 3 template layouts. It features a homepage slider, is translation-ready and also supports microformats. Adamos is also comes with a separate Pro version, that costs $18 and gives you access to premium support.
There you have it—some of the top themes from the month of September.
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Sufyan bin Uzayr is a freelance writer and Linux enthusiast. He writes for several print magazines as well as technology blogs, and has also authored a book named Sufism: A Brief History. His primary areas of interest include open source, mobile development and web CMS. He is also the Editor of an e-journal named Brave New World. You can visit his website, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.