May was a good month for free WordPress themes, and the official repository saw many new additions, especially towards the end of the month. In fact, even Automattic released 2 free themes recently!
In this roundup, let’s take a look at some of the best free themes of May 2014.
Released by Automattic, Fictive is a WordPress theme meant for personal blogs and tumblogs. It supports post formats and has a custom social links menu, and is also translation ready.
The second theme by Automattic, Pictorico caters to the needs of photobloggers and photographers. It is a single-column, grid based portfolio theme with a post slider and support for post formats. It is responsive and translation ready.
PhotoMaker is a responsive WordPress theme with support for microformats and localization. It is also available as a Pro version with additional features such as premium support.
Bizmo is meant for business or corporate websites. It is based on _s framework, and offers custom page templates and eCommerce features.
LeftSide is a clean and minimal, responsive WordPress theme meant for folks who need a no-fancy-options theme.
tdPersona is a minimal WordPress theme for blogs and tumblogs. It supports post formats and has a one-column layout.
Link is a responsive, “flat” style WordPress theme based on Bootstrap. It is translation ready and is a child theme of Flat Bootstrap.
Cafe is a clean and simple WordPress meant for personal blogs. It is translation ready.
HighTide is a multipurpose WordPress theme with a responsive layout. It is translation ready and features custom page templates. It is also available as a Pro version ($19 per license) that offers premium support and other features.
Zinnia is a clean and simple WordPress theme. It is translation ready and features a fluid one-column layout.
As the name suggests, NewsPress is a WordPress theme meant for magazine and news websites. It offers custom page templates but sadly, is not responsive. It does, however, have a premium version that is responsive and offers eCommerce versions.
That brings us to the end of May’s free WordPress theme roundup. Need more? Check out the roundups from the last few months here.
Which one of these themes is your favorite?
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+.
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