Various WordPress themes were released during the month of August. In this roundup, I’ve put together some of the best free WordPress themes from this month.
Most of the free themes of August 2014 were minimal and fully responsive, and were meant mostly for blogs or portfolio websites. Of course, other genres, such as magazine sites and even placeholder themes, were not left out.
Casper is a part of the default blogging theme for Ghost. As expected, it retains its blogger-friendly look and offers clean typography set in a single-column layout.
Bitter Sweet is a responsive WordPress theme with a corporate-style layout. It’s based on Bootstrap 3 and comes with a custom slider and custom page templates.
Minimaliste is a clean and minimal (well, that was obvious) WordPress theme primarily meant for portfolio and image-centric websites.
Firmness is a feature-rich theme that offers multiple image sliders, custom homepage template, and custom post formats. It is responsive and translation ready.
Prism Lite is a single-page WordPress theme. It features a homepage slider and is responsive. You can also opt for its Pro version that comes with premium support.
Released by Automattic, Espied is a portfolio theme meant for designers, photographers, and creative artists. It is fully responsive and supports post formats.
MH Purity Lite
MH Purity Lite is a WordPress theme meant for news and magazine websites. It is responsive, translation ready, and comes with custom widgets. You can also upgrade to its premium version that offers theme support and additional features.
Just Landing is a single-page placeholder theme. It also has a Pro version that is responsive and offers additional features.
Radcliffe is a content-centric WordPress theme. It is responsive and relies heavily on featured images and clean typography.
Professional is a multipurpose WordPress theme. Based on Bootstrap 3, it is fully responsive, features a custom slider, and is translation ready.
Museum is a clean WordPress theme that caters to the needs of photoblogs and other image-heavy websites. It is responsive and lets you create image collections or albums on the basis of categories.
Wix offers a masonry-style layout and is meant for personal blogs and tumblogs. It comes with custom page templates and is responsive.
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Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and is the author of “Sufism: A Brief History”. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.