December was a big month for the WordPress world: we got a new version of WordPress, updated WordPress.com, and a new Twenty Sixteen default theme, which I have omitted from this roundup, though you can find a detailed review of it here.
It was also a big month for themes, and I have found the best free ones. Let’s take a look.
Willow is a simple child theme of Twenty Sixteen, with the major stylistic change being that it showcases content in a single column layout, rather than two columns.
Amethyst is a simple and fully responsive WordPress theme based on the Foundation framework by ZURB.
MH Edition Lite
MH Edition Lite is meant for magazine sites. It is fully responsive, translation ready, and comes with custom widgets. It also has a Pro version with additional features.
Coni is a WordPress theme with a corporate homepage layout. It is responsive and translation ready, and also offers CSS animations to render an eye-pleasing look.
Simple Melody relies on big featured images to display the content. It is responsive, clean and minimal, and is meant for personal blogs with image-rich content.
Reyl Lite is an extremely minimal and clean WordPress theme that focuses on good typography, and a single column layout. It is responsive and translation ready.
Another theme meant for personal blogs, Sapor is minimal and fully responsive. It is translation ready and features clean typography.
Briar is fully responsive, minimal, and translation ready. This WordPress theme is ideally meant for blogs that feature long-form content, as it looks best with a single column layout, though you can ad an optional sidebar.
As the name suggests, Bloga is a WordPress theme meant for personal blogs. It is responsive, offers a content-centric layout, and supports post formats.
Cosimo is a free WordPress theme meant for portfolio and blog sites. It is responsive, supports multiple post formats, and features a grid-like layout. Also, Cosimo has a Pro version that comes with additional features.
That brings us to the end of this month’s free WordPress themes roundup.
Which of these themes is your favorite? Share your views in the comments below!