Free Blogging WordPress Themes 2015-2016

Check out our collection of modern, clean WordPress themes made for bloggers.

This collection is constantly updated, only themes still maintained are listed.

Sparkling – WordPress Theme for Bloggers

Sparkling is a solid WordPress theme for any kind of bloggers. It includes a featured slider, social icons integration, about author box, custom popular posts widget and improved category widget.

The theme is compatible with WooCommerce.

Sparkling theme provides a bunch of options for design customization. Change colors, typograpy, add your Call to Action, footer copyright information, etc.

The theme is translation ready, compatible with WPML and available on different languages.

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Bloggr – WordPress Theme for Blogs and Magazines

Bloggr is responsive theme with classy design. It is a good choice for blogs and magazine websites.

You may add your own image logo and define its width, add links to your social profiles, change your website colors and upload background image. Also the theme provides some options for homepage.

The theme is ready for translation.

You should login on the author website to download the theme.

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Chosen – Minimal Magazine WordPress Theme

Chosen is a free minimalist theme for online magazine or blog.

The theme is responsive, it supports social icons and navigation between single posts.

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Tracks – WordPress Theme for Bloggers

Tracks is a clean responsive blogging theme theme with a unique layout.

The theme provides some customization options such as logo upload, social media icons, comment display controls and more.

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Lovecraft – Blogging WordPress theme

Lovecraft is a clean carefully crafted theme for any kind of bloggers. With WordPress Live Customizer you may upload your image logo, switch the default header image, change the accent color.

You can choose between fullwidth and right sidebar templates for static pages.

The theme comes with four widget areas and supports Jetpack Infinite Scroll function. You can also use the famous Jetpack Tiled Galleries to display post galleries in a beautiful grid.

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Esteem – Business WordPress Theme

Esteem is a vivid clean responsive WordPress theme for corporate or blog websites.

You may use custom header, custom background, 5 custom widgets, primary color, upload you image logo. Also you may select boxed or wide site layout.

The theme provides 4 custom page templates: Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, Fullwidth and Narrow Centered Content.

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Spacious – Corporate WordPress Theme

Spacious is a multi-purpose responsive WordPress theme. The theme provides 4 page layouts, 4 variations for blog posts, 13 widgets areas and 5 custom widgets a business website may need.

You can change the primary color, choose between boxed or wide layout, use light or dark color skin, add your own logo, custom background and header image.

The theme includes featured image slider with custom links.

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Author – Blogging WordPress Theme

Author is designed for bloggers and it’s accessibility-ready. This theme provides good performance and readability.

You may add drop-down menu, social icons, author avatar and any widgets to the left sidebar column.

The theme is responsive and Retina-ready.

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Rowling – Magazine WordPress Theme

Rowling is a beautiful WordPress theme for magazine and blog websites. The theme features two menu locations, social icons, custom accent color and image logo upload.

Rowling theme supports gallery post format, provides editor styles and three custom widgets, such as Flickr widget, recent posts and recent comments.

The theme employs a nicely styled related posts section for single posts.

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The Thinker Lite – Free WordPress Theme for Writers

The Thinker Lite is a simple and clean WordPress theme created for blogs. This is a free version of premium The Thinker theme.

The theme supports WordPress post formats, including quotes, galleries and videos. The free version includes options for custom header image, background and custom logo.

You can use sidebar widget area or three footer widget areas. The theme is fully responsive.

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Amadeus – Free Personal Blog WordPress Theme

Amadeus is a powerful free WordPress theme that allows you to modify almost any aspect of your website. You can change any text or background colour on your site, define Google fonts for body copy and headings, and adjust font sizes.

The theme provides the full control on site branding. You can upload your own image logo, and set it’s size, paddings, etc. You can add MetaSlider or header image, also it is possible to display the banner or slider on homepage only.

Amadeus looks fresh and minimal, and suits for any blog website.

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Oblique – Free Fashion Magazine WordPress Theme

Oblique is a blogging and magazine theme with Parallax header image, unlimited color variations and custom Google Fonts.

You can upload your image logo, set logo size and paddings, add social links, hide different page elements and more.

The theme is responsive and has a unique look.

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GeneratePress – Free Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

GeneratePress is a lightweight and responsive WordPress theme with powerful features. It is compatible with great popular plugins like WooCommerce, WPML, BuddyPress, bbPress and more.

GeneratePress provides 8 widget areas, 5 sidebar layouts, color and typography options and more. All settings can be changed using native WordPress Customizer with a live preview.

The theme is build with valid HTML and microdata support. GeneratePress is cross browser compatible, including IE8.

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Modern – Free Portfolio WordPress Theme

Modern theme employs the clean responsive design with modern features such as sticky header, sticky footer with scroll to top button, markup. The theme features beautiful hero header, portfolio and blog sections on the homepage, related section for your single pages and full post formats support.

You can change background image and text logo color, as well as the color of accents using WordPress Live Customizer. There are some predefined Google-fonts to choose from for the site title, headings and body text.

The manual that will help you to configure the theme is available on the author’s website.

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Bento – Free Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

Bento is a free responsive and Retina-ready WordPress theme with a powerful set of features and wide customization possibilities usually found in paid templates. It can be used for building any type of website, from personal blogs and showcases to corporate portals and online shops. The latter is possible thanks to the full compatibility with the popular WooCommerce plugin.

The theme includes a bundled Content Builder for quickly creating professional-looking layouts, header configurations and several grid modes with left or right sidebar, as well as AJAX post loading, sticky menu option and many more. Each website element’s color can be fully customized using the unbranded Theme Options panel.

Bento is fully documented, with the manual available for free from the theme’s official website or from within the Theme Options panel.

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Silk Lite – Free Fashion WordPress Theme

Silk is an elegant theme for magazines and blogs of the fashion industry, beauty websites and any other women’s websites.

You can use either Masonry layout or classical blog layout for your posts.

The theme supports AJAX-loading of posts when installing the JetPack. Also you can enjoy the sticky sidebar. Single posts have a social share option and a related posts block.

The theme supports the main menu and top menu on a dark background allowing to place information on the left and on the right, including links to social media profiles.

The widgets can be placed in the sidebar and the footer.

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Optimizer – Free Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

Optimizer is a flexible, customizable theme suitable both for a blog and a business website.

You can select wide or boxed site layout, customize the header or footer style, design your homepage using widgets and a hero-header with a call to action button.

The theme allows you to upload your logo and background image, change the color of the main content text and other elements, including complete color adjustment for the top menu. On the homepage, the menu can be made transparent.

The theme supports WooCommerce, bbPress, Mailchimp, Contact Form 7.

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eStore – Free WooCommerce WordPress Theme

eStore is a responsive WordPress theme supporting WooCommerce, as well as a wishlist plugin, YITH WooCommerce Wishlist.

You can set different colors for categories, create product collections that can be inserted into any post.

The theme offers you 10 widget areas. There are also 14 custom widgets available, including a slider, a carousel and a widget of favorite posts that can be used to build a beautiful homepage.

The free version of the theme allows changing the color of accents.

You can select where your sidebar is located — left or right, place your content at full width, or narrow down the main column. This setting can be different for static pages, articles and archives.

The theme is compatible with the WMPL and Polylang plugins.

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Martial – Free Blogging WordPress Theme

Martial is a classic blogging theme with a modern responsive design and WooCommerce support to organize a small online store.

The theme has beautiful widgets for an author bio and new/popular posts.

There is a navigation between posts, built-in breadcrumbs, a smooth dropdown menu.

You can show your contact details in the header. You can also add links to social network profiles, your bio, and call-to-action buttons.

The theme is also compatible with WPML, bbPress, ContactForm 7, Jetpack, Gravity Forms, and other popular plugins.

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One-Blog – Free Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

One Blog is a modern WordPress theme with a responsive layout for magazines and blogs. The header can contain a carousel. The theme provides a sticky menu, navigation between posts, four widget areas — one in the sidebar and three in the footer of the site.

Using the Live Customizer, you can change the background color, upload your logo and provide links to social network profiles. Unfortunately, social network icons are made as images and do not look clear on Retina displays.

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