WordPress is a very popular CMS and it’s used by millions. It’s the most used CMS in the world. More than 50% of the website build on WordPress. If you want to create a new website then you can just use WordPress which comes with lots of features and it’s also free. WordPress comes with lots of free and paid themes, And you can select any theme as per your needs and requirements. So, in this article, we will tell you about the most used and best free WordPress themes. This list is based on the popularity and number of downloads/ratings each theme has.

Top 10 Best Free WordPress Themes

#1 Astra

Astra WordPress Theme

Astra is a very popular theme and they have both paid and free plans. Astra comes with different features and functionalities. Doesn’t matter what kind of website you want to make. Either it’s a simple blog or an eCommerce website. You can create with astra theme. The free version comes with plenty of features but still, if you need more then you can get the Astra Pro.

Some of the features of Astra Pro :

  • Nav Menu
  • White Label
  • Blog Layouts
  • Site Layouts
  • WooCommerce
  • Sticky Header
  • Page Headers
  • More Color Control
  • Better Typography
  • Custom Layouts
  • Scroll To Top Link
  • Footer Widget
  • Header Design
  • Spacing Control
  • LMS Integration
Astra Templates
Astra Theme Templates

Astra theme also comes with lots of free and paid templates. So, you don’t have to design everything from scratch. You can just use any Astra Starter Templates and your website will be ready within few minutes. Astra provides all kinds of templates including business and e-commerce website templates. Astra works with all page builders and also supports WooCommerce. They have different plans and pricing for the pro version.

#2 Kadence

Kadence is not very old like other themes but in a short time, it gains popularity and it’s one of the most preferred free WordPress themes. It can be integrated with most of the WordPress plugins. And this theme also offers some free starter templates and they don’t have any pro plan like other themes. With the free version, they give lots of features and also they have header and footer builder and this theme is very light weight and fast. And they have paid features “Essential Bundle” and “Full Bundle” With Kadence Essential Bundle they offer :

  • Use on unlimited sites
  • One year support and updates
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Kadence Blocks Pro
  • Kadence Theme Pro
  • Pro Starter Templates

And with the Full Bundle they offer :

  • Use on unlimited sites
  • One year support and updates
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Kadence Blocks Pro
  • Kadence Theme Pro
  • Pro Starter Templates
  • Kadence Cloud
  • Kadence Conversions
  • Child Theme Builder
  • Kadence Shop Kit
  • Kadence AMP
  • Includes all kadence themes and plugins
  • Access to all kadence future products

And they also have “Lifetime Full Bundle” for $649/One Time Payment

#3 Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two WordPress Theme

It’s one of the default WordPress themes, And it’s created by the WordPress developers. So, it’s fully compatible and safe with every version of WordPress. This theme doesn’t come with lots of features and has a very basic look. But if you want to create a simple blog then you may consider using this theme. And WordPress often releases a new theme and before this theme WordPress has also created Twenty Twenty One, Twenty Twenty, Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Eighteen, and so on… And it’s popular only because it comes with WordPress. Every time you install WordPress you get a default theme. But most of the time people just delete it and use some other themes. But if you want any simple and lightweight theme then you can use any of WordPress’s default themes.

#4 Ocean WP

Ocean WP is old and popular and they have lots of features with bunch of starter templates. They also have a premium plan comparatively lower than any other theme. And this theme comes with feepik and flatiocn direct import feature. SO, you can get thousands of pictures and icons. This theme supports all plugins and can be easily integrated with any third party plugins. It’s also good for eCommerce website. They have both annual and lifetime plans. Lowest annual plan starts from $35/Year and they have the highest plan which is agency plan that costs $79/Year.

#5 Neve

Neve is created by Themeisle and this theme is fast and supports AMP. They have both free and paid plans and their paid plan starts from $69/year to $259/year for agency plan. With the paid plan they offer 100+ starter templates and while label. This theme is light weight and easy to use. And without any page builder you can design header and footer of this theme. And also it comes with lots of optimization. And it can be easily integrated with any page builder and other plugins.

#6 Hello Elementor

Hello Elementor Theme

Lots of page builders are their and from them Elementor is most used and popular page builder for WordPress. And it’s free and they also have pro plan but with the free version you can create any type of website with the help of plugins. And if you like to design everything with elementor then this theme is for you. It’s so lightweight and fast than any other theme. Because it’s totally depends on elementor page builder. You just download and use the Hello theme and design everything with the help of elementor page builder. You can literally design anything using elemntor either it’s header / footer or any archive page.

#7 GeneratePress

GeneratePress is one of the fastest theme and very lightweight. So, if you want to create any website and speed matters the most for you then you should use this theme. The best thing Is that they have free and open-source theme and like others they also have paid plan. They claim that with this theme you will get 100% pagespeed score. Which is a very important factor for SEO. And if you don’t want to use any page builder then they offer block-based theme builder that you can use to build your website. They have paid plans for $44/Year and lifetime plan for $219/Year.

#8 Zakra

Zakra theme is fast, customizable and SEO optimized. And this is good for both eCommerce and other type of websites.

Above result is tested with zakara theme without any plugin installed on website. And this theme is fully compatible with AMP and RTL and can be integrated with major plugins. They have both free and paid plans starting from $48.30/Year and goes up to $209.30/Year.

#9 Botiga

Botiga Theme

Botiga is created by aTheme and this theme is mostly preferred if you want to create an eCommerce website. This theme comes with lots of eCommerce templates. And with this theme you can easily customize WooCommerce pages like checkout page, product page and so on..

They also have different header styles for different devices. And comes with lots of customization for colors and typography. This theme is also very lightweight and fast and SEO optimized. And with the paid plan you get more customization option for your eCommerce store. They just have one paid plan for $69/Year and this offers you :

  • Unlimited Site Usage
  • Product Updates
  • Priority Support
  • Starters Sites
  • Wishlist
  • Product Swatch
  • Shop Header Style
  • Single Product : Advance Review
  • Single Prodcut : Add To Cart
  • Multi Step Checkout
  • Side Mini Cart
  • Product Tab Style
  • Load More & Infinite Scroll Pagination
  • Single Post: Reading Post Time
  • Single Post: Reading Progress Bar
  • Single Post: Table of Contents
  • Modal Popup

#10 ColorMag

ColorMag WordPress Theme

ColorMag is best theme for magazine and news websites. Or if you have any website where you just post content regularly then you can use this theme. This theme comes with multiple templates and layouts. And this theme is also very fast and optimized for better performance.