There’s a lot happening on the WordPress scene these days. And even though WordPress took over as the most popular content management system on the web a long time ago, the reach of the platform somehow continues to grow in a miraculous way.
For instance, the publicly available counter at WordPress.org shows that the newest version – WP 4.0 – has been downloaded more than 14 million times and counting.
And the WordPress themes market doesn’t stay far behind either, with new and interesting themes being released every week. After all, those 14 million downloads have to go somewhere, and the new site owners will inevitably need some quality themes, won’t they?
So today, let’s take a look at the top 10 most interesting (and free) WordPress themes that were launched in October 2014.
Zerif Lite is a very interesting solution for site owners who want to use a modern one-page design. Such a structure is perfect if you’re afraid that you might not be able to produce a sufficient amount of content for your site. One-page designs are more than capable of making every business site look great. Some more details about Zerif Lite; it offers responsive structure, slide-in effects, and customizable homepage blocks that can be used to showcase various kinds of content (e.g. team members info, services, “about us,” contact).
Mustang Lite is another good looking dynamic one-page design theme. The default presentation features a lively color-scheme that’s likely to resonate with a younger demographic. On top of that, there are also some nice slide-in effects and custom content blocks pre-built for the homepage. The customization possibilities of the theme are worth pointing out as well. Chief of which is the drag-and-drop page builder.
Responsive II is the second edition of one of the most popular free WordPress themes in the official directory – Responsive. This new version offers a refined look, a more flat nature of the design, and a completely new inner structure built on a custom framework merging Responsive and _S.
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Bose has a lot to offer in terms of the purposes for which it can be used. The friendly nature and design of the theme can be perfect for business sites, as well as personal projects. The theme offers multiple layouts, content slider, fully responsive structure, custom admin panel, WooCommerce integration, and it was built with Bootstrap 3.0, which is always good for the overall code quality.
Although the name is a bit complicated, this is a very modern looking magazine theme for all gamers and video game lovers out there. The theme is ready to house mid- to large-sized news sites, as well as fan sites focused around one specific gaming franchise. The theme offers responsive design and a custom theme options panel to make the customization a breeze.
In this case, the name says it all. Minimaliste provides a very clear content presentation, a light color-scheme and an overall friendly feel. Every design detail has been made flat, and will look great on mobile devices due to its responsive nature. There’s a front page slideshow, plus you can actually have sliders on every post or page.
The main strength of this theme is its lively yet clear design and content presentation. It’s not an easy thing to make flat design interesting to look at, but CleanPort manages to pull it off. It’s a portfolio theme meant for businesses that want to showcase their work (products or services). The customizable homepage is ready to host various types of content and is sure to help attract new leads and clients.
Formation is a very nice fullwidth theme, rocking a fully responsive structure and providing good customizability. You can tune up every standard element like the logo, header, featured content areas, plus more.
Kuorinka delivers a very good flat design that has a pleasant and not boring appearance. The structure is fully responsive and looks great on all devices. It’s accessible (uses only large and clear fonts), there’s RTL support, plus every element is translation-ready.
Onetone is an interesting one-page design that’s based mainly on a good selection of background images. The design elements are very simple and calm. And the dark color-scheme is surely something that some site owners and businesses will enjoy. There are also pre-defined blocks available (for the homepage) ready to house content like “about us,” contact, services, and gallery.
Believe it or not, all these free themes were released just within the last 30 days. I have only one word for that, “wow!”
In the end, I hope the list has been helpful and that you will easily find the perfect theme for your next site here. By the way, do you like to change the theme on your site frequently, or do you stick with just one for the long run … say, two years or more?
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