15 Outstanding Free Contemporary WordPress Themes

WordPress is easily the most comprehensive, reliable and complete content management system. Another reason is the huge array of themes available for WordPress – you can create almost anything, from online magazines to advanced e-commerce businesses.

If your looking for some new themes for your next project, or even for upgrading your existing website, we have compiled this list of hand-picked free high quality contemporary wordpress themes. All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We stated that where applicable. We hope you enjoy this post and find something useful for your next project.

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1. Fictive

Fictive is all about you – your style, your look, your story. Make it personal with a custom header image, a Gravatar, and links to your favorite social networks. Use Post Formats to dress up your content, add a custom menu and widgets, or keep it simple with a fixed-position header.

Fictive
Fictive

2. Sidespied

Sidespied is an elegant portfolio theme geared to showcasing creativity. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, videomaker, or want to shine a spotlight on another type of original work, Sidespied puts your projects in the forefront.

Sidespied
Sidespied

3. Illustratr

Illustratr is a minimalist portfolio theme that helps you create a strong – yet beautiful – online presence. Primarily crafted for designers and photographers, it is a simple, powerful, and flexible theme.

Illustratr
Illustratr

4. Espied

Espied is a portfolio theme for designers, photographers, and artists. It’s great for showing off your image-oriented projects to the world. The theme’s minimalist design puts the focus on your projects.

Espied
Espied

5. Yoko

The Yoko theme is simple, elegant, and beautiful. A responsive layout optimizes the theme for mobile devices. To make your blog posts more interesting you can use different kinds of post formats like gallery, image, video, aside, link or quotes.

Yoko
Yoko

6. Forever

One of the most important events of your life might just be your wedding. It also might be one of the craziest, disorganized, mixed-up times of your life too. Forever makes it easy to welcome your family and friends to your blog with a dramatic personalized home page.

Forever
Forever

7. Skeptical

Skeptical is a fresh and popular theme designed by WooThemes. Skeptical comes with support for nine post formats – standard, quote, aside, image, gallery, chat, audio, link, and video. It brings visual variety to each blog post by allowing the design to match your content.

Skeptical
Skeptical

8. Oxygen

Oxygen theme is a minimal yet beautifully designed magazine theme. With your nice pictures, the crisp and well balanced design makes your blog a professional looking magazine instantly.

Oxygen
Oxygen

9. Visual

Visual is a dark, elegant take on the traditional portfolio theme, perfect for showcasing your photography, art, or general interests. Visual comes with a wide page template that removes the sidebar, widening the content area.

Visual
Visual

10. Book Lite

Book Lite is a beautifully designed theme inspired by old-fashioned typography. With a bold custom header, stylized type, featured header images, and elegantly simple design, it’s certain to inspire some of your best work.

Book Lite
Book Lite

11. Suburbia

Suburbia is a unique magazine theme in a minimalistic style. By activating this theme, you can easily transform your blog into a cool, attractive online magazine.

Suburbia
Suburbia

12. Nuntius

If you’ve been itching to turn your blog into an online newspaper or magazine, Nuntius could be your perfect companion. Based on the highly-popular News theme by Justin Tadlock, Nuntius contains many features that help your readers to stay on top of all your latest scoop!

Nuntius
Nuntius

13. Imbalance 2

Imbalance 2 is designed in a strict modern style with a minimalistic touch. This theme can easily turn your site into an attractive blog, a portfolio, or even an online magazine.

Imbalance 2
Imbalance 2

14. Hero

Feature the content that matters the most to you and your readers with Hero’s dark, minimal design, and Front Page template. Hero’s Front Page template is designed to be the home page of your site, sending readers to the information you think is most important.

Hero
Hero

15. The Columnist

The Columnist blends big, bold Typography with a minimalist principals to produce a truly attractive design. The Columnist provides a single navigation menu which displays at the top of your site.

The Columnist
The Columnist