A lot of people use WordPress as their choice of free blogging platform. In order to make the interface of blogs different from one another, themes are being offered. There are paid themes and free themes being offered. The existence of free these is greatly welcomed by many WordPress users.
The problematic thing might come soon after starting the search of the perfect theme for your blog. There are tons of themes can be used and it takes time to choose. The followings are ten best free WordPress Themes 2014 for bloggers that you can consider.
Developed by using Bootstrap 3, Sparkling is one clean and modern flat WordPress theme. It is designed to have frontend framework which optimizes it for various devices including tablets and smartphones. The widgets and the slider for full-screen mode make this theme really stands out compare to the other free themes of WordPress.
The theme is also SEO friendly and made with structure compatible to Schema that will lead Google loving the blog. The look and feel of the theme is premium and supports the various premium plugins as well. The theme is great for corporate websites in various niches. It’s great for personal blog as well.
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Clean and simple themes is always nice to have. Themify Base presents the minimalist style that can be customized furthermore through various options and layouts included in the theme. Bloggers are able to customize various elements of the theme including the background, color palette, fonts (more than 600 fonts can be chosen via Google fonts), navigation menu, layout containers, iamage of the site logo and a lot others.
In addition to the customization options, there are 5 extra skins included. This one theme is also designed as responsive theme that will automatically adjusted to the screen size of the blog visitors.
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Another WordPress theme designed to emphasize the clean, simple yet vibrant display. Story is known to be a personalized theme created by the inspiration received from the Flat UI. It is designed to be responsive to the visitors’ screen size or formats. Bloggers who use this theme will be able to customize the theme a little bit more. The post format can be customized to the liking of the bloggers. The color palette as well as several other elements of the blog can be customized by using the built-in options of the Story WordPress theme.
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Responsive themes are popular and the main choice of many web developers. Wilson is another WordPress theme designed to be responsive. It is a clean and simple theme for the personal blogs and websites. Aside of designed to be responsive, the theme is also designed to have retina-ready assets and various customization options.
The widgets (for videos, Dribbble and Flickr), editor styles, customization for colors and logos, page templates and other elements of the blog can be customized. Wilson is also designed to have the translation-ready code with the translations of German (deutsch) and Swedish (svenska) included in the theme.
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For bloggers who wish to have minimalist tumblelog theme that is oriented to the contents, Writr will be a good theme to be considered. This theme will be perfect for personal blog and will come with a package of six different color schemes to be chosen. The default color will be turquoise and the optional color schemes include the red, blue, purple, grey and green color schemes. The theme is designed with the modern design with the more attention to the crisp typography. Writr will put focus to the contents.
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Ease of usage will bepresented by Blogly Lite theme. This is a responsive WordPress theme that will allow bloggers to easily customize the theme. Changing colors, uploading the background image and logo will be easy.
Bloggers will also be able to upgrade the theme into the pro version that will allow even more options to customize the look of the blogs, social media widgets (Dribbble, Flickr and others) as well as the support widgets.
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This one WordPress theme is designed to have the pretty typography. It has responsive design that will make sure the blog will be pretty when being viewed through tablets or smartphones. Graphy is designed to have five widgets, four on the footers and one on the sidebar of the blog. When bloggers decide to use the sidebard widget, they will also be able to create a design with two columns.
Meanwhile the display of widgets on the footer will be adjusted automatically depending on how any widgets being used. Bloggers will be able to customize the other elements of the blogs such as the header, menu and others.
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If bloggers are searching for the theme with minimalist design as well as more focus on the contents, Padhang is good to be considered. The name Padhang derived from Javanese word means bright. As its name suggests, it features bright color upon the dark background. This WordPress theme is designed to be minimalist with responsive layout. Under the main content, there will be two areas to put widgets. This theme can be customized easily.
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Clean, beautiful and responsive are the words to describe Hemingway. This theme is designed to be responsive two-column theme with retina-ready assets and a bunch of customization options such as custom logo, custom color of accents and a lot others.
It features the full-width header image with the scrolling effect of parallax. Custom page templates and custom widgets for videos, Flickr and others are ready to be used. It also features the translation-ready code and includes Swedish/svenska translations.
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This theme is pretty bold and beautiful in publishing contents. Publishing will be felt more comfortable thanks to the larage featured images as well as the legible typography.
Bloggers will be able to use the Featured Posts to show the favorite articles or editorials at the sidebar of the blog to get more attention from visitors of the blog or website.
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So, what do you think? Which theme will you choose for your WordPress blog? If you have any thoughts on other themes that should have made it to the list just write it down in the comment.