Since you’re reading this post right now, I can conclude that you’re already building or thinking about starting up your new WordPress blog. Let me tell you that it’s a great step towards your future, as starting your own website or blog right today is exactly like planting the seed for tomorrow’s success. In today’s post, I will be walking you through the best free WordPress themes 2017.
Choosing your WordPress theme can be as tricky as choosing your domain name or picking up your blog niche. Although you can choose and install any of the online available themes, you still need to consider choosing a well coded, SEO ready theme for future expansion opportunities.
I would strongly recommend that you spend enough time to decide which theme you think you may go for. You may also make a shortlist of the themes you like, and then choose one of these shortlisted themes upon a deeper investigation and research.
Important Note: Please do remember that the well-coded theme you choose today may save you hundreds of hours later when it’s already too late!
I’m not a big fan of purchasing a WordPress theme right from the beginning when you’re making no income yet. If I were you, I will go for one of the available best free WordPress themes 2017 at the start-up phase. My target here is to decrease the initial budget required to launch my blog off the ground.
Especially at the beginning of your blogging journey, Make sure to be very picky about what to purchase and if you could get an alternative for free, do that. The most important investment you may make at that starter phase is to purchase your domain name and your web hosting account.
How to Choose Your WordPress Theme?
In today’s post, I’m aiming at introducing the best free WordPress themes 2017 to you. Before heading any further, I want to show you what to look for. How to choose your perfect WordPress theme? What is the must-see checklist to define whether this theme is good for me or not?
Basically, your theme of choice should have the following points fulfilled:
- Fast Loading Speed.
- Translation & RTL Ready [especially for non-English speakers].
- Available Support from the Developer.
- Clean Optimized Source Code.
- Woo Commerce Ready [if you’re intending to run a side shop onto your blog].
I will make sure to cover every point of the above-mentioned checklist in separate posts later on. As of now, you should have got an overall idea on what to look for on choosing your WordPress theme. Do not compromise and remember there are dozens of WordPress themes available on the internet. So making up your mind is a necessity for a better choice!
Best Free WordPress Themes 2017:
Let me dive in further and show different best free WordPress themes 2017. These themes are top notch, well-coded, and se-ready which can be instantly chosen and installed on your WordPress site with a click of a button.
These themes have been developed by ThemeIsle one of the leading WordPress developing companies on the internet. They are offering these themes for free which means you do not have to spend a dime to use any of them onto your site. Let’s shop their free themes:
If you’re a sole entrepreneur, a freelance team, or an agency, this theme should work perfectly for you. It’s a one page responsive, multipurpose, well-coded WordPress theme. I believe that this theme can easily compete with top-selling one-page WordPress themes.
What I like about this theme is how simple it is. It helps you to showcase services, skills portfolio, and testimonials about your business with ease. It’s a very good one to build a stunning unique personal brand.
If you’re intending to run a shop on your website, then this theme is a perfect choice since it’s WooCommerce ready! It’s also responsive on all devices and different kind of screen sizes. Zerif Lite is considered to be one of the best free WordPress themes 2017.
One of the greatest features of this theme is that it supports Live Customizer which allows you to edit your theme look on the go while browsing your pages instead of editing on the backend, save changes, and then refresh the page to see the applied changes!
If I didn’t know once that this theme is a theme-isle free one, I would have said that it’s another premium WordPress theme costs something around the $50 USD! I liked this theme very much, and I see it very clean and professional for those looking forward to starting a potential blog like Huffington Post, Mashable, or New York Times!
Like other Theme-Isle themes, this one is well coded and validated. You don’t have to be a developer with years of experience to work on it. You can easily update the theme options and settings easily via the control panel. According to the developer in the theme page, you will have a guaranteed fun ride through the theme options panel.
Are you looking forward to starting up a personal or a travel blog? Then look no further, ZILLAH is your perfect choice as a suitable WordPress theme for your site. It’s fully responsive and is being rendered perfectly on all devices without issues.
What’s seriously amazing about this theme is that it supports the capability to create awesome looking content with drag and drop content builder. The theme is simple, clean, well-coded, and validated. You can start using it right away.
Like other Theme-Isle themes, you can install and activate it with a click of a button via the WordPress admin panel by heading to themes > Add New > Search for the theme and click Install. It will be instantly installed and activated on your site. It’s ready to be fully customized for your needs and requirements.
If you’re partnering up with Amazon associates or any similar affiliate program and will to start up a product review blog, this theme could be a great choice for you. This theme should be a very good fit for products or books reviewing blog. It’s a responsive multipurpose business WordPress theme.
Bookrev Lite theme comes with a slider installed and configured. You can easily customize the slider upon your needs. Your visitors and readers could see the latest reviews up on the slider as well. This is considered to be a great feature to engage your readers and show them the latest posts and reviews once they visit your site.
One of the other features on this theme is that it offers a coded widget on the sidebar which can be used to show up and highlight the latest headlines on the main page.
This theme has been downloaded and installed around 10K times over a short period of time. This makes no choice but to believe that it’s a really cool theme deserves a trial.
Are you a photographer? No worries, Theme-Isle got you covered with this amazing theme. It’s another free WordPress theme excellent for photography websites.
Get ready to surprise your site visitors with this theme cool Generous Header feature. It allows you to customize the header appearance with the images you want. This way your site visitors will definitely know about your photography career and how your images are seriously stunning.
ShowThemAll is another cool footer feature allows you to keep your visitors updated with your latest work. It’s a nice built-in footer widget to showcase your latest photographs for your visitors.
Like other Theme-Isle themes, RokoPhoto Lite is a responsive, well-coded, and RTL-ready. Won’t your website be written in English? The theme can be localized to your language whether it’s a Left-To-Right or Right-To-Left Directed without the need to do any modifications to the source code.
Recently, we were renovating Selim Wear, Mariam’s online fashion store. We were transforming the store’s platform from Open Cart to WordPress Woo-Commerce. Although we were ready to purchase a premium paid theme for it, we decided to go for the free WordPress theme ShopIsle.
We found it very elegant, and unique. It will offer a stunning look for our website and homepage. Thus we instantly decided that this theme should be the perfect fit for what we’re looking for. ShopIsle is considered to be one of the best free WordPress themes 2017.
This one is seriously gorgeous! Your shop will look amazingly elegant, modern, and catchy with this theme. It’s completely responsive and can be easily accessed via smartphones and tablets without being messed up. ShopIsle was also featured on BootstrapZero for being one of the top free responsive WordPress themes for WooCommerce.
This theme also offers a stunningly looking ‘about us’ and ‘contact us’ page. Both pages will increase your visitors trust, and will help you to create a strong bond between you and them without the hassle of looking an un-trusted provider or another cheap store on the internet.
Next to Zerif Lite free WordPress theme, Parallax One is considered to be the next best free WordPress themes 2017.
The beauty of this theme is that you don’t have to be an experienced developer to update your website look. You can update settings like Logo, Social Links, Colors, and Layout from an easy to use control panel within your WordPress Dashboard.
Parallax one allows your visitors to be one click away from reaching you via its modernized google maps widget. It displays the exact location and provides your visitors the ability to interact with you right away. This feature can be implemented with a click of a button as no developer skills required!
This theme has been built for businesses and agencies that are looking to build trust with their users. It’s responsive, well-coded, and seo-ready. It can be instantly installed and configured to launch your website right today with just a few clicks.
More Free Themes:
In this post, I’m aiming at giving you more specified details on how to choose your WordPress theme, and what are the free stunning themes available out there. I showed you few of the best free WordPress themes 2017. For more free elegant themes developed by ThemeIsle, do not miss checking out this page on their website where they are listing their 30+ free WordPress themes.
ThemeIsle has simplified it to a great extent for newbies and starter nomads to get started with their websites. In addition to the above mentioned free themes, there’re dozens more available and ready to be installed on your website with a click of a button.
Do you want more best free WordPress themes 2017? Make sure to check JustFreeThemes.com website. The author till this current moment has listed 574 free WordPress themes for you. I’m sure you do not want to miss checking and bookmarking this amazing resource.
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