5 of the Most Popular Free WordPress Themes 2015

The themes I’ve collected below are all available via the official WordPress plugin repository. I selected most of them based on a combination of their popularity, user rating, and design. Those that do not have particularly high download counts or that are relatively new and untested made the cut due to unique design and/or standout plugin compatibility.

1.) Zerif Lite

Zerif Lite

Zerif Lite is one of the popular and trending themes on official WordPress theme repository. If you are looking for responsive one-page business themes, Zerif Lite is the one to catch. It has highly customizable theme options, which can suit multiple website niches.

Zerif Lite has an easy to use, yet powerful theme options panel to customize the theme settings completely. Theme structure is carefully built up using clean and validated code so users may find no hassle using the theme. It is a fully responsive theme that adapts well to any type or size of browsing device people may use.

2.) Ascent


Ascent Theme is a fully responsive WordPress theme that looks elegant on any devices. It is simple, clean and lightweight WordPress theme based on the most modern technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.

3.) Nictitate


View full live demo & feature list here. Nictitate theme is designed for portfolios and corporate with flexible layout. The theme is based on KOPATHEME layout manager technique that will let you flexibility choose layout options of every pages within your site.

4.) Flat


Flat is a free Blog Theme designed by YoArts. Works nice for a personal blog, magazine ,news or review website.

5.) Virtue


The Virtue theme is extremely versatile with tons of options, easy to customize and loaded with great features. Virtue has Schema microdata integrated making it a step ahead for your sites SEO ranks. The clean modern design is built with html5 and css3 and uses the powerful responsive framework from Bootstrap to be a fully responsive and mobile friendly.