Everyone entered 2013 with the hope of new visual and technological innovations regarding website themes for WordPress. It didn’t disappoint! Not only did WordPress come out with amazing, visually appealing, state-of-the-art website themes, but most of these can be added to your site for free (some really cool ones are very cheap).
If you’re looking into building your site through WordPress, or have already built a site on this platform but desperately need a change in theme to attract viewers or customers, here’s a list of 2013’s seven most popular WordPress themes you didn’t know were free.
Reslig WordPress Theme
It can be hard to find a good theme for picture of pixel-based sites that’s both graphically alluring and organized with the information tabs. Thankfully, WordPress has come out with the Reslig theme, which has been described as a responsive photo blog layout that emphasizes modern grid layouts and in a simple, yet elegant way.
Fundler Crowdfunding Theme
In the past, WordPress and other sites have failed to incorporate alluring visuals and crowdfunding concepts to website themes. When it comes to crowdfunding, it’s absolutely necessary to design your website strategically and wisely in order to attract investors to your project. Fundler, a new WordPress theme made specifically for crowdfunding sites, laid out with balanced copy and graphic space. Similar to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Fundler is also designed to present data, funds and project descriptions in an enticing way.
If you thought custom-made WordPress sites were adequate before, you may want to brace yourself for the new age of tailor-made WordPress sites through the ever-so popular Customizr theme. Why has this particular theme been so popular this year? Customizr allows users to customize their site’s sliders, layouts, homepage blocks, tabs and social media bootstrap frameworks.
Are you the kind of person that likes a clean and colorful look on your site? If so, Gategetry could be the theme you’ve been waiting for! Described as clean and modern, Gategetry is perfect for arts bloggers that want to fashion their design like an online magazine. Tabs and categories are easily found and graphics are prevalent in its title page.
WordPress isn’t just for bloggers anymore. One of this year’s newest themes, Svelte, helps users build professional, portfolio websites that’s both elegant and minimalistic, or not too flashy. The theme features slick, aesthetically designed layouts that build your professional online presence from the ground up.
You guessed it, the Corpo theme is just what it sounds, a professional theme with a corporate feel, ideal for start-ups that yearn for that corporate feel. Forbes magazine online describes it as “simple, yet clean and professional.” The user interface is extremely easy to operate, perfect for potential clients to navigate. The theme also features a homepage slider, custom widgets, and two menu locations. Being professionally oriented, many users use web design services, like Django development, in order to make the most out of this theme and to develop an appropriate online brand and presence.
Ideal for online media organizations, the MesoColumn theme has been called one of the best WordPress themes for information layout and content management. Built specifically for HTML5 and CSS3, MesoColumn organizes content into three columns while still maintaining a simple user interface and an organized tab bar. The theme is also complete with color-coding (600 webfonts from Google to choose from) and supports BuddyPress, BBPress and WooCommerce.
Not only are these new WordPress themes revolutionizing the way people design and build their websites and brands, but they’re also saving users the costs of paying for a premium theme. When building an awesome, appealing website, WordPress is definitely worth considering, especially when many of the themes are virtually free.