I have seen many people referring Premium WordPress Themes as those which have more quality in terms of design. I do agree that most of the paid themes come up with innovative and additional features compared to the majority of Free WordPress Themes but it is wrong to generalize it and making it a rule.
There are some amazing and stunning Free WordPress Themes out there which are nicely designed. In this collection, you’ll find 60+ Excellent Premium-Like Free WordPress Themes that you can use for your website needs. This themes that I have selected are not very far away from any Premium WordPress Themes. I’m sure that you will find some nicely designed themes without paying anything. So we thought an article like this will be useful. Enjoy!
Personal & Blog Magazine WordPress Themes
Peacekeeper is the gamer niche WordPress theme. This is a stylish theme with a 3D flash image slider, Twitter, Banner ads, Adsense etc, Theme option page etc.
This is a featured-packed theme with 3 color scheme, threaded comments and with post thumbnail support as well.
Q-Metal is a really cool and easy to modify design theme. Idea for design came from Smashing Book. Main theme elements are: header, footer and double sidebar. All these can be changed or have design modified easily and you can personalize your theme as you want.
This special 5-in-1 free WordPress theme is packed comes with a robust admin options panel to accommodate the General Settings, Page Tracker, Social Networking, Related Posts, Page Navigation and Custom Ads Settings.
FunDay theme packed with 2 customized widget like flickr and twitter streams, perfect for your personal blog theme to aggregate all your online profiles.
The Vector Art theme, comprising heavy use of vector graphics, is sure to give a fabulous artistic look to your blogs/sites!
Epsilon Theme is a dark, modern and stylish Theme. With a Featured News Slider prominent on the top area. It is widget ready, advertisement ready and an easily customizable theme to use.
A super clean magazine theme featuring built-in post thumbnail support, a featured post slider, and a robust theme options menu.
The WhatsUp is a theme with a ton cool features and options. Simple in design with an elegant appeal, The WhatsUp theme caters to both bloggers and more serious publishers.
GamesMania is a free premium WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for games or entertainment sites.
The Modern theme features tableless CSS design in a soft gray color combination that is easy on the eyes and can be applied to any kind of blog you may want to run.
Cityline is a two columns theme with skyline. Comes with auto slider feature post, menu bar is for pages and categories, and auto thumbnail post.
MAD Blogger is a 100% free theme best suited for bloggers, designers or photographers. The design is clean and uses some smooth shadowing, to improve the readability of your blog and keep more happy readers.
deStyle is a fully featured blog magazine WordPress theme. If you’re planning an attractive and professional blog magazine, deStyle is first choice.
Purple Fever is a fresh 2-column styled premium WordPress theme created for sites that wish to establish a lasting impact with visitors.
Aquom is a free WordPress magazine theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, featured video, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more.
Koi is a simplified version of N.Design Studio’s theme (2009 redesign). This theme includes an option page to manage dropdown menus, favicon, footer tracking code, and social media buttons.
Malu is a 3-column styled WordPress theme. This theme is widget ready, advertisement ready and includes jQuery tabbed sidebar.
With a stylish featured content slider – Masipag WordPress theme showcases your compelling posts in an easy click.
Zenix is a free premium WordPress theme with featured content option and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche. Theme Options at admin panel.
Ilumex is a vibrant magazine style theme that is widget ready and includes a cool social media widget.
Black and grey wordpress theme with fetured posts, magazine layout, feedburner support, twitter support and social networking support.
Basicpress is a featured-packed theme with 4 color scheme, featured post gallery, widget and gravatar ready. It is an elegant multi-color blog / magazine wordpress theme.
Type Press is a free wordpress theme designed in a modern and fresh two-column layout. The theme includes a featured item on the homepage and a Flickr photostream in the sidebar without the use of plugins.
Channel theme was inspired by WooThemes great gazette theme. The theme features include automatic thumbnail creation, widget and gravatar ready, built-in FeedBurner support and etc.
Cleanpress is a clean, light and well organized WordPress theme. It’s not just a theme, it’s a tool, a tool that not only gives a pleasant look to your blog, but it also integrates it with the latest social network websites.
A fantastic design that would make your blog awesome. Simple yet attractive plus unique.
Bueno is a clean, minimalistic design which just oozes sophistication in both it’s typography & structure. Stripped of all fancy design elements; the reader’s focus should be on the great content that you produce.
Pink Tribune is a 2-columns and easy to customize WordPress themes that includes automatic image resizing, advertisement ready, RSS ready, Twitter ready and Subscription ready.
Simplista shies away from the complex and crowded and it is created with very organized and straightforward styling elements. The colors used are a mixture of cool purple, blue and sea blue which fade into lighter variations through a header gradient from top to bottom.
Smash is a free 2/3 column professional premium level WordPress theme. It looks very modern and elegant from the front end and offering vast Admin options at the back end.
WP Avatar is a free premium WordPress theme which comes with cu3er gallery and custom admin option to manage theme option.
Aparatus is as a premium WordPress theme that comes with a Mootools slideshow in the home page. It is packed with features and design delight that aims to tickle your innermost web mag fancy.
PixDesign Silver is a sleek magazine style theme. Image slider and 3-column footer make this one too good to be true.
Jambo it’s one of those themes you could use for just about anything quick and simple, but has the built-in flexibility to adapt to larger sites and blogs with advertising and banner management.
Warpack is a stylish theme with a nice color scheme and the theme comes with jQuery powered featured post slider, Twitter, banner ads, adsense , theme option page etc.
Acosmin5 is a simple wordpress theme with nice lines and typography, which can be used on a personal or any type of blog.
Masugid comes with a stylish featured content slider to showcase your compelling posts. This theme is packed with a better framework and a robust admin options panel to accommodate the General Settings, Social Networking, Custom Ads Settings and more.
Topzglow is not just another WordPress theme. It has beautiful design with sparkling glow effect and colorful floral illustration. Surely grab your readers’ attention at the first sight.
Spectrum is free WordPress Theme designed and delivered to you by Ignacio Ricci. Take a look around to check out it’s features.
Neon GL is a free purple wordpress magazine theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, featured video, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more.
Delicate is a clean, minimalistic free WordPress theme with typography and structure. Delicate built using advanced NattyWP framework so this wordpress theme is extremely customizable.
Simple Pastor is an elegant theme is great for those that want to present their content in a simple and minamalistic fashion. With built-in Twitter and Subscription options in a widgetized sidebar, it’s all you need to get started.
Lorem is a free WordPress theme with options page and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche.
Photoblog & Portfolio WordPress Themes
A clean Portfolio Theme ideal for photographers, artists and designers to showcase their portfolios.
A minimalist blogger/social theme including several customization and layout options.
Fotofolio Landscape is a WordPress theme designed for visual workers. Range from Photographer to Illustrator, or even just to show pictures.
Brown Mag is a clean coded and easy to customize WordPress themes that includes automatic image resizing, advertisement ready, RSS ready, Twitter ready and Subscription ready.
As you can guess by its name, this is a business styled theme which can be used by anyone wishing to launch a company,corporate or business website/portfolio.
Sky Light build with style clean and light a combination black and blue color. The theme has a unique, simple design that will perfectly fit for your personal blogs, portfolio, corporate and can be a perfect fit for a unique magazine-style-blog.
FolioGrid is an ideal for all types of portfolio. It is easy to reskin and all styling is done through the CSS file. FolioGrid comes in three beautifully crafted styles, Dark, Light and Yellow.
96Degree is a clean and professional WordPress theme. This is the second free WordPress theme released by Insic.
Aggregator is a theme that will aggregate all your feeds of all kind at once place in attractive format.
Magilas comes with a customizable front page which showcases the “About Us” and “What We Do” sections. This special multi-colored 5-in-1 theme is packed with a better framework and a robust admin options panel.
I Like Content
I Like Content is a clean, simple and elegant WordPress theme. It has a big content area for showcasing your awesome blog posts, images and widescreen HD videos.
BlueBubble is a Free, Clean, Simple Premium Portfolio WordPress Theme for Designers, Photographer or any other creative minds! It’s designed for easy showcasing your work and it comes with some very cool features.
Obscorp is an elegant design WordPress theme which is in a corporate style. It is a widget ready theme that has a built in elegant theme option for easy customization.
Tasty Showcase has a ton of widgetized areas, including widgetized footers (plural). It also has a Karmic Flow powered slider that will display your four latest posts with a custom image that can display at your homepage.
Solarpress theme has a unique layout and style. This theme features Twitter updates, banner ads, Adsense, customizable About us section and more.