5 best free WordPress blog themes 2016


Whether it’s a personal or proffessional blog, good design can make a big difference. Here are 5 great free WordPress blog themes.


Sparkling is one of the best free themes available right now. It’s built on Bootstrap 3, enabling you to easily paste useful elements into your posts and pages. The theme is fully responsive and does not decrease the functionality on a mobile device. Also, Sparkling features a beautiful flat design, a sidebar for widgets, a place for a logo, a slider and many customization options.

Sparkling theme image


Hueman is great if you’re looking for a theme with high functionality and modern design. It’s a magazine theme, so posts are displayed on the home page as tiles. Hueman also has a featured slider, two menus (one of them is sticky) and two sidebars on both sides of the content area. This theme also features a Back to top button and a footer menu.

hueman theme image


Hemingway is a simple and minimalistic blog theme. It features a full-width featured image at the top, many post formats, a widget sidebar and a beautiful responsive flat design. Hemingway also supports an additional widget area in the footer. If you don’t need many advanced options but care about simplicity and beauty, Hemingway will be a great choice.

Hemingway theme image


Snaps is a great theme for photographers. The whole main page is dedicated to a tiled image gallery. Hovering over a tile will show a title and clicking on it will redirect to a post or page. One of this themes best features is the beautiful header with a big full-width featured image, title and description. The design is minimalistic and the theme is 100% responsive.

Snaps theme image


Blogim is a minimalistic theme for magazine websites. The front page is occupied by a tiled gallery of the newest posts and a list below it. BlogIM has a sticky header, a widget sidebar, multiple menu locations (primary, social links and footer links), a simple responsive design, a related posts section and many other options.

BlogIM theme image

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