There are really many free themes for WordPress available for download, maybe too many! There are also many sites devoted mainly to providing easy access to free WordPress themes and it is a bit hard to know how many of the sites with hundreds or even thousands of themes overlap. I would believe a lot of the free themes available for WordPress show up on multiple sites. On the other hand I did a few random checks and I didn’t find a lot of themes being published in multiple places. Really the number of free themes for WordPress is growing rapidly and we are probably above 4000 themes. With numbers being this high the problem is not finding a theme but rather finding a good quality theme. This post provides a comprehensive list of sites that are mainly focused on hosting themes for WordPress and you may use it as a one stop place to find a good free theme for WordPress.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.
OK why not mention wordpress.org/extend/themes/… there are currently 1107 free themes available for download and they just passed 11.mill downloads – wow. Don’t miss these best wordpress themes if you’re looking for a great theme for your website. Having the best wordpress plugins installed is your way to a powerful website.
Splashmagazine.com is a high quality web design magazine with a very useful WordPress section. You will find credible and conducted article showcasing the best free and premium WordPress themes.
This site have a huge collection of free WordPress themes (5481 themes!) For each theme you will find basic properties, demo and download link, number of views and downloads. All themes are arranged in categories for easy access and you can also search for the theme based on the properties of the theme you are looking for.
Themes-WP is a good place to look for WordPress themes. You can browse the currently 2573 themes based on the color, number of columns and many other properties in this site. Screenshots in the lists are a bit small but there are preview and download links.
This site has a large collection of around 1450 free wordpress themes.There are several features to help you browse the themes, categories, tags, rating, most popular etc. All themes have preview and download.
This site have created some of the best WordPress themes and you can read in detailed about each of them. The site have around 60 themes available for download.
This site have a large and interesting collection of WP themes, currently 573 themes. Themes Preview take the time to review the themes and rate them based on standard compliance, support and certain theme qualities. This is a great idea and will help you filter the themes out that may look good but isn’t good quality behind the nice façade. You can search for the themes using the search function that is present in the right sidebar. This web site do not feature theme switcher but features demo and download link for every theme.
Good site to look for free themes. Currently 107 themes available for download with good screenshot size. There are preview for all themes available with really good demo content.
This site has a rather huge collection of free themes listed with medium size screenshots. Basic calculations tells there may be 40×32 = 1280 WordPress available for download. Every theme in this site is accompanied by a large screenshot, preview and download link. There’s a randomize feature that will give you a random selection of theme… try it and see what is
Themebase hosts themes for many platforms like Joomla, Mambo, WordPress, etc. Clicking the WordPress link (left menu) will show you the available themes for WordPress listed with rather small screenshots (almost too small). In this site you can see free and premium themes and every theme has got download and preview links. Browsing the themes is a bit hard and I had to change the querystring parameter to find out how many themes the site provide access to (?category=WordPress&page=249). Currently there are 16*249 +4 = 3988 (not sure if they are all unique..didn’t have time to check it….lol). In my opinion too many as it will be hard to filter out the good ones from the bad ones.
The site hosts currently 232 WordPress themes with preview and download link for every theme. Click on the preview link to see its preview in a new window and you can download the Zip file directly in the preview window.
This site have nearly 660 free themes for WordPress in it’s collection. You can browse through the collection by categories and preview the theme before you download by clicking on the Test button. You can also view the stats of the theme and its properties to get a clear idea about the theme. Site is well organized in categories and have theme details and good screenshots.
All the themes in this site are grouped in categories such that you can select a theme easily. It also features Theme Switcher in the side bar such that you can preview a theme quickly. And every theme is accompanied by preview and download link such that you can download the theme easily.
This site have a collection of nearly 400 free WordPress themes and all the themes are arranged in categories and property wise. Lists have screenshot in good size making it easy to browse. Every theme belongs to categories making it easier to find what you’re looking for.
According the text just below the logo this aite has a huge collection of WordPress themes ~4000. The themes are archived and categorized. All the themes come with a download and demo link for easy use and there are detailed features for most themes as well. There are no index in the paging of pages making it a bit hard to browse fast forward or to a specific page.
This site have listed around 340 good quality WordPress theme and have included theme details (quick info) and preview feature for every theme. Good large screenshots for easy browsing, but no indexing on pages (only next and prev…). Site allow users to rate the themes why you can see other peoples opinion.
This site provides a collection of free and excellent WP themes counting 2140 themes. All the themes are categorized for better search and for the ease of the users they have included preview feature for each of the theme. Preview the theme and download it right from one place. This site also provide packages with all themes, all themes in a category for download as zip.
Rather large collection of themes counting nearly 150 pages x 20 themes/page = 3000 themes. The site have included preview and download links for each of the theme. You can also rate the theme accordingly in this site. The theme search will help you narrow down your search to find the theme you are looking for.
This site lists about 900 WordPress themes arranged in various categories and into lists of most viewed and top rated. This makes it easy to find a good theme matching your needs. There’s also a simple theme search function you can try out.
This site provide themes for several popular CMS platforms, including around 150 WordPress themes. Screenshots are huge and almost as good as a preview.
This site provides a great collection of around 160 WordPress themes. You can preview and download the themes from this site directly but you will not find any details and descriptions.
One another site where you can find free WordPress themes and also look at the preview of the themes directly. Link goes to a post with around 150 themes structured into sections for 2, 3 and 4 column. You can download them directly and there are large images.
This site offers a collection of about 80 free WordPress themes. You can look at the demo of the theme directly and download it from one place. Check out the top rated themes and also browse through the themes in various categories to find the best for your site.
Site Ground is really a web hosting company offering free themes for WordPress and other popular CMS platforms. You can browse through the around 90 themes that are ordered into categories related to WordPress versions (not sure how useful that is unless Site Ground have tested and know that fx. their WP2.5 themes will not work on newer versions.
Themeforest currently have 1150 themes for wordpress websites. They are generally very high quality and price starts at as low as $3. Most good themes on the other hand is prized at $25-40. You can see how many times a theme have been sold. This is an indicator of popularity, quality etc. but can also be used to tell you if too many sites is already using a particular theme.