31 Best FREE WordPress Blog Themes in 2020

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Best free Wordpress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Here are my picks for the 31 best FREE WordPress blog themes in 2020

Picking the right theme is essential when starting a blog.

Premium themes are great, and super attractive. But if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to cut on initial starting costs and invest once things pick up.

I personally, spent three whole days searching for the best free WordPress blog themes, and have come up with the following list.

Chances are you’ll have plenty of mobile visitors so all the themes listed are fully responsive.

I don’t know what definitively makes a theme one of the ‘best free WordPress blog themes’ but the themes I’ve chosen are all clean, and have plenty of space to show off pictures.

To make this article as informative and unbiased as possible, I’ll be including same three screenshots for each theme:

  1. Latest posts homepage with customizer options, no sidebar
  2. Sample post with right sidebar
  3. Comment section and footer for posts

All screenshots will show the default settings of each theme. With customization you’ll be able to make your blog even more attractive.

The themes are not ranked in my order of preference. They are listed alphabetically.

I’ve listed a description, pros and cons and an ultimate verdict for each of my picks for the best WordPress blog themes.

Indeed some of the pros can be seen as cons, and vice versa. So, I’ll be listing them according to how I categorized them when choosing my own blog theme.

Be sure to stick to the end to find my top pick.

Let me know if this article helped you in the comments section below!

Anyways, without further ado, here they are.

1. Agama

Agama is a free Multi-Purpose WordPress theme. It’s perfect for web agency business, corporate business, personal and parallax business portfolio, photography sites and freelancer.

Agama is incredibly visually appealing and filled with interesting eye-catching designs.

Agama customizer options

Agama - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire MissionAgama post with sidebar

Agama - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Agama comments and footer

Agama - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Sticky header
  • Social share options for every post
  • Customizable header, fonts and base color
  • Attractive design, responsive posts
  • Scroll to top button
  • WooCommerce integration

Cons

  • Go into the files to adjust writing under comments section
  • Default footer credits to Theme Vision
  • No related posts section
  • No option for where to have a sidebar. Either throughout the whole site or none at all

Verdict

Agama‘s pros greatly outweigh its’ cons. The free version is very generous and I highly recommend you try it out. I’m even considering changing My Millionaire Mission‘s theme to Agama PRO, it’s only $49 for a lifetime license!

2. Amadeus

Amadeus is a responsive blog theme that features a modern and clean design.

Created for musicians, Amadeus also works as a great blog theme.

Amadeus customizer options

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Amadeus post with sidebar

Amadeus - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Amadeus comments and footer

Amadeus - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Responsive design
  • Easy to navigate
  • Simple for readers

Cons

  • No sticky header
  • Header too big, like Bard
  • No related posts section
  • No social share options
  • Default footer credits to Themeisle

Verdict

Amadeus has a simple, responsive design that is loved by its over 10,000 users. So, I had to include it in this list. However, personally I found the free version to be quite limiting.

Update: Amadeus is no longer maintained, check out Neve if you’re a fan. I haven’t included the Neve theme in this list as I find its design to be too basic and unattractive for blogs. However, Neve turns the customizer into a pagebuilder. So it is quite easy to navigate.

3. Ashe

Minimal, elegant & mobile friendly layout with WooCommerce shop (storefront) support will WOW and inspire your visitors.

Ashe is an incredibly attractive blog theme. It seems to suit just about every niche.

Ashe customizer options

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Ashe post with sidebar

Ashe - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Ashe comments and footer

Ashe - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • You may also like section under each post on home page
  • Very attractive design
  • Sticky sidebar and next post buttons on posts
  • Back to top button
  • Alt Sidebar menu that opens up
  • Plenty of customization options

Cons

  • No sticky header
  • No social share options
  • Default footer credits to WP Royal
  • Limited to 3 fonts
  • No option for where to have a sidebar. Either throughout the whole site or none at all
  • If you get rid of header, you won’t have the site title

Verdict

Ashe is one of the most attractive themes out there. It does a lot of things right. I wish there were more customization options in the free version, but I guess they have to make money. I’ve seriously considered Ashe PRO for My Millionaire Mission blog, its only $29.99 for life!

4. Astra

Astra is fast, fully customizable & beautiful WordPress theme suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront.

Astra is perhaps one of the most popular free themes out there and it’s easy to see why.

Astra customizer options

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Astra post with sidebar

Astra - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Astra comments and footer

Astra - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Huge range of simple customization options
  • 4 footer widget areas available
  • WooCommerce functionality
  • No default footer credits to Astra
  • Social share buttons

Cons

  • Massive featured image on home page
  • Unattractive comments section
  • No sticky header
  • No related posts section, only buttons to previous or next post
  • Very square, everything is boxed

Verdict

You can’t go wrong with Astra. It gives you so many options and functionality it’s really hard to complain. It’s also one of the fastest themes, and super for mobile phones. However, the default settings for the overall aesthetic could be improved. I was not a fan of the boxed feel.

5. Balanced blog

Balanced Blog is fast, clean and responsive WordPress Blog theme.

Balanced blog is a unique blog theme. You’re sure to stand out when using this theme.

Balanced blog customizer options

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Balanced blog post with sidebar

Balanced Blog - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Balanced blog comments and footer

Balanced Blog - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Unique design
  • Demo to work off
  • Simple to use

Cons

  • Sidebar on all pages and posts or none at all
  • No sticky header, social share options, or related posts
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and Balanced Blog
  • No font options

Verdict

If you like the default settings, perfect, Balanced blog is the theme for you! You’ll definitely save time deciding what you want with the limited customization options. I think the unique design is perfect to stand out but the font wasn’t for me.

6. Bard

Minimal, elegant & mobile friendly layout with WooCommerce shop (storefront) support will WOW and inspire your visitors. Well documented and very easy to use even for WordPress beginners.

Bard is a very generous freemium theme. There are so many incredible features I suggest you try it out yourself. They even have video guides under each of the customization options to help you!

Bard customizer options

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Bard post with sidebar

Bard - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Bard comments and footer

Bard - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Video guides for each customization option
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Random article option in header
  • ‘You may also like’ section
  • ‘Back to top’ button

Cons

  • Big header image
  • No sticky header
  • Only 4 typography options
  • No site title if header removed
  • Default footer credits to WP Royal

Verdict

If you like the default header style, Bard is the perfect theme for you. It’s really perfect for any fashion, personal, and travel blogs. The only thing that put me off choosing Bard for my blog was the header, otherwise I’d have even happily upgraded to Pro.

7. Bento

A powerful yet user-friendly free WordPress theme intended for use in the broadest range of web projects. It boasts premium-grade design and is packed with awesome features, some of which are unique for free themes.

Bento is simple and easy to use with its intuitive customizer options.

Bento customizer options

Bento - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Bento post with sidebar

Bento - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Bento comments and footer

Bento - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Countless color and font options
  • Very easy to use
  • Sticky header option
  • Author block after posts

Cons

  • Default footer credits to Satori
  • No related posts section
  • No social share options for posts
  • Sidebar everywhere or nowhere at all

Verdict

Bento is a great, easy to use, and one of the best free WordPress blog themes. It is very generous and give plenty of customization options. Maybe even too much! Personally, I’m a fan.

8. Blog Diary

Blog Diary is a new generation WordPress personal blog theme, that can give your readers immersive browsing experience. Blog Diary theme is fully compatible with Gutenberg Content Editor.

Blog diary is a great theme that offers a unique design that’s sure to stand out.

Blog diary customizer options

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Blog diary post with sidebar

Blog Diary - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Blog diary comments and footer

Blog Diary - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Back to top button
  • Unique design, plenty of visual options
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Blog page options for slider, latest posts, must read posts
  • Color options

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Default footer credits to Blog Diary by Theme Palace
  • No font options

Verdict

Blog diary is a unique theme that I strongly recommend. It’s easy on the eyes, simple to use, and gives you so many options to stand out. I think it would be best for when you have over 20 posts.

9. Creativ Blog

Creativ Blog is a modern WordPress theme that comes with high-quality features and minimal design.

Creativ Blog is a clean and attractive blog theme.

Creativ Blog customizer options

Creativ Blog - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Creativ Blog post with sidebar

Creativ Blog - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Creativ Blog comments and footer

Creativ Blog - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Back to top button
  • Attractive clean design
  • Sidebar for posts only
  • Great default font combination
  • Color options

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Default footer credits to Creativ Blog by Creativ Themes
  • No sticky header

Verdict

Creativ Blog is a great clean blog theme. It has great default font options that leave you focusing on more important things. This simplicity puts it on my list for the best free WordPress blog themes.

10. Customizr

Customizr is a simple and fast WordPress theme designed to help you attract and engage more visitors.

Customizr gives plenty of customization options and is perfect for more formal blogs.

Customizr customizer options

Customizr - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Customizr post with sidebar

Customizr - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Customizr comments and footer

Customizr - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Suggested font pairings
  • Sticky header only when scrolling up
  • Preview of post when hovering over image
  • ‘You may also like’ section

Cons

  • Only one color customization option
  • No footer customization options
  • Page title and breadcrumb on top of each page
  • No post sharing icons
  • Default footer credits to Customizr

Verdict

Customizr was my second choice as the theme for my blog. I thought it fit the My Millionaire Mission perfectly. However, even though the free version is very generous, it is somewhat confusing and difficult to navigate.

11. Fascinate

Fascinate is a slick, modern, minimal, and beautifully designed Gutenberg compatible WordPress blog theme. Fascinate Blog is an ideal and complete WordPress blog theme for creating personal or professional blogging website

Fascinate does as its name suggests. It has bold colors and attractive fonts, users are sure to remember it.

Fascinate customizer options

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Fascinate post with sidebar

Fascinate - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Fascinate comments and footer

Fascinate - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Back to top button
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Attractive, blog, and memorable
  • Responsive when hovering
  • Previous post option with image

Cons

  • Global sidebar
  • Default footer credits to Themebeez
  • No sticky header or social share options
  • No color or font options

Verdict

Again, Fascinate will limit you in terms of customization options. However, if you are a fan of the photos above, I’d say we’re onto a winner. The sticky sidebar is a great add-on. For me, I would’ve liked a different font.

12. Fury

Fury is the ultimate e-commerce front-end solution based on Bootstrap 4. Along with styling all default components of popular framework it introduces lots of new flexible elements you can use across website.

Fury is an incredible blog theme, it’s visually appealing, and users can easily navigate it. It even includes social share options for each post.

Fury customizer options

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Fury post with sidebar

Fury - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Fury comments and footer

Fury - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Sticky header
  • Back to top button
  • Plenty of customization options
  • ‘You may also like’ section – automatic scroll
  • Social share options
  • Alt sidebar

Cons

  • Global sidebar
  • Breadcrumb on each page
  • Have to go into files to edit out the comments meta

Verdict

Fury is safely one of the best free WordPress blog themes. It offers so many customization options and does so much correct. The purple and pink header can be easily removed. I am a huge fan!

13. Hestia

Hestia is a modern WordPress theme for professionals.

Hestia is spacious and colorful with generous customization options.

Hestia customizer options

Hestia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Hestia post with sidebar

Hestia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Hestia comments and footer

Hestia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Sticky header
  • Removable footer credits
  • Colorful, spacious design
  • Social share options
  • Plenty of customization options
  • Related posts section

Cons

  • Only two color options

Verdict

There’s so much in the free Hestia blog theme that there’s really no point to upgrade to PRO just for the extra color options. Personally, I chose Hestia as the My Millionaire Mission blog theme, so I may be a bit biased. Please let me know other cons in the comments section below!

14. Highlight

Highlight is an incredibly flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme that can help you create an amazing website easier than ever, by drag and drop.

Highlight is a child theme of Mesmerize. It comes with predesigned homepages and plenty of customization options.

Highlight customizer options

Highlight - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Highlight post with sidebar

Highlight - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Highlight comments and footer

Highlight - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Sticky header
  • Clean, attractive look
  • Predesigned sites
  • Header designs

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and Highlight Theme
  • Global sidebar
  • Customizer difficult to navigate

Verdict

Highlight is definitely a memorable blog theme with an attractive aesthetic. It provides plenty of customization options so you can make it your own. It is a child theme of Mesmerize, so you may be better off going with Mesmerize if you like this theme.

15. Illdy

Illdy is a stunning multipurpose WordPress theme built based on Bootstrap frontend framework making it fully responsive and mobile friendly. 

Illdy is an impressive WordPress theme. With the added Illdy companion plugin you can edit your site from the Worpress Customizer.

Illdy customizer options

Illdy - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Illdy post with sidebar

Illdy - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Illdy comments and footer

Illdy - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Companion plugin to edit from customizer
  • Colorful design, built in 404 page
  • Related posts section
  • 4 footer widgets
  • Author section

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Default footer credits to Illdy
  • No font options or sticky header
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Illdy has a colorful design, but is very basic. I guess this means you wont spend hours customizing the site. Personally I thought there was too much space given to the sidebar and not enough given to the blog posts.

16. Lovecraft

Lovecraft is a beautiful two-column theme for bloggers

Love craft is visually stunning, its default fonts give it a clean, formal and attractive vibe.

Lovecraft customizer options

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Lovecraft post with sidebar

Lovecraft - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Lovecraft comments and footer

Lovecraft - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Great use of pictures
  • Attractive and bold aesthetic
  • Full article on blog page
  • Great font pairing and minimal colors
  • Minimal customization options (fits in with minimalist design)

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and Anders Noren
  • No sticky header
  • Global sidebar (which works in this case)

Verdict

Lovecraft is a great free WordPress blog theme. I think its minimalist design is very modern and sure to draw crowds of fans. I would have loved to use Lovecraft as the My Millionaire Mission theme. However, as you’re probably aware, I’m a huge fan of the sticky header!

17. Mesmerize

Mesmerize is an incredibly flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme that can help you create an amazing website easier than ever, by drag and drop.

Mesmerize does as its name suggests, you’re sure to get an attractive blog when using the Mesmerize theme

Mesmerize customizer options

Mesmerize - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Mesmerize post with sidebar

Mesmerize - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Mesmerize comments and footer

Mesmerize - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Attractive default settings
  • WooCommerce functionality
  • Sticky header
  • Preset header designs

Cons

  • No option for where to have a sidebar. Either throughout the whole site or none at all
  • Hero (gallery of photos)  on all pages and posts
  • Default footer credits to Mesmerize
  • No related posts section
  • Customizer is somewhat difficult to navigate

Verdict

Mesmerize is an attractive theme with great defaults. It keeps up its inviting visuals on mobiles as well. However, it does not have the most generous free version. For example, you don’t get to customize fonts or colors. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of gallery header.

18. Moderne

Moderne is a unique design concept where retro and modern merged into a vibrant and dynamic theme designed for blogging and blog magazine type websites

Moderne is a unique blog theme. It has even more customization options than Astra

Moderne customizer options

Moderne - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Moderne post with sidebar

Moderne - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Moderne comments and footer

Moderne - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Huge range of color customization options
  • Full blog posts on blog page
  • Related posts section
  • No default footer credits
  • Separate sidebar options for posts and pages

Cons

  • No social share options
  • No font options
  • No sticky header

Verdict

Moderne is a great theme. However, it can become a bit boring visually especially for longer posts where the sidebar wont be visible. What threw me off was the lack of font options. Unfortunately in the free version, you can’t change the font options at all.

19. Nisarg

Nisarg is a new fully responsive and translation ready theme that allows you to create stunning blogs and websites.

Nisarg gives plenty of customization options and is quite interesting

Nisarg customizer options

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Nisarg post with sidebar

Nisarg - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Nisarg comments and footer

Nisarg - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Plenty of color options
  • Big featured images
  • Sticky header

Cons

  • No social share or font options
  • No related posts section
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and Nisarg

Verdict

Nisarg reminds me of Astra. There’s too much of a boxy feel. However, I believe their over 20,000 users would be disappointed if Nisarg didn’t make the cut. It has a simple design and is easy to use from a customizer point of view.

20. Ocean WP

OceanWP is the perfect theme for your project. Lightweight and highly extendable, it will enable you to create almost any type of website such a blog, portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront with a beautiful & professional design.

Ocean WP is a favourite among website makers. It gives so many customization options that you can really transform it from its default.

Ocean WP customizer options

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Ocean WP post with sidebar

Ocean WP - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Ocean WP comments and footer

Ocean WP - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Huge selection of font and color customization options
  • Clean and simple looking site
  • Related posts section
  • Back to top button
  • Editable footer credits

Cons

  • No social share options or related posts section
  • Breadcrumb on top of each post and page
  • No sticky header
  • Customizer slightly difficult to navigate
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Ocean WP is a highly customizable WordPress theme. The customizer gives so many options that it can be confusing for someone starting out. However, for the user they get a clean and simple experience. I didn’t go with Ocean WP as I wanted to stand out and not have the same website as 600,000+ other users.

21. Olsen Light

Olsen Light is a clean and elegant WordPress blog theme, perfect for lifestyle, food, fashion, travel, health & fitness, photography and beauty blogging.

Olsen Light is clearly made for blogging. The word that best describes it is ‘chic’.

Olsen Light customizer options

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Olsen Light post with sidebar

Olsen Light - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Olsen Light comments and footer

Olsen Light - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Social share options
  • Formal attractive design
  • ‘You may also like’ section
  • Lengthy section post excerpt on blog page
  • Minimal design, minimal customization options

Cons

  • No font or color options
  • Default footer credits to Olsen WordPress Theme by CSSIgniter
  • No sticky header
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Olsen Light is a minimal theme that is evidently built for bloggers. Everything works well together but I think that the font is too squished and somewhat difficult to read.

22. Phlox

Phlox is a modern, lightweight and customizable theme perfect for almost any type of website

Phlox is sure to stand out. Especially if your content is rich in high quality photos.

Phlox customizer options

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Phlox post with sidebar

Phlox - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Phlox comments and footer

Phlox - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Huge amount of customization options for colors and fonts
  • Post more important than sidebar
  • Sticky header
  • Social share button
  • No default footer credits
  • Scroll to top button
  • Sidebar options for posts, pages, or global

Cons

  • Perhaps a little too image heavy
  • No related posts section

Verdict

Phlox is clear and easy to navigate. There is a huge emphasis on content which can be either a pro or a con. Personally, as My Millionaire Mission doubles as a personal blog, some of my images aren’t so high quality. Therefore, the huge images don’t suit me. For fashion bloggers or photographers I think this would be absolutely perfect!

23. Polite

A perfect theme for blog and magazine site. With masonry layout and multiple blog page layout, this theme is the awesome and minimal theme. 

Polite is a stand out blog theme. I love it.

Polite customizer options

Polite - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Polite post with sidebar

Polite - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Polite comments and footer

Polite - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Incredibly attractive design
  • Social share buttons
  • Scroll to top button
  • Sidebar only on posts

Cons

  • No font options or sticky header
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and Template Sell
  • No related posts section

Verdict

Polite is probably the most attractive theme I’ve come across, I love it. The attractiveness alone puts Polite on my list for the best free WordPress blog themes in 2020. Try it, but be warned that the PRO version is quite pricey at $149 for a single lifetime license.

24. Poseidon

Poseidon is an elegant designed WordPress theme featuring a splendid fullscreen image slideshow. The clean typography and spacious white layout makes it great to share your stories.

Poseidon is a magazine like blog theme perfect for fashion bloggers.

Poseidon customizer options

Poseidon - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Poseidon post with sidebar

Poseidon - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Poseidon comments and footer

Poseidon - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Magazine widgets
  • Clear easy to read aesthetic
  • Image more important than sidebar

Cons

  • No sticky header, font or color options
  • Default footer credits to WordPress and ThemeZee
  • No related posts section

Verdict

Poseidon lets you add magazine elements to your blog page which is very cool. This feature alone puts in on this list of the best free WordPress blog themes. It has a clean design and limited customizer options. For me, too limited.

25. Satori

Our Satori multipurpose WordPress theme is designed for the creative wanting to build anything from a client restaurant website to a creative portfolio site for a photographer and anything in between.

Satori is a unique blog theme with intriguing fonts.

Satori customizer options

Satori - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Satori post with sidebar

Satori - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Satori comments and footer

Satori - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Plenty of font and color options
  • Clear, bold aesthetic
  • Image more important than sidebar

Cons

  • No sticky header, related posts section, social share options
  • Default footer credits to Satori Theme by Kaira
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Satori is a simple intriguing theme. It has great defaults which give it a premium look. The default handwriting font is Kaushan Script if you’re interested. For My Millionaire Mission, the theme was a bit too simple.

26. Shapely

Shapely is a powerful and versatile one page WordPress theme with pixel perfect design and outstanding functionality. It is by far the most advanced free WordPress theme available today with loads of unmatched customization options.

Shapely does as its description promises. You get so many customization options and you can even import free demo content.

Shapely customizer options

Shapely - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Shapely post with sidebar

Shapely - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Shapely comments and footer

Shapely - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Free demo content
  • Sticky header
  • Plenty of color and other customization options
  • Author section and related articles after each post
  • Scroll to top button
  • Long article excerpt on blog page

Cons

  • No social share options
  • Default footer credits to Colorlib and WordPress
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Shapely is a very generous blog theme. It is minimal and attractive, try it out if you are okay with the default footer credits. The demo content makes this one of the best free WordPress blog themes.

27. Silvia

Silvia is a light, bright and beautiful photography WordPress theme. It’s ideal for website focused on photography, graphic design, fashion, art, architecture, interior design, and other creative fields!

The default settings for Silvia is black and white images that light up in color when hovered over, this is an incredible effect.

Silvia customizer options

Silvia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Silvia post with sidebar

Silvia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Silvia comments and footer

Silvia - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • You may also like section
  • Social share options
  • Clever use of color contrasts when hovering over pictures
  • Plenty of color customization options

Cons

  • No sticky header or font options
  • Default footer credits to Theme Junkie
  • No sidebar

Verdict

Silvia is an unforgettable blog theme. Its default settings shows images in black and white. When you hover over the image it lights up in color. This magical affect gives it plenty of reason to be on this list of the best free WordPress blog themes.

28. Sparker

Sparker is a simple and easy to use, modern and creative, user friendly and elegant, WordPress theme for blog, news and magazine sites

Sparker will attract repeat visitors. It is light and colorful, clean and simple.

Sparker customizer options

Sparker - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Sparker post with sidebar

Sparker - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Sparker comments and footer

Sparker - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Scroll to top button
  • Related posts section
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Plenty of color and font customization options

Cons

  • No sticky header or social share options
  • Default footer credits to Sparker by Canyon Themes
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

As I am making this list, Sparker comes as a breath of fresh air. It is very attractive and somehow sucks the reader in. The customizer is also easily navigable. The simplicity of use easily makes Sparker one of the best free WordPress blog themes in 2020.

29. Sydney

Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence.

Sydney has plenty of features and seems to be great for more formal blogs.

Sydney customizer options

Sydney - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Sydney post with sidebar

Sydney - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Sydney comments and footer

Sydney - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Plenty of font and color options
  • Clear, focused aesthetic
  • Scroll to top button
  • Sticky header
  • Great blog page

Cons

  • No related posts section or social share options
  • Default footer credits to Sydney by aThemes
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Sydney is one of the best free WordPress blog themes. It gives so many customization options that it is easy to make it your own. I think it’s perfect for more formal blogs. It wasn’t my top pick for My Millionaire Mission but still worthy of being the best free WordPress blog theme!

30. Writee

Writee is an elegant free personal WordPress blog theme and well suited for personal, food, travel, fashion, corporate, or any other amazing blog. 

Writee has a unique cool default design.

Writee customizer options

Writee - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Writee post with sidebar

Writee - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Writee comments and footer

Writee - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Plenty of font and color options
  • Clear, focused, cool aesthetic, stand out defaults
  • Scroll to top button
  • Social share options, related posts section
  • Post slider on blog page

Cons

  • No sticky header
  • Default footer credits to Scissor Themes and WordPress
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Writee has a slider of posts on its blog page. This is not a common feature for free blog themes. It also has a stand out design that gives a cool and organized feel. I recommend trying it if you have more formal blogs.

31. Yatri

Yatri is a very powerful, flexible, highly customizable, light weighted beautifully designed, regularly updated multipurpose WordPress theme.

Yatri is a lesser known blog theme. Perhaps even better reason to put it on this list of the best free WordPress blog themes!

Yatri customizer options

Yatri - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Yatri post with sidebar

Yatri - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Yatri comments and footer

Yatri - Best Free WordPress Blog Themes - My Millionaire Mission

Pros

  • Plenty of color options
  • Clear, colorful aesthetic
  • 4 footer widget areas
  • Author section
  • Related posts section

Cons

  • No sticky header, font or social share options
  • Default footer credits to Yatri WordPress Theme
  • Global sidebar

Verdict

Yatri is a lesser known blog theme. However this will give you more of a chance to stand out. Be warned that a single lifetime license costs $149. This put me off, using it as the My Millionaire Mission theme, but the free theme is still generous.

Final Results

After personally testing over 200 blog themes, I’ve managed to narrow down the top 31.

I know that this was the list I was looking for before starting my blog so I hope it has helped you. Please let me know in the comments section below!

Upon completion of this great big comparison I’ve even further narrowed down my top picks to the top 3.

These are Agama, Fury, and Hestia. Please go ahead and try them out, I’m sure you wont be disappointed.

If you know anyone else who could benefit from this post, please share with them. I hope that this step of My Millionaire Mission, can be saved by many others!

 

Categories: Wordpress

Jason Yang

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