5 FREE WordPress Blog Themes to Consider

If you have a niche-based blog and looking for the best free WordPress themes to get things going, we have started a list of themes to try out. Plus, what makes this easy is that there are no shortages of free themes to choose from. In fact, there is an abundance of fantastic free WordPress themes that can save you money when starting out.

So, for this article, we have a few select themes that you can start using as you build up your niche website. We will continue to add more themes to this list, as well, as more articles relating to niche-specific themes.

Free Themes To Consider

Let’s begin by stating that these are not niche-specific, but do have the option for your blogging endeavors. Plus, remember that these are free to use, although, some may have premium versions which may give you more features to take advantage of.

1. Astra

Screenshot for the Astra Free WordPress themes

Astra is one of the most popular themes with a massive download count and active installations (meaning it’s being used). Above all else, when you visit the theme’s information page at WordPress, you can see just how popular it is. At the time of writing this article, these are the stats:

  • Version: 4.1.3
  • Last updated: April 6, 2023
  • Active Installations: 1+ million
  • WordPress Version: 5.3 or higher

Over 1 million active installations, and growing!

Astra Ratings

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2. GeneratePress

Screenshot showing the GeneratePress free WordPress theme

Another popular theme that is similar in principle to Astra, is GeneratePress. A lightweight WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and usability. Also, GeneratePress is well suited to accommodate a lot of niche-based websites from blogs to e-commerce.  Because GeneratePress is also compatible with several major page builders, such as Beaver Builder and Elementor, you will get additional flexibility.

Stats as of today:

  • Version: 3.3.0
  • Last updated: March 22, 2023
  • Active Installations: 500,000+
  • WordPress Version: 5.2 or higher

GeneratePress Ratings

screenshot showing the GeneratePress theme ratings

3. Amble

Screenshot showing the Amble free WordPress theme

This a little shameless promotion, but Amble is NEW on the scene and has already been featured on other popular blogs! With a classic, crisp design, Amble is a free theme with bloggers in mind. As a result, Amble sets itself apart by working for almost any kind of blogging niche that you build into it. Amble excels at exhibiting your work with an open and cohesive presentation. Furthermore, Amble is crafted on a foundation of solid coding and bolstered with plentiful features, it’s not reliant on page builders—although—you can use them. We can now include Amble as part of our free WordPress themes portfolio!

Stats as of Today

  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Last updated: February 21, 2023
  • Active Installations: 200+

Amble Ratings, starting off with 5 stars!

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4. Shop Mania

Screenshot for the Shop Mania WordPress theme - template

Shop Mania is fast, lightweight, and supports WooCommerce for creating online websites. Built by ThemeHunk.com, Shop Mania works perfectly with all page builders like Elementor, Visual Composer, Beaver Builder, Brizy, Gutenberg, etc.

You get a wide range of flexible niches for Shop Mania. For example, electronics, fashion, furniture, clothing, sports, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, multi-vendor marketplace, food, music shop, and many others. In summary, you can use this theme for almost any kind of website.

Stats as of Today

  • Version: 1.2.8
  • Last updated: March 25, 2023
  • Active Installations: 1,000+
  • WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher

5. Hestia

Screenshot showing the Hestia free WordPress theme - template

Hestia is a modern WordPress theme for professionals. Also, it’s a powerful WordPress theme experience that makes it easy to use. It is also perfect for small businesses. For example, restaurants, sports, personal startups, online agencies and firms, portfolios, e-commerce (such as WooCommerce), and freelancers.

Also, Hestia is focused on speed and performance so your website will load quickly

Stats at this time:

  • Version: 3.0.29
  • Last updated: March 9, 2023
  • Active Installations: 100,000+

Hestia Ratings

screenshot showing the rating for the Hestia theme

Are There More Choices?

Although this is a small list, there are thousands of free WordPress themes out there, the themes (template) listed above can all be found on the WordPress.org website. Alternatively, each one also offers a premium version too!

Watch for more themes to be added!

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