Multi Purpose WordPress themes have been huge this year in WordPress, with most of the top selling themes on ThemeForest and most popular themes in the WordPress directory all being so called "Multi-Purpose" themes. These types of themes generally can be used for a range of different purposes such as for creating business websites, blogs, landing pages and so on. To be marketed as multipurpose they need to include a range of different page templates for different homepage layouts, they will include custom widgets and also include a lot of customization options so you can tweak them for the different purposes.
These types of themes are a bit more involved to get setup correctly - they are not the sort of themes you activate and then start blogging with, you will have to spend a bit of time tweaking the available options to get the desired layout. Despite the intial learning curve being a bit higher, you should be able to get a great looking website if you spend a bit more time learning how they function.
In today's roundup we are looking at 20 of the Best Free MultiPurpose WordPress Themes for 2016 which are completely free to download from the WordPress directory, all these themes are guaranteed to be coded to strict standards, have been released this year and have attractive modern layouts.
SKT Gravida as the name suggests is a corporate multipurpose WordPress theme. It is a responsive theme and is suitable for any kind of industry. So not just Corporate but other websites also can use it. Theme options and templates make this theme very easy to use.
Take full control of your site with Tyros. A user-friendly, modern, mobile responsive theme for a professional business or an online e-commerce store, fully compatible with WooCommerce, comes with a slider, a touch-friendly carousel for your WooCommerce products and articles, masonry tile grid blogroll, preloaded with appealing colors, background patterns, fontawesome icons and bootstrap, along with 7 widget placeholders.
Easy to use and quick to setup, Ultra is a powerful multipurpose theme. Use it to launch your business site, blog or portfolio. Create detailed layouts without writing a line of code using SiteOrigin’s drag and drop Page Builder plugin.
The Optimizer, an easy to customizable multi-purpose theme with lots of powerful features. This theme lets you customize each element without you having to touch any code. The theme comes with 2 site layout: Full width & boxed, Beautiful image slider, easy Logo upload, 600+ Fonts, powerful theme options, Custom CSS Field & lots of Color options.
GeneratePress is a fast, lightweight, mobile responsive WordPress theme built with speed, SEO and usability in mind. Create your website just the way you want it using the Customizer and see the changes take place right in front of you before you publish. GeneratePress is mobile responsive, W3C Markup Validated, Schema.org microdata integrated, search engine friendly, cross browser compatible (including IE8+), WooCommerce compatible, BuddyPress compatible and 100% translatable.
Responsivo is your basic building block for creating beautiful, responsive custom themes. It’s not a convoluted or confusing framework that’s hard to learn or even harder to modify. It’s a simple and elegant starter theme built on HTML5 & CSS3. Its base is a responsive, 12 column grid. It incorporates custom Theme Options that are easy to modify, a set of common templates, support for WordPress Post Formats and the gorgeous, retina friendly Font Awesome icon font.
Sprouts is a fully responsive multipurpose theme with some great visuals and dynamic animations to complement them.
Toivo Lite is perfect fit for business, personal or blog sites. It has beautiful Front Page template where you can show your important content, testimonials and Callout links. Toivo Lite is an accessible, translation-ready theme which supports plenty of features like Right to Left languages and Schema.org microdata.
The Lucy theme has an extremely professional look, with a beautiful interface that insures stress free use. It features cutting edge web design technology, being built with HTML5 and CSS coding.
One Page Scroll
One Page Scroll is a one page responsive WordPress theme built using the Twitter Bootstrap framework and retina ready Font Awesome icons integration. One Page Scroll also uses the Options Framework plugin with extensive theme options which lets you set custom logo, favicon, typography and more.
evolve is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that has recently been redesigned as a full responsive theme for all devices. The theme includes a slick Bootstrap and Parallax slider with up to 5 slides on any page and a post slider for 10 posts per post category.
For anyone wanting a serious business website, Flat Responsive is the one for you because of what this theme includes. You get responsive design, multiple blog layout options, retina ready graphics, several page templates, post formats, gorgeous typography elements, tons of widget positions, a custom child theme, WooCommerce support, Jetpack support, video tutorials, and more.
Freak is a Beautiful WordPress Theme with a Stunning Parallax Header Background. Many other features include a Unique Posts Page, Multile Blog Layouts, Customizable Sidebar Width, A Fully Featured Responsive Slider, Multiple Menu Bars, A Static Navigation Bar, Unique Search Options and Much More.
Kasa Green is a 2 columns HTML5/CSS3 Responsive WordPress Theme. The theme is light and green, best use for any niche, All features are controllable within its theme options.
A full featured responsive theme.
Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence. Sydney brings plenty of customization possibilities like access to all Google Fonts, full color control, layout control, logo upload, full screen slider, header image, sticky navigation and much more.
Multi-purpose Theme for creativity and business. Settings using WordPress Customizer in real-time preview. Includes Contextual Help. Ready integration with WooCommerce plugin.
RokoPhoto Lite is an elegant WordPress themes for photographers, writers, and bloggers. This design focuses on your content & is perfect for an elegant blog site.
A1 is a lightweight, faster, clean, super flexible and bootstrap based responsive theme for business or personal websites. A1 Theme is built on top of Twitter Bootstrap which means that your site can be displayed on every device (pc, laptop, mobile devices, tablets etc) without horizontal scrolling.
Ascent Theme is a fully responsive WordPress theme that looks elegant on any devices. It is simple, clean and lightweight WordPress theme based on the most modern technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.