The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes August 2016

Another month has passed, which means more themes have dropped in the WordPress theme repository. Our list for the best free WordPress themes is somewhat diverse this month, but it mainly focuses on business themes and blogging themes.

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Here is WPLift’s roundup of the best free WordPress themes for August 2016.

1. Experon

Experon is a multi-purpose theme that works best for businesses and professionals. The theme is the free version of Experon Pro, a premium theme by ThinkUpThemes. The free version is optimized for mobile devices and SEO, and it comes with theme-specific social media icons and 10 widgets.


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2. Boston

Boston is a blogging theme with a somewhat minimalist design. It’s optimized for page speed and SEO, and it comes with custom page templates and widgets. It was also designed to be compatible with the live theme customizer, making it a great option for bloggers who aren’t tech savvy.


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3. Integral

Integral is a one-page professional theme for service-based businesses. It makes use of the live theme customizer and comes with five widget areas. It includes such business-specific homepage sections as features, projects, testimonials, services, skills and a call to action. A pro version is available with even more features.


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4. Fabulous Fluid

Fabulous Fluid is a multi-purpose theme but works best as a blogging theme. It comes with a featured slider and a featured grid that displays featured posts. It also comes with customizable theme options and custom widgets.

Fabulous Fluid

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5. Republic

Republic is a multi-purpose theme with support for WooCommerce. It works great as a magazine theme as well due to the amount of content it supports on the homepage. It also has a premium version that comes with more features.


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6. Morphology Lite

Morphology Lite is a blogging theme that displays your latest posts in a grid layout, though it comes with four different blog styles. It also comes with three single post layouts, two post formats and four page templates.

Morphology Lite

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7. The Launcher

The Launcher is a multi-purpose business theme that comes with three layouts. The first is a landing page. The second is a coming soon page complete with a countdown feature, and the third is a one-page layout.

The Launcher

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8. Newszine

Newszine is a magazine theme that features a minimalist design and a layout that lets you organize your content with a hierarchy system. It’s optimized for SEO, and it features advertisement widgets that let you monetize your site with ease.


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9. One Edge

One Edge is a child theme of Llorix One Lite, which is also available for free in the WordPress theme repository. The parent theme features a one-page business layout, and this theme mimics that layout using a different style. It also has support for WooCommerce, blogs and SEO.

One Edge

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10. Morfeu

Morfeu is a blogging theme with a simple design. It uses a large slider at the top of the homepage to display featured posts and uses a grid layout to display other posts.


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11. MayaSilk

MayaSilk is a blogging theme that displays featured posts in a slider at the top of the page. It also comes with a full-width page template and multiple post formats. It makes use of the live theme customizer, comes with support for SEO and features a custom “About Me” widget.


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12. Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a blogging theme for travel bloggers. It makes great use of photography by emphasizing featured images in a post slider that displays at the top of the homepage. Static pages can also be featured directly beneath the slider. It also comes with custom theme options.


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13. Train

Train is a multi-purpose theme that works best for business websites and professional blogs. It features a header with a call to action at the top of the page as well as a small call-to-action section beneath that. It also has a featured slider and multiple layouts, including a fullwidth layout, a services layout and a blog layout.


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14. Awie

Awie is a colorful magazine theme that features a sleek, minimalist design. It’s a child theme for FlyMag, a free magazine theme by ThemeIsle. The child theme has fullwidth layouts and support for advertisements.


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15. E-Comme

E-Comme is a business theme with a strong leaning toward ecommerce. It has support for WooCommerce, and lets you promote sales with a featured slider at the top of the page and featured products beneath that. It also utilizes the live theme customizer for custom options.


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16. Doctorsline

Doctorsline is a child theme of NovelLite, a free business theme by ThemeHunk. The child theme is meant for doctors or any appointment-based businesses. It features a large header with a small contact form potential clients can use to make an appointment.


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17. Educa

Educa is a multi-purpose theme marketed as an education theme. It features a slider with call to actions on each slide at the top of the page and comes with a section for services underneath that. It also has a premium version.


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18. Acool

Acool is a one-page business theme for service and team-based businesses. It has a premium version, but the free version includes such essential features as a slider with a call to action on each slide, a services/features section and a team section.


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19. Wedding Bride

Wedding Bride is a one-page theme for upcoming weddings, though it can just as easily be used for any type of event. The bride and groom to be are pictured at the top, and more information about each party as well as the story of how they came to be follows.

Wedding Bride

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Lyn Wildwood

Lyn Wildwood

Lyn Wildwood is a freelance blogger and avid WordPress user. She loves sharing new tips and tricks with the WordPress community.

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