The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes January 2015

The WordPress theme directory is currently undergoing an overhaul of how it looks and functions which should make it easier to find the theme you want, as you can see the layout is a little cleaner and will provide a better features filter:

OceanWP - a free Multi-Purpose WordPress theme


Here is our first monthly roundup of all the best free WordPress themes for 2015, we have a solid start to the year with exactly 20 great-looking themes which you can download now and start using for free. We have portfolio themes, attractive blogging themes, a theme for lawyers, a business directory theme, a couple of WooCommerce shopping themes, magazine themes and a single page theme.



Katori is a portfolio theme that you can use to show off your great work. Made specifically for photographers, Katori offers a responsive layout, a full screen slider, many options conveniently located in the Customizer, custom widgets and much more.


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The Thinker Lite

“The Thinker Lite” is a perfectly simple blogging theme. It has just enough detail without being flashy and just enough features not to get complicated. Beautiful typography and clean layout are a must for any modern blogger and this is where “The Thinker” excels.


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Aventurine puts the focus back on your content, with large type and bright colors. Responsive and built with accessibility in mind, your content can be easily available to your entire audience.


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Bravo is a responsive 2 column multi-purpose theme.


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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.


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Make a remarkable first impression on your website visitors with a large headline & full-page background. How do you do it best? Do it through Create, our new WordPress Theme! Create is super easy to use and has unconventional out-of-the-box features.


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A portfolio platform for creatives


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Counsel is a beautiful multipurpose responsive theme that can used for corporate, professional or magazine blogging sites. It incorporates flexslider which allows you to display slideshow with text overlay and a clickable button.


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Catch Base

If you are looking to tailor-make a unique site without having to spend time coding a strong base for a theme that is smooth and displays well in all mobile and desktop devices, Catch Base is where your search ends. Catch Base is a simple, clean and responsive WordPress Theme.


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GalaNight is an easily customizable theme which can be used for your Blog, Magazine, Business, eCommerce or Events website. It is a minimalistic, fully responsive and Retina ready theme that allows for easy viewing on any device.


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Lawyeria Lite

Lawyeria Lite is a free business WordPress Theme, super clean and fully responsive design. Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, is easy to customize and well documented. Can be used to build a lawyer website, the homepage contact form along with the email/phone highly visible generate a great conversion rate.


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Perkins is a responsive theme suitable for both blogs or business websites. Perkins allows you to setup a homepage with a magazine style layout and upload a custom background image to match your site content and branding.


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Business Directory

Business Directory for WordPress is one of the easiest themes to build your Web Presence in 10 Minutes. Just with in 5 Simple Steps. The Theme is highly customizable and with the presence of several background patterns and Theme Options, You can have your own branded new Website for your Business or Personal Use in Minutes.


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Incart Lite

Incart Lite is a clean, responsive and multi-purpose woocommerce theme that suits best to any shopping, corporate, portfolio or business site.


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A Business theme which is ideal for creating a corporate / business website. It boasts of 3 beautifully designed page templates , Home, Blog and full width Page.Theme compatible with woocommerce.


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Boksy Lite

Boksy is a clean and minimal responsiveWordPress theme for personal bloggers. Putting content first is the key focus in the overall design. It looks good both on large and small screens. If you are familiar to use WordPress, you already know how to use Boksy as it is built with the most essential and standards of the WordPress framework.


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Simply Read

Simply Read is a minimalist blog theme with a huge home page slider and a masonry style layout for latest posts. It also has a full width static page template, separate widget areas for pages and posts, social media links, optional author bios and simple color scheme options to make customizing the theme very easy.


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Motif is a crisp, minimalist, and fully responsive business theme.


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Tanzanite is an elegant WordPress theme suitable for all kinds of websites – from blogs to business sites Tanzanite delivers on all fronts.


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SinglePage is a one page responsive WordPress theme built using the Twitter Bootstrap framework. Users have the flexibility to create the website that suits your style, with extensive theme options.


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

6 thoughts on “The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes January 2015”

  1. I am using your GalaNight Theme in many other blogs…it good and very fast loading theme i ever used…Thaks for sharing it..I hope you will create more fast loading theme next time.

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