20 Top Quality, Well-Designed & Free WordPress Themes March 2013

It’s time for our monthly free themes roundup and again we have a good selection for you. I released my own free theme this month called “SympalPress” and I am waiting for it to be approved for the WordPress.org repository, untill then you can download it from ThemeFurnace. Other themes released this month include some nice minimal themes for blogging, a few magazine style themes and some business themes. Also a nice video theme and a couple of photography / design portfolio themes so there should be something for everyone here.

If you are a free theme creator and would like to be added to future roundups, please get in touch with links to your work.

You can see last months free themes here or you can check out all of our past free WordPress themes on this tag.

SympalPress Lite

SympalPress is our brand new responsive theme for personal bloggers. It has a clean uncluttered design and uses Post Formats so you can let your content do the talking. Post Videos, Audio, Quotes, Photos and Galleries and know your content looks good on any size screen. Download a free Lite version.


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We have stripped out absolutely all distractions so readers can focus on what is important, the content. The unique minimalistic design features an unobtrusive slide-out side panel with site info.


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Frank is a responsive WordPress theme. It uses a modified version of the Foundation grid system. It also offers the unique feature of a modular home page layout system.


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Rockers is a responsive theme for bloggers with a clean design.


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Cazuela WordPress theme, developed by ThematoSoup


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ilisa is a clean and minimal WordPress Theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. A responsive layout optimizes the theme for mobile devices. To customize the theme you can choose your own link-color, logo and favicon.


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Fully Responsive Theme using Twitter Bootstrap with Metro Styled Accent. This theme is will make your website adaptable with mobile devices. Theme Features: Custom Homepage Settings, 3 Page Templates, Custom Background Support, Search Engine Friendly.


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Contango is an elegant, simple and clean design, emphasis on content. This theme is powered with custom menu, custom background, custom header, sidebar widget, featured image, theme options, nice typography and built-in pagination features.


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A fresh theme with strong colors and integration with the SiteOrigin page builder.


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Bring Focus to your videos with a theme designed to make your videos explode. It has support for multiple video sharing methods, including self hosted video.


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Visual is a dark minimalist WordPress theme for displaying photos and images.


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A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, font, and color options built into the theme customizer.


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Vortex is a beautiful WordPress theme for any news, magazine or blog Website. It has light and optimized code with SEO friendly structure. The typography and white space promise comfortable reading pleasure. Vortex features custom background, custom menu, post thumbnails and custom header.


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Catch Everest

Catch Everest is Simple, Clean and Responsive WordPress Theme which automatically adapts to the screen’s size, ensuring that your content is always displayed beautifully no matter what device visitors are using.


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Give your blog a clean look with bright pops of color. Superhero features full-bleed featured posts and featured images, a fixed header, and subtle CSS3 transitions.


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Clean and crisp with the option to display links to your profiles on all the popular social networks, the Infosource Theme is just that… all the essentials for a professional blog. Of course it supports custom menus, widgets and has a full width template so it is pretty versatile and could be used for any number of applications.


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Art Works FREE Responsive WordPress Theme with infinite scroll great theme to showcase your portfolio, with super clean and appealing layout. Art Works theme has elegant style & mobile unique design.


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Empty spaces

I’m very excited to announce the release of an all-new free “personal” WordPress theme, Empty Spaces. It’s single-column, responsive, media rich and pretty damn well suited for simple, personal blogs.


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YAMINTH comes with light colors, dark footer, Google Web Fonts and jQuery fade in/fade out of images. It also has an Options Page so you can customize it as you like. You can set your logo, favicon, featured category, social networks links, advertising, etc. Let’s take a closer look to YAMINTH’s features.


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Ribbon is a wide post display, traditional structure WordPress magazine theme. With a dual color scheme, plenty of whitespace to pad your content, and all the features you’d expect from MyThemeShop, Ribbon is a perfect choice for both niche and general purpose blogs, and it’s completely free!


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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!