The Best Free WordPress Themes October 2017

October has seen some brand new free themes submitted to the WordPress official theme directory. The new themes vary from news, magazine, personal blog, business and one-page themes.

Here is our hand-picked list of the top free themes for October 2017:


Canuck is a multi-purpose theme with woo-commerce support, homepage builder and different page & blog layouts. It can be a perfect choice for business websites, landing pages and blogs as well. It has different styles for the portfolio section. It also supports audio, gallery, image, quote and video post formats.

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A simple design with full customizability is what makes Reef on of the best themes released this month. It is suitable for building professional blogs or websites of different purposes, if you are a fan of simple designs. Reef is fully-responsive, highly customizable, SEO friendly and what makes is even more special is being compatible with bbPress in case you want have a bulletin board on your blog or website.

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PersonAlio is designed as portfolio and blog theme. It is responsive, SEO friendly and integrated with some of the most commonly used plugins such a Jetpack.

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One Page X

One Page X is a responsive multi-purpose one-page theme. It is a child theme of Oneline Lite theme which was released last year. Being built on top of a powerful theme means that it inherits all its features in addition to different styling. The free version available on the WordPress theme directory lacks some features compared to the paid version but still you can rely on it if it meets your requirements.

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If you prefer a simple and minimalist design, then Kaira is a theme to consider. The design is very simple with a homepage featured area, homepage slider, sidebar, different font and color options to choose from. So almost all the necessary features for a good blog theme are included while keeping the design simple.

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Grid Magazine

Grid Magazine is one of the latest free magazine themes to be released. It has grid layout that you can use to make your magazine eye-catching and engaging by using the right featured images for your articles.

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Journalistic is a theme targeted for bloggers. It can be used for several types of blogging. It is one of the few themes in the WordPress directory that claims it is specifically optimized for SEO.

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Royal Magazine

Royal Magazine is the second magazine/news theme on our list. It is another paid theme with a free version released with enough features to get you started. The design is elegant, fully responsive, SEO optimized and has all the customization features that enables you to build a news website or a magazine styled blog.

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Palazio Lite

Palazio Lite is the only theme on our list targeting the hospitality industry. If you have a hotel, guesthouse, inn or bed and breakfast or building a website for one, we think Palazio Lite can be one of the top themes to consider. The design and colors have a classic feel which is suitable for a hospitality related website.

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BB Wedding Bliss

There are not that many themes around that are specifically made for the wedding industry. BB Wedding Bliss can be used by wedding planners, bands or even by the bride and groom themselves. The theme developers mentioned that it can be suitable for businesses such as hospitality, hotels, restaurants or cafes. We see that also it can be suitable for some types of those businesses. The theme is responsive and supports several customization options from the admin panel.

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Mercia is a blogging theme with a simple, clean and modern design. Of course there are a big number of themes already out there built to serve the same purpose but it seems that Mercia are entering the competition by features such as included widgets, different blog layouts and the elegant fonts.

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WP Plumber

WP Plumber is a new theme built to make it easier for small local business owners to build their websites. The developers decided to give it the name Plumber and make the default feel a plumber business. We see that it can be used for any type of small business. It can even become a multi-purpose theme with a little bit tweaking.

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Aya Portfolio

A responsive theme with a nice 3d slider, various page templates and woo-commerce support. If you are a freelancer or an agency owner, Aya Portfolio can be used to build your website and show the power of your portfolio. For more customization options and more features, Aya portfolio has a pro version than can be purchased.

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Siteorigin Corp

SignOrigin have released several free themes already available for download. This month SiteOrigin’s new theme which has been given the name “Corp” is focused on business websites. It has a very simple design with a grid layout. Despite being released earlier this month, WordPress directory status surprisingly shows that SiteOrigin Corp is already being used be +500 websites.

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