There are over 70 million WordPress-powered websites and blogs, and new websites are going live every single day. One of the best ways to get up and running quickly – especially if you don’t have much experience in web design and development – is to use a theme. And the good news it, some of the very best themes out there are available for free!

Today, we’re going to share with you our pick of the best fresh and free WordPress themes. Here are our favorites for October:

 

 

Kotenhanagara

 

Kotenhagara is a fun, and easy to use Japanese-style theme for WordPress. The flower background in black and white perfectly complements the color-blocked style (you can pick the color), and the simple blog and sidebar format.

 

Sixteen

 

This photo-heavy and retina-ready WordPress theme uses a grid-style layout and includes parallax effects. The theme is responsive and offers a variety of customization options. It’s ideal for any website that features great images and includes galleries.

 

Traffica

 

Traffica is a simple WordPress theme that’s optimized for search and comes with a lot of customization options, from color to log usage to font selection. This highly responsive theme features 6 widget locations, allows for featured images, and includes an optional sidebar.

 

Adelle

 

This feminine-styled WordPress theme is designed with bloggers in mind. It’s fully responsive and comes with a soft pink color scheme and light look. It includes customizable menus and works in a variety of web browsers. It also features a sidebar with multiple widgets for blog categories, an archive, and Twitter and Facebook feeds.

 

Lobster

 

Named after a highly popular font, Lobster is a Bootstrap-based theme that’s built with mobile in mind and works nicely as a simple mobile website outline. The color palette is easily customizable and it comes with Font Awesome (which includes more than 350 icons) and Google Fonts support.

 

Simpleo

 

Simpleo is a fully responsive, retina-ready theme that’s best suited for businesses launching a website with WordPress, because it comes with integrated eCommerce tools and functionality. The theme offers a variety of customization options so that your website has a look of its own and supports social media integration and blogging.

 

Hostmarks

 

Hostmarks is a minimalistic theme with 2 options – blog and full-page style – that work great for creating a blog site. With optional widgets for tagging, an image gallery, video and more, this theme has almost every tool a blogger needs to get started. Hostmarks is responsive and colors can be easily customized.

 

Dusky

 

This WordPress theme is built with a beautiful, dark color palette, and is a great framework for a portfolio or image-heavy websites. The theme is fully responsive and supports images, as well as videos. Menus are customizable and photos feature optional text excerpts.

 

Custom

 

Is search engine optimization (SEO) not one of your forte? Then Custom might be a good theme option for your WordPress-powered website. This SEO-friendly responsive theme has a lot of little add-ons to make optimizing your site for search engine easier. The theme is quite simple, packed with options for tagging and custom color, header, menu, and background options.

 

Point

 

Point is a free WordPress theme packed with a lot of extra features that are commonly found in premium themes. It’s highly responsive and has multiple layouts, backgrounds, and color palettes. The theme is SEO optimized, making it easy for you to go online in a hurry, and includes a custom widget library, including a nice related posts widget for bloggers.