First of all, free themes are well, FREE. You can simply download the theme you want and start using it.

Premium themes can be expensive, and if you buy a theme and later decide you don’t want it, or discover that it doesn’t work well with plugins you need, it can be quite challenging to get your money back.

Also, why hire a designer and developer to create a site for you when you can simply download one for free, especially if you are just starting?

Yes, it requires a lot of work at first, and you might feel overwhelmed, but today there are lots of sites and youtube tutorials just ready to help you organise and launch your blog.

1.  Britt

Britt is elegant and easy to use blog theme. With Britt, you can customise the colours, have easy access to any font from Google, feature your most important posts in a beautiful carousel or even feature your most relevant categories. Custom widgets are also available.

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2. Evolve

Evolve is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that has recently been redesigned as a fully responsive theme for all devices. It features 2 Header Layouts, a slick Bootstrap and Parallax slider with up to 5 slides on any page and a post slider for ten posts per post category. There are several different slider and animated effects to move captions and images into position and then back out of frame again. Button and arrow navigation elements are shown on each slider, or slides can be automatically cycled through. Bootstrap construction makes it easy to change designs around because the theme is built on a grid-like system. Modify anything with the design, such as the logo, header, background, primary colours used, and more. The FontAwesome icon pack provides Retina Ready icons that look terrific on an iPad or other HD device and at any resolution. Animate.css elements are included for slick CSS interactive effects which can be included on many different pages to create engaging animations. Infinite Scroll gives a single loading of the blog posts.

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3. Marvy

Marvy is a free WordPress theme. It’s perfect for web agency business, corporate business, personal and parallax business portfolio, photography sites and freelancer. It is responsive, clean, modern, flat and minimal.

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4. Nucleare

Classic and Elegant WordPress Theme with two columns, unlimited colours and theme options by

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5. RestImpo

RestImpo is an easily customisable WordPress multipurpose theme. It is a fully responsive theme that allows for easy viewing on any device. It can be adapted to your needs using the Theme Customizer. RestImpo theme offers six pre-defined colour schemes, 220 Google fonts, custom widgets for displaying the latest posts from the selected category, two menu areas, social networking icons, theme documentation and much more.

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6. Shift

Shift is a clean and customisable theme made for businesses and bloggers. Present your best content in a beautiful, easy-to-read design across mobile devices, tablets, and widescreen monitors with Shift.

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7. Spacious

Spacious is an incredibly spacious multipurpose responsive theme coded & designed with a lot of care and love. You can use it for your business, portfolio, blogging or any type of site. It has 4-page layouts, 2-page templates, four blog display types, 13 widgets areas, five custom widgets focusing on business template, awesome slider, primary colour option to match your logo & website, boxed & wide layout, light & dark colour skin, translation ready and many more.

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8. xMag

xMag is a free Magazine WordPress Theme. It features a simple and elegant design. This theme comes with great features for magazine, blog and news websites.

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And please, if you have any more examples, I would be happy to check them out! 🙂