WordPress is for some years now the predominant blogging platform on the Internet. Even though in 2013 two new amazing blogging platforms have emerged, and I am talking here about Medium and Ghost, WordPress remains the biggest player in the blogging world in 2014, and WordPress themes in 2014 will remain some of the most searched CMS extensions on the web.
WordPress themes have evolved over the years as the content management system itself (WordPress) evolved and matured. Also the new technologies in web designs made WordPress themes better and better. For example almost all modern themes for WordPress are now responsive, almost all have custom theme management admin panels. I remember back in the day where all the changes I made were over FTP.
Most WordPress themes make excellent use of the abundance of jQuery plugins and Google fonts or even locally hosted web fonts. Social media integration and related posts included by default in the theme are also something most themes have on installation.
So what to expect in 2014 in terms of WordPress themes? Well, probably all of the above and more. I for one would like to see theme designers be more and more concerned with speed. Considering Google is taking a website’s speed into consideration in its index, speed should be a priority for any theme designer. That would make a theme complete in my opinion, because, just being awesome looking is not enough any more.
Below there are 20 beautiful recent WordPress themes, both free and premium. Be sure to check out the additional reading section for more WordPress themes.
A fully featured, responsive high resolution magazine & blog theme without compromise. Hueman presents what you love to write about in a visual & user-friendly way on all devices.
A theme in classic personal tumblog style. Fully featured, responsive and high resolution. Anew gives much content variety with all 10 post formats shown in a unique way.
Writr is a minimalist, content-oriented tumblelog theme perfect for your personal blog. Writr is responsive – from desktop to mobile, and everything in between. The design will adapt to any screen without sacrificing usability or design integrity. The theme supports all post formats. Each post format has a unique icon, allows you to add links to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr accounts in the theme’s footer. There are 6 different colors to choose from.
Spotlight is a minimal, clean and easy-to-use WordPress theme.
A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, and color options built into the theme customizer. The theme also supports the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving artists and other creative people the ability to share their work.
Fruitful is a free WordPress responsive theme with theme options panel, designed and developed in Fruitful Code.
Hermoso is fully responsive, based on the Foundation framework. It supports Audio, Video, Gallery, Quote, Image, Link and Standard Post formats. Everything you need. You can customize each and every page and post with your own colors and backgrounds.
Euclides is the perfect theme for those who write tutorials online.
Magnifique is a minimal responsive WordPress theme for bloggers. Go back to basics again. No need for sidebars, widgets or complicated settings. Just blog.
DW Minion is a simple and clean WordPress Blog Theme.DW Minion supports responsive design and it’s great to blog anytime anywhere you want. Social sharing is focused and various post formats are supported.
Tesla is a Free Premium WordPress Theme with clean, modern, responsive design, some great features and customization options. It has everything you need to make your blog or site appealing: image sliders with smooth transition effects, custom widgets, filterable and animated portfolio, built-in shortcodes, custom posts, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ integration and much more.
WallPress is a Free Responsive WordPress Theme which lets your content shine. Be it an online portfolio, newspaper or magazine, all your important social content comes together at one place. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Vimeo are ready to be plugged in with DW Social Feed.
AyoShop is a free WordPress Theme created for Genesis Framework and using WooCommerce. AyoShop is a clean and responsive eCommerce child theme. This WordPress theme suits any kind of online shop, for instance selling clothing, food, jewelry, etc.
Danko WordPress Theme is ideal for charity organizations. It’s focused on raising funds for your charity. Use this free theme to do as much good as possible.
An amazing marketplace theme for WordPress you can use to create your own Themeforest theme.
Portal is a multifunctional portfolio, photography, agency WordPress theme.
OoK Premium WordPress Theme is a professional Personal Blog / Magazine & Portfolio Theme with a remarkable clean layout design suitable for any type of site.
Fixy is lightweight and simple, focused on the experience of Fixy for Ghost. Blogging at its best.
Nadia is a fully responsive WordPress theme designed for magazine or a news website.
Media Edge is a beautiful magazine style WordPress theme, best suited for gaming websites.
Do you know any good new WordPress themes ?