With 2014 almost halfway over, people are going crazy over blogging their whatevers away– travel, food, basically anything they want to share really. If you’re one of these people and you want to create a website out of it but your budget is cut kind of low, not to worry! This is where we save your day.

Below is our collection of 10 awesome blogging themes for WordPress that all come for free. Yes, you read that right– they are all offered for FREE. Make sure not to miss checking out one of them because that might mean missing out on something that could have been great.

Syntax

Syntax

Offered by Automatic, Syntax is a clean and elegant blogging theme that was originally created for WordPress.com. The content column located at the center with the non-obtrusive menu which slides out from any side of the page are only among the few features that this WordPress theme has to offer.

Fullby

Fullby

Inspired by Twenty Fourteen, Fully was built with Bootstrap and has a fluid and modular grid style for posts. This will allow your content to create a great visual impact and thus, attract more attention.

Typefocus

Typefocus

This is one of the new themes in the WordPress Theme Directory. With a focus on typography, typefocus is a minimalist blogging theme that will feature your social icons and avatar in the sidebar.

StanleyWP

Stanley

What you should know about StanleyWp is that it is a theme built from Bootstrap which comes for free. You can use it as a personal branding and blogging theme. The features that StanleyWP has include portfolio post types, a lot of page templates, and everything that comes with the Bootstrap.

Progeny MMXIV

Progeny MMXIV

The main focus of Progeny MMXIV is mainly on the music industry, but it is also a beautiful child theme. You can have customized page layouts for music, gigs and videos with this WordPress theme. The built-in support for featured videos or music at the top content slider or grid is also included in the package.

Opus

Opus

Opus is one of the free themes from wordpress.org that was recently featured on the Tavern. It comes with a flat design that’s trending right now and was also built with a mobile-first approach. The big visual elements will surely catch the attention of everyone viewing your website-to-be.

Bushwick

Bushwick

If you love blogging with pictures, you can do so elegantly only with Bushwick. Blog alongside beautiful imagery in great dimensions with the layout of this blogging theme from Automatic. This theme also features a slide out menu for your widgets.

Kirumo

Kirumo

Another new free theme on wordpress.org is Kirumo. This simple and mobile-friendly theme for blogging supports all post formats and also comes with a full-width page template which supports a horizontal row of up to three widgets below.

Blogly Lite

Blogly Lite

With the courtesy of the people from WPLift, you can now have access to Blogly Lite for free. Support for FontAwesome icons and post formats are included in the download of this theme. You can find all of the options for this theme on the WordPress native customizer.

Flato

Flato

Flato is a flat and responsive WordPress theme that puts minimalist blogging to a whole new level. Four footer widget areas are offered by this bad boy and if you want to find out more, you should really go and check them out!

I’m sure you’ve made your pick from these 10 lovely blogging themes. Would you mind sharing which one it is?

About the author

Carmel is a web developer and designer who also works part-time as a freelance writer. Despite her busy schedule, she makes it a point to share her knowledge about web design and development through her articles on blogs.

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