For dummies, WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system which is hugely popular around the world. The ‘Appearance Administration’ of a WordPress site allows the user to switch between look and the functionality of the site. There are premium themes that can be bought for a price and they provide best experience most of the time.
However a lot of themes are available for free which has all the functionality that were normally found in paid themes. They also provide step by step process to building a website which could be done even by a person who just started with WordPress.
The themes showcased here are rich with functionality and easy to use with detailed documentation which stood out in 2013 for the same reasons. Most of these themes have a minimalistic approach to themes and a clean design. Trending features seem to be slider, customizable themes and an array of widgets and icon options to choose from. Few focused on the lay out and responsive designs while few others brought translation, bootstrap 3, infinite scroll, flat style, extensive theme options and retina ready to the table. Customizable menu, background, header, banner, color and font were also found with many designs.
One might think what made people to give out these themes for free when the options listed could still fetch a lot of money. In fact most of the designs were brought about by design companies who are building and managing more complex websites, applications and other web related technologies. These free themes will help them to drive traffic to their websites, make the brand and applications popular and win more complex projects that will fetch some good amount of dollars.