Are you happy with how your blog looks or it could use a bit of refreshment? Maybe you’ve read about the responsive design and the ten main ingredients to a great blog [design], and now you want change your WordPress theme with another that better suits your current needs and aesthetics. But, your budget is close to zero.
If you were going to Google “free WordPress themes” for a solution, wait a little.
Or let’s search the engine first to see where it gets us. We got 66,300,000 results in 0.29 seconds; too many to ever look them up. But if you look at the first-page results, you’ll notice that most links lead to some theme directories, and most of the themes repeat everywhere. So, if you are a WordPress user the most obvious choice for you to search a theme for your blog would be the WordPress Free Themes Directory.
And this is also the safest place to get your blog themes from, as you don’t risk also downloading a malicious code or an encrypted link with them, that allows its creators full access to your site, and the possibility of infecting you, or even Google penalizing you.
Skip Google, Go to WordPress for Free Themes
There’s a collection of over 2,000 free themes on the WordPress.org site developed by hobbyists as well as professional programmers. You can search this huge base by using keywords, or their filter and tag interface where you can select colors, layouts, columns, topics and features, to find themes that match all or any of your selections.
Other way to access this free themes directory is through your blog’s dashboard. Just go to Appearance > Themes > Add New.
If there’s some theme that you like but you’ve found it elsewhere, see if it is available on WordPress. If not, avoid it.
Have you heard (hopefully not experienced it) of a malware in a legitimate theme? Where do you download your blog themes? Tell us in the comments …