Where to find quality free templates for WordPress

One of the first steps in building a WordPress site is to find the appropriate template, the design on which you will build your website. Though there are many sophisticated paid templates, you can even find really good ones for free. Do you know where to look for them?

Thousands of templates to choose from 

Templates can be found and installed directly in the publishing system administration, however, it is possible that you will not find any suitable for your purposes here. Although they have unquestionable benefits (such as support from developers), you do not have to directly turn to paid variants that can cost thousands of crowns. You can find some suitable templates for your site and free of charge.

TIP: If you were wondering whether to have a custom template created, first see if you can find a suitable paid or free template. After that, just make a few simple adjustments to plug-ins or pay a programmer for a few hours of work, and you'll have a completely unique website.

Where are the best templates hidden

The first place to visit is the WordPress website itself. The sophisticated search system allows you not only to categorize templates according to user preferences but also by popularity, which makes it quicker to select better quality templates. Currently, there are over 5,000 different templates, which is a considerable number, able to meet the needs of many webmasters.

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The Athemes website also specializes in current WordPress templates. It also includes a brief description of individual responsive templates, which will make your selection even easier. All of them are free in the basic versions, but many offer extra advanced features for a fee; often with free templates. The purchase of additional features is always voluntary and the user is not forced to do so.

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A similar service like Athemes is also offered by Colorlib. It offers over 50 free templates for a wide range of users – you can find templates designed specifically for the medical industry, etc.


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To search for a large number of other templates, you can use both a search engine and specialized websites that refer to template sources. However, it is not always possible to guarantee the quality of the design.

TIP: Look for foreign articles with current templates reports to ensure that the template is up to date and lasts longer. Search terms like "Best free WordPress Templates 2018“, etc. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Free Premium Templates? Directly from the creators of paid ones

Try to go through the pages of some of the professional studios that deal with the sale of templates.  MyThemeShop studio, which even has its own sales portal, offers 20 professional templates for free. In addition, they also sell a number of paid ones, on which large projects and representative websites can be built for a thousand crowns.

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Hint: Find developers you like on ThemeForest and visit their websites: it is quite possible that at least one template will be offered free of charge. You will get a high-quality proven template for free.

Watch out for cheaters

If you want to find a template yourself, beware of bonus, paid templates that are illegally available for download. Sometimes you do not even need to be aware of it, however, as they say - ignorance is no excuse. In the future, it could mean that you will face (legal) problems.

You should also avoid very dubious looking websites or strange downloads - they can hide annoying malware. Fortunately, however, legitimate websites are much easier to find than fraudulent ones, which helps prevent most problems.


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