Free WordPress Themes – January 2016 Collection

Here’s a list of free WordPress Themes published this January 2016. Several WordPress theme developers have already started releasing their theme early in 2016, and we bring you this collection of themes released this January 2016.

I hope this themes collection makes it easy for you to browse and choose from the latest WordPress themes.

The list only includes quality WordPress themes that are published in WordPress theme directory or made available by authoritative WordPress theme stores.

Browse Recent Collections: February 2016 Themes

XT Corporate Lite – Xylus Themes

XT Corporate WordPress Theme Xylus Themes

The XT Corporate Lite by Xylus Themes is a modern and responsive theme built for business and corporate websites. The One Page Scroller of the theme on the front page makes it easy to build a complete business website.

The theme comes with a lot of features that can be customised using the advanced panel included in theme settings. Some of its features include:

  • Easy To Customize
  • Unlimited Colours
  • One Page Scroller
  • Built With Bootstrap
  • Cross Browser Compatible
  • Fully Responsive
  • 5 Pre-Built Skins
  • Brands Logo Slider
  • Translation Ready
  • Clean & Beautiful Design

XT Corporate Lite also has a blog section to feature your business’s content and promotions. The theme is one of the first themes released from Xylus themes.

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Munding Lite By Themes Awesome

Munding Lite by Themes Awesome is a minimalist WordPress theme suitable for content publishers.

Munding WordPress Theme Lite By Themes Awesome

Munding Lite is a clean and multimedia focused theme suitable for bloggers. One of the highlights of the theme is its emphasis on different post formats. The theme makes a good use of typography along with multimedia content such as images and videos.

Some of the features of Munding Lite include;

  • Responsive Design
  • Blog Structure + Threaded Comments
  • SEO Optimized
  • Theme Customizer Support
  • Contact Form included

The theme, however, is a lite version of one a premium theme Munding and has several features limited to this lite theme.

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Brovy – 8Degree Themes

Brovy By 8Degree Themes is a child theme of another recently released theme Zincy Lite. You will need to have the Zincy Lite theme installed to use the Brovy theme.

Brovy WordPress theme 8Degree Themes

The Brovy theme adds a beautiful design to the parent Zincy lite theme. The theme is mainly suitable as a business theme. The theme supports customizer panel allowing you to live preview your changes and settings.

Features of the Brovy theme include:

  • Support for Google Fonts
  • Unlimited color settings
  • Layout control
  • Support for Logo and Favicon
  • Category slider
  • Sticky (menu) navigation
  • Several Layouts for Posts and Pages

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Alchem By Magee WP

Alchem By MageeWP is a free version of the theme under the same name from MageeWP. The theme is a bootstrap based responsive theme suitable for blogs and businesses.

Alchem WordPress Theme by Magee WP

Alchem WordPress Theme has a pre-built layout making it easy to create a demo-like homepage. You can easily customise the Site width, background colors, header & footer, logo and social links of the theme.

Key features of the free version theme include;

  • One page Homepage
  • Well-coded and SEO Friendly
  • Powerful Shortcodes
  • Video Background
  • Customizable Header and Footer
  • Sticky Header
  • Parallax background image option
  • Support for Font Awesome Icons
  • Flexible Layouts

The theme is retina ready with most of the features also included in the free version.

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Waves WordPress Theme

Waves theme by Venkat Raj is a stylish business WordPress theme mainly suitable for corporate and agency websites.

Waves WordPress Theme

All the settings for the theme are controlled using the customizer removing the need for any admin panel. The theme comes with four footer widgets.

Features of the free version theme includes;

  • Awesome Flex Slider
  • Lightweight & Fast
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Mobile Responsive navigation
  • Custom CSS
  • Free Support
  • 5 level comment nesting
  • Default Font Style

The theme also has a pro version with several additional features.

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Restful By ThemeBright

Restful By ThemeBright is a free WordPress theme mainly targeted for churches.

Restful By Theme Bright WordPress Theme

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SKT Cutsnstyle Lite By SKT Themes

SKT Cutsnstyle Lite is a free theme by SKT Themes mainly suitable for small businesses such as Hair hair salon, spa, massage, parlor. The theme suits local businesses and has features suitable for such businesses such as opening times, team details, pricing details, testimonials etc..

SKT Cutsnstyle Lite By SKT Themes

The theme is built for multipurpose small business websites. Some of the features ofSKT Cutsnstyle Lite theme includes;

  • Default slider with 12 animation effects and pause time controls
  • Compatible with WooCommerce for Ecommerce
  • 20+ sections on homepage with shortcodes and animation controls

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Biography By Yam Chhetri

Biography WordPress theme is mainly suitable for portfolio and personal websites. The theme is targeted at displaying personal information along with supported features for different service, reviews, testimonial, etc

Biography By Yam Chhetri WordPress Theme

Biography's major features include several font-family settings, header banner, and a text slider with a background image.

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Simply Pure By Ritesh Sanap

Simply pure WordPress theme is a fast loading theme mainly targeted for personal bloggers. The theme is built on made  Yahoo's Pure CSS optimised to load fast overall.

Simply Pure By Ritesh Sanap WordPress theme

Few of the major Simply Pure features include:

  • Two Column Theme (One Sidebar and Main Content Area)
  • Widgetized three column footer  and post footer
  • Based on Yahoo's Pure CSS framework
  • Optimised for basic SEO with microdata

Download Theme | Preview Theme | On GitHub


Impronta By Quema Labs

Impronta WordPress theme is mainly targeted for blogging. The theme boasts responsive design and is suitable for personal blogs.

Impronta By Quema Labs WordPress Theme

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Gently By greg24

Gently WordPress theme looks really clean and is focused on displaying simple and clear content. The theme's elements can be heavily customised to make it suitable for your own blog.

Gently By greg24 WordPress theme

The theme features beautiful social media buttons and includes support for MailChimp newsletter. Other features include support for multiple authors, collapsable sidebar and so on.

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Spirited Lite By SKTThemes

Spirited Lite is a responsive theme mainly targeted for business and ecommerce websites. The theme is compatible with WooCommerce and can be ideal for small shops that also need a website.

Spirited Lite By SKTThemes WordPress Theme

Few of the major features of Spirited Lite include:

  • Compatible with plugins like WooCommerce for Ecommerce and Nextgen Gallery for portfolio
  • Compatible with various contact forms among contact form 7
  • Mobile friendly and responsive across all devices and platforms

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WOOT By deucethemes

WOOT WordPress theme is a child theme of another popular WordPress theme – Storefront. The theme is for WooCommerce and thus mainly targeted for ecommerce and shop owners.

WOOT By deucethemes WordPress THeme

The theme fully supports all the functions of the Storefront theme.

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Smallblog By monkey-themes

Smallblog WordPress theme is suitable for personal blogs. The theme is modern and clean.

Smallblog By monkey-themes WordPress theme

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Modulus By Venkat Raj

Modulus WordPress theme is a modern and stylish theme targeted for business and corporate websites. The theme is generated using SASS  and uses skeleton framework for grids to keeps minimal css.

Modulus By Venkat Raj WordPress THeme

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Mobile Friendly By CyberChimps

Mobile Friendly is a free WordPress theme from popular theme store – CyberChimps. The theme is built with responsive and mobile friendliness in mind. The fluid and responsive layout adjusts to the changing mobile trends.

Mobile Friendly By CyberChimps WordPress Theme

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We will keep updating this list as other WordPress themes become available this January.

Did you like any of the themes in the collection? Let us know in the comments below.

Pradeep Singh

Pradeep Singh

Pradeep Singh is the founder and your host here at WPism. He is an entrepreneur and blogger living his startup life based in London and Cambridge. Follow him on Twitter or like his page on Facebook.
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5 Responses

  1. Hi Pradeep Singh !
    It is only theme which can change the look of a site and make it dynamic and very necessary to users . Thanks a lot for sharing such essential theme here .

  2. Hi Pradeep! Thanks for this collection. I like Munding Lite theme due to its clean simplicity and typography. However, we launched our new free wp theme Alphabet: in January (see demo at So please take a look on it, perhaps it can meet your requirements. It’s clean, responsive and provides wide range of awesome features. Thank you!

  3. These really are some of the best WordPress themes. They look fresh and all of them have a different feel about them. I hate it when I see several themes that I fancy. It’s hard making the choice!

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