Overview of Newest Free WordPress Themes of July 2016
July 2016 is a strong month in terms of WordPress themes, many awesome themes have been published so far. We have checked the newest ones and reviewed the best of them.
Today we will write about Alpha Store, Enamag, Flat Commerce, Cloudpress WordPress, Variant Landing Page Four and BlogPost Lite themes.
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Alpha Store – Free WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Alpha Store is a WordPress theme for WooCommerce powered websites, made and updated regularly by Themes4WP. The team continuously issues new and great responsive WordPress themes, which can be downloaded for free of charge and later can be switched to premium versions. Themes4WP currently offers 11 WordPress themes, including free and premium magazine skins, WooCommerce templates and general WordPress themes. The price of the templates varies between $29.99 and $39.99 but the authors offer detailed documentation and support for the purchase price.
Alpha Store was published on July 6, 2016 and since then it has become popular very fast, as every day more than 500 people download the theme. As per the developers’ note, Alpha Store is ideal to run a webshop of mobile and tablet devices, furniture and home appliances, clothes and jewelry, watches and electronic gadgets.
Of course, the theme is fully responsive and looks good on mobile, tablet and desktop devices and even the free version comes with pro documentation. The layout is ready for translations and optimized for SEO, the template options can be modified easily and sidebars can be places on both sides of the screen.
The Alpha Store Pro version offers more advanced solutions, including a shortcode generator, unlimited number of custom tabs and boxes. It also supports Google Fonts and Contact Form 7 forms. You can use your own CSS files in the Pro version and hide the credentials in footer. The Pro costs $39.99 and offers 12 months of advanced support services.
Enamag – Free Blog and Magazine WordPress Theme
Enamag is a quite simple but wonderful WordPress theme by netshad, which was uploaded into the WordPress Repository on July 4, 2016. It has around 300 downloads every day and the number of downloads increases continuously.
There isn’t much information about netshad, it seems it has only one more WordPress theme and there is no about us section on the official website either. So far the coder or group worked on blog and magazine themes.
Enamag comes with a responsive layout that uses FontAwesome icons and Twitter Bootstrap 3 scripts and tools. It offers unlimited color schemes and the usage of your own CSS codes, while the translation can be added really quickly by using po-mo files.
You can upload your own logo and favicon and a background image that can be shown in full screen. Enamag supports all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Edge Browser, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. It supports many social media networks and you can upload your own copyright text into the footer.
As per the theme’s official website, more and more new features will arrive continuously; right now there is no information about the newest developments.
Flat Commerce – Simple WordPress Theme for WooCommerce
Flat Commerce is a free of charge WordPress theme, created by ThemePalace. The professional theme team from Nepal has a great website where you can find more templates. Right now they offer 12 pro themes for WordPress and all of them are awesome and can be purchased for $40-50.
Just like the other themes of ThemePalace, Flat Commerce is also available in 2 versions; free and pro. In the paid version you can switch on and off the key features, adjust the layout, change colors and background or even upload your own logo and favicon. Since the theme is totally responsive, it fits perfectly with different viewer devices’ screens and looks good on iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Mac and PC.
Flat Commerce arrives with an advanced slider, where you can show your posts, pages or selected content pieces in a highly visible way. The slider can be easily set and can be removed if your website does not need it.
Since the theme was developed to support WooCommerce, it offers a special dropdown menu system to show the webshop elements in an effective and nice way. It supports translations via WPML, so all of your WordPress posts, pages, custom types, menu items and taxonomies can be translated very quickly, without errors.
The layout can be varied, according your webshop’s needs. You can choose a full width layout or one with a sidebar; the sidebar can be placed either on the left or the right side. There are a few additional widgets available, like for placing and showing ads, displaying featured posts, pages and images, as well for social icons.
As other premium themes, Flat Commerce has very detailed documentation and customer service that solves your theme related problems quickly.
Cloudpress – Clean Responsive WordPress Blog Theme
Cloudpress is a Webtheme of OceanWeb and it is available for free. OceanWeb is a company that offers different WordPress and Joomla services, including custom theme design and development, plugin development and responsive layouts.
The company offers 4 free WordPress themes, 17 free HTML themes and 4 premium WordPress themes on its website. All premium themes cost $34.99, except FlatterPlus, which costs $24.99.
Cloudpress has a clear and easy-to-read business layout where you can alter your website by using the available customization options. It offers full width layout, slider, services and blog section and it is ready for WooCommerce.
OceanWeb coded the theme so it can be used in all major browsers. Because of its responsiveness it appears well on different iOS, Android and Windows phones, tablets and desktop devices. The theme is fully compatible with most of the WordPress plugins which are available.
The theme offers very powerful social media options, since all of the most well-known social networks’ share functions are embedded, there is a social widget available and you can enable or disable the sharing option with a single click.
If you need the Premium version for $34.99 you should visit the official website, otherwise the free version can be downloaded from the WordPress Repository.
Variant – Landing Page Free WordPress Theme
Varian Landing Page Four is an elegant and modern landing page WordPress theme by InkThemes. InkThemes is a platform for WordPress themes, plugins and other online resources where developers can sell their product without exclusivity lock-in. The site has more than 50,000 users so it is worth it for WordPress developers to sell their goods there. Each programmer can set the item prices independently, while 50% of purchase price remains at InkThemes.
At the time of writing this article the platform offers hundreds of WordPress themes from independent programmers in different categories (like Bootstrap, Hotels & Restaurant, Agency & Affiliate, Beauty & Fashion, Sports & Fitness and 17 more), more than 50 WP themes from InkThemes itself, different plugins and special graphics (like flyers, icons, badges, logos, banners and more).
There is also a possibility to hire the InkTheme experts for your web projects. They can help you customize your WordPress theme, build up a new design from PSD files, make graphic designs and complete your WordPress theme and plugins installation.
Variant Landing Page Four is fully responsive and it is dedicated to gain as many leads from your visitors as possible. By using this theme you can easily make your own landing page and convert the visitors into buyers.
You can install the theme very easily and make the desired settings with only a few clicks. Also, you can choose to use the premium theme version, it costs $97.
Variant Landing Page Premium comes with 5 landing page layouts and FormGet, a powerful form generator that can be used to create advanced forms for landing pages. The admin panel is highly advances, so you don’t need to add any code to alter your page; you just need to set the related options on cpanel.
You can embed any media on your landing pages, including images, videos and testimonials, but there are many other tools available to make your page more effective as well.
BlogPost Lite – Feature Rich Free Blogging Theme WordPress
BlogPost Lite was uploaded to the WordPress Repository on July 4, 2016 by Madars. The username is linked to Cohhe.com and CEO & founder Stuart W. Ross; his website offers WordPress theme development and installation, security setup, domain name registration, hosting services and search engine optimization.
At the time of writing this article, Cohhe offers 20 clear and modern WordPress themes in 13 categories, including eCommerce, Nonprofit, Directory & Listings, Magazine and more. You can also find useful tips and tricks on the blog section, and ask the experts to launch your new WordPress site (for $49) and perform the security checks, manage the domain registration and hosting and add a few SEO elements to your website (for $109).
BlogPost Lite comes with custom background options, menu customization and special post formats. With the Pro version, which costs $29, you can get an advanced installation wizard and the highly advanced Revolution Plugin that would cost $19 if you would buy it independently.
By using this WordPress theme, you can create unique widget containers so you can set the widgets to each page independently. Of course, this premium theme is also Retina Ready, and looks beautiful on Android, iOS and Windows mobiles, tablets and desktop devices.
BlogPost Lite and Premium versions are both ready for translations and fully compatible with WPML plugin. By using WPML, you can easily set your multilingual site version. By using po-mo files you can show the content on different languages on the same pages.
WordPress developers are working around the clock to make their new WordPress themes. We have checked the newest ones in the WordPress Repository and there were dozens of amazing new themes. We have reviewed the most interesting WordPress themes currently available.
In this article we will write about Photolite, The Minimal, Natural Lite and Clean Magazine WordPress themes. All reviews are biased and not paid by the theme developers or other entities.
Photolite – Photography, Blogging WordPress Theme
Photolite is a theme by FlyThemes that is ideal for photoblogging, photography and business purposes. It was uploaded to Repository at the end of June and the download counter skyrocketed in the first few days of July.
FlyThemes is a group of professionals, including site developers and web designers, who work on new themes continuously. The goal of the team is to provide the most professional WordPress themes to customers.
There are 22 themes on the FlyThemes website that can be purchased for really customer friendly prices, for only $39 each. The themes are modern, easy to read and fully responsive, each of them have a unique theme.
You can download Photolite from WordPress Official Website for free or choose the Premium version on the FlyThemes website. The advanced version can be installed with a one click installer and it is compatible with all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
The elegant layout has a special header section, where you can choose between different header versions. Of course, the code and design is 100% SEO friendly and will work with iOS, Android and Windows versions as well.
FlyThemes developed many page and blog templates for this theme that accept shortcodes even in text elements too. You can try many color variations and typography options. The theme is fully compatible with most of the major WordPress plugins, so it can be used with WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 for instance. The website localization could be done easily with this template, since it is WPML ready and able to use po-mo files.
If you buy the Photolie Premium version, you get access to FlyThemes well skilled customer service that will have answers for all of your theme related questions.
The Minimal – Clean & Minimalist WordPress Theme
As its name implies, The Minimal is really a minimalistic and super clean WordPress theme by Rara Theme. It was added to the WordPress Repository on July 11, 2016 and gained 300-500 downloads every day.
Rara Theme is a group from Nepal and they offer WordPress themes in free and premium versions. At the time of writing, there are 11 themes on their website, 9 free and 2 premium versions. They offer detailed documentation and a support forum as well, where you can get answers for your questions.
The Minimal is a fully responsive theme that can be customized in many ways and it also offers a professional slider for free. The typography can be read easily so visitors won’t have difficulties when reading the website’s contents.
You can connect your website to your social media channels using only a few clicks, since the theme already contains integrated parts from Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and other providers’ development pages.
The Pro version comes with 6 home page layouts, 5 header options and can be used on an unlimited number of sites. Its advanced slider options include enabling slider auto transition, loop, captions, thumbnails, animations and more.
The option panel of the premium version is really professional, as it allows you to alter the default settings with a few clicks while seeing the changes in real time. You can also remove the footer credits or add your own information there.
The useful author box can be customized so your author bio will look professional, easy to read and awesome. Author comments can also be highlighted in the comment flow and this is a really useful feature for user handling.
The theme comes with more than 600 Google Fonts and 12 custom widgets that can be set to be shown before or after the post content. If you want to monetize your website, the Pro version contains advanced ad handling, and you can use WPML or po-mo files to translate your website to as many languages as you want.
The Pro version can be downloaded directly from the author group website, at the time of writing, for a discounted price of $39.00 instead of the original $69.00.
Natural Lite – Multi Purpose Business WordPress Theme
Natural Lite is a versatile business WordPress theme with an earthy design. It was added to the WordPress Repository On July 13, 2016. It is developed and maintained by Organic Themes.
Organic Themes is a developer group of 4 people and it was founded in 2009 by David Morgan and Jeff Milone. They launched the site in Lahaina, a city in Maui, Hawaii. Their goal is to provide clean, easy to enjoy and not overwhelming WordPress themes, so the websites could be loaded faster, thus improving Google and other search engine rankings.
Organic Themes offers 26 WordPress themes at the time of writing this article and uses 2 different purchase packages. The first one costs $69 per year and contains theme usage, design files, updates and support for a single theme. The second package costs $249 per year and offers the above mentioned services of all organic themes.
There is an instant setup service available on the website, it is always offered for independent theme purchases. For $29/month you can get the above mentioned services for one theme plus fully managed hosting, high speed bandwidth up to 25,000 visitors, 5 GB disk space for free, daily backups and 24/7 web hosting support from Organic Themes.
If you choose the Pro version of Natural Lite, you will get an advanced version of the free version. The extra features contain Google Fonts, custom header and menu, featured images, HTML5 audio player, background customization, many template types, PSD source files and many more.
Of course, Natural Lite Pro also was written in HTML5 and CSS3, so you don’t need to worry about any wrong programming technics. The theme is totally WooCommerce ready and can be used for webshops as well.
Clean Magazine – Responsive Blog WordPress Theme
Clean Magazine was issued on July 3, 2016 by Catch Themes and has around 100-150 downloads every day. It is a clean and responsive WordPress theme that is ideal for magazines and weblogs.
Catch Themes is a group of young and committed website developers, designers, reviewers and writers, founded by Sakin Shrestha in 2012. They created a few very successful themes that ruled the top lists. Right now, they offer 19 premium WordPress themes, 17 free WordPress themes and 3 free WordPress plugins. Catch Themes’ success is clear if we take into consideration that their themes were downloaded 2 million times and the company has more than 8000 paid users of premium WordPress themes so far.
Clean Magazine was coded in HTML5 with PHP and CSS3 scripts and it appears good on any mobile, tablet or desktop devices. There is no premium version of this theme, the free version was released under GNU General Public License v3.
The theme comes with a featured slider and thumbnails, threaded comments and a dropdown menu. You can use your Gavatar avatars and easily localize the website content.
There are many customization options in the backend, like custom header, logo, favicon, menu, background, layout, widgets, home page options and CSS code pieces can also be used. An in-built advertisement manager is ready to use, monetization is not a difficult task with this theme.
You can also use breadcrumbs on this theme, this way improving the Google indexing and search engine visibility. News ticker and pagination are great features that can offer a more flexible website usage and sharing. All special features can be switched on and off and can also be customized from directly the theme backend. No additional programming skills or manual editing of theme is necessary.
Catch Themes offers full support for this free theme as well, and they confirmed, that Clean Magazine WordPress Theme works well with Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. It needs WordPress 4.5 or above to work correctly.
As other modern themes, Clean Magazine is also ready for translations. It is WPML ready so you can easily localize your post and page content, custom site parts, menus and other elements. Since the theme is free of charge, there may be a paid premium version later; right now there is no information about later development.
Clean Magazine is ideal if you are looking for a magazine WordPress template with premium features and functions, but you don’t want to pay any money for it. Such themes usually cost around $30-90 at other development groups, so it is highly recommended that you download and use Clean Magazine WordPress theme.