WordPress is the most widespread platform for bloggers and it is very easy to use. The great thing about it is that using it is completely free, and getting a free theme makes creating a blog, a personal website or an online portfolio quite an affordable endeavor. There are few great free themes that work like a charm for blogs and personal sites. Here is my selection.
Origin is a free WordPress theme ideal for the type of blog where there is a lot of written text. If you are a blogger with a passion for various things, and you want to share them all with the world, you will find this theme to be quite convenient to use. It is very elegant and it keeps things organized, so that your readers will have a great time while visiting your blog. The articles are displayed in a single column, so the general aspect will be tidy and neat. The theme allows you to make a stylish intro to each of your articles, so the readability factor is high.
In case what you are after is a theme for an online portfolio, a great choice would be Hatch. Just like an egg waiting to hatch, your talent and inspiration will be showcased through your works in a very fashionable and fascinating manner. The 12 image grid will offer visitors an instant idea about your vision. A main image, one that you consider representative for your work, can be displayed on top of the page. For photographers, graphics artists and any type of visual artists, this theme is great because it manages to accommodate a lot of content on the same page.
Optimizing your website or blog to best serve your purposes is important, and Optimizer is a WordPress theme capable of offering you exactly that. You can fiddle with plenty of options, so you can make your website according to the minutest details, just how you want it. Ideal for creating a personal blog, a portfolio showcase, or a website offering services, Optimizer is the kind of multi-purpose theme that many people like. The design of the theme is responsive, so your website will look great on any device, be it mobile or not. It is also retina ready, so you will absolutely love its crispiness and cleanliness that will be maintained regardless of the resolution on the user’s device.