10 Most Popular Free WordPress Themes

1. TwentyTen :
twentytenThe 2010 theme for WordPress is stylish, customizable, simple, and readable. Features of this theme are custom menu, custom header image, and background. Twenty Ten theme supports six widgetized areas (two in the sidebar, four in the footer) and featured images (thumbnails for gallery posts and custom header images for posts and pages).
It includes stylesheets for print and the admin Visual Editor, special styles for posts in the “Asides” and “Gallery” categories, and has an optional one-column page template that removes the sidebar. Also this theme is translation ready with sticky post and threaded comments. You can choose from the colors – white, blue and black.

Download : version 1.1
Demo : twentyten demo

2. Mystique :
mystiqueMystique is a free WordPress theme that attempts to top commercial templates in terms of design and functionality. Some of its features include 4 theme widgets, page templates for different layout styles and a advanced interface for the theme settings.

Also this theme has features like you can upload custom header, language translation ready and threaded comments. You can choose from the colors – white and light white.

Download : version 2.4.2
Demo : mystique demo

3. Atahualpa :
atahualpaAtahualpa is a free wordpress theme with up to 4 sidebars, fixed or flexible width layout, custom widget areas, drop down menus, SEO features and rotating header images. Also New features include like style import / export and improved speed. Translation ready. 100% valid xHTML.

Download : version 3.4.9
Demo : atahualpa demo

4. Pixel :
PixelPixel is a free Dark WordPress theme with 2-3 column layout, dropdown categories menu, multiple widget-ready placement and Feedburner email form integrated, easy to customize. Translation ready. 100% valid xHTML.

Download : version 2.0.2
Demo : pixel demo

5. Magazine Basic :
Magazine BasicMagazine Basic is a free magazine style wordpress theme built for WordPress 3.0 with a fully customizable layout. Theme options include site width, 1 or 2 widgetized sidebars, custom header logo, multiple front page grid layouts, new WP 3.0 menu system, Google Analytics, pagination, drop-down menus and tons more. Also includes dynamic SEO keywords and site descriptions. This theme is tested in Firefox 3.6, IE 7 & 8 and Safari 4. Fully optimized for search engine ranking. Translation ready. 100% valid xHTML.

Download : version 2.6.8
Demo : magazine-basic demo

6. Arras Theme :
Arras ThemeArras Theme is a free magazine-styled wordpress theme with tons of features. Ready for alternate styles. Includes featured posts slideshow, different post layouts, multi-tabbed sidebar, custom single meta fields for reviews and many other customizable features. Threaded comments. Translation ready. 100% valid xHTML. This theme you can choose from colors like – light, white, brown and blue.

Download : version
Demo : arras-theme demo

7. simpleX :
simpleXSimplex is a free Simple and Clean WordPress Theme designed by WPshoppe! With all basic features, now this theme comes with Theme Options to choose different color combination’s. Custom header. Threaded comments.

Download : version 1.3.3
Demo : simplex demo

8. Suffusion :
SuffusionSuffusion is an elegant, versatile and browser-safe wordpress theme with a power-packed set of options. It has 10 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. WP 3.0 Menus, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies are integrated. Translation-ready, Threaded-comments, Custom-header. Colors available to choose are – dark, light, black, white, purple, orange, red, silver, blue, green.

Download : version 3.6.5
Demo : suffusion demo

9. Calotropis :
CalotropisCalotropis is a free wordpress theme with lots of options. Up to six widgets area. Selectable layout among right or left or holy grail or no sidebar, magazine style or traditional style, 5 color schemes, custom header, custom background, and many more options as if it’s premium theme. Supporting WordPres 3.0 Navigation Menu, and also come with beautiful Tabbed Sidebar Widget. Now it supports to Greg’s High Performance SEO Plugin. Threaded comments, Custom-header.

Download : version 1.4
Demo : calotropis demo

10. myMag :
myMagmyMag is a free WordPress Magazine Theme. It comes with a lot of Features and an eye catching design. myMag makes your WordPress Blog to a professional looking Website. With features like 2-3 Columns, lovely Javascript effects such as Slideshow, Article Sliders, Newsticker, Image Mouseover Effects, Dropdown Menu and many more. myMag offers 3 widget-ready sidebars, a big option set with custom logo uploader, 3 color schemes, display options, advertising options and much more! Uses post-thumbnails to let you upload pictures very easy.

Download : version 1.1
Demo : mymag demo