WordPress Themes

Enhance the visual design of your website.

Introduction to WordPress Themes

WordPress themes provide the design files for your WordPress website. Themes are often refered to as the wallpaper or "paint job" for your website. Most themes do not add functionality to a website, instead they provide the colors and layouts to help your website standout. If setup correctly, you can change your WordPress theme at any time and retain the content you've already created. Here's my list of the best Free and Premium WordPress themes to help you get started. I've also included links to additional resources if you'd like to explore other themes that are available for your website.

Astra (Freemium)

Astra is a free WordPress theme that also has a premium version available as an upgrade. Astra Pro offers additional customization options to help you build a custom website using a user friendly interface. I recommend Astra Pro for WordPress users that aren't comfortable editing HTML, CSS, and PHP files but are still looking for additional customization options. 

Genesis Framework and Child Themes by StudioPress

The Genesis framework and child themes are often consider the number one choice by WordPress developers. While not as easy to get started, the Genesis framework offers many features for high growth users and developers alike. If you are comfortable with WordPress and looking for an advanced theme, look no further. We recommend Genesis and child themes to anyone looking for a well designed theme framework backed by an outstanding and extremely helpful community. Get access to the Genesis framework and 35+ child themes free with a WP Engine hosting plan

Additional Resources


The Astra WordPress theme is a free theme available for download on from the WordPress repository and from inside your WordPress dashboard. Astra is a great starter theme for anyone just getting started with WordPress. Check out my videos on Astra to learn more.

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