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The 5||Free but Amazing WordPress themes you will ever need

My Fashion Musings Free Blog theme z black theme

One of my bloggoals at the beginning of this year was to create an active segment on my blog for the sharing of blog tips. I have been in the game for a little more than a year now and I am no expert but there are some useful tips here and there which I would gladly share. We all know how important it is to have a good blog layout and this is a factor that keeps readers on your blog. Personally, I love themes that are very minimal and clean just like the one I’m using on my blog right now. But the problem is most of these are super expensive with the cheapest going for about $35.

With the way the economy is, I’m aware not everyone can be spending that much just to get a good, simple layout for their blog. I decided to put together a list of free, WordPress themes that any self hosted blog can use which would give the same effects as using a premium theme.


Most of the websites where I got these themes from also have other free themes, so feel free to check for more if these ones do not catch your fancy.


Kokoro lite theme

My Fashion Musings Free Blog theme Kokoro Lite

While all the themes I highlighted in this post are very minimal, I really like this one because of the color palette. It all just seems to go perfectly well and this theme would definitely be suitable for all types of bloggers.


Minalite theme


My Fashion Musings Free Blog theme MinaLite

This is for the highly minimal bloggers who want to keep to their blog’s colour scheme to only a few colors.


Activello Theme


My Fashion Musings Free Blog theme Activello

This was the first theme I used on my blog when I got self hosted and I absolutely loved it. It was my ride or die for a long while before I realized I needed more.

Edge Theme

I have seen this theme on only one other blog and it is very different from the norm. It’s on the edge (forgive the pun) of being minimal but then with a different layout and vibe.

Olsen Lite theme 

My Fashion Musings Free Blog theme Olsen Theme

I don’t know why this theme keeps screaming fashion blog to me! It definitely like a great theme for bloggers that upload a lot of pictures irrespective of the niche. I’m also a sucker for round pictures in the About Me section.


There are lots of free/amazing themes on the internet but these 5 have been curated with love by me. They are some of the best out there. What theme do you currently use on your blog, Is it free or premium?

Also which of these themes above is your favorite? Let’s discuss in the comments section!

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    January 29, 2018 at 11:40 PM

    I needed this. Thanks for taking out time to research and share with us. Osheeyy

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      January 31, 2018 at 3:58 PM

      I’m glad the post is useful to you. Remember to share so anyone that needs a theme knows where to get one!

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    Desire Uba
    January 31, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    I have come across some of these before and they are very beautiful and minimalist. I think I love Edge most though, and I have seen Olsen and Kokoro a lot in the blogosphere.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Ps. Absolutely loving the way your blog looks, so clean and beautiful, Subomi!
    I cannot wait to be self-hosted sha.

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      February 1, 2018 at 2:07 AM

      Thank you so much Desire, I’m glad the post is helpful to you. Come fast and be self hosted oooh

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    January 31, 2018 at 8:45 PM

    this is nice, but there’s none with a slider. do you know any with a slider ?
    thank you..

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      February 1, 2018 at 2:06 AM

      Activello actually features a slider. When customizing the theme, Go to Activello Options, then Slider options and voila!

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    Maryrose Abang
    February 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Just when I needed this, say yes to a good theme this year, thanks bae


    • Reply
      February 2, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      I’m glad the post was helpful. Thanks for stopping by

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    June 11, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    I’m about to go self-hosted and I really don’t know what theme to use. Thanks for this! Is your theme free or premium?

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      July 9, 2018 at 9:39 AM

      This is a premium theme but there are loads of free themes as well that look beautiful.

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