Best New WordPress Themes

The extend page for themes on features the most popular, highly rated, recently updated and new themes.

But one thing missing is rising stars - themes that are not yet quite so popular but are rapidly becoming so based on current downloads and ratings. These themes would normally get no exposure and I decided to change that.

I will update the list every week on Monday so make sure you check come back for changes and newcomers. Interested in plugins? Check Best new WordPress plugins list, also updates every Monday.

Best New WordPress Themes

This list contains free WordPress themes downloaded between 10,000 and 100,000 times total, sorted by last week's popularity.

Last updated: April 22nd, 2019

1shopstore (preview)athemeart1819
2Catch Vogue (preview)catchthemes1548
3EmpowerWP (preview)extendthemes1438
4Cream Magazine (preview)themebeez1208
5Beam (preview)enter5223

Upcoming Stars

These are newer themes that show good potential and are on their way to the Best New Themes category.

This list contains themes downloaded between 1,000 and 10,000 times total, sorted by last week's popularity.

1Indigo Lite (preview)vivathemes6633
2Storement (preview)afthemes4841
3Magpaper (preview)themepalace4817
4Educational (preview)wpcodethemes3973
5VW Eco Nature (preview)vowelweb3895
6Di eCommerce (preview)dithemes3872
7Elixar (preview)webhuntinfotech3246
8Totally (preview)hashthemes3243
9Shopical (preview)afthemes3011
10Ocius (preview)candidthemes2940
11ShoppingCart (preview)themefreesia2902
12Construc (preview)mdimran412769
13Lekh (preview)themecentury2737
14Musicsong (preview)themepalace2674
15Ignites (preview)fahem2632
16Hotel WP Lite (preview)ceylonthemes2617
17Euphony (preview)catchthemes2577
18Fashionpressly (preview)themeeverest2566
19Alluring eCommerce (preview)themeeverest2525
20Shuttle iCorporate (preview)shuttlethemes2497


  1. Dec 26th, 2016 6:12 AM

    Share something useful.
    Thank you very much

  2. Jan 8th, 2016 8:10 AM

    I am trying to start a online tutoring website.
    Which free theme would you recommend? And later if I can make some money which paid theme would you recommend?

  3. Jan 2nd, 2016 2:35 PM

    All the themes mentioned here are pretty good. I'm surprised with the number of quality WordPress themes available. The list should come in handy in my next project.

  4. Mar 5th, 2014 2:23 AM

    Thanks Vladimir, I Love your wp theme.

  5. May 15th, 2013 3:16 AM

    Num Theme 10 Glossy Stylo (preview) aliwkbg 668 ..ok

  6. Apr 8th, 2013 5:04 AM

    The templates are very professional and several styles to choose from (depending on the category of the website), thanks for the post.

  7. Apr 19th, 2012 9:48 PM

    Thanks for going to all this trouble, Vladimir. Some lovely free themes here but I have to say your 'Blue Grace' takes a lot of beating in its stylish yet simple look. Being a total ignoramus in the coding and building of websites from scratch, I steer clear of anything too complex-looking but maybe I'm missing out!

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