30+ Best free SEO friendly WordPress theme [updated]

free SEO friendly WordPress theme

As we all know we can not rank higher on any Search Engine without doing SEO. SEO is must and should be given more importance if you want to lead on Search Engines. WordPress is Search Engine friendly but if you use a SEO friendly theme of course it will boost the SEO nature of your website or Blog. While choosing a theme you should check it whether the theme is SEO friendly or not ? So lets check out my collection of Best free SEO friendly WordPress themes 2016. They are free and very easy to customize. People are using mobiles and tablets and not a Desktop or Laptop. So your website should look impressive on mobile devices as well. Below mentioned themes are highly responsive, CSS based mobile friendly. Go and watch the demos !

Best free SEO Optimized WordPress themes 2016 : 

Wimpie Lite

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Wimpie Lite is an amazing Multipurpose theme. The theme is suitable for all type of websites such as Blog, Health and fitness, business, portfolio, etc.

Main Features :

  • SEO Friendly
  • User Friendly
  • Google fonts access
  • Control over layout
  • Category Sliders
  • Fully Responsive
  • Mobile Friendly , etc.

Responsive Brix

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It is a fast loading, retina ready, multipurpose theme. Suitable for Portfolio, business, photography, fashion, personal websites.

Main features :

  • SEO Friendly
  • Lots of Color options
  • Retina ready
  • Icon ready
  • Slider options
  • Mobile friendly, etc.

Hamza Lite

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Another wordpress theme which is beautifully designed Multipurpose theme. It is suitable for any type of website like nature, health, small biz, personal, creative, corporate, blog, etc because it is highly customizable.

Main features :

  • SEO Friendly
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Responsive
  • Cross browser Compatible
  • Testimonial, etc.


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Clean minimal multipurpose theme suitable for Travel, blog, tech blog, health & fitness, personal websites. It is an amazing theme offers much more like a premium theme.

Main features :

  • Mobile friendly
  • SEO friendly
  • Slider settings
  • Font ready
  • Icons ready and much more.

AccessPress Basic

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It is a simple and clean theme and very responsive. You can blindly choose this theme for Your website because it is a Multipurpose theme.

Main features :

  • Fully responsive & Mobile friendly
  • call to action button
  • Woo Commerce compatible
  • SEO friendly, etc.




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Hueman is a responsive 100% SEO friendly WordPress theme for blogs and magazines. Unique toggle sidebars give a great browsing and reading experience on both tablet and mobile. Hueman is very responsive and attractive for a blogging website. It is one of the theme that we use. It has 2 unique sidebars with different widget areas. The theme is 100 % mobile friendly & also comes with an option tree.



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A lightweight and fully responsive HTML5 theme based on the ridiculous boilerplate. Use the new Theme Options customizer to add your own background, page layout, site width and more. Distinguish each post with one of the eight supported post formats, such as: Video, Image, Aside, Status, Audio, Quote, Link and Gallery. Install JetPack to display each of your galleries through a tiled view and jQuery carousel.



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Dazzling is a clean, modern, minimal and fully responsive flat design WordPress WooCommerce theme well suited for blogs, static and e-commerce websites. Theme can be used for travel, corporate, portfolio, photography, green thinking, nature, health, personal and any other creative and minimalistic style website.




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Evolve is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that has recently been redesigned as a full responsive theme for all devices. The theme includes a slick Bootstrap and Parallax slider with up to 5 slides on any page and a post slider for 10 posts per post category. There are a number of slider and animated effects to move captions and images into place and then back out of frame again. Button and arrow navigation elements are shown on each slider, or slides can be automatically cycled through.



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AccessPress Mag


Best free WordPress Magazine themes

AccessPress Mag is clean & modern WordPress magazine theme. It is ideal for newspaper, editorial, online magazine, blog or personal website. It is a cutting-edge, feature-rich FREE WordPress theme and is fully responsive. Its feature includes: 2 post layout, news ticker, sticky menu, author block, large featured images for page/post, social media integration for wider social reach. This is the Best Portfolio themes WordPress.


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Sleeky Lite


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For anyone wanting a serious business website, Sleeky is the one for you because of what this theme includes. This is one of the Best free SEO friendly WordPress theme. You get responsive design, multiple blog layout options, retina ready graphics, several page templates, post formats, gorgeous typography elements, tons of widget positions, a custom child theme, WooCommerce support, Jetpack support, video tutorials, and more!


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Mesocolumn is a Responsive HTML and CSS WordPress Theme that support BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce and Jigoshop and comes with Unlimited Color Choice on Menu for class and pages, Background, Layout, Footer, Sidebar and Design packed 600+ Google Webfonts Selection. It is full Flat designed premium like free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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Magzimum is a simple, clean and responsive SEO friendly WordPress theme designed to suit the need of Magazine, Blog and News sites. With Magzimum, we’ve leveraged the built-in WordPress customizer, so it’s now easier than ever to make your website your own. Easily add a custom logo, favicon, web clip icon, social icons, background, custom menu, slider, featured content, breaking news, pagination, breadcrumb and more.


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ProfitMag is a clean, responsive magazine theme with elegant design suitable for blogging, News website. It comes with a highly customizable theme option panel that let you manage the website at an instant. It includes partitioned slider for largest 5 posts which will impress your homepage visitors. This is one of the Best SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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Surfarama is a Pinterest type theme. It is a bold and fun theme which uses the popular mason style layout on the home page and category pages to highlight imagery and make for a very visual presentation. It’s perfect for travel and magazine style blogs heavy on the imagery. The theme is highly customizable with the ability to upload your own logo, set the background color (or image), the primary theme color and even color code the categories without any coding required. Go get this free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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Rowling is a clean, simple and elegant magazine theme for WordPress. It features a responsive design, great typography, two menu locations, social menu support, custom accent color support, custom logo support, gallery post format support, editor style support, a Flickr widget and recent posts and recent comments widgets with thumbnails. Included translations: Swedish/svenska. Download this best and free SEO friendly WordPress theme now.


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Bizlight theme is clean and elegant lightweight WordPress theme, enough to create a standard site for any corporate house. Bizlight is basically designed for the normal WordPress users, in order to create a site quickly and efficiently. However, it has many competencies including responsive, bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, retina ready, font awesome, google font, cross-browser compatibility, color control, layout control, logo upload, translation-ready, custom CSS field, etc.


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i-max is a responsive, retina ready multipurpose WordPress theme for business, portfolio, personal or blog websites. i-max is packed with many premium features like boxed/wide layout, unlimited color, custom background, multiple blog layout, social media links, custom slider and much more. i-max also comes with a plugin “TemplatesNext Toolkit” to give you power to create your own layout using rows and columns, services, multiple style of portfolio, custom blog/post/news layout, testimonial, call to act etc. it also lets you add post and portfolio carousels. This is one of the best free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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A free WordPress theme for blogs that are designed to have beautiful typography. It is developed using responsive design, ensuring that your blog will be no less beautiful when viewed on a smart phone or tablet. This is a free SEO friendly WordPress theme with an awesome mobile friendly layout. It is white and minimalist.


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Zoner Lite



Zoner Lite is a free version of ZONER Real Estate WordPress theme. Flat and clean design, responsive and retina ready, bootstrap 3 grid 1170px, redux framework theme options, visual composer support. Powerful Theme options: adding your Logo, blog options, styling options, header options, slider, menu options, fonts options, social media links, footer options. This is an awesome SEO friendly WordPress theme. It works very smooth with the Yoast SEO plugin.


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Sonder is a SEO friendly WordPress theme for personal website with minimal distraction for the user. With a responsive design using Twitter Bootstrap, Sonder theme gives a clean look for your website. For bug reporting and general theme feature requests, theme custom changes and WordPress development contact the developer. For latest updates, check the developer site.


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Activello is a clean and minimal WordPress blog theme with premium look and feel well suited for food, fashion, travel, lifestyle, sports and any other awesome blogs. This theme features WooCommerce integration that allows you to create fully functional eCommerce website side by side with your blog. This theme has several customization options that are available WordPress Theme Customizer. Theme is also multilingual ready and translated in several languages. This awesome blog theme is also SEO friendly helping you to achieve the highest positions on Google. Activello is the only WordPress blog theme you will ever need.


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Vantage is a flexible multipurpose & 100% free SEO friendly WordPress theme. Its strength lies in its tight integration with some powerful plugins like Page Builder for responsive page layouts, MetaSlider for big beautiful sliders and WooCommerce to help you sell online. Vantage is fully responsive and retina ready. Use it to start a business site, portfolio or online store.


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eStore is a clean, beautiful and fully customizable responsive WooCommerce WordPress theme. This is a 100% SEO friendly WordPress theme. This theme packs many premium features and several custom widgets which helps making your online store professional and well-organized. Theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce and YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugins. As an online store owner, attracting customers and selling products will be lot easier with this theme.


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Corporate Lite



Corporate Lite theme is responsive multi-purpose corporate WordPress theme. This is specially built for corporate people. This theme is responsive and compatible with the latest version of WordPress. This theme is one of the best theme for all kinds of industries. This theme is comes with the latest feature and unique typography option. This theme can be useful for multiple industries like blog, magazine, corporate-lite, café/restaurant, business, consultant, hospital, hotels, tours and holidays, creativity, shop store etc. This theme is comes with the translation ready. Corporate Lite theme is cross browser compatible and perform well with any browser. This theme is very easy to use for non coders also. This theme has its greatest design with the best option to make its unique than others.


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First Mag



First Mag is free magazine WordPress Theme. Theme suits perfectly for blogs, newspapers, magazines or review sites offering a clean, minimalist and modern layout with many features being also optimized for speed. First Mag is responsive and created with Twitter Bootstrap. First Mag is Ads optimized WordPress Theme (Adsense and other Ads) and includes left and/or right sidebar and header widget area for your advertisement, flexslider slider, widgetized homepage, 3 custom homepage blocks, custom background and much more… Theme allows you to create extensive reviews with WP Review plugin. First Mag Theme is very fast and SEO friendly.


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Flat Bootstrap



Flat Bootstrap by XtremelySocial is a modern, fully responsive, “flat” style theme with a nice color palette, big full-width images, and full-width colored sections. It automatically adapts for desktops, tablets, and phones. It is based on the WordPress standard starter theme (_S) and the Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework. Features include a mobile navigation bar, multiple columns (grid), buttons, icons, labels, badges, tabbed content areas, collapsible content areas, progress bars, alert boxes, carousels (sliders) and much, much more. This is a theme for both users and theme developers with lots of features but without the bloat.


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Span is a portfolio blog WordPress theme. It is SEO friendly and Bootstrap integrated. Span is a blog theme based on Bootstrap and ReduxFramework. It has an easy to understand Customizer options and is very flexible. This is mobile friendly WordPress theme based on responsive Bootstrap layout. Best free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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Bootville Lite



This is a clean and minimalist SEO friendly WordPress theme. The theme is powerful and fast loading. It is fully optimized by Bootstrap and CSS. Light weight and fast loading WordPress theme for Bloggers, designers and Portfolios. Also read : How to add Bootstrap to your WordPress theme.


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Treeson is an elegant, modern and beautiful freemium WordPress theme built with HTML5 and CSS3. The clean, modern design can be used for any type of website: business, corporate, portfolio, products, creative, manufacturing, ecology, presentations, food business, restaurants, bar, pub, club, radio, tv, television, music, movies, live style, garden, cuisine and more others. Theme comes with nice flat design concept and responsive layout. This theme is suitable for all type of devices: desktop, notebook, iPhone, tablet and other. Responsive design and grid system is based on twitter bootstrap framework. Theme is developed by myThem.es. This is one of the best SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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Bhost is a nice , clean , beautifull, Responsive and modern design free WordPress Theme. This theme made with Latest Bootstrap v3.3.5. You can use it for your corporate , personal , blog sites etc. This is a free and auto optimized WordPress theme. This theme has 90+ pingdom score. It is super fast and SEO friendly. One of the best free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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WpF Ultra Responsive



WpF ultraResponsive is fantastically designed bootstrap based completely free WordPress theme developed by WpFreeware which through you will be able to create professional looking websites. It is an awesome free SEO friendly WordPress theme. It comes with left/right/full width templates, live customizer option panel to setting all the requirements. This theme completely responsive, created with translation ready, widget ready & much more.


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Cannyon is a white, clean, elegant, modern, beautiful and creative freemium WordPress theme built with HTML5 and CSS3. The clean, modern design can be used for any type of website: business, corporate, portfolio, products, creative, arts, design, construction, transport, manufacturing, ecology, cosmetics, beauty, hygiene, sports, culture, presentations, food business, restaurants, drink, bar, pub, club, radio, tv, television, music, movies, live style, garden, cuisine, chemical, pharmaceutical, medicine, travel, sample blog, agriculture, science, politics and more others. Theme comes with nice flat design concept and responsive layout. This theme is suitable for all type of devices: desktop, notebook, iPhone, tablets and others. Responsive design and grid system is based on twitter bootstrap framework. This is a best free SEO friendly WordPress theme.


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free SEO friendly WordPress theme.

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  1. Do free themes have any hidden external links?
    i saw in an article on internet saying they do have external link which takes traffic to other blog. Is that true?

    • Yes it is possible if you download the nulled or non-verified WordPress themes, Basically all the themes from WordPress.org are scanned and totally secured, so get one from there if possible 🙂

  2. These really are some of the best WordPress themes. They look fresh and all of them have a different feel about them. I hate it when I see several themes that I fancy. It’s hard making the choice! I have found other WordPress Free themes

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    Thanks for sharing.
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