Note: If you are worried about downloading free themes that might contain security exploits, you should be. That is, you should be worried if you are not downloading them from reputable sources. All of the themes I list have been approved and made available on wordpress.org or from reputable theme developer sources. Be careful when searching for free WordPress themes. Make sure you trust the source of the theme.
Here are my top 10 latest free WordPress themes for March 2012. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you agree or not and why.
Responsive is a great free responsive theme from ThemeID that will look great on any device. It’s clean and minimal but I would personally want to change the menu font. I pulled it up on my HTC Inspire and it looks great, although, I would rather see the menu take up much less space. With some customizing, this can be a great responsive theme to build off of and make your own.
2. Dzonia Lite
Dzonia Lite is an amazing feature-packed free business theme from InkThemes that can serve many different uses. It’s got a classic homepage layout featuring a very slick image slider, tagline, and service blocks. I am not crazy about the bubbly menu but that could be customized. Note that the “lite” version is free but the premium version is not.
Hatch is a free super-clean minimal photography and portfolio theme from AlienWP. This theme is also responsive so it will automatically detect if you are on a mobile device and adjust accordingly.
Delicacy is an elegant blog theme that would be great for a food related blog but also has many other uses. It’s simple, clean, and has a neat featured post slider.
Oxygen is a minimal magazine style responsive theme from AlienWP with a very clean modern look.
Photolistic is a minimal photography or portfolio theme from Buzzrain where the photos are center-stage.
7. PageLines Lite
PageLines Lite is the free version of the PageLines framework. It allows you to create simple blogs and sites without messing with code. The Lite version is a great way to get introduced to the PageLines framework but it does have a lot of limitations. The differences are described here.
8. Hey Cookie
Hey Cookie is an elegant, customizable grid-style theme from CarolineThemes, perfect for artists and photographers.
Sundance is a free video blog theme from Automattic. This theme is simple but elegant with fantastic typography. Make your video content shine with this free WordPress theme.
10. My Life
My Life is a blogging theme with great typography and attention to detail.
What do YOU think? Please comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts on these themes.