Mercury is our free WordPress blog, magazine and portfolio theme.
Mercury is a bold and minimalist WordPress theme created by ThemeIt and we’re totally stoked to offer it to you for free. This theme is perfectly designed for lifestyle blogs, fashion blogs, arts and crafts, travel and food blogs, photography, and magazine sites, among others. It contains a variety of features that allow you to make your blog unique and stand out from the rest. It is simple yet modern, personal, and professional looking, a great theme for sharing your story to the world. Mercury is a responsive theme that enables your blog to adapt to the different devices used by your audience.
This theme can be installed and used as it is, or it can be customized through the WordPress Native Customizer. Here are some of the features Mercury offers:
- A clean and minimalistic design for a simple yet creative look in order not to bombard the viewers with too much design going on all over the place.
- A wide array of color options for the menu, sidebar, footer, and other sections that are customizable to fit the owner’s needs.
- Fast speed and high load ready for quick data loading and efficient content processing.
- Responsive and retina ready design to adjust to the devices and resolutions the audience are using.
- Provides 10 different blog layouts for different bloggers’ needs, and comes with a built-in archive and homepage layout.
- The blog owner could select some posts to be featured in the theme’s beautiful slider.
- Provides a customizable sidebar that can be shown or hidden in preferred pages.
- Translation ready feature for convenience to the viewers around the world.
- Custom logo and Favicon upload to help with the tiny yet important details on the WordPress site.
- A site title and tagline section to emphasize what the blog’s content is about.
- Provides custom widgets fit for the different blog types and an Instagram widget that is already pre-designed and ready to use.
- A variety of post formats – Standard, Photo Gallery, Video, and Audio – for better content compatibility.
- Supports Contact Form 7 to help manage messages and forms.
- Provides a number of social icons to promote the blog owner’s different social media sites, and social share buttons in all of the blog posts to help spread the content to other social media platforms.
- Includes demo.xml and other documentation, and is very easy to use that it could be setup in about a minute.
- It contains lifetime upgrades upon purchase.
- It is coded through HTML5 & CSS3 and is SEO optimized for better chances of search engine results promotion.
- Contains a dropdown navigation menu.
- Can be edited through live customizer along with multiple theme options allowing the blog owner to alter the site’s layout and style while previewing the changes done.
For a clearer picture on the theme’s features, you can check out the live demo and the screenshots provided. If you have questions, feedback, and suggestions on the theme, you can be post them in the support forum system.
While we think Mercury is a fantastic portfolio and blog theme, it might not be exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you want more inspiration, checkout our collection of minimalist WordPress themes, WordPress personal blog themes or even WordPress portfolio themes.
Montana, Free, Simple, Modern WordPress Blog Theme
This is Montana, a free WordPress blog theme from ThemeIt. If you’ve been on the hunt for a sweet looking, free, minimal and modern, slick and clean WordPress blog theme, then you may have just found it. Montana is a nicely arranged, simple to use WordPress theme that’s great for beginners who want a site quickly, but for folks who also want a nice amount of features usually only found in a premium theme.
Bloggers in today’s world are looking forward to get their blogs up and running within a short period of time. As a result, they prefer to use WordPress. On the other hand, WordPress can easily be used to create a responsive website or a blog without having any coding experience. You just need to get a suitable theme and install it on WordPress. Out of the available WordPress themes, Montana has received much attention in the recent past. The ability to create a responsive website with minimum hassle has contributed a lot towards the popularity of Montana.
What is Montana?
Aside from a pretty big state, Montana can simply be defined as a blogging theme that is based on WordPress. It focuses mainly on the readability of content. On the other hand, Montana comes out a clean design, which can help website/blog owners to deliver the best possible user experience to guests. With the unique design of Montana, website owners would be able to let their content do the magic. That’s because the large and legible fonts that are paired with generous spaces would encourage the visitors to keep on going through the content of the website. This would benefit the website or the blog at the end of the day.
Features of Montana
The unique and impressive features that are offered by Montana have contributed a lot towards its popularity. This theme consists of a clean and minimalistic design. It has become a popular trend among website designers in today’s world to stick with clean and minimalistic trends. This fact has also increased the demand for Montana. On the other hand, a lot of people in today’s world tend to browse the internet through their mobile devices. If the website does not have a responsive design, people who browse through mobile devices would not be able to get a smooth experience. As a result, they would avoid using the website at the end of the day. However, it would not be a major issue with Montana because the theme is responsive by design. Once installed, the website would instantly be transformed into a responsive website. This can help the website owners to save a considerable amount of money as well.
Montana offers four different blog layouts. On the other hand, it has two different slides styles. It is up to the user to analyze these options that are available for them and select the best one. People who start using Montana theme would get the opportunity to customize every aspect of their website or blog as per specific requirements. In other words, they can show or hide almost every aspect of the website and customize it as per the specific branding guidelines of the company. Build in social media connectivity buttons are icing on the cake.
Montana would be an ideal solution available for a person who is looking forward to create a responsive blog or a website. It can deliver an excellent user experience as well, which would contribute a lot towards the long term popularity of the website/blog.
Montana was built with the reader in mind, the simple and modern, clean and clear design, the ease of navigation, the nicely integrated social networking icons, the clean typography, the simple site icon and logo uploads, it was all built to help make your blog completely readable.
- Super Fast Loading Pages
- Fluid and Responsive Design
- Four Blog Layouts
- Two Featured Sliders
- Clean Code
- Custom Widgets
- Powerful SEO Optimization
- 100% GPL License
And best of all, it’s completely free. Grab a copy below!
Thanks for downloading Montana, let’s get started!
- After installing the .zip package and activating Montana, you’ll want to style your homepage.
- To get a look that is close to the demo site, click on Appearance>Customize
- Select Theme Options>>Featured Area Settings.
- Click Enable Feature Slider and select how many slides you’d like to show. You’ll need to select your post category to show slides from the same category, so I created one just for the slider called…slides. Creative, right? That makes it easy to keep track of what you’re doing. So once you have your featured slides set up, you’ll want to add the promotion box images.
- Still under Theme Options, click on Promo Box Settings. You can upload images and type in titles directly into the three boxes, even add a URL to each one as I’ve done in the demo. It’s just that easy.
Most of the rest of the adjustments you can make are pretty much standard WordPress features, like changing the number of posts on the front page and so on.
We’ll keep this page updated.
While we think Montana is a fantastic portfolio and blog theme, it might not be exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you want more inspiration, checkout our collection of WordPress minimalist themes, WordPress personal blogging themes or even portfolio WordPress themes.
For more free themes, check out our theme Silverbow. It’s totally free and it’s awesome.
Quartz, A Free, Simple WordPress Blog and Portfolio Theme
This is Quartz, a free WordPress theme for blogs and portfolios. We hope you enjoy it.
Quartz by ThemeIt is a great theme, especially for photographers and personal bloggers. Quartz is a beautiful and simple way to share your story to your different viewers. Whether your posts are just simple photos of your experiences or are write-ups of your various tales to tell your audience, this theme could present your content in an excellent way. It provides great resolution for your WordPress site, along with a variety of special features that your blog must have.
Here are some of the features the theme includes:
- A 10 Home page demo and a minimalist style to give a clean and simple look to the user’s blog.
- A fully responsive design fit for any device. Whether the viewers are using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, the blog’s quality will not be compromised.
- Different options for blog layouts to cater to the blog owner’s taste. Some of the layouts to choose from are the Classic and the Grid layout, both coming in a fullwidth design. Another layout this theme offers is the Masonry layout that gives the blog a Pinterest-like style. The variety of layouts could provide the user with different design options to fit the blog’s content.
- Selected blog posts featured on the WordPress site’s top slider.
- A custom logo and Favicon upload to help the user add some little details to their WordPress site.
- A section in the page for the site title and blog tagline.
- A variety of custom widgets for every blogger’s needs, including an Instagram widget.
- A selection of customizable color combinations.
- Various blog post formats to allow the blog owners to post different types of content for their site without worrying that it might damage the overall look of the blog. Some of these formats are the Standard, Image, Video, or Audio posts.
- Retina ready to give the site a sharper and better looking image under different resolutions.
- One click demo import to allow the blog owners to import the theme settings, widgets, and demo data easily.
- Specially coded with search engine optimization (SEO) to help give the blog a better chance of being in the higher rank in search engine results.
- Translation ready feature for the site’s different viewers, done through .po and .mo files only.
- A Contact Form 7 and Mailchimp Support for managing forms and messages.
- Provides and uses HTML5 & CSS Code documents.
- High speed & extra optimized for faster page content loading and more efficient data processing.
- A free help and support function after the theme is purchased. Questions and concerns can be addressed through the forums and the support ticket systems.
You can check out the live preview for a real-time view of the theme and to see more of the features it offers. Quartz is customizable in the WordPress Native Customizer, allowing the user to view the blog changes while editing it. Before purchase, take note that this theme cannot be used in a WordPress hosted site. It can only be installed in a self-hosted WordPress website.
While we think Quartz is a fantastic portfolio and blog theme, it might not be exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you want more inspiration, checkout our collection of minimalist WordPress themes, WordPress personal blog themes or even WordPress portfolio themes. Also, you may be interested in another on of our free themes.
That’s it for now. We’ll be back soon for more updates. But, if Quartz isn’t what you wanted to see, we’ve got more freebies for you. Check out Silverbow, a free minimalist blog theme.
Empire, Free WordPress Personal Blog Theme
Empire is a completely free WordPress blog theme, simple enough to look at, but it packs enough features to keep any blogger happy. This simple, modern theme is completely free, it boasts several layout choices and much more.
Empire is a free, responsive theme for your WordPress blog created by ThemeIt. It allows your blog to adapt and adjust to the device your viewers are using – whether it is a smart phone, a tablet, or a laptop. It is a retina ready theme, which enables your WordPress blog to look sharper and have better resolution instead of presenting a blurry and pixellated view to your audience, especially when they zoom in and out of your WordPress site. This theme can be installed easily and is best for food and lifestyle blogs, but it could also be customized to fit your liking.
Some of its features include:
- A clean and bold design perfect for those who want a simple blog layout but also want to give a good impression to the audience.
- A switch option for the sidebar, allowing it to be disabled or enabled on the homepage, archives, or in a single post.
- A responsive design great for any device.
- A selection of color options for the WordPress site to cater to users’ different tastes.
- Contains major browser compatibility, allowing users and viewers to look at the blog content in good quality, no matter what browser is used.
Featured posts are placed in a beautiful and creative slider.
- The theme has 3 useful promo boxes to highlight the ads featured in the user’s blog, allowing higher chances of conversions from the audience.
- A variety of theme options powered by the WordPress customizer to allow quick and easy blog design changes.
- Some custom widgets, including a customizable about me section.
- An Instagram widget plugin is also included either in the sidebar or the footer (depending on the user’s choice) of the blog.
- A customizable option for the user’s latest posts, and a customizable social icon for all of the blog owner’s social media accounts.
- A support for Contact Form 7 plugin to manage the user’s different contact forms.
- A translation ready feature for different viewers around the globe.
- The theme is SEO optimized to help promote the user’s blog in different search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing.
- Our theme documentation is also already included in the purchase.
- A ‘share blog posts’ option to easily post the user’s blog content in different social media platforms and other websites.
- A Love Post System instead of the usual like button for a more unique and creative look.
These are just are just some of the features Empire has to offer. Check out the live preview to explore the theme even more and see the many different features for yourself. For any concerns or questions, just leave them in the comments section. You can give your ideas and suggestions for the next themes, or share your opinions on the features offered in the previous themes.
Note that this theme could not be installed in the WordPress hosted site. It can only be used for the user’s own self-hosted WordPress site.
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