25+ Best SEO Friendly WordPress Themes (FREE + Premium)

LAST UPDATED: April 19, 2020 • POSTED IN:

Choosing the best WordPress themes are sometimes challenging and important for your newly created blog.

In this article, we are going to discuss the Best SEO friendly WordPress themes for your website. Also, we will discuss does using free theme make any kind of impact on your blog?

Let’s get started.

Should I use FREE WordPress themes?

My short answer would be Yes but not for long term plans.

But we can’t ignore the fact that millions of website are powered with FREE WordPress themes.

You should always avoid using a nulled or cracked premium WordPress themes because they could contain malicious code which can cause harm to your website.

Therefore, installing a FREE WordPress theme is not a bad idea but you must do some good research and read some review and try to know about their support services.

For beginners, you can definitely use a FREE version of the theme and later on, you can switch to a premium version but make sure the theme is SEO friendly.

Best FREE WordPress Themes

Below I have listed some SEO friendly WordPress themes and many of the below themes are used by me and my clients.

I highly recommend using the below themes if you’re running low on budget and also want SEO friendly and responsive theme for your WordPress website.

All the below themes are FREE of cost and easily available in WordPress repository.

1. OceanWP

OceanWP WordPress Theme Demo

OceanWp is a free SEO friendly WordPress theme that can be used for both personal and eCommerce use. It is the fastest theme and it can help you to boost your SEO ranking.

OceanWp comes with few pre-built templates that you can apply on your WordPress website.

2. Astra

Astra Pro WordPress Theme Demo

Astra is a very popular WordPress theme which comes with the both FREE and premium version. Astra is SEO friendly and responsive as well.

It comes with dozens of pre-built templates and it is very handy and customizable with any of the WordPress page builders.

3. GeneratePress

GeneratePress WordPress theme Homepage

Generatepress is very lightweight, simple, and page builder friendly WordPress theme. It comes with both a FREE and premium version.

I am personally using Generatepress premium version and trust me the theme is very satisfying and fast.

4. ColorMag

ColorMag Wordpres Theme Demo

ColorMag is very popular WordPress theme and it’s being used on 1,00,000+ websites online.

The design is very fascinating and best for news/magazine based websites. The theme is very easy to use and highly customizable.

5. Spacious


Spacious is another great WordPress theme which is currently installed on 70,000+ websites. It is a multipurpose theme with a very flexible design.

Spacious can be used to design business, portfolio, blog kind of websites. In addition, if you want to create an online store then Spacious has a deep integration with WooCommerce plugin that can improve the design experience.

6. Sydney


Sydney is a free SEO friendly WordPress theme and loved by millions of people. The theme is highly mobile optimized and good for creating online stores.

Sydney WordPress theme has many features including full-width container, colour options, and access to Google fonts. The theme is responsive and you can create a stunning homepage with this theme.

7. Zakra


Zakra theme is well SEO optimised, responsive and can be used for multiple purposes like Restaurant, Business, eCommerce. The theme is stylish and looks elegant. It works flawlessly with page builders like Elementor and Gutenberg.

8. Customify


Customify has 40,000+ active installs on WordPress and the theme is very light, fast, and responsive and SEO friendly. The theme is well supported with very popular plugins like WooCommerce, Yoast, BuddyPress, OrbitFox, etc

9. Flash


Flash WordPress theme is a very beautiful theme for your next business website. The theme is flexible and offers many premium customization options with its own plugin called Flas Toolkit.

10. Neve


Neve is a highly optimized, fast, responsive, and SEO friendly WordPress theme. The theme has lots of colour options and advanced typography. Neve offers aesthetics design, layout, and custom background.

11. SuperMag


If you’re planning to launch a news/magazine website than SuperMag would be the perfect choice due to its high-end design.

The related post section I loved the most and the theme design is so elegant that it can hold user on our website for a long period.

12. Shapely


Shapely theme is well supported in different devices like Android, iOs, and Windows. The theme is well designed, responsive and can be used for multipurpose websites.

13. Total


The total theme is a free SEO friendly WordPress theme and comes with a smooth customizable option of the homepage. Also, full-width container, progress bar, extra widgets are also available in the theme.

14. Avant


Avant is a free WordPress theme and can be used for building professional-looking business websites. Customization is available in headers, footer, and widget area.

15. Airi


Airi is an improved multipurpose theme and also it is a free WordPress theme. The theme is perfect to design portfolio, business, blog websites.

Airi is highly compatible with Elementor page builder by which you easily design stunning looking homepages.

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So these are some best free WordPress themes that you can use to design your portfolio, eCommerce, Blog websites and comes with several features and page builder integration.

All above-listed themes are fast, secure, and highly customizable themes. Now let’s discuss some best premium WordPress themes:

Best Premium WordPress Themes

Below given premium WordPress themes are SEO friendly and responsive. Most of the themes I am using personally and highly recommend to you as well.

1. GeneratePress Premium


Generatepress is very popular SEO friendly WordPress theme comes with the FREE and premium version. It is very simple, responsive, and page builder friendly.

You can buy Generatepress premium theme only for $49.

Price: $49.95


  • Unlimited websites
  • 1 year of updates & support
  • 40% renewal discount
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

2. Genesis Framework


Genesis framework comes under the StudioPress theme hub and Studiopress is one of the biggest theme hub in the market.

It is one of the best framework of Studiopress and comes with many different child themes. Genesis is a fast, secure, responsive, and SEO optimized WordPress theme.

Price: $59.95


  • Unlimited Updates, Support & Sites
  • Access To Detailed Tutorials
  • One-Time Purchase Fee

3. Divi


Divi is one of the most popular SEO friendly WordPress theme in the market and created by Elegant themes. After purchasing the premium version of Divi you will get pre-build templates and in-build page builder.

Price: $89


  • Hundreds Of Website Packs
  • Product Updates and Support
  • Unlimited Website Usage

4. Sydney Pro


Sydney theme is also available in FREE version in WordPress store and you can also buy Sydney PRO version with $59.

You can create an eCommerce store and Sydney theme works seamlessly with the WooCommerce plugin. Sydney is SEO friendly and responsive as well.

Price: $59


  • 1 year of updates and support
  • Unlimited domain usage
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

5. Astra Pro

Astra Pro Theme Demo

Astro Pro is the perfect theme for any websites and they have many tutorials on their website helping you to set up your website.

It can be seamlessly used with many different page builders like Elementor.

Price: $59


  • 20+ Free Starter Sites
  • Support and Training
  • Unlimited website usages.

6. Foodie Pro

Foodie Pro WordPress Theme Demo

Foodie Pro WordPress theme is offered by StudioPress and it comes with the Genesis Framework Package.

You can build a clean and responsive online food store with Foodie pro theme.

Price: $129.95


  • Includes The Genesis Framework Package
  • Unlimited Updates, Support & Sites
  • Access To Detailed Tutorials
  • One-Time Purchase Fee

7. Magazine Pro

Magazine Pro WordPress Theme Demo

Magazine Pro is another SEO friendly WordPress theme offered by StudioPress and it also comes with the Genesis Framework Package.

The theme is Gutenberg optimized and has various eCommerce support.

Price: $99.95


  • Includes The Genesis Framework Package
  • Unlimited Updates, Support & Sites
  • Access To Detailed Tutorials
  • One-Time Purchase Fee

8. Newspaper

Newspaper WordPress Theme Demo

Newspaper is perfect for a news, journal, publishing or review site. The theme is well SEO optimized and mobile-friendly.

The theme is offered by tagDiv and can be downloaded from ThemeForest.

Price: $59


  • Light, Fast, and SEO Optimized.
  • Lifetime update and Support
  • 80+ Unique Designs
  • Premium Plugins included.

9. Uncode

Uncode WordPress Theme Demo

Uncode is very popular multipurpose WordPress theme and highly compatible with Woocommerce plugin having hundreds of pre-built layouts. Uncode is responsive and SEO friendly as well.

Price: $59


  • 400+ Layouts
  • Image Galleries.
  • Woocommerce and Gutenberg Optimized
  • Fast, Simple, and Responsive

10. Themify Ultra

Themify Ultra WordPress Theme Demo

Themify Ultra is another best premium SEO friendly WordPress theme for WordPress. It comes with different pricing and built-in Themify Builder.

Price: $59


  • One year updates & support.
  • Built-in Themify Builder
  • Unlimited Sites
  • 30 days money-back guarantee.


Choosing SEO friendly WordPress theme is very challenging whether free or premium. But,

FREE themes are not bad, they are good.

In fact, FREE themes are more widely used then premium themes.

But I would recommend if you’re planning something long term then you should buy a premium theme for your website as they offer much more features.

In case, if you can’t buy a premium WordPress theme then avoid installing nulled or cracked premium theme.

Do some research and you can use a FREE WordPress theme without any issue.

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5 thoughts on “25+ Best SEO Friendly WordPress Themes (FREE + Premium)”

  1. You have listed the notable WordPress theme. I will keep this for my future requirements.
    You can also try the Kosmic multipurpose WordPress theme. It is the best eCommerce WordPress theme that suitable for all kinds of websites.

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