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About a few days ago, Sarah Gooding from WordPress Tavern reported that GoDaddy has acquired ThemeBeans which is a company founded by Rich Tabor. ThemeBeans houses a collection of WordPress themes.
What’s interesting about this acquisition is that GoDaddy has made the themes available for free. Otherwise, you will need to pay for it.
So, if you have always been dreaming to own a premium WordPress theme, but never had the dollars in making the dream come true, here’s your chance in owning them for free.
Or maybe you are just looking around to broaden your perspective in terms of what WordPress theme to use out of the gazillions available out there. The following should not be missed.
Ava is a very simple, very minimalist portfolio + WooCommerce theme. You can use it for a portfolio WordPress website or you can use it for a simple WooCommerce store or both.
It’s very simple, well engineered, intuitive and elegantly designed.
Tabor is yet another very simple, well engineered, intuitive and elegantly designed WordPress theme. However, this is developed for a blog.
Although it looks very straightforward and simple, it contains all the features a blog needs such as a hidden comment section which only appears when the button is triggered, a simple email opt-in form, social sharing buttons which floats at the bottom of the screen, and a minimal style header that floats at the top.
This theme also has a night mode and text size control feature.
Designer and Ava both has the similar purpose, portfolio + WooCommerce. But, design wise, Designer is leaning more towards the creative side.
Now, this is a WordPress theme that you don’t normally come across in your daily commute to discovering new WordPress themes.
It’s a theme for logo designers.
Logo designers can use this to showcase their logo designs in the best possible way. At the same time, there’s room to promote him or herself as the theme also has proper placements to link social media profiles and to display more info about him or herself.
Unlike Designer and Ava, Charmed Pro is purely for portfolios.
Like most themes on this list, this one also has a simple design.
Projects are displayed in a tiled layout with a left sidebar that works as a navigation.
On top of that, there’s a nifty Hire Me button which hovers on the top right hand corner of the theme when browsing through a portfolio.
When clicked, an overlay will appear containing an inquiry form.
Stash is another cool WordPress theme developed for a blog. However, I still prefer Tabor over this one.
But, you might like this one over Tabor.
Compared to Tabor, Stash has lesser features but it works as great.
The advantage of this theme is that it is well-optimized for performance. For instance, the homepage only displays the author’s bio and some links to the latest articles.
With so little requests need to be made by the browser due to the theme’s simple homepage, can you imagine how fast will this theme load? Lightning McQueen fast!
Another cool minimalist portfolio WordPress theme.
It comes with a nice food menu and a dedicated section for them to make a reservation without ringing the phone.
Compared to Charmed Pro, Snazzy is sort of the bolder identical twin.
Harbor is a WordPress theme for business websites. It comes with multiple ways to display a homepage and they are all quite business-looking.
The one I personally like is the Hero Fullpage. The homepage is made up of sliders that scrolls vertically.
The theme also has an off-canvas menu navigation.
Bricks is a WordPress theme for photographers to showcase photographs captured in a unique way. If you look at it from the far, the photographs that are showcased looks like a brickwork. I’m guessing that’s where the developer of this theme got it’s name from.
There are also other ways to display the photographs – slideshow, stacked, and lightbox grid.
Forte is a blogging WordPress theme that has been designed with absolute class. Elegant is another way to say it.
On the homepage, it is very visual unlike the other blogging WordPress themes by ThemeBeans.
Single post wise, it is very well-designed for the pleasure of reading.
This theme is also coded excellently to work with the Gutenberg editor. Every single block can be used without any mishaps.
As I have dedicated most of my time reviewing WordPress themes, it’s very rare for me to come across a theme that is developed for a wedding ceremony.
When I came across Emma, it’s really like stumbling upon a hundred dollar note on the street.
It is designed for the big day.
It even comes with a dedicated RSVP page.
Spaces is another portfolio WordPress theme under ThemeBeans’ WordPress theme umbrella. Unlike the other portfolio WordPress themes, this one has seven ways of displaying the the portfolios; fullwidth, carousel, fullscreen slider, grid pages, fullwidth pages, masonry pages, and singles.
There’s even a pricing tables feature that integrates with the theme seamlessly in case if you want to price the services that you offer.
Trim is a creative blog cum portfolio WordPress theme. And when I say creative, I mean it’s really one of a kind.
If you really want to experience its true one of
It also compatible to sell those digital goods via Easy Digital Downloads.
Another portfolio WordPress theme.
This is the eighteenth WordPress theme by ThemeBeans. And this is the last one.
What a ride has it been for me to list down the themes by
Pinto is a simple WordPress theme for blogs. It is designed to maximize the focus on blog posts.
What’s interesting about this blogging theme is the minutes to read feature which is engraved on every blog posts.
Other than that, it’s Gutenberg friendly like all of the blogging themes by ThemeBeans and it’s cool like all of the themes by ThemeBeans.