Sometimes clients want Magento Developers to cut as many corners as possible, and when they request that you use a free theme, it may be hard to come back with good looking options. We give a rundown of the best free Magento themes for the projects with a thin budget.
Do you need a good, professional theme but don’t have the budget to pay for one? There are plenty of free options that Magento developers can utilize to provide a great looking storefront to clients on a budget.
In this list, we round up what we believe are the best options out there for free themes. All of the listed themes were made by a professional Magento development company, not an aspiring amature Magento developer. While some of these are not ‘perfect’ out of the box, they are well developed and provide an excellent foundation, and with a little tweaking to fix some minor problems or bring them up to date, all of them are capable options for making an excellent storefront that your clients will be satisfied with.
F2 by WT
F2 is a fashion-oriented Magento 2 theme mainly geared towards clothing retailers. It has a unique layout for the product page and is good looking and fully responsive. It’s almost hard to believe this one is free!
Ebajes by HaloThemes
If you’re thinking this theme looks a lot like eBay, that’s the intention. Love it or hate it, eBay is a popular site that a lot of people shop on, and providing people with a similar look will make a large portion of users familiar and comfortable with a storefront the first time they visit it.
It’s not the most modern look, but it puts function over form, and for some clients, that’s what matters.
Ebajes is technically responsive but in a very poorly executed way. This theme is compatible with Magento 1.7.x-1.9.x.
Ketty by WT
A very simple but nice looking theme with bright colors and large tiles, it’s fully responsive and for Magento 2.
The front page comes with a slider and title banners. It also features an Ajax cart- allowing customers to add items to their cart without reloading the page.
A very simple but nice looking theme
Vas Bakerop by VenusTheme
This responsive theme is designed to trigger your sweet tooth. Warm and appetizing, this is the perfect theme for some food-based storefronts. All of the pictures of the tasty treats in the demo are of course included with the rest of the sample data in the download. For Magento 1.9.x.
FreeGo by Solwin Infotech
FreeGO is a free fully responsive Magento 2 theme made by Solwin Infotech. It features a touch compatible slider, is child-theme ready, and is made with all major browsers in mind. Though it primarily features tech in the sample data, it still can be used effectively with other types of products.
Bizkick by HiddenTechies
Featuring ‘clean and classy’ layouts, it’s made to look good with any type of merchandise. It has a huge slider on the homepage which is touch compatible. This Magento 2 theme is responsive and made to work on all major browsers, minimizing the work a Magento developer needs to put into making this perfect to launch.
Ves Need by Venus Theme
With a responsive design and a product carousel, it’s a solid theme for stores that sell fashion products. This theme is compatible with Magento 2, and is the perfect choice for clients that ask their Magento developers for a minimal design with and emphasis on the product images.
ClothesStore by ZEMEZ
If it’s not made apparent by its name, this theme is made for selling clothing and cosmetic accessories. Featuring a clean white layout, a parallax effect on the front page, and a fully responsive design it’s a great choice for anyone wanting to make professional looking storefront. Just don’t plan on using any of the included stock images. This theme is compatible with Magento 1.9.x.
Necessary by EMThemes
A Magento 2.x theme with a traditional yet functional layout, it combines the desktop usability of traditional e-commerce sites with a cleaner modern look. Despite the traditional layout, it is fully responsive and is much more effectively so than Ebajes.
What sets this theme apart is the older style of the newer platform. For clients that want an updated version of the more traditional shopping layout, this is a perfect choice.
Kasitoo by VenusTheme
This free Magento 2 theme is high customizable, and even includes the PSDs making it easier to make design changes yourself. It’s fully responsive, but appears to not work perfectly out of the box on some larger screens, possibly requiring some love from a Magento developer.
With some small CSS changes on your end, it would make the perfect theme for the right client, and the included PSDs are a nice time-saving bonus.
In conclusion, there are several good options for free Magento themes that Magento developers can take advantage of, but not all of them are ready to go out of the box. However, with some minor changes, they can all make for great storefronts.