18 Free WordPress Themes Built With Bootstrap

bootstrapLast year Bootstrap joined the flat design craze with its 3.0 release and a new optional theme. The default box model and basic UI components have been greatly improved. Bootstrap 3.1 introduced an official Sass port, further expanding the framework’s toolbox.

Awhile back, we featured WordPress themes built using the Foundation front-end framework. Since Bootstrap has been around longer, its user base is larger, which has resulted in more WordPress themes. Here’s a selection of the best, built with Bootstrap 3.



Inkness is a retina-ready WordPress theme, featuring a grid-based home page and multiple page layouts.
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Fullby was inspired by the Twenty Fourteen default theme and built with Bootstrap under the hood. The homepage includes a fluid grid for displaying posts and a featured content area at the top.

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WP Knowledge Base


WP Knowledge Base is a theme for creating a multi-product knowledge base. It’s compatible with a number of Bootstrap plugins and includes support for bbPress.

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Arcade Basic


Arcade Basic is a beautiful theme with a bold homepage design and many options built into WordPress’ customizer feature. It supports post formats and includes special styles for Jetpack galleries.

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Stanley WP


Stanley WP is a unique theme that works well for personal branding. It’s packaged with a drag-and-drop homepage builder and three different page templates.

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GovFresh WP


GovFresh was created specifically for governments and comes with a list of recommended plugins to extend the theme.

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Romangie is a retina-ready theme with support for post formats. It provides a quality browsing experience for users on mobile devices and desktops.

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Blain sports a minimalist design with a responsive slider, customizable header and footer, four page layouts and custom widgets for displaying recent posts and thumbnails.

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Lobster is named after the font featured in the theme. The background and page layouts are fully customizable and the theme includes support for post formats, bbPress and BuddyPress.

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Revera features a big slider on the homepage, configurable banner advertisement spaces and a custom portfolio page template.

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Unite sports a flat design for wedding websites, although it can be used with other types of creative websites with a focus on images. All of the colors are easily customizable via the theme options.

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Flat Theme


The Flat Theme features a filterable portfolio and a host of extra page designs, including pricing tables, about us, services, custom 404, contact page, career, FAQ, P=privacy and terms of use

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Nova Lite


Nova Lite is a tumblog-style theme that allows you to create unlimited custom sidebars.

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Wembley is a portfolio theme built with Bootstrap. It makes it easy to upload a logo, change the main color scheme and configure the banner ads.

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Flat is a blogging theme based on Bootstrap. It features an off-canvas sidebar and a customizable blurred background.

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The Vangard theme sports a customizable jQuery content slider, welcome section, widgetized footer and a blog-oriented homepage.

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Ward has a unique layout and includes support for post formats. It’s easy to customize using WordPress’ built-in customizer and is compatible with both bbPress and BuddyPress.

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Who is Sarah Gooding

Sarah Gooding is an Editorial Ninja at Audrey Capital. When not writing about WordPress, she enjoys baking, knitting, judging beer competitions and spending time with her Italian Greyhound.

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