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In recent years, a clean and minimalist theme for WordPress is what most users preferred. You’ll find that nearly 80% of the new theme submitted to WordPress free themes directory are with the minimal and white color themes. Although the white theme is mostly preferred by wp users nowadays, you’ll be surprised that dark theme still highly sought after by users running music, entertainment, erotic ( yes, it is unavoidable 🙂 ), gothic, and grudge related niche.

It is a known fact that black text on a white background is easier for the eye to readings and scanning. According to Anthony, from UXmovement, it’s better to display paragraph text is black text on a light background with a tint of gray. With a non-white background, less light reflects behind the words, making it easier on the eyes. That’s why most news niche sites prefer to use a white color scheme for their heavy text content sites.

Well, let’s agree to disagree 🙂 if you feel the same as me who still have a little bit of love for a dark theme for WordPress and want to get away from too much light white theme design, here are some of the best dark free WordPress themes that you’ll find interesting.

Best of Dark WordPress Themes That’s Free

mesodark themeMesoDark
Dark child theme for Mesocolumn with inherit customizer for Google web fonts, featured slider, custom widget, category color, and page color. The theme also supports BuddyPress, Woocommerce, and BBPress. Must have later version 1.6.5+ of mesocolumn theme for it to work properly.
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gamerz wp themeGamerz
Gamerz is a free responsive dark WordPress BuddyPress theme. The theme had a built-in featured posts slider, 700+ Google web fonts, schema.org markup built-in, custom widgets to showcase your featured category.
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fallex-wp-themeFallex
Fallex is a responsive dark WordPress theme with Infinite Scroll and Masonry layout. It is SEO Optimize with built-in schema data markup for posts and breadcrumbs. More than 600+ Google web fonts to choose from and tons of premium-ish features.
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ravel-wp-themeRavel
Ravel is a responsive dark WordPress theme blog, portfolio, and professional profile theme built with the latest standards in Web design. It makes use of HTML5, utilizes Schema.org microdata, and has a beautiful responsive design.
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sktbefit-wp-themeSKT BeFit
BeFit is a simple, flexible fitness, personal trainer responsive WordPress theme catering to the gym, yoga, pilates, muscular, health club, fitness, trainers, and other alike businesses.
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metro-creative-x-wp-themeMetro CreativeX
Metro CreativeX is a free metro WordPress theme, super clean, colorful, minimal, and with a fully responsive design. Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, is easy to customize and well documented.
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techron-wp-thumbTechron
Techron is a responsive BuddyPress dark WordPress theme that suitable for tech or gaming niche bloggers. The theme is SEO Optimize with schema.org markup built-in.
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hero-wp-themeHero
Hero is a very neat and clean black and red business theme. The theme supports widgets. And features theme-options, threaded-comments, and a multi-level dropdown menu. Simple and neat typography.
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paraxe-wp-themeParaxe
Paraxe is a free dark WordPress theme with Premium Quality, Parallax Ready, Responsive, Retina Ready, HD WordPress theme. It Has been designed Keeping magazine, news, games, etc kind of sites in Mind.
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gamepin-wp-themeGamePin
Gamepin is a magazine-style free dark WordPress theme suitable for gaming, entertainment, and media website blog. The theme also works well on small mobile devices.
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wallstreet-wp-themeWallstreet
Wallstreet is a free business dark WordPress theme that is ideal for creating a corporate / business website. It boasts of 3 beautifully designed page templates, Home, Blog, and full-width Page. Theme compatible with woocommerce.
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palatino-wp-themePalatino
Palatino is a free dark WordPress theme with featured content option and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche. Theme Options at admin panel.
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purpleon-wordpress-themePurpleon
Purpleon is a 4 columns fluid width WordPress theme by MagPress. This theme supports HTML5 and CSS3 coding standards. Purpleon is also a mobile responsive ready. This theme has many built-in features such as a featured content slider.
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musiclife-wp-themeMusicLife
MusicLife is a free news dark WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for news or magazine sites.
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Final Conclusion

There you go, the best free dark WordPress themes you might want to use in your next project or website. Finally here are resources on Free WordPress themes with more bell and whistle.

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