Blogging has entered a new generation and is evolving crazily on the head of modern day bloggers. It has grown to a whole new definition in recent years. Bloggers are no longer just typing texts. They are also playing great with graphics, keywords, gaining reader-base and building Search Engine impression. New design trends and SEO changes have completely changed of what blogging was once known for.

From experienced campaigners to the new-comers: everyone is required to grow professionalism around their content.  This professionalism costs not just big money but more than that: enough time & risk. As a blogger, you are forced by search engines to have a layout which meets latest SEO guidelines and that is free of any code faults. Webpage loading speed is another thing that comes as an important consideration despite of how creative you were in your blog design. As more than a half of the internet users love to browse webpages through mobile & tablets, your blog also needs to be optimized for those devices. Combining all, you need a properly coded theme that is SEO friendly, clean, fast and highly responsive.

Theme frameworks like Genesis, Thesis, and WooThemes etc. are the initial-paid-choices for pro-bloggers. But they are costly and not everybody can easily afford those. On the other hand, WordPress.org theme repository has not a lot but some quality themes that can outmatch any premium theme. In this list, we have collected 20 WordPress blogging themes that are feature packed, (yet) speedy and what more: free. 

All listed themes are:

Clean & lightweight.

High-quality blogs are focused on reading and ad conversion, so they look streamlined with a whiter interface and simple navigation. They are as fast-loading as possible.

SEO ready & made with clean code.

Organic traffic comes in no easy way. Search engine optimization has always be important for huge reader base. Whilst most bloggers rely on Yoast SEO like SEO plugins for their SEO needs, it’s your blog theme’s responsibility to be ready for these plugins.

Adsense/Revenue friendly.

No questions asked your blog’s theme must be conversion ready so that your content be able to yield as much money as possible. There are some layout/design policies that specific ad serving agencies, like Google Adsense, require to be followed. So, your blog theme must be designed according to these policies.

Mobile Friendly / Responsive

You can’t ignore the half of internet who is relying on mobiles. Mobile viewers are increasing day by day and so are changing the design regulations. With Google’s new mobile search algorithm update, no-one wants to be messed up with a fixed width website template. In this line, a highly responsive and mobile-ready theme is becoming a must for all websites.

The list of 20 premium quality free blogging themes

This is a list of 20 of the best & free WordPress themes for pro-bloggers. All are clean, lightweight, SEO ready, Adsense optimized and mobile ready.

Simone

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Tiny Forge

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Perkins

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GeneratePress

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Stargazer

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Twenty Twelve

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JustWrite

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Lovecraft

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Newsted

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