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    You may be concerned that free WordPress themes are risky because they aren’t supported as well as premium themes, or because they are sometimes designed by amateur developers. However, some of the free WordPress themes available are not only supported well, but are designed excellently, professionally and beautifully. It’s very important to ensure that your free WordPress theme is a quality design with decent support. That being said, some free WordPress themes actually provide better functionality than some of the premium themes you would have paid for, while also having a great look to them.  Functionality, decent support and a beautiful aestheticism are the standards we held while rounding up our favourite free WordPress themes. Free themes can totally work for businesses of any size that just want to save some cash on their website. Each of our top 5 favourite free WordPress themes has powerful components comparable to any premium theme you may be considering. Keep reading below to learn about our favourite free WordPress themes that are available for your use!   


    Top 5 Free WordPress Templates




    Airi Free WordPress Template

    Airi is a BRAND NEW, responsive and translation-ready, free WordPress theme. The Airi theme has a stylish, spacious design, with room for white space and a clean typography that is easy to read. The header has a full-width banner, which is perfect for utilizing a call to action that prompts visitors to get in touch, or fill out an inquiry form. The theme has a brief section for you to share your background story, or company’s history, and an area where you can input your services as well as an area for client/customer testimonials.  The Airi theme is a good fit for agencies, startups, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Airi also comes with full Elementor integration, meaning you can easily use this theme for any type of website. Elementor’s drag and drop interface allows you to easily add elements to your pages and posts to create any type of layout. Additionally, Airi is compatible with WooCommerce, enabling you to sell digital and physical products on your site. To top it all off, Airi comes with Live Customizer, which will let you easily tweak colors, fonts, backgrounds, and more.  



    Sydney Free WordPress Templates

    Trying to present a strong online presence for your business? The Sydney theme may be for you!  The Sydney theme has abundant customization options. It offers options for Google Fonts, logo uploads and more. The full screen slider works to show large images or promotional banners. The sydney theme’s full color control provides the ultimate branding setup, and comes with over 600 Google Fonts so now you can match your typography to your brand as well.  The Sydney theme is mobile responsive. It can also translate your website into any language of a visitors choice. Sticky navigation helps visitors navigate through the site, and the parallax background gives you a creative aspect of your site to control and customize. Additionally, the Sydney theme allows you to implement social icons, so that you can send visitors to your social profiles, like your business’ pages on Facebook, or Twitter.  



    Zakra Free WordPress Templates

    The Zakra theme has a modern aesthetic, is SEO optimized, responsive to any device, and is GDPR-ready. The theme would be a great choice for any kind of business in any industry. Zakra includes several demos, ranging from business to e-commerce.  The Zakra theme has a lot of flexibility. It allows you to create a personal or a corporate blog, and includes an attractive header, that you can customize with your own image and add a call to action to lead visitors to your most important web page. The minimalist theme makes it easy for you to highlight what your business provides, your staff, client testimonials/logos, and stylish counters. Elementor page builder plugin and the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg, both have support with Zakra. The Zakra theme will also let you customize the website’s colours to match your brand, and choose from different header styles. Additionally, Zakra lets you customize 7 widget areas, general layout options, and provides a variety of typography options.  



    Hestia Free WordPress Templates

    Many of the features included in the Hestia theme are also included in premium WordPress themes, but come without having to pull anything out of your wallet. Hestia’s simple design makes for a quick setup and encourages user interactions. The responsive layout is compatible with all mobile devices. The multi-purpose functionality of this theme allows for any kind of business to have success with it. It is the perfect theme for small businesses, startups, and nonprofits, since it provides a slider area for your promotions and/or an explanation on what your business/nonprofit is all about. The Hestia theme also has room for you to talk about your employees, or showcase your testimonials without your webpages becoming crowded.  While the Hestia WordPress theme has a personable feel, it also has WooCommerce integration, which allows your site to include product listings, with a focus on galleries. The theme has a drag and drop content builder and some translation tools. The background settings are customizable, which will help you to remain on brand with your own pictures. Additionally, the Hestia WordPress theme has mega menus, which serve as fantastic tools for getting more visitors to visit other pages on your site.  



    Flash Free WordPress Templates

    The flexible, responsive Flash WordPress theme is ideal for handling your multipurpose needs. The theme would be a fantastic solution for any business or nonprofit looking for a website with a modern and professional aesthetic. Some of the theme’s main features include a built-in drag and drop page builder, (a rare feature for a free WordPress theme to have). The Flash Toolkit plugin, which combines well with the more than six widget areas, since both will help you organize your widgets and other website elements, resulting in a more comfortable interface. In all honesty, the Flash WordPress theme might be our number one favourite, because it is truly overflowing with premium WordPress features, but for FREE. Flash allows to have more than 11 custom widgets. The About page allows you to fill in the information about your company, and the Services widget uses icons and images to display your services. Additionally, the logo can be uploaded quickly. The Flash theme also has a call to action widget, which is much easier than figuring out shortcodes when making your own buttons. The Flash WordPress theme includes a spot for testimonials, showcasing your team members and some brief information about them with revealing pictures and blurbs. If you are looking to show off your past work, the Flash theme might be the right option for you, since it comes with a full, filterable portfolio, which will enable you to be able to do just this. Flash also allows you to have displaying banner images with a slider, and the animated number counter will let you show how many clients and projects you have, or have worked on/with. Additionally, Flash features a full blog, many color options, WooCommerce support, and social buttons.  


    Bottom Line


      As you are browsing through the free WordPress themes available to you, we recommend marking down all of the features you would expect from a premium WordPress theme. This way you can help keep track of the value you are getting and money you will be saving by each of the potential free WordPress themes you are considering. Hopefully our favourites have given you some options to check out and investigate if there is a free WordPress template that is right for your website. If you are struggling to figure out how to set up a free or premium WordPress template for your business website –  Check out our services page, or contact us today – We’re here to help! 





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    Empty Desk Solutions is now offering an entire year of social media content written, designed, and PUBLISHED for your business or non-profit!


    We’ve managed over 150 clients’ social media channels and one thing keeps coming up — Everyone wants social media content consistently! But you know what else keeps coming up? All the things! Like the operation of running your own business or organization. Here are just some of the reasons why we created this brand new offer for you:

    ☞ Time: Creating content takes time, and you don’t have any more time than the rest of us.

    ☞  Value: You know that top-of-mind branding is key in today’s social media crazed world, but you don’t want to spend insane amounts of money to achieve it.

    ☞ Cost: You know that content services can cost thousands of dollars per month but can’t afford that.

    ☞ Effort: You know that you would love to ‘set it and forget it’ with your social media content, (i.e. you don’t want to log in every day to post something and spend countless hours surfing for ideas of content to post).

    ☞ Professional: You want high quality posts and should leave it to a professional, but sometimes large agency rates are just not affordable for smaller marketing budgets.

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    ☞ Peace of mind: Approve all of your content in one big batch. Afterwards our team will schedule it out over the course of the next 365 days!


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    Brittany Hardy Owner Brittany Hardy is the Owner of Empty Desk Solutions, a boutique marketing company located in Port Moody B.C. Brittany is passionate about helping small businesses achieve their growth goals with marketing solutions that are both effective and affordable. After many years of working in retail management and then as the Marketing Manager for Canada’s largest mortgage company, Brittany decided it was time to pursue a life-long goal of creating her own business. Naturally she likes to help others and decided there was no better way to do this than to use her creative talent to help others who want to do the same thing. With three young children, Brittany believes in balancing work and home life and continues to find new ways to support and employ other mothers who want to start their own businesses or stay at home with their children. Social media marketing continues to evolve for small businesses and Brittany and her team are passionate about helping these businesses navigate how they can benefit from these networks. Brittany has been a finalist for the Women of Worth awards, the Tri-Cities Business Excellence awards, and has most recently been featured in Small Business BC and in the Huffington Post. Social Media Links: Facebook LinkedIn TwitterGoogle Find us on Instagram: @brittanyebh ⎜ @emptydesksolutions