Serene – FREE WordPress Theme w/ Post Format Support

Elegant Themes is synonymous with beautiful and excellent quality premium WordPress themes. Now, you can include free premium quality WordPress themes to that.

Nick Roach and the folks at Elegant Themes have recently released Serene, which is their first ever completely FREE WordPress theme. This theme features a simplistic and spacious design and was designed specifically as a blogging theme.

Serene is a truly beautiful blogging theme with post format support. Now you can easily display a dynamic feed of articles, videos, audio files, quotes, galleries and links in the most elegant way possible. It’s also our first completely free theme made for everyone to enjoy! The design’s elegance stems from its simplistic and spacious design. Browsing the theme is easy on the eyes and on the mind.

serene theme homepage
Sample Page
serene theme page


  • Single column
  • Post formats support
  • Custom post colors
  • Custom menu
  • Responsive layout
  • Theme options
  • Threaded comments support
  • Widget ready
  • Gravatar ready
  • Translation ready
  • Featured images
  • Social Media buttons

The Serene theme is another beautiful WordPress theme from Elegant Themes. That is not a surprise. However, what makes this theme even nicer is that it’s available to download for FREE! Yes, I already mentioned it earlier but I just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss that. It has a ton of features that is common with premium themes plus it supports Post Formats, 6 to be exact (Standard, Video, Audio, Quote, Gallery & Link). It also has a responsive layout so it can be viewed in any type of device or screen resolution. No need to install a separate plugin to enable your readers/visitors to read your blog on their smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.

There are several customization options available via the Theme Customizer. Just enable the theme and head over to Appearances > Customizer. From there the user can adjust the theme’s color scheme, customize the individual post colors or configure the Social Media buttons. To learn more on how to use or customize this theme, check out the documentation available here.

If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant looking theme that has lots of features such as post format support, custom post colors and responsive layout, then make sure you check out Serene. I recommend you download it immediately even if you don’t have an immediate need for it just in case Nick changes his mind and charges for this theme. Just kidding. Seriously though, just download it before you forget. You’ll never know when you might need such a theme like this.

Big thanks to Nick Roach and Elegant Themes for creating and releasing this beautiful WordPress theme and making it available to everyone in the community.

Preview or Download the Serene WordPress theme from the official WordPress Themes repository.

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