The 15 Best Free Magento Themes of 2018

Hiring a designer to create a custom, built-from-scratch website for you is all well and great, but a lot of businesses don’t have the time or budget to spend on a project like that right away.

Fortunately, you don’t have to. If your ecommerce business operates on the Magento platform, you have ready access to thousands of gorgeous, functional themes specifically designed for ecommerce sites.

Best of all, many of these themes are free.

Whether you’re putting together a new ecommerce site or you want to give your existing site an overhaul, the right theme can make all the difference.

In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at 15 best free Magento themes that are perfect for ecommerce businesses and available in 2018.

1. EM Necessary

EM Necessary is an easy-to-use theme that could be easily customized to fit most ecommerce stores. It was built in a way that makes it easy to rearrange elements to make it perfect for your business.

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What We Like

  • Highly customizable
  • Mobile-responsive
  • Hover image functionality
  • Includes several handy widgets
  • Product quick-view feature
  • Visual content editor

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0
  • Extensions available: Advanced Layered Navigation

2. Ketty Magento 2 Beta

Ketty Magento 2 Beta is a cross-browser responsive theme that is easy to navigate and takes a lot of the complicated design decisions off your hands.

free Magento themes 2018

What We Like

  • Eye-catching, modern design
  • Featured promotions option on main page
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Mobile-responsive
  • Configurable swatches
  • Product zoom

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0
  • Extensions available: Ajax Cart

3. Pixtron-Electronics

The Pixtron-Electronics theme is visually stunning, and it’s customizable to the point where it would work well with almost any ecommerce business. It’s also got easy one-click installation and one year free support, which is almost unheard of.

free Magento theme 2018

What We Like

  • Clean design
  • Mobile-responsive
  • “Compare products” functionality
  • SEO-friendly
  • Clean coded to allow for customization

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0

4. Clothes Store

The Clothes Store theme is excellent for fashion-focused and apparel-oriented ecommerce businesses. It’s clean and easy to navigate.

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What We Like

  • Background video
  • Online chat
  • Mobile-responsive
  • SEO-friendly

The Technical

  • Compatibility: 1.9.2.x
  • Extensions available: Social Icons, Cloud Zoom
  • Currencies accepted: USD,  GBP,  EUR

5. BizKick

BizKick is another another excellent theme that could be easily customized to showcase ecommerce businesses in most industries, but it has a strong focus on the fashion industry. It’s made by the same creator as Pixtron, so it offers many of the same big benefits like one-click installation and clean coding.

free Magento theme 2018

What We Like

  • One-click install
  • Clean coding for easy customization
  • Mobile-responsive
  • Block design

The Technical

  • Compatability: Magento 2.0
  • Currencies accepted: USD, EUR

6. F2

F2 is one of the best free Magento themes out there. It has a unique catalog page and a modern design that work great with visually compelling products.

What We Like

  • Unique product page design
  • Product slider
  • Ajax shopping cart
  • Mobile-friendly

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0
  • Currencies accepted: USD, EUR

7. Ves Bakerop

Sell baked goods, food, or beverages online? Check out Ves Bakerop, which is a Magento 1.9 theme that looks exceptional. One of the best features of this theme is its live theme editor, which lets you edit and see the changes in real time, no coding required.

What We Like

  • Live theme editor
  • Mobile-responsive
  • Featured slider
  • Product quick view
  • SEO-friendly

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 1.9

8. Ves Need

This free Magento theme was designed for businesses in industries like spas, salons, fashion, and beauty products. It’s clean, sophisticated, and visually interesting.

What We Like

  • Mobile-optimized
  • Powerful admin panel
  • Retina-ready
  • Off-canvas menu

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0

9. Absolute

This Magento theme template has been around for a little while, but it’s still a great choice in 2018. It comes in ten different colors for fast customization and while it was one of the first free Magento themes, it’s still regularly updated for compatibility and technical improvements.

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What We Like

  • Free support for one year
  • Regularly updated
  • Well-polished theme with few bugs

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 1.3- 1.9
  • Currencies accepted: USD

10. Fasony

Another Venus theme, Fasony features a full width slider bar that’s sure to grab customer’s attention right off the bat.

What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Scales to fit all devices
  • Fast loading
  • Touch optimized slideshow

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0.x

11. Ebajes

Thanks to its simplicity, this mobile-responsive design has one big benefit: exceptional fast loading times.

What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Super fast loading
  • High-tech look

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 1.9
  • Extensions available: filter products widget extension, haloethemes- image slideshow extension

12. Yume

Yume is all about big, bold, beautiful colors and products. Lots of negative space makes it simple for users to focus in on what you want them to see most.

What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Header link
  • Ajax cart
  • Off-canvas menu
  • Gallery-image product detail

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0

13. Shoppy

Shoppy is yet another incredible Venus Theme that looks like a premium level product without the premium cost.

What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Ability to create product and sales lists by rules
  • Easy theme organization
  • Logo slider
  • Ajax cart

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 1.9

14. Fitbody

If you’re running Magento 1.0, Fitbody is a great theme to look into. It was built with the fitness and wellness industries in mind, but it would work for most ecommerce businesses.

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What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Bootstrap
  • Slider
  • Lazy load effects

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 1.9
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian

15. Ves Kasitoo

Yes Kasaitoo is a hyper-modern Magento theme with retina-ready capabilities. It looks different from your standard, run-of-the-mill themes in all the right ways without creating a confusing ecommerce experience.

What We Like

  • Mobile-responsive
  • Retina ready
  • Deal carousel
  • Deal countdown timer
  • Off-canvas navigation for mobile

The Technical

  • Compatibility: Magento 2.0
  • Extensions available: Marketplace extension

Conclusion

It’s not enough to just have an online ecommerce storefront—it needs to be spectacular.

When choosing your theme, make sure it fits your branding. You’ll also want to ensure that it’s mobile responsive and exceptionally easy to navigate.

Looks and functionality are both essential for a high-performing site and all 15 of these free Magento themes can help you accomplish both qualifications.

What do you think? Have you used any of these free Magento themes? Which would you choose for your site? Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below! 

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Ana Gotter

Ana Gotter is a freelance writer specializing in social media and content marketing, though she writes on a variety of other niches and subjects. She can be contacted at anagotter.com.

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