The best and most stylish free Drupal 8 themes: Ready to go! (2017)

With the Drupal 8 launch and its further development towards maturity, it is time to have a look at the best free Drupal 8 themes available. Doing so it was our aim to identify the most stylish and best free Drupal 8 themes that are „ready to go“. There are not many such themes available that meet our standard, but we identified a couple of really great free themes fulfilling the following criteria.

Most stylish means themes with a great design. Best is referring to the quality of the theme. This requires first of all that a theme is 'actively maintained' and under 'active development'. Secondly it requires that the theme is technically up to date (example responsiveness) and well developed and easy to administer and customize. By „ready to go“ we mean that these are themes that can very easily be customized and made ready for a live website. Thus our list excludes „developer themes“ that provide frameworks for the development of websites.

Important note: We assess all categories having the best possible themes in mind. Thus we use the same criteria and scale for paid and free themes. Subsequently it is "normal" that the best free themes usually can't achieve top ratings in all categories. If you are looking for even better themes, consider to spend around USD 50, to get a "top-notch" theme. You'' find all reviewed themes here.

Showcase Lite: A free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme

Showcase Lite:  A free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
9
Technical Quality: 
10
Adaptability: 
10
Administration: 
6
SEO: 
5
  • Showcase Lite is a free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme which helps you create a great-looking site for creatives, trendsetters, design and development studios.

News+ Lite: A free Drupal 8 theme to power your news/portal site

News+ Lite: A free Drupal 8 theme to power your news/portal site
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
9
Technical Quality: 
10
Adaptability: 
9
Administration: 
6
SEO: 
7
  • News+ Lite for Drupal 8 helps you create a great looking news, blog and magazine website. News+ Lite is a free Drupal 8 theme to apply on your Drupal website.

Restaurant Lite: A free mobile-first Drupal 8 theme

Restaurant Lite: A free mobile-first Drupal 8 theme
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
10
Technical Quality: 
10
Adaptability: 
10
Administration: 
6
SEO: 
7
  • Restaurant Lite is free mobile-first Drupal 8 theme, which helps you create a stylish mega-theme for restaurant and café business sites.

Magazine Lite: A free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme

Magazine Lite: A free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
7
Technical Quality: 
10
Adaptability: 
10
Administration: 
6
SEO: 
6
  • Magazine Lite is a free Bootstrap-based Drupal 8 theme, which helps you create a stylish mega-theme for news and magazine Drupal 8 sites.

Bootstrap Business: A free Drupal theme based on the Bootstrap 3

Bootstrap Business: A free Drupal theme based on the Bootstrap 3
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
6
Technical Quality: 
9
Adaptability: 
9
Administration: 
8
SEO: 
7
  • Bootstrap Business is a free Drupal theme based on the Bootstrap 3 framework. Bootstrap Business incorporates a fully responsive design optimized for mobile devices.

Zymphonies Theme

Drupal8 Zymphonies Theme
Drupal 4U Rating
Design: 
7
Technical Quality: 
8
Adaptability: 
6
Administration: 
5
SEO: 
5
  • Drupal8 Zymphonies Theme is a Drupal 8 Free Responsive Theme which has many features such as flexible blocks, layout options and multi level menus.
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