11 Free Material Design WordPress Themes to Spice Up your Blog

If you’re brand new to the WordPress and web world altogether, there is most definitely a learning curve, but it’s well worth it if you take the time to figure it all out. WordPress truly is an incredible tool when it comes to designing responsive, retina-ready, highly customizable, beautiful and “fashionable” websites. It’s no longer “just” a blogging software – not by a long shot. WordPress platform powers some of the largest fortune 500 company websites out there – and its development is simply incredible and strong – ongoing and very impressive. In addition to this, WordPress is the most documented CMS on the web. There is a plethora of information on the web all about WordPress. The information is there for the taking for absolutely free if you look for it.


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The market for premium WordPress themes has exploded over the last 2 years. As the platform has matured and added new features, small to medium size design agencies realising they can launch feature-rich client sites fast and with little fuss using premium themes. This isn’t going to change anytime soon. That traction means competing on generic style themes is only going to get harder. Like any market a saturation point for the unremarkable is being reached, therefore WordPress bloggers and developers are constantly trying to find new ways to attract consumers. In order to stand out of the crowd and to please selective consumer, fast adoption of new design languages and concept is a must. We have seen this behavior before: Twitter Bootstrap , flat design; and now is time for material design. There are not many WordPress themes built with material design. I think within next few months this material design niche will be definitely filled. But for now we can choose only from few material design WordPress themes, especially free ones. Furthermore, to implement absolutely new design language into old, PHP based blogging software is not easy. It’s much easier to design themes for a new blogging platforms such as Ghost, as they are built with more recent web application frameworks like AngularJS.
I am a big fan of material design. I spend lots of time reading about it and collecting useful material design links from all over the internet. Today, I would like to share some of the best free material design WordPress themes that I have come across. Some of these WordPress themes based on material design are not hosted on the web and you won’t find a live demo. However, you can download them on our blog absolutely free of charge (you can do this by either liking, tweeting or giving us a +1 to reveal the free download link). All featured WP themes are the property of their respective owners & developers.

1.Material Design Theme

I couldn’t find any live demo of this material design WordPress theme, but here is the screenshot how it looks like:

Wordpress theme based on material design
WordPress theme based on material design

I have tested this theme, and I can assure you that it works like charm! Material design elements are implemented beautifully: floating buttons, cards, Roboto fonts and material navigation. Download it and try it yourself.


2.Portage Bay

Material design WordPress theme by Daniel J. McKeown . You can check out live demo here: http://djmcloud.danieljmckeown.com/portagebay/

Portage Bay - WP material design Theme
Portage Bay – WP material design Theme

Free Download

3. MaterialWP

Currently, one of the best free Material Design Themes available on the net. Designed by Brad Williams Check out demo & download for free here:


Wordpress Material Design Theme
WordPress Material Design Theme

4. Materialpress

Great alternative to MaterialWP. Fully functional and well #design #material WordPress theme by Alex Patin.

Check out demo and download for free here:


Materialpress.me - material design WordPress theme
Materialpress.me – material design WordPress theme

5. Material Bootstrap Theme

WordPress theme built with material design TwitterBootstrap by Nivi Jah. Live demo is not available, but I’ve tested on our blog’s backup server and here is the screenshot:

Material Bootstrap Theme
Material Bootstrap Theme

This WP material design theme is not completely finished. But if you are web developer, this template could be a good point to start.

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Here is my own version of WordPress based on material design. Didn’t have much time to customize it. It’s Standard Twenty Fifteen theme based on Google’s material design.Template uses the Material Design Bootstrap theme by Federico Zivolo to get all the material design features combined with the Bootstrap framework. Inspired by MaterialWP design by Brad Williams. Fully functional material design WP theme, suitable for Photo/Portfolio blog.
You can download either here or from my Github repository

MDB-material wordpress

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Single column blogging theme with material design elements. Live demo is not available,but I’ve made a screenshot on our backup blog :


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8. Material Gaze

A clean and minimal child theme for the Stargazer parent theme. This child theme takes inspiration from Google’s Material Design to transform how it’s parent theme looks. It offers an alternative color scheme and comes packaged with additional headers to use with the WordPress custom header feature.

Material Gaze - WordPress theme based on material design
Material Gaze – WordPress theme based on material design

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9. Jade

Jade - material design Wp Theme
Jade – material design Wp Theme


This is the WordPress version of the Jade theme for Ghost.
Theme features:
Has scale properties in CSS (<=576, <=720 and >720 resolutions);
Sidebar support (only shows it when on medium or higher resolutions)
Header becomes small when you start scrolling the page;
Bootstrap-based (responsive);
Material Design inspired;
Set title / description (in header);
Other stuff WordPress can do (commenting etc.)
Read more & download this theme on Github

10. Materialized

A Material Design theme for wordpress built with MaterializeCSS framework.

Live demo is not available, but you can download this material design theme here

11. WP-material

Wp-material is a cool responsive free wordpress theme based on material design. It’s develivered to you in ten color combos. Obviously, theme developers were inspired by Google Material design language.


Source: https://github.com/webaddicts/wpmaterial
Demo: http://blog.webaddicts.pl
Support: http://blog.webaddicts.pl/support

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53 responses on “11 Free Material Design WordPress Themes to Spice Up your Blog

  1. Thanks for posting MaterialWP, you can also find more themes at materialdesignthemes.com

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  2. Simply awesome collections
    Thanks 🙂

  3. Well, free themes always miss out one feature or the other. I am looking for a paid Material Design theme for WordPress. Where can I find one for personal use?

  4. If you’re looking for a premium theme WordPress inspired by Material Design, just check out here. I’ve listed the best of these themes for who love Material Design:

  5. Shivam

    i have not got any perfect material theme till now for wordpress. Please anyone create a full material wp theme.
    also can anyone tell me which theme is this, it has some materialism in it.


  6. Arindo

    And if you guys want something based on Material Design for the WordPress admin interface as well, here’s a good one: http://codecanyon.net/item/material-wp-material-design-dashboard-theme/12981098?ref=732

  7. Another Free WordPress MaterialDesign Theme on GITHUB:

  8. your blog looks great. If its possible, can you share the source code to my id.

    Thanks in advance.

  9. bh


  10. I would prefer Material Gaze. The header and drop down menu’s are attractive… can be used for simple and clean website. Thanks for the template 🙂

  11. Now I understand the difference between Normal and Material design, thanks for the post.

  12. Really amazing Post. it is very informative. I will use these Knowledge in my upcoming projects.

  13. Nice collections
    Thanks 🙂

  14. Nice collections

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  16. can you add some more attractive themes.

  17. nice themes to download

  18. Mike

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?

  20. Material Design not only gives websites a polished, professional look to them, it lowers user bounce rates and improves revenue over time.

    Best regards

  21. Great collection of free material WordPress templates. Since this trend is still relatively new, it can be hard to find quality resources. Here are some more amazing WordPress themes which are using material design:

    One love,

  22. Hi,

    This is a great list. However, it looks like you guys forgot to add “Bolt” by Fast-Themes.com. Take a look at “Bolt”, it’s the fastest wordpress theme built on Material Design. Even on a shared hosting it scores at 94 speed test and 100/100 mobile friendly. You guys should add it to the list of theme above. Your users will find it valuable.

  23. The collection of the themes are the best..
    i am going to use one of them soon on my blog!

  24. Thanks for sharing these designs. 🙂 I need one good design for my watches niche. I wonder which one would suit it best.


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  26. Giuseppe

    Hi, where can I find premium customization for your free theme MDLWP?
    Best Regards

  27. spot train on your mobile

    Nice article about WP themes

  28. Dennis

    Thanks so much fro this post! These themes are excellent. It’s so exciting to see that there is such a wide variety of designs available. When you have a pandora music blog it is important to have an impressive theme too!

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  30. Raaj

    A rare collection of designing…..

  31. Harendra Singh

    A rare collection of designing…..

  32. Sanket L

    Material Designs are the best new way to have a great looking websites and blogs, The google play store even supports and Android is getting many designs in material style now. Thanks for sharing !

    Best regards

  33. David

    Nice article Thank you for sharing

  34. Jothin Paul

    Thanks for sharing these designs. 🙂 I need one good design for my watches niche. I wonder which one would suit it best.

  35. Asad

    Perfect writing style, perfect research and attention to detail, not only to events but to emotions felt. Thank you so much sir for your great post on the great blog.

  36. dorothy margae

    This is an extraordinary rundown. In any case, it would seem that you folks neglected to include “Dart” by Fast-Themes.com. Investigate “Jolt”, it’s the speediest WordPress subject based on Material Design. Indeed, even on a mutual facilitating, it scores at a 94-speed test and 100/100 portable well disposed of. You all should add it to the rundown of the topic above. Your clients will think that it’s profitable.

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    very nice posts.Thanks for sharing

  38. syed waseem

    really amazing themes

  39. Anita Johnson

    Your article is very informative and helpful. I liked the way you described everything. I will surely get back to read more of your stuff.
    Thank you 🙂

  40. Ary curve

    wow, i like your theme template, good for next website

  41. Anan

    I want to design my own theme, but I do not understand html language. anyone can help?

  42. wow, i like your theme template, good for next website

  43. kalau yang agan pakai apa nama templatenya

  44. Rakhi pandey

    it is wonderful i really like it.

  45. ary

    Thanks for sharing these designs. 🙂 I need one good design for my watches niche. I wonder which one would suit it best.

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