Recommended WordPress Themes for Nonprofits

With the introduction of the Block Editor, the theme landscape has drastically changed. While all the recommended themes on this page will continue to work, be aware that many themes may be retired in the coming few years as WordPress continues to evolve. Focus your theme search on themes that have “block editor styles” and recent updates.

Before you just start looking for a theme, make sure you’ve read all the tips for how to evaluate a theme. Beginning a website project by looking for a theme is a sure-fire way to focus too much on design and not enough on your organization’s needs.

Just in case you need proof that I really believe in these themes, those marked with an * are ones I use on this site! Due to the nature of themes (one per site), I’ve recommended more themes here that I haven’t used than compared to the recommended plugins.

Free Themes

Previously Recommended Themes

With the introduction of the block editor, many of the previous recommendations on this page have not been sufficiently kept up to date to support the block editor. This very disappointingly includes themes from Automattic. While these themes may still be a good choice for certain very simple sites, it is likely they will become less and less appropriate for selection in the next few years.

Commercial Themes

These themes cost money but often come with more theme options and templates. Just remember there are great free themes that are much better than the worst of the paid themes.