If you are looking for a Free WordPress theme with a 3 column layout, then this collection is for you. We have gathered together the best and well-designed examples of 3 Column WordPress themes we could find – there are business themes, themes for blogs and portfolios and even eCommerce WordPress themes which use a grid layout or 2 sidebar + content approach to their layout.

All the themes on this list are from the official directory, so they have been checked for high quality code and WordPress standards so you can be confident in using any of these. Take a look below and choose your Free 3 Column WordPress Theme for 2017!


Oxygen is a mega clean and ultra popular theme for blogs, businesses, magazines, portfolios and more. It has a unique layout with a large slider on the homepage and great typography and other touches.


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Good is a nice clean magazine style blogging theme which is perfect for various niches as it has a neutral design which you can tailor to your site’s needs. It has a 3 column layout with your content in the center.


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Gridbox is a 3 column blogging theme with a grid layout on the homepage displaying your posts with featured images, title, excerpt and read more button are located underneath and it has the main menu at the top of the screen.


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Experion is a multi-purpose business type WordPress theme which is free to download and use. It has some nice modern styling with a large featured image slider on the homepage and 3 columns of content underneath that.


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Zeal is a really nice and stylish theme suitable for portfolios, blogs or businesses with an image header and your blog posts in 3 columns underneath on the homepage.


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Toturga opts for a traditional magazine style layout suitable for a range of differemt types of blogs, it has a header area and then 2 columns for your blog posts and a third column for your sidebar on the right hand side.


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Zap Lite

Zap Lite is a business theme which some nice touches, under the big hero header which contains an image, text and call to action button are 3 columns for your blog posts and other content.


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Sauron is a minimal styled theme with a grid pattern of 3 columns, this theme would suitable for portfolios or blogs which need a subtle design to show off their images.


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Actuate is another clean and minimal theme which could be equally used for blogs or portfolio websites.


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Silk Lite

Silk is the perfect free theme for magazine style blogs and websites with a top menu, header and secondary menu above the content area which puts your content into 2 columns and a third is used by the sidebar area.


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Pencil is a great looking and stylish theme with 2 large content blocks followed by a three column approach underneath. The titles of blog posts overlay the featured images which give it a nice modern touch of class.


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Pro Blogg

Pro Blogg is a simple clean blogging theme which uses whitespace and a neat 3 column layout to display your blog posts. The homepage has a nice area which displays your featured content.


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Melos is a free corporate theme with clean modern styles and layouts. It has 2 menus at the top, a content slider and then 3 content columns for displaying pages and posts.


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Maker is a very nice looking portfolio theme with a grid based homepage for showing off your work and simple minimal styling.


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Afford has 2 columns for showing your posts in a grid and a third for your sidebar so you can display an widget you would like. Its simple and clean and good for personal blogs.


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Saville Row

Saville Row is intended as a eCommerce theme to be used with the WooCommerce plugin which allows you to display your products in groups of 3 columns.


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Jax Lite

Jax has a neat Masonry layout on the homepage which arranges your posts and featured images into 3 columns. It has a large header space for adding an image of your choosing.


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Cerauno is a great theme created by Automattic for people needing a clean and simple magazine or blog WordPress theme. It has the main content on the left hand side and then 2 sidebars to the right for supplementary information and widgets.


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Sento is a multi-purpose theme for business style websites, it uses a boxed layout with homepage slider, social media icons, 2 menus, and then 3 columns for content below. Nice simple styling make this a good one for creating a child theme from and customizing it for your requirements.


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Social Magazine

Social is a magazine or blogging theme with 2 columns of content in a grid block pattern with a traditional sidebar to the right.


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Engross is a free grid layout theme perfect for writers, bloggers, personal websites and so on.


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Boksy is a minimal and clean theme for bloggers who would like a grid layout for their posts – its really clean with nice typography so would suit most types of website which have an emphasis on reading or viewing images.


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Griffin is a 3 column theme which could be used by bloggers or photographers for showing off their work in style. The header has a background image and logo upload facility.


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Alizee is another grid format theme arranged into 3 tody columns with an image header.


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Hueman has a unique style and looks very polished and professionally made – 2 columns either side of the main content area allow you to display a lot of content at once making it suitable for magazines, blogs, informational websites and even personal resume websites.


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Baskerville is another theme which goes for the large header with image background and then 3 columns for the content underneath allowing you to use different post types for various types of content.


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About The Author

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, an online company which has been working with WordPress since 2009. He has written hundreds of posts about WordPress in that time and founded two theme companies which provide free and paid themes to millions of users.

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