This is my favorite collection on this website because it’s what WordPress is all about, blogs. Personal or professional, weblogs are how WordPress got it’s start. WordPress is certainly one of the most preferred blogging platforms due to its incredible list of standout feature, as well as the thousands of available themes, most of which are highly customizable and which permit you to design your website to coordinate with your brand.
That’s a great thing.
But, with the stunning amount of choices available to you, it can lead to a situation where it’s tough to choose which theme is right for you. Now, you can pay somebody to create a custom WordPress blog solution, but that can be pretty expensive. On the other hand, if you happen to be incredibly web-savvy, then you can produce your own WordPress theme and upload it for personal use on your website.
But those solutions take a lot of money or they take a ton of time and a lot of effort. That’s why we’ve created this collection of amazing WordPress personal blogging themes.
Picking the ideal theme is crucial to your site.
A theme suited to blogging shouldn’t be too difficult to find either, given WordPress’ history. Given that creating and managing your content will be no problem, you’ll likely want to base your purchasing decision on other factors. You’ll primarily be looking for additional customization options, and also whether the bundled plugins will enhance both your site’s design and your visitors’ experience. While WordPress is a full-featured content management system, when people think of blogging platforms, it’s the first solution that springs to mind – and for good reason. Firstly, WordPress’ editing options and blog management features trample all over the competition. Furthermore, the ability to extend its functionality with the right theme and plugins makes it a tantalizing proposition for any webmaster.
Underwood is a simple and clean personal blog theme that’s great for any sort of site. With Underwood, you get the best of a simple, clean design with tons of features to help customize your website to look precisely like you want it to look.
Extra is a magazine and blog theme from one of the most trusted theme developers around, Elegant Themes. Elagant Themes has made sure Extra is easy to use, even for beginners, yet it’s incredibly powerful with it’s drag and drop interface for building amazing websites.
Adventure is an attractive blog theme that’s ideal for personal sites as well as professional blogs. It’s sort of a perfect blend of style and simplicity, so it’s wonderful for lifestyle blogs too, from travel to fashion, entertainment and more.
CSS Igniter’s Uberto theme is a simple looking blog, but it’s got a bunch of cool features inside that make it a fine choice for blogs. The design focuses the reader’s concentration onto your content, which is where it belongs.
If you want to get the attention your blog deserves, a theme like Suarez is a nice choice. Simple but a little bit different than many other themes, Suarez helps maximize reader engagement with a beautiful and modern design that’s wonderful for highlighting any sort of content.
Create was made by ThemeTrust, which is among my favorite theme developers. Create is a multi-purpose theme that lets bloggers of any skill level craft a mind blowing blog with any type of feature you might want to see.
Great for fashion or lifestyle blogs, I’ve included Aesthetic in this collection of personal blogs too. I really like the three column layout that’s highly visual, letting readers geta sneak peek at your post before they click on it, which helps user engagement rates.
Tabor is a GPL licensed blog theme that loads up incredibly fast and looks great on all devices, thanks to it’s responsive design. For bloggers who value the simple presentation and focus on words, not images, Tabor is a great fit.
Divi is another great theme with tons of features, including a powerful drag and drop page and post building system. Now, I’ve tested this theme out and while I really enjoy it, it’s not necessarily the greatest theme for beginners, since the amount of choices could be overwhelming. Then again, there are a bunch of temples included to help get you started quickly. Divi, a muli-purpose theme from Elegant Themes, is one of the post powerful, impressive and feature rich blogging platforms we’ve seen in the last few years. I’ve personally test driven this theme and it’s really, really impressive the amount of things it can get done. Divi is a complete multipurpose blog theme, with many layouts, features and tools that provide the flexibility to do anything you want with your website. Elegant Themes has really hit a home run with Divi. The functionality, the design, the support from Elegant Themes and best of all, the price are all things you’re going to love about this theme. Divi includes the Divi Builder, which makes it possible to drag and drop new layouts whenever you want. If you want to get started quicker, the them includes 18 pre-made layouts to get started with. All of them are, of course, responsive too, which means it adapts to any device or screen resolution. You can get access to every one of Elegant Themes offerings for just $69 for a personal license, $89 for a developer license and $249 for a lifetime supply of amazing themes and incredible support.
Cooperative is a little bit different than some of the themes you’ll find in this collection, it was made with multiple authors in mind. So, with Cooperative, you can allow your users to become contributors, creating amazing, fresh content for your website. Of course, that’s possible with most WordPress themes, since they’re made for blogs, but Cooperative was designed with that in mind from the very beginning.
If you’ve been looking for a new minimal-style personal blog theme for WordPress, why not have a look at Brittany? Your readers will love the instant engagement to this theme, since the design is simple, straightforward and clean. Choose from one of the pre-built layouts for your blog; select either right or left sidebar, full width and no sidebar narrow. Then, slect the number of columns you want and whether or not you want excerpts, plain style, fixed columns and more. There area really a lot of options to make the site flexible and responsive to your needs. Brittany is also WooCommerce ready, so you can set up a shop to go alongside your blog. Add a slider up top and you’re ready to go. CSSIgniter gives great support too, so you won’t get stuck with nowhere to turn if you run into some trouble.
Yosemite is a clean and modern blog theme that takes it’s design inspiration from Apple’s Yosemite OSX. It’s fun, stylish and state-of-the-art design, coupled with the latest in well coded plugins, MegaMenu and WP Review Pro compatibility, Adsense optimization and more, all make this theme a powerful selection for blogging. Speedy is one way to describe how this theme loads, Yosemite possesses advanced SEO features to establish your website as a fast loading, high ranking site, which makes a difference in the SERPs. Every one of you readers will see the elegant, chic, polished and graceful design, with the appropriate amount of simple yet refined features, and they’ll be engaged with your content, because the clean and bold layout makes it easier for readers to get into the content without distraction. Yosemite is WP Review Pro compatible, allows for mega menus and it’s perfectly optimized for high levels of readability.
Moment is a unique looking WordPress blog theme that will keep your readers engaged with a unique look and layout, bold images and fantastic typography are really eye-catching with this theme. Moment uses a unique layout, that’s for sure, and your audience will notice the difference between your site and others in your niche. The masonry layout smartly adapts to the surrounding images, perfectly fitting together like a puzzle. Pretty cool. There are more than one article layouts in Moment too, four of them to be exact. Put your content on either side of your gorgeous featured image, center it with a rock-solid fixed image or even set it up to be centered with a bold full-width image. No matter what, your content will look stunning. Jetpack support, incredibly detailed documentation and dedicated support all help this responsive theme to be one of the best blog themes you can find.
Webly is a classicly designed portfolio theme for videos, brought to you by the original WordPress experts, Elegant Themes. They’re the leading developer of WordPress themes for a reason, great design, fantastic support and a wide range of stylish options. Elegant Themes offers perpetual code updates, so this theme will never go out of style. They also offer guaranteed browser compatibility, localization, custom color schemes and more. Webly has a charming design, full of elements that help separate it from the others. It’s fun, the multimedia slider really helps show off your videos and we think you’re going to love it.
Tempo, from the folks at WPZoom, is a lovely looking and carefully coded responsive WordPress portfolio theme, and it’s been built with all the necessary tools that allow you to build a nice looking portfolio page for your art, photography, design and more. This theme utilizes masonry grid layout to show off your images of a variety of sizes and it does it all internally, so you don’t need to spend time resizing your images to fit. That saves time and makes for a really impactful design. Any portfolio can benefit from this incredible layout concept. Whether you want to use the retina ready display is really up to you and it doesn’t matter what profession you’re involved in. The layout options are plentiful, allowing critical visual effects to highlight your hard work. Tempo allows for that and more and it displays perfectly on any and all modern devices, with it’s fluid and responsive design.
Build your portfolio fast and painless with either a dark or light skin for the home-page. Each and every aspect of the website can be altered to appear just like you would prefer it to look. The live customizer feature makes sure you can accomplish this in real time, so your experimenting with all the design aspects can be seen in real-time. Don’t waste your time swapping out a color, only to load the site up and decide you don’t like the way it looks. Time is money, as they say. You’ll be making this theme look like it took a team of developers a month to craft and it will be completely unique, not looking like a million other sites out there. That’s the power of WPZoom and WordPress. Oh, I almost forgot, this is also a WooCommerce ready portfolio WordPress theme. Pretty sweet if you want to sell your products online.
Olsen is a responsive, clean and crisp blogging theme for WordPress, and it’s design is really catchy. This modern looking theme is flexible enough for a wide variety of uses, but I think it’s probably best as a personal blog theme, or a blog for industries like interior design or architecture. Olsen gives you the ability to create infinite variations of style with a bunch of color and typography settings and multiple layout variants as well. There are a handful of different post formats and the live editing feature allows you to customize multiple settings with a real time preview for each, so you can make the theme look like you want it before committing to those changes. The custom widgets allow you to personalize your blog too, giving each section a different set of features. This responsive, SEO loving theme is constantly updated and translation ready too, so you can make this one work for any language.
This is flat out delicious. If you’re trying to start a food blog, or you’re just into talking about your own culinary exploits, Foodica could be a fine pick. This theme is stunningly intuitive, making it simple enough to get started immediately, but powerful enough to fit with any kind of website. The demo is set up to give an example of what a food blog would look, perfect for caterers, foodies, aspiring culinary marvels, food critics and restaurant reviewers and related sites, but there’s no reason you can’t use it for a personal blog page too. Foodica can please a lot of different people, with a stylish home page and a number of different blog post styles, your posts are really going to stand out from everybody else on the market.
The layouts are designed to get you up and posting relatively quickly, because the design of posts and pages is ready to go, allowing you to create attractive and interesting content with customized shortcodes, specifically made for the Foodica blog, the directions and ingredient codes let you create mouth watering recipes to keep your readers coming back time and time again. We like the variety of color schemes to choose from, they let you skin the site any way you see fit and then there are the incredibly powerful widgets that add features that help your site stand out. These include an Instagram picture widget, a Twitter feed and more. Those social networking features are important to help you rank your site quickly and easily, because Google wants to ranks sites that are interactive and sticky.
If a personal style blog theme is what you’re after, Revoke can help. It’s more than just a blog theme though, since Revoke is incredibly flexible, with a clean and modern feel, advanced features and an almost bottomless ability to adapt to different looks and style for your website. Customize Revoke with a powerful administration panel, making it easy to change features without coding, manage theme setting from the WordPress admin panel, add a custom logo, social networking platforms, custom widgets, social share icons and more. This theme is responsive, so the layout adjusts on the fly to nearly any resolution. Great features for a portfolio too, with filterable portfolio pages, main-page slider and a cool Flickr gallery built right in.