It’s easy download a free WordPress blog template/theme, but that cannot ensure you 100 per cent security and control over the features of your blog. So, it’s time to go for premium theme which just costs you a few bucks probably around $50.
Note:A professional blog is completely different from the personal blog both in design and purpose. Among all the niches, technology is and will be the trending niche forever because its evolution never halts. Now if your idea is to start a WordPress technology blog, you’ll definitely need to consider WordPress magazine themes.
There are hundreds of personal blog templates so, how to choose a personal blog theme which is attractive, professional and that stands out from the crowd? Isn’t it really hard to make a choice because hundreds of developers are waiting with thousands of themes to make a deal with you?
Here’s the list of 50 best responsive WordPress blog themes. So, check them and choose your favorite theme for your blog.
Hey wait? What if you liked more than one theme? Since they would definitely be the ‘best of best,’ go for heads or tails 🙂
And I’m not ranking them, they’re are just a list of best WordPress Blog themes.
Courage Blog WordPress Theme
A clean and elegant blog theme to tell stories in n exciting way. This WordPress blog theme gives you 5 homepage variations and two color styles, light and dark. Courage’s simple theme options panel and lightweight layout builder helps you easily customize and build new content blocks by saving a lot of time. Also, Courage is mobile responsive, child theme ready and is built with less CSS.
Yes, this theme is inspired by Apple’s Yosemite OS X design and one of the cleanest blog themes I’ve ever seen. Yosemite is a fluid responsive theme therefore it adjusts and optimizes itself to fit any resolution and screen size. Also, it supports child themes enabling you to design on your own and Yosemite uses AJAX loading to load posts faster than usual. Yosemite comes in two variants, with a sidebar and full width page layout. This theme is the perfect choice if you are looking for a clean, beautiful and simple blog.
Hooray makes your blog more than just a personal thing. It comes with a fluid responsive layout and a cool slideshow on the home page. If you are a professional and regular blogger who writes different topics, Hooray makes everything easy for you. It’s a simple WordPress blog theme but gives you access to complete customization to suit your needs like differentiating between video posts, slideshows and normal ones. Hooray is just $48 standard license on Themeforest. Here are a few key features of Hooray:
What is creativity when it comes to WordPress blog themes? It’s Peliegro. If you want to make your blog stand out from routine boring blogs, Peliegro will be a good shot. The most loved boxed layout with blocks on homepage makes this theme absolutely stunning. The suggested posts widget and the unique next and previous post scroll on the top of every post are additional assets you can get Peliegro for $43. This theme was developed with Bad Weather Framework and can also be used as a multipurpose theme.
Have you ever felt irritated to read long and poorly formatted posts? If you do not want your readers to feel the same way with your blog, take a look at this WordPress theme, Readable. There’s nothing more to talk about this theme, it’s simple, clean, responsive and readable. It helps you make a sticky post on the top to gain maximum readability. Readable got every feature that a basic WordPress blog theme should get and it’s priced at $43 on themeforest (standard license).
Logger is primarily a multipurpose WordPress theme, but it’s unique style and flexible design made it one of the best WordPress blog themes. Logger can be used for 5 different purposes with unique layouts i.e. for a blog or a magazine. In it’s blog layout, Logger allows you to use more than 15 different layouts including boxed and full width styles. You can even use the masonry style layouts for your blog, but I don’t think it looks comfortable for your readers. Logger theme surely stands ahead in line of modern WordPress blog themes with a price tag of just $48.
Florence is a lightweight WordPress blog theme with simple customization options from Solopine themes, one of the best WordPress theme developers on themeforest. This blog theme allows you to enjoy a classic and a full width blog layouts with four different post formats. Featuring a custom Instagram feed widget at the footer and numerous social widgets, Florence will surely be the best choice for your simple personal blog. See the awesomeness of this $43 theme in the demo, you’ll definitely love it.
Artemida is a creative and stylish WordPress minimal theme for bloggers with lot of customization options and features. This theme is developed on bootstrap 3, a powerful framework for mobile friendly and responsive web pages. Custom widgets, SEO optimized HTML markup, unlimited layouts and retina ready display are the mandatory features of this WordPress blog theme. Features of Artemida theme to observe:
The Reader is not only different from the themes listed here, it’s unique, attractive and truly awesome. Reader comes with four different layouts and took inspiration from Smashing Magazine. Though The Reader is a masonry theme, it can be a good theme for your personal blog. In fact it’s layout is the key feature that made Reader stand in our list of best WordPress Blog themes. The dual sidebars, the grid layout, complete responsiveness and much more to explore for just $48.
Is your blog more than personal? Do you write about your own recipes or any specific topic? Then Pluto will your best choice. Being one of the highest rated WordPress blog themes, Pluto is the perfect theme for casual bloggers. Pluto lets you choose between different skins, ad placements, layouts and unlimited color options to give your blog your own look. I think the Pinterest style makes it compelling to buy. Don’t agree? See the demo and feel it’s awesomeness.
I hardly see a 5 star rated theme on themeforest. For the first time I came across this WordPress blog theme, Penoolis a tailor made theme for bloggers and writers. This theme doesn’t have any custom widgets or any good looking sidebars like the rest of our collection. Yes, Penoolis is simple, clean and responsive theme that just showcases content to your readers. Don’t worry about the limitations, this theme provides child theme support so that you can modify the layout and even code to match your interest. Finally, Penoolis costs you 43 bucks.
A clean and responsive personal WordPress blog theme with custom widgets, 9 post formats, 15 custom page templates and unlimited features. BuzzBlog is less personal and more professional theme which makes customization easy with a powerful admin panel. From full width to grid layout you can use every layout you need for customizing your blog. More styling comes with the boxed style and 13 background and 4 header customization options. You get lifetime updates when you buy this $43 dollar theme from themeforest.
Plunk is a full width-boxed style WordPress blog theme. Yes, though it appears to be boxed style theme, it gives a full width look since it has no sidebars. Plunk is just meant for personal bloggers who aren’t frequent writers. The only drawback you’ll find with this theme is the difficulty in navigation. There are no custom widgets, sidebars or any bread crumbs to help your readers navigate through your posts. Except that Plunk is one of the badass blog themes you’ll ever find for $43.
Though Blogdrops was released two years back in 2013, it’s responsive and still loved my many bloggers. Blogdrops looks different from traditional WordPress blog themes with a slideshow on the top and a masonry layout for the older posts. Don’t worry if you aren’t fan of masonry layout, you change it to normal mode. Packing all the features, and customization options of a blog theme and infinite scroll, Blogdrops just misses the regular updates. However, this theme is compatible with the latest version of WordPress without any flaws. You can get Blogdrops for just $43.
Have you ever fantasized getting a blog theme with a full width post slider just above or below the header? If yes, Sabana is the best theme you could buy. Four awesome custom header layouts with a post slider and support for different niches makes Sabana more than just a blog theme. It is responsive as usual, unique in design and moreover a new theme that designed for latest version of WordPress. So, get Sabana for 43 bucks if you need traditional, simple and best WordPress blog theme.
You don’t believe if I say that Schema is as cool as a studiopress theme. Yes, this highly search engine optimized theme from mythemeshop is inspired from copyblogger. But Schema packs more beauty and speed than any of the themes in our list. Also, this theme is given a equally awesome slideshow on the top. I don’t know how far this is true, it’s said that Schema helps bloggers get a top search presence with its rich snippets and latest SEO practices. See the demo first, you can choose whether or not to buy it later. And I bet you wouldn’t without leave praising it because it’s one of the fastest loading and best WordPress blog themes.
Though Grateful is completely responsive and offers child theme support and custom widgets just like every other WordPress blog theme in our list, you can feel the uniqueness in it’s left side header navigation. The author description, header navigation and all the widgets rest beautifully on the left side of your blog. Then what about the top? It’s where a features post gallery shows up replacing the header and adding extra good look to the layout. Related posts widget, 8 different post formats, short codes are as usual for this $43 Grateful that’s powered by Redux framework.
Uberto is a beautiful blogging theme from cssgniter, one of the best WordPress developers since 2010. What I noticed in demo version is, this theme looks actually better on a tablet screen than a desktop just because it’s designed with bootstrap. It’s simple and customization ready, though Uberto is a full width theme, it exhibits the beauty of boxed style WordPress blog theme. The latest post sits below the header and adds extra awesomeness to your blog. You can get Uberto for $39 or you can buy all the themes of cssigniter for just $49.
Some WordPress lovers like their blog to be simple, fast and free from fancy layouts. If you are one among them, this is the best WordPress blog theme you can buy. BlogPress gives you more speed and simplicity because it gives more importance to what you wrote on your blog. BlogPress is ideal for those who host WordPress on shared servers and have a limited bandwidth. Since this theme is from Magazine3, it costs you $59 dollars, a little more than the average price.
One of the latest, trending, responsive and retina ready WordPress blog themes on themeforest. Blogit is not a multi purpose theme but it’s unique design makes it ideal for either blog or a magazine. Blogit offers 5 different home page layouts and 6 different blog layouts including masonry and blog timeline which are really outstanding. Also, the well documented code is easy to understand (I think it’s usual for premium ones) so that you can manipulate and get a personalized design. This theme is updated in February 2015, compatible with WordPress 4.1 and costs $58.
Some themes don’t look lavish, yet they exhibit their beauty in simplicity and deliver stunning results and Life Coach from Magazine3 themes is one among such WordPress blog themes. Providing an easy drag & drop menu and various customization options, Life Coach is a content first theme. This theme doesn’t offer any great custom widgets or it isn’t a multi-purpose theme either but it’s search optimized and fast. I think the developers gave it only what’s needed to provide the customers better results. Again it is available for 59 bucks.
Feather is one of the top selling WordPress blog themes in the market with cool front and back-end features. It’s just a simple theme with three custom homepage layouts which include ajax loading, masonry with and without sidebar. There is no support for child theme as of now, but it’s said that the developers would soon be with an update. Though Feather appears to be a simple blog theme, it has thousands of users and fans. Of course, you too can be one among them for just $38, a little cheaper compared to the rest. Right?
Not just the name, the theme itself is different and strange and beautiful. When I first saw this theme I personally felt that I should use this theme for my personal blog no matter how much it costs. But, it’s just $43 and supports a child theme, complete responsive and sleek. This theme is from the same developer Theme Warriors who gave Grateful we talked above. Singkarak is simply the definition of a personal WordPress blog themes. I can’t say anything more about it, you just head to the demo and find more about it.
Some themes appear as if they are the mothers of responsiveness, I doubt Okean is one such theme. Yes, Okean is a HTML5, CSS3 theme optimized with bootstrap and is a parallax theme. One thing I can say about this WordPress blg theme is, buy Okean if your audience access your blog mostly using tablets and other mobile devices. With this $43 theme you will have two menu styles and 4 awesome versions classic, portfolio and slider besides the default one. And if you need the blog essence, choose classic version, see it in the demo.
Flat is know for the good number of free WordPress themes they provide. Out of all the free themes, this one Flat is different. It has the left navigation and is a complete personal WordPress blog theme. Flat has a minimal design and is also a fast loading WordPress theme. So, go get it now.
Baroda is a clean, flexible and minimalist WordPress theme with 6 homepage variations. Though Baroda features a classic blog layout all the remaining 5 variations are masonry styles. So, it’s better to call this a masonry blog WordPress theme. The ultra responsive design and perfect UX makes your website even beautiful on mobile and tablet screens.
That’s it for now. These are the best WordPress blog themes I found in marketplaces and from various developers. I am sure about these themes’ popularity and performance, they definitely deserve to be placed in the top most blog themes. So, what did you decide? Found a theme for your future blog?