Upon its inception, WordPress was a blogging platform. Though it has grown to be so much more than that, it is still the best option for personal or professional bloggers anywhere in the world.
That said, if you’re looking to start the next Hello Giggles, you will want a theme that makes content king. These six themes put the focus on your writing and gets rid of the distraction. Three of them are free and three are premium so a blogger at any level can get involved.
BlogSixteen is a free, easy-to-use, and beautiful. With only a header image and menu, readers get into the writing immediately. A blogger of any level will be able to easily customize it.
It’s easy to see why BlogSixteen has over 1,000 active installs, and it’s not just the cute fox in the example image.
Seasonal is beautiful way to present your posts. Articles will look sophisticated with a large header images. The theme is completely free and responsive.
Customize every part of the theme from the sidebar to the toggle menu. Really make a statement with an image in the sidebar, or keep it simple and opt for a single color. You can completely choose the look and mood of your work.
This theme from WPMUDEV is a great option if you want to showcase your writing and your art or photos at the same time. Panino offers a great way to combine many different mediums on one seamless design.
The theme is free and completely customizable. Galleries look stunning next to the simple typography. Everything is drag and drop so users of all backgrounds will be able to make the most of it.
Divi is one of the most full featured options on the list. Change exactly what you need to fit your needs. The theme is broken up into different modules, which makes it easy to adjust. Add an audio player, pay table, call to action, and more.
If you’ve never designed a website, the company offers a variety of demos that really show what the theme can do. Everything you change is shown immediately in the live previews. Divi is a part of Elegant Themes so you have to pay to join the company before downloading the theme.
Writing does exactly what you need for a blog, focuses on the content. This theme has a simple style that puts your posts right at the forefront. The typography is clean and allows for images to also be showcased.
Set-up is extremely easy. Writing is responsive and easy to customize. This is a premium theme that will run you $44 to download.
If you fancy yourself the next Ina Garten, Foodica is the perfect theme for you. It is set up to display beautiful photos of food as well as easy-to-follow recipes. You can choose from six color schemes depending on the kind of images you typically take.
Foodica is $69 but is fully responsive and customizable. You’ll have all the tools to become the next Food Network Star.
Did we miss any of your favorite themes for bloggers? Leave them in the comments below.