In the past, WordPress was viewed as a blogging software for the power users. Its natural slow speeds were a bit of an issue. But things have changed now. WordPress is made for everyone and anyone, from beginners to professionals and even corporations. As such, it has acquired a large following in all industries and can be used by anyone: bloggers, business owners, entrepreneurs and creative professionals as well.WordPress offers the best themes and plugins to create the blog layout that best suits your needs. Start your journey to blogging success with the best WordPress themes for blogging. Whether you’re looking for a theme that’s perfect for beginners or one for experienced bloggers, the ones on this list are sure to meet your needs. Let’s get it started! All rights reserved to their respective owners for theme descriptions.
1. Hemingway Rewritten
Hemingway Rewritten is a classic blog theme with a parallax-scrolling header effect and a minimal, elegant design. The large featured header images make this theme great for photographers, or any users who want to share their visuals in a bold way.
If a featured image is assigned to a page or post, the image will appear in the header – otherwise, if you set a custom header it will be displayed. Note that a decorative background image works best in this area since it changes slightly based on the size of the screen, rather than an image designed to be displayed at a fixed size.
2. Blogger Stories
Blogger Stories is a responsive WordPress personal blog, influencer and newspaper theme for WordPress. The theme’s elegant and minimalistic look makes it an attractive choice for bloggers and writers who aim to have a user-friendly and modern website. It’s created to work well with any sort of niche but has designs particular for: food, lifestyle, fashion, travel, and review websites. The theme is fast and fully search engine optimized (SEO friendly) which is perfect if you want to monetize your website through affiliate programs or Google AdSense. It works perfectly as a photography portfolio, eCommerce shop or business website as well. The theme is beginner friendly and easy to get started with. You can add your Social Media links in the header for Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch or any other SoMe Platform. It comes with a lot of customization and works with popular plugins such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin and Divi. Blogger Stories is fully GDPR compliant. Whether you’re creating a personal minimalist blog or a big influencer brand this theme works. Blogger Stories is a perfect theme for bloggers, content creators and Creators Of Tomorrow contestants.
Gazette, a clean and flexible theme perfectly suited for minimalist magazine-style sites, personal blogs, or any content-rich site. It allows you to highlight specific articles on the homepage, and to balance readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device.
Gazette comes with four theme options available via the Customizer:
- Display header image on blog index only: Gazette supports Custom Header Image upload. Tick this box if you only want to display it on the blog index.
- Unfixed header when scrolling down: Tick this box if you don’t want the header to be fixed a the top whilst scrolling down.
- Show author bio on single posts: Tick this box if you want to display the author bio in the sidebar on single posts, as seen on the demo site.
- Footer Content: Display some content in the footer — perfect to add extra information on your site. You can include basic HTML, like links.
4. Independent Publisher 2
Independent Publisher 2 is a clean and polished theme with a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images. It’s designed to enhance your content and provide an immersive experience for your readers. With a focus on readability, the content looks crisp and easy on the eyes. Independent Publisher 2 is responsive, adjusting its layout to accommodate various devices and screen sizes.
Featured Images on single pages and posts will replace any Custom Header.
The best custom header and featured images in Independent Publisher 2 are decorative background images. The Custom Header and Featured Images that work best with this theme are images that can be cropped differently at different sizes, such as abstract graphics or photographs. The recommended size is 1400 by 600 pixels.
Featured Images and other images greater than 1100px wide will display in a big, bold way, outdented from the surrounding content.
Magaziner is a responsive 100% high resolution theme for blogs and magazines. Unique toggle sidebars give a great browsing and reading experience on both tablet and mobile. The feature list is long: Unlimited accent colors, unlimited widget areas, 0-2 sidebars to the left or right that can be uniquely specified for each page or post, 0-4 footer widget columns, almost zero layout images, related posts and post nav, featured stories and carousel, 5 post formats, good SEO, 2 flexible custom widgets, localisation support, social links, logo upload and many more useful admin panel features. Demo: http://demo.alx.media/x/?theme=Magaziner