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15 WordPress Themes for Bloggers-To-Be

Are you thinking of starting a WordPress blog?

Great – let’s take a look at what we’ve got here: awesome templates for personal portfolios, food and beverages blogs, cooking blogs, fashion blogs, lifestyle blogs, magazines, speakers, book clubs, travel and photography blogs, and so on… there is really a wide choice of topics out there!

But with the content being the number 1 objective for your blog, don’t forget you also need good functionalities and design features. By opting for a professional WordPress theme from the very beginning, for a little investment, you can get everything you need out of the box:

  • Responsive design + cross browser compatibility – very important for mobile browsing
  • Shortcodes to display content blocks in any page / post, which significantly speed up customization
  • Advanced customization settings – you can change typography, logo, navigation, slider, page templates, footer so that every detail is in line with your brand
  • Predefined page templates for various standard pages like customers’ testimonials, about page, contact page. Every page of your blog can look different
  • Compatibility with WordPress Customizer, so that you can view the amendments in real time

There are many, maybe unlimited, professional WordPress themes for personal blogs – so here’s a quick roundup of 10 that might catch your attention. Have fun!

Mafiaso – Cost: $80

Mafiaso is a modern, appealing WordPress Blogging theme. It is suitable for Blog, Recipes, Interior Design, Personal, Writer, Designer, Architect, Freelancer, Coder, Fashion, Business, Non-Profit, Hand-Made, SEO, Video, and other resources as the theme offers the basic set of elements and templates you can use even if you have no programming skills. The template uses Drag & Drop Visual Page Builder that helps you create pages fast & easy.

Henrry Stoun – Cost: $75

The theme was created for top-notch personal portfolio websites. It includes a variety of eye-catching pages for all occasions. You will enjoy its stylish and elegant pages with astonishing elements for your easy website customization. The theme is carefully built with Elementor Page Builder. Your website will look perfect both on smaller and larger screens thanks to mobile first paradigm at use. The list of theme’s features goes on.

Roseline – Cost: $75

Roseline layout looks fresh and trendy. Theme’s clean vibe and catchy design elements let you reveal the design to its full potential. Beautiful slider and trending posts will showcase your most important content. I believe that your blog can become the source of inspiration. The theme can be installed in a click.

Roseworld – Cost: $75

Roseworld has a very tender, feminine design. You get all images included in the template’s package. Jet Elements Plugin and Jet blog Plugin are also included. With thorough documentation and efficient 24/7 support, you will quickly resolve all your questions. The template is Ecwid Ready, so you will be able to sell online.

Sprout – Cost: $75

If you like minimalist design, choose this template. The theme has a creative and unique style with a fantastic slider, numerous post formats, and excellent post layout. All these will attract new visitors to your blog. The template has a responsive layout. It offers Google Fonts, so you will have over 800+ fonts to choose from. The theme offers custom widgets (Author Widget, Post Widget, Featured Post Widget, Social Widget). The template is highly customizable, so you will get a unique blog when you finish the process.

Hanna – Cost: $72

Hanna is a fully responsive and retina ready template. It includes 8 beautiful demos with complete control over every one of them.

Speaker – Cost: $45

Do you need to create a website for a speaker? This template with dark layout may become a great start. It comes with a bunch of good-looking pages for many occasions. These pages are delivered with stylish elements for easy customization. The theme comes with Elementor Page Builder. It is optimized for mobile. Free images, Jet Elements Plugin, and Booked Appointment Plugin are included in the package.

Book Worm – Cost: $72

If you like reading and want to share your passion with the world, this is the right theme for you. It is designed in metro style, so will be surely loved by the younger generation. Book Worm has been designed for authors and publishers to begin a full-screen website which will showcase their works and personal details. You will get a minimal and clean full-screen responsive WordPress website. Book Worm is designed to display recently published or upcoming book release of an author as the home page.

Hayes – Cost: $98

With Hayes you don’t have to edit the style-sheets which can be a real challenge if you are not a webmaster. Use the Theme Option panel to add your own custom CSS to the part of the theme you wish to update. The best way to manage your WordPress installation and smaller tweaks like CSS overrides is to use a Child Theme. You will find a Child-Theme included in your download. You’ll also save money with the inclusion of Revolution Slider for Hayes, and rest assured of full compatibility because it has been designed specifically alongside this powerful Plugin for you. The theme enables travelers to create beautiful galleries to show their best works simply, with no coding required. Creatives & Artisans can show off their talents without being overcrowded by travel WordPress themes. Headers & Footers are elegant and intuitive. They allow to easily create a website that will put your best work first. Everything has been designed and developed from the ground up with your content as a top priority.

Camila’s Blog – Cost: $98

Camila is a clean premium WordPress theme for a blog with an accent on best readability. It fits for personal blogs, magazines, journals, etc. What’s more, it is very easy to setup and use. Camila features not only modern, minimalist design. The author of the theme uses the content first approach. The design doesn’t overtake your content. Camila’s sleek design highlights what your users want the most, great content. Photographers can create beautiful galleries to show their best work simply, with no coding knowledge. Creatives & Artisans can also show off their talents with style.

Narya’s Cooking – Cost: $98

Narya is suitable for Social Media, eCommerce, Stunning Galleries, Ad management tools, Integrations of Sharing buttons with close attention to detail and styling. Theme’s typography is both elegant and unobtrusive. Sliders will present your content in the most beautiful way.

Iggy – Cost: $72

Iggy WordPress theme can be used both for a blog or a magazine. It has a modern, minimalist layout with a strong focus on content. Theme’s unique design offers a lot of options, that can help to customize your blog, changing colors, layouts, post views and more. Unlimited blog styles and layout combinations (5+ Blog layouts, 5+ Featured Posts Slider layouts, 2 Header Variations, unlimited widget combinations, and color themes). Just imagine, you can manage all these with 1 click of your mouse.

Everly’s Blog – Cost: $98

Everly features modern and minimalist design focused on the content. If you don’t want to let design overtake your content, choose Everly. The theme enables photographers to create beautiful galleries to show their best works even if you have no coding skills. This theme can be called the mix of perfect design and functionality. Your visitors will always enter a visually appealing but simple to use website.

VicHax – Cost: $75

If you want your blog to be bright and cheerful, choose this theme. Its homepage consists of nice colored squares. The main menu is hidden, you can see the navigation links on the hamburger icon click. The theme allows to building pages easily without touching a single line of code with flexible Power builder. You can also take advantage of more than 25+ modules, a library of presets, and drag-and-drop functionality. With an advanced set of configuration options, you can easily customize the design of your theme.

Identiz – Cost: $75

This blog design has a sleek, modern layout. Each of its elements is carefully crafted and corresponds with the latest web design trends. The template, plugins, and sample data can be installed in 5 minutes with the setup wizard. The theme is delivered with 7 header layouts. It is equipped with Live Customizer, which lets you customize your site with multiple theme options. View all the changes you make to your design live, without reloading your page. The theme is Ecwid ready, so you can add an online store for free in 5 minutes.

Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert, WordCamp speaker and Internet marketer, Rodolfo Melogli has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. He helps entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares :) Rodolfo is the organiser of WordCamp Dublin, the Dublin WooCommerce Meetup, the Dublin Ecommerce Meetup and the Dublin WordPress Meetup. He enjoys interacting with people, travelling and chasing tennis & soccer balls. Of course, he loves pizza too.

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