As a blogger, you want your website to reflect your unique voice and style. You also want visitors to have a positive experience navigating your site – effortlessly reading posts, searching for interesting topics, and discovering other content that will make them excited to return.
A WordPress blogging theme can help you achieve the exact look, feel, design, and layout you envision without the need for coding.
We’ve compiled this list of our favorite free WordPress themes for bloggers like you – in no particular order – to use on your website.
The best free WordPress blog themes
- Blog Way
- Flower female
- Flower fashion
- Flower journey
- Flower pin
- Elegant pink
- You write
Astra is a quick and easy topic that suits a wide variety of use cases. This flexible foundation makes Astra a quality option to consider when creating a blog. The theme includes several ready-to-use blog websites that can be imported, modified, and used right away.
Many bloggers get along well with the limited customization options for backgrounds, typography, and spacing in the free version of Astra. However, for some advanced features like auto-loading previous posts, adding author sections, and removing featured image padding, you’ll need to go for the Pro plan or the Agency plan.
Astra is one of the fastest themes available, and its compatibility with all major page builders (like Elementor, Beaver, and Brizy) makes it a great option for bloggers.
Kadence is a lightweight and fully featured WordPress theme that makes creating beautiful, fast-loading, and accessible websites a breeze. It has an easy-to-use drag and drop header and footer builder that allows you to create any type of header in minutes.
For bloggers, Kadence stands out for its clean blog design, including image placements and sticky sidebar options. In addition, Kadence is deeply integrated with the block block editor so your content will be consistent with what you see in the admin area.
3. Blog Way
Blog Way is a simple and professional topic. It’s clean, well-coded, and has a modern layout. Blog Way is great for blogs, news sites, and travel sites. It has several customizable features and ensures high quality performance to increase site traffic. Blog Way also offers the ability to change the color of your entire website and social links to connect your website to your social accounts.
Simple is a free WordPress theme developed by Themify and designed for simplicity in mind. Simple was designed so that customers can buy items directly from your WordPress website without being redirected to Shopify. However, you can also run a regular blog on it. Building your design or online store is easy with the drag and drop interface via Themify Builder that comes with the theme.
Mesmerize is about giving you freedom of adjustment without any hassle. Start with a pre-made homepage and use the five header designs, slideshow features, gradient overlays, and more to enhance the look and feel. In addition, there are 30 ready-to-use content areas for you to create pages quickly and easily – not to mention the helpful drag-and-drop features. It’s mobile-responsive and works well with WooCommerce in case you ever need to set up a business.
Kale is built for food bloggers. There are a number of feed ads to choose from to organize your written content and images of the dishes you offer. The built-in social media sidebar menus and icons make it easy for your visitors to find, view, and track your accounts.
Avant comes with seven different header styles, three footer styles, five blog layout templates, full website color settings, and much more built into the WordPress Customizer. Avant can be seamlessly integrated into WooCommerce and page builders such as Elementor or SiteOrigin.
8. Flower female
Blossom Feminine is a free WordPress theme that you can use to create a fashion, lifestyle, diary, travel, beauty, or food blog. The topic is mobile-friendly, search engine optimized and fast. In addition, the theme is WooCommerce compatible, ready to be translated and updated regularly.
9. Flower fashion
Blossom fashion is perfect for creating a stylish blog without spending a dime. The theme is free and comes with premium features like WooCommerce compatibility, options to choose fonts, an advertising widget, an Instagram section, and much more. The topic ensures that it is easy to use and contains extensive documentation. If you need more help, they always have a support.
10. Flower journey
Blossom Travel is a fast-loading and mobile-friendly WordPress theme for travel blogs. The theme combines accessible design with extensive features such as social media integrations, theme color options and lightbox image styling. In addition, Blossom Travel has an Instagram section, an email subscription section and social media widgets so that visitors can easily connect with you. The best part is the HTML map section so that your visitors can see where you have traveled to.
11. Flower pen
The Blossom Pin theme features a Pinterest-style design that uses a vibrant masonry layout with three post / side layout options. The infinite scroll allows visitors to surf without the distraction. The theme is SEO optimized and easily customizable: choose from many different colors and hundreds of Google fonts.
12. Elegant pink
Another dynamic Pinterest-like layout, Elegant Pink is a free and beautifully designed theme that combines soft colors with a simple and clean layout to showcase your blog to the world. Elegant Pink also has a slider above the brickwork post on the homepage.
Writee is great for photography or image-heavy blogs – the theme has a slider hero image feature that lets you insert multiple full-width images. With the WooCommerce integration, Writee also simplifies the management of an online shop.
Hemingway is a simple two column blogging topic that will keep your content organized and easy to read. It includes a parallax scrolling feature that gives your blog pages an interactive, video-like experience. Hemingway’s translation-ready feature includes pre-built language files so your website can be automatically translated into a number of other languages with just one click.
The Radiate blogging theme has unique visual elements including a full-width customizable hero image and primary color options so you can customize it to match your branding. If you have a WordPress.com Premium or Business account (i.e. if you pay for WordPress) you can take advantage of custom cascading style sheets.
Neve is a powerful free WordPress theme from ThemeIsle. It offers a fully responsive mobile-first design and extensive customization options to adapt your blog to your branding image. Neve regularly updates security and new features. The theme options panel will help you get started right away.
Bulan bietet mehrere Homepage-Layouts für Ihr Blog, einschließlich Optionen in voller Breite, in Boxen, schmal und in mehreren Spalten. Es gibt auch eine Reihe anpassbarer Seitenleisten- und Navigationskonfigurationen, um das Lesen von Blogs zu verbessern. Ganz zu schweigen davon, dass Sie benutzerdefinierte Widgets installieren können, um die Funktionalität zu erhöhen.
Total is a blogging theme with a masonry-style layout, which places your latest three, six, or nine blog posts in a grid format. There’s also a portfolio section if you want to share some of your artistic work. Total is SEO-friendly, compatible with the most popular page builder plugins, and has a one-click demo import to get you up and running fast.
Spacious offers four page layouts, two templates, four blog layouts, and several custom widgets and widget areas to choose from. Building your site with Spacious is a painless process due to their downloadable demo sites that you can use for inspiration and support.
20. Blog Diary
Blog Diary is meant to be lightweight and minimalistic, perfect for trendy food or travel blogs. It comes with slider functionality and color picking options, and it is easy to get up and running on the fly. In addition, it’s mobile-responsive and compatible with the Gutenberg editor.
Wisteria is a blogging theme with a minimalist design. It includes layouts tailored to a variety of blogs including lifestyle, food, fashion, marketing, and more. Wisteria is retina-ready, meaning all of your images and content will be high-definition to ensure your site has a professional look.
The Editorial blog theme is visually engaging, simple to use, and flexible enough to organize large amounts of editorial content in a way that won’t overwhelm readers. Editorial also comes with a variety of convenient widgets that let you easily customize your page sections, no coding needed.
Brilliant is a blog and online magazine theme that allows you to artistically pair your blog posts with photo or video content. You can add or edit your own custom logo on your homepage as well as easily customize your theme’s accent colors to match your branding. Brilliant is also translation-ready, so visitors can read your content in different languages.
If you’re looking to include large, professional-looking photographs on your blog, Poseidon is the option for you — this theme offers a full-width image slideshow on the homepage. The layout is mainly white to create a spacious, organized look. Poseidon also includes completely customizable navigation bars to enhance user experience and improve your site’s configuration.
Author is a straightforward theme suitable for all blog types from business to photography to ecommerce. Its minimalist look helps readers to easily focus on your content. What’s unique about this particular theme is that it was designed not just for readability but also accessibility.
A free blogging WordPress theme will help you to create a unique, functional, and eye-catching place for your content. Each theme offers features, layouts, and styling that set them apart, so consider the overall design you’re going for on your blog to help you determine the ideal option for you.
Then, install your theme, begin to add content, and customize your site to create a great user experience that keeps readers returning for more.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.