The Best WordPress Themes for Personal Blog 2017

Bloggers usually put the most of their effort into creating content. Writing stories, publishing posts and finding the best media that goes with it is a fun, but very time-consuming task. So it’s hard to focus on other parts of a site.

So, instead of thinking about the looks of your site and its design elements that you maybe don’t even know how to build on your own, it would be nice if you could have it already prepared. If you’re using WordPress, by now you already know that there are thousands of free and premium themes crafted for any niche you could imagine. And since WordPress was created as a blogging platform, blogging themes are still one of the most searched categories.

But sometimes, having so many choices isn’t a good option. Instead of saving time by finding a complete theme, you now have to browse for hours until you find the best ones. Then, you can spend days comparing dozens of themes you picked out from the group of good ones.

We already talked about finding a perfect theme for your site, so you can help yourself by reading the article. To help you even more, we browsed through all those themes, so you don’t have to. Just take a look at the list in this article, and we are sure that you will find an item that will be just perfect for your new blog. Let us know in the comments which one is your top pick.

Writing Blog – Personal Blog

PRICE: $44
DEMO

Writing Blog

With almost 2,000 sold items, Writing Blog is definitely one of the most popular blogging themes on Envato. That doesn’t surprise since the theme is crafted specifically for bloggers. It looks very modern and minimalistic. With just a few elements shown on the page, it helps accentuate the content – something that should be the most important to a blogger.

The entire theme is built with SEO in mind, so you relax and know that people will be able to find your posts more easily. Everything is easy to set up, yet you can choose from four different blog layouts. It is responsive, retina ready, and touch-friendly so your mobile readers can also enjoy the blog on the go. There are more than twenty social icons you can show next to your name and much more.

Grand Blog

PRICE: $49
DEMO

Grand Blog

Grand blog is crafted for bloggers and travelers. It features a unique style that many of you will adore, we are sure about that. With more than twenty templates, you can be confident that you will find the one that will look great both to you and your visitors. The theme allows you to show a gallery of images and videos as well.

The Live Customizer lets you work with more than 300 options. And the amazing part is that the changes are visible immediately.

Grand Blog is responsive, retina ready, features numerous shortcodes, styles, and much more.

CheerUp Blog / Magazine

PRICE: $54
DEMO

Cheer-up

This popular choice on ThemeForest offers seven unique designs with more than 200 possible layout combinations. Whether you want a simple personal blog or a more serious magazine website powered by several authors, CheerUp Blog/Magazine is a good choice.

You get to customize headers and add multiple sliders to grab the attention of your readers. There are hundreds of admin options which will help you generate a site that you both need and love to use.

If you ever decide to upgrade your personal blog into a small online shop, you should know that the theme is ready for WooCommerce and it will help you open the online door of your shop in the quickest time possible. There are so many other features which we haven’t got the time to test, but open the demo and see why Cheer Up is one of the best themes for your blog.

Zarja Blog

PRICE: $39
DEMO

Zarja Blog

Just by taking a look at its colors, you will see that Zarja is a feminine blog theme that all lady bloggers will admire. The header part comes with social icons and a search feature that will help your readers. If you like sliders, you should know that Revolution Slider comes in the package.

There are three clean and crisp posts blocks you can choose from, and a unique about us block. The theme comes with various other design details that will make your blog stand out.

Although the entire tone of the theme is set in a pinky environment, there are unlimited color options you can choose from. Also, there are five homepage layouts which can help you create a unique front page for your visitors. If you want all the features but searching for a manly blog, take a look at Brixton.

Moustache

PRICE: $39
DEMO

Moustache

This masculine theme offers some amazing features that every blogger will love. For starters, the developers created a unique block system that lets you create personalized homepages as your site grows. Just by adding blocks that you like, you can expand the front page and add functional elements without even touching code.

Since the single page is one of the most important things for a blogger, Moustache lets you choose from three different formats. You can also customize post headers, add a social counter, share buttons, and embed the option to share text. There are different sidebar options to play with, image options, and much more.

The theme is fully responsive, optimized for SEO, and even features AMP support which is quickly becoming a must-have feature for every blog. Although you can set up the entire theme under five minutes, there are also some advanced features you can rely on.

Paperback

PRICE: $49
DEMO

Paperback

This premium theme is focused on content, which also means it’s a perfect choice for bloggers of any kind. Paperback comes with multiple color schemes and homepage options, a few content discovery features that everyone love, and also a premium Typekit typography that will let you customize your words.

With it, you can quickly create a featured posts carousel and show your most popular posts on the front page. By enabling the category mega menu, you can help your readers get to the content they like the most on your blog.

Paperback features a dynamic layout system that can be organized in up to three columns. Still not sure if Paperback is a good choice for you? Just take a look at the demo pages, and we’re sure it will answer many of your questions.

Oblique

PRICE: Free
DEMO

Oblique

This elegant theme is free and ready to be transformed into a personal blog that everybody will like. Oblique lets you style your posts and accentuate your content. To help you keep the focus on the text and media, Oblique hides its excellent menu on the side.

The theme is highly customizable. It comes with a parallax header image and various color options and variations. With Google Fonts, you can create unique-looking stories, and since it’s completely responsive, you won’t have to worry about the look of your blog across different mobile devices.

Masonic

PRICE: Free
DEMO

Masonic

This beautiful theme comes with a style that resembles Pinterest. It is easy to customize; you can simply choose the main color of your blog which will reflect on the entire website. If you like widgets, you will also appreciate the fact that there are four widgetized areas.

Masonic is responsive and ready for all browsers and devices. It is optimized both for SEO and speed so that you can focus on more important things about your blog.

The theme is well documented, and you can expect great support even with the free version.

Tracks

PRICE: Free
DEMO

Tracks

This minimalistic theme is created just for bloggers. The theme’s clean layouts are designed to put all the emphasis on the content. Maybe the most interesting part of this theme is the homepage that’s somewhat unique – posts are shown in blocks where each one has a title, summary and other important info one side, while the photo is being displayed on the other. You just have to open the demo page to see it in action.

Since the theme is completely free and comes with tons of tutorials, it’s just perfect for a beginner blogger. If besides writing you also enjoy photography, look no further because Tracks is the theme for you.

Powen

PRICE: Free
DEMO

Powen

Although the theme has been designed for bloggers, it can be turned into any site that you want. Its clean design will let you readers enjoy your posts without distracting them with unnecessary elements. Even though the white color prevails, there are unlimited color combinations you can set.

There is a nice featured post slider positioned on top of the front page which makes the theme look even better.

Powen is ready for translations, optimized for speed and SEO, and always improving. If you want to get the best out of the theme, you should know that there is also a premium version which you can upgrade to anytime.

The Essence

PRICE: $54
DEMO

The Essence

With more than seventeen different homepage layouts and front-end customizer powered by MeridianStyler, The Essence feels like an amazing choice for a feminine blog. The unique customizer allows you to tailor the blog to your needs. When you combine the essential elements with a slider and Instagram photos, you can be sure that your blog will look great.

It is easy to add social media icons to your posts. So, not only that it will look good, but it will help you bring even more visitors to read your amazing stories.

Since the theme is a bit more complex, it is the best choice for bloggers who tend to publish stories more frequently.

Infinite

PRICE: $49
DEMO

Infinite

Infinite helps you create a blog that loads itself. Once the user gets to the bottom of your homepage, the theme will automatically load older posts to engage your readers. Just like Vogue, Forbes, Mashable, or DigitalTrends to name a few examples.

The theme comes with a page builder that lets you create personalized articles which also feature infinite scroll effect. With Infinite, you also get to use sticky headers, banner ad spots, slide-out widgets, and much more.

If you ever decide to step up your blogging game and turn the site into a powerful online store, you should know that Infinite is ready for WooCommerce.

The Rich Master

PRICE: $69.95
DEMO

The Rich Master

The Rich Master is a simple, yet very powerful theme that will power up any personal blog without a problem. It features a full-width header which can hold custom widgets like subscription forms. Additional widgetized areas can hold your ads or anything else you want – instead of coding them, you just need to fill in the content.

The theme is a great choice for bloggers who like to write long stories. By selecting the right fonts and organizing other elements in the right way, the developers have made it possible to write long stories that look good. Even without breaking text with images and other widgets. As a blogger, this is something you just have to appreciate.

The Rich Master is very easy to install and customize. It is optimized for search engines, responsive and WooCommerce ready. Since it is a premium theme, you can also expect fast support for anything you need.

Suarez

PRICE: $58
DEMO

Suarez

Suarez is a modern and simplistic theme that lets you create a magazine-like personal blog. Instead of just showing ordinary posts, this premium themes converts your stories into a unique experience.

Single posts display a huge featured image that will attract the visitors’ attention, while the content area is spotless. Even if you decide to add various widgets to your blog’s sidebar, you can make sure that they will look amazing.

We suggest clicking the demo link to see Suarez in action.

Conclusion

With WordPress and thousands of different free and premium themes, it is hard to pick the right for your blog. We hope that the selection from this article will help you find a theme that you will like. Whether you decide to pick a free theme or go for a premium option, this is just the beginning. After you install a theme of choice, take your time to customize it to your likings, but don’t forget that you also have to publish new content for your readers.

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