Top Ten WordPress Themes for Personal Websites and Blogs
When you decide to start your own blog or personal website one of the trickiest decisions is choosing the best WordPress theme for your online space. With so many different layouts and features to choose from it can often feel overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have previous website experience. To help you get started and shortlist some of the best WordPress blog themes on the web, here’s a round up of ten of our favourites:
“Dandelion is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style. The Dandelion theme is highly flexible, so changing the colour scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any business, portfolio, photography and personal sites.”
Billed as ThemeForest’s bestselling blog and magazine WordPress theme of the last year, Soledad recently underwent an overhaul for version 3.1. Features in this latest version include the ability to build your blog via the WordPress Customiser or Visual Composer, making it easier than ever to create your perfect layout.
“Take advantage of Hemlock’s clean aesthetic and straightforward functionality to ensure your blog stands apart from the rest in modern sophistication. Aiming to reduce distracting clutter, we’ve trimmed away peripheral elements and lovingly crafted a sleek one-column theme ideal for creative bloggers of any field. Elevate your content with Hemlock’s honest, refined design and rest easy knowing that you’ve got Solo Pine’s highly acclaimed customer support team by your side.”
“Rosemary is a light & bright blog theme, tailored to showcase your content in an effortlessly timeless style. Boasting popular features such as a full-width Instagram footer area, a showstopping featured area slider, and an abundance of post & layout options, Rosemary’s clean, contemporary design is guaranteed to wow and inspire!”
Created as a theme for those who want to run their own online magazine, The Voux comes pre-loaded with nine different layouts, some of which are tailored to specific industries like food, fashion and travel.
BuzzBlog was recently rebuilt from scratch for its 2.0 version, promising bigger and better features across all categories, including 60+ home page variations, five built-in header layouts, nine custom page templates, nine different post formats and a built-in subscribe and login page for membership capabilities.
“Prestige is an unique and advanced WordPress theme. It comes with a big pack of various skins, shortcodes, widgets and fonts. Thanks to the massive CMS options panel you can fully customise this theme to suit your needs. Prestige is the ultimate package with functional and powerful features.”
“If you are looking for the best photo theme with unlimited capabilities yet easy editable – our new Oyster WordPress Theme will help to break a new ground for your web project! Modern design and responsive framework in combination with maximum flexibility allows to customise this theme in the way you like. We have included a great variety of viewing options, so you can set your photo projects in the different styles and variations.”
Along with the usual functionality you’d expect from a top quality blog theme, Pluto also comes with some interesting features that you don’t typically see included in themes. One of the most exciting features is the smart photo protection that means your image copyright will be boosted and deter others from stealing your work – this is particularly valuable to those who share their own photography on their blogs.
“Breeze is a fantastic, responsive theme designed to make your blogging experience as simple and seamless as possible. With superb visual design and great support for mobile and tablet devices you can easily reach all your readers wherever they are. Breeze has 14 custom widgets, most directed at social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Flickr and more), 10+ specially made shortcodes and a very easily customisable theme options panel.”