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Best WordPress Personal Blog Themes for Writers, Authors and Bloggers

November 12, 2018
WordPress Personal Blog Themes

When you’re in the market for an outstanding WordPress personal blog theme, you want one that’s well designed, easy to use and one that offers all the features you need.  It can be a little bit of a chore trying to hunt all over the internet to find a theme that checks off all the boxes you need it to check off, which is why we’ve developed this collection.  We’re on a mission to find the absolute best WordPress themes anywhere and rate each one for quality.  There are literally thousands of themes on the market and some look great, but don’t have the features you need to run a successful blog.  That’s where this list comes into play.

WordPress is definitely the most popular content management system for website building in 2018 and it’s popularity isn’t slowing down any time soon.  We’ve found so many great themes, it’s kind of difficult to narrow it down to just a few dozen, but we’ve done our very best in this collection.  I’m sure you’ll find something you love to get started building a really successful blog with tons of readers.  These themes are the best of the best, with amazing support, tons of features, user-friendly admin areas and each one is built to provide an amazing user experience for readers and bloggers alike.  So, here you go, the absolute best personal blog WordPress themes around.

Extra

Extra Personal Blog and WordPress Magazine Themes

Powered by the amazing Divi builder, Extra shows what kind of magazine or personal blog site you can create with a powerful page builder and tons of features.  Extra is incredibly flexible, it really might be the ultimate magazine theme.  Extra has a category builder, letting you create amazing stuff with post based modules.  There’s a post and page builder too, so you can craft gorgeous story driven posts with an advanced drag and drop interface.  Extra is totally responsive, which is a necessity these days, meaning it’s mobile friendly and looks smart on all devices and screen sizes.  With Extra, you can create reviews and ratings based on a home-brewed reviews system.  Even let your readers get into the act with user-powered ratings.  Extra works with all the maror eCommerce plugins like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.  The design is strong, clean and flexible and with Elegant Themes backing Extra, you get perpetual updates and fantastic support if you should happen to need it.

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Adventure

Adventure Theme WordPress travel Blog and Personal Blogging Theme

Organic Themes’ Adventure theme is a personal and lifestyle blog that’s built to show off.  Considering how many features Adventure has, it’s really simple to set up.  Every theme option, and there are plenty of them by the way, is located in the native WordPress customizer and you can download demo data with a single click.  That’s pretty great.  The theme features a set of default settings when you install it, so you don’t really have to mess around with any of that stuff to get started quickly.  Responsive, modern and stylish, Adventure is going to really help your give a great first impression and an amazing user experience to all your visitors.  With Adventure, you can showcase recent articles or image with a featured content slideshow, there are featured profile sections with links to social media, your biography and a photo.  Let people get to know you!  Adventure is WooCommerce compatible and offers tons of custom options to keep your website looking and feeling fresh.

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Foodica

Foodica Personal Blog and Recipe Blog Theme

Created by WPZoom, Foodica is a wonderful theme for creating food blogs and magazines, even recipe planning sites.  I think it’d also make a pretty smashing personal blog site, so I’ve included it in this collection.  With WPZoom themes, you get great support and documentation, as always.  You also get a simple to use customization panel.  The Foodica theme is responsive and Retina display compatible too.  There are multiple advertising zones to help monetize your blog, if that’s something you’re into.  Six pre-built color schemes are just a click away, or change things up manually.  Foodica uses a visual customizer to allow you to adjust fonts and colors to see what matches your brand and your taste.  Foodica has a recipe shortcode included too, which makes recipe making a breeze.  As with all WPZoom themes, Foodica is updated frequently.  In fact, they’ve just added a new magazine style layout in the last few months that looks really promising.

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Montblanc

Montblanc WordPress Parallax Personal Blog Themes

Montblanc is a beautiful minimalist personal blog theme by Tesla Themes, but it’s way more than just a simple blog theme.  Montblanc has full support for WooCommerce, which means you can add an eCommerce shop if you so desire.  This responsive theme has both one page and multi page options, it’s great for blogs of course, but can also work well as a portfolio, corporate website, creative agency and more.  Montblanc is a wonderful combo of gorgeous, sleek design and plenty of features to keep people coming back for more.  Montblanc has a drag and drop page builder, Visual Composer, included.  That means you can create any sort of layout under the sun, just by dragging and dropping content modules.  No coding required!  You want your blog to be as enjoyable as possible for your readers and that’s what Montblanc was designed to do, give a fantastic user experience.

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Authentic

Authentic WordPress Personal Blog and Fashion Blog Theme

Authentic is a multipurpose blog theme that’s recently been updated, so it’s better than ever.  You want a highly rated and popular blog?  This one is it, I’m telling you.  With over 6,000 downloads in just about 2 years, Authentic sports a nearly perfect 4.97 rating on ThemeForest.  That’s crazy, it’s not just a handful of ratings either, it’s been rated well over 100 times.  It’s one of the highest ratings I’ve seen.  Support for WooCommerce means Authentic isn’t just a blog theme, it can be a full featured eCommerce site as well.  Authentic was coded from the ground up with Bootstrap, so it’s responsive, looks fantastic, loads fast and it’s stable as can be.  The Authentic WordPress theme has a one click demo switcher to let you see various design possibilities before you commit to them.  This is a lifstyle blog, a personal blog, fashion blog, viral magazine, minimalist template and so much more.  You’ve got to see their travel magazine demo, it’s stunning.  Authentic gives you unlimited color options, easy font switching, tons of header options, footer modules and more.  Authentic is built for speed too, scoring a perfect mark on Google’s PageSpeed Insights.  You can buy Authentic with confidence that it’s one of the best themes on the market.

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Mallow

Mallow Feminine WordPress Personal Blog and Fashion Themes

I really like the Mallow theme.  I mean, that goes without saying, I put it in this collection.  It’s relatively new, but the style is bold, it’s fun and I think it makes for a fantastic personal blogging theme . Mallow is minimalist in style and highly polished.  Built for lifestyle blogs and magazines, personal blogs and other general purpose blogs.  Mallow is completely responsive, it’s SEO optimized as well.  It lets you use all the post types you want, there are multiple attractive blog layouts included too, all of which makes Mallow a very flexible WordPress theme.  If you wnat to give your audience a smooth, clutter free environment to ready what you have to say, the Mallow WordPress theme might be a good fit.

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Aesthetic

Aesthetic Personal Blog, Beauty, Feminine and Lifestyle Blog Themes

For bloggers who are looking for a very stylish web template, Aesthetic is a fantastic choice.  And really, who among us isn’t looking for a great personal blog theme?  Nobody wants something that’s junky or loads slow or looks bad.  Luckily, Aesthetic pulls off style and features without a hitch.  Aesthetic is a lot like all ThemeFuse’s themes, it’s incredibly simple to use, simple to adjust and customize.  You can rally tailor make your site to suit your taste and fit your brand.  With Aesthetic, you can adjust colors and fonts rapidly, you can even change between multiple different layouts.  The Aesthetic theme is perfectly responsive, it’s Retina ready and all of that gives your users a great experience on all devices.  Your images are going to shine, your text posts are going to get a ton of attention and with social media integration, the shares and retweets are going to really start to pile up.  Aesthetic has a very intuitive user interface that’s incredible easy to use.  The admin interface is always the sort of backbone to a theme and this one is strong.

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Cooperative

Cooperative Minimalist WordPress Personal Blog Themes

Cooperative was built by Graph Paper Press and it’s a really strong example of a very simple, minimalist personal blogging WordPress theme.  Cooperative is ideal for designers and authors, writers and lifestyle bloggers.  With perfectly tuned responsive design, Cooperative helps to ensure everybody who visits your website gets a fantastic experience.  You want to talk customization?  It’s an absolute dream with Cooperative, you can quickly swap out headers, backgrounds, logos, menus, text blocks and other sorts of widgets.  Post formats are always important for a personal blog and Cooperative supports all the usual suspects, video and images, image galleries, quotes, audio and, of course, standard blog posts.  With unlimited galleries, Cooperative is perfect for folks who take a lot of photos on the go.  Cooperative lets yuou add more content to the custom widgetized areas.  Graph Paper Press always offers automatic updates to all their themes, so this one will never break, even if you upgrade your WordPress installation to the latest version.

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Lucid

Lucid WordPress Personal Blog by Elegant Themes

Lucid is another personal blog and magazine theme by Elegant Themes, the makers of Divi and Extra, among others.  I love the design of this one.  It’s been around a while now, but don’t call it a comeback, Lucid is just getting warm.  What is it that makes it so Lucid is still going strong after all these years?  Classic design, pristine code that actually gets updated frequently.  This theme is sleek, it’s modern and it does all the heavy lifting of a premium theme, making your content look fantastic.  I think one of the best things about Elegant Themes is the level of support they offer and Lucid is obviously no exception.  With tons of widgetized areas, not to mention their awesome short codes, this theme is ready to adapt to suit your blogging needs.

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Yosemite

Yosemite WordPress Personal Blog and Magazine Theme

Yosemite was inspired by Apple’s Yosemite OSX and the design chops with this theme are nothing short of amazing.  Yosemite is the kind of personal blog theme that blends modern style with some classic elements, giving you a feeling of timelessness.  Yosemite boasts of a legendarily high user engagement rate.  Compared to other themes, people just react well to Yosemite, thanks to the clean design and well though-out layout of the theme.  AdSense optimization means it’s relatively simple to monetize your blog with Yosemite.  Schema integration is covered too, so you’re going to be found quickly (and often hopefully) by the search engines.  Fluid and responsive, Yosemite adapts to look perfectly on all sizes of display.  This theme is parallax too, that adds a cool pop of fun to otherwise static pages, which boosts the user experience.  The code is clean, fully commented so it’s simple to find the spot you need to adjust, if you should happen to want to make some code changes.  Don’t worry of you’re a beginner, you really don’t have to touch a single line of code to produce a stunning website.

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Webly

Webly WordPress Personal Blog Theme

I really like the Webly WordPress theme, from Elegant Themes, as a private or personal blog website. Elegant Themes does an amazing job with all of their WordPress themes and Webly, I think, is one of their best. All of elegant themes templates load up fast and look good on all devices thanks to their native responsiveness. Webly is fully supported by elegant themes and I find their support to be on the very best of NE theme developer. If you do choose Webly as your personal blog, you have access to all of the elegant themes creations. So if you decide you don’t like this theme, there are plenty of others available from which to choose.  If you'[re just getting started in blogging, I think Elegant Themes are a pretty solid choice, they can help strengthen your knowledge and their supreme levels of customer service is really comforting.

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Divi

Divi WordPress Portfolio Theme

What more can I say about the Divi WordPress theme? Well, I guess I better think of something. In a world of wannabes, Divi is the King. There are few themes that can even come close to threatening the massive power, and efficient features of the Divi WordPress theme. This theme exploded on the scene a few years back and since then, it’s been a Non-Stop rise up the charts of popularity. This theme is as popular as any and it’s one of the most illustrious, highfalutin WordPress themes ever made. It’s got a library of pre-made design suggestions that you can turn into the frame for an incredible website.  With Divi’s page builder, I believe you can build anything your heart desires and any suggestion otherwise is probably wrong.  Divi has every bell and whistle needed to make a perfect personal blog theme.

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Emporia

Emporia Clean, Minimalist Personal Blog WordPress Theme

There are thousands of different personal blog themes out there, but few are as simple to use and easy to manage as this team, which is called Emporia. Emporia is a responsive blog and portfolio theme rolled into one. It’s great for photographers and bloggers who want to showcase their work without any distractions. This theme is mobile first, it develops a really smooth and fast loading web page, no matter what your blogging about. Emporia is very simple to customize, backgrounds, logos, Fav icons, menus, text blocks, headers and widgets are all easily styled to look just like you need them too. You can add slideshows and rearrange image orders, there are unlimited galleries available, and I think that for personal bloggers who want a very simple and stylish blog and portfolio combination, this is certainly one.

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Milo

Milo Clean, professional Minimalist personal blog WordPress template

Milo is a simple and clean WordPress theme by developer called Made by Minimal. This is probably among their most popular themes and it has a really nice layout and it is incredibly simple to use and to adapt to fit your needs. Milo is one of the simpler looking themes that I’ve ever come across, that’s why I’ve added it to our collection of minimalist WordPress themes. But for blogging, I think that the simple and clean style lends itself to almost any sort of blog. Writers who want to attract a lot of attention and keep it focused on the content or wise to choose a simple looking theme like this one. Milo features a left-sided header design as well as a cascading submenus, gorgeous project descriptions, e-commerce compatibility and several basic style settings.  It’s all built for simplicity at every turn.

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Collective

Collective Multi Author and Personal Blogger WordPress Themes

Personal blogs can take all shapes and sizes, which is why I’ve included Collective in this round up of personal blogs.  It’s a little bit different than a lot of the other themes in this collection, it’s built for multiple authors.  Interesting, right?

Collective has a great looking and fluid design, This theme displays perfectly across all mobile devices. Your images, your widgets and your content scale up or down when the browser is resized. When viewing the site on a phone or tablet, Collective absolutely delivers a stunning experience. This theme was built for showcasing people, or work, project and writing. It’s the perfect solution for multi-author blogs, portfolios, associations, groups of people who share an interest in a particular subject. If you are partnering up with others in a new or existing venture, this theme is perfectly crafted to get the job done.

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Soledad, MultiPurpose WordPress Blog Theme

Soledad WordPress Highly Rated Magazine Theme

Soledad is a WordPress personal blog and magazine theme with a staggering 4000 different demo Styles, each one can be installed with just a few clicks. That gives you a ton of flexibility in terms of starting a new website or rebranding your existing web page. Soledad offers the ability to sell products with woocommerce, so if your blog has an e-commerce component, this is a great theme for that. There are portfolios, hundreds and hundreds of different blogs styles and typography options. If you choose the Soledad theme, you will join thousands of others who have found this template to be a fantastic choice for their personal or professional blog page. Soledad is perfectly responsive, that can help your SEO efforts and the flexibility is marvelous. With great support and plenty of documentation, Soledad is very simple to get started with and even easier to customize.

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Cool

Cool Personal Blog Magazine WordPress Themes

 

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Epilog

Epilog Personal Blog WordPress Themes

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The Chatter

The Chatter WordPress Magazine and Personal Blog Themes

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Eames

Eames Minimalist WordPress Personal Blog Theme

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Blogojoy

Blogojoy WordPress Minimalist Personal Blog Theme

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Nexus

Nexus WordPress Modern Magazine and Personal Blog Theme

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We’re building WordPress theme collections as fast as humanly possible!  So if you haven’t found exactly what you were looking for in this collection, you might want to take a look at the other collections we’ve made.  So far, you can check out our selection of portfolio WordPress themes or WordPress minimalist themes.  Since there are thousands and thousands of WordPress themes out there, we’ll be adding more and more in the near future, so be sure to check back often to find the latest.  Have a great WordPress day!

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