These are the best WordPress themes for beginners. Really user friendly and simple to manage.
That doesn’t mean that these themes skimp on features. Each one of these themes is packed with the kinds of tools and capabilities that can make your blog, shop or magazine a powerful marketing tool. Just because you may not have a lot of experience with WordPress, that doesn’t mean you should have to stick with one of the default themes. These premium quality templates are a great way to get an awesome looking website up and running quickly. The support and documentation are top quality too, so you’ll never run into issues you can’t handle.
So, here we go, the best WordPress themes for beginners.
Infra, WordPress Beginner Friendly Reviews Magazine Theme
Clean, Elegant, Infra. I don’t know what that means, I mean I do, but I don’t…it doesn’t matter. Ignore me.
Anyway, this theme is called Infra, it’s by Orange Themes, and it’s a simple little magazine theme with a twist…or orange! Get it?! Infra bills itself as a very simple to use, very user friendly and easy to customize theme for beginners. If you’re not too experienced with WordPress, customizing your own theme can be a bit of a chore. But Infra uses the WordPress theme options panel to make that process a relative breeze.
Infra has a high res display, a ratings system for reviewing products. It’s really an ideal reviews magazine or blog where reviewing products is a key component of what you have to offer the internet. Simple design, clear navigation, Infra does a lot at a very reasonable price. The support from Orange themes is solid, though this theme only receives a 4.0 rating from ThemeForest, which isn’t that high, to be honest. All in all though, if you like the style, it may be worth the money.
Blogojoy is a minimalist WordPress blogging theme that has stripped away all the unnecessary features and focuses on letting you easily share your content through blogging. You can set it up in just a few minutes so that you can quickly get your blog up and running. To make it even easier to use, Blogojoy is powered by the Tesla Framework, an administrative tool that makes it easy for users to customize their themes, even without having extensive knowledge of coding or web design. With Responsive Design, you have an assurance that your blog will display well on a variety of displays, including mobile devices such as smartphones with smaller screens. Extensive HTML documentation is provided with full step-by-step instructions and screenshots so that you can easily get your website up and running.
Blogojoy comes with the Slider Revolution WordPress plugin for free. Slider Revolution not only allows you to make your own sliders from scratch, it also shares content on them, including the capability of embedding videos on the slider. You can also customize your slider using 3D effects, transitions and animation, among other features, and you can use the drag and drop editor, so you can easily add the features you want to the slider. Blogojoy also comes with different post types that you can use to create a distinctive look for your blog. You have the option to create different types of posts, including posts with videos and images, posts with sliders as well as those that display in full width. Short codes are also included with the theme that let you quickly add special features to your site, such as buttons, tabs and even price tables. You can easily connect your social media to your blog as Blogojoy allows complete integration with the most popular sites, including Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
Bold, Beginner Friendly Blog and Magazine Theme
Bold, from Organic Themes, is a really underrated blog theme for WordPress. It’s clean, flat style lends itself to any kind of topic. I think the layout is so clear, so clean, navigation is going to be really simple for your readers. It just feels like a theme that will be ‘sticky’ for readers, because they don’t get confused and leave after getting frustrated. Some themes, that happens. With Bold, you get all the features you might expect, perfect responsive design, WooCommerce support, customization options that are thorough and simple to use. You also get a handful of great page templates for featured videos, featured images and other cool page types. For personal bloggers who want an attention getting theme, Bold is a perfect fit.
Nexus is an Elegant Themes offering, one of their many magazine WordPress themes, which means a few things right away. Clean code, great support and a host of awesome plugins and short codes included with every download. You can join their theme club and download a whole bunch of themes for pennies each. Nexus itself is a versatile Magazine theme, with reviews and more. All in a neat, tidy design package that will keep your readers happy to learn more about the information you have to offer. But like most magazine themes, it works great for a personal blog too. So, that’s it for Nexus.
Tesla Themes has another great offering called Zero. This is a WooCommerce ready WP blog theme, perfect for just about any kind of online store, and perfectly coded for great stability and prompt page-load times to keep Google or Yahoo satisfied. The Zero demonstration was built to be an app design retail store, yet there’s not a single limit to exactly what products and solutions it is possible to market with this online site, from trinkets to personal computer tools, sporting items, pet rocks or various other type of business where you desire a feature-rich eCommerce option at a good price. If you need a blog theme that also offers WooCommerce functionality, Zero may be a real winner. This theme is unique in its own right, being one of the most versatile WordPress themes which are compatible with contents that contain lots of visuals like photos and videos. First time WordPress users will definitely find this theme enthralling owing to its ease of setup and customization. This personal blog theme is ideal for websites that cover fashion, health and sports niche, among others. There are lots of layout options contained in this theme, which you can be used alongside with a sidebar. No matter the challenge you may encounter when trying to make your blog stand out from the rest.
Studio 8 is a creative, bold and beautiful minimalist blog theme for WordPress, wonderful for any sort of written material. Why does any blog post look so good on a theme like Studio 8? Partially, at least, it’s because a minimalist theme doesn’t overshadow the material on the page. I think that the stunning typography helps out a lot in this case as well, Studio 8’s pre-set fonts look great together. Blog post images look great too, perfectly accentuating each post, making them look even better than just the text on the page would look. But if you want to ditch the images, there’s nothing that says you have to have them. Studio 8 looks great no matter how you slice it.
Uno is a minimalist WordPress theme perfect for those who want to showcase their photo gallery and want to set up a photo blog. This uses a child theme for its base theme framework, and offers a ton of features for easy blogging.
Uno is a theme that is easy to customize, making changing the site’s background, menus, and headers very simple. The blog’s logos and favicons can also be customized with ease in this theme. Its custom widgets feature lets the user add some images, forms, texts, and other information they want to put into their site. It contains slideshows and unlimited galleries where the user can choose an unlimited number of images and other content that they want to highlight in their site using various layouts.
This theme has a responsive design, which adjusts to the screens of the viewers’ different devices. It is open to different post formats – like videos, photos, links, audio, and quotes – making blogging much simple and convenient. It also offers one-click updates upon download, and uses the HTML5 Markup for easier blogging. To add to these excellent features is a translation and accessibility ready feature, perfect for the blog’s different viewers. Check out the live preview to have an idea on what Uno has to offer.
The Paperbag WordPress Theme is specially designed to give readers smooth navigation and an unparalleled reading experience. The theme is also speed optimized, which results in faster page loading and higher search engine ranking. These features make Paperbag one of the best themes for personal and lifestyle blogs.
Aside from smooth navigation, the theme also boasts of design flexibility. Paperbag features eleven pre-designed layouts, each with varying column and display settings to choose from. The theme’s style settings have over 80 customizer options to edit, including background and content colors. Designers also have access to over 20 color and typography settings, opening the possibility of unlimited variations. The theme is also compatible with certain page builders for hassle-free editing.
The Paperbag WordPress Theme also allows individual post formatting. This feature helps the blogger highlight each content for optimum personalization. It further allows access to the various WordPress widgets available to help create an engaging environment for readers. The theme is also translation ready to aid foreign readers.
Content is generally displayed in columns or grids, whether viewed from a computer or a mobile device. This highly responsive theme automatically adjusts its display settings when accessed from different screens. It is also optimized for retina devices. After it’s most recent updates, this theme now supports Elementor and Gutenberg. Nice!
This theme is called Atmosphere Pro, a StudioPress Genesis Framework child theme that’s great for bloggers of all sorts. StudioPress creates powerful, easy to manage and simple to customize themes and Atmosphere Pro is definitely all of that. Atmosphere Pro uses a professional boxed layout to give a stylish and simple presentation to your written content. When your words are the center of attention, it’s important to let them breathe with plenty of white space. That’s why they’ve designed Atmosphere Pro to do that. If you also like to post images with your posts, they’re going to look stellar as well.
It’s not needed for some bloggers, by WooCommerce (any sort of eCommerce plugins really) is fully supported by Atmosphere Pro. There are a lot of helpful theme options to get you started quickly and efficiently. There are multiple homepage widgets areas for extending the functionality of your website with the exact features you want to offer. The header is completely customizable, it’s fully responsive on all devices, the theme customizer is easy to use and allows for changes to colors, fonts and other settings, all in real time. Atmosphere Pro is like all of the blogger friendly StudioPress themes in that it’s very solid in terms of SEO, it loads up fast and can really help you rank. Just add content!
A minimal, modern and clean WordPress blog theme like Elegance Pro can help your site get more views and keep your readers coming back for more. Elegance Pro is built on the Genesis framework, so it loads up quickly and perfectly on all devices. That’s because the code is absolutely pristine and the theme itself is responsive. Modern websites really need to work on any type of device, from handheld to desktops, so Elegance Pro has you covered there. Elegance Pro improves the browsing experience for everyone. Elegance Pro is WooCommerce ready too, so if you’d like to establish an online eCommerce site, you can make that happen. There are several different styles for the homepage and best of all, you don’t have to be an expert at coding to make it happen. I really like Genesis child themes like Elegance Pro because you can install the theme and never worry about an update breaking your site. Genesis is updated frequently to keep it up with the newest iterations of WordPress. Elegance Pro really does give you a simple, clean platform for any type of content too, meaning no matter what you blog about, it’s going to look fantastic.