Despite the fact there are hundreds upon thousands of themes available for WordPress, it’s still hard to find “the one.” You know, the perfect theme that will fulfil all of your hopes and dreams for your blog and put you in the mood to write.
Finding a great free theme can be difficult. Searching through the WordPress Theme Repository can be time consuming and often free themes lack beautiful design.
Below is a collection of free blogging themes that are all ideal for personal sites when you want the focus on your words.
What theme do you use on your blog? What is the ideal layout for a blog? Tell us in the comments below.
Wilson is a clean and minimalist theme designed for blogs. It features a responsive design, custom accent color, custom widgets for video, Flickr and Dribble, and page templates.
It comes retina and translation-ready, with Swedish included in the theme’s files.
Syntax has been designed with a distraction-free reading experience in mind. It features large, easy-to-read type and a fixed navigation menu. This theme also comes with a beautiful responsive design that’s perfect for writers who wants to put the focus on their words.
Flato is a simple blogging theme without bells and whistles. It features a large fullwidth header and navigation bar and a two-colomn layout.
This theme comes with a responsive design.
Opus offers a clean, flat design ideal for blogs. It features a large, fullwidth header images and navigation at the top of the page is the form of a hamburger button. When pressed, it displays a fullscreen menu.
This is a great simple theme for a basic blog as it doesn’t come with sidebars or other features.
typefocus is a beautiful minimalist theme with a fixed sidebar and a focus on typography.
This is a great blogging theme, especially if you’re starting out and don’t require greater functionality.
Stanley is a cute, colorful and responsive bootstrap theme perfect for bloggers and anyone wanting to showcase their portfolio of work.
It comes with some great features – a theme options panel, drag and drop homepage builder, portfolio post types, three page templates, and Font Awesome.
Bushwick is Medium-esque (the old Medium design) and features a fixed vertical header.
This is a lovely theme for blogging, with a focus on your writing and beautiful imagery.
Kirumo is a simple and responsive blogging theme. It support custom background colors and images, as well as a custom accent color.
It comes with a fullwidth page templates with a horizontal row of three widgets underneath.
Blogly is a minimalist and responsive blogging theme with a striking design.
You can use the WordPress theme customizer to change the colors, and upload a logo and background image.
Writr is a minimalist tumblog theme ideal for blogging. It features a striking left sidebar and crisp typography.
It comes with six different color schemes: turquoise (default), blue, green, grey, purple, and red.
Ignite is an elegant blogging theme with a responsive design. You can easily customize it using a built-in social media icons and a logo uploader.
tdPersona features a clean and responsive design offering a distraction-free reading experience for your readers.
This theme is pretty basic, so look elsewhere if you’re seeking greater functionality.
Drop is a bold and responsive blogging theme with a minimalist design and a focus on your posts.
This is a pretty simple theme with few features. The sidebar offers a clear place for navigation and other information, like social media.
Graphy is a blogging theme that focuses on beautiful typography (if you didn’t already figure out from the feature image!).
It features a responsive design so your words look great on difference devices. It comes with five widgetized areas, including a sidebar and four footers. The sidebar allows you to create a two-column design.
Fastr is a simple and minimalist single-column theme ideal for blogging.
This simple and clean theme has been designed with writers in mind. Thoughts doesn’t have any widgetized areas (no sidebar or footer), but it does support various post formats. It’s also responsive and looks great on any device.
Balloons is a cute and whimsical responsive theme with a parallax design. This theme is perfect for bloggers and offers a fun reading experience.
Glider is a bare bones text-focused theme ideal for occasional bloggers. All posts are listed in the archive section and it’s easy to add a category restriction to the archive query.
BonPress features various post formats (including audio and video), making it ideal for bloggers. This theme also features custom widgets for social media.
This premium theme also comes with WPZOOM’s options panel, and options for a custom menu.
Hexa is a colorful blogging theme that support post formats. This theme offers a clean, minimalist and responsive design, but comes with few features
By : Raelene Wilson