If you are a personal blogger and also into WordPress then I must say the combination is perfect. WordPress was initially started as a sweet blogging platform and with continuous development & volunteers behind it, it is now the giant in the Web world.
Blogging is an awesome thing that connects yourself with your hobbies. May be you just had a delicious recipe in a new restaurant, may be you just visited the Himalayas of Nepal in your holidays, may be you bought the new mac book pro that you have been waiting for, may be you wanna talk about the photography techniques that you learned, may be you visited summer fashion show in Paris or any thing, now, you may want to talk about it and share your experience & knowledge, blogging about it right away in your personal blog is an awesome way to do it. While the whole blogging thing depends upon you, it is important that you make your blog look beautiful, professional, easy to read and well-structured to be ranked well in major search engines. In addition to this, you and I both know that your visitors will be mostly reading about your blog in their mobile devices, so your blog must also be responsive. This altogether will help you gather more visitors and make them part of your experience that you are sharing in your blog.
This post is all about finding the right WordPress blogging theme that will suit your blog content & character. I have listed awesome free personal blog WordPress themes below, hope it will help your blog to get the look that it needs. 🙂
This is so flexible that it can be matched with any premium blogging or magazine style theme out there. One of the interesting features of this is you can represent each category of yours with respective colors. This feature adds life to your blog. If you are a person that blogs quite rapidly or if you have a lot of articles that needs to exposed right from the home page then this theme is a perfect match for your purpose. Also, the different layout options will help you to represent categories in Also, the different layout options will help you to represent categories in different beautiful manner adding charm to your blog. These different layouts can come handy to make a blog that is related to lifestyle, travel, food, technology, fashion and any kind of blogging site. The theme has lots of feature built-in, you can create your personal blog or magazine without even using any plugins. If you like you can add any plugins of your choice, this theme is based on wordpress.org theme review standards and will work with any standard plugin.
Radiate is a clean, creative and light retina ready responsive blogging theme supporting parallax header image. The cool parallax header image can be used to describe your blog with a nice image. The top menu sits over the top of the header image and is sticky, so you can scroll below the page content and click on the sticky menu items without going up. The theme is minimal and loads super fast. There is balance between typography and white spaces which will help the visitors read your blog content smoothly. The theme contains featured pages area just below the header image in front page. You can use these featured pages/boxes to talk about yourself, your contact information or for a welcome message. The theme contains all the features that you will need to create an attractive blog. The theme has limitless primary color option, choose the color to reflect your character in your blog.
Some of the highlighted stunning features of this theme are responsive design, unlimited colors, widgetized footer, full width featured slider, beautiful author box and many more. The makers of this theme have used this theme for their own blog. So, in a way the awesome blog theme that they are using is available for others to use all for free.
This theme is all about highlighting your photos and then talking about any specific image once you click on it. The theme can be used as normal blog and in addition to this, photoblogging layout can be chosen for home page and archive pages. For my personal blog also I use this same theme, I have used the normal blog layout and you can view the demo at sanjipshah.com. And for the ThemeGrill demo, click on ‘live preview’ button below. The theme also contains inbuilt slider that helps you quickly upload an image and write about it. If you wish more features like color options, font options, font size options and many more, you can also try the pro version. You can view the pro version demo here.
The theme supports header image. Site title and tagline is shown just over the header image. If you add a nice image relative to your blog this can leave a great impression on the visitors. The menu follows right after the header image. The menu bar contains the search icon, this will help the visitor search on your blog right away. Rather than beautiful masonic layout, theme is also packed with lot of features like primary color option, link color option, logo upload, custom CSS and others. All this features can be used to give unique feel to your blog and make it your own.
With the use of beautiful colors, sharp typography and big images, this theme will make your site look out of the box. Hemingway supports four post formats namely standard: with featured image above the post, video: with featured video above the post, aside: for short updates and quotes. These will certainly help you present your posts uniquely. Theme support primary color option as well, so if you are say ‘RED’ color lover then just change the custom accent color to red and VOILA your blog links and primary color will be red. The theme is retina ready, viewers reading your blog from a 27 inch iMac to a 3.5 inch iPhone are all covered up and will see a clean and crisp view of your blog.
Fukasawa gives you the opportunity to alter and personalize your experience and every other elements giving your customers pleasant experience while they are walking around in your site.
Supports Jetpack Infinite Scroll which helps to view more post without reloading the page. Scroll on to see more contents. Also, supports beautiful gallery grid view with Jetpack Tiles Galleries module of Jetpack plugin.
Perhaps, you love blogging, writing your stories, and sharing with others. May be, you want to help others with your ideas through a blog. But what if you have no idea how to start a blog? Heck! That’s a huge opportunity going away from your hands.
But, that won’t be an issue anymore. Here is a free blogging theme for WordPress called Everly Lite which exactly responds to your needs. First, creating a WordPress site is very easy for anyone with or without coding skills. Next, it becomes super-easy when you have a simple, minimalist and easy to use theme like Everly Lite. You don’t need any coding skills for using building a blog with this theme. It is fully responsive, and retina ready which is perfect for all types of screens. Furthermore, the theme features multiple homepage layouts/demos, typography options, Google fonts, custom widgets, SEO optimized design, shortcodes, and more. Well, Everly Lite is a great theme for you to start a new blog while you can anytime upgrade to its premium version for more advanced features.
This theme is certainly one of the interesting personal blog themes. The theme has an interesting layout in which you can show the images and posts content side by side in an alternating manner. This alone can make your blog unique and present the content to the users beautifully. Theme also support social icons which will help you site to link with your social profiles.
This theme is packed with few dozen of features that will help personalize the look and feel of the theme. Different layouts, custom colors, custom logo, background, custom CSS etc. all combined will give you the super power to make your blog the way you want it to be. The theme is translation ready meaning you can create the language files and have the theme in your local language. Theme also support social icons that will help you get connected with the social world.
Change the width of your sidebar or adjust the overlay that darkens or lightens the sidebar. Seasonal comes with many more features like several post formats, 2 blog styles, 5 sidebar positions, unlimited color choices using the built-in Customizer, Schema.org microdata (for Google), show or hide various elements in your posts, and much more.
The frontend framework optimizes this theme for smartphones, tablets, desktops and any other device. With pixel perfect design, awesome widgets and full-screen slider it stands out among WordPress themes. It has a premium look and feel that can’t be confused with anything in the market. The theme is SEO friendly with Schema compatible structure that will make Google love your website. The theme supports most if not all free and premium plugins such as Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, SEO by Yoast, W3 Total Cache and many more.
The theme is packed with lots of features to help you create a rocking blog. Wilson puts focus on your content without any compromise on the functionality half. Wilson includes custom logo support, custom widgets for Flickr, Dribbble & video, two templates, custom accent color, posts format support and many more.
The theme has inbuilt slider which can be used to highlight some of your posts. The theme is white, neat & clean. Powen theme is well documented so there is very less chance that you will be confused on using any of the theme features. The theme also supports RTL, you just need to install the theme on RTL WordPress blog (WordPress in different languages which has RTL as default writing mode) and the theme will adjust automatically. I really find this feature fascinating.