8 best free WordPress themes for blogs

WordPress is an undisputed leader in website creation with themes and plugins covering all your needs and expectations. Whatever business you are in – there is a WordPress theme for that. And, whatever business you are in – you need a blog to engage with your customers and get higher on Google results (in SEO we trust).

Apart from willing to write articles for your blog it is also required to select a WordPress theme tailored for blogs. I can assure you that choosing a theme is a way easier than push yourself to write a blog. And to help you out, we have created a shortlist for you with an awesome and free WordPress themes for blogs.

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The last thing before getting started, in case you wonder about criteria we used – it was design, performance, SEO, support and focus on blogging. We did avoid heavily bloated themes or themes that offer multipurpose usage because of performance issues that often arise in such cases.

Dazzling

Dazzling WordPress theme

Dazzling by Colorlib has been one of our all-time favorites for a long time. It is easy to customize the theme with flat design and mobile devices in mind. Tailored for SEO and support of WooCommerce, Dazzling will be a good solution if you ever decide to expand your blog or convert it into an e-commerce store.

Visual Composer Starter Theme

Visual Composer Starter WordPress theme

This a WordPress theme for blogs developed by Visual Composer team as a free alternative to anyone who wants to create a simple blog or personal website.

The design of post and archive pages with hero featured image and high readability score makes it one of the best fits for a corporate or personal blog. And, of course, it is obvious that Visual Composer Starter theme is a perfect fit for Visual Composer Website Builder.

Medium

Medium WordPress theme

A WordPress theme inspired by a popular blog publishing platform Medium is a clean and simple theme for professional bloggers. It has a minimalistic design that reflects on overall performance and usability allowing to join the list of great blog themes.

Make

Make WordPress theme

A WordPress theme that is widely used for business websites – Make is also a good fit for your corporate blog. It promises you hundreds of Theme Customizer options (not sure if I want to browse through all of them) to tinker the smallest piece of your WordPress blog.

Arcade Basic

Arcade Basic WordPress theme

Arcade Basic supports up to 8 different post formats for your blog, including video, image, aside, status, audio, quote, link and gallery. The flexibility of this theme and rich Theme Customizer options makes it a good fit for a multi-purpose blog.

Pinnacle

Pinnacle WordPress theme

A bold WordPress theme with features and options that are a good fit for blogging. With Pinnacle by Kadence Theme, you will be able to unleash your creativity and build a unique website for your corporate or personal blog.

Modern

Modern WordPress theme

As you can guess, Modern is a modern WordPress theme, it is fully responsive and retina-ready, and will fit great for blog or portfolio. Modern uses a grid principle to display posts which make it a bit different from the list type blogs. Such type of themes is usually chosen by artists and musicians who do not write often enough or love short articles.

Codium Now

Codium Now WordPress theme

Codium Now is another grid type WordPress theme tailored for blogs, yet it is much cleaner than Modern and could be a good fit for a tech-savvy person who loves minimalism. But don’t get misled, if you wish, you can easily apply colorful background and play around with other Theme Customizer options.

Conclusion

Due to the fact that WordPress is so easy to customize you can quickly check all of the themes from our list and decide which one fits you best. What is your experience with any of these themes? Did not find a theme you are looking for – let us know and we will make sure to update this list to fulfill your theme requirements.

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10 comments

  1. Thank you for the information, I will try to put your advice into practice on our website

    An apology for my bad english
    regards

  2. Very curated of a collection. All are in trendy design.

  3. I am looking for a simple theme for one of my younger sister’s personal blog. I am happy to have this site and check this short list of free themes. My first choice is “Visual Composer Starter” for its simplicity and clean look. “Make” is my 2nd choice.
    I have sent her both theme’s preview link. With the one she will select, I will use that to make her blog ready to run.

    1. Awesome! Please let us know about your choice and main factors that influence it. For the Starter theme, we want it to become best free alternative so we are happy to receive any requests.

  4. I’d also like to suggest RedxunLite, a free WordPress theme released in 2017: https://www.wowthemes.net/redxunlite-free-blogging-wordpress-theme/

    1. Hi Sal, thanks for the link. The theme indeed looks great, do you already have usage statistics for this one? How do you handle content management/building within the theme?

  5. Awesome Themes! Thanks
    Take a look at this collection of blog WordPress themes.

  6. Hello Raitis, you have done great job.
    All your suggested themes are stunning. I would like to recommend one more amazing free WordPress theme which best option for bloggers. Bloggers Lite is a simple and easy to use responsive theme for blog addicted. It comes with fully responsive design, live customizer, left-right side bar, unlimited color options. See more features here: https://joom-friends.com/explore/bloggers-lite-free-responsive-wordpress-blog-theme

    1. Thanks, it seems we will need to update the list and include more themes. I will surely check out your suggestion as well.

  7. Hi

    Thanks for this post. I’d also like to suggest Redsun ( free WordPress blog theme ). It has 3 home layouts, several layouts for header, footer and post page

    http://spacema-studio.com/project/redsun-free-wordpress-blog-theme/

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