Collection of the best free WordPress blog themes and premium WordPress blog themes in one place.
We are focusing on blog type layouts in this post however you’ll see glimpses of magazine themes as well.
Blog themes help us create e-zines. There are two types of WordPress layouts popular amongst e-zines. One of them is blog type layout and the other is magazine type layout.
The basic difference between blog themes and blog themes is that blog themes have a rather simple layout, every user is familiar with it, it usually has the latest post on the top and the older posts following it. Magazine themes are a little difficult to understand (from user’s point of view) and difficult to control (from webmaster’s point of view) but they are good at organizing a lot of data.
This post was requested by one of our readers Siddarth. He said that he was going for a premium theme rather than a free one because he would need after-sale support. So if you’re not a coding maestro, you might also wanna go for a premium one.
FREE BLOG THEMES
A simple clean theme ideal for personal blogs. Comes in two colors.
Minimalist, yet very stylish theme. Good SEO, and power packed with loads of features. Suitable for every kind of blog.
Out of the box theme by WooThemes. I love their SEO value. If you use this theme, you should give it a few CSS edits because it has been used on internet quite often.
Relatively a new theme on the circuit. Design is awesome but maybe not suitable for large scale blogs, ideal for personal ones though.
Another professional level theme, made by Woo Themes.
This theme quite much look like a magazine theme. So use it only if your site will be regularly updated.
This is a feature packed theme. Perfect for professional use. If you wanna make a blog which should compete with Designzzz, this is the theme for you. (but don’t waste your time, competing with Designzzz is something easy).
Professional style theme frequently used by technology blogs.
A two-columned theme, perfect for most kinds of uses.
Absolutely superb theme for personal blogs. I love its design, it gives the feel of an opened book.
Nice elegant theme. I feel it is pretty accurate for personal blogs of women.
If you want a funky stylish personal blog theme, this is it.
It has all the features of a professional level theme, yet it’s look is personal kind. So you can use it either ways.
This theme contains high-readability. So if you’re making a blog where your visitors will have to read a lot of text, you should get this theme.
WP-Green Blog is a wordpress theme for personal professional blog, you can use the blog theme for travel, with beautiful design, nature, full slider and a lot of ad-supported features, admin options, SEO optimization …
It’s not a multipurpose theme at all. I suggest if you use this one, use it only on the things related to garden. Functionality is good but it loads slow.
This is another of the themes which have been tried, tested and passed. Excellent for professional blogs and magazines.
I just love its name. It is created by nThemes so it has reasonable functionality and SEO value.
Balena is one of the themes which made WordPressThemesGallery.org a considerable site. I suggest it for personal blogs only because the loading speed isn’t as good as it should be in professional themes.
This one is made for personal blogs but its speed and simplicity makes it suitable for daily bloggers as well.
Nice theme if you wanna give your site a hard look. Not the best of readability.
A very classy theme. I love it for its simplicity and speed of loading. This one’s suitable for personal and professional blogs.
PREMIUM BLOG THEMES
Daily Post Free & Premium $29.99
They say that the world’s most awesome jQuery image slider which makes it super easy to create and manage multiple sliders on your blog. You can create as many sliders as you need and include them in your posts and pages using a simple shortcode. Also, you can tweak your sliders by using drag and drop re-ordering and setting captions and links.
This is a clean, modern, powerful WordPress tumblog-style theme designed for a wide variety of uses from bloggers to design portfolios. The responsive web design adapts from large to mobile screens, just resize the browser window to test it out, no additional setup required! The theme also includes a handy custom bio widget to quickly tell your visitors about yourself with photo, link, bio and social media links.
Unique classic blog WordPress theme, created with readability in mind. Clean and intuitive design, big font for easy reading, works great in handheld devices. If You like to know more about theme features continue reading or if You are tired of reading just go straight to live preview and screenshots.
The Blog is a powerfull theme for blogging and any website, packed with awesome features and simple to use. Supports unique style for categories, pages and posts, including many visual elements, headers and backgrounds. Fully compatible with latest WordPress versions. Supported by all major browsers.
Premium Pixels $50
The Premium Pixels theme is perfect for the blogger who takes pride in their appearance. This theme has appeared in numerous design galleries while serving PremiumPixels.com and has gained countless ‘nods of approval’ from those in the know. Now it’s all yours. Fully customisable with a selection of helpful options and 6 custom-made widgets, this is not your typical feature-bloated theme. It’s a nimble little sucker that gets the job done and looks good doing it.
Co Pilot $45
CoPilot is a WordPress theme which takes advantage of WordPress post formats. Quickly and easily publish your images, videos, galleries, quotes, links and more. You can also just use the theme as a regular WordPress theme!
Fast Blog $40
Fast Blog is a WordPress theme with some extra tumblr-like features. It’s perfect for easy blogging and thanks to the WooTumblog plugin (included) you can add posts quickly even from a mobile phone. There are 6 types of posts.
A friendly theme and very easy to use. You can add a different slider for every page with its own functions, anytime you can turn on / off the slider or change the function for every page.
Create Beautiful Galleries – Post images of your latest work, dishes or crafts and categorize them in an easy to scan list page. Also marvel at the awesome image pop-up when you click on a particular photo. Unique Home Page – Feature all your latest posts and finest work on the home page of your site. They say that they have created an awesome colage feature which gives your site a unique and ‘different’ feel to the usual blogs out there.
Ermark Urban Blog is a urban WORDPRESS theme best suited for personal and portfolio blogs. It can be customized in an infinite color palette combining different layout elements using the styler.
Dulce is a tasty, premium WordPress theme solution designed & developed for personal and professional microbloggers. With Dulce, it’s all about versatility. The theme supports seven post formats, offers four color variations, boasts three options for gallery posts, provides an easy to use theme options, features a custom designed audio player and more. If you’re interested in offering your readers a smart-looking, user-friendly, stylish, intuitive and creative driven blog, look no further.