Though there are WordPress themes that you can use for free, don’t rule out the premium themes. Premium WordPress themes allow you more ability to customize than the free layouts, which tend to be more clean and simple. Remember: the design of your site should help you stand apart from other websites and should also make a positive impression on your visitors. A well-structured theme also helps your website rank well on major search engines — this is helpful, especially if you’re looking to gain more traffic to your site.
I hesitated to include this one because it is definitely not the typical WordPress blog. But when I was thinking about the best WordPress blogs around, I realized that I check Make WordPress just as often as I do any others out there. You see, make.wordpress.org is the blog where you see what’s going on with WordPress as it happens. You get Gutenberg updates (in their What’s New in Gutenberg? series), team meeting minutes so you can see what was talked about during the latest design team or community building meeting, and that sort of thing. It’s not really a how-to kind of blog, but if you have even a passing interest in the goings-on behind the curtain, Make WordPress Core is going to impress you.

I need help selecting a new theme for my blog/website…I would love something similar to ThePioneerWoman.com as I post a wide variety of content including recipes that I would like to organize by category, fundraising efforts through the Alzheimer’s Association, a gallery of quilts I have made, book reviews, samples/chapters from books that I am working on (and of course never sending to agents or publishers…), and personal thoughts and stories about our family. I have had the same theme since I began blogging several years ago, and I want to revamp, unveil a new look, and start blogging much more consistently. Although I have been posting for a while now, I still feel like a newbie in terms of jargon, tricks, tools, and the “things” that make blogging successful. Thanks so much for your help 🙂


Fi-Print is a multipurpose WordPress theme. It is slightly more partial to personal websites rather than for companies. You will get large amounts of information and support from tutorial videos and a 24/7 team available. Fi-Print comes with 3 homepages and a one-click demo install. Page building gets done with Visual Composer and SiteOrigin. Its general design is the most customizable part. Layouts, headers and footers are free to modify. Fi-Print blog has a very appealing modern look, presented with up to 4 posting columns.
WordCamps are casual, locally organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress.[113] The first such event was WordCamp 2006 in August 2006 in San Francisco, which lasted one day and had over 500 attendees.[114][115] The first WordCamp outside San Francisco was held in Beijing in September 2007.[116] Since then, there have been over 507 WordCamps in over 207 cities in 48 different countries around the world.[113] WordCamp San Francisco 2014 was the last official annual conference of WordPress developers and users taking place in San Francisco, having now been replaced with WordCamp US.[117]
You've done the work of publishing that piece to your blog—now it's time to spread the word! Make it easy on yourself and let us help with some automated notifications. Configure this Zap to watch your WordPress site and, whenever you make a new post, we'll automatically pass the details along to OneSignal so a push notification can immediately be sent off to your audience with a convenient link for them to view your content.

Enjoy the live customizer, get auto updates and utilize one from fourteen different blog layouts. To boost your potential even further, Akea comes fully search engine optimized, loads fast and comes 100% mobile ready and browser compatible. The options are endless so feel free to do your thing, go against the norm and create a one-of-a-kind blogging experience with Akea.

With Random, you can certainly work with masonry layouts or sophisticated modern grids to style your websites, but the Random Grid setting brings a joyful variation that makes a unique experience for every member of your audience while loading pages. With the Random Post Color, you can forget about the necessity of picking and choosing unique identifying colors for your every post or page, leaving up to chance and making your website seem every bit as fluid and lively as your own creativity is. The Random Color Menu is also a user favorite that allows you to have hierarchy while maintaining that fun and light fell. At the same time, standard Portfolios, Slider Portfolios and many more custom pages are readily available. Try Random today!

Divi is a creatively bold and visually stunning theme. It is expressive, technologically innovative and seamless and very neatly structured. This modern and engaging theme is  social media friendly and Retina-ready, and it is easily customizable and intuitively navigable. Divi offers clean, readable, streamlined and responsive design that serves multiple purposes. It’s a uniquely flexible WordPress theme that was constructed specifically to offer an all-encompassing, one-stop shop solution for modern website-building needs with equal, unflinching ease and smoothness.
Published by the top-end managed host, WP Engine, Torque pretty much lives up to its slogan: all the word that’s fit to press. If it’s worth talking about, you can bet that Torque has either written about it — or will in the near future. Daily posts from some of the WordPress communities top names make this one a guaranteed bookmark in your browser. Or entry in Feedly or whatever you use.
You can use Ad Inserter plugin to automatically insert code (usually in the section – described below) for Auto ads on every page. However, the exact placement of ads will be done by the ad code, not Ad Inserter! When you enable debugging function Label blocks, AdSense Auto ads will be labeled with a colored bar on the top with a text informing you that the ad was automatically placed by AdSense Auto ads code.
Thank for posting these wonderful themes! They all look like they will make a blog look clean and professional. I am very interested in purchasing one of these themes for my own blog. Since I am new to blogging I would like to ask you for a recommendation on which theme would best suit my needs. My blog will be a blog geared toward maintaining close relationships. I need to be able to post content with all different types of media like audio and video. I also need to create favorite lists and post reviews on different products. I will also feature recipes on my blog. I would like to have a page dedicated on the blog where readers can send me a message. Lastly, I will also be using the blog to sale my own books or at least allow me to provide a link where people can purchase my book through Amazon. The blogs that I have leaned towards the most are Innovation, Caress, Colors, Rosemary & Personal. I really appreciate your feedback! Thanks!

HEAP is a flexible blogging theme for WordPress users. It is a handy tool for bloggers who wants to publish or share their stories online. The developers built HEAP with versatility, clean codes, and speed in mind. Hence, you can be sure that every pixel of your site responds apply to any kinds of mobile devices. They also armed this theme with powerful features such as shortcodes, easy to manage widgets, social integration. Moreover, its powerful options panel allows you to organize and customize your website consistent with your website’s needs. They also optimized it for speed and usability. Overall, this theme definitely has the best tools for a personal blog.

Michelle is the Marketing Associate at Design Wizard. She spent four years studying Media Studies in Dublin Institute of Technology before completing her Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management in University College Cork. She’s delighted to work with such an exciting design software company and is eager to help Design Wizard continue to grow. Michelle is a dog lover. She enjoys going on hikes with her four-legged friend, traveling and going to the cinema (mainly for the treats).
Kalium is a colorful, fresh, youthful and energetic theme while also keeping a polished and professional feel. It is an extremely responsive WordPress creative portfolio, multipurpose and online shop website theme. Kalium is packed with the sharpest set of power plugins in the market, including the intuitive Visual Composer page builder, the gorgeous and classy Revolution Slider and LayerSlider, and a wealth of other plugins as well as shortcodes. This theme provides all sorts of beautiful effects and functional features.
That is why Amory is a favored platform for bloggers, and with native WPML support, servicing webmasters across the globe is easy as pie for Amory. Amory has been equipped with a modern, minimalist visual aesthetic that perfectly frames the main focus of this theme and its every template and demo website; your precious content. Content is always the first and foremost priority for Amory, and its six different blog layouts all show different interpretations of this content protagonism. Vastly readable, Amory is easy on the eyes, and it is optimized at the typographical level for maximum legibility. Limitless colors and a unique Instagram feed enabled Footer round off this solid, unique theme. Try Amory today, and start blogging away under the right spotlight!
The release date for WordPress 5.0 has not yet been set, but the second release candidate (RC) is now available. The final release date will be determined based on feedback and testing of this RC. The Core development team has been posting daily updates on the progress of their work on v5.0, with the number of open issues for this release decreasing every day.
WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success.
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