Free WordPress themes for bloggers

Free WordPress themes for bloggers

WordPress has evolved over time from a pure blogger platform to a CMS. Therefore, it is not that easy to find a good and appealing blog theme. The trend is increasingly towards one-pagers or multi-purpose themes. For pure blogging, however, these are actually provided with too many functions. So I’ve put together some free WordPress themes especially for bloggers.

Themes for bloggers – what should you pay attention to?

Compared to business or portfolio websites, a blog does not require any complex functions. Rather, a clear and simple layout should direct the focus to the content. Apart from the design, there are a few points that should be considered:

  • Clear, concise structure
  • Matching typography
  • Responsive design
  • Article Image Support
  • Social media support

Free WordPress themes for bloggers – a small selection

All WordPress themes presented here are of course responsive and suitable for blogs and magazines.

Bloggr – A WordPress Theme For Blogs & Magazines

Magazine theme in Pinterest style

Bloggr is a Pinterest-style magazine/blog theme with lots of useful features. The design is reminiscent of the Mashable website.


  • Masonry layout
  • Google Font Selector
  • Mobile side push menu
  • Demo content to import
  • PSD template

Qi Theme

Qode Interactive’s Qi Theme is a feature-rich, highly customizable WordPress theme that comes with 150+ demos. It offers more than one ideal solution for a blogging website. Just choose a ready-made demo such as Lifestyle, Food Blog, Travel Blog, Business Blog and get started.

Since Elementor is used as a page builder, editing is very intuitive and easy. The individual post layouts are also clear and beautifully designed. And even the list layouts and related posts haven’t been forgotten.

  • AJAX pagination
  • Animated vector graphics
  • 60+ Elementor widgets
  • Lots of styling options
  • Animated parallax effect
  • Lots of demos
  • Social media integration

Rowling – A Magical Magazine Theme For WordPress

Rowling is a clean and elegant WordPress theme for blogs and magazines with responsive typography.

Provider: Anders Norén Features:

  • Related Posts
  • Logo support
  • 3 menus
  • 4 widget areas
  • Gutenberg ready


OceanWP is a free theme with a lot of features. And of course it is also ideal for bloggers. You can choose between several blog presentations. Eg masonry layout, grid layout or very simple post arrangement.

Would you like to see a live example? Then check out my blog! Because I use OceanWP with the CoreExtensions on my website.

  • very fast loading times
  • many widgets
  • Social media icons
  • sidebar generator
  • Design, typography customizable via customizer
  • different blog layouts
  • Expandable with AddOns
  • Gutenberg ready
  • Compatible with page builders
  • Import demo pages


Ashe is a beautiful and elegant theme that works very well for a personal blog.

Provider: WP Royal Features:

  • WooCommerce support
  • sliders
  • Page Builder ready
  • SEO optimized
  • header image

Tracks – A responsive, personal blog theme

Bold & Beautiful! The Tracks theme is also very suitable for photo blogs.
More features are available in a paid version.

Provider: Compete Themes

  • Logo Uploader
  • Social Media Icons

Ignite – A Responsive Blog Theme

Ignite offers a simple design for private or business blogs. More features are available in a paid version.

Provider: Compete Themes

  • Logo support
  • Social Media Icons
  • Sidebar can be placed on the left or right
  • 5 fonts to choose from

Annina Free – Clean & Fresh WordPress Blog Theme

Another Blogger theme in Masonry layout with left menu bar. Additional functions are also available in a paid version at Annina.

Provider: Cresta Project

  • Left menu
  • Masonry layout
  • Social Media Icons

Lovecraft – A Beautiful WordPress Theme For Bloggers


Lovecraft is a beautiful blogger WordPress theme with a large header image that is replaced by the respective featured image. It also already supports Gutenberg.

Provider: Anders Norén

  • header image
  • Logo support
  • 4 widget areas
  • Infinite Scroll (requires Jetpack)
  • Tiled Gallery (requires Jetpack)

Author—For Publishers Who Want Readers

Author – a speed-optimized theme, the design of which is strongly reminiscent of the WordPress theme Twenty Fifteen. In any

Provider: Compete Themes

  • Left menu bar
  • Fast loading time
  • Minified stylesheets and scripts
  • Scripts are loaded only when needed

Garfunkel – A Stylish & Responsive Pinterest-style Theme For Bloggers

And another theme by Anders Norén! The web designer from Sweden simply makes good and even free WordPress themes for bloggers! Garfunkel comes in Pinterest style and is suitable for blogs and magazines.

Provider: Anders Norén

  • Masonry layout
  • 6 article formats
  • Logo support
  • Background image
  • 3 menus
  • Infinite Scroll (via Jetpack plugin)


Awaken is an elegant and clean theme for magazines and blogs, based on Twitter Bootstrap.
More features are available in a paid Pro version.

Provider: ThemezHut

  • Lots of theme options
  • Featured Sliders
  • Post widgets
  • ad widget

Alizee – An Awesome WordPress Theme

Alizee is a Pinterest style theme and has a parallax header.
More features are available in a paid Pro version.

Provider: Features:

  • Masonry layout
  • Parallax header
  • 4 widgets
  • Logo support
  • Number of columns (1-4) selectable
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