7 Best WordPress Blog Templates
If starting a blog is something you’ve been dreaming for a while, now could be the perfect time to start. Since you’re reading this, you’ve probably already decided you want your blog to be powered by WordPress, and, of course, you’ve made the right call. Now all you need is the perfect WordPress blog template.
In WordPress, templates are predesigned elements that you can import and use on your website. They give you not just the design, but the functionalities, too, ensuring your blog is equipped with everything it needs for reaching wide audiences. You may also need a couple of blogging plugins, but that’s not our topic right now.
Ideally, a WordPress blog template should be modern and responsive by design, lightweight and clean. It should contain a nice selection of blog post singles, blog lists, archive pages, galleries, and elements that make your blog appealing and engaging.
In this article, we’re showing you some of the best WordPress blog templates out there. We’ve selected them according to strict criteria, based on our extensive experience in the field. So dig right in, we’re sure your perfect blog template is somewhere on this list:
We’re starting off with a template kit designed specifically for Gutenberg. The WordPress’ native page builder is a favorite of many, and this exclusive and comprehensive collection of predesigned elements is designed to fill everyone’s needs, including bloggers. Qi Templates include 365 page templates, 232 patterns, 32 wireframes and 72 full-featured site demos. You can, for example, pick the Lifestyle Blog demo, or alternatively combine page templates you like, or smaller elements – patterns, to achieve just the look you want.
Qi Templates are powered by Qi Blocks for Gutenberg, a collection of Gutenberg blocks that comes with templates and which you can use to add useful functional elements to your website. For blogging, you may need the comments template, advanced columns and categories, or a search bar. You may also want to use post date and post author info blocks, a tag cloud or post terms. You get all this – and much more – with Qi Templates. So basically you get an all-in-one solution that allows you to set up a gorgeous, engaging and modern blog in virtually no time, all by yourself.
When it comes to template marketplaces, you can’t really beat Envato. This digital marketplace is the go-to place for everything you could possibly need in terms of premium products for WordPress. All products are verified and quality-tested, following strict Envato guidelines and controls.
You can browse by author, but we recommend you simply type “blog” in the search bar and then pick among 1600+ templates designed for blogs – from personal and travel to food and technology (and everything in between). If browsing through so many templates seems too exhausting, you can always narrow the search by industry or sort the templates by freshness, relevance or popularity.
For each template, you get a short preview and some basic information, and the template page contains more details on the author and the most important features.
If you’re using Elementor and want your blog design to come from the same workshop, then you need to check out Elementor Template Kits. There are currently some 100+ kits to choose from, and eight of them are designed specifically for blogs. Now, you’re not obliged to use a template with the “blog” tag on it. There are layouts that are perhaps made for other purposes but that can suit your blog like a glove, so make sure to browse the other categories as well.
As for the strictly blog templates, there is a food blog template, one for health blog, fashion blog and business blog. If you’re going to write about sports, there’s an excellent template for that, and there is, of course, the travel blog one. All templates are equipped with the post grid layout and also include useful features like quotations, subscription buttons, sidebars, galleries, and more. All templates are modern, clean and dynamic, designed in a way that will surely compliment your writing.
While it’s not exactly a template kit, Qi Theme for Elementor can be an amazing tool for a WordPress blog of virtually any kind. It packs 150 modern demos, 5 of which are dedicated to blog and magazine websites. However, you can use any other demo that you like and that can serve your purpose. If you are a food blogger, there’s a wonderful demo just for that, equipped with engaging blog post and list layouts, as well as galleries.
There is also a stunning lifestyle blog, with interesting image frames that give your blog a modern and distinctive touch. What’s also great about the Qi Theme is that it comes with Qi Addons for Elementor, a stunning collection of custom widgets. The widgets add to your website some great and useful functionalities ranging from infographics and showcase ones, to SEO and business, as well as a range of blogging and blog layout widgets.
One of the best-selling blog template kits on ThemeForest, Blabber is a modern, dynamic solution for various types of blogs and online magazines. It is suitable for lifestyle, business, creative and professional blogs, and comes with a wide array of predesigned pages. There are five distinct homepages you can pick from, which allows for flexibility in terms of style and atmosphere. There are also all the necessary inner pages: gallery, contact page, shop, services, as well as the About Us page.
If you opt for this theme, you can also pick between nine different header and footer styles. The Blabber template kit is easy to import and customize, and it is generally quite lightweight and fast. The blog you create with this template kit will be SEO-ready and, of course, fully responsive.
If you’re dreaming of starting a travel blog, then Trawell might be just the thing for you. This template kit is modeled from the Trawell WordPress theme, which we covered in our piece on best adventure themes. The kit has the same light, dynamic and modern aesthetic vibe, and is packed with lovely blog lists and post layouts, fullscreen sections, maps, counters and everything else you could need for a travel blog. It has two distinct homepages, two header variants, three archive styles, and a beautiful Destinations page.
There’s also a premade Error 404 page so you don’t have to design it from scratch. Trawell includes an interesting travel achievements counter, as well as subscription forms. If you’re a complete newbie to WordPress blogging, you’ll be glad to hear this template comes with a detailed step-by-step guide for installation and setup.
Food blogging is, along with travel, among the most popular blogging niches. The market doesn’t lack in beautiful food blog themes and template kits, but this time around we want to talk about Especio. This is a lovely, clean and fresh template kit for food bloggers, nutritionists, food critics or any other culinary enthusiast looking to start a WordPress food blog. Especio comes with a pricing table, pricing list, menu, shop, and many other useful elements for a food blog. There’s a lovely Our Team page, three distinct homepage layouts, two About Us layouts and the Locations page. Blog layouts are airy and dynamic, with fullscreen sections, sliders and five premade header and footer styles. This kit can be used with the basic version of Elementor.
The world of blogging is not just an exciting one – it can be a lucrative thing, too. Bloggers across all niches can quickly rise to the status of influencers, as they usually deal with popular and highly searched topics. Consequently, it is also a quite saturated market – becoming a blogger isn’t hard at all, and there’s perhaps too many people doing it. That’s why, in order to stand out, you have to make sure your blog not just looks great, but also has all the elements and functionalities your visitors might need. By providing modern, engaging design and good user experience, you set the right path for your blog to skyrocket. We’re confident that one of these WordPress blog templates will be of tremendous assistance in that.
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