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60+ Best Free Personal Blog WordPress Themes 2018

Blogs evolved over the years with increase in theme options, plugins and styles. Personal blogs are the first to come by in the blogging community. Why personal blog ? As it states personal blog is useful for those looking to enter into the online world of blogging. This is not to be looked upon with a business perspective, personal blogging is fun where we share our designs, articles, technology or anything you want to show off to the world. An online existence is formed with personal blogging and with the help of social networks it receives a high boost these days. Sharing photos, personal fun videos or just copy pasting interesting articles to earn money as most newbies do can be done here. With WordPress powering the theme everything goes dynamic and creating new articles daily is easy.

Old blog users still using blogger, tumblr etc usually try to switch to different cms if you are one then look no further as wordpress will help you. Keeping a personalised journal with your daily article updates along with websites interesting in making a travel blog, tech review site, gags showcase can be done with these minimal themes. Simplicity is the key as most personal blogs are used by newbies where they start their online activities. By keeping minimalism in mind these themes are crafted carefully to suit everyday needs. You don’t even have to modify any part of theme by code as options panel will let you do the modifications easily. Free WordPress themes which are high quality even though provided free has been hand picked by us where most of them have responsive design layout for multiple devices.

Since the tumblr network was loved by many for having a simple blog design, we went ahead and selected modern themes which are similar to tumblr style themes and look good in their own way. Enough said, welcome to the exciting world of blogs where competition will break you but those with strong heart will learn to push through it in no time and accomplish impressive feats. Check our magazine, free themes, restaurant, travel, author and more collection of themes based on your needs. We have given much focus on clean and best themes for blogging here.

dBlogger – Free Digital WordPress Blog Theme

dBlogger is a free wordpress blog theme released last month with a simple purpose, that is to give users a powerful WordPress theme that is totally free, has a flat clean layout design, has mobile responsive design, a theme that is easy to personalise and ranks well in google search results. The theme backs up your website with full support for wooCommerce plugin to sell your products and BBPress plugin for full engagement with your audience.

The live customizer options gives you better control over color schemes, 600+ fonts and essential theme settings for customizing your website with unique look and feel. The theme is well coded with best coding practices and will give your website a boost with SEO visibility so that you reach a global audience. dBlogger is an all-in-one solution for bloggers, startups who are into professional blogging and would like to switch to a cool powerful modern blog theme or for someone who like to start their own blog from scratch.

PS: We have more free blog themes which will be released in the upcoming weeks. So stick with us. :) This is our first blog theme and is scheduled for upload in wordpress.org as well

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dblogger - free digital wordpress blog theme


Zillah is a modern and classy theme for blogs of any kind. It has a clean appearance and provides a full-width slider carousel. The theme is optimized for a great readability, which makes it easy for the readers to follow your content and not get distracted by other elements. It also has a photo-friendly layout and a widgetized footer, where you can add custom widgets. Overall, Zillah was built to offer a stylish online presence for every blogger and writer.

The theme comes with a responsive design, live customizer, optimization for speed and SEO, custom backgrounds, mega menus, compatibility with SiteOrigin page builder (so you can customize it through drag-and-drop options), author box in each article, social icons, and a neat, appealing design.

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zillah personal website theme for wordpress


Boston is a free to download minimalistic WordPress theme for bloggers who wish to share their thoughts and pictures in style. Experience a smooth blogging website experience with Boston. The theme has been carefully contrasted with colours of white and light blue so anything presented on Boston stands out. It has been built on the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technology with SEO optimized structure so all your articles rank well in search engine. You have the option to translate the theme to the language of your choice and also Boston is compatible with all the modern browsers. This theme is going to amaze your readers with its versatility.

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boston personal blog theme for wordpress cms


Everal is a blogging theme for photographers, writers and creative types. It has a grid-based homepage, left sidebar and space to show off your images in style. This theme is fully responsive so it will look good on every screen.

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Yuuta is so flexible that it can be matched with any premium blogs just with its simplicity as it shows a visually stunning full width article layout. A theme of choice for writers, authors, adventurous travelers and photography enthusiasts who has a mind of their own to share their experiences to the world. Featuring custom menus for a full page navigation, crispy featured images allocation, full width template and photo galleries, this theme is a boon for personal blogging.

  • Simplicity
  • Travel, Photo, Personal Blog
  • Responsive Design
  • Free
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Baskerville is a clean and elegant theme for writers into affiliate marketing and seo, it includes awesome features like fully responsive design, custom template, four page layouts including a listing for contributors, custom text styling etc. Overall design looks beautiful and same goes for mobile devices.

  • Masonry Layout
  • Three Column
  • Page templates
  • Free
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If you are looking to launch your own blog then this is the best WordPress which would make your blogging special and have hundreds of viewers flocking to see your blog posts. Optimizer is a multi purpose theme capable as a personal blog which can be easily designed without you having any technical knowledge. Adding content was never easier with Optimizer, your website will be up and running within an hour. Besides being compatible with all modern browsers like Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, the theme also features threaded comments so you can interact with your customers and take their views.

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optimizer creative agency theme for wordpress


Garfunkel is really a smart theme and specially crafted for bloggers. Power packed with a set of great features masonry layout similar to old pinterest website, responsive and retina-ready design, a gallery slideshow.

  • Crystal Clear Typography
  • Three Column Masonry Layout
  • Full width Background
  • Responsive Layout
  • Free
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This stylish theme uses valid HTML5 & CSS3 code supported by css3 bootstrap framework. Specially designed for fashion and feminine blogs this theme can help you create a functional blog with a flat looking design. Other supporting features are options to social widgets, completely custom widgets and multiple pages for contact and 404 error.

  • One Column with sidebar
  • Responsive Layout
  • Custom widgets & Post Formats
  • Flat Design
  • Free
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Vito is a personal blogging wordpress theme if you are looking for classic blog style layout with a feature rich sidebar widgets. Once you apply the theme the whole website will get attractive css hover animations, responsive layout, brilliant typography and social icons.

  • Classic blog with Sidebar
  • Brilliant Typography Font
  • Fluid Responsive
  • Free
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Vito - Classic blog theme for wordpress users


Seasonal is a responsive personal blog theme for every lifestyle like travel, photography, food, technology, business, fashion. It is professionally designed with features like resizable sidebar, unlimited colors with page templates.

  • Fully responsive
  • One Column With Sidebar
  • Multiple blog Layouts
  • Free
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seasonal - responsive personal blog theme


Ram is a clean, classy and flexible theme and it is perfect for blogging, writers and authors. This theme has fully responsive design with fixed side bar and the website will remain beautiful even on different devices.

  • One Column with sidebar
  • Clean Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Free
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rams is a flexible blog theme


Totomo is a new theme for this Christmas and new year season for bloggers who need a very simple blogging solution. This theme has a minimalist one column layout with responsive flat design with video, audio and gallery post support which can be displayed as featured image. Get this theme if you are a blogger who need a fast solution for your blogging requirements.

  • Gallery support on posts
  • Bootstrap for advanced editing
  • Responsive layout
  • Free
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 free and responsive blog theme for WordPress


A brilliant blog design with two column layout of posts and a dropdown menu on navigation. The theme requires options framework as a plugin and a few number of posts to show off its functionality. The featured image will be set automatically if already assigned. Overall a minimal blogging theme with not complex options.

  • Minimal personal blog theme
  • Two Column layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Live customizer
  • Free

kouki - wordpress blogging theme with two layout

So Simple – Impressive WordPress Blog Theme

A simple theme which focus only on typography and nothing else. This theme is well built to display responsive layout design across multiple devices as well as clean look with featured images.

  • Very Simple theme
  • One Column layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Free
Demo | Download

simple wordpress blog theme

Apex – Blog Theme For WordPress

A modern blog theme recently released to bloggers who want complete customization control of the homepage and website layout. The new live customizer feature introduced with this theme is worth an effort.

  • Minimal design
  • Two column layout with sidebar
  • Clean featured posts
  • Responsive Layout
  • Free
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 minimalist and responsive blog theme

Adler – Minimal Free Blog Theme

A perfect blog theme for WordPress with full screen featured images to showcase your daily posts. The typography is very artistic and clean with good readability.

  • Responsive across platforms
  • Full screen Featured image
  • Elegant typography
  • One column layout
  • Free theme
Demo | Download

Adler personal blogging theme


Rara Clean

    A minimal blog design for wordpress blogging users with a two column layout with three top layer widgets and responsive across multiple devices.

  • Two column with sidebar
  • Responsive layout design
  • Released Feb 2015
  • Free to use
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Rara - wordpress Responsive Blog Theme


A long page website with a single column layout and with responsive design to make your personal blogging and story telling a incredible experience.

  • One column layout
  • Ultra Responsive
  • Retina Ready
  • Aesop plugin support
  • Released March 2015
  • Free Download
Demo | Download

Longform - Story telling WordPress blog Theme

Amadeus – Free Blogging theme

This is a modern blog theme with a two column layout featuring a clean sidebar for full navigation and to interlink popular posts from homepage.

  • Modern Theme
  • 2 Column with sidebar
  • Parallax header
  • Google fonts Changer
  • Free Release
Demo | Download

amadeus personal blogging theme

BlogCentral – Free Responsive Blog Theme

A beautiful WordPress blog theme with two column layout to display posts with a sidebar included. This free blog theme is nothing more than stunning as it looks premium in design.

  • Professional Design
  • 3 predefined layouts
  • Multi color schemes
  • Free use
Demo | Download

 responsive wordpress theme for blogs

Oblique – Free Fashion Blog

A dark fashion blog theme for wordpress with amazing a fluid masonry layout. Change google fonts as required as this theme has many advanced options.

  • Responsive layout design
  • Masonry blog
  • Three column
  • Parallax Header
  • Releases May 2015
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masonry blog theme for wordpress

Masonic – Pinterest Style Theme

Choose a clean masonry theme with three column layout and featuring a similar style next to pinterest blogging network.

  • Responsive web design
  • Multiple color options
  • Custom logos
  • Free use
Demo | Download

masonic - masonry style blog theme

Lovecraft – Professional Blog Theme

Lovecraft is an excellent WordPress blog theme for personal bloggers for professional blogging experience. Full page header image with responsive layout design this theme has it all.

  • Single column with sidebar
  • Responsive pages
  • Clean typography
  • Three column footer
  • Free Download
Demo | Download

free pro blog theme

Rider – Creative WordPress Blog Theme

A modern sports theme for personal blogging  with a cool header background and navigation menu. This is a responsive theme with lite features to get you setup a theme in no time.

  • Light weight design
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Released: April 2015
  • Free to use
Demo | Download

rider - sports blog wordpress theme

Swell Lite Personal Blogging Theme

A beautiful theme for bloggers with customize options to change colors, header image, background and sidebar widgets easily.

  • Responsive Design
  • Live Customizer support
  • Header, Logo changer
  • Free Version
Demo | Download

swell lite

Hoffman minimal Blog

Choose this minimal theme design for your startup blog with light weight elements and fluid responsive layout.

  • Infinite scroll
  • One page layout
  • Responsive and retina ready
  • Multiple post formats
  • Free Download
Demo | Download


MioMio Blog Theme

A minimal blog theme for regular and personal bloggers. The theme options panel will let you update header and fav logos, footers, font styling, code integration and much more. Responsive and suitable for modern devices with great options.

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mono theme

Themify Base

A theme with extra large featured image for homepage display will interest some viewers. This recently released theme is responsive and very minimal in design.

Live Demo|Download


ForceFull – Free Blog WordPress Theme

ForceFul is a stylish magazine WordPress theme which has really great look and is perfect for your magazine, blog or news websites. ForceFul has been built by using some of the most popular current design trends.



Fullby – Masonry Blog Theme

A masonry style wordpress blog theme for personal and modern bloggers which interesting features. The responsive design is looking good on multiple devices as well.



Blogger WordPress Theme

Blogger is a responsive clean and cool free blogging WordPress theme with single classic post style layout. The theme is centered around your blog posts and uses squeaky clean code to keep it fast and user friendly.



Story – Free WordPress Blog Theme

Not too fancy elements in this free WordPress blog theme as you see everything is extra large starting with large featured image for better visibility. Fully vibrant color combination makes this theme great for personal bloggers.

  • Responsive Layout Design
  • Custom post formats
  • Free Download
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Story Personal blogging theme

Moments – Clean Personal Blog Theme

A new theme for personal blogging enthusiasts has been made by s5themes and the good part this is totally free and responsive in layout design. With flat design and amazing color combination this is worthy theme for bloggers.

  • Responsive Design
  • 8 post formats
  • Feature rich Theme Panel
  • Left and Right Sidebar
  • Free Download


Writr Theme

A personal blog theme for easy wiritng as this theme is best viewed on a tablet device. There are many color schemes which you can chooe to alter you website color and the best of all this is responsive for any device.

  • Clean Responsive Design
  • Best for tablets
  • Six color schemes
  • Two column layout
  • Crisp Typography
  • Free Download
Demo | Download

tablet blogging WordPress themes

Esperanza Lite

Esperanza is a clean, elegant, personal blogging theme which makes your blogging experience as simple and seamless as possible. This theme is created with modern responsive design, awesome typography and focus on readability.

  • Responsive
  • One Page
  • Static Background
  • Clean Typography
  • Free Download



Wilson – Personal Blogging

Wilson is a old school styled clean, simple and responsive theme built for new personal sites and blogs for the year 2014.

  • Responsive
  • Retina Ready
  • Custom Widgets
  • Free Download


Avante Blogging

A theme released on last christmas and for the new year blogging

  • Responsive
  • Static Background
  • 2 columns + sidebar column
  • Released on Dec 2013
  • Free Download


Socially Awkward Personal Blog Theme

This is no awkward theme as the name mentioned by the developers at Theme Hybrid. Social interactivity is easily boosted with this theme as it provides multiple options to share your content easily.

  • Responsive Design
  • Blog layout
  • Portfolio Layout Support
  • One Column theme
  • 100% Free

social - personal blog wordpress themes

Serene Personal Blogging Theme

Post formats will be your tool to keep the different topics interesting through many color combinations. This theme is such a beautiful minimal theme which is easy on the eyes with powerful typography elements.

  • Responsive Layout Design
  • One Column Theme
  • Minimal Design
  • Flat
  • 100% Free

Serene - free personal blog wordpress theme

Sueva TumBlog Theme

Sueva is a nice blog theme for personal websites where users can update their daily fun activities to the WordPress community and the whole world. The free lite version of the theme is available for the public.

Features include:

  • Responsive Design
  • 1 custom widget
  • Two Column
  • Sidebar Widget Ready Option
  • Minimal Design
  • Lite Version
Demo|Download Responsive blog WordPress Theme

My Notes

My Notes is a free WordPress theme for your personal blogs and diaries. It comes with a clean & minimal layout which will resize according to your screen. My Notes can be easily customized, and is a lightweight, seo friendly and a fast loading theme.

  • Responsive Layouts
  • Simple Personal blogging
  • 100% Free

blog theme

Time Responsive personal blog wordpress theme

All in one personal theme which can serve many uses.

  • Responsive Layout
  • One column
  • Custom Logo and Favicon supported
  • Simple SEO
  • jQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
  • Customize Menu Items
  • 100% Free


Launch Tumblog Style Theme

Launch is an attractive tumblr styled theme for the daily personal blogger. This theme attracts many with it is easy on the eyes with the perfect color combination. Sadly non-responsive for modern day use.

  • Built-in SEO settings
  • Custom logo upload
  • Custom page templates
  • Little code
  • Post Format support
  • Two Column theme
  • 100% Free

tumblog wordpress theme

Post- Free Personal WordPress Blog Theme

This is another free premium theme we call it post. Its minimal type extremely clean and simple, it has masonry feature, easy to use and set. It has 8 different layouts it is the best personal free blog template for WordPress bloggers. Not-responsive though.

  • 6 homepage layouts
  • 2 blog page layouts
  • Nice homepage slider
  • Advanced theme control panel
  • 9 color schemes
  • Widget ready sidebar
  • Pure CSS layouts.
  • 100% Free
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So Simple

No questions asked, just a simple theme you will ever find for a personal blog. Free writing and a beautiful typography adds superb effect overall. Twitter fans will find this useful for tweeting news and no nonsense. You will start to think, is it WordPress ? Ok where is the menu ?

  • Responsive Layout
  • Flat Design
  • One column
  • No Sidebars
  • Browser Friendly
  • 100% Free

Minimal wordpress blog theme


Paper WordPress Personal Blog

A white paper styled theme made as a child theme for twenty twelve theme is another best personal blog theme suitable to create up to date posts.

  • Responsive Design Layout
  • School Theme
  • Two Columns
  • Sticky Post
  • Custom Menus
  • 100% Free

personal blogging theme with paper style

Clippy Personal Blog Theme

A simple pin style theme for everyday blogger.

  • Responsive Design
  • Three column layout
  • 100% Free
Demo|Download Clippy

Delivering best themes for WordPress is what i do. Let me know if you come across any fantastic themes. Do share this post and don’t forget to bookmark as i am updating this article with new find.

Exclusive premium themes are introduced here as the article will give you a glimpse of how premium themes look and feel to the targeted audience looking for having a premium blog.

Premium Personal WordPress Blog Themes 

Still not found any free blog themes for your purpose ? Then try to pick from these below very popular premium themes for your blog. 


Build and experience your personal blogging website with the help of this extraordinary wordpress theme, SmartBlog. This theme has functions like every other premium theme including responsive design, retina support, multiple homepage layouts, fully customizable pages and options but what makes it unique is the how it presents everything.

Two neat features included with this new theme are category filters and hamburger menu. Category filters can give further insight into the sub categories of your main categories which is presented with a simple navigation style. Hamburger menu on the other hand is a modern menu system which stays on the left side of the navigation bar for listing categories of less importance or links you think is only for extreme enthusiast or seeker. Overall this a theme with neat typography and brilliant homepage layouts for any type of blogs.

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Blog Theme - SmartBlog


A modern theme which can be used to tell inspirational stories of travel, food, weddings, fashion and everyday moments you think and come by. The theme offers features which will interest everyday blogger who creates unique content on their website. Responsive design, unlimited color variations, multiple homepage layouts might interest you as well.

Featured posts can be shown on homepage with the help of an elegant slider the theme includes along with its pack of functions. Overall a brilliant modern blog theme for personal bloggers to write inspirational articles.

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Himmelen - Personal WordPress Blog Theme

SugarBlog – Clean & Personal WordPress Blog Theme

This modern WordPress blogging theme is perfect for creating beautiful blog sites with active audience. You can choose any of the 11 home page layouts. The built-in AJAX susbcribe popup will be useful in building up your email list.

SugarBlog makes it easy to brand your blog by offering features like customized login form and multiple header styles. And to focus on the popular or most recent contents, you can choose any of the six content sliders. As the theme package comes with the po and mo files, you can easily translate it into other supported languages.

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Clean & Personal WordPress Blog Theme

Journey – Personal WordPress Blog Theme

If you are looking for a uniquely designed WordPress theme for creating your travel, photography, food or a simple blog site, Journey could be the best choice for you. With 11 blog layouts, multiple post and page templates, related posts and lots of custom widgets, this is truly a powerful parallax theme.

Besides using the multiple readymade post and page templates, you can also create custom layouts by using the integrated Visual Composer. The fully responsive theme allows you to set different types of backgrounds too. The theme package also includes multiple premium plugins and several custom widgets.

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parallax WordPress Blog Theme

Rosemary – A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

A light weight blog theme for personal blogging experience with multiple blog layouts like grid, full width post, list layouts.

  • Five blog Layouts with grid
  • Multiple post formats
  • Custom Widgets
  • Color options configuration
  • Responsive Design
Demo | Source

rosemary theme

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About Rijo Abraham

Rijo is a content strategist, designer and a WordPress developer who likes to work late at night but instead end up with Netflix.


  1. John

    Excellent post. Thanks for sharing a nice post with us

  2. Gregory Lucy

    Hello Rijo,

    Thanks for your nice collection of best free WordPress personal blog theme. Hope users will get benefit from your write-up would choose one for their blog. Would you recommend one best theme for my writing blog?

    • Rijo Abraham

      What kind of blog? A bit more detail like fashion, travel, food will help. :)

  3. Mitesh Solanki

    Great themes listed for personal wordpress blog. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. David Statham

    Awesome post all of the above themes are very good. Though the best part about this post is that its very well structured I mean the images and all. Anyway, keep the good stuff going and will be looking forward to seeing more from you in the future.

  5. Braden

    These WordPress blogs are very useful. And these are one of the best collections. Thanks for showing it to us and I salute you for your hard work.

  6. Harsh Patel

    Thanks for sharing this with us

  7. Theme lock

    This really amazing wordpress themes list. Thanks for share it.

  8. Sanu Nagpal


    Very Useful, Keep up the Good Work.

  9. ariapix

    Thanks for these themes and love “Baskerville”i gonna use as it has more features quite simple & attractive

  10. Ahad Arzi

    Great collection. I also suggest the Author WordPress theme. This theme is perfect for authors, and content writers. Could you add in your list?

  11. Sohaib

    Hi, I was just trying with sahifa, just got tired of searching the content area adjustment.

    Can you tell me how can I resize the size of content ? as my content size like anything on website is looking too small, and sides margin is too large??

    • Rijo Abraham

      Its done manually with CSS.

  12. Stesha

    Thanks a lot for this huge collection of themes. I find few one very attractive. Personally I use NOrebro. I dont’ know whether u heard about it, but it’s amazing. Really recommend.

  13. Akanshi

    Great designs! The Baskerville theme looks like a very good option for bloggers.

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