WordPress Column Themes

15+ Best Three Column WordPress Themes

Deciding on the ideal layout for one’s website is a very important aspect to consider. And, in the case of using WordPress as the platform, it is easy to implement a unique look, thanks to the availability of thousands of themes.

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Today, we’re looking at 15+ of the best three column WordPress themes. Throughout the web, you’ll mostly find a single column, or two column layouts in favour, but picking the three column layout is one simple way to get a unique makeover. Let’s check out the best free and paid options we have.

#1 Tomas & Daisy

Tomas & Daisy

Here is my first recommendation. It’s a premium product which comes with three column layout that can be turned on from the internally available Theme Panel. It’s a theme ready for running a niche fashion blog, and it’s a product from an Elite Author at ThemeForest, brining the sense of a professional product.

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#2 Academica


I’ve personally used this theme in past, and as you can judge from the name itself, it’s a theme designed for education niche. It’s a product from WPZoom developer, a known name in the industry and it falls under out requirements by offering the unique three column layout at the homepage. It’s one of the best and free product available for running a school or institute’s website.

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#3 Catch Flames

Catch Flames

Our next choice is a lightweight theme which packs a box-shaped UI, which is fully responsive to ensure proper functionality on mobile devices. It uses HTML5 and CSS3 combination to keep things extremely modern, and it supports WPML including other popular plugins like WooCommerce, Jetpack, Contact Form 7, etc. It’s a blog ready theme which features threaded comments and support for Microformats and different post formats.

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#4 Grow


Running a business? Want to start a website and a dedicated blog for the same? Here’s a free theme (also available in paid/pro version) that can offer you the design and functionality base. It allows putting your logo and is compatible to work on smartphones, HD Retina display featuring iPhone and iPad, and other devices.

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#5 GivingPress Lite

GivingPress Lite

It’s a theme perfect for running a website for any non-profit organisation like a Church, and it packs a UI which supports charity and other related elements. Yes, it does support the three column layout.

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#6 Genuine


Genuine is a premium theme which is compatible with WooCommerce, and bbPress, allowing you to run either an e-commerce or a fully functional forum. The theme is packed with Visual Composer drag & drop page builder, offering tons of customization possibilities and is developed using the modern HTML5 web programming language to keep things on the lighter side.

#7 WP Macchiato

WP Macchiato

If you go by the demo, you’ll judge it for a food niche blog theme, but it can be used for any other niche. It comes with three color schemes to pick and allows uploading your logo. It supports different widgets and has dedicated home and archive pages.

#8 Willingness


It’s an incredibly simple theme with a full-screen header on top, followed by a three column featuring blog style. It is ready for translation and comes with editor designed UI.

#9 EasyMag


As you can judge from the name itself, it’s a theme designed for running a magazine. It is built using Bootstrap to ensure top-notch security, lightweight, and fully responsive layout to provide support for smartphones and tablets. It allows putting different banner sizes, and if you upgrade to the pro version, you get other premium features.

#10 Magneo


If you’re planning to run a review sharing blog, which is compatible to run properly on smartphones and tablets, then here is a premium pick on my side. It comes with drag & drop homepage builder. And, it can take an unlimited number of sidebars. It also packs three different sliders.

#11 Arunachala


It can be used for other niches, but if you stick to photography niche, then the theme will look perfect. It’s lightweight and responsive and supports fullscreen images and gallery post formats.

#12 Boron


Another niche photography theme which is available for free and is capable of running a dedicated blog. It’s UI is very unique, and the content part is powered by AJAX offering cool interacting effects.

#13 Severn


It’s a premium product packed with dedicated support and it uses high-resolution graphic elements to ensure proper compatibility with modern top-notch devices. The layout is responsive to ensure proper functionality on mobile device and it supports about nine different post formats. Other than the three column layout, it can be used in single and two columns as well. You shouldn’t miss its demo and checking rest of the details.

#14 Myth


Before you judge the theme by its name, it’s a theme designed to fit a blog’s requirements and comes with support for multiple post types and is also compatible with active translation. It also supports threaded comments and uses fluid and responsive layout.

#15 Gem


If you’re looking for a free product which packs 100’s of customisation options, then this should be your pick. It comes with a grid framework and SASS to ensure efficient page loading and minimal layout. It’s a perfect theme for running a business website with a dedicated blog.

#16 WP Journal

WP Journal Responsive WordPress Theme

It’s my final recommendation, and it’s a premium product which packs almost every must-have feature for a magazine. It comes with eight custom widgets and supports six custom page templates. The slider is featuring drag & drop builder, supporting the touchscreen devices. A powerful theme panel is also at the Dashboard for bringing visual and functional changes quickly.


That’s all! Do share your experience with us in the discussion section and don’t forget to share this compilation with all your friends online. 


Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

  • Nishat Mahmud
    Posted at 12:46h, 12 November Reply

    I’ve thought about adding a three column theme to my blog. This will help me to choose the best one.
    thanks for sharing this review

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