personal blog WordPress themes

8 Best Personal Blog WordPress Themes for 2021 and Beyond

I’m adding a compilation of best personal blog WordPress themes with their individual details in brief.

So if you were looking to start your own website where you can tell your story about your life along with details of kind of professional you’re in then you just need a website driven by WordPress which is further masked by personal blog theme.

To begin with, you need to be aware of certain facts. You can off course skip these parts if you’re known webmaster or aware of all the facts about internet marketing, particularly WordPress. For all others, it is recommended to pay attention to what I’m coming at.

Facts to be taken care of

I had covered in past, the things you need to consider checking before buying a premium theme but still there are certain additional things as per this unique requirement.

The theme you’re looking for must have a simple layout focusing mainly on the readability you’ll publish over there. If the focus is anywhere else then this isn’t going to bring the kind of readability you’re expecting.

Always look for themes with bright colors as for professional first impression, since dark theme won’t bring the kind of sense you’re thinking to generate unless you’re a gamer blogger.

In short, look for professional, simple looking theme with bright color layout and background. Don’t opt for heavy themes at all since readers may get annoyed with long page load time.

Let’s start with the themes now. I hope you’ve noted down the important points I’ve mentioned above. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available in this niche.


SteadyIncome Theme

If you have any intentions of making money from your blog whether today or some point in the future. This theme will help you achieve that, it’s built with monetization and conversion rate in mind. You can easily collect emails for later marketing effects. If your aim is to maybe monetize your blog via ads then you can expect great thing from SteadyIncome. There are a few great ad spots above the fold and below your content. You will also get MythemeShop subscribePro email pop-up plugin integrated.

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Hemlock theme

This is my personal favorite and I’ll definitely use it to showcase my love for traveling around the nation and world (if I ever got the chance). If you have that chance already and want to showcase the kind of traveler you then use this theme to layout the portfolio for you. Of course it’s a premium theme (priced $49) and comes with dedicated support, free upgrades and tons of related features. I won’t be a spoiler for you and recommend you to check its demo first.

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SociallyViral WordPress Theme

This is a very popular theme for bloggers mainly because is similar to ViralNova, a super popular site. That’s not all it’s built around the concept of increasing your social shares and revenue. Other highlights are the fast loading time to help users experience, a mega menu included and much more. SoicallyViral in my opinion is a great theme to start with and I have seen many webmasters use it to do great things.

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Schema theme

Schema, as been featured in our most, recommend SEO template and is a very good option for a personal blog. With the inbuilt review system, you can review your favorite products and services which can help future engage your readers. As the name suggest Schema comes rich snippet supported which will help you get a few extra click-through from the search engines.

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This is a one page vintage inspired theme that is the bestselling in this personal branding niche. You need to pay $39 once and it will bring features like responsive, retina ready, Google fonts, completely translatable, a lots of icons, 30+ background textures/patterns, lots of color options, easy homepage customization and working contact form + contact page.

The kind of elements, icons and different things you can add-on the homepage, makes this theme so awesome and the whole layout is truly elegant. If you wish to present yourself in a vintage album then here is your best platform to nourish that dream.

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Brixton Imgae

If you are looking for a modern, creative, and great-looking blog theme, then Brixton is for you. Packed with unique features you won’t find elsewhere, such as SoundCloud integration for audio posts, integrated Facebook widget, and and default ad spaces, this theme is sure to please even the biggest, more feature-intensive website owner. This theme can be used for personal blogs, but is diverse enough that is can be adapted for corporate and larger business use as well.

This theme has over 2,500 sales, a testament of it’s great features and solid design. Add steady updates, rock-solid support, and incredible diversity on top of that, and you have a winning theme that you’ll love. Check it out:

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Caos is the latest theme from our friends over at QuemaLabs. This theme is aimed at the average blogger, but don’t expect just any average theme. Caos is packed with awesome features such as CSS animations, responsive design, and is translate ready. In addition, the theme is backed by QuemaLabs’ incredibly customer service, comprehensive support and documentatation, and is SEO optimized to help you get found in the search engines.

Not only does this theme come packed with features, but it also looks great. They did a great job of keeping the design minimal, but still not losing key features. If you want a personal blog theme that really stands out from the rest, this one is definitely worth a look.

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solopreneir WordPress theme

Solopreneur is one of the latest from our friends over at FancyThemes, a well-known provider of themes of all types. This theme is great for online marketers and bloggers, because it comes packed with a variety of features that help build an online community, and promote products and services. The cool part about this theme is that it comes with two different landing pages that are specially designed to convert well.

If you are looking to better establish yourself with readers and sell more products, then this theme is definitely worth a look.

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Over to You

I hope you found the theme you were looking to start with. Before making the purchase, take out some time and compare two or three themes I’ve mentioned above. Compare their features, pricing and kind of support they are individually offering.

At last, I wish that you’re going to help all your fellow friends to encourage them for developing their own blogs (as creating website isn’t that expensive, particularly with WordPress) by sharing this compilation with them. Peace.



*last updated 01/05/2021

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  • Laura Jit
    Posted at 06:22h, 03 July Reply

    Schema is the great blog to follow ,its truly a big source of inspiration and also it helps in enhancing the business .

  • kelly
    Posted at 00:59h, 10 August Reply

    Socially Viral looks good! 🙂

  • SketchThemes
    Posted at 09:52h, 17 February Reply

    Great List. Did you see our latest Free WordPress theme “Convac”?

    Hope you will like this theme and that will be great if you listed on your blog post


  • 123movies app
    Posted at 04:22h, 31 August Reply

    I love the second one, that is looking cool

  • michael amaral
    Posted at 01:41h, 18 May Reply

    Thanks for pointing that one out. Looks cool!
    I have found one more theme related to personal blog – Bloggers. It contains great features such as translation ready, 15+ in built shortcodes, compatible with latest updates etc.

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