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60+ Best Free Personal WordPress Blog Themes 2016

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 blogspot, tumblr etc usually try to switch to different cms if you are one then look no further as wordpress will help you. Keeping a personalized 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 dont 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 free wordpress magazine themes if you are into serious blogging after settling with this personalized collection of dairy style themes. Browse through this free responsive wordpress themes 2016 for more collection of themes based on your needs. We have given much focus on clean and best themes for blogging here.

Other blog themes collection for free which might interest you for personal blogging experience.

Free Personal Blog WordPress Themes

The search ends here. Everything you need from a free blog theme will be available from this area. Multiple blog layouts either single column or dual or three column you will find all of them. Flat blog design has been incorporated into many themes as you can see. Modern blogging is formed with these new-age themes made exclusively for WordPress. Check the theme which suits you best as these are free to download, alter, modify.

Everal

Everal is a blogging theme for photographers, writersand 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.

DemoMore Info / Download

everal

Yuuta

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
DemoMore Info / Download

yuuta

Baskerville

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
DemoMore Info / Download

baskerville

Garfunkel

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
DemoMore Info / Download

garfunkel

PROLOG

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
DemoMore Info / Download

prolong

Vito

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
DemoMore Info / Download

Vito - Classic blog theme for wordpress users

Seasonal

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
DemoMore Info / Download

seasonal - responsive personal blog theme

Rams

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
DemoMore Info / Download

rams is a flexible blog theme

Totomo

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
DemoMore Info / Download

 free and responsive blog theme for WordPress

Kouki

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo | Download

 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
Demo | Download

Rara - wordpress Responsive Blog Theme

Longform

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
Demo | Download

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

hoffman

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.

Live Demo|Download

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

themebase

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.

Demo|Download

Forceful

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.

Demo|Download

Fullby

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.

Demo|Download

blogger

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
Demo | Download

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
Demo|Download

Moments

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
Demo|Download

Esperanza

 

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
Demo|Download

Wilson

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
Demo|Download

Avante

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo|Download

Time

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo|Download bposttheme

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
Demo|Download

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
Demo|Source

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. 

SmartBlog

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.

DemoMore Info / Download

Blog Theme - SmartBlog

Himmelen

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.

DemoMore Info / Download

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.

Demo | Source

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.

Demo | Source

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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Allie Kingsley is a social media manager for designscrazed. She is crazy about new gadgets and up to date with latest technology trends. Use comments to notify any issues you are facing.

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29 comments

  1. kelly

    VERY nice collection although I wish there were more blogger-like or tumblr-like wordpress themes around. :)

  2. fajar setiawan siagian

    thank you for your info
    its very helpful for
    :D

  3. Deb kantor

    Are these bloggong sites secure from hackers? My dads site was just hacked and he’s a bit wary to use one of these free sites, any tips to avoid hackers?

  4. Alkesh Miyani

    This is very nice collection of free themes.

    I was looking for free themes which give me good functionality and design also. I think my searching days now over because of found new theme which is surely complete my all need for personal blog.

    Veriyas WordPress Theme, Demo Link – http://demo.solwininfotech.com/wordpress/veriyas/

    Thanks

  5. Veronica

    Thanks for sharing this amazing collection of WordPress themes for personal blog. All themes are really nice and will give an appealing look to related websites. Even, WordPress theme generator http://bit.ly/1W1Ynw0 also helps to create fully responsive themes.

  6. Noel

    I used https://www.gavick.com/wordpress-themes but the list is pretty good. @debkantor i recommend you some plugins for security. Core wordpress could be problematic not only theme. Good CMS but i spent many hours for fixing some websites hosted on wordpress. I bought some wp security plugins and now i’m safe (i think).

  7. Kate Charlotte

    Hi friends,

    I was searching a best free blog theme in WordPress.org for my site. Finally I got this one: https://wordpress.org/themes/shaped-blog/

    Also best personal theme I found ever: http://demo.shapedtheme.com/sapphire

    Thanks

    • Allie Kingsley

      A great theme. Thanks kate.

  8. Jim M in Maryland

    I have been searching for SIMPLE but edgy/artistic blog post templates. Wow did I find them. This post is loaded with quality. I’m looking forward to testing a few this weekend! Outstanding compilation.

  9. chris

    When i see this post a single word come out from my mouth was “amazing”. Very informative and valuable list of themes really appreciate able effort. You must check http://fasterthemes.com/wordpress-themes this one is also having unique collection of wordpress themes.

  10. Nancy Dias

    Wow, they’re all so amazing. I should take one for my new blog
    Thank for your great list

  11. Lisa S.

    Amazing themes, but I still have trouble to find theme something like Baskerville, but that I can use side widget on the home page, and not only footer widget. Do you know anything like that? Thanks

    • Allie Kingsley

      Hello Lisa,

      You need sidebar option on homepage ? Most themes have sidebar on homepage but if you are looking for sidebar in masonry style themes it will be a bit difficult.

  12. Daniel Brown

    Thanks for the list. Currently, I’m doodling with TemplateToaster for building responsive WordPress themes from scratch. http://templatetoaster.com . With this theme building framework io can easily create themes and templates for all the major CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. You can even create templates for blogger too.

  13. a very good list of template, the premium WordPress themes are the bests due to their elegant design and the technical support.

  14. nice themes
    i Love it
    Thank you so much !

  15. Douglas

    Very awesome :)

  16. Great list of the theme! BlogMagic one of the best theme where I used of my personal blog, it’s fully customized and easy to use, thanks for shared and I really enjoyed to reading this post for know some new theme. Thumb’s up.. :)

  17. Jacob Ras

    Awesome collection. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Yusuf Özbay

    Really thanks for your kindly attantion to write this awesome useful post. I have good impression w/ read it. But, couldn’t get decide to use theme of these for my personal blog: http://www.yusufozbay.com/. I also looking for well optimized, and designed as minimalistic too. for instance, Neilpate.com’s wordpress personal blog theme.

  19. kuchjano

    Nice.!! Great..!!
    Thanks for collecting this type of data in one place. I used one Theme of the above in http://www.kuchjano.in.

    Thanks once again..!

  20. Kate Sheren

    Really amazing wordpress theme list. there are many interesting themes in your list. I will use these themes in my upcoming projects.

  21. amit

    Nice theme creations

  22. Peter Mesu

    Great collection of personal blogging wp themes. I will definitely try one of these on my newly wordpress blog.
    And oh I just added to a friends blog at http://www.tekkionline.com/

  23. firoz khan

    Awesome theme collections

  24. Rhiannon

    Some awesome themes here for free.

    Really loved Sugar Blog and Rosemary.

    Just a heads up.

  25. Great collection of personal blogging wp themes. I will definitely try one of these on my newly wordpress blog.

  26. I just love your list, and indeed a great collection. I also came across themeorange.com which seems to present great themes every month.

  27. kamlesh yadav

    Hey, you have great collection of personal blog wordpress theme, admire one more blogging wordpress theme, here it is http://goo.gl/Rx0R7D

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