One of the most important elements of running a successful blog is having a clear, easy to navigate website. You may have killer content, but if people find your blog confusing, cluttered, or downright ugly to look at, they probably won’t want to stick around!
Blog design is CRUCIAL for converting visitors into subscribers!
I’m totally one of those people who wants to do everything myself. When I started blogging, I thought I needed to be a graphics pro, web designer, WordPress expert, AND content creator extraordinaire. Sadly, I learned the hard way that wasting my time on trying to become a pro at EVERYTHING took time away from what I really needed to be doing: writing blog posts and sharing them!
I was using free WordPress themes for a long time and, with some of my other hobby blogs, they were perfect. But when I started taking blogging seriously and wanting to create a real brand, I found the free WordPress themes lacked the support and customization features I really needed to make myself stand out.
Let’s be honest, it’s pretty difficult to make free WordPress themes look the way you want without some serious coding knowledge!
That’s when I went on a journey to find beautiful, quality, professional looking WordPress themes to bring my blog to the next level.
After perusing the web for an entire day, I found some absolutely GORGEOUS WordPress themes. I bought my theme and saw how incredibly easy the customization, branding, and editing is, and I decided: I’m NEVER going back!
By the way, I might receive a small commission from some of the products mentioned on this page, but I would never recommend anything I don’t stand behind 100%!
So let’s check out some uber-profesh themes you can start using today!
1. Maggie (my theme!)
So, of course I’m in love with the Maggie WordPress theme because it’s the one I use on this site! I love it for a lot of reasons but mainly because you can go from installation to fully customized, brand specific website in MINUTES. It’s incredibly easy to use and it looks super professional. I also love that Maggie comes with a ton of support and documentation in case you have any issues building your website.
I came across Beautiful Dawn’s themes a few years ago and I still think they’re absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorites is Inspired. It’s chic, clean, and modern, and can work perfectly for both small or large blogs. It looks great on mobile and includes all the bells and whistles like an optional homepage slider, announcement widget, and a social media icons widget.
I’m in love with Ella from Code + Coconut because it’s the perfect combination of femininity and simplicity. Ella features a crisp, clean design that will make any blogger look like they have a super professional website! It’s fully customizable, responsive, and comes with lifetime theme updates+support.
Victoria has a beautiful, bold design and would make an amazing theme for any blogger selling products or services. Grow your email list with an above the fold call to action and a built-in newsletter widget. I also love the 3 promo boxes on the homepage to capture visitors right away. Any entrepreneur or business blogger can’t go wrong with this theme!
5. Blossom Coach Pro
Blossom Coach Pro is a super professional and versatile WordPress theme that can work for bloggers in any niche! It’s designed for entrepreneurs and bloggers who want to sell a product or service with built-in widgets for services, achievements and testimonials. There’s also a free version, keep in mind, but you won’t have as many options for customizing the colors and fonts, and some widgets you would have with the pro version aren’t available.
Chanel is a bold, stylish and modern theme designed for beginner or advanced bloggers. It includes a custom portfolio page, landing page template, and it’s WooComerce ready to set up your own shop. Absolutely perfect for fashion and lifestyle bloggers!
Elegance looks exactly how it sounds! Everything from the header to the beautiful font makes this design a perfect choice for any blogger looking for an elegant, feminine WordPress theme. The best part? Elegance features a gorgeous and rustic wooden background to give it a country-chic feel.
I love the versatility Florence offers. It’s gorgeous and chic without being overly feminine. It also offers a fully customizable, widgetized homepage and it’s designed to work with specific plugins to make your life SO much easier!
If you’re looking for a gorgeous, minimalist theme- look no further! Poppy is an absolutely stunning yet simple WordPress theme that’s perfect for bloggers in any niche and at any level of expertise. The theme is easy to navigate and will make your blog look SUPER clean and professional.
I couldn’t resist adding one more theme from Bluchic. When I was choosing my theme, Olivie was the runner up and it’s easy to see why: gorgeous layout options, built-in newsletter to grow subscribers, fully customizable, and of course, unlimited support. What more could you need?!
I hope you find your perfect WordPress theme from the selection. Which one is your favorite? Have you discovered an awesome theme that’s helped your blog stand out? Let me know in the comments below!