Everybody that is familiar with WordPress will probably know that WordPress themes come in sea of variations, ranging from blogging to magazine style, and differing in terms of price, purpose, and quality.
When it comes to choosing a theme for your website my strong advice is to make a thorough research in different theme directories and collections to find the best one that would perfectly fit your needs and your targeted audience.
I’ve already published a post on how to start a WordPress blog, now I want to share with you a list of WordPress themes worth giving a try. With thousands of great themes available out there, this list points out the ones that are worth giving a try.
The themes found their way in the list due to their functionality, quality, ease of use and high ratings.
Moka is a WordPress theme with minimal yet elegant and modern design . It’s responsive and highly functional. It’s great for personal blogs, magazines and even business websites.
Besides using Moka only for blogging you can also create custom font pages with sticky notes and a page slider. You can display your most recent posts and take full control over the widget area. Featured images in your posts are displayed in large thumbnails and will attract a lot of attention
One of the most popular WordPress themes – Hemingway Rewritten is powerful blogging theme with simple and elegant design. It features a large and customizable header with parallax scrolling effect and is perfect for photography blogs, which want to emphasize visuals. With no sidebars, full-width pages are a great addition to the theme. It enables you to highlight some of your most important or popular content by marking them as “sticky” posts. The theme has highly configurable four widget areas.
#3. Access Parallax
With a popular parallax design WordPress Access Parallax theme is a great choice for bloggers. It will drive a lot of attention as it uses 3D effects within it. The theme will make storytelling on your blog possible and give it an interactive, engaging and interesting presence. The advanced option panel enables you to fully manage your blog. It has a number of great built-in layouts with customizing options. It’s SEO friendly and is compatible with all the major browsers. It is the most feature rich free theme with parallax effect available in WordPress directory.
#4. Zerif Lite
This one-page theme with a full-with image background is a perfect combination of modern and minimal styles. Yet, it provides large choices for building a compelling homepage. Zarife lite has a colorful and intuitive interface with parallax effect and animations. The theme comes with the following sections: page title, Our focus/features, about us, team member profiles, testimonials, latest news from the blog, Contact us form, Ribbon buttons, Footer area. Each section is optional and you can choose which ones to display or hide. The theme comes with a WordPress Customizer tool, which enables you to see your post changes in instantly with the front-end live preview option.
New, yet advanced, functional and powerful Portfolio Gallery theme offers unique features to make your blog stand out. You can create media galleries, portfolios and even showcase the collection of your your blog posts in the lightbox as a slideshow with the available 15 transition effects. Your website visitors have the possibility to have a short preview of the posts in the lightbox as well. Portfolio Gallery theme offers modern and beautiful layouts that are available in full-width mode. The theme comes with feature-rich and fully customizable widgets with the possibility to add Google AdSense and advertisement widgets as well.
Hueman is a high resolution WordPress theme with extensive styling possibilities. You can set the maximum width for your website from the admin panel and change its look from full-width to a box layout in just couple of clicks. It provides flexible layout options and gives you full control over your posts, pages and individual sections of your website. There is no limit on the sidebars for the widgets. With the toggle width-fixed sidebars you can create, edit and re-order the widgets as you wish. You can showcase videos, posts and other media within the widgets. The theme supports different post formats, so that you can have your posts look exactly the way you need. The theme is SEO friendly and works great with all the major browsers.
Based on Bootstrap CSS framework Enigma is a responsive and flexible theme that can be used for websites of every purpose. With WooCommerce support it can also be used for business websites. It’s retina ready and is compatible with all the major browsers. The theme has four great layouts ,two page templates and five available widgets. When using the sidebar widget you can have a two column design blog. It gives you full control over the design and style of your website.
GeneratePress is an advanced, fast and SEO-friendly multipurpose WordPress theme. It is microdata integrated, which betters your chances of high ranking by search engines. The advanced Customizer within the theme allows you to live preview all the changes you’ve made before actually saving them.The theme is fully compatible with major browsers and with a number of WordPress plugins such as WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress, etc. You can integrate over 600 icons to your content with the built-in Font Awesome toolkit.
#9. Sueva Free
Sueva Free is a responsive and clean theme for managing every kind of blog. It is compatible with all the major browsers. The theme includes masonry layout and unlimited sidebars. The theme is a great choice for showcasing portfolios and galleries. It is integrated with Font Awesome and supports over 300 various icons. You can add unlimited sidebars for every post and page, and use custom or default widgets within them. There is a Shortcode generator available within the theme.
Focused on blog content and images Tracks is a perfect pick for blogging. It uses panoramic image display mode and includes several beautiful layouts. Tracks also supports post excerpts. its author bio section enables you to display social profiles links after every post. It’s responsive and with fitvids.js support it makes sure that videos on your blog are also accessible across all devices. There are no widget areas in the theme.
This was the list of the WordPress themes that will help you to best showcase your content and drive a lot of so much desired attention. They are really functional and highly customizable to fit your every need. If you are still looking for more great themes, you can check out the huge collection of WordPress themes suggested by Kevin Muldoon.