I’ve gone through a lot of WordPress sites over the years, and now that it’s 2018, I’ve found quite a few that I consider my favorite themes for WordPress so far. Ranging from Artist sites, news sites, agencies and personal blogs. Along the way, I’ve gone through a lot of themes finding just the right one. All of these themes have a free version (which I typically use first to see if I like it), so you can get started with these themes without spending anything up front. I’ve found and used a lot of themes, but these are five that I think of first when creating a new site or redesigning an old one.
1. Vantage – By SiteOrigin
Vantage has several layout options for the blog like traditional and grid layouts. Of course, with it being from the creators of the SiteOrigin PageBuilder, the two obviously work very well together. I’m a huge fan of the SiteOrigin crew and their products. I’ve purchased the Pro version of PageBuilder and it’s totally worth it.
2. Dynamic News Lite – By ThemeZee
What this site is currently using. I just love out clean the corners are, the layout is easy to navigate, and updating the theme has been very simple and straightforward. This is a very good theme for bloggers and news sites.
3. Collect – By Alphabet Themes
Collect is a very clean and beautiful portfolio and personal blog theme. Before deciding to go for a lot of content on my site, I was using this theme to showcase my skills, previous work and really just as a scratchpad for my own notes. Which you can still find on here if you dig back far enough 🙂
4. Astrid – By aThemes
Astrid is another very clean and easy to setup business theme. I’ve used this theme in the past for some of my solopreneur adventures and was always really happy with it. It responds well, it’s clean, and works very well with most plugins.
5. Sydney – By aThemes
Sydney is yet another theme I’ve used (and currently still in use) on some agency websites I’ve built in the past. This theme also works very well with SiteOrigin page builder and it’s CSS / theme files are very easily understood and straightforward to modify if needed.
To Close Up
All of the themes I mention here are themes I’ve used personally. I didn’t simply search for popular WordPress themes and create a post on it. These are truly themes that I have personally used and like (and will recommend). I’m not getting any incentive to recommend these either, this is simply because I wanted to share them with you!
I’ve used many, many other themes out there before obviously, but these are usually themes I go to first.