The 15 Best WordPress Blog Themes and Templates of 2016

1 – X – The Theme


X – The Theme is one of the most popular WordPress themes available today, amassing more than 100,000 sales on ThemeForest and becoming the fastest selling WordPress theme of all time on the platform. The theme comes with four individual designs built right into the system, allowing you to seamlessly hop back and fourth to try out new designs and see what fits best. Additionally, the theme comes with more than a dozen custom, one-of-a-kind premium WordPress plugins with each purchase, allowing you to extend your WordPress functionality and create a custom setup to stand out from other sites that use the theme. X allows for complete customization and a range of designs that make it the perfect theme for businesses in multiple industries.

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2 – Sydney (Free)


The Sydney Theme is the perfect choice for small companies and freelancers that want to grow their presence and feature a great looking website with many options. The theme comes with a wide range of in-depth customization options that can be changed directly through the WordPress backend. Additionally, the Sydney theme comes pre-built with responsive features, so you can be sure that your site will load optimally on mobile devices. With more than 600 unique Google Fonts built in for modifying your typography, you can ensure that you give your website that unique feel that every small business website deserves.

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3 – Hueman (Free)


The free Hueman Theme is a popular choice for those that would like to run their own blog or online magazine. It comes with a number of customization options including header and footer widgets, unlimited accent colors and ten post formats to ensure that you are presenting your content to your audience in the best possible way. Hueman is an excellent theme for those that want to get their feet wet with blogging and want a great looking website, but don’t want to make too much of an investment at this time.

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4 – Vantage (Free)

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Vantage is the ideal theme for businesses and is specifically designed for companies in the tech market. Vantage features a number of customization options that allow you to alter the design to fit the tone and needs of your business. It features built-in responsive tech, so your website will load perfectly for users on mobile devices. Additionally, the theme automatically integrates with plugins like PageBuilder and WooCommerce. The WooCommerce integration allows you to quickly and easily begin selling items on your website without having to go through the typical painstaking setup process.

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5 – Alizee (Free)

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Alizee offers a grid-based layout that make it the perfect choice for photo galleries or creative portfolios. The layout has a similar look and feel to that of Pinterest, and features responsive technology to ensure that every page loads well on mobile. The theme gives you control over the number columns that you would like on each page, and comes with a number of custom-designed widgets that are perfect for embedding videos or displaying recent posts on any page. Alizee is a creative theme that would make the perfect choice for a photography website, art portfolio, or creative blog.

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6 – MH Magazine Lite (Free)

Do you want to start your own onling magazine? MH Magazine Lite is one of the top magazine themes available today for magazine websites. It features a responsive design, plenty of space for highlighting multiple sections of your website, and the option to upgrade to a premium version. The free version of the theme comes with a majority of features, including drag-and-drop design modules, featured image support and custom widgets. MH Magazine Lite is the perfect choice for a magazine website and can be customized to look appropriate for almost any industry.

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7 – Virtue (Free)


The Virtue theme is an excellent website for photographers or those that need to create their own portfolio website. Virtue is responsive-ready and can integrate with WooCommerce, allowing you to start selling digital or physical products in just a few minutes from your website. It is an excellent theme for those that are new to WordPress, but does have some flexibility for more advanced users. The theme comes complete with translation features, custom headers and menu options that allow you to give your website a unique look and feel.

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8 – Albar (Free)


The free Albar theme is an excellent choice for businesses, those that need an online portfolio or those that would like to run their own online story. The theme integrates with a wide range of popular plugins, making it easy to extend the functionality of your website. Albar directly integrates with WooCommerce, allowing you to quickly list physical and digital items for sale on your website. Albar’s other integrations include SiteOrigin’s Page Builder and Contact Form 7. It is 100% translation ready, making it easy for international readers to browse the content on your website.

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9 – JustWrite (Free)


JustWrite is a theme that was designed to be minimalist with writers in mind. The free version of the theme provides a clean layout that is easy on the eyes and places all of the focus on content rather than visuals. It is an excellent choice for those that would liek to start their own blog or run their own online magazine. It comes complete with custom color options, header changes and some custom widgets that can be placed in the sidebar. JustWrite is a great choice for anyone that wants to put all of their focus on the writing and the content that they create.

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10 – Foodica


Foodica is an exceptionally powerful WordPress responsive theme that was designed for food bloggers, although the in-depth features make it easy to alter and customize for other industries as well. The theme is also an excellent choice for businesses within the food industry including restaurants, caterers, and food critics. Foodica has a variety of different homepage and post designs, which can help you to ensure that you present your content to your audience in the best possible way. The backend controls (inside of WordPress) are simple and intuitive, making this theme an excellent choice for beginners or advanced WordPress users alike. If you would like to start your own food blog (or own a company in the food industry), Foodica is the perfect choice for your website.

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11 – Magazine Theme (Free)


The free Magazine Theme is the perfect theme for anyone that wants to start their own blog or online magazine and be up and running in just a few minutes. The theme is minimalist, driving attention toward the content. Additionally, a large range of plugins are compatible with the theme and allow you to install and use a variety of widgets which exend the fucntionality and allow you to customize the theme to your liking. The navigation menu is on the upper left hand side of the page, taking up very little space and drawing even more attention to your content.

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12 – The Reader


The Reader is a popular minimalist theme that comes with many useful, built-in features and options to expand the functionality of your website. The Reader comes with 4 different home page designs, 2 blog layout designs, and 32 single pages that allow you to completely customize the look and feel of your website. It is 100% responsive ready and is designed to look great on all mobile devices. It’s the perfect choice for someone that would like to start a blog with a minimalist style that places all of the focus on the content that is created. The Reader’s in depth visual composer and built-in sliders also allow you to add more visual elements that help your website to stand out from the crowd.

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13 – Resolution (Free)


Resolution provides a simple magazine-style layout that looks great and allows you to implement an unlimited number of sidebar widgets. It comes with a number of custom widgets that allow you to extend the functionality of your website and customize the look and feel of your homepage to your liking.

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14 – Piemont


Piemont offers a high-quality, modern, minimalist theme that makes it an excellent choice for a personal blog. It is designed to be clean and fast loading, while giving you a lot of flexibility in the overall look and feel of the site as a whole. It comes complete with 5 different blog styles, 20 different headers, 4 different post sliders and more than 650 fonts so that you can change the typography of your website. It offers a wide range of customization and pre-defined pallets as well, which can be altered to fit the tone and style of your website.

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15 – Delivery Lite (Free)


Dlivery Lite provides a good looking, clean magazine-style theme that is perfect for tech blogs. There are a lot of settings that allow you to customize the free version of the theme, and you can also upgrade to the paid version to unlock a number of higher level features that provide even more customization options. It comes complete with logo upload functionality, a few different custom widgets, and custom menus that allow you to customize the look and feel of your website to your needs.

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2 Comments on "The 15 Best WordPress Blog Themes and Templates of 2016"

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  2. Thank you,for imparting to us such sort of superb subjects for blogging. The majority of this theme are completely responsive, easy to understand and all around composed. Utilizing one of these makes a site more lovely and expert.

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