Best Blogging WordPress Themes: Spring 2016

Theme Collections

The list of the most beautiful free and premium blog WordPress themes released in spring 2016.

This collection is constantly updated, only themes still maintained are listed.

BestBlog – Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

BestBlog is a bold theme for blogs with 3 homepage options, which allows you to choose the sidebar location, full support for post formats and a wide range of settings.

You can upload your own logo and adjust its position, change colors and fonts, add a background image to the site and its header, customize the appearance of the blog and the posts. The posts have a related posts section, social sharing buttons, an author’s info box. The theme supports breadcrumbs, sticky menu, scroll-to-top button, an off-canvas widgetized panel.

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Chic – Premium Blog WordPress Theme

Chic is a strict minimalistic theme for blogs aimed at monetization.

With Chic, you can make an email subscriber database using Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Aweber, and some other services. And of course, the theme allows you to place advertisements on your site.

More than 20 layout combinations are available.

The theme offers a number of shortcodes and custom widgets. It is well integrated with social networks.

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Cindy J – WordPress Theme for Portfolio, Blog and CV Websites

Cindy J is modern one page or multi-page theme for showcasing your personal brand. You can add your CV with an option of downloading and printing it, your clients reviews, your portfolio, links to your social media profiles.

You can also build a full-featured blog, and Cindy J offers 6 layout options for it. Your blog posts can be designed either in a classic blog style or in the Masonry style, with a beautiful full-width or two-column slider in the upper part of the screen. For your posts, there is a section about the author, share buttons, navigation between the posts, as well as related posts section.

You can choose a light or dark color scheme and fine-tune the colors.

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Concept Blog – Premium WordPress Theme for Creatives

Concept is a modern WordPress theme which is suitable for both magazines and blogs or photo sites. Creativity is the main thing.

The theme is integrated with social networks, there are 9 blog layout options available, including absolutely unique ones. There is support for post formats. You can put a slider or a carousel on the homepage.

There is a related posts section on post pages and you can add a subscription form widget and an author’s bio widget to the sidebar.

The theme allows you to configure colors and fonts, as well as upload your logo and background image.

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FilmMaker – Video WordPress Theme

FilmMaker is a modern and stylish theme with 5 ready-made design options for your homepage. Using the FilmMaker theme, you can create a beautiful website about cinema or showcase your own video works.

Thanks to a thorough integration with the premium Visual Composer plugin which comes with the theme for free, you can create pages with information about movies and actors in your own unique design or use the ready-made options.

With the FilmMaker theme, you can run a professional video blog: your video will be displayed at the top of the post with share buttons and views counter just below the video.

The theme offers readily available styles for a MailChimp subscription form.

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Libero – Premium Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

The Libero theme will let you create a blog or an online magazine with a modern, minimalistic design. The theme looks very neat— every detail has been given attention to.

You can create all kinds of pages with the Visual Composer plugin and sell your products online thanks to the theme’s integration with WooCommerce.

You can import ready-to-use pages layouts in one click. The theme allows you to customize fonts, colors, and header styles. With Libero, you can use the now trendy Mega Menu and load additional posts at the end of each article with AJAX.

You can create a blog with a classic layout, and arrange the data in a 2 or 3 column grid.

Libero supports a fixed sidebar where you can place the most important information, ad blocks or a call-to-action button. You can position the sidebar on the left or right of your main content. The top menu can also be fixed to let the users have full access to it when scrolling.

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Paper – Clean Portfolio Theme

Paper is a minimalistic theme for portfolios and blogs with a vertical menu.

The theme supports various post formats, such as gallery, audio, video, image. You can add a Parallax background, choose a font from the Google library, use one of the three ready-made color schemes, or change any color the way you like.

You can use the Visual CSS Style Editor to edit any aspect of your site design.

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Payper – Minimal Blogging WordPress Theme

Payper is a theme for bloggers in a minimalistic style with a tiled posts layout for the homepage and a hero header for your articles. The height of the headers (as well as the overlay transparency) is adjustable and can fill 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, or 100% of the screen. For the header background, you can use either an image or a gallery, as well as a video or a solid color.

In your posts, your photos can be displayed in full width, and the width of the text column will remain easy to read. There are an author’s info block and social sharing buttons at the bottom of each post. A user-friendly navigation between posts will increase your visitors’ involvement.

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The Print – WordPress Theme for Magazines & Blogs

The Print is a simple and stylish theme which allows you to create any homepage layout. You can use several options for the featured posts section, a Mega menu, a sticky sidebar and header. There are 7 options of post layout allowing you to arrange the main image in full width, with or without margins, in full screen or with a sidebar next to the image. The theme supports various WordPress post formats.

With Print, you can write reviews with the support of the Schema.org microformat.

You can use not only Google fonts but also Typekit fonts. You can change the theme colors, choose the dark or light background for the top menu.

A useful feature of the theme is that you can add a subscription form to your homepage and posts. The subscription form supports a variety of services: Mailchimp, Aweber, Campain Monitor, GetResponse, ActiveCampaign, FeedBurner.

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WhiteSpace – Portfolio WordPress Theme

WhiteSpace is multi-purpose WordPress theme which allows you to create not only a beautiful portfolio, but also a professional blog, landing pages, and even an online shop.

The theme offers a variety of modules for the Visual Composer page builder which will help you create your own unique page layout versions. You can also use the ready-made layouts available with this theme.

It is possible to arrange your portfolio items in 1 to 4 columns layout, with or without margins, in the Masonry style or as a standard grid. Your visitors will be able to filter portfolio items and use AJAX loading with just a click of a button.

The blog posts can be arranged in a grid or in a classic style with the sidebar on the left or right of the main content.

Your blog posts will have related posts section, share buttons, navigation between posts, as well as a beautiful header with a full-width background image.

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