10 Jun The Top 3 WordPress Blog Themes for 2017
The design and functionality of your WordPress blog largely depends on your theme, and it should be thus of paramount importance to you to choose a theme that serves its purpose well. A good WordPress blog theme is flexible, responsive, SEO optimized, and visually appealing. It should also offer a decent customer support and should require minimal to no coding at all.
We conducted thorough research based on the above criteria; analyzing hundreds of popular themes, and selected three of them that we think are the Top 3 WordPress Blog Themes for 2017. Here they are.
Publisher is a minimalist theme with a responsive, intuitive design and some great features. It is equally suitable for both a personal blog, and online magazine. It has been featured by Envato market as one of the bestselling WordPress blog themes, ideal for authors, publishers, and bloggers.
Publisher comes with plenty of options to let you customize any part of your page without entering a single line of code. The theme comes with 200+ pre-made homepages that you can modify according to your taste, without having to design a homepage from scratch. This fully responsive theme also features 8 different header styles, 13 post templates, and custom sidebars. The designs that you can achieve with this theme are limited only by your imagination.
This feature-rich theme doesn’t fall short in terms of functionality as well. Publisher theme is advanced SEO optimized, supporting Google rich snippets that don’t require any coding. It has been optimized for top-notch performance and you can analyze its speed with GTmetrix. The theme also supports WooCommerce, in case you choose to setup an ecommerce store on your website.
Although there is ample documentation available for this theme, the powerful, easy to use Options Panel makes sure that you never have to refer to the documentation. The theme comes with a responsive customer support of 6 months that you can extend to 12 months by paying a small additional fee.
CheerUp is a sleek, attractive, and lightweight WordPress blog theme; perfect for a personal blog or an online magazine. The main feature of this theme is an elegant design with extreme flexibility. No matter what kind of design you fancy, you can easily achieve it with the high levels of customization this theme has to offer.
The theme comes packed with Visual Composer and a powerful grid slider; along with 7 attractive designs and more than 200 different layouts. There are high chances you’ll find one of the layouts to fit your needs, or you can entirely redesign them however you please. CheerUp is a responsive and lightweight theme featuring Megamenus, TypeKit, and Google Fonts.
Along with offering an aesthetically pleasant design, the theme also offers impressive functionality. It is an SEO optimized theme, fully compatible with Yoast SEO plugin. The theme is also compatible with MailChimp and Social Media, making it a breeze for you to manage your subscribers and let them interact with your posts through social media. You can even setup an online shop because of the theme’s easy integration with WooCommerce. Finally, there are hundreds of admin options for you to change every single element on your page, from the header to the footer to everything in between.
Overall, it is an excellent theme that you can tailor for any kind of blog/online magazine. The theme comes with excellent customer support for 6 months, extendable to 12 months for an additional fee.
BoomBox is a multipurpose WordPress theme primarily intended for viral magazines. It features a bold, modern design with ultra-flexibility. The theme offers all the necessary features that you need to make your content go viral. BoomBox is made keeping the design of 3 popular viral content websites in mind: Buzzfeed, BoredPanda, and 9Gag. You can, of course, modify the design to make your own beautiful design for your viral content website.
The theme comes with four demos that might seem very familiar to you if you’ve been visiting viral content websites. Again, you can modify these demos and give your website a fully customized look. You’ll be presented with three different post ranking system to choose from when setting up your website. The ranking system comprises of trending, popular, and hot; enabling your visitors to easily find the latest content on your blog. The readers then, have multiple reaction options to choose from, to instantly rate your articles.
BoomBox also includes front-end submission forms through which your readers can submit their writings. The theme is also fully compatible with BuddyPress, enabling you to add a vast array of social media functionality to your website.
The theme has been optimized for your visitors’ convenience, as well as for encouraging social shares of your viral content. If you’re looking for a theme for your viral content website, BoomBox is definitely worth having a look at.
We don’t like repeating the same thing over and over but we simply can’t stress enough how important it really is for your website to have an appropriate theme that suits your content and purpose. The above selection of themes is the best we could find for you based on our strict criteria. To conclude, whether it is a personal blog, an online magazine, or a viral content website that you’re looking to build, the above themes are capable of providing you much more than you’ll ever need!