canyonthemes The 21 Best Free Blog Themes for Your WordPress Site - Canyon Themes

Starting your own blog is much easier and cheaper than you think. While it requires dedication to update your site regularly with new and relevant articles, you can set up your blog in a matter of minutes and for very little money. The only expense you will have to make is the hosting fee, which does not have to be more than 10 dollars per year. Once you have selected WordPress as your CMS, simply choose one of these free blog themes and you can begin adding content to a site that is tailored to all your blogging needs.

1. Hemingway

Hemingway wordpress theme

Hemingway is a neat, eye-catching and interactive theme for bloggers. It features a responsive design for comments and a built-in contact form. It is complete with Block Editor/Gutenberg support, a full-width header image that can move along the page with parallax scrolling effect. The theme lets you customize colors, logos, add Flickr and Dribbble widgets and includes page templates and editor styles.

2. Newie

Newie wordpress theme

Newie is a free blog theme by Paragon Themes. It is simple, clean and elegant. It comes complete with a post slider, a promo section, and various options for social plugins. It also allow you to customize copyright options. It has a fun widget for recent posts, authors and a social menu. This visual theme is excellent for displaying photo’s as well. 

3. Blog Kit

Blog Kit WordPress theme

Blog Kit is a free blog theme by WP Charms. It is compatible with Elementor page builder. This makes it a great blog for sports, travel, personal, or fashion blogs, as well as many other types of websites. This minimalist theme is optimized for speed. It features left or right side bar options, pagination options and a footer widgets area. 

4. Bloge

Bloge WordPress theme

Bloge is Canyon Themes’ own blog theme. It is perfect for writers who wish to create a personal blog site. It come with creative features and effects, which will help readers enjoy reading your articles. It is a mix of classic and modern in a minimal style, which results in a fast loading site. The result is a responsive, well-crafted blog, which will make your writing the central focus. 

5. Hestia

Hestia WordPress theme

Hestia is a multipurpose theme that works well for bloggers, as well as small businesses, startups, agencies, firms and more. Its multipurpose one-page design features a widget optimized footer, and blog or news page. The theme is compatible with Flat Parallax Slider, Photo Gallery, Travel Map and more. Hestia is responsive, SEO friendly and uses Material Kit for its design.

6. Modernize

Modernize is a simple yet beautiful WordPress theme. This modern theme features a customizer, page templates and an option to add a logo. You can choose between a one-column and two-column layout. Choose this theme if you are looking for something simple.

7. Aquarella Lite

Aquarella Lite

Aquarella Lite is a perfect theme for your fashion, travel, photography, lifestyle, design, art, recipe, or personal blog. This free theme comes fully responsive and translation ready. It features a clean, feminine and elegant layout, which is perfect for female bloggers. It was developed with Bootstrap 3, making it mobile and tablet friendly. 

8. Shree

Shree wordpress blog theme

Shree is another great blog theme by Canyon. This free theme is easy to use, modern and creative. This modern theme is optimized for all browsers and devices. It is SEO-friendly, with many extra features. You will find options for the footer, sidebar, site design, copyright, colors, fonts and more. The theme is lightweight, meaning it loads very fast. It also has custom widgets for advertising. 

9. Writee

writee blog theme

Writee is an excellent theme for personal blogs, fashion blogs, travel blogs and more. The theme is fully responsive and mobile friendly. It comes with Pixel Perfect design and has custom widgets, a customizer, a full width or boxed slider, and has a built-in mobile version. This will help you display your content in style. The theme is translation-ready and supports English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese. 

10. Neve


Neve Is a theme with a mobile-first approach The theme is simple yet effective. Popular page-builders make creating a blog easy and accessible for everyone. Fast and lightweight with easy setup and beautiful design.

11. Neve TheMotion

Neve TheMotion

Neve TheMotion is a free blog theme by Neve. This WordPress theme is perfect for vloggers. Filmmakers, videographers, outdoor media, and other content creators will find it excellent. All you need to do is import the starter site and start adding your own content to it. It is compatible with page builders such as Elementor, which allow you to build pages by dragging and dropping. This theme allows you to showcase your videos on any screen size. 

12. Lavander Lite

Lavender wordpress theme

Lavander Lite is a free WordPress Blog Theme by Just Free Themes. This theme is ideal for lifestyle blogs, magazines, and showcase websites. The design is sleek and uncluttered, with a modern look. It is excellent for content oriented blogs. It will help your readers consume your content smooth and simple way. 

13. Placid

Placid theme

Placid is a free blog theme by Paragon Themes. It comes with built-in widgets for author, advertising and social media. The theme is SEO-friendly, and compatible with all browsers. It is translation ready and compatible with child themes, making it easy for you to make adjustments. It also features free supports and updates, meaning you will never have to switch themes.

14. Wellington

Wellington wordpress blog theme

Wellington is a magazine theme that works perfect for blogs, as well as news, opinions, and commerce. It features beautiful typography and a subtle color scheme. It lets you choose between different post layouts, and has a featured post slides. It features and easy to use customizer so you can lay the finishing touches. It is compatible with all browsers and devices. 

15. Coral Dark

Coral Dark

Coral Dark is a free blog theme by Coral Themes. This theme is suitable for a portfolio gallery site, photo blog, showcase site, or any type of content that looks great with a dark, black background. It has a built-in slideshow so you can display your work. The theme is SEO-optimized and translation-ready. 

16. Tracks

Tracks wordpress theme for blogs

Tracks is a free theme that is great for travel blogs, online newspapers, video sites, podcast magazines, photography sites or personal blogs. It lets you upload your own logo, select between 50 social media icons, a search bar, and controls for comment display. The design is dark, minimalist and simple. It is great for text as well as visual content. It is also fully WooCommerce compatible. 

17. Blog Writing

Blog writing

Blog Writing is another one of our free blog themes. This responsive theme is compatible with all browsers and is SEO-friendly. It features a beautiful post slider, a featured post column, many footer and sidebar options, design options and more. It has custom widgets for advertising and author information. Try it today and you will never need another!

18. Para Blog

Para blog

Para Blog is a great blog theme by Paragon Themes. It works for almost any kind of blog site. This theme also works great for magazines. It has an easy custom widget for author and advertising. It features an awesome slider section, a carousel in the footer. It excels thanks to its quality codes and responsive design. This means it will look great no matter which browser you use. 

19. Poseidon

Poseidon wordpress theme

Poseidon is a free blog theme by ThemeZee. One of its main features is an eye-catching full screen image slideshow. This make is a great theme for showcasing photography, design and art. It also works great for text thanks to its typography and spacious white layout. Finally, this diverse theme also looks great as a news website, thanks to widget-based Magazine Homepage template.

20. Illdy

Illdy blog theme

Illdy is a free multipurpose WordPress theme by Silkalns. It uses a Bootstrap frontend framework to make it fully responsive and mobile friendly. Use it for a business page, landing page, portfolio or any type of creative website. Thanks to its user-friendly customizer, you can preview all sorts of changes to your website before actually implementing them.

21. Garfunkel

Garfunkel theme

Garfunkel is a stylish and responsive blog theme by Anders Norén. This Pinterest-style theme features a Masonry layout. The theme is responsive and has a modern look and feel. You can choose between six post formats (including a gallery slideshow). It supports Block Editor/Gutenberg, has two page templates, a Jetpack Infinite Scroll feature, and lets you choose between different styles.

If you plan to put time and effort into creating a blog or any type of site, it is best to choose the theme wisely. Do not be afraid to experiment with different themes until you find the look, style, and features that suit your site best. Remember that there is beauty in simplicity. Most free themes also come with a pro version that includes even more features as well as support.

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