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Top 10 Website Templates for Blogs 2020

Whether you’re looking to launch a blog for yourself or a client, these days it couldn’t be easier with website templates.

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Posted 02 Apr 2020
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Maybe you’re writing fact or fiction, perhaps you want to launch your recipe website, or possibly you’re looking for fashion blog website templates, read on to find out how you can design a high-quality blog website that will get you noticed.

What is a Blog Website Template?

If you’d like to set up a blog quickly and simply without it costing the world, downloading a blog website template is a great option. With a subscription to Envato Elements, you can scroll through thousands of WordPress templates each packed with useful features to help you take your blogging to the next level. You can then customize the color schemes, font styles, and general layout to give the blog site template your preferred look and feel.

Selecting a Blog Website Template

  1. Customizability
    Everyone has a unique story to tell and the best blog themes allow you to do just that! Look out for WordPress blog templates that offer plenty of font options, the ability to adapt color schemes, plus the option to edit page layouts. Even if you’re happy with your theme at first, selecting customizable themes will give you more freedom in the future.
  2. Fast Loading Speed
    These days, people just don’t want to wait. If it takes more than three seconds for your site to load, it’s likely they’ll leave. To keep your bounce rate low, pick a WordPress template highly rated for its speed.
  3. Functionality
    One of the great things about blogs is that they can cover any topic. Before you make your final decision, make a list of all the features you require from your site and pick a theme to match. If you’re launching a food blog for example, choose a theme where imagery is the focus.

Best Website Templates for Blogs 2020

Read on for 10 of the best website design templates for blogs 2020. All featured items are available with a subscription to Envato Elements.

Best for Travel: Maaya Blog - Travel Blog, Personal Blog by designthemes

Clean, simple, easy to customize—just three of the reasons why Maaya Blog is one of the best personal blog website templates out there! This one also comes with the Slider Revolution, which is a plugin that enables new content to slide into view. It’s a great way to keep your site fresh with different travel pictures to give visitors a reason to return.

Best for Lifestyle: Lisbeth - A Lifestyle WordPress Blog Theme by gljivec

With a sleek and minimal aesthetic, the Lisbeth blog theme is perfect for design-conscious writers looking to launch a lifestyle website. It’s fast-loading, SEO-optimized to help visitors find you, plus it comes with gallery templates so you can display video, audio, and imagery in an attention-grabbing way.

Best for Handmade and DIY: Frida - A Sweet & Classic Blog Theme by Burnhambox

Just as the name suggests, you can’t get much sweeter than the Frida theme. All demo content is included so you can enjoy the illustrations which give this theme a cute, handmade-feel. There are also unlimited color options so you can pick a color that best reflects you and your content.

Best for Food: GutenTag - 100% Gutenberg Blog WordPress Theme by cmsmasters

Optimized for the Gutenberg page builder, which is WordPress’ newest blogging tool, the GutenTag theme couldn’t be simpler to use. Plus, it comes with the Revolution and Layer Slider plugins so you can tempt visitors with delicious recipe pictures. You can choose from four homepage layouts to help you pull your site together quickly.

Best for Personal Blogs: Signy - A Personal Blog WordPress Theme by VictorThemes

Keeping it simple is a great strategy for personal blog website templates, partly because many tend to cover a wide range of topics. You can’t get much simpler than Signy, which allows for text modules and large content blocks for imagery and video. It’s also fully responsive so you don’t need to worry about certain devices presenting a poor user experience.

Best for Photography: Paintable - Photography / Photos Blog Theme by An-Themes

If you’re looking for blog website templates that put photography front and center, then Paintable is the right theme for you. As you can see, the unique layout opts for column after column of pictures. With a one-click demo install, the only thing you need to consider is which photographs to feature.

Best for Multipurpose: Fulford - Responsive WordPress Blogging Theme by tommusrhodus

Whatever your niche, the Fulford theme is a great option. You can explore demos including fashion, adventure, and food to see how it can be adapted based on the content you’ll be publishing. It’s also integrated with the WooCommerce plugin so if you decide to start selling any products, it’s easy to do so.

Best for Modern: CorpusChristi - Modern Blog WordPress Theme by FastWP

The versatility of this theme is why it’s one of the best WordPress themes for blogs. Content on the homepage is displayed in a grid so users can quickly navigate themselves towards the topics that most appeal to them. You can also tag content according to its theme, and it’s optimized for mobile touch and swipe.

Best for Fashion: Femme - Online Magazine & Fashion Blog WP Theme by AncoraThemes

With a large header image to display the latest looks, an integrated Instagram feed, plus the WooCommerce plugin, the Femme theme is a winner if you’re in the market to set up a fashion blog. There’s also MailChimp support so your fans can easily subscribe to your newsletter and ensure they don’t miss an update.

Best for Content Marketing: Contentberg Blog - Content Marketing Blog Theme by Themesphere

Partly thanks to its minimal design, the Contentberg Blog theme will work well for any business looking to up their content marketing efforts. It’s designed to be “distraction-free”, but also comes with the option to include plenty of useful features including galleries, latest and popular post widgets, as well as the ability for users to like posts.

Now you’ve seen ten of the best blog themes, it’s time to pick your favorite before customizing it to make it your own. For the full selection of website templates for blogs, head to Envato Elements. Oh, and if you're an artist or creative looking to display your work in style, we have quite a few portfolio template suggestions.

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