31 of the Best WordPress Themes for Writers

I am a WordPress junkie. There, I’ve said it. I love anything to do with WordPress: using it, designing themes for it, customizing it, reading about it. But themes, especially, are my favorite part. I’ve just started designing some themes for public release (stay tuned for more details on those) but I love using themes others have designed, too. And I especially love making little tweaks here or there to make them reflect my personality.

But choosing a theme can be overwhelming (I think it took me about six weeks to decide on the theme for this site). There are thousands of themes out there. And while there are plenty of great themes, not all of them are particularly well-suited to the blogs of writers, which tend to be text-heavy and image-light.

So here is a collection of WP themes particularly suited to writers, along with links to try them out and download them. A few things most of them have in common:

  • They have light backgrounds with dark text. Reading large blocks of white text against a black or other very dark background can be trying on your eyes. Since most writers want their blog visitors to spend plenty of time reading their work, a dark background can be counterproductive.
  • They put the emphasis on the text. Again, you want people to read your work, not spend hours admiring your design.
  • They look good even without adding tons images to every post (some require at least one image per post, especially for featured posts).

When looking for your own themes, keep these guidelines in mind. The goal is to have your work read. You don’t want to do anything that may jeopardize that.

Bold and Graphic Themes for Writers


BlogTheme

blogtheme


Vector Flower

vectorflower


Black Pearl

blackpearl


Curious

curious


Notepad Chaos

notepadchaos


Desk Mess

deskmess


Wilderness

wilderness


Bus Full of Hippies

busfullofhippies

Simple and Minimalist Themes for Writers


miniBlog

miniblog


Typogriph

typogriph


The Latest

thelatest


TransGravita

transgravita


Chara

chara


Equilibrium

equilibrium


Oulipo

(I think this one might be my favorite on this list)
oulipo


Manifest

manifest


Satorii

satorii


Undedicated

undedicated


Magazeen

magazeen


Notepad Theme

notepadtheme


Brilliance

brilliance


Modicus Remix

modicusremix


The Erudite

theerudite


Pristine

pristine


Evidens White

evidenswhite


Doc

doc


Cypher

cypher


Mixtape

mixtape


Too Newsy

toonewsy


Blass

blass


Arthemia

(Arthemia is the theme used for this blog)
arthemia

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17 thoughts on “31 of the Best WordPress Themes for Writers

  1. Thanks, this comes at the perfect timing. I am working on a professional blog for my writing and to help publicize my upcoming book.

  2. hey, great themes there.. i am trying myself for the
    professional blogging..
    and best of luck yourself.;)

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  4. I just uploaded the Oulipo theme and I love it! I’ve tried so many themes for my personal blog in the past and this one is the best so far.

  5. very good collection of themes here …
    i tend to like darker themes … but some of the themese here may change my mind a bit … hehe …
    thanks for sharing … appreciated … :)

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