What Were the Most Popular Blogging WordPress Themes in 2017?
Blogging is a very popular new year’s resolution in general, and in 2018 the opportunity has never been better. The most popular blogging platform, WordPress, is making huge strides forward, with new features coming that make it easier than ever to create content without touching a line of code. WordPress themes are also improving consistently and becoming easier to use as the years go by. To help you find the right theme for your blog that follows current trends and functionality, we took an inventory of the most popular WordPress blog themes on MOJO Marketplace during 2017.
The Blogger WordPress theme has long been a favorite for people with a story to tell. It’s simple, but highly functional design enable you to get started quickly and publish stories frequently. This theme is designed with bloggers in mind, first and foremost, so it doesn’t take a WordPress whiz to make it look and work great.
The Freyja WordPress Blog theme offers an elegant personal blogging design with simple customizations that go a long way. You can choose between 2 personal blog demos and an e-commerce store demo and import the designs with one click. However, if you want to go completely custom, Freyja is easy to use and provides all the options a blogger would want.
Wunderful is one of the cleanest minimalist blog themes you can find for WordPress. With simple layouts and features, it’s very easy to make this blog theme your own. Choose between grid and list layouts for your blog posts, and add widgets and contact forms to tie it all together.
For 2017 blogging themes, you can’t miss Tuulikki, a theme that looks as elegant as it sounds. This theme features a crisp minimal blog design. The look and feel lends itself to fashion, food, family, or home bloggers, and has the flexibility to fit any type of blog.
Our favorite feature of this theme is the posts slider.
Unlike many of the clunky or aggressive sliders out there, this one shows off posts with clean scrolling right at the top of your posts page. This makes for a nice user experience, as your latest content is prominent right next to your main navigation bar. You can choose from the three different slider layouts built in.
Tuulikki also does a great job displaying categories in the right sidebar.
Tuulikki isn’t a one-trick pony, though. With plenty of variety in blog layouts, a promo box, and WooCommerce integration for online stores, this theme packs in tons of style and function.
Another contender for bloggers is Carbis, which features a very professional design geared toward travel blogging and rich photography.
We love the featured post slider, and the title box that only appears on the middle post, as well as the awesome category tiles.
In addition, the blog post feed comes in a unique format which slightly overlaps the post body with the featured image, blurring the boundary between photo and text.
Carbis helps you create a great reading experience with room for photos to breathe. It’s a great option for travelers, photographers, or anyone who wants to create compelling content paired with beautiful photos or instructions, such as recipes.
Customize the fonts, colors, and layouts easily with the theme options, and this blog will tell your story with swagger. Or, with a rich photo display and social media links up close and personal, Carbis makes a great hub for the social media whiz.
ZenBlog has been a longtime favorite at MOJO Marketplace for it’s straightforward blog format and highly usable features. ZenBlog has plenty of room for photos that tell a story as well as an optimal layout for reading and perusing your thoughts.
The typography design stands out among other blog themes.
The different font weights, for example, guide your eye and create a very finished professional look.
The layout and placement of widgets for ZenBlog are highly customizable, and you can try all the options in the theme demo. Also, the theme developer has created tutorial videos that make it easy to set up your WordPress site just like the demo and customize.
This theme lets you create any type of blog very quickly because of the demo designs. Seriously, it has everything from a basic travel blog to a unique full-width style, as shown here:
We can’t underscore enough the value of variety here. Want to get started blogging fast? The developer has created a video that shows you how to build your blog in 5 minutes, and our customers have raved about their support:
Sometimes, a blog WordPress theme just needs to be simple and focus on the content experience. Heron is one of these themes. You can get started quickly with a pixel perfect design that is tried and true, and puts your content up front.
Our favorite feature is the extended excerpts for posts, which allow you to read a couple of paragraphs before having to click “read more.”
You have many options to make each post unique, such as galleries and sliders, but the layout can remain uncluttered and centered on your stories.
Bloghi is an outstanding design for nature, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers who want to bring style to their writing and photography.
Some of Bloghi’s coolest features are the widgets, such as: about me, advertisement, flickr, video, carousel, and social media sharing buttons. You can add dimension to your blog feed by placing these nice easter eggs in the sidebar.
Above all, Bloghi does a great job of presenting your blog posts in an attractive feed, with all the features you need tocreate interesting categories and expand your audience.
Also, having great support for your theme is not to be overlooked. See what people are saying about Bloghi and their support:
The Juliet blogging WordPress theme brings sophistication to your writing. Of all the blog themes we’ve combed through this year, this one has one of the coolest category designs, which also give you space to describe the different types of content you create.
Juliet’s elegant layout enables you to pack in a lot of information, photos, and features without getting crowded. For example, this blog feed and sidebar layout features a ton of info, yet it feels adequately spaced.
This theme has many features and styles, but also offers something different—a look book template. With the look book template, you can create as many look books as you like and change the layout as well. The look book is a great way to group evergreen content that fits together, or to provide product guides and comparisons.