As a graphic/web designer and blogger, I am constantly on the hunt for new WordPress blog themes for both Love Swah (I love updating my site’s look and feel) and my client’s redesigns. I have a few sites I visit regularly as I know the themes are affordable, well designed, secure and easy to modify.
Please note all these themes I recommend below are premium themes. This means they cost money (often not much, though!) and I personally think they are worth their weight in gold. If you’re serious about blogging, a premium theme means better support, a more reliable product (they are updated on a regular basis and come with extensive documentation) plus they are jam-packed with features a free theme generally won’t have. So here are my favourite 5 places to find great quality WordPress themes!
Studiopress is usually my first port of call when I need a new theme for a client. All their products are based on the Genesis Framework, meaning each theme is built on a secure and search-engine-optimized platform with heaps of built-in features. My favourite themes from there are Modern Studio Pro, Daily Dish Pro and of course, the ever-popular (and possibly overused) Foodie Pro theme.
2. Solo Pine
Solo Pine is responsible for my current theme (it’s Florence, if you’re wondering) and I am SO in love with all their WordPress designs. Their themes are responsive and are easy to modify, and their support is outstanding. I am actually looking at moving to one of their newer themes, Redwood, as it has some additional functionalities I have been eyeing off. I have so much love for Solo Pine!
3. Angie Makes
Angie makes gorgeous, feminine WordPress designs with flexible customisation options. You can easily adjust the width of your blog and sidebar, change the fonts and colours and add in background images with a few clicks. No coding required! This makes it perfect to tweak a theme to suit your branding without needing much technical knowledge.
Pretty Darn Cute is another design studio that creates feminine themes. I’ve used a few of them before and can guarantee they are well designed, easy to modify and the support offered is impressive. From templates targeted at fashion bloggers, to online shopping-integrated layouts for small business owners, there is something for everyone here. Plus, they are all built on the Genesis Framework too!
Themeforest can be a little overwhelming at first as there are a HUGE amount of WordPress themes available, of varying quality. The easiest way to see if a design is worthwhile before downloading is to pay attention to the number of downloads and star rating on the side. SimpleMag is one of my favourite themes and hugely popular with bloggers across numerous niches.
I hope this has helped you find your new favourite theme, and I would to hear if you source WordPress templates from anywhere else!
**Please note some of these links are affiliate links, but I wouldn’t recommend anything to you that I didn’t 100% believe in myself.