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Initially in the early days of WordPress it was primarily used as a blogging tool, you could quickly write up a little blog post and publish it – pretty simple stuff. Nowadays WordPress is used in a whole variety of ways and in all niches on the web. Its common to see WordPress being used as fully fledged CMS powering huge websites rather then just a small blogging tool.

Back To WordPress Blogging Basics

I would say WordPress is still one of the easiest and most professional ways for writers to be able to publish their content online. In a market full of over developed and overly complex WordPress themes I wanted to bring the attention back to blogging basics.

Theme Selection

The WordPress blogging themes I have collected here are simple, to the point and super easy for novice WordPress bloggers to use. All the WordPress themes focus on the blogger’s content and feature only the most basic of theme options so you can focus on the most important thing – writing.


Hipster allows has multiple post types that create content rich blog posts such as videos, galleries, quotes and so on. As standard, the theme is fully responsive and retina ready so it looks great on your iPad and iPhone!


Explorable is a location-based theme that pins your posts on a map. With the ability to create location-based listings, the theme becomes a great tool for building travel blogs, local business directories, travel guides and more.


A super clean and minimal blog theme. Pure will give your blog an elegant and sophisticated feel without getting in the way of your content.


A responsive, minimal, and extremely stylish theme that looks amazing across multiple devices and screen resolutions.


Origin is a stunning grid-based theme that tells a story through imagery. The theme creates a truly engaging experience by saturating the screen with your beautiful photos.


Writer has all it takes to be a really great option for bloggers that want a stylish and premium look for their personal blog.

The Muse

A minimalist inspiration WordPress theme for anyone that wants to start his own blog and believes that content is king.


deLayed is a minimal responsive blog theme that puts a clear focus on what matters most… your content.


Milli is a super cool WordPress Theme designed with personal blogs in mind, but can also do as another kind of blog site or even as a simple portfolio to show off your work!


Our newest theme is our most versatile theme yet! With loads of widgets, flexible templates, an option-filled blog layout, portfolio ready & more, Blooog isn’t just your average WordPress Theme


Blogger – Responsive Blog & Folio WordPress Theme, is a fully configurable and easy to use WordPress theme with a lot of great features.


Whether you’re a journalist, aspiring online publisher, photoblogger or just a kind spirit with an inkling to write, you’ll enjoy the flexibility and usability that makes Acute simply brilliant.


Pocket is a super simple, photoblog-style WordPress theme for sharing your images, videos, articles, quotes and more. Use it as a personal blog or a minimal portfolio to show off your latest works!


Bold is a blog and portfolio theme that allows you to showcase various types of media (images, videos, galleries, sliders, and maps) in a fullwidth design.


Inspired by Windows 8, Metro is a responsive, beautiful, minimal, and colorful theme that is perfect for blog and portfolio sites.

Posted by David Martin

David Martin is a WordPress developer & entrepreneur from the UK. He owns DesignWoop, CardDsgn and WhoDesignToday. Catch up with David on Twitter.