I get asked all the time about blog themes and can confidently say:
- it is a very personal decision and
- you should expect to pay for a good one (between $50-$100).
Free themes are plentiful, but so are the problems and limitations!
There are affiliate links on this page and I could receive a commission should you make a purchase. I use these themes (even one for this website!) and am happy to answer any questions about them.
I stand behind these products because I use them.
Build on the Best Framework
Start with WordPress.org (self-hosted) and the Genesis platform. For us “non-techy” types, Genesis is the most respected and used framework.
Why? Genesis makes it EASY to create and maintain your website instead of hiring someone to do it, saving you money. When you update a theme everything stays put – that cannot be true of those not on the framework.
HINT: When you choose one of the themes from the last two rows, you will get the framework right along with the theme, making it easy-peasy.
Recommended, Error-Free Blog Themes
Below are some I use, recommend to clients, and with which I have had personal experience. I only purchase themes from these tried and true partners.
If you don’t see anything you like, take this free quiz to find out which theme will work best for you and your blog.