30+ Best WordPress Themes for Writers & Authors
If you’re thinking of getting started as a professional writer or an author, the best thing you can do to build your reputation is to start a blog. Browse this collection of the best WordPress themes for writers to find a great design for your new website.
Many successful authors begin their careers with a blog. James Clear is one of the many authors who managed to land a book deal with a well-known publisher thanks to his personal blog.
Jeff Goins is another author who effectively use his blog to promote his work and books. There are many others who follow this same strategy to market their work and establish themselves as professionals online.
You don’t need thousands of dollars or web design knowledge to set up a website. With WordPress, you can make a professional looking website for under $100 with just a few clicks.
There are plenty of great themes you can use to customize the design of your WordPress website to match your preference. In this post, we handpicked some of the best WordPress themes for writers and authors. Pick a theme and start building your career online.
4 Tips For Building A Great Site For Writers
As an author or a writer, you’re constantly promoting your work and books to your audience. Whether it’s sharing a link on social media, networking with others, or promoting your services to clients, your website helps you build authority as a writer and help the audience discover your work more easily.
Here are a few tips you can follow to make your website more effective look more professional. You can also follow these tips when picking a WordPress theme for the website as well.
1. Add A Clean Header With An Author Profile
The header section is the first thing people see when they visit your website. The top half of your website needs to be crafted carefully to properly introduce yourself, your skills, and your work to your visitors.
Make sure to pick a theme that features an attractive header section with space for featuring your author profile. Use this section to add a description about yourself and promote your work to your audience.
2. Use Content-Focused Blog Layouts
If you’re familiar with writers like Austin Kleon and Ryan Holiday, the first thing you’ll notice about their website is how frequently they publish blog posts to attract new visitors and to keep their audience engaged.
Use a WordPress theme that comes with a clean and modern blog layout that highlights its text content without any distractions. Then publish as many blog posts as you can to develop your authority over your competition.
3. Promote Your Books & Publications
You can also use your website as a landing page to promote your books as well as to sell books to your audience. Many WordPress themes for authors supports integration with WooCommerce, which allows you to sell your books directly from your website.
If you’re a professional writer, you can use your website to showcase your published articles and other work in a portfolio section as well.
4. Aim For An Overall Minimalist Design
When making a website for a writer or an author, it’s important to use a clean and clutter-free design. Writers are creatives who use words to create art. Stuffing too many images, widgets, and animations on your website will only make you seem like an amateur.
Use a WordPress theme with a minimal design to show off professionalism and improve user engagements.
Best WordPress Themes for Writers & Authors
Have a look in our themes collection to find a theme for your writer or author website.
Rome – Minimal & Classic WP Theme for Writers
Rome is a stylish WordPress theme for authors, designed carefully to make sure your website looks great on all devices and screens. Touch/swipe gestures are smooth, and an off-canvas menu makes your site look super-professional. You can easily import demo content quickly to get your site up-and-running, it’s lightweight + fast, supports the Gutenberg editor, and is packed with features.
Auteur - WordPress Theme for Authors, Writers & Publishers
Auteur is a minimalist WordPress theme you can use to make websites for writers, authors, and book stores. The theme lets you choose from 4 different homepage designs that feature unique layouts for promoting your latest books as well as 10 creative layouts for single blog pages. With WooCommerce integration, you can also sell your books directly on the website as well.Download Demo
Writer - Modern WordPress Theme For Writers & Authors
Writer is a professional WordPress theme developed specifically for authors and journalists in mind. The theme features a clean and modern design where you can effectively introduce yourself with an author profile and showcase your books on the homepage. It also comes with 3 different premade homepage layouts, which you can easily customize to your preference using WPBakery page builder.Download Demo
Wilco - Content Focused WordPress Theme For Writers
Wilco features a highly minimalist design with a content-focused blog post layout that gives more attention to your written content. It’s available in 3 different homepage designs and includes full support for the latest WordPress Gutenberg block editor. This theme is most suitable for writers for setting up a personal blog.Download Demo
Somerville - Minimalist Typography WordPress Theme for Writers
Somerville is a modern blogging WordPress theme you can use to make a blog for a writer or an author to promote their work. The theme lets you choose from 4 different content layouts for making an effective homepage for highlighting featured blog posts. This theme is also compatible with Gutenberg editor.Download Demo
Gutentype - Modern Blog Gutenberg WordPress Theme
Gutentype is an elegant WordPress blogging theme that also comes with a sleek design compatible with the new Gutenberg editor. The theme is available in 3 different designs featuring a grid-based post layout, masonry style layout, and a single column layout. It’s most suitable for making a personal blog or a journal website for creative writers.Download Demo
Contentberg - Gutenberg Blog WordPress Theme For Writers
Contentberg is a modern and creative WordPress theme writers and authors can use to create beautiful and minimalist blogs. The theme is fully compatible with the new Gutenberg editor and includes support for Visual Composer as well. You’ll also be able to choose from 6 different pre-made homepage designs and customize it to personalize the blog however you like.Download Demo
The Writer - WordPress Blogging Theme for Writers & Authors
The Writer is a WordPress theme that comes with a grid-based content layout and a fullscreen homepage design that allows you to showcase multiple blog posts at once. The theme’s single post layout has been designed to support long-form content and it features large cover images for attractive the visitor’s attention.Download Demo
Hallie - Modern WordPress Theme for Writers & Authors
Hallie WordPress theme features a modern grid-style post layout. Minimalism is the main feature of this theme. It’s best for creating long-form blog posts as the theme comes with a distraction-free single post layout. The theme also supports infinite scrolling and a beautiful fullscreen overlay menu for including links and categories.Download Demo
Foret - Creative WordPress Theme for Writers & Authors
Foret comes with a classic WordPress blog design. It has a fixed sidebar area where you can include a menu, logo, a description, and social media links. The theme also has a large content area for easily browsing the blog posts. It’s fully compatible with WooCommerce, WPML, and many other popular plugins as well.Download Demo
iBloga - Clean and Minimal WordPress Theme For Writers
iBloga is a WordPress blogging theme that comes with a modern and a creative design. It features a stylish slider and different sections on the homepage for including an introduction, a portfolio, and much more. The theme also includes a shop layout for selling products. You can choose from masonry, grid, and flex layouts to customize the design as well.Download Demo
Oliver - Classic & Minimal WordPress Theme For Authors
Oliver is a minimalist WordPress theme writers and authors can use to build a professional website with a blog. The theme homepage acts as a landing page where you can introduce yourself and showcase your published work. The theme also has a clean single post layout that puts more focus on your content.Download Demo
Versaille - Personal Blog WordPress Theme For Writers
Versaille is a grid-based WordPress blogging theme that features a responsive design made for personal and professional bloggers. To truly capture minimalism and make more space for the content, the theme features an elegant collapsable menu. The theme has been built with Visual Composer so you can easily customize it however you like.Download Demo
Kopy - Simple WordPress Blogging Theme For Writers
Kopy is a modern WordPress blogging theme made for writers and authors. The theme features a grid-based post layout that highlights your blog posts with large image thumbnails. The theme also includes a portfolio section with 3 different styles and has a single post layout optimized for readability.Download Demo
Cloudy Town - Clean Minimal Blogging WordPress Theme
Cloudy Town is a classic WordPress blogging theme that comes with a very basic blog layout with a sidebar. If you’re a blogger or a writer just getting started, this theme will help you setup a simple blog that effectively promotes your written content. The theme is fully responsive and can be customized using Visual Composer.Download Demo
Lovely - Elegant WordPress Blog Theme For Writers
Lovely is a creative blogging theme for WordPress. This theme features a unique post layout on the homepage alongside a featured post slider. It also comes with 5 different homepage layouts and 12 blog layouts. The theme is ideal for making a website for travel and adventure writers.Download Demo
ZUM - RTL WordPress Blogging Theme
Zum is another clean WordPress blogging theme that comes with a stylish post slider on the homepage. It comes with a retina-ready design fully optimized for SEO and speed. The theme also supports RTL languages and WPML plugin. You can also easily change its color and customize the design using Visual Composer.Download Demo
Mochi - Clean RTL WordPress Blog Theme
Mochi is a clean and a minimalist blogging theme for WordPress. The theme comes with RTL compatibility and it includes WPML plugin to let you translate the blog with more than 40 languages. In addition, the theme features a beautiful slider for your featured posts and a grid-based post layout that makes it ideal for fashion, food, and personal bloggers.Download Demo
Eskimo - Minimal Personal Blog WordPress Theme
Eskimo is a unique WordPress blogging theme you can use to make a modern blog to talk about your favorite topics and show off your skills. The theme features a creative design with a fixed sidebar menu. It takes full advantage of the space by highlighting your latest posts on the homepage with various post layouts. The theme comes with 4 different homepage layouts, including a shop layout.Download Demo
Blggn - Responsive WordPress Blogging Theme For Writers
Blggn is a modern blogging theme for WordPress that features a fullscreen slider and with multiple homepage layouts, including ones with grid-based post layouts, classic blog layouts, a coming soon page, and more. The theme also includes multiple single post header layouts for customizing the design of each of your posts.Download Demo
Gliu - Minimalist Blog WordPress Theme For Writers
Gliu is a modern WordPress theme featuring a unique design with a feminine touch. This theme is unlike any other theme you’ve seen before. It includes an animated post slider, a post layout with rounded image thumbnails, and a creative single post design that will help you highlight your written work.Download Demo
Watsonia - Creative WordPress Blog Theme For Authors
Watsonia is a minimalist WordPress Theme made for writers and bloggers. The theme features a classic design with a featured post slider on the homepage. It also comes with a sticky menu that scrolls down with the page and includes multiple single post layouts including ones for video and audio posts.Download Demo
Sojka - Magazine & Personal Blog WordPress Theme
Sojka is a modern WordPress blogging theme that comes with 2 different homepage designs, one with a homepage slider and another with a grid-based featured post section. To give more attention to your posts, the theme also features a minimalist slide-out hamburger menu and it includes multiple single post layout with a sidebar.Download Demo
Matilda - Minimal WordPress Blog Theme For Writers
Matilda is a minimal WordPress theme made for bloggers and writers. The theme comes with 8 different homepage layouts with 5 different blogging designs, including classic, grid, and list layouts. It also comes with 4 different post designs for video, audio, gallery, and standard text posts.Download Demo
Yvy - Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme For Writers
Yvy is a modern WordPress theme that features a stylish design. The theme lets you choose from 12 different homepage layouts, all effectively optimized for blogging and writing. You can use this theme to make a simple personal blog, a professional blog, or even a magazine style blog with multiple categories.Download Demo
Souje - Creative Personal WordPress Blog Theme
Souje is a creative WordPress blog theme that’s perfect for feminine blogs and lifestyle bloggers. The theme comes with multiple homepage layouts with a responsive featured posts slider. It also supports WooCommerce for setting up a shop on your website. In addition, the theme includes 18 different header styles and 12 custom widgets.Download Demo
Koalogger - WordPress Blogging Theme For Authors
Koalogger is a unique WordPress theme featuring lots of attractive animations. The theme features an animated header section where you can include a short author profile and it comes with a grid-based post layout. The theme supports 6 different post formats, including gallery, audio, video, quotes, and moreDownload Demo
RibTun - WordPress Blog Theme For Writers
RibTun is a WordPress blog theme made specifically for writers and authors. It comes with 4 different minimalist homepage design and blog layouts. The theme features a featured posts slider powered by Revolution Slider and supports 5 post types and 6 gallery types. You can also change the fonts using Google Fonts as well.Download Demo
Journo - A Creative Magazine and Blog Theme
Journo is a multipurpose WordPress blogging theme that allows you to make all kinds of blogs and websites from personal blogs, magazine blogs, and marketer blogs. The theme comes with 9 different homepage designs with unlimited header styles. It also includes unique single post layouts and a shop layout as well.Download Demo
Tabor - WordPress Blogging Theme For Writers & Coaches
Tabor is a WordPress theme made for writers and personal bloggers. The theme supports Gutenberg and features a minimal and a classic blog layout that highlights its content. It’s fast, responsive, and supports Schema Markup for enhancing your website visibility for search engines.Download Demo
Weeland - Lifestyle Blogging Grid WordPress Theme
Weeland is a lifestyle blogging WordPress theme with a masonry grid layout for your content. Designed to help you present a range of content in stylish surroundings, including text, images, and videos, Weeland is a creative blogging theme that will appeal to anyone who wants to share their thoughts and adventures online.Download Demo
Cavan - Creative Bloggers Instagram WordPress Theme
Cavan is designed for bloggers that are creating content on a wide range of topics. Each time you publish a new article on your site, you can choose from the selection of post layouts as well as decide which sidebar widgets are displayed alongside your content. Among the widget selection is an Instagram feed option that helps integrate your site with your social media account.Download Demo
Narratium - Authors WordPress Theme for Beginners
Narratium is a suitable WordPress theme for beginners, mainly thanks to its simple design and user-friendly interface. If you’re a regular blogger or someone who writes online, Narratium and its pre-built website demo has a design that’s ideal for your website needs. Choosing from the library of templates provides you with lots of options each time you publish a new piece of content on your site.Download Demo
ReCreation - Blogging MailChimp WordPress Theme
ReCreation is a flexible WordPress blogging theme that has lots of pre-built templates and layouts for you to choose from. Whatever type of blog you’re creating or content you’re publishing, the seven homepage designs and selection of header and slider layouts should ensure you’re able to find a suitable combination for your website. Email marketing is taken care of thanks to the good level of MailChimp integration.Download Demo
Durja - Minimal Blogging Google AdSense WordPress Theme
Durja is a Google AdSense WordPress theme with a minimal design that’s perfect for bloggers. As well as the Google AdSense enabled advertising display locations, you can also use the theme options and settings to customize the design of your website. Other features like built-in social sharing buttons, multiple navigation bar layouts, custom widgets, and a fully responsive design make this one of the most exciting Google AdSense themes in this collection.Download Demo
Koala - Responsive WordPress Grid Theme
Whether you're wanting to display photos, articles, quotes, videos or images, Koala can lay everything out in a beautiful grid format. It provides a two column layout, header slider, header grid and specific post format styles ensuring that your content is always the star. Different shortcodes provide you a range of customizable options – including fonts, colors and widgets – and helps your website stand out from the crowd.Download Demo
Norge - Responsive Blog WordPress Theme
If a simple blog is the starting point you need with WordPress, Norge is a brilliant choice. A clean, minimal design puts your content centre-stage, but it is flexible enough to make it easy to add your own personal touch and design. Responsive design looks good on any mobile device, and the theme is ready to translate into other languages if you so wish. Slick and stylish!Download Demo
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