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12 Best WordPress Personal Blog and Magazine Templates


12 Best WordPress Personal Blog and Magazine Templates

Blogging is a craze nowadays. Every professionals are trying to promote themselves with blogging since it’s the best way so far. And WordPress is the lonely friend to help you blogging. You know you have to choose the right theme to make your blogging smart, to make yourself creative to others. Today I am featuring 12 best, popular and modern WordPress personal blog template.

1. The Reader

Welcome to The Reader, the most unique WordPress Personal Blog Template. You know what? One thing makes The Reader so unique, it’s left sidebar design. It’s amazing, it’s elegant. This multi-colored left sidebar design make it so gorgeous that you never find this style and design nowhere over the internet. The Reader has 4 homepage layout with 2 style of design version. It has designed based on Smashing Magazine’s concept. When you are a blogger, you must look for typography. The Reader has come up with a great level of typography along with perfect User Experience.

What is Multi-colored Sidebar: Multi color sidebar is a unique style especially for blog themes. No one ever made this kind of theme. Well how it works? When you hover your mouse on it you see different group of categories has different colors. You can select those categories from the Menu options in the admin panel. It looks really nice and elegant.

Core Feature of This Theme: Along with multiple homepage layout, The Reader offers you an easy to use and customize admin panel. It has both left and right sidebar. Left sidebar works as a category list. Right sidebar offers job board and advertising along with other widgets. There is another top menubar above the slider with different menus. It is developed with Redux Framework. You don’t have to click for a second page. Just scroll your mouse, because it has unlimited scrolling option for better User Experience. Take a look on the list of all features at a glance.

Feature List:

  • Super Responsive Design
  • Multi-colored sidebar
  • Unique Touch-friendly Featured Slider
  • 4 Different Home Layouts
  • 2 Style of Design
  • Custom Popular Post Widget
  • Full Support for Contact Form 7
  • Powerful Theme Options Panel
  • Translation Ready
  • Works with WP 4.5+
  • Multi-level drop-down support

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2. Inframe

If you want to setup a blog with no hassle, no complex tasks than Inframe is a good choice. It’s admin panel is so easy that you can easily switch between grids, list or classic layout, changing sidebar’s positions and more. It come up with a nice responsive view in all devices.

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3. The Rex

2016 is the year of new modern design style. And The Rex Magazine theme offers you a vast design gallery. It offers drag and drop user interface so that users easily setup their blog. Also you get unlimited color and font options, unlimited layout design options and off course with proper responsiveness in any device and browsers.

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4. Maple

Maple is one of the best wordpress blog themes at our choices and we hope you don’t mind to choice by yourself. it is bold, beautiful, elegant and modern. Maple offers you retina ready design with great responsive view. Take a look at some common features of Maple WordPress theme.


  • Responsive Design
  • Retina Support, Sharp High Resolution Graphics
  • Header Parallax Background
  • Black & White Layout
  • Featured Post Area
  • Sticky Main Navigation
  • Blog Post Support Various Content Including Photo, Gallery, Video, Souncloud
  • Video Content Support Vimeo, Youtube, Dailymotion.
  • Multi Sidebar
  • Unique Sidebar Each Page & Post
  • Customized Sidebar: Left, Right And None Sidebar.
  • Sticky Sidebar

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5. Owl

Owl is very beautiful and clean WordPress blog/magazine template. It is designed considering all the details to attract user’s attention. It has some good features like Contact form 7, Maps builder, Drop Cap, Columns and Font Awesome.

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6. Canary

Canary, a well designed featured post slider at the top with great responsive layouts. It is minimal, clean and elegant. It is RTL supported and also has a advanced admin panel powered by Redux framework with customiser support. The media feed can be your Dribbble shots,  500px photos or Instagram photos.

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7. Neptune

If you are a good cooker, have good interests about food and want to open a food blogging website than Neptune is a good choice, good design for you. It is mostly designed for food lover, food blogger people. With proper responsive layouts and strong admin panel Neptune brings you 7 different homepage layout. Let’s take a look at:

Neptune Feature List:

  • Responsive Design
  • Unique Touch-friendly Featured Recipes Slider
  • Sticky recipes slider below the fold
  • 7 Different Blog Layouts
  • 3 Layouts for single recipe page
  • Custom Popular Post Widget
  • Full Support for Contact Form 7
  • Powerful Theme Options Panel
  • Social Media Icons in Header and Footer
  • Translation Ready
  • Works with WP 3.6+
  • Multi-level drop-down support

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8. CityNews

Newspaper WordPress theme like CityNews is perfect for those who are looking for newspaper style website, blog or magazine to write about news, journal or story. CityNews has four different blog layouts along with beautiful fullwidth swipe slider. It come up with cross-browser compatible (IE9+/Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera) and visual composer page builder(video) ability. It has a nice admin panel with many many features so that user can easily work with it. CityNews is well documented and WPML ready wordpress theme.

Features Overview

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Fully Responsive
  • Retina Ready
  • Four different blog Layouts
  • Beautifu Fullwidth Swipe Slider
  • Visual Composer Page Builder
  • Custom Widgets Included
  • Many Useful Shortcodes Included
  • Gallery Template Ready
  • Advanced Theme Options
  • Cross-browser Compatible (IE9+/Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera)
  • Well Documented
  • WPML Ready
  • Demo Files Included (XML)
  • Excellent Support

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9. SugarBlog

SugarBlog, a clean and professional responsive WordPress theme. It has unlimited style support and powerful theme options panel. Don’t miss this easy customizable elegant theme!

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10. Untold Stories

Untold Stories, a super responsive, retina ready WordPress blog theme. It is based on twitter bootstrap and has flexible color options, which will take your blog to the next level.

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11. Tomas & Daisy


  • Easy to use – no coding knowledge required
  • Powerful Admin Panel
  • Import demo sites with One-Click
  • Responsive and Retina Ready
  • Two Amazing Theme Skins
  • Instagram Feed Widget
  • Latest posts widget
  • One Page site – anchor functionality
  • Various Blog List Layouts
  • Various Blog Single layouts
  • Blog Split Column Layout
  • Blog Standard Layout
  • Blog Two Columns Layout
  • Blog Three Columns Layout
  • Blog with Featured Post Layout
  • Blog Whole Post Layout
  • Blog Post Slider
  • Blog Post Carousel
  • Related posts on blog pages
  • Custom Post Formats: Audio , Video, Standard, Gallery, Link, Quote,
  • Social Share functionality

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12. Rinjani

Rinjani a Grid WordPress Blog Theme This theme is perfect choice for yourpersonal blogniche blogcorporate blogmarketing blogauthority blog or any type of creative blog. Built by effortlessly timeless style and support any type of post format, Rinjani is designed with flexible color to customize by yourself. So, you would be able to choose whatever color that you like.

Rinjani is highly optimized for both mobile and desktop platforms. The layout also will encourage your viewers to read all of your content and get all attention it deserves. Just contact us for our personal help!

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