In the world of authoring written content, identity is a major factor, and utilizing unique WordPress themes can help take you to the next level. Is your content some passing fancy like a distracting airplane novel, or something memorable and well meaning? To that end, modern writers use every tool they can to help get their content exposed, many taking advantage the various creative themes which come with it. Every author tries to refine their voice, so each theme is a reflection of them, and their content. For this list then, we’re going to pick the top ten unique WordPress themes, covering as many different categories as possible.
Sondos starts off our list by offering a heightened level of personal, and professional, blog style WordPress theming. It offers a clean, simple interface for both reader and owner. Readers will be treated to a simple scroll down page of various blog posts, which sport their own unique image and subject. Links for previous blog posts are found on the right side or in various links at the top page. It also has a laundry list of customization options, both simple and complex, allowing for easy set up and further modification down the road. Basically it allows for a writer’s personality to flow onto page.
Other handy features are things like mobile support, customizable widgets, over 600 available google fonts, and more. For the professional author, this is a nice way to give your blog an extra punch.
Making our next on the list is the image-focused WordPress theme Oxie, which sports many of the standard customization options you’d expect from a professional service, and more. Oxie focuses on highlighting the personal aspect of one’s daily life, helpful for authors who enjoy sharing creative experiences. While it’s not mandatory you be an author, the options for creativity are there in near limitless supply. Hundreds of google fonts, colors, header customization, mobile support, Multilanguage support, slider support, HD rich visuals and more make this a strong image focused skeleton. For a blogger looking to add more flair to their posts, this is a solid choice.
Sharing for the writer is important, especially when building a personal brand. However, not everyone is a coding expert and has the potential to make their WordPress or website look the best it can be. However, with Blogjoy, the power is given to the author by simplifying this process and giving the user the most powerful tools without the knowhow needed.
For instance, the service offers “shortcodes” which allow for easy creation of otherwise complex features. Additionally, since blogging is all about reaching out, there is easy integration of social media, from Twitter to Facebook to Pinterest. Another good mention is mobile support and browser integration, meaning you and readers have no trouble accessing content.
WordPress for Writers
Veering away from the blog centric style themes for a moment, the forwardly titled WordPress skeleton here is just as sounds. While it does offer many convenient features for blog style posting (like shortcodes and mobile compatibility), there are several handy features focused primarily for writers. One is citation integration, meaning the theme can be funneled into various uses, from academic or just when you’re looking to back up a claim with proper data. Overall, it’s focused on clean, professional looking articles enhanced by WordPress themes. The interface is pretty simple and allows users to cleanly find written articles without much hassle. If you just want something for your literary muscles on a professional scale, this is it.
With some seriously artistic graphic design choices, Titan brings the impact of visual elegance mixed with ease of use for writers and bloggers. Specifically, Titan is geared towards artistic photography, allowing choice photos to be at the mainstay of interest with a blog post to add to it. It’s compatible with all browsers, can be used on mobile devices, sports high resolution to help with crisp photos, and allows for widget usage. A great choice for those who enjoy photos or stories through visuals with a professional theme.
There’s power in minimalism, and for our halfway hunt we chose Literatum, using powerful tools for writers on the professional level while incorporating visuals on a simple, yet effective level. Individuals who want to showcase their journalistic or article related work can find solace here, as the focus is geared for that. It’s got a carnival of solid features, such as social media integration, word count/read time, featured images, template choices, and a host of others. The price is pretty solid too, a good middle ground that experts can make use of.
Making it to number four is a strong contender for a unique and excellent writer theme, because not only does it accent the author with engaging visuals and ease of use, but sales as well. One factor missing from our previous choices was getting your published work more attention, and that’s one of Literary’s strengths, allowing you to link to any place you sell your work. It has plenty of customization options, from google fonts to any color choice, the ability to make unlimited posts and portfolios, even maintaining google analytics support, to name a few. And we do emphasize few, a whole armada of extra features are part of the theme. Heck, any kind of creative media can be shared through the WordPress, so it’s for everyone, not only writers.
With all the minimalism and modern styled themes we’ve posted thus far, sometimes it’s nice to get back to nature. Wild Book fits that role by focusing on the ever endearing vintage style theme, ideal for the rustic blogger or writer. It’s centered squarely on content, with various filters (like the recently added snow filter) and tools like mobile support. Whether you’re a professional on the go or someone who enjoys telling a good semantic story, this is a great pick, at a pretty bargain price.
It’s definitely getting more challenging to decide what our subjective best of the best is, but The Writer came in close. As the name implies, this is for authors of all pedigrees. It’s about getting you to the written content with no extra gaff, combined with powerful imagery to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Customization is simple with no coding knowledge required, and anything from custom logos to video integration are just a paltry sum of the many power features this theme offers. It can be as simple or as complex as you need. Ultimately though, it cuts the frills and gets the word straight to the reader, which is all any writer could ask for.
It’s atmospheric, beautiful, and new. Rain is for the writer telling a story for the cozy evening or sharing words of wisdom to the gentle patter of rain. With this theme, a background noise of gentle raindrops fills the air while you sit tidy to the words of the author. It sports mobile support and focuses primarily on written content. Handily enough, beautiful rainy filters can be applied to uploaded photos. It’s prose driven and, ultimately, we appreciate the warmth of the word to give it our number one pick.