25 Best WordPress Themes for Writers and Authors in 2018

WordPress started its journey as the blogging platform which was focused towards providing a platform for the writers and authors to publish their content and bring it in front of millions.

Though WordPress has changed over the years and has become one of the most popular platforms for all kinds of websites be it a simple blog or a business site, it still remains as the preferred CMS for the writers to publish their content.

WordPress is the most comprehensive platform today that helps to create any kind of website you wish to and most of the business are preferring WordPress for creating their website.

This success is because of the developers associated with this platform who are creating amazing products for WordPress regularly and, of course, the amount of tutorials and support available for WordPress.

When we talk about writers and authors, there is a huge community of authors who are making a living as writers and they earn their living by publishing content through this amazing platform.

There is always space for quality writers and if you can produce good content regularly, you will definitely get the recognition you deserve.

As already mentioned, most of the writers prefer WordPress as their platform to create their blog and publish their content because it takes very little time and investment as compared to a custom design.

If you want to create a new blog, all you need a domain name for your blog and select a quality WordPress hosting provider who can provide you nice service and finally select a quality WordPress theme for your blog to get started.

In this post, we have collected some of the best WordPress themes for writers and authors to publish your content in style.

All the WordPress themes mentioned in this collection are fully responsive to make your site look great even for small screen devices. We have tried to select minimal WordPress themes which will offer your audience a pleasant reading experience.

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WordPress Themes for Writers

Feminine

Feminine is a beautiful modern design from the MyThemeShop store and it comes with all the features to make sure that you are able to create a great blog quickly. This theme comes with a few great looking demo design options to choose from and you have the option to import any of these design with just one-click.

This theme is well optimized for the search engines like Google so that your content gets a much better ranking in the Google search results. It is also optimized for the Google AdSense ads to make sure that you are able to make a good amount of money from your blog.

As far as the design is concerned, you have an unlimited number of sidebar and background option. You also have unlimited color options so that you are able to style your site as per your requirement.

Not to forget the huge list of Google Fonts to style the typography of your site. It also offers you Font Awesome icons and many other styling elements to keep your site on top.

As the theme works perfectly with the WooCommerce plugin, you can use it to create an online store without any additional tools. Overall, it's a great design for the bloggers, content writers and other authors.

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Author Pro

As the name suggests, Author Pro is a simple and minimal design for Genesis framework which is specially created for authors and writers to publish their content in style.

If you are not aware of Genesis already, it is the most popular WordPress theme frameworks which are being used by a wide range of WordPress users, especially the bloggers because it comes with a super strong foundation, SEO friendly design, and tight security.

If you are a writer and want to promote your work before or after it is launched you can use this theme. It helps you to organize your books in a great looking interface with all the required details like the title; description; book cover with featured text banner; author; price and all other details.

This theme is created for the book library, but you can use this theme to create a personal blog and publish your content in a clean and beautiful layout.

Don't forget to check out entire list of 150+ Genesis Child Themes

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Yosemite

I'm a huge fan of MyThemeShop products because they are really quick and SEO friendly. Yosemite is a great design for any writer to publish their content and attract more readers to their site.

It's a beautiful minimal design which keeps all the focus on your content and as it is an SEO friendly WordPress theme, it will help you to get tons of traffic from the search engines like Google.

The theme super quick and loads really fast which will provide a great experience to your reads. It’s a fluid responsive WordPress theme with a number of retina ready icons, SEO ready design, 650+ Google font, schema integrated, compatible with mega menu plugins.

There are number of other useful features like unlimited color options, unlimited backgrounds, breadcrumbs, author box and lot more

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Divi

Divi Theme finds a place in all the theme collections including this WordPress theme collection for writers and authors. It's a very powerful WordPress design which is multipurpose in a real sense, and it is constantly evolving to be one of the best WordPress themes of all time.

We have already covered this theme in detail in our review of Divi Theme where you can find all the features and options offered by this amazing theme.

It comes with a drag and drop page builder which is known as the Divi builder that makes this theme stand out from all other themes, the Divi builder is extremely powerful and helps you to create stunning pages without any custom code.

Divi also provides you an option to save the layouts you create for future use, you can also copy the designs you create a use it in some other page. The Divi Builder is loaded with a number of amazing modules which brings in different functionality to your pages.

If you look at the design options which Divi can offer you, the sky is the limit and I mean that. So, if you are looking for a to a quality premium theme I highly recommend Divi.

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SocialMe

SocialMe is a great looking design which is extremely powerful and modern. If you want to create a social blogging type of website, this can be a great option for you. This is a fully responsive WordPress theme that offers you a number of different homepage designs.

This theme is a great option for a content-heavy site that publishes a lot of content and the well integrated social media option will help you to get tons of traffic from the social media sharing. As far as the design is concerned, you have a lot of options to style your site.

The powerful theme options panel will help you to get started almost instantly and make sure that you can update the details of your site easily. From changing the layout to changing the color scheme of your site, you can manage everything from the theme options panel.

This theme offers you 16 powerful widgets, unlimited color schemes, unlimited background and sidebar options, off-canvas mobile menu, ad management options to make things easier for you. SocialMe is perfectly compatible with the WooCommerce plugin, so you can use this theme to create your online shop.

Like any other theme from the MyThemeSho, this theme is also highly optimized for search engines and super quick loading. Your users will have a great experience on site with the kind of loading speed this theme offers and the clean interface.

You get over 600 Google Fonts, Font Awesome icons to style the typography of the site. The one-click installation feature will help you to set up your site quickly and get started.

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Social Blogger

Social Blogger is a lot more than just a simple blogging theme, it combines the social features perfectly with the blogging platform. It perfectly combines WordPress and BuddyPress with a minimalistic design that will instantly engage your visitors, it is one of the best BuddyPress themes available.

This theme offers really easy option to offer each user their own blog where you can publish their content manage their blog. There are a huge number of users who can write great content but have no idea how to create a blog, so you can make it really easy for them by offering theme the platform.

I fact, it's a great business idea because the user generated content will always keep your blog fresh with new content which will help you to make your blog a success really fast. The Social Blogger theme comes with a beautiful minimal layout and offers clean and easy to use user interface in the front-end to publish their content.

The design is highly customizable to you can change it according to your need. It offers you readily integrated social media feature to help you drive traffic from the popular social media site. Another best part is the WooCommerce support, you will be able to create your own online shop with the theme almost instantly.

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Sixteen Nine

Sixteen Nine is another Genesis Child Theme which deserves a place in this list of best WordPress theme for writers. It is one of the most popular Genesis child themes for bloggers created by StudioPress.

Sixteen Nine is a super simple, minimal and user-friendly WordPress theme that will offer a distraction-free reading experience to your users.

A custom background, mobile responsiveness, and HTML5 are the base on which you can build a look for your site that rises above all others.

The three column design of this theme is really useful to place more content and widgets in a page with ease. The vertical alignment of logo and menu makes this theme slightly different from general WordPress designs.

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MyBlog

MyBlog from MyThemeShop is another great option for the bloggers and writers. Like other themes from the popular store, this theme is also loaded with so many amazing features to help you design a great blog.

This theme is optimized for great loading speed, neat code to make sure that you have an SEO optimized site so that your content can easily overtake any other site in the Google search results.

It is well optimized for social media as well, it offers you readily integrated social media buttons so you will not require installing any separate social media plugin on your site.

Features like unlimited color options, sidebar options, background options, Google Fonts, Font icons will help you to style your site perfectly. It also offers you a great looking off-canvas mobile menu to help you optimize your site for the small screen devices perfectly.

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Blogging

As the name suggests, this theme is created for the bloggers and the online content writers. It's a fast loading, SEO friendly, beautiful design that can take your blog to the next level. The theme is coded with HTML5 and CSS3 to make it a next generation and optimized design.

This theme offers you a lot of options which will help you to create a successful blog. The advanced theme options panel makes it super easy for the users to update their site details and get started with their site.

The theme options panel offers you comprehensive settings to manage everything from the layout options to upload the logo of your site. It's a fully responsive design which will make your site look great in all kinds of modern devices.

It offers you unlimited color options, background options, sidebar options to style your site. You also get over 600 Google Fonts, Icon Fonts to style the typography of your site. As the theme is optimized for Google AdSense you will be able to monetize your site from the very first day.

The theme comes with great looking featured post section that makes the theme really attractive. It comes with well-integrated social media options, Schema integrated for rich results in search engines, stunning parallax effect and a lot more.

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Schema

Schema is a clean and minimal WordPress theme for writers and bloggers. This theme highly optimized for quick loading and search engines so that your content gets the edge over your competitors.

The powerful theme options panel offered by the theme will help you to get started with your site and change things according to your requirement. The theme comes with demo data in the theme bundle that will make sure that you can make your site look like the demo theme almost instantly and then you can take ahead from there.

You have unlimited color options to style your site, background options, sidebar options, Google Fonts, Icon Fonts, Custom CSS option to add your own new style. You have featured post slider that you can add to the homepage which you can easily disable in the admin panel if you don't need that.

You have options to style the header of your site, you have can floating navigation, social media icons in the header, show or hide logo. So there are a lot of flexibility in terms of the design of the theme that you can incorporate according to your need.

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Rise

If you can produce high-quality content regularly and looking for a conversion-focused design, look no further because Rise is created to maximize your conversion. With this theme, you will be able to make a lot of money if you can create engaging content.

Rise is well optimized for collecting the email of your visitors which you can use to promote the content you write and promote special promotional offers to make a lot of money. This theme comes with a great looking grid based design which looks beautiful and you have a number of color options as well as customization possibilities.

The visual theme customizer makes the process super easy to help you create the perfect site as per your requirement. The theme is super quick and it will offer a great experience to your users, all you need to make sure that you post good quality content regularly.

The theme is optimized for the search engines as well to make sure that your content gets the advantage over the competitors. The landing pages offered by theme is another highlight, you can create stunning beautiful landing pages to promote your products.

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Elegant

Elegant theme from Themify is another beautiful design for the writers and authors that offer you a clean and minimal design to publish your content.

It doesn't have any unnecessary animation and effects but focuses on the content of the page, so it will offer a pleasant experience for your users to enjoy your content.

This theme is created with minimal design and great attention to typography so that all the content on the page stand out and make it easy for the readers.

Another best part is the Themify drag and drop builder which makes it extremely easy for any user to create custom pages for their site without writing a single line of code.

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The Thinker

The Thinker is a beautiful and clean WordPress theme specially created for writers and authors to promote their content in a professional way. It comes with great looking typography so that all the focus remains on the content instead of something else.

Though Thinker is a simple theme, it doesn't compromise in terms of features; it is loaded with tons of amazing features and options. You can fully customize the theme as per your requirement, it also offers you unlimited color options to style your site.

It offers you a number of different page templates, post formats so that you can publish any kind of content you wish to. This theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce plugin so you can easily create a stunning online store with Thinker theme.

It also includes the full version of the Soliloquy Slider plugin, so you can create a beautiful slider for your site to attract your users.

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MyBlog

MyBlog is a great looking, clean and professional personal blogging theme which will help you to publish your content in style. It comes with a number of modern features and options which will help you to create a top quality blog.

It’s a fully responsive SEO friendly design which offers you two unique design option for the homepage with elegant layout and clean typography.

The theme starts with a great looking content slider which you can use to promote your featured content and drive more traffic to those articles. You can promote yourself as the content writer to attract more clients with a beautiful about my widget in the sidebar.

Overall, it's a nice elegant design that will help you to keep your readers engaged and attract more clients for your writing services.

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Family Blog

Try out the Family Blog theme if you want to start writing about your kids, husband, household or family in general. Designed with exactly the same purpose, this theme offers a simple yet creative way of talking about your family. It makes you the proud story teller allowing you to set up your own profile.

All you need to do is keep your story and those cute pictures ready to be shared with your readers. You can decide the look you want for your site. Choosing your favorite layout and then matching it up with a nice color and a fancy font.

It also lets you use various funky icons on your blogs. With many other major features, this super responsive theme is available just at $44. You can add another $12 and extend the support it offers up to another 12 months. We are sure you won’t be disappointed with this theme.

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Newsmag

This is another creative and modern theme designed specifically for new and magazine kind of websites. It allows you to write blog posts and articles with much ease. Newsmag can be a great option for any publishing sites, review sites or newspaper site too.

It comes with great video support so you can link videos from Youtube on your site. It also features the rating system. Ratings add credibility to your site so that becomes an added advantage. Not just this. It has more to offer. A trendy design, versatile layouts, free lifetime updates. The list goes endless.

You also get a range of premium and eye-catching widgets too. Be it a weather widget, an Instagram widget, No wonder it has been the favorite of over 8000 customers. Now that says a lot. Doesn’t it?

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Smart Blog

This Theme_Pixels product is a brilliant addition to the WordPress market. This is a cross-browser compatible, super responsive, widget ready WordPress theme that comes with a smart and eye-catching design.  This fully customizable theme has awesome Navigation Mega Menus, 3 Header Styles, 8 Post Formats, multiple Shortcodes and many other modern features,

Built upon Bootstrap 3 This theme has the one click Demo Installation option to simply things for you. It also has unlimited sidebars, both wide and boxed layout versions, 13 Custom Widgets and free Auto Updates facility.

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StartingUp

StartingUp from WPZoom is another perfect WordPress site for a personal blogging site and publish your content in a very professional design. It comes with a neat and simple layout which can be extended to create any kind of site you want to.

Though StartingUp is a simple WordPress design created for the writers, the Zoom Builder can take this theme to a new level and make it fit for any kind of website you want to create.

You can use this theme to create a portfolio site an eCommerce site or anything else you wish to because it is a highly customizable WordPress theme.

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Readolog

Readolog is a beautiful, fully responsive and retina ready WordPress theme which is created for bloggers to publish their content in a fully optimized interface.

This theme comes with powerful theme options panel where you can setup all the details of your site easily. It comes with rich typography so that your content looks beautiful and keep your users engaged.

It offers you unlimited color options to style your site the way you like, it also comes with really useful shortcode options so that you can insert different functionality to your pages easily.

Readolog is fully optimized for search engines so that you can get a huge amount of traffic from a search engine like Google. You can publish a number of different type of content as it offers you 7 different post formats.

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Blogify

Blogify is an extremely simple and minimal WordPress theme for writers that will help you optimize your content and keep the focus stable.

It doesn't have any fancy and unnecessary effects, and it mainly focuses on the content so that your user can enjoy your content without any distraction.

It comes with a minimal classic layout for the blog, it offers you 600+ Google Fonts, visual shortcode manager, it includes a number of custom widgets and a lot more.

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Twenties

Twenties is a clean and fully responsive WordPress design created for bloggers. Though it is a minimal design it does offer you a number of amazing features and options which can take your blog to the next level.

It comes with dark as well as pink skin so that you can make your site look more attractive, and the color picker makes it extremely easy to change the color of each element in the theme.

It includes simple mega menu, custom advertisement placement option to that you can make money through your site. It comes with attractive masonry grid layout that will make your site look beautiful, it offers you 1-4 main column layout.

It comes with a number of different post formats so that you can publish a variety of content. You can play around with the sidebar placement to make your site look unique, it offers a number of other options and features.

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JudyBlog

An elegant WordPress theme for writers and authors, it comes with a very clean and minimal design which will keep the focus on your content.

It is a fully responsive and retina ready WordPress theme that will make your site look great in all kinds of small screen devices. It comes with nine different post formats so that you can publish all kinds of content you wish to.

This is a quick and SEO optimized design that will help you to get the much-needed exposure in the search results to get a good amount of traffic.

It also offers you advanced theme options panel so that you can set up your site easily and update your site details to get started instantly.

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Grace Under Pressure

Grace Under Pressure is a great literary theme that all writers should know about. Using this theme you can give your readers the most pleasant reading experiencOptimizedsed for gadgets of different sizes, this theme automatically transforms your website into an e-book.

The touch swipe gesture option prevents all sorts of distraction when your readers are reading your work. It hides the theme’s navigation menu that can be toggled with just a simple swipe.

The theme has been packed with various fancy cover pictures, many author profile options, unlimited customization options and a lot more. You can easily preview your latest editing without having to refresh your page every now and then.Know more about this beautiful theme by clicking on the button below.

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Amadeus

Amadeus is a clean, responsive and modern theme designed specifically for bloggers. Packed with various latest trending web features this Themeisle product comes absolutely for free.

You can use this theme to create your personal blog and make it look fancier with all the customization options it has to offer. From adding a parallax header image to sharing it on social sites this theme allows you to do everything that a modern day website needs to.

The theme is very easy to handle and customize, but if you need further assistance in using it, you can sure get in touch with its awesome support team.

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Final Word

The above-mentioned designs are the best WordPress themes for writers and authors to publish and promote their content in style. I'm sure you can attract a lot of clients for your writing assignments by showcasing your content with the help of these themes.

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