16 Best Premium WordPress Themes for Blogging

March 1, 2015
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The selection of a personal Premium WordPress theme for blogging is one of the most difficult task, same as choosing a domain name for your blog is difficult. Especially when there are a lot of free WordPress themes as well as paid ones are also available in the theme’s marketplace. Most of the upcoming (newbie) bloggers get confused which theme they can use on their blog to get good response from visitors, Google as well as Advertiser.

According to experts free themes are beneficial when you are out of money and have know and how about customization. The only problem with free themes are that mostly the developers stop developing or updating their themes or they start adding internal links to their profitable niche for higher ranking. Another drawback of free themes are the minimum features of customization.

 In case of premium WordPress themes for blogging or any other notch comes with lot of features having professional look. Easy customizable, built in sidebar and easy mobility. Additionally paid WordPress templates comes up with life time or 1 year support, hacker proof (difficult to hack) bug free with advance SEO Mobile responsive and having different colors.

Coming back to the main topic which is top 16 Premium blogging WordPress themes. I am writing this post after completing my 4 years of blogging, proper research and the gap of content which is currently published on this topic with no professional WordPress theme.

Below is the list of that entire premium wordpress theme gallery which is popular and currently available in the market with large number of audience. This gallery will be regularly updated in case a new theme is introduced.

1. Genesis WordPress Theme

The framework that is famous now days in blogosphere is the Genesis framework by studio press, one of the recommended WordPress frameworks. According to experts studio press is highly optimized, secure, and flexible with drag and drop option having convenient layouts. The framework is developed by a group of developers who are famous with the name of copy bloggers. The framework is updated on regular basis from the start of release date, due to which it is compatible with any version of wordpress. Moreover the blog owner has no worries to update their weblog to the latest version of WordPress.

Genesis is the framework which makes it easy for the blog owner to customize their blog or manage due to the features such as automatic framework updating; easy customization of header background, custom widgets and the most important thing is the complete theme option panel.

Some Advance features of Genesis framework are:

  • Built in Search Engine Optimization
  • Powerful Security Features
  • Standard HTML and CSS Coding
  • Pre-packed Designs
  • Top class Customer support
  • Regular updates
  • Programming free Theme Modification
  • Fully layout (widgets) and display option
  • Can be Used for any purpose (personal or Business)
  • One license is enough for all blogs you own

genesis-framework by studiopress


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2. BigFoot Premium WordPress Design

One of the themes which I have used personally in the start of my blogging career was BigFoot wordpress theme designed by Theme-junkie Studio. The theme is created for the traditional blogging which looks simple and attractive. This premium wordpress design is fully featured with advance SEO and some attractive colors through which you can easily make your blog look more professional. The sidebar is featured with many widgets such as likes, popular or recent posts, social plugins, advertisements banner that have a great impact on the advertiser. Additionally the sidebar which contains popular/recent posts has built in image option which increases the chances of clicks from the readers.

The features of BigFoot themes are:

  • Featured box Design
  • Sidebar widgets support
  • 2 columns page design
  • Custom widgets for footer, sidebar
  • Auto picture resizing for featured view
  • Widget populated header section
  • Two menus sections on header
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Simple bold looking menu
  • 125×125 widgets (Small banners)
  • 4 columns for widget in footer section
  • Google feed burner support
  • Custom Contact, About us, Blog
  • Auto picture Resizing
  • Social Like box (Facebook, Twitter, +Google, LinkedIn)
  • Gravatar Supported

bigfoot wordpress theme

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3. Wildfire Premium WordPress Template

MyThemeshop is another Premium WordPress themes Market where customers can get their desired theme on low cost. One of the themes which has captured the attention of many bloggers is Wildfire. One of the clean neat and professional magazine theme designed for traditional blogging with main focus on content. The featured post of wildfire wordpress themes are in list view style. The post on the home page leaves a nice impression on viewers with read more button option. The simple look of the blog makes the content easily readable to the readers.

Some advanced features of wildfire themes designed by Mythemeshop are featured article sliders on main page, so that the viewers can easily highlight the most recent content. Mobile responsiveness features is another positive point for the reader so that the reader can use it on any device or browser. Other special features of wildfire wordpress themes for blogging are Subscriber widgets, popular/ recent post, social media box and sidebar as well as inside advertising banners for earning revenue.

Apart from all the above features, the themes have special theme panel from where you can easily change the colors of text, background as well as font type. One of the important addition to the theme is the use of short codes which are included in the theme so that you can add any type of button or quotes or charts for making the post more attractive.

The advance features of Wildfire premium themes are:

  • Content oriented design for magazine / blog
  • Responsive design for any kind of device
  • Full featured Admin Panel
  • Popular widgets bundle
  • Ready short-codes collection
  • Search Engine optimized
  • Adsense Management Module
  • Social Media like box
  • Custom dashboard
  • Google fonts support
  • Any Language translator (Supported)
  • CSS3 / HTML5 coding
  • WordPress all version supportable
  • Background images
  • Lifetime Support

Wildfire blogging theme

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4. Convergence WordPress theme

The 4th addition in the list of premium WordPress themes is Convergence Community theme. One of the clean and neat themes available in the market place. Due to its flexibility and simplicity it attracts the audience to read. The main focus of this theme is also content and advertising banners similar to other 3 themes mentioned above. One of the top class affiliate marketer Matthew Woodward is also using this theme on his blog. Google the name and you will find it.

Convergence Theme has built in related post option at the end of every article which makes it more special. Social media box like twitter, flicker are also integrated in this theme.

Finally according to my opinion convergence theme is one of the high rated themes available in the market place which has content focus, clean and professional layout, with more focus on advertisement banner which attracts advertisers and some great features which reduce the use of plugins.

Other Features of Convergence WordPress theme for blogging are:

  • 2 Column Theme
  • Built in Sidebar
  • Included Gravatar
  • All type of browser compatible
  • Integrated Feedburner
  • Related and popular post
  • Author Box
  • Flickr and Twitter showcase with recent tweets
  • Social Linking box like Facebook, Digg stumbleupon included


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5. Amzola WordPress Theme

Another theme which got place in this list of Top 16 outstanding premium WordPress themes for blogging is Amzola designed by Fame themes. The theme is ready for Blogging, news reviews and magazine type blogs. Recently released theme Amzola has many advantages on other themes like attractive colors pack, professional layout, responsiveness and SEO optimized. Amzola is coded in HTML5 and CSS3 with an option of changes without knowing any line of coding (positive point for no designers/developers) like convergence theme this theme has also built in Social media box with recent and popular post.

Some great features of this theme are:

  • Metro UI Style Theme
  • Fully Responsive Design
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Integrated Review System
  • Theme option panel
  • SEO optimized
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Page Speed optimized
  • Complete localization
  • Custom built widgets
  • Shortcode generator
  • Custom page Template
  • Lifetime Support

amzola by fametheme

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 6. Inspirin blogging premium WordPress Theme

One of the clear, neat, elegant and fully optimized and responsive theme for Blogging is Inspirin, designed by Fame theme. This theme is suitable for Blogging, designing marketing tactics, and for business purpose.  The theme is fully SEO optimized with advance retina, responsiveness Translation ready and made with HTML .The load speed of inspiring WordPress theme is too short die to its simplicity. Many of the beginners as well as professional expert bloggers are using this theme on their blogs.

The focus of Inspirin theme is on Single post as well as right side advertisement box. Short codes option for adding different sort of buttons as well as continuous updates makes this theme more special.

Some great features of this theme are:

  • Specially designed for bloggers and Marketers
  • Awesome typography
  • Responsive design
  • HTML5 and CSS3 Made
  • Attractive colors
  • Custom build widgets
  • Built in SEO
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Fully Responsive
  • Localization Support
  • Custom logo and Short codes option
  • Automatic images scaling (resize)
  • 24 hour lifetime support

inspirin theme by fametheme

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7. DesignBlog Blogging Theme

If you are in search of a blog design without knowing the concept of SEO, professional design etc than you should go for Magazine3 themes. All of their themes are highly responsive, professionally made and fast loaders (Google love those blogs which load quickly)

Designblog is one of their themes, especially made for blogging and web designing purpose. With simple layout and clean landing page this theme is one of the perfect choice for beginners as well as experts. The header section is SEO optimized with primary and secondary menu which covers all the subject you want to target. Like all  other themes the main focus of this theme is also content and advertisement banners for making some bucks. The loading time of this theme is much faster than other themes due to its simplicity.

Some great features of this theme are as:

  • Coded with WordPress Standard
  • Real time visual theme customizer
  • 93/100 Score in Google
  • Google rick snippet bread crumbs (for better search result)
  • Open card and twitter card integrated
  • Work with All in one SEO and Yoast WordPress SEO
  • Mobile Responsiveness
  • Google Authorship (No more available)
  • HTML5 Coded
  • Any language translated
  • Better Ads placement
  • Drag and drop sidebar
  • Social media box

designblog by magazine3

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8.Sensational WordPress Theme

Mythemeshop is one of the finest theme club currently with 200000 + happy members. According to Mythemeshop their aim is to produce high quality class theme to their loyal customer. One of their 2nd theme which got listed in this list of — Premium WordPress themes are is Sensational. The simple, fine, awesome optimize WordPress theme with main focus on content and banners, similar to those mentioned above. Sensational WordPress theme can be used for multiple purposes; however it is especially made for blogging niche. The positive and attractive point in this theme is their beautiful menu on the left side and colorful widgets on right side bar. The themes have special slider too which can be removed easily in case if you don’t like it.

Sensationnel premium WordPress template features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Speedy optimized
  • Ready for Advance SEO
  • 1 purchase unlimited Use
  • Multiple layouts
  • User friendly option panel
  • Unlimited background
  • Custom typography
  • Integrated Social Media
  • Lightbox
  • Custom widgets
  • Optimized for AdSense
  • Related post included
  • Short codes option
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Woocommerce Supported


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 10. Problog Premium WordPress theme

Prblog theme designed by Magazine3 WordPress club is one of the favorite themes of many passionate bloggers. With great features, highly SEO/AdSense optimized and professional look makes it one of the best choice for all those bloggers and marketers who have no skills of how and what to choose for creating a good looking website.

Problog theme is generally suitable for Blogging, Technology, Political news reviews as well as Tech journal. The themes have many advanced built in customization option which makes it easy for the user to change anything.

Problog wordpress Theme features:

  • WordPress 4.0 + version
  • Revolutionary Post Formats
  • SEO Options by Yoast Free WordPress Plugin
  • Easy Drag & Drop Menu
  • Theme Panel
  • Featured SlideShow
  • 7 Advertisement Area
  • Translations Ready
  • Background Changing Feature
  • Floating Social Share Box
  • Most Viewed Posts beautiful Widget
  • Drag & Drop Contact form
  • Shortcodes
  • Threaded Comments
  • Integrated Custom login box
  • Image slider gallery in posts
  • AdSense Ready!
  • Related Posts With Thumbnails
  • Works On All Modern Browsers
  • Lifetime Support

problog theme for blogging

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11. Eleven40 Pro Genesis WordPress Template

HTML5 and CSS based WordPress simple theme designed for Genesis Framework by Studio press. Eleven40 theme has crossed the standard limit of 960PX. The layout of Eleven40 Pro premium WordPress theme layout is 1140PX with professional clean layout and mobile responsiveness suitable with any kind of device. The theme is designed for blogging purpose, knowledge based website as well as for technology weblog. The advance option of this theme is that you can integrate any video, image button by simple dig and drag option.  The main focus theme is also same like above theme, the readability of the contents. You can add any plugin to the side bar or AdSense ads in different area of your blog.

Features of Eleven40 pro Genesis theme:

  • Responsive design
  • 4 beautiful colors
  • Supported Built in featured image
  • Comment panel
  • Genesis tweet widget
  • Custom header image option
  • General option like title and tagline
  • Footer custom widgets area
  • All in one and Yoast SEO supported
  • 6 page layout

eleven40 by studiopress review

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12. Minimalist Premium Theme

A responsive, clean, professional WordPress Theme designed by Mythemeshop for personal as well as niche blogging according to the needs of web owners. This is the only theme (according to my opinion) which have simple but very attractive layouts (Previously used on 1 of my blog). The positive point in this theme are the customization or changes of colors, typography homage page etc from the option panel. The theme is 100% responsive suitable for any kind of device. If you are a beginner having no skills of coding etc than this theme is especially for you. The management can all be done from admin panel.

Minimalist Features are:

  • Responsive Design
  • Light box
  • SEO optimized
  • Page layout
  • Ad control option
  • Option panel
  • Unlimited license
  • Related and popular pot widgets
  • Wide range banners for advertising
  • Sidebar within post and above the post banner space
  • Yoast and All in one SEO supported

mythemeshop minimalist theme

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13. Splash Multidimentional Premium WordPress Theme

If you are in search of blogging theme or want to build technology/ review empire, than you are on the right place. Splash is one of the best premium WordPress template which can be used for multi-purpose. It has review system too. So if you want to build review based website than the theme is suitable to get best result. The banners are located on places, where it can get maximum impression which results in higher inflow money. Some features which make this theme special from others are built-in slider, review system featured image option and related/popular post option.

Features of Splash Multipurpose wordpress theme

  • Small images for featured view
  • Star rating shown with featured images : Bold look
  • Slide-show with normal size (transparent text box)
  • Widgets : Popular posts, Recent reviews
  • Header banner : 728×90 size
  • List view : Image + Excerpt View
  • Grid view : Image and Title only
  • WP 3.9 supported
  • Related posts module : Built-in
  • Homepage flexible Layouts
  • Options pane
  • Translation ready
  • Many background Colors
  • SEO optimized
  • Woocommerce Supported
  • Social media integration
  • Short codes option
  • Above and Below Header
  • Header Logo + Banner option
  • Recent posts, Popular posts
  • Grid view and List view option
  • 500+ google fonts
  • Unlimited websites key
  • Lifetime Support


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 14. Sahifa WordPress Theme

If you are looking for a blog theme which has some great features and magazine type great look. Than Sahifa Premium WordPress theme is especially for you due to its professional look. It has awesome layout, fast loading capability and is any device friendly. The main point in this theme is that either you are blogging related to any niche, this theme will never leave you as it is highly customizable. You can change any section of this theme according to your needs without having any skills of coding.

The amazing features of Sahifa theme of the year are

  • Fully Responsive Design
  • bbPress + BuddyPress
  • Demo Import option
  • Customize Categories option
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Social Counter Widget
  • Advanced Typography
  • Retina Ready
  • Homepage Builder
  • Categories Mega Menus
  • Admin Panel
  • Post and pages customization option
  • Built-In Review System
  • RTL Languages Support
  • Useful Shortcodes built-in
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Custom Widgets
  • Ecommerce supported
  • Search Engine Optimized

sahifa premium wordpress-theme

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 15. Go Media Premium WordPress Design

As we know that many themes company are in the race of how to attract most of the user. For that they are throwing more and more advance themes with extra features. One of theme released recently by theme-junkie which named as Go-Media is a modern responsive WordPress theme which worked on Blogging, magazine site Community weblogs and Technology Niche. The Theme design is so much content friendly that user can’t go further for the search of more themes. Elegant look of this theme make the focus of readers toward content and images. Which is a positive point. Advertisement banners are on the right side bar, in the post, below the post and above the footer section. Also you can display social media box, video tutorial as well as featured articles.

GoMedia template features are:

  • Responsive User Friendly Design
  • Custom logo and Background color
  • Custom widgets related post
  • Clean neat mobile friendly design
  • Slideshow for better impression
  • About us and achieve etc. option
  • 2 Menu option
  • Social media embedded
  • Google plus button
  • Many banners space
  • 7 widget areas
  • All browser compatibility
  • Twitter framework
  • Lifetime full support and updates

gomedia premium blogging theme

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16. SEOTIPS Blogging Theme

Google Prefer fast loading website, if your website speed is slow than you are losing a big amount of traffic as well as High page ranking and Page authority. As I mentioned above that the main positive point of Magazine3 themes are their fast loading speed as well as Professional responsive design according to the needs of customers. The Design is especially made for the purpose to explore the knowledge of blogging, SEO tips and tricks. And personal blogging too. It is the best combination of modern as well as Traditional blog design. Which most of the customer likes. Header feel have bold menus and below that we see a slider which had featured post capability for better impression. Once again I will repeat the word of content focusing in this design too.

The Features of SEOTIPS blogging templates are:

  • Responsive design
  • 91/100 page load speed
  • Theme customization option
  • All browser compatible
  • Fully SEO optimized
  • Breadcrumbs features
  • Integrated Social Icon
  • Email subscriber widgets, About us, Archives
  • Welcome bar
  • Image alignment options
  • Translation ready
  • SEO by Yoast and ALL in One SEO plugin supportable
  • Lifetime after the purchase (one time fee)
  • Unlimited license
  • Post Videos, texts, images
  • Social follow widget
  • Threaded comments
  • Lifetime Support


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Finally the list is over with top 16 Best ever premium WordPress themes which I have found better than all others. I have used many of theme and found so good for starting your blogging career. If you have any question or queries in your mind or want to suggest and other theme, below the comment section is open for you people feedback and suggestion.

Any comment on the post will be highly appreciated.

About the author

Muhammad ismail

Muhammad Ismail is a professional Blogger, Motivational Speaker, Founder of DIaryinc.com. He is also Running an Organization IMbloggers where he help People to Start Their own Ventures through Instilling the Skill and Passion of Blogging

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