Our Favorite Free WordPress Themes for Writers

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Even though WordPress was originally conceived as a platform for bloggers, over the consequent years it has evolved into the limitless multi-purpose CMS we have today. WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular blogging platform as it is fundamentally designed for bloggers and writers.

Below we have compiled a bunch of clean, some bordering on the minimal, content-centric WordPress themes for writers and bloggers. All of them are free of charge, clean coded, flexible, customizable, and well-designed, to easily customize the website appearances and highlight the website content.

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1. Apollo

Apollo is a free minimal blogging WordPress Theme created by Authentic Themes. It’s the perfect way to share your thoughts, ideas, opinions, original works or anything else you choose with the rest of the world.

Apollo
Apollo

2. Lingonberry

Lingonberry doesn’t come with five pages of theme options, nor does it require you to create three different sliders for it to look and work properly.

Lingonberry
Lingonberry

3. Esplanade Theme

A stylish, modern and flexible theme with responsive layout. Includes several custom templates, layouts and color schemes to choose from, 5 widget-ready areas and a user friendly options page to keep everything in control.

Esplanade Theme
Esplanade Theme

4. Serene Blogging WordPress Theme

Serene is a free blogging WordPress theme available at Elegant Themes. This boxy blog theme is a great way to put your thoughts on the web.

Serene Blogging WordPress Theme
Serene Blogging WordPress Theme

5. Sunspot Dark Theme

Sunspot is a great all-purpose blogging canvas, especially for those who prefer a dark color scheme. Sunspot offers two arrangements for posts on the front page.

Sunspot Dark Theme
Sunspot Dark Theme

6. Koenda Business Theme

Koenda is a flexible and fully responsive WordPress theme suitable for both business and creative websites.

Koenda Business Theme
Koenda Business Theme

7. Crisp Persona

Crisp Persona is the WordPress theme that you’re currently looking at. It’s a sleek, responsive theme meant for personal blogs (although it can be used in various situations).

Crisp Persona
Crisp Persona

8. Cascade

Cascade is an all-purpose, responsive (mobile friendly) theme with 12 optional layouts, per post layouts, multiple drop down menus, 12 widget areas, support for all 10 post formats, and mobile compatible menus.

Cascade
Cascade

9. MesoColumn

Mesocolumn is a Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 WordPress Theme that support BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce and Jigoshop and comes with Unlimited Color Choice.

MesoColumn
MesoColumn

10. Dusk to Dawn Genre Theme

A dark theme that melds old-style organic ornaments with modern design and typography. It features a custom header, custom background, and a widget area in the sidebar.

Dusk to Dawn Genre Theme
Dusk to Dawn Genre Theme