10 Best WordPress themes for Writers {Clean & SEO Friendly}

Are you a writer, and finding a home online where you want your content to live?

It can be understandable, those days have gone when a writer or author has to pick their fountain pen and start writing books or documentaries.

Now writers love to write online using several available tools online industry is huge and an author talent can get maximum exposure. And, quickest and effective way to get started is choosing the right platform like WordPress. Although, there are several other blogging platforms available. But, WordPress makes your writing experience awesome altogether.

No surprise it is one of flexible CMS in the industry and apparently, more than 31% of websites online are on WordPress as on date and growing rapidly.

Choosing the right WordPress theme is similarly important as decorating your home to make it look best. And finding a perfect theme could be challenging for your blog and probably make your head scratching as there are plenty of options available.

To make it simple, here I am populating some awesome WordPress themes for writers after digging for many years online.

Basically, a writer needs a theme which would not complicate things too much at the same it should meet the basic requirement and make blog soothing to the eyes.

A clean and minimal WordPress theme is a perfect fit for any writer or freelance writers. Let us see which one would suit the best for you.

No wonder, the name itself says the whole story. This theme is basically designed keeping a writers requirement in mind.

Writing WordPress Theme

I love this theme, it perfect for the writers. It gives you the perfect feeling of medium, if you have used medium in past, you know what I am talking about.

It is a minimal WordPress theme and the readers will have best user-experience going through your mesmerizing content. Not completely, but pretty much similar to medium.

Nonetheless, completely SEO friendly and well-coded theme which would help you rank on the search engines and drive potential traffic.

The formula goes really simple, less distraction better engagement and more page views. And that would make any blog shake hands with the sky.

This is another theme from a popular theme provider StudioPress. Their themes are cleanly coded, eliminating all the un-required elements which make the website slow. Probably this is one of the reasons why people love StudioPress themes.

author pro wordpress theme

Although, Author Pro WordPress theme is just not restricted to writers. In fact, it is a multipurpose theme and a perfect fit will most of the niches. But, yes can be closely related to an author-friendly WordPress theme and that made it be in the second spot.

If you have written a lot of e-books and don’t know how to promote or even sell them?

No worries, through Author Pro WordPress theme you can sell your e-books easily, as there is a bookstore section. And, if you haven’t written any and just starting out as a writer, the theme feature could be certainly useful in future.

Being an e-commerce ready theme, and having a lot of features still Author Pro loads incredibly fast.
And it can be understood that most of the bloggers or webmaster are too much concerned about the headers these days. Fortunately, Author Pro comes with a custom header.

In fact, those who are looking to create a personal brand, which is important to thrive online, Authority Pro WordPress theme is just for you.

The Motion is a rich and elegant looking theme from Themeisle. I love the whole design, in particular, the header with the navigation menu and small social icons. It’s completely responsive and looks even more elegant in the mobile devices.

The Motion

A retina ready WordPress theme which makes the blog post even attractive and engaging. It is an inbuilt shop ready theme, so no more requirement of installing any other WordPress plugins to unlock the e-commerce features. Apart from that, if you record a lot of videos to interact with the readers then through this theme you can add your videos as a featured post as well.

Themeisle provides it for free, although to unlock more additional features, premium one would be a great choice thinking of the long term. No worries, it’s affordable and feasible enough for the new writers to get one and showcase their work professionally.

MythemeShop is a well-established theme company and well known for their SEO Optimized themes and plugins. And one of the most popular and revolutionary themes was Schema which was the most talked about because of the speed and SEO benefits.

writer theme

MyThemeShop has dedicated one of their themes for the writers and named Writer, which too created a sensation amongst all the authors. No wonder, valid reasons behind that.

This theme is not only loved by the authors, but also by professional bloggers. The theme is completely responsive with decent header size and a perfect go for personal branding.

Whereas, if we talk about the loading speed, yeah it loads in less than a second, which made it more lovable by the users.

You might have already heard of Divi. A theme which is very popular as it has tons of customizable options.

Divi is one awesome creation by Elegant themes which lets you create any kind of web pages you would like to. Elegant themes as a WordPress theme shop has always innovated the wheel of design and better user experience. Here is a detailed Elegant themes review that shows they have a good customer support and features that are the best value for money.

Apart from blogging, setting up a shop and creating a portfolio website for freelancers is a piece of cake with Divi.

Nothing to say about it responsiveness, as it adapts any screen and looking soothing and user-friendly. Divi has a lot of dynamics and capable enough to edit all the sections, import demos are you can make it a website from scratch with just drag and drop. It is more than a normal WordPress theme, a perfect page builder to create any kind of website. Check out an in-depth Divi theme review and learn more about it.

So, if you are an author, then creating a bookshop is what you want. And as said it is a powerful page builder and lets you customize your own website in real time.

Even, if you are a web designer and create a lot of websites, you cannot resist it. Similarly, authors can easily create a bookshop and blog effectively.

Om is another minimal theme, with only required features which made it a faster loading theme. Wide header and easy to access menu make the navigation easier and very less distractive.

OM WordPress theme

It is a responsive theme and compatible with all the plugins out there in the WordPress repository. It is also compatible with stag custom headers and completely retina ready, which makes the display awesome.

It’s crisp and minimal looks make the work easier for any writer.

And if you would like to get started with a free WordPress theme, then Hemingway could be one of the best options.

Hemingway WP theme

It has a clean, simple design and completely responsive. An awesome full header width makes it look elegant.

It can be easily customizable according to the requirements and the clean look make your reader concentrate on your awesome content without distracting.

Hemingway also comes up with the parallax effect and cool navigation menu. As it is available in the WordPress repository already so there is no question being a safe theme.

If you are a writer and want to create a freelance writing business, then this theme could be a perfect fit for you. This theme from TemplateMonster lets you create a freelancing portfolio to get more work easily.

freelance writer WordPress theme

Those days have gone, when writers use to be shy and don’t want to be in the limelight. It’s important to create a personal branding to thrive online and take your freelance writing to the next level. Remember writers are just awesome and creative and the reason behind many successful businesses.

This theme has a big header, obviously customizable and lets you put a picture of yours underneath the navigation menu which is crucial for personal branding.

This theme allows all the features which can be considered as a perfect theme and a multipurpose one. The features incorporated lets you make it a multipurpose theme altogether.

This theme is probably less popular amongst the commercial bloggers, but professional writers love this beautiful theme. Being a writer I love the whole design which fulfills all the requirement, from a theme.

The MasterMind

A big header with responsive design and mega menus makes it more attractive. And to add, I love the sidebar with perfect size makes the theme complete. I won’t be talking about the basics features as it’s already present in the theme.

A perfect go WordPress theme for the writers, although I am not sure why the developer has named it as the mastermind.

Last but not least, RibTub is another cool WordPress theme is available on ThemeForest. It has four modules to choose from, Classic and Modern, Full-Width Blog, Minimal TypeWriter and Grid layout too.

RibTun WP Theme

It is a black and white theme by default, but yes obviously colors can be always changed as it has unlimited colors.

Fast loading theme and perfectly SEO optimized. Although I don’t like the default font of it, still that is not the party of worry at all, as a font can be changed from the theme options easily.

The header is just awesome and it is built with new CSS3 features. As said four blog layouts are available so it’s a perfect fit for all kind of writer, authors, and bloggers. That’s all from my side.

So, which WordPress theme you liked the most and going to use for your new WordPress website or want to add to the list? 

 

  • Hii Navin,

    Writer From MyThemeShop certainly seems like an interesting option. With the speed and SEO benefits like this, one should really consider this.

    Google is also paying close attention to UX so the speed becomes a major issue.
    Thank you for putting all this information out here.

    Keep up the good work

    Regards
    Bhawna

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