When i started this blog, the most difficult task for me was choosing the right WordPress blogging theme for my blog. I was not sure whether i should go for a free theme or a paid theme.
If you have read my post about choosing the right WordPress theme, you will know why sometimes (not always) i recommend best selling themes more than free themes. Well, it really depends on the demand of the project or the client, also the lifetime value the theme is offering.
Here i have shortlisted some of the best selling blogging themes with important features which might save you couple of hours of going through the unending list of themes.
Newspaper is the best selling WordPress Blogging theme on ThemeForest. Fully responsive, modern design the theme is perfect for a news, magazine, publishing site. The theme is fast and comes with multiple widgets. With more than 20 designs to choose from, Newspaper offers multiple customizing options with predefined ad spots.
In my opinion, the theme is flexible, fast and comes packed with 24 demos (as of 22 June’16) and multiple features. The theme offers widgets like weather, exchange, social counter, author box, ad box so you don’t have to install a new plugin for the functionality which in turn helps your site to load faster.
With 200+ Slider and blog layout combinations and 250+ demo homepages, Soledad is the only theme you will ever need for all your blogging/magazine needs. The theme is fully responsive and woocommerce compatible. It has 6 different portfolio styles, 2 mega menu styles and 6 header styles and much more.
In my opinion, Soledad theme is clean and yes it does boasts of 250 demos. Don’t go by the numbers, a slider change gives you a new demo altogether. If you select one category from the demos, you would hardly notice any difference between the demos. I only got to know the difference when i hovered over the demo. As per user reviews the theme is well designed and is highly customizable. The theme is well supported and maintained by the author.
Fully responsive and retina ready, Sahifa WordPress Blogging theme is perfect for news, newspaper or blog theme. Sahifa theme is compatible with BBpress and BuddyPress and comes with one click demo import. With multiple blocks in page builder and theme layouts, creating a customized blog is both fast and easy.
In my opinion Sahifa WordPress theme is well designed and good for novice users as well. It comes with great customer support and definitely from the very known theme author Tielabs.
Fast, simple, easy to use Newsmag theme is specifically designed for bloggers, magazines, news and review sites. The theme comes with 10 predefined ad spots for monetizing your site and many customizing options like templates, widgets etc. The theme comes with Speed Booster plugin to optimize the theme and as per the theme author it is the fastest theme in the league.
The theme author offers some great themes like Newspaper as well. Newsmag WordPress theme targets professional news and magazine websites. As per user reviews, the theme is clean, flexible and comes with excellent customer support.
Easy to use, fast, customizable makes SimpleMag a great theme. SimpleMag is fully responsive and comes with drag and drop page composer, mega menu, off canvas mobile menu and much more. The theme is SEO optimized and WPML ready.
In my opinion the WordPress blogging theme is clean and minimal. The theme is 3 years old but is being maintained and updated regularly by the theme author. As of June 2016, it has 9 beautiful demos from fashion to woocommerce. It also showcases the BBpress demo but in my view it really needs some more styling to go with the theme.
As per the user reviews, the theme code quality is good with great customizing capabilities.
Created by the Solopine Designs, Redwood is designed keeping bloggers in mind. Redwood is clean, modern blogging WordPress theme with numerous features and customizing options.
In my opinion, Redwood is not bloated and it does not really boasts of thousands of features which other theme offers. To be honest, i’m not really a fan of loads of features which i would rarely use. I really like the clean and minimal look of the demo. For me it looks far less confusing and more promising. Going by the reviews, the theme has almost everything a blogger needs.
The final decision is yours. I’m all in for your user reviews. Please share in the comments below.