Best Free WordPress Themes for Writers & Authors

Being a writer, I understand what every single writer wants.

Every writer desires his or her works to be seen by hundreds and thousands of people.

If you are among such aspiring writers and want your works to be seen, building your own blog or website can be the first step towards success. And taking this step does not have to be costly.

Here, I have collected some of the best free WordPress themes built specially for writers and authors. Whether you are a traveler, author, writer, storyteller, or anyone who craft words, you will find the perfect theme here to build your website.



Its name makes it clear; Readmore is a free WordPress theme built for writers and bloggers who have so much to share with readers. The theme is simple, clean, and easy-to-use. You can use this theme to build personal or corporate blogs and websites to share your creations.

The theme loads super fast, so your website will always load super fast. It is SEO-friendly and is well-optimized for smartphones.

The theme uses impressive layout and comes with so many amazing features, including custom widgets, featured slider, advanced logo options, sidebar options, footer customization options, and so on.

Another stunning feature of Read More free WordPress theme is it comes with five different demos that you can import with a single click to start building your website.

Key Features of ReadMore:

  • Fully responsive and SEO-friendly
  • Social media integration
  • Featured slider with advanced options
  • Search placeholder
  • Primary and background color options
  • Homepage/front page content control options
  • Multiple layout options
  • Unique blog design
  • Translation ready
  • WooCommerce ready

Details Demo



Do you want to build a blog with a distraction-free layout? AcmeBlog is a completely free WordPress theme built specially for travel bloggers, personal bloggers, fitness bloggers, writers, and authors who want to make a difference in the world with their writings. It is also a great theme for magazines.

AcmeBlog has an impressive slider on the banner section, where you can display the title with the link to the most important posts. It uses a clean layout with lots of white spaces and avoids using unnecessary flashy designs so that your readers will focus on the essential part of your blog – the content.

The theme also emphasizes images so that your writings won’t look dull and boring.

AcmeBlog comes with so many amazing features and tonnes of customization options so that you can make necessary changes on your blog easily. You can change the primary color of your entire website, control the layout, make changes on the header and footer areas, add custom CSS, change background image, and so so many customization options.

Key Features of AcmeBlog:

  • Fast, mobile-responsive, and SEO-friendly
  • Header and footer options
  • Advanced Custom Widgets
  • Hide/show Related Posts
  • Color options
  • Layout control
  • Background image
  • Social media profiles
  • Date display options

Details Demo



Do you love masonry design? If so, WeBlog can be the perfect option for you. WeBlog is a free WordPress theme for writers and bloggers who want to show their posts in an attractive, multiple-column, and Pinterest-influenced masonry design.

With this theme, you can show dozens of blog posts on the front page topped by a large slider on the banner section. It uses infinite scroll options so that interested readers on your blog can keep on discovering new compositions of yours by scrolling your blog.

WeBlog lets you use a huge search box on the top of the main page so that your readers can search your works easily. It is social media integrated and allows you to place your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube icon links on the top of the front page.

The theme also offers you so many customization options, including primary color options, header setting options (logo, date, search, and social), and advanced layout control options. Likewise, you can edit the copyright text, enable/disable images, use custom background images, and so on.

Key Features of WeBlog:

  • Fast loading, SEO-friendly, and responsive
  • Masonry layout with infinite scroll
  • Multiple sidebar options
  • Advanced custom widgets
  • Distraction-free single blog post
  • Header and footer options
  • Related Post options
  • Layout control
  • Color option
  • Social media integration

Details Demo



CosmosWP is a multi-purpose free Gutenberg-ready WordPress theme that you can use to build almost any kind of website, including the ones for bloggers, writers, and authors. The theme has over a dozen free demo sites, including a demo built for writers and bloggers. You can also use this multi-purpose WordPress themes for building CV and resume websites, medical websites, charity websites, education websites, travel websites, e-commerce websites, and more.

Since the theme is highly customizable, you can custom build your website and have the possibility of infinite design options with CosmosWP. There are no free WordPress themes that offer as many customization options as CosmosWP. The theme also has many ready-to-use blocks and elements to help you build your dream website quickly.

The theme loads super fast, responds to any device, and it uses SEO-friendly approaches. It also works seamlessly with major page builders and major plugins. So, you can be ensured that you can build a website that is not just lovable, but fully functional as well.

Key Features of CosmosWP:

  • Ready to use-elements, blocks, and templates
  • Lightweight and superfast
  • Mobile-responsive and SEO-friendly
  • Infinite customization option
  • Single post/page options
  • Compatible with page builders
  • WooCommerce ready

Details Demo



Tracks is a bold and gorgeous WordPress theme built specially for writers and bloggers. This block-based theme uses clean and modern design which gives your readers a different vibe when they are browsing your website. The theme uses dark and minimal design layout style which makes it great for content-rich blogs.

Since the theme put special attention on images, it can further help you convey your message with the help of crisp images on your website. So, the theme is suitable for those travel-writers, photographers, and magazines as well.

Tracks lets you upload your logo and social media icons with the search button on the header section of your blog. Likewise, the theme is full of advanced options, which makes customizing your website easy.

Key Features of Tracks:

  • Fully responsive
  • Dark, simple, and minimalist design
  • Focuses on both text and images
  • WooCommerce compatibility
  • Compatible with Gutenberg

Details Demo

Writers Blogily


Writers Blogily is a free WordPress theme for writers, authors, and bloggers. The theme uses clean and responsive design with SEO-friendly layout.

What I really liked about Writers Blogily is the option to hide or show the featured images on posts and the navigation options. Besides, the theme also lets you use custom header background color, custom background color, background image, and more.

The theme has social media integration so that you can connect your social media accounts on your website. Besides, the theme is advertisement-ready which is a huge plus point if you are planning to monetize your blog through advertisements.

Key Features of Writers Blogily:

  • Fully mobile-friendly design
  • Featured image hide/show option
  • Custom logo, site title, and header background color
  • Navigation hiding option
  • Custom background color and image

Details Demo

Viral News


If you are looking for a WordPress theme for writers with beautiful design and flexible customization options, then Viral News can be an ideal choice. It comes with six pre-designed demo templates suitable for creating publishing websites of different categories. Also, the theme has 10+ block layouts to place different category sections attractively.

Viral News is an ultimate WordPress theme with minimal design and tons of customization possibilities. You will be able to edit every element present on the theme and give a personal touch including the theme colors and typography. Additionally, the theme consists of different locations for placing widgets. This will help you to make your website more engaging and attractive.

Key Features of Viral News:

  • 6 Pre Designed Demo Templates
  • One Click Demo Import Feature
  • 10+ Block Layouts to Add Categories
  • Add Unlimited Category Section in Homepage
  • Drag and Drop Option to Reorder or Reshuffle Categories
  • Advertisement Ready
  • Unlimited Color Scheme to Choose Theme Color
  • Typography Option to Choose Most Suitable Fonts

Details Demo

New Blog


New Blog is a free WordPress theme with simple looks that suits perfectly for personal blogs with feminine design. The theme uses soft color combination with lots of white spaces that makes it ideal for writers and bloggers who want a clean design blog.

New Blog is fully customizable and you can fully control the theme through the customizer. It does not use any custom widget so that writers who don’t have any WordPress or technical knowledge can also easily build their website and showcase their compositions through this beautiful theme.

The theme is divided into seven sections – Header, Banner slider, Feature Post, Blog Post, Sidebar, Footer, and Social sections. So, you can build a beautiful website with all these above-mentioned sections. The theme supports WooCommerce as well; so if you plan to sell any service or product from your website, that can easily be done through your website.

Key Features of New Blog:

  • Clean design
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Seven sections
  • Social media integration
  • Supports WooCommerce

Details Demo




Ashe is a free WordPress theme for writers, bloggers, authors, and anyone who love to let their message out to the world. The theme is perfect for personal and multi-author website to build personal, travel, fashion, lifestyle, photography, corporate, and other types of blogs.

Ashe is one of the most popular free WordPress themes for writers and bloggers. Using this theme, you can show your blog in the list layout or boxed layout with left/both sidebar. You can show a featured slider with the five most recent blog posts in the header area, display up to three promo boxes, display ads, and so on.

The customizer of the theme lets you change the page layout, background, typography, and so many other elements of the theme. Moreover, the theme is Contact Form 7 compatible, integrated with MailPoet, translation ready, and so on.

Key Features of Ashe:

  • Featured slider
  • SEO-optimized
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Up to 3 promo boxes
  • Fully responsive and retina-ready
  • Translation and RTL ready

Details Demo

To Sum Up,

These are great free WordPress themes for writers, authors, and bloggers who want to showcase their works to the readers. You can use any of these above-mentioned themes for writers and bloggers to build your blog and share it with your readers. If you think there are other great free WordPress themes for writers, you can comment down below.

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