You simply have to love WordPress. Since being launched in 2003, it has undergone numerous transformations to make it faster, slicker and more secure than ever. Arguably right now it is the best free CMS (content management system) on the planet, allowing anybody from a first time aspiring blogger to a seasoned multiple website owner to get up and online within minutes. It isn’t just bloggers and digital marketers using WordPress, either, as there are a number of fantastic commerce and business themes available to allow WordPress to become practically anything you like.
For me, the most powerful use of WordPress is for blogging, and over the years I have seen WordPress being used for a variety of different blog niches. From funny cat images to technology news to music and media, WordPress has allowed webmaster to deliver fresh content for years, and top website that use it include Mashable.com. If you write about technology, gaming or gadgets then, are there any themes available for minimal cost which actually look the part out of the box, allowing you to get on with delivering content safe in the knowledge that your blogs design is taken care of?
#1 Zend – link to theme
The Zend theme from Theme Forest is an amazing WordPress theme which looks incredible straight out of the box. It features a fully responsive design, brilliant fonts and has a stylish popular posts widget built right in. The theme options panel makes adding a custom logo, favicon, website background plus much more super easy and editing your themes primary and secondary colours is a doddle. How do I know? Because I have personally used this awesome theme before!
#2 MediaBlog Responsive – link to theme
Love responsive design and operate a tech / gaming blog, yet want that professional look? MediaBlog Responsive is a fantastic pro looking WordPress theme that needs very little tweaking to get perfect first time. It includes multiple home page layouts including a standard list blog and side by side, as well as a neat home page slider and great social media integration. If you operate a successful blog and want a design which exudes class, this is the one.
#3 Metro – link to theme
Inspired by the newly released Windows 8, the Metro theme is a slick looking WordPress template perfect for any technology related blog. Navigation is made easy with this theme, and popular / recent post widgets come built straight in. The home page can be customized to any primary and secondary colour you like, as to fit in with any pre-existing branding you have going on. The theme is fast, light, powerful and most of all professional!
#4 Monopoly – link to theme
Monopoly is a solid WordPress theme perfect for practically any blog niche, so long as adding a lot of content is your model. If you operate daily news / rounds ups etc. then Monopoly could be perfect for you, with a neat design and multiple sidebar options, including 1 small – main content area – 1 medium. This theme looks great, and could be customized to your brand colors easily!
#5 WP Bold – link to theme.
Solostream themes are tried and tested website / blog templates which are fast, brilliant looking and most of all have great subscription options, essential for any aspiring blogger. WP Bold is a straight forward, simple and light WordPress theme which aims to allow you to display as much information as possible right on your home page. With tons of customization options and great support, this theme is one to consider.