Best Free WordPress themes for Writers and Poets

This is a growing list of free and creative WordPress themes for writers, storytellers and poets. All, made with content in focus and a clutter free experience, are responsive and fully featured. Most of these are one column, mobile friendly and support fly-out menus, excellent typography and post-formats. Let's have a look on them. ↓


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Writ by Gaurav Tiwari is a simple but great WordPress theme with writers and poets in mind. It is easy to install and comes with a lightweight and minimalistic interface design. It is aimed to be completely content focused with optional sidebars, post formats, featured images and custom header. This SEO-friendly theme is perfect for you if you are a writer, blogger, or author.

Neve WordPress theme


Fast, AMP-ready, developer friendly and Gutenberg first WordPress theme for bloggers, businesses, and marketers. Neve is your all in one solution for creating businesses websites and blogs. Comes with a visual header and footer builder. With its fast performance, mobile-first approach, and integration with popular page builders, Neve is an ideal choice for everyone.

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Kadence theme


Use Kadence to effortlessly build fast & beautiful websites and blogs in minutes. Packed with modern features and lightning-fast performance, Kadence is focused on providing exceptional user experiences. With its clean design, extensive customization options, and compatibility with popular page builders, Kadence is perfect for businesses, freelancers, and bloggers who prioritize user engagement and conversions.

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avada pro


#1 Premium theme. 700,000+ beginners, professionals, agencies, businesses, and creatives trust Avada for total design freedom. Featuring an intuitive drag-and-drop builder, pre-built templates, and powerful theme options, Avada is perfect for users looking to create a unique, feature-rich website with minimal effort.

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Marketers Delight

Marketers Delight is a Marketing-First and conversion-ready WordPress Theme for bloggers, entrepreneurs and business websites. Extend it with free to use dropins (addons that enhance your website), powerful hooks and filters. Used on this website and many more incredible websites. Ideal for both developers and general users.

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divi wordpress theme


Divi is a highly customizable, feature-rich WordPress theme that empowers users to build visually stunning websites with ease. Offering a versatile drag-and-drop builder, extensive design options, and an array of pre-made layouts, Divi was one of the first themes to offer a full page-building experience on WordPress and changed how themes worked. It is perfect for businesses, freelancers, writers and creatives seeking a unique online presence.

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GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme that focuses on speed, stability, and accessibility. Its modular structure allows users to customize their site with minimal bloat, making it ideal for those who value speed and simplicity without sacrificing functionality.

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Blocksy Theme


Exceptionally fast and modern WordPress theme for all types of users and businesses. Start building with Blocksy + any page builder you like, including Gutenberg. Blocksy is a lightweight WordPress theme designed to make website building a breeze. With its clean, modern design, extensive customization options, and seamless integration with popular plugins, Blocksy is an ideal choice for creating visually appealing, performance-optimized websites.

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Total is the ultimate WordPress theme. Drag and drop and live customize to easily create your own website without any coding required. Total is a flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme that enables users to create custom websites with ease. Offering a drag-and-drop builder, extensive customization options, and compatibility with popular plugins, Total is an ideal solution for businesses, agencies, and bloggers seeking a professional, tailor-made website.

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Hestia Pro

Hestia is a unique and modern Material Design theme for businesses. Hestia is a sleek, one-page WordPress theme that combines a modern design with powerful functionality. Ideal for businesses, startups, and creative agencies, Hestia offers an easy-to-use live customizer, parallax scrolling, and WooCommerce support for a professional online presence.

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extra theme


Extra is the perfect Magazine WordPress Theme for bloggers, news sites, tabloids and marketers, and it comes with the amazing Divi Page Builder. Featuring an advanced category builder, custom post types, and a wide range of layout options, Extra is perfect for online publications, news sites, and content-heavy blogs.

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The most popular commercial theme of all time, Astra powers millions of websites. It is a faster, lightweight, and highly customizable WordPress theme. Astra offers a wide range of pre-built templates, seamless WooCommerce integration, and compatibility with popular page builders. Astra is perfect for businesses, bloggers, and e-commerce sites seeking an efficient, customizable solution.

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Responsive is a fast-loading, SEO-optimized multi-purpose WordPress theme with over 100+ ready-to-use templates. All you have to do is: Import a ready site, add content and launch your website.

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Redio Writers 

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Redio Writers (not a typo) is yet another highly responsive, modern, and SEO-optimized theme that you can use on your WP website. It is especially great for writers, bloggers, and authors. The theme also comes with space to put advertisements too. On top of everything, Redio Writers works with Page builders.

Katib Writers

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Katib Writers offers writers a sleek, elegant, and well-structured design for their WP websites so that they can write about anything neatly. It is multipurpose as many journalists, bloggers, e-magazines, tutorials, reviewers use it. This fully responsive theme comes with cross-browser compatibility so that your site can reach a broader spectrum of audiences. Also, it is customizable and SEO-optimized. 

The Writers Blog 

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The Writers Blog is a classic and versatile theme that any writer or blogger can implement on their website. It is a multipurpose theme and can also be used as a bookmark, editorial, Podcast, book publisher, personal blog, landing page, Book Reviewer, and much more. It also lets you customize its colors, header, logo, and menu. The Writers Blog is transition ready too, and you can impact your audience profoundly by including other languages like Chinese, Arabic, German and Spanish.

SEO Writers Blogily 


It is the child theme of Writers Blogily and comes with heavy modifications. This SEO-friendly and responsive blog is made just for any informative or creative website. Writers can easily showcase their skills amidst its clean layout. Also, due to its neat code, your website will never lag and will load quickly. It is also customized, keeping affiliate marketing into account so that you can put programs like Google AdSense into your website. It is a multipurpose theme and has features like SEO optimization and Pagebuilder support.



Telegram is a clean and responsive theme with a multi-layout categorized as a magazine/newspaper theme. You can use it for online magazines, newspapers, bloggers, informative sites, educational websites, content writers, editors, journalists, publishing units, etc. It is optimized with cross-browser compatibility and is the translation and RTL (right to left language) ready. This theme also offers a demo so that you can see it for yourself.


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SimpleBasics is a highly responsive and intuitive WP theme that is made especially for writers and bloggers. It offers a clean and elegant look to your website, which is excellent for writers as it lets readers focus on the site content. It loads swiftly and is SEO optimized too so that more people can discover your writing. Also, it contains sidebars where you can put widgets, Adsense affiliate links, and other things. Altogether, the theme is great and is highly viewer-friendly.

Simple Press

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Simple Press by Avid Themes is a great way to boost your website's value by making it a viewer's favorite. These days cluster free simple and sophisticated websites are highly preferred as it lets the visitors focus on the information present on the site. The theme is highly customizable, and you can adjust sidebars, blog layouts, website width, and much more with it. It is an excellent theme for writers and bloggers to implement on their websites.


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Publishers offered by Bryan Hadaway is a theme best suited for publishers like magazines, blogs, and others. The theme has everything a writer can need on their website. It is accessible ready, and you can customize the logo, menu, colors, and layout of your website with it. You can even put featured images on your website with it. To get the best out of the plugin, do install its companion plugin (

Intergalactic - 2 WordPress Theme

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Intergalactic is a visually brilliant content focused WordPress theme with one column layout and a slide-out menu. Beautifully decorated with featured images, this theme is perfect for story tellers and personal bloggers.


Custom Background, Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, RTL Language Support, Sticky Post, Featured Image Header, Featured Images, Flexible Header, Accessibility Ready, Threaded Comments, Site Logo, Author Bio, Blog Excerpts, Social Menu


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Ryu is a bold and clean WordPress theme with big fonts and excellent readability. Slide-out menus and widgets keep distraction out from the reading. Ryu's typeface is nicely supported by a clean white background. Post format support, profile photo on top and social links make it ideal for personal bloggers.


Custom Background, Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, RTL Language Support, Sticky Post, Featured Images, Post Formats, Flexible Header



Editor is another bold and beautiful theme for content writers. Integrated with plenty of features and minimal design, this theme can be your first choice for a non-fiction writing blog.


Custom Background, Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, RTL Language Support, Sticky Post, Featured Images, Post Formats, Flexible Header


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Want to show nothing but your content with a beautiful background? Singl will be a good fit for it.

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Runo Lite

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Runo Lite is a free One column, responsive and readable WordPress theme by La&La. Completely focused on content, Runo Lite was once my favorite WordPress theme. Simplicity is the creativity in Runo.



BushWick is a colorful blog theme for personal bloggers and writers. With a responsive header on left half of blog, you can allow your readers to focus on right at your blogpost... like a colorful magazine article.




Ported from Tumblr theme with same name, Manifest is the simplest WordPress theme ever. This one column WordPress theme with centered content and beautiful typography will make sure that your reader doesn't focus anywhere else.