Five Free WordPress Themes for Writers

Whether you’re selling your books or reviewing others, a good WordPress blog not only provides you with a platform you can control, it also provides you with great search engine optimisation.

But choosing a theme can be difficult. Here are five themes we’ve found that’d be great for your blog.

Screenshot of the Author Writer WordPress theme.

Author Writer

This new clean-cut theme is great for selling books directly, with sliders, product blocks, and lovely colour schemes. Mobile-friendly and working well with WooCommerce, MailChimp, Yoast, and other marketing plugins, Author Writer has plenty of features in the free version, or you can upgrade to the premium version for $39.

Screenshot of the MinimalistBlogger WordPress theme.


Beautifully minimalist, this theme is absolutely perfect for literary book bloggers or authors. The delicate borders around the sidebars make for a nice touch, and the three-block feature underneath the main image will give you plenty of space for call-to-action blocks before getting into the content. MinimalistBlogger is also available as a premium version for $34.

Screenshot of The Writers Blog WordPress theme.

The Writers Blog

With eye-catching parallelograms, The Writers Blog is perfect for loud and proud authors and bloggers. Filled with features and mobile-ready, this would be a great theme for anyone who wants to share photos as well as text. And you get more customisation and features with the premium version, which is $59.

Screenshot of the Writers Blogily WordPress theme.

Writers Blogily

Built for speed, this theme gives you a fast page load as well as space for everything you need — from affiliate links to book covers. Customisable and search engine friendly, the free version gives you the options you need, but if you want even more customisation, the premium version is $34.

Screenshot of the VW Writer Blog WordPress theme.

VW Writer Blog

Elegant and modern, this theme has plenty of features for authors and reviewers, including categories and recent posts in convenient blocks, search engine optimisation, and is mobile-friendly. The premium version, which costs $59, also gives you WooCommerce integration and even more functionality.

(Featured image by Tom Hermans on Unsplash.)