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Do you want a sexy-lookin’ blog that your readers will love? Don’t worry, I gotchu. Today, we’ll talk about WordPress themes for lifestyle bloggers.
What is a WordPress theme?
A WordPress theme is the overall design of your website. It is the backbone of your blog appearance.
For example, in my blog, I’m using the Olsen Light WordPress theme. Before, I am using OceanWP.
How to install WordPress themes?
WordPress themes can be changed and managed by going to your Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
There are two ways to install WordPress themes.
First, you go to Themes> Add New > Search for a theme > Install > Activate.
Second is to go to Themes> Add New > Upload Theme > Choose File > Install now. You can use this method if you purchased a premium WordPress theme, too.
However, if your desired WordPress theme is available by using the search bar, the first option works well, too.
How can I customize my website?
Each WordPress theme comes with features that you can customize ie. typography, accent color, custom menu, and overall layout.
But for added functionality, you can use a page builder like Elementor.
I have been using Elementor ever since I started Bringing Up Business. I use it to customize my web pages.
To use Elementor, just go to the page or post you want to edit > Edit with Elementor.
Here, you will see me editing the bottom of my About Me page.
Elementor gives you 2 options in editing a web page block.
First is to create using a blank slate.
When you click the + icon, different block options will appear. It’s up to you which layout you want to use. I always use the first.
The second option is by using templates. Here, you will find 3 sections, blocks, pages, and saved templates. These options will help you customize your page with no coding required.
What I love about Elementor, is there are pre-made templates that I can copy. I can change the color, text, and image to go with the overall look of my website.
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How do I choose a theme for my website?
Ah, the most dreadful step of all, choosing THE BEST WordPress theme.
Honestly, I don’t have all the answers. Sure, I like my WordPress theme now. But who knows, in a year or two, I will change my mind when I see a new one that looks more stylish and elegant.
However, there are ways for you to find “THE ONE”.
- Create a list of WordPress theme features you want
- Choose a responsive WordPress theme. Responsive means your WordPress theme must look good on all devices ie laptop/PC, phones, and tablets.
- Choose a theme that has easy to read fonts.
- Choose a WordPress theme that best represents you and your vision
- If you still can’t decide, consult a WordPress designer/developer
What are the best FREE WordPress themes for Lifestyle bloggers?
Some of these themes have a free built-in slider which allows you to highlight some of your best content. These themes are also compatible with Woo-commerce, one-click demo import, and page-builder integration like Elementor.
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Are premium WordPress themes worth it?
Getting a premium WordPress theme for me is a serious business expense. If you can’t achieve the functionality you get in the free version, then go with the pro.
However, you might want to consider getting a page builder like Elementor first. Perhaps, the kind of customization you want can be achieved from it.
But if you’re only starting out, you may not want to splurge on WordPress themes yet. Instead, use your money for blogging tools like Tailwind in scheduling Pinterest pins, or Planoly for Instagram posts.
There you have it, my list of free WordPress themes for lifestyle bloggers.
Which one do you like best?