I had been wanting to redo the blog look for months. Finding the best template that can have everything that is fundamental for me in a WordPress theme has become one of my priorities. However, I didn’t think the search would be so long but in my wandering I would say that I had a broad idea of what is around. And, since every now and then a nice refresh to the blog likes to give it to everyone, I allowed myself to make even a short selection of the best blog themes. Obviously I left out the most used on purpose looking for the newest or least seen goodies. But first let’s find out together how to choose the best template for our blog.
How to choose best template for blog
First, the main credentials I can’t give up are the sticky menu bar. That is, the possibility of keeping it active even when scrolling the page. Because readers, in my opinion, must always have the ability to go back to the home page or to another section of the blog just a click away without going crazy at the beginning or looking for who knows where. As well as the “back to top” button at the bottom of the footer. Social buttons with attached widgets for each are indispensable. An easily editable slider to customize and the ability to manage the view of the grid items. I’ve had these fixed for a lifetime and I don’t think I’ll change them that easily.
What should not be missing in a perfect template
After years in which I have really seen all the colors, I have come to the conclusion that the essential technical characteristics for choosing the best template in circulation are:
- Compatibility on all browsers
- Responsive and flexible layout
- SEO friendly
- Ready for translation
- Custom CSS
- Presence of sliders
- Social icon with individual widgets attached
- Minimum one sidebar or right or left in the individual articles
- A footer or a final widget area with at least three or four columns
- Fully customizable colors
- Header with its own logo
- Possibility of related posts at the end of each single article
All the rest can be more and welcome to get the best template we want. We must try to stay as clean as possible. Chaos distracts and does not concentrate the reading of our contents. Avoid too many pop-up advertisements like the plague, they are hateful and make visitors run away. Prefer light colors that convey serenity and tranquility. We have to put the reader at ease to make him stay longer not to harass him with notions or colors that shake. Give quick and practical answers. He is looking for something, he is not trying to quench our thirst for power, and he wants to feel at home talking to a friend over a coffee. We have chosen to have a blog, an online diary, not a cold and austere newspaper.
Having said that I leave you to the selection of those that in my opinion could be the best template for your blog to be customized at best. All responsive (that is, readable on every technological device), with rather flexible social and layouts.
Finally I add Girlie as an extra suggestion because it has a good layout at the base even if some details should be worked on well.
Obviously I couldn’t help thinking of those who use the Blogspot platform better known as Blogger.
5 best blog templates on Blogspot
All free downloadable if I remember correctly.
Ps. Article always updated as I discover some new better template to suggest.