So, you’re a beginner. And you want to create/start a professional blog. Don’t you?
But you’re stuck choosing the right theme because it’s just so overwhelming and there are more than enough themes out there.
You’re confused and it makes you feel like mixing all the themes together to create the best one.
Don’t worry. I’ve been there in the same spot a few years ago. From my experience, your website doesn’t have to look good to you but to your visitors.
I had an amazing theme back in the day which made me no money for six months straight. It looked amazing to me but my bounce rate was over 80% (if you don’t anything about bounce rate, don’t worry: it simply means that out of 100%, over 80% of the people were stepping back from my website).
That was a horrible experience.
I’ve tested a ton of themes after that and in this post, I’m going to share the top 5 well optimized and super fast themes that convert your visitors into subscribers and customers (for new bloggers).
Just see what I’ve got for you…
GroundWP is my all-time favorite theme when it comes to starting a blog. It’s super-fast, AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) ready, very responsive and beginner-friendly theme that every starter should try.
You don’t have to waste a lot of time designing the theme with plugins. Just install it, use it with your normal editor, write your content and let your visitors like it.
The theme comes with both left and right sidebar, full-width template, threaded-comments, custom menu and on top of that, it’s translation ready.
GeneratePress is a theme that most of my marketing and health blogs are currently using. If you’re looking for a theme that is SEO ready, lightweight, feels premium, has various layout options, is compatible with most of the page builders, gives you accessibility to control menus, colors, is compatible with plugins, and translation ready, it’s the one you should use.
Many of my friends and people who learn from me are loving GeneratePress. Give it a try and you won’t like switching to something else.
Astra is the fastest growing WordPress theme at the moment. The developers have invested so much time and money creating this masterpiece.
It’s AMP ready and SEO optimized. The theme has incredible loading speed control potential and looks prettier than prettiest.
Whether you want to start a professional and cool-looking blog or an e-commerce store, you don’t want to neglect this amazing theme.
It loads away in 0.5 seconds. You’re free to control layout options, header and footer options, sidebars, and menu.
You also get access to Astra widgets and Schema integration for better designing and visibility in search results.
GutenBook is a fast, simple, and good looking theme for bloggers if I had to speak about it in one sentence.
It’s specifically designed to meet the requirements of new and established bloggers by providing a user-friendly interface with WordPress’s Gutenberg editor to make it easier to write professional blog posts with the best possible speed.
It’s highly secure and responsive on mobile as it has minimum CSS which usually creates problems on small screens.
All layout options and custom controls are available in this product.
As the name is already special, you can’t have doubts about this them for sure. It’s a fantastic, responsive, and premium theme that I could die for as a blogger.
It’s compatible with WooCommerce, Elementor page builder, has unlimited color customization, extensive hooks and filters, typography manager, and blazing fast performance.
It does have layout options for pages and posts. You can customize post meta and excerpt easily.
As a cherry on the cake, it uses less than 100KB of resources to load your site.
Of course, it’s optimized for search engines.
These were the top 5 themes that I’ve personally tested out. Try them and then let me know if they work for you. Also, if you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.