5 Sweet Journal Themes for WordPress.com

Here’s a selection of solid, clean, functional journal or blog themes. These are best suited for a blog-based site, but also have featured image areas or headers that can be used to highlight a selection of your designs, artwork, or photos. Most, if not all, of the themes available are responsive, meaning your content looks attractive and readable on devices of all sizes. The right sidebar is usually the main widgeted area, unless otherwise specified, and a full page option (eliminating the sidebar) typically exists. The themes listed below are all free to use when designing your sweet WordPress.com blog. Be sure to check out 7 Cool Portfolio Themes if you’re looking for selections that are more image-centric.

Blaskan

blaskan theme

  • minimal, clean, contemporary
  • crisp typography
  • 3 layout options
  • custom header image option
  • custom background
  • featured images for posts/pages
  • 2 menu locations (header/footer)
  • optional footer widget area
  • responsive

Twenty Twelve

twenty twelve theme

  • light, elegant
  • front page template for carefully crafted intro page
  • 2 front page widget areas
  • exclusive ‘open sans’ font
  • custom header image option
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • responsive

Book Lite

book lite theme

  • simple, elegant
  • old-fashioned typography
  • large, bold custom header
  • featured header images for posts/pages
  • 3 footer widget areas
  • custom background colour/image
  • responsive

Grisaille

grisaille theme

  • modern, grungy
  • flexible width custom header
  • Twitter, Facebook, Google+ buttons in header area
  • post excerpts on blog index
  • featured images for posts/pages
  • full width ‘sticky’ featured images
  • custom menu
  • custom background
  • responsive

Imbalance 2

imbalance 2 theme

  • modern, minimalist
  • great for blog or portfolio
  • fixed or fluid width option
  • custom theme colour settings
  • ‘sticky’ posts as featured posts
  • 3 widget areas (1 header/2 footer)
  • custom header image option
  • custom background
  • custom menu

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