Whether you’re a hobbyist, an all-in solopreneur, or somewhere in between, it’s a no-brainer that you’ll need a website to showcase your skill and personality. “When it comes to online personal branding, the more beautifully it’s done, the better. ”
Finding the right theme for your branded website will go a long way in getting you set up without too much of a headache. Here’s a collection of the most popular personal branding WordPress themes to get you started, in satisfying alphabetical order:
Made with designers in mind, Divi offers pre-made layouts and a builder you can use to create your own unique layouts without having to mess with code. Each element of a Divi layout is deeply customizable, and no matter what you create with Divi, it’ll be responsive.
It comes with header options, a huge array of built-in shortcodes, and award-winning security. While the color palette may not be for everyone, this theme has a lot of appeal.
Price: $69 (includes Elegant Themes membership)
If you’re looking to put together a portfolio website specifically, be sure to see what Ellipsis can do for you. Built with portfolios in mind, Ellipsis offers powerful, flexible design that’s polished and smooth without looking too grid-like.
On the inside you’ll find featured textures and unlimited color options, dozens of shortcodes and widgets that make it easy to bring dynamic content to life, Google Fonts integration, pricing tables, and even a built-in quote request option on the contact page. Plus, because it’s not a well-known template, your design already has a leg up on standing out.
Check out Gridly if you’re looking for something more simplified. It’s a one-page design laid out on a grid, making it more compact and definitely clutter-free. It comes with all the necessary cornerstone pages you’d need, including a portfolio page, and it’s loaded with shortcodes so you can get what you need from it. If simple is what you want, Gridly should be on your short list of themes to consider.
Hazel is one of those themes that’s ready for anything you need. It’s integrated with WooCommerce, it offers video sliders, it’s retina-ready, and the theme comes with a vast array of 35 demos showing just how robust the theme is. There are multiple portfolio options, structures for galleries and media, and loads of customization-ready features. Plus, it’s all responsive and mobile-ready.
On the outside, sites built on Hazel are sleek and ready to showcase your most personal design.
Hemlock is a premium theme that offers a one-column layout for a clean, clutter-free aesthetic (sidebar optional). It’s a beautiful palette for creatives of any kind who want a refined look to their site.
Behind the scenes, it comes with responsive design, a full-width slider, custom widgets for social media, icons, colors, free upgrades, and great support from the team at SoloPine.
While web design isn’t necessarily a stress-free endeavor, the Hypnosis theme does its best to make it as smooth as possible. Offering a fresh layout with lots of visual space, beautiful banners, and strong image support, Hypnosis is a standout option for your personal brand page. We especially love the filterable portfolio feature. It’s loaded with all the usual features like fonts and shortcodes, it includes custom posts, and of course, it’s fully responsive. Plus, their admin panel is set up to make modifications simple, even for non-coders.
Price: $69 (includes Crocoblock membership)
We love Identity for its polished look and extensive back-end. It gives off an energetic, very “current” vibe while remaining professional and attractive. The built-in customization options make it ideal for creative professionals like designers, and it handles media like a dream.
The theme is responsive and fully customizable, with built-in sliders, a portfolio page, fonts, colors, and loads more. If you’re a one-person shop, you’ll love Identity.
Stockholm is one of Theme Forest’s most popular themes of all time, and with good reason. It boasts a retina-ready look that draws on Swedish design, making it elegant, attractive, and extremely versatile. Their 20 built-in demos show off just how much you can do with Stockholm.
Behind the scenes, it comes with a page builder and masonry layouts, two slider options, icon sets, 6 header styles, and Google fonts. It’s designed with images in mind, so you’ll be able to pull off something visually stunning without having to shoehorn anything into place.
Which theme do you love? Did we miss one of your favorites?