There’s no mistaking it – WordPress is one of the best platforms out there that can get a site of yours up and be running in no time. At least 25% of all web site out there use WordPress and many of them are so unique and creative that you really couldn’t tell if it was made on WordPress or not. Plenty has taken WordPress to a whole new level by creating themes which help define your site to look, feel, and act in a certain manner. Some themes are for blogging, some are for business, and others are the multi purpose that allows you great control over your site.Today I will be reviewing twenty-two of the best Feminine WordPress themes.
Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and this idea is very well represented with Marilyn – a WordPress theme from bluchic.com. It’s easy to see that the Marilyn theme doesn’t need the usual bells and whistles other websites use to keep a visitor’s attention. To achieve this, bluchic uses minimalism (a fancier way of saying “less is more”) as a tool. This gives the Marilyn theme the beautiful quality it has. At the same time, minimalism is used as a platform so that your brand, whatever it may be, stands out as the star of the show.
Pizzazz. Presence. Spirit. It goes by many names but it is a noticeable quality that forcibly grabs you and demands that you look on with awe, and the WordPress theme Kloe represents that idea considerably. Made for fashion or lifestyle businesses, Kloe combines both style and substance into a single package. Visitors will be entranced with how portfolios are shown with animation that doesn’t strangle their browser. What’s more impressive is that Kloe can be converted into a blog or it can do both blogging and business. No matter how you configure Kloe it will never ever lose its dynamic flare.
From bluchic.com comes Olivie: a theme for bloggers. What separates this theme from others is that it immediately tells you its purpose before you even take a closer look. What’s more is that Olivie is inviting meaning everyone will at least take a quick look around before deciding to stay or going to another site. Whether you show images, videos or blog entries, Olivie will present your content in a curated style so visitors will experience it better and not feel overwhelmed. Also, Olivie catalogs your past and current content so users can find it easily.
The first impression is a lasting impression, right? The Rachel theme from bluchic.com would agree with that. Made for bloggers, Rachel presents your first page as the main reason why visitors should see the rest of your site. Everything else on the page is presented like a synopsis which gives visitors a chance to quickly process your content before deciding if they want to see more. What’s great about Rachel is that it can also be converted into a business based website or it can be about both blogging and business.
Minimalism isn’t always about aesthetics. Sometimes it can be used, like with this theme, to keep things looking professional and well organized. Mokka presents itself as if it were an online magazine or newspaper. This style keeps everything neat and tidy while saying strongly that what you say is that important. Most blogging themes keep with a certain style but Mokka goes a step beyond that with its ability to create distinct magazine/newspaper style layouts to fit your needs. Most importantly, Mokka ensures that what you create can be done so quickly.
Versatility is an important quality for many web developers. Can a website that sells goods be used for blogging as well? Can a freelancer turn her blog into a portfolio? Can a website do something more than just sell or blog or showcase? The Jevelin theme answers this. Jevelin has no specific purpose in mind. It can be used for blogging, business, showcasing, or whatever you need your site to be. While this sounds time consuming and labor intensive, Jevelin prides itself on making complex and powerful website with little effort.
Sometimes it’s just not enough to use a theme that someone else envisioned. Some would prefer greater control over their themes in how they should look and act. This is where “drag and drop” themes come into play. Web developers can click on an element, drag it to where it needs to go, and drop it by releasing the mouse button. This allows the web developer greater control over their site’s design. Themesy is a popular drag and drop theme. You can use Themesy to build a site for whatever you need. Themesy simply hands you the paint brush and lets you go to town.
As evident in this list, minimalist themes are popular amongst WordPress users. Minimalism can deliver breathtaking beauty with its simplicity and it can also keep things well organized since you’re only working with the basics. Amelie demonstrates this as it uses minimalism to create a beautiful small-town nick knack store style. It uses minimalism to keep your content well organized and easily accessible. Amelie uses minimalism to ensure that your content stands out. While made for bloggers, Amelie can also be converted into an online store that sells your products.
From restored316designs.com comes Cultivate: a WordPress theme made for women entrepreneurs. Cultivate specializes in putting your brand out for the world to see and experience but it is also designed to grow alongside your business as it grows. If business is not your thing, then you can use Cultivate for blogging, and it can also expand as your presence expands on the Internet. Cultivate speaks to the woman who puts her heart and soul into whatever it is she does and visitors to your site will feel your dedication the longer they look at your site.
Considered to be one of the most popular WordPress themes out there, Soledad is a robust theme that is meant for blogs and online magazines. Its drag and drop capabilities allows you to repurpose your site so it can be for freelancing, portfolios, or whatever purpose you need it to have. Soledad also comes with a library of premade pages so you can get something up and running quickly while you build the rest of your site. What’s more is that Soledad takes away most of the hard work so you can build a professional site rather quickly.
There are moments when you don’t have the time to develop a page and a premade demo just won’t cut it. Chic is the answer for those situations. Made for businesses and blogging, Chic delivers on both speed and quality, and if you don’t mind taking your time then still have you covered with great customization features. Chic’s overall style is upscale and professional which gives the impression that you just entered an expensive store found in New York or Los Angeles, and that of course means that your brand is the ultimate star of the show.
Up next is Florence: a WordPress theme for bloggers. Florence is all about presentation and it achieves this through some minimalism. Social media plays a role in the overall design. Icons strategically placed at the top, bottom, and middle let users know where they can find you on social media. They also take social media to a new level with their Instagram slide show functionality. Florence’s overall style ensures that your blog’s contents will always be the star, and if Florence’s style doesn’t meet your needs then you can customize it so that it does.
Finding new visitors is the name of the game, but there are times when they’ll seek you out. The Jacqueline theme from bluchic.com is made for business and blogging but it focuses primarily on making you the star. Are you a freelancer? Consultant? Coach? Whatever the profession, Jacqueline will ensure that people will find you, and it will also keep them coming back for more. You can customize Jacqueline to suit your needs and use its new letter features to let people know about what you do and how you can help them.
The themes presented here so far deals with giving your work or brand its fair share of the spotlight, but sometimes you just want that one thing you’re proud of to shine more than everything else, and if that is the case then Novelty is the theme for you. Novelty, from bluchic.com, is a blogging/business/portfolio site designed for authors or artists. Have a new story that you want people to pay more attention to? Novelty can do that. Want people to focus on your latest product? Novelty can do that as well. You can even customize it so that it can better suit your needs.
One of the top magazine/blog themes is Cheer Up. The name of the theme just catches your eye right off the bat. In a way, the developers are almost saying – cheer up, we’ve got your back. The developers of course follow through as Cheer Up gives you a lot of customizing features while preserving their millennial online magazine spirit. Cheer Up uses Visual Composer – a very popular drag and drop editor – to help with their customizing. They also come equipped with a library of pre-made pages to help get you set up quickly.
All of us live one lifestyle or another. Sometimes we want to know just how much that lifestyle means to us. This is where Shasta comes in. Shasta is a WordPress blog that specializes in lifestyles. Using good design practices, the developers of Shasta ensure that when you talk about your lifestyle that it won’t get hidden by any of the theme’s design. Shasta also connects with your social media but it puts strong emphasis on Instagram with its slide show viewer. Like all themes that are out there, Shasta is customizable to suit your site’s needs.
Themes that are specific are one thing while multipurpose themes are another. Anemos is a theme for bloggers, but it presents itself as a theme whose purpose you can decide for yourself. It is built on a drag and drop framework that allows you great control on how your site should look and feel and more and importantly act. Along with its drag and drop ability you can alter your site’s layout to look like a blog or like an online magazine or something new entirely. Anemos is a user-friendly theme that teaches you what it can and cannot do without any serious documentation although that is provided as well.
Do you run a spa or teach yoga? Do you sell personal care products? If you do, then this theme will be right for you. Spa Lab is a WordPress theme that is meant for businesses that’s centered around beauty, health, and wellness. It’s easy to follow interface allows you to get your business up and running in minutes. Customers who visit your site will know where to look and if they need to contact you then they’ll be able to do so easily. Even though Spa Lab is made for businesses it can handle blogging and showcasing.
From bluchic.com comes Quinn: A WordPress business/showcase theme for photographers and or wedding planners. This theme states quite clearly that you take great joy in setting up special events for couples. Customers will be able to navigate through your site with ease and if they want to sign up for your newsletter or contact you then they’ll be able to do so just as easily. Quinn is of course customizable so you can have it look however you need it to be. Quinn is also social media friendly especially with Instagram as it can display your images with ease and elegance.
THE MYSTERIOUS GIRL
My personal favorite from this list, The Mysterious Girl is a WordPress blogging theme that’s meant to capture your spirit and present it in a way that gets people wanting to know just who you are. Included with this theme is showcase functionality that lets people experience your images in a fun and engaging manner. The Mysterious Girl is very customizable using layout and drag and drop plugins. If customization isn’t your thing, then you can rest easy as The Mysterious Girl has predefined pages that you can simply edit and publish.
Peggy bills itself as a “nonsense free” theme for bloggers, and Peggy delivers on that by using minimalism to showcase only the bare basics so that your content gets more of the spotlight. Now I have mentioned previously in this list that minimalist themes strive for that goal and they do so very well, but Peggy takes minimalism to a new level by saying how it needs only a touch and nothing else. Peggy showcases your content near the very top of the theme so people can see what’s new without having to search for it. Peggy also allows you to add more through some customization should you want it.
The final theme for my review is the very essence of what this list is all about: a celebration of women through WordPress themes. Lucy lets you know right off the bat that it is about women and their online presence and how that presence can be strengthened. Overall, Lucy is a multipurpose theme that allows you to choose what it should do. Multipurpose themes are very customizable and Lucy gives you the tools needed to make this happen, and if you don’t want to spend too much time creating something new then you can use any of its predefined pages to get you up and running quickly.