25 Quality Premium WordPress Personal Blog Themes 2011

In the past we have covered Free Personal blog themes, and just this week I released my own entry into this area with my Busby theme. Now it’s time to see what the commercial theme providers have to offer, in this post I will be looking at 25 of the highest quality I can find …


Perosan is a simple personal blogging theme with some nice built-in extras such as social media count widgets, flickr widgets, lined paper style text widgets and a homepage slider.


Memoir is beautifully simple, but still comes packed with character and style.


Now you can display loads of content in a beautifully simple and elegant fashion using Magnificent. Featuring a four-column homepage with 5 widget ready areas, you have many opportunities to customize your content display.


If you are looking to re-invent your personal website, then Glider just might be the theme for you. Featuring a contemporary style and a unique javascript layout, this theme is sure to leave your visitors impressed. Along with looking cool, Glider is also versatile, and includes a fully featured blog and portfolio section in addition to the basic page-based homepage.

Daily Notes

My goal with DailyNotes was to make the simplest and most elegant medium possible through which you could share your daily life. The theme is very minimal in its design, and has been trimmed down to the bare essentials. For anyone looking to create a fun and inviting personal blog, I’m confident that DailyNotes will serve you well.

Personal Press

While niche theme that push the boundaries of WordPress are great, WordPress’s core purpose has always been blogging. With PersonalPress I decided to return to my roots, and create a traditional blog-style theme with a personal touch.


With Bold I wanted to create something strong but also fun. This theme features a combination of bold typography, loose sketchy qualities and heavy textures. Bold features a robust set of theme options, as well as 5 unique color schemes. With its unique and playful style, Bold will surely help your blog stand out from the crowd.

Premium Pixels: Fancy Pants Blog Theme

The Premium Pixels theme is perfect for the blogger who takes pride in their appearance. This theme has appeared in numerous design galleries while serving PremiumPixels.com and has gained countless ‘nods of approval’ from those in the know. Now it’s all yours.


Publish quick posts from WordPress’s dashboard or your iPhone using the Express App. You can also just use the theme as a regular WordPress theme.

My Journey

We’re happy to anounce the new original WordPress theme called MyJourney developed and sold exclusively on ThemeForest marketplace.  Not only that it is perfect for a personal blog or portfolio, but you can even have fun on the run by posting videos, photos, links and more.

Clean Blog

Clean blog is a very clean and stylish personal blog theme with a nice clean style. It’s shipped in 4 variations (so called 4 in 1). Blue and Pink color schemes + 2 backgrounds styles (Light and Dark). You may “play” with them right from the Options page it’s easy as 2 clicks.


Dispatch is a blog-style WordPress theme with sweet jQuery sorting capabilities, custom Flickr and Twitter widgets and a sticky sidebar. Display your latest photos, videos, articles and more in style with a very clean design. Customize the theme even further with custom post styles, theme options, and built-in background options.


BlinkWP features a personal portfolio and (not so) personal blog. Built-in with an unique design and functions, blinkWP is easy to edit and to make it your own.


Aisya is Powerful WordPress theme that will match with personal, blog, photography, or portfolio site.


Elemin has great sense of typography, good white space balance, and minimal graphics. It is a piece of art crafted with modern technology — Google font, CSS3, Javascript and HTML5. WordPress post formats was incorporated which allows you to write about various post types such as photo, gallery, video, quote, etc. (very much like Tumblr).


Edmin was built to have an elegant, out of the box, design with a strong core layout structure. This theme includes a number of different layout options which help you customize this theme to your needs.


ThemeMin is a minimal, light-weight and typography-focused theme. It promises to provide comfort reading and fast loading.


The unique characteristic of Sidepane is its fixed sidebar. It makes navigating easier. Your readers never need to scroll up and down to browse around. Readers can jump between posts with the navigation dock on the right side. It is great for sites with clean and minimal sidebar.


Koi is a simplified version of N.Design’s theme. It is an artistic theme and suitable for most personal blogs. Koi is one of the top used themes on WordPress.com. The theme supports the WordPress 3.0 new features such as custom menus and child themes but is still backwards compitable with older versions of WordPress.


WordPress Premium Theme with minimalist design and typography-rich. Best suits for magazine sites that focus on contents and advertisements more than others.


Comes with automatic lifestream updates from your Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and 50 more other feeds. A perfect choice for personal blog and to expose your photography and video talents.

Verbage Theme

The Verbage Theme boasts a clean, modern design with a heavy focus on typography. It’s the perfect theme for blogger’s, author’s and editor’s.

  • Full Details | Price : $49.90

Slim Blog

SlimBlog WordPress Blog Theme. It’s a light, thin and simple Theme which also includes a great design. The very detailed documentation helps the user to easy setup the Theme and to make individual changes.

  • Full Details | Price : $32


A super clean and minimal blog theme. Pure will give your blog an elegant and sophisticated feel without getting in the way of your content. Great typography and a good amount of white space make this theme stand out.

  • Full Details | Price : $49 ( Buy One Get One Free )

Big City

BigCity is a Personal and Blog WordPress Theme. Packed with powerful features to suit almost every needs and yet so simple to use.


Luminosity is a WordPress theme meant for the needs of every passionate blogger. The quality images, clean design and subtle color scheme is chosen with the purpose of making the content really stand out.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

6 thoughts on “25 Quality Premium WordPress Personal Blog Themes 2011

  1. These are impressive, prices are pretty good too – especially for the themes from Elegant Themes, I had to sign up for $39 – 60+ themes that are better than most others out there, had to be done!

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