WPBeginner https://www.wpbeginner.com Beginner's Guide for WordPress Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:56:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 29 Best WordPress Themes for Authors (2019) https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-wordpress-themes-for-authors/ https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-wordpress-themes-for-authors/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=43632 Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for authors? As an author, you want to offer a great reading experience for users while allowing them to connect with you and purchase your books. In this article, we will show you some of the best… Read More »

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Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for authors?

As an author, you want to offer a great reading experience for users while allowing them to connect with you and purchase your books.

In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for authors that you can use to build your website.

Best WordPress themes for Authors

Building a WordPress Site for Authors

WordPress is the most popular website builder among authors and writers. It allows you the flexibility and freedom to build your website and grow your author profile to connect with readers.

Before you start, you need to make sure that you are using the right type of WordPress. There are two types of WordPress websites including WordPress.com and WordPress.org. You can read our guide on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.

You’ll need WordPress.org for your website. A self-hosted WordPress.org site gives you the freedom to use all WordPress features.

Next, you will need a domain name (your website’s name) and WordPress hosting (where your website files will be stored).

We recommend using Bluehost. It is one of the largest hosting companies in the world and an official WordPress hosting partner.

They’re offering WPBeginner readers 65% OFF on web hosting and a free domain to start your website.

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Once you have signed up for hosting, you are now ready to install WordPress. Follow the instructions in our complete step by step guide on how to start a WordPress blog and you will be up and running in no time.

After installing WordPress, it’s time to choose a WordPress theme. Select a theme from our expert pick below.

Need help installing the theme? See our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress theme.

Having said that, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress themes for authors. This list contains both paid and free themes.

1. Astra


Astra is a multipurpose WordPress theme that can be used to create an author’s website. It has the perfect layout for authors which comes with a separate blog page to connect with readers. The theme comes with a responsive design and crisp typography to help your website stand out.

It supports WooCommerce for adding an online store, multiple theme layouts, and social sharing icons. Astra theme has custom widgets, homepage sections, image gallery, about me section, and more.

What makes Astra really stand out is the speed and performance of the website.

2. Divi

Divi Theme Author Layout

Divi is a WordPress theme and drag & drop page builder that comes with dozens of pre-built templates. Their author layout is perfect for creating an a website to showcase your book and connect with your audience.

You can import the Divi author layout with just a few clicks and have a ready-made website that’s mobile responsive and has all the features like gallery, shop, landing pages, social buttons, and more.

What makes Divi really stand out is the drag & drop feature that lets you build any kind of custom layout without writing any code.

3. Author Pro

Author Pro

Author Pro is a WordPress theme designed specifically for libraries, authors, and ebook stores. It has an intuitive and flat design that makes your library or bookshelf presentable to the audience.

The theme is built on top of the Genesis framework which is known for high coding standards and performance. We built our WPBeginner website template on top of the Genesis framework as well.

It allows you to display the best selling books on the homepage. You can create a custom navigation menu to add landing pages, categories, and tags for the ease of your users. Author Pro is a fully responsive theme and optimized for SEO.

StudioPress is now part of WP Engine, the most popular managed WordPress hosting company. You can get this theme and all 35+ other StudioPress themes if you sign up for WP Engine hosting to build your website.

Bonus: WPBeginner users also get additional 20% off. Get started with WP Engine.

4. OceanWP

OceanWP Blog Theme

OceanWP is a powerful free WordPress theme with multiple ready-made websites. It has a template for authors, writers, and booksellers. The template can be installed in 1-click and needs no coding skills. OceanWP offers beautiful and flexible layout design with eCommerce support to sell your books.

It features some of the amazing web extensions like full screen view, stick anything, Instagram feed, login popup, and more for your website. It’s translation ready and can be used to create a multilingual website.

5. Ultra


Ultra is a modern and powerful WordPress theme to sell your books online. It has a full-width header area on the homepage to add a featured image or display your books in an image slider. It allows you to add a call to action button with your book photos for the users to purchase directly from the homepage.

This theme covers all you need as an author including a testimonial section, so the readers can leave reviews and rate your books. You can also add an author section to share your story professionally.

6. Presence


Presence is designed to help you quickly create your online presence. It works perfectly for bloggers and authors.

It includes 10 demo websites that you can easily import and then just replace the content with your own to build your website.

Presence is 100% mobile responsive, and it comes with many powerful features such as photo gallery, eCommerce support, sliders, and more.

7. Hello Pro

Hello Pro

Hello Pro is a WordPress blogging and portfolio theme for authors. Created by the folks at StudioPress, it comes with a widgetized homepage with a number of widget areas and has multiple templates for your blog, homepage, archive, and landing pages.

It’s designed to beautifully showcase your content and uses large images with elegant typography to make your content more enjoyable. It has a custom gallery post format with lightbox display of your photos. This theme is highly optimized for speed and performance. It has a quick and straightforward setup.

8. Float


Float is an elegant WordPress theme for authors, writers, and bloggers. It comes with multiple pre-designed demos to quickly launch the website and start adding your content. The homepage has a portfolio section to showcase your books in the masonry style. It has parallax scrolling to improve the user experience on your website.

With the design options, you can use the header layouts, navigation menu styles, transparent header option, and layout design settings to customize the theme. Float has eCommerce support with the integration of WooCommerce and requires no additional settings to create an online store.

9. True North

True North

True North is an elegant WordPress theme with beautiful design. It uses a grid layout on the homepage with a beautiful display of images. It has multiple layout choices and a built-in portfolio section to showcase your work.

It also supports custom background, custom header, and has several custom widgets for social media and content discovery features.

10. Writee


Writee is a free WordPress theme designed for authors, writers, and bloggers. Inside you will find a full-width boxed slider allowing you to showcase your most important content at the top. It pays special attention to readability with beautiful typography and a spacious layout.

It has a navigation menu and a social links menu at the top. It also adds social sharing icons below each article and an excerpt so that your users can easily share content.

11. Magazine


Magazine is a stylish WordPress theme with a magazine-style layout for authors and writers. It comes with over 40 theme designs and supports the Themify drag and drop builder to create your pages. The other features include a slide menu, mega menus, widgetized areas, social share buttons, related posts, footer menu, and amazing typography. It’s a full package theme to start a blog or make a website of your choice.

12. Binder Pro

Binder Pro

Binder Pro is a well-crafted WordPress theme designed for publishing. It’s perfect for content rich websites like magazines and blogs. Inside it, you will find 7 ready-made websites that can be installed with 1-click and then you can easily replace content with your own.

It uses modules and allows you to drag and drop them to build your own layouts as well. It has multiple sidebars, header styles, font icons, unlimited custom sidebars, and full WooCommerce support.

13. The Daily Dish Pro

The Daily Dish Pro

Daily Dish is a WordPress theme for authors and bloggers with a professional design. It’s built on top of the powerful Genesis theme framework. The most notable features of the theme are crisp typography and beautiful display of images.

It has a widgetized homepage layout which is quick and easy to set up. Inside you will also find multiple page templates, custom header, and WooCommerce support.

14. Elegant


Elegant is a WordPress blog and portfolio theme. It features a beautiful layout with the logo and navigation menu on top with a social menu. It has multiple layout options including a grid layout.

It has a built-in portfolio content type, several custom widgets, multiple color schemes, and easy to use theme options panel. It ships with a drag and drop page builder and WooCommerce support.

15. Suarez


Suarez is a stunningly beautiful WordPress blog theme for authors. It features a unique homepage style which is designed to showcase your content prominently using images and text.

It includes beautiful animations, multiple page layouts, and custom content discovery widgets. It also has hero homepage slider for your homepage and comes with a separate slider plugin to use anywhere on your website.

16. Brittany


Brittany is a stylish WordPress blog theme with a beautiful design. The homepage features an intro section at the top followed by your most important content.

It has several layout options and templates for different pages. You will also get several custom widgets for easy social media integration and content discovery features.

17. TheStyle


TheStyle is a modern WordPress theme for authors to showcase their books in a unique style. It has an eye-catching modern and crisp design to get the attention of your audience. The visual experience improves your website traffic and helps in the SEO.

It comes with 5 custom colors, page templates, and theme options panel to for easy customization. TheStyle has shortcodes support to add the content anywhere on your website.

18. Metro Pro

Metro Pro

Metro Pro is a powerful WordPress theme built on top of the Genesis theme framework. It includes an easy to setup homepage with multiple sections to share your featured stories beautifully.

It also has built-in social media integration, custom menus, custom widgets, and a theme options panel. With rock solid code, Metro Pro is highly optimized for performance and speed.

19. Landing


If you’re looking for a WordPress theme to sell your ebooks, then Landing is a perfect choice. It has many built-in templates designed specifically to help authors, writers, and bloggers to create a website. Landing theme has flexible header options to give a professional first impression to users.

Other features include portfolio post type to create your book shelf, event post type to host your book launching events, and WooCommerce support to sell your books online.

20. Montblanc


Montblanc is a very powerful and highly customizable WordPress theme perfect for authors. It comes with flexible layout choices, multiple homepage styles, custom widgets, page templates, etc.

It can be used for a multi-author magazine website or a single page author profile. It also includes portfolio, photo galleries, and beautiful sliders. It is WooCommerce ready and comes with a powerful page builder plugin.

21. Libretto


Libretto is a free WordPress blog theme with a distraction free layout which makes it an excellent choice for a blog or author’s website. It has a beautiful color scheme with gorgeous typography.

Designed in the traditional one-column blog layout with a navigation menu at the top. It supports custom header and background, social links menu, and footer widget area.

22. Author


Author is a free WordPress theme for authors and publishers. It focuses on improved accessibility with a beautiful design. It loads fast and the code is optimized to improve the performance of your WordPress site.

It uses a simple two-column layout with a sidebar and navigation menu to the right. It’s easy to set up and can be customized using live theme customizer.

23. Relive


Relive is a modern WordPress theme for authors and storytellers. It’s designed to create an immersive experience with the help of audio, video, images, and text.

Ideal for long-form content with beautiful scrolling effects, Relive also comes with a page builder and tons of customization options. It’s easy to set up and ships with 1-click demo content installer.

24. Indigo


Indigo is a gorgeous multipurpose WordPress theme. It comes with easy to use modules that you can just drag and drop to build your homepage layout. It also includes 14 ready-made websites that you can install and then just replace the content with your own. These websites include a blog, magazine, and stories theme that would work perfectly for any blog or author website.

25. Modules


Modules is a beautifully designed WordPress theme perfect for authors and bloggers. It uses a modular approach to design and comes with several ready to use modules that you can drag and drop to build your layouts.

It also includes multiple demo websites that you can install and use as a starting point for your website. Inside the theme, you will find several custom widgets, unlimited sidebars, header styles, video background support, Google Fonts, and WooCommerce support.

26. Extra

Extra by Elegant Themes

Extra is a perfect theme for bloggers and online publications. It is built on top of the Divi page builder by Elegant Themes, so you can easily customize the layout as needed.

Extra gives you a lot of flexibility to create different categories, homepages, and story-driven blog posts.

Like all Elegant Theme designs, Extra is 100% mobile responsive and comes with all the powerful features that you can expect such as galleries, social sharing, sliders, and more.

Flexible is a simple and sleek WordPress theme for authors, writers, and portfolio websites. It’s bundled with powerful font customizer to select the different font variations and font colors. It has an image gallery that loads your photos smoothly. You can display your featured books and stories in the portfolio gallery.

27. Nozama


Nozama is a WooCommerce-based theme that makes it easier for you to sell your books online. Like any other eCommerce theme, it has products page layout and homepage section to display your books professionally. It has a customizable storefront with multiple settings for product layouts, element visibility, and product filters.

This theme supports the Elementor builder to create pages and custom layouts without effecting the original layout. It has flexible customization features to make a website that you need.

28. Unik


Unik is a multipurpose theme for WordPress websites. Authors can use it to display their books beautifully. It comes with a sticky menu, lazy loading images, quick preview portfolio, animations, parallax scrolling, and more.

It features over 500 font icons and stunning typography. With Visual Composer, you can easily create pages on your website. Unik allows you to create a multilingual website with WPML.

29. Boss Pro

Boss Pro

Boss Pro is a minimalist WordPress theme designed for authors to connect with their readers. It features stunning typography, full-width background, and sharp colors to catch the eyes.

It’s built on top of the Genesis theme framework which gives it a solid foundation. Boss Pro supports WooCommerce to sell your books online. It can be easily customized to add content, images, and more on your website. You can use the theme options panel to make changes with an ease.

We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress theme for authors and writers. You may also want to see our ultimate WordPress SEO guide and the list of must have WordPress plugins to grow your website.

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How to Make a Niche Review Site in WordPress Like a Pro https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-a-reviews-site-with-wordpress/ https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-a-reviews-site-with-wordpress/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=27595 Do you want to create a reviews website and make money blogging? Online reviews help others make a buying decision while allowing you to earn referral fees, known as affiliate commissions. You can build a reviews website dedicated to a specific niche, or you can… Read More »

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Do you want to create a reviews website and make money blogging?

Online reviews help others make a buying decision while allowing you to earn referral fees, known as affiliate commissions. You can build a reviews website dedicated to a specific niche, or you can add a reviews section to your existing blog.

In this article, we will show you how to easily create a niche review site in WordPress and make money from it.

Making a review site with WordPress

Here are the steps we will cover in this guide.

Why Create a Reviews Site?

What’s the first thing that you do when you’re looking to buy something online?

If you’re like most of us, then you check the online reviews of that product to see what others are saying about it.

This is why a popular online review site, TripAdvisor, is worth roughly $8.5 billion dollars.

While everyone cannot be as big as TripAdvisor, we know several folks that are earning anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month from running a niche review site.

There are two popular ways to create a review website. The first is to add a reviews section on your existing WordPress blog. The second is to create a completely independent online reviews site.

Regardless of the direction you choose, it’s important that you don’t pick a highly competitive niche.

For example, there are tons of sites talking about digital camera reviews, but not as many that are talking about camera accessory reviews.

The secret to building a successful review site is to find the right niche. A perfect niche has low competition, and it should be something that you’re passionate about.

Here are a few factors to think about:

  • What resources can you offer to build traffic?
  • Can you easily attract advertisers? (i.e are there people selling paid products)
  • Are there affiliate programs available?
  • Are other people making money in this niche?
  • What is the competition like?

You can use tools like SEMRush, Ahrefs, and Google Keyword Planner to help with research. See our beginner’s guide on how to do keyword research for step by step instructions.

Once you have picked your niche, let’s take a look at how you can create a reviews site.

Step 0. Before You Start

Before you start your website, you need to choose the right blogging platform. Ofcourse WordPress is #1, but there are actually two different types of WordPress.

First, there is WordPress.com which is a limited hosted platform. Second, you have the popular WordPress.org, also known as self-hosted WordPress. When you hear WordPress, people are typically talking about WordPress.org. To understand the difference, see our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

We recommend using WordPress.org because it gives you full freedom to create any kind of website. It also gives you full access to all WordPress features out of the box.

To get started with WordPress, you’ll need a good WordPress hosting company and your own domain name.

We highly recommend Bluehost because they are an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider, and one of the largest hosting companies in the world.

Not to mention, they are giving our users a free domain name, free SSL certificate, and 63% off their hosting plan (special for WPBeginner users).

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If you want a Bluehost alternative, then take a look at Siteground who also offer an exclusive discount to WPBeginner readers.

Once you have signed up for hosting and set up your domain name, the next step is to install WordPress. With Bluehost, WordPress comes pre-installed. Most other hosting companies offer 1-click WordPress install option. We have created a step by step guide on how to install WordPress which covers every major hosting platform.

Once you have your WordPress site setup, you will reach the WordPress dashboard.

WordPress dashboard

Step 1. Choosing the Perfect WordPress “Review” Theme

The first step after setting up your WordPress site is to select a perfect WordPress theme.

When you’re searching for best WordPress review themes, you will likely come across several themes that offer complete review-site functionality baked into the theme. You need to avoid those at all cost.

You don’t need a WordPress review site template. Most of those WordPress review themes are bloated and will lock you into using them forever.

That’s why it’s better to use a WordPress reviews plugin because plugins will work with any theme/design that you choose.

You will have the flexibility to change your themes in the future without having to hire a developer.

We have an article that will help you find the perfect theme. Basically, pick a theme that you like in terms of look and feel. We will show you how to add the reviews functionality in the next step.

Once you have found the theme you like, you can go ahead and install it. Need help installing theme? See our guide on how to install a WordPress theme for step by step instructions.

Step 2. Installing the best WordPress Reviews Plugin

Now that your website is ready, it is time to add reviews functionality to your website. We will be using a plugin to add SEO friendly reviews that make your website more easily discoverable by search engines and users.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Product Review Lite plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

This base plugin is available for free and comes with all essential features. However, you may need to upgrade to the premium version of the plugin to unlock advanced features like product comparison table, Amazon Affiliate integration, multiple templates, and more.

WP Product Review plugin is easy to use, and it helps you stand out in search engines by adding schema markup or rich snippets for your reviews.

In plain English, it adds those star ratings next to your reviews in Google to help you stand out.

Rich snippets in Google search

Upon activation, you will notice a new menu item labeled ‘Product Review’ in your WordPress admin menu. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.

WP Product Review settings

The settings page is divided into different sections. First, you need to set up the general settings.

Start by selecting where you want to display the review box. There are three options to choose from. You can show the review box after the content, before the content, or you can manually add it using the shortcode.

The next option is to choose whether you want to allow users to add their reviews as comments. If you allow this, then you also need to select how much influence user reviews will have on the actual review.

After that, you need to choose the numbers of options, pros, and cons that you want to be displayed. By default, the plugin will allow you to add 5 of each. You can adjust that as needed.

Another important option on this page is to enable the ‘Review’ post type. Basically, the plugin allows you to convert any WordPress blog post or page into a review.

However, some users may want to keep reviews separate from their blog posts and pages. The default option is ‘No’, and if you are unsure, then you can leave it as is.

Now move on to the rating colors tab in settings. This is where you can define the default colors used by the plugin for ratings. WP Product review uses different colors for excellent, good, not bad, and weak ratings.

Choose rating colors

You can change the rating colors to match with your theme design.

Next, click on the ‘Typography’ tab in the settings. This is where you can choose the default text for pros and cons columns. You can also change the text colors for different sections.


The final tab on the settings page is the buy button. On this tab, you can select the colors you want to use for the buy button.

Buy button will also have your affiliate link, so it is important that you choose a color that’s likely to stand out, so more users can click on it.

Buy button

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save All Changes’ button to store your settings.

Step 3: Adding a Review in WordPress

Adding a review using WP Product Review plugin is quite easy. There are basically two ways you can add product reviews in WordPress using WP Product Review plugin.

  • Add reviews to the reviews post type
  • Add review to any WordPress post or page

Regardless of how you choose to publish reviews, adding reviews in WordPress will be the same.

The plugin allows you to convert any WordPress post or page into a review. Simply edit or create a new post in WordPress.

If you have enabled the reviews post type, then you will need to visit Reviews » Add New page to add your review.

You will write your main review like you would write any other post in WordPress.

Under the ‘Document’ meta box in the right column, you will find the option labeled ‘Is this post a review’. Turning it on will display the options to add your product review.

Enable product review features

First, you need to provide product details like images, buy now button text, product or affiliate link, and product price.

Product review details

After that, you need to add specific product features and your grade score for that respective feature. Click on the Add option button to add more features if needed.

Product features and grading

Next, you will add the pros and cons lists. You need to add the best features of the product in the pros list and the features it lacked in the cons list.

Pros and cons

Once you are done, simply save or publish your post.

You can now visit the post to see the review box in action.

Review box

Note: If you are still using the old Classic Editor, then you will find the product review meta box below the post editor.

Product review box in classic editor

Step 4. Displaying Your Reviews in Sidebar

WP Product Review allows you to show your review posts in the sidebar and other widget-ready areas.

Visit Appearance » Widgets page, and you will find the top products and the latest products widgets.

Latest product reviews widget

Simply add the widget to a sidebar and configure its options. You can select the number of products you want to display, product title and image display settings. Once you are done, click on the save button.

Next, go ahead and visit your website to see the reviews widget in action. It will show the latest reviews with ratings and product image.

Reviews in sidebar widget

Step 5. Making Money From Your Reviews Site

Reviews site are a great way to generate passive income on the side. There are multiple ways to make money from your niche review site.

Following are some of the most common ways used by reviews websites to generate revenue.

1. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing allows you to make money from your reviews by recommending products on your website. You earn a commission when users click on your referral link and buy the product.

You will need to find products that have an affiliate program. The easiest way to find awesome products in every niche is by joining a large affiliate network like ShareAsale or Amazon Associates.

To learn more, see our beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing with detailed instructions and tools/plugins you’ll need to grow your business.

2. Advertisements

Most websites on the internet generate their revenue by displaying ads. You get paid either for impressions or when a user clicks on the ad from your website.

The easiest way to displays ads on your reviews site is by using Google AdSense. This gives you access to thousands of advertisers who are looking for targetted audiences.

To learn more, see our guide on how to properly add Google AdSense to your WordPress site.

Apart from Google AdSense, you can join other advertising networks like Media.net or sell ads directly to advertisers. This allows you to diversify and maximize advertising revenue on your reviews website.

3. Paid Reviews

This direct approach allows you to cut the middleman and directly reach out to businesses that want their products to be reviewed.

You get paid for testing and writing your honest opinion of the product. This approach requires a lot of outreach and can influence the quality of your reviews.

For more ways to make money from your reviews site, see our list of proven ways to make money online.

Step 6. Taking Your Reviews Site to The Next Level

WordPress is a powerful platform, and it gives you access to thousands of awesome plugins that you can use to grow your reviews site.

Following are just some of the essential plugins that you can install right away.

Pretty Links – It allows you to cloak affiliate links and easily add, manage, and edit affiliate links in WordPress.

WPForms – It is the best WordPress contact form plugin and allows you to quickly create beautiful forms using simple drag and drop form builder.

Yoast SEO – It is the most comprehensive WordPress SEO plugin on the market and will help you get more visitors from search engines.

MonsterInsights – It allows you to easily install Google Analytics in WordPress and shows human-readable reports to understand where your visitors are coming from and which reviews on your website are popular. It also allows you to easily track outbound affiliate links which helps you improve your marketing strategy overtime.

For more plugin recommendations, see our list of the essential WordPress plugins for all websites.

Step 7. Improving Your WordPress Skills

WordPress is quite easy to use even for the beginners. However, occasionally you’ll need help in learning new things as your website grows. This is where WPBeginner can help.

WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners. We have lots of helpful content which is created specifically for beginners, business owners, and bloggers.

Following are a few of the helpful resources you will find on WPBeginner (all of them are completely free).

  • WPBeginner Blog – The central place for all our WordPress tutorials and guides.
  • WPBeginner Dictionary – Our WordPress glossary is the best place to familiarize yourself with the WordPress lingo
  • WPBeginner Videos – New WordPress users can start with these 23 videos to master WordPress.
  • WPBeginner on YouTube – Need more video instructions? Subscribe to our YouTube channel with more than 130,000 subscribers and 12 Million+ views.
  • WPBeginner Blueprint – Check out plugins, tools, and services we use on WPBeginner.
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7 Best Blog Name Generators to Help You Find Good Blog Name Ideas https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/blog-name-generators/ https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/blog-name-generators/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:28:50 +0000 https://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=61487 Choosing your blog name is a very important decision. It plays a crucial role in your blog’s branding, marketing, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). However, with millions of blogs online already, it is a bit hard to find a catchy name for your blog. Luckily,… Read More »

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Choosing your blog name is a very important decision. It plays a crucial role in your blog’s branding, marketing, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

However, with millions of blogs online already, it is a bit hard to find a catchy name for your blog. Luckily, there are several clever blog name generators that can help you find great blog name ideas.

These blog name generators are online tools which generate blog name ideas based on the keywords you enter. They use clever hacks to generate unique blog names that you can use.

In this article, we will share some of the best blog name generators to help you come up with a catchy and brandable blog name.

Best Blog Name Generators

What Makes a Good Blog Name?

A good blog name is something that is short, unique, memorable, and contains your main keywords.

Your blog’s main keyword is the primary topic of your entire website. This makes it easy for those who’re interested in that topic to discover your blog.

For example; our blog name is WPBeginner, which is short, simple, and easy to remember. It includes the keywords ‘WP’ (WordPress) and ‘Beginner’.

Making your blog name unique can help build a strong brand. Whereas if you pick a generic or common name, then it will be hard for people to distinguish your blog from others.

For example, ‘The Simple Dollar’ blog used a combination of common words to create an easy to remember and catchy blog name.

If you are creating a personal blog, then you can also use your name as your blog’s name. There are many popular blogs named after the bloggers’ names including Michael Hyatt, Syed Balkhi, and others.

To learn more about choosing blog names, see our full guide on how to pick the best domain for your blog.

With that said, let’s take a look at the best blog name generators to come up with great ideas for your next blog.

Best Blog Name Generators for 2019

These blog name generators use random word combinations with your main keyword to help you find available blog names that you can use to start a blog.

1. Nameboy

Nameboy Best Domain and Blog Name Generator

Nameboy is the oldest and most popular blog name generator available on the market. This free name searching machine is easy to use, quick, and highly efficient.

All you need to do is to enter your keyword(s) and click the ‘Submit’ button. Then, it will generate tons of creative blog names based on your keywords.

For example, if you want to start a blog about fitness, then, you can search the term ‘fitness.’ Here is how you will see the results.

Nameboy Blog Name Search Results

Now, you can pick the best name from hundreds of results. If you don’t find a perfect name, then you can search again using different keyword combinations, synonyms, and more.

Once you have selected a name for your blog, you can click the ‘View Details’ button next to your blog name chosen. Doing so will open the Bluehost website where you can register your blog name and also buy hosting for it.

At Bluehost, you will get 60% off on WordPress hosting, free SSL, and a free domain name.

2. IsItWP

IsItWP Blog Name Generator

IsItWP comes with an intelligent name generator tool. It creates tons of clever name suggestions and helps you to pick the best name for your blog.

Simply enter your keywords or brand name and then, click ‘Generate Names’ button. After that, it will come up with a list of names based on your keywords.

For example, if you are looking for lifestyle blog names, a possible keyword may be ‘happy life.’ If you search that on IsItWP name generator, here is how it will show results.

IsItWP Blog Name Generator Search Results

As you can see in the screenshot above, you will see a variety of combinations for your keywords. If you don’t find a suitable name, you can start a new search again.

3. Domain.com

Domain.com Blog Name Search and Registration

Domain.com is one of the best domain name registrars. It comes with a powerful blog and business name generator, which shows you dozens of blog names with the respective cost for registration.

When you search a keyword, it will first check the availability of the .com domain for the word. If it is not available, then it will reveal other related names for you. It shows both new and premium domain names.

For example, let’s try to find a name for a travel blog. If you enter ‘travel notes’ as your keyword, you will see the search results as below.

Domain.com Blog Name Search Results

The .com domain for this name is not available. The .net version is available for a premium price. And, there are more options with different extensions. Simply scroll down the page to see more blog name suggestions.

Once you pick your blog title, you can proceed to register that. Domain.com is a great place for domain registration.

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4. Domain Wheel

Domain Wheel

Domain Wheel is an awesome blog name suggestion tool. It helps you identify the available domain names for your blog with your desired keyword quickly.

Simply add one or more keywords to the domain search field and click the ‘Search Domain’ button. Domain Wheel will come up with many top domain names for your search.

For example, we searched ‘yummy bites’ to find a name for a food blog.

Domain Wheel Blog Name Search Results

If you scroll down the results page, you can find random naming ideas from Domain Wheel. These are short names that it believes can be used to build a good brand.

If you think you can build a brand, then you can get started with one of these names. Many of today’s popular brands started out with uncommon words, for example, Google, Facebook, Reddit, etc.

5. NameMesh

Name Mesh

NameMesh makes it easy to find great blog names by offering name ideas in various categories. Once you search your keywords, it will display naming suggestions in categories like Common, New, Short, Similar, SEO, fun, etc.

For example, if you are want to start a sports blog with ‘sports lover’ in your blog name. Here is how NameMesh shows you naming ideas for your blog.

Name Mesh blog name generator search results

You will see multiple blog name suggestions for each category. The categories help you choose the perfect name for your blog.

Pick a name by clicking; then it will open the GoDaddy website for registration. However, you can also register with other registrars like Bluehost, and SiteGround.

6. Lean Domain Search

Lean Domain Search - Blog Domain Name Generator

Lean Domain Search is a simple and user-friendly blog name finder tool. It is run by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

After you search your keyword(s), it will display a list of blog name suggestions in seconds.

For example, if you are planning to start a fashion blog, then you may want to use ‘top fashion’ in your blog name. Let’s search for the terms.

Lean Domain Search - Blog Name Generator Search Results

If you like any name in the list, click on it to check its availability. If it is available, you will see registration options with Bluehost or WordPress.com.

Selecting the WordPress.com means using the WordPress.com website builder. If you want to host your blog yourself, then you can register your blog name and buy hosting at Bluehost.

For more details, see our full comparison on fully hosted WordPress.com vs. self-hosted WordPress.org.

7. Panabee


Panabee is yet another awesome tool for blog name research. It gives you a simple way to search for blog titles, company name generator, and social media usernames.

Similar to other tools above, it gives you a search field where you can describe your idea in two words. Enter your chosen words and click on the ‘Search’ button.

For example, if you are looking for a beauty blog name, ‘beauty buzz’ may be a keyword you want to search. Here is how Panabee generates names for your search terms.

Panabee Blog Name Suggestions

It is easy to figure out whether the names are available or not. The names with blue heart icons are available for registration whereas those broken hearts in orange color are already taken. However, some of the taken domains can be purchased as premium domains.

Once you choose a name, you can click on it to proceed for registration.

Want to Register Your Blog Name for Free?

Once you have chosen your blog name, you need to be quick to register it before anyone else does. You should also make sure that you are getting the best deal.

WPBeginner users can now register a blog name for free at Bluehost on purchase of WordPress hosting. The best part of this deal is that you will get 60% off on the hosting as well.

Normally, a domain/ blog name costs $14 per year and a hosting account costs around $7.99 per month. But Bluehost will enable you to start your blog just for $2.75 per month.

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If you need help in starting your blog, see our step by step guide on how to create a blog for beginners.

That’s all! We hope these blog name generators helped you to come up with a cool blog name. If you want to make big out of your blog, see our guide on 25 proven ways to make money online with a WordPress blog.

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