How to Design a Clean and Elegant WordPress Blog


The internet is a vast, chaotic place. It’s easy to get lost in the noise and forget what you’re trying to accomplish with your website. The goal of any blog is to be informative, engaging and consistent—and if you’ve built an amazing blog that fits those criteria, it deserves to look just as amazing. And while there are plenty of ways to make your site feel cluttered or unorganized (notably by adding too many widgets), one simple way we’ve seen blogs continually succeed is by sticking with minimalism.

Pick your color scheme

In order to pick a color scheme, you need to think about what colors will work best with each other. There are many different factors that go into choosing a color palette, as well as how they might affect the overall look and feel of your blog.

For example: you could use bright colors that pop off of the page or opt for more muted tones; maybe you want something elegant or modern? You may also want something that matches your brand’s identity, which means choosing colors based on their meaning in relation to your business.

Use custom fonts

When choosing a font, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is readability. Fonts that are hard to read can be annoying for readers and make it difficult for them to focus on your content.

The second thing you want to look at when choosing a font is whether or not the font will look good on different screen sizes and resolutions. If your site doesn’t have responsive design built into it (which we’ll talk about later), you’ll want to make sure that your chosen font looks good in smaller sizes as well as large ones.

Finally, try not to use too many different fonts at once; this can be distracting and confusing for readers who don’t know what they’re looking at!

Work with minimalism

When you’re designing your blog, keep it simple. Focus on the content by using a grid layout and white space to separate the different elements on your site. A minimalist design is perfect for showcasing your posts and images in an elegant way without distracting from what’s important: your words!

To achieve this look, start with a simple color scheme–you can use just one or two shades of color throughout the entire site (I chose purple). Choose fonts that are easy to read but still have character; I used Lato for headings and Roboto for body text. Finally, limit yourself to only three or four fonts total so that everything feels cohesive when viewed together at once.

Use a grid layout for your blog posts

The most basic way to create a grid layout is by using the Grid Layout shortcode. You can add this shortcode to any page or post in your WordPress site, and it will automatically apply a 12-column grid layout to the content area of that page or post.

The benefits of using a grid layout are many:

  • It helps you organize your text into columns, making it easier for readers’ eyes to follow the flow from one line or paragraph to another without getting lost in long blocks of text.
  • It makes it easier for visitors who use screen readers (like VoiceOver on Mac OS X) because they don’t have as much trouble finding their way around each page on your blog as they would if everything were just piled together randomly rather than being laid out neatly in columns like this one!

Make sure the site is responsive and mobile-friendly

The first thing you should do is make sure your site is responsive and mobile-friendly. This means that it will automatically adjust to fit different screen sizes, whether it’s a desktop computer or an iPhone (or any other type of phone).

  • Use a responsive theme: If you’re planning on using WordPress to build your blog, then there are plenty of free themes available that are specifically designed for this purpose. They tend to be more customizable than regular WordPress blogs because they have extra features built into them like image sliders and galleries–which makes them easier for readers who aren’t familiar with coding languages like HTML and CSS.
  • Make sure images are responsive: If you want people outside of the United States (and other countries) who visit your blog regularly then having pictures that look good at small resolutions might not be enough–these users may also need larger versions of each image if they’re going onto social media sites where their resolution isn’t as high as what most Americans enjoy when surfing online!

Use an image slider or slider plugin to feature blog posts, recipes, photos and other media.

Sliders are a great way to showcase your best content. You can use an image slider plugin or create a custom one from scratch, but be sure to make it responsive and mobile-friendly so it works well on all devices.

Designing a blog with minimalism can be simple and clean.

Minimalism is a design philosophy that focuses on simplicity and cleanliness. It’s about keeping things simple, using white space and clean lines to make the most of the content you have.

Minimalism is also about using basic fonts like sans-serif (like Arial or Helvetica) rather than decorative ones, like Comic Sans or Papyrus. The reason for this is because it allows your readers to focus on what matters: your blog post! Plus, if you’re looking for a more elegant look, then maybe try one of these fonts instead?

Minimalist blogs are often organized using grid layouts where columns are used to organize different types of content–header/navigation; body copy; footer/credits etc.–into separate sections within each page template so that users can easily scan through everything without getting confused by all those different sections at once (or worse yet…lost!).


The benefits of a minimalist design are many. It’s easy to navigate and read, which means that readers can focus on the content without being distracted by too much visual noise or clutter. It also makes your blog look professional and well-organized, so it’ll be more likely that people will trust what they’re reading and continue reading through all of your posts.