Sometimes less is more and for regular internet users who consume so much information on a daily basis, clear and concise language is appreciated.
Micro blogging has risen drastically in popularity in the past 5 years. There is still a place for long, detailed and informative blog posts however micro blogging offers the chance to provide information in just a few lines. Twitter is obviously one of the main micro blogging platforms on the internet at present and there are quite a few micro blogging WordPress themes that offer their own designs and methods of putting information into the public domain.
Indeed, there has been a rise in the number of niche micro blogging sites as of late. Rather than general ‘talk about anything’ platforms like Twitter, some people want to narrow down their audience and appeal to those in one particular niche. This is why we have compiled a list of effective micro blogging WordPress themes.
The emphasis in an effective micro blogging WordPress theme is on the blog posts themselves. So it needs to be a theme that relies on content rather than aesthetics. While a good, clean and minimalist design is fundamental to the site the real draw for visitors will be in the content that is published.
Also, many micro blogging sites can now incorporate video, pictures and audio into their updates. This provides a whole new level of interactivity between users and allows updates and posts to come to life.
Finally an effective micro blogging theme for WordPress should be able to respond to mobile devices. Most new themes these days come with responsive features and the template can adjust itself if viewed on a mobile or tablet device for example. To reach as much of an audience as possible then responsive designs are a must.
Micro blogging is the new way in which people are conversing, breaking news and providing information on the internet. The themes that are in this list are specifically designed for micro blogging and come with a variety of features and designs for sites who treasure simplicity and succinct information.
Adaptive by Theme Spectrum
Adaptive is a HTML5, responsive WordPress theme designed to be scale itself down for smaller screens. Adaptive also includes a collapsing menu for mobile, many color and background choices and 3 Google Web Fonts to choose from for the headings.
Allegro by ColorLabs & Company
Allegro is a cheerful and beautifully designed premium WordPress Theme. Its bright color combination brings nostalgic feeling to your heart. This vibrant colored theme is ideal for your blogging experience, both personal and professional. WordPress is the absolute best blogging platform and Allegro will make your site really stand out from the crowd.
Allegro lets you show featured posts with thumbnails in a horizontal slider. It is built to have an elegant, out of the box, design with a strong core layout structure. A number of different layout template options are available to help you customize the theme. Allegro comes with an awesome contact button and contact form modal box so you’ll never lose contact any more.
Anchor by iThemes
This nautical inspired blog theme includes custom typography and icons. The simple design elements allow your content to stand out. Perfect for personal or professional blogs.
Augustus by Web Savvy Marketing
Augustus is a WordPress financial theme for individual financial advisors, planners, or small finance companies. This Genesis child theme has five color options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Augustus comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. This responsive WordPress theme is mobile friendly and will automatically adapt to optimize the user experience on mobile devices.
Blaskan by Per Sandström
Blaskan is a forever free high quality theme focused on what WordPress does best: blogging. It’s fully responsive and built for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and desktops. Accessibility is highly prioritized, following the WAI-ARIA specfication as well as possible. There are a number of available options to customize how it looks and works in the theme options. You can add your own header image, background image/color, custom menus, choose between two different fonts for the titles, customize the link color and more. Blaskan is developed with child theming in mind and is very easy and flexible to override to make it work the way you want.
Burogu by ColorLabs & Company
Burogu utilizes the WordPress versatile post-format feature and lets you classify your blog posts just as Tumblr does. Burogu makes your daily life sharing easy as it gives you flexibility over post layout. A blog post containing hundreds of words will look just as beautiful as a short post of a one-sentence quote. Several preset post-format options are available (e.g. video, image, quote, link, aside, gallery, status, audio, chat and many more) so you can start blogging different types of content right away.
Released as a feature-packed WordPress theme, Burogu comes with 4 page templates (portfolio, archive, sitemap and contact), 3 sidebar layouts (left sidebar, right sidebar and no sidebar), a contact form, AJAX-loading post archive pages and shortcode support. And to top it off, we feature a massive slider on the home page just so that you can showcase your best-of-the-best photo shots.
ColorSnap by Bryan Hadaway
Instantly change the entire color scheme to any color you can imagine with just one simple setting! Also, easily set your own custom logo/header and background. Also responsive!
daffodil by Dodo
Daffodil, green, yellow, black, flower, responsive theme. Compatible with Jetpack infinite scroll.
Daniel by Web Savvy Marketing
Daniel is a medical WordPress theme designed for physician websites and doctor blogs. This Genesis child theme has seven color options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Daniel comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. This responsive WordPress theme is mobile friendly and will automatically adapt to optimize the user experience on mobile devices.
Eureka by Vicky Arulsingam
A single column microblogging theme with customizable footer, menu and theme colors along with support for all post formats.
iContent by Zulfikar Nore
iContent – its all about your content. Want to show off your content in style? Let iContent do the work for you!
Lugada by Spicap
Simple minimalist responsive two column theme with built in slider. Suitable for a blog-based website with custom menu, custom header, custom widget, social share button (facebook like, twitter share, google +1) to make your blog more dazzling. Lugada comes with amazing image attachment gallery, featured image, theme option, sticky post support, styles for print and for the admin editor. HTML 5, CSS 3, and responsive technology.
Micro by UpThemes
A highly-customizable microblog theme framework powered by the best theme options framework ever created. All on top of WordPress, the best CMS ever made.
Momentum by ColorLabs & Company
Momentum is a WordPress theme designed for personal blog and journal. It is fast, slim, SEO friendly and also includes all the features you want for your blogs. With clear and concise navigation, your readers will never lost their way.
The Momentum theme is fast, slim, SEO friendly and also includes all the features you want for your blogs. It’s incredibly easy to customize without any programming knowledge so that you can quickly have your blog up in five minutes.
Momentum has a clean and consistent layout with sophisticated details that will keep the readers happy and engaged with your content. Momentum’s design aims to provide a fun and pleasurable atmosphere for personal musings and ramblings. It is a vibrant personal blog theme with a colorful selection of styles. This is your chance to put a fresh spin on your blog and set yourself from other blogs.
My Notes by Saeed Salam
My Notes is a free WordPress theme for your personal blogs and diaries. it comes with a clean & minimal layout which will resize according to your screen. My Notes can be easily customized, and is a lightweight, seo friendly and a fast loading theme.
nano blogger by Mayeenul Islam
nano blogger is a search engine optimized blog framework for WordPress. It supports custom header, custom background, 2 custom menu, two sidebar widget area, and unlimited plugins. It has two different template for both Pages and Blogs, so you can call separate blog page into any of your site page. Gorgeous and soothing look is ideal for blog and even for your website.
oriental by Dodo
Created by pure-essence.net. Oriental, plum, bamboo, pine, flower, foliage, orange, red theme. Now compatible with wordpress 3.5.1 and with responsive design. Supports Jetpack infinite scroll.
Publish by Konstantin Kovshenin
Publish is a clean minimal theme which puts you and your content on stage. Ideal for single-author blogs.
Republica by Viva Themes
WordPress is without doubt the perfect and most popular solution for blogging. That’s why we thought that our next theme should be a little bit more blog oriented, however keeping the CMS look and feel. And we created Republica.
Republica is a theme that can be used easily for your blog or company site and even a portal. It has a big slideshow in the home page, below that a widgetized bar and your latest posts. It comes with an advanced options panel, so you can configure it without touching a bit of code.
Robert by Web Savvy Marketing
Robert is a political WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It is an ideal child theme for political bloggers or politicians who need an easy to use WordPress theme that is mobile friendly and responsive.
Robert features multiple color schemes in red, white, and blue. Templates include a home page, blog page, inner page template, and individual posts. While the campaign theme has been pre-configured for political websites, it can easily accommodate regular websites or blogs.
SemPress by Pfefferle
SemPress is an extremely lightweight, responsive theme designed to show off your posts, quotes, and images. SemPress supports multiple post formats, widgets, and the option to upload a custom header or background image. The theme is based on HTML5 mixed with microformats, microformats v2 and microdata (Schema.org).
Simon WP Framework by Simon
A blank framework licensed under the GPL. It’s a blank theme that provides the most flexibility for creating child themes from Simon WP Framework. Theme comes with custom icons. This Framework is widget ready in the sidebar and in the footer.
Simple Mag by Saeed Salam
A lightweight, 2 column, widget ready, SEO optimized, fast loading, easy to customize wordpress theme.
Sturd. by Saeed Salam
A lightweight, 2 column, widget ready, SEO optimized, fast loading, easy to customize WordPress theme for blogs.
Tender Spring by Dodo
Tender Spring is a responsive, WordPress 3.5 ready theme that gives you a great feel of spring. It supports Jetpack infinite scroll.
TINYBLOG THEME by Obox Themes
tinyBlog is a Premium WordPress theme which uses the Wootumblog plugin to make your WordPress site behave like a Tumblr site.
Varied by iThemes
Varied is designed in a “varied” color scheme of white, black, grey, orange, green and blue.
Wellblog by ColorLabs & Company
Specially tailored for food and recipe blogger, Wellblog will take your finger-licking mouth-watering blog to another level. It is highly customizable and comes with 3 built-in skins. It’s our nice theme and your nice blog.
Wellblog gives your readers a theme with a good color contrast that makes your posts and images stand out. In addition to its friendly theme administration panel, it comes with Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube integration.