I truly believe that self-hosting and WordPress are the best options if you’re planning to start a blog. There are so many themes and plugins that make it very simple these days to put together a stunning website with no coding skills whatsoever.
I bought my domain name through GoDaddy, purchased web hosting from InMotion Hosting and installed WordPress. You can read my blog post on setting this up here:
After installing WordPress, designing your site can be a lot of fun if you have the right tools in place. I’ve put together this list of gorgeous feminine themes that will help you get started.
In addition to the themes, I highly recommend using a plugin called Elementor.
Elementor is the main plugin that I use to design my site. It is a page builder plugin that enables you to design your website visually. It works with any theme and allows you to drag and drop elements, such as images, titles, icons, buttons, portfolios, etc., directly onto the page. It’s also free!
I have tried many different themes and plugins and Elementor is my favorite by far.
Here are some of the features that you get with the Elementor Plugin:
You can also read about the other plugins that I use and recommend here:
I find that a lot of theme providers don’t have much to offer in terms of a feminine aesthetic. I have chosen the following themes as they are both attractive and highly functional. They are E-Commerce ready and designed with lead generation in mind.
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1. Maggie Theme
This theme is perfect for both service-based business owners and online shop owners (and even for bloggers too).
Maggie is WooCommerce ready so you can get an online shop up and running in no time.
I love the bright call-to-action button on the hero image and how it is set up to guide your visitors into funnels with the promo widgets.
2. Olivie Theme
Olivie is feminine, but not too girly. This theme is fully customizable to fit your brand’s unique aesthetic and is great for fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.
I love how it is set up to convert visitors into email subscribers.
3. Rachel Theme
This theme showcases your first post as full-length and tidily presents the rest of the posts as excerpts. It has a place for a banner ad at the top, but this can be disabled if you prefer.
4. Victoria Theme
This theme is compatible with WooCommerce and designed for all entrepreneurs and bloggers alike who want to showcase their business online in an elegant, professional way.
The above-the-fold call to action will help you increase conversions to sign up for your email list.
5. Adelle Pro Theme
Adelle Pro is content-ready and quietly sophisticated. The soft pink confetti header and minimalist two-column layout make this theme the perfect fit for a blog site. It is also WooCommerce ready.
6. Samantha Theme
Samantha is built for the creative entrepreneur with a focus on eCommerce for retail and digital products.
This theme brings a minimally modern sensibility to selling online.
7. Lynette Theme
This theme easily introduces your dream clients to your best content with its streamlined categorization features.
Lynette enables your current audience to find more of what’s new on your site and your new visitors to find more of what they’re looking for.
8. Marilyn Theme
Marilyn is perfect for the fashion blogger with its bold, beautiful style.
This theme incorporates convincing calls-to-action that help you optimize your audience for list-building, SEO and social engagement.
9. Quinn Theme
Quinn is the perfect WordPress theme for wedding event planners, photographers with an eye for the elegant, and creatives who love a traditional, feminine touch.
This theme features a full-width slider and gives you plenty of options for a fluid user experience.
10. Tiffany Theme
Tiffany is stylishly designed with makers, calligraphers and DIYpreneurs in mind.
Built for an E-Commerce shop, Tiffany celebrates minimal, feminine flexibility with a banner tiled homepage layout.
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