Updated: 100 Edublogs Themes Review To Make Choosing Your Next Theme Easier

This is an update version of  The 100 Edublogs Themes Separated Into Categories To Make Choosing Your Next Theme Easier post!

Given there are 100 Edublogs themes to choose from ranging from those that can’t be altered to themes that are “extremely customizable” you can spend considerable time testing themes to find the “perfect theme”.

So to help make your task easier we’ve categorizing the 100 themes based on:

  1. Layout – number of columns
  2. Color Scheme and how customizable the theme is
  3. Ability to upload custom image header – those that allow are shown as recommended header image dimensions, in pixels, to upload (written as width by height)
  4. Presence or absence of links to pages as navigation tabs at the top of the theme – as shown in page link column as Yes/No
  5. Presence or absence of tagline in blog header – as shown in display tagline column as Yes/No

ONE COLUMN THEMES

Single Column themes have a central post area with no sidebar.

These theme appeal to people who like to keep their theme simple by preventing the clutter often created by sidebar widgets.

All widgets are located at the bottom of the blog on one column themes.

One Column theme list

TWO COLUMN THEMES WITH LEFT SIDEBAR

Two Column themes normally a wide column for content with a narrower sidebar.

These are the most common theme layout and location of the sidebar (left or right) is personal preference.

Two column left sidebar theme list

TWO COLUMN THEMES WITH RIGHT SIDEBAR

Two Column themes with right sidebar are the most common theme layout so we’ve separated these themes based on:

  1. Ability to upload custom image header
  2. Colour scheme

With custom image header

Two column with image header list

Without custom image header

Two Column Right Sidebar color theme list

Black, White and Grey themes without custom image header

Two column right theme list

THREE COLUMN THEMES WITH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDEBAR

Example of Three Column themeThree column themes have either:

  1. Sidebars side-by-side on one side of the blog
  2. Sidebars on either side of the wider content column

Three column left right theme list

THREE COLUMN THEMES WITH RIGHT SIDEBARS

The most appealing aspect of three column themes is the ability to place more widgets in the sidebar.

Sidebars side-by-side three column themes on one side of the blog allows you to use this aspect well.

Three column side by side theme list

FOUR COLUMN THEMES

Example of a four column themeFour column themes have one content column and three sidebars.

The content column is often the same width as the other columns. This type of layout tends to be cluttered looking and less suited to reading lengthy content.

However this category includes themes like CommentPress which is very unique.

CommentPress is ideal for writing collaborative documents or for providing resources because its Table of Content Skin places the oldest post at the top table of contents and your readers can comment paragraph by paragraph!

Four Column theme list

MOST CUSTOMIZABLE THEMES

These themes provide greater opportunity for customizing if you want to change color of your blog based on font color code or change font type.

  1. Roundflow – One Column. Can change the colors on the blog, width of column and type of font used.
  2. Simplr – One Column. Able to change width of column and type of font used.
  3. Striped plus – One Column. Able to change colors on the blog and type of font used.
  4. Mandigo – Two Column. Extensive range of image headers to choose from and able to change colors on the blog using font color codes.
  5. OceanWide – Three column

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Sue Waters

Edublogs Support Manager @suewaters on Twitter

6 Responses

  1. Steven Doyling says:

    Hello Sue,

    I am developing a photo blog on edublog. I am also studying similar photo blogs on edublog and would like to know if you can tell me a few that I can look at.

    I am also trying to adjust the fonts on my photo blog and need your assistance.

    Very Appreceative,

    Steven Doyling

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