For those looking to start a sports blog having a great theme is a must. Other than the content, the theme is what will set your blog apart from other sites in the same niche. Here are ten WordPress themes which should help your sports blog stand out from the crowd.
Sporty is a premium WordPress that's ideal for sports blogs and club sports websites. Customization is easy with an admin panel that allows for nearly limitless color options and Google Font integration, as well as a $15 gallery plugin that's included for free. It can also translate the site into multiple languages with the WPML plugin.
2. Sports Club
Sports Club is a WordPress theme best suited for blogs or websites looking to focus on a single sport or team. With the bundled plugins Layer Slider, Revolution Slider and Visual Composer, it's an easy theme to customize and one which can create a variety of looks.
Sport.AK is another theme that works best for a team or a single sport. It's plugin rich, giving users the ability to customize the theme to their heart's content. Plugins included with the Sport.AK include Visual Composer, WP Less, a plugin for coding CSS, JP Widget Visibility, Contact Form 7 and Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
4. Sports Team Theme
For those lacking coding or CSS skills, but who want a professional blog for their favorite team or club, Sports Team Theme is the ideal WordPress theme. It will allow you to have your blog up and running in minutes. Customize the site with the team's colors and logo, input the team's information and it's ready to showcase the team's games, news and accomplishments.
Sportsline is a theme created for soccer news but works for any sports news site. It's an entirely responsive theme which showcases the content in several widgetized areas. It's powered by Bootstrap 3 and includes WooCommerce integration. Sportsline is a fantastic option for those searching for a turnkey sports theme that's also SEO friendly.
For those who have multiple teams they want to showcase, or just want to produce an overall sports news site, GoodLife is the theme for the job. GoodLife has many options for customizations, from three different header designs, to six different designs for image and video galleries, to five different layout options for showcasing the site's content.
Gameday is a premium WordPress for sports news sites. It's one of the more popular sports themes, and users regularly rank it as one of the best in the niche. The theme is incredibly user-friendly, offers many options for customization and has numerous advanced features including a customizable scoreboard, a slider for each category page and drag-and-drop homepage customization.
Sportimo is a premium WordPress theme suitable for a sports site or news blog. This feature-packed theme makes it quick and simple to build and customize a website. Enjoy the 500+ font styles available, the countdown timer and the drag-and-drop interface that makes customizing Sportimo a cinch.
The Splash theme likes to make a splash with its focus on visuals. The bundled Slider Transformation plugin means the images used on the blog or website will have a huge impact on users. Combine Splash with the popular SportsPress plugin and add league tables, lists and athlete and team profiles to offer fans all they'll need to follow their favorite team.
10. Big Slam
Big Slam is a premium WordPress theme primarily focused on basketball but can be customized to fit any sport. It's easy to produce customized event pages to keep fans up-to-date on all the team's upcoming games and activities. For those who want a highly customizable theme that doesn't require coding or CSS knowledge, Big Slam is a good choice.