Blog Designer


Blog Designer is a good handy and free solution for everyone who is looking for a responsive blog page with the website. Blog Designer provides you with a variety of 6 different blog templates to setup your blog page for any WordPress websites. Sometimes, we always stick with one blog layout as per theme, but it’s not easy to change or modify only blog layout very easily, only you can do it by modifying code and css files.

However, using Blog Designer plugin you can design your blog page as per your choice to give it a WOW factor. Also you can modify various settings very quickly from admin side as Blog Designer plugin has User Friendly Admin Panel. So, beginners can start blogging within 5 minutes, no coding skill required.

You can show your new blog page design with any page via below shortcode.

Shortcode : [wp_blog_designer] – To display blog on page

Live Demo:

Documentation: Blog Designer Documentation Link

Blog Designer Plugin Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Cross Browsers Support ( Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. )
  • Page Selection option to show your blog posts with any page
  • Easily manage number of posts per page
  • Show/Hide Post category, tags, author, comment counts, etc.
  • Multiple Post Category Selection
  • 6 Default Blog Templates – Classical, Light Breeze, Spektrum, Evolution, Timeline and News
  • Alternative Background color selection for posts
  • Style your content with wide variety of options like text color, background color, font size, etc.
  • Maintain post content length with summary text
  • Manage your ‘Read More’ text
  • Custom CSS support
  • Square/Circle social share buttons
  • Translation Ready (.pot file attached)

Blog Designer Pro Features:

Pro version overcome your limitations with lite version of blog designer.

Blog Designer PRO Plugin Features

  • 36 Default Blog Templates with 100+ option combinations and more coming soon!
  • 5 Different and unique timeline templates to showcase your stories
  • 6 Different and unique grid templates to showcase your stories
  • 3 Different and unique slider templates to showcase your posts with big featured images
  • Multiple Blog, Archive and Single Layouts
  • Category/Tag Archive Layout page Design
  • Author Archive Layout page Design
  • Search Result Archive Layout page Design
  • Date Archive Layout page Design
  • Single Post detail Layout Design with number of features
  • Single Template override option to implement with any themes
  • Custom Post type support for Layouts
  • Template color preset for demo color of templates
  • Date Range post selection for Blog Layouts
  • Page Builder Support for Visual Composer, Divi Builder, BE Page Builder, etc.
  • Easy to switch from lite(free) to PRO via one click option
  • Demo Install Layout Settings with Restore Default option
  • Grid layouts with ‘Media Query’ setting options for responsive screen
  • Live Preview before create/modify Blog Layouts
  • Post like feature to add like with the specific blog
  • Multiple order by options – Published/Modified Date, Post Title, etc.
  • Filter with categories & tags option
  • Advanced Query: ‘Include/exclude’ categories and tags from the loop
  • Wide range of post title settings including link enable/disable
  • 4 pagination type options including “Load More”
  • Date/Taxonomy filterable option with selected templates
  • Blog Post Template color available for selected templates
  • Multiple social sharing button styles
  • Social Share counts available with different positions
  • Pinterest instant share button with featured image
  • Whatsapp, telegram, pocket, reddit social share buttons for instant mobile share
  • ‘Share via Email’ option to share your blog and learnings to your friends
  • Author Biography design available with Single Post Layout
  • Related Posts with category and column selection
  • 600+ Font Awesome icons support
  • 800+ Google font-family support
  • Duplicate Blog Layouts via single click
  • Sidebar widget – Recent Posts
  • Media Settings Panel for image size selection
  • Import/Export Blog, Archive and Single Layouts
  • Action and filters for developers

Where Blog Designer plugin is useful ?

Buy Blog Designer Pro on Codecanyon :

Technical Support

We’re active for any support issues and feature suggestions. So hope you will love it. Please contact us at support forum or


  • Blog Designer Panel - Admin Interface
  • Blog Designer with 'Classical' Blog Template Layout
  • Blog Designer with 'Light Breeze' Blog Template Layout
  • Blog Designer with 'Spektrum' Blog Template Layout
  • Blog Designer with 'Evolution' Blog Template Layout
  • Blog Designer with 'Timeline' Blog Template Layout
  • Blog Designer with 'News' Blog Template Layout


  1. Upload the file Via WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New,
  2. Alternately, upload blog-designer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP,
  3. Activate the Blog Designer plugin from Admin > Plugins.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the file Via WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New,
  2. Alternately, upload blog-designer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP,
  3. Activate the Blog Designer plugin from Admin > Plugins.
Does Blog Designer give me total control of my blog page?

Yes, Blog Designer gives you total control of your blog page. You need to just setup everything correctly and play with it. You may get more than your expectations.

Does Blog designer provide some default blog templates?

Yes, Blog designer provides 6 default blog templates – Classical, Light Breeze, Spektrum, Evolution, Timeline and News.

And in Blog Designer PRO version, there are 32 different and unique blog templates available for category, tag, date and author archive pages. Those same blog templates compatible with single post pages also.

I have used your blog designer shortcode with page or already selected a specific page for blog section via Blog Designer panel but still I am not getting blog layouts design as per you are showing in your demo site?

Please login with your WordPress admin panel and go to Settings > Reading and find option Front page displays. If you have selected an option as ‘A Static page > Posts page’ with your same blog page then please change that selection with default value settings.

For more details, please check this screenshot.

Can I apply this blog designer only for my hot categories?

Yes, there is one backend option available as you can select multiple categories and blog designer apply for that categories only.

Is there any social option available as I can add social share button on my blog page with every post?

Yes, Blog designer providing option as you can add social share on blog page with 2 different shape options. You can get more advanced options in PRO version.

In PRO version, you get more social share options as well.

Can I control my content length on blog page?

Yes, you can. “Post Content Length” option will give you ability to control your content characters on blog page.

I want to hide post details like post author, post date. Can I?

Yes, There is “General Settings” panel where you can manage your post details as you want to show or not.

Can I manage my “Read More” text on blog page?

Yes, you can change that text and decorate it also whatever you like.

Can I create post sliders with the help of Blog Designer plugin?

Yes, there are 3 slider templates – Crayon, Sallet and Sunshiny slider included with the plugin.

In WordPress 4.7, there is new feature available as “Post Template”. Can I create multiple single post layouts even if I don’t use of this post template feature?

Yes, that option available in PRO version. There is no coding skill required to create unlimited Single Post Layouts with the site.

What about custom post type support?

Custom Post type support only available with Blog Designer PRO version.

Where can I get support or talk for blog designer issues?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help with Blog Designer plugin Support Forum or can create a ticket at our Support Portal.

Will Blog Designer work with my theme?

Yes, Blog Designer will work with any WordPress themes, but may require some styling changes to make it compatible. If you are facing any compatibility issue with Blog Designer plugin then please contact us at Support Forum.


The Pro version is GPL

I like to see the Pro version is 100% GPL, unlike many other plugin.

This give us peace of mind without scared of any surprises from unclear license.

Not working. As simple as that.


Further to the author answer to my original review, I change my review to 3 stars, and will leave a few remarks that if will be implemented, I’ll consider changing to 5 stars.

Dear @solwininfotech, I beleive I understand why I was so dissapointed. You see, if I choose a template from your sets of templates, I’d expect it to be immediately designed as shown in the template’s thumbnail, giving me the possibilty to change the initial settings, but I really expected to see my blog designed as the templates is showing. And it wasn’t at all.

Personally, I used the timeline template and was dissapointed to see how it shows on my site. So after your comment, I’ve installed the plugin under a new clean WP installation just to see it showing the same as in my first attempt. So I went through the guide you’ve send me to but as it was too long, I went back to investigate my site with Chrome’s dev tools. Then I’ve figured out that as my background is white, I might not see the template. Changing Blog Posts Template Color under Standard Settings did the trick!

Then I chose another template and the same issue all over. I have to go and set all settings to look as the template thumbnail shows.

PLEASE!!! When a user chooses a template, make the setting to automatically change, or at least have a button somewhere to implement the thumbnail’s colors. This would have saved me a lot of time.

Actually, I’m so happy with the timeline template, that I might consider purchasing the PRO version. But PLEASE, you have to make those changes.

+++ Original review with 1 star only +++
I’m writing this with hard feelings. I’m sure the author of this plugin invested his time and resources to make it work, but unfortunately I couldn’t make it work for me.

I was using the free version to check it out. Any (free) template I was trying resolved in a posts page with no design at all. As if the plugin’s CSS is not loading.

So I’ve tried to change a theme. And another. And another. same result for all.
So I’ve tried to deactivate some plugins I thought might conflict with it (though in the support section the author says there are no conflicts with other plugins/themes). No change in the result.
So… I thought maybe it’s be

I have no cache installed (it’s my dev environment). All plugins and themese are updated. Also running WP 4.9, which is the current last version of WordPress.

Sorry, but I can’t recommend this plugin. I’ll go looking for another one.

Incompatible with theme, limited in functionality

I purchased the premium version of this app and was disappointed all round. Functionality was poor – there were plenty of templates but very few decent ones. It was also incompatible with my theme, which there was no prior warning about. Further, the support was dreadful. I needed a refund for my purchase which was within the refund policy but was met with a shocking attitude and a decline. I had to take it to PayPal to secure this (the dispute was found in my favor). Avoid this one, folks.

Awesome templates variations

Its really nice cool stuff made available for free, but I feel pro is greater if you want to discover more templates with cool stuff on your site. which make feels amazing and live

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Release date: November 23rd, 2017

  • Added: Option to apply default style with the selected template


Release date: November 21st, 2017

  • Updated: Make compatible with WordPress 4.9


Release date: October 27th, 2017

  • Added: Option to display HTML tags with the post content


Release date: September 27th, 2017

  • Updated: Template css file call path to resolve file permission issue


Release date: September 6th, 2017

  • Updated: Default template option values for better output
  • Fixed: Minor bug fixes on “Save Settings” action


Release date: September 4th, 2017

  • Added: Choose link hover color option
  • Added: More options with Read more settings
  • Updated: Change UI of backend panel


Release date: August 13th, 2017

  • Fixed: UI conflicts with other plugins


Release date: July 14th, 2017

  • Fixed: Minor bug fixes


Release date: June 12th, 2017

  • Fixed: Width issue resolved with timeline and news template

Release date: April 7th, 2017

  • Fixed: Alternative Background Color Showing with the selected blog templates still if selected “No”


Release date: April 4th, 2017

  • Updated: Change text-domain to ‘blog-designer’ to make plugin compatible for
  • Fixed: Solve default color issues


Release date: April 1st, 2017

  • Fixed: New UI conflicts with WooCommerce Order backend panel
  • Fixed: Timeline layout design issue
  • Fixed: Choosen (drop-down) UI updated
  • Fixed: Design issues with responsiveness


Release date: March 21th, 2017

  • Added: New layout – “News Blog Template”
  • Updated: Admin UI changes to new design
  • Fixed: Date format not applying for blog templates


Release date: January 4th, 2017

  • Updated: Make compatible with WordPress 4.7


Release date: September 22th, 2016

  • Fixed: Post title background color can’t removed permanently
  • Fixed: Remove extra css call those are not required to call


Release date: August 26th, 2016

  • Fixed: Admin UI Changes to make compatible with WordPress 4.6


Release date: August 10th, 2016

  • Updated: Make compatible with WordPress 4.5.3
  • Fixed: Visual Composer Support Fix


Release date: June 15th, 2016

  • Updated: UI improvements for better user experience


Release date: May 31th, 2016

  • Updated: Make compatible with WordPress 4.5.2
  • Fixed: Read More value not saved with some templates


Release date: April 13th, 2016

  • Updated: Make compatible with WordPress 4.5
  • Fixed: Setting not saved sometimes


Release date: February 12th, 2016

  • Added: Custom CSS support
  • Added: Support of “Restore Default” option to start again with default settings
  • Updated: UI modification for easiness


Release date: December 15th, 2015

  • Fixed: Pagination issue with timeline layout


Release date: December 11th, 2015

  • Added: New layout – “Timeline Blog Template”
  • Fixed: Load time issue


Release date: October 19th, 2015

  • Added: Localization support with plugin
  • Added: Font-size support for post-title and post-content
  • Updated: Improvements with User Interface
  • Updated: Default value setup with fresh plugin install
  • Updated: Field’s labels are modified for better user experience
  • Fixed: Undefined index error resolved when blog category not selected


  • Fixed: Confliction with WordPress front page setting


  • Fixed: Facebook sharelink issue


Release Date: June 9th, 2015

  • Fixed: Conflict with Visual composer plugin