Browsing through numerous gamer communities and blogs you might feel like you want to create
something like that. Do not feel intimidated by the amount of blogs, tutorials and gamers posting their stuff
online. If you have some real skills to show off the WP CMS has an array of great options and features for
What You Need & What You Don’t Need
Your WPT layout and features will depend on what you are looking for. Will it be a small personal blog for a
local gaming community? Or you might want to go all in taking the crown from PCGamer? Before trying to
pick and choose yourself think over all the possible features you want to include:
- Do you want to have a forum option for you visitors to create topics and ask questions? For the
best user interaction go for special forum plugins rather than WPT’s with a forum feature. Themes
change and plugins remain; check out WP Symposium, BuddyPress or BBPress.
- If you are going to post walkthroughs and tutorials check out the WP Player. Posting your vlogs is
fairly easy and does not require coding knowledge.
- Do go for big bold graphic features and darker layouts. Bright colors will help make your pages
more attractive. You should be able to add big images as backgrounds, use see through effects,
sliders etc. The design should be cool and modern, forget about basic minimalist WPT’s.
- Think about a Drag-and-Drop plugin, it will help you if you have no website building experience. It
will make creating new posts much easier as all you need to do is to drag pictures, texts and videos
and other files with a mouse and place all the parts where you want them to be.
- Whatever themes you choose first of all open the demo version on a few different devices. The
WPT must have a good scalability. Also check it on browser-friendliness.
- Do not worry about big expensive WPTs with numerous running characteristics. A free WPT can
give you a proper foundation for your fist blog and later when you still feel like going premium you
can purchase a theme.
- Last but not the least your WPT must be retina display friendly and have a high resolution
otherwise your blog will look like a ghost from the past.
Best Free WPT’s for Gamers
Check out the BombGame free WPT. The resolution is really good and the color scheme is bomb. BateGame
and TwoGamer are also great and look expensive. You get to have everything you need like comments,
videos, pictures, various settings etc.