Free Online Design Tools for your WordPress Blog

Online design tools can be used to add something extra to your images, blogs and WordPress site. There are a number of online design tools freely available, or with free versions. And the great thing is, you don’t need to be a graphic designer to use them.

From designing blog title images and Facebook graphics, to creating infographics, here are four online design tools that you can use to boost your WordPress site.


Canva is accessible and easy-to-use, even for non-designers. It provides a nice variety of templates, taking the guess-work out of choosing the right size for your image. You can design social media graphics, posters, infographics, and more.

It also comes packed with photos, illustrations, fonts and backgrounds. Or you can load and edit your own images. So once you have your template, you can add images, text, lines,illustrations and anything else you need to create the ideal image.

Canva is free to use, giving you access to plenty of templates and design options. You can also buy images for $1 each. If you have a team, then look at Canva for Work so that they too can access and edit designs.


Create your own infographics, presentations and printables for free. Piktochart gives you access to hundreds of templates. Once you’ve selected your template you can add images or icons, or change fonts and colors. You can even display your information with charts, graphs and maps. And then import your data.

Piktochart offers a free lifetime account, which lets you create unlimited graphics with access to icons and images. The Lite and Pro versions give you added functionality and increased customisation options.


Create your own online graphics with Snappa. It comes with pre-sized templates, an easy-to-use graphic editor with drag and drop functionality and plenty of royalty-free graphics for you to choose from. You can resize your graphics and upload your own fonts and images.

The free account lets you integrate with two social networks, while the Pro and Team versions give you unlimited social accounts and buffer integration. So have a look at Snappa as a option for a free online design tool.

Google Drawings

If you need to create a chart, mind map or other such diagram, then Google Drawings offers a quick and easy solution. You can upload images as well as adding lines, shapes and text. While it doesn’t come with templates, it does allow for collaboration and easy sharing. Plus, Google Drawings is free.

You can also use your online photo editors to edit photos and add elements such as text to the images. Sites like BeFunky and PicMonkey offer graphic design elements that help you create your perfect image.

Once you are happy with graphics, remember to display them with a responsive lightbox or gallery plugin. Try FooGallery or FooBox.

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