People often ask me where to find best WordPress themes. They also ask me which stores are best to buy a theme. The truth is that today, there are many such places and it can be difficult for beginners to orientate among them. That is why I have prepared for you a list of verified stores where you will find high quality WP themes.
Before you decide to find and buy a WP theme, I recommend reading the instructions on choosing the most suitable WordPress theme. It will help you clarify your requirements.
So, where to look for WordPress themes?
As promised, this is a list of the best places where you can find the best WordPress themes:
If you’re looking for a free theme, I recommend starting your search on WordPress.org. This is the largest theme repository. Currently, it contains over 5000 free WP themes. The advantage of this repository is that the themes must go through the approval process. Thus, at the time of approval they must meet a certain standard.
The downside is that you are not sure about the update of the themes. The author may at any time decide to stop its development. In addition, free themes often contain less facilities than premium themes. However, if you’re just starting out and need less functionality, choosing a theme from here can be the right choice.
2. Elegant Themes
Elegant Themes is one of the oldest and best known WP stores. They offer first-class themes, plugins and one of the best website creation tools on the market – The Divi Builder.
Elegant Themes is my favourite studio and one of the most successful studies ever. This is certainly due to the high quality of their creation, as well as a very favourable price – all annual membership costs are just like price of one theme in another store. This means that you can use all your plugins and themes on an unlimited number of sites and have a year to access current versions.
Elegant Themes develops and sells its own themes. This ensures an optimized quality code for speed and performance, and compatibility with a wide range of WordPress accessories and tools.
Elegant Themes offers two price levels: the basic version (USD 89 per year) and lifetime access (USD 249 once).
Most often, I use a versatile theme Divi and plugins Monarch and Bloom from them.
If you are looking for a theme that looks great, is fast and optimized for SEO, I recommend trying StudioPress.
Over half a million WordPress pages (including mine) use themes from StudioPress. They currently have over 60 themes to choose from. StudioPress is the creator of the Genesis framework – probably the best known WordPress framework for themes.
Themeforest is a huge market for WordPress and HTML themes. It is part of the Envato e-commerce family where you can find any digital product, from graphics, photos, sounds, videos to plugins and themes. I bought dozens of digital products for myself and my clients at Envato last year.
Themeforest offers a large collection of WP premium themes that are well-organized into categories and can be easily searched. You can display multiple user reviews, ratings, and a developer portfolio for each theme.
Some of Themeforest’s themes are among the best-selling WP themes of all time – see Avada theme, which is the best-selling theme in the long run. I also wrote a review on this topic
Themeforest themes are thoroughly tested for code quality. They must also include documentation. Most items are offered for a 6-month license period, including support and updates. Of course, you can still use the theme after this period.
Themify is especially known for its intuitive drag & drop editor, which allows you to quickly customize the theme without having to touch the code. Simply customize theme settings and styles using the free options bar. You’ll also find various plugins and even free themes in the subject.
All themes from the offer can be obtained in the form of membership for 79 USD. Themify currently offers over 50 responsive quality themes for WordPress.