If you plan to create those who create your website on WordPress, you'll be happy to discover there's a tremendous collection of beautiful themes you can use to bring your site to life. (Not to mention that WordPress has an entire library of plugins, too.)
Because there are so many WordPress themes, finding the right one for your site can be overwhelming. Below, we've rounded up the 57 best WordPress themes you may consider when creating your website.
Multi-Purpose WordPress Themes
Multi-purpose WordPress themes are suitable for all industries. They're versatile and can fit the needs of any business.
1. Revolution Pro
Revolution Pro gives you a simple framework, the Genesis Framework, which you can build on with their themes. StudioPress allows you to use features to completely customize your website, access expert support whenever you need it, and work on multiple websites at once. There are also automatic, free migrations that save you time, as well as included SSL (secure sockets layer) so your site is as fast and secure as possible.
Revolution Pro is a part of StudioPress, which gives you access to more than 35 different themes suitable for any type of business -- from a startup, to a blog, to an enterprise. All themes are "Gutenberg ready" (Gutenberg is the WordPress editor) so you can spend less time on your website's content design and editing processes and more time on your business.
StudioPress is unique because it gives you a very simple framework, the Genesis Framework, on which you can build upon with their themes. StudioPress allows you to utilize features to completely customize your website, access expert support whenever you need it, and work on multiple websites at once. There are also automatic, free migrations that save you time, as well as included SSL (secure sockets layer) so your site is as fast and secure as possible.
With StudioPress, you'll have access to over 35 different themes suitable for any type of business, from a startup to a blog to an enterprise. All themes are "Gutenberg ready" (Gutenberg is the WordPress editor) so you can spend less time on your website's content design and editing processes and more time on your business.
3. Theme X
Theme X has an easy-to-use page builder, shortcodes that help you customize your site, and a responsive design. The theme also allows you to use their live previewer to see exactly what your website will look like with your logo, content, and images before publishing it online.
Theme X includes four "stacks" that allow you to choose from a variety of unique designs and layouts. Each theme allows you to customize your layout, move your navigation bar, and create custom pages for any business.
4. Pro Theme
Pro Theme goes beyond the capability of Wordpress to give you the power to design and build your website header, content, and footer without a single line of code. In addition to the dynamic front end page builder experience, Pro also gives you access to dozens of premium plugins and over 100 design layouts ready for you to use.
Pro Theme is completely customizable to your liking and is a great option for professional website builders that want control over each and every part of their site.
5. Theme Fusion
Source: Theme Fusion
Theme Fusion makes it easy to browse all theme and template options, none of which require coding. It's customizable down to each element on your site and is a great option if you're looking for a multi-purpose, easy-to-use WordPress theme. It also has professionally created demos available for download so you can import them into your site and add whatever content you want.
Divi is one of the most popular themes on the market today due to its versatility and ability to work for so many different types of businesses. It offers responsive design and editing, premade layouts, and minimal website page loading time. The theme has 46 content elements and 20+ premade theme layouts that you can mix and match to achieve any look you want.
"This theme uses a drag-and-drop builder that makes it possible for nearly anyone to build, design, and customize a web page. I have no web design background, but when our web designers are on a tight schedule, Avada makes it easy for me to lend a hand and help them with their web design and development projects," says Keri Lindenmuth of KDG.
Over 450,000 websites use Avada, making it one of the most popular themes on the market. It's easy to use, versatile, and requires no coding knowledge. You can achieve virtually any look or style with Avada — it has dozens of customizable templates fit for any business.
Uncode is one of the most effective multipurpose websites. For starters, it is Gutenberg optimized, so creating is straightforward. This theme is ideal for those who don’t have coding knowledge, as you don’t have to write one line of code. Plus, the Upcode library has over 550 wireframe sections and more than 70 demo concepts to start your site.
Enfold is another standout multipurpose WordPress theme. Enfold allows you to add parallax features to your site, boost engagement with animations, and build a responsive site that looks visually appealing on mobile.
Porto is an excellent choice for those seeking a multipurpose WordPress theme. It was created with SEO best practices in mind, is easy to use, and works excellently with WooCommerce. Plus, over 130 demo sites are included with Porto, so you have a range of options when picking one that suits your needs best.
Vault is one of our favorite multipurpose WordPress themes, as it includes over 200 design elements you can mix and match to curate your site. There are also over 400 pages and sections you can select from. The theme also includes a popup builder and a form creator to gather visitors’ contact information.
12. The Gem
The Gem has over 400 prebuilt demos and Elementor elements you can utilize to enhance your site. This theme was built with SEO in mind, is fast and lightweight, and looks excellent on mobile as it is responsive.
Get ready to be impressed: Hub offers over 900 premade templates, works beautifully with WooCommerce, and offers live Ajax search, which is ideal for ecommerce sites. There’s also a robust menu builder and you can add customized category pages. Plus, the theme features pre-defined grids you can use to make your site visually appealing and functional.
Ecommerce WordPress Themes
Give your online store a unique look and great user experience with these themes fit for all of your e-commerce site needs.
1. UX Themes
UX Themes is the creator of the Flatsome WooCommerce Theme for WordPress. The Flatsome Theme includes a responsive design and drag-and-drop page functionality, which means no coding knowledge is required.
UX Themes is ideal for e-commerce sites. Their themes have predefined layouts so you can quickly add your content and go live. There are also demos for each theme option so you can easily envision the look of your own website prior to making a purchase.
Overlay is built to be light and fast so your website is fast and has high performance. You can build a simple site or have a fully customized online store. You’ll have full control of all the elements from your website's layout to spacing and full-color settings. Overlay offers deep integration with WooCommerce, Elementor, and other top plugins.
Indigo is quick to install, can be translated into any language, and is optimized for mobile. Your theme will be updated automatically, and Indigo's constant support provides you with assistance whenever you need it.
The theme is ideal for e-commerce sites because of its unique features, such as a contact form builder, access to Google Fonts, and the ability to upload custom fonts. There are also unlimited custom sidebar options to achieve any look you want.
Salient has a unique visual design that includes a mobile video background so your video auto-plays on supported devices. This adds an experience many other WordPress themes don't provide. The theme also has an interactive design that's great for online shopping, item browsing, and making purchases.
MyDecor is easily one of our favorite WordPress themes for ecommerce sites. For starters, you can build with Elementor to make this theme your own, and it integrates seamlessly with WooCommerce. Some of the most popular features of MyDecor include a tremendous menu, responsive layout, infinite scroll, and the ability to import a demo site with just one click.
MinimogWP is another excellent option for businesses building ecommerce sites. This high-converting theme has more than 70 demo sites in its collection, which means there's something for you no matter what type of site you’re crafting. You can also boost your site with features such as a real-time visitors banner, low stock notification, and a sticky add-to-cart bar.
Next is Fana. This theme is ideal for fashion ecommerce websites, but of course, you can modify it to suit your business' needs. Fana is high-resolution, widget-ready, and is compatible with Elementor. There are also five prebuilt demo sites you can launch your site off of.
Cartify is another excellent option for ecommerce themes. Creating your site with Cartify is simple as the theme is Gutenberg optimized. Additionally, the theme has more than 40 block patterns you can implement on your site to make it visually appealing. Cartify also provides 10 premade layouts to get inspired as you build your site.
Another one of the best WordPress themes for ecommerce sites is WoodMart. If you're building your online store with WooCommerce, don't miss out on the opportunity to learn more about everything this theme offers — because it's plenty. WoodMart offers a product gallery video option and sticky navigation on the side of your screen so you can make your site as engaging as possible. Plus, you can import over 70 demo sites rapidly.
With more than 40 demo sites, the options are endless for crafting your ecommerce website with the help of July. The theme is fully optimized for mobile devices. You can add helpful ecommerce features easily, such as a buy now button, notifications for out-of-stock products, and even a 'guest viewing product' add-on.
Creative WordPress Themes
Whether you are sharing your portfolio, blog, or freelance work, these creative themes have layout options and visual features that will make your website stand out.
Undsgn allows you to "test drive" the theme with all of your content prior to making a purchase. You can customize your navigation bars, fonts, colors, and images on each page of your website with this theme. You can also insert page redirects and change your menu styles within the theme so your site functions how you want it.. Undsgn works best for creative businesses, web-studios, and designers.
Pixelgrade is the company behind Felt, an eye-catching magazine WordPress theme that allows publishers to properly showcase their content by placing it front and center. The theme allows for large visuals, ads (if you so wish), and collecting subscribers through the WordPress theme’s built-in form tools. On top of this, it has full e-commerce capabilities, thus creating an online store is a breeze.
Next up we have Boldlab. This creative WordPress theme has plenty to offer from its various portfolio styles to gorgeous inner pages that help you bring your site's story to life. You can also import a demo site in one click, which we love.
4. Jupiter X
Jupiter X is a creative WordPress theme that is ideal for large businesses, freelancers, and marketers. You can choose from over 240 pre-built websites or build your own design from scratch with Elementor. You have unlimited possibilities with your header and footer design, blog styles, menus, pop-ups, forms, and more.
Kalium is one of the easiest themes to set up due to its "Premium Page Builder" feature that lets you build pages in a matter minutes. But if you do have time to spare, you can use it to create custom post layouts. Kalium allows you to select from multiple styles and formats so you can make the content you're sharing more exciting to view and read.
Kalium is a great theme option if you're looking to create a website for fashion, photography, travel, restaurant, freelance, or agency work. The theme has one-click installation and over 30 portfolio item types to choose from to help you customize your site.
Hestia is an SEO-focused theme with a Retina-ready design. It has a multi-purpose, one-page design that works best for creative businesses and startups. The theme also contains a blog page and several layout options for portfolio work.
Ultra has a straightforward, responsive design, drag-and-drop layouts, and a customizable homepage with a full-width headline. All Ultra themes are SEO-optimized and backed by an expert support team available whenever you may need it.
This theme has a clean design, which makes it easy to customize pages without having to write your own code. Ultra themes are ideal for creative businesses, portfolios, and blogs.
We love Bridge because this creative multipurpose theme offers more than 600 demos which you can import with a click. There's also a professional support help center so if you have any questions as you build your site, you have the resources to get the answers necessary. The theme is compatible with WooCommerce, features a variety of elements, and allows you to build a blog.
If minimalist websites appeal to you, you're going to love Floona. Not only is this sleek theme aesthetically pleasing, but it's also functional. The responsive theme has an undertone of sophistication, and you can choose from over 80 elements to make it your own.
Up next is Derwati, an appealing option for those who want to balance creativity and trendiness. Derwati is fully customizable, plus there's no coding necessary. You can customize the footer and header to make the site unique to your organization.
Up next is Harington. This creative WordPress theme is compatible with Elementor and is an excellent choice for anyone constructing a portfolio site. Of course, you can customize it to suit your business. The theme also comes equipped with more than 30 predefined pages.
Axela is a high-resolution creative theme. For starters, there are a variety of trendy homepages you can choose from. Plus, if you want to create a one-page site, you can do that with Axela. This theme was built to be responsive on any screen, fast, and even includes several plugins that enhance your site's functionality.
Lastly, Ernest is one of the best WordPress themes for creative sites. Ernest is high-resolution, Gutenberg-optimized, and mobile-friendly. This theme is also an ideal option if you seek a search-engine-friendly theme. Plus, you can add Ajax page transitions and sliders to make your site experience more engaging.
Niche WordPress Themes
If you work in a specific industry or require certain features from your WordPress theme due to your unique website needs, the following options for niche businesses may be right for you.
1. Stylemix Themes
Stylemix allows you to create a tailor-made WordPress theme for your website. The theme works best for business, education, and sports and health websites. No matter which theme you choose, Stylemix ensures you get a professional and polished look with their editor, free updates and consultations, access to a ticket system and forum, and 24/7 customer support.
Stylemix has very specific themes that are helpful for niche businesses. The business category has themes that are tailored to industries like cryptocurrency, consulting, and car dealerships. Their education themes cover all levels of schooling, and the sports and health themes work for sports clubs, health coaches, and dentists, and doctors.
tagDiv is a series of WordPress themes created specifically for news sites. The themes are fully customizable and include drag-and-drop features that allow you to completely rearrange your site's layout so publishing your news-related content is quick and easy. There are two options to choose from — one for newspapers and one for news magazines.
Create's WordPress theme has a responsive design, reliable support, and a large headline with a full-page background to give your website a unique look. The theme also comes with a built-in German translation.
Create has theme options that work well for large organizations and enterprises that want to create web portals — which are websites that contain and organize information from a wide group of sources in a uniform way. The theme allows you to add widgets to your sidebar and tailor it to your user's needs.
UpSolution themes allow you to choose unique color combinations and animations to enhance your website's appearance and user experience. You can test out as many visual options you want and input all of your website's content prior to making a purchase.
UpSolution's two themes are tailored to different types of businesses. Impreza is a multi-purpose, creative theme ideal for startups, portfolios, blogs, and agencies. Zephyr is ideal for anyone looking for a material design theme (meaning it integrates with other technologies such as HTML5) so your website visitors have a better user experience tailored to their exact needs.
"GeneratePress is very well optimized … [it is] great for those that want light and speedy sites," says Marko Saric of HowToMakeMyBlog.com.
Since GeneratePress is "light" (the theme is only 30kb), it takes up minimal space and keeps your site quick and responsive. Hooks, filters, built-in fonts, and compatibility with a number of WordPress plugins make this theme ideal for businesses that want a website they can completely customize.
6. Blossom Coach Pro
Blossom Coach Pro is a premium WordPress theme built for coaches, mentors, speakers, lawyers, consultants, therapists, and other such professionals and influencers. Although it is most suitable for influencers, this multi-purpose theme can be used for building other kinds of blogs and websites as well.
The theme incorporates features that highlight you and your services which helps in increasing your followers. You can display your services, achievements, client reviews, and put highly convertible newsletters on the more-effective areas to get more email subscribers. We love that this theme is lightweight and SEO friendly, plus it offers highly converting CTAs.
7. Travel Agency Pro
Travel Agency Pro WordPress theme is an ideal option for travel and tour operators to build travel booking websites. It is powered by the popular travel booking plugin, WP Travel Einge. With this theme, you can add trips, trip types, destinations, and recommend trip packages to your visitors.
The theme offers features like advanced slider, video banner, unlimited color options, five header layouts, 12 homepage sections with sorting options, multi-language compatibility, unlimited sidebar option, and so on. The theme also boasts premade pages for destinations and a free trip search add on which is usually worth $39.
8. Lawyer Landing Page Pro
Lawyer Landing Page Pro is a premium WordPress theme built for law firms, legal officers, consultants, advisers, and other such kinds of professionals. It comes with a powerful options panel to customize your site as you like.
The theme has default and one-page website demos, nine predefined header layouts, seven predefined pages, 16 custom widgets, and a floating menu.
Sections like the banner with a contact form, introduction, practice areas, attributes, services, accomplished projects, team introductions, and testimonials are aligned well to help you build a complete landing page for your business. Some key takeaways from this theme include its multiple CTA options, one-click demo import, and how tailor-made it is for lawyers and firms.
9. Blossom Shop Pro
Blossom Shop Pro is a clean WordPress theme great for building online stores. You can use this WooCommerce compatible theme to build all kinds of online stores like fashion design, clothes, cosmetics, watches, accessories, furniture stores, and so forth.
Its powerful homepage design comes with multiple pre-made layouts of headers and body sections. You can show your products in different categories, display a quick view of products, highlight items in navigation, let your customers add products to wish-list, and do so much more. We also love how this is compatible with WooCommerce, features one-click demo installation, and offers a variety of header, slider, and product layouts.
With a great WordPress theme or template, your website will easily be transformed into the web home you always knew it could be. With different layouts, content options, and features to choose from, there is an option that will work for every business and industry. Give a few of the themes and templates mentioned above a try, or head to the WordPress theme and template library to review even more options, and get started designing your dream website today.
Muzze is one of our favorite niche WordPress themes. This theme was especially created for museums and art galleries. (Of course, your organization could adapt the theme to its needs, too.) Muzze works well with Elementor and offers 10 previously created demos, providing an excellent starting point. It also features a robust event management system, showcases art on the site, and integrates with WooCommerce.
ChapterOne is — you guessed it — a WordPress theme created with bookstores and publishers in mind. We love how customizable this theme is, and because of that, it could also be a strong fit for writers. You don't need coding knowledge, and ChapterOne offers six unique homepage examples. There's also a robust collection of inner pages to customize your website.
Burbank is another standout niche WordPress theme. This template is ideal for actors who must create a digital landing space for their highlight reels. It's minimalist, so the more critical information is at the forefront, plus you don't need to know how to code thanks to drag-and-drop building.
Up next on our list of favorite niche WordPress themes is Equestrian. This theme is for stables looking to get the word out about their services. The coding is SEO-friendly, boosting your site's chances of ranking on the SERPs, plus it features a social sharing integration and offers next-level customer support.
14. Ask Me
Ask Me is the WordPress theme you've been waiting for if you have a questions and answers website. This well-documented and widget-ready theme is also Gutenberg optimized. Plus, it is responsive and features SEO best practices.
15. Dancing Academy
For dance schools looking to create a WordPress website, look no further than Dancing Academy. The theme can be customized to match your school's unique branding, offers an events scheduler plugin, and is SEO-friendly. Dancing Academy is fully responsive and optimized for speedy page load times.
Best WordPress Themes: Free
Masu is an elegant, aesthetically pleasing theme that offers an opportunity to showcase previous work or blog posts. You can customize the colors included on your site. This is one of the best free WordPress themes, providing complete site editing and an automatically loading homepage.
2. Twenty Twenty Three
Up next is Twenty Twenty Three. What we love about this theme is that you can make it as simple or complicated as you prefer. There's an opportunity to use block editor styles with this theme, plus you can select custom colors. We love how this theme is accessibility ready, too. Add different pages, feature visually gripping images, and make this theme your own.
Pixl scores points because of how nostalgic it is. Unlike Twenty Twenty Three, a highly modern and sophisticated site, Pixl is an excellent option for people or organizations wanting to infuse nostalgia into their digital space. Nevetheless, this 90s-inspired site is surprisingly minimalist. You can also alter the colors and add a site logo.
Another one of the best free WordPress themes is Marl. If you didn't think finding a free ecommerce theme that's visually stunning and functional was possible, think again. With Marl, you can upload products and customize colors. Plus, the theme is accessibility-friendly, so you can add accessibility solutions to ensure all visitors have a seamless experience.
Next is Tú, one of the best free WordPress themes. This sophisticated, sleek template makes creating a gorgeous digital portfolio for yourself or your organization easy. It's minimalist yet effective, and we love how this theme offers the opportunity to include social accounts in the footer. This is most effective as a simple page site.
Bradford is a free WordPress theme that features abstract shapes that make a visually compelling experience for the visitor. It's responsive and looks gorgeous regardless of which size screen you use to access the site. This theme is simple, as it offers a digital landing space for previous projects to live, but it does so well.
Build your site with the best WordPress themes.
The best WordPress theme for your site will help you better express your company's story and present your content in an engaging, easy-to-digest, and functional manner. Now that you've checked out the best WordPress themes, select yours and you can start to build your site.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.