My 20 Favorite Resources For WordPress Themes

I’ve have been blogging for a couple of years now. Of all blog publishing platform I’ve ever used, I still think WordPress is the best of all.

Apparently I’m not alone: The desktop version has been downloaded over 11 million times this year, and blogs created with the web based tools on have been viewed by over 230 million unique visitors.

I recommend WordPress to clients who ask me for advice on build a new web presence, but haven’t thought of starting a blog. I most cases, they turn into passionate bloggers, because the easy to use admin panel of WordPress helped them to learn fast – and fuel their blogging passion.

I also love the huge selection of WordPress designs and templates which is available on the web. There is a solution out there for everybody: from the simple and free one column template to sophisticated and advanced premium themes which include numerous customization options.

Here are my 20 favorites resources for WordPress themes:

Compilations and Lists:

– Theme Directory

– Smashing Magazine: 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

– Teknobites: 10 Clean and Light WordPress Themes

– Hongkiat: 49 Most Downloaded Themes Of All Time

– Creative Bloq: The 35 Best Free WordPress themes

– Theme Playground: The Best Magazine WordPress Themes Available

– CodeWP: 40+ Best Responsive WordPress Themes for 2016

– WordPress Hacks: Best 2 Column WordPress Themes

– WebCreate: 30+ The Most Creative WordPress Themes

Great Premium WordPress Themes:

: I’ve created my website with this theme, and it is one of many designs offered by Studiopress that were built around their Genesis Framework, an easy and SEO-friendly framework for WordPress that I highly recommend.

Woothemes: Over a dozen of great designs by Mark Forrester and his friends, including three free themes.

iThemes: Very slick themes offered by Cory Miller and his buddies. Great design solutions especially for small businesses. I bought one of the early designs, and I liked their support very much.

Thesis Theme: Great and very flexible theme created by Chris Pearson and his team. It has a passionate following, and the majority of bloggers really seem to like it.

One Theme: This WordPress theme has a very modern and fresh look. It comes in five colors and includes many customization features. The only downside: With the price of $99, it’s not exactly the cheapest theme on the market.

Theme Forest: Great selection with great looking designs at affordable prices (starts at $10).


WP Zoom has some many great posts with WP theme lists. Here are three of my favorites:

Best Free WordPress Themes in 2008
Using WordPress As A Portfolio: 15 Examples and Themes
10 WordPress Themes Designed For Photo Galleries

Do you have other useful resources for great WordPress themes I did not mention I my list? I know that there are TONS of sites out there, but tips for really well built and great looking templates? Let me know in the comments!

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