We traveled the world of “theme development and design” in search for the “THE ONE” that will help your blog and business stand out among the sea of 160 million sites on earth (yep – that’s a lot!)
21 Best WordPress Themes For Creatives
There are few things we take into consideration when choosing this round up.
Me and Ben (my co-founder and fiance’) are both software developers, so don’t worry we know what were talking about. 😉
- Clean-coded + SEO – you don’t need a pretty theme that loads after 100 years.
- High Quality + Responsive – your readers have so many gadgets, your theme should look EPIC in all of them (mobile, tablets, Mac/PC.)
- Price – have I told you already that these babies cost below $100? Yes – you’re welcome.
- Flexibility – whether you know how to code or not, chances are you’ll get that itch to change colors and add images, adjust layout etc. Your theme should be able to cater you with all that jazz.
P.S. Let me know which one is you’re favorite by commenting down below! 😀
Themes From Station Seven
We personally love supporting independent creatives, this shop is a wife and husband team (that’s so sweet!) and the result? Awesomeness! They also offer installation for both WordPress and Squarespace so you don’t need to freak out if you can’t do it for yourself.
Parker is a minimalist lifestyle blog with intentional style in all the right places. Whether you’re an established blogger or just published your first post, Parker will highlight your content beautifully and help you stand out among all the others.
Monstera is a minimalist theme with bold details and unique styling in all the right places. Whether you’re an established creative or are just launching your new site, Monstera will highlight your content beautifully and grab the attention of your visitors.
Coastal is a modern and minimalist WordPress theme for today’s creative professional. Crafted for designers, makers, artisans and photographers, Coastal is made for anyone with stunning work and a story to share.
Kindred is a tasteful food and lifestyle blog with great styling and a layout to die for. Whether you run an established blog or just published your first post, Kindred will highlight your content beautifully and demand the attention it deserves.
Matchstick is a beautifully simple, masonry blog theme that’ll impress your readers and make your blogger friends jealous. Whether you run an established blog or just published your first post, Matchstick will get you that custom look, without the custom price tag.
Analogue a minimalist WordPress theme crafted for influencers and infopreneurs. With a focus on crisp typography and unique styling, Analogue will highlight your content beautifully and communicate an authentic and high quality brand to your readers.
Themes From Creative Market
If you haven’t been to this shop before, where you’ve been all this time? One reason why this shop stands out to me the most is that they have REAL heart to help independent creatives.
7. TUULIKKI Nordic Blog & Shop Theme
Tuulikki is a theme designed for personal and creative use. Thanks to its integrated WooCommerce function, it is also suitable for those wishing to launch a commercial activity.
Inspired by the minimal, clean Scandinavian style, which hinges upon order, essentially and elegance. Tuulikki’s minimalistic design balances rational geometric shapes with gentle soft colors, smooth and fresh fonts.
8. Oleander – A Blog & Shop Theme
Oleander is a fresh-faced Blog & Shop WordPress theme with clean vibe and arresting design elements to elevate your content to its fullest potential.
A dramatic full-width slider and striking promo boxes to showcase your preferred content will entrance visitors within seconds.
Wow them further with Oleander’s numerous layouts & post format options, sculpt each post’s feel by enabling or disabling the sidebar on post-by-post basis, and make a lasting impact with the robust footer area.
Carbis is a stunning blogging WordPress theme, with a bold yet elegant design – perfect for blogger’s to document their stories and adventures with the aid of beautiful typography and the abundance of space for large scale images and galleries.
The full width, eye-catching featured posts carousel and infinite promotional content boxes will be sure to attract your visitors attention.
Freyja is a versatile WordPress theme designed for bloggers. Contemporary and elegant, Freyja will inspire your readers through perfectly managed landscape and vertical images. Ready for promo purposes, Freyja will help enhancing publications displaying ADV sidebar box and featured content in the header slider.
Darling is a modern and clean WordPress genesis child theme, built on the Genesis Framework. Looks amazing on laptops, desktops, cellphones and tablets.looks amazing on laptops, desktops, cellphones and tablets. Has beautiful share icons, has an area to add a slider if needed and is already SEO optimized.
Beautiful is a modern and clean WordPress genesis child theme, built on the Genesis Framework. Features responsive layout, beautiful share icons, SEO optimized and Instagram slider.
Rowan is a feminine, chic mobile responsive WordPress theme perfect for photographers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers. Rowan features a slider to showcase your photos, a fully customizable homepage, filterable gallery page, and so much more. This theme is perfect for use as a blog, website – or both!
14. Boss Lady – for Women Entrepreneurs
Boss Lady is a theme especially made for female entrepreneurs by Melanie of APrettierWeb.com. Being a creative bunch herself, she understood the struggle of every entrepreneur so this plugin comes templates for landing pages (8 options to choose from) and a lead page template (with the option to upload your own background image).
15. Wildfire Theme
Wildfire was created with three things in mind: easy to use, be brand-able, and be able to grow with your business. If you’re looking for the best deal this has to be it.
You probably guessed that already, right? Ofcourse! The team at Envato are genius! We’ve worked with some of them and the support is outstanding. They have the most popular and bestselling themes in every industry possible. Checkout some of our top picks below.
Avada has been the #1 bestselling theme with 5 star rating, great support and highly customization option system that allows to build your site without learning how to code. Over 300,000 people bought this theme.
BeTheme over 60,000 customers love this. It offers 250+ pre built website templates in 1 click installation. They constantly ask users for improvement and constant updates are taken seriously.
Impreza comes with 3 top plugins from CodeCanyon which means, you’ll save $79 when you purchase it. This theme focuses on small details that make a big impression, there are so many customization available you’ll find yourself lucky to get this one.
The7 comes with 6 premium plugins, free lifetime updates, 31 premade websites and guaranteed support.
Enfold loved by customers because of it’s layout editors and live previews. It has new header layouts, improved slider experience, SEO and element styles.
Bridge known for adding innovations in the best timing possible. This is the bestselling theme for Creative agencies and consulting firm because of it’s ridiculously amazing codebase and flexible functionalities.
That is so fun! I hope through this post you’ll be able to find the one theme that will help you and your blog or business stand out online!
What’s your favorite from the list?
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