The following are sources of excellent WordPress Themes – including paid Premium Themes, and free WordPress Themes.
Premium WordPress Themes
Premium Themes I Use
These are providers of high-quality, Premium Themes which I personally use or have used, and which I have been very happy with.
- Studio Press (great for high-quality, gorgeous blogs or small business websites with excellent graphics and a very professional appearance)
- Woo Themes (some themes are free – individual themes have lots of layout options, coloring choices, and special features)
- Theme Hybrid (themes are free, support is currently $25 per year. Hybrid themes have a strong framework, numerous possibilities, lots of widget areas, and special page templates which you can’t find anywhere else.)
- Theme Forest – as the name implies, you can find an enormous variety of excellent themes at this site! They also have great search functions to help you find exactly what you are looking for. This is a good place to go if you have a certain layout or motif in mind and “just can’t seem to find the right one.” I recently purchased a theme from here for only $25, after searching elsewhere for days in attempt to find a theme with the specific type of layout and design which I wanted.
More Premium WordPress Themes
Some of these themes have excellent reputations and are used by the most successful bloggers. I haven’t personally used them (though I may in the future) because I found other themes to suit my specific needs. What you need is not necessarily the same thing as what I need, so these themes are listed here as well 🙂
The following is my “full list” where I will list premium themes I have seen, used, or heard good things about:
Highly Customizable WordPress Themes
Affiliate and Product Review Themes
- The Ultimate Blogging Theme
- Arthemia Premium Theme
- Platformate Theme
- Jestro Premium WordPress Themes – for Free. These premium themes are free to download, although you have the option to pay for a membership, which will give you access to support as well as other benefits.
- Theme Hybrid (The themes are free, and access to the full tutorials and support forum is currently $25 per year) This is one of my all-time favorite sets of themes, and includes the theme that is used on this blog.
- Catalyst Theme – Another premium theme which looks very interesting, though I haven’t tried it yet.
WordPress Theme Clubs and Theme Stores
- Elegant Themes
- Gorilla Themes
- iThemes – Home Page
- iThemes Themes Store
- Theme Wars
- Studio Press – Excellent quality and highly professional themes which can be used for blogs or for CMS websites in many genres.
- Woo Themes (some themes are free) – This is one of my favorites! I have purchased several themes from Woo and have been very happy with their versatility and support. Most themes come with a wide variety of coloring choices, layout options, and special features which are not only very useful but a lot of fun as well.
- Theme Forest – Lots of excellent themes at this site! They also have great search functions to help you find exactly what you are looking for. This is a good place to go if you have a certain layout or motif in mind and “just can’t seem to find the right one.” You also get your own account with a profile, admin panel, affiliate area, download area, etc.
Theme and WordPress Tutorials
iThemes Free WordPress Tutorials (These are not themes but WordPress tutorials which this theme developer provides for free).
Free WordPress Themes
The following are sources of free WordPress Themes. Some of these sources also provide paid Premium Themes as well as free themes, so they may have been listed above as well.
Note: When using free WordPress Themes, remember to use a plugin like Theme Authenticity Checker to check for malicious code. And make sure there are no links in the theme that you wouldn’t want – such as links to questionable or disrelated sites. These might appear in the footer area but they might also be more hidden.
- Theme Hybrid (The themes are free, support is currently $25 per year) This is one of my all-time favorite sets of themes, and includes the theme that is used on this blog.
- WordPress Theme Designer
- Arthemia Free WordPress Magazine Theme
- Blog OH Blog
- WordPress Templates WordPress Themes
- Premium WordPress Themes. For Free. These premium themes are free to download, although you can pay for a membership which gives you access to support as well as other benefits.
Thanks for reading, and I hope this page helps you find the perfect theme for your blog!