“A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Themes may include customized template files, image files (*.jpg, *.gif), style sheets (*.css), custom Pages, as well as any necessary code files (*.php).” — Courtesy WordPress.org
Finding a good theme, which should suite most of the needs of your website, is quite a complex job. An excellent graphical design may not offer good features, while a feature rich theme may require you to dive into a deeper well of knowledge.
However, to find balance between beauty and the brain, we have shortlisted a few most popular themes from WordPress’ theme directory.
Customizr is a versatile and easy to customize WordPress theme, instantly giving a professional look to your online presence. Designed with visitor engagement in mind, it allows anyone to create a beautiful, fast and mobile friendly website compatible with all browsers and devices. Customizr works fine with major WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress, JetPack and many others. Top rated by hundreds and with a very active community of users and developers, the Customizr theme is a safe and reliable design option to publish your WordPress content. [Download | Preview]
OceanWP is the perfect theme for your project. Lightweight and highly extendable, it will enable you to create almost any type of site with a beautiful & professional design. There are several options to personalize your website, multiple widget regions, a responsive design and much more. Developers will love his extensible codebase making it a joy to customize and extend. [Download | Preview]
GeneratePress is a fast, lightweight, mobile responsive WordPress theme built with speed, SEO and usability in mind. GP can serve as a solid base for any website, and works great with any of your favorite page builders. With an emphasis on WordPress coding standards, we ensure GeneratePress is compatible with all well-coded plugins, including major ones like WooCommerce, WPML, BuddyPress and bbPress. GeneratePress is device friendly (mobile and tablet), uses 100% valid HTML, is fully schema microdata integrated, is translated into over 20 languages by our amazing community and is cross browser compatible (including IE8). Some of our features include 9 widget areas, 5 navigation positions, 5 sidebar layouts, dropdown menus (click or hover) and a back to top button. All our options use the native WordPress Customizer, meaning you can see every change you make instantly before pressing the publish button. [Download | Preview]
One Page Express
One Page Express is a beautiful WordPress Theme that can be used to create a one page website in minutes by drag and drop. In comes with a predesigned home page and over 30 ready to use content sections that you can easily customize. It also has lots of customization options (video background, slideshow background, header content types, etc) that will help you create a beautiful, unique one page website in no time. One Page Express is responsive so it works on mobile devices out of the box. [Download | Preview]
Storefront is the perfect theme for your next WooCommerce project. Designed and developed by WooCommerce Core developers, it features a bespoke integration with WooCommerce itself plus many of the most popular customer facing WooCommerce extensions. There are several layout & color options to personalise your shop, multiple widget regions, a responsive design and much more. Developers will love it’s lean and extensible codebase making it a joy to customize and extend. [Download | Preview]
Astra is the fastest, fully customizable & beautiful theme suitable for blogs, personal portfolios and business websites. It is very lightweight (less than 50KB on frontend) and offers unparalleled speed. Built with SEO in mind, Astra comes with schema.org code integrated so search engines will love your site. Astra offers plenty of sidebar options and widget areas giving you a full control for customizations. Furthermore, we have included special features and templates so feel free to choose any of your favorite page builder plugin to create pages flexibly. Some of the other features: # WooCommerce Ready # Responsive # Compatible with major plugins # Translation Ready # Extendible with premium addons # Regularly updated # Designed, Developed, Maintained & Supported by Brainstorm Force. Looking for a perfect base theme? Look no further. Astra is fast, fully customizable and beautiful theme! [Download | Preview]
Spacious is an incredibly spacious multipurpose responsive theme coded & designed with a lot of care and love. You can use it for your business, portfolio, blogging or any type of site. It has 4 page layouts, 2 page templates, 4 blog display types, 13 widgets areas, 5 custom widgets focusing on business template, awesome slider, primary color option to match your logo & website, boxed & wide layout, light & dark color skin, translation ready and many more. [Download | Preview]
The Optimizer, an easy to customize multi-purpose theme with lots of powerful features. This theme lets you customize each element Live without you having to touch any code. The theme comes with 2 site layout: Full width & boxed, Beautiful image slider, easy Logo upload, 600+ Fonts, powerful theme options, Custom CSS Field & lots of Color options. The optimizer is 100% responsive built with HTML5 & CSS3, it’s SEO friendly, mobile optimized & retina ready. Its translation ready, ready for WooCommerce, bbPress, Mailchimp, Contact Form 7. The theme is rigorously tested and optimized for speed and faster page load time and has secure and clean code. It’s perfect for any types of website – Landing Pages, small business, portfolio, photography, corporate, personal & eCommerce websites. [Download | Preview]
Edge is a Responsive Blogger WordPress Theme, Designed and Developed by Theme Freesia. Edge is Simple, clean, blog-focused, and designed for clarity. It is also translation ready and easily customizable with lots of options using Customizer. It consists contact us template, gallery template, widgets and sidebar. [Download | Preview]
Oblique is a creative masonry theme that works great for fashion or general bloggers. Amongst the features you will find a a parallax header image, full color control with unlimited color variations, easy access to all Google Fonts, responsive design etc. [Download | Preview]