WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management Systems on the web and powers millions of websites. Most of the credit for the CMS’s massive success goes to how easy it is to use and the abundance of themes and plugins that are available to change your WordPress site’s entire aesthetic as well as add useful functionalities.
WordPress has a huge community of developers who are always actively engaged in building new themes and plugins for users to keep giving you unlimited options.
Here we have taken the courtesy of summing up some of the most downloaded and highly rated WordPress theme currently in circulation. We hope this will be of value to you as you make your decision on which theme to choose from with some brief descriptions of what their have to offer in terms of their functionality and design languages.
So, without further ado, here are the Most Popular WordPress Themes
Top WordPress Themes for 2019
Divi is a one of a kind multi-purpose WordPress theme from the people at Elegant Themes and packs an abundance of features and functions that give you the power to build any website you desire.
One of the key selling points of this theme is its highly powerful and functional Divi Builder that you use to create practically any website by merely dragging and dropping. What you will get is a 100% responsive website that looks exactly the way you wanted without indulging yourself in coding knowledge.
If you're feeling lazy, it's packed with about eighteen pre-made designs, nearly fifty content modules, advanced design settings with support for custom CSS, and loads more for you to easily equip or use to build up your site. All the pre-made designs and demo sites are customizable as well if you'd like to make some changes to the one you've chosen.
You have a multitude of customization features to tweak the appearance of your site to your heart’s content. You get different elements packed in with the theme that you can use for any occasion, so there's need not worry about compromising on some feature extensive niches.
SociallyViral is one of the best, if not the best, themes for WordPress when it comes to building a site that holds viral content. The theme comes with an extremely fresh vibe and unique, inspiring design language. A theme’s ease of use and aesthetic choices play a huge role in motivating viewers to like and share the content, and SociallyViral hits all those points with perfect precision.
The theme is designed to optimize Social Sharing as well as optimize AdSense use. It comes with alluring social media icons, full social integration, and shows all your trending posts. You'll get four different loading effects, a subscription box, Schema Integration, Mega Menu, parallax scrolling, and much more.
Not only is the theme one of the most popular in the market, but it will also make your site high on the popularity scale.
Kalium falls under the category of one of the highest sold, highly rated, multipurpose themes for creative individuals and agencies. With stacks of layout designs, rich theme options and a multitude of other features, the theme will give your content the site it deserves.
The theme is an amalgamation of stunning premade demos, award winning designs, and more. You'll get access to over eleven demo sites, an array of unique portfolio styles, over thirty portfolio types, and WooCommerce compatibility to build an online shop.
You get access to many premium, popular plugins such as Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and LayerSlider, which all will help you build an even more usable and functional website.
Dynamix is one of the most popular business and corporate WordPress themes that comes with a fast, dynamic design language. With an array of features, plugins to create an online shop, community, forum, one-page parallax site, and more, Dynamix will easily suit your niche.
Its features include its easy to use yet powerful admin panel, a powerful LIVE skin customizer, eight highly configurable galleries, filterable portfolios, a custom version of Visual Composer, and much more.
You'll even get your hands on WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress, and more to build up an interactive community and sell products online if you so desire.
Avada is a multipurpose theme for WordPress and arguably one of the most sold WordPress themes of all time. In Themeforest, Avada has got over two hundred and seventy-six thousand sales that speak about the capability and reliability of the theme.
Its features include a drag-and-drop Fusion Builder to help create beautiful pages, a multitude of professional demos and an advanced network of options located under Fusion Theme Options and Fusion Page Options that'll give you control and flexibility over the theme.
Other notable features include unlimited design options, Dark and Light Skins, intuitive tools, a shortcode generator, CSS3 animations, Parallax Fusion Slider, WooCommerce integration, bbPress integration, and much more.
Bridge is a creative, multipurpose WordPress theme that racks in over sixty thousand happy customers all of whom are appraising the themes design quality, code quality, customer support, and other aspects.
The main reason for the theme’s massive success is that you get over two hundred complete demo websites included which you can easily use to create the site you need or desire. Other features include the inclusion of over five hundred useful shortcodes, unlimited header and menu layouts, twenty-four layout concepts, high level of customization freedom, amazing flexibility, and much more.
The theme has useful plugins like Visual Composer, LayerSlider, Revolution Slider, and WooCommerce whcich all come available free with the bundle.
X-Theme is a WordPress theme with amazing features, overwhelming testimonials, and a sales figure in the hundreds of thousands. At first sight, you'd think that you couldn't go wrong with this theme, and you'd be right at that very instant.
X-Theme is one of the fastest selling new and rising themes in the market with a barrage of amazing features like the exclusive Cornerstone Page Builder coupled with the best element library which also works with pages and posts. You get a multitude of unique designs, dozens of premium WordPress plugins, an array of useful demos, shortcodes, mega menu, one-page sites, WooCommerce compatibility, social media integration, and much more.
The X-Theme is populated with custom plugins called extensions built by the team behind it. The developers listened and utilized the valuable input of some industry leading experts while building the theme.
Total is a responsive, multipurpose WordPress theme with over twenty thousand sales, but the montage of features and functionalities included makes this sales figure feel low. Total is the best selling theme from the popular WPExplorer.
With Total, you will be crafting outstanding looking websites in a breeze. The site-building aspects with Total are one of the most intuitive and simple with which you can craft great-looking sites without touching a single line of code.
Its features include easy to use front end and back end editing, along with $83 worth of premium and useful plugins, WooCommerce compatibility, an array of demos, customization freedom, and all other basic utilities that you will find necessary while building a website.
Oshine hits the market for creative individuals as a multipurpose theme that comes packed with nearly thirty stunning demo websites. The theme boasts in rankings as the most popular portfolio and photography theme on many renowned blogs and has over ten thousand sales.
The selling point of the theme relies on its well-built, solid demo content, custom versions of Visual Composer with over fifty custom modules, powerful options, unique layouts, unlimited portfolios, and more. The theme is a powerhouse when it comes to the personalizations and customizations of your website.
Other features include its collection of premium slider plugins, WooCommerce integration, a parallax section, video backgrounds, five different layouts for blogs, and other subtle functionalities to raise your site’s usability.
Salient is a multipurpose WordPress theme that's a trendsetter and the top-selling creative theme of all time. Its sales figure touches nearly fifty-five thousand that comes from the developers at ThemeNectar; the people who have sold over millions worth of products in the Envato Market.
The theme is built with excellent designs and packs in an abundance of customization options that all come together in an easy to use, intuitive system. You will get your hands on a variety of demo content, exclusive sliders, a highly tailored version of the popular Visual Composer page builder, a multitude of customization options, and much more.
In total, you will get your hands on nearly five hundred shortcodes and configuration settings that allow you to take control of mostly all the aspects of your website.
Jupiter is a multipurpose WordPress theme with a montage of templates, powerful customization features and remains to be one of the fastest themes available. Its sales figure reaches well over the fifty thousand mark, which surely concurs with their promises that you will get unparalleled performance with Jupiter theme on your side.
The theme is very light despite all the things it carries. You will get over a hundred templates to start out your site building process. The admin panel provided with the theme is very innovative and powerful. Some other mentionable aspects of the theme include its modular architecture with advanced memory management technologies, over a hundred elements and over two hundred styles to customize your site, eighteen header styles, free add-ons, amazing edge slideshow, and much more.
The7 is a multipurpose WordPress theme that ranks highly in the hearts of freelancers, agencies, and huge enterprises as one of the most popular themes. Up till now, The7 has achieved a sales figure of over forty-five thousand and the numbers are still rising.
The7, besides being one of the most popular, is also one of the most customizable themes in the market with over seven hundred and fifty theme options, a rich design library and an array of demo content. You will get your hands on a Visual Composer page builder, customizable backgrounds, logos, unlimited colors, fonts, SEO optimization, and so much more.
The theme is a relatively cheaper alternative to the other multipurpose themes on the market but manages to come with more than adequate customization features.
Directory is considered the best WordPress directory listing portal theme with over twelve thousand sales that are a lot considering the fact that a directory website is a very recluse niche.
The theme is unique and can be considered as a one of a kind tool to help you not just build your website, but implement a proven and fully functional online business. You will be able to easily set up an online directory portal listing companies, shops, websites, and so on.
The theme has a fresh and modern design with sufficient customization options, a responsive layout, an AIT page builder, and every feature you can come to expect to simplify your site's management.
It comes at a ridiculously low price, and so they've skipped on adding some extension plugins. But on the bright side, you won't have to pay for plugins you don’t need and thus have for yourself a cheap and light theme, with all your necessary features.
Dante is another responsive and multipurpose WordPress theme on this list that comes with SIDEKICK to make managing your WordPress site as easy as possible even if you are a beginner. The theme currently has a sales figure near ten thousand which is steadily rising.
The theme comes with twenty-seven pre-built pages, over seven header types, nine portfolio types, and eleven blog types all of which are built with immaculate perfection. Besides this, you will get nearly $90 worth of free material which directly translates to you saving a lot of money while earning some in the process.
Its features include the Swift Page Builder, beautiful standard pages, a variety of shortcodes, a full shop experience with WooCommerce integration, custom colors, and beautiful typography to make for a pleasing aesthetic design, premium sliders, parallax sections, and more.
BeTheme is a massively popular multipurpose WordPress theme with over fifty thousand sales and an abundance of features with customization options to make it extremely simple for you to incorporate a personal vibe into your website. The theme makes it simple for you to BE you.
For starters, the theme comes packed with over two hundred and thirty pre-built demo websites, a sample size so large you are bound to find something you like. All these demos are then complemented by the handy one click demo installer and full customization freedom.
More mentionable features are its powerful admin panel, shortcode generator with over two hundred shortcodes, built-in Mega Menu, one-page site support, parallax effects support, layout configurator, custom widgets, WooCommerce compatibility, and much more.
Royal is a multipurpose WordPress theme with over sixty awesome demo sites curated for eCommerce, corporate, one-page and coming soon websites. Though the theme has only a tenth of the number of sales when compared to some of the best sellers on this list, it does have an impressive rating of 4.6/5 and a loyal userbase.
The theme sports a very clean and creative design with subtle detailing that gives it a very elegant and polished feel. It is super fast with its built-in clean and efficient coding practices. Key selling points of the theme lies in the fact that you will be getting Visual Composer, Essential Grid, Ultimate, Master Slider, Slider Revolution, and live chat plugins worth $119 free with the purchase.
The theme is WooCommerce ready, comes with an advanced admin module, unlimited headers, breadcrumbs and footers to increase the overall usability of the website.
uDesign is a top-selling responsive theme with an amazing aesthetic design that has appealed to over forty-five thousand individuals and companies, and that number seems to be rising by the day.
The theme is extremely powerful as well as very easy to use which makes it possible to create highly functional sites with minimal effort and time. With a responsive design that ensures your content is readily available on all screen sizes and further coupled with SEO optimization that makes sure your site will get a better footing on the SEO ladder, you are all set to have an overflow of traffic swarming into your site.
uDesign is a theme surely designed for YOU to improve your online presence.
Brooklyn is a responsive multipurpose theme for WordPress and a very well known name in the community. The theme is comparatively on the cheaper end but has over twenty thousand sales and review ratings of 4.7/5. The theme delivers a well-designed one-page experience with aesthetic elements perfect for some websites.
If your priority is a wonderful user experience for you as well as your site's visitors, then you will really like Brooklyn. It packs a powerful and intuitive admin panel, easy portfolio management, unique price table management, and much more to positively influence the experience on your site.
You will get your hands on over twenty demo websites, WPML compatibility, Visual Composer, and Slider Revolution with the theme.
19. Zelle Pro
Zelle Pro (formerly known as Zerif Pro) is one of the best business and portfolio WordPress themes and is very popular. It has a loyal user base that gives great competition to its premium counterparts. The theme ranks as number one amongst all the one-page themes in the WordPress repository with over a hundred thousand downloads.
It uses clean and validated code with full localization support, advanced theme options, responsive design, contact forms, portfolio sections, and much more.
If you like this theme then upgrade it by buying its premium version, which is sold via themeisle.
20. SEO WP
SEO WP theme for WordPress is catered for social media agencies to bring better online marketing and SEO practices. The theme is decently popular with a sales figure of over ten thousand and promises to improve your online popularity as well.
Themes play a pretty significant role in your site's ranking on the search engine ladder, and if you use this theme you will see significant improvement in traffic.
It balances all the necessary SEO functionality of your site starting with getting it prepared in just a few minutes, improving overall load time, giving you great customization freedom, and much more.
One more thing to note, which may propagate you to buy the theme, is you will save $224 on premium WP plugins, icons, and images that are included in the theme's bundle.
Here's our brief and concise overview of 20 most popular and adored WordPress themes you can get for your website. If you decide on using any of these themes, please let us know about your experience.
Now, of course, there are potentially thousands of themes to choose from, and there is bound to be near hundreds of themes that are high in popularity amongst the crowd, and we may have missed some that deserve recognition. In that case, do mention your picks in the comments sections and we will surely make updates to our list. We and all fellow readers will appreciate your contribution.
Originally published Jan 1, 2020 11:55:00 AM, updated August 31 2020