“These themes are hand-picked for their outstanding design quality, features, and customer reviews.”
What can you expect from a premium WordPress theme?
A few things.
First, every theme featured in this collection has a gorgeous and distinct style.
Second, they all have an amazing variety of customization tools to help you personalize your website.
Lastly, you may be surprised to find how many practical business features are included to help you grow your organization.
Only the best and highest-rated themes have made this collection, so I hope you enjoy!
Premium WordPress themes
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In this collection, you’ll find premium themes curated from the web’s finest theme shops. The templates listed here cover a wide range of niches, so you should be able to find whatever you’re looking for in this collection.Here are my top picks for best premium WordPress themes for 2019.
1. TheGem by CodexThemes (Themeforest)
This cool and colorful portfolio WordPress theme is designed for freelancers and creative professionals. You might be amazed by how many designs are possible with this gallery theme. While it’s great for building a portfolio website, you can also use it for an agency, app, or another type of creative studio. One benefit of choosing this template for your site is its mobile-friendly responsive design. Your professional portfolio will look just as good on iPhones as tablets and widescreen monitors.
2. eCommerce by MyThemeShop
There are hundreds of eCommerce WordPress themes available these days. You can find a lot of different designs, but the eCommerce theme by MyThemeShop has an awesome layout that will work wonderfully for most shops. The spacious header provides room for a menu, search bar, logo, and special promotions. You can add a slider to feature your most profitable deals and add any other discounts you’re running below on the homepage. The layout controls that come included are flexible but not overwhelming. Like most eCommerce WordPress themes, this template by MyThemeShop is fully compatible with the WooCommerce plugin.
3. Consultancy by designthemes (Themeforest)
Consultancy has a cool design for a business WordPress theme. It will be a fantastic choice for a B2B service provider or digital agency with its professional style. This business theme is powered by a drag-and-drop page builder. If you browse the demo site you’ll see all the different page sections available to you. Switch out the text and images with whatever content you want to make it your own. Consultancy also has plenty of style customization options. Add your own logo, change the colors, and switch up the fonts in addition to dozens of other settings.
4. Travis by Pixel Mafia (Themeforest)
If you’re looking for a photography WordPress theme for your site, look no further than Travis. This theme has an awesome fullscreen design that makes it easy to impress your visitors. You can have the homepage cycle through images and include navigation arrows for visitors to check out your work. Of course, there are options to create more than one-page with this photography template. Choose from a whopping 18 different gallery styles to create interesting and visually stimulating layouts for your images. Travis is a simple but dynamic theme that you can use to make an excellent photography website.
5. Sensational by MyThemeShop
Sensational is a great choice for a blog theme because it can be used for a variety of niches and styles. There are a few different layouts you can choose from when using Sensational for your blog. You can find an appropriate design whether you like to publish new content every day or just a few times per month. The clean and simple aesthetic of this theme makes it adaptable. Use it to blog about fashion, travel, marketing, or any other topic you can come up with. With carefully crafted code, this WP theme will help you to rank well in the search engines and keep your site loading fast.
6. Houzez by Fave Themes (Themeforest)
You’re going to be amazed how customizable the real estate WordPress theme Houzez is. Use this theme for a real estate agency, single property listing, or a comprehensive property listing search engine. There are an impressive 16 demo sites that show off all the different ways you can use this modern theme for realtors. With the one-click demo importer, it doesn’t take long to configure this theme either. You can immediately make your site look exactly like any of the 16 demos. Houzez is also a multilingual theme. While you can add your own translations, it’s already been translated into 20 different languages, so you probably won’t have to. Overall, it’s a pretty incredible WordPress theme enjoys a 4.85/5.00 average rating from more than 800 reviews.
7. Typology by meks (Themeforest)
Typology is a great template to consider if you’re looking for a minimalist WordPress theme. It’s been designed for blogs that don’t use a lot of images making it an excellent choice for a finance blog or other abstract, data-centric content site. This modern theme manages to look great with images because of its masterful use of typography. Your post text is used dynamically to add beautiful drop-caps and other elements that look cool on every page. Combined with professional use of color and white space, this theme has no trouble achieving a minimalist aesthetic without appearing boring. Typology is a simple theme but it has a nice assortment of features. There are a few different blog and post layouts, the primary color can be changed to match your brand, and you get full control over all the typography.
8. Newspaper by tagDiv (Themeforest)
Obviously, this template would work great for a news website, but Newspaper is also an excellent magazine WordPress theme. If you click the link above to check it out, you’ll see just how customizable this magazine theme is. It has an endless variety of layouts and ways to feature your finest content. Newspaper more than 70,000 sales on Themeforest and a 4.85 rating out of 5.00 from more than 5,000 customer ratings. With these numbers, it’s one of the most widely purchased and used WordPress themes on the internet. There are too many features in this modern theme to list, so use the link below to learn more about Newspaper.
9. Clean by MyThemeShop
Clean is a simple WordPress theme with lots of white space and fully responsive design. This theme comes with a flexible layout that you can manipulate to fit your blog perfectly.
The slider featured at the top of the homepage has a solid design for helping visitors navigate your best content. You can display your most recent posts and select categories below.
As you might expect from a minimalist theme like this, Clean loads very quickly on all devices. This is great for the user experience of your site as well as the search engine optimization. Fast loading sites tend to rank higher in Google and get more traffic.
10. Patti by Delicious Themes (Themeforest)
Patti is a one-page theme with parallax scrolling. It’s an easy choice for a marketing agency or freelancer.
Create a simple website quickly with this awesome WordPress theme. As a one-page template, all of the menu items lead to different points throughout the homepage rather than taking you to completely new pages. This means no waiting around for pages to load.
While you can publish more pages and even run a blog with Patti, you’ll love how easy it is to make a custom homepage. The WPBakery Page Builder plugin (formerly Visual Composer) comes bundled for free. This gives you a drag-and-drop interface for constructing custom and reusable templates.
11. Saved by Church Themes
Saved brands itself as an ultra-premium church theme and I agree! This modern template delivers on its promise with both a premium design and feature set.
The Saved church theme is full of modern touches like parallax scrolling and smooth animations. These elements are added skillfully without detracting from the overall usability of the site. Visitors will have no trouble navigating and finding what they need. And regarding what visitors can find on your site…
You can upload recordings of full sermons whether that’s video or plain audio, list upcoming events, and publish bios for each of your staff members. You can add all of this content and more alongside the blog where news and updates can be published. Saved is an awesome template and definitely one of the best church themes to consider for your organization.
12. Lambda by Oxygenna (Themeforest)
Lambda is made to be the ultimate Bootstrap WordPress theme. It’s a multipurpose template meaning you can create a website for whatever niche you want. Restaurant, construction company, simple blog – you name it.
The Lambda theme should be a top choice for your site considering it has a whopping 65 demo sites. You can browse for quite some time and continue finding new elements and possibilities with this awesome theme. And of course, these designs are all responsive so they look great on mobile devices too.
If you want to sell products or services on your website, you’ll appreciate the WooCommerce support that comes included with Lambda. There’s also a host of plugins bundled for free including Slider Revolution and the Visual Composer page builder plugin.
13. ListingPro by Cridio Studio (Themeforest)
ListingPro has been a fantastic solution for making directories for years now. However, they recently launched the first major update and if you’re looking to build a directory, this theme will blow you away.
ListingPro is a complete end-to-end directory solution. Visitors can browse the listings to find hotels to book on vacations, restaurants to frequent, or any other type of businesses you want to list. With a comprehensive member dashboard, you can charge businesses to list themselves on your site and gain additional visibility with your audience.
Some of the newest features include front-end submissions allowing visitors to add their favorite places without registering and a better setup wizard to help you get started fast. On top of this, businesses who register with your site now have extremely detailed dashboards that include activity feeds so they can see how many people are viewing, liking, and rating their organization on your platform.
14. Light & Bold by TTFB (Themeforest)
Lots of themes claim to load quickly but Light & Bold is truly one of the fastest WordPress themes on the market.
This premium WordPress theme will be an obvious choice for a blog or online magazine. However, you could couple it with a page builder like Elementor to build a custom homepage or other page templates needed. That said, there is a relatively simple page builder for creating your homepage layout.
Light & Bold is a minimalist theme and comes with a handful of customization options for changing aspects of the design like the colors, logo, and social sharing buttons. With a fast-loading website, you can expect better search rankings, a lower bounce, and even improved conversion rates.
15. Rosa by Pixelgrade (Themeforest)
Rosa has a gorgeous design and is one of the best restaurant WordPress themes to consider for your site. Beyond the awesome aesthetic, this premium theme comes with all the restaurant-related functionality you need.
Add a responsive food menu that adapts to the screen size and looks amazing on mobile devices too. This is extremely important because a large percentage of your visitors will pull up your menu on their phone while on the go. You can quickly add all your dishes complete with pricing and descriptions. You can even highlight your finest dishes as recommendations.
There’s an online reservation form powered by OpenTable that makes it easy for visitors to reserve a table. WooCommerce integration is also included for online ordering and eCommerce. To customize your site, you’ll love the style manager which lets you quickly switch between color palettes, fonts, and more.
16. Viseo by Progression Studios (Themeforest)
Viseo is a gorgeous podcast WordPress theme and works great for both audio and video podcasts. It’s got a focus on content and you’ll love it for listing all of your latest episodes as well as managing an active blog.
Embeds from Youtube and Vimeo integrate seamlessly with this premium theme. You can use individual episode pages to include transcripts, summarize, or expound on the thoughts and ideas shared in the audio. Viseo has some cool integrations too like built-in social sharing buttons and WooCommerce support.
Viseo has been made to work flawlessly with the Elementor page builder plugin which lets you speedily create your own page templates. It also comes with demo content from the live demo site. Import this theme data and instantly recreate the demo on your own domain. You’ll appreciate the color customization options and other features included in the Live Customizer for personalizing Viseo to match your podcast’s brand.
17. VideoPro by Cactus Themes (Themeforest)
There are lots of excellent video WordPress themes available, but VideoPro stands out as a feature-rich and detailed theme for video and multimedia websites.
The screenshot above does a nice job of capturing this theme’s aesthetic. There are 11 total demo sites for VideoPro and while the styles is similar across them all, you should check them out to see the variety of layouts available. You can easily use VideoPro for a small video podcast, vlogging platform, or video community site like Youtube thanks to its layout versatility.
There’s a massive amount of functionality included in VideoPro, so I can only begin to scratch the surface here. If you’re looking to create a website where members can register and upload their own videos, this is probably the best theme on the web for your site. VideoPro even supports live streams and can import videos directly from Youtube channels.
18. The Voux by Fuel Themes (Themeforest)
The Voux is a feminine WordPress theme for blogs and online magazines. This premium theme is frequently updated and version six recently came out with a host of new features.
The Voux includes the premium page builder plugin, WP Bakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer). There are dozens of feminine pre-styled elements available for composing custom page designs. You can make any kind of layout you can imagine.
Your monetization strategy is extremely important and The Voux has some amazing tools to help. Step up your affiliate marketing game with the “Shop the Post” feature which lets you add sections to any post or page to highlight the items worn. There’s also shoppable images which let visitors click on any article of clothing to display a popup with more info and a link to buy.
This feminine WP theme goes above and beyond with its customization tools and additional business features for building a more profitable website.
19. City News by ThemeVan (Themeforest)
City News has a cool style and is one of the top newspaper WordPress themes on the market. You’ll love the layout builder that comes included for designing your own news pages. Never struggle to highlight your most important stories or provide visitors with complete coverage on an important issue.
Even with the most complex of layouts, City News never struggles to look excellent on iPhones and Android devices. It’s been written with clean HTML5 and CSS3 code helping it to load fast and perform well across all modern web browsers.
There’s a huge number of features in this professional newspaper theme. You can add mega menus, switch between various blog layouts, add interesting page elements with shortcodes, and fill out the many widget areas with the custom widgets included in City News.
20. WooShop by MyThemeShop
Feeling overwhelmed by some of the themes listed in this collection? If you want to launch a simple online store, the WooShop WooCommerce theme might be your best option.
WooShop has been carefully integrated with the popular WooCommerce plugin and includes support for product filters, customer views, and the complete checkout system. It also works with tons of the WooCommerce extensions available for further customizing and branding your shop.
The grid layout featured in this premium WooCommerce theme is excellent for making your products browsable. With the product filters included, it will be easier for shoppers to zero-in on the best products for them.
With a fast-loading and clean design, switching to this theme from an inferior template may provide an immediate sales boost.
21. Charity Home by TonaTheme (Themeforest)
Want to raise money and land new grants for an important cause? The Charity Home non-profit WordPress theme should be one of your top picks.
It has a slick, modern design with a fully customizable color scheme. All of the layouts can be recreated with the WPBakery Page Builder plugin which comes bundled with Charity Home. There are dozens of custom-designed page elements for creating your site.
Charity Home works well with the Charitable plugin so you can accept donations on your site. Easily accept payments on-site this way and build up a database of donors. This is one of the best ways to secure recurring donations from your list and create a longer lasting organization.
22. Launchkit by Tommus Rhodus (Themeforest)
Launchkit has a cool aesthetic for custom landing pages. There are a handful of live demo sites, but this landing page theme will serve tech and single product websites especially well.
One of the nicest features of this theme is the video header. Unlike slow, background video headers, Launchkit lets you add an obvious play button to your header that visitors can click to play a video in a popup modal window. This way, you can have a crisp and fast-loading image in the background and get the best of both options.
While the style of this theme stays consistent between demos, you should visit a few of the others to see what this business theme is capable of. It works great for agencies and creative portfolios too. With WPML support, you can even translate your WordPress site into a fully multilingual website.
23. Lucille by SmartWPress (Themeforest)
Lucille might just be the perfect theme for a band or concert venue. This customizable music WordPress theme comes with a page builder and versatile layouts. Visit the five demos to see what I mean.
A lot of the customization features in this premium WordPress theme come from the bundled plugins. In addition to the Visual Composer page builder, you also get the Slider Revolution plugin. Create image sliders from scratch with any images and content you want. Even add a variety of animations to add some modern flair.
The personalization tools are available in the Live Customizer. Switch up aspects of the design like the colors and watch as they change instantly on the front-end. You’ll also enjoy the light vs dark color schemes and multiple menu styles.
24. Morpheus by Collision (Themeforest)
Have you heard of parallax scrolling?
This neat effect is when the foreground and background of a website scroll at different speeds. It makes for a visually interesting effect, and Morpheus may be the best parallax scrolling WordPress theme on the web.
Morpheus is a simple theme. It lets you create a one-page website to tell visitors about your organization, post a short sales pitch, and include a contact form to collect leads.
There are some basic customization options included for editing the fonts and sections on the homepage. Overall, it’s a good choice for anyone who wants to quickly build a website with parallax scrolling.
25. Grand Conference by ThemeGoods (Themeforest)
The Grand Conference theme has a gorgeous aesthetic. Make it one of your top picks for an event WordPress theme when browsing for your site.
While you can use Grand Conference for any kind of event, it’s especially well-suited for business conferences. There are some pretty cool layout and content options for conferences. You can create a schedule for each day of the event complete with speakers and the titles of their talks. Publish a gallery of all your speakers, include a Google Maps embed of the location, and add beautiful pricing tables for ticket sales with this premium events theme.
Don’t be intimidated by all the features and options that come with this responsive template. It has a demo importer that lets you instantly set up your website like the demo featured in the screenshot above. Then it’s a simple matter of switching out the demo content with your own to finish your site.
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Free vs Premium themes
Maybe you saw some of our themes and can’t decide if a free or premium theme is best for your site.
If this sounds like you, check out this tutorial now:
That will help you weight out the various pros and cons of each so you can make the best choice for your website.
Where to buy a premium theme
The themes listed above come from a variety of theme shops. Here are the places I recommend you go to buy a premium theme:
These are some of the most well-known and respected theme marketplaces and developers on the web.
How to install a premium theme
Never installed a premium theme before?
Free themes can be installed through the Appearance menu of your dashboard, but with a premium theme, you get a zip file. But don’t worry, it’s still very easy. Follow these steps:
You’ll learn everything you need to know about installing themes and done in a few minutes.
Cost of premium themes
If you’re considering a premium template, you might want to know: how much does a premium WordPress theme cost?
Premium WordPress themes normally cost between $49-59 dollars.
You can find some extremely feature-rich options that are $120 and some discounted themes for just $29, but $49-59 is the regular range.
Which premium theme is best for you?
If you need some help picking the right theme, just follow this guide on how to choose a WordPress theme.
This massive list of premium WordPress themes includes a huge variety of niches, but only one theme for each. If you want to find more themes for a specific list, view our collection archive of the best WordPress themes.
You’re bound to find a new theme that you love.