The Best WordPress Themes in 2016

Another year went by, and we here at First Site Guide did another review of the best WordPress themes, but for the year 2016. As you already know, we go through all the different types of WordPress themes, both free and paid. Furthermore, it is clear that there is no best theme in general; there are only those that can meet your demands in the best way possible.

There are many variables you should consider when choosing a theme; like speed, appearance, built-in tools, features, price, etc. The theme you use should correspond to the type of site you want to create. Of course, if you are an experienced user, you can always tap into the full potential of a particular theme. Your expertise is another factor that plays an important role.

All things considered, there are so many WordPress themes out there that you are definitely going to find the right one. All you need to do is some thorough research, i.e. go through a few lists like this one and through some user reviews, which will ultimately lead you to the theme you need.

Check out our list, see what we took into consideration while evaluating the themes, and hopefully, it will help you with your decision.

Free Themes

Brilliance Author Pic


Developed by CpoThemes

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Brilliance Theme Screenshot

Brilliance is a very powerful, multi-purpose WordPress theme built with flexibility in mind. This theme gives you control over every single aspect of its design so you can tailor it to your needs, and fulfill your website goals more easily.

Meeta Author Pic


Developed by WPZoom

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Meeta Theme Screenshot

Meeta is a simple blogging theme, packed with many premium features, including unique widgets and custom templates.

Pixel Author Pic


Developed by 85ideas

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Pixel Theme Screenshot

The Pixel WordPress theme is a fairly simple but very functional dark base theme. Although the main site color is dark this theme adds a bit of color with the rainbow style background which give it the perfect balance.

Quest Author Pic


Developed by Pace Themes

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Quest Theme Screenshot

Quest is a free, open source, responsive wordpress theme with an amazing Page Builder.

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Water Lily

Developed by Bluelime Media

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Water Lily Theme Screenshot

Water Lily is a simple two column theme. Blog posts appear in three column masonry grid on large screens and looks best with large images and a minimal sidebar.

Premium Themes

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Athena Pro

Developed by Smartcat Design

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Athena Pro Theme Screenshot

Athena is versatile, fully-loaded, professional theme for WordPress. It can be configured to perfectly showcase an enterprise, small business, online store, artistic portfolio and more.

Avada Author Pic


Developed by Theme Fusion

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Avada Theme Screenshot

Avada is a super sleek, amazingly flexible, fully responsive and has incredible theme options to quickly and easily customize the entire site.

Bacon Author Pic


Developed by Bluthemes

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Bacon Theme Screenshot

Bacon is the perfect food & recipe theme for you! It allows you to post recipes as well as open recipe submission up for your users.

Bauhaus Author Pic


Developed by WP Touch

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Bauhaus Theme Screenshot

Bauhaus is a flexible theme designed to easily take on the look and feel of your branding. Setting the logo, color and type to match your desktop theme is easy. Lightweight and retina-ready, Bauhaus features flat design and a clean interface, along with intuitive navigation for visitors.

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Developed by Pixel Union

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Bindery Theme Screenshot

Bindery is a responsive, grid-style WordPress theme with the look and feel of an expensive magazine. It’s designed for portfolios and blogs that define themselves with high-quality images but still value publication-level typography.

Bite Author Pic


Developed by ThemeLab

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Bite Theme Screenshot

Bite is a responsive WordPress theme for Dentists that makes a great first impression and represents your dentistry practice in a professional manner.

Builder Author Pic


Developed by Vamtam

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Builder Theme Screenshot

The theme is built for Building Services, Architecture, Engineering, Cleaning Service and other Construction related services. It is suitable for users with zero programming skills as well as advanced developers.

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Developed by Premium Coding

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Bundler Theme Screenshot

Bundler is a WordPress blog theme with a bold design. Its modern personality would be perfect for a blog, and especially a web design related one. With Bundler you get right to the point – no unnecessary slideshows, animations or clutter, just the information that you need.

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Capture Pro

Developed by Slocum Themes

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Capture Pro Theme Screenshot

One of the most undoubtedly cool elements of Capture is the full screen gallery. On the free theme, you can click on the featured image to expand to a full screen view. From this view, you can scroll between posts using this cool feature.

Carbon Author Pic


Developed by Codestag

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Carbon Theme Screenshot

Carbon is is an extremely flexible theme for Bloggers who want to have just the right amount of options without messing with Page Builders and shortcodes.

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Coni Pro

Developed by Quema Labs

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Coni Pro Theme Screenshot

With easy customization, retina display, CSS animation features, responsive design and a translation ready interface for international businesses, the theme integrates excitement with corporate sophistication and ease of use.

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Developed by ThemeZilla

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Hype Theme Screenshot

Hype is a portfolio theme that lets you showcase and sell your work. Beautifully designed, packed with customization options, and powered by Zillacommerce, it gives you everything you need for a stunning online portfolio.

Ink Author Pic


Developed by LunarTheme

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Ink Theme Screenshot

Super easy-to-use and no coding knowledge required are these words that best describe INK which is a magazine and personal blog WordPress Theme with simple and elegant style for those who want to share their stories, moments, trips, fashion, food, photos collection or lifestyle.

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Developed by TieLabs

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Jarida Theme Screenshot

Jarida is a clean responsive WordPress magazine, news and blog theme. Packed with options that allows you to completely customise your website to your own needs.

Kalium Author Pic


Developed by Laborator

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Kalium Theme Screenshot

Kalium is a creative WordPress theme that will showcase your Portfolio, Agency, Photography or Blogging (plus much more). With stacks of layout designs, theme options and rich ‘Drag and Drop’ content builder to help create your perfect site in minutes.

Kleo Author Pic


Developed by SeventhQueen

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Kleo Theme Screenshot

Kleo is a Responsive, Retina Ready, Community/Social Network WordPress Theme that integrates with BuddyPress as a complete package & includes awesome demos to get you started.

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Developed by Crunch Press

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MagazinMag Theme Screenshot

MaterialMag – Material Design WordPress Theme is designed for magazine sites, especially for Newspapers & blogs. It features Google Material Design & its effects.

Metal Author Pic


Developed by Zozo Themes

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Metal Theme Screenshot

Metal is a powerful & unique business theme specially designed for construction industry and those that offer building services.

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Multi-Author Blog

Developed by AitThemes

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Multi-Author Blog Theme Screenshot

Multi-Author Blog WordPress Theme is an absolutely unique theme concept – never done before. You can turn your WordPress website into live multi author blogging portal. Users can register themselves and start writting their blog posts and manage their own media.

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Developed by TagDiv

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Newspaper Theme Screenshot

Newspaper is the best selling premium WordPress theme for news, magazine, blog or review websites with over 40.000 purchases. This template is built on cutting edge technologies and comes packed with optimizations and features specially made to bring more readers to your pages and to transform any blog, news, and magazine in a successful website. Newspaper 7 gives you unmatched flexibility. With over 20 predefined, one click demos to give you a great start, elegant design, integrated translations, intelligent ads system, and no coding skills necessary, Newspaper is the excellent theme you were looking for to make your website stand out from the crowd.

Nik Author Pic


Developed by FlyTheme

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Nik Theme Screenshot

Nik is an extremely elegant, customizable, easy to use WordPress theme for multipurpose eCommerce sites. Following the new trends in design, this is an eye-catching and straightforward theme with flat design, 7 homepage layouts, 10 color presets, neat typography, smooth navigation and well-structured layout.

NinetySix Author Pic


Developed by Themewaves

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NinetySix Theme Screenshot

NinetySix is a clean and creative for those who are looking for fresh shop and portfolio based website.

Nuovo Author Pic


Developed by CMS Super Heroes

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Nuovo Theme Screenshot

NUVO is an elegant, modern, functional and easy-to-use responsive parallax wordpress theme that has been purposely built for the restaurant, cafe and bistro industry.

Patch Author Pic


Developed by PixelGrade

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Patch Theme Screenshot

A Newspaper-Inspired WordPress Theme with an algorithmic design experiment that cleverly imagines the best layout for your content.

Photocrati Author Pic


Developed by Imagely

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Photocrati Theme Screenshot

Photocrati is an epic, hugely popular WordPress theme for photographers and visual artists.

Radiance Author Pic


Developed by Sketch Themes

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Radiance Theme Screenshot

Radiance is an all new One page Responsive Business WordPress Theme by SketchThemes. Clean, responsive, modern and elegant, this theme is compact to use and quick to install. Loaded with SEO ready feature, Radiance is designed to build up new customers and please existing visitors on your site.

ReviewPro Author Pic


Developed by Theme Junkie

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ReviewPro Theme Screenshot

ReviewPro is a premium magazine theme equipped with rating review and deals/coupon functionality. This theme is a perfect fit for your news site, especially if you want to show editorial reviews and ratings for affiliate products, services, businesses, people and many more.

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Ri Balis

Developed by ZooTemplate

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Ri Balis Theme Screenshot

Ri Balis is a new portfolio WordPress Theme which created for creative agency and freelancers. Graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind of creative is now able to create a quick & easy portfolio to showcase their work with a distinctive and creative touch.

Startbiz Author Pic


Developed by Theme Country

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Startbiz Theme Screenshot

Startbiz is a Flexible Premium Business WordPress theme which is very suitable for Business website to show their product,services, portfolio and team members to the visitors. Starbiz is fast loading with clean design which strongly focus on user experience that Business website need to growth their business by converting visitors into customers.

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Teletype Plus

Developed by DinevThemes

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Teletype Plus Theme Screenshot

Teletype Plus is a minimalist and customizable WordPress theme with masonry layout, that powers websites for creative agencies, designers, photographers, bloggers and those who love to create.

The7 Author Pic


Developed by Dream Theme

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The7 Theme Screenshot

The7 is a mobile friendly and optimized to highest SEO standards. It’s also compatible with most popular SEO plugins.

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Trend Salon

Developed by We Design Themes

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Trend Salon Theme Screenshot

Trend Salon is a beautiful WordPress theme for hair salons, barbers, wellness centers, SPA and all health and beauty related business websites.

Velocity Author Pic


Developed by ThemePunch

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Velocity Theme Screenshot

Want to sell anything from digital goods to actual products on your own website? No problem with Velocity, which offers the full power of the WooCommerce plugin, adapted to fully fit the style of the theme.

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WP Residence

Developed by Wpestate

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WP Residence Theme Screenshot

WP Residence is a Premium Real Estate theme designed for real estate independent agents and agencies, but you can also allow other people to submit their properties for free, for a fee or based on a monthly subscription.

X Author Pic


Developed by Themeco

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X Theme Screenshot

X includes multiple unique designs inside of one powerful theme, and we refer to these designs as “Stacks.” There are currently four Stacks available in X, with more on the way. It’s like buying one theme and constantly getting access to new designs all the time!

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