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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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!