The Best WordPress Themes in 2017

It’s time to recap and start anew, as always in December. Here, at First Site Guide, that traditionally means revisiting our old WordPress choices and reflecting upon newer, sleeker, and improved ones. Once again, we’ve went through everything this powerful platform has to offer and selected only the best, so that you don’t have to waste your time.

Selecting the perfect theme according to your specific desires, preferences, and needs isn’t always the easiest thing in the world – whether you’re a beginner blogger or a professional brand builder, there’s a number of things you should always consider beforehand.

Should you opt for simplicity or go for something more complex? Will you pay for excellence or save money by using decent free versions? How significant are browser compatibility and mobile responsiveness really? Then, there are plenty of additional plugins, multilingual solutions and page layout options to choose from as well. Overwhelming, right?

Even if considering pure aesthetics, there are still countless pleasing WordPress themes to choose from. You can narrow your search down with factors like presentation style, mobile readiness, or SEO friendliness and examine your favourite pick’s ratings and reviews, but that will still leave you with a lot of choices.

Don’t worry, though, since our list has it all. Whatever your intentions may be, our guides are comprehensive enough to cover each and every one of them. Lean back, scroll down and let our list lead you straight to your decision.

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Developed by ThemeCot

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Aileron is a magazine and blog WordPress theme with a clean design and modern look. It is well suited for magazine, news, editorial, blog, photography or review site.

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Developed by Theme in Progress

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Bazaar Theme Screenshot

Bazaar has everything you will need for a stylish yet professional online store. It is fully integrated with the WooCommerce plugin, and has an easy-to-use options panel, allowing you to freely customize Bazaar to create a smooth shopping experience on a website that customers will want to explore for hours.

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Developed by Compete Themes

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Cele Theme Screenshot

Cele is a refreshingly simple and clean theme. It’s been carefully designed to look and perform great across mobile devices, computers, and tablets. Get your visitors’ attention and keep it with this content first, minimalist theme.

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Clean Business

Developed by Catch Themes

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Clean Business Theme Screenshot

Clean Business is a clean, responsive and incredibly resourceful Free WordPress Business theme that can adapt to any corporate and blog niche and provide users with an accessible interface.

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Developed by Theme Freesia

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Event free is an easily customizable and a Event Conference WordPress theme suited to Create professional Event, Blog, Corporate websites. It is a fully responsive and fit on all devices and make every pixel look perfect. The theme is optimized and tested for fast page load times and has secure, minimalist and clean code.

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Franz Josef

Developed by Graphene Themes

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Franz Josef Theme Screenshot

Franz Josef is a modern, responsive theme built on a solid framework that leverages the latest web technologies to deliver a beautiful experience. Perfect for businesses and individuals alike.

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Developed by TemplatesNext

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i-design Theme Screenshot

I-DESIGN is a beautiful and flexible theme with several premium features including slider, portfolio, testimonial, team members, etc.



Developed by WPion

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ionMag is a light and fast theme designed to help you build engaging blogs, news, and magazine websites. Excellent for a dynamic, hassle-free site. It comes with a collection of features you didn’t even know you are searching for. ionMag is powered by a frontend page builder, tagDiv Composer, specially developed for high performance. It also includes an innovative Theme Panel which places all your editing options where you need them, a fully functional, customizable pre-built design, responsive & retina ready layouts. Even more, ionMag is AdSense ready to help you monetize your website with ease.

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Developed by MageeWP

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Onetone Theme Screenshot

Onetone is a responsive free one page WordPress theme. Designed for personal and corporate business websites, with built-in homepage sections, shortcode generator and full width slider featured on a single page.

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Pixova lite

Developed by Macho Themes

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Pixova lite Theme Screenshot

Pixova Lite is a one page parallax WordPress theme, and the free version of Pixova PRO. It uses the theme customizer and it features unlimited, randomized header images, a portfolio area, pie charts, a contact form, blog & many more customization options.



Developed by WebMan Design

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Receptar is a stylish WordPress blogging theme with unique book-like split-screen design inspired by a modern cook book with emphasize on beautiful imagery and typography.

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Developed by Modern Themes

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Rise Theme Screenshot

Rise is a multipurpose WordPress theme which can be used as a template for any type of website.

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Developed by WP Daily Themes

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Sauron Theme Screenshot

Sauron is a multi-purpose WordPress theme developers have got their hands on a winning formula these days – add a massive full-width slider to the front page, add some colors, bring in some parallax scrolling and voila, you’ve created a theme that’s very likely to be liked by the people.


Everly Lite

Developed by PremiumCoding

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The focus of this WordPress theme is on YOUR content first and foremost. Whether you choose the default design or beautiful grid design, Everly truly highlights what your users want the most, great content.

Premium Themes


Abaris Pro

Developed by Webulous

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Abaris Pro

Abaris is a stunning WordPress business themes are custom-built to provide all the features that you need in promoting and running your business online.

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Developed by Layers

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Adeline Theme Screenshot

A WooCommerce Fashion Theme designed for young clothing and style start ups who want to get a head start with their website.

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Developed by Proteus Themes

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Adrenaline Theme Screenshot

Adrenaline is a WordPress theme for businesses which make heart beats race. Whether it is bungee jumping, paintballing, rock climbing or kayaking – we all love the exhilaration of facing our fears.

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Developed by Theme Stockyard

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Amelia Theme Screenshot

Amelia is a stylish and highly functional theme for bloggers and magazines. Use multiple homepage layouts, blog layouts, page layouts, and post layouts to showcase your content.

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Developed by Alien WP

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Anissa Theme Screenshot

Anissa is a beautiful WordPress blogging theme, designed in a feminine style with elegant Typography and post styling. It features a custom image header with text and custom logo upload.

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Developed by Imagely

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Ansel Theme Screenshot

Ansel is a beautiful theme with a wide open landscape feel, just as Ansel Adams would have wanted. Its pixel perfect styling is ready for desktop and mobile. Complete with a homepage slideshow, multiple blog, page and post templates.

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Developed by MotoPress

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Artwork Theme Screenshot

Artwork is an exclusive responsive WordPress theme created to showcase diverse artworks of artists and photographers. It can be easily adapted for needs of both art experts and fans in building online art studios and portfolios.



Developed by Kadence Themes

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Built to surpass your expectations. Amazingly versatile, easily customizable and loaded with features you will love. Ascend is a multipurpose theme with several fresh and original layout options for your website’s header and menus, including a very stylish vertical menu and a stunning transparent header that changes as you scroll. Check out all of the unique demos!

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Developed by Plethora Themes

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Avoir Theme Screenshot

Avoir is a minimal, clean and flexible WordPress theme for creative professionals such as graphic & web designers, creative agencies, freelancers, photographers, graffiti artists and visual artists in general.



Developed by DesignOrbital

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Bandana is a modern, creative and beautiful WordPress theme. Bandana is easy to use theme with clean code and elegant design. The theme is suitable for any kind of blog, business, creative agency and portfolio.

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Bellini Plus

Developed by Atlantis Themes

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Bellini Plus Theme Screenshot

Bellini is the perfect theme for creating a eCommerce store or shop. Responsive & flexible layout built with Bootstrap.

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BizzBoss Pro

Developed by IndigoThemes

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BizzBoss Pro Theme Screenshot

BizzBoss Pro is a brand new WordPress theme that allows you to create stunning websites with ease. It featured powerful functionality, and live editor drag n drop page builder.

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Developed by VivaThemes

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Blanche Theme Screenshot

Blanche is a clean and professional WordPress theme that will make your website stand out from the crowd. Packed with features and with its modern design will enable you to create your eCommerce or portfolio website very quickly.

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Developed by NGRThemes

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Cherry Theme Screenshot

Cherry is a responsive portfolio WordPress theme for minimal loving creatives focusing on simplicity and showcasing your work in an eye-catching and visually stunning layout.

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Developed by Rocket Theme

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Citadel Theme Screenshot

Citadel brings your site to life with integrated support for YouTube, Vimeo, and locally-hosted MP4, WebM, Mov, and Ogg videos. Citadel also provides a clean design that ensures that your content is exactly where it needs to be, center stage.

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Developed by My Site My Way

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Construct Theme Screenshot

Construct is an ultra-lightweight and minimalist theme with a focus on customization, making it the perfect starter theme for your own website or next web design



Developed by Press Customizr

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The Customizr Pro theme has been designed to increase your traffic and engage your visitors. It allows anyone to create a professional and mobile friendly website in a few minutes, with conversion oriented features.

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EightLaw Pro

Developed by 8 Degree Themes

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EightLaw Pro Theme Screenshot

EightLaw Pro is a powerful feature-rich premium WordPress theme perfect for lawyers, law agencies and other creative websites. It is cutting edge law theme with clean and modern design. It includes all required features and functionalities with tons of customization options.

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Developed by Purely Themes

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Emporium WordPress and Woocommerce Theme is exactly what you need to boost trust of your customers or guests and facilitate a good image of your business.


Enigma Premium

Developed by Weblizar

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Enigma Premium


Enigma Premium theme is a super professional one page WordPress theme for modern businesses. Ideal for creative agencies, startups, small businesses, and freelancers and best of all it’s so easy to use that you can have your website up in minutes.


Enliven Pro

Developed by ThemezHut Themes

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Enliven Pro

Enliven Pro is a modern beautiful multipurpose WordPress theme which is perfect for making business websites, portfolio websites, online shops or just simple personal blogs.

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Developed by MotoPress

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Entrepreneur Theme Screenshot

Entrepreneur is an ideal WordPress theme for small business owing to the modern and clean look. Spectacular home page displays eye-catching images, detailed content blocks to introduce your services, and a professional Appointment Booking Calendar.

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Fashion Trends

Developed by SKT Themes

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Fashion Trends Theme Screenshot

Fashion Trends is simple and user friendly not just from the backend but also from the front end with easy navigation. It’s perfect for fashionistas who who want to give regular fashion tips and style tips.

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Developed by ThemeVan

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Focus Theme Screenshot

Focux is a multi-purpose single product WooCommerce WordPress theme deep integration with WooCommerce.

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Developed by Meks

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Gridlove Theme Screenshot

A creative grid style WordPress theme with a focus on news and magazine websites. You’ll have an extraordinary website up and running in no time!

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Developed by Audio Theme

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Huesos Theme Screenshot

Huesos (Spanish for bones), as its name suggests, is a straightforward, content-focused theme built to provide the foundation for your online presence.

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Developed by YITH

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Iris Theme Screenshot

Iris is an elegant theme with a fully responsive design. Minimal and rich at the same time of all most recent functionalities, which make it an exceptional product even in the eyes of the most demanding customers.

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Developed by UpThemes

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Journalistic Theme Screenshot

Journalistic is a wide-format, theme for long-form stories and articles. Craft beautiful, immersive experiences for your readers.

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Developed by Showthemes

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Khore Theme Screenshot

Khore is the most flexible WordPress Event Theme for your Conferences and Events.

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Developed by Pro Theme Design

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Label Theme Screenshot

Label is a stylistic theme created specially for art and fashion bloggers. With a distinctive masonry powered layout, a full screen post slider, and a classy vertical header – it’s sure to make your website stand out.

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Developed by Modern Themes

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Luna Theme Screenshot

Luna will allow you to show off your work or sell anything online.



Developed by PremiumCoding

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photography dreamscape theme wordpress

Through careful thinking process, this theme was specifically crafted to adapt to modern needs of professional photographers, including a full-fledged support for responsive devices, so that your photographs look stunning on any smartphone or tablet devices.

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Developed by PixelEmu

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Magnetic Theme Screenshot

Multipurpose business WordPress theme with an awesome compact design for homepage. The theme is extremely flexible and includes many helpful settings to keep easy theme management and effective work on your website.


Developed by DoveThemes

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Match is a modern, responsive and clean wedding WordPress theme. You can mange and customize your wedding website or blog easily by using an easy to use options of Match wedding WordPress theme.

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MH Magazine

Developed by MH Themes

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MH Magazine Theme Screenshot

MH Magazine WordPress Theme is the perfect solution for online magazines, news websites, professional blogs and other editorial related projects.

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Developed by Thrive Themes

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Minus Theme Screenshot

The first thing you’ll notice about the Minus theme is the strikingly minimal design. Most pages are carefully composed with typography, white space and very little else. This minimal design makes the theme highly adaptable to almost any purpose and any brand.

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Developed by Template Monster

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Monstroid Theme Screenshot

Monstroid is a multipurpose WordPress theme. It is packed with everything you could only dream of, to make the process of buidling websites as easy as possible.

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Origin Mag

Developed by WPZOOM

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Origin Mag Theme Screenshot

OriginMag is a simple but sophisticated magazine theme. The offers a customizable homepage, support for eCommerce and a responsive design, making it a powerful choice for your site.

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Developed by Themify

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Parallax Theme Screenshot

Parallax theme is a combination of two cool trends – parallax scrolling and single page design. It is designed to help you to build a stunning parallax scrolling site with ease.

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Personal Trainer Pro

Developed by FrogsThemes

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Personal Trainer Pro Theme Screenshot

Personal Trainer Pro is a responsive WordPress theme for Fitness Centers, Gyms, and Personal Trainers. It comes packed with features to manage your website and is fully responsive so it looks great on any device.

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Developed by CMSSuperheroes

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Piero Theme Screenshot

PIERO is a stunning and professional Corporate/Freelance/Agency/Creative wordpress theme, with a clean, modern and crisp design perfect showcasing your business/creative work.

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Developed by MyThemeShop

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Schema is the fastest loading, ultra-SEO friendly WordPress theme. It also includes rich snippets in order to help search engines your site and rank you higher.

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Developed by Get Bowtied

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Shopkeeper Theme Screenshot

Built with the eCommerce functionality in mind, Shopkeeper is a fully responsive Premium WordPress Theme with a pixel perfect design and extensive functionality.

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Developed by FancyThemes

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Solopreneur Theme Screenshot

Solopreneur is a responsive blogging theme with the two high-converting landing pages that highlight your latest products or help build a loyal readership.

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Spacious Pro

Developed by ThemeGrill

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Spacious Pro Theme Screenshot

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.

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Developed by StylemixThemes

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Splash Theme Screenshot

Splash WordPress theme has been designed and built especially for sports clubs, basketball teams, football, soccer teams, sports news and other sports organizations.

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Developed by Rohitink

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Store Theme Screenshot

Store is a Premium Quality and one of the Most Powerful WooCommerce Themes ever created, and the best thing is its available for free without any Restrictions. This Free theme has so many features, that you won’t need to use any other theme to run a successful eCommerce business.

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Developed by Magazine3

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TechMag design has a technology blog vibe to it. Magazine3 took the mobile first approach while making this theme with speed and performance in mind.

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The Ken

Developed by Artbees

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The Ken Theme Screenshot

The Ken is the ultimate WordPress theme for small businesses, artists, agencies and creative professionals.

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Developed by Cactus Themes

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University Theme Screenshot

University WordPress theme is now used by more than 2000 site owners and has always been on top of WordPress education themes.

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Developed by ThemeTrust

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Weston Theme Screenshot

Weston is the best theme we’ve ever created. It comes packaged with the amazing Visual Composer plugin, which gives you the power to build your content exactly the way you want it.

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Developed by MyThemeShop

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Writer Presentation

Writer theme is a fully responsive and impressive WordPress theme for writers, freelancers, authors, and journalists. It is free of clutter allowing readers to focus on the content.

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7 thoughts on “The Best WordPress Themes in 2017

  1. Most of above listed themes are flexible enough to create similar looking website with the same color scheme and other functionality. To create a unique website, one will have to hire a developer.

  2. Hey Marco,

    I always seek for the new WordPress themes to experiment. As I am a WordPress theme developer so it’s always good to know about the latest trends.

    I really like the themes by Modern themes. They have really put it together.
    Thanks for sharing the list.


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