Marco Mijatovic and FirstSiteGuide team( Published on: December 8th, 2017 Last updated: November 27th, 2018) Posted in: WordPress0 Comment
We are proud to present to you our 5th annual list of the best WordPress Themes in 2018. As you may have noticed, this somehow turned into a tradition here at First Site Guide. The WordPress platform continued to be the most widely used CMS and as such there were many new themes developed for it. There are also old themes that have been revamped and made to look even more amazing.
The good thing to know is that WordPress theme designers and developers have continued to deliver high-quality products, both free and paid. Thanks to this, you will be able to find a theme that suits your personal and business needs and goals. You will be able to pick from a variety of themes, ranging from stylish and professional, to simple and clean ones.
We have continued our practice from the previous years and we have categorized WordPress themes into free and paid categories. Below the name of each theme, you will be able to see a featured image and links to the theme designer, theme demo and additional theme info.
Additionally, after reviewing and testing each theme we have produced brief but highly informative reports, where we focused on capturing the essence of our experience with each tested theme. In these brief reports you will be able to learn more about the theme’s design, the purpose it is most suitable for and whether it is responsive and customizable.
Since picking a WordPress theme for your website is a choice you will have to stick with for a considerable amount of time, we encourage you to take your time, review the demos we have provided via links, read the descriptions, and consult your developers if you need to make specific customizations.
Without any further ado, here are our WordPress theme top picks for 2018.
Elena is a stylish and highly customizable responsive WordPress blog theme. It is clean, modern and simple to use WordPress theme. Elena theme is perfect for fashion, art, lifestyle, travel or personal blog.
Hestia is one of the most popular free multi-purpose WordPress themes. It’s integrated with 100+ plugins and updated on a bi-weekly basis. It is also a great choice for small businesses, startups and freelancers.
Jason Lite is a bold yet super friendly WordPress theme tailored to bloggers and storytellers needs and requests. It has everything you need in order to stand out and put your best stories out there and nurture a community around them. No matter if you like to write short pieces or long-form articles, Jason Lite accommodates all kinds of content and highlight them in a modern manner.
Julia Lite is a food blogging theme made for creators who want to showcase their recipes and culinary stories easily. With a strong focus on shaping a pleasant experience for your readers, this WordPress gem makes room for you to fulfill your passion in a smart and appealing way.
Patch Lite is a free blogging WordPress theme from Pixelgrade’s portfolio which helps publishers grab the right kind of attention. The modern look-and-feel of a magazine along with the impressive way the layout adjusts to the content makes this theme outstanding.
Rife free comes with many options that you can easily tweak with use of WordPress customizer.Thanks to it you see what you are about to change with live preview. You can even plan your changes to be released on future date!
AlphaColor is a fresh WordPress design with highly visual look and feel. It especially fits for printing and copying services, type design companies, typographies, graphic design studio and individual designers.
Bakes and Cakes Pro was created as a tribute to all the bakers who have made our life so delicious with their bakes and cakes. It is elegant, professional, wonderful, and easy-to-use WordPress theme for bakery businesses.
Fargo is a photography WordPress theme crafted for visual artists who want to inspire the world by showcasing their work in style. Built with an obsessive attention to details of all kinds, this beautiful product is tailored to real needs of photographers and visual artists.
Foundation is a modern WordPress theme with a three-columns responsive layout. Video support, 4 built-in color styles, unlimited color variations and easy customization options make this a great theme for any type of content.
Green Thumb is a fresh solution for both an individual gardener or a landscaping company willing to provide services via the Internet. Since the theme itself is balanced and user-friendly, your offers and services will be presented in fine fashion.
GrowthPress is all-around marketing WordPress theme perfect for almost any kind of online business. With a beautiful modern design and powerful features, GrowthPress can be used as a landing page for you Saas (software-as-a-service) business, a presentational page of your mobile application or simply as a website for your SEO agency.
You’re welcome to check the first 100% Gutenberg WordPress theme that will be a perfect fit for a modern blog of any type and purpose. Built on Gutenberg page editor, the theme is SEO- and Retina-ready and GDPR compatible.
Himmelen is one of the most elegant, clean and creative WordPress blog themes on Themeforest. Tell us your unique story about travel, inspirations, food, fashions news, photos, weddings and everyday moments from all over the world. Let’s make your blog the source of inspiration.
Meet Isabelle – Feminine whimsy galore, Isabelle’s as flexible as she is beautiful. Devoting her above-the-fold real estate to a slideshow with large images, she’s the go-to girl for style bloggers and lifestyle ladies.
Juliet Pro is the perfect lifestyle, food, and personal blogging theme with a girly, chic, and feminine vibe. Elegance meets simplicity in this professionally designed and carefully crafted feminine blogging theme.
Lavish is a perfect theme for a portfolio or business blog with a minimalist design. Amongst the amazing design and features, the availability of many shortcodes, two sliders, 5 blog layouts, and an advanced contacts page makes this theme compile beautifully into a great business portfolio.
Leanex theme provides different post layouts, multi-layouts for portfolio, support for image posts format, a header variations, and more with the powerful customizer. You can get your portfolio, blog or creative website running in minutes.
Lightly is a beautiful theme with wedding photographers in mind. It’s takes that classic wedding photography website look, but with elegant pixel perfect design. Lightly is ready for desktop and mobile. Complete with a homepage slideshow, multiple blog, page and post templates.
MicrojobEngine is a micro job marketplace WordPress theme with responsive design and built-in features. It allows buyers to find the suitable service providers, order a micro job, communication and get tasks done quickly.
Newspaper is a popular news WordPress theme which comes with a responsive, user-friendly interface. It is versatile and entirely customizable on the frontend. Unique demos, stylish design templates, and premium widgets are just a few of its strong features.
A handcrafted and SEO-optimized WordPress theme for hotels, villas, vacation rental, apartments, hostels and similar businesses. Oceanica is your awesome hotel presentation with online accommodation booking engine built in – all you need to maintain your online hospitality business like a pro.
Pearl is truly one of a kind. Every niche demo included with this theme has been carefully tailored to the exact nature of the industry, and designed and developed to include every feature and functionality you could need for your purpose.
A customizable free WordPress resume theme that provides site owners with the tools to showcase their online CV in a professional and elegant way. Resumee is best suited for WordPress CV theme and has plenty of frontpage widgets, that can be reordered and customized according to your needs.
ShopApp is a beautiful WooCommerce theme that fits perfect for small business. It has a clean design and unique animations that will make your site stand out from others WordPress themes. It also has a native look for mobile making even better for the user experience on smartphones.
Shoppe is a multi-purpose WooCommerce theme that helps you build professional eCommerce sites in minutes. It comes with the drag & drop Themify Builder and many eCommerce features such as ajax cart, wishlist, quick look lightbox, ajax quick search, product image zoom/gallery, and tons of layout options.
The Soundstage theme for bands will wow everyone who visits in seconds with it’s impressive slider and slick home page layout. It offers a complete website including MP3 streaming with online store, discography, photos, videos, tour dates, and blogs.
StoreBox is the perfect and cheapest solution for launching your online store. This stylish, felxible and powerful Ecommerce WordPress Theme is designed to take worrying about web design off your hands.
This lovely niche theme is built and suitable for your Tattoo and Piercing Shop. It has purpose oriented design and comes with Reservation Form, Shop, Reviews, Q&A and Attractive Galleries . It is suitable for users with zero programming skills as well as advanced developers. We made the theme fully responsive so it looks incredible on all mobile devices.
Umbra is the premium Multiconcept WooCommerce WordPress Theme for eCommerce shop. It can be suitable for any kind of eCommerce shops thanks to its multi-functional layout, including: Interior & Furniture, Fashion, Bags, Shoes, Accessories…
Vantage is the most popular business directory theme for WordPress. It’s powerful, robust, and easy to use. That’s not all — Vantage is fully responsive which means it scales perfectly on mobile devices.
WP Generic theme is a free generic wordpress theme ideal for business, corporate, portfolio, blog, agency, e-commerce, freelancer and any other modern and creative website with color options in customizer.
WPLMS is a Learning Management System for WordPress . It is not just a WordPress education theme but a complete eLearning suite. It is suitable for Educational Training Centres, Corporate trainings, Coaching centres, Course tutors, College, Academy, University, School and MOOC platform.