Video gaming industry is an always growing business and there are new gamers born every day. It doesn’t matter which gaming platform you prefer, if you want to build a website dedicated to gaming there are some WordPress themes which you can’t go without.
In the following lines we are going to show you seven WordPress themes designed especially for gamers. Whether it’s an online magazine where you’re going to press news about your favorite games or it is a clan you manage, these themes can make your life easier and your site much more beautiful and better.
Check out how they look and what they have to offer and you will probably find one for your new gaming site. If you have already installed one of the themes or have found other worth mentioning, don’t be shy and leave a comment below.
Gameleon offers two layouts which you can choose from. There is a Magazine style layout and Arcade one. Although they are similar we prefer the second one which provides more interesting platform for your gaming site. Slider Revolution is already included in the theme and we have to mention a review system which looks nice and will be great for your new game reviews. Gameleon is fully responsive and highly customizable so there is a great set of options from which you can build a perfect gaming site.
- Highly customizable and responsive
- Included premium plugins
- Two layouts to choose from
Orizon is a responsive gaming theme designed for news and entertainment content. It comes with two color sets – red and blue, and five amazing backgrounds to choose from. Although it is designed to be a news site, upon loading the page we instantly got the StarCraft vibe so the theme can easily be turned into your clan’s website. Menu will connect your visitors to social media (Steam included). If you consider building a site for you gaming team, you should definitely check Orizon.
- Isotope Gallery (premium plugin included)
- Review system
Game Addict is built for clan and news websites. This responsive theme provides all necessary widgets for managing your clan wars and showing your matches, scores and league results. This theme looks professional and there are numberless color and backgrounds sets so you can match your site to team’s shirt colors. Parallax slider and Isotope gallery will make your site even more visually stunning. It is compatible with BBPress forum and much, much more so be sure to check it out.
- Clan management widgets
- Different color and background sets
- Included premium widgets
Valor is a free WordPress theme designed for gaming. It looks simple and provides nice sliders on top of the page while the main content is split into two columns where you can show your latest gaming news, reviews and videos. Since the theme is free, don’t expect too many options and features from it; but if you’re starting your new gaming magazine, this one could help you a lot.
- 3 custom post types
If you’re searching for a simple theme for a gaming site, Games Portal will do a good job. It looks nice, neat and will summarize all you latest and most important content on the frontpage. It offers Game Club where your visitors can register so you can provide them special gaming content. Game Portal theme is all about simplicity so don’t expect any fancy features.
- Simple and neat
- Game Club
- Twitter section
Gameworld – WooCommerce Theme
All the themes we have mentioned so far are designed for gaming magazines or clan pages. But if you own a game store and want to sell your games online, you will need appropriate one. That’s where Gameworld steps in. You can choose from dark and light theme layout for this responsive theme and easily start with your shop. It has included premium plugins like Revolution Slider which will help you accentuate most popular items in your store and Visual Composer Integration.
- Premium plugins included
- Custom layout, unlimited colors and powerful admin section
This premium WordPress theme is designed for big gaming communities. If you want to organize clan wars or just challenge another player for match, BlackFyre might help you organize everything onto one site. There is a special Clan War system where you can easily create and manage team matches for any game you want. With custom pages you can easily create player profiles and clan pages, and make your users feel like home.
There are unlimited colors options to choose from and numerous background options if you decide to upload your own images. With powerful admin options, you can create a gaming site like you’ve ever wanted. Try the demo site and play around with few color/background options to see what’s in store for you.
- Clan War system
- Numberless color and background options
- Custom user pages