14 Best WordPress Themes for Your 2016 Projects
Determining the best of anything takeseffort, and selecting the 14 best WordPress themes is no exception. We’ve done the hard work for you however, although you still have to find what is best for you is. You really can’t make a wrong choice. We’ve included Multipurpose themes and those best suited for creating eCommerce websites, or dedicated to that purpose. There’s also a premium theme if you have a One Page website in mind, and one specializing in Portfolios. Check them out and see which fits best your project.
Topping our list is Enfold. This best-selling ThemeForest WordPress theme has everything you will need to build any type of website, and do so quickly and easily. Its secret lies in the combination of predefinedcontent demos to get you started, and Enfold’s unique and extremely user-friendly drag and drop editor that will keep your project moving at a rapid clip. There’s a host of other features of course, including the Admin Area which makes Enfold a perfect theme for novices, just as it is a perfect theme for professionals.
Install the demo of your choice with a single click, and you’re off to the races. You can either build on whatever demo you select, or create your own layout. Better yet, with this flexible theme it’s no problem to choose and combine different elements from different demos. Enfold is WooCommerce ready, and it’s the ideal theme to create an online shop. It is also retina ready and SEO ready, key featuresfor achieving eCommerce success.
In the world of premium WordPress themes, BeTheme is living proof that bigger can be better. Bigger is the more than 160 pre-built websites, a majority of which are multipage websites. Bigger is the 40 core features that make up a one of the most complete website-building tool kits you will find anywhere. Bigger is the200+ shortcodes, plus a host of other items that make it possible to build a website of any type. Muffin Builder 3 is a premier page building and editing tool that anyone can use. If you are a confirmed Visual Composer user, you can use it instead, or use both.
Choose a pre-built website, or if you prefer you can start from scratch. Select your grid, layout, and header configuration and you can still finish a page, and your website, in record time.
X Themeis ThemeForest’s fastest growing product, and for a good reason. Version 3.0, with its incorporation of a dozen valuable Themeco plugins, triggered a significant rise in sales. Cornerstone, an innovative, state-of-the-art, frontend page builder was introduced in Version 4, and sales continued to increase. With Cornerstone and X Theme’s selection of shortcodes, you can build web pages in a snap.
X Theme is also an excellent choice for one page sites, eCommerce site projects, and blogs. The clean and organized portfolio section is also impressive, and the newly introduced Stacks feature allows you to choose from multiple, unique designs with the click of a mouse.
There’s much more. Visit the X Theme website and find out for yourself. You’ll be impressed by what you see.
Uncode is not as well known as the previously mentioned themes for a very good reason. WhenJanuary rolls around it will still be less than 3 months old. Nevertheless, it is enjoying close to 5-star ratings, and it has become a ThemeForest best seller. While its authors were designing Uncode, they paid extremely strict attention to detail – and it shows. Features include WooCommerce, Visual Composer, iLightbox, Layer Slider, and Revolution Slider. Uncode is modern and clean with highly innovative functionality. See for yourself.
Shopkeeper is a suitable name for a WordPress theme that is designed with eCommerce functionality in mind. This premium theme has every one of the features needed to open an online store. While themes are advertised as being WooCommerce compatible, Shopkeeper isspecifically designedto operate with the WooCommerce plugin.
This theme is fully responsive, and its design is pixel perfect. As it is one of three GetBowtied themes designed for eCommerce use, you can expect dedicated and knowledgeablesupport from its authors while building your online shop.
This multipurpose WordPress theme is in reality 10 themes in one, including Mobile App, Creative, Magazine, and Agency; and there are more to come. The Core is WooCommerce ready, translation ready, retina ready, and responsive. The Advanced Visual Builder makes it possible to create complex pages with minimal effort. Other features include Multiple Sliders, Shortcodes, MegaMenu, and an SEO module designed to attract visitors to your site. You’ll also find plenty of layouts and animations and a selection of portfolio showcases.
Kallyasis yet another eCommerce-oriented theme. Since it is well suited for use by large companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs alike, it enjoys worldwide popularity. The latest version, V4.0 is more of a reload than a mere update. New features include the frontend LIVE page builder, a huge selection of Sliders, Hero Scenes, and customized unique and combined pages. You will also find a vast selection of home pages and multiple Portfolio and Blog layouts. This themeis exceptional in the completeness of the features it offers, and it is definitely worth a closer look.
SEO WP takes SEO WordPress themes to a new level. It has the flexibility and robustness required to build a stunning website for digital marketing professionals and SEO experts. SEO WP goes a step further, particularly in the area of search engine optimization. This theme explicitly addresses digital marketers and SEO professionals and it comes with 24 pre-designed page templates, unlimited page designs, unlimited footer layouts, unlimited header styles, everything drag and drop and live customization.
Businesses and digital marketing agencies will appreciate the ready-to-edit SEO content and SEO images this theme provides.
Many if not most WordPress themes provide you with the opportunity to download free demos, or take a free trial run. Others allow free trials for a short period of time, or have a free version that lacks many of the important features found in the premium versions. Despacho is 100% free – and that includes the premium version. Even better, Despacho is a WooCommerce theme, it is fully responsive and loaded with layouts, headers, shortcodes, and page styles. Try the demo, or download the theme. Both are free!
Mr. Tailor has already sold nearly 4,000 copies. Version 2.0 has just been released after nearly a year in design and development. The improvements incorporated into this latest version were heavily influenced by feedback from online store owners and Mr. Tailor users. They were already impressed by the manner in which this theme can be used to rapidly create websites, by experienced users and beginners alike. A popular theme that is loaded with major improvements is definitely worthy of consideration.
Lecco is an outstanding choice for those specializing in one page websites. One page websites can be very effective when used to display portfolios, showcase products, and publish blogs. Lecco features four different layout types, each of which is fully customizable, and you can display your results on PCs, tablets, and other mobile devices. This is a one page theme is a perfect choice for both designers and creatives. It fully deserves to be included in our list of the Best 14 for 2016.
Kleo’s unique BuddyPress design makes it an excellent choice for a variety of business applications. Kleo is also the best Community Theme you are likely to find anywhere. It has in fact been awarded the distinction of being the #1 BuddyPress Theme of 2015. It has the features you need to build a mobile website, a community or membership website, or a vehicle for company presentations. Visit the website to find out more about how you can use Kleo to create blog pages, showcase your portfolio, or create a community.
If you have been on the lookout for a tool that is the ideal choice for composing a modern and amazing portfolio, your search should end with Hipsta. While thistheme has the tools can to create an entire website, creating stunning portfolios is where it really shines. With Hipsta, you can incorporate video and slideshows into your portfolio pages, and there are multicolumn masonry portfolio layouts to work with. Build your portfolio using Visual Composer and a selection of custom shortcodes.
Royal Theme is flexible and versatile. You can use it to create almost any theme. Its main strength however lies in creating corporate and eCommerce solutions. Among its core features is a collection of eCommerce, corporate, landing page, and single page variants. The landing page variants are particularly useful for those wishing to provide viewers with information concerning product pre-releases or upcoming services. This is yet another eCommerce-oriented theme whose website is worth a visit.
We hope the end result of the time spent in selecting these 14 Best WordPress Themes will be that of success – your success. Selecting among a small number can still take time, but when you are looking for the very best, which we have presented here, it is time well spent.
We hope you have found just the right theme to suit your needs. Let us know, and let us know if you have a favorite that you feel should be included.