Lots of paid and free WordPress themes are available on the market these days. As WordPress’ popularity is increasing day by day, many of the top web designers are using free and paid premium WordPress themes to develop even large commercial websites. Long gone are the days when WordPress was merely a blogging app.
The advantages of paid premium WordPress themes are that they give a much more professional look to your site in addition to providing installation and after sales support. They also have exceptionally great features, future free updates and much more.
Recently one of my favourite companies for premium themes, Wpnow, was offering great unique themes at very affordable rates – and no annual recurring charge, this was just a one time fee. I bought 2 of their collection and was really satisfied with their design and, perhaps more importantly, their after sales support. Check them out if you want an inexpensive premium wordpress theme for your site to give a branded professional look and avoid the standard look found with the free themes.
Here’s a selection of some of the Top Premium WordPress Themes developers:
- WPNow – Nice themes at affordable prices for those small businesses on a budget (and who isn’t these days). Most are good for general blogging, Gamenow is my favourite gaming theme.. Also checkout their Huex theme with lots of clever features.
- Gorilla Themes – Nicest theme collections I must say, particularly Real Estate (Home Owner, Smooth, Open house, The Bel Air) , Celebrity, Fashion (Celebritypress, Vanity, Seduction ), Tribal Music theme and Traveler theme.
- Elegant Themes – One of the cheapest and most popular options – get access to over 20+ themes for $20/year – and yes you can use those themes even if you don’t renew your membership after 1 year. What’s not to like?
- WooThemes – 50+ themes for general/niche blogging, nice offers for membership which can give you access to all of their themes if you have several websites and want each to have an identity/brand of its own. Their themes are compatible with Drupal, Magento and ExpressionEngine too. Some of their popular themes are Groovy Video blog theme, Groovy photo blog theme, Aperture, Wootube, Mortar, Mainstream etc.
- StudioPress Themes – One of the popular names – some of their popular themes are Agent For real estate blog, Corporate business theme, Magazine theme, Allure Health and Beauty theme and the Education theme for school or college blogs.
- Premium Themes – One of the oldest names in the industry, they have, not surprisingly many, many themes to choose from. Some of the most popular themes are iBusiness, Restaurant for recipe blogs, Portfolio themes, ebook and eproduct and their Academy education theme.
- Style WP – Many themes to choose from, some of the best themes are Playmaker for sports, Gameline/Gamemaker for game blogs, Newsline, Moviemaker for movie blog, Sonar Tech and Function Plus.
- Natty WP – lots of themes there including Joomla CMS compatible ones, which are worth looking at if you have a large commercial website; good collection of business themes and some niche offers for club membership.
- WPRemix – Make WordPress as CMS – A single theme but with 10 Homepage options, 20 Single page choices with different layouts, 10 product/gallery page options and 5 Miscellaneous page styles. also has Plugin compatibility, an Ajax slider feature, Smart Drop menu, Tabs, Table, add-ons etc.
- Aloha Themes – Another one from the people behind Gorilla – only a few themes but I love their colours.
- WPZoom – Great collection of magazine specific themes for business, automotive and gallery sites.
- Arthemia Premium – General theme which can work well for webmaster and tech blogs. With numerous built-in features, Arthemia Premium will convert your old-fashioned WordPress blog into an amazing and powerful front-end. If you are running an online magazine or a corporate website, Arthemia Premium is the one-stop solution for you.
- Theme Wars – New site but from the top blog designers Unique Blog Designs who have designed themes for shoemoney, johnchow, problogger and other such popular blogs. Nice collection of magazine themes and new ones added frequently.
- One Theme – One Theme is a highly customizable theme, designed for different WordPress blog genres, powered by a custom control panel plugin called One Panel. It’s full of innovative features that push the boundaries of a default WordPress installation beyond the blog-standard. With One Theme you will enjoy great customer service, FREE upgrades for life, and membership to the enthusiastic community.
- Theme Spinner – Garnet, Shiva, Tauren, Chimera are popular general niche themes at an affordable price.
- Rich WP – If you want to set up a business or corporate Web site, a blog, a photo gallery, an online portfolio or a full-blown magazine site, look no further. WordPress has evolved. Use the state-of-the art WordPress content management system (CMS) to easily build and maintain your presence on the Internet.
- Gab Fire – have some good themes for general news blogs or magazines. Checkout their new Dust CMS Theme.
So why go with default WordPress themes or with free themes which have lots of sponsored links there & no support/custom options; when you can get premium themes from $20-$50 for a single one time fee ? It’s a no-brainer, surely
One more thing guys, don’t get/download nulled themes from rapidshare, torrent, megaupload, easy-share or other similar file sharing sites – such themes/scripts contains malicious code, trojans and viruses which can be very harmful to your computer, web hosting and your private/business data.