WordPress, the web application which has supplanted every other content management system and not only blogging softwares. 75 million websites on the internet depend on WordPress and majority of sites use WordPress among any other CMS. With limitless customizations and a growing community of developers attached to the software, its possible to create a WordPress site based on anything, from a news site to a portfolio website. Its amazing how a simple application can adjust itself anywhere and to mention a fact, WordPress officially has less than 300 developers hired.
Moving on, this article is about the creative WordPress Themes available online and which you can use if you choose to go for something unique. Some of these themes are paid, but trust me its worth every penny. If you get one, you can get customisations done according to you, I’ll recommended taking help from an expert cause it’s not hard to mess things up. Let’s begin.
Oshine is a robust theme, fully responsive and easy to use and customize, loaded with many features which holds a user friendly front-end management system. Features like drag and drop, WYSIWYG editors and page builders, along with 50+ modules which help you experiement a lot until you find the look you’re looking for. It comes with many header, footer and sidebar layout giving numerous front-end customization options. Talking about the front-end, it supports 500+ Google fonts, manageable header transparency and video backgrounds. And along with the front-end, the back-end is pretty cleanly coded and user friendly too, you can import your data with a click from its one click data import feature.
The theme is compatible with WooCommerece and WPML. If you’re looking for a business website, Oshine theme won’t be a bad choice and is also perfect for portfolio or photography websites. There are 23 demos officially presented by Oshine which shows how vastly the theme can be adapted, an image here won’t be just for such an awesome template so I’ll prefer you go ahead and check those demos out for its interactive and user-friendly experience, and ofcourse you can mold Oshine anyway you like.
Gracie girl is a responsive, fashion style WordPress theme which is simple but full of customizable options. Perfect for a business site, the homepage allows you to choose from a carousel slider, tiling mosaic gallery posts, a simple blog format or anything static. Mainly built for women, the site let your images do the talking, you can make the best use of such a theme by showcasing products out there. A simple design, white themed WordPress template also gives excellent SEO support. For all the women out there looking for a highly customizable, fashion/gallery type WordPress website, this theme is for you and costs $70.
Ideal for Photographers, Rokophoto comes in a paid version and a free one, allowing a full-width image in the header and further a gallery tab to display your work. The theme is responsive and fits to all devices. The footer contains social following links, for users to follow your website for visiting again in the future. For every post, the theme allows you to post a big image, and on scroll functions are included. Its really easy to customize the theme as far changing the color scheme, logos and images are involved, complex changes might need expertise in WordPress but this strong theme is best for your professional photography portfolio.
John, a creation of GavikPro is creative layout oriented, one-page portfolio type, responive WordPress theme which can be used for multiple purposes, but if you’re looking for a personal portfolio which is creative, John is for you. Apart from it being awarded as #1 by various WordPress blogs, this $49 theme is also used at top-notch websites like Kernel Digital and Masscom.
John definitely leaves a visual impact on the viewer with its creative animations, as mentioned John is one-paged theme (preferably), it allows to you choose from 3 different and interactive headers to give an awesome first impression which makes its users love it from the beginning.
Dorsey takes photography and portfolio websites to a next level completely. Focusing on images, more than the content, this responsive theme provides interactive image viewing and changing options. This simple theme allows you to view high quality images with captions on the left, along with integrated Google fonts and a tree-style side bar on the left too. Though you can make changes to the color scheme, but the original version is really user friendly and search engine optimized. Again, a good choice for photographers.
The theme also allows blog-posts and other static pages for you but deserves a place here because of its interactive homepage.
Dorsey costs $100 and it is worth if your image gallery is filled with quality images to display.
Activello is a multipurpose WordPress theme coded neatly and designed to fit any width device comfortably. The theme is retina ready, full of vibrant colors, shows a feature header image and a simple blog-post type view underneath. Simplicity of the theme fetches Google’s attention easily making it heavily optimized for search engines. Activello is fit for many vital WordPress Plugins namely Woocommerce, Gravity Forms, W3 Total Cache and others. There is an awesome support team which would love to help you with your installation/customization related problems in Activello.
Getting married and plan on telling the world through internet? Well, I’ve found the right match for you. Match, yet another creative WordPress theme, highly responsive, cute and simple specially built for couples showcasing details and images about their auspicious day. Though, the theme is highly customizable and can be used according to user’s choice, but I like it this way, maybe because of the color scheme and the name, and the fact it comes with suitable widgets like wedding day counter and many others.
The theme showcases a header image, allows several pages (to list events and share stories), comes with a easy-to-use theme customizer, integrated Google fonts and allows to play around with the navigation menu.
Match is a theme which can make your friend’s and family go “awww…” and gather information about the big day, in just $45.
Pinbin is a innovative theme, specially built for people with a affection with graphics, photography or art. Graphic designers, Photographers, or anyone who wants a theme to ‘do more work less talk’ in a creative way, the theme belongs to you. The design is inspired from Pinterest, and the back-end code is very clean and minimized to optimize the best for speed. If its worth mentioning, I liked the wood themed background too. The theme is compeletly responsive and is available to download for free.
For all the musicians, singers and DJs out there, this vibrant, responsive music themed WordPress theme is here. The theme comes with multiple color combinations, all being retina ready and with a innovative glass look. You can play a YouTube video in the background for every different page and I cannot miss its advanced Music player which allows visitors to listen to your featured music online. Though I found the theme a little laggy, but sure you can check out the article for making WordPress faster. Vice costs $59 and comes with a video tutorial for setting it up if you face difficulties.
Another theme for DJs and musicians from the makers of Vice, with 24 color skins and color pickers and responsive for all devices. The theme has a special emphasis on the security and have a big fan base, I could see a lot of happy customer reviews on their official site. Also, its flawless customer support won’t let your work hang. Slam is also available for $59, and I find it perfect for label company, bands or DJs.
That’s all for now, the listed WordPress themes were not in any order and all of them are my favorites and you should consider them if you’re looking for something creative.