September 1, 2017

Top 10 Premium WordPress Themes in 2017

Published: 1 September 2017 

WordPress can be an excellent choice for building your website. It has many features that can make your website stand out from the rest…if you have the right theme. WordPress has a plethora of themes available, but what people respond to tend to change every so often. If you want a quality page with amazing features that are sure to keep visitors engaged, then consider choosing a premium WordPress theme. Here are the best ones for 2017 (many are from ThemeForest)...



Avada is the best-selling WordPress theme. This is down to its customisable features and responsiveness. It has the most advanced options available, and better yet – you need no coding experience to be able to build yourself an amazing website with it. You can add features such as full-width sections, pricing tables, sliders, buttons, alert messages and much more quite easily. There is a wide range of industries using this theme, so it is very adaptable as well.



If you want to run a shop online, then Flatsome may be perfect for you. It has a nice clean and crisp look to it that is extremely user-friendly and shows off your items in an eye-catching manner. This theme has been tried and tested, and the current version has spent many years in the making by e-commerce (and WooCommerce) experts. There is no need for coding, and the drag and drop tool makes filling the website full of your wares simple. This theme is fully responsive too, so visitors using a tablet or smartphone can make purchases easily.



Nearly every industry category is covered by Soledad. It is very versatile, but no matter which template you go for, you can guarantee quality. There are even over 250 home page demos and 200 different slider and blog layouts, so you are pretty guaranteed to find something that fits you with the Soledad theme! You’ll get a huge choice of colour palette, so you can find something that suits your branding. If you are thinking of having an online portfolio, Soledad is a good choice. There are six different styles to choose from! It is also good for an online shop as it has the WooCommerce store builder plugin. If you don’t have something in mind yet and want a chance to play around with layouts, then Soledad might be the one for you.



Newspaper is the ultimate theme for news and magazine style websites. From serious, everyday news to recipes to fashion reports, Newspaper has the perfect layout for you. You can be certain you will get the right layout that is most appropriate for the stories you have to tell, and then you will have options available to perfect it even more to suit your brand. Newspaper also has the options to help you monetize your site with an ad management tool and spaces to display ads in.



The7 claims to be the most customisable theme available. There are over 750 layouts to choose from. If you can manage to get through the list or lucky enough to find something that suits you right away, you can be up and running in minutes. All you do is upload your logo, choose your colour scheme, choose your desired fonts and size and click ‘create’. Of course, you will need to fill in the content and upload more pictures, but the foundations will be set to your liking. Need inspiration? Have a look at one of their 31 pre-built websites.



The X theme has been described as very flexible by many users. It claims to let you have virtually any look you want to a website. It doesn’t overwhelm you with too many options at once. You’ll work with it in real time and see updates as you go along. There is nothing but the work area and preview area. The elements in page building and plugins are regularly updated, so you can always have the latest ones to your advantage.


The Gem

The Gem is considerably newer than the other themes but has already made an impact. The Gem is designed for the creative industry, giving a platform to show off that creativity with over 100 templates to help you do so. It is a high-performance theme that loads quickly and is mobile friendly. You’ll get a whole host of plugins including Yoast SEO and WooCommerce. The Gem can be used for all sorts of websites, but if you want something with style, then it’s a good choice.



BeTheme has continuously been a popular choice for WordPress themes, more likely due to its functionality and design. It may be one of the most complete themes out there. There are 55 demos to choose from, and they also cover a wide range of industries. Their example subjects include loans, DJing, portfolio, restaurant, charities and more.



Bridge gives a slight twist on the multi-purpose theme. There are currently 145 demos, and the number seems to rise with each update. There is a good chance you will find something out of the vivacious demos, just in case you can’t seem to find what you’re after, Bridge gives you the ability to mix and match the features on the pre-built templates to design your ultimate site. The huge amount of demos is only part of the reason why Bridge is so loved. Its usability is impressive too.



Uncode is one of the most sophisticated WordPress themes available in 2017. It has a striking design that is colourful and exciting. No code is needed to create a highly interactive site that loads quickly. Uncode lets your brand shine with help from customisable typographical options and amazing colour schemes. It is a theme that always seems fresh. No wonder it has been so successful.

With one of these premium WordPress themes for 2017, you are bound to have something that suits your brand and website design skills (which can be none!) and achieve something that is visually stunning for your visitors to awe over.


Ben Maden

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