Best WordPress Themes 2021 – this article provides an overview of the latest and best WordPress Themes 2021. The success story of WordPress does not end in 2021. Premium WordPress Themes shoot like mushrooms from the ground – but beware – not every WordPress Theme keeps what it promises.
Divi Theme – Premium WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes
If you are looking for an all-rounder, Divi Theme is probably the best WordPress theme 2021. The developers of Elegant Themes have developed the theme over the past few years and now the name theme is no longer appropriate.
With Divi theme you can build almost anything. No matter if it’s a WooCommerce store, portfolio website or web business card for the bakery around the corner. Okay – for the bakery around the corner maybe a free WordPress theme is enough. Still, over 600,000 users of the Divi theme can’t be mistaken. Especially since the theme has really blossomed in recent years and immensely screwed on the usability and the functions of the developers. The support is excellent thanks to the large community and helps you quickly with all problems with the theme.
The in-house Divi Builder is a page builder like no other. With it, you can easily create and customize anything with drag and drop. Without writing a line of code.
The pricing model of the Divi Theme is especially interesting for WordPress agencies and WordPress freelancers. With the lifetime license you get a lifetime of updates and can also use the Divi theme for an unlimited number of projects.
If you want to get there quickly without much ado, Divi Theme has 18 preset layouts ready for you. Click and you’re done. The Divi is suitable for people who don’t want to (or can’t) program themselves, but still want to influence as many design elements as possible.
- easy responsive editing of content
- 18 different, prefabricated demos
- 46 Content elements
- created layouts can be saved as a template
- Global elements (edit elements once and everywhere in the WordPress site it will be changed)
- Real time layout is possible
- Divi Page Builder
- many tutorial videos
Enfold – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
The Enfold theme is my favorite theme of 2021, which is certainly a matter of taste. However, with the in-house Avia Layout Builder, it clearly sets itself apart from other themes. I find the Avia Layout Builder much more intuitive than the widely used Visual Composer. In addition, the developer Kriesi and his team always react to new developments and regularly equip the theme with new useful features and updates.
A large community guarantees you fast and competent support. With the Enfold theme, you can also achieve top rankings and the Pagespeed function allows you to achieve a Google Pagespeed Score far above the 90 points. Especially in the recent past, the developers have reacted quickly and pragmatically to the DSGVO and cookie guidelines. Thus, the theme also contains an opt-in for legally critical cookies.
The now obligatory demos allow you to quickly get started with the theme and make you the webmaster of your own WordPress website with just a few clicks. Great CSS animations of individual content elements and many options regarding the responsive web design round things off and make the theme one of the best WordPress themes in 2021.
- Layout PSDs are included with the purchase of the theme
- WPML & WooCommerce ready
- many video tutorials and a huge support forum
- great drag and drop page builder
- responsive layout
- meaningful content elements facilitate a stunning layout with Enfold
- Cookies opt-in and speed optimization already integrated in the theme
Stockholm Theme – Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
Stockholm Theme by Qode Interactive is also a very impressive theme. It is very flexible and also has some demos according to the latest web design trends. Especially nice are the details and the possibility to display the navigation either on the right or on top. It is a very clean theme and is suitable for many applications. The developers are behind and offer great support. Another great feature to quickly get to your new WordPress website is the mix and match feature. With this you can combine individual content elements from the various prefabricated demos with each other. So you can build your own, individual website in no time.
- WP Bakery Visual Composer integrated
- Very good support
- extremely customizable header
- Mix and match function
- Intuitive adjustment possible
Monstroid 2 – stylish Elementor theme for WordPress
If you want to use Elementor Page Builder, you should definitely take a look at the Monstroid 2 theme from TemplateMonster. The demos and also the specifications look very promising. The theme comes very modern and with over 1000 demos and elements you should find the right demo layout for every requirement.
In combination with the JetTricks plugin you can create great scrolling effects and other micro-interactions that give your website that certain something. This is something you won’t find in other themes.
The whole theme is only 250kb in size and thus much smaller than most of the best WordPress themes 2021. Theoretically, this also has an impact on the speed. Unfortunately, I have not yet done the practical test with Monstroid 2. I am confident that I will still test it in the near future.
- Only 250kb in size (good loading times!)
- 1000+ demos and elements
- supports Elementor Page Builder
- Header and Footer Builder
- with JetTricks plugin micro interactions are possible
- Build your own product pages in WooCommerce
- Works with Loco-Translate, Poly-Lang and WPML
The7 – Multi-Purpose Website Building Toolkit for WordPress
The7 theme convinces with a very nice typography and the balanced animations. With over 170,000 downloads it is one of the top dogs on the WordPress theme market. Meanwhile, the Elementor Page Builder is also supported. The feature list of The7 theme will make any WordPress freak’s mouth water: Advanced WooCommerce options, over 1000 theme options and over 40 demo layouts.
With all the features and options, however, you must not forget: Everything also needs to be adjusted well. With 1000+ options, even the pro will lose track. But don’t worry: the demos are a perfect starting point on the way to your own homepage. But if you have everything set up, The7 Theme can be a long time companion in building your website. I especially liked the smooth animations as well as the typography, which looks very balanced in this theme. The theme demos are all very nicely designed and make a great starting point for your new WordPress project. The7 – worth a look!
At only $39, The7 theme is a real bargain. By the way: This theme is also Gutenberg-ready, WPML-compatible, mobile-first and Seo-friendly. The typical marketing buzz words 😉
- 6 Premium Plugins with the purchase of The7 Theme
- Design Wizard
- 850 Theme Options (Curse and Blessing)
- over 30 theme demos to help you get started
- with $39 one of the cheaper themes
BeTheme – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
The BeTheme is with its over 500 demo layouts probably the most comprehensive theme and is aimed especially at people who want to start a website directly with a ready-made layout via 1-click installation. The BeTheme also puts a lot of emphasis on an intuitive installation of the demo content.
The theme comes with Muffin Builder 3 and Visual Composer. The Muffin Layout Builder is only conditionally suitable for complex layouts and does not make a stable impression. But with Visual Composer (which is integrated in many premium themes) you can easily and quickly reach your goal. The BeTheme has very nice header layouts and is also suitable for WooCommerce store owners. Many possibilities to design menus, headers and footers make the theme interesting for all demands. Even beautiful one-pager layouts are possible with the theme.
In addition, the BeTheme also contains many innovative ideas – such as the 1-Click Skin Generator. Here you can easily change the color layout with one click. Very nice when the customer again in the last second the complete color concept tilts.
- 20 different header styles
- Responsive & Retina-ready
- Built-in mega menu offers many setting options, especially for extensive navigation structures
- 12 predefined color layouts
- easy custom fonts upload
- Maintenance Mode
- freely customizable Google Maps layout
- extra beautiful WooCommerce layout for your online store
PILE – Unconventional WordPress Portfolio Theme 2021
The PILE WordPress theme is arguably the best WordPress portfolio theme. Granted, the price of the theme is very high – but if you want to leave your potential clients or customers with their mouths open, the PILE theme is the first choice. The PILE Portfolio Theme is styled down to the last corner – you can see the attention to detail here.
This attention to detail is also reflected in the price: $225 is probably the highest price for a WordPress portfolio theme, yet every penny is worth it. Parallax scrolling should be part of every WordPress theme in 2021 – PILE goes one step further and offers parallax scrolling for content elements. Awesome! The PILE theme is definitely worth a look. The following video allows a look behind the scenes of the theme:
- is also suitable for WooCommerce (create your own online store with WordPress)
- best support in the WordPress theme scene
- Parallax scrolling for content elements
- Extremely high price
- with Smart Layout Builder – create layouts simply with a mouse click
- many great animations and page transitions
- each element is very nicely styled (there were designers at work!)
Uncode Theme – clean all-in-one WordPress theme
Also in 2021 the Uncode Theme has found its way into this list again. The various demos of the Uncode theme alone show the flexibility of the theme and make it interesting for many areas. No matter if you are a start-up, a designer or a musician – this theme offers you all possibilities when designing and implementing your ideas with WordPress.
I especially like the 70+ demos that can be installed with one click. So you can build your own homepage in just a few minutes without starting from scratch. In addition, the grid system of the theme can also asymmetrical layouts. This is also a web design trend in 2021 and is possible with this theme and WordPress.
Whether it’s Fullwidth, Metro, Grid, Masonry or Fluid, Uncode gives you great options to unleash your unique design on the world.
- Adaptive Images
- great designs show the designers’ attention to detail
- 6 different menu layouts (including left or off canvas menus)
- With the purchase you get 6 premium plugins in addition (among others VC Particles)
- 70+ demo layouts make it easy to get started
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
- super-responsive design
Kalium – Creative WordPress Theme for Professionals
The Kalium started as a minimalistic WordPress theme and has been extended by the developers again and again. In 2021 it is no longer a simple portfolio theme but a great multi-purpose theme and suitable for different industries (travel, fashion, architecture, fitness, etc.). You want to create your own online store? The Kalium theme offers many possibilities for that as well. Especially worth mentioning is the typography. Kalium Theme comes with its own font manager and over 4000 fonts.
The theme is especially suitable for designers. It offers many features and layouts that are especially interesting for portfolios. Moreover, the theme comes with a Dribbble interface, which allows you to connect your Dribbble account with your portfolio website. Over 30 portfolio styles complete the theme.
- many great hover styles
- minimalist design
- many possibilities to present your portfolio
- responsive design
- over 800 icons
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
Jupiter X – Multi-Purpose Responsive Theme for WordPress
Jupiter X theme was created by the developers with a lot of love and comes with many innovative features. Especially here is the speed optimization of the theme. With this you can achieve really good loading time. Elements of this multi-purpose theme that are not used will not be loaded.
Additionally, it comes with 3 different premium sliders (But beware: sliders should be used with caution), which also enable cool 3D effects. With the 250+ demos you will find a quick introduction to the Jupiter X theme.
The Jupiter X theme is also suitable for WooCommerce. Through the frontend editor with which you can customize everything in real time, the store templates are also adapted. In addition, the theme offers a store customizer (based on WooCommerce). Thus, the theme is particularly suitable for prospective store operators who are looking for an e-commerce theme.
The header and footer of the theme can also be customized, making the Jupiter X theme a Swiss Army Knife of themes. Note, however, that all the options can be overwhelming and may be too much for a small web business card.
- 18 different header styles
- 1800 different (very aesthetic) icons
- 7 different blog styles
- great layouts with very nice animations
- Especially interesting for WooCommerce, because store customizer integrated
- Visual Page Builder gives extreme control over design details
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
Flatsome – Multi-Purpose Responsive WooCommerce Theme
Flatsome theme offers many features and benefits for WooCommerce store owners. You want to start your next online store with WordPress? Then you should definitely check out the Flatsome Theme! It offers a custom product page builder and an intuitive user experience that will turn your store visitors into customers. It also offers great styled product filters that make sense especially if you have a lot of products in your store. And that’s why Flatsome Theme is the best selling WooCommerce theme on Themeforest.
But the theme is not only suitable for WooCommerce. Also for pure content sites the Flatsome Theme comes with many useful content elements like a Tab Menu, Accordion, Price Tables, Forms, Hot-Spots. etc. The Flatsome Theme is perhaps the best WooCommerce Theme 2021.
Moreover, the theme offers an innovative header builder and other very innovative functionalities. Want to see an example? The Banner Focus Point technology allows you to set a focus point on a slider and no matter what device size is used – the set focus point is always visible. Responsive web design in action!
- Banner Focus Point Technology
- Drag and Drop Image Grids
- over 700 Google Fonts integrated
- Adaptive Images and Lazy Load for better performance
- Live Search for WooCommerce
- Live Theme Updates
- completely styled WooCommerce Pages (My Account, Product Grids, etc.)
- Live Page Builder
The X Theme – Allround WordPress Theme
The X theme is also one of the top dogs on the WordPress theme pasture. Already for seven years on the theme market, you can assume that the theme will not be stomped in 2021 and enjoys good support.
The X Theme comes with the Conerstone Page Builder and has a lot to offer. With 29 extensions (plugins) that can be installed with one click in the X Theme, the theme developers have proven code experience and offer you with the theme also many functionalities: Woo Checkout Editor, E&P Forms Builder, Modern Events Calendar. A live code editor as well as some theme options, which are live visible, make it easier for you to work on your layout with the X theme. You want to start with a demo layout? Whether it’s a Restaurant Theme, Spa Theme, Agency Theme, Wedding Theme, Fitness Theme or App Theme – the X Theme comes with many demo layouts out of the box.
In addition, the theme now supports global elements. You style a button once and let it appear in many places in the theme.
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
- 29 Premium Extensions that extend the functionality (as plugins)
- Gloable elements
- Live Frontend Editing
- Fluid Responsive Web Design
- competent support
- very versatile theme
Avada – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
After the Avada theme didn’t show up in the best WordPress themes list last year, I decided to mention it again this year. One thing is for sure: no matter what project you want to launch – the Avada Theme is suitable for pretty much everything. Whether it’s a portfolio, restaurant, dentist, blogger, etc – the Avada theme offers you almost endless possibilities.
Since the Avada theme is very popular, it also has good support and is constantly updated. The theme developer himself promotes Avada not only as a theme but as a powerful design tool.
But with all the advantages of the Avada theme also come the disadvantages: long loading times, too many options make it difficult to keep track of everything, etc. I am also ambivalent about the theme in 2021. My personal theme favorite it is not.
However, because it is the best-selling theme I don’t want to deprive you of it.
- many premium plugins for free with theme purchase
- unique Fusion Builder
- Extremely many setting options (but unfortunately also very confusing)
- Very good support
- 38 demo layouts for a quick start with the theme
- every conceivable layout is possible with Avada
- over 55 content elements give you the freedom you need to create your own design
Impreza Theme – Grounded Allround Theme for WordPress
I have come across the Impreza theme in several corners of the internet. Some web design agencies swear by this theme. Personally, I couldn’t really get along with the theme (the Enfold theme has more functionality and is superior to the Impreza theme in many ways). Nevertheless, the theme makes it into the list of the best WordPress themes 2021.
With its 44 content elements, the Impreza theme is in the midfield in terms of functionality. It is more aimed at people who know a bit of CSS and PHP. If you know a little bit about it, you can really drill up the Impreza theme. A Visual Page Builder (further development of WPBakery) completes the theme.
From the Inpreza demos you can see that the theme is very customizable and suitable for many types of websites. As with all WordPress Themes 2021, Impreza is also WPML compatible and suitable for creating your own store.
- Header Builder (drag and drop to custom header)
- over 1300 icons
- 17 Portfolio Grid Styles
- many typography settings
- customizable Google Maps
- many layout options for your sidebar
- extremely versatile design options make the theme a Swiss Army Knife
Salient – Responsive WordPress Theme 2021
The Salient theme was my first theme in WordPress. That should be about seven years ago now. Since then, however, the Salient Theme has changed fundamentally, or expanded extremely. Last year I had the pleasure to implement a project with the Salient Theme again.
Very nice typography, great animations and many innovative pre-made layouts are just some features of the theme. The demo layouts of the Salient theme are definitely among the best designs on Themeforest. Admittedly, those who don’t know Visual Composer will be a bit confused by the many options in the layout at first. However, the demo layouts offer a good starting point. I also installed a demo layout first and then adapted the project based on it. There you can see exactly how the web design is knitted and adjust it according to your wishes. Easy going.
- Nectar Fullscreen Rows offer a unique user experience
- many header layouts (which you search in vain with other themes)
- great animations and great mobile menu
- extremely many layout options
- many aesthetic design details
- 19 Blog Posts Styles
- very clear Theme Options
Bridge – Creative WordPress Theme
The Bridge Theme from Qode has it all: Over 430 demos make it easy for you to get started creating websites with the theme. There should be something for everyone. Especially since the Bridge Theme is extremely customizable. No matter what you have in mind: This theme will always fit.
Asymmetrical portfolio layout? Minimalist WooCommerce store? A news magazine? All no problem with the best selling creative theme on Themeforest. Meanwhile it supports not only WP Bakery Page Builder but also Elementor Page Builder. With this, the developers responded to the wishes of the community and made the theme much more user-friendly.
But not only the many functions and features have promoted this theme into the Top WordPress Theme 2021. Beautiful animation, parallax scrolling, fullwidth layouts, split design layouts and great details give the theme a nice aesthetic.
- Four premium plugins integrated (Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, LayerSlider and Timetable plugin)
- many unusual content elements
- extremely versatile theme
- great infographic elements
- Also suitable as a magazine theme
- over 250 demo layouts
Proton – Minimal Portfolio Theme for WordPress
The Proton Portfolio Theme is not a multi-purpose theme, so it is only suitable as a portfolio theme. But it is optimally suited for that. The Proton theme does without complex content elements that you don’t need for your portfolio. This in turn benefits the performance, since no 90+ content elements need to be loaded.
I especially like the typography of the Proton theme, which was chosen with a lot of love. In addition, the setup of the Proton theme is very simple, because there are not 800 different options. In this respect, every freelancer looking for a minimalistic portfolio theme should take a look at the Proton theme.
By the way, WooCommerce is also supported. If you are a freelancer and want to offer your work through your WordPress website in your own online store in the future, you will not be disappointed with the Proton theme.
- over 600 Google Fonts
- One Click Demo Importer
- Clean Code
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
- 7 different icon styles
- various portfolio grids & styles
- Best Minimal Portfolio Theme
Gecko – Powerful Ajax WooCommerce Theme
The Gecko theme is especially suitable for your next WooCommerce online store with WordPress. Due to the e-commerce specialization of the theme you will get many demos, content elements and designs right from the start, which will help you to build your new online store with WordPress.
The developers have made the Gecko theme very interesting for beginners. So there are many video tutorials that will help you get started. Moreover, the theme demo layouts are almost exclusively WooCommerce stores. The industries of these stores are: Fashion, Organic Store, Home Furniture, Handmade and Portfolio. Besides Flatsome Theme, Gecko Theme is probably the best WordPress e-commerce theme 2021.
- Also available as Prestashop version and Shopify version
- Drag and Drop Page Builder
- Instagram Feed Display
- 7 different header layouts
- 8 demo layouts (many already as WooCommerce store)
- integrated Open Swatch plugin for great product option styles
- Instant Search for your online store
- Product Page Builder (create your product pages with drag and drop page builder)
TheGem – Creative Multi-Purpose High-Performance WordPress Theme
TheGem – it was probably the theme of 2017. Unfortunately, with the wonderful demo layouts in the backend came the disillusionment. The customizability of TheGem theme was limited (compared to the theme competition) and so the theme managed to enter the best-selling themes 2017 – but it could not maintain the success. Too many critical voices came up.
TheGem theme is still a good choice and is one of the best WordPress themes this year, but it has a bitter aftertaste. What happened? The more than 200 demos all look top – but a theme also lives from its images (which in most cases are just not part of the demo). If you now start to fill the theme with your own images, which were not made by a designer, the great demo layout meets reality.
Nevertheless, TheGem Theme is worth a look (especially because of the pre-built demos) and has made its way into this year’s list as well.
- German support
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
- over 200 demo layouts facilitate the layout
- 14 different blog styles
- 20 different portfolio styles
- Great Page Headlines
- Video tutorials
- over 20 custom widgets
Oshine Theme – Creative Portfolio WordPress Theme
The Oshine theme is aimed at creative people who want to present their portfolio on the Internet. In terms of sales, it’s not as big as the top dogs – but due to the theme’s specialization on portfolios, this is understandable. However, the advantage of Oshine is obvious: due to the specialization, the theme doesn’t come with 1000s of confusing options that you probably don’t need as a designer or photographer to create your portfolio.
The aesthetics is very delicate and looks very minimalistic. This gives your works air to breathe and not be constrained by the web design. The Oshine theme comes with its own frontend visual page builder “Tatsu”. You also have the possibility to use a color manager. With a few clicks you can change whole color palettes. Different header and menu styles complete the perfect Portfolio Theme 2021.
Of course, the theme is also suitable for content sites and can also be used for minimalist corporate or business websites. However, the strength of the theme is clearly on portfolio websites.
- especially suitable for protfolio pages
- 46 ready-made demo layouts
- with Visual Page Builder Tatsu
- 50+ Content Modules
- 20 Styles for your project pages
- especially suitable for photographers
- extended typography
Kallyas Theme – Allround Theme with own Page Builder
The Kallyas theme comes with its own page builder called Zion Builder. This theme is also a multi-purpose theme – so it can be used for many purposes. With its 70+ demo layouts and over a hundred content elements, it gives you a lot of freedom to design your new WordPress website.
Admittedly, the design of the Kallyas Theme is not really fresh – but not every industry and every customer needs the absolute future design. The advantages of the Kallyas theme lie elsewhere. It contains a lot of good interactive content elements, which can make the website more attractive if used correctly. This invites the website visitor to explore the content more.
And of course, the Kallyas theme supports all kinds of plugins like WooCommerce, WPML, etc. So nothing stands in the way of the scalability of your website in the future.
- over 70 demo layouts
- Custom page builder (Zion Builder)
- over 100 content elements
- Advanced WooCommerce options
- Import/export of content elements possible
- Parallax effect for all objects
- PSD Templates Included
Brooklyn – Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
The Brooklyn theme is not one of the big themes in the scene – yet it made its way into the list of great WordPress themes 2021. The aesthetics and functionality of the theme don’t need to hide behind its big theme brothers.
The Brooklyn theme was coded with a lot of love and you can see that especially in the details. And so the CSS3 animations are extremely smooth and also the scrolling on the subpages of the Brooklyn theme is extremely fun. The theme offers everything you need: parallax scrolling, a strong grid system, fullwidth content, video backgrounds, particle system, team sliders and fullwidth backgrounds. Also, the demo layouts of the Brooklyn theme show the wide range of layout possibilities with the theme.
- Great Pricing Tables
- over 32 demo layouts that could not be more different
- Designed with love
- WooCommerce and WPML-ready
- Retina is supported
- Easy Portfolio Managment – create your own portfolio with just a few clicks
Webify Theme – All-in-One Newcomer Theme 2021
The Webify theme is the newcomer of 2021 and it is not even a year old. Nevertheless, you should definitely take a look at the Webify demo layouts! It doesn’t matter if you want to create a store, portfolio or a corporate website with this WordPress theme: Webify is the all-rounder!
I find the Webify theme very promising. Hopefully the developers will continue to support and update the theme. The Webify theme already convinces with over 50 pre-built demo layouts...and every month new demos are added. One thing is clear: Webify is brand new – but it has what it takes to become a real top dog.
Animations, typography and small design details look very balanced and convince with their filigree. It will make your new website look modern and fresh. The demos show how versatile the theme is.
- Newcomer Theme 2021
- New Theme Demo Layouts Every Month
- 50+ Demo Layouts
- many different header and footer layouts
- Adaptive Images
Ekko Theme – Multi-Purpose Newcomer WordPress Theme 2021
The Ekko theme is also a newcomer theme and only half a year old. Of course, you should be careful with such newcomer themes because the probability is higher that the theme will disappear in two to three years. Nevertheless, the Ekko theme offers you really nice demo layouts. The design is mainly based on the new technical web design trends.
The Ekko theme is extremely flexible. Whether landing page, sales page or content page – with the help of the predefined 250 content blocks you can create your own chic website with just a few clicks. The layouts of the Ekko theme look extremely light and modern. In addition, there are over 50 content elements that make a lot of sense. This will make your website interactive.
- modern, responsive layout
- over 50 content elements
- 50+ demo layouts for a quick start
- 8 Shop Page Layouts for your own WordPress Online Shop
- good, dedicated support
- great details make the design unique
Norebro Theme – Hip Portfolio Theme
The Norebro theme is quite hipster. However, it also meets a trend in web design that has now even arrived in the mainstream. Minimalism and a clear typography characterize the style of the Norebro theme. The 30+ demo layouts are all very individual and leave no hipster wishes unfulfilled.
The advanced typography options are also very nice. Thus, the theme is aimed at designers and creators. But to label the Norebro theme as a pure portfolio theme doesn’t do it justice. It also supports WooCommerce and advertises great WooCommerce layouts. The great header and menu layouts have also been carefully designed and show: There is love in every detail here. Also the animations are very smooth and make you want to use the theme.
With additional 24+ portfolio layouts you should have found the perfect portfolio for your projects in 2021. And you can also create beautiful content pages with Norebro theme.
WordPress Themes 2021: Selection criteria
What actually makes the best WordPress themes 2021? To determine that, it is first necessary to establish some selection criteria for the best WordPress themes 2021. This also involves the purpose for which the theme will be used (online store with WooCommerce, freelancer portfolio, web business card, performance-optimized theme). So before choosing the perfect theme, you need to think about your own requirements for the theme and of course also consider the target audience when choosing the theme.
Some of the selection criteria for the WordPress themes presented here are also based on the respective (defined by you) content (images, texts, headlines). So you also have a significant influence on the search engine optimization, the loading time or performance and the plugins or functionality.
WordPress Theme FAQ
What should I consider when choosing a theme?
Most themes make a good first impression on the surface. However, this good impression often lives on the images. Since you want to use your own images, the images in the theme should not play a role. In addition, you should also call a theme on the smartphone to check how responsive the respective theme is. More tips on theme selection can be found in my article The Best WordPress Themes 2021.
What is the best WordPress theme 2021?
I’ll make it short: There is not THE best WordPress theme. Not in 2021 and not next year. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Asking for the best WordPress theme is about as pointless as asking for the best car. But there is the best WordPress Theme for you. So the answer for the best WordPress theme 2021 depends on your intention and your WordPress theme requirements. Check out my list of the best WordPress themes 2021!
What is a Child Theme?
A child theme is a copy of your main theme. Thereby it is possible to make changes to the main theme, which will remain in the next theme update. Your changed files are stored in the child theme folder and WordPress loads the main theme and additionally the changed files from the child theme folder.
Is WordPress free of charge?
The CMS WordPress is free of charge. It is published under the GNU Public Licence (also GPL). However, some themes and plugins for WordPress are not free – but offer you professional support and many great features. In addition, you also need a suitable WordPress hosting for your own website. In general, you can build unbeatable cheap websites with WordPress.
Are all WordPress themes free?
Unfortunately, not all WordPress themes are free. However, the so-called paid premium themes differ significantly from most free themes. Premium themes offer many features and templates. With them you can create an interactive and professional website. In addition, in a premium theme you will usually find more design elements and a visual page builder.
What is a Multi-Purpose Theme?
Multi-purpose themes are all-rounders. With these themes you can create an online store, build your portfolio or even create a corporate website. Special Themes are specialized for certain website types (store, blog, magazine, portfolio). They offer fewer features than the multi-purpose themes, but are optimized for a specific purpose.
Sometimes it makes sense to choose a theme that may not contain 1000 functions, but just the 15 functions that make sense for your project. Such special themes are also designed for a specific purpose. Therefore, the theme developers can optimize this theme accordingly.
What is the difference between a WordPress theme and a template?
The terms template and theme are often mixed together. But both terms do not mean the same thing. A WordPress theme consists of a variety of templates. The templates determine the appearance of certain subpages. For example, there is a template for the blog, a template for the individual post, a template for the search results page, and so on.
With a WordPress theme you can change the design of your WordPress website without changing the content. At least that was the theory in the past. Through the extensive premium themes that not only determine the design of your WordPress website but come with page builder and various functionalities, this separation of design and content is somewhat softened.
WordPress Themes 2021 Conclusion
These were the best WordPress themes 2021. The development of WordPress themes is getting more and more rapid. A “normal” theme hardly sweeps anyone off their feet today. However, this has several advantages for you as a customer but also disadvantages. On the one hand, there are always great innovations in the themes, such as the header builder, live code editing but also countless demo layouts. On the other hand, theme developers sometimes advertise with false or misleading statements (“Best WordPress Themes”, Google Pagespeed Scores, Seo-optimized, etc.). This makes the WordPress theme scene extremely confusing especially for newbies. Therefore, you should always take the statements of some theme developers with a grain of salt.
Please post any questions, feedback or comments in the comments. If you are looking for your Super WordPress Theme, take a close look at the overview – in general, all WordPress themes are similar! They are based on WordPress. If you have something special in mind (special navigation or special layout) just have a look at the theme demos and check if the element you want is included in the theme.
Otherwise, I hope I could help you with the list and maybe you have a suggestion for a great new theme. Then just write it in the comments.