Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes in Action

Premium WordPress Themes in Action

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a screenshot is not exactly instrumental in helping you choose among thousands of available Premium WordPress Themes. Nor is an official demo, for that matter. You need to see the themes in action, you need real life examples.

This article provides you with those examples. First, it lists some of the most popular themes out there. Popular themes get their status for a reason. They are extendable, robust, responsive, flexible, i.e. they have a proven record of being many things to many people.

Second, not only do we provide a fairly accurate overview of the top themes, we also include examples of sites using them. That way you can also get an insight into how others are applying the theme’s features and check out how the theme performs in the real world.

Before you go on, please note that we are not affiliated with, nor in any way associated with the individuals, organizations and businesses featured in the example websites. The sites were selected on the basis of how professional they look and how effectively they apply the theme in question.

So read the short reviews, check out the example sites and choose your next Premium WordPress theme with confidence.

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes

Here’s a quick overview of the Top 15 if you want to jump right to a particular theme or its examples:

1. Thesis by DIY Themes (examples)
2. Avada by ThemeFusion (examples)
3. U-design by Andon (examples)
4. Karma by TrueThemes (examples)
5. Modernize by GoodLayers (examples)
6. Sahifa by TieLabs (examples)
7. Chameleon by Elegant Themes (examples)
8. LifeStyle Child Theme by StudioPress (examples)
9. BlogoLife by wpLook (examples)
10. News Child Themee by StudioPress (examples)
11. Aggregate by Elegant Themes (examples)
12. SimplePress by Elegant Themes (examples)
13. FlexSqueeze by FlexSqueeze (examples)
14. Enterprise by StudioPress (examples)
15. ColorWay by InkThemes (examples)

 
Data provided by WordPress by Example, a search engine for WordPress themes, currently indexing 1.025.303 sites and counting.

 

15 Most Popular Premium Themes in Action

1. Thesis

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Thesis
This is the rebel of the theme pack. It proposes an entirely new architecture for WordPress site management and design. It offers visual point-and-click control through its Visual Template Editor and allows for levels of customization other themes simply can’t. While most themes tend to look somewhat same-y from site to site, the example sites below are a testament as to how far you can actually go using Thesis. The advantage of the Thesis approach is the seamless integration of all elements(skins, custom plugins or ‘boxes’ and site tools). I do highly recommend this theme, especially if you are just getting started setting up your WordPress site from scratch. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the theme box and give it a try.

Sample Sites


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2. Avada

Most Popular Premium Themes: Avada
Number one seller on ThemeForest with over 41,000 purchases and counting. In fact, this theme needs its own separate review to cover all the features it has to offer. You name it, and it probably has it. SEO ready? Check. How many sidebars? As many as you like. Retina Ready? You bet. Updates? Free for the rest of your life! Fully responsive, and customizable, WooCommerce compatible, light as day or dark as night. You can make this work for you in so many ways whether you are a small business, corporation, blogger, artist, a one man shop, or all of the above in one.

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3. U-design

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: U-design
A user base of over 32,000+ should be enough to reassure you of the quality of the U-Design Theme. But if you still have doubts, you can take comfort in knowing that the U-Design team will never leave you hanging with any questions about their product. The Dedicated Support is available 24/7 and their Exclusive Support Forum will probably take care of most of your basic enquiries anyway. The theme itself is secure, responsive and respectful of best SEO practices. Your site will look great on mobile devices and you will never be short of color and font variations. Risk free and a pleasure to use, the U-Design Theme really is about you and your needs.

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4. Karma

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Karma
Another best seller, the Karma theme is the only theme on ThemeForest to feature the very impressive CU3ER v1 3D slider, which electrifies an already sharp and well groomed theme. The TrueThemes team is really hands on when it comes to support. Their commitment to customer service is already legendary. This theme is perfect for businesses, and includes business friendly features like pricing table and testimonial shortcodes, WooCommerce compatibility, SEO settings, Latest Tweets, Recent Posts and a Social Network widget. Karma makes it easy to promote your product and stay connected with your customers.

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5. Modernize

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Modernize
Modernize is a theme with a contemporary look and easy out of the box installation. It’s very popular with its users, who also have a lot of praise for the theme’s support services. Modernize includes a page builder to quickly put your pages together using a drag-and-drop module. It allows for various homepage configurations to accommodate different types and amounts of content, such as featured content or posts, testimonials and more. It contains 350 fonts and lets you upload your own. Modernize is a professional, SEO minded theme completely in tune with the needs of a business. You can sleep easy with this theme as a face of your enterprise.

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6. Sahifa

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Sahifa
I know it’s against SEO rules to duplicate content, but no ‘Best of’ list for Premium WordPress themes would be complete without the mention of the Sahifa News Theme. (For a more in depth look at this theme, check out an earlier review by Raj.) It is the #1 Selling WordPress Blog & Magazine Theme with over 6,000 purchases on ThemeForest.net. It has an astounding amount of features and it lends itself perfectly to sites with a busy stream of content, with frequent updates and an active social life. From a built in review system and latest posts features to Multilingual and WooCommerce support, this baby is truly the Ferrari of news style themes.

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7. Chameleon

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Chameleon
Chameleon is one of the themes offered by ElegantThemes in their theme bundle. For just $39 you can get this top theme as well as 85 other quality designs, two of which are also featured on this ‘Best of’ list. The distinctive feature of Chameleon is its endless color variation possibilities. Test it out for yourself on their demo page. You can also choose from a few homepage style variations and three homepage slider styles. All are easily accessible and modifiable through the ePanel Theme Options in your WordPress dashboard. The Font Customizer included with this theme allows for separate color and font variations for body and header styles. A clean, flexible theme with a professional look and 85 sister themes to play with!

Other Elegant Themes in this review: Aggregate, SimplePress

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8. LifeStyle Child Theme

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: LifeStyle Child Theme
Lifestyle Pro is a light magazine style theme developed for the Genesis framework. It’s ideal for bloggers, both professional and recreational. The light pastel color schemes make it suitable for topics like diary, food, fashion, and other lifestyle themes. It comes with several layout options and, most importantly, all the features of the Genesis framework, a robust, secure and SEO friendly foundation for your WordPress site. You can get both the theme and the framework(if you don’t already have it) in a package deal. A small investment that goes a long way.

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9. BlogoLife

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: BlogoLife
Don’t be mislead by the title of this theme. BlogoLife is not only for bloggers. It’s also perfectly suitable for small businesses or organizations. BlogoLife allows you to display multiple author information in your sidebar. It also keeps your users engaged with an intuitive next/previous post navigation. The very handy Tabs Widget, lets you include several content sections in the same area, making it accessible to your users through tabs. BlogoLife also enhances the visibility of your posts’ status in the WordPress ‘Posts’ section, so you can easily keep track of your progress on your articles. Simple and to the point, a great start for a blogging or business adventure.

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10. News Child Theme

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: News Child Theme
The News theme is another Genesis baby, that is to say it runs on the Genesis framework. As you have probably noticed, we have a soft spot for this theme and it’s not only because Johny Depp graces the demo cover and makes us feel like kooky pirates. There’s a subtle elegance to this theme. It makes your site look put together, like a James Bond in a Tom Ford suit. But what about the features? Well, it’s all there too. The brains are supplied by the Genesis framework, a solid, fast and secure platform with tons of layout options, responsive HTML5 design and unlimited updates. The News Child Theme is built to handle a content heavy site, and that’s exactly what’ll do if you let it.

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11. Aggregate

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Aggregate
Aggregate is a magazine style theme, ideal for sites with lots of content and advertising needs. It comes with custom widgets that accommodate different types of content, like video slide show, photo streams and popular posts features. Aggregate also allows for font customization for both header and body styles. Best of all, for only $39 you can get this and other 85 themes from ElegantThemes in a single bundle. You don’t only get a great deal here, you also get 2 other popular themes. All themes are accessible through the ElegantThemes ePanel, where you can easily manage advertisements, control colors, tweak your SEO and more. A winning combination any way you look at it.

Other ElegantThemes in this review: Chameleon, SimplePress

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12. SimplePress

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: SimplePress
SimplePress caters to those looking for a clean crisp business theme. It has a clutter free design, which helps users stay focus on the content. Simple doesn’t mean low on features, however. You can customize your theme with one of the 5 available color schemes, make use of the multiple page templates and take advantage of the shortcode options. SimplePress is one of the 86 professional themes offered as a bundle by ElegantThemes. The bundle contains not only the SimplePress theme, but also 2 other top themes. Whether you decide to keep things simple with SimplePress or choose another theme, the ElegantThemes bundle has a theme for every design need.

Other ElegantThemes in this review: Chameleon, Aggregate

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13. FlexSqueeze

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: FlexSqueeze
The FlexSqueeze theme was developed with the hardcore internet marketer in mind. Anyone with the goal of making money online and getting a quick start with out of the box software is in good hands with FlexSqueeze. It is easy to use even for internet newbies. It is very easy to customize and set up to suit your exact marketing needs. Whether you need a Sales Page or an entire niche site FlexSqueeze got you covered. Sales Page content types include product comparison tables, pricing tables, a bonus offer content box and more. FlexSqueeze makes it easier to monetize your blog, with email opt-in forms, and several templates for WordPress pages. You don’t even need to upload graphics. It comes with its own set of buttons, arrows, etc. Members have access to all FlexSqueeze skins for free. Skins extend the functionality of your site even further. With tutorials covering a vast number of topics and new skins being added regularly, FlexSqueeze is the most dependable partner for your internet business venture.

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14. Enterprise

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: Enterprise
This theme means business and it’s a wise choice for a serious enterprise. The Enterprise Theme is backed up by the StudioPress Genesis framework, a powerful site building and management foundation for your WordPress website. As such it has a clean code basis that makes it SEO friendly, it is secure, frequently updated and it comes with many design optimization options. The Enterprise theme is developed with professionals in mind, businesses that aim for a no nonsense trustworthy web presence. Give your business a power boost with this strong and confident design.

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15. ColorWay

Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes: ColorWay
ColorWay is a graceful one click installation theme. It comes with several color schemes and niche targeting styles. Some of the included niche versions are sports, animals, and interior design. ColorWay can be used for either business or blogging. It’s responsive and compatible with all major browsers. The theme has many customization options and detailed step by step help with videos. You can apply changes to individual pages or globally. ColorWay is updated regularly and allows for unlimited concurrent domain use. Last in our top 15, but most definitely not least.

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