One of the greatest things about WordPress is just about anyone can cobble together a high level site in a matter of and hour or so. If you work with WordPress, you have no doubt found yourself in search of some themes that let you implement features and design elements you want to provide to your visitors.
Listed below are some sites the blogging tricks staff frequents with a brief explanation about the sites and what they have to offer. WordPress themes can be found in many different places, but these should be on top of the priority list before you check elsewhere.
This is consistently one of the best places to get WordPress themes. The company has been in existence for a while and has a theme to serve just about any purpose. Competitively priced, WooThemes offers a range of packages as well as a theme club option affording members access to all 100+ themes available, developer options and much more.
Theme Forest has well over 4,000 different WordPress themes to choose from. Ranging from $15 to $40 dollars, these are some of the most complex and beautiful themes you can find. The theme powering bloggingtricks.com is from ThemeForest.
Templatic is another great site that makes themes with specific functions such as an article directory, daily deals or a hotel booking site. Templatic also offers stand alone purchases if you only need one theme or they have a great deal on their theme club where $299.00 + around 15 a month grants you access to all 50+ themes with psd’s and a nice support forum.
Built on the Genesis framework and with over 54,000 people using it, it’s easily one of the most popular themes on the Internet. The Genesis framework, as well as the various child themes are under constant development.(child themes are where its at!)
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I have been hammering out WP sites using Elegant Themes for a while now. One of the nicest features is the built in epanel that comes with all the themes. I typically find the custom admin panel to be one of the more intuitive interfaces to manage theme layouts.
Wp-Zoom has a great selection of over 40+magazine and blog/photo type themes. Much like Templatic, the site offers a range of options from a single theme purchase to developer packages with access to all themes and photoshop docs empowering users to make great looking sites, quickly.
App Themes provides more of what I call “themes with a purpose” ranging from job sites to coupon sites. I am always somewhat amazed at what folks are doing with WordPress these days. The pricing structure is quite similar to that of templatic or woo themes with packages allowing one off purchases or developer packages as well.
So there you have it. I am not sure I have a particular favorite. All of the sites listed above will certainly get the job done. I would not say that any one site is better than the other, per say. Elegant themes likely provides the most bang for you buck at a cost of $39.00 for access to their entire theme repository.
Do you have a favorite? Drop us a comment. We would love to hear about it.