Aug 19 2013

11 Premium WordPress Themes

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Business owners and bloggers looking for a professional, neat, and easy to navigate design find that some of the best designs across the web use premium WordPress themes. No matter what your purpose, you’ll find designs that not only pique interest, but perfectly fit innovative blogging and design goals.


With that in mind Genesis, one of the best premium themes, allows users to showcase products and services, and is also suitable for displaying portfolios. It is a framework that allows for quick designs, and easy building. It’s SEO optimized and capable of many child themes and has many powerful functionalities. It offers many options to both the business owner and the blogger.

StudioPress has developed tons of child themes which can work for just about any blog design.  Genesis comes with excellent customer support and loads of extra plugins that you can install to quickly adjust your custom hooks on your website or blog.  Nearly 90,000 websites use this framework.


Elegant, another top theme, wins business owners over with its simple yet classy design. This framework comes with four key plugins that make customizing your blog a breeze; they include HandHeld Mobile, Elegant Page Builder, Maintenance Mode, and Elegant Shortcodes. Creating columns is easy and functional, as is creating buttons, tabs, and more.


iThemes is an excellent framework that’s stylish and has very clean designs to choose from. You are in the driver seat with this theme, creating your own layouts. They are fast loading, with frameworks that are versatile and magnetic. These make powerful business sites. It is specialized with SEO benefits.  They also offer the ever so popular “Backup Buddy Plugin” which can literally save your blog’s life.


Themedy is a network of themes that offer the ability to create portfolio based sites and blogs. It offers responsive child themes for Genesis and Thesis, including business and portfolios, clip carts for online shops, Pinterest style home page layouts, and clip art themes for e-commerce solutions. Some can also be used with PayPal buttons and contact forms.


Thesis is a powerful state of the art framework that offers many unique features. Those who want a fast loading, high ranking and nice looking site should choose Thesis. It offers functionality, with users given the ability to choose their own design or use a themed design. It offers CSS customization with just a few clicks and SEO optimization.

Thesis is fully equipped with award winning support, drag and drop customization, and a plethora of video tutorials to customize your blog or website to your liking.


Woo Themes are meant for the ecommerce minded business owner who wants to sell products on the web with ease, optimization and skill. It is a WordPress framework, which allows for extending websites into an e-commerce masterpiece. With WooThemes, selling digital or physical items is very simple.


U-design is one of the best all-time sellers at The reason for that isn’t hard to figure out. Not only is it suitable for beginner and advanced users but its features are second to none. Users can change element colors, which not all themes allow, and it’s easy to change the entire look and feel of the site. It also offers over 500 fonts, and six homepage sliders. It is search engine optimized and is suitable not only with computer layouts, but also tablets, iPhones, iPads, and mobile devices.


Catalyst, with its myriad of design and management tools, is a winning choice for any website builder. Users will need next to no coding experience, and yet will end up with a website completely unique and functional. It offers over 800 custom options.  Catalyst is one of the most dynamic WordPress frameworks on the market.


Those with HTML experience will be amazed at what the PageLines framework can do with its drag and drop platform. It offers a great CMS experience and allows for incredible websites. It also allows for a faster loading website and for excellent typography and design control features.  This is not a framework for the novice, but designers will find this to be a gem.


Headway is a powerful visual editor. Like PageLines, it allows for dragging and dropping. It also allows for building your own layouts, and customization, with incredible fonts and colors. This tool allows for maximum user control. It offers a drag and drop grid, a design editor, search engine friendly code, and responsive media queries.


No matter if you are a website builder with years of experience behind you, or a beginner not skilled in use of HTML code, ThemeForest has a theme template or framework right for you. Networks, plug-ins and extensions are all available depending on business and blogging needs. For a one-time fee you can get a number of high quality theme designs for an affordable price.

All themes use the latest technologies and innovations, offering users the ultimate design experience. Themes range in price, and offer simplicity and elegance, to design complexity and website excellence, with splashing color, and unique web experiences. No matter what idea you have, what dream you envision, it’s all possible with powerful themes, personal ingenuity, and a little creativity.

Garen Arnold runs Blog Setup Guide, a website that is geared towards showing people how to start a blog from scratch.

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9 Responses to “11 Premium WordPress Themes”

  1. Sharron says:

    Great post. Didn’t realize there were so many themes & plug-in available. I am going to bookmark it. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Evey says:

    Great information Garen.

    I use a child theme w Genesis and I was not aware that there really are quite a few other options.

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  3. Megan says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ve used WooThemes and Elegant Themes before, but I look forward to checking out some of the others you list.
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  4. Keri Kight says:

    I’ve heard so many good things about Headway. Right now, I’m using a free WordPress theme, and it’s doing the job. Headway’s drag and drop option is what I’d like to have, and will be using that next.
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  5. Helen says:

    Comprehensive look at premium themes available out there. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Dr. Linette Montae says:

    The list of Premium Themes is endless. I personally love OptimizePress.
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  7. Emory Rowland says:

    I have been using a Genesis theme on one site for a while now. I’m very impressed. Not so much with Elegant, although I heard they have possibly improved.
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  8. Raplus says:

    Theme Junkie also provides awesome premium WordPress themes. I also use theme junkie daily theme 🙂
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  9. Waitsel says:

    Disappointing. I was expecting eleven “blow you out of the water” WordPress themes, and what we got was a listing of eleven WordPress theme resellers. And not even a link to their resell sites. This is something anyone could have gotten with a simple search. How about eleven of the best themes – actual themes, not theme resellers, which includes thousands of themes – so we have something to discuss. Resellers really isn’t a narrow enough topic for fruitful discussion. Thanks!