In recent years, WordPress has gained a lot of fans and users. Thanks to the influx of tablets, smartphones, Kindle, and other devices. Because of their popularity, it comes as no surprise to see the number of WordPress themes, both free and premium, explode. Although it sounds like good news to a web designer, the vast number of options to choose from can be quite a headache. It’s hard to know which theme works best for you.
In order to choose something that will not give you any headaches in the future, we at VScripts recommend you go for one of these premium themes. These will cost you a little bit, but you will thank me later, I promise!
X – The Theme
The X Theme is one of the most beautiful WordPress themes in the market. Although it is one of the most expensive themes, it makes up for its truckload of features that gives any seasoned designer a lot of tools and features to play upon and even an amateur designer create a unique website.
X theme is a good choice for those who are not much about coding because its stacks provide an almost endless range of options for any type of website you would want to create. Themeco, developers of the X, has also developed multiple extensions and plugins that work seamlessly with X.
- Multiple Stack Options
- 22 Free Extensions
- 100% Fluid Design
- Retina Ready
- Shortcodes & MegaMenu
- Translation Ready
- Woocommerce Ready
- Custom Backgrounds
Avada is ThemeForest’s best-selling WordPress theme which has more than a 100,000 purchases. It comes with various web design tools which does not require any coding knowledge. Compatible with most popular browsers, it has unlimited designs allowing you to create different websites uniquely.
Avada is Theme Fusion’s creation and their theme is best known for their support, responsiveness and powerful admin panel allowing you to customize theme easily without touching the code. This theme will be great for amateurs who don’t have much coding experience. If you are a business owner looking to create a professional and affordable website, AVADA will be a great choice.
Make sure you use their built-in retina support and premium sliders to showcase your high-quality products or service in style.
- Unlimited Designs
- SEO optimized
- Powerful Options
- Awesome Support
- 100% Fully Responsive
- Free Fusion Builder
- Optimized For Speed
- Automatic Theme Updates
It is said to be the elegant themes most smarstest and most flexible themes. With Divi, Sky is the limit. superior functionality, the kind that can only be achieved through hiring a professional web developer. The design of this theme is extremely responsive. Regardless of the style you want to approach when you will build your website, this theme will be efficient. It offers you a great exposure by being accessible from any device and browser out there. The design will automatically resize itself to fit any size of screen. It works perfectly on mobile devices, no matter what operating system they run on.
The theme comes with with Divi Builder. It consists of 46 COntent Modules which works as a building blocks, and they can be combined and arranged in any number of ways to create just about any type of website. Just drag and drop!
Also you can create and save any layout into your library and Access it into from any page. Isn’t it great. Now lets have a look at some features of Divi theme
- Divi Page Builder
- Responsive Design
- 18 pre-made layouts
- Rock Solid Security
- Translated inn 32 Languages + RTL Support
- Header options
- Customization with live preview
- Woo-commerce Ready
- Split A/B Testing
Oshine is a modern and powerful theme developed by BrandExponents. It has a striking balance between functionality and beautiful design which can be seen in each of their 12 unique demos. Oshine uses a powerful custom drag and drop page builder with features, such as copy and paste, that makes website building super fast.
In terms of options and other features, Oshine has different layouts which you can combine together to create your own unique personal website. It also comes with a very comprehensive options panel containing 500 Google fonts and fine colors. Oshin takes the game higher with backgrounds because it enables you to create video backgrounds instead of just images.
- Page Builder
- Modern Design
- Unique Layouts
- Unlimmited Portfolios
- Infinite Single Portfolios
- Master Slider
- Fully Responsive
- 50+ Modules
- WPML Compatible
This is what Enfold is all about – the most user-friendly theme, especially to non-developers, in WordPress universe with its unique Drag and Drop Template Builder. Built on the Avia framework, its modern and clean design is perfect for those who want to present their work in a simple yet neat portfolio site.
Enfold contains a lot of features and options so you have the flexibility to modify your layout, fonts, and colors straight from the back end. You also have the option to build a clean skin or use one from the 18 pre-defined skins directly from the Admin Panel.
- Drag an Drop Template Builder
- WooCommerce ready
- Translation Ready
- 2D and 3D LayerSlider Slideshow
- Video Support
- Retina Ready
- Visual Shortcode Editor
- SEO Optimized
- Wide and Boxed Layout Options
- Translation Ready with mo/po files
The BeTheme touts itself as the most versatile theme with an extensive number of layout options, portfolios, blogs, and 200+ shortcodes. Built by the Muffin Group, the BeTheme is a dynamic theme which constantly grows as evident on the features it offers.
The One Click installation feature is the Be Theme’s secret weapon which allows you to choose and install any of its 88 pre-made layouts. With this extensive layout library, there is something for any type of website, whether it is a personal portfolio, a cooking blog, or even an online store.
Some of the awesome core features of this theme include the Ajax Technology which allows you to load more items separately from different categories by just clicking the “Load More” button, the 5 & 6 grid system to help you build better and more user friendly layouts, and the Greyscale Effect which works well in portfolio items.
- 82 Ready-to-use and pre-made layouts with one-click installation
- Muffin Builder and Visual Composer
- Mail Chimp compatible
- Unlimited Google Map Styles
- One-Page Menu
- 5 & 6 Columns Grid
- Ajax Technology
- Dual Sidebars Option
- Greyscale Effect
- WPL and RTL Ready
- Built-in Translator
- Revolution and Layer Slider
QODE is the genius behind Bridge theme, a powerful and flexible multi-purpose theme with more than 64 ready-to-use demos. So even if you are a newbie and have no idea about codes, you can still build your own website in a few hours with just one click.
Bridge users have chosen it for a number of reasons, such as the nice layouts, code quality, feature availability, flexibility, documentation, and customization possibilities. The best come-on of the Bridge Theme, however, is its customer support.
- QODE Slider
- Full Customizable Headers and Title Area
- Fully Customizable Mega Menu
- Section Video Background
- Ajax Animations On/Off
- WooCommerce Ready
- Bonus Parallax Pages
- Contact7 CSS
- Flexible Layout
- Multiple Sidebars
Salient is developed by ThemeNectar and is one of the best-selling WordPress themes on ThemeForest because of its visually enhanced features. One of its features include the video background support which allows you to add videos instead of only images. The main concept of this theme is to display every part of the website on homepage using custom sections, supported by custom design and multiple columns.
The testimonial above reflects the countless options the Salient theme offers its users. Its portfolio configuration options and layouts are extensive and you don’t have to worry about a breath-taking set up which are flexible and easy to use. You don’t have to worry about getting lost when setting up your website because ThemeNectar has provided full documentation to guide you every step of the way.
- Nectar Slider
- Narrated Videos and Documentation
- Intuitive Shortcode Generator
- WooCommerce Ready
- Extensive Portfolio
- Yoast SEO compatible
- Free Updates
- Multiple Single Posts Layout
- Extensive Theme Options
Jupiter is a theme developed by Artbees. It has a combination of different layouts, header styles, post types, and advanced content importers which allows more freedom and control.
The Jupiter has just released its version 5 with more features and updates, such as the mega menu widgets and backgrounds, unique headers and logos for each page, animated columns, and 7 unique blog styles. These are just a few from the numerous features added by Artbees, the Jupiter Theme developer.
- Adaptable to any screen resolution
- One-Click Template Install
- Lightweight Admin Panel
- State-of-the-art Customizer
- Mega Menu Widgets & Backgrounds
- Retina Ready
- 5 Main Navigation Hover Style
- Custom Post Types
- 1800 Icons
The7 is a retina-ready multi-purpose and of of the best responsive themes that fits any site size. It is fully SEO-optimized and loaded with premium plugins. Designed by the Dream Theme, The 7 theme, has more than 21,000 sales since its release in 2013. Thanks to its scalability, performance, responsiveness, and its ability to fit into either big or small site, whether it’s a personal site or corporate portal.
The7 theme is compatible with WordPress 4.1 and has two available styles to choose from – iOS or the clean minimalist. You can choose from its 128 professional designs which can be used out of the boxed or can be fully customized if you want to stamp your personal style to it. You can further tinker with it easily using the Visual Builder where you can play with any layout you want in just a few simple clicks.
- Unlimited Design and Layout Options
- 2 Styles – iOS and Minimalist
- Retina Ready
- Unlimited Layout Pages and Elements with Visual Composer
- WooCommerce Integrated
- 128 Professional Designs
- Multiple header, main menu and content interposition options
- Plenty of Blog, Portfolio & Galleries Layouts
- Supports WordPress post formats
Flatsome is a theme that was initially designed for online shops. Because of its increased popularity and requests from clients, the design team that created Flatsome has brought some modifications to it. Now, it still serves as an online shop theme, but it can be customized for any kind of website.
The theme is optimized for Retina displays and it loads great on all screen sizes. The sliders and banners are perfectly designed to be responsive on touchscreen devices. It’s also WooCommerce ready, but you can use any other eCommerce plugin on it, as long as that plugin is compatible with WordPress 4.4+. It has all features and functions required by an online shop, and more. Your clients and visitors will have an amazing experience on your new site, if you’ll use this theme.
- Mobile Friendly
- WordPress 4.4+ Ready
- WooCommerce 2.5+ Ready
- WPML Ready – .po files included
- CSS Animated Banners
- Supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE8+
- Catalog Mode Option – Hide cart and checkout functionality
- Unlimited Sidebars and Widget Areas
Time for decision…
So that’s it for now, these are the best premium themes there are in 2016. Hope you found what you were looking for here. Also comment with theme did you decide to use? And if you’re already using an premium theme which isn’t on this list, feel free to let us know!
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