WordPress Themes

When it comes to WordPress themes you have a few options such as creating your own theme, using a free theme or using a premium theme. There are thousands upon thousands of themes available at either no cost or very little cost but there is also an incredibly active premium themes market (the same applies with plugins). We use premium themes extensively and we’ve selected a few of our favourites. We have affiliate accounts with all of these vendors and have no hesitation recommending any of them.

All of these premium theme providers offer fully functioning demo sites so make sure you’ve had a good look at your options and work out which one will suit the type of site you are looking to build.

StudioPress Genesis

In our opinion the Genesis framework from StudioPress is definitely the community favourite. It has a massive user-base, is well documented and they also offer a wide range of quality “child themes” that cater for various types of websites. You can purchase the Genesis Framework by itself, individual custom child themes or the “All-Theme Package” (see the link below) for the whole collection. Genesis is definitely worth a look. We love Genesis.

Link: StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package
Link: Genesis Framework for WordPress

DIY Themes Thesis

Thesis is very popular and incredibly easy to get a nice looking site up and running fast. We’ve used it on a few projects and found it to be well documented and supported. Thesis uses “skins” to customise layouts, styles and manage configuration options. wpsupport.com.au uses Thesis.

Link: Thesis Theme for WordPress

PageLines

PageLines is a collection of polished and highly customisable quality themes. Their latest versions boast very slick drag and drop features.

Link: PageLines for WordPress

WooThemes

WooThemes has a massive range of crafted themes that suit any need you think of. You can either purchase a single theme or join their “club” and have access to all of them (currently over 100 different designs).

Link: WooThemes for WordPress

There are lots more premium themes out there, although these are among the most popular. We’ll add more as we come across any that we recommend.