When it comes to choosing a premium WordPress theme for your website, you have an abundance of options available to you.
This page showcases some of the major online stores in the premium themes space and outlines their major features, offers and terms.
The list isn’t complete – new shops and studios open all the time – so do take time to look around until you find a product/service that best fits your needs both now and in the future.
Just a little FYI – our current favorite theme provider is StudioPress.
Forever growing catalogue (over 55 at the time of writing) of high quality mobile responsive, HTML5 themes built in-house and by third-party studios used on nearly 200,000 websites.
The themes are called ‘child themes’ because they sit on top of the Genesis Framework, which costs a mere $59.95.
The price of a child theme starts at around $40. After you buy your first theme, you’re entitled to a ‘customer discount’ of 25% on all future purchases.
You can buy a child theme as you need it, or opt for the Pro Plus Package and buy all current and future themes for one price.
If you’re a web designer or build your own authority websites, you can use the framework and child themes you own on as many sites as you like – even for clients.
87 themes (at the time of writing) for an annual fee of $69 is hard to beat, but that’s what you get from Elegant Themes.
Their portfolio covers almost the full range of sectors, including eCommerce, personal blogs, magazine style and, of course, the almost legendary Divi theme and Divi Builder, which makes it easy for people with no coding knowledge to build great looking websites.
If you are a developer or want lifetime access, there are a couple of other plans available at $89 per year and one time fee of $249.
WooCommerce, formerly known as WooThemes, is a very well-known and popular premium theme and plugin developer, possibly one of the most famous of all.
They currently specialize in eCommerce themes but still offer themes for other types of site: business, magazine, portfolio etc.
Prices start at $79 for individual themes which can be used on unlimited domains and come with one year’s support and updates, to $119 for the developer’s package, which comes bundled with layered Photoshop PSD files and one year’s support and updates.
The final package costs $399 and gives you access to all themes, which can be used on unlimited domains, comes bundled with the layered Photoshop PSD files and one year’s support and updates.
Mojo Themes is a marketplace for WordPress themes and plugins.
The site hosts tons of WordPress themes, with prices starting at around $20 but typically averaging out at somewhere between $39 and $59. Due to the amount of authors submitting themes, you should do your homework to see if it’s for you and to establish if you will get the support you might need.
Mojo Themes is a community based website and the people involved want to help you make the best decision for you, so don’t be afraid of asking questions before you buy and if you need support after the sale.
Theme Forest is another marketplace offering WordPress themes and plugins. The prices here start at $3, but the average price for a premium WordPress theme is typically somewhere between a very reasonable $35 and $55.
Once again, before you buy, take a look at the history of the author’s you are interested in to see how active they are on the site and how responsive they are to problems.
ThemeFuse currently boasts a catalogue of 45+ premium WordPress themes suitable for all sorts of industries. The on-site filter lets you search for themes by a specific niche: automotive, blogging, business, e-commerce, food, magazine etc.
A theme called ‘Core’ is their main offering. It’s a multi-purpose premium WordPress theme which makes it easy to build websites for yourself or clients without touching code. It’s all drag and drop. Out of the box, you get 10 built-in themes which you can use as a starting point for any project. Just exchange the demo content for your own.