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Currently on ThemeForest there are over 4,800 WordPress themes, with over 1,800 new themes added in the past year alone. One-thousand-eight-hundred! That is a colossal number of high-quality themes. And out of that 1,800 themes there have been 50 stand-outs that have out-sold all the rest. It’s those 50 themes that we’re going to take a look at today.
The 50 new themes below prove that you don’t need to be a developer or designer to create an amazing site. They will all allow you to easily build any type of site (ecommerce, blog, personal portfolio, business/corporate, landing page, community-driven site…) very quickly, and professionally, without the need for any technical skills. Of course, if you do have any HTML, CSS, JS or PHP knowledge, then these themes would also be the perfect foundation for building your next project upon.
With these themes all you have to do is let your creativity go wild and build the site you always wanted.
With over 12,600 sales, Bridge is by far and away (more than double the second placed theme!) the most popular WordPress theme that was released on ThemeForest in 2014. Congratulations to the QODE team!
Bridge is a retina-ready multi-purpose WordPress theme that has been built on top of a powerful and flexible framework that will allow you to create any type of site very quickly.
You can import pages and settings from any one of the 54 (fifty-four!) example demo sites the theme has available, and with just a single click and you can be working on your new homepage within minutes.
If you choose not to use any of the demo content (why would you not?), you can create a completely unique layout by using the unlimited combinations of easy-to-use shortcodes and quickly create any type of page you like.
Bridge is really not just a WordPress theme, ‘it’s a collection of amazing examples with tons of features.’
BeTheme is a multi-purpose theme that will allow you to quickly create any type of site quickly, by importing the data from any of the 66 (yes, sixty-six!) varied and pre-built demos they have avaliable!
Suitable for magazines, newspapers, review sites, or blogs, the popular SmartMag is a modern and clean WordPress theme suitable for magazines, newspapers, review sites, or blogs.
You can easily create a unique homepage, and make your internal content more appealing, by using a combination of the 11 page-builder widgets and 6 block styles that the theme comes pre-packaged with.
Elision is a retina-ready multi-purpose WordPress theme that can be used for most site types. It comes packaged with four fluid AJAX animated page transitions for a creative and seamless experience, or you can easily turn that off, to have a classic browsing experience.
It also comes with many useful and unique interactive elements, like counters, pie charts, graphs, horizontal progress bars, icon progress bars, and much more.
Story is a multi-purpose theme that can be used for any type of website, such as creative portfolios, photography galleries, product showcases and corporate & business sites.
Impreza comes with 10 predefined color styles, but you can go beyond them – adjust one of predefined or create your very own color style! Every color on the page can be changed.
WPLMS is a Learning Management System for WordPress. It is an e-learning theme for course management, instructor and student management, and can also be used to create and sell your courses online.
RT-Theme 18 is a WordPress theme that can be used for corporate & business sites, product catalogs or even portfolio sites. The themes product and portfolio tools will allow you to create unique page layouts for specific niche sites, such as tour itineraries, car rental services, real estate agencies, hotel presentations, and much more.
Patti is a modern and elegant one-page WordPress theme, and is suitable for both creatives and businesses. Every single detail of this theme has been carefully designed and crafted in order to create a seamless and wonderful user experience.
Stockholm is a gorgeous and clean multi-purpose theme that comes packaged with 20 varied and optional homepage layouts. It can be used for anything, from a portfolio site, a feature-rich ecommerce site, a product landing page, or even a business or corporate site.
KLEO is a multi-purpose theme with both Buddypress and bbPress integration. There are multiple demos available that will allow you to create a community site/forum, an e-learning landing page/site, a personal portfolio, a stylish Woocommerce store, a creative agency site, and much more.
Blaszok is a beautiful, easy to use and fully customizable theme that’s suited for almost any type of site. It also comes with support for WPML, a multilingual plugin that translates your sites content into any language.
Vellum has a unique structure that lets you create any design, layout or style, all from a single theme. No matter the type of site you need, for business, ecommerce, travel, real estate, photography, music, one-page, or even a wedding, this theme does it all.
BuzzBlog is a clean, modern and professional blogging theme. It’s pre-loaded with many great features, such as 11 predefined CSS styles and 15 custom page templates.
Hazel is a clean and creative multi-purpose WordPress theme that’s ideal for creative use. It’s a highly customizable theme with unlimited combinations of header layouts, title area layouts, mega-menus, side menus and also tons of shortcodes.
Newave is the perfect all-in-one-page parallax scrolling WordPress theme for corporate sites, agencies, photographers or general business.
Hemlock is a sleek sophsticated one-column theme ideal for creative bloggers of any field. It comes with a clean aesthetic and straightforward functionality to ensure that your blog stands apart from the rest.
Border has been built with the professional photographer and their needs as the main focal point. It comes with an intuitive designed interface, carefully crafted to ease the way to showcase your unforgettable photos.
NativeChurch is a multi-purpose theme that has been designed and developed for churches, charities and non-profit websites. It can also be used as a portfolio or corporate website as well.
Rosa is a parallax scrolling theme that tells a story in a dynamic, narrative and enjoyable way, making it perfect for restaurants, bakeries, bars or coffee shops.
The third version of The Ken comes with a vast array of improvements, user requested features and additions, new header & EdgeSlider styles, multiple hover scenarios, shortcodes, page intros and much more.
Lobo is a portfolio theme for creative agencies and freelancers. This theme is modular, meaning that your content and layouts will be created using a custom module builder that will allow you to ‘compose’ and create your own pages quickly.
The Church and Events theme has been primarily built with churches and events in mind, but it can also be suitable for any kind of website. It also comes packaged with 23 meticulously-scripted and professionally-produced HD video tutorials for beginners.
Mr. Tailor is a clean, modern and flexible multi-purpose WordPress Theme that can be used to build an ecommerce store, blog, or corporate site in minutes.
Brandon is a modern multi-purpose theme for businesses. With the themes ‘Muffin Builder’, you can create any page you want without any knowledge of HTML, PHP or CSS.
SEO WP is a flexible theme that has been pre-loaded with content modules and custom pages specifically designed for marketing firms, agencies and freelancers to promote their SEO and Social Media Marketing services.
27. True Mag by CactusThemes (1,800+ Sales)Details
True Mag is an advanced solution for Video hosting websites.
Agile is a multi-purpose theme that was originally designed to be used for showcasing mobile apps, but is versatile enough that it can be used as a landing page, product showcase, or even as a personal portfolio.
If you’re a jazz master, punk rocker, soprano singer, piano player, band manager or even a webmaster, then the Lush WordPress theme has been made just for you. It’s a complete solution for anybody in the music industry.
Crush is a super customizable, responsive and highly robust WordPress theme for freelancers, part time bloggers and creative agencies.
Camilla is a modern, minimal and horizontal scrolling canvas for displaying your photography portfolio.
Presso is a clean and modern magazine theme built for blogs, editorial layouts, magazines or even as a personal website. It comes with child theme support. So just upload your child theme and customize your site without ever having to change the parent theme core files.
Jkreativ is a multi-purpose theme with many highly customizeable features. It come with a ton of styling option and features that will allow you to create a unique website in no time.
Carpress is a WordPress theme for mechanic workshops, car repairs, handymen or any similar local business website. It is very easy to setup and use.
LawBusiness is the ideal solution for a private attorney website as well as for larger law office websites. It includes all the necessary functionality to present legal services online.
WP Residence has been specifically designed for independent real estate agents and agencies. You can also allow users to submit their properties for free, for a fee, or based on a monthly subscription.
Charity Hub is a clean and feature-rich WordPress theme that has been built for charities, non-profit organizations, or as a fundraising website.
The Quantum theme combines a minimal modern design with the right amount of features to help you create an outstanding portfolio in no time. It comes with six pre-built home or project pages which can be easily configured independently.
Music Club is a fantastic and versatile theme for any music-related site. It comes with a unique floating music player that sits neatly at the bottom of the page.
Flawless is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that includes everything you could possibly think of! With just few steps, you can have your site looking exactly like the demos. And there’s also a step by step video to show you how.
RoyalEngine is multi-purpose theme that can be used for any type of site (corporate, portfolio, blog, image or video gallery, video gallery, ecommerce…). With the themes sample data you can have your website look exactly like the many demos within 10 short minutes.
Haven is a theme that features many stunning and subtle design elements. Designed to give your brand or service an air of esteem and confidence. This theme is perfect for personal and business use.
Florida is a retina-ready multi-purpose WordPress theme with a minimalist and elegant style, and a strong focus on putting your content first. You can easily create any page layout using the integrated Visual Composer and its flexible shortcodes.
GoodStore is a WooCommerce theme that comes with 19 different and completely customizable predefined ecommerce styles.
Built on top of Bootstrap, Javo is a directory and listings WordPress theme that comes packaged with four homepage variants and also advanced Google Maps support.
Zoo is the ultimate single page parallax theme. Using the powerful animation shortcode generator, any element can be parallaxed with this theme. It’s perfect for corporate, agencies, freelancers or a small business.
Velocity has coupled a traditional layout with modern design elements, such as a sticky header, parallax image/video backgrounds, full-width elements, and much more, to create a truly fantastic multi-purpose theme. It also includes seven pre-styled skins that can be installed with just one click.
Nayma is a stylish, multi-purpose and responsive WordPress theme suited for many different types of websites. Project showcasing, shopping sites, business websites, you name it, this theme will deliver it!
Multinews is a theme that would be a great fit for a news or magazine site. It comes bundled with many unique features such as a random and popular post flipping slider, Ajax live search, author timelines, and also comes with integrated support for popular plugins like Woocommerce, bbPress, Ad Rotate, MailPoet Newsletters, Contact form 7, and many more.
Oyster is a creative and modern WordPress theme built purely for showcasing your photography. It comes packaged with a huge variety of templates, with seemingly unlimited layout options, so that you can create the perfect platform for your photos.
Congratulations to everyone that made it into our top 50! Hopefully we will be including many of you in our Envato Power Elite Wall of Fame as well within the next few months!