I’ve written elsewhere about Free premium wordpress themes and how I finally switched from free themes to cheap paid premium themes after frustration from broken themes left from regular updates done by word press. I did for a while try designing my own WordPress themes, also tried using free themes but was not really 100 % satisfied or problems kept cropping up and it needed more maintenance. I even shelled out a modest sum for a few premium, professionally-designed WordPress themes and was burnt by making the wrong choices. I might get small commission if you do eventually decide to buy from some of the affiliate links listed below , though i honestly recommend these theme providers as i have been using them over the past couple of years
Since trying out numerous cheap, free and also paid themes, i have now pretty much narrowed down my preference to just three theme providers for my wordpress blog themes. By the way themes are also called templates by some on-line webdesign stores, just to clear any confusion.
I have used many Blog and website template and themes providers in my 10 + years of blogging and creating websites and blogs, but these are the one’s below that i still have a membership for in the last so many years and i am happy to recommend them.
Good word-press themes can normally be priced from as low as $30 to $200 and that is just for 1 theme, How ever most of these below is a membership and has more value due to the number of themes they provide in that membership.
My preferred Three WordPress blog theme providers are :
1. Elegant themes ( Why – because they are cheap or affordable compared to others, looks nice and has an up to date latest design and for Just $69 a year and you get to use 80 + premium themes for that one membership amount). Elegant themes provide value because of the sheer number of professional themes you get for just one price.
[updated Elegant themes membership price :$69]
2. WP Zoom themes ( Why – Because they got a nice set of professional news and magazine themes in addition to blog themes and are a bit more advanced in design to elegant themes)- I’ve purchased the$9/mo -$199 SIGN-UP FEE membership option, but there are other –See pricing options
3. Solostream wordpressthemes ( This blog uses a solostream theme) – Truly SEO optimised and nicely structured blog which is the next best option for a premium blog theme with excellent AdSense advertising options inbuilt which you can use for affiliate links as well.
This theme provider stands out for the well designed professional look, with very good options to integrate ad-sense and advertising banners and ads. You can also change the look of your blog to different styles , like portfolio, blog design, Full width length posts without sidebar , adjust your sidebar designs etc with just a click of the button.
This one is one of my favourites for not only wordpress themes but also blogger themes and wordpress plugins, email templates , Mailchimp plugins , facebook integration plugins from Envato-codecanyon and many more blog related stuff that i have bought from them.
[my membership badge with themesforest/envato above] Theme forest/ Envato – are one of the bigger providers for all related bloggin stuff from themes to plugins to scripts for your blog etc. Check them out here
Difference between Free WordPress themes and PAID wordpress themes
Free themes Pros :
- They are FREE ( Oh yeah! )
- There is a larger selection of Free themes
Free themes Cons :
- Most don’t have any regular ongoing support ( theme breaking and security updates slow)
- Theme authors may no longer update themes (as its free after all )
- Limited features available
All three theme providers provide AdSense and seo options inbuilt.
Here area few of the word-press themes that are free from these providers , Its a roundup of some of the best, freshest—and cheap—new premium WordPress themes. If you really want the latest and the best and the most up to date themes, I would recommend you get a paid membership from these guys.
Most of these “Free themes” don’t have any demo sites any longer ( as they usually do) , but you can get an idea of the theme by the pic below and can try them for free
SOLOSTREAM FREE PREMUIM THEMES BELOW
To check out the demo themes click on word press themes a then free wordpress themes on the Solostream website
Solostream Bosco 2.0 (Above)– Download link
Solostream Wp glory1.0 – Download link
Solostream Torn 2.0 – Download link
Elegant themes doesn’t have any free themes as they are already are so cheap priced at $69 for 80 premuim themes, giving the designers no time to work and provide for free themes
WP ZOOM FREE PREMUIM THEMES BELOW
Click on the free button on the wpz website to checkout the demo version of free themes
Photoria Wp Zoom Free theme – Download link
Academica Wp Zoom Free theme – Download link
Meeta Wp Zoom Free theme – Download link
ElegantThemes WordPress Themes
If you check out ElegantThemes, you’ll see a wide selection of beautifully crafted wordpress themes. Better yet, you get unlimited access to all of these themes (almost 80 as I write this) for only $69! It’s an incredible deal! Get it here
WordPress theme for food blog
WordPress theme for Business Blog
WordPress theme for Gadget blog
WordPress theme for Sports blog