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July 3, 2011

There are a few words that come in my mind when trying to describe a good wordpress theme: elegance, awesomeness, power, flexibility. A perfect design will deliver an awesome theme and combined with some options like custom fonts, color picker, useful shortcodes and clean code, the result is fantastic. From the beginnings, WordPress built its reputation as the synonym of flexibility, trough the wordpress themes. Over the years, they have become so powerful web design tools that you can set up a website in minutes. Therefore, I`m presenting today some of the most powerful, great-looking and flexible wordpress themes which will blow you away!


Boutiques give you the power to open your own online storefront. The theme has been built to integrate with some of the most popular eCommerce plugins available, allowing people to use their favorite system without any conflicts.


Garnish is a clean-cut, straight to the point, simple to use portfolio theme. The uncluttered, one-page, ajax-powered portfolio is perfect for placing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.
If you have ever used a “coming soon” page in place of your portfolio on account of being too busy, Garnish is for you. It’s simple, convenient and to the point. If you’re the modifying type, it’s a pretty decent blank canvas too!
Support for post formats means you can jazz up your blog with your own self-hosted video, audio, images, galleries, asides, links, quotes and of course good old standard posts.

The Network

The Network is the complete news network & magazine template that allows you to create your own IGN .com or BBC
The Network is designed to generate page views and encourage discussion and contribution while also incorporating social network sharing. The Network features self hosted MP4 video support and a customized Nivo Slider. Perhaps the crowning jewel is the easy to use clickable background advertising that allows you to blend eye catching advertising into your websites design.

Solid WP

Solid is an WordPress 3.1+ Ready Premium WordPress Theme with a clean design, suitable for any kind of corporate / business website.Presenter WP comes with 25+ useful short-codes for layout and content formatting. These short-codes include basic layout columns, tabs, accordions, toggles, lists, information boxes etc.
This theme is Internationalized (translation ready) – the theme has been updated to support translations in more than one language. .pot file included to have the theme localized.

Chocolate Wp

If you need clean, light and simple WordPress Theme, Chocolate WP is definately… not your choise! It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients and shadows. It was created to serve you as unique showcase of your works with strong blogging component powered by Woo Tumblog (for Tumblr-like posts) and Express App (for simple posting from your iOS-device).


Feather has a light and airy quality that gives your website a fun and care-free vibe. The theme is simple, but its subtle details and textures have been designed with care. If you are looking for a subdued design that is still stylistic and impressive, then Feather just might be the theme for you.


RockWell is a powerful theme with unique features. It’s easy to use, easy to customize and most importantly – it allows you to unleash your creativity. Fun, loud and versatile = that’s RockWell. Doesn’t matter if you are a photographer, business, blogger or a designer – this theme will suit all types.
RockWell follows today’s popular concepts of modern WordPress themes and always adds a little extra on top of that – in everything. From backend to frontend, in every idea. Well coded, logically structured code is empowering this bold statement amongst all WordPress themes.


Avenue is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme and is suitable for almost any niche. The theme comes with an inbuilt review system and 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries). The homepage layout is very flexible, you can built your own layout using the 3 homepage widgets. You can also easily change the skin so it fits your needs!


Velvet is a minimal business and portfolio Theme, that uses a very elegant Ken Burns Slider for image presentation. It is built on one of the most flexible WordPress Themes on Themeforest. With the help of a dynamic Template Builder you can create stunning page layouts without any coding knowledge. Yet if you are a developer eager to create your own PHP files the theme supports you as well with a very structured folder and file system. It has a unqiue built in slideshow manager (no plugins needed), supports both self hosted videos as well as vimeo, youtube, etc and comes with a content importer for faster setup.


Echea is a ver easy to install and very powerful premium wordpress theme. Manage your forms, sidebars, page templates, styles, fonts and more. Also install and set up Echea within a minute as advertised with our newest addition, TitanInstaller. The ultimate theme installation solution.


Nuance is a theme made as simple and flexible as possible. It contains an amazing Content Composer so you can create professional pages in minutes! There are lots of Page and Post options that you can use to make every page unique to your needs.


TouchSense is a WordPress theme carefully designed and coded to fit any corporate website or a stylish blog. Lots of shortcodes, skins, galleries and even a custom image slider built specially for this theme is what make TouchSense a truly premium WordPress theme.


Hermes is the WordPress theme for Business, Corporate built, Resort and Hotel with latest WordPress 3.1 features. Custom Post Type, Unlimited Colors, Extensive admin panel etc.


A blend of clean and minimalist design style, exclusively crafted for modern business requirements and corporate web sites. You can equally use this theme for personal blogging, portfolio and freelance business ventures. With genuine features and supportive documentation, the theme is easy-to-use for beginners as well as developers.


Stonking a minimalistic Powerful Professional WordPress theme is post-format, self hosted audio supporting, made for your Blog, Portfolio, Business or almost any other kind of website.
Stonking WordPress theme gives you eighteen shortcodes and unlimited options. Stonking theme has grid-based design and valid HTML . Stonking theme has filterable portfolio. In addition, it offers you Tumblr-style Blog.

Sofa Suppastore

Sofa SuppaStore is one of many webshop themes driven by WordPress but probably the only one that includes Stock Inventory and Orders Tracking. Not like many other similar solutions, SuppaStore still provides site owner (Admin) with that good old simplicity of WordPress content management.
It is extremely easy-to-understand and work-with. No need to mess up with tons of different custom templates or install additional plugins.


MediaReel is a powerful, premium fullscreen background WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.


“Notorious” was designed to serve as a minimalistic and sleek template for creative studios as well as personal portfolios.


PhotoGrid is a unique one page ajax WordPress Theme for photography. PhotoGrid was pure photography portfolio theme, so no blog functionality for now. 100% ajax!


Clockstone is something fresh and new, it is impossible not to draw attention! You never saw such a set of capabilities within a single theme.


This is the WordPress version of Primely html/css template. The theme includes a custom admin panel with usefull options to modify and arange the content.


timeless was meticulously designed, based on swiss design, the use of grids and the ever so used Helvetica font, timeless is focused on typography, and not cute shiny images that will need to be changed in 6 months.


Express is a simple, clean and minimalist business wordpress theme suitable for company, business, portfolio and corporate sites.

Caja WordPress

Caja is a WordPress theme perfect for creative’s portfolio, showcase, downloads collections and freelancers contact page.

Atlas for Photography

Atlas is the Premium Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.


This fresh and extravagant portfolio theme speaks for itself and will definitely appeal to your audience. James has spectacular features in full screen to showcase your portfolio or blog. This theme contains everything you need to surprise and impress your client(s). James also provides an easy solution to sell your work online and offers integration options with the free ecommerce plugin eShop.


Xebax is Powerful Fullscreen WordPress theme that will match with any of personal, business, or portfolio site. Comes with massive admin panel options to help you manage your site more easier. Support great video (integrated with flowplayer), 4 homepage option to use, unlimited sidebars also unlimited portfolio objects and background (with drag and drop system for easier to manage the order ).


Pulse is a robust and capable News/Magazine type WordPress theme. Use this theme to setup an industry news site, a tutorial site, freebies site with downloads and give-a-ways, or even just for use as a blog theme. Pulse comes equipped with 8 custom widgets, 8 unique page templates, 10 color schemes, 5 different post layouts, and oodles of theme options.

Poser Ink A

Poser Ink A is a clean, modern magazine and portfolio WordPress theme with boat loads of powerful features utilising the latest WordPress 3.1.4 features with custom post types, unlimited colors, and loads of shortcodes and options. Many option of customization are provided too…Try it !


Gridline is ideal for showcasing your portfolio, photography and blog work in a unique way. With the stylish and sleek grid carousel your work is always going to stand out.

Express Store

Express Store turns wordpress website into a plugin free fully functional online store. Whether you’re a WordPress Pro or just starting out anyone can use this theme and you don’t have to touch a single line of code.The layout of the homepage is extremely flexible and you have several options to add content to your homepage, you can enable or disable different certain parts of the layout and you can add content using the WordPress built in editor.


Mondeo is an WordPress 3.1+ Ready Premium WordPress Theme with a clean design, suitable for any kind of corporate and business website.“Elegance, Flexibility, Awesomeness.” These are the words that instantly come to mind when trying describe this amazing WordPress theme. This is the theme that’s going to get you or your client’s site up and running in no time.


Aquitaine is a powerful and very flexible wordpress theme with a strong business / corporate feel, even though it can be used to pretty much anything. You can easily choose between multiple portfolio types to beautifully illustrate your work and make a great use of professional blog section that comes with this theme. On top of that, you can choose between 3 different homepage layouts, services, our team, testimonial sections and also play with a great number of shortcodes for content management.


Simpl is a clean and classy theme that emphasizes your content. Whether your goal is to land the next big client with your flashy portfolio or to saturate the minds of your readers with premium textual content, Simpl does the trick. No matter your field or passion, Simpl will allow you to broadcast your message in the most universal and uncluttered fashion.


Dropholio is a great wordpress theme packed with awesome features like Translation ready, Unlimited sidebars, Unique gallery, WordPress options panel, Dark and light skin options, 10 dark and 10 light color schemes, Option to change the colors through options panel and much more.


Luxuos is a powerful and flexible theme which is perfect for both users with no programming background and experts.
It will enable you to set up your site quickly and easily, and you can tweak it to your specific requirements via the user friendly and powerful admin panel.
The theme is built upon my new rock solid framework which provides some significant WP admin enhancements, excellent speed, loads of features and quality code.


Horizon is a clean, modern corporate and business WordPress theme with boat loads of powerful features utilising the latest WordPress 3.1 features with custom post types, unlimited colors, and loads of shortcodes and options.


Granda is a premium corporate WordPress theme with a very clean style. You can change many elements color via color picker. Included 6 layouts of portfolio and Filterable portfolio option. Moreover, 2-in-1 image hover link type(light-box and direct link) on thumbnail. Granda also included many jQuery stuffs such nivoslider, jcarousel, dropdown menu, jquery comment form, etc.

WP Sharp

WP Sharp is a theme built on a feature packed framework, with the idea of complete customisation and branding options. Make it your own and create a website which is unique to your brand. WP Sharp gives users control over SEO and removes the need for unnecessary plugins. Change page titles, meta description, keywords and robot rules for each page individually. Now you can truly focus your SEO and get better results for your selected search keywords.

Artisan Creatif

Artisan Creatif is the ideal, turn-key WordPress theme solution for creative professionals, design firms, agencies & studios. Whether you’re an established photography studio or an up and coming artist, Artisan Creatif will answer your needs for a professional portfolio publishing platform. Born from our extensive knowledge and experience as a boutique design and development studio, this theme is expressly designed to successfully showcase and promote your work with elements such as a filterable portfolio, individual case studies and much more.


Sense is a minimalist premium wordpress theme design , great choice for you or for your client, can be used for every type of site.
Portfolio – very simple to use but very complex, with 3 page templates all Filterables, two of theme with pagination.
Gallery – the same but more simple, becouse don’t have a single page ( you only need to add a title, the image and add a category for filter, with 3 page templates all Filterables, two of theme with pagination.
News – If you use the Blog to offer something for free / etc., you need a page were you can add news, and this custom post type is perfect, for you or for your client.


Experience is a robust and capable business type WordPress theme. Use this theme to setup a personal portfolio site, company website, or even just for use as a blog theme. Experience comes equipped with 8 custom widgets, 12 unique page templates, 10 color schemes, 3 base color options, and oodles of theme options.
Experience is perfectly built with ease of use in mind. We’ve tried to make everything as smooth as possible while not limiting features. You will find this theme ready and able to meet your expectations.

Presenter WP

Presenter is an WordPress 3.1+ Ready Premium WordPress Theme specifically designed for corporate / business portfolios, designer or agency websites etc. With a clean and minimal design, it lets the portfolio to be the focal point of the visitors attention. Display your services / work in a professional manner using this stylish design.


U-Design is a very powerful theme which suits both, users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. It will help you build your site in no time to your liking with minimal effort. It empowers you to set any color to elements such as backgrounds, links, text, menu links, etc. You can completely change the look and feel of your site in seconds. You can also choose from over 150 fonts, including Google Font Directory and Cufón fonts. This number will grow with time since many new fonts are being added to the Google fonts library. The theme also features 6 (six) Home page sliders for you to choose from.


No gimmicks, no “a million themes in one” silliness… just great design, great coding, and a smooth user experience from both sides (yours and the viewers!). Reflex is a dynamic portfolio theme, developed from the ground up to be the easiest, most customizable grid portfolio theme possible.


Delight is a Powerful Professional WordPress Theme, with Fullscreen background. It requires PHP5 . It comes with many jQuery effects (Cycle, Tabs, Accordions, Drop Down Menu, Tooltip, Colorbox, Auto alignment and more…), unlimited skins, unlimited possibilities, Goolge web fonts, different page templates, drag & drop system to compose your contact forms, and slideshows, a huge number of shortcodes with useful buttons in the text editor, a powerful extended administration panel, widget ready with four internal widgets, easy to translate with a .po file. What do you need more?


Temptation is a single page portfolio template with a minimal and clean design with strong typography, well suited for personal and professional use.
If you’re in need for a template with emphasis on content with strong and bold typography, this is the template for you.

Clear Theme

Clear Theme is a clean, minimalist and modern wordpress theme suitable for any kind of website such as portfolio, business, blog, photography or gallery. The great combination of light color schemes creates an elegant and high visual impact experience eighter you use this for photography, commercial business or small informational websites.


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Madalin Tudose is a web designer and developer who loves to inspect websites for new designing techniques and trends. He`s the founder of Ourtuts, where he blogs about anything related to web development.