Premium WordPress Themes are without a doubt a good deal. Because WordPress is a CMS(content management system), you can set a website in minutes. WordPress is the most versatile CMS, being able to deliver themes you can use for anything…and I mean, anything! You can open an online shop, you can build a portfolio, it can be used for restaurants, for corporate businesses, etc, etc. I can`t believe how advanced a premium wordpress theme can be!

Being premium, the design is also premium. The designs are trend setters and pixel perfect. There are many developers which pretend they`re building premium themes, but you have to be careful before getting a theme. A premium wordpress theme has to be a combination between perfect design, clean code and versatility. The theme has to be customized without touching a line of code, has to be packed with enough help files to assist you and, if this is not enough, every premium wordpress theme seller has to have a support center.

Nowadays, any theme comes with a custom admin panel from where you can change colors, add google analytics code, add social network links, set menus, etc. Shortcodes are also a must have in a theme, so you can add more complex html elements inside a post.

Today I want to present you 50 premium wordpress themes which I consider being the best themes I`ve seen in 2011. Each of them has all of the elements about I spoke above, they are covering almost all the business types you can set online and can be modified without touching a single line of code. It doesn`t matter if you didn`t heard of HTML or CSS, I guarantee you can build a website within a day. Therefore, here they are, the best premium wordpress themes of 2011:


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.


Scope is the perfect theme for the creative agency, freelancer or general business. Strong lines, strong colours and a bunch of super-awesome features to keep you busy.


Karma is a Premium WordPress Theme built on a highly intelligent framework. It’s the only theme on Themeforest to feature the amazing new CU3ER v1 3D slider. Whether your a wordpress pro or just a beginner, you’ll have absolutely no problems at all working with this theme.

RT-Theme 15

RT-Theme 15 is a premium wordpress theme with powerfull CMS tools. You can use it for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites. The product and portfolio tools also give you wide opportunities to use in various services as tour iteneraries, rent a car, real estate or hotel room presentations.

Yin & Yang

Yin & Yang is a light, minimalistic, simple to use portfolio theme. Quick to setup and easy to customize, thanks to the powerful admin panel, and the detailed documentation, Yin & Yang is the perfect theme for showcasing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.


MyCuisine is delicious, offering up some eye-catching visuals wrapped in a Tuscan shell. It is a small-business theme built with Restaurants in mind, however, the theme can easily be adapted for any business that desires a cool, vintage aesthetic for the website.


Revelation is a business WordPress theme with a minimal, clean and elegant design well suited for personal and professional use. It features 20 styles and amazing content templates, which are easy to use and customize thanks to the extensive documentation.

Duotive Fortune

After a long time of hard work we can proudly present to you Duotive Fortune! Packed with a lot of features and customizing capabilities, Duotive Fortune sets a higher standard than what we’ve achieved in the past.


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.

King Size

King Size makes perfect for a variety of purposes, although focused towards Photographers and those using Portfolios to display their past and present work collections. Including a variety of options, King Size can be suitable to fit any particular use.


Create your own web site without any effort! You can do it now with the Inspiration theme. Friendly documentation which is delivered along with the template will provide you with necessary information and simple steps that are to be taken to manage it.


Swagger is built on top of the all-new version 2 of the Theme Blvd framework. Use the layout builder to accomplish just about anything you could ever think of. Use the slider manager to create as many sliders as you want. Use the widget area manager to create as many widget areas and sidebars as you want.


Photolux is a powerful and elegant Portfolio and Photography WordPress Theme which is best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to showcase their work.


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

DK For Photography

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


Abundance is an elegant and flexible WordPress eCommerce Theme, suited for users with no coding knowledge as well as deverlopers. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous woocommerce shop plugin It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend.


Ares is The Clean Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features.

Reaction WP

Reaction is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.

Studio 8

An elegant and minimalist WordPress theme for a design studio or photo studio. The theme has a fullscreen background gallery for featured work, twitter ticker, jquery paginated portfolio layout and blog, awsome hover effect, and an ajax contact form.


Salutation is a WordPress and BuddyPress theme. If you’re not familiar with BuddyPress, it’s a social network plugin for WordPress allowing your website to become a fully functional community portal. BuddyPress lets your users interract through groups, forums, friends, status updates, private messaging and a lot more.


Mingle has been designed as an adaptable and highly intuitive WordPress theme. It includes administration features giving you complete control of your website’s layout and design. The unique and easy to manage design ensures your site will stand out and be remembered.

Ask It

AskIt allows your visitors to post their questions and have them answered by fellow members. Any visitor can post answers to these questions which are then voted on by the community until a “correct” answer is chosen by the question author.


Slash WP is a Premium WordPress Theme that has unique modern design as well as powerful and robust functionality.
It was created to serve you as a portfolio, photo-gallery and blog with native support of WP post formats.


Invictus is a Fullsize Image and Video WordPress-theme for photographer or creatives. You can use Invictus just the way you like.
The possibilities are endless! Its optimal for photographers, digital artists, designer or even private persons, who want to present their images and videos in a unique Way.


Volt theme for WordPress is designed for magazine, news and editorial ventures. With content and readability being the primary goal, the theme is designed with flexible layout pattern and decent space for advertisements. The theme introduces a layout swapping option that will let you move the content in desirable location, and is helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy and user eye pattern.


Polyon is a WordPress theme of the next generation and best suited for small and big businesses. With 350+ admin options (see here) it is one of the most customizable themes ever.


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!


Boulevard is a straightforward and feature-rich WordPress magazine theme. With the built-in review system (with up to 5 rating criteria) and the 3 post formats (videos, music & galleries) Boulevard can be used for almost any niche. Furthermore you can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.


ShowyCase is a professional, super flexible and customizable portfolio / design agency / photography theme for WordPress.


Flexible e-commerce theme, with wp-e-commerce plugin, ajax contact form, animated sortable gallery and much much more.


ShapeShifter 2 for WordPress is responsive (try resizing your browser)… that means that it’ll flex to fit massive screens, or itty bitty iPhone screens (and everything in between). Touch gestures even work on the slider!


This Wp Theme is perfect for product or service presentation. Longpage WordPress Theme comes also with customer support and after purchase service.


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.


Corona is an elegant and flexible WordPress Theme, suited for users with no coding knowledge as well as developers. The theme comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend.


Sommerce is a fresh WordPress theme that utilises the powerful JigoShop plugin to create a versatile WordPress powered shop, with unlimited layout options and unlimited skins. Make this theme your own.


Purity is a Clean and Minimal WordPress Theme with a ‘BOLD’ feel that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. With an extensive documentation and a demo content you won’t have any problems setting your page up.


Born is a Church WordPress Theme aimed at making your new church website the best one on the block!


“Newline Premium Business WordPress Theme” is a vivid and striking multi-purpose template which can serve as a strong base for your cients web presence.


Flashlight is an elegant and flexible WordPress Portfolio and Photography Theme, suited for users with no coding knowledge as well as deverlopers. The theme comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. 5 differen Gallery Types make sure that you can showcase your work they way it fits best for your project.


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).


Huddle is a clean, robust and easy to use community theme designed and developed for WordPress and make compatible to run seamlessly with both BuddyPress and bbPress plugins installed.
Finally, a community theme that is both elegant, clean, modern, and easy to use, with top notch features and functionality out of the box.


If you love photography or general creativeness and want new interesting ways to display your work then this really is the theme for you. If you are not that familiar with WordPress the video tutorials will guide you through how to create everything you need.


ECOBIZ is clean,elegant and modern corporate and business WordPress theme that can be switched as eco/green business and portfolio theme. There’s many page templates available,6 pre-defined skins, unlimited colors, 3 slideshow types, Portfolio and Product post type with categories filter, User friendly shortcodes and more.


Switchblade WordPress Theme which is packed with lots of features to create a site that suits your needs. Use it for a business, portfolio or as personal website.


Care is a premium WordPress theme aimed for doctors, dentists and health clinics or any other medical related websites. Care WordPress theme is great for health related blogs.


Peekaboo is WordPress theme with children theme. It is designed towards daycare, preschool, and other small businesses.

Options Business Theme

Options is a Premium WordPress Theme for small or large businesses. It’s 375+ admin panel options make it One of the Easiest Themes to Customize without being an Html/Css Guru.


Aware is an interactive, responsive portfolio theme perfect for freelancers, web designers, photographers and videographers alike. Its user interactive interface delightfully enhances your most loved portfolio pieces. Now, you can take your portfolio with you, in your pocket.


Sky floats above the pack in style and its sense of whimsy is sure to leave your visitors surprised and refreshed. Sky is unique in the way it’s homepage operates, loading all of your content seamlessly using ajax. This means that no matter how many pages you have in the “slider,” your initial page load speed will be lightning fast as each page is only loaded when it is displayed.


Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system.

Written by Madalin Tudose

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.

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