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January 5, 2011
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2010 was maybe the best year for WordPress, being the most used Content Management System on the internet. The community was very pleased with the evolution of it, WordPress winning the Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.

Thanks to the very talented developers, WordPress has been upgraded from a blog platform to an Everything-Platform.Themes are created to fulfill any kind of website, from e-commerce to Job Boards and even Q&A websites. For me, a Premium WordPress Theme means quality, attention for details and code perfectly written following the latest design trends.What do you think? Get ready to experience the most highly web-design standards and trends in the ultimate roundup of the Best 70 Premium WordPress Themes of 2010!

Showtime

Showtime is a powerful WordPress theme made for your Business, Portfolio or almost any other kind of website. Showtime offers you a good amount of options. Front Page can be customized via unlimited widget areas, both body and footer. Sliders and Colors can be easily switched via my custom built FreshPanel. And much much more…


eStore

eStore provides an elegant solution for those looking to sell products online. The theme is easy to configure, and offers integration options with some of the most popular (and free) ecommerce plugins, including eShop and Simple PayPal Shopping cart. Also, due to the open-ended nature of the design, adding support for additional shopping carts won’t cause a headache. If you are ready to bring your business online, then get started today with eStore!

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inFocus

inFocus is a Powerful Professional Premium WordPress theme. It comes with an impressive fully customizable jQuery homepage slider with 3 different staging effects.
Whether you’re a WordPress pro or just a beginner, this theme has you covered. With a huge custom back end area you have complete control over the look and style of your theme. Add images to your homepage slider, add as many sidebar widgets as you like, pull in your latest tweet from Twitter and much much more, all without having to touch a single line of code!


Unite

Unite is a merger of crisp design and powerful communication. It takes a clean, organized approach to presenting content so it’s easier to find what you want.
This is a premium WordPress theme with 5 pre-made skins including a dark theme and textured background theme. The theme is easy to modify and ready to be up and running out of the box. The PSD files included have been customized to allow fast skinning.


Fadelicious

Fadelicious is a very cute and beautiful theme which comes with the standard functions of a good theme: 3 sliders, more portfolio pages and beautiful shortcodes.It can be used for portfolio and blog websites.


London Creative

London Creative + comes with fully working contact form, awesome slider for your featured images, nasty spinning slider buttons (never saw them anywhere else, so you can call it unique), 2 message buttons under the slider and PrettyPhoto plugin (better clone of Lightbox).


Awake

Awake is a Powerful Professional Premium WordPress theme. It comes with an intuitive easy to use admin panel giving you full control over every major design element throughout your site. Whether you need to add custom sidebars, edit your homepage content or change your footer column layout you’ll find just the option you need when you need it.



NewsCast

Newscast is a WordPress Theme, best suited for Magazines and Blogs. It comes with 3 fantastic Image and News slideshows has multiple Page templates and of course gives you the option to choose from 4 Fantastic skins.



Striking

Striking is a Powerful Professional Premium WordPress theme made for your Blog, Portfolio, Business or almost any other kind of website. It is incredibly easy to use with the admin panel, and give you full control over every major design element throughout your site. With the color and font options page, you can customize you website more than you could ever imagine.



Shapeshifter

This is easily the most fun I’ve ever had working on a WordPress theme to date! ShapeShifter is a single-page WordPress template that has been designed to be just about the simplest theme you could possibly use. This theme is lean, mean, and ready for you to install in minutes.


Movie Magazine

MovieMagazine is a professional premium wordpress theme created with a lot of persistence. Theme includes a lot of unique futures like : rockable slider and rockable carousel, sliding dashboard, built in widgets, built in pagenavigation, dropdown menu, suport custom backgrouns (future from wordpress 3.0), suport custom menus future and more.


Luxury

Luxury is a clean, feature packed WordPress theme designed to make your life easier. It`s one of the best



Sansation

Sansation is a professionally-designed Premium WordPress Theme. This theme is perfect for all businesses, corporations and creative portfolio sites. It has powerful CMS functionality and a long list of premium features. Whether you’re a pro or just a beginner, you’ll have absolutely no trouble customizing this theme.



Atlantica

This theme is a complete WordPress Theme, designed from the ground up to function first and foremost as a portfolio, then as a comprehensive WordPress theme that can be used for just about any site that needs a beautiful layout. This theme is ideal for artists, designers, photographer, and other creatives that are in need of a portfolio template that is professional and “to the point”.



The Jewelry Shop

A very elegant e-commerce wordpress theme. Feel free to test the shop using the following payment methods: Bank transfer in advance, Cash at store, Cash on delivery as those do not take you to a payment gateway.


ElegantEstate

ElegantEstate turns your WordPress blog into a full-feature real estate website. The theme makes browsing your listings easy, and adds special integration features for property info, photos, Google Maps and more. Help increase sales by establishing an elegant and professional online presence today.

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Breeze

Breeze is a WordPress theme designed with corporate businesses in mind. The theme is also well suited for online portfolios and blogs.



The Clothes Shop

A Flexible, Plugin Free and Localized (Translation-Ready) eCommerce theme!



Deadline

Deadline is a Powerful, Professional, Premium WordPress News or Magazine theme. It comes packed with an impressive array of custom options and widgets allowing you to control the look and feel.



Dandelion

Dandelion is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style. The Dandelion theme is highly flexible, so changing the color scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any business, portfolio, photography and personal sites.



RT-Theme 6

RT-Theme 6 wordpress edition is best suited for business, corporate or service websites.



The Deluxe

One of the best business and portfolio wordpress theme which marked an important point in the wordpress design and development.



Viroshop

Your eCommerce website should be a high converting machine that not only looks great but also builds tremendous credibility.
Viroshop turns your default wordpress installation into a fully functional online store. Viroshop can be run entirely in your wordpress admin, so 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.


Magnificent

Now you can display loads of content in a beautifully simple and elegant fashion using Magnificent. Featuring a four-column homepage with 5 widget ready areas, you have many opportunities to customize your content display. The theme also features seven different colorschemes, which means there is surely a style that will suite your needs.


Flex

Flex is a premium WordPress portfolio theme that’s designed specifically for photographers, designers, motion artists, and all creatives to display their work in a slick, grid-based interface. The VGrid plugin used flexes as the browser-size changes, and all projects can be launched via a lightbox (images, galleries, videos, etc.) or a full post-template! With 10 12 professionally designed styles, and the ability to create your own in mere minutes, the Flex theme is perfect for anyone seeking an image gallery based site.



The Paper Core

“The PaperCore” is an unique, elegant and minimal WordPress theme and it is here to present your business and work in the best way.

There are 4 different professionally designed and unique styles. There are 2 stylish Portfolio/ News/ Featured Item sliders that are great to emphasize and present your products. The PhotoShop files are easy customizable and well organized.



The Restaurant

This WordPress theme is a slick and highly customizable theme for restaurants and anything alike. Change colors with a colorpicker, simply switch the layout and add your own sliding menucard to impress your customers!



Auzora

Auzora is One Page Portfolio WordPress Theme. Comes with massive admin features. Are you tired to see a lot of one page wordpress theme use scrollable effect when change the page? Auzora has extremely different effect when change the page.



Alabastros

Alabastros is a clean modern portfolio, perfect for any creative company, studios, photographers or even freelancers, this theme is styled with some of the latest CSS techniques and enhanced with jQuery, also includes a great ajax contact form, you should try it.



Hyperion

Welcome to Hyperion. A clean and stylish WordPress Theme well suited for any business, portfolio, blogger, or anyone needing a beautiful website.
Hyperion comes with 3 jquery slideshows, many page templates, 3 widget areas, over 80 theme options, and 6 color styles, 2 custom widgets for your Twitter feed and Flickr images.
Everything you see on the homepage is completely optional and controlled in the admin options. You can also use Hyperion as a blog and have the homepage display your latest posts.



Habitat

Habitat is a WordPress Theme that takes advantage of all the amazing new wordpress 3 features and is best suited for personal Blogs, small Magazines and Portfolio Websites. It has the ability to create unique skins right from your backend without the need to edit anything within your css files whith just a few mouse clicks and also offers the option to install content automatically when setting up the theme, so it will look like my theme preview!



Locus One Page

Locus is a One-Page WordPress theme perfectly fitted for a portfolio website. It`s an amazing theme thanks to the out-of-the-box design and features.



The Furniture Store

The Furniture Store is Another wordpress e-commerce theme from the top-notch e-commerce category. It`s fully functional, plugin free and very easy to set up and use.



Pendulum

Pendulum – it is modern template which was prepared with the thought about people loving the music: DJs, producers, musicians, musical clubs as well as for everyone which are fascinated by a music. It is possible also to use the template for construction of the modern portfolio.



RT-Theme 11

RT-Theme 11 is best suited for business, corporate, product catalogue, service or portfolio websites. Theme comes with 10 premium skin options and you can easily modify or make your own skin using by sliced PSD files.



Themeology

Themeology is a premium WordPress Theme that has been built from the ground up to take full advantage of brand new WordPress 3.0 features, including the new Menu system, thumbnails, and lots more. Quite literally everything from the page layouts to custom Javascript features are configurable from a super easy to use options panel. Heck, it even comes with pre-packaged shortcodes and typographic extras to make your site look professional and ready for action.



Revoltz

Revoltz features a Top of the Line WordPress Framework, created from scratch to be fast and reliable even for big sites. The theme comes bundled with lots of useful features that will make your life a whole lot easier when publishing your content.



CleanCut

CleanCut is a WordPress Theme that takes advantage with all the amazing new wordpress 3 features and is best suited for Portfolio and Business Websites. It comes with 5 fantastic Image and News slideshows that also support video, has multiple Page templates, a very unique portfolio sorting option and of course gives you the possibility to choose from 5 Fantastic skins.



Creative Zodiac

CreativeZodiac is mainly a Portfolio and Blog theme. It’s suitable for all creatives and bloggers out there, but I can also imagine it as a stylish virtual business card. The possibilities are endless, it all depends on your imagination and interest. Plus the whole theme is so simple and easy to use thanks to extensive theme options panel and custom write panels which makes everything quick and breeze!



Anthology

Anthology is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. It includes all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style. The Anthology theme is highly flexible, so changing the color scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any business, portfolio, photography and personal sites.



The Canyon

The Canyon is just another amazing and fully functional wordpress theme tuned with jQuery. Is a good choise for portfolio and business blogs.



Saas Web App

Freemium SaaS II for WordPress is a theme created for you to market your SaaS (Software as a Service) Web application.



Aspire

Aspire is a theme designed from the ground up to work with WP 3 .0. Complete with a full-featured theme admin panel, image slider, and gallery support, you’ll be able to install and launch your site right away!
This is a premium web theme that’s designed specifically for photographers, designers, motion artists, businesses, corporate events, and all creatives to display their work in a slick site layout.


Deep Focus

Now you can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence.


Silverio

Silverio was designed to be easy to set-up and quick to update.
Its clean design, time-saving features, customized admin, and Jquery enhancements make it the perfect way to showcase your work.



Collective

Collective is a robust and capable community WordPress theme planned and designed for use as a news, magazine, industry news, or community theme. Collective comes equipped with many custom widgets, unique page templates, color schemes, and theme options.



WooiTuts

WooiTuts is an advanced WordPress theme for all of those ever wanted to create a cool Communtiy site, like an Tutorial blog, Tech blog or whatever type of blog you want to setup you can do it with WooiTuts.




Stuff

Stuff is a horizontal-oriented WordPress theme created mostly for portfolios and blogs.



WebSource

Websource is a clean Magazine theme that focus on content. The big slider on the homepage really draw the attention of the reader and all article are shown with a strong hierarchy to show new/old post.


The Style

Now you can share your content with style. Featuring a crisp, modern design, TheStyle will give your blog that unique visual impact you have been looking for. With its unique jQuery-enhanced fluid width design, your posts always get displayed in a way that is best suited for your visitor’s resolution.


Wipi

Wipi is looking somehow like Fadelicious, the above theme, don`t you think? Or Fadelicious is looking like Wipi because is younger? Is your call! Choose the one you like!



Premium Magazine

A robust WordPress theme developed for online magazines, communities, network, industry news, or any site with rich content. It is modern, functional, and clean.
Premium Magazine comes with 3 column layout, 3 widgetized areas, a slider for headline featured news, auto image resizing, and 6 custom widgets.



Monmarthe Cafeteria

Monmarthe is a beautifully designed WordPress Template for your cafe or restaurant. It is well organized looking theme for your culinary business, foodies, recipes, etc.
Multiple menu pages, cafe directions, featured items, blog, and so on. Use this theme to quickly create a great presence for your culinary business.



Aurora

Business site, Blog and Portfolio in one. Layout is designed for companys which love celan, crispy and professional designs. Each page was designed step by step with details. The package contains 6 full pages with 10 color schemes!



McCleany

McCleanny is a clean, stylish theme with features oriented on large background images and clean content. It comes with 3 different portfolio pages, wide blog pages, services and contact pages. It has 4 widget areas powered by 4 different widgets. The main page has 3 styles with the possibility to display 3 different post sliders, main slideshow, custom page and 2 different blog posts layout.



Nine to Five

Nine to Five offers over 50 powerful features to allow you to setup the perfect jobs board with WordPress 3+, whatever your needs.



Distinct

Distinct is clean, elegant, unique and professional WordPress theme that can be used as personal portfolio, small business or even a blog website. It’s best suited for creatives like print / web / graphic designers, artists or for people that run their own business and want appropriate, professional exposure on the internet.



Wook

Wook is a WordPress Theme made for designers and companies to showcase their work. With a custom Portfolio Admin panel it takes a matter of seconds to get your portfolio into Wook. Wook is widget ready and has its own custom admin panel so you don’t have to touch any code to customise it.



Xero

Xero WordPress theme is one of the most powerful WordPress themes on Themeforest. Tons of options that will make you not to buy anything else other than Xero WordPress theme.



Epsilon

Epsilon is best suitable for a Hosting Business, Company, Blog, Portfolio. Comes with two options of hosting theme and business theme. With New Features of WordPress 3.0 Universe has been coded to improve capability of the WordPresss 3.0 features.


Ask It

AskIt is perhaps the most advanced theme we have created, and effectively transforms your blog into a fully functional question and answer site. 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.


Tesla

Tesla is a modern WordPress theme with a clean minimalist design. It’s best suited for Portfolio and Business Websites (also nice for personal websites).



Photobox

Photobox was created for photography or portfolio showcases. It’s a simple, yet effective, theme that can be setup in less than 5 minutes with multiple layout arrangements, 5 styles ,4 different fonts, 3 different pages style (blog, contact, wide page), 1 main sidebar, 3 custom widgets.


Austerity

Austerity is a clean, minimal , stylish theme with features oriented for content presentation, which makes it best suitable for company, product or service presentation, personal or media agency. It comes with a lot of shortcodes 2 different main page styles and 8 different page templates.


Enterprise

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


Shiny

Shiny is a Premium WordPress theme. Featuring Interactive Image Reflections, An Amazing Homepage Slider and a unique Portfolio Slideshow, your content will never look better than this. The Homepage Slider contains the WOW Factor your visitors are craving for. Shiny’s Full of surprises!

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Levos

This site is best suitable for a business, Company, Blog, Portfolio, or freelancer Portfolio website as well. Theme works in all the major browsers, and has massive features to use for your next projects.

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Echoes

Echoes Premium theme for WordPress is designed for rapid development of portfolio or business websites.
3 Featured Mainpage styles, 5 Portfolio Page Styles, 19 Shortcodes, working Contact Page Ajax Validated Template and more.


Expose

Expose is a CSS and Showcase Gallery WordPress Template best suited for Gallery Sites and personal Portfolios. It comes with 3 Skins, uses custom widgets and shortcodes as well as plugins.



My Journey

The theme is perfect for a personal blog or portfolio, but you can even have fun on the run by posting videos, photos, links and more by using Express App, an iPhone app made by WooThemes that can be bought for $4.99 from the apple app store.


What to expect from 2011? WordPress will release the 3.1 version at the end of the year. Till then, WordPress and WordPress themes will evolve even more thanks to its loyal community. I hope great things will happen and I look forward for the 2011 wordpress roundup 🙂

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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.