48 Best WordPress Themes and Templates of 2017

A round-up of the best multipurpose, minimal, niche, portfolio and blog WordPress themes to look out for in December.

Moody WordPress theme Whether you’re looking for a brand new theme for your WordPress site or looking to refresh your current design, look no further. There are so many awesome options available in our theme marketplace that choosing just one is a tricky decision for the discerning website owner. So much so that it’s easy to spend hours searching online for the perfect theme. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you with this round-up of the best trending, multipurpose, niche, portfolio and blog WordPress themes to look out for in December. Using insights from our content specialists, data from our online marketplace, and reviews from creatives around the world, this list brings together the best of the best WordPress themes and the latest trends in web design. Scroll through the list below and don’t forget to bookmark your favorites.

Trending Themes:

Fabio WooCommerce Shopping Theme

Fabio WordPress theme This sleek theme includes everything you need to get an online store up and running. There are seven homepage designs to choose from and a ton of other customization for WooCommerce, including wishlist integration, header mini cart dropdown, catalog mode and details reports.

Trendion | Personal Lifestyle Blog and Magazine

Trendion WordPress theme It’s easy to see why this lifestyle blog and magazine theme is trending this month. It has been beautifully designed and meets all the needs of a modern blogger – one-click demo import, two different home page layouts, lots of shortcodes and compatibility with Visual Composer for user friendly drag and drop customization.

Consultplus : Business Consulting WP Theme

Consultplus WordPress theme Consultplus is a solid business theme that comes with all the necessary trimmings: a modern and easy to customize design based on research in the industry, 5 home page variations, 5 header styles, plus is looks fantastic on mobile.

Zuhaus – A Modern Real Estate and Rental Theme

Zuhaus WordPress theme With its clean design, snappy typography and great use of imagery, Zuhaus is an impressive real estate theme that has quickly turned heads in the theme directory this month. It features a powerful advanced search filter, useful statistics, stunning maps and user login.

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Multipurpose Themes:

Mond – Creative Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Mond WordPress theme Whether you need to set up a quick portfolio or create an agency website with WooCommerce integration, Mond will let you do it. This theme supports a video header, includes one-click demo install, and comes packaged with Visual Composer for drag and drop customization.

Pxlz – A Fresh Multipurpose Creative Theme

Pxlz WordPress theme This image-driven theme is ideal for sites that feature lots of photography, such as creative agencies, photographers and artists. There are lots of awesome features like WooCommerce integration, portfolio and blog templates, plus it’s retina-ready.

VIM – Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Vim WordPress theme There’s nothing slow about this theme. In fact, it achieves a 93% score on Google PageSpeed Insights. In addition to its great design, it comes with powerful functionality, a stack of demos and one-click import.

Moody – A Modern & Flexible Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Moody WordPress theme Have you ever wished you were a great photographer just so you could have an excuse to use a particular theme? It’s just me? Well, you can see why with Moody. It has a fresh Squarespace-esque design, with beautiful smooth scrolling, 24 home page designs and 24 portfolio layouts. Lots of options for customization!

Penumbra – A Contemporary Multi-Concept Portfolio

Penumbra WordPress theme This hyper colorful theme is clean and captivating and comes in black or white – you choose what mood you’re in. Fortunately, there’s one-click demo important so you can choose to get started with any of the many home page designs.

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Niche WordPress Themes:

Giulia – Multipurpose Restaurant Theme

Giulia WordPress theme

No matter what kind of food you serve up, this theme will ensure you also serve up your online content well. It features everything you need to service your online customers, including reservation functionality, menus, dynamic opening hours, global notices and newsletter integration.

Weedles | Virtual Reality Landing Page & Store

Weedles WordPress theme

This virtual reality-focused theme is loaded with a diverse mix of pre-built pages, integration with Visual Composer and WooCommerce, not to mention a stack of shortcodes so you can tailor the look and feel to match your business branding.

HR Human Consult – Human Resources & Recruiting WordPress Theme

HT Human Consult WordPress theme This human resources-focused theme is powered by Twitter Bootstrap v3 and Unyson Page Builder so it’s super easy to customize, ensuring site visitors will have a pleasurable user experience. Plus, if you want to change up the design, all the PSD files are included.

DJ Rainflow | Music Band & Musician WP Theme

DJ Rainbow WordPress theme Talk about bold! This theme is obviously all about music and perfect if you’re looking to really stand out and build your brand. It comes with one-click demo so you can get started with the existing design, but is packaged with Visual Composer so you can use drag and drop to change up how it looks.

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Portfolio / Creative Themes:

Dante – Creative Portfolio Theme

Dante WordPress theme This theme takes on a lift of its own depending on the imagery you use, so it’s ideal for creatives, artists and photographers. There are 8 home page designs to choose from, all with different layouts, so you can pick the template that best shows off your work.

Paragon Lite – Colorful Portfolio for Freelancers & Agencies

Paragon WordPress theme Colorful, simple and modern, this theme is a great one to get started with if you’re looking to get your creative portfolio online quickly. It uses the WordPress live customizer, so you can see changes happen live as you make them, is speed optimized and comes with a stack of typography options – 800+ Google Fonts and 2400+ Adobe Typekit Fonts.

Seniman | Modern Portfolio WordPress Theme

Seniman WordPress theme This theme really knows how to pack a punch. In addition to its striking visuals, it feature a powerful admin panel, it’s speed optimized, has one-click demo import, comes with a ton of page build addon blocks, plus 600+ Google fonts.

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Blog Themes:

Saara – Personal WordPress Blog Theme

Saara WordPress theme

This is a fantastic theme for any lifestyle blogger. It’s packed with features – 7 blog layouts and 8 blog styles, custom portfolio, custom widgets and tons of shortcodes, 12+ WooCommerce product style (if you want to sell online through your blog), and one-click demo install.

Hydra – Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

Hydra WordPress theme Unlike the other blog themes in this list, this one features a split screen designs so you can sort your posts on the right and feature your content on the left. It’s a nice way to organize content. Plus, this theme gets a thumbs up from me because it features Harvey Specter from Suits!

Rachel – Personal Blogger WordPress Theme

Rachel WordPress theme If you love being the center of attention, than this theme is for you. It’s a simple theme with not a lot of features, but it will show off your images and do it will with simple theme options, multiple widgets and a responsive design.

Minnosh – Personal & Lifestyle Blog

Minnosh WordPress theme This theme won me over with its clear typography and simple layout – what more could you want from a blog theme? It’s new so it’s still finding its feet as far as features go, but there are lots of blog layouts, light and dark versions, and a bunch of great-looking header and footer layouts.

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This list is just a very small collection of what you’ll find in our theme marketplace. There are plenty more beautiful and functional WordPress themes to choose from if you didn’t find a theme you liked in the list above. Don’t forget to check out our collection of tutorials to learn more about working with WordPress.


Jenni McKinnon

About the Author Jenni McKinnon

A copywriter, copy editor, web developer, consultant, course instructor and founder of WP Pros(e), Jenni McKinnon has spent the past 15 years developing websites and almost as long for WordPress. A self-described WordPress nerd, she enjoys watching The Simpsons and names her test sites after references from the show.