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45 Best Premium WordPress Themes — November 2017

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

Halcyon WordPress theme

Looking for a new theme for your WordPress website? There are so many awesome options available 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 November.

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:

Freeman – Creative WordPress Theme for Agencies

Freeman WordPress theme

It’s easy to see why Freeman is one of the top trending themes this month. With 8 different homepage designs, lots of cool portfolio layouts and Visual Composer support, this theme is ideal for anyone looking to get a website up and running quickly.

Cortex – A Multi-concept Theme for Agencies and Freelancers

Cortex WordPress theme

We’ve featured this theme before, but here it is again because it’s so well-designed. There are 17 different homepage designs to choose from, whether you’re looking for something for your portfolio, agency or service-based website. It’s also infinitely customizable and there’s one-click import so you can get started right away tailoring your favorite demo.

Baker – A Fresh Theme for Bakeries, Cake Shops, and Pastry Stores

Baker WordPress theme

Just looking at this theme makes me hungry. Baker takes parallax design to a whole ‘nother level. There are 12 homepage demos, plus with WooCommerce compatibility its easy to start selling bread, cakes, snacks, you name it. And if you want to blog about your love of baking, you can do that too.

Cogito – Clean, Minimal WooCommerce Theme

Cogito WordPress theme

Cogito is a slick and modern theme that can be customized to suit any kind of online clothing store. There are eight homepage demos to choose from, which you can import with one-click install. This theme comes bundled with Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, Mega Main Menu and WooCommerce.

Picozen – Electronics theme for WooCommerce WordPress

Picozen WordPress theme

A straight-up electronics theme that features all the bells and whistles you need to sell tech online. There are four excellent header styles, including a search bar to help site visitors find the products they’re looking for. This theme also looks great on mobile, making it easy for people to browse your store’s products on their phone.

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Multipurpose Themes:

Klin – Multipurpose Portfolio Theme

Klin WordPress theme

I had no idea 50+ portfolio layouts was even possible until I came across this theme, but yes, you can choose from a huge stack of different layouts to make your work stand out. My personal favorite is the “scattered” layout. Best of all, this theme looks fantastic on mobile devices.

Wilson – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Wilson WordPress theme

Wilson has been making its mark on our marketplace over the past few weeks, quickly achieving 100+ sales. And it’s easy to see why. With its 20+ demos, powerful admin panel and one-click importer, this theme is one to watch out for.

Halcyon – Multipurpose Modern WordPress Theme

Halcyon WordPress theme

There are so many new multipurpose themes that are colorful, and Halycon is a new one that leads the pack. This theme is a winner with its easy drag-and-drop customizations (thanks to Visual Composer), detailed documentation and support, and 67 – 67! – pre-built pages.

Bjorn – A Contemporary and Clean Multipurpose Theme

Bjorn WordPress theme

Don’t be fooled by Bjorn’s dark design – this theme’s generally light and breezy design features all kinds goodies, including WooCommerce and WPML integration, a stack of shortcodes, and a powerful admin panel.

Gravitify | Multipurpose Business WordPress Theme

Gravity WordPress theme

This theme comes with a bunch of free stuff, including Visual Composer and Ultimate Addons, worth $71 alone. Other features include one-click demo import, and lots and lots of shortcodes for galleries and grids, and 24/7 support.

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Niche WordPress Themes:

Loud – A Modern WordPress Theme for the Music Industry

Loud WordPress theme

Looking for a bold theme? This is it. Loud has all the features you need for your music or band website, including pre-built pages for discography and tour dates. Set up an online store and sell merchandise with WooCommerce. Show off your gigs with photo and video galleries. Plus, there are some fantastic designs and integrations for audio players.

Charvi Coach & Consulting – Feminine Business WordPress Theme

Chavri WordPress theme

This modern coaching and consulting theme offers all the basics you need to get a website for your business up and running. It features some great SEO optimizations, including schema markup, social media integration, and a responsive design.

Aviana – An Elegant Lifestyle and Wellness Theme

Aviana WordPress theme

With its elegant and classy design, Aviana is perfect for health and wellness businesses looking to get online. There are lots of features to help sell your services, including WooCommerce integration and lots of shortcodes for products, CTA, maps and more.

Arden – Brewery Supplies Store WordPress Theme

Arden WordPress theme

Not just a brewery theme – Arden can be used for whisky distilleries and wineries. There are some great features, like a powerful mega menu, multiple header layouts, and lots of different shop and product layouts.

Bauhaus – Architecture & Interior WordPress Theme

Bauhaus WordPress theme

Bauhaus is a fantastic theme worth checking out for architecture and interior design firms. Its minimal approach to design is impressive, to say the least. Plus, there are lots of great design treatments, including pre-built pages, and light and dark styles.

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Portfolio / Creative Themes:

Andier – Responsive One Page & Multi Page Portfolio Theme

Andier WordPress theme

Who doesn’t like a great AJAX portfolio? With its isotype filtering, this theme offers a smooth effect when you open portfolio items without the need to refresh the page.

Erika Minimal Photography & Portfolio WordPress Theme

Erika WordPress theme

There’s a lot of pink around at the moment and I like it. Not because I like the color (I can’t stand it!) but it’s a nice change from all the yellow and blue that’s dominated themes in recent months. Erika works its colors well and is worth checking out for the design alone.

Paragon – Colorful Portfolio for Freelancers & Agencies

Paragon WordPress theme

If you’ve been procrastinating around getting your work portfolio online, download this theme and do it already. Paragon features a great masonry grid and lots of shortcodes to help you customize the theme to suit your branding.

Blumen Portfolio WordPress Theme

Blumen WordPress theme

Blumen is very new – just 4 sales so far – so look out for more improvements in coming releases. For now, this theme offers a lovely minimalist grid design, clean typography, and responsive layout for mobile.

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Blog Themes:

Humble – Modern Personal WordPress Blog Theme

Humble WordPress Theme

This simple blogging theme is great if you’re looking for a design to show off your photos. It features a great header slider for new blog posts, as well as 5 blog layouts, and post formats for audio and video.

Mini Blog – Minimal Blog Theme

Mini WordPress theme

It’s the attention to detail that gets you with this blogging theme. Lots of blog layout options. Different pagination options. Slide menu with categories. Full screen search. Lots and lots of widgets for all the things. I could go on.

Writing Blog – Personal Blog

Writing WordPress theme

Just want to write? This is your theme. No crazy features, just beautiful typography and a nice featured image design to give your content oomph.

Proton – Minimal Portfolio Theme

Proton WordPress theme

With its effortless typography, Proton is a great theme if you’re a creative looking for a design to show of your work and your words. There are lots of different portfolio styles, plus it’s compatible with WooCommerce so you can set up your own online store and sell your stuff.

Norway – Responsive WordPress Lifestyle, Travel Blog & Magazine Theme

Norway WordPress theme

You get all the basics and more with Norway: a minimal design, great typography, one-click demo install, an auto-generated logo (how cool is that?!), retina support, lots of widgets (including for social media), tons of shortcodes, and a sticky header.

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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 long-time web developer, writer, consultant and WordPress instructor, Jenni McKinnon is a Co-Founder at Words By Birds, a copywriting agency for busy web businesses. A WordPress nerd, she names her test sites after references from The Simpsons.