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40 Best WordPress Themes – September 2017

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

Featured image: Pavillion

WordPress theme authors have been on fire this past month, releasing some truly stunning WordPress themes. As always, it’s hard just picking one. So we’ve rounded up our favorites for the month in this handy list of the best multipurpose, minimal, niche, as well as portfolio, creative, and blog themes, and the best free WordPress themes.

Scroll through the list below and don’t forget to bookmark your favorites!

Multipurpose themes:

Pavillion – Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Pavilion WordPress theme

Built on the Brankic framework, Pavillion features 19 stunning homepage layouts to suit any kind of site, from agencies and online stores to blogs and portfolios. It also comes with one-click demo import, seven portfolio layouts, smooth animations, 40+ shortcodes and a huge variety of menu layouts.

Conico — Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Conico WordPress theme

The great thing about multipurpose themes is that you can customize them anyway you like to suit your vision for your website, and Conico is no different, providing a solid foundation for any kind of site. When you install the Visual Composer plugin, which is compatible with this theme, just how you customize Conico is only limited by your imagination.

Designr – Ultimate Multi-Purpose Responsive Theme

Designr WordPress theme

I love how colorful this theme is! Designr boasts 1000+ settings and a 95/100 score on Google Pagespeed Insights, which is mighty impressive. There are lots of other cool features, like a built-in header creator, and add-ons for a skills bar, testimonials, portfolio and contact form.

Boo | Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Boo WordPress theme

With more than 200 templates, Boo can help you get your website up in minutes with its built-in smart installer, live customizer, and there’s dedicated support if you get stuck.

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WooCommerce themes:

Precise – A Modern, Minimalistic Shop Theme

Precise WordPress theme

This store theme is a stunner and sure to impress your customers with its bold colors and minimalist styling. Precise comes with 10 beautiful homepage demos and various product layouts. There are also multiple options for header layouts and product filters.

Robin – A Furniture WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Robin WordPress theme

Each of the nine demos that come with this theme perfectly show off what it’s capable of, with it modern typography, sliders, shop archives, product categories and attention to product details. Robin also features and ability to filter products by brand.

WoodMart – Responsive WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Woodmart WordPress theme

With its minimalist design, WoodMart puts the focus squarely on your products. What’s great about this theme is that it’s powered by AJAX, which means searching for products takes no time at all – and your customers will love it.

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Niche WordPress themes:

Embark – WordPress Theme for Tour Companies

Embark WordPress theme

Got a stack of awesome photos and need a theme to show them off? Need a booking and payment system for your business? Well, look no further: Embark is your ideal theme. It comes with all the finishing touches tour and travel companies need, including custom booking form field, calendar integration, and compatibility with multiple payment gateways.

A.Williams | Personal Assistant & Administrative Services

A.Williams WordPress theme

This theme is so damn cool! The demo features a fun array of images and design touches, all of which you can install with one click thanks to the easy import features. Plus, it looks great on mobile so you can show off your skills on any device.

Franco | Steel Factory WP Theme

Franco WordPress theme

Franco has been designed with manufacturing, engineering and construction companies in mind, which is reflected in its minimal industrial design and clean imagery.

Expedition – Exclusive Coming Soon WordPress Theme

Expedition WordPress theme

Expedition is a great minimal coming soon theme if you’re looking for a placeholder ahead of launching your full site. It’s super easy to customize and features a flat design, AJAX subscription, custom backgrounds and MailChimp integration so you can collect emails and make a big deal when the time comes to tell the world about your new site.

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Portfolio / Creative themes:

Ivery – Creative Portfolio & CV WordPress Theme

Ivery WordPress theme

A colorful and creative portfolio theme, Ivery comes with video background, multiple headers, powerful page and post options, and smart theme options so you can customize your site to your heart’s content.

Cassini – Portfolio and Shop WordPress Theme

Cassini WordPress theme

Another stunningly colorful theme, Cassini is ideal for portfolios and online stores, or both. If comes with more than 10 homepage layouts, grid layouts, cool animations and a 94% score on Pingdom so it’s super fast.

Ion – A Portfolio Theme for Creatives

Ion WordPress theme

This stripped back theme is ideal for designers who are looking for minimalist color palette and strong typography. If you like the look of the demo, you’re in luck – it comes with one-click import.

Cortex – A Multi-concept Theme for Agencies and Freelancers

Cortex WordPress theme

With 17 eye-catching homepage layouts, Cortex is a stunning theme with all the trimmings – one-click demo import, custom shortcodes, a huge collection of inner pages, animations, parallax sections and a fantastic mega menu.

Valon – Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Valon WordPress theme

If you’re looking for a solid theme for your freelancing business or agency, Valon is a solid theme that is straight forward to customize using the Reduxe Framework theme options.

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Blog themes:

SKIN – Gradient-Powered Creative WordPress Blog Theme

SKIN WordPress theme

This is easily the most unique theme design I’ve seen in a long time. SKIN is a cool and colorful GIF-friendly theme with a stunning gradient design and a refreshing grid layout. It comes with a huge stack of social media icons, as well as Google AdSense integration, a circular post sliders, and the ability to tweet and share with text selection.

Velove – A Fresh WordPress Blog Theme

Velove does the basics well – lots of header variations, easy social media integration, 16 blog layouts – making this a great option for bloggers looking for a theme with a lovely outlook.

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Didn’t find the theme you were looking for? This list is just the tip of the iceberg! Check our out theme marketplace for more gorgeous and functional WordPress themes. And 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.