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Top 10 WordPress Themes 2020

Discover a dazzling array of stylish, easy-to-customize WordPress themes to make your website design beautiful.

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Posted 14 Apr 2020
Top 20 WordPress Themes

It’s no surprise that a whopping 35.2% of all websites are powered by WordPress in 2020: WordPress is simply the easiest, quickest, most flexible way to create fantastic websites and blogs available today. Consequently, WordPress users range from huge organizations (BBC America, Techcrunch) to slightly smaller ones (Beyonce.com, your auntie’s recipe blog). But how is it that such diverse clients use a single platform to create totally distinctive websites? The answer lies in the dazzling array of stylish, easy-to-customize WordPress themes that make beautiful websites a breeze to design.

What is a WordPress Theme?

A WordPress theme is a bundle of templates and stylesheets that dictate the entire front-end design of your website. Layout, colors, typography, image and video elements, you name it: if a visitor to your site can see it, the theme affects it.

What to Look for in a WordPress Theme

Love may be blind, but a discerning audience has 20/20 vision. That’s why it’s so important that your site be beautiful, bespoke, and on-trend (see our report on the latest WordPress trends in 2020 for some inspiration!) Heard enough? Ready to get started? Let us guide you through the top 10 WordPress themes because whether you’re an amateur photographer, fashion blogger, or cryptocurrency trader, there’s a WordPress theme out there for you.

10. Arvo - A Clever & Flexible Multipurpose WordPress Theme by G5Theme

Arvo is an excellent all-purpose WordPress theme fit to burst with layout designs and theme options. Best of all, it features an accessible drag & drop content builder that lets you create gorgeous sites in a hot minute. Sleek, professional, and well-organized, the clean lines and versatility of this WordPress theme make it a perfect fit for your portfolio or company website.

9. Morello - Multipurpose Business WordPress Theme by tommusrhodus

Morello is an infinitely customizable WordPress theme that lets your creativity run wild. Designed from the bottom up for artists, photographers, digital studios, and creatives of all stripes, Morello gives you the tools to create a unique website that showcases your content in the dewy, golden hour radiance that it deserves.

8. Brehoh by ridianur

Clean. Simple. Elegant. Bredoh cuts through the noise with a modern, minimalist one-page WordPress theme aimed at designers, creative agencies, and freelancers seeking to showcase a streamlined offering against a multimedia background, including slider and YouTube backgrounds.

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7. Pasadena - Contemporary Portfolio WordPress Theme by FastWP

If you’re looking for a perfectly responsive, cross-browser compatible WordPress theme that places the mobile experience front and center, you can’t go far wrong with Pasadena. With an understated tiled grid and hundreds of Retina-ready icons at your disposal, you’re sure to find what you need in this tidy package.

6. Marcell - Personal Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme by ThemeREX

Marcell is a minimal WordPress theme designed to tell big stories. If you’re a policy wonk, fashion blogger, or travel junkie with a tale to tell, Marcell provides a trim and sophisticated backdrop for the message you want to convey. One enticing aspect of this theme is Marcell’s seamless integration with essential WordPress plugins such as Instagram Feed, MailChimp, Elementor, and Essential Grid.

5. Travesia by axiomthemes

Travesía is Spanish for ‘journey’ or ‘crossing’, and this colorful and vibrant WordPress theme is all about sparking that itch to travel, that lust for adventure. That’s why Travesia is simply perfect for travel agencies, tour operators, tourism bureaus, and tour guides. Alongside its responsivity, SEO optimization, and refined, stylish design, Travesia is also fully compatible with the vaunted Travel Agency WordPress plugin for managing tours and bookings.

4. Bege - Responsive WooCommerce WordPress Theme by Plaza-Themes

Running an online store is all about catching the eye and holding on to the thing for dear life until the deal is done. This is where Bege comes into its own. Punchy, bright colors and a laundry list of retail-ready features including transition banners, daily deals with visual timers, and customer testimonial pages make Beget the obvious choice for your online store. The cherry on top? Bege’s marvelous integration with popular e-commerce plugin WooCommerce.

3. Bonfire - Creative Multipurpose WordPress Theme by ArrowHiTech

What’s great about Bonfire is that it comes integrated with just about every essential WordPress plugin under the stars. Visual Composer will have you dragging and dropping your way to stunning layouts with no programming knowledge required, while Slider Revolution lets you create graceful, dynamic animations in a matter of minutes. Classy, versatile, and with more layout and homepage options than you can shake a stick at, Bonfire represents a formidable choice for your WordPress site.

2. The Fashion Model Agency One Page Beauty WP Theme by themeton

You won’t find a hair out of place when it comes to The Fashion, a delicately arranged, immediately striking one-page theme cut and tailored for fashion houses, modeling agencies, and associated industries. Powerful, attractive, and optimized to the hilt, The Fashion is the ideal theme for those involved in sectors that truly live or die by first impressions.

1. Barber - Hair, Tattoo, & Beauty Salons WP Theme by ArrowHiTech

Sharper than a pair of Sassoon’s scissors, this pixel-perfect, effortlessly modular WordPress theme is aimed squarely at hair care, spa, tattoo, and beauty sectors. Give your receptionist a well-earned break by handling inquiries and appointments with Barber’s intuitive bookings calendar. And, with Barber providing 10+ unique homepages for salons and spas of every stripe, you won’t ever need to worry about breaking a nail just to get your site up and running.

No matter how niche your audience or how grand your ambitions, a stunning, easy-to-customize WordPress theme is the inside track to a beautiful and bespoke site. So, what are you waiting for? Get unlimited access to all of the themes featured in our list with a subscription to Envato Elements. Already have your heart set on something particular? You can purchase themes individually over on ThemeForest!

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