It has been a long time since I last made a WordPress theme list. I come in front of you with the best themes launched in month August (best as of today).
The themes are chosen by me and only after a carefully consideration they got into this top. I am sure there are many more WordPress themes, these are only the ones I could review.
So here we start:
1. ListGo – A full directory listing theme.
The guys from Wiloke have launched this on 7 August.
Few features I find very interesting:
- Very fresh design
- one click demo install > extremely useful feature
- An automated submission tool (Wiloke Submission), helps you setup “with one click”
- very nice Map page/map shortcode
- Support for WooCommerce > this is very handy if you plan to sell something on your website
- Mega Menu support > the most powerful WordPress menu plugin I know
2. Boo – Multipurpose Responsive theme.
This is my second choice as the “best theme”. Boo is made by the guys from Themerella > they’ve also did Rhythm, another incredible multipurpose theme.
What I like about Boo?
- it is build with mobile first in mind, this will make google love it
- it has support for VisualComposer (I hate most builders, but this is the norm now)
- it has over 200 teamplates to choose from when you create your pages
- is very fast!
- Multilingual support (this should also be the norm, I really don’t understand why so many developers don’t make thimes fully compatible with WPML thise days)
- real time customizer > “the style editor”
- Demo Content installer
- Varoius extensions compatibility: Yellow Pencil Pro, Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, WooCommerce, InfiniteElements, InfiniteWorks, MasterSlider, LayerSlider, Ultimate Add-on, ContactForm7, TypeKyt, MailPoet, etc
They say it’s the most versatile template collection ever built, I tend to agree 🙂
3. Barrel – Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
I really love the JS work on this theme! It moves so slick you just wanna have it! Very beautiful and very dynamic theme.
Features that I love about this theme:
- Can you imagine they haven’t provided one import with one click demo, but 13. 13 stunning demos!
- more than 200 prebuild pages
- more than 20 headers
- tons of footer combinations
- VisualPage builder for both front and backend – VisualComposer (I really hate some builders..have I said that?)
- Multiple default builder elements (more than 60, 16 of them beeing unique custom Barrel)
- GOOGLE FONTS support! love this
- Unlimited color themes(and 10 predefined)
- Have I said it’s extremely sexy???? The designers from MagniumThemes are awesome!
- And most important: 95/100 Google Page Speed Score
4. The Alchemist – a super complete sports theme!
Few months ago I was looking for something like this .. optimized and designed for showing Games logs, playoffs standings, team stats, Games schedule or “last game results”
Some of it’s features beside the sport specific ones:
- Google fonts
- PSD files
- 1 click demo install
- responsive .. but for retina also
- uses REDUX (very nice options framework )
- a set of SVG Icons
5. Kreativa – a cool Photography Theme
If you’re into photography and you are looking for a theme to make your portfolio look awesome, this is the theme for you! No BS, this theme is astonishing!
You got ton’s of options like:
- Horizontal Menu
- vertical menu
- AJAX likes – to interact with your audience
- unbelievable galleries
- FILTERS > this is a must when doing a portfolio
- Photo proofing client management tool
- Lightbox > a must have on photo websites
- And it’s build compatible with: Woocommerce, w3TotalCache, MailChimp, YoastSeo, WPML
- They provide their own PageBuilder
- And, of course the 1 click demo installer (I really hate it when you have to spend like 3 hours to customize stuff)
6. Adam – Minimal Responsive Portfolio theme
Remember Minimalism? the 2 years ago trend? well .. the guys from CXWebExperts are on their second atempt and I can say they are very good at this. This theme was launched in July but i only seen it after their last update in August, so with the power I have on this website ..i declare it qualified for a TOP theme on MY August list 🙂
What i love about this theme, beside the obious minimial designed elements?
- the 1 click demo install
- the simple and effective Responsiveness
- compatibility with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider (I have
- Masonry Style portfolio and blogto say this: If you’re going into the trouble and create a minimalist lightning fast theme .. and use a big slider like Revolution .. you FAIL!!! you will make it as slow as any other crap
- out there)
- FontAwsome included > I really love this icon collection and i used it as many times as I needed
- WooCommerce ready! Can you imagine a store that fast?
7. Advice a Consulting & Business WordPress Theme
Las year I did a website for an attorney, if this theme would have been around my job would have been 10 times easier!
This looks like a chery pop of the guys from ThemesChanel. The theme was initialy released on July but in less than a month they’ve managed to get to version 1.5 with noless than 13 updates.
I managed to spot more than 40 features on this theme, but the most importants are:
- very fast! “Like greased lightning” – Optimised for speed. Google Speed & GTmetrix
- PieCharts, Graphs and Progress bars for you preentations -> Doughnut Chart, Line Chart, Polar Chart, Bar Chart
- Header Call to Action Button
- One-Click Demo Content Install
- Our Staff Directory Listing template – if you have a bigger company with many experts
- Built with Gulp & Sass
And the list could go on ..
8. Efant – School and Kindergarden dedicated theme
Enfant is a premium educational WordPress theme. This theme is developed by a Romanian Team called Zoutula, and this theme is their second atempt at an educational theme. I can sey they’ve done a great job!
Few things I have to say about this theme:
- it’s pixel perfect designed
- Bundled with premium plugins(VisualComposer, SliderRevolution ans EssentialGrid)
- flawless responsive design
- WooCommerce integration
- Demo Content import
- And what i haven’t seen at to many developers, a GREAT DOCUMENTATION
9. Car Dealer – Another Car Dealer Automotive Responsive Theme
The makers of this theme say it’s ” The Best Car Dealer Automotive Theme”. After I carefully looked at all the options and features of this beautifull theme I can at least agree that it’s an impressive theme. A theme build so good that it deserves at least the 9th place on my list of wordpress themes and .. I can say it’s the best on this auto niche .. build in August 🙂
Most notable things i’ve notice while reviewing this theme:
- Outstanding design! I realy love it! These designers have an incredible eye!
- the 1 click demo install
- 10 unique Layouts
- very fast theme!
- google analytics build in
- export feeds to a variaty of platforms
- very cute gif Preloaders :))
- Ticket system > love this idea
- Compare Functionality
- Very easy to use and decent theme options (more advanced than most themes I’ve seen)
10. Dekko – A theme for creative freelancers and Agencies
EdgeThemes are already very well known WordPress creators. they make like 3-4 themes per month. I dare to say this month, Dekko is their best.
With more than 100 premium features this theme is just overwhelming. Just some worth mentioning:
- Masonry (blog posts and portfolio)
- Header Top and Header Bottom Widget Areas
- Social Feed Widgets
- WooCommerce integration and Dropdown Cart widget
- Custom Post Formats: Audio, Video, Standard, Gallery, Link, Quote
- Translation Ready (po/mo files)
This theme is a beast! The design is simple and beautiful an yet very powerful and the functionalities are unbelievable. It’s a steal!
11. Light & Bold – Speed-Focused WordPress Theme
This is a theme build for PERFORMANCE! I never seen a 100% speed score on google pagespeed insights here you have it!
DO i have to say more? The design of this theme is not particularly on my taste, but i can’t argue. This theme is awesome! All the other feature pale in front of this number: 100%