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35+ of the Best WordPress eCommerce Themes

While there are plenty of options available when choosing an eCommerce platform, the possibility of using WordPress for eCommerce has become more enticing in recent years due to continued development…

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Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015: An informative, annual guide to key themes, plus a weekly email that breaks down the world’s most pressing news

Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015

There’s a reason we continue to feature the Zeitguide from Grossman & Partners. Each week, founder and CEO Brad Grossman, and his ever-expanding team, cull through over 2,000 pieces of source material on breaking news, global trends and key topics……

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15 Premium WordPress Themes To Create Any Site In 2015

How would you like to earn more money in 2015? If augmenting your revenue is a top priority, then you need to change the way work gets done. I am about to suggest over a dozen WordPress themes that are guaranteed to shorten the amount of time you spend for each of your client’s projects.

In this list are a new generation of powerful themes. Their design quality can pass the scrutiny of any web designer and they come with a range of useful features, features that matter – you’ll find yourself wondering why you haven’t come across them sooner. Well, it’s not too late. There’s never been a better time than right now.

X Theme

X theme comes with multiple complete designs. Choose from any four existing Stacks: Integrity, Renew, Icon and Ethos. They are open for customization, so you have the option of ensuring that no two sites featuring the same Stack will look exactly the same. You can fit in your customizations and preferences using its live editor.

The Stacks also come with more than 30 awesome demos although some of them are still in the "in working progress" stage (hey, we’re only 2 weeks into the new year). But not to worry, X Theme 3.0 has just been released and it comes with 15 free WordPress plugins per license for most of your website building needs.


Want to be in control when it comes to choices in designing your project? Try BeTheme. This is one already popular responsive, multi-purpose theme for WordPress probably because it looks gorgeous and well, it comes with a ton of great features. For starters, it has more than 70 demos, and you can install any of them with just one click.

Pick a unique layout to better represent your client’s project, and then wow them with plenty of integrated goods like MailChimp, Yoast and bbPress. BeTheme receives updates on a weekly basis and has more than 200 shortcodes to fall back on.

Qards (Plugin)

Already installed a theme, but want to change it? You don’t have to redesign the whole website from scratch. Just reach out to Qards, the fantastic page-building plugin. It gets along famously with all known themes. Grab this handy plugin and apply modifications without touching a single line of code.

To use Qards your only job is to upload the website content, and piece cards (hence the name) together until you get the look and feel you desire. To change the cards, just use the in-line editor. When you’re done, what you’re left with is a brand-spanking new responsive website.


This is a theme from Elegant Themes that lets you build sites by dragging and dropping modules, rows and columns. You can do this in the Divi builder. Although you don’t need to code to build with this theme, you can use CSS to further modify any of Divi’s 18 modules you want to include in your design.

Divi also comes with more than 20 pre-made layouts (all with real beautiful header options) perfect for those who don’t want to start from scratch or who want to be inspired from an existing layout. Your final outcome is also responsive and is certified secure by the Sucuri team.


Looking for a modern, minimalist and multi-purpose theme, say for your new startup? Brand.ed has you covered. Bold, striking and fast, this WordPress theme has all the basic elements you need for building a site with modern stylings. It comes with a Live Customizer which lets you preview your changes as you make them.

You will also probably like the horizontal parallax effect – perfect for constructing narratives – as well as it’s layered slider – perfect for site navigation. It also comes with its own icon set and a pretty awesome portfolio sorter you can check out in its demo.


Want to start a restaurant website but not really sure what you need in restaurant website design? Just get ROSA. Perfect for featuring delicious delights, ROSA comes with beautiful menus and OpenTable reservations but what it does best is highlight high-resolution photos with its enchanting parallax scrolling and typography animation features.

These features also make it a great theme to use for photography sites or sites that feature full screen image galleries. Plus, it comes with a WooCommerce plugin so you can set up shop and start selling once it is up and running (and all you need is one click to get started). Responsive, translation-ready and SEO-friendly, ROSA is an exquisite theme you should check out.


Looking for a professional-looking, clean-cut theme? Here’s one for new businesses that want to start out strong in the new year. Highly customizable, Kallyas comes with plentiful custom page designs, site features, unique styles, and most evidently, a barrage of slider options that raise interaction levels and impress visitors.

The page builder is also beyond reproach, and Kallyas comes with extensive documentation, and should you need it, top-notch support as well. Customize to your heart’s content and play around with shortcodes and color themes.


Want to take over the online shopping landscape? Then let’s get a Royal WordPress theme up and running. Royal contains more than 30 themes for the e-commerce or corporate look and another 30 or more single-page and coming soon (landing page) variants.

All themes are WooCommerce- and WPML-ready, carries 6 plugins (including Visual Composer, Slider Revolution and Live Chat) worth $ 119, and are fully optimized. All future updates are free and reviewers sing praises of the team’s prompt support.


Here’s another e-commerce WordPress theme that you will love, mostly because of its flexibility and easy-to-design features. This theme lets your buyers peruse your shop Pinterest style and lets them find their products easily with advanced search options and a good product filter.

It features parallax scrolling, great fading and scaling transition effects, custom backgrounds for each menu link, promo pages for special-priced products, plenty of animation effects, and support for multiple languages and currencies. If you want to further customize the look of the theme, you can do so with custom CSS.


This is a theme for magazine, blogs or review sites, and it comes with plenty of customization options. It carries the FameThemes options panel, custom pre-made page templates, custom-built widgets (for your visitors’ social media fix) and shortcode generators.

The theme is also optimized for SEO and high page speeds. And all the themes available have also been localized for easy translation. Codilight has cross-browser compatibility so it works well on all modern browsers (and IE8 and above).

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Want more themes? Here are 5 more.


This is one for online portfolios or for fashion blogs. Choose from 16 visual-laden themes and plenty of image slider options such as galleries, carousels, flex sliders, full screen sliders, floating sidebars and more. Fully responsive, Oshin also has the parallax scrolling effect, video backgrounds and is WooCommerce and WPML ready.


Sell your goods online on any of the 5 theme versions WooPress has to offer. Responsive, modern, WooPress comes with plenty of features an e-commerce site needs: product sorting options, price filters searchbar, product suggestions, slider, nested navigation and shopping cart amongst others.


Opus makes picking a theme very easy. There are 14 retina-ready themes to choose from, and you can go with minimal, full screen, with parallax, without parallax, boxed, single-page, creative or professional to create your company blog or portfolio site. You can further customize this with any of its 100 shortcodes.

Circle Flip

Still can’t find any of theme to suit your needs? Then try any of these flips from Circle Flip. They have ready themes for hosting sites, magazines, medical facilities, hotels, schools, lawyers, engineers, online stores and more. All themes showcase a very distinct flat design and you can make the changes you need in their user-friendly page builder.


With more than 27 themes built for businesses, agencies, medical, restaurants, magazines and portfolios, Specular is already interesting enough to check out. But if you need more incentive, try out their online page builder, without fronting any payment first. Make sure the theme can create your final vision before you seal the deal

Welcome the Newborns: OpenCart 2.0.1 Themes

Probably it’s time for you to get a redesign, so take a look at some brand-new OpenCart 2.0 templates.

20 "Coming Soon" WordPress Themes Worth Waiting For

So you’re looking to give your WordPress site a new look and are trying to work out the kinks in time for 2015; or you have a new app, product, company or album you want to release and you’re hoping to generate some hype by putting up a Coming Soon site first. Then, you’re going to need yourself a cool Coming Soon or Under Construction theme.

Create some buzz online about your brand or product, intrigue visitors, and collect some email subscribers while you’re at it, with these 20 Coming Soon WordPress theme. Just to cover all the bases, I’ve put together 20 free and premium Coming Soon themes that will cater to most, if not all, of your professional needs.

Almost all of these themes are packed with progress bars or countdown timers to help visitors keep track of your progress while waiting for the final launch.

Free Themes

Felice Theme by Bluchic. The Felice WordPress theme has an attractive, light look. It lets you showcase text and images along with a progress bar (the color is customizable), email form and social media buttons. [Get it here]

Coming Sssoon Page by Creative Tim. Ssson is a free WordPress theme. Use it to create a group of users before your site is launched. It is suitable for any creative agency or for personal usage. It comes in two variants: image background and video background. [Get it here]

Ego Cafe by Anish Trehan. Ego Cafe is a responsible theme that can be used for a cafe or cooking blog. Just change the headings, background image and social media buttons to personalize the theme. [Get it here]

Professory Under Construction Mobile Website Template by w3layouts. This theme is simple and will fit in any business company. It contains a creative counter to show when your website is going to be online. [Get it here]

Trendy Divaa by Anish Trehan. Trendy Divaa is a simple, responsive coming soon page that is designed for fashion sites. [Get it here]

Fotos Website Launching Soon by w3layouts. Let your users know that you’re going to launch soon with this photographic theme. It’s suitable for photographers and any other creatives who work with images and illustrations. [Get it here]

Coming soon Under Construction by w3layouts. This under construction page looks festive and fancy. You may use it to show your visitors that your site is redesigning or some changes are going to be done. [Get it here]

Wifindly Coming Soon Theme by Web Success. This theme has an eye-catching background image and a message for your users placed at the top. [Get it here]

Launcher WordPress by MyThemeShop. This coming soon theme absolutely rock(et)s! The rocket shows that you’re working on site redesign and will probably "launch" soon. The rocket shakes a little when one mouses over it. [Get it here]

Glacier by Web Success. Glacier is a clean, minimal and responsive theme optimized for desktop and mobile. It contains a cool background photo, email subscription form and social media buttons. [Get it here]

Premium Themes

Start by Pixininja. Start is a high-quality WordPress theme with a background image and creative counter. It not only notifies users about your launching, but also has a working contact form, is Mailchimp ready and can carry a Twitter feed. [Get it here – $ 6]

MUMM | The Splitted by Madeon08. The key feature of this theme is unusual divided scrolling. The left part of the screen moves up and the right one moves down while scrolling – that makes MUMM an ultra-cool solution. [Get it here – $ 6]

Panara by themezaa. This theme was carefully designed with attention to detail to provide unbelievable user experience. The Full-screen slideshow background and bold counter will definitely impress your visitors and make them come back when you’re finally ready to go live.

[Get it here – $ 6]

MyCountdown by TeslaThemes. The coolest part of this WordPress theme is its countdown. It’s designed in the form of tubes with colored liquids that depict the days, hours, minutes and seconds to your launch. Although, for some reason, the tubes fill up as you get closer to the launch date. [Get it here – $ 33]

Bianco by Serhii Korzin. An awesome stamp logo, cool black and white photograph on the background and a simple counter make this theme stand out from the crowd. It will be suitable for any photographer, designer or artist. [Get it here – $ 20]

Caelus by oxygenna. Here is one more rocket theme in this collection. It’s available in two gorgeous styles with four beautiful font combinations that look great on the iPhone, iPad and any desktops. It has a stunning retro look and the stars on the background move on mouseover. [Get it here – $ 33]

Glance by aThemes. This theme is fully responsive with sticky menu and awesome color scheme. It can be used for any business purpose as well as for creative needs. [Get it here – $ 16]

Working by aThemes. This is super-clean responsive theme with a countdown script and attractive background slider. [Get it here – $ 16]

Malooka by NestoLab. Malooka is a responsive template featuring 8 different background options including video, slideshow, pattern and even a map option. [Get it here – $ 7]

Verde by CreaboxThemes. Verde is a creative under construction theme. If you’re working on a new site or redesigned, this clean minimalistic theme is just for you. [Get it here – $ 5]

20 Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes in 2014

If you are looking to start your own website, a high quality WordPress theme is what you should be looking for. Users love WordPress themes because it is painless to set up and can be used to create a website like blog, personal, corporate and portfolio site.

20 Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes in 2014

However, quality free WordPress themes are not easy to find that is why I decided to gather some of the finest free responsive WordPress themes on hand. All themes listed below are linked with their download location.

1) Moesia business theme

Moesia business theme

Moesia is a striking free business WordPress theme that you can use to build an effective online presence. Choose from eleven predefined blocks and build the homepage that best suits your company. Each of the homepage blocks can have a parallax background image and its own set of colors.

Theme details & download

2) Socute – Minimalistic WooCommerce Theme

Socute – Minimalistic WooCommerce Theme

Socute is a nice, clean and minimalistic theme based on Woo Commerce theme, and designed with a great responsive design layout. It included a powerful plugin with flexible use, Woo Commerce that mostly enables the creation of a rich WordPress shop, including thousands of layout options for users and a lot of powerful features to customize as you need to use it.

Theme details & download

3) Resolution Multi Purpose WordPress Theme

Resolution Multi Purpose WordPress Theme

Resolution is an absolutely stunning free WordPress theme from kopatheme. The theme is designed with a great looking colorful magazine layout with tons of great features included. This is a trendy, modern and flexible theme perfect for news websites and online portals. With Resolution you can display ton of articles and posts for your visitors to read in a perfect way.

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4) Karo


If you are looking for a free WordPress theme (responsive and SEO optimized) for your next magazine or blogging website, Karo is your perfect choice. This excellent theme is perfect for all kind of magazine and blogging websites. It is built with latest standards of HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery and will scale and adjust to look great on all devices with any screen sizes and resolutions. The theme works flawlessly on all major browsers such as Internet Explorer (IE8 or greater), Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

Theme details & download

5) Sixteen WordPress Theme

Sixteen WordPress Theme

Sixteen is a Very Artistic theme suitable for most blogs. This theme has a grid layout on homepage to display latest posts. It supports a custom header image, to which a parallax effect is applied making your site a lot attractive. Plenty of customization options present in the theme make it the perfect theme for your next blog.

Theme details & download

6) Minimable Scrolloable responsive one page theme

Minimable Scrolloable responsive one page theme

Minimamble is free WordPress theme based on Bootstrap framework. This responsive theme demonstrates that WordPress is not only made for blogging.

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7) Abaris


Abaris is a multi-purpose, free responsive theme with beautiful design and cool CSS3 animations. It uses HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap Grid system and coded with love and care.

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8) Journal Lite

Journal Lite

Journal Lite is a simple and responsive free WordPress theme for blogging, gathering content, and publishing your ideas. The flexible and clean structure allows you to focus and display your content quite effectively.

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9) Musica


Musica is a nice magazine WordPress theme. The theme has a clean and simple design with great readability so you content really is the focus and easy to use. With a responsive layout made for mobile ready and accessible on any device from desktops to mobile phones. Besides, it is a free magazine WordPress theme for anyone.

Theme details & download

10) Great Blog

Great Blog

This free WordPress theme is responsive and flexible across not only in different browsers, but more importantly, display also adapts to those individuals who are using tablet PCs and smartphones, thus making the site visit a great experience for everyone.

Theme details & download

11) Catch Kathmandu

Catch Kathmandu

Catch Kathmandu Theme is a fully responsive WordPress theme that looks elegant on any devices. It is simple, clean and lightweight full-fledged WordPress theme based on HTML5 and CSS3. This theme is widely been used by Photographers, Bloggers, Corporate Houses and Universities.

Theme details & download

12) Fyre


Fyre is a portfolio theme created for creative professionals. This is a Bootstrap 3 based responsive WordPress theme. This is ideal to setup a portfolio/blog website for creative professionals. The theme comes with many options to customize the functions and the color scheme of the theme is also customizable.

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13) Zerif Lite Free One Page WordPress Theme

Zerif Lite Free One Page WordPress Theme

Zerif LITE is a free one page WordPress theme. It’s perfect for web agencies, digital studios, corporate, product showcase, personal and business portfolio. Zerif Lite is WooCommerce Compatible, Multilingual Ready (WPML).

Theme details & download

14) Martable


Martable is a Responsive eCommerce WordPress theme with WooCommerce support.

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15) CCR Limo- WordPress Business Template

CCR Limo- WordPress Business Template

CCR Limo is a nice, clean and professional look free WordPress template for business, corporate or personal use. It’s another free premium WordPress themes in 2014 Already Limo got popularity for its professional outlook, features, attractive design. CodexCoder opened it for free to their audience. You will find every version of Limo such as PSD, HTML or WordPress. All of them are still now free for users.

Theme details & download

16) RoVeR WordPress magazine theme

RoVeR WordPress magazine theme

RoVeR is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme. Great for magazine, review, news and blog sites, with integrated reviews, video, slideshows, galleries and ADS system in each post, page. RoVeR theme is highly configurable; you can completely configure the homepage and posts using the very easy and powerful theme options. Using 20+ custom widgets you can create your homepage very quickly and you can get it just as you want it.

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17) SaleJunction


SaleJunction is a WordPress theme to create your own E-Commerce Store to sell your products. SaleJunction is compatible with WooCommerce & Easy Digital Downloads plugin to enable selling both tangible goods as well as digital products.

Theme details & download

18) Blackbird


Blackbird Theme is a very clean and elegantly designed Responsive WordPress Theme. It is created with the aim to make your business website look professional to your visitors. Starting from the top header area, the Blackbird WordPress Theme allows you to upload your own Custom Logo and had a space on the top right to enter your contact details.

Theme details & download

19) SunRain


SunRain is a beautiful theme which has Multi Layered Slider where two Slides can show many Items which can be controlled from the Theme Options Panel.

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20) Athenea


Athenea is a theme for business or personal desktop and mobile fully configurable devices multitude of designs. It features front-page editable from theme options. Athenea is a completely free theme with premium features in future releases.

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10 Beautiful Bootstrap Admin & Dashboard Themes

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20 WordPress Themes To Revamp Your Site For 2015

Despite the fact that there are thousands of WordPress themes available all over the web, it’s still difficult to choose “the one”. WordPress is the best platform to build your blog on as it’s flexible, powerful and full of various features. With all of that available, it only makes the decision that much harder.

In this roundup, I handpicked 20 beautiful blogging WordPress themes to create your own blog. Whether it’s for your personal use or for a more professional purpose, these themes are all of high quality and meet the current trends. Just take a look for yourself and choose the one that suits what you need.

Free Themes

Free: The Goran Theme by Goran is a free, responsive and multifunctional theme created for business solutions. The blog you see below is a part of this theme.

Free Themify Base by themifyme. The Themify Base featured below has a clean minimalistic design. This makes it easy for you to use this theme for whatever sort of blog you have in mind.

Free Theme Moments by Site5 WordPress Themes. This awesome blogging WordPress theme has a smooth flat look. The blue header and use of big images makes this one stand out from the crowd.

Free Wilson WordPress Theme by Anders Noren. Wilson is a clean, responsive, and simple WordPress theme for a personal blog. It has cool typography, big images, and a wide left-sidebar menu for easy navigation.

Free Hueman by Alx. This clean minimalistic theme would be perfect for an online magazine with its focus on huge pictures. It features a flexible layout and various styling options.

Free Serene Personal Blogging Theme by Elegant Themes. Serene is a beautiful blogging theme with post format support. It looks lovely thanks to its elegant and spacious design.

Free Time Clean Theme for Blogs by Site5 Web Hosting. This white and clean WordPress theme would be suitable for various sorts of blogs. The red stickers which acts as the time stamp adds some color to an otherwise plain layout.

Free Launch WordPress Theme by Orman Clark. Launch is a cool looking and free WordPress theme for blogging. Small icons near the post title indicate the type of content you share, such as for images, audio or video. It supports any type of multimedia content you may want to upload as well.

Post Theme: Free WordPress Theme by MOONTHEMES. This free WordPress theme has a simple and extremely clean design. You can choose among 8 different layouts, big and small sliders and 9 stylish color styles to personalize the blog.

Free Bushwick WordPress Theme by automattic. Bushwick is a blogging theme that showcases your content alongside beautiful imagery. It includes a slide out menu for your widgets.

Premium Themes

Vienna – Content Focused Personal Blog Theme by juarathemes. Vienna is a WordPress theme designed for magazines, news sites, and blogs. It’s packed with tons of widgets and features. It has 4 header variations and supports all post formats.

Bakerista by Bloggerette Studio. Bakerista is a more feminine sort of WordPress theme with clean elegant design and a lot of white space. This theme would be ideal for a food blog, recipe collection or a site that features DIY items.

GoodInc Responsive Blog & News WordPress Theme by WPExplorer. Goodinc is a bold and unique responsive blogging theme. It features awesome sliders and clever caption areas.

Hemlock – A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme by SoloPine. The clean aesthetic design of this theme adds to its overall appeal. This sleek one-column theme is perfect for creative bloggers of any field.

Ink – A WordPress Blogging theme To Tell Stories by Codestag. Ink is a clean, simple and elegant WordPress theme that adapts to any screen resolution.This theme was created specifically with the idea of making online story telling effortless.

Semantic – Responsive & Clean WordPress Blog Theme by vervethemes. This theme features 3 home page variations and 3 color schemes to choose from. The unique typography style also adds to its charm.

Spartan – News, Blog, Magazine WordPress Theme by WPExplorer. This vivid and bright theme would be a great choice for bloggers and online creatives looking to start their blogging career. The homepage includes an attractive slider with a carousel effect to make your images pop.

Zeyn – Multipurpose WordPress Theme by deTheme. Zeyn is a multipurpose theme for blogging, travelling, wedding, real estate, hotel and any other kind of business. It’s compatible with various browsers and was recently upated.

BuzzBlog – Clean & Personal WordPress Blog Theme by Hercules Design. The name of this theme speaks for itself. BuzzBlog is a clean theme for any kind of blog. For those keen to customize, there are plenty of options available.

Pluto Clean Personal WordPress Masonry Blog Theme by Osetin. You can create a cooking site, household blog, or fashion magazine using this theme as the base. The content area is separated into different sections using blocks to keep things neat.