11+ Best WordPress Viral Themes for 2017

In today’s infectious roundup, we share the best WordPress viral themes for 2017.  We have a feeling that readers (who’ve landed here from Google) might be self-starting entrepreneurs looking to launch a website along the lines of Buzzfeed, 9gag, Upworthy or boredpanda using the WordPress CMS as a platform. Well, let me tell ya, these themes are good place to start.

Most viral websites share a particular aesthetic–big, bold typography, and bright colors, with a focus on content.  Unlike many of the current web design trends, which embrace a kind of minimalist, monotone elegance, you could almost describe the average viral site as gaudy. Lots of vibrant, eye catching buttons, badges, and imagery.  Some might find ’em ugly, but, hey–if it works, it works. Read More

8+ Best WordPress Themes for Independent Publishers & Authors in 2017

In this short roundup, we highlight several of the best WordPress themes for independent publishing houses and authors (available for 2017).  WordPress is an ideal platform for small publishers and self-publishing authors looking to promote and sell their brand, library, books, and ebooks online.

This post should be considered a companion to another of our showcases, 8+ Best WordPress Bookstore Themes, and readers searching for theme with emphasis on e-commerce (think Amazon or Barnes & Noble) might be better served by the themes on that list.  The selections on this list are better suited to independent publishers and individual authors, the designs aiming toward creating a slightly more corporate/marketing aesthetic. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Lifestyle Blog Themes for 2017

What’s in this roundup? We’re glad you asked: it’s the best WordPress lifestyle blog themes for 2017. If you’re starting a new lifestyle blog, fashion blog, or personal blog, one of these lovely designs should do the trick nicely. Or, hey, maybe you’re giving a makeover to an existing blog. These themes will work for that, too.

Most of the themes in this showcase occupy a similar space aesthetically. Lifestyle, fashion, and personal blog themes tend to embrace elegant, airy design that pulls visitor focus to content. Which makes sense. You want visitors to read your stuff, presumably, as opposed to being distracted by fancy animations, or annoyed by JavaScript gimmickry.

Some would probably describe many of the themes on this list as feminine. Well, we don’t buy into those rigid gender stereotypes. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Jewelry Themes (for WooCommerce) 2017

For this exquisite showcase, we’ve polished up a list of the best WordPress jewelry themes for 2017.  Any of these stylish, ornate designs will help out jewelers (and their web developers) looking to set up a web presence and hawk their gold and diamonds using the WooCommerce platform.

To make this roundup as useful and relevant as possible, we omitted old themes and limited the list to designs tailored exclusively for online jewelry stores. Each of these themes is powered by the wonderful WooCommerce plugin from WooThemes. We think it easily competes with other popular open-source and premium shopping cart solutions out there. There’s tons of community support, including a smorgasbord of free add-ons and paid extras. You can keep things simple to start, and ramp things up as your online business grows. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Organic Food & Farm Themes (with WooCommerce) 2017

For this roundup, we harvested a healthy crop of the best WordPress organic food and farm themes for 2017. Organic store owners, farms, and other agricultural businesses looking to grow their web presence and move their produce online won’t need to look any further for a great-looking, cost-effective entry point.

The feature-packed and extensible WooCommerce plugin powers each of these organic store and farm themes. This e-commerce suite provides all the functionality you’ll need to build a robust online shopping cart, and can expand as your business grows thanks to a wealth of free, third-party add-ons and many fantastic premium plugins.  Read More

8+ Best WordPress Baby Shop Themes (for Toys, Games & Clothing) in 2017

The best WordPress baby shop themes of 2017 are the topic of today’s colorful, playful WooCommerce roundup. Want to start selling baby clothes, toys, games, and other accessories online using the WordPress platform? One of these cute, lighthearted themes will be an excellent (and inexpensive) starting point.

We made our picks based primarily on design quality and relevance to the niche. Each theme includes a design crafted especially for baby stores and retailers of kid’s products. The themes represent the latest web design trends and technologies. You won’t find an obsolete, dated-looking product on this list. Read More

8+ Best WordPress Furniture Store Themes (for WooCommerce) in 2017

For this roundup, we snapped together a showcase of the best WordPress furniture store themes for 2017. No pieces were left over. If you’re a web developer building an online furniture store for a client, and using the WooCommerce platform to do it, one of these excellent products should save you some money and time.

We suspect you’ve reached this article from Google with a certain expectation in mind. So we’ve opted to not waste your time, or ours, and limit this list to designs tailored especially to online furniture stores and home decor retailers. There’s a lot of generic e-commerce/WooCommerce themes out there you can adapt, but why not start as close to the finished product as you can? Although these themes are flexible, with lots of options on the back, most will also work as a nearly turn-key solution. Read More

10 Best WP Gaming Magazine Themes (like IGN & PC Gamer) for 2017

For this WordPress roundup, we loaded up the best gaming magazine themes available for 2017.  Aspiring publishers, writers, reviewers and game bloggers looking to build the next IGN, PC Gamer, or Game Informer can pull a cost-effective, quick, and easy starting point from this list.

We tried to keep our selections as recent as possible, and limit the picks to game magazine themes released within the last year (with a couple of exceptions). Industry-appropriate design was our top priority–gaming magazine themes ought to tap into a fairly specific, familiar aesthetic–and the features set was our secondary consideration. Features like WooCommerce shopping cart functionality, and support for popular third-party community/forum building plugins (like bbPress) are nice to have.  Many of these themes offer Visual Composer, or a comparable drag & drop page builder. Read More

8+ Best WordPress Bookstore Themes (for WooCommerce) 2017

In this showcase, we check out the best WordPress bookstore themes for 2017. Venturing into e-commerce and developing an online storefront can be a daunting and expensive task, but good news: you can leverage your efforts and cut costs using the WooCommerce platform.

Each of the themes on this list have a purpose-oriented design and feature set constructed especially for online bookstores and booksellers. Maybe you’re a small used bookshop looking to establish an online presence; maybe you’re an optimistic entrepreneur trying to steal some niche sales away from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  Either way, any one of these products should do the trick, providing comprehensive and scalable shopping cart functionality, and giving you a reliable, fantastic-looking place to start. Read More

11+ Best WordPress Newspaper Themes (Like NYT & Washington Post) for 2017

Extra, extra! Have we got a scoop for you: the best WordPress newspaper themes for 2017. Maybe you’re a web developer putting together a website for your local newspaper. Maybe you’re an independent journalist looking to become a publisher. Maybe you’ve got something else in mind entirely. I’m not a mind reader. Whatever your motives, one of these excellent news themes should have you covered.

Initially, we wanted to put together an article showcasing only WordPress themes inspired by traditional print journalism. We really love the design of major online rags like The New York Times and Washington Post, which nicely capture a timeless newspaper design aesthetic. But it turned out there just weren’t enough of to fill out a list. We turned up a few good picks that hit the mark, but we also opened up our criteria a bit. Some of the themes we ended up selecting more closely resemble other popular news websites, like USA Today and The Guardian. But, hey, maybe that’s what you’re looking for anyway! Read More