The Best Places to Buy WordPress Themes 2018

There are tons of places to find themes for WordPress on the internet.  Of course, you can take a look at the WordPress website for open source themes.  But if you're looking for something more professional or additional features, you need to look elsewhere.

In this roundup, we will take a look at the top places online to find themes.  These are places where you can buy professionally designed, top quality themes -- generally for low prices.  

Take a look at our list, and let us know what you think...

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ThemeForest is the mother of all theme websites.  Whatever type of theme you're looking for, if it exists, you'll find it on ThemeForest.  Themes on ThemeForest come with support, and you'll find plenty of reviews on the site, so you can ensure you're getting something good.  

Nevertheless, ThemeForest doesn't have the best of everything, and there are plenty of top themes that don't appear on ThemeForest. It's a great place to look after you've checked out all of the other options above.

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CSSIgniter is a great place to get a lot of themes and plugins in a package -- or separately.  You can choose one of several unique themes for different types of sites, or you can buy a subscription and use any of the themes on multiple sites.  You also get plugins.  

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EngineThemes is absolutely the best place to find themes for certain specialized sites.  The themes available at EngineThemes aren't just themes -- they include plugins and everything else needed to create specific types of sites.  If you're looking to build any of the following types of sites, go here first:

  • a Fiverr like microjob site
  • a Yelp like review site
  • a real estate search and data engine
  • an Upwork or Guru like freelance marketplace site
  • a Quora like Q&A site
  • a map-based directory (of whatever) site
  • a hotel site with booking
  • a forum site
  • a job search site
  • a classified ads site
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If you're looking for a complete visual design solution, look no further than Elegant Themes.  Their themes are based on Divi, which is an award winning theme/page/content design solution.  

Elegant Themes offers dozens of themes built with Divi, but what's special about them is that you can customize them as much as you want using drag and drop.  It's like a PowerPoint interface for your WordPress look-and-feel.  

This is a great place to start when looking for a theme.

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SiteMile has some excellent and highly reviewed themes for specialized sites.  Like EngineThemes, this is the first place to look for themes if you're building certain types of sites.  SiteMile themes are more than just themes -- they include everything needed to build the following types of sites:

  • eBay like auction sites, including reverse auctions
  • shipping marketplace sites and shipping price comparison sites
  • Fiverr like sites
  • classified ad sites
  • Upwork and Guru like sites
  • TaskRabbit like task marketplace sites
  • business directory sites
  • penny auction sites
  • digital marketplace sites like ClickBank
  • job board sites
  • real estate search engine sites
  • AirBnB like rental booking sites
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ThemeIsle sells dozens of top themes, and it's a great place to look for themes for certain industries, as well as more generic themes.  Take a look at the themes available here before going to ThemeForest or other sites.

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AppThemes is another place to look for top rated specialized themes.  Check here for themes/engines for the following kinds of sites:

  • classified ad sites
  • business directory sites
  • coupon or deals sites
  • job board sites
  • Fiverr-like microjob sites
  • freelance marketplace sites
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ThemeFuse is a great place to look for clean, well designed themes.  They offer several free themes, which are worth a look, as well as bundles that you can buy for multiple sites.

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Themeify is a great place to look for single page and parallax themes.  It's also a great place to look for beautifully designed full page photo themes and landing site themes.

Themes can be purchased in a bundle for close to the price of a single theme elsewhere, and they include multiple layouts and a visual designer.

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This is a great place to find hundreds of themes that you won't find elsewhere.  There are themes of all different types, including free themes.  Most themes are pretty inexpensive, which is a huge bonus. If you're designing a blog, a business site, or a magazine, this is a great place to look.

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WPZOOM has dozens of professionally designed, high quality themes.  This is a great place to look for themes for magazines, blogs, portfolios, and business sites.

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If you're looking to build a site for a church, here's the place to go.  It's got several different themes for churches, and each theme contains everything you need to build a church site.  These are more than just themes, they are church sites in a box.

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TemplateMonster and Themeforest are the two most popular places to find WordPress themes.  You'll find hundreds of themes here at TemplateMonster.  They're often cheaper than Themeforest, but they're also generally not as professional looking.

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Another place to look for theme options is Fiverr.  On Fiverr, you can get a theme designed from scratch for under $100, or your can get an HTML site or PSD design turned into a WordPress theme for around $40.  If you already have an HTML site, or if you have a design in mind,  it's worth poking around Fiverr to see if there's a solution for your needs.

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