5+ Best WordPress Clan Themes for 2020

For this round-up, we tried really hard to gather up the best WordPress clan themes for gaming communities that the market had to offer. We came up with five. Four excellent clanwar themes, and one that’s something a bit different (in that it’s not a clan theme, or a community gaming in the eSports sense).

If this isn’t your first stop, odds are you’ve already seen these selections elsewhere. Maybe that indicates there’s an opportunity here for an enthusiastic WordPress developer, or maybe there’s just not much demand for this sort of thing. Maybe everyone in the gaming and MMORPG still favors Drupal.

Something else worth noting: some of the best clan themes are all built by the same team: the talented folks at Skywarrior. They’ve got a few themes we didn’t list here worth checking out. We thought we’d just provide a shout out instead of listing one developer’s entire catalog.

Worth noting: you can add some clan or eSport to any theme with the Game Planner plugin. So if you don’t find anything you dig here, that might be an option worth considering.

Also, don’t miss our list of the best gaming magazine themes.

BlackFyre WordPress Clan Theme

BlackFyre, the best WordPress clan theme

Blackfyre is the best-selling, most popular gaming community theme available.  And for good reason: this theme includes everything you need and truly looks the part. The design is sleek and game appropriate. It’s easily one of the best WordPress clan themes.

The most notable feature is its clan war system. Users create and manage team matches, create and manage clans, and keep track of matches.  Participants share content with others via its BuddyPress and bbPress social networking functionality.

The developers left lots of room open for customization. There’s plenty of options packed in for tweaking the elements. The theme is optimized for search engines. It’s extensively documented, and translation ready.

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PixieHype

PixieHype, the second best WordPress clan theme

Our next spot goes to PixieHype. This theme is for gaming communities and eSports. Features include a multiple teams option, custom player cards, and sponsor promotion. There’s also a news section for keeping track of upcoming matches.

The theme is fully color customizable, and users can upload their own logos. It’s built with modern CSS3 styling, animations and HTML5. Detailed documentation is included, and video tutorials. The theme is frequently updated and well supported.

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YouPlay

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Youplay is the best-selling gaming theme for clans, communities, and eSports that the ThemeForest marketplace has to offer. Now in its third version, Youplay supports the most popular, useful WordPress plug-ins: WooCommerce, for building an online storefront, BuddyPress and bbPress for community functionality, and Visual Composer for painless front-end page-building.

Social networks are neatly integrated for sharing. This Twitter Bootstrap based theme is 100% responsive and retina ready for display on the highest resolution devices. YouPlay is SEO ready, cross-browser compatible, and easy to install (using the included demo importer).

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Game Addict

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Game Addict was created by that same team of talented folks behind BlackFyre. This theme also a WordPress clan theme,  providing essential clan war functionality. Create and manage clans, maps, and matches.

The developers provide social features via excellent bbPress and BuddyPress integration (for building a forum or social network, respectively).  Webmasters can create their own shop thanks to the WooCommerce support.

Lots of backend options and a handy drag-and-drop page builder make Game Addict a cinch to customize without touching a line of code.  Built on the latest Bootstrap. SEO ready.

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The Arcade

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Webmasters can build a different type of gaming community with The Arcade theme. It’s not for clans, competitive gaming or eSports but, instead, provides a way to post, share and play online games. It supports the MyArcadePlugin (sold separately).

The Arcade is familiar and user-friendly. The UX is well thought-out. The navigation is sensible, and performance is snappy.

The theme is highly customizable, with color scheme management. It features custom logo upload, and a wide variety of typography options (including 800 Google fonts). And you’re not stuck with English. The Arcade translation ready and WPML compatible.

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