10+ Best WordPress Themes & Templates for 2017 – Handpicked List of the Most Popular Premium Themes

10+ Best WordPress Themes & Templates for 2017 – Handpicked List of the Most Popular Premium Themes

If you have made up your mind to create a great website, you might probably need to check out the best premium WordPress themes on the web. WordPress platform may be the first choice to power your website as it is the most popular CMS today. It powers over 35% of all CMS based websites online. WordPress is awesome being a free and open-source framework, offers plenty of resources – free themes, free plugins, free support and more.

Yes, there are thousands of WordPress themes online completely for FREE. Using a free theme surely saves you some pennies from the budget, yet you may confront lots of limitations including poor support, poor design, fewer features etc. So, if you want to create a full-fledged powerful website, free stuff may not be a good idea.

Premium Themes are not expensive anyway

In general, a premium theme costs you $45 to $99 which is often the total budget for your entire project. And that’s not a big amount for a complete website.

Have a question ‘how is it possible’? It is because WordPress is easy to use. The real essence of WordPress lies in its simplicity – you can easily install WordPress, customize the theme, and build a website.

Furthermore, you will get theme documentation for each theme which includes instructions how to use the theme. Most of the theme authors provide dedicated support so that your queries and issues are instantly solved. And, there are also plenty of other resources like blogs, tutorials, videos, etc. that are useful to you.

Not only that, a fine-tuned and feature-rich theme can save a chunk of money you may pay to a web development company. According to Techie Ride, if you ask any one web development company or a freelancing web developer, it may cost you three times more than buying a premium theme.

Best WordPress Themes (Premium) for Creating Awesome Websites

If you search ‘best WordPress themes’ on the web, you will find a number of themes each claiming to be the best of all. You can’t simply trust them. There are various factors you need to have a close eye into before switching in with any theme.

Firstly, the theme has to be cleanly coded up to the standards defined by the WordPress. Furthermore, the customizability, design, plugin support etc. are vital things to be considered. On top of everything, you must be sure that the theme is created by the professional developers and they provide dedicated support to their customers.

So, it is a handpicked list of such themes that will ensure all the virtues you may seek in a theme. Most of the themes in the list also have free versions in the official WordPress theme repository and are among the most popular themes for WordPress.

Let’s explore them:



Suffice is the most powerful multipurpose theme; the ultimate theme you will ever need. It is an incredibly spectacular, visually attractive, and unbelievably functional theme for creating professional sites. Created with UX and versatility in mind, Suffice offers the simplicity, ease of use and, the power of WordPress at the best possible manner. It is the last theme, you will use.

Category: Multipurpose/ Portfolio     Price: $69    FREE Trial Version

It is a fully customizable drag and drop page builder theme with full integration to Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin. In addition, it has the privilege of a companion plugin ‘Suffice Toolkit’ which has more than 16 wonderful widgets. The theme provides 7 widget areas where you can easily drag and drop the toolkit widgets using the page builder plugin. Design possibilities are unlimited. Furthermore, you it features advanced color options, advanced typography, and multiple site layouts.

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Flash is a powerful multipurpose WordPress theme with extensive features and endless customization possibilities. In addition, it offers an alluring design/ template for a professional website. The theme is suitable for creating websites for multiple niches including business, eCommerce/ store, food and restaurant, university, and church sites.

Category: Multipurpose/ WooCommerce    Price: $69      Download FREE Version

Flash theme has solid support for the popular page builder plugin by SiteOrigin which smoothly works with Flash Toolkit widgets. Flash Toolkit is an ‘exclusive companion plugin’ for Flash theme comprising of more than 18 awesome drag and drop widgets. Flash theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce, Events manager, and all the major WordPress plugins. It has 7 stunning demos and more demos are coming on the way. You can import demo content and give a quick start with demo content.

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Spacious Pro


Spacious Pro is one of the best WordPress themes ever which is basically a multipurpose theme. The FREE version of the theme Spacious is one of the most popular themes of 2015, 2016 and also 2017 with more than 70,000 active installs. The theme is aesthetically beautiful, highly powerful, and completely customizable while being simple and easy to use.

Category: Multipurpose/ Business         Price:$69       Download Free Version

The theme provides a professional business template along with multiple custom widgets that let you create an awesome website in no time. There are easy to use drag and drop widgets for Services, Pricing Table, Our Team, Our Clients, Featured Posts etc. and more than 12 widget areas. The theme offers you limitless customization options – unlimited colors, multiple site layouts, custom CSS and more. It is WooCommerce ready, SEO friendly, lightweight – a perfect theme for your next website.

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If a WordPress theme is based on the cutting-edge WordPress technology and integrates the best of the WordPress products/ plugins, it certainly has to be the trending one. So is Total theme; trending on the biggest theme marketplace Themeforest and definitely one of the best-selling themes ever with over 25,000 happy customers. Just as its name, Total comes as a total package for building beautiful WordPress websites.

Category: Multipurpose/ Business           Price: $59 

Total theme is truly a multipurpose and feature-rich theme which offers limitless customization possibilities. It comes bundled and deeply integrated with the most popular WP plugins Visual Composer page builder plugin, Templatera, Slider Revolution, and Layer Slider (worth $91) which is more than a huge bonus. Besides, it is fully compatible with all the major WP plugins. Just as the features, the theme user interface is really amazing – clean, simple and beginner-friendly. In the nutshell, it won’t be wrong to say that ‘Total’ is the total/ ultimate theme you may ever need.

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ColorMag Pro


ColorMag Pro is yet another most loved WordPress theme for its magnificent magazine-style design and powerful support. It is a wonderful WordPress magazine theme which lets you create a complete online magazine in no time. It is a fully responsive theme that adapts perfectly to any type, size of the device including desktops, laptops, tablets as well as mobile devices.

Category: Magazine/ News          Price: $69          Download FREE Version

ColorMag Pro features advanced typography so that you can customize the type, color, size of the fonts unlimited. You can also choose any font you like from the 600 plus Google fonts available. It is a fully widgetized theme with more than 15 custom widgets that let you beautifully add content in your site easily. Furthermore, it is WooCommerce compatible, supports RTL, SEO optimized, speed optimized, and cross-browser compatible. The theme has an option to import demo data – you can import the demo data in a single click, customize it and instantly create a demo like a website.

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eStore Pro


Are you planning to create an eCommerce website? If you want to create an online store and sell your products online, eStore Pro is the perfect theme for you. eStore Pro is an amazing WooCommerce WordPress theme which lets you create a full-fledged eCommerce website easily. Built by the experienced professionals, it provides a great user interface so that anyone can easily create a complete store website.

Category: Ecommerce/ WooCommerce   Price: $69   Download FREE Version

eStore Pro has deep integration with the wonderful WooCommerce plugin and also supports other WooCommerce related plugins. It comes with collection template that allows you to show different categories and collections of products in a single page. In addition, it features 10+ widget areas, 12+ custom widgets, category colors, primary color option, advanced typography, slider options, etc.  The theme is based on WordPress Live Customizer that allows you to customize most of the theme settings instantly with live previews.

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Himalayas Pro


Himalayas Pro is a modern WordPress theme with the trending one-page parallax design. The theme offers an incredibly beautiful and clean layout with stunning parallax effects, bold and minimal design. It lets you create a perfect single page website which is sure to get your business to the peak like the Himalayas.

Category: One page/ Parallax     Price: 69     Download FREE Version

Himalayas Pro theme is a multipurpose theme which can be used for creating websites for various website niches. It is perfect for business, landing page, portfolio, testimonial, agency websites etc. Major features of the theme are an awesome slider, multiple color option, advanced typography, sticky menu, social icons etc. The theme comes with 10+ easy to use custom widgets that make your task much easier and faster. It is a well-documented and SEO friendly theme.  Therefore, your site can be easily ranked in the search engine result pages.

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Sydney Pro


Sydney Pro is an awesome WordPress business theme suitable for all kinds of business websites as well as freelancer/ portfolio websites. The free version of the Sydney theme has been one of the most popular themes in the official WP theme repository since 2015. The theme has a simple yet an amazingly beautiful layout which is sure to please everyone.

Category: Business       Price: $49      Download FREE Version

Sydney Pro theme comes with a bunch of powerful features that allow you to create a full-fledged website in no time. It features crelly slider, extra page templates, extra widgets, single post/ page options, the video header, WooCommerce support etc. The theme is built by the team of highly enthusiastic WP developers following the best WordPress practices. The theme is easy to use so that anyone without coding knowledge can instantly install and create a complete website.

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Zerif Pro


Zerif Pro is doubtlessly one of the most popular WordPress themes ever made. The theme offers an outstanding design layout and wonderful features which everybody loves and the theme remains in the list of the most popular themes even in 2016 and 2017. It has a fully responsive layout that looks great on any device.

Category: Multipurpose/ Business       Price: $99     Download FREE Version

Zerif Pro theme is based on awesome parallax scrolling design – stunning animation effects with large images make it look graceful. It is compatible with WooCommerce so that you can easily add eCommerce features on your website. Besides, it has a deep integration with the SiteOrigin’s Page Builder which lets you limitless customization options. It is simple, easy to use theme which needs no coding knowledge while demo import option allows you import the demo data in a single click and instantly create a website that looks like the theme demo.

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Accelerate Pro


Accelerate Pro is a feature-rich multipurpose WordPress theme which is suitable for creating websites for various purposes. It is suitable for creating sites for  business, portfolio, creative agency, personal blog, travel, corporates etc. The theme is 100% responsive so that your site content is sure to look great on all devices irrespective of the size and type of the screen.

Category: Multipurpose/ Business       Price: $69       Download FREE Version

Accelerate Pro theme provides a professional business template for creating a complete corporate website. In addition, there are more than 6 custom widgets and over 8 widget areas so that you can easily place any piece of content beautifully anywhere on your site.  Other features of the theme are advanced typography, primary color option, awesome slider, custom CSS, social icons etc. Furthermore, you can make your website look more beautiful and more useful with top header editor and footer editor.

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MH Magazine

MH Magazine -best premium wordpress themes

If you are looking for a WordPress theme for online magazine or news websites, MH Magazine is the perfect theme for you. It is a fully widgetized theme with live composer support so that you can enjoy the utmost flexibility. You can simply drag and drop widgets, re-arrange them and customize further as per your need. This way, you can build a unique design layout that represents your brand. Just view 15 stylish demos – you get the answer.

Category: Magazine/ News       Price: $49       Download FREE Version

The theme provides powerful theme options and features for creating a professional online magazine/ editorial website. It features beautiful responsive layout, FlexSlider2, Google web fonts, custom widgets, advanced theme options etc. Most noteworthy, it is coded with lots of care using the cutting-edge WordPress technologies so that it provides super-awesome user-interface, stunning design, and wonderful features. Professionals at MH Themes created this theme who also offer outstanding support to all of their customers.

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AccessPress Parallax Pro


Yet another WordPress theme with parallax effect, AccessPress Parallax is a wonderful theme for your new project.  The theme offers an alluring design layout along with a bundle of powerful customization options that let you create a website like you want. It comes with drag and drop page builder so that you can customize the website unlimited.

Category: One Page/ Parallax       Price: $55      Download FREE Version

With the demo importer, you can download the demo data with a single click, add content to it and instantly create demo like website. To customize the theme further, you will get 13+ drag and drop awesome widgets, plenty of shortcodes, and more. The theme integrates Slider Revolution which you can use to create beautiful sliders. Other features of the theme are custom CSS, custom JS, multiple page/ post layouts, advanced typography, multiple color options etc. The SEO friendly and speed optimized.

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GeneratePress Premium


A powerful theme with complete support to wonderful WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, Beaver Builder, Elementor etc., GeneratePress Premium is a great theme for creating a revenue generating business websites. It is a fast and lightweight theme so that your website is sure to load faster.  Integrated with schema.org microdata, it is search engine friendly.

Category: Multipurpose/ Business        Price: $39       Download FREE Version

GeneratePress Premium comes with a collection of useful add-ons that offers you plenty of customization options. The main add-ons are colors, typography, sections, menu plus, page header, blog, backgrounds, spacing, secondary navigation etc.  The theme allows you to add YouTube and Vimeo videos easily on your website and make it more engaging and comprehensive. With a deeper level of integration with WooCommerce plugin, it offers a beautiful page for your online shop. Therefore you can easily sell your products online and make money.

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OnePress Plus


OnePress Plus is an outstanding one page WordPress theme with creativity. The theme is suitable for creating various types of websites including business, portfolio, digital agency, product landing page etc. It is the premium version of OnePress which comes with OnePress Plus plugin that adds powerful premium features to OnePress FREE.

Category: One Page/ Business      Price: $49      Download FREE Version

With OnePress Plus, you will get advanced section order and styling options, unlimited flexible sections, and more customization features. The theme supports astounding hero sections, background video, unlimited background slides so that you can create an impressive webpage instantly. It’s as easy as creating a CV with a template. It offers finely designed layouts for about, service, counter, team sections where you can add unlimited items easily. Besides, it has options to add the latest news, contact section, Google maps, pricing, testimonial section, call to action etc. In the nutshell, OnePress Plus is a complete theme with plus features.

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Wrapping Up

That’s the list of top WordPress themes that are high-quality, powerful, and also beautiful by design. They are popular – used and loved by many WP lovers. Between these themes, you are sure to find what you need to create an awesome website of your own.

Already using any one of the above themes? Any thoughts/ feedbacks on them? Be sure to leave a comment below.

You may also like to see our collection of the best FREE responsive WordPress themes.

Sunita Rai

Sunita is a WordPress lover, digital marketing, SEO, and blogging enthusiast. She has appeared on ThemeGrill blog, WPAll, and multiple websites. She loves doing research, writing, travel, music and exploring life. She is a passionate learner and dreamer.
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7 thoughts on “10+ Best WordPress Themes & Templates for 2017 – Handpicked List of the Most Popular Premium Themes

  • December 3, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Nice themes Sunita. Thanks for posting.

    • December 5, 2016 at 3:25 am

      I am glad that you liked it. 🙂

  • April 24, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Amazing collection. I like color mag theme

  • August 9, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Such a great collection of premium themes you have here! When looking for a blogging WordPress theme, I’d like to have multiple of homepage options to choose from should I feel like changing the look of my site with just one click. This is why a multipurpose WordPress theme is an ideal choice for me 🙂

  • November 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Great Collection there. Thanks alot.

  • November 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Great Collection! I’ve been using ColorMag for a long time and I think it’s a great theme.


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