Oct 09 2012

26 of The Best Premium WordPress Themes For Creative Businesses, Agencies and Freelancers

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If you are working as a freelance designer or a creative artist, having a proper online portfolio is absolutely mandatory. Most of the time, clients not only expect you to have a website showcasing your works, but also expect that website to be impressive beyond imagination. Trust me, a client will think twice before even considering you for a project if your own website lacks a proper sense of design. Furthermore, if you are running a creative business such as a design agency, your website is not just your space on the internet; it is your identity and a testimony of your works. A good website not only attracts potential customers, but also impresses others in the community, thereby winning you both financial profit and community respect. In this article, we take a look at some of the best premium WordPress themes for creative businesses (freelancers and agencies alike). So without further ado, here is the list!

1. Block Theme (Regular License: $69)

Block Theme is a minimal WP theme for creative businesses, released by Organic Themes.

Major Features:

  • jQuery Featured Content slider
  • Mobile friendly
  • Support for custom homepages, custom headers and backgrounds
  • Sidebar navigation
  • Multiple homepage layouts
  • Social media integration

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2. Business Theme (Regular License: $69)

Business Theme is specially meant for creating a website for your online business using WordPress. This theme may not be apt for running a personal blog, but it has many features that make it ideal for a business website.

Major Features:

  • Custom page templates such as RSS News, Job Postings, etc.
  • Multiple color options
  • Gravity Form styling
  • Job Listing custom post type
  • jQuery slider
  • Featured videos

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3. The Music Theme (Regular License: $69)

Yet another one from the stable of Organic themes, The Music Theme is specially meant for musicians and other creative artists who post audio content.

Major Features:

  • Custom page templates for Discography, Tour Dates, etc.
  • Fully responsive
  • Support for Google Fonts
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Integrated audio player (based on HTML5)
  • 3-column category template

Demo | More Info

4. InStyle {Club Membership: $39 per year (with access to the entire ElegantThemes collection)}

InStyle is a beautiful theme for showcasing your work and impressing your clients.

Major Features:

  • Custom background rotating images
  • Custom shortcodes
  • Custom page templates
  • Supports localization

Demo | More Info

5. Sky {Club Membership: $39 per year (with access to the entire ElegantThemes collection)}

Sky WordPress theme lends a colorful look to your website, as well as supports AJAX.

Major Features:

  • Seamless loading of content (using AJAX)
  • Ready for localization
  • Custom shortcodes
  • Custom page templates
  • Four color schemes

Demo | More Info

6. Mapify.it (Standard License: $52)

Mapify.it is not just a WordPress theme — it is a theme, coupled with the Mapify.it WordPress plugin, as well as custom map artwork. It is ideal if you wish to promote your business or even an abstract concept or idea using it.

Major Features:

  • Integration with Google Maps
  • Custom Blog and Contact page types
  • jQuery sub-menus
  • Included plugin and artwork
  • Video support
  • 3 Custom widgets
  • Two-column fixed layout
  • Custom shortcodes

Demo | More Info

7. Momentum (Standard License: $37)

Momentum is a minimal theme for business and portfolio websites.

Major Features:

  • Fully localized
  • Over 40 fonts
  • 20 color schemes
  • Nivo slider
  • Custom post types

Demo | More Info

8. BigStacks (Standard License: $39)

BigStacks is a sophisticated theme for running both a business website or a blog.

Major Features:

  • Social media integration
  • Homepage slider
  • Custom widgets
  • Support for child themes
  • Fully responsive

Demo | More Info

9. Beta (Standard License: $39)

Beta is an HTML5-powered WordPress theme that comes with in-built support for an email newsletter.

Major Features:

  • Custom contact page
  • Email Newsletter integration
  • Social media integration
  • Touch carousel with iPhone swipe gesture support
  • Google Maps integration
  • Ready for localization

Demo | More Info

10. Sigma (Standard License: $39)

Sigma is a responsive and minimal WP theme for creative businesses and agencies.

Major Features:

  • Responsive grid design
  • Support for microformats
  • Integrated jQuery Media Player (jPlayer) with HTML5 support
  • Support for Google Maps and Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Full width page template

Demo | More Info

11. GoodChoice (Standard License: $39)

GoodChoice is a highly customizable theme that can definitely serve as a good choice (oops!) for any type of website using WordPress.

Major Features:

  • Over 30 custom backgrounds
  • Unlimited color schemes
  • Custom widgets
  • Multiple custom post types
  • Homepage slider
  • Custom favicon

Demo | More Info

12. Capiton (Standard License: $49)

If you are looking for a super-clean and minimal WordPress theme for your online portfolio, Capiton may just serve your purpose.

Major Features:

  • Homepage slider
  • Custom widgets
  • 4 color types (including White and Dark)
  • Nivo Slider plugin
  • Translation and localization ready

Demo | More Info

13. Perfekto (Regular License: $40)

Perfekto is a minimal WP theme for portfolio websites. Whether you wish to showcase your client work or some random photography, Perfekto is a decent theme worthy of consideration.

Major Features:

  • Custom post types for Portfolio and Testimonials
  • jQuery slider and transitions
  • 5 sidebar positions
  • Custom widgets

Demo | More Info

14. Studeo (Regular License: $50)

Studeo is a professional-looking clean WP theme for freelancers, agencies and other creative business entities.

Major Features:

  • Unlimited color schemes
  • 4 custom widgets
  • Localization ready
  • Custom page templates
  • Custom login logo
  • Custom shortcodes
  • jQuery contact form

Demo | More Info

15. Strange (Regular License: $40)

Don’t fall for the name — Strange is a wonderful theme if you wish to create a modern-looking portfolio or a corporate website.

Major Features:

  • Custom contact form
  • Full width slider
  • Shortcode generator
  • 50+ shortcodes
  • 15 background textures
  • Translation ready
  • Unlimited colors and fonts
  • Custom widgets
  • Portfolio filter

Demo | More Info

16. Alight (Regular License: $40)

Alight comes with various fonts and background patterns so as to help you give your website a unique and stunning look.

Major Features:

  • 2 Homepage sliders
  • 10 widgetized areas
  • AJAX contact form
  • Multiple shortcodes
  • Custom page templates

Demo | More Info

17. Equilibrium (Regular License: $45)

Equilibrium is a modern and minimal WP theme that can be fully customized as per your needs. You can use it to showcase your portfolio in a professional manner.

Major Features:

  • Google Maps integration
  • Custom widgets
  • Custom page templates
  • Localization ready
  • jQuery slider
  • AJAX contact form
  • Custom 404 page
  • Print-ready stylesheet

Demo | More Info

18. Intent (Regular License: $45)

Intent is a responsive theme with versatile usage — you can use it to create a creative business website, personal blog, tumblog, or a portfolio site.

Major Features:

  • 10 blog post formats
  • 10 page formats
  • Fully responsive
  • Unlimited color options
  • Header breadcrumbs module
  • Localization ready
  • Contact form (in footer)
  • Custom favicon

Demo | More Info

19. Mural (Regular License: $55)

Mural is a highly customizable and responsive WordPress theme that comes with a megaton of features.

Major Features:

  • Fully responsive
  • Translation ready
  • HTML5 video playback integration
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Fonts and shortcode manager
  • Full width page template
  • Two custom sliders
  • Sitemap template
  • 9 widgetized areas

Demo | More Info

20. Current (Regular License: $30)

Current is a responsive and SEO-friendly premium theme that can serve various genres of websites using WP.

Major Features:

  • Fully responsive
  • Custom contact page
  • Google Maps integration
  • Translation and internationalization ready
  • AJAX slider plugin
  • Multiple fonts

Demo | More Info

21. UltraSharp (Regular License: $45)

UltraSharp is a multipurpose and flexible WP theme that caters to both beginners as well as advanced users.

Major Features:

  • Over 100 shortcodes
  • 48 portfolio layouts
  • 21 color schemes
  • 5 sliders
  • Google Fonts integration
  • Documentation consists of tutorial videos
  • Custom 404 page
  • 6 custom widgets

Demo | More Info

22. Primum (Regular License: $45)

Primum is a WP theme with a vintage look — it features an amazing assortment of colors coupled with a responsive design.

Major Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Video documentation
  • 17 color schemes
  • Over 70 shortcodes
  • Multiple sliders

Demo | More Info

23. Design Theory (Regular License: $45)

Design Theory is an advanced and feature-packed WordPress theme built keeping the needs of designers and design agencies in mind.

Major Features:

  • 5 sliders
  • Integrated Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Over 200 custom fonts
  • Google Maps integration
  • Custom page types — Contact, 404, etc.
  • Responsive layout
  • Breadcrumbs and pagination

Demo | More Info

24. Maxx (Regular License: $40)

Maxx is another clean and responsive WordPress theme for corporate business and portfolio websites.

Major Features:

  • Responsive layout
  • 8 page templates
  • 30 shortcodes
  • 6 homepage layouts
  • Custom 404 page
  • Translation ready

Demo | More Info

25. Cosmopolitan (Regular License: $45)

Cosmopolitan is a fully HTML5 valid theme that comes in both light and dark color variations.

Major Features:

  • 16 page templates
  • 6 custom widgets
  • Over 200 fonts
  • Translation ready
  • Multiple sliders
  • AJAX contact form

Demo | More Info

26. Miimus (Regular License: $40)

Miimus is a clean, minimal and responsive WordPress theme ideal for showcasing your work and impressing your clients.

Major Features:

  • Two versions: light and dark
  • Responsive layout
  • Over 30 shortcodes
  • 7 page templates
  • 7 custom widgets
  • AJAX contact form

Demo | More Info

Over to you: What do you think of these WP themes? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments!

(dpe)

About the Author

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and has authored several books. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Mac @ 36creative, 10 October 2012

    That is a great collection of design work that could work for clients that are on a smaller budget.

  • Robin Jennings, 14 October 2012

    Some nice themes in this collection. The one that sticks out the most for me is Primum. Great design, lovely use of fonts.

  • Richard, 20 October 2012

    Excelent work. You choose nice themes …

  • Nacir BOUALI, 13 November 2012

    Design theory is the best in my opinion, thanks for sharing this .

  • micheal, 26 December 2012

    Thanks. All are simply awesome.

  • Lorraine, 04 January 2013

    Beta is beautiful but totally unsupported by its creator, which I found out after I purchased it. It also does NOT work on WordPress 3.5, which MOJO admitted. I have requested a refund.

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