Jul 22 2013

Summer 2013: The 25+ Best WordPress Themes of the Season


A key factor to designer’s success in the internet is to be always at the forefront of – well – design. In this post we will be showcasing the best WordPress themes this summer has brought up so far. Some point design in future directions and can be very well used as inspiration, even if you are not explicitly looking for WordPress themes at the time. Some themes come with exceptional features, maybe pushing you into finding the perfect one for your project, even though you definitely wanted to design it from scratch this time. Well, there’s always a next project…

Fizz: Simple, Responsive Theme, Suitable for Personal or Corporate Blog.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Custom page templates

Fizz - responsive theme

Responsive Theme: Flexible Foundation with Fluid Grid System That Adapts Your Website to Mobile Devices.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Custom page templates, Twitter bootstrap 

Responsive Theme

Ampersfilm: Simple and Elegant WordPress Template, is a Great Solution for Cinema Blogs.

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Antispam without captcha, enabled for easy translation


Impulse: Neat and Clean Blue, Black and White Business Theme.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Capability to add UI elements, minimal theme

impulse theme

Snaps: Free Portfolio Theme for WordPress Perfect for Showcasing Portrait Images and Galleries.

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes
Features: Threaded comments, grid layout included

Snaps portfolio theme

Simplistic: Clean, Minimalistic and Full Responsive Theme.

Genre: Multipurpose
Responsive: Yes
Features: Bootstrap included, grid layouts (Pinterest-like)  

Free simplistic WP Theme

Imag Mag: This Responsive WordPress Theme Has the Full Support for Even Larger Screen.

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes 
Features: SEO optimized, support offered, unique custom widgets 

iMag Mag - responsive WordPress Theme

Custom Community: Ready for Your Next Blog, Portfolio Site, Magazine, Social Network or Shop.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: No branding, full BuddyPress support  

Custom Community

Discover: Very Neat and Clean Orange and White Business Theme.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Threaded comments, minimal theme  


Bresponzive Mag: Advanced Responsive Magazine Style WordPress Theme.

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Widgetized sidebars, multipurpose theme 

BresponZive Mag

Summer Day: Artistic and Fresh Country Theme.

Genre: Blogx
Responsive: Yes
Features: Custom page templates, child theme, Oriental theme is required to use it  

summer day

Designfolio: Responsive Portfolio Theme for Creatives.

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes
Features: Built-in SEO options, iDevice touch responsive slider 


Façade: Features Full Color Customization and an Elegant Modern Design.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive:  Yes
Features: Built-in SEO options, HTML5 enabled 

Façade Minimal modern and fully featured

Techworld: Excellent Solution for Hi-tech Fan Site.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Antispam without captcha, dynamic content load

TechWorld Theme

Encounters Lite: Totally Responsive with Bootstrap for Your Favorite Mobile Device.

Genre: Blog
Responsive: Yes
Features: Bootstrap enabled, custom styled WP gallery 

Encounters Lite

Flozo: This Theme Integrates Photo and Video for an Enhanced User Experience.

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes
Features: Intuitive linking, photo and video integration  

FloZo WordPress theme

Boldr Lite: Responsive, Magazine Style Premium WordPress Theme.

Genre: Magazine
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Cross-browser compatible, lifetime updates available

BoldR Lite

Current: Built with App and Software Products in Mind.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Works with Page builder, unique flat design.

Current free wordpress theme

Miideo: Minimalistic Theme with Plastic Interface Elements.

Genre: Magazine 
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Multiple built-in sliders, WooCommerce integration

Neon light WordPress theme

Smartadapt: Clean and Customizable Theme.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Responsive HTML5 and CSS3, based on Zurb Foundation framework 


Easy: CSS3 and HTML5 Powered Super Elegant Smart Theme.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: No
Features: HTML5 and CSS3 powered, markup, html tags and formatting 

EASY theme

Customizr: Design Your Website Live from the WP Customizer Screen.

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes
Features: Live CSS customization available, Bootstrap

Customizr theme

Expressions:  Full Featured Responsive Theme That Looks Great on Full Size Screens.

Genre: Portfolio
Responsive: Yes 
Features: Metabox options, extensive customization options

Expressions theme

Dine with Me: Child Theme for Responsive with a Restaurant Accent.

Genre: Restaurant
Responsive: Yes
Features: Menuitem shortcode, child theme, “Responsive” theme is required  

child theme for Responsive

KABBO: Customizable Background and Other Options Will Give the Site an Attractive Look.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: No
Features: Built-in slider, support for featured images 

KABBO theme

Preference Lite: Built on WordPress While Incorporating Bootstrap Framework.

Genre: Corporate
Responsive: Yes
Features: Twitter bootstrap framework, special showcase header for slider 

Preference Lite

About the Authors

The shock family is a group of web enthusiasts, designers and developers dedicated to the creation of all kinds of resources for the web. They are well known for their various projects, such as themeshock, a site with quality WordPress themes and useful freebies, iconshock, the largest icon repository with more than a million icons and WPthemegenerator, the online creation tool for WordPress and XTML themes.


About the Author

Dieter Petereit is Noupe's Editor-In-Chief and a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called webdesign and has carried on ever since. Almost a decade ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. Dieter is a heavy G-Plusser, so why not meet him over there?


Comments and Discussions
  • All are mind blowing awesome. I loved the black WordPress theme – Fizz. :)

  • Priyanka, 22 July 2013

    Thanks for share. All themes are looking great. BresponZive Mag rocks :D

  • Arafin Shaon, 22 July 2013

    Really wonderful collection @Dieter. Customizer seemed promising to me thinking to use it in my next project. By the way thanks for your effort i appreciate it :)


  • shlok dixit, 22 July 2013

    the themes are really awesome

  • Alan Smith, 23 July 2013

    I like Façade due to SEO friendly feature which allow me to make user friendly website.

  • Shivani Sharma, 11 August 2013

    This is a nice list but can I get a WordPress theme with static sidebar, I mean I don’t want my sidebar to move up and down with article. pls..

    • Louise, 05 September 2013

      Check ElmaStudio!

  • Honey Soni, 18 August 2013

    Thanks for share :)
    All themes are Awesome….!!!

  • Dan Jones, 29 August 2013

    Very nice, cheers

  • Louise, 05 September 2013

    Nice list – thanx!

    Would you find a responsive theme which is good at organizing videos?

  • Majestic, 17 September 2013

    Really a awesome themes..especially Bresponzive Mag: Advanced Responsive Magazine Style WordPress Theme.

  • Shubhra, 26 October 2013

    Nice Collection.But truly speaking your website theme is the best.Can I know the name of this theme.Or it is made by you?

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