Best Premium WordPress Themes
Here are some of the best premium WordPress themes available hand picked by me.
Divi comes with Divi Builder, which allows real-time design changes and offers over 2300 pre-made layouts. You can do a lot with Divi once you get to grips with the builder, which can sometimes be confusing.
Once you get used to the Divi Builder you’ll find it easy to customize one of the many starter layouts and make a fantastic website.
What I love about Divi 👍
What I don’t like about Divi 👎
Genesis Pro offers a secure, SEO-optimized foundation for WordPress sites. It’s a framework you can use to build your site from scratch.
However, unless you’re a web developer, you’ll probably want to use one of their many high-quality child themes (think starter templates) to get you started.
What I love about GenesisPro 👍
What I don’t like about GenesisPro 👎
OptimizePress – ⭐️ Great for Landing Pages ⭐️
This one is a bit different from the rest of the themes featured in this article. It’s designed for landing pages. A landing page is a high-converting sales page used to build sales funnels.
If you’re running any paid ad, email, or social media campaign, this is the theme you need to use.
What I love about OptimiziePress 👍
What I don’t like about OptimizePress 👎
I built an affiliate website live on YouTube a few years ago with Thrive Themes. It turned out really well, and looked fantastic.
I like working with thrive. The builder works well, and it has lots of sweet-looking blocks that enable you to create pages quickly.
What I love about Thrive Themes 👍
What I don’t like about Thrive Themes 👎
Popcorn Theme – 🍿 Designed for Affiliate Marketers
Popcorn Theme has been designed for content-focused affiliate and niche websites. It comes full of patterns and blocks that enable you to publish great-looking, engaging content.
It’s perfect for product reviews, informational content, and comparison posts.
You should know that Popcorn Theme is a project that I’m involved with.
(p.s. This website is running Popcorn Theme!)
What I love about Popcorn Theme 👍
What I don’t like Popcorn Theme 👎
OceanWP is another solid general-purpose premium WordPress theme. It has similar to feel to it as Astra IMO although you might Astra a bit easier to use as the option locations in Ocean aren’t that intuitive.
You can use Elementor with OceanWP or just stick to the WordPress block editor.
A nice unique feature with OceanWP is that you get access to loads of icons and stock images.
What I love about OceanWP 👍
What I don’t like about OceanWP 👎
This theme is built for SPEED! ⚡️ If you’re looking to squeeze every last nanosecond of speed out of your website, then GeneratePress might be for you.
If you like documentation with your theme, then GeneratePress has you covered. Everything is documented in detail so you should be able to find out what you need to. The team at GeneratePress also back this all up with highly responsive support.
You also get a good range of starter sites too, which is always good.
What I love about GeneratePress 👍
What I don’t like about GeneratePress 👎
I used to run this website (wpeagle.com) with X theme. I switched to Popcorn Theme but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy building with X.
It’s a really powerful theme, and you can make a really sharp-looking website with it.
X might be better suited for website builders with experience in making websites, as you can do some really cool stuff with it (if you know what you’re doing). 😉
What I love about X 👍
What I don’t like about X 👎
Astra is a favorite among WordPress experts. The free version is pretty good, but if you upgrade to the Pro version you get a ton of great features.
You can pretty much use whatever pagebuilder you like with Astra; Elementor, Beaver or the built in editor.
Astra also has great Woocommerce integration making it a popular choice for e-commerce websites.
What I love about Astra 👍
What I don’t like about Astra 👎
Avada is possibly the most popular premium WordPress theme ever. They’ve nearly sold 1,000,000 copies!
Avada is great value for money with a very low price tag. You get a lot for your money too as it comes packed with features like mega menus, performance optimization and a flexible builder.
What I love about Avada 👍
What I don’t like about Avada 👎
Enfold comes from the old school. This theme has been around for a long time. I’ve been using themes from the developer, Kriesi, for over 10 years!
Version 5 brings with it loads of new starter sites, more animations, galleries and so much more.
Enfold also has really good WPML integration making it perfect if you’re going to be creating a multi-language website.
What I love about Enfold 👍
What I don’t like about Enfold 👎
Frequently Asked Questions
Are premium WordPress themes worth it?
Yes, for their extra features, starter templates, security, and support.
What is a premium theme in WordPress?
A theme offering extra features and dedicated support that you have to pay for.
Which premium WordPress theme supports eCommerce?
Most premium themes will have support for Woocommerce.
Which is the most popular premium WordPress theme?
Maybe Avada with nearly 1,000,000 sales on Themeforest. However, it’s hard to say for sure as we don’t know what numbers the other themes are doing.
What is the difference between a free and a premium WordPress theme?
Premium themes are generally better; you get support and tons more features. But, you gotta pay for it.
Which premium WordPress themes have a complete theme builder?
Loads of the them do; Divi, Astra, Thrive, Geneisis, Popcorn and more.
What factors should I consider before purchasing a premium theme?
The main thing is to check for a money-back guarantee. Then if you don’t like it you can get a refund. You’ll also want to check that it has the features you’re going to need.