When choosing a theme you’ve got two options;
You can go for a general-purpose theme that has some starter sites that will work well for an affiliate site. Hopefully, they’ll also have some patterns and blocks that can be used to complement your affiliate content.
You go for a theme that’s been specifically designed for affiliate marketing sites with features and layouts built-in to help you make more commissions. 🤑
I’ve got some themes from both options in this article. Let’s start with affiliate marketing focussed themes.
Best WordPress Themes Designed for Affiliates
There isn’t a huge choice when it comes to specific affiliate themes. Here’s three of the best that I’ve found. If you know of others, please let me know in the comments! ✏️
Popcorn Theme 🍿
Popcorn theme is a project that I’m involved with, and it is the theme powering this very website (which you might have noticed has the odd affiliate link 😉).
We made Popcorn for Affiliates. It’s been designed from the ground up to give you everything you need to publish affiliate content in an attractive, engaging way that drives engagement and conversion.
It comes with a template and layout that you can use straight away.
Why Popcorn Theme is Great for Affiliate Websites:
use code ‘popcornisthebest’ for a discount 🤑
This theme is purely for making money. It does so much affiliate stuff it’s quite overwhelming. It’s packed full of features for reviews, comparisons, round-ups and coupon offers.
It’s not a theme for the faint-hearted. You need to have a bit of technical ability to get the most of this theme.
If you use this theme with Content Egg you can pull in real-time prices and create a really cool price comparison website.
Why Re:Hub is Great for Affiliate Websites:
This ones for deal sites. The clue is in the name.
if you’re doing cashback, deals, coupons on daily offers this is a great theme for it.
This theme is fully loaded with some incredible features, including the ability to create an iPhone or Android app from your site!
Why is ClipMyDeals Great for
Affiliate Websites Deal, Coupon and Cashback Websites:
Best General Themes Suitable for Affiliates
These themes can be used for any type of site. However i’ve picked out some of the best themes with features and starter templates that can be used to make a great affiliate site.
Generate Press is a super-fast theme. It’s also very flexible.
It’s got’s got quite a few content-focussed starter templates that would make good Affiliate Websites.
One of them is desgned specficially for you affiliate sites.
Why GeneratePress is Good for an Affiliate Website:
GeneratePress starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
Astra is a very popular general purpose WordPress theme. It’s flexibility means you can craft a good-looking, content centric affiliate websites without too much stress.
Why Astra is Good for an Affiliate Website:
Astra starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
Divi is packed full of stuff. It might be too much for some affiliates. If you’re looking for a light-weight theme for you affiliate website, Divi might not be for you.
However if you want tons of customization options and a good page builder Divi’s got you covered.
It includes a number of starter-sites and templates that can be used to create an affiliate website.
Why Divi is Good for an Affiliate Website:
Divi starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
Genesis Pro comes with child themes rather than templates. And amongst it’s huge collection of child themes it’s got some really nice, chrisp and clear, content-focussed ones that are perfect for affiliate content.
It’s also got a ton of beautiful blocks so you can layout and publish content that turns heads.
The main problem with Genesis Pro is it’s price tag…
Why Genesis Pro is Good for an Affiliate Website:
Genesis Pro starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
Avada is another theme that has some great content-focussed blog style layouts which is why it makes the list. It’s got everything else you’d expect to which is one of the reasons it’s the most popular theme on Themeforest.
Why Avada is Good for an Affiliate Website:
Avada starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
I love the ‘simple blog’ template that comes with OceanWP which I think would be perfect for affiliate site in most niches.
However, you don’t have to just choose that one. OceanWP has a healthy selection of ‘blog style’ templates that would all make a solid foundation for an affiliate marketing website.
OceanWP is a solid theme with lots of options, features and blocks.
Why OceanWP is Good for an Affiliate Website:
OceanWP starter sites suitable for Affiliates:
I’ve used Thrive to make an affiliate site in the past. It turned out really well and I did manage to make some money with it.
Thrive as a number of blocks, like pros and cons and call-outs that make it a solid choice for affiliate marketers.
If you go for the full suite you can use Thrive Leads to build up your email list.
Why Thrive is Good fo an Affiliate Website:
And that’s it.
However, some themes have everything you need right out of the box which can make it a lot quicker and easier to get your affiliate content online.