This is a roundup of the best premium WordPress themes released in August 2012. There are quite a few unique and interesting new WordPress themes released so far including: magazine, personal blogging, business, hotel, gaming, and photography website themes. There are also some niche application themes for gaming review sites, events websites and knowledge base sites. We will be updating this post with new themes as they are released so be sure to check back or subscribe to our RSS feed, our Twitter feed, or our Facebook page for updates. Also have a look at our roundup of WordPress themes released in June 2012 and July 2012.
Gather Responsive Ecommerce WordPress Theme
Gather is a beautiful minimalist ecommerce WordPress theme with a responsive design. The premium theme from Theme Trust allows you to sell your products, showcase your work and maintain a blog all together in style. Ecommerce functionality in the theme is powered by the WooCommerce ecommerce plugin so you can get a powerful and featured packed online store up and running quickly. Other features include a touch swipe slider, custom post type for portfolio management and a filterable portfolio template, Google fonts, and a custom options panel to set your own colours, backgrounds, logo etc. The theme also has a fully responsive design so will work and look great on all screen sizes and devices from mobile phones to desktops.
WP Critique WordPress Theme
WP-Critique is a product review WordPress theme from Solostream. The premium theme has a bold and stylish magazine design ideal for a professional product review website. It offers plenty of flexibility built in and is versatile enough to be also used for a personal website, online magazine or business blog. Features include built in product rating function, multiple homepage, post and page layout options, featured product and categories sliders, YouTube video page template, theme settings page for easy customisation and more. WP Critique also has a responsive design making it mobile ready.
Home Quest Real Estate WordPress Theme
Home Quest is a quality real estate WordPress theme ideal for real estate agencies and brokers needing a modern and unique website to showcase their properties. The premium theme from Theme Fuse has all the features you need to attractively display real estate properties with a custom homepage and featured properties slider, custom properties page template, powerful search and filtering options, and Google maps with nearby properties. The premium theme also has multiple colour options and background styles, detailed contact form, integrated blog, powerful admin options panel and more.
Scrollider Responsive WordPress Theme
Scrollider is a clean and versatile premium WordPress theme that can be used for business, portfolio, blogging, portfolio, photography and personal websites. The premium theme from WooThemes has a responsive featured slider to showcase important content, and the content of your homepage scrolls over the slideshow when scrolling for a very unique effect. It has a customisable, widgetized homepage with 1,2 or 3 columns depending on how many widget areas you use. Other features include powerful portfolio management with custom post type and portfolio template, custom typography, various alternative colour styles, options panel and a fully responsive design that will scale to fit on all browser widths/resolutions and on all mobile devices.
Craftiness WordPress Theme
Craftiness is a feminine styled blogging WordPress theme ideal for creative and crafty websites. It is a child theme for the Genesis Framework and is available in the StudioPress Marketplace. Features include 4 colour styles, 3 layout options, custom header, menus and background, theme options and all the other features of the Genesis Framework.
Indi Gamer WordPress Theme
Indi Gamer is a gaming review WordPress theme designed specifically for gaming review websites. The premium theme from cssigniter is perfect for running a gaming reviews site, but could also be used for other product review sites with some tweaks. Features include 3 homepage layout options, 4 listing page layouts, an inbuilt review system, top rated reviews widget, shortcodes and more. It has a responsive layout so it’s accessible and works beautifully on all devices from mobiles to desktops.
Lucid Magazine WordPress Theme
Lucid is a sleek, minimalist magazine WordPress theme from Elegant Themes. The modern premium theme has clean design elements and a strict grid structure which allows you to display lots of content, but still maintain hierarchy and readability while avoiding clutter. The magazine style theme also has a mobile responsive layout that will adapt for mobile phone and tablet users providing an optimized viewing experience. Other features include a large collection of shortcodes so you can create beautiful and complex layouts, custom page templates, 5 unique colour styles, and an extensive options panel that allows you to easily control your website without ever touching a line of code.
Momentum Business WordPress Theme
Momentum is a powerful WordPress theme for business, company websites, media agencies or individual creative professionals to showcase their products and services. The premium theme has a fully responsive design so it’s optimised for iPad and iPhone and all screen resolutions. Other features include a custom theme admin panel and shortcodes to easily customise the design, custom page templates, colour change options, portfolio templates, Google maps integration and more.
Events v2 WordPress Theme
Events v2 from Templatic is a commercial WordPress theme designed specifically for building events websites. The theme can be used to create a professional looking website to feature events in your city, town or region. The theme has custom event listings and event details pages, featured event section, a customisable homepage, recurring events functionality, Google maps and Facebook integration, RSVP options and monetization options. The theme comes with 4 colour schemes choices and has a mobile responsive design so people can access it on everything from smartphones to desktop computers.
Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme
Organic Themes have released version 4 of their Portfolio Theme which includes a stack of new features and a refined design. The Portfolio Theme is a clean and minimalist portfolio theme that provides a professional and powerful solution to showcasing your work. It has a mobile responsive framework so will automatically adapt to look great on any mobile device, and is compatible with the WooCommerce ecommerce plugin so you can easily sell your artwork and merchandise from your website. Other features include an abundance of colour change and customization theme options, multiple portfolio layout options, a slideshow page template, custom header and custom background options and much more.
Knowledge Base WordPress Theme – iKnowledge
iKnowledge is a knowledge base WordPress theme from Theme Warrior. The premium theme has a fresh and clean design with a focus on the content. The theme includes a rating system so visitors can rate articles and post view counter to track article performance counting how many hits you got for each article. It also has information boxes for each article to display information about the article. Other features include 4 colour styles, 8 custom widgets, theme options panel, automatic images, custom page templates and more.
Responsive Hotel WordPress Theme – Accommodate
Accommodate is a hotel WordPress theme designed specifically for hotel, resort, cottages, guest house, rental apartment, spa and other accommodation websites. The theme from WPLook has a custom homepage layout with featured slider to showcase your rooms, custom post type to add rooms and additional information for your rooms like: photo galleries, price, offer type, location on map and many more. The theme has a mobile responsive design so will look good on all devices from smart phones up to desktop computers.
Responsive Photography WordPress Theme – Viewed
Viewed is a full-screen photography theme that is great for anyone looking to publish their photos using WordPress. The premium theme from Press75 has a fully responsive design so you site will work properly and your photos look amazing on any device and screen size. The theme is optimized for photos and includes custom menus, featured content options, social media integration, theme options panel and more.
Responsive Local Business WordPress Theme
Local Business is a WordPress theme designed for local business websites. The theme would work well for any small business website such as for contractors and trades persons, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, builders, removalists, accounts, tax agents and others. The theme has a prominent leads capture form on the homepage to and the leads (name, email, phone number and message) are stored directly in your website. Other features include numerous colour schemes to match your business, section for contact details and social network profiles, and map. The theme has a mobile responsive design so your website will work on mobile phones, tablets and all other mobile devices.
Glitter and Lace WordPress Theme
Glitter and Lace is a lovely WordPress theme that has a feminine and delicate design with a vintage flair. The unique blog style theme was created for bloggers to showcase their life through blogging, social media and photos. It has a mobile responsive layout meaning it will automatically adapt its design to any screen size and device to look great on iPads, iPhones and all other mobiles devices. Features include: 6 colour styles, 3 layout options, custom background, custom header, featured images, theme options and more. Glitter and Lace is a child theme for the Genesis theme framework from StudioPress and so supports all the other great features included that framework.
Style Weekly Magazine WordPress Theme
StyleWeekly is a beautiful and stylish magazine WordPress theme great for fashion, beauty, lifestyle, celebrity, music, movies and many more types of websites. The premium theme from Clover Themes is ideal for content rich magazine websites to display their posts and images in an elegant and unique design. Features include Adsense / advertising placements, social ready, easy theme options panel and more.
Invisi Responsive Magazine WordPress Theme
Invisi is a responsive magazine WordPress theme suitable for personal bloggers, newspapers, online magazines. The Invisi theme design was created with the goal to promote your content in an organized and visually enjoyable manner to leave a lasting impression upon your visitors. The premium theme is from Themes Kingdom and features a fully responsive design so it works on iPhones, iPads and all other mobile devices and screen sizes, a custom theme admin panel, a few different colour schemes, shortcodes, page template and more.
Erudito Education WordPress Theme
Erudito is a modern and solid WordPress theme designed for education and business websites. The premium theme from WPZOOM is ideal for a university, college, school and other education websites, but also will look great for any type of business website. It has a mobile responsive layout so it works great on any screen size or mobile device. The theme also has 12 colour schemes, a dynamic homepage builder so you can build your own layout with custom widgets, a featured content slider, and an advanced WPZOOM framework and options panel to easily customize every detail of your theme to best suit your needs.
Letters WordPress Theme
Letters is a responsive premium WordPress theme from ColorLabs which could be used for a business site, portfolio, e-commerce website, or a combination of all those things. The theme has a custom homepage layout with sections to showcase your latest projects / portfolio and products. It includes ecommerce integration so you can sell products from your site and is compatible with 3 popular ecommerce plugins: WooCommerce, Jigoshop, and WP E-commerce. Some of the other features include gallery and portfolio page templates, theme admin options panel complete with visual colour picker to change colours of the theme elements, custom shortcodes, and more. It also has a responsive design so your website will look great no matter what kind of device or screen size it’s being viewed.
Ambition WordPress Theme
Ambition is a WordPress theme for sports persons, authors, musicians and all other professionals to show off their skills, talents, achievements, events, videos and more. The premium theme from Obox Design has a unique layout and lots of custom sections to show of your talents. It has an events section for events you’re going to or hosting, an achievements section to list all your achievements in different categories, spots for sponsors, and galleries for your photos. You can also upload video and audio. The admin option panel in the backend lets you easily manage and customise your site and you can update the look and feel of your theme through a visual preview window. Ambition also has a mobile responsive layout so will automatically adjust to look good on mobile phones, tablets and desktops.
Going Green Responsive WordPress Theme
Going Green is a responsive WordPress theme that works on the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The premium theme has a green earthy design ideal for green, environmental and eco style websites. It has a mobile responsive design so works beautifully on all devices from phones to desktops. Other features include 3 layout options, custom background header and menus, featured images, landing page template, theme options and more.
Fit & Healthy WordPress Theme
Fit & Healthy is a blog magazine WordPress theme for health, lifestyle, fitness or other magazine websites. This commercial theme from Magazine3 has a fully responsive layout so it works on all mobile and tablet devices. It has a custom thumbnail type so you can display thumbnails on the left, right, center, a video or the classic blog post format display on the homepage. Other features include a unique magazine style layout, a global colour picker for unlimited colour schemes, featured slider, inbuilt advertisement options, theme control panel and more.
Postline WordPress Theme
Postline is a responsive WordPress theme from Themify inspired by Facebook’s timeline layout. The premium theme allows you to tell your own story and share your content in a Facebook style design but on a WordPress website that you control and own. It supports WordPress post formats so you can easily publish quotes, videos, images, galleries, audio, posts, and much more. Postline is built with infinite scrolling, meaning posts are loaded automatically when you hit the bottom of the page. Traditional numbered navigation is an option. If the timeline layout is not to your liking there are regular layout options such as 4 column, 3 column, 2 column, or list posts. Postline also has a fully responsive design so the layout automatically adjusts to work beautifully on everything from desktop displays to mobile devices.
List and Grid Layouts
If you don’t like the Facebook Timeline layout, regular layouts are available such as 2, 3, 4 column, right and left sidebars, or list post.
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Car Hire WordPress Theme
Car Hire is an advanced car rental WordPress theme complete with a smart booking system. The premium theme from BizzThemes provides a complete solution for building a small to medium sized car rental business website with WordPress. It gives you the ability to take and manage car reservations directly on your website with just a few clicks. It has car fleet management options to group different car types and manage rental pricing effectively. The smart calculation engine allows you to set different prices according to car type and days, options for car specific extras, and automatically manage car booking schedules so you don’t have to worry about double bookings.
Car Rental has options to manage multiple car rental office locations and view cars by location. It has an inbuilt email notification system to automatically notify customers via email when their booking is received, confirmed or cancelled. The theme has a heap of inbuilt options to easy customise the layout, design, colours, typography etc, and has a fully responsive design so will work nicely on screen sizes and resolutions and mobile devices.
Lux WordPress Theme
Lux is a minimalist, highly customisation photo centric portfolio WordPress theme from Press Coders. The theme is ideal for interior designers, service professionals and anyone who wants to show off large image portfolios. Lux has a fully responsive design so it automatically scales perfectly to fit any size screen on a computer or mobile device. Other features include a filterable responsive portfolio with custom post type and template, a touch capable flex slider, 6 pre made colour schemes and colour pickers for customisation, ecommerce integration and more.
Soundstage WordPress Theme
Soundstage is a great looking band WordPress theme from Mint Themes. The premium theme has a custom homepage layout with large featured slider. It’s a complete band website solution allowing you to stream MP3’s, show your discography, photos, videos, tour dates, band members and blog. It also has ecommerce integration so you can sell your music, t-shirts or any other merchandise to your fans.
Kiosk WordPress Theme
Kiosk is a simple and effective ecommerce WordPress theme built to sell a small number of items. The premium theme from Obox Design is ideal for authors, artist, musicians and anyone else who needs an ecommerce website to sell 1 to 10 products. The theme uses the powerful WooCommerce plugin for the ecommerce functionality. Other features of this theme include a featured image slider, header image uploader, light or dark colour schemes, and a mobile ready responsive design.
Dhamma WordPress Theme
Dhamma is a unique responsive WordPress theme from NattyWP that could be used for a business website, showcase your portfolio or photos, blog, publish video or whatever you want. The theme has an Isotope grid system so content is formatted in a masonry style, and you can also sort items by category and change display format. The theme also has a fully responsive layout so it automatically adjust according to the screen size, resolution and device on which it is being viewed, working perfectly on mobile devices. Other features include more than 220 icon fonts, 20 shotcodes, 7 page templates, and options framework to easily customise the theme.
Report WordPress Theme
Report is a responsive magazine WordPress theme from MyThemeShop that could be used for any style of website. The theme has a trendy dual column layout and a bold, crisp design and colours. It has a fluid responsive design so will work on devices and screen sizes. Other features include a featured content slider, unlimited Google fonts, unlimited colour scheme options, integrated social media, custom widgets, options panel and more.
Chamomile WordPress Theme
Chamomile is a beautiful business WordPress theme from BluChic designed for women business owners and entrepreneurs. The premium theme has a clean layout with a mint and pink colour scheme making it ideal for baby, wedding, paper and stationary, event planning or any other business or ecommerce website. It features a fully responsive design, theme customizer to customize things like header logo, background image, etc, an options panel, different colour skins, custom widgets and shortcodes, ecommerce integration and more.