It’s time for our monthly roundup of new premium WordPress themes. Below are the best premium WordPress themes released by independent WordPress theme shops in February 2013.
There are a number of interesting themes released this month including a Windows 8 Metro inspired theme, a classified ads theme, and some modern bogging and business themes. We also have quite a few hotel WordPress themes from new company Hermes Themes, which I believe are the most expensive premium WordPress themes on the market at $199 each! As is the major trend of 2013 most of the themes have mobile responsive layouts, and some with “flat design”, another growing trend this year.
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WP-Blossom WordPress Theme
WP-Blossom is a professional, multi-purpose premium WordPress theme packed with functionality for maximum flexibility. The premium theme from Solostream has a sleek, modern design and a responsive layout making it mobile ready and works perfectly on iPhones, iPads, and all other mobile devices. It has a default homepage layout is ideal for business websites and includes optional magazine styled homepage templates for online magazine and various blogs template for a traditional blog. It has a portfolio template, various layout options for individual posts and pages, shortcodes, theme options panel and many more options.
The Ambassador WordPress Theme
A professional looking hotel WordPress theme from Hermes Themes perfect for hotels, resorts, B&B’s, and other accommodation and business websites. The theme has clean, light design which would be suitable for any number of hotels. The theme has a wide featured slider on the homepage so you can grab the attention of potential guests with some nice photos. The custom photo gallery page template also allows you to show more photos of the rooms and other areas of the hotel. The theme also includes other custom page templates display your rooms, nearby attractions and other information. A Testimonials module allows you display feedback from previous guests. The theme is also mobile friendly with a responsive design so its accessible and will look great on all mobile devices and screen sizes.
Metro WordPress Theme
Metro a beautiful premium WordPress theme inspired by the Windows 8 “Metro” design. This theme from Themify has a wonderful bold, responsive and colourful design which is ideal for blogs and portfolio websites. The layout in the Metro theme is created with a Tile custom post type which allows you to mimic the Windows 8 Metro design by showing colourful tiles. The tiles can display various content types including: text, buttons, gallery sliders, images and maps. The banner and map Tile has optional flip-over content layer, and you can specify the size of each tile: small, medium or large to produce the Windows 8 metro layout. In addition to the Tile custom post, the theme also includes a Portfolio post type so you can have a beautiful portfolio section on your website. The Metro theme includes a stack of other cool features including: option for infinite scroll or paged navigation, 9 different colour options based on Windows 8′s Metro that you can apply to all or individually to all blog, Tile, and Portfolio posts, list and grid view layout options for the blog and portfolio, social media options, theme options panel and more.
Sixty One WordPress Theme
Sixty One is a professional and classy hotel theme for WordPress with a mobile ready responsive design. The premium theme from cssigniter is ideal for resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts (B&B) and other accommodation websites. The Sixty One theme is incredibly flexible and you can select your sidebar layouts, how many columns you want for your room pages or galleries and more. It has a number of custom templates specifically for hotel websites including a booking template, location template with map, amenities, contact and gallery templates. It also has a custom template for rooms which displays a slider of room pictures, list of room features and other information. Sixty One is built on a flexible foundation grid with a responsive layout so it’s mobile ready and will work and display perfectly on all monitors and mobile devices.
Pixel Whiz WordPress Theme
Pixel Whiz is a responsive portfolio WordPress theme for creative individuals and designers to showcase their work in a unique and professional looking website. The premium theme from ThemeFuse comes in 4 different colour flavours to suit your style. It has a leather look (shown below), a clean design, a dirty look and a wood design option. The theme has a clean and simple homepage layout with a ‘multi-item’ content slider that shows multiple items (links) on each slide view. A neat 2 column portfolio template displays and image of your work on the left and title and description to the right. It has a mobile ready responsive layout.
Personality WordPress Theme
Personality is a simple and beautiful, responsive blogging WordPress theme from UpThemes. The 3 column premium theme has a clean, crisp design that combines sharp typography and a flexible layout making an elegant website to blog about anything with clarity. Personality includes beautiful post format styles so different post content i.e. videos, links etc have their own custom style. The theme also has a mobile responsive, fluid width design with retina support.
Modern Portfolio WordPress Theme
Modern Portfolio is a beautifully minimal, responsive portfolio WordPress theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The premium theme has a sleek, high-contrast, flat design which is highly flexible making it ideal for photographers, artists, freelancers, designers and others to showcase their work in a modern website design that focuses attention squarely on your images. Some of the unique features include: streamlined black and white typography and a high contrast layout, call to action and customisable “hire me now” sections, integrated blog section to blog about your work, easy one click Google Authorship setup, a landing page templates, custom background, menus and featured images, theme options panel and more.
Style Shop WordPress Theme
Style Shop is a beautiful and powerful ecommerce WordPress theme with a fully responsive design. The premium theme from Elegant Themes has a sleek modern design and comes with a powerful set of tools for running any type of online shop. Style Shop is built on WooCommerce which is arguably the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce is free and there are hundreds of extensions available for it also.
Gallery WordPress Theme
The Gallery Theme is a flexible, super minimalist and responsive WordPress gallery theme with a modern grid design. The premium theme from RichWP is ideal for photography, art, design, video and other gallery styled websites. It has a fully responsive and adaptive design making it mobile ready. Gallery Theme has a widgetzied front page with a 1,2,4 column layout that allows you to display galleries, sliders, text, videos or other content on the homepage. Some of the other features include: easy logo integration, infinite scrolling, support for all native WordPress post formats, custom page templates, a grid styled blog, and search-optimized HTML5 code architecture.
Handmade Two WordPress Theme
Handmade Two is a beautiful retro styled premium WordPress theme for bloggers, foodies and crafters. It has a mobile responsive layout and includes ecommerce support and works as an ecommerce site if you wish. Handmade Two has a beautiful custom homepage layout as well as custom templates for blog, gallery and ecommerce sections. The portfolio section allows you to showcase your best work in one, two or three column portfolio layouts and you can categorise work into relevant sections. The theme is also packed some great video and image functionality.
Palazio WordPress Theme
A premium hotel WordPress theme from Hermes Themes designed for hotels, hostels, resorts, B&B’s, spas and other small business websites. The theme has a clean, neutral colour scheme and a professional design ideal for up market hotels and resorts or any accommodation provider wanting a great looking website. It is mobile friendly with a responsive design so its accessible and will look great on all mobile devices and screen sizes.
Red Bud WordPress Theme
Red Bud is a soft, feminine styled WordPress theme for the Builder Theme Framework from iThemes. The theme has a big, modern design, pastel colour schemes, and a responsive layout making it perfect for bloggers, photography sites, wedding websites, event planners, boutiques and other female oriented websites.
Circles WordPress Theme
Circles is a simple but professional business WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design. The premium theme from Viva Themes could be used for any type of business websites, non profit organization site or personal website.
Opti WordPress Theme
Opti is a fully featured pro blogging WordPress theme with some subtle magazine styling included to make things a bit more interesting. The powerful WordPress theme from Pro Theme Design is designed for pro bloggers that publish frequently and want to present a professional image to their reading audience. The theme has a clean, minimal design which is easily customised to compliment your own personal brand and style and easily make it your own. Opti has a fully responsive design and makes full use of all WordPress functionality.
Modern Business WordPress Theme
Modern Business is a premium WordPress business theme from RichWP. It combines a timeless and professional business website design with the latest standards and best practise in WordPress theme development. It has a fully responsive and adaptive design and the flexible, search-optimized HTML5 code architecture enables you to use for your favourite plugins to add additional functionality to your site.
Style WordPress Theme
Style is a bright and inviting responsive WordPress theme with an image grid layout. The theme could be used for a unique blog or any sort of magazine website. The Style theme has a responsive layout which will work on any mobile deice, browser or screen size. Some of the features include an options panel to configure and control the theme, shortcodes, various custom widgets, unlimited backgrounds and colour schemes, Google fonts, optional homepage slidebar and more.
BookShelf WordPress Theme
BookShelf is a flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme that can function as a person blog, magazine style blog, niche news site or anything else you might want to build. The premium theme has an image grid featured section on the homepage with other posts below that. It has a sub menu which lists trending items which is rather unique. Like all modern WordPress themes it has a responsive design which adapts for all mobile devices and screen sizes. Thanks to a theme options panel, customizable backgrounds, colour schemes, shortcodes, fonts and widgets, you can restructure and restyle the theme to your needs without needing to get into the code.
Royal Chateau WordPress Theme
A responsive hotel WordPress theme from Hermes Themes. The premium theme has a clean and professional design ideal for resorts, spas, hostels, hotels and other small and medium sized business websites.
Classicraft WordPress Theme
Classicraft is a classified ads WordPress theme which allows you to easily build a flexible and powerful classifieds website. You could use the niche theme to create a general classified ads website for a city, town or region or create a classifieds site for a specific niche or product. It has a mobile responsive design so will work and look great on desktops, tablets and all mobile devices. There is an integrated user registration system for people to sign up and then they can post their advertisements. Each user has their own dashboard to manage their ads. You also have the option to charge for listing ads or featured ads using PayPal using the inbuilt payment system. Other features include integrated Google maps system, user rating and comment system, multi language support, grid or list views, the ability to set currency, prices, expiry dates, featured ads and more.
Chronology WordPress Theme
Chronology is a responsive ecommerce WordPress theme with an elegant, minimal design but maximum features. The premium theme from Storefront Themes has a beautiful homepage layout with a wide featured slider and image grid of featured items and latest products. Product images have a unique flip transition effect when you hover over them revealing product information. The integrated blog section has a stylish masonry grid design. Chronology is based on the _s theme from WordPress which means it’s a solid theme with quality code built on HTML5 and contains everything a WordPress themes needs. It uses the WordPress theme customizer for all the options for maximum compatibility. Some of the other features include: 4 page templates, automatic updates, text or image logo, product image gallery on single product pages, and a fully responsive design so it works on all mobile phones and devices.
Winterland WordPress Theme
Winterland is a travel WordPress theme with a winter look and a magazine style layout. The premium theme from Gorilla Themes is ideal for those wanting to make a travel magazine website for ski resort areas, cold regions of the world, or any other travel magazine website related to city portals, lifestyle or travel in general. It has a custom homepage layout with featured slider, video widgets, “must do destinations” section and the latest blog posts. The theme has a full featured multi search module where you can pick any combination of categories to display filtered results. Other features include: 5 colour styles, logo uploader, automatic thumbnails, Facebook integration, translation options, customized archive and search pages and more.
Seasons WordPress Theme
Seasons is a professional and elegant restaurant WordPress theme with a mobile responsive design. The professional premium theme from WPZOOM is perfect for restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, pubs, and other businesses in the food industry. The theme features a custom homepage layout with a large and unique slider. It has two menu templates: one that will display food categories sorted alphabetically, and a widgetized template, in which you can order food categories any way you want.
Majestic WordPress Theme
Majestic is a premium hotel WordPress theme with a modern design and a mobile responsive layout. The attractive theme is perfect for any type of hotel big or small, resort, B&B, guest house, spa or other hospitality business website. It has two colour options and includes a number of features specially required in a hotel website including custom templates for displaying information about rooms and rates, a photo gallery template, nearby attractions information template, a testimonials module, and social media integration for Facebook, TripAdvisor etc.
Rumour WordPress Theme
Rumour is a unique magazine WordPress theme with a multi-column layout and a mobile responsive design. The premium theme from ColorLabs could be used for any website niche from technology, entertainment, sports, fashion, health or anything else. Rumour comes with an impressive collection of custom options, styles and widgets. The theme has lots of shortcodes, colour coded categories, custom contact form, a mobile responsive design, HTML5 coding and more.
Travella WordPress Theme
Travella is a travel WordPress theme from ColorLabs. The theme could be used by travel companies to showcase their various holiday and vacation packages online. Alternatively individuals could use the theme for their personal travel website to blog, share trips, events and photos about their travels. Travella has a custom homepage layout that displays a large featured slider and popular holiday / trips available. It has a custom events / holiday package page which can display photos / video, descriptions, length, price, Google map and other information. The theme has a number of other features including a responsive design making it mobile ready.
Ushuaia Real Estate WordPress Theme
Ushuaia is a premium real estate WordPress theme with a responsive layout that runs on the professional WPCasa Real Estate Framework. It has an elegant, modern and minimalist design ideal for professional real estate websites. Ushuaia has a full width slider on the homepage and all the other great functionality of the of the wpCasa real estate framework. The Framework is designed for both for WordPress beginners as well as experienced developers. It’s extremely flexible and comes packed with lots of great features such as a custom property editor, comprehensive theme options, layout settings, drag-and-drop custom widgets, advanced search functionality, shorcodes, as well as thoughtful use of WordPress action and filter hooks for advanced customisation.
The Party WordPress Theme
The Party Theme from Aloha Themes is a music WordPress theme with a bold, colourful design. The premium theme is designed for DJs, musicians, bands, online radio stations, party and events planners, karaoke services, and others that love music or want to blog about music. The theme has “page to page music” which allows visitors to listen to music on the site and navigate from page to page without the music or video ever stopping. Party Theme lets you use your choice of music service provider and is compatible with SoundCloud, Reverb Nation, Shoutcast, Vimeo, Vibedeck and others.
While we review all the best premium themes from independent commercial WordPress theme shops we can’t cover all the products released on theme marketplaces. There are just too many themes released each day. So make sure you also have a look at the themes on the ThemeForest Marketplace and the Mojo Themes Marketplace.
Also check out the new themes from last month.