This is our roundup of the best new premium WordPress themes for May 2016.
We’ll be updating this post throughout the month with the best new theme releases from quality independent WordPress theme shops you can trust.
We may even list some themes from the theme marketplace websites if we find any outstanding and interesting ones. However it’s probably unlikely. Many themes you find on the marketplace websites might look nice but are bloated pieced of crap that will give you nothing but headaches down the track. So unless you really know what you’re doing it’s probably best to stick to a simple theme from an experienced and reputable WordPress theme developer.
Check out these quality WordPress themes below.
Delicio WordPress Theme
Delicio is a beautiful and stylish WordPress theme for restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, and other businesses. The premium theme from WPZOOM has a mobile friendly responsive design and lots of great features and functionality to make it easy to manage and customize.
Some of the key features and benefits include: a drag and drop page builder (create countless custom page layouts using the content and media shortcodes), easy to use food menu page (build with drag and drop), restaurant reservations (using the free Restaurant Reservations plugin you can accept reservations and table bookings online directly on your website), visual customizer (easily customize colors, fonts, background, logo, menu, widgets and more), WooCommerce ready to sell and accept payments on your website, sticky menu, sliding sidebar panel, theme options panel, easy translation, automatic updates, and more.
Authority Blog WordPress Theme
Authority Blog is a highly optimized blogging WordPress theme for professional bloggers, Internet marketers and others wanting to create a brand and authority blog. The premium theme from MyThemeShop is modelled on Matthew Woodwards six figure blog with his full endorsement. You could use it for a review site, travel blog, tech blog, shop website, landing / squeeze page or anything else. The theme is designed for speed and is mobile responsive. It has 4 unique homepage layouts, scheme integrated, Adsense ready, powerful options panel, and much more.
Marquee WordPress Theme
Marquee is a powerful sport WordPress theme designed for baseball team websites, but would also work for any sport. The premium theme from ThemeBoy has a clean and simple design with an emphasis on statistics – for teams that want to track and display their sports data. The theme is powered by the SportsPress plugin so has everything a sports team needs in their websites including: league tables, games schedules, game details, player profiles and team rosters, event calendars and much more.
Market WordPress Theme
Market is a beautiful feminine WordPress theme for business and ecommerce websites. The premium Genesis child theme from Restored 316 Designs has a stylish and versatile design that could be used for a wide variety of female oriented business websites or online stores. Its WooCommerce ready and features a custom category index, custom category styling and formatting, WordPress Customizer and full color customization support, logo upload, HTML5 markup, mobile responsive, support for various plugins and more.
Milan Pro WordPress Theme
Milan Pro is a unique and fashionable WordPress child theme for the Genesis Framework. The premium third-party theme from StudioPress has a modern and stylish magazine-style design ideal for presenting magazine stories online. You could use the theme for any type of industry for an online magazine (or blog) where style, elegance and visual impact are important. Some of the key features of the theme include: a custom header, a mobile responsive design, large featured images for posts, 4 widget areas, JetPack supported featured, theme customizer, custom page templates and layout options, HTML5 markup, translations ready and more.
Hammer WordPress Theme
Hammer is a professional music WordPress theme from AudioTheme. The premium theme has a modern and minimalist design suitable for all musicians and music styles. It also comes with all the musician essential features a band or musician needs in a website. Some of the key features and benefits include: full support for the AudioTheme plugin, site-wide audio player, upcoming and past gigs list with details, discography page, single records and tracks pages, video library, Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce support for ecommerce, JetPack support (for testimonials and portfolio), homepage image slider, masonry blog, mobile responsive, custom fonts and customization options (colors, logo, background etc), custom widget support and more.
WP-Magazine WordPress Theme
WP-Magazine is a magazine WordPress theme from Solostream. The premium theme has a minimalist black and white design with a homepage that allows you to display of featured continent and latest posts from your selected categories. Some of the key features include: a mobile responsive design, multiple homepage layouts, an alternative homepage for business website, 2 featured article slider, featured sliders for pages, photos and videos, theme settings page, portfolio page template, multiple page and post layouts, subscription form widget, multiple banner ad locations and more.
SocialMe WordPress Theme
SocialMe is a professional blogging WordPress theme from MyThemeShop. The premium theme has a light, minimalist and modern design ideal for viral content blogs, multi author blogs, professional blogs, food blogs, fashion and lifestyle blogs, celebrity and gossips blogs, or anything else.
Some of the key features include: 4 different homepage layout options, mobile responsive, WooCommerce support, author box, social media buttons integration, off-canvas mobile menu, unlimited color options, parallax scrolling effects, lazy loading images, speed optimized and more.
Aesthetic WordPress Theme
Aesthetic is a modern, minimalist and stylish blog WordPress theme from ThemeFuse. The premium theme would be perfect for fashion bloggers, travel blogs, lifestyle blogs or any other type of blog. Some of the key features and benefits include: mobile responsive and retina ready, lots of customization options (change colors, fonts styles etc), various post listing styles, numerous blog layout styles, a visual drag and drop page builder, Google fonts, WooCommerce integration for ecommerce, translation ready, powerful and easy to you admin interface / options and more.
Hollywood WordPress Theme
Hollywood is a mobile responsive video and multimedia WordPress theme from RichWP. The premium theme has a sleek minimalist design that is modern and stylish making it suitable for all sorts of video websites. The homepage allows you to display a featured video, and arrange your categories and tags to display your latest video posts in an orderly fashion. It has optional banner advertising placements and other widget areas built in. The video pages allow you to display full width videos.
Technico WordPress Theme
Technico is a business WordPress theme designed with building and construction companies in mind but is ideal for any business website. The premium theme from CSSIgniter has a modern and professional design and allows you to showcase your projects, services and team members in an easy to use and efficient way. Some of the key features of the theme include: 5 custom post types (for services, projects, team, DIY projects and FAQ), WordPress customizer support for easy customization, drag and drop homepage, lots of powerful custom widgets, unlimited color schemes, and more.
Solopreneur WordPress Theme
Solopreneur is a mobile responsive blog WordPress theme built for professional bloggers and marketers. The premium theme from Fancy Themes has a clean and professional design that’s lightweight and SEO optimized. The nice use of whitespace and typography will ensure you capture your visitor’s attention and provide a great reading experience.
It comes with two custom landing page templates for showcasing your content or promoting your projects, products or services. Other key features include: large featured post images, two column footer, WordPress live customizer support, optin forms compatible, footer call to action, widgetized sidebar, SEO and speed optimized, localization ready and more.
Origin WordPress Theme
Origin is a perfectly balanced and rock solid starter WordPress theme from Organic Themes. The theme has a lightweight, minimal and ultra clean design with the right balance of code, design and supported features and functionality. The theme works well as a standalone website solution right out of the box, but is also easy to customize and extend thanks to its clear, easy to understand and well commented code.
Some of the key features and benefits include: a mobile responsive framework, support for all the latest WordPress core features (such as the WordPress theme customizer, custom logos etc), lightweight styles and scripts for fast load times, JetPack support (for portfolio and testimonials custom post types), WooCommerce and Gravity Forms support and styling, multilingual compatible, several color options, Google fonts, HTML5 and CSS3, custom backgrounds, custom header, custom page templates, multiple sidebars, multiple column layouts, featured images, post formats and more.
Agent Focused Pro WordPress Theme
Agent Focused Pro is a real estate WordPress theme designed with both real estate professionals and their clients in mind. The premium theme available from StudioPress has a unique and bold design that will allow you to showcase your properties, build an email list, blog and build your brand.
Some of the key features and benefits include: customizable homepage (with property search, featured listings, featured communities, contact info and form and more), easy logo integration, striking full page backstretch image on the homepage, IDX integration support, color customization options, featured images of listings and pages, lots of widget areas, 3 layout options, mobile responsive, HTML5 markup, translation options plus all the great features and options of the Genesis Framework.
Music WordPress Theme
The Music WordPress theme from Templatic is a versatile and featured packed theme for music websites. The premium theme has been specifically built for music events websites, music community websites, clubs, signers, DJ’s, music producers, rock and pop band websites and others in the music industry.
The theme is built with the powerful Boostrap and Underscores _S WordPress framework. Some of the key features and benefits of the theme include: mobile responsive design, custom homepage that highlights latest music, events, videos, ads and anything else, easy customization options, full carousel slider, album listing page, song and album pages, gigs and events management, mega menu, ratings and review functionality, and more.
Peak WordPress Theme
Peak is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with a modern grid based design and a masonry tiles layout. The flexible premium theme from Themify is ideal for any type of website – blogs, portfolios, online magazines, ecommerce sites or anything else.
The Peak theme is built on the incredibly flexible and robust Themify backend that provides all the customization options you could need to build any type of site. Some of the other key features and benefits of the theme include: a mobile friendly responsive design, drag and drop builder to create any type of page layout, ability to create custom layouts for single posts and archive views, 2 different masonry tiles layouts, portfolio post type with various layout options, mega menu, slide out widgets, unique page title background banner (for each post, page category, or even shop), WooCommerce support and matching styles, custom 404 pages, Google fonts and much more.
Riverside Resort WordPress Theme
Riverside Resort is a professional WordPress theme designed specifically for hotels, resorts, B&Bs, hostels, guesthouses, motels and any other hospitality and accommodation website. The premium theme from Tesla Themes has a stylish and versatile design that would be suitable for all types of hotels.
The theme includes all the features and functionality you would need in an accommodation and hotel website including: inbuilt booking / reservation features, useful custom pages for events, rooms, spa, meetings etc, and full control for the room pages, bookings, room types, room facilities, pricing options and settings. Some of the other features include: a fully mobile responsive design, comprehensive theme options, wide or boxed layouts, visual page computer, homepage slider, latest HTML5 and CSS3 coding, Google fonts, weather widget, Google fonts, unlimited color options and more.
Arbitrage WordPress Theme
Arbitrage is a flexible blog / online magazine WordPress theme designed for viral content websites, arbitrage websites and other sites aiming to maximise page views and ad clicks. The premium theme from Lipode has a simple and minimalist design that’s fast loading and SEO optimized. The clean design and use of large featured images will capture visitors attention and ensure they stick around and keep reading more articles.
Some of the key features and benefits include: Adsense ready, easily editable, 630+ Google fonts, Font Awesome, mobile optimized responsive design, newsletter widget, custom widgets, unlimited colors, social sharing icons, smart menu, infinite page scroll, advanced pagination and next post buttons to generate more page views, related posts and much more.
Struct WordPress Theme
Struct is a super stylish, modern and professional business / company WordPress theme specifically crafted to cater to the needs of any start-up, software, mobile app or SaaS business. The premium theme from CSSIgniter has a clean, creative and mobile responsive design and a heap of great features and functionality.
Some of the key features and benefits of the Struct theme include: a widgetized, drag and drop homepage template, 13 powerful custom widgets (including contact maps, scheduling, social networks, a powerful post types item widget), WordPress Customizer ready (with lots of options for control and customization), 5 custom content types, infinite color schemes, SEO and speed optimized, translation options and more.