There are hundreds of different WordPress themes out there designed to build professional websites with stunning displays. Every month developers churn out new themes for WordPress users to try out. You can use themes to save time and money. Most themes are pretty easy to use and feature a lot of the same tools. It’s also a cost effective way to quickly get your site off the ground and running.
A lot of the differences you’ll find within themes of the same category lie in their unique design templates and customization options. Not all themes are created equal, some fall flat, and some rise to the top. Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start since there are so many different themes. When you are a trying to run a creative business, magazine site, showcase your portfolio or put up a beautiful blog, you’ll want your website to match your sensibilities. We focused this article on themes that are designed to help you build you’re a professional looking creative website that looks stunning. We’ve chosen 9 of the best new themes for WordPress that came out in July 2015. I’m sure you’ll find at least one that will stir your imagination and let you showcase your unique artistic perspective.
TIMBER – An Unusual Photography WordPress Theme
Timber is a new photography theme for WordPress that looks edgy and artistic. There are a lot of photography themes but this one is pretty unique. It can really highlight the beauty and class of noir style photographs. This theme won me over right away with the demo content. It comes with a lot of useful features and photo layout options for photographers. Add galleries with full screen pictures to match your style and sensibilities.
Whether you want to display pictures of nature, people, food, parties or objects you’ll be able to do it in style. There’s also a full screen width slider with interesting transition options you can add on any page. One thing you have to watch out for is page long loading times, but this is true for all sites that are loaded with images. The demo content comes with page templates for a journal/blog type page, portfolio grids and a stunning homepage. If you are looking for a timeless, classy look then you should give Timber a try.Download & learn More
Wiz – The Smart Multipurpose WordPress Theme
This theme is designed for people who want to market their business in creative ways.Wiz isn’t necessarily for creative types but it could easily be. This is a multipurpose theme that features retina ready layouts for multiple purposes. Wiz is geared toward marketing your business in a creative way. It’s features amazingly stunning visual displays and works great for websites for fashion, bars, restaurants, cafés or any other business that want’s to showcase a creative flair. You can easily add a shopping cart and custom contact forms with Wiz for your customers. Add full screen fixed backgrounds to scroll over for a really nice browsing effect. Check this one out to promote your business…Download & learn More
Onion – Responsive Word Press Portfolio Theme
Onion is built for agencies, studios and freelancers who want a WordPress website template to publish their work. Your work will look really awesome on in this template Onion is special because it’s got such a crisp and professional look. You’ve got all the standard options built into the demo with pages for contact, about us, portfolio, blog and single pages. Onion is current with the latest design trends for pages and menus. This one makes it fun to stay current to help anyone build an impressive website.Download & learn More
Brook | Light & Responsive WordPress Blog Theme
Brook is a minimal and sleek looking theme for creative bloggers. It’s got a great full width slider, smooth loading with AJAX and a lot of post layout options. This is an ultra minimal, very clean blog template that makes great use of feature photos and custom typeface. If you love to add Stunning photos to your blog articles, Brook is great for that. It comes with a really nice full-width slider and a very cool sidebars. Adding custom widgets and sharing with social networks is easy. If you want something simple to throw up a beautiful blog Brook is a really easy and nice theme.Download & learn More
EXO | Creative & Corporate Specific Purpose Theme
EXO is a premium WordPress theme created for businesses that like to showcase their creative side. I chose this one because it’s so useful for a lot of different businesses. The demo content shows just how cool this theme can be. There is a good balance of professionalism and creative flair. You can get an edge by using EXO to quickly put up a first class professional site with mega menus, video backgrounds, full width sliders and more. You should know that the pictures in the demo content does not come with your purchase. You will have to provide your own pictures. Nevertheless this theme is really professional and looks great on any device. The developers offer customized service to help you add anything you want to the site.Download & learn More
Monaco – Vintage Multi-Concept Theme
Monaco is a very elegant multipurpose theme for WordPress. This theme is both vintage and trendy. Full screen backgrounds and simple design concepts make for a really clean, user friendly site. The clean and simple design concepts can really convey a sense of sophistication and refined taste. If this is you then you will really like this theme. It’s suited for any blogger, foody, artist or creative type. Monaco comes with 12 different demo layouts which you can use for a number of different categories. Make a portfolio, blog, photo gallery or shopping cart site. As with a lot of the newer WordPress themes, there is a great slider plugin, Revolution Slider, built-in so you can make dazzling slides with nice CSS animations. The visual page builder from Visual Composer makes building pages simple and the documentation is thorough so you can get started.Download & learn More
Dalton – Clean Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
In modern business you have to look the part to be able to compete. With this WordPress theme you’ll be able to build a personal or corporate website for a business. Dalton is another WordPress theme designed to create visually appealing business sites. Daltons design is modern and flexible. Revolution Slider, is included in this one as well, so you know that stunning slides are just a few clicks away. The design is might be a little basic for some tastes. But if you like clean and minimal you’ll like Dalton. There are a ton of options to help you quickly put up your site to showcase your products or services.Download & learn More
These were our picks for some of the newest and best up and coming themes for WordPress. Many of them are similar in function but offer you drastically different looks. The trick is to try them out and find out which one can help convey the message you want. All of these retina ready themes look great and feature all the standard perks you’d expect from a premium WordPress theme. Test them out for yourself and I’m sure you can find at least one out of the bunch that will help you convey your brand of creativity. Don’t forget to add anything I might have missed or overlooked in the comments section. Have fun with these themes and find out which one is your favorite.