7 Superbly Designed WordPress Themes for year 2016

7 Superbly Designed WordPress Themes for year 2016

Whoever said “looks don’t matter” clearly never knew the importance of design and first impressions on the web.

If you have a WordPress website and a few dollars to spare, you are already spoilt for choices to find the perfect theme. There are just so many of them. And since you are also aware that design and first impressions matter a lot, finding the perfect theme is a huge undertaking.

So, where to begin your search?

In this list, I have compiled for you 7 of the best designed (and nicely coded) WordPress themes that are trending high in 2016. You know, to narrow your search field a bit…

1. Flow

Price: $49

Available at: Themeforest.net

 

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Flow calls itself a ‘creative blog theme’. One look at it will tell you there’s so much more you can do with this theme.
The stunning ‘cards’ layout and use of mild pastel colors make the theme easy on the eyes. In true literary style, it also gives credit to its name, with over 9 home page styles (including infinite scroll, masonry, carousel, and more), stunning custom templates for ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact’ pages, and more.

It packs:

• Google Fonts (600+)
• 6 different font-icon packs (Font Awesome, Font Elegant, Dripicons, and more)
• Custom Widgets, Visual Composer, and Contact Form 7 included
• Configurable grid size
• Social sharing, Instagram widget, and child theme included

And that’s just the beginning.

Quite frankly, for all your creative blogs, this AJAX-powered arsenal of awesome features will not fail to suffice.

2. Modern Studio

Price: Theme + Genesis framework available for $99.95 (One time purchase)

Available at: Studiopress.com

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At first glance, the theme itself may not look like much. That’s intentional.

The special thing about Modern Studio isn’t frills and effects to create an entire circus: it’s the pure, unadulterated simplicity and familiarity of the design: clean, efficient, elegant. I personally adore this theme.

Like most StudioPress themes, it packs:

Theme options and Customizer
4 custom page templates for Default, Archives, Blog, and a Landing Page
2 Homepage widget areas
3 layout options

Anyone who prefers wide open spaces and a clutter-free design that draws attention to content, Modern Studio will get the job done nicely.

3. KLEO

Price: $64

Available at: Themeforest.net

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KLEO is a multipurpose theme, but it’s also built specially for BuddyPress. Score: 1 for community!

Like other high-end multipurpose WordPress themes on Envato, KLEO packs a multitude of one-click installation ready demos, 5 layout options, shortcodes, Visual Composer, and more.

It also has:

WooCommerce-ready Landing Pages and store templates
Compatibility with: WPML (translation), GeoDirectory, Sensei (e-learning), Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, and other major plugins
Integrated: Slider plugin, rtMedia (BuddyPress member photos plugin), Facebook login, Google Maps, Go-Responsive Tables, and more
SIDEKICK interactive tutorials
Widget-ready design
3-level drop down menu, breadcrumbs, and top bar
Hundreds of fonts, icons, and layout options  with Live Customizer

The theme is fantastically designed and feature-packed for any purpose. That’s all you ever need, really.

4. Legenda

Price: $59

Available at: Themeforest.net

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Legenda by 8theme is fast, flexible, and designed for efficiency: perfect combination for WordPress eCommerce.

Built from the ground up with Twitter Bootstrap, Legenda is armed to the teeth with every amazing feature you’d expect and a design that lets your products and content do the talking. It has multiple layouts for your shop’s storefront and custom templates for product pages and blogs, visual composer, AJAX filtered search, a crapload of shortcodes, along with:

Unlimited customization options (advanced theme control panel)
2 slider plugins (included)
3 variations of drop down menu
Integrated ‘size guide’ for apparel on product pages
Integrated Google Maps and Charts
Custom testimonials widget
Improved checkout process
Live Chat, bbPress, WPML, and WooCommerce (of course) compatibility

It’s also pre-optimized for SEO, because.

For a complete WordPress eCommerce theme, Legenda sets the baseline quality bar pretty high up.

5. CitiLights

Price: $59

Available at: Themeforest.net

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This is a real-estate theme. Everyone else’s loss, really.

This sleek, sharp theme is designed for corporate real estate companies, and it certainly pulls off the fab, modern, minimalistic look beautifully. The theme is packed with features GeoLocation, various payment options, dsIDXpress plugin integration, advanced search, and fantastic Admin and Agent profile dashboards.

Front-end submission (paid listing available)
4 payment options for submission
Slider plugin and Visual Composer included
Pricing Table Shortcode (included)
2 header variants
Customized Google Maps
‘Sold’ labels

CitiLights is a clean, UX-friendly theme with trendy design and outstanding features that won’t overwhelm anyone.

6. Redwood

Price: $39

Available at: Themeforest.net

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This is a theme for long standing bloggers.

RedWood has everything to keep the attention solely on your content (and your posts’ featured images because Instagram is a major part of its social media widgets). It’s lightweight, elegant, and lovely to the roots.

Here’s why:
Featured slider
3 Promo boxes
5 layout options (each for boxed and full-width) and endless customizations
Custom widgets for social and subscription form
Sticky Navigation
Endlessly customizable color options
Translation ready

And that’s not the end of it. Check it out for yourself and you’ll see.

7. Divi

Price: $69-89/year, $249 One-time Purchase (For access to all 87 WordPress themes by ET)

Available at: ElegantThemes.com

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Divi is Elegant Themes’ masterpiece. If you’re familiar at all with the rest of their work in WordPress plugins and themes, you’ll know that’s one of the highest compliments you can give to a theme.

This super-powered theme is truly, endlessly customizable with multiple demos and header variants, an array of 46 different content modules to play with, highly configurable general and advanced settings, modular structure (Building block design), Live previews, and a supremely powerful Divi builder integrated in the theme.

There’s literally nothing you can’t do with this fast, friendly, fabulous theme.

EndNote

Design is a matter of perspective: so the themes listed here may not have the same effect they have on thousands of other people.
But since the themes also have a plethora of great features to back them up, they won’t disappoint.

I’m willing to bet on that.

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Written by Tracy Jones

Tracey Jones is a web development expert, having long years of experience in various web development technologies. She is employed with HireWpGeeks Ltd., a leading PSD to WordPress theme conversion service provider company . She always tries to spread her intangible knowledge with others on the web.