Top 10 Premium WordPress Themes of 2013
Web design is getting more and more complicated these days, which is making it more difficult for the less technically savvy user to get started. Thankfully there are plenty of tools out there such as WordPress that allows users who aren’t website gurus to create a professional looking and functioning sites with very little coding knowledge. One of the best parts of WordPress is the fact that professional web designers create themes with amazing functionality that can be skinned to fit most projects needs. These themes include some very tedious functionality such as responsiveness, WPML support, shopping cart integration, and various other functionality that average users would simply not be able to handle on their own. Now there are plenty of themes out there that are better than others, but here is the list of our favorite premium WordPress themes of 2013.
The big design trend that we have noticed in 2013 is the 3D flat design look. Chariot does a great job at incorporating this design trend while offering a very professional look that would be suitable for most design companies, or someone just looking to make an interestingly styled blog. Chariot comes stock full of various functionality such as 200+ visual icons, retina ready design, multiple post formats, an animation builder, and a whole lot more. This theme also makes it easy for beginner web developers to create the look and feel they are looking for because it also includes a visual page builder. Chariot is an elegant & modern solution based on the Twitter Bootstrap Framework 3.0 that is suitable for any type of creative website.
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With themes like Braxton, it has become easier than ever to create a magazine styled blogging website. The magazine styled blog is in these days because every content curating site is now discovering that readers enjoy seeing a visual representation of content before they read it. Braxton provides a very nice interface and a great visual representation of content. The mobile version of the site also looks very sharp. Braxton is also translation-ready, fully-responsive, comes with over 600 Google Fonts, a Featured Slider on each category page, Infinite Scrolling, Lazy Load, a “sticky” menu bar and sidebar, post/page slideshows, super quick demo install and so much more! Check out Braxton if you are trying to make a magazine style site.
Keeping with the flat design trend of 2013 is Satellite7. Satellite7 brings together the flat design theme with a very professional glass look. This theme mixes to together creativity and professionalism, which would make it perfect for any tech company or any other company that wanted to give themselves a fresh new look. Satellite7 comes full of features such as a portfolio, hundreds of icon sets, parallax page designer, ajax counters, a mega menu, and is of course fully responsive. If you’re looking to make your company seem hip with the times, then Satellite7 is the theme for you.
Yet another flat design corporate theme is Flux. Flux Corporate is a fully responsive HTML template with flat and clean design. Retina display ready and optimized for mobile devices, with beautiful design, impressive set of features and power to customize every aspect of its layout and appearance. Comes with many feature you got wide and boxed layouts, there are eight different home layouts. With New Features of WordPress 3.7.x, Revusion has been coded to improve capability of the WordPresss 3.7.x features.
Need a landing site to show off your revolutionary new app? Then check out AppDev. Appdev is a perfect one page theme for mobile app developers to showcase their work. Built on top of the a clean, modular framework, Appdev has multitude of features that you can leverage to to build a site to act as a launchpad for iPhone, iPad (iOS) or Android apps. The author did a thorough study of requirements of app developers by studying scores of actual app showcase sites, themes etc. Lots of hours of hard work has gone into this theme to make it THE theme that any app developer/marketer would want to use.
Here yet again is another stellar premium WordPress magazine theme. Valenti is a cutting-edge, feature-rich WordPress premium HD (retina-ready) review magazine theme. Using the exclusive Valenti Drag & Drop Builder users can have fun creating a unique homepage and easily make modifications to it any time they wish. Valenti also comes with a unique mega menu system for beautiful drop down menus and also the ability to set the featured image of a post to have a parallax effect. Valenti makes it easy to make a very unique and sharp WordPress magazine blog.
Envision is an incredibly powerful premium WordPress theme that can literally be used for just about any purpose. With its 20+ pre built pages, video background capability, Woo Commerce shopping integration, portfolio capability, and WPML support Envision can literally be used as a major corporate commerce website or just another blog. This theme also has the visual page builder, which makes everyone’s life easier (most of the time). Check out Envision for your next major WordPress project.
Our favorite 3D flat design theme of 2013 has to go to Simplicity. Simplicity is an incredibly creative cartoonish type design that if used correctly can take a designers portfolio to the next level. It comes full of creative icons and interesting effects that will impress any client. There are a few things that users have to keep in mind when using this theme though. First, since Simplicity has so many AJAX loading animations, the site can be very slow if you are running a small server instance. Second, Simplicity does use a lot of shortcodes, which can make creating pages exactly how you want a little more difficult. Overall, this is a great theme that literally comes off of the screen.
Quasar is a clean and lightning fast WordPress Theme with Ultra Responsive 12 Columns
grid system (re size your browser for responsivity) and specially designed for business and corporate website. Quasar supports Retina Display (HiDPI) and WPML (Multi Language). Quasar built with Rock Page Builder which is a drag and drop page /layout builder powered by AJAX and improve your website development 5x faster. Quasar also contains one and only point to point curving slider Curvy Slider which is beyond a slider and more like an animation builder. Quasar comes with Rock Form Builder in case if you want different forms with more fields andreCAPTCHA and file uploads. Rock Form Builder is also drag and drop builder and very user friendly and easy to use.
So here is our favorite premium WordPress theme of 2013. Dante is an incredibly robust and flexible theme that comes with an enormous array of features. Dante is mobile ready, comes with a swift page builder that has 27 pre built pages, is retina ready, loaded with shortcodes, has full shop integration, comes with 100’s of icons, has stunning typography, video parallax viewers, and so much more. Dante is unbelievably flexible and can be used for a ton of different products. We actually like Dante so much because it offers brilliant presentation but it is clean enough not to overwhelm the user. If you are looking for a clean, sharp, and function design, then check out Dante.