Top Premium WordPress Themes 2017

Are you tired of free WordPress themes that aren’t doing the job for you? Do you want something better to take your site to the next level? If you answered yes to those questions then you are in the right place, I was once in the same position, I was using the free twenty-thirteen theme on my WordPress site and realized that I needed more. So that’s when my search began to find the perfect theme for my website and I found it! And now you are probably yelling, tell me already! Well, you see, it isn’t that simple, I would never be able to tell you what theme is perfect for you, choosing the right theme for your site takes time and a lot of research. But in this guide, I will attempt to make it a little easier for you to find that perfect theme for yourself. I will be sharing some tips that helped me find my perfect theme.

Just in case you don’t have the time to read this article, below I have 20 of the best WordPress themes on the market, if you choose one of these, you will be fine. But I highly suggest you read the tips to find the right theme for your business or blog.

RankingThemePrice
1Avada$60
2X Theme$39
3Enfold$60
4Bridge$60
5Salient$49
6BeTheme$39
7Jupiter$39
8uDesign$59
9The7$39
10Flatsome$59
11Newspaper$59
12Karma$59
13Brooklyn$39
14Sahifa$69
15Kallyas$69
16Total$49
17Impreza$59
18Striking MultiFlex$61
19KingSize$55
20Modernize$59
Click on the price for more details.

Before you even start looking at WordPress themes, you need to ask yourself a few questions, what is your site about? What is your goal with the site? Will this be a business site or just a blog? Will be you selling products? Because the answers to these questions will help you choose the right theme. If you are in need of a corporate style theme, there is no need to be wasting time looking through magazine/blog themes.

Here are are few tips for you to read before you go out and spend a 100 bucks for your theme. I would really hate to see you regret your purchase.

Where to buy your theme?

I will start off by telling you what no to do, don’t buy themes from spammy looking sites, I only trust reputable theme marketplaces for my themes. These marketplaces will be ThemeForest, Elegant Themes, WooThemes, StudioPress, MOJO Themes, Themfiy, if you are buying from a marketplace that is not listed here, make sure you do your full research because there are lots scam sites out there.

Demos

Divi demos

A theme might look all fine and dandy from the description until you actually see a live example, which is why you should always check out the demos and live previews of the themes. If a theme doesn’t have a live demo, I suggest skipping it, its probably not worth it.

Theme Customization

X theme page builder: Cornerstone

Always check all the features that come with the theme, the most important thing is to see how easily the theme can be customized. Will you be able to make changes yourself or are you going to have to hire a programmer? Most themes these days are very user friendly and come with drag and drop page builders, which make it very easy to make changes.

A few more things to look for: What are the ratings for the theme? Does it have positive feedback from customers? Is your theme SEO friendly? Can social media be easily integrated? Is the theme responsive? Does the theme work well on all browsers? Does the theme come with good support and documentation? Lastly, the most important thing I have for you is to make sure you buy a from respected vendor because you will always get your moneys worth.

Make sure to check out 5 Must have WordPress Plugins

5 Must have WordPress plugins

WordPress comes with a ton of features right out the box but there are way to make your WordPress experience even better and that is with the addition of the right plugins. As of Jan 2017, there are almost 50,000 free plugins on WordPress directory, and thousands of more premium ones. Here are some free and premium WordPress plugins every site must have.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

 

As you already know, on-page SEO is super important for every site, it will take you hours to do manually for each page, which is why WordPress SEO by Yoast is #1 on this list. WordPress SEO by Yoast is a complete website SEO optimization package, with more than 1 million active installs, it is the most popular WordPress SEO plugin. Publish XML sitemaps, add titles and descriptions, get real time content analysis, edit robots.txt and .htaccess files and so much more.

W3 Total Cache

We know that the speed of your site plays a huge role in search rankings, with W3 Total Cache, you no longer need to worry about your site being slow.  W3 Total Cache will not only make your site faster but it will also reduce download times and save you bandwidth, which results in a better experience for visitor and better rankings on Google.

TablePress

I don’t know if you have noticed but in WordPress editor there is no option to make tables, sure you could use HTML and CSS to make one but that takes way too long. With TablePress you can easily make beautiful, user-friendly tables without any coding.

WP Smush

Do you have lots of images on your website? If you do and you have not optimized those images then those images are taking up lots of disk space and slowing down your site. WP Smush will optimize your images without reducing the quality, which will free up to 90% disk space and make your site much faster.

WP Sweep

Just like everything, your WordPress database needs a good cleaning once in a while. This plugin will use the proper WordPress delete functions to clean up your site database and optimize your tables. This is a great plugin for larger sites.

Bonus plugins

Akismet

Akismet is the best plugin to protect your site from comment spam. Made by the WordPress team, this plugin looks through all your comments and will filter out the ones that it thinks are spammy.

Contact Form 7

Every site needs a contact form and this plugin makes it super easy to make one. With Ajax-powered submit buttons, Akismet filtering and CAPTCHA, this is the best free contact form plugin.

These plugins will surely make it easier for you to manage your site and deliver a better user experience. If you thought this post was helpful, make sure to share and subscribe, let us know in the comments if we should do a part 2 for this post.

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