Before we dive into the best premium WordPress theme providers, here’s a quick reminder of what Themes are in WordPress.
Themes in WordPress control how your website looks and contributes some (but not all) toward the functionality of your website. For a more detailed description, check out this Introduction to Themes.
While technically it is possible to build you own theme, the fastest and easiest way to create a stunning, beautiful, functional site is to get a pre-built theme. The longer route would mean building one with the assistance of a Theme Framework (check out some great providers here) or writing your own code.
There are literally thousands of free WordPress themes – and thousands of paid, or “premium” themes on the Internet. Some of them are amazing…but most are plainly speaking, horrible. (Is that too harsh?)
The fact is, a theme isn’t just a template. It can introduce security issues, bugs or just create nuisances into your site (like lack of updates or compatibility with other services). Additionally, the WordPress license requires that you use a theme whose PHP code is licensed under the GPL.
In other words, not all theme providers are the same – and it certainly pays to find a quality theme to build your site around. So, here is a list of reputable, high-quality premium WordPress themes that qualify as “best” in my opinion.
Some have free themes; most all have a selection of paid themes – but they all have coding, design & security standards that you won’t find from any Joe Schmoe theme provider. Read on! [Read more…] about 22+ Quality WordPress Premium Theme Providers