20 Most Popular WordPress Themes of 2018

WordPress is the World’s most popular Content Management System on the web and powers millions of websites. Most of the credit for the CMS’s massive success goes to how easy it is to use and also to the abundance of themes and plugins that are available to change your WordPress site’s entire aesthetic as well as add useful functionalities.

Now, WordPress has a huge community of developers who are always actively engaged in building new themes and plugins for the users and as such one can potentially drown in the limit options.

One way of choosing a theme for your WordPress site is to merely browse through some of the most popular stuff and trust what the majority trusts. It is a very quick and secure way to get into the world of WordPress and have the best that it has to offer.

Here we have taken the courtesy of summing up some of the most downloaded and highly rated WordPress theme currently in circulation. This, we hope, will be of valuable use as you will get to see not only which theme get used more often but also a little briefing about the functionality and design languages the theme brings to the table.

So, without further ado, for The Most Popular CMS here are its Most Popular Themes

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Top WordPress Themes for 2018


Divi is a one of a kind multi-purpose WordPress theme from the people at Elegant Themes and packs an abundance of features and functions which potentially gives you the power to build any website you desire as well as boast any appearance you want.

One of the key selling points of the theme is its highly powerful and functional Divi Builder with which you can create practically any website by merely dragging and dropping. What you will get is a 100% responsive website which looks just like the way you intended it to and doesn’t indulge you to immerse yourself in coding knowledge.

Again if you feel lazy, even then the theme is packed with about eighteen pre-made designs, nearly fifty content modules, advanced design settings with support for custom CSS and loads more for you to easily equip or use to build up your site. All the premade designs and demo sites are customizable by the way.

After from this, you have a multitude of customization features to tweak the appearance of your site till your heart’s content. You also get different elements packed in with the theme that you can use for every occasion, and so you need not worry about compromising on some feature extensive niches.


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SociallyViral is one of the best if not the best theme for WordPress when you want to build a site holding viral content. The theme comes with an extremely fresh vibe and a unique and inspiring design language. A theme’s ease of use and aesthetic choices plays a huge role in motivating viewers to like and share the content, and SociallyViral hits all those points with perfect precision.

The theme is designed to optimize Social Sharing as well as optimize AdSense use and comes with alluring social media icons, full social integration, and also shows all your trending posts. You will also get four different loading effects, a subscription box, Schema Integration, Mega Menu, parallax scrolling and much more.

Not only is the theme one of the most popular ones in the market, but it will also make your site high on the scale of popularity.

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Kalium falls under the category of one of the highest sold, highly rated, multipurpose theme for creative individuals and agencies. With stacks of layout designs, rich theme options and a multitude of other features, the theme will give your content, the site it deserves.

The theme is an amalgamation of stunning premade demos, award winning designs and much more. You will get access to over eleven demo sites for your use and more to come, an array of unique portfolio styles, over thirty portfolio types, WooCommerce compatibility and the ability to build your online shop.

You also get access to many premium and popular plugins like Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and LayerSlider which altogether will help you build an even more usable and functional website.


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Dynamix is one of the popular business and corporate WordPress themes which comes with a fast and – dynamic design language. With an array of features, plugins to create an online shop, community, forum, one-page parallax site and much more, Dynamix will easily suite your niche.

Some of the notable features of the theme include its easy to use yet powerful admin panel, a powerful LIVE skin customizer, eight highly configurable galleries, filterable portfolios, a custom version of Visual Composer and much more.

You will also get your hands on WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress and much more to build up an interactive community and also sell some stuff online if you so desire.

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Avada is a multipurpose theme for WordPress and arguably one of the most sold WordPress themes of all time. In Themeforest, Avada has got over two hundred and seventy-six thousand sales which speak about the capability and reliability of the theme.

One of its notable features of the theme includes its drag and drop Fusion Builder to help you create beautiful pages. You also get a multitude of professional demos, an advanced network of options located under Fusion Theme Options and Fusion Page Options which gives you much control and flexibility over the theme.

Other notable features include unlimited design options, Dark and Light Skins, intuitive tools, a shortcode generator, CSS3 animations, Parallax Fusion Slider, WooCommerce integration, bbPress integration, and much much more.


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Bridge is a creative and multipurpose WordPress theme that racks in over sixty thousand happy customers all of whom are appraising the themes design quality, code quality, customer support and other aspects.

The main reason for the theme’s massive success is that you get over two hundred complete demo websites with the theme with which you can easily create a site you need or desire. Some of its other features include the inclusion of over five hundred useful shortcodes, unlimited header and menu layouts, twenty-four layout concepts, high level of customization freedom, amazing flexibility and much more.

The theme also includes some very useful plugins like Visual Composer, LayerSlider, Revolution Slider, WooCommerce and all of these are available for free with the theme.

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X-The Theme

X-The Theme is a WordPress theme with amazing features, overwhelming testimonials, and a sales figure in the hundreds of thousands. At first site, you will think that you can’t go wrong with the theme and you will be right from that very instant.

X-The Theme is one of the fastest selling new and rising themes in the market with a barrage of amazing features like the exclusive Cornerstone Page Builder coupled with the best element library which also works with pages and posts. You also get a multitude of unique designs, dozens of premium WordPress plugins, an array of useful demos, shortcodes, megamenu, one-page sites, WooCommerce compatibility, social media integration and much more.

The theme is populated can be populated with custom plugins called extensions, build by the team behind X-The Theme. The developers also listened to and utilized the valuable input of some of the industry leading experts in building the theme.

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Total is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme with over twenty thousand sales, but with the montage of features and functionalities, the theme has to offer even this sales figure feels low. Total is the best selling theme from the popular WPExplorer.

With Total, you will be crafting outstanding looking websites in a breeze. The site building aspects with Total is one of the most intuitive and simple with which you can craft great looking sites, and you won’t even have to touch a single line of code.

Some of its notable features include its easy to use front end and back end editing, along with $83 worth of premium and useful plugins, WooCommerce compatibility, an array of demos, customization freedom and all other basic utilities that you will find necessary while building a website.

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Oshine WordPress themes hit the market for creative individuals and multipurpose theme usage and come packed with nearly thirty stunning demo websites. The theme boasts a ranking of the most popular portfolio and photography themes on many renowned blogs and has over ten thousand sales.

The selling point of the theme relies on its well built and solid demo content as well as a custom version of Visual Composer with over fifty custom modules, powerful options, unique layouts, unlimited portfolios, and much more. The theme is a powerhouse when it comes to personalization and customization of your website.

Other notable features of the theme include its collection of premium slider plugins, WooCommerce integration, a parallax section, video backgrounds, five different layouts for blogs and other subtle functionalities to raise your site’s usability.


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Salient is a multipurpose WordPress theme that's also regarded as a trendsetter and is the top-selling creative theme of all time. Its sales figure touches nearly fifty-five thousand and come from the developers at ThemeNectar; the people who have sold over a millions worth of products in the Envato Market.

The theme is built with excellent design and packs in an abundance of customization options which all comes together in an easy to use, intuitive system. You will get your hands on a variety of demo content, exclusive sliders, a highly tailored version of the popular Visual Composer page builder, a multitude of customization options and much more.

In total, you will get your hands on nearly five hundred shortcodes, and configuration settings so can pretty much take control of mostly all the aspects of your website.


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Jupiter is a multipurpose WordPress theme with a montage of templates, powerful customization features and remains to be one of the fastest themes available. The sales figure for the theme reaches well over the fifty thousand mark which surely concurs with their promises that you will get unparalleled performance with Jupiter theme on your side.

The theme is very light despite all the things it carries. You will get over a hundred templates to start out your site building process. The admin panel provided with the theme is also very innovative and powerful. Some other mentionable aspects of the theme include its modular architecture with advanced memory management technologies, over a hundred elements and over two hundred styles to customize your site, eighteen header styles, free add-ons, amazing edge slideshow and much more.


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The7 Multipurpose WordPress theme ranks highly in the hearts of freelancers, agencies, and huge enterprises and is one of the most popular themes for these niches. Up till now, The7 has achieved a sales figure of over forty-five thousand and the numbers are still rising.

The7 besides being one of the most popular is also one of the most customizable themes in the market with over seven hundred and fifty theme options, a rich design library and an array of demo content. You will also get your hands on the Visual Composer page builder, customizable backgrounds, logos, unlimited colors, fonts, SEO optimization and so much more.

The theme is a relatively cheaper alternative to the other multipurpose themes on the market but also manages to come with more than adequate customization features.


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Directory is considered the best WordPress directory listing portal theme with over twelve thousand sales which are a lot considering the fact that a directory website is a very recluse niche.

The theme is unique and can be considered as one of a kind tool to help you not just build your website but implement a proven and fully functional online business. You will be able to easily set up online directory portal listing things from companies to shops, websites and so on.

The theme has a fresh and modern design with sufficient customization options, a responsive layout, the AIT page builder, and every feature you can come to expect to simplify your site management.

The theme comes at a ridiculously low price, and thus they have skipped on adding some of the extension plugins with the theme. But on the bright side, you won't have to pay for plugins you don’t need and thus have for yourself a cheap and light theme, with all your necessary features.


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Dante is another responsive and multipurpose WordPress theme on this list which comes with SIDEKICK to make managing your WordPress site as easy as possible even if you are a beginner. The theme currently has a sales figure near ten thousand which is steadily rising.

The theme comes with twenty-seven pre-built pages, over seven header types, nine portfolio types, and eleven blog types all of which are built with immaculate perfection. Besides this, you will get nearly $90 worth of free material with the theme which directly translates to you saving a lot of money(in fact you earn some in the process).

Some of the notable features of the theme include the Swift Page Builder, beautiful standard pages, a variety of shortcodes, a full shop experience with WooCommerce integration, custom colors, and beautiful typography to make for a pleasing aesthetic design, premium sliders, parallax sections and much more.

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BeTheme is a massively popular multipurpose WordPress theme with over fifty thousand sales and an abundance of features and customization options which make it extremely simple for you to incorporate your personal vibe into your website. The theme makes it simple for you to BE you.

For starters, the theme comes packed with over two hundred and thirty pre-built demo websites; a sample size so large you are bound to find something you like. All these demos are then complement by the handy one click demo installer and full customization freedom.

Some of the mentionable features of the theme include its powerful admin panel, shortcode generator with over two hundred shortcodes, built-in Mega Menu, one-page site support, parallax effects support, layout configurator, custom widgets, WooCommerce compatibility and much much more.


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Royal is a multipurpose WordPress theme with over sixty awesome demo sites curated for e-commerce, corporate, one page and coming websites soon. Though the theme has only one tenth the amount of sales when compared to some of the best sellers on this list, it does have an impressive rating of 4.6/5 and a loyal userbase.

The theme sports a very clean and creative design with subtle detailing that gives it a very elegant and polished feel. It is also super fast with and is built with clean and efficient coding practices. One of the key selling points of the theme lies in the fact that you will be getting Visual Composer, Essential Grid, Ultimate, Master Slider, Slider Revolution, live chat plugins worth $119 free with the purchase.

The theme is also WooCommerce ready, comes with an advanced admin module, unlimited headers, breadcrumbs and footers to increase the overall usability of the website.

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uDesign is a top selling responsive theme with an amazing aesthetic design that has appealed to over forty-five thousand individuals and companies, and that number seems to be rising by the day.

The theme is extremely powerful as well as very easy to use which makes it possible to create highly functional sites with minimal effort and time. With a responsive design that ensures that your content is readily available on all screen sizes, further coupled with SEO optimization, which makes sure that your site will get a better footing on the SEO ladder, and you are all set to have an overflow of traffic swarming into your site.

uDesign is a theme surely designed for YOU and to improve your online presence on the internet.

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Brooklyn is a responsive multipurpose theme for WordPress and a very well known name in the community. The theme is comparatively on the cheaper end, has over twenty thousand sales and a review rating of 4.7/5. The theme delivers a well-designed one-page experience with aesthetic elements perfect for some websites.

If your priority is a wonderful user experience for you as well as your site visitors, then you will really like Brooklyn. The packs a powerful and intuitive admin panel, easy portfolio management, unique price table management and much more which positively influences the experience on your site.

You will also get your hands on over twenty demo websites, WPML compatibility, Visual Composer and Slider Revolution with the theme.

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Zerif Pro

Zerif Pro is one of the best business & portfolio WordPress themes, that is very popular. It has a loyal user base and can come out to give great competition to its premium counterparts. The theme ranks as numero uno amongst all the one-page themes in the WordPress repository with over a hundred thousand downloads.

It uses clean and validated code with full localization support, advanced theme options, responsive design, contact forms, portfolio sections, and much more.

And if you like this theme and put it on steroids then you can buy its premium version which is sold via themeisle.


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SEO WP theme for WordPress is catered for social media agencies to bring better online marketing and SEO practices. The theme is decently popular with a sales figure of over ten thousand and promises to improve your online popularity as well.

Themes play a pretty significant role on your sites ranking on the search engine ladder, and if you with this theme then you will see significant improvement in traffic.

The theme balances all the necessary SEO functionality of your site starting with getting it prepared in a few minutes, to improving overall load time, giving you great customization freedom and much more.

One more thing to note and which might propagate you to buy the theme is that you will save $224 on premium WP plugins, icons and images all who will come with the theme.

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Here was a brief and concise overview of twenty of the most popular and adored WordPress themes you can get for yourself. Do use these themes and let us know about your experience using them.

Now of course, where there are potentially thousands of themes to choose from, there is bound to be near hundreds of themes that are high in popularity amongst the crowd, and we might have missed on some of the popular ones that you believe should have been on the list. In that case, do mention your picks on the comments sections and thus increase the overall potential of this list. We and all fellow readers will appreciate your contribution.

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