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20 video background WordPress themes and website templates

A year and a half ago a new technique was embraced by more and more web designers. It’s about using video backgrounds and nowadays this has become something common. The clients and Internet users were impressed by them, which is why today we have a constant rise of this kind of websites.
Using videos seems simple and effective, but the reality is a little bit different. There are some factors that must be taken into account. Firstly, one has to deal with the file size because if this is too large, it may take ages to load and as you all know the Internet users are the most impatient beings. Secondly, the video may distract people from the content. Consequently, choosing the video isn’t a simple task, it must match both the content and the website style. Thirdly, a video background may negatively affect the user experience; for example, it’s difficult to place the navigational menu in order not to hurt the video.
In spite of these major issues, video background websites are appreciated and surely the designers will find even better solutions. If you aren’t convinced about the mighty power of video background, we have collected 20 awesome WordPress themes and website templates based on this kind of background.

Elano

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Many developers claim that their themes are multipurpose, but in fact just a slight part of them really are. Elano is a great example that will prove what a multipurpose theme is; anyone who uses this theme has in fact eight different layouts. It may be used for portfolios, creative agencies or shops, but also for other kind of projects. It contains a drag and drop page builder, therefore the user has all it takes to create a wonderful website.

Equaly

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We live and work in urban communities and from time to time a small break from this environment is pure gold. Equally is designed for creative agencies or for business purposes and the video background is exhibiting a natural landscape that has the purpose to relax the viewers. It is definitely, a smart idea, but if you do not agree with it, you may replace the video.

Folix

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The ideas of adding videos depicting images from nature is common because in this way the users are better connected with the website. Folix is another theme that uses a video background that exhibits some great landscapes. However, it has other features that should make you interested in it, such as custom header, footer and sidebar, shortcode generator, filterable portfolio or pie chart skills. It is pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Oswald

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Oswald is a very good looking WordPress theme that is suitable for portfolios. Besides the nice video background, the users will be satisfied with the very readable and pleasant fonts, the smart use of negative space and with the creative vertical timeline.

Oxygen

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Oxygen is a Bootstrap based theme that is created to express good taste, modernism and luxury. This being said, its video background emphasizes exactly these features.

Swagger

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Swagger is a theme for e-commerce activities and its video background is the most interesting one from this list. I thought it would be a good idea to use a video to present the products, but instead this video it’s full of attitude and good taste. I guess that it’s better to check it yourself and use the comment form to let us know your impression.

Shore

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Full-screen background videos are cool and the items that were listed above are only just a few examples. Still, as everything in life, it can’t be 100% positive. One of the most important downside is the UX- we, the designers instantly understand how to get to the next page or to achieve what we want, but I very much doubt it that all the average users will know how to navigate to the desired webpage. Anyway, the theme is wonderful and it deserves your attention.

Crystal

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Modernism and dynamism are two must-have features of a creative agency portfolio. Crystal is a theme built having these features in mind and the background video emphasizes this fact by presenting a group of people walking in a big city.

North

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North is a complex theme that comes in no more than 14 versions, including a video background one. The user has the possibility to adjust the pages using a powerful page builder; therefore it’s impossible not to be satisfied with this theme.

Reflex

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A creative agency must be as original as possible in order to attract people. Reflex is a theme that offers an original and eye-catching solution: an abstract video background and some very motivating slogans. If you aren’t content with this solution, you have other seven different versions of this theme!

T.Joy

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T.Joy is a theme dedicated to astronomy projects, but it can be customized for a large variety of programs. I like the background video very much (it presents three videos from space) and I also believe that the sliders and the animation effects are extremely cool. So if you are interested in it, please check the preview. It will surely captivate you.

Thrill

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I have no doubt that Thrill is the perfect page for those who love white space. The entire website is based only on white background, except the homepage where a video showcasing hibernal landscapes works as a background. The excessive use of white gives this theme a special elegancy and you should definitely take advantage of it!

Eight

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Eight is a very complex website template: it has 8 beautiful homepages for two demo modes: for photographers and for creative agencies. Of course, there is also a homepage having a video background. It’s responsive and simple and it allows the viewer to focus on the items mentioned in the portfolio. So, this way you have a bigger chance of getting contacted.

Defrag

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The video background of Defrag is black and white, but in spite of the lack of colors, it gives a very dynamic aspect to the website. The video is only a teaser, because the entire template is really nice and it’s very suitable for any kind of modern online presence.

Standalone

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If you need a modern website template, but you don’t like the previous one, then Standalone is another solution. It’s a single page template that matches agency or business projects, whose core values are the high quality, modernism and dynamism.

Flipping

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Flipping is a website that may be characterized by having a strong and interesting contrast. I like very much the idea of combining webpages based on dark colors with those focused on white shades. Also, the white-black and yellow combination assures the most powerful contrast. Flipping is responsive and by taking into account the strong contrast it’s pretty clear that mobile users won’t encounter problems when visiting the website.

Secret

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This website template perfectly matches a creative agency or a freelancer that loves the minimalistic approach. Even though the template is minimalistic, the customization options are almost endless and every user may fully express his/her style and ideas.

Elegance

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Elegance will captivate all the users with the unique slide of the navigational menu. Of course, there are many other features that are interesting, such as its 10 home variants. At the same time, this is responsive and retina ready, it has unlimited colors, free support and 35+ PDF pages of manual support.

Phoenix

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Phoenix is a very complex website template that offers two variants of website: one single page or a multipage one. It’s build on Bootstrap 3, so it’s responsive and retina ready. The creators of the templates really paid attention to all the details, from animated counters and progress bars to 404 webpage and portfolio filtering.

Traveler

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Traveler isn’t suitable for a large area of projects like the themes and website templates mentioned above, but it’s perfect for travelling schemes. It has everything a website needs, in order to be appreciated by travelers. The video background exhibits various places, the whether widget will let you know whether you should wear warm clothes or not, the testimonials are written by other travelers, while the top destinations may give you a precious hint about what’s worth visiting. So, it’s a pretty interesting template, isn’t it?
I hope that these themes and templates convinced you that a background video may work as a magnet for some Internet users. Therefore, it’s a pity not to benefit from this situation. Do you like video backgrounds? Please let us know your opinion by using the comment form and get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter.

20 amazing WordPress themes for travelling projects

Our presence in the online environment is mostly related to work. That is a fact no one can deny. There are aspects in this work that refer to creativity, fun and entertainment but this isn’t a rule or the main reason for us being here.
Sometimes though, being a designer, no matter if you work for a company or as a freelancer, turns to be a really entertaining job. I think many of you found at least once that working for projects that require creativity could be fun. That must have been the feeling of those who created themes for travelling projects.
Although a sensitive job, which needs an attractive seriousness, creating themes for travelling projects is always a stimulating job. The amount of information is usually huge and amazing structures are needed to make all the information at hand.
When is about travelling people need a preview of the memories they are about to share, that is why another aspect, not important but mandatory is the photo area of a theme.
Covering such a huge area, this topic is better illustrated by the creation itself. In order to support our opinion, we invite you to analyze, to admire the following WordPress themes. You will find more than information and pictures.

Trendy Travel

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Paradise Cove

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Libro

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Royal

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Monarch

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Wildcat

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Welcome Inn

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Love Travel

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Nation Hotel

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Bed Breakfast

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Vierra

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Book Your Travel

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Soho

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Viva Hotel Premium

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Anchor Inn Hotel

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Tour Package

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Grand Hotel

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Royal Gold

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Dignitas

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Paradise Hotel

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Most likely you were impressed by the mixture of business seriousness and creativity. We are quite sure that you were inspired either to travel, or to create a theme for travelling projects of your own.
We are also sure that by “travelling” on the Internet you found many other interesting WordPress themes for travelling projects. They can compete to these from the list or they can join to fulfill all the demands, that is why we invite you to share with us your opinions and with your friends our post.

20 top selling WordPress themes

From its very beginning until nowadays Internet is continuously growing and much more than that, in the last several years this growth was faster and faster. That led to a migration of almost anything that surrounds us into online.
No matter what you’re looking for, you will most likely find it online. There are many beautiful things in life that must be kept outside Internet, but I’m one of those who thinks that this invention influenced our lives for better.
From many things that Internet changed for good and forever was the business environment. New jobs appeared, new ways of selling, new rich people… For all of us that we are trying to reach the peak, there are many things to learn. If we pay attention we may see that success has some patterns. Into web designers’ community there are many friendly and helpful people, but still the competition is harsh. No matter the amount of opportunities there are more people staying in line to take advantage of them. I think all of us know what web design is about: skills, hard work, continuously preparation, communicating with clients. Although the patterns are well known by anyone in this area, there are some who really turn the opportunities in their favor.
Since WordPress was released until the very moment you are reading this, there were people, web designers that saw the opportunity. Selling WordPress themes is only one of the many activities that may bring you success. We showcased from time to time amazing creations, but I suggest you to take a look at the very best. Is not an easy job to compare creations in which subjective opinions may occur, but at least from any point of view we may call them that way, the best- because they are top selling WordPress themes. That being said, let’s take some insides.

Avada

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It is a custom to save the best for the last. This time I chose to start with the best for a better illustration of how a theme should look like. Avada is the perfect pick for any kind of website. It gathers all the must have criteria: it’s responsive, retina ready, it has many cool sliders, many customization options; all in all, it is a complete template which offers more than one website for buyer. No wonder is #1 selling WordPress theme.

uDesign

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I take a look from time to time to the client’s comments on a theme. I must say that this is not the best criteria to evaluate someone’s work, but it can provide some useful information. For uDesign the clients emphasize an important aspect – the support. uDesign convinced me that next to the quality of their work (a fully responsive website, SEO optimized, unlimited customization options) is something very important in any business and in particular this business – satisfying the clients’ needs.

Karma

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Karma is coming with a more playful approach. There is no harm to be that way when creating a theme; what matters more is to find the proper usage for such a theme.

Striking

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Striking got my attention for its photo sliders. I think it is ideal for any business that uses many pictures or even for a personal presentation website. I encourage you to take a look; it might suit you.

Enfold

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If Striking doesn’t satisfy your demands regarding the portfolio you have to present, than Enfold is the answer. It can be used in many ways but for such a purpose like a portfolio is just perfect.

King Size

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I rarely make statements regarding the best or the worse theme as each of them has its uniqueness. When it comes about King Size I have to do it though. It is the best photo theme that I’ve seen it so far. Don’t take it for granted, check it!

Modernize

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Moderinze is an appropriate name for this theme. It shows a good mixture of classy, simple and modern. All in all, it’s a WooCommerce based template that would make a great website no matter the usage of it.

Infocus

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inFocus is offering in fact not one but three themes. It’s a real bargain because all three are fully customizable, fully responsive, in fact we get three themes paying just for one. It seems to me a serious reason to take a look.

Core

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Sometimes less is more. Core fully uses the meaning of this saying. And what is more important, its minimalistic design doesn’t lack any important feature. It is just perfect for websites entirely focused on portfolios.

Dandelion

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Dandelion is very suitable for creative agencies that want to let the user to focus only on the items uploaded. This theme is very discrete and simple, it’s impossible to distract the user.

Mayashop

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MayaShop have a design very similar to the precedent theme; it’s simple and unobtrusive. Altogether, this theme is destined for e-commerce activities. In spite of its simplicity, the user have all the conditions to make the desired purchases.

Kallyas

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Kallyas is another fine example of a complete WordPress theme. The bad news is that adding this theme to your WordPress powered website will take longer than usual because it’s extremely difficult to select only few webpages to add. No doubt that this theme is one of the best!

Dynamix

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This theme is another example of how should look a multipurpose WordPress theme: unlimited customization options, tons of attractive sliders, high quality images, responsive layout and all these are combined with good aesthetics.

Bigbang

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The classic is new with BigBang. If you need a website where to constantly add new information, if you want to make your website more interactive, the classic blog is a perfect solution and that bring our attention to BigBang.

Salient

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Salient is another theme that comes loaded with all the ingredients of a good website. Definitely, this theme is extremely complex and modern and I strongly believe that the words can’t describe this masterwork.

Inovado

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Inovado offers all the features necessary for a multipurpose website while keeping a simple aspect. That, I say, makes it a good choice for e-Commerce area.

Openhouse

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If you are in real estate business or in automotive, this theme is especially built for that purpose. I’m sure you’ll find it both useful and entertaining. It gives a totally new face to your business.

Sahifa

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Sahifa was intended to be a news, magazine and blog template. It is a real hit if you ask me. Beautifully designed and well structured, it can be any magazine’s website or, why not, of a more complex personal blog.

Invictus

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Invictus is another WordPress theme suited for portfolios. It’s specially created for the needs of ones than need to present images or videos. It’s image and video full screen, but it’s 100% responsive so you shouldn’t worry about the potential problems when it’s rendered using mobile devices.

Yin Yang

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Yin & Yang is a minimalistic theme which provides to anyone interested in presenting the work a dynamic and easy to use, easy to access website. The simplicity is strongly emphasized by the black and white format and by the extensive use of negative space.

As I stated in the beginning of this post, the Internet is constantly growing. Its fast growth and development can change in many ways the world as we know it. Based on this idea and on the works presented here I hope I gave you a few more useful ideas about how a WordPress theme should look like. No matter if you intend to purchase or to create one (let’s hope that it will get soon in this list) it’s surely useful to have been admiring the best.

20 fresh WordPress themes suitable for e-commerce projects

As wrong it may sound, the purpose of any website design is, in the end, the same – to sell. I don’t think that anybody in design community works just for pleasure. Of course, the pleasure of work is important in web design, but the clients are the ones that pay the bills of the designers.
Any website, no matter the area of its content, must have the “marketable” effect. This effect shows even more pronounced when it is about websites specially designed for e-commerce activity.
Nowadays creating an e-commerce website is a task at hand as the number of software solutions is increasing, but there comes the major problem – the competition. The countless websites that are selling online must gather some similar elements as description of the products, a cart and many other specific items, but also they must be unique.
Due to the increasing of online commerce in addition to more software solutions dedicated to this purpose, the result can’t be other than better websites.
In previous posts we highlighted the mighty power of WordPress. I am sure that our readers are aware of how important became WordPress in web design and how evolved from a blogging tool to a complex content management system. Many of you might have been used it in your work or are still using it. Being so reliable, there is no wonder that is so used (successfully I may say) in creating e-commerce websites.
In order to better highlight the meaning of this, we will walk together through a few themes, 20 to be more specific, to delight you with some beautiful creations or to inspire you in your future work.

Tyrion

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Tyrion is the best introduction I could make in order to sustain my ideas. Very dynamic thanks to the parallax effect, it offers many solutions for customization and what is more important, on my opinion, it is SEO optimized.

Maxshop

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Fully responsive design and unlimited colors are only two of the reasons that make Maxshop theme suitable for an online business. I always thought that a theme must come in many shapes and colors, to be as customizable as possible in order to be more interesting and Maxshop offers that.

Agritourismo

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AgriTourismo will impress due to the color scheme used- green and brown that has a calming effect and it’s the perfect choice for agricultural, rural tourism or wineries. Another plus is the cool slider that delights the viewer with appealing images.

Lotus Flower

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As I previously mentioned, any theme that comes in many versions has my entire attention. Lotus Flower actually comes in three versions (corporate, e-commerce and agency). It’s like you pay the same amount of money but instead you get three themes. And I must confess: drag&drop builder always gets me.

TechGoStore

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TechGoStore is another great theme suitable for commercial purposes. 7 homepages included, fully customizable homepage, many features that go with an e-commerce website like reviews & ratings for products, Cloud Zoom plugin perfectly for zooming and seeing the fine details.

Retail Therapy

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What makes this theme great is the variety of choices. Choices are mandatory for any theme, but Retail Therapy makes it more customizable than you’ll ever think. Multiple layouts, a great visual customizer, a cool (also customizable) slider and not to forget, fully responsive design are making this theme my favorite so far.

Barberry

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I rarely use big words in describing a website but when it comes to Barberry it must be said – perfect. It’s Twitter Bootstrap influenced, but this theme is very original. The layout is very clean and the shopping will be a pleasant activity. No doubt, such a theme is the fundament of a profitable online store.

Simplepxcreate

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I chose to showcase Simplepxcreate because it brings to the table another view on e-commerce websites – simpler is better. It successfully combines many customization options in what seems to be at first look a very simple website.

Essential

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This WordPress theme for e-commerce activities called Essential is like the previously mentioned themes a sum of features necessary for an e-commerce website. The beautiful design is what makes it special. It successfully combines modern and classic UI items making it an “essential” example for e-commerce websites.

Buler

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Buler is a theme that is perfectly matching to a mature and serious brand. It doesn’t mean that the layout is boring and outdated…no way. The design is simple, there is a lot of white space and the overall feeling is that the products sold are the best quality on the market.

Shoppest

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Shoppest made me feel like I was walking through a shop. It might be a good solution for any online shopping website but also looks very appropriate for a shop that needs to present its business online.

Cosmetico

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With Cosmetico there is only one word that crosses my mind – classy. Regardless many customization options, which are also to be considered, I think its main feature is the classy look which makes it perfect for this area of selling.

Bistro

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There are many websites (and we showed you a few right here) that are offering many customization options, are well designed or they are eye catching. Bistro gathers all these and it also provides 24/7 support.
Beside these, Bistro is fully responsive and retina ready display and these features are enough to assure the best user experience for everyone, no matter the device used.

Book Store

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Book Store is a WooCommerce powered website that is very suitable for selling books or digital products. Even if this theme is suitable for selling “classic ” format books, it doesn’t mean that the design is classic. Nope, the layout is very modern and pleasant and it will be better to visit yourself to make an idea about.

Supply

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Supply is another e-commerce theme that is destined for a mature public target. It’s minimal, but responsive and retina ready and most important, the user may fully focus on the product exhibited. Anyway, it’s a great theme!

ReVerb

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“Where good things happen” says the tagline of this theme and it is entirely true. Many options for color choice, unlimited sidebars are making amongst other features from this simple theme a very complex one.

Circolare

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Circolare gets the highest ranks at the elegance and customization options. The layout is very elegant, a little bit classy even, and the theme comes in three different versions.

Outlet

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Outlet is another favorite of mine. It is very complex, including a coming soon page and a 404 one, four custom headers and four sliders. It’s suitable for complex online stores and any potential client will be satisfied by such a theme.

Shop Simple

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ShopSimple is a theme that let the visitor to focus on the product for sale. The design is very discrete, but at the same time, pleasant and the navigation is a real pleasure.

Organic

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Organic shop is not a very spectacular theme by its functions but by its design. Simple but dynamic, it uses a very appropriate combination of colors that makes it so suitable for any organic related business.

These 20 themes are only a small part of the world built on WordPress in order to create competitive e-commerce projects. I hope you enjoyed watching all the themes presented here, but also feel free to submit your works or anyone’s work you think would fit in this post.

20 beautiful WordPress themes for restaurants and cafe bars

It’s not a secret the fact that Internet evolved a lot and it influences our life style more and more. Ten years ago, e-commerce was a term very debated amongst entrepreneurs, but it wasn’t something common for the average Internet user. Anyway, people were still reticent about e-commerce solutions. Nowadays, an online store is something usual and it seems that the online commerce has the same financial value as the “classic” one.
It’s crystal clear that Internet influenced our lives and the best approach is to adapt to this new context. If you want another example to prove the influence of Internet, then take the situation of restaurants and cafe bars into consideration. A decade ago, only the top restaurants allowed themselves the luxury of having a website; in 2014 almost any restaurant has an online presence. Besides that, more and more mobile applications are specially designed to present restaurants and café bars.
Restaurants and cafe bars aren’t separated entities in the global context- almost every business has a presentation website. The entrepreneurs and businessmen can’t ignore the online environment and it determined an online revolution. This context is very advantageous for the users, but for the ones owning these businesses, the harsh competition is a real hell. Only the best ones survive, therefore it is vital to have a strong Internet activity.
Managing a business is a very time consuming activity and to save time for those needing a website or a new redesign, we have collected here 20 beautiful WordPress themes for restaurants and cafe bars. Enjoy them and use these with confidence. They are all high quality themes and the clients will be instantly attracted to their appealing design.

Bordeaux

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It’s practically impossible to determine which part of the website made me fall in love with it: the perfect design or the appetising images used? Also, the „powerful 3D paralax slider” is impressive and the effect created will attract the eyes of the users. Bordeaux is really a premium theme and any restaurant manager should take it into consideration for his or her business.

Elegantia

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Usually, black and white aren’t suitable for restaurant websites, but in this case, the designer smartly uses the colours in his favour. Elegantia is targeted for selective restaurants and the black and white combination assures that dose of extreme elegance required in this kind of projects. Besides that, the entire design is created to express refinement, high quality services and elegance. Another plus of this WordPress theme for restaurants is its complexity. Practically you have everything you need.

Feast

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If the previous theme was suitable mostly for very elegant restaurants, then this one is targeted for the modern restaurants. The design is fresh and dynamic while the fonts used are readable and modern. Other subtle features that contribute to the dynamic and modern approach are „Daily open” and „Get directions” from the header. But, would it have the same effect without these? I don’t think so…

Delicioso

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Delicioso is another WordPress theme for restaurants that is perfectly designed. The big slider showcases very appetizing images and it’s almost impossible not to wish to pay this restaurant a visit. Supposing that someone resisted to these „temptations”, then this person surely won’t be able to resist to the menu sections. Am I right? Please visit it yourself and let me know your opinion.

Magtruetitude

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Those needing more quality themes should focus on Magtruetitude. This is a 3 in 1 theme having different variants for restaurant, photography and magazine options. It’s a must see theme! (or maybe a must buy one!!!)

Stomaci

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This theme is a wonderful paradox: its creators declared that it has a rustic influence and this fact is very visible, the handwritten font used being “the cherry on top”. In the same time, they say that the theme is suitable for modern restaurants. Paradoxically, it’s true: 30 minutes of customisation work would be enough to prepare this theme for a modern restaurant. I think that it’s a living example of what a “really customisable” theme supposes.

Victoria

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The content slider of this theme is the work of a developer with a great vision. The user has four options of customisation, but the Carousel one is the best one (according to my humble opinion). It showcases the products, therefore it has a visual role, but at the same time are visible the prices- the informative role. The interesting fact is that by clicking on the product, the slider offers a complete description of the respective product.

Foodlovers

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Foodlovers is special because it is designed for a long time relationship. The majority of themes are focused on presenting the most attractive images of delicious meals while this theme emphasizes more the team of chiefs and how the food is prepared. It’s a more familiar approach that will help very much in the long term strategy of branding.

Goodold

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Goodold is a WordPress theme for restaurants that is well designed and contains any webpage you can image- from 404 to blog ones. This theme is near perfection, still the fonts choice isn’t quite good, but it’s simple to correct this issue.

Bonjour

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Bonjour is a theme dedicated to cafes or restaurants. It’s targeted for vintage and classy locations; no doubt, it has a special design that gives the impression of softness, luxury and exclusiveness.

Mataam

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Mataan is a good theme that has as the main advantages the almost unlimited possibilities of customisation and the simplicity of the design.

Eatery

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Eatery is an example of beautiful & clean responsive design and this WordPress theme for restaurants and cafes must be treated very carefully by the designers and businesses managers. Definitely, by tailoring this theme for the own business, the finality will be a great success.

Bistro

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It’s another WordPress theme for restaurants that is based on a clean and fresh design. Making a booking is a very attracting feature, but this theme incorporated tons of other cool ones as events manager, specials, various menus display etc. Check it and you won’t be disappointed!

Coffee shop

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Coffee Shop is a theme suitable mostly for cafes or lounges. Despite of the dark colors used, it creates a welcoming atmosphere and this fact is extremely important in attracting visitors that ulterior, may be transformed into loyal clients.

Grab

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I must recognize that I am a great lover of pizza, but this theme is in the same time well designed and appetizing. Did you know that yellow is a color that stimulates the appetite? Well, it seems that the theme creator knew it because he used a lot of yellow for this theme.

Cafemio

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Cafemio is the perfect option for a nightclub website, but it may be easily customised for other similar purposes as restaurants or cafes. The theme creator fully manages to create an exciting atmosphere and any visitor would like to visit the place at least once. The dynamic background is another item that contributes for creating the cool party atmosphere.

Delizioso

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Delizioso is my favourite WordPress theme for restaurants from this list and I am sure that other people are also sharing the same idea with me. The color combination is awesome, the fonts are very readable, the sliding effects are great and the navigational menu is a truly masterpiece.

Verona

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Verona will impress any visitor from the start due to the „galactic” layer slider that creates cool 3D slideshows. In addition to cool images, it’s impossible to remain indifferent to this awesome theme!

Terramia

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This theme combines all the necessary „ingredients” of a good website and the result is wonderful. There aren’t fancy elements, but quality always will be remarked, isn’t it?

Le Maitre

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Le Maitre is special- it’s a single page WordPress theme for restaurants and it’s focused for classical or vintage locations. It’s shouldn’t surprise you that it is a black and white theme. The fonts are superb and emphasize the classical aspect of the layout. No doubt, a must see theme!
I believe that it’s impossible not to fall in love with these stunning themes, but everyone has his/her own preferences that aren’t questionable. Anyway, it will be great to know which theme is your favorite!

20 stunning fresh retina ready WordPress themes

Retina display was a term used by Apple to describe the screens that have a specific pixel density that does not allow pixilation at a standard viewing distance. Leaving aside the mathematical details, for the average user, retina display is synonymous with the highest display quality. The latest versions of Apple devices are retina display, which means that the web designers must take this aspect into account, when designing. As it was expected, the users didn’t have to wait for a long time because the designers have already created some stunning websites, optimised for retina display. It’s still a great challenge for the designers to assure the perfect resolutions in the various situations and for the various devices available. Currently, designing for retina display isn’t a finished project. Periodically, the designers bring new contributions in order to optimize the websites for mobile devices and for retina display.
Apple market share is impossible to neglect, but is it necessary to design any new website for retina display? A responsive website is viewable from any device, so any online presence which is not optimised for retina display is still usable when accessing from the newest version of iPad.
Having a clear and well documented answer for this question is impossible without having access to traffic data. The idea is simple: having many visitors that use mobile devices should be a strong reason to design websites optimised for retina display.
While this is still a disputed dilemma, we want to provide you some impressive retina ready WordPress themes. Besides that, these are all extremely fresh and well designed so you should check them yourself and why not, buy the ones that you like the most!

Oriolus

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Oriolus is a great responsive and retina ready WordPress theme. The creators propose two versions of this theme: one containing a video as background and one using an image. No matter which one you select, both of them look very good.

Fore

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It is no wonder that flat design is the trend of the year. Surely, combining flat design with retina display assures the perfect mix in order to stay competitive. This theme is based on flatness and of course, it is retina ready display. Moreover, it’s extremely well designed and I bet that it will be a real success.

Ortax

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Ortax is a very sophisticated WordPress theme that it is suitable for multiple purposes, such as: personal or design agency portfolio, official website of a company etc. I really like this theme! Every item is carefully designed and the layout expresses trust, reliability, high standards and elegancy.

Wedding slide

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As we have previously mentioned, wedding websites seem to gain more and more sympathy amongst the Internet users. This retina ready WordPress theme is impressing due to its simplicity- it lets the viewers admire the future family. In the same time, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the colours and the fonts that are used!

WP collection

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Collection is a theme that nobody should miss; there are tons of advantages if you buy it. Firstly, it’s fully responsive, flat and retina ready. Secondly, the layout is extremely well designed. Thirdly, it is multipurpose- you may use it as ecommerce platform or for blogging. And last, but not least, it may be customised for your needs.

Nervaq

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Nerva is a beautiful one single page WordPress theme that may be used for portfolios or corporate websites. I was impressed by the discrete navigational menu panel from the header- it works efficiently regardless of the device accessing the website. Another cool feature of this theme is the smart use of flatness- if you are curious you could check out the “about us” page. I fell in love with it!

Smart7

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Steve Jobs once said that he wants to design buttons or UI elements so nicely done so that the users would want to lick them. Well, the huge header works for me as a very appealing appetizer. It’s a nice theme that will impress your potential clients with a simple, beautiful and usable layout.

Bucket

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Bucket is the perfect theme for online magazine news, but it may be also used for blogging. The theme looks good and the special features will convince everyone to buy it. Beside drop down mega menu, social and SEO friendly, this theme contains an integrated review system and translation ready options- therefore it’s a good idea to buy this theme for your magazine news.

Recital

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Recital is a nice responsive, flat and retina ready WordPress theme that has two different versions: the Light and the Dark one, but both of them look awesome. The colour scheme seems to be the most important “plus” of the theme. The colours are specific to flat solutions and there, these are combined wisely and the result is impressive.

Samurai

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If you want your website to stay apart, then Samurai is a theme especially designed for you. The very artistic images used will captivate the attention of the viewers, but it may be used for a photography portfolio, too.

Moving forward

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Very few designers have the courage to create a theme having such a powerful contrast. The theme is based on black and yellow- colours that form the most powerful contrast together. The awesome flat shapes and the extreme readable fonts make this theme one of the best solutions for an original portfolio.

Theseus

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Theseus is a wonderful theme that won’t stay unremarked for much time. The great advantage of it is its universality: it’s responsive- it may be enjoyed from any handheld device. It is retina ready- the theme may be admired from various devices, including Apple iPhone and iPad latest versions. And Theseus may be efficiently used as blog, portfolio or even shop. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Zen

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Any premium WordPress theme that is sold multiple times must be customisable. Zen it’s an example of what customisable really means – the theme is almost rebuilt according to the user’s needs. The customisation includes tons of features; you should really spend some minutes to enjoy a fully customisable theme.

Dash

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If you are a freelancer, then you must admire this theme and I am pretty sure that you will love it. It looks like an interesting vCard, but it may be used for portfolios, as well. It’s simple and to the point, exactly how a vCard should be!

Stylish

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Having so many WordPress themes available for sale, it makes the average buyer believe that a theme may be conceived in few hours. But, the truth is completely different; a quality theme requires a huge volume of work. For example, the creators of Stylish mentioned that they worked more than 550 hours for this superb theme. What do you think, did they waste their time?

Written

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Written is one of my favourite themes from this list. The reason why I appreciate it the most is pretty simple. Everyone agrees that content is extremely important, which is true. Altogether, content is reduced only to its written component, which is wrong. The Internet is the realm of multimedia; therefore images together with audio and video files are also content. The author of this theme seems to agree with me- he created a cool mix of text, colours, images and multimedia items. In these circumstances, the user is helped to enjoy the written information and not distracted!

River

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River is another cool multipurpose WordPress theme that is highly customisable and designed respecting the highest standards. Every user will appreciate the nice illustrations which are used- there is no doubt that these act as a magnet for the users view!

Flamingo

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If you want a creative and original theme, then Flamingo is a working solution for you. This theme includes three different types of layouts – angled, straight and minimal and all of them are looking well. It’s clear that you can’t remain unsatisfied with so many possibilities and by sure, this theme can’t remain unremarked.

Particle

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Particle is suitable for magazine news projects and blogging. There are tons of options, very readable fonts and a good design – the ingredients of an enjoyable online presence. Besides that, the images and the colors used create a relaxing environment that will transform reading into a very pleasant activity.

Flatty 7

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Flatty 7 is the last theme from this collection, but it doesn’t mean that is the last one in our preferences. It’s a discrete theme that may be used for photo studios or creative agencies because all the attention may be drawn to the items exposed.

As you noticed, the WordPress developers are treating seriously the latest innovations in the field of handheld devices and design according to these. The revolutionary display of iPhones and iPads are delectation for users but sometimes make the living a hell for developers and designers. In spite of that, the themes optimised for retina display are looking good and people are demanding more and more retina ready themes for their websites. Do you have a favourite theme presented in our list? Or did you see a retina ready theme that fully deserves to be added in this list? Please let us know via comment form!

How to Create a WordPress Theme for Artists’ Portfolios

Working for an artist is definitely a difficult endeavor. However, regardless of this difficulty web designers should not neglect this segment. It goes without saying that if the artist is pleased with his or her work this person will get famous, will get hired by more and more people and little by little will manage to create a name in the world of web designing. Because you must start on the right foot, in the lines that are to come you will find some tips on how to create a WordPress theme for an artist’s portfolio. Therefore, if you believe that you need some help, you should just check these lines out and start creating an awesome theme.
To begin with, this open source platform is incredibly easy to use, which means that it will allow almost anyone to create websites. Therefore, if you are a beginner and if you don’t have any programming experience or HTML knowledge, then this is the right thing for you. If you paid attention, in one of the previously written lines the expression “open source platform” was mentioned – this means that this free software will put you in contact with a large group of users that will help you whenever you are in trouble. And last but not least, due to the fact that it is used by a lot of users and to the fact that it has a back end programming language of choice, WordPress has a very bright future. To be more exact, this means that whatever you are creating will last for a long time.
Now that you know why this is the right choice for any designer, you should direct your attention towards the following lines. As you may have guessed, these will let you know what you should do in order to be successful in your task. So, have a look at what is to come, in order to get some inspiration, as far as creating this theme is concerned.

Make it attractive and spectacular

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As you well know the portfolio of the artist will promote his / her pieces of work and will bring customers to this person. Therefore, it goes without saying that it must be beautiful and eye-catching. So, you should start working with this thing in mind and you should make sure that every single item you include in its layout will “wow” the viewers. However, when it comes to impressing the clients you should find the solution somewhere in between. To be more precise, one should not exaggerate and should not make the portfolio look overcrowded, or else the visitors will dislike the final product.

Include the artist’s technique

As it was mentioned in the previous paragraph the portfolio will promote the work of the artist. So, it is needless to say that the style and the technique of the artist must be found in the theme you are creating. Therefore, work closely with the person who hired you, in order to include his or her pattern in the theme. You will see that this will only benefit the finite product and that both the artist and the viewers will appreciate your piece or work.

Do not forget about the social media

Nowadays people are very connected to the social media and therefore the artist should keep in touch with his or her fans through these means. As a result, it would help a lot if the portfolio would contain social media widgets. This way, this person won’t have such a hard time in keeping in touch with the people who really appreciate his / her work. As you can see, this point has two purposes: on the one hand the work of the artist will get promoted and on the other hand, people will get to learn more about their idol. So, it’s a win-win situation.

The artist’s portfolio should be constantly updated

As you well know people access artists’ portfolios because they want to find out exciting news about their favorite artists and to get a glimpse of what they have been creating lately. As a consequence, these portfolios should be updated constantly, so that the viewers will be pleased with the outcome. Thus, if the artist wants to be successful and if he / she wants to indulge the fans, this person will definitely have to take this aspect into consideration.

Understand the artist’s portfolio

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A very important thing that designers should acknowledge is the fact that in order to be able to create something impressive for the artist, they should understand this person’s work. As a result, a beautiful connection should be established between these people so that the portfolio would really express the nature of the artist. It’s important for the designer to be aware of the fact that artists due to their creative works have a delicate soul and that their perspectives are totally different from those of the others. In other words, creating for an artist is definitely a challenge that designers have to take, in order to be able to complete various levels in their careers.
In the end, you should be aware of the fact that people will be impressed with the design elements you decide to use, as long as these will be in accordance with the style of the artist. Therefore, the pattern and the technique of the artist are extremely important and as a result, the designer should not fail to include them as well. At the same time, it is important that this theme would contain social media widgets and buttons, so that the artist will be able stay connected to his / her fans. And last but not least, the designer should really study the work of the artist and get to the bottom of things, so that this person will be able to come up with something really nice and extraordinary. This way, everybody will be pleased with his / her work, especially because it is done professionally.

25 best themes released in September for WordPress websites

A month ago we announced that from now on we will showcase the best themes for WordPress websites released in the previous month. Therefore, now it’s time for the best themes released in September. We consider that these posts are extremely useful for the ones interested in buying a new theme and the good news is that the signals from our readers are positive. Selecting the best themes is a tough job- the Internet is full of wonderful ones and it’s impossible to be objective. Don’t take it as an excuse, but it’s probable to miss some amazing themes– it’s normal as long as this post is the work of a human being! In conclusion, once you noticed a cool theme, let us know and we will showcase it here!
Studying the best themes, you will notice that these follow the current trends: many are flat and the parallax effect is still very cool. Also, the users seem to enjoy one-page themes because these are very numerous. The new mobile operating system released by Apple, iOS 7, will bring its own influence in web design as long as some fresh themes try to imitate particular elements. Definitely, next month we will have here some iOS 7 inspired best themes!
Anyway, the next themes are really stunning and all of them may be a great solution for your websites. The designers may study them and get inspired, so it’s highly recommended to check this post! Do you have a favorite one? Don’t forget to share with us your opinions. We are waiting for them!

Babysitter

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Sajaki

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Discover

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Reborn

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Serenity

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Axioma

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Book your travel

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Dimple

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David Goliath

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Forca

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Cingle

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Moviescope

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Ross

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Felice

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Astrum

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Room cartoons

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Terramia

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Webmakers

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vEstate

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Wiretree

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Boom

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Nemo

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Haxon

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Simplepxcreate

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Flat magazine

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25 creative WordPress themes suitable for music bands websites

The modern human society devours music – everyone listens to music daily. People working in front of a computer listen to music, others enjoy it while working out, when other individuals listen to their favourite songs just to relax. Willing or not, music is part of our lives. This situation determined more and more people to embrace a singer or music producer career. The Internet is a very good source of recognition, therefore every aspiring musician or bands took care to offer enjoyable online presences for the fans. The web designers accepted a new challenge: to offer creative WordPress themes or websites for music bands. Creating a website for music bands isn’t an easy task because it should represent the essence of the respective musicians. Somehow, a web designer should transmute the sound into design!
A music band website must be original in order to convince people that their music fully deserves to be listened to. Fortunately, designers sell creative WordPress themes and every music band may have a very good official website. Previously, we showcased sets of creative WordPress themes that might be suitable for this kind of projects, but in order to help the musicians that need a fresh theme or a new website we collected here 25 extremely beautiful themes specially focused on this task.
A good website is capital for a music band, but it’s not enough in the never ending quest of getting more fans and visitors. A website should be a part of a complete strategy of advertising, therefore everyone should understand that it can’t replace the quality of the music produced. In the end, we strongly encourage you to design creative WordPress themes for music bands because the market isn’t covered. The first step is to enjoy and study the next 25 WordPress themes!

Music

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Soundboard

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Music pro

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Clubber

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Muzak

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Nocturnal

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Eprom

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Replay

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Muse

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Rockit

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Live

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Music

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Sound wave

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Sound rock

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Brooklyn

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Acoustic

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Stylico

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Band zone

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La band

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Rock star

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Rock palace

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Nite

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Iron band

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Musico

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I love rockband

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25 stunning flat WordPress themes

Few months ago, web design community was divided in two parts: the skeuomorphic adepts vs. flat design ones. Each one of these parts was disputing the supremacy in web design. It seems that, for now, the lovers of flat design won this battle. No matter the context, the question remains: is any of these two styles wrong and the other good? The experts offered various perspectives and answers, but a final common idea about this issue wasn’t still made.
Anyway, most of the designers and bloggers consider that both skeuomorphic and flat approaches may be ugly or beautiful, what really matters is how the designer is realizing the project. In this context, skeuomorphic vs. flat design isn’t a fight; these are just two design conceptions. The apparent win of flat is a reaction to the multitude of skeuomorphic websites… the abundance of bright and shiny items tired people and flat design was regarded as a “sweet escape”. I don’t want to be pessimist, but sooner or later it will come the time when flat will be boring and outdated.
On the other hand, it’s better to let flat design blossom and enjoy its special beauty. The next 25 themes are the perfect examples to prove the beauty of flat. Enjoy each of these flat WordPress themes and don’t forget to share with us your thoughts about flat design and which theme from below is the most interesting one!

1. Revusion

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2.Nova

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3. Glider

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4.Simplicity

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5.Hypertext

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6. Generic

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7.Candy

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8.Weald

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9.Vetro

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10.Forest

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11.Fresh

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12.Flatco

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13.Cluster

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14.Coffee & cream

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15.Alfie

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16.Storyline

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17.Metrofy

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18.Redstar

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19.Hostme

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20.Designy

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21.City Hub

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22.Behemoth

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23.Cascade

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24.Metrostyle

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25.One touch

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