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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 WordPress themes suitable for blogs or news magazines

A significant part of the web design & development community have criticized WordPress that it’s unable to provide a good environment for e-commerce activities. Another part isn’t satisfied because WordPress isn’t the best solution for corporate projects. No matter how far WordPress will evolve, there will always be people that won’t be satisfied with it. In spite of this context, WordPress has its major importance in the Internet evolution that can’t be denied.
People often forget that WordPress was built for sharing ideas and thoughts. The blogs were the main target of WordPress, which is why bloggers want this content management system to remain fully focused only on this aspect. I doubt very much that this thing will be possible, but the WordPress plugins and themes for blogs and news websites must remain a predilection for developers.
Anyway, the ones interested in wonderful WordPress themes for blogs have a large pool of good solutions. If you don’t have enough time or enough patience, we are glad to help you by presenting you a collection of 20 beautiful WordPress themes for blogs and news magazines.

Anatomia

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I purposely started with a classic WordPress theme for blogs: Anatomia is a simple theme that will allow the reader to fully focus on the written content. The design is discrete, but at the same time extremely helpful for the reader. For example I was impressed with the filtering options from the main navigational menu (filter by tag, date or category).

Semantic

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Semantic is a very modern theme, based on Bootstrap 3 that may be perfectly enjoyed no matter the devices used. It has three wonderful homepages and many customization options, including five different font pairs.

Spraymag

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Spraymag is a very complex theme that integrates into a blog/magazine news a forum and a shop, so practically it may be used for multiple purposes. It’s WordPress 4.0 ready, it has 12 inbuilt styles, 12 custom widgets, 4 page templates, 3 featured content design and many other features that will convince you to give heed to it, in the eventuality that you want to achieve a WordPress theme.

Harmony

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Harmony is a wisely selected name for this theme. The white space and the cleanliness inspire harmony and quietism and I believe that this format is perfect for reading. Still this theme is very modern and it may be used for almost any blogging field.

ibloggo

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The previous theme was a very clean one, but it can’t be named minimalist. Well, iBloggo is the perfect theme for those who appreciate the minimalistic style.

Playmag

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Playmag is a theme that fully deserves its place into this honoring list. It has 7 versions of homepage, it is SEO optimized and the blogger may add any types of blog posts. Another plus is the slider from the header; its effects are really eye-catching.

Wonderful

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The blogosphere and social media are deeply connected, therefore any blogger should take into consideration adding social media buttons into the layout of his/her blog. This theme is an example of strong social media integration; obviously, it’s an example of good design, too.

Bloom

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If you are in need of a simple WordPress theme for a personal blog, then Bloom seems to be the right option. It may be considered as a classic theme for a blog format.

Material

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I believe that this theme is better used for news magazines because in a very small area there are displayed many posts titles without annoying the potential reader. It’s based on the new Google design approach, Material, so it may be a winning theme on the medium term perspective.

Paradeigm

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Paradeigm is a masonry inspired WordPress theme for blogs and it will impress the viewers with its modern design and the lack of adornments. I think that it’s suitable for urban or lifestyle blog topics.

Readolog

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If you believe that the colors may negatively affect the focus of the readers, then Readolog is another solution for you. It’s simple, but extremely appealing and the blogger has tons of features and tools to create the most engaging posts.

Bettermag

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Bettermag is a blog theme that could offer its users a wide range of options. It has unlimited colors, sidebars and fonts and in this context it is impossible for a blogger not to be able to create the desired design of the blog. The developers created 11 different versions of this theme and I think that this says a lot about the complexity of this theme.

Gauge

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Gauge is a theme that is very suitable for gaming reviews. The color scheme and the entire design are created having the preferences of the avid gamers in mind. The review system and the video headers are two options almost indispensable for this kind of projects.

Vienna

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Medium was created as a viable alternative for WordPress and no doubt, it has some features that considerable improve the readability. Vienna is a theme suited for any kind of blog and it is a nice mixture of WordPress and Medium. In conclusion, Vienna is a theme that shouldn’t be neglected if you want to improve your blog.

Blogbox

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Blogbox isn’t suitable for news magazine, but it’s the perfect choice for a personal blog. It’s very personal and it gives the impression of warmness, which clearly shows that the lecture would be a pleasure. The centered design and the lack of sidebars give me the impression that it was influenced by the Medium, too.

Snaptube

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We often associate blogs with written content which isn’t totally true. Nowadays, there are many blogs that contain video posts and Snaptube is a great theme for such projects. The design is very elegant and the white background is wisely selected because in this way, the eyes of the viewers are better focused on the videos.

Litemag

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Unlike the previous one, this theme perfectly matches a news magazine or a professional blog. The layout allows the viewer to see many blog posts and check out his / her favorite ones. Of course, it’s responsive, retina ready and SEO optimized- these features having a capital importance for a magazine news.

Typist

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Typist is a theme for bloggers that focuses 100% of their endeavors only on writing, the design being neglected. It doesn’t mean that the theme is poor designed; on the contrary, it’s beautiful, but extremely discrete and lacking unnecessary elements.

Margot

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Margot is a theme that is suitable for news magazine; it impresses with the nice design and extensive use of images. I guess that the potential readers would be satisfied to read the latest news from a Margot based website.

Fall

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I purposely added this theme the last, since it represents the inner essence of WordPress: a good user experience, no distraction and typography perfection. Do you agree with me?
Do you have a favorite theme that hasn’t been added here that you like more? In this case, please add it in the comment form, in order for us to be able to insert it in a future collection.

20 amazing WordPress themes for entertainment projects

“Dreams won’t work unless you do.” Though I don’t remember the author of this statement I guided myself according to this. I’m quite sure that many of you agree and act accordingly.
Work is an important part of our lives and no matter the area of activity, we follow pretty much the same patterns. The evolution changed in many ways the work we do but it didn’t change the need itself for work. Either we like it or not, we have to work.
Another undeniable fact is that we are not robots. We can’t work 24/7. We have enough energy for a daily job, for daily jobs if there are many, we have energy for any freelance activity we might have but we always need a break. I began my idea saying that we are not robots but also the robots need maintenance.
There are many ways people choose to “recharge the batteries”. Listening to music, enjoying the good food in a quiet restaurant or simply a lunch break in a café are only a few choices people make in order to come back fresh and ready for work.
While some people enjoy their leisure time, other people must work in order to make this possible. Those involved in entertainment industry know this better than anyone else. The same rule applies in the design area too. When entrepreneurs need an astonishing online presence, designers must work hard to provide quality.
Creating websites related to entertainment is a pleasant job. Designers have the chance to be as creative they can. This job still requires a lot of work since people with various tastes will be the judges for their work.
I am afraid that too many words will keep you away from the true meaning of entertainment projects as seen online. Let’s get closer to it by analyzing some WordPress themes related to this.

Berg

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For those willing to design a theme for a restaurant, Berg is a fine example. No need to say that is functional on many levels (any nowadays responsiveness is a mandatory condition for any website). With many other interesting features like blogs, galleries, booking section, Berg is a really tasty theme.

Angkloong

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If I were into music industry my website would look pretty much like Angkloon. This is a complete theme for any music project. Shop, event list, photo and video galleries and blog sections cover all areas of a music project.

Smooth

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What I always loved in design was originality. There is no surprise as all those who benefit from this love the same thing. Smooth is a theme that shows a lot of originality. Great ideas are simple and this theme fully emphasizes this. It covers all areas of a music project in a simpler manner by highlighting the exact information needed to be offered.

Triven

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The expression culinary art used to describe the food making process finds from time to time its true meaning. Extremely talented chefs transform an ordinary habit into an art. Triven is the theme that makes the design an art in the restaurant business. Although a multipurpose theme, it is perfect for a restaurant project.

Colette

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Colette is a perfect WordPress theme for any restaurant, brasserie, pub, bar or any other restaurant business. This theme is focused both on interacting with the online audience and on products provided.

Night Rock

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NightRock is another theme that would delight music fans and any other visitors. This is a complete theme focused on selling (WooCommerce support) but also it keeps all the other elements required for a competitive music website.

Munch

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Munch is another tasty theme. Ideal for restaurants, bars, cafes this theme will sure attract any business owner and what’s more important the clients.

Kataleya

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Unlike other themes designed as multipurpose themes, Kataleya is special designed for restaurants, pizza and coffee shops. The best part is that it contains 3 themes, one for each particular business. A delight, isn’t it?

Vocal Music Event

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Music is in many occasions more than a hobby. Vocal fully highlights this statement. This is a complete theme for any music business you might be into. All elements are combined in such harmony that will make you wonder if it looks great or it sounds better.

The flavour

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In any business seriousness is mandatory in order to attract clients. Restaurants have always applied this principle. The Flavour is a fine example of how a classy theme should look alike. Seriousness and hospitality are the two words inspired by this theme.

Glamour

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Just from first “steps” into Glamour Nightclub theme you get into party zone. No matter you own a nightclub, you want to go to a nightclub or you want to design a theme for. You will get inspired on every level to party.

Event

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As a music fan I was always in search for websites related to music. It is a real pleasure to find a theme built with this purpose in mind. Event is ideal for an event (who would have guessed?) planning website. Future and past events are brought to life by cool animation effects.

Spikes

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Another complete music-bands theme is Spikes. It offers you all the elements for a band or singer willing to be known worldwide. Worldwide becomes even easier to achieve with WPML feature. Your events, album releases will be read in over 40 languages.

Nosh

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Smart, modern, robust and amazingly customizable, Nosh is another mouth-watering theme. Any restaurant becomes more accessible and attractive with such a theme.

Garnish

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When you offer more is a sure thing that you’ll be noticed. Garnish is one of those themes that cover all demands. There is no requirement in restaurant businesses area not to be answered by this theme. Book your table now!

Clubix

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The many options that Clubix theme offers compel us to save a place in this list. It is a perfect theme to illustrate the nightlife – crowded, busy, offering and entertaining.

Beatheaven

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Beatheaven is another music WordPress theme that will delight both your eyes and ears. Built on a classic template, it shows its originality in multitude of features included.

Unik

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When competition is harsh, originality is the key. Unik is a theme that gives a lesson on how should things be done the same but completely different. You will find all the needed features for a music website and more.

Good ol Wine

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Good Ol’ Wine is a theme created for wine enthusiasts and wineries. It is of course built in a classy and elegant style that will make you see the glass half full.

Sweet Life

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I don’t avoid using the word “minimal” but I prefer to use “smart” instead. Sweet Life theme is a theme that focuses entirely on presenting the products. This is a good theme for restaurants and ideal for cafés. It will sure sweeten your business.

Showcasing a list in design industry is always a challenging task because of the many possible choices. Unfortunately this list is more or less subjective. If there are themes that you find suited for this list, share with us your opinion. Also don’t forget to share this post with your friends via social media.

20 wonderful WordPress themes for photographers’ portfolios

An image makes more than 1000 words. This statement proved itself to be true for many times. No matter how precise spoken or written words can be, an image “speaks” directly to the viewer.
There are areas which are even more challenging when is about creating images.
Photography is one of the examples. The art of painting delighted people from the oldest ages across entire history. Even nowadays the painters are highly appreciated. But there came a moment in history when capturing an image wasn’t a subjective issue anymore.
Later on the new art of photography evolved becoming more and more complex. We have nowadays art galleries for painting, for photography or better than we could have been imagined years ago galleries for painting and photography combined.
But today came earlier than expected. The speed of evolution caught everything in its whirlpool and changed the world. Nowadays, no matter the area of interest you are in you need to have at least a decent online presence. The requirements are set even higher for those who need by nature of their work to expose themselves and their creation.
Creating portfolios was necessary from the first freelancer. The need to present work in order to get appreciation and later a new job became mandatory in online environment.
When creating this particular type of theme, designers are easily conquered. The task of creating portfolios for photographers is both challenging and satisfying. The design must rise to the artwork’s level presented but still must emphasize it.
An image makes more than 1000 words was the statement I started with. That’s why I invite you to watch, admire and analyze a few WordPress themes for photographers’ portfolios.

SQA

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SQA is the type of portfolio that everyone should start with. The many choices for presenting the photos make this theme very suitable for any designer that needs to create a portfolio or even for a photographer. Very important to mention… it gathers the technical requirements that any theme should have; it’s retina ready and fully responsive.

Bleecker

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Bleecker theme is perfect for those photographers who want to present a classy look. Mobile touch optimized, retina ready and fully responsive it connects classy with modern for an amazing portfolio theme.

Santino

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Santino is the complete choice for any photographer. It contains many features that will delight the viewers but most of all the galleries and the effects are stunning. It certainly adds value to any portfolio.

Darkroom

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Minimal, responsive, with fullscreen slideshows, videos and woocommerce ready, Darkroom suites perfectly for the common saying “less is more”. According to many customization options provided, Darkroom is literary more.

Phototastic

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Phototastic is another theme suitable for a photography portfolio. Any option you’ll have for the homepage you will be delight the viewers form the very beginning. You will delight them even further with many gallery choices you’ll have.

Leepho

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Leepho is all about the photos. With only a few options for gallery display it still emphasizes what is really important – the photography.

Oyster

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Oyster comes with unlimited capabilities being yet easy editable. It comes with so many customization options that you can say it is itself a portfolio. Creating a portfolio will be an easy task with this theme and satisfying as well. Any photographer willing to use it will be amazed by many choices will have to present his/her work.

Fullscreen

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FullScreen is a beautifully responsive photography / creative portfolio theme. With rather a minimal design it is built around the idea of simply presenting photos as they are, with not many other features included – a brave idea that surely pays off.

Azura

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Azura is built on the same idea as FullScreen but to another level. It offers so many customization options for galleries that can’t be missed by any photographer.

Blend

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Blend is a fullscreen photography theme which is designed to focus on displaying photos. The fullscreen slider can be nothing but success when is about photos.

Objective

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Objective is a one-page portfolio and photography theme with fullscreen slider. It’s such a beautiful constructed theme that you won’t even notice the minimalist design. It sure looks very complex when you take advantage of many customization options.

Jkreativ

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Jkreativ is not especially designed for photographers’ portfolios but it is a more than complete theme. Ultra multipurpose is the description of the creators and it sure acts according its description. A theme that gathers more themes couldn’t miss our list.

Pure Photo

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Pure Photo was created as a multipurpose theme but it suites especially for professional photographers, designers, video designers and studios. It has everything a photographer might need for a professional presentation of his/her work.

Kubb

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Kubb is a flat and responsive theme with a clean design which will be a great solution for any portfolio. The many choices for portfolios will surely attract the photographers.

BRMSL

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BRMSL shows from the very beginning that was especially designed for presenting photos. With this idea in mind, designers’ work couldn’t be above perfection so it stays simply perfect.

Photogenic

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Photogenic is another theme created for showcasing photos. As it was especially designed for such a purpose, the result couldn’t be other than amazing. The social plugin for Instagram helps also amateur photographers to showcase their photos.

Devendo

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Devendo is another flat portfolio theme that will delight by itself the viewer and then by the multiple ways of emphasizing the art showcased. Any theme that offers more for the price of a single theme surely deserves any customer attention. The photographers will certainly have an eye for this.

Photex

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A portfolio, even a good one, needs a good presentation. An expert in visual arts, as a photographer is, will sure appreciate the Photex theme. Built for one purpose only, seems a very good option for any portfolio.

The Gentleman

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The Gentleman theme comes like many other multipurpose themes with the great advantage of having other features included. If beyond photos showcased, the owner needs other features to complete his/her portfolio, The Gentleman theme is a perfect option.

Grafika

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You might have noticed that fullscreen themes are my weakness. Grafika is not an exception. It keeps the standards to a high level for showcasing photos, which make it another theme that couldn’t be missed form our collection.

An image makes more than 1000 words but still feel free to express your opinions on this post. If you have other themes suited for photographers’ portfolios that you want to bring to everybody’s attention, let us know. Also feel free to share this post with your friends.

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

12
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

13
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

14
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

15
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

16
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

17
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

18
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

19
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

20
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

1
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

2
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

3
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

4
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

5
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

6
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

7
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

8
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

9
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

10
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

11
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

12
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

13
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

14
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

15
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

16
“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

17
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

18
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

19
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

20
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.

Aesthetics: Creating the Perfect Template for the Right Audience

Any successful blogger knows how important it is to tailor your site to your target audience. This involves everything from content creation to aesthetics and design templates. The blog’s content typically comes easy—after all, most people have a purpose and a topic in mind when they create a blog.

Aesthetics, on the other hand, can be a bit trickier. There’s no right and wrong answer when it comes to designing a WordPress blog, but there are certain guidelines and best practices you can follow to guide you on your way. Here’s a look at a few strategies for designing the perfect template for your blog’s target audience.

Get to Know Your Audience

As you start to brainstorm ways to appeal to your audience, take a step back and analyze who is really frequenting your blog’s stratosphere. Are the folks you’re writing your content for really the ones who are reading it? WordPress has a plugin that analyzes the traffic to your blog, and can help you pinpoint the demographic and geographic information about your site’s visitors. You may find this information helpful for tweaking your content strategy as well.

Offer Benefits Your Viewers Will Relate To

Even if your blog has a specialized focus, you might find that offering other topics that appeal to your viewers’ demographic groups solidifies their loyalty even more than your content. Become a sort of one-stop-shop for the things that your viewers are interested in. You can start enlisting the help of guest bloggers who write about different topics to give your site a breath of fresh air and change it up every now and then.

For instance, with the push toward digital streaming throughout the entertainment industry, people are constantly looking for the best Internet connection, so it’d only make sense to have a blog dedicated to helping people find the best Internet deals. And hosting a variety of blogs on such subjects will help drive in new traffic each and every day.

Recognize Psychological Principles

As with interior design, certain colors and shapes on websites invoke certain psychological responses in viewers. Here are some psychology-based principles to use in the design of your WordPress site:

  • Large headings attract attention more than images; the headline will determine whether visitors stay on your page or navigate away)
  • Image captions captivate readers; eyes naturally drift to the bottom of a picture to look for a caption. Psychologically, it feels like less work to read text that accompanies a photo
  • Less is more. The more choices web visitors have, the less likely they are to choose one.
  • Short width text will get more attention than long blocks of text. That is, shorter columns generally yield a better comprehension of the information given than long columns
  • Human faces drive attention. That is, viewers are more likely to follow the gaze of human faces looking at a prompt or photo than other graphics.
  • Certain shapes and colors spark subconscious emotional responses in viewers.

Learn From Your Audience and Your Peers

Don’t overlook the possibility of asking your audience for direct feedback. Poll your readers to find what they prefer, and determine their first impressions of your site. Their direct feedback could serve as a nice set of guidelines to help you pinpoint what areas you can improve upon.

Additionally, look to your peers for inspiration. Do you have a favorite blogger that you look up to, or aspire to mimic? Depending on your professional relationship (if you have one), you could benefit from reaching out to them to find what works well for their site, or how they came to decide on the template they currently use.

The WordPress platform has a huge selection of plugins and add-ons that you can use in the design of your weblog. Explore every resource it gives you. Ultimately every site administrator and every user has their own preferences and ideas about what works and what doesn’t. What are some of your personal ideas about WordPress web designs? Please feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

 

20 awesome WordPress e-commerce themes

WordPress is a universal solution; maybe it’s not the best in all the aspects, but clearly it is good for every type of online presence. At its roots, it’s a solution for blogging- to share easily the content with other people. Nowadays, it is appropriate for everything, from blogging to selling cars, from simple online journals to impressive sources of information.
Ecommerce is a huge activity field and more entrepreneurs launch online stores to sell their products and services. It’s amazing how far the technology evolved- practically an individual with minimal knowledge may assure the maintenance of an online store. It’s accepted that once someone knows how to handle Microsoft Word, then he/she is able to maintain a WordPress powered website. Of course, WordPress may be easily customized in order to transform it into a wonderful and efficient e-commerce presence. Altogether, it’s true: some other competitors created at least the same good looking and efficient solutions. Anyway, it’s impressive how a single content management system is efficient for anything that is web related.
If you are still not convinced about this situation, then here you will find showcased 20 awesome WordPress themes for e-commerce! Enjoy and get inspired from them and if you are the owner of an online store, you should buy one because there is 100% guaranty that all of them are well coded.

Kallyas

1

Mayashop

2

Bazar

3

The retailer

4

Neighborhood

5

Flat

6

Organic shop

7

Room 09

8

ID Store

9

Bellissima

10

Shopifiq

11

Onecart

12

Humble shop

13

Camy

14

Razzo

15

Mommy

16

Musica

17

Barberry

18

Refined style

19

Smart shop

20

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

1
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

2
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

3
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

4
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

5
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

6
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

7
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

8
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

9
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

10
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

11
Mataan is a good theme that has as the main advantages the almost unlimited possibilities of customisation and the simplicity of the design.

Eatery

12
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

13
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

14
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

21
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

16
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

17
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

18
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

19
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

20
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!