The 11 Best WordPress Themes of 2016

11 Best WordPress Themes of 2016

There are a plethora of great WordPress themes available, so which one should you choose for your own custom WordPress site? To make things easier for you, we’ve picked out the best WordPress Themes of 2016, so you can narrow the field down and pick your favorite. One thing that almost all of these themes have in common is the use of flat design principles, brought into vogue by the success of iOS 7 and Windows 8. Any of these themes would be brilliant choices for your portfolio, company profile website, or personal online resume.

In no particular order, the 11 best WordPress themes of 2016 are:


First up, we have Salient, a theme that is as clean and elegant as any we have ever seen. The first in a series of flat-inspired themes we are showcasing, this theme is fully customizable with 600 different fonts, unlimited color variations, and several page templates and layouts. You can choose between a boxed layout and a full-width layout, and you can rest assured that whatever you choose will be a responsive layout!



We see quite a few wonderful themes using the Boostrap framework, and Nova is one such theme. You get a clean, flat nature-inspired design that works fantastic for a modern and professional website. The theme comes with a fantastic page builder, tons of shortcodes, a slider, fluid layout, unlimited color variations, and quite a bit more.



This theme is absolutely what the title indicates, it’s themetastic! Clean, modern, and responsive, you can use this for portfolio sites, blogs, corporate websites, and much more beyond that. Powerful, yet simple, theme options provide full customization opportunities, and a fancy content builder gives you full flexibility for your content and functionality.



With its built-in photography editor and drag & drop gallery editor, there aren’t many themes that can outwit Visia for a business, portfolio, or any other creative use webpage. This is a sharply elegant single-page theme that provides stellar performance through the use of lazy-load images and scripts that are not required during first load.


Rocco Consulting

Another flat design (see a pattern here?), Rocco is a modern, clean and fully responsive WordPress theme that works fantastic for anything from a portfolio website to a complex corporate website. The theme includes many premium features, including a drag & drop page builder to simplify the user experience, language support, a fancy slider, and gallery pages. The clean code base means this theme is blazingly fast to load, which is crucial to keeping people from abandoning your site.


Sistina – Flat Multipurpose Shop Theme

For your eStore, look to Sistina. This theme is fully responsive, and it provides the clean and modern appearance that will appeal to the most discerning of shoppers. This theme can be used to sell any kind of product imaginable, and the customization tools included with the theme make the job easy. This particular theme integrates with WooCommerce, and is packed with an SEO optimized structure to make your products easy to find.


Realia – Responsive Real Estate WordPress Theme

If real estate is your game, you want a theme that makes it easy for your clients to find the homes you represent. That means you want something built around Google Maps, like Realia. This theme utilizes flat design principles with flawless execution, providing fantastic listing templates, communication tools, and dozens of other features you won’t want to be without!



The success of iOS 7 has brought us a host of flat UI designs, and Glider is one of those. This theme is powerful, clean, and responsive, and comes with plugins for a slider, mega menu, visual editor, pricing tables, and a page builder. This fully flexible theme can be used for a portfolio, blog, corporate website, or just about anything else.



Next up, we have a theme so aptly named that we hesitate to complicate matters by describing it! The simplicity of the Simplicity theme is beautiful, though, and there is a lot more running under the hood than the name might indicate! This theme is elegant and clean, with responsive layout that looks as gorgeous on a mobile device as on a desktop computer monitor. The theme packs in all the important options for a portfolio or corporate website, including an image slider, a portfolio page, dozens of shortcodes, integration with Google Fonts, and even unlimited color variations.



If you are looking for a great theme to showcase your resume or online portfolio, look no further than ShiftCV. This theme is designed to use the latest flat design principles, and it does so in a way that looks flat-out gorgeous. If you are a designer, developer, artist, or create professional, you need to check out this theme: it is fully customizable with two layout options that you can tweak even more through the simple but powerful theme options.



This theme is clean, sharp, and minimalistic. You get a beautiful one-page portfolio theme, fully responsive, and great for personal and creative company portfolios. The theme is built using the Bootstrap framework, and powered by Masonry for an amazingly beautiful and fluid grid layout easily tweaked through the theme options.

About Richie Contartesi

Richie Contartesi is an online enthusiast with experience building a revenue generating online presence for businesses yielding a maximum return on their time and investment.

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