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WordPress might look simple and it’s free to use, but running a website does require other tools. One of them is a theme, which is available in both free and paid versions.

Over here, I’m sharing a huge compilation consisting both free and paid WordPress themes for four different yet popular niches. 

The Best WordPress Themes from 2015 – 2018

Let’s begin with the list of best WordPress themes. I’ve specifically mentioned about free and paid aspect against each mention.

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    Boss Theme

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    It’s clearly one of the best product to have a look at such a requirement. The theme is power …. Read full review

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    Albar Theme

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    If you’re looking for an impressive and effective theme that caters to the needs of modern users, Albar is a good choice which comes with excellent features. Using this theme, you can be creative an …. Read full review
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    Activello Theme

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    Activello scores impressively when measured in terms of convenience and flexibility. This theme has all the qualities a user would want their theme to have. The clean design of the theme, friendly use …. Read full review
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    Griffin Theme

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    If you want to create a magazine base or a viral website, then Griffin is the template for you. It comes with a grid base design similar to Pinterest and is one of our most popular theme to date. And …. Read full review
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    Salient Theme

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    It is important to choose a WordPress theme with maximum SEO optimization capabilities. Salient does not only have a powerful SEO feature but is also coded excellently to ensure fast loading on multip …. Read full review
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    Finch Theme

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    Finch is one of our most popular WordPress theme to date and for good reasons too. Like all themes created by us, it’s super fast, search engine ready and approved by the guys at WordPress.org. To get …. Read full review
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    ColorMag Theme

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    If you’ve been looking for an impressive WordPress magazine theme to bring your projects to life, Colormag is the best choice given the fact it is still relatively new on the market but has …. Read full review
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    Jupiter Theme

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    Having a multipurpose theme for your business is always a good idea. Jupiter is known for its multipurpose capabilities which make it an ideal theme for many modern day businesses. This elegant and we …. Read full review
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    Dalton Theme

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    If you’re looking for an excellently designed and built theme which is secure, beautiful, fluid, flexible and reliable, Dalton is your perfect choice. As a modern theme, it comes fully equipped with …. Read full review
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    SimpleMag Theme

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    A magazine website is the one filled mostly with the clutter but you can still have a minimal approach, thanks to the themes like SimpleMag. It looks impressive and eleg …. Read full review

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    Downtown Theme

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    It’s a multipurpose ready theme but, the default layout is fit for the food and restaurant niche we are looking for. It can be used to run a website under food, recipe …. Read full review

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    Evolve Theme

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    It’s one of the most popular free themes at WordPress repository, and it is ready for multiple …. Read full review

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    Athena Theme

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    Athena is a popular multipurpose theme which comes with dozens of options and compatibility for multiple niches. It can be used to run a simple blog, or a business profi …. Read full review

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    Dyad Theme

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    It’s a food niche blog theme which can be used for running a photo blogging community. It comes with support for featured images, editor style layout, custom menu, custom header, threaded comments, …. Read full review
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    Edition Theme

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    This particular theme is specifically designed for editorial and news niches. You can use …. Read full review

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    Nexus Theme

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    This is also a very energetic and feature some blogging magazine-like theme for WordPress among the best WordPress blog theme 2015. Nexus give you a whole new quota of features and amazing customizati …. Read full review
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    Editor Theme

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    Editor is one of the best WP themes for creating blogs because aside from being a free theme, this theme is inc …. Read full review
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    Bimber Theme

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    Bimber is said to be a viral magazine aimed at those wanting to gain massive traffic from social media. Everything about this theme is geared towards getting the maximum amount of pages and allowing y …. Read full review
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    Beaton theme

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    It’s the last recommendation here and it packs a unique layout which none of those mentioned above have touched. The theme is Read full review

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    The7 Theme

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    Out of the few known ways to stand out from the crowd, design is one of them. And The7 is one of those capable themes, which allows the webmaster to create any possible …. Read full review

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    ePix Theme

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    Whenever you’re thinking of opening a photography site, you need to pick a theme that represents your art in the best way possible. In this case, stellar design and a coordinated implementation stra …. Read full review
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    Expose Pro Theme

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    Photography niche themes need room and Expose Pro theme offers plenty. It comes with a super good layout which is both unique and addictive in looks. The product is phot …. Read full review

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    Ariwoo Theme

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    Ariwoo is a unique WordPress theme that is perfect for design and suits various niches. You can use this theme for a corporate site, Read full review
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    AccessPress Parallax

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    This one of the most popular themes in this category over official WordPress theme center. It come …. Read full review

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    LFA Theme

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    LEA is another excellent template to consider built under Bootstrap framework version 3.3 you get a theme that’s developed with a mobile first design approach. Giving your users optimal experience acr …. Read full review
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    Monstroid Theme

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    Monstroid often referred to as the New Kid On The Block being released in 2015 it’s quickly made a massive impact on the state of WordPress themes. Unlike other multi-purpose themes which were used to …. Read full review
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    Astrid

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    Astrid is a premium theme which is available without any price tag and it is perfect for running a business niche website. It comes with the famous 5 minutes setup, requ …. Read full review

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    Unconditional

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    Unconditional is a free multi-purpose WordPress theme. On the homepage, there’s a great call To Action button to help drive your visitors in the right direction whether that’s to learn more or to make …. Read full review
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    Zerif Lite

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    If you’ve been around WordPress for, at least, a couple of months, then you must have passed through the Zerif Lite theme. It’s among the top 10 free themes at the …. Read full review

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    Enigma Theme

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    Enigma is a theme developed using the BootStrap framework and it comes with dozens of options which are always a surprise, considering its available for free. The theme …. Read full review

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    Sydney Theme

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    Goliath

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    This theme has an integrated control panel that allows users to highlight any Google AdSense ads or any other ad in three designated location on your home page. Since the theme comes with a V …. Read full review
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    The Voux

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    A highly-responsive WordPress theme, visually appealing and comprehensive, used mostly for magazines. All of the pages can b …. Read full review
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    Extra Theme

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    Extra is a powerful and customizable magazine-style theme powered by the Divi builder that extended in new and exciting ways that focus on the needs of bloggers and online publications. Extra is like …. Read full review
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    SociallyViral

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    Socially Viral is hands done the best theme I have personally used that as dramatically increase my Adsense earnings. It is base on ViralNova who uses a similar design to create a business that earns …. Read full review
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    TruePixel

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    Have you heard of ViraNova? Well, you should have, Scott made millions using this very same WordPress theme you can Read full review

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    Newspaper

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    With over 50,000+ sales, Newspaper by tagDiv is the best-selling WordPress news and magazine theme from the Themeforest market. With an average customer rating of 4.85, many sales and reviews, this te …. Read full review
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    Dazzling Theme

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    When a free WooCommerce support and additional benefits like SEO-ready, responsiveness, and a great Bootstrap 3 framework comes in mind, then nothing flashes my mind then the great Dazzling WP theme f …. Read full review
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    Divi Theme

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    There are thousands of WordPress themes out there. But only a few of these remained useful over the years. Read full review
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    GoodLife Theme

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    It’s a multipurpose magazine specific theme which holds two sports niche Demos, pre-re …. Read full review

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    Schema Theme

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    Since the release of Schema, it\’s long been the golden standard for those wanting a minimal template without the junk co …. Read full review
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    SEO WP Theme

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    SEO WP as the name suggest is actually search friendly and is aimed at online marketers. Out the box, you get quite a few generous bundle from premium vector images and icons. They didn\’t stop there …. Read full review
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    Authority Theme

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    Thinking of creating a personal brand, then Authority could be the perfect theme for you. It’s modeled after Matthew Woodward six figure blog if you h …. Read full review
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    Avada Theme

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    Glam Pro Theme

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    This one is a brand new entry into the carousel of StudioPress themes. However, it’s a third party theme. As usual, it looks gorgeous, super sleek, and holds top-notch …. Read full review

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    Altitude Pro Theme

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    My third recommendation is from StudioPress developers, a known name in the industry, and their Altitude Pro is one of few one pageRead full review

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    Workstation Pro Theme

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    This is my second recommendation from StudioPress and it is perfectly designed to suit a creative studio business or a freelancer who has been providing his/her digital …. Read full review

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    Bridge Theme

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    I’ve personally used this theme, so I’m aware of how powerful it is, and no surprise, it is among the bestsellers at ThemeForest. it comes with a cool UI to deliver …. Read full review

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    Moesia Theme

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    Moesia is one of the best free one-page WordPress themes on the market with top ratings and numerous positive comments. For starters, the theme is free and therefore, you don’t need to spend any mon …. Read full review
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    BeTheme

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    BeTheme is one of the most popular multipurpose WordPress themes. The feature-rich theme comes with useful SEO tools which can be useful in getting better ranking for your website. Being fully compati …. Read full review
57 Best WordPress Themes 2015 – 2018 Summery
NameEditor’s RatingPricing Model
Boss Theme4/5Subscription
Albar Theme3.3/5Freemium
Activello Theme0/5Open source
Griffin Theme3.9/5Free trail, Freemium, Open source
Salient Theme4.3/5One time license
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