15 of the Best NEW WordPress Themes of September 2014
The variety of plugins is just one of the wonderful reasons to consider using WordPress, but another are the themes - the file collections that work to produce the graphical interface (the design) of the blog/CMS. If you're a WordPress user, you've undoubtedly had some interaction with themes but as any experienced WP blogger will tell you, it's important to regularly explore what's new in the world of design and what's available - less you miss out on something that could change your digital fortunes.
Below find 15 of the best new WordPress themes released this month, and don't forget, if you know of a theme that deserves the attention of the Website Magazine community, drop us a line or comment below!
Fukasawa: Fukasawa is a minimal masonry style blog theme for photographers and collectors. It features responsive and retina-ready design, support for the image, gallery and video post formats, five custom widgets, an archive page template, a gallery slideshow, custom accent color support, custom logo support, editor styles and translation-ready code. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.
ExpressCurate: Give your blog a modern look of an online newspaper with ExpressCurate. The WordPress Theme provides a two column responsive design that is ideal for curated content. Add this theme to your list of must-haves as it works on all devices (phones, tablets, desktops) and features infinite scrolling which is sure to impress users.
Nirvana: An incredibly full-featured theme, Nirvana is what WordPress themes should be. The theme features advanced typography controls, a simple user interface with more than 200 settings for various design elements (such as the theme's slider homepage) and is responsive as well.
Moesia: One of the few themes that will make you look twice, Moesia is a uber-modern business that lets administrators choose from 11 predefined blocks and build a homepage custom to their company. Each block can have a parallax background image and its own set of colors. The theme also provides a selection of Google fonts, nice animations and effects and more.
Convac Lite: A multi-author blogging theme with a long list of features with some very unique design elements. Convac Lite is ideal for those looking to create blogging communities, offers a responsive layout, threaded comments, and is translation ready.
There are, obviously, hundreds/thousands of WordPress themes released every month, and those listed above are five that are really standing out in terms of downloads and ratings, but there are more. Here are ten more that also merit a mention:
CorpBiz: An elegant, responsive "business" theme with a clean design that could be ideal for creating a corporate website.
Lifelog: A simple, responsive Tumblr-esque theme for daily bloggers with minimal design flair.
Seller: Designed to work with WooCommerce, this fully responsive theme provides a slider, a showcase area, footer widgets and more.
Dynamic News Lite: A responsive, multipurpose blogging/magazine theme that offers some decent customization and control.
Esteem: Multipurpose responsive theme with several customization options.
Perfetta: A great blogging theme for cafes and restaurants.
Takeoff: A responsive theme built using Bootstrap 3, featuring a simple (and responsive) layout and some excellent features.
Espied: Portfolio theme ideal for photographers, designers, or anyone needing an image-oriented website.
Casper: Simple theme inspired by the Ghost blogging platform that takes full advantage of the WP framework.
Wix: Similar to Fukasawa, the Wix theme is a Twitter bootstrap based responsive theme with Masonry layout.