Popular WordPress Themes Released in 2016

When it comes to the design and layout of a website, there is a mind-boggling amount of themes available in WordPress directory. The demand and number of the themes developed for various purposes grows rapidly for each and everyone to be able to take the perfect pick and use it for the desired purpose.

Popular WordPress Themes Released in 2016

Everyday new and exciting additions are made to the huge directory featuring the required functionalities and reflecting the latest web design trends.

Depending on the purpose of your website or blog you can find numerous modern and advanced themes varying in price range, offered functionality, design trends, popularity, ease of use and management, customization and configurability, etc. If you run a small online business, keep a personal blog, love to share images and portfolios, promote products or services, there are sure lots of options available for you. But even with such a huge number of available options it’s difficult to find a single one that would address your needs and respond to your customers’ expectations at its best.

With this in mind I’ve hand-picked 10 WordPress themes released earlier this year, which have already gained popularity and been listed among the best themes in various tech blogs. So, there you have it-10 new and popular WordPress themes with the mentioned targeted purposes.

Business Elite

Business Elite

Theme Category: Business, Photography

Released a couple of weeks ago Business Elite theme took WordPress by storm. It’s currently one of the most popular themes in WordPress directory. Developed with lightweight and clean coding, user- and SEO-friendly, responsive and retina ready, this WordPress theme is surely a great solution to manifest and promote your business. It’s a modern theme with one page scrolling and parallax technology. Cross-browser compatibility enables your visitors to access your website across all kind of devices. The theme features a full-width slider and full screen lightbox with a number of transition effects. With a wide list of configurable options it allows you to dynamically customize the front page and all other pages of your website to have them look exactly as you wish. The theme also comes with built-in custom page templates to help you to create different pages without sharing much efforts. It also includes a contact form, so there is no need to add additional plugins or extensions for that purpose.

AcmeBlog

AcmeBlog

Theme Category: Blog, News and Magazines

AcmeBlog is a modern professional blog theme, perfect for reviews, travel stories, fashion, sports, etc. It’s beautifully designed, responsive, SEO-friendly, lightweight and highly customizable. In addition to general features AcmeBlog theme comes with various unique features such as advanced custom widget section, color options, custom CSS, layout controls, social media integration, breadcrumb options, and many more. You have full control over its header area to display or hide anything you want. The footer area is also highly customizable, so that you can manage it with ease and as you wish. You can also easily enable/disable related posts for each of your blog post. The theme allows you to reset to default all the theme settings or reset only the settings of a particular section. With AcmeBlog theme, you’ll have to worry only about writing a great content, because other features and functionalities of your blog would be on top.

Bulan

Bulan

Theme Category: Blogging, personal

Bulan is another newly released and a beautiful blogging theme, ideal for beginner and professional bloggers. It is built with organized and clean coding, enabling you to easily extend it. It’s easy to use and customize. There are multiple options for displaying articles on your blog, that you’ll find very useful. The theme is responsive and is built with schema.org markup feature, so that your content could be easily discoverable by search engines. You can customize almost all the settings of the theme, including colors, typography, logo, layouts, and live preview the changes before saving them. With the detailed image exif data option, your website visitors can have a deeper look at their favorite images. When clicking on images in the gallery, there is a nice pop-up option available for image viewing. The theme works out of the box with Jetpack.

Ribosome

Ribosome

Theme Category: Multipurpose

Newly released WordPress Ribosome theme has a clean coding and simple yet functional design. It’s easy to set up and adaptable on any device. Ribosome can be used for multiple purposes, including blogging, business, personal, news website, etc. It is easy customizable, allowing you to adjust almost every part of it. You can modify the theme colors, adjust the menu and sidebar positions (left or right), add excerpts for your blog posts, show/hide post details, such as date, author, comments. The theme has customizable widget area and a rich collection of built-in widgets to display. You can easily track what’s happening on your website as the theme is Google analytics ready as well. Ribosome comes with AddThis tool to help you make your website or blog’s promotion simple and easy.

OnePress

OnePress

Theme Category: Portfolio, product showcase, personal, business

This responsive and one page WordPress theme is a perfect match for creative agencies. The theme has a number of useful sections, so that you can organize your content in the right way and better serve your visitors. It has been tested on all the major browsers and operates perfectly on any of them. OnePress comes with several built-in template pages, which will help you to create pages with pre-made styles and functionalities. The page parallax effect is another great option of the theme. Also, the built-in theme customizer allows you to completely modify and adjust its every setting and section design. Search engines will not crowd out your blog and its content as the theme is optimized for SEO. The theme offers rich typography options, to choose the ones that best fit your blog style and design.

Square

Square

Theme Category: Multipurpose

Square is an new, modern multipurpose WordPress theme that works perfectly on every kind of device. It’s a complete theme loaded with advanced features and design elements. The theme provides maximum security for all your content and data, as it is built on WordPress core coding standards. You don’t need to possess any coding skills to give your blog or website the look you want. Live customizer option allows you to adjust the theme’s every section according to your needs and preview the changes before saving them. You have full control over the header section of your blog, where you can upload your own photos, insert logo, etc. The theme comes with a custom slider, which can be added to your homepage from the customizer panel. There is a highly useful tab section in the theme, enabling you to showcase your content in minimal space grabbing maximal attention.

Refur

Refur

Theme Category: Personal, business

Its minimalistic and modern layout makes it a perfect candidate for personal blogs and business websites. Refur is loaded with advanced features and functionalities, enabling you to stand out from the crowd. It’s adaptable on all-sized screens to provide a nice viewing experience for your blog visitors. With just a click of a button you can customize the theme’s every section. WordPress customizer availability make the settings adjustment process even more easy. A stand out feature of the theme is the availability of three unique widget areas. Refur also comes with WooCommerce compatibility kit.

Athena

Athena

Theme Category: Business, blog, portfolio

Released in early February, this advanced, responsive, user and SEO-friendly theme has already gained popularity. It’s simple yet modern design allows you to use it for multiple purposes, from personal blogging to photography websites. It’s easy to setup and customize. Athena features a full width front page slider with parallax effect and with a sea of customization possibilities. You can add your own logo and favicon to the front page as well. There are three boxes available below the slider known as Frontpage Icon Callouts. You can completely hide the sections or make the required changes to the text or their appearance in the WordPress dashboard settings. The theme uses masonry style blog page and features 10 widget areas, which you can activate/deactivate with just a few clicks in the theme settings. It is loaded with color customization options, including 12 skin colors.

SuperMag

SuperMag

Theme Category: News, Magazine, Blog

Best suitable for magazine style blogs, SuperMag is a great choice for bloggers spreading out news and information. It’s a responsive theme with an engaging design, featuring a lot of advanced and unique functionalities. It’s super fast and is compatible with all the major browsers. The theme is developed taking into account SEO requirements and it is sure to provide maximum search engine visibility for your blog. The theme features a page builder, which will enable you to create pages without touching a single code. There are multiple layout options for pages and categories in the theme, for you to choose the right one for your blog. There are also different post formats and page templates available.

A highly customizable widget area allows you to add custom widgets to your blog for posts and advertisements. It supports responsive Google AdSense. You can create your own design and style on you blog using the easy customization options. It enables you to choose the most suitable typography font, color scheme, footer and header details, etc. It’s also Retina ready to provide the best image viewing experience for your visitors.

Nordic

Nordic

Theme Category: Personal blogging

Nordic is a responsive, clean, retina ready and minimalistic theme, suitable for personal blogging, product showcase, photographers, artists, designers, etc. It’s a full Ajax theme, which insures the fast and dynamic loading of your blog. The theme comes with 8 page templates, 2 custom post types, Ajax contact form, 2 custom widgets, and many other useful features. All the Google Fonts are included in the typography options. The theme also supports Google Maps integration.

Nordic features a rich option panel, enabling you to choose the right settings for your theme’s appearance. With the shortcode generator option, you can build custom shortcodes and use them everywhere on your blog.

With its black and white clean design its is sure to make your blogging experience better.

 

There are numerous new themes popping out every day in WordPress directory. However, not all of them are able to get noticed and gain popularity in a short period of time. To stand out, they should really be of great quality, possess unique and useful features and be consistent with the technology requirements of the period. These new 10 WordPress themes have really passed the test of the quality and functionality and already gained the trust of the users. If you’re down the path to start your own blog or website, these advanced WordPress themes are a great choice to pick.

If you’re currently using any of them or have already tried some of them out, please let me and others know what is your experience.

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  1. Informative and useful collection of WordPress Themes. Apart from the ones given above, I have a few more suggestions of responsive WordPress themes like Graphene, Virtue, Brooklyn which are some great examples of multipurpose yet responsive themes. Adding these examples will make this post even more useful and knowledgeable for the readers.

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