Most Popular WordPress Themes on ThemeForest

Top 25 All-Time Most Popular WordPress Themes on ThemeForest (2017)

When it comes to WordPress themes, ThemeForest is by far and away the most popular place to find and buy premium products. At the time of writing, they currently offer a staggering 34,915 premium templates and themes — almost 10,000 of which are for WordPress!

Below, we’ll be taking a look at the 25 most popular of these: many of which have quite literally become some of the most popular premium WordPress themes ever created!

Without further ado (and in order of popularity), let’s get to it…

1. Avada | Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Avada WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Top selling theme for 5 straight years.
  • Advanced options system and fully importable demos allow creation of any design without knowing any code.
  • Can choose any site width in boxed or wide format, responsive on all screen sizes.
  • The Fusion core plugin combines different intuitive tools like visual page builder, shortcode generator, MegaMenu, slider and more.
  • Beautiful pre-built layouts, dark and light skins, advanced header options, custom backgrounds.
  • Layer Slider, Revolution Slider, Parallax Fusion Slider and Super sleek elastic slider included.
  • Advanced blog, typography and portfolio options, numerous custom widgets.
  • Optimized for speed, SEO base built-in, auto theme updater, integration with major popular plugins.
  • Child theme compatible, multisite tested.

Total sales: 324,351 – (See some Great Examples)

– by ThemeFusion

2. X | The Theme

X The theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Intuitive page builder designed for fast prototyping, with regularly updated elements, templates and third party tools.
  • Dozens of premium plugins worth upward of $1000 included for free.
  • Change from boxed to wide layout with a click, custom backgrounds and sidebars.
  • Multiple unique portfolio layouts, pre-built page templates, custom post formats.
  • Multiple unique designs categorized into 4 Stacks, numerous stack specific options.
  • Cutting edge theme options panel, child theme compatible, multisite tested.
  • Slider Revolution included, customized approach to social sharing.

Total Sales: 152,560 – (See some Great Examples)

– by ThemeCo

3. Enfold – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Enfold WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Default demo contains more than 100 pages, posts and products, easy setup with pre-defined content.
  • Layout editor with live previews, step-by-step tutorials and video narratives.
  • 20+ pre-defined skins, unique drag and drop template builder with a ton of unique elements like columns, accordions, pricing tables and more.
  • Wide and boxed layout, advanced header options.
  • Sidebar Manager, shortcode editor.
  • Multiple slideshow options – 2D /3D /layered /fullscreen /parallax.
  • WooCommerce integrated, WPML ready, 20+ language files included, search engine optimized.
  • Ajax instant search, supports ajax portfolio.
  • Child theme support, multisite enabled.

Sales: 123,920 – (See some Great Examples)

– by Kriesi

4. Bridge – Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Bridge WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Best selling creative theme with 210 demos. Demo can be imported with a single click.
  • Includes Visual Composer, Layer Slider, Slider Revolution, and TimeTable plugin.
  • 500+ powerful shortcodes and options, modular shortcodes.
  • 24 layout concepts, multiple header and menu styles, packed with portfolio lists, sliders and single project layout, 15+ blog list templates.
  • Section video background, vertical split screen sections, full width carousel slider plugin.
  • Interactive elements.
  • Ajax animations on or off, search functionality on or off, smooth scroll.
  • WooCommerce compatible, translation, WPML and RTL ready.
  • Intuitive, easy to use powerful admin interface, child theme ready.

Sales: 71,134 – (See some Great Examples)

– by Qode Themes

5. BeTheme – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Be Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Intuitive website installer, 250+ pre-built websites, one-click installation, online user guide.
  • 20 customizable header styles, subheader background image support.
  • 12 pre-made skins, one click skin generator, awesome layout generator.
  • Maintenance mode and blank page, unlimited Google Maps styles.
  • Built-in MegaMenu, different menus for different pages, built-in breadcrumbs.
  • 200+ shortcodes and muffin builder items, shortcode generator enables addition of any element anywhere on the site.
  • Tap to call for mobile devices.
  • Child theme included, XML file with demo content.

Sales: 65,350 – (See some Great Examples)

– by Muffin Group

6. Salient – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Salient WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 150 professionally designed section templates to mix and match using page builder, one click demo import.
  • 500+ shortcodes and configuration options, graphically intuitive shortcode generator, 4 icon packs.
  • Multiple custom tailored sliders with smooth parallax scrolling, image / video backgrounds.
  • Advanced adaptive images, powerful lightboxes, fullscreen rows.
  • Premium WooCommerce integration with Ajax cart, custom gallery and advanced layout options.
  • Multiple page transitions, multi layer mouse based parallax, high performance animations.
  • MegaMenu built-in, off canvas menu, Ajax search.
  • Translation ready.

Sales: 62,580 – (See some Great Examples)

– by ThemeNectar

7. Jupiter – Multi-Purpose Responsive Theme

Jupiter WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 140+ website templates, one click template install, 18 header styles.
  • Modified Visual Composer, header customizer, background selector with Live Preview, 100+ customizable elements.
  • Multiple navigation and pagination styles, adaptive image resolution.
  • Typekit integration, 1800 icons.
  • Ajax portfolio with 6 hover styles, 3 portfolio sites.
  • Online shop with WooCommerce.
  • Multi language, RTL support.

Sales: 63,346 – (See some Great Examples)

– by Artbees

8. The7 — Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

The7 WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 26 pre-built dummy websites that can be installed with a click.
  • Visual Composer with ultimate add-ons, Slider Revolution, Layer Slider, Go Pricing Tables and ConvertPlug.
  • Design Wizard feature to help customize features and then simply click create, 750+ theme options.
  • Advanced unique page templates system with over 230 other settings. Create landing pages, microsites and site-in-site.
  • Unlimited header layouts, 4 mobile header layouts.
  • Slideshows, grids and popup lightbox to showcase creative work.
  • WooCommerce compatible.
  • Multilingual and translation ready, already translated into 10+ languages.

Sales: 61,854 – (See some Great Examples)

– by Dream-Theme

9. uDesign – Responsive WordPress Theme

uDEsign WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Importable demo sites.
  • Search engine optimization is a priority in the design of this theme.
  • Slider Revolution with image pre-loader, unique transition effects, video embedding, autoplay and more options, and jQuery sliders.
  • Load background images on a per section basis, 2000+ fonts.
  • 11 widgetized areas that span the width of homepage dynamically, many custom widgets.
  • WooCommerce integrated.
  • Translation and WPML ready.

Sales: 47,258

– by AndonDesign

10. Flatsome | Multi-Purpose Responsive WooCommerce Theme

Flatsome WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Multipurpose WooCommerce theme with one click demo content.
  • Designed to sell, with user experience as priority.
  • Frontend custom page builder and large element library to build any website.
  • Built-in slider and banner system, drag and drop image grids.
  • Parallax scrolling, single page navigation, sticky sections.
  • Live theme options panel and drag & drop header builder to customize anything.
  • Built-in live search.
  • Translation ready, 12+ languages included, WPML support.
  • Smart image lazy loading.

Sales: 45,270

– by UX Themes

11. Newspaper

Newspaper WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 20 unique pre-defined templates that you can import with a single click, dark and light versions.
  • Best selling blog and newspaper theme of all time, built-in translation support.
  • Integrated with bbPress, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce.
  • Supports videos from YouTube/ Vimeo custom playlist, video thumbnail downloader and features a rating system.
  • Intuitive interface with freedom to customize, advanced block system.
  • Dozen header styles with top bar and custom ad spot.
  • Supports responsive Google Ads and AdSense, 13 pre-defined ad spots, optional 5 custom spots.
  • Theme detects the default Google AdSense or banners and makes them responsive.
  • Many custom widgets – weather widget, exchanges widget, Instagram widget, social counter widget, popular category widget, ad box widget and author box widget.
  • News ticker, lazy loading, custom made lightbox and sticky menu.
  • Ajax login system, Ajax search option.

Sales: 41,417

– by tagDiv

12. Karma – Responsive WordPress Theme

Karma WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Powerful admin panel, one-click demo import.
  • 60 color variations, header and footer shadows, unique page layouts.
  • Built-in MegaMenu, 7 header and footer transparent overlay patterns, with custom image upload.
  • Parallax sections.
  • Fast loading pages.
  • WooCommerce integrated.
  • WPML compatible, pre-loaded with 13 languages, RTL ready, child theme included.

Sales: 29,158

– by True Themes

13. Impreza – Retina Responsive WordPress Theme

Impreza WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One click demo import, professional pre-built layouts.
  • Header builder add-on to give flexibility for header, footer builder and portfolio popups.
  • Visual Composer, Slider Revolution and Ultimate Add-ons for Visual Composer included.
  • 1300+ icons, multisite compatible.
  • Parallax effect backgrounds, animated appearance of columns and images on any page.
  • Full design integration for WooCommerce, WPML, Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, bbPress and Table Press.
  • Translation ready, RTL support, child theme support.

Sales: 25,957

– by UpSolution

14. Brooklyn | Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Brooklyn WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 20 pre-made demos, one click demo importer, fully customizable.
  • 86 pre-defined page layouts, multi header variations.
  • Custom backgrounds, parallax effects, multi hero slider.
  • Shortcode generator to create stunning elements, 3 built-in custom widgets for Flickr, Twitter and video.
  • Table Manger, Portfolio Manager.
  • Child theme included.
  • Multilingual ready, compatible with WPML.

Sales: 25,724 – (See some Great Examples)

– by United Themes

15. KALLYAS – Creative eCommerce Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Kallyas WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One click demo installation, with many demo websites.
  • Visual Composer with 100+ pre-built elements, with powerful Live Search.
  • Revolution Slider with full visual editing, timeline layers to manage animations.
  • Smart loader that loads only the resources your page needs.
  • Built-in modal window system with auto triggering and multiple window types.
  • 12 homepage designs, hero scenes, custom page designs, pricing tables.
  • WooCommerce integration, functional MailChimp integration.
  • Multi language and WPML ready, translation and RTL ready.

Sales: 25,543

– by Hogash

16. Sahifa – Responsive WordPress News / Magazine / Blog Theme

Sahifa WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • No.1 selling blog and newspaper theme with one click built-in demo importer.
  • MegaMenu with mega icons, smart sticky navigation, off canvas mobile navigation.
  • 10 custom page templates, custom backgrounds, multiple homepage sliders, Grid Slider, Flex Slider, Elastic Slider.
  • Post views system, Fly Check Also box, Ajax Live Search, built-in review system.
  • Customized categories, customized posts and pages.
  • 35 custom widgets including Social counter widget, Rating plugin with add-ons, Instagrammy and iLightbox plugins, 40+ shortcodes.
  • Translation ready, RTL ready, compatible with WPML.
  • Responsive Google AdSense.
  • WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress and WPML ready, compatible with Infinite Scroll plugin.

Sales: 24,198

– by TieLabs

17. Total – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Total WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Built-in demo importer and live customizer settings help build layouts easily.
  • Visual Composer with 40+ custom page builder elements included. Templatera helps save the layouts you build.
  • Custom footer and header builder, custom black and white filter option.
  • Most theme features can be individually enabled or disabled.
  • Custom post types, Symple MegaMenu and custom hover effects included.
  • Select specific navigation menu per page and add icons to menu.
  • Custom parallax image backgrounds, custom header video support.
  • Custom logo, favicon, iPhone & iPad icon uploads.
  • Child theme compatible, built-in social sharing for posts.
  • WooCommerce, bbPress and translation ready, WPML certified.

Sales: 24,061 – (See some Great Examples)

-by WPExplorer

18. Uncode – Creative Multiuse WordPress Theme

Uncode WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 40+ concepts, importable with a single click, pre-built pages included.
  • Tailored Visual Composer, unique content block to create headers, content sections, footers and custom archives.
  • Impressive Media Library to handle any kind of content, extensive thumbs variations, adaptive images.
  • 6+ menu styles, single page menu, automatized built-in MegaMenu, Innovative grid system, exclusive equal heights.
  • Custom iLightbox, custom maintenance page.
  • Infinite Fonts including Google Fonts, Typekit, Font Squirrel and Fontdeck, 1000+ handpicked icons.
  • Smart cascade options, smooth scroll, one-page scroll.
  • Fully integrated WooCommerce.
  • WPML certified, RTL support.

Sales: 21,910

-by Undsgn

19. Striking MultiFlex & Ecommerce Responsive WP Theme

Striking WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One touch demo content install function, WooShop demo included.
  • 7 different homepage sliders, 7 page templates, 3 custom post types, 404 error page.
  • 110+ shortcodes, shortcode generator, 16 custom widgets.
  • Slideshow for pages and posts.
  • Multiple sortable portfolios with ajax navigation and lightbox galleries.
  • Icon fonts, Google fonts, Font Awesome, Cufon, @fontface and more.
  • WP multisite capable, includes child theme layout.
  • Customization for WooCommerce integration, run WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads and Image Share at the same time.
  • WPML approved theme with extra WPML related functionality.

Sales: 19,399

-by Kaptinlin

20. KingSize Fullscreen Photography Theme

Kingsize WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • No 1 selling WordPress photo template.
  • 7 unique galleries, full screen backgrounds, custom homepage slider post type.
  • Custom widgets, 35+ shortcodes included, full width audio player included.
  • Optional image resizers, easy gallery management.
  • Custom portfolio post type.
  • Theme options backup.
  • WPML integrated and language localization via Poedit.
  • WooCommerce ready.

Sales: 18,867

-by OWM Labs

21. Stockholm – A Genuinely Multi-Concept Theme

Stockholm WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One click import, 40 demos, fully customizable.
  • 7 customizable pre-defined header styles.
  • Video slider, parallax image, video background sections, interactive infographics.
  • Customizable MegaMenu, full screen menu, sticky content menu and anchor functionality in menu.
  • Ajax Page Transitions with 4 different animations, can be controlled globally or at page level.
  • Full width carousel slider plugin, multiple custom sidebars.
  • WooCommerce and WPML integrated, child theme ready.

Sales: 17,968

-by Select-Themes

22. Modernize – Flexibility of WordPress

Modernize WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • Page builder, Drag and drop slider manager.
  • 15 pre-defined background patterns, 6 footer layouts, font uploader, logo uploader.
  • 3 image sliders, 4 custom post types.
  • Cufon uploader to upload your own fonts.
  • Built-in shortcodes, price tables.
  • 4 thumbnail options, thumbnail management.
  • Built-in translator, WooCommerce ready.

Sales: 16,556

-by GoodLayers

23. Inovado – Retina Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Inovado WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One click demo installer, 25 pre-configured layouts, multiple custom post types.
  • Multiple header designs, sticky headers, custom backgrounds on every page.
  • 7 custom title bar styles on per page basis, Premium sliders worth $44.
  • Numerous touch optimized shortcodes, easy to use shortcode generator, built-in custom widgets.
  • Built-in MegaMenu, custom page templates and page options included.
  • Premium icons, 40+ retina social media icons.
  • Filterable portfolios, lightbox integrated for images and galleries.
  • Full WooCommerce integration, full translation support, child theme included.

Sales: 15,352

-by Minti

24. Oshine – Creative Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Oshine WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • 27 demos, one click demo importer.
  • Fast and intuitive fully visual page builder, packed with features for photographers and other creatives.
  • Pre-built section concepts for prototyping, 50+ styling modules, more than a dozen header and menu styles.
  • Video backgrounds, parallax and full screen sections.
  • Hero sections, numerous single project styles.
  • Optional mobile visibility controls.
  • Child theme support.
  • Powered by WooCommerce, compatible with WPML.

Sales: 14,595

-by Brand Exponents

25. KLEO – Pro Community Focused, Multi-Purpose BuddyPress Theme

Kleo WordPress Theme

Details | Demo

Standout features:

  • One click installer for pre-made websites.
  • Integrates with BuddyPress as a complete package, amazing BuddyPress shortcodes.
  • Live Ajax BuddyPress notifications with auto refresh.
  • Sensei elearning system plugin included, 700 Fontello icons included.
  • rtMedia ready, allows media encoding, privacy, sharing, frontend uploads and more.
  • Customize portfolio using shortcodes, included K elements helps create awesome pages.
  • Membership ready, different membership and access levels.
  • Facebook login integration, WooCommerce ready.
  • Custom post types, post formats and 40 inner pages.
  • Ajax search shortcode element that allows you to search all the pages and posts.
  • WPML and translation ready, RTL compatible.

Sales: 14,443

-by Seventh Queen

In Conclusion

There you have it, the 25 top selling WordPress themes on ThemeForest (note: need help choosing a ThemeForest theme? – see a previous article of ours: A Must-Read Guide To Finding – And Buying – Themes On ThemeForest! There are, of course, plenty of other places to search for premium WordPress themes, so if you haven’t yet found that ideal theme (see our general all-encompassing guide to choosing the ideal theme for your site), be sure to check out some of the other great theme shops around.

Used any of the above themes? Thoughts?

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