In our effort to curate the best WordPress themes out there we invited our friends from the QualiThemes – the WordPress 3.0 themes search engine to start a regular column on Inspired Mag, recommending the best new themes out there. This week they made a special selection from the ever surprising ThemeForest marketplace.
MyCuisine is delicious, offering up some eye-catching visuals wrapped in a Tuscan shell. It is a small-business theme built with Restaurants in mind, however, the theme can easily be adapted for any business that desires a cool, vintage aesthetic for the website. MyCuisine comes with five different color variations. If White isn’t your style, then try switching to the Black, Blue, Green or Purple color schemes. Even though MyCuisine was created to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure, you can also run the theme like a normal blog instead. The location page gives your visitors an easy way to learn your business’s address, hours of operation and contact information.
Envisioned | $39 | Details | Demo
Envisioned is a beautiful and powerful portfolio theme that enables you to easily create professional, multi-media galleries. Envisioned has the most powerful gallery features of any of our themes, allowing you to produce versatile layouts of various sizes and aspect ratios. Envisioned comes with five different color variations. If White isn’t your style, then try out one of the many other color variations previewed above. With Envisioned you can place 125×125 banner images in your sidebar and 468×60 ads to your post pages with ease. Advertisements are handled from within wp-admin, and can be turned on and off at any time.
Webly is a professional theme with just enough charm and whimsy to give your website that fun and unique edge. With powerful tools, such as the multimedia slider and content bar on the homepage, Webly provides you with creative ways to engage your visitors. If you are looking for creative theme that will make your business stand out from the crowd, then look no further! Webly comes with five different color variations. If White isn’t your style, then try out one of the many other color variations previewed above.
Subsigned is a powerful and customizable portfolio theme enabling you to create your perfect site quickly and easily. It’s compatible with WordPress 3.1 and comes with numerous shortcodes making the process of creating and editing your site pain-free. Subsigned comes with 6 page templates which you can use to display your content as you wish.
Zoom is the ultimate portfolio and product showcase theme. This theme is optimized for touch on the iPad and even supports keyboard control (arrow keys and spacebar). Once you install the theme, the home page becomes a setup guide with step-by-step instructions and videos!
Black Sakura | $30 | Details | Demo
Black Sakura is a clean and trendy-looking WordPress theme which uses WooThemes Tumblog plugin to create a Tumblr-like post types. You can post from WP Dashboard widget or iPhone Express App. It is perfect for a personal blog / magazine but also will do fine as a portfolio or photo gallery. “Black Sakura WP” has 2 skins: day (light) and night (dark) with can automatically switch depending on your time of day! It is very easy to use, and it takes only a couple of minutes to set it up. Also it features smart subnavigation system, pagination, some shortcodes and set of custom Widgets: Twitter; Flickr; Recent Posts; Categories, PostTypes, Feedback for, etc.
Mazine e-commerce theme, with wp-e-commerce plugin, ajax contact form, animated sortable gallery and much much more. Its features include: 6 color variations, flashmo slider, coin slider, piecemaker slider, newsletter subscription Ajax widget, contact form Ajax widget and animated sortable gallery.
Edge is a WordPress theme designed with corporate businesses in mind. The theme is also well suited for online portfolios and blogs. General features include an complete and easy to use custom admin panel (CMS) for setting the theme preferences, CSS and jQuery drop down menu, WordPress 3.1 post format support (gallery, image, link, chat, quote, status, video), seamless out of the box Twitter and Facebook button integration and much more.
Spicy is a premium WordPress theme with a powerful, but easy to use, admin panel and near endless customization possibilities. It has everything you need to start your new website in a few minutes. Key features include 4 awesome sliders – Nivo Slider, Anything Slider, Accordion Slider & Galleria Slideshow, Scrollable shortcode, 40+ shortcodes and much more.
Hungarian is a clean blog theme made with the most modern standars and with full AJAX navigation (optional) and 10 widget areas: home page sidebar, single post, category, archive, author, portfolio page sidebar, footer column left, footer column center and footer column right.
Picture This | $30 | Details | Demo
Picture This is a powerful, premium WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects. Fullscreen background image slideshow custom background image(s) for every page/post/portfolio item, 30+ Shortcodes (buttons, columns, etc), 3 custom widgets (recent posts, popular posts, Flickr), unlimited sidebars, compatible on all major browsers, threaded comments plus Google Analytics and much more.
Duotive Three | $35 | Details | Demo
Duotive Three is a complete WordPress template with color pickers so you can make your own color scheme, there are also 18 predefined color schemes from which you can choose with a single click, 9 beautiful predefined fonts, custom background images, color overlays and patterns for every page and post, the custom sidebar manager helps you create custom sidebars and asign them to any page or post on your website, 7 custom widgets to help you make your website more interactive and more.
NVision is a powerful WordPress theme that comes with features like fixed slider background color issue reported by hulagirl123, fixed skin editor cross browser compatibility issue reported by Superwaz, fixed media library attachments issue reported by Superwaz, added a new option to slider shortcodes: group, recent posts, random posts, popular posts, recent portfolio projects, random portfolio projects. A new option has also been added to post/project General options “Slider image” which can be used in sliders instead of the post featured image.
Fables for WordPress is equipped with lots of shortcodes, custom post types, custom widgets, portfolios and content elements that can help you easily build a usable website with powerful functions. Fables is equipped with a modern set of theme options panel. You can use toggle buttons, color pickers and range selectors to get your values. This makes it very easy to change settings. Choose among 30 different fonts for your site Color and texturize header. Control the color header and apply textures using theme options. Each background texture and pattern can be displayed with your choice of color. 21 Patterns/Background in your preferred color gives you tons of combinations for the header.
Distincta is a powerful, rich graphics theme theme with features oriented for content and blog presentation. It comes with multiple color variations, 8 custom widgets and 8 different template pages. The homepage has a multitude of variations and can be completely changed. Each page has the possibility to display a headline, description, image, Twitter post and switch sidebars option. Packed with over 60 shortcodes (embedded in editor) the styling possibilities are endless. Please find bellow other features of the theme.