Best WordPress Themes in 2020
Here it is. The ultimate guide to the best selling WordPress themes for 2020. We are more than half way through the year that most of us would choose to forget and we thought we would compile a list of the best of the best. We have some regulars in the list like Avada from Themefusion as well as Flatsome from UX Themes to newcomers like the up and coming directory theme Listfinity.
AVADA by THEMEFUSION
4.76 average based on 23361 ratings.
- Avada has Intuitive visual front-end design and editing tools for you to create beautiful websites, fast.
- A clean, modern, multi-purpose designs which can be adapted and used for any website design and layout
- The #1 selling WordPress theme on the market for 7+ years and counting
- A highly advanced network of options for easy customizations without modifying the code
- Dozens of professionally designed demos that can be imported fast with the click of a button
- More than 22,000+ ratings with a 5 Star Average
- Always compatible with the latest WordPress versions
- Always compatible with the latest versions of 3rd party integrated plugins
- WordPress Multisite (WPMU) Tested and Approved
- Built with HTML5 and CSS3
- 100% SEO Optimized and perfectly compatible with Plugins like Yoast SEO
- Adherence to strict WordPress and PHP coding standards
- Performance enhancements for fast, reliable, quality websites
- Cross-Browser Compatibility: FireFox, Safari, Chrome, IE9, IE10, IE11
100% Responsive Theme with pixel perfect accuracy – and you can disable responsiveness
Any designer who uses templated themes and visual builders will know of Avada and probably own a couple of licenses for it to boot. This theme has been around for almost a decade and is currently in version 6.0 (stable) with version 7 BETA in testing. Being one of the BETA TESTERS I can assure you that they are not resting on their laurels either. The new features in the builder are nothing short of remarkable.
You can create a multitude of layouts that are optimised and SEO friendly out of the box. In today’s market when speed is everything, being able to knock out a web design that still shows class and quality is invaluable to the user.
Advanced users can customize to their hearts content within the builder whether it is a normal business website or more complex e-commerce implementation , this theme comes out tops for being able to accommodate almost any scenario.
The options dashboard is easy to navigate and works well with the overall styling of the theme. In my testing of the theme I was able to put together a pretty good looking storefront in less than an hour with 10 products setup and payment integration with Stripe and Paypal. You can cut this time in half using one of the pre-dedsigned templates of which there are almost 70 to choose from.
Overall : Great theme , optimized code and a wealth of premium plugins included in your package. If you are looking at buying one theme and one theme only , then Avada is the one for you.
Only drawback I can think of is not being able to purchase licensing in bulk. Lifetime license with a lifetime of updates would be worth every penny.
FLATSOME BY UX THEMES – $59
WEBSITE : https://flatsome3.uxthemes.com/
4.80 average based on 5730 ratings
- Free Lifetime updates!
- WordPress 4.9, 5.0+ Ready
- WooCommerce 3.9, 4.0+ Ready
- WPML Ready (.po files included)
- SEO Optimised
- Drag and Drop Page Builder
- Online Documentation – https://docs.uxthemes.com/
- Supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE8+
- Catalog Mode Option (Hide cart and checkout functionality)
- Easy Updates using Envato WordPress Toolkit
- Child Theme included
- Demo content included!
- PSD files and assets included
I have used the theme in various site builds from plain business implementations , sports teams home pages , business micro sites and quick e-commerce setups. The flexibility of the theme layouts using the page builder is what makes this theme worth the premium price tag of $59.
There are over 300 page elements which are cleverly categorised and even a novice user can quickly glue together a page layout that rocks. Elements are continually being added and I like to see any theme with active updates and builds. An emphasis seems to have been on the addition of customizable elements more than a change to the main features of the theme. I wish I could build and save my own elements in an element library which is something that a premium page builder like Elementor has. This would definitely up their game to a new level of integrations.
What I also like from UX Themes is the ability to partner with them if you have purchased and built more than 5 websites with Flatsome.
Overall I like this premium theme alot and it stands testament to the fact that I have used it for my own website. We will see if it stands the test of time with a new more advanced version of Avada slowly starting to sway me back in that direction. All in all good value for money and one can easily get their money’s worth from the build time, optimizations and extendability of Flatsome.