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30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes: August 2014

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Every month of the year, hundreds of new WordPress themes are released. So a prospective buyer of a WordPress theme has a daunting task of discerning which product is best suited for his needs. I’d like to help you out with that conundrum. I’ve rounded up 30 of the best premium WordPress themes for various online niches from the month of August. Hopefully, it’ll make you more aware of your choices and help you in finding the theme you so desire. Or if you already know your WordPress themes, stand back and admire some of these beauties!

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A minimal, customizable theme ideal for the creative professional. The theme has been fashioned to display any form of artwork and it isn’t limited to the display of photographs. Darkroom comes with a switchable header (dark & light) and the user can employ dual logo with this theme. The theme has 6 unique full screen styles including two built specifically for video playback. In addition, Darkroom is SEO optimized, WPML ready and is compatible with Woo Commerce.



Reverzo is a great theme for eCommerce websites and online retailers. The theme is loaded with reverse scrolling and a layout switcher that makes possible 3 different layouts for the theme. The theme has been inspired by actual galleries of art, TymBerry conveys the same serenity attached to a real gallery via Reverzo. It is possible to edit the CSS using TymBerry technology that comes free upon purchase of the theme.

In addition to all these features, the theme has 3 portfolio templates, 3 blog templates and 2 gallery templates available at the disposal of the user. It satiates all the necessities of online retailing, the creators had the insight to provide a Woo Commerce template to help with the Cart and Checkout pages.



University is an education, event and course theme built for primarily for the purpose of selling education products online. It can be used to sell and buy courses or you could use it as a shopping website. The theme comes packed with Learn Dash compatibility (which is a learning management plugin). This responsive theme has a revolution slider and it comes from the makers of Jasper, another awesome education oriented WordPress theme.



A lightweight, responsive WordPress theme that can be used for a number of purposes. The theme has a grid like look to its home page, so it would probably work well for anyone looking to display a catalog for businesses. It would make for a decent theme for an online magazine. The minimal nature of this multipurpose theme can be used to lay emphasis on content.



A Self-Service Knowledge Base Theme for any service providing business. If you run a themeshop of your own, you might consider this theme given it can help solve the problems your users are likely to face. On the homepage there are three choices, hopefully, a troubled user will be able to solve their problems with the help of an extensive knowledge base and an active forum. Heroic Knowledge Base plugin helps manage an enormous knowledge base.



A great theme for online entrepreneurs with a creative bent of mind. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator or a photographer, you might want to check this theme out! Portfolio post template is available with this theme which is essential for displaying the work of great artists.



Santino is an awesome WordPress theme that screams photography. Sure it can be used for other purposes as well but this theme truly excels at displaying great photography. The theme permits you to add background music to enhance the viewing pleasure, the theme comes with 7 layouts, stunning effects and image protection which is essential for any professional photographer.



This theme can be utilized to list anything but it is particularly well suited to real estate retailers. The theme has a fancy home page, a customizable ratings page and a listing page. The payment is PayPal integrated and Google Maps can be used alongside this theme without any issues. To top it all off, the purchase of this theme comes with a free installation process.



An ultra minimal theme with many portfolio templates and maximum Woo Commerce functionality. The theme can also be employed after alteration, a child theme version is available.



The ultimate theme for releasing the work of musicians, bands, singers or even an orchestra. One page and multipage designs are available, in addition to 17 custom widgets, parallax layouts, masonry layout and 3+ columns layout with this awesome theme.



A one page parallax theme with a front end drag and drop page builder. The theme comes with sufficient portfolio management features and has 8 header styles available for your use.



Don’t get fooled by the name, there is little jolly about this theme but it makes for an excellent theme for a corporate entity. Every feature of this theme is tailored for business and with the purchase of this theme comes with lots of free goodies!



A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WordPress with 3 home page layouts, a fully functional review system and a powerful layout builder. With the layout builder the user can include a content slider, a content carousel and the various blog elements.



A creative multipurpose WordPress theme with 8 scroll styles, 18 color schemes, a page builder and over 200 theme options. There is a version of this theme built specifically for freelancers but it would work very well for any online retail website. Needless to say it provides Woo Commerce support as well.



Salt is a Parallax One Page WooCommerce shop theme. The theme is available with 6 home page layouts, 5 blog layouts and an intuitive short code generator. This theme supports touch swipe.

Games Zone


Theme Fuse presents Games Zone which promises to be a great WordPress theme for a gaming blog or magazine. The features of this theme have been developed with the necessities of a gaming magazine in mind. The developers at Theme Fuse have ensured a plethora of options to the users including multiple slider options, custom posts, extensive search filters, event menus and unlimited sidebars. The theme is also advertisement ready.



Opus is a multipurpose business theme with a premium coding page-builder. The theme offers 20+ portfolio pages, 10+ blog variations and 10 different header variations. Opus boasts 5 post templates and parallax backgrounds.



Need a business website with sophistication and style, look no further than Pearl. With 22 custom visual composer elements, 8 custom widgets, parallax sections and unlimited sliders, it affords the user the necessary customizability and ease of customization.



If you are looking to start an online store for any product, you would want to look at Maxshop. Although, there is very little specialization towards a particular type of niche, this theme would lend itself very well for a online shop looking to sell across different niches. Apart from that this theme comes with full Woo Commerce support and a Visual Composer Page Builder for WordPress.

Leather Market


With multiple portfolio templates, gallery templates and Woo Commerce integration; Leather Market is a great theme for people looking to sell apparel related products.



3 Blog layouts, 9 awesome widgets and a responsive design with custom backgrounds make this theme an excellent pick-out for a personal blog. It doesn’t require a WordPress whiz to customize, a great bonus for newbie users of WordPress.



Hustle is a super clean theme for creative artists who are looking to put their work as center piece of their website. This theme offers the user a number of different skins to choose from.



A parallax theme that would work well for cafes and restaurants. There are 3 built in menus for this theme, a reservation form and events filter option. A child theme is also available for any complex customization.



OM has 3 post grid layouts, a minimal design and an unparalleled degree of clarity, is clutter free and content oriented. A great theme for a blog or an online magazine.

Clever Course


Clever Course is learning management WordPress theme well suited for universities, schools and all forms of online education. The theme has been created for the purpose of creating and selling online courses. An enthusiastic learner can choose to pay via Paypal. The theme enables the user to create online quizzes and has a limitless page builder.


Everybody is a creative multipurpose theme that lends itself well to creative professionals looking to display their work. The theme has 7 home pages, unlimited color options and a full screen slider.



As you might have deduced from the name, a restaurant-oriented WordPress theme. This theme can be used for any eatery including cafes, bars, ice cream parlors, etc. The theme provides for the user a menu, a testimonial display option and a food gallery.



Yet another restaurant theme. This theme has a few less features than the previous theme, “Shrimpy” but is probably the better fit for newbie WordPress users. This theme lays a bit more emphasis on photographic content that the previous one.



LitMag is a simple magazine theme with a ton features including short codes, custom widgets and a responsive design. The theme provides social media support, responsive Google ads, over 600 fonts and multiple post formats.



Fraction is a News/magazine theme with 20+ custom short codes, orange theme page builder, a mega drop down menu and multiple header layouts. There is a Orange themes photo gallery that provides effects such a light box for your images. The theme comes with custom banners and is adsense ready.


There you have it – 30 new premium WordPress themes from August 2014. I hope you enjoyed them! If you didn’t see something you liked, make sure to checkout our best WordPress themes page and of course our best selling WordPress theme – Total. Or let us know what types of themes you’d like to see next month in the comments section below, and we’ll try to find some to pique your interest.


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  1. Anil kumar

    Great collection Vishnu.The only thing that hurts is we need to buy them. However they are worth to buy.

  2. Frank Gitonga (@FrankGM1)

    Thanks for featuring my theme guys (NewsCore).

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      It’s a great theme – so thanks for making it 🙂

  3. ter

    I don’t think the University theme “comes packed with LearnDash” as you have stated above. I think the University theme is just a theme that is compatible with LearnDash – but LD has to be purchased separately? Please comment…Thx

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      You are correct – the theme is compatible with the LearnDash plugin so you can create your own LMS, but the plugin must be purchased separately 🙂

  4. Dhruv Sharma

    Nice Collection. I like gamezone theme. Best for gaming sites.

  5. Ayesha

    Hey, you’ve shared an amazing collection of themes!! I am sure this collection of themes may give appealing look and feel of websites.

  6. James Neo

    Theme forest provides the best ever themes, motion graphics, codes, plugins, mobiles, music, video, graphic, vector, print, photography, 3 model and materials, flash and unity 3D, and more!

  7. Web Design Company in Islamabad

    Newscore theme is the best theme for magazine. One of my friend advice me to use this theme for any news website as his experience is good.

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing

  8. Kate Sheren

    Most of the themes mentioned here are pretty good. I’m surprised with the number of high quality themes available. The list should come in handy in my next project

  9. Ashley Jones

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic article. It will be very helpful to readers.Great list of Do-follow blog, very useful for SEO person’s. I regular check your blog and found always great and useful post for SEO.

  10. Christos Rontos

    Great List!!! Thx!!!

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