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30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes : May 2015

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So the first half of the year is over, but we have a couple of month of awesome premium themes that we still need to share with you! Checkout our roundup of the best WordPress themes released in May of 2015. I hope you enjoy the selection, handpicked across a number of varied niches.

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Bakery – WordPress Bakery, Cakery & Food Theme

For a very tempting display of cakes and bakes. Bakery is an ideal fit for any recipe based website. Well designed theme that is visually impressive and it comes with RTL support and WPML compatibility. It is a highly rated, bestseller theme in the retail category for May on ThemeForest. Multiple pages such as a 404 page, a contact page, a maintenance page, coming soon and about pages will certainly prove useful when you create your website.

BuildMe – Construction & Architectural WP Theme

BuildMe is well suited for architects, builders and other construction related businesses. It is a powerful theme that advertises excellent admin and user experience. It offers a number of theme options that can customize layout, color combinations and images, while at the same time remaining simple to install and use. The theme’s package is loaded with multiple color skins and it has 12 premade layouts.

BestBuild – Construction & Building WP Theme

BestBuild is a corporate and business theme that has been created for use by the architecture, construction and similar businesses. BestBuild is available to you with multiple header layouts, detailed company pages about the business, service, career and project page options. A translation ready theme with full WPML compatibility.

Elixir – WordPress Restaurant Theme

Elixir is a premium WordPress theme designed for any business in the food industry ranging from a personal chef to a chain of restaurants. It offers 4 different homepage options, three of which are curated to suit three different tastes of specific food. A sticky menu ensures easy navigation and the modular design enables easy customization.

Handy – Handmade Shop WordPress WooCommerce Theme

For showcasing and selling handmade products on a website, Handy is a fine choice of theme for such a purpose. With an out of the box layout configurator, you can set custom layouts for individual static pages, blog pages and shop pages. Handy also comes with a powerful seasons admin panel, multiple layout options and WooCommerce support.

Car Rental WordPress Theme Landing Page

Car Rental, as the name suggests is designed for businesses that let out vehicles for a fee. Search Engine Optimized Themes with a handy pagebuilder. The theme permits for the display of cars with a slider, an information selector for viewing of car specifications and a reservation form to book a car. The contact form and the addition of Google Maps to help would be customers find your car rental service are useful features.

Myth – An Elegant Storytelling WordPress Blog Theme

If storytelling is your forte, Myth may just be the theme you are looking for. It is Aesop Story Engine ready. The images featured on the homepage can be managed with a number of controls. It comes with Typekit Support, Google Fonts Support and Instagram Support.

Travel WordPress Theme – GoExplore!

GoExplore is for any personal travel blogger or for professional travel related businesses like hotels, lodges or resorts. It comes with an exclusive travel destination plugin. This plugin can be used creatively to help a visitor narrow down his or her destination options. Any number of sub pages can be added to provide more information on destinations and travel related services. With GoExplore, a fully fledged travel website can be created effortlessly.

EcoWaste – Environmental WordPress Theme

For an organisation interested in addressing environmental issues, a website can be easily built with the EcoWaste theme. The powerful admin panel helps to set up the website just the way you need it. It conveniently comes with a dummy data file that allows that gives you an idea of how the website would look filled with content. Wide and boxed layout, multiple color schemes, Woo Commerce compatibility, advanced header and footer options, and Contact Form 7 integration are part of the theme bundle.

AutoDoc – Car Repair Mechanic Shop WordPress Theme

AutoDoc is a WordPress theme that is suitable for any kind of auto business, be it car wash services, auto repair services, mechanical workshops or garages. Responsive theme with a revolution slider and four color skins. It works well with WooCommerce, Mailchimp and Contact Form 7.

Classico – Responsive WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Classico is WooCommerce theme for managing and selling any product. It can also be used to showcase any portfolio. The theme has 12 different homepage variants to help get you started and multiple layout combinations that you can try out. Several plugins such as Visual Composer, Essential Grid, Master Slider and Live Chat have also been included.

The Voux – A Comprehensive Magazine Theme

Voux is a fully responsive well designed, fashionable magazine theme. Theme come with a user friendly header with megamenu and full screen gallery options.

Charm – Portfolio for Freelancers & Agencies

Charm is a portfolio theme with excellent typography and great attention to detail. A theme crafted for freelancers and agencies. It is fully responsive and superfast. The responsive portfolio grid is great for displaying images, photos and videos in a visually pleasing manner. It comes with multiple Portfolio pages, 6 page templates and 3 different blog layouts (Classic, Grid & Full width).

Alice – Agency & Freelance Portfolio Theme

Alice is yet another agency and portfolio theme that has been released in the last month. It comes with Grid and Masonry Layout, Infinite scroll and normal pagination. Powerful video options that enable embedding videos from YouTube, Vimeo and self hosted videos are available. Video can be muted or put on autoplay or looped. It can also be merely decorative or enabled with a play / pause button. The hero title slider comes in handy if you decide to use a fullscreen image or video on your site’s homepage.

Little People – Kindergarten WordPress Theme

Little People is built specifically for nurseries, kindergartens and  the childcare industry. Images, video, background option and animation can help convey effectively to viewers and customers the highlights of the facilities available for the little ones. It has many prebuilt pages that can be readily used and a timetable plugin and testimonial management plugin will come in handy.

Moon- WordPress Theme For Photography Portfolio, Blog & Retail

Loaded with features, Moon can be a true delight for bloggers and shutterbugs. Images, videos and audios can all be showcased in multiple layouts. And simply clicking on a place on the map can help to display all the photos taken in that place. Appointment booking, project details box, vertical and horizontal sliding options, smart photo protection and password protected pages will prove useful when creating a professional photography site for a freelancer.

ZORKA – Wonderful Fashion WooCommerce Theme

Zorka is a fine theme for online fashion. 11 homepage options, 10 different header styles and numerous shortcodes are available to build and showcase an impressive portfolio of products on your site. Zorka is WooCommerce integrated, making it easy to create an online store for fashion products.

Launchkit – Landing Page & Marketing WordPress Theme

With versatile headers and calls to action options, Launchkit is geared towards persuading visitors to become customers. Marketing appeal can be enhanced with good use of colors with the help of Visual Composer. 30 custom page builder elements and parallax background imagery will aid in creating an impressive site.

Fusion – Mobile App Landing WordPress Theme

Mobile App Developers, Portfolio Builders and creative agencies can check out Fusion. Two distinct homepage options are available – one specifically designed for showcasing apps that have been developed and another that can be used to display portfolio. A child theme has also been included as part of theme bundle.

Metz – A Fashioned Editorial Magazine Theme

Metz is a stylish theme for magazines and editorials. It comes with 13 widgets. The theme’s elements can be combined into different styles for a sleek presentation of images and text content.

Lora – Responsive WordPress Blog & Portfolio Theme

Very handy for a blogger, Lora comes with a number of options that make editing an easy task. You can choose from 10 blog layouts and 3 portfolio layouts. Unlimited color options and full screen background images for posts and pages can be used imaginatively for attractive and very readable presentation of content.

DeVoe – Fashion & Entertainment News Theme

Keep your visitors up to date with fashion and entertainment in an engaging manner with DeVoe. This theme strives to maximize ad revenues by increasing visibility of sticky sidebars and ad placement options. Multiple layout options, fly out navigation, post/page slideshows and 8 custom widgets should prove useful.

Liberty News – Magazine, Blog WordPress Theme

Another Magazine and blog theme released in May. 18 custom widgets, 4 header styles, related posts and a post review system can be used to create a news site of your liking. Theme can be used in boxed, dark and light versions.

Bradford – Photographer Portfolio WordPress Theme

Bradford is minimalistic and can help create a stunning portfolio or photography website. It can conveniently be used for both studio and personal websites. Flow gallery, masonry portfolio and striped pages add value to this theme.

Appica 2 – WordPress App Showcase Theme

A well designed theme for showcasing apps. It has all the requisites for presenting the app in an effective manner. Appica 2 comes to you with unique shortcodes, great material design effects, mobile off canvas navigation and a user friendly options panel.

Metis – Portfolio / Agency WordPress Theme

Metis is a portfolio cum agency theme. Multi Page with fullscreen and classic navigation, One Page with Light and Dark variant, 3D curtain effects, masonry and grid portfolio, sortable portfolio, YouTube video background, working contract form, 9 portfolio variants and parallax background are some of the features that come bundled with this theme.

#News Board – WordPress Theme

NewsBoard is a good choice of a theme for a journal or a news magazine. Unlimited portfolio pages, responsive design, revolution slider, multiple slideshows, good audio and video support, unlimited color options and advanced typography options are all helpful in sharing text and images on the website with your readership.

Tography – Photography Theme

Designed by photographers for photographers. WooCommerce integrated, selling your creative work online is much easier. Two header layouts and 3 portfolio and 3 gallery layouts allow a photographer to display his work on an appealing online platform.

Wendy – Multi Store WooCommerce Theme

Wendy is designed for a store that sells any kind of product – furniture, pastries, flowers , clothes, electronic goods and literally anything else. 6 homepage options are provided and they can be mixed up to give a really individual feel to your website. Features like Product Quick View, Product Carousel and Product Zoom help highlight product features.

Sidewalk – Elegant Personal Blog WordPress Theme

Sidewalk is intended for sharing inspirational stories. It’s focus is on readability and great user experience. Designed specifically for personal blogs it can be adapted to professional blogs as well as simple magazines and newspapers. Unlimited Sidebars, 4 pagination types, custom widgets and ‘related post’ plugin can aid in creating a great user experience.

Final Thoughts

If you still haven’t found what you are looking for then I’d suggest you try Total Drag & Drop Multipurpose Theme homegrown here at WPExplorer. Not only does it come with super flexible features (like the live WordPress customizer, and a drag & drop page builder) but we’re creating new demos every month to show just what Total can do. And stay tuned – the next roundup of themes is just around the corner!

Article by Vishnu author
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  1. Simply Compelling

    Hey Vishnu, nice post with some awesome themes. Is there a reason you are just doing May? Do you guys actually test all of these themes?

    • Kyla Avatar Kyla

      We’re catching up – the June list is on it’s way! And while we don’t buy each of these themes, we do look at the theme demo and read over the features list to see if it has good aspects that we think our readers might like 🙂

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