Video is arguably the most engaging content type on the web today, but if you want to create a successful video-centric site, it must be both intuitive and engaging for your visitors.
Fortunately, you’re a WordPress user, and there are a myriad of WordPress themes available that make it easy to create and manage a high quality video website. Whether you’re showcasing your latest feature film, creating a video blog, or launching your own mini-YouTube, WordPress has a theme available that will deliver.
With the above in mind, this article reveals ten of the best premium WordPress video themes available today, in no particular order. Let’s get cracking!
1. True Mag ($59)
True Mag is a very flexible video website theme that can be used for a video blog, video portfolio, or a video magazine. It comes with multiple homepage layouts and various video sliders, so you can showcase your videos in a number of ways.
True Mag features powerful video functionality – including video ads, video auto-play, and front end video submissions – which enable you to create your own YouTube-style site. You can integrate video feeds from YouTube, and display self-hosted videos with ease.
2. VideoTube ($49)
VideoTube is another flexible and powerful theme designed to help you create your own video website. Whether you want to embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or Hulu, or host your own videos, VideoTube can be your platform.
This clean, modern theme is fully customizable, with various homepage widgets that enable you to display your videos as you like. Other powerful features include a built-in ‘like’ system for feedback, and front end video submissions. Automatic video thumbnails help to make VideoTube easy for you to get started with sharing your video collection.
3. VideoTouch ($59)
Still in the realm of flexible video website themes, VideoTouch is a beautiful theme designed to showcase your video collection. Large video thumbnail galleries make this theme a joy to browse.
VideoTouch comes loaded with a powerful layout builder that enables you to completely customize the display of your videos. You can embed videos from any major provider, as well as upload MP4 video files. Your users can also submit their video links or files via the front end, making it easy for you to grow your repository.
4. Total: Gamer Vlog ($59)
Gamer Vlog is a beautiful video theme created with the Total WordPress theme. Designed with large featured videos, this theme is perfect if you want to showcase a video portfolio, or if you’re running a video blog.
A range of theme options, customizable widgets, header & footer builders, multiple menu options and of course the powerful Visual Composer enable you to create a site that perfectly suits your needs. The theme is SEO friendly and responsive, enabling you to create a site that’s easy for visitors to both find and use.
5. eVid ($69)
eVid, developed by our friends at Elegant Themes, is designed for video bloggers. It integrates with major video hosts (including YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, and MetaCafe), and has a custom video interface for displaying your videos.
Full theme options enable you to completely customize your site without touching a line of code. The flexible layout builder works with shortcodes, so you can create any layout you imagine.
This theme isn’t as beautiful as some others we’ve looked at, but it is a solid theme that can work well for a simple video blog.
6. VideoZoom ($69)
VideoZoom is a powerful video theme designed to help you showcase videos from around the web. A flexible homepage slider packed with configuration options enables you to easily feature the best content on your site.
You can embed videos from all major video providers, or upload your own self-hosted videos. Advanced theme options enable you to customize the look and feel of your site to suit your needs. VideoZoom is also mobile responsive, ensuring that your videos will look amazing on any device.
7. Series ($49)
Series is another theme from the fine folks at Press75. This one is a bit different to its brother, as it is designed for displaying web series.
The layout enables your viewers to easily watch episodes of a web series and browse through available shows. Furthermore, responsive design and integrated social media options make it simple for your viewers to watch and share your videos on any device.
8. Video ($29)
Video is an all-in-one app theme from Templatic, designed to help you create your own YouTube. You can post and share videos from all major video providers, or upload your own self-hosted videos. The theme also enables your users to submit their video links and files through the front end.
The Video theme is fully customizable and has a wide array of configurable widgets, so you can create any layout you want to display your videos. Custom category pages and related videos enable you to create a complete video experience for your users, to keep them browsing.
9. Video Hub ($69.95)
From RichWP comes Video Hub, a responsive video theme designed to showcase a video library right on the front page. You can feature your best content using custom widgets, and monetize through ad widgets.
While designed to showcase video, Video Hub works with all WordPress post formats, so you could use this theme for a content-rich blog. It is not as customizable as some of the other themes we have looked at, but is a solid choice for a straightforward video site.
10. Paperback ($49)
Last on our list, from Array comes Paperback, a powerful theme that enables you to set up a fully functional news style website complete with videos. You and your users can embed videos from major providers, or upload videos directly to the site.
You can customize the colors, typography, add a featured posts carousel and more. You can also easily categorize videos (along side any other gallery, audio or traditional articles you publish) to create your own niche listings.
A video website needs to stand out to attract and hold the attention of visitors. As such, you need a WordPress theme that will present your videos in an attractive and intuitive manner, encouraging your users to not only view your content, but to stick around on your site and come back for more in the future.
We’ve done the legwork for you, searching through the many themes available to identify the cream of the video theme crop. From our list above, you should be able to find the perfect theme to create a successful video website, so pick one and get started today!
Now it’s over to you – we’d love to know more about your video website ambitions, so please share your experiences with creating a video website in WordPress in the comments section below.