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!
VideoTube is a 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.
2. VideoShare (Free)
Still in the realm of flexible video website themes, VideoShare is a beautiful free theme designed to showcase your video collection. A clean video thumbnail gallery make this theme a joy to browse.
VideoShare is mobile friendly, so your site will work fabulously on any device. You can also embed videos from any major provider, as well as upload MP4 video files so you have tons of video options. And if you’d like more features or priority support, the developer offers a pro version as well.
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.
4. True Mag
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.
True Mag is ready for you to create a full video community, and integrates with popular plugins including BuddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce, and Membership from WPMU DEV.
5. Video Podcasting (Free)
You can probably guess from the title, but Video Podcasting is designed for video podcasts. I don’t know about you, but it seams video podcasts on Spotify and YouTube are exploding in popularity. So why not host yours on your own WordPress site?
This theme integrates with major video hosts (including YouTube, Vimeo, etc), and has theme options plus an easy to use framework so you can create your site without touching a line of code. The theme is responsive, retina ready, RTL ready and compatible with WPML. Video Podcasting is targeted at a niche audience, but is a solid theme that can work well for any simple video blog.
Keeping videography in mind, Vlog is a responsive video theme designed to showcase your video library front and center – or really wherever you want. You can feature your best content using the themes custom modules (which you can arrange how you’d like), and monetize through ad banners.
While designed to showcase video, Vlog works with all WordPress post formats, so you could use this theme for a content-rich blog. Other notable features include playlists, thumbnail autodetect, watch later, cinema mode, sticky video, series and automatic video import from YouTube or Vimeo. Plus Vlog is fully compatible with top plugins like WooCommerce, JetPack, Yoast, WPForms, and more.
Clean layouts really make videos pop, which is why Tuber is a great choice. This video and podcast focused blog theme uses bright colors, modern design and intuitive layouts to make browsing your site easy. In fact, there are plenty of pre-build demo layouts that you can choose from to style your site quickly.
The theme is compatible with WooCommerce and Elgro crypto payments for added e-commerce functionality. Other theme settings include typography and color options, adaptive images, header and footer layouts, mobile optimizations, social media integration and GDPR compatibility.
8. EnjoyVideo (Free)
Did you know that using a dark design can reduce eye strain? Which is why the free EnjoyVideo theme may be a great choice, as the default dark color scheme means users can spend more time browsing your videos!
This free theme is quick and easy to implement, with simple options to add your content. You can add videos from any third party site supported by WordPress embeds (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Animoto and more). Plus the theme is mobile responsive for desktops, tablets and phones.
Entourage is a modern and trendy video premium theme for WordPress perfect for promoting your new feature length film, sharing your independent documentaries or for showcasing your daily vlogs. Whatever you create, Entourage was specifically created for you to be able to share your videos with the world!
The theme is responsive and retina ready, and is also easy to setup and customize thanks to the included templates, color picker options and of course the Visual Composer. With the Visual Composer you can build any page or post layout that you want.
Entourage also includes custom widgets and shortcodes so you can further tweak your website. Other awesome theme features include a powerful admin panel, 4 pre-made homepage layouts, unlimited colors, 3 blog post formats and support for popular plugins like Contact Form 7.
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.
11. Video Streaming (Free)
The free Video Streaming theme is a great option for vloggers, podcasts, live streamers and more to host their own collection of videos. An impressive homepage lets you showcase your most important videos, and social media integration makes sharing easy. The theme includes support for multiple video sources, a blog and popular WordPress plugins like JetPack.
Create a website to showcase your videos in minutes with VideoRev. The theme includes ready to use sample demos to get started fast, but also comes with full support for the Elementor page builder. So whether you want to start with a template or create custom layouts, you have tons of options.
VideoRev is also compatible with BuddyPress for social networking, MyCRED user activity points system and even Video Ads for video monetization. There’s lots of reasons to like this theme!
NewsTube is 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.
Ever wanted to create your own Netflix? Then Aztec is for you! This video streaming and membership site has everything you need to launch your own video service including the popular ARMember e-commerce membership plugin to manage your service plans, user registration, member profiles and subscriptions.
Aztec uses Elementor for easy drag and drop page building (even the header and footer), though there are plenty of premade layouts included. The theme also includes a video player, support for third party videos, watchlists, rating system and ability to add seasons/episode labels.
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.
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.