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10 Elegant AJAXED WordPress Themes

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Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is a valuable tool becoming more and more popular within web design. Its effective, exciting for users, and works well with responsive designs. The purpose of Ajax is to allow a web page to update without having to reload the page which speeds up your website and the browsing process for your visitors. This means visitors can easily transition between gallery images, view similar product posts on a single page, submit a request through your contact page and receive a confirmation, or scroll though a map via a smooth Ajax transition.

WordPress themes have definitely been influenced by Ajax. Below are ten excellent examples of WordPress themes that have Ajax integrated into their code. These themes feature elegant transitions and quick load times that are to be expected of any site using Ajax. They are presented in no particular order, and are some of the best Ajax options available at the moment (in my opinion).

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1. Delta

Delta is a modern responsive Ajax WordPress theme by me – WPExplorer. This theme features an Ajaxed portfolio that will allow you to click on a portfolio item and have it pop right up at the top rather then completely re-loading the site. Delta also includes unlimited color options, a completely responsive design, the option to activate or deactivate the Ajax features, and much more. This theme is a great fit for developers, artists, professionals, and just about any other profession that requires a well thought out portfolio.

2. Aware

Aware is a responsive portfolio WordPress theme with an Ajax homepage portfolio. The simple theme is great for personal and professional portfolios, and it makes a great first impression with smooth transitions between posts/items.

3. Sky

Sky by Elegant Themes is a unique Ajax WordPress theme. The homepage is entirely done with Ajax, so posts and pages are pulled up without needing to reload the page. Sky comes packed with all of Elegant Themes’ theme options, shortcodes, and page templates. This is an awesome theme for someone who wants a creative and special theme.

4. PhotoLux

PhotoLux is a masonry photography WordPress theme. The portfolio is run on Ajax and includes a variety of effects and animations for images, videos, and the like. Theme also includes an Ajax contact form,  the Nivo slider, advanced styling buttons, and more. This is a great theme for photographers, artists, and anyone else with a portfolio to show off.

5. Garnish

Garnish is a simple one page portfolio WordPress theme. The theme includes a minimal Ajax portfolio that is very straight forward, as well as custom widgets, shortcodes, and more. If you need a no-fuss coming soon page, landing page, or if you just want a one page website this theme just might be the perfect fit.

6. Gleam

Gleam by Elegant Themes is a full-screen Ajax portfolio WordPress Theme. The theme pulls information from various pages within the website and opens a lightbox for the selected page or post. This drastically increases the speed of the website and also adds a very elegant touch to a beautifully crafted theme.

7. Coraline

Coraline is a a responsive business portfolio WordPress theme with an Ajax portfolio and an Ajax/PHP contact form. Visitors to your site can easily browse your portfolio items and submit inquires without having to reload the page. Coraline also features a modular homepage, so with a few of the included shortcodes you can build the homepage however you’d like.

8. Slide

Slide by Themify is a full-screen responsive slideshow WordPress theme designed to be a massive portfolio. The homepage slider pulls its slides from your blog using Ajax. This speeds up the site by allowing users to view content without having to reload the page. Slide is a great option for personal or professional portfolios.

9. Yin & Yang

Yin & Yang is a bright portfolio WordPress theme with an Ajax portfolio and contact form. The minimal theme has a powerful admin panel to make set up a breeze. The Ajax portfolio lets visitors easuly brose your work, and an Ajax contact form ensures they receive a confirmation after submitting a request. Yin & Yang is a great theme to use for yourself or your clientele.

10. Reveal

Reveal by ThemeTrust is an awesome responsive WordPress theme with an Ajax powered portfolio. Visitors can bros through galleries without having to reload the portfolio. Reveal has a clean and simple style, making this business/portfolio theme is a great option to showcase a range of works.

11. (BONUS) Soliloquy Slider Plugin

Soliloquy WordPress Theme

Yes, we know Soliloquy is not a theme. However, it is a super awesome plugin for WordPress and they recently added AJAX loading for the slides! This means you can now have super fast sliders on your site no matter how many slides you have. We just wanted to throw this plugin into the mix because it’s the best slider plugin for WordPress.

Do You Ajax?

We want to hear what you have to say! Do you use any of the Ajax themes above? How do you feel about Ajax – live it or hate it? Let us know in the comments section below!

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    I am using free template “Adapt” and very happy with this. Is this theme AJAX enabled?

    • AJ Clarke | WPExplorer

      Glad you like it 😉 No the theme doesn’t have built-in AJAX support.

  2. Raven

    I use Andre Gagnon’s Aware theme and I not only love the theme, but upon purchase and customizing, you come to realize he has really well-organized and well-written code practices in all his themes. His work is very professionally done, complete and his customer service is unparalleled. Both my husband and I only want to work with him because of these reasons. Him and his assistant are constantly answering customization questions, are very gracious and grateful for their loyal customers. We highly recommend the Aware theme and any others (we also have Big Format) by him.

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