The year 2019 is nearing its end, in fact by the time this gets published it’ll be done, and we look forward to the exciting new year 2020 — a new year with new opportunities, new challenges, and new goals to achieve. WordPress is evolving, with the introduction of ClassicPress and Gutenberg opening up new avenues in different directions, and the number of users and websites increases annually, and at the time of writing, WordPress is used by 35.3% of all the websites online..
All of us WordPressers use WordPress themes on our websites. There are a plethora of both free and premium themes to choose from, and it can be both a time-consuming and challenging task to find a suitable theme from all WordPress theme providers around the globe.
But help is on the way to help you find popular themes, hence even the best WordPress themes available.
This year I have compiled a list titled – What Are the Best Selling WordPress Themes?
and I ask two questions to leading WordPress theme companies, and these are as follows:
- Q1. What is your best selling WordPress Theme 2019?
- Q2. Why do you think your best selling WordPress theme is so popular?
This year, 44 WordPress theme companies responded which is hugely gratifying, so I’s like to thank all the WordPress theme companies who participate.
The Best Selling WordPress Themes 2019
So, sit back, relax, and let’s dig into the best selling WordPress themes 2019.
Q1. Ink themes have a large variety of themes, but if you are looking for an individual theme purchase which will tick all the boxes, then Hazel multipurpose theme will do just that.
Hazel is an all-in-one minimalist theme for creating leading-edge modern websites. With its help, you can power groundbreaking corporate, digital, SEO and web design agency websites. It is compatible with WooCommece and has everything you need to set up and run a successful eCommerce website. is one of the best minimalist themes of 2019. It has 9 pre-made designs that are built to engage users and provide for a remarkable browsing experience.
Q2. The skins of Hazel incorporate video backgrounds, cool Parallax effects, custom elements with micro-interactions, present-day content animation and more, moreover, Hazel is builder-friendly. It also has a bunch of most-wanted premium plugins onboard for free, including Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, Cube Portfolio, Ultimate VC Addons, etc. You’ll find both light and dark skins based on minimalism trends.
Thanks to Ingrid from Ink Themes.
Q1. So our best-selling package is All Themes, but if you look at individual theme purchases, then Hudson is the most popular theme purchased by customers in 2019.
Hudson is a Premium eCommerce WordPress Theme with minimalist, modern, clean design and a complete set of eCommerce features to help you easily manage your online store. It is compatible with WooCommece – the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress and has everything you need to set up and run a successful eCommerce website.
Q2. WooCommerce is growing more and more in popularity even as platforms like Spotify continue to grow. Hudon is a beautifully clean eCommerce theme for sites running WooCommerce. It has controls for deep customization and a stunning floating cart for increased conversions on your website.
Thanks to Scott from TeslaThemes.
Q1. Elephant is currently a popular theme on our site. We like to think of it as a charity WordPress theme of the new generation as it is built from the ground up using the new WordPress editor (Gutenberg). That also makes it future proof and robust.
Elephant theme features clean and modern design and supports a set of features that most charity/non-profit organizations will probably want to have on their websites.
Q2. After building a couple of very popular charity themes like Maisha, Pena, and Zeko, we gathered our experience and the feedback we got from our dear customers and turned it into what we feel is our best charity theme so far. People seem to have recognized that. Also, being fully optimized for the new WordPress editor, Elephant theme is a joy to use and customize.
Thanks to Marko from Anariel Design.
Q1. Catch Vogue Pro is a premium, beautiful, and stylish, fashion-minded, and aesthetically conscious multipurpose fashion WordPress theme for fashion blogs and websites. It comes with features like skills, why choose us, stats, gallery, services, promotion headline, WooCommerce, promotion sale, pricing, team, reservation, contact info, and more.
All of these fantastic features with a clean outlook makes Catch Vogue Pro even more powerful and flexible. It is wholly customizable, and you can quickly and effortlessly set up your fashion blog with a one-click demo install feature. So, make your website visually aesthetic, sophisticated, and grow your audience with Catch Vogue Pro.
Q2. Catch Vogue Pro is a good mix of modern, stylish design and easy to use excellent features. All of these features can be easily set up using WordPress core Theme Customizer and also rearrange any sections using Section Shorter, which makes this theme very versatile as well. So, the bottom line is Beautiful Design, Flexible Sections, and Easy to Use is the main reason for the success of this theme.
Thanks to Sangeeta Catch Themes.
Q2. Our most popular theme for the 4th consecutive year is Olsen, our fashion blogging theme for WordPress. Minimal, really flexible in terms of customization options and ready to support long-form content, whether it’s text, photos, or both.
Q2. Fashion blogging is on the rise, and users from this niche are looking for themes that don’t get in their content’s way.
Thanks to Gerasimos from CSSIgniter.
Q1. Schema has been our best selling for three years in a row now. It is schema-ready and 100% fluid responsive. Schema theme is a full package, and it is SEO-friendly, comes with an in-built review system, loads extremely fast, and comes with an advanced options panel.
Q2. The Schema theme is one of the fastest WordPress themes around and comes with built-in Schema. It is straightforward to use, and it is SEO friendly. It is a complete package and offers everything a website owner might need to make their content rank at the top of search engines.
Thanks to Bhanu from MyThemeShop.
Q1. In French, Mise En Place means “put in place” and carries the idea that a chef has everything they need in place before the cooking even begins. Our Mise En Place WordPress theme is designed with that same philosophy, giving you the tools you need to create an amazing site for your restaurant.
Q2. There’s something about it that calls for simplicity and sleek style. It just works. The use of parallax is subtle and appealing. The food menu is displayed on each side next to a picture creates a pleasant flow. It has many included features without the need to download plugins, as mentioned in its description, and that helps our customers make better decisions.
Thanks to Ramsey from Organized Themes.
Q1. Business WordPress Theme is our bestseller this year. It’s a modern, highly configurable, accessibility-ready theme that meets WCAG 2.1 and ADA standards (required by the law in many countries) to adjust a website for people with various disabilities. This WCAG and ADA WordPress theme is tailored for different kinds of business ventures, including startup companies.
Q2. The main advantage of this business WordPress theme is WCAG and ADA compatibility. Moreover, you will also discover many useful theme settings, shortcodes, and ready-made widgets, such as carousel sliders, tabs, counter, testimonials, team members, pricing tables, and much more.
That is why it’s often used for professional services or product presentations. As a solution for a successful business website in accordance with WCAG and ADA adjustments.
Thanks to Izabela from PixelEmu.
Q1. Our best selling theme on Themify is Ultra. It is a multi-purpose theme that is suitable for most general and ecommerce sites. It includes many headers and footer layout options, which you can select for the entire site or individual pages. Many pre-built demos allow users to build their websites quickly by importing the demos.
Q2. Themify Ultra is popular due to its flexible design options and powerful tools such as 1-click demo import, drag & drop page layout builder, and the growing skins.
Thanks to Nick from Themify.
Q1. Anariel is a classy and modern WordPress Fashion Blog for all the Bloggers out there who strive towards minimalism. Its retina ready and fully responsive design will look amazing and work fluently on all the devices, mobile, tablet, and desktop.
To save time and start your online experience even more comfortable and quicker, Anariel comes with six pre-defined demos that you can install with one simple click of your mouse or trackpad.
Q2. I think it is so popular because of its minimal yet appealing design which can be adapted to many different needs of our customers. And its best suited for any fashion or lifestyle blog out there. And since that is a popular trend in the past few years with people writing blogs about basically just about any topic, a blog theme like this can be very popular.
Thanks to Gljivec from PremiumCoding.
Q1. Our best selling theme is Sydney Pro (and has been for a while). Once you dig into its features, it’s easy to understand why. Sydney Pro is all about simplifying the process of building professional-looking websites, even if you’re still developing your coding experience.
The theme ships with several ready-to-go templates for a broad range of project types. You can easily tweak almost any aspect of those templates using the Customizer, and expand on them using drag-and-drop widgets. Plus, it works with WooCommerce out of the box!
Q2. The aspect that makes WordPress arguably so popular is that coding skills aren’t required to maximize its potential. We wanted Sydney Pro to build on this experience by giving you access to more advanced features.
At a base level, you can use the templates we set up to help you get started. For more advanced users, there’s a broad range of customization options, so you can make your website look and work exactly the way you want it to.
Thanks to Charlie from aThemes.
Q1. Imperion is an ultimate corporate WordPress theme that will provide you with a large number of essential tools. It has ten pre-made layouts to choose from. As an example, you will find something to present a topic of cryptocurrency, finance, and others. It also has multiple customization opportunities that allow editing the look of your online project.
Q2. This ready-made solution became very popular among different companies who want to promote their services. There are a few key reasons for it: Elementor Page Builder does not allow having some expert coding skills from people. Six headers, six-footers, and four blog layouts make it possible to create an original look. The package also includes multiple bonus images that will save time. Carousels and brands highlight the most important content.
Thanks to Lana from TemplateMonster.
Q1. After taking the reviews and feedback of our customers, it has been noticed that SKT Elements Pro is considered as the top-selling WordPress theme in 2019. Whether your business is based on a large scale or a small, this theme will work perfectly. The regular updates and modern functionality makes an SKT Elements Pro most demandable.
Q2. The theme is the best choice for ranking your business on search engines. The SKT Elements Pro is 100% responsive and features with the best solutions. Excellent support and documents have provided with that. The easy and attractive user interface will never let your customers leave the website without performing any action.
Thanks to Shri from SKT Themes.
Q1. Foodica is our most popular theme among food bloggers. It is packed with plenty of customization options, color schemes, a beautiful featured slider, and a Recipe Index page. The theme includes several types of custom widgets that can be used to create various layouts. Also, it is integrated with the first Recipe Card Gutenberg block of its kind, making each recipe stand out. Moreover, WooCommerce integration is a significant advantage for those who need to sell products or services directly on their blogs.
Q2.Since its release, we have updated Foodica continuously according to the needs of the food blogging niche. We think it has become so popular because it always kept pace with the requirements and feedback from our food blogger customers. A product that is permanently improved will always have the attention of its users and potential users.
Plus, the theme is very flexible and easy to set up, as we think food bloggers should concentrate on creating great recipes and not lose too much time setting up their blog. Moreover, with the different widgets and options, Foodica includes, it has proved to be useful for other types of blogs such as travel or lifestyle blogs and online magazines.
Thanks to Ina from WPZOOM.
Q1. AccessPress Parallax Pro is our top selling theme of 2019 with parallax design. Parallax design has been popular due to the 3D effect, can add a sphere to the product, can use as a platform for storytelling, and attract more visitors with interactive, engaging content and Call to Action features.
Q2. AccessPress Parallax has unique and attractive features along with following powerful features, that make AccessPress Parallax popular. Multi-layer and smooth parallax that adds interaction on your website. Drag and drop page builder to build the page layout with ease.
The theme is perfect for multipurpose like travel, portfolio, photography, nature, health, personal. 13+ widgets and 11+ shortcodes. Polylang free plugin to build a multilingual site. Two header layout. Advanced parallax section.
Thanks to Kushum from AccessPress Themes.
Q1. Meet ChicServe, our best selling WordPress theme 2019, a unique WordPress theme that was built specifically for females entrepreneurs running a service-based business. It’s outrageously stylish, incredibly flexible, and easily customizable, making this modern theme one-of-a-kind.
With it’s easy to use drag & drop free Elementor editor plugin. You get total control of your website look and feel, without needing to understand the technical side. Your website can look exactly like our demo site in just a few hours! AND you’ll be maximizing how you show your services because this theme was built specifically for business models like yours!
Q2. Reasons besides its chic design: Websites aren’t one-size-fits-all. The ChicServe theme includes specific website features that work best for service-based business models. Who doesn’t want a WordPress theme made just for their business model?!
ChicServe offers a lot of flexibility and customization for service-based female entrepreneurs who may not know how to design or develop a website, allowing for full control without needing to know the backend. Bluechic specialize primarily in themes for Female Entrepreneurs and Bloggers.
Thanks to Kathie from Bluchic.
Q1. Neve is the theme that encapsulates all the modern features a user needs nowadays. It is highly flexible and multipurpose, providing tens of different starter sites in which you can customize the way you like. Neve can be easily customized via drag-and-drop page builders like Elementor or Beaver Builder and works perfectly with the block editor.
Apart from its versatility, the theme was built for site performance, as it is one of the fastest themes out there and comes with Google AMP compatibility.
Q2. The reason why people love Neve so much is because of its beautiful and flexible design, which both casual users and developers find it easy to work with. Themeisle have created a lightweight theme without sacrificing flexibility. Total default WordPress install is as tiny as 28KB.
That wraps up this roundup of the best selling themes of 2019, however there are plenty more to choose from, for example from StudioPress, part of WP Engine, who have a large variety of top flight themes. Also of course you can get them custom made, and Xhostcom can help in that department, just get in touch for more information!
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