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Top 5 Most Popular Premium WordPress Themes 2018

If you’re looking for the best WordPress theme money can buy, then this collection of the most popular premium WordPress themes will help you find what you seek.

In this collection, you’ll find themes that are packed with demos for every type of project. You’ll also find themes that feature bespoke or third party page builder tools that make creating custom designs for your WordPress website surprisingly simple.

The most popular premium themes also include a wide range of features that will upgrade your WordPress website from a standard blog to a powerful publishing platform. If you want to create a fully functioning online shop or just list a few items for sale on your website, most of the themes in this collection have good ecommerce capabilities.

The WordPress themes that have made it into this collection all feature high-quality designs, impressive selections of demos and pre-built layouts and templates, plenty of customization settings and options, and genuinely useful features that will make your website serve its purpose more effectively.

These are the most popular premium WordPress themes for a reason, and whichever one you choose, you’ll be well on the way to creating a great website.

Avada

Avada is the number one, bestselling WordPress theme of all time – at least at the busy ThemeForest marketplace – making it a worthy inclusion in this collection of the most popular premium WordPress themes.

Avada is packed with settings and options, making it a great choice for those who have a strong vision for their project and want to apply it to their WordPress website. As well as the detailed theme options control panel, Avada provides you with a growing library of pre-built demos.

The Avada website demos cover a range of categories, including photography, agency, gym, business, church, cafe, fashion, travel, ecommerce, and many more types of website. All of the demos and their pages can be customized through the integrated Fusion Builder tool. This bespoke page builder tool makes it easy to create custom page layouts, and then drop a wide range of elements into them.

Some of the elements that you can add to your posts and pages with Avada include alert messages, buttons, flip boxes, full-width sections, pricing tables, sliders, testimonials, and much more. Avada also gives you five header layouts to choose from, ensuring you get the right look and feel for your website.

The distinctly different Avada demos make this a true multipurpose theme that is ready for almost any project, right out of the box.

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Newspaper

Newspaper is one of the bestselling news and magazine style themes for WordPress. No matter what content you’ll be publishing on your website, from serious articles and reports, through to recipes, fashion, culture or travelogues, the Newspaper theme has a pre-built template to match.

In fact, with so many different demos to choose from, there’s a great chance that your news or magazine website will have a look and feel that is perfectly suited to the type of content you are publishing. Once you’ve chosen a demo from the available options, you can then use the detailed customization settings to tweak the design to ensure it matches your vision.

After a recent update, the Newspaper theme now comes with a brand-new drag-and-drop page builder designed to help you customize your site. The tagDiv Composer is specially built for news, magazine, and publishing websites, and comes with over 100 elements to ensure each article has the right look. This best-selling WordPress theme also has various pre-built template designs for posts and pages, all gathered into the tagDiv Cloud Library. With the custom widgets such as weather, currency exchange, popular posts, or range of social media ones, you can provide useful information to your visitors, while making it easy for them to find more of your content.

If you want to monetize your website, the Newspaper theme includes an ad management tool and plenty of locations for displaying adverts. You also get to work with full-width page layouts, multiple headers, and top bar designs, not to mention a range of post templates to make your content more engaging.

Newspaper has a wealth of features that will help you build a professional news and magazine website with WordPress.

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Uncode

Uncode has worked its way up the charts since its initial release to become of the most popular WordPress themes available today.

To help it become one of the best-selling creative multi-purpose themes for WordPress, Uncode is packed with an ever-expanding list of features. First released in 2015, Uncode has been constantly updated and refined to remain a strong and consistent seller at the ThemeForest marketplace. Now on version 1.8, Uncode gives users a huge library of unique concepts or website demos to choose from for their own projects. Like many of the other best-selling WordPress themes in this collection, Uncode makes it very easy to import your choice of demo into your website dashboard. Simply make your selection, press a few buttons, and your site will be set up and ready to accept your content.

To help you add your own personality to the Uncode demos, this theme includes the ever popular WPBakery Page Builder plugin – previously known as Visual Composer – that gives you the ability to customize the demo content through a drag-and-drop visual editor. As well as the page builder, there’s also a powerful theme options panel that gives you even more creative control over the appearance of your website, whatever type of site you’re working on, from ecommerce store to basic blog.

Other premium tools in the Uncode package include the powerful Slider Revolution and LayerSlider slideshow builder plugins that will provide you with everything needed to add eye-catching presentations to your website. Uncode also works with all the best third-party plugins to ensure maximum compatibility with any tools you want to add to your site. The social media integration features should come in handy too, for anyone who wants to display content from their feeds on their WordPress website.

With demos covering agency, portfolio, blog, ecommerce, and corporate projects, you really can create any type of WordPress website with the Uncode theme.

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X

X is another powerhouse of a WordPress theme that can be used to create any type of website with WordPress.

To demonstrate the multi-purpose credentials of X, this popular premium WordPress theme provides you with four main categories of pre-built demos. Each category then contains multiple variations that cover a wide range of projects. Therefore, no matter what type of website you plan to build, from business homepages and online portfolios, through to ecommerce stores and regular blogs, X has you covered.

Furthermore, X includes Cornerstone, one of the best WordPress page builders available. One of the highlights of the X page builder tool is its front-end, drag-and-drop user interface. This gives you a WYSIWYG view of your pages as you design them, removing much of the guesswork this process usually involves.

Thanks to Cornerstone’s good selection of modules, you can easily populate your layouts with useful elements to make your website stand out from the crowd. X also includes a growing number of extensions that add even more features to your website.

This is a very impressive theme and if you want to know more, be sure to read our in-depth X WordPress theme review. However, if you like what you’ve read so far, the short version is that X is a highly flexible option, which is packed with features that have helped make it one of the most popular WordPress themes available today.

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TheGem

TheGem is a new addition to this collection of the most popular premium WordPress themes.

With over 50 creative concepts to choose from, this multi-purpose theme can be used to create almost any type of website with WordPress. Spanning multiple categories and design styles, each of the website demos of TheGem has been built to a very high standard. In fact, it’s fair to say that individually, each of these demos could be sold separately. However, as it is, anyone who chooses TheGem gets access to a very impressive library of website demos.

Thankfully, when setting up your website, TheGem makes it very easy to import this content. After doing so, you can then choose from over 100 creative templates for the homepage and inner content of your site. Customizing your site isn’t a problem either and the options on offer help explain why TheGem is one of the most popular premium WordPress themes available today.

Despite a strong focus on design and pre-built content, the creators of TheGem haven’t overlooked the other essential aspects of producing a winning theme. If you do choose TheGem for your project, your website will load quickly, be optimized for the search engines, and of course, be highly mobile friendly. As you’d expect from a best-selling theme, TheGem has been designed to work fully with the leading third party plugins, such as WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, and more. The package also includes a good selection of useful premium plugins at no extra cost.

Whatever type of website you’re creating, the demos of TheGem should be able to help you launch your project in style.

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