Here are 50 of the most popular WordPress themes on TF (Themeforest). They are ranked most popular by highest number of sales. Clicking on any of the thumbnails will take you to the theme. There's more info at the end of this post about how knowing what themes are most popular can help your business.
1. In Focus
inFocus comes with an impressive fully customizable jQuery homepage slider with 3 different staging effects. The theme also has 10 skins and a huge custom back end area with many customization options for both beginners and pros.
Display is best suited for Business and Portfolio sites and comes with a 3D Image slideshow that can be controlled from your backend with a custom tool. 8 additional Admin Pages make customization of this theme quick and easy.
3. Big Feature
Clean and flexible. Big article images and typography. Many settings available, several templates, 5 custom widgets.
For Business and Portfolio sites. It comes with 5 sleek skins and is very flexible. All -psd files are also included.
This theme has 5 pre-made skins. The theme is easy to modify and the PSD files included have been customized to allow fast skinning.
6. London creative
This theme comes with fully working contact form, featured images slider, unique spinning slider buttons, PrettyPhoto plugin and more. The dropdown navigation is very user-friendly.
7. Photo Nexus WordPress gallery
This is a 2 column , 2 color variation theme. Suitable for creating a gallery of Photos, Artworks or Designs. A modern yet minimalistic style will give your content focus.
8. WPA Storefront
This theme uses the existing WP-E-Commerce code combined with some new custom coding to display your products and product groups. Many different options for displaying your products. A video tutorial is also available.
This theme is best suited for Magazines and Blogs. It comes with 3 Image and News slideshows, multiple Page templates and 4 skins.
This single-page WordPress template that has been designed to be as simple and easy as possible. Ready in minutes. Jquery lightbox, unlimited color-options and many more features.
Awake has an easy to use admin panel to givie you full control over every major design element. If you need to add custom sidebars, edit your homepage content or change your footer column layout the options are easy to find.The theme also comes with an impressive easy to customize homepage slider with two transition effects and five staging options.
Convergence is a WordPress theme with focus on creating a community site. This theme includes many popular features seen in today’s industry leading community sites. Some of the included features are feedburner integration, gravatar ready, flickr showcase, social linking and more.
This clean-looking 960 grid-based theme has drop down menus, auto post thumbnails, is jQuery enhanced and has many more features available.
Levitation is best suited for Business and Portfolio sites. It comes with 5 skins, 2 different front page designs, multiple page templates, jQuery support and extensive documentation.
Many features available including video tutorials, 3D slider, many different color schemes, 14 unique page templates, AJAX contact form.
Contrastis a theme suitable for photographers, graphic & web designers. Umlimited theme colors, fullscreen backgrounds, social icons and more.
The theme makes use of the new Menu Manager, lightbox portfolio items, 1-level drop down menu, along with giving many customization options and a video screencast to help with the installation process.
This theme is designed to function as a portfolio. The theme is ideal for artists, designers, photographer, and other creatives that are in need of a portfolio template. Some of the features included are 6 unique themes, custom admin panel, jQuery lightbox and templates for all core pages.
Teme suited for personal portfolio, blog, or business website. Easy to customize with extended admin panel. Setup layout and custom sidebar possible for each page. Unlimited number of portfolios in 3 different layouts and a lot of flexibility.
The frontend design has become very popular as a HTML template. One of the strong features of this template is a professionally built admin panel letting you edit every major content block in the layout quickly and easily without opening up any template files.
This theme takes advantage with of the WordPress 3 features and is best suited for Portfolio and Business Websites. Create unique skins right from your backend without the need to edit anything within your css files. Install content automatically when setting up the theme.Easy to customize as you can take a look first how its done at the dummy posts and pages.
23. Studio Box
This theme simplifies the building of your online portfolio. Packed with useful showcases to have your creative work displayed for customers and clients.
The Vulcan template is modern and minimalistic for any kind of website. The theme is available in five colors and comes with three variations slider. Other features include jQuery image slideshow, six custom page templates, 8 widget places.
25. The clothes shop
eCommerce theme. Some features include shopping cart, SEO optimization, widgets and widget ready areas.
Minimalist and elegant look suitable for professional corporate websites. Easy to customize and many features, such as customizable homepage and sidebar areas.
Simple, clean and minimalist business wordpress theme suitable for business, portfolio, company, corporate – or even for a personal or blog site. Unlimited color, homepage slider, jQuery PrettyPhoto and more.
Theme developed for users who want visual browsing and a minimal layout. The theme can been used to create everything from e-commerce sites to portfolio sites. 7 color schemes and Lightbox gallery.
Echoes has 11 Skins, 3 mainpage styles, 5 Portfolio Page Styles, 19 Shortcodes, working Contact Page Ajax Validated Template and more.
It features numbered , thumbnail slides , content objects/elements, carousels, full-width pages, on hover icons with light-box supported images and videos, drop-down menus, multi-column footers and more to make it easy to customize.
SEO friendly, automatic thumbnail generation, AdSense ready, jQuery integration and many more features. This theme is developed with corporate businesses in mind.
31. Dark Atlantica
This theme suits best as a portfolio, or any other site that needs a beautiful layout. Ideal for artists, designers, photographer, and other creatives that are in need of a portfolio template that has a professional look.
32. RT-theme 6
This theme is best suited for business, corporate or service websites. A highly customizable theme with many backend options. Widgetized slider, 7 widget areas, 5 skin options, custom admin panel and auto thumbnails are some of the features.
33. The jewelry shop
The second eCommerce theme on the list. Shopping cart, SEO optimization, widgets and widget ready areas are some of the included features.
34. Design agency
This clean design is suitable for studio, design or communication agencies. Includes a full-featured custom administrator panel, working contact form with live validation and unlimited color variations.
WordPress + Portfolio = Wordfolio, a wordpress theme suitable for graphic & web designers. Includes the full layered psd-files, jQuery based transparent showcase, editable auto cycle and speed + more.
Deadline is a News/Magazine theme with many available custom options and widgets. Easily control content layout, manage advertising, show Twitter updates, display photos and much more.
Portfolio theme with 8 Color Styles, custom admin panel. The included Installation & Usage Instructions are comprehensive.
38. RT-theme 9
RT-Theme 9 is best suited for business, corporate, service or portfolio websites.
The theme comes with 5 premium skin options, sliced PSD files, 2 alternative homepages, a product showroom, widgetized sliders, custom admin panel and many more options.
Designed to suit almost any use – with carefully selected colour skins and the ability to switch an inner skin between light and dark to get a number of different personal results. Every page also has the ability to display an Image Gallery with 3 different styles. Many available options to customize your site.
One can also easily switch layouts from full width to 3 columns, turn off main borders and much more.
A minimal theme with many features; custom fading tagline, custom admin page, 2 custom widgets, 4 sidebar options and more.
41. RT-theme 5
Highly customizable theme with many backend options. 9 widget areas, jQuery improved and sliced PSD-files included.
SEO has been made a priority in this theme. The theme is widgetized with 9 preset styles. Three home page sliders available, contact page, custom sidebars and more.
43. Los Angeles
4 Color Styles, make your own color style if wanted, custom admin panel,widgetized Sidebar, image gallery and more.
44. The PaperCore
Elegant and minimal business style template. Some of the features included are 4 different styles, 2 jQuery image sliders, dynamic sidebars, 8 page templates and 3 bonus plugins.
Mainly suitable for portfolios and businesses. Includes 20 shortcodes, contact form, gallery video support, 7 help videos, multi-level drop-down menu support and more.
Suits anything from a corporate business to a portfolio site.
More than 10 professionally-designed and easy customisable themes, portfolio /mainpage item fader, news ticker, portfolio page with lightbox, php/js contact form and much more.
A theme made for business or portfolio websites. Many available options. Unlimited widget areas, both body and footer. Custom built FreshPanel.
Portfolio and blog theme. 12 skins included and more than 15 custom options in the admin panel. Grid-based layout that suits photographers, motion artists and others wanting to display their work.
Creative template is a clean and professional theme, that suits business, companies and personal web sites. 9 color variations, 2 different homepages, 12 different pages, jQuery dropdown menu, php contact form, 2 widgets and more.
50. WP Pro real estate
Clean and simple theme that it lets you to create a dynamic content managed site for the real estate business. Includes many features allowing for complete customization, like custom write post panel, built-in google maps, dynamic image resizing, multiple images per listing and searchable listings.
So there you have it… the most popular wordpress themes on Themeforest. Knowing what themes that are popular gives you quite a wealth of information. If you are a theme developer it would make sense to use any of these themes as inspiration or a jumping off point for your next theme. If you are a business owner it will help you understand what people like, thus allowing you to make maybe a better choice if you are picking a theme yourself.
Popularity does matter in this world (sadly) and I can tell you first hand that if you are using a generic theme for your business website, that switching to a more professional theme that has proven to be popular can improve your business. I know first hand. For a long time I was using the Thesis theme for this site. And it really made this site look more like a blog than a business. So I decided to change that once I found a theme on TF that I liked. I chose the display theme and decided I should at least test it out. Well it turns out that people really liked the way my site looked after that because I received a lot more leads than I normaly did. So doing something as simple as changing my sites wordpress theme improved my business. Of course changing themes is pretty simple if you know how to do it, but overal you're changing your entire look… so the implications go a lot deeper than just switching your theme. It's probably something that deserves it's own post. Might be something I will write about soon. Anywho,
Hope you like this list of the most popular themes on Themeforest!