Best WordPress Theme Company?

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Greetings All,

I would very much like to hear your opinions on which are the best WordPress themes. For me, they need to meet at least these criteria:

  1. There needs to be a fairly wide assortment of templates, all based on the same frameowork. I would like to learn how to use one framework.
  2. They need to have very professional design (at least a good number of them)
  3. They need to come with a layered Photoshop file so they are easily customizable
  4. They need to have a decent assortment of templates (page layouts) and widgets available (photo gallery, social media, seo etc.)
  5. Well supported and updated regularly to fix bugs and keep up with changes in WordPress
  6. They come from a company that's been around for a while and will be around for a while.
Right now, WooThemes and StudioPress are looking very good. Have you had any experience with other excellent templates?

All the Best,

Larry
#company #studiopress #theme #woo themes #wordpress #wordpress themes
  • Profile picture of the author pamb10
    You should take a look at the Genesis framework from Studiopress. Lots of options and child templates are available. There is also Thesis Framework from DIYThemes.
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    • Profile picture of the author larrylef
      Thanks Pam! I'll have a look.
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    • Profile picture of the author samsharen
      Originally Posted by pamb10 View Post

      You should take a look at the Genesis framework from Studiopress. Lots of options and child templates are available. There is also Thesis Framework from DIYThemes.
      Hi Pamb. I thought Thesis Framework was for advance level.
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      • Profile picture of the author aeboi80
        Originally Posted by samsharen View Post

        Hi Pamb. I thought Thesis Framework was for advance level.
        Note: Pam recommended Genesis and not Thesis. You are correct though, for a brand new person to wordpress, Thesis is probably not the easiest theme to configure, but its certainly not difficult. I've never been much of a fan of it myself, but Genesis is nice :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author WebSouthSols
      Originally Posted by pamb10 View Post

      You should take a look at the Genesis framework from Studiopress. Lots of options and child templates are available. There is also Thesis Framework from DIYThemes.
      I second that. Studiopress is great and if you have any issues their support forum is pretty good.
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      • Profile picture of the author larrylef
        Thanks very much. A lot of people are liking Studiopress
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    • Profile picture of the author larrylef
      Thank you. Very nice; especially Splendid.
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoDirect
    Press75.com has some really amazing themes. Their packages are pretty affordable too.
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    • Profile picture of the author larrylef
      Thanks promodirect. Indeed press75 has some very nice ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author samsharen
      Originally Posted by PromoDirect View Post

      Press75.com has some really amazing themes. Their packages are pretty affordable too.

      Your website is very professional.
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      • Profile picture of the author larrylef
        Why thank you. My website is a from scratch custom design I did a few years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    Hi larrylef,

    Feel free to check out freewordpresspremium.com

    They offer great themes and services.
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    • Profile picture of the author larrylef
      Thanks so much. Very nice. A lot of good suggestions here!
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  • Profile picture of the author TCstr8
    I would check out Catayst. Brand new to websites, and am absolutely in love with all the customization that's possible. And the support forum has been outstanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    If you have enough time you can have a look on this site.
    graphpaperpress(.)com , I'm not sure about this site but I'm hopeful.
    I've visited few days ago. It's a good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    Have you heard of themefuse.com? I think they do provide lot of professional themes that might suite you .
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Few days ago I got some wordpress themes from this site.
    I hope you will find your best
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  • Profile picture of the author larrylef
    I want to thank you for your excellent suggestions. I have checked them out and learning a lot. I will soon share some of the things I've learned here....
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  • Profile picture of the author seoproservices
    studiopress and themeforest are good one..
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  • Profile picture of the author meatro
    I personally prefer ThemeForest because there's so much more available there.

    However, my favorite theme companies are RocketTheme, YooTheme, StudioPress..

    The thing about ThemeForest, is that many of the makers there use the frameworks from these larger companies.. You can find plenty of themes on there using Genesis, Gantry, etc. frameworks.

    BTW, my favorite framework is probably Gantry.
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  • Profile picture of the author nstephan
    Genesis framework is a great one! Others generally are based on option, what you might like others might not... But Genesis framework is a great one to check into! Nice site as well, might want to add some ref images of the sites on your site, to keep the users from leaving your page as much... hope all is well!
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  • Profile picture of the author ColorVila
    have a check colorvila.com
    We supply quality WordPress Theme at affordable price, also the incredible support!
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  • Profile picture of the author pinterest01
    i go with elegant and wootheme... they are amazing designer there...
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  • Profile picture of the author michael0109
    I think citywpthemes.com this is best for all. This website provide for you reasons why choose the best wordpress themes for all category. Good luck!
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    If you like to wordpress , you will like Best free wordpress theme 2013.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wasim
    I'm currently using Thesis on my site and everything seems ok but I would just like to say that, to a certain extent, to customise Thesis really well it helps to know atleast the basics of HTML & CSS, that's how I've managed to make my site look the way it does.

    I'm not sure whether the other Themes mentioned in the above posts require this basic knowledge or not. It would be interesting to know this.
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  • you can try Colorlabsprojetc(.)com.

    their themes are awesome and all of their themes are responsive !!!

    Actually now they have a bundle promo for their themes. I think the price is pretty cheap
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    • Profile picture of the author CampbellMcArthur
      Thesis and Genesis Frameworks are as good as it is going to get for premium theme Frameworks for WordPress. I have developed with both Genesis and Thesis and my verdict is that Thesis is the Better Framework between the two.

      Plus the Thesis Support Forum is Top Shelf and it literally takes minutes or possibly a couple of hours "tops" to get you questions answered even customization ones too. Where as with Genesis, bleh, you will some times have to wait 3 -4 days to get a simple question answered. That is if they do not Stone wall you and say that the question falls within the realm of customization beyond the scope of the forums.

      Personally, I got real sick of that B.S in a real hurry. Wait three days to get a lousy response and that would be what I ended up with.

      Genesis has gotten too big for their britches and the support has gone way down hill. As a point of interest Thesis is much faster by a long shot over Genesis as far as load times go even with the exact same plugins installed, The Genesis Site will definitely need a cache plugin where as the Thesis site absolutely will not! Yes there is that much difference!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jayceeme2010
    try searching in google. try Colorlabsprojetc(.)com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dainis
    not a fan of studiopress.

    moving my whole site network over to pagelines.

    mostly happy so far -- but pagelines kind of stumbled with their 2.0 release.

    -- dainis
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    • Profile picture of the author Certitude
      I like Mojo Themes and Elegant Themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author rantrally
    I've used Woothemes in the past and been very happy with them. I'd recommend them to anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author fixie
    Elegant themes have great support and very nice themes. I would go with them.
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    Will this work for you >> Wordpress Corporate Template
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