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For many good reasons, ThemeForest is the go-to website for WordPress themes (as well as for a whole bunch of other platforms), but if you're struggling to find a worthwhile template, it may be time to broaden your horizons.
Over the years, I have worked with WordPress enough to have sampled a wide range of WordPress theme vendors – and although ThemeForest is excellent – I have discovered gems elsewhere.
Our Theme Vendor Directory is a great place to start looking, but below, I've selected my personal top five places to find epic WordPress themes.
If you're looking for pure professionalism, look no further.
StudioPress craft their themes themselves, building each one upon their world-famous Genesis Theme Framework. So, not only will you get a sharp looking theme from StudioPress, but you can rest assured that the back-end is solid, too.
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The WordPress templates at ElegantTheme are, well, elegant.
They only have 87 themes (at the time of writing), but each one is beautifully put together. I also really like the back-end of their themes, as well as the shortcodes that their themes come bundled with.
The only issue that you may have with ElegantThemes; is their fee structure. You can't purchase one theme individually. Instead, you have to sign up to a $69 or $89 per year subscription plan, or pay a one-time fee of $249 for full access to their themes and plugins.
Prices from: $69 per year
Like ElegantThemes, ThemeFuse doesn't exactly have a gigantic library (in fact, they have less than 40), but it's quality over quantity as far as I'm concerned.
I find their themes (which they build themselves) to be very bold and eye-catching, so their offerings are worth checking out if that's what you're looking for.
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Template Monster has a strong reputation, and that's mainly down to the excellence of their themes.
They commission web designers to build templates, and this system seems to do a good job of keeping the quality level high. Their prices aren't bad, either.
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5. Mojo Themes
Mojo Theme can be a little hit and miss at times, but it's home to some very snazzy WordPress themes.
Furthermore, it boasts a wide range of very cheap themes that don't actually look too bad at all, for their price. A good place to look for a bargain.
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Where Do You Shop for WordPress Themes?
The list of WordPress template vendors above should tide you over, but be sure to check out our Theme Directory for more quality vendors.
Or, you could always try coding your own themes.
Got another source of classy WordPress Themes? Let me know your favourite vendors in the comments section below!