WordPress Themes – 17 sprudelnde und erfrischende Quellen

WordPress Themes – 17 Bubbling and Refreshing Sources

This is an old post that is no longer updated. We have now developed our own WordPress alternative with Chimpify.

In my opinion, good web design is very, very important. It’s even a matter of survival these days. WordPress themes are therefore the most cost-effective solution, especially for starters.

Once again I have scoured the vastness of the Internet for you, examining every little corner to look for refreshing sources for high-quality WordPress themes. I was even able to find a few usable free ones!

But first of all…

Why WordPress at all?

WordPress is the biggest blogging tool in the whole world. It’s used by millions of people and seen by tens of millions of people, every day.

It’s free and it’s open source. The source code is available to everyone and you don’t have to pay anyone any kind of license fee – sounds great, doesn’t it?

In addition, a helpful and hard-working community works in the background. Helpful because you can turn to the support forum with any question. Diligent, because there are a large number of developers of plugins and themes. These plugins make WordPress more than just a blog CMS (Content Management System). There are now entire shop solutions based on WordPress. I use WordPress for large websites with over 2000 pages and have no complaints.

Another point is the installation. This is very easy and takes seconds. You can also easily customize WordPress according to your own needs.

And when the likes of Techcrunch, Mashable, TED, and Smashing Magazine put their trust in WordPress, this tool just has to be good, right?

What are WordPress themes?

A WordPress theme is a layout template or ready-to-use design. With a theme, you have the ability to change the entire look of your website with just a few clicks (more on that later).

I myself used the Stacked Theme by Über-Designer Orman Clark for this blog and just adapted it to my needs – and for a start I’m completely satisfied.

Free WordPress themes – is that also possible?

Naturally. It’s always free. As described above, I was even able to get hold of some good, free ones. Take a look at:

But still, I believe that free can never reach the quality, customizability and scope of paid premium themes. Therefore, always buy premium themes! 😉

Where can I buy monkey-like WordPress themes?

So now I’ve talked enough, let’s get started…


I can definitely recommend ThemeForest. With over 5000 site templates and themes starting as low as $1, this is one of the largest and highest quality marketplaces.

There are not only WordPress themes there, but also simple HTML pages, email templates, sales pages and Photoshop files.

Above all, talents like Orman Clark or Kriesi cavort there.

I always buy my WordPress themes there. The quality is simply 1a and processing via PayPal always works without any problems.

Mojo Themes

Similar to ThemeForest, Mojo Themes is a public marketplace. With over 500 templates and themes starting at $5, this one also has a bounty of lots of nice designs.


You will find over 100 beautiful themes and 200,000 users at WooThemes. The standard club membership costs $125 once and then $20 per month. However, there are other pricing models. It’s best if you take a look for yourself.


ElegantThemes offers a small but fine selection of 76 premium themes. 100,000 satisfied customers speak for themselves. Here you can’t buy individual themes, you just pay $39, every year, and you can stock up on as many themes as you want – that would be $0.52 per theme – bargain!


I see ThemeShift banner ads everywhere. You will find 14 smart themes there. The prices are regulated according to scale:

  • 1 theme – 39€
  • 2 themes – 59€
  • 3 themes – 79€
  • 4 themes – 99€

studio press

Studiopress is published by the well-known Copyblogger Media. At Studiopress you not only get themes, but also the super great Genesis Framework. The likes of ProBlogger and Chris Brogan swear by it. You can find about 48 themes for the price of $80 there. Or you can just buy them all for $350.


Themify is theme heaven by well-known web designer & illustrator Nick La. He advertises “Awesome WordPress Themes”. After a look at the theme section, you will find 24 chic premium themes for €39 each.

Current Special: Buy any Theme, get any second Theme for FREE! – it’s a great offer :).


When you visit ThemeFuse, a slider with different templates will appear on a pedestal. I don’t know why, but I’m really impressed by this podium, I like it!

In the theme area you will find 20 super chic, lovingly designed premium templates for $49 each. There is also a complete package, all themes for $389 – that would be $19.45 per theme.

Organic Themes

The first impression of Organic Themes almost knocks my socks off. Fresh, modern, chic. At Organic Themes you will find 18 fresh WordPress themes for artists, bloggers and entrepreneurs. The price for a theme is $69 – a bit steep compared to the other providers.

Graph Paper Press

You can find 31 elegant WordPress themes for creative people at Graph Paper Press. The pricing model is similar to ElegantThemes at $99 annually. You then have access to all themes, plugins, video tutorials and support. Or, you can go all out and order the Forever Plan for a one-off fee of $299 and have lifetime access.


At WPZOOM you will find 48 nice premium themes. There are different price models that fit your wallet. The Best Value Membership costs $199 once and only $9 per month thereafter.

frog themes

Frogsthemes has a kind of weird name, but the themes aren’t weird, they’re more modern and unique. You can find 9 premium WordPress themes at Frosthemes for only $48 per theme.

Color Labs & Company

You can find 39 cute WordPress themes at ColorLabs & Company. There are different packages and bundles. For example, an annual membership costs $59 and gives you access to over 25 themes.

template monster

Template monsters have been around for ages, even before WordPress. But of course they jumped on the WordPress train.

If you are not looking for these typical WordPress or Web 2.0 themes, then take a look at Templatemonster’s WordPress area. Prices per theme are around $60 – $70.


If you are looking for a German provider, then I recommend Elmastudio. The 6 premium WordPress themes look damn chic, are clean, of very high quality and state-of-the-art. And the whole thing for the price of only 12€, you can’t really complain about that. Of course, Ellen and Manuel did a great job – we wish for more! 🙂


Even if RocketTheme is more specialized for Joomla, it still provides a small source for WordPress templates. You can find about 35 premium WordPress themes there. Of course there is again a club membership:

  • $50 – 90 days – entitled to 2 installations
  • $75 – 365 days – entitled to 3 installations
  • $250 – 365 days – Eligible for unlimited installs


Just like RocketTheme, the people at YOOtheme are also more specialized in Joomla. But for the sake of completeness, there are also WordPress themes at YOOtheme, over 30 to be more precise. The standard annual membership is 79€ and includes 3 licenses. There are also other pricing models. Another nice piece of information is that behind YOOtheme is YOOtheme GmbH, which is also a German company.

A little hint

Make sure the themes are responsive. This means that when you stretch and shrink the screen, the elements adapt optimally to the screen. In this way you can be sure that you have an optimal display of the website on every device, regardless of whether it is a PC, iPhone or iPad.

How do I install WordPress themes?

After you have bought and downloaded a theme, you may be asking yourself the question: “How do I install the theme now?” – as already said, it is very simple:

We just installed WordPress and have the default theme:

Enter yourdomain.de/wp-admin in the browser line and log into the WordPress backend:
WordPress backend

If you are logged in, navigate on the left under Design > Themes:
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Now click on choose file, select the theme in ZIP format and click on install:
Install WordPress Themes now

After installation, all you have to do is click on Activate:
Enable WordPress Themes

And if you now call up yourdomain.de, you will see your new, beautiful theme :).

But I want a WordPress theme according to my wishes?

Of course, you don’t necessarily have to buy themes. You can also dig a little deeper into your wallet and have a design customized for you.

But here it gets a little more difficult, you have to dig deeper. To find real talent (which is still reasonably cheap), I recommend designer networks like deviantArt, Behance Network or Xing. Go on a search there, look at the works of the people and simply write to your favorites, I think you’ll agree :). I’ve been able to find quite a few talents this way.

Or, quite simply, you take a look at advertising agencies in Germany and hire an agency to do the work.


So, those were the 17 refreshing sources from which the WordPress themes just gush.

I am convinced of themes. You get a wonderful design for less than 100€, which you can easily install and adapt to your needs. Ok, it’s not unique, but after a few tweaks the web design should be more unique. You can always have an individual design made later.

And if you’re not using a good design yet, get your premium WordPress theme now or order an individual web design.

What else can I say great now? Besides, have fun browsing! 🙂

I hope I didn’t forget a quality theme provider?

How do you feel about WordPress themes?

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