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25 Best Commercial WordPress Themes of 2010

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25 Best Commercial WordPress Themes of 2010

We created a list of Best Free WordPress Themes of 2010. We also created a list of Best WordPress tutorials of 2010. So it is only fair that we create a list of best commercial WordPress themes of 2010. This year we saw a number of cool theme releases. Below are some of the ones that we really liked here at WPBeginner.


We saw some amazing things in the world of WordPress frameworks. So it is only fair that we start with them.

1. Genesis

The most powerhouse framework for WordPress that we have been using for our clients. We are also going to be using it for WPBeginner 2.0. This framework is the hottest thing in the market right now with plenty of child themes available as well.

2. Headway 2.0

Just watch the video, and you will love it. If you do decide to buy this framework use the coupon “wpbeginner” for 20% off.

3. Platform

A very cool drag and drop framework that was launched this year by the folks over at Pagelines.


Commercial Themes / Child-Themes

There were some amazing themes that were released, but again child themes is the future. So along with covering just themes, we will also be covering beautiful child themes for frameworks.

4. Woo Listing Theme


WooThemes released a very nice directory theme for WordPress. This is definitely going to be used in a lot of sites because it has a lot of potential.

5. Live Theme

Live Theme

Live Theme is a video-centric WordPress theme designed for live event broadcasting, community interaction, and all around awesomeness.

6. Standard Theme

Standard WordPress Theme

7. Crystal Child Theme by StudioPress

Crystal Theme

8. Estate Theme

Estate WordPress Theme

9. Blogfolio

Blogfolio WordPress Theme

10. Photo Art Gallery

Photo Gallery WordPress Theme

11. Hand Crafted Professional WordPress Theme

Hand Crafted Professional WordPress THeme

12. Origami WordPress Theme

Origami WordPress Theme

13. Themology WordPress Theme

Themology WordPress Theme

14. Magnifolio WordPress Theme

Magnifolio WordPress Theme

15. WP Answers

Answers WordPress Theme

16. Fler WordPress Theme

Fler WordPress Theme

17. Endeavor Genesis Child Theme

Endeavor Genesis Child Theme

18. Anthology WordPress Theme

Anthology WordPress Theme

19. FolioStudio WordPress Theme

FolioStudio WordPress Theme

20. FlipBlog WordPress Theme

FlipBlog WordPress Theme

21. Simplic WordPress Theme

Simplic WordPress Theme

22. Crisp WordPress Theme

Crisp WordPress Theme

23. Chapters WordPress Theme

Chapters WordPress Theme

24. The Developer WordPress Theme

The Developer WordPress Theme

25. Showtime WordPress Theme

Showtime WordPress Theme

Now these are just some of the ones that we like. If we decide to list all the awesome themes that were released in 2010, it would take forever to load this page. So it is best that we give you few awesome sources to look:

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  1. DanMPopescu says:


  2. DanMPopescu says:

    Genesis with almost any child theme, even the free ones, is the best by far. I had to mention this, :)

  3. Keith Davis says:

    Genesis or Headway?
    Help me decide admin.

    I’m OK with html and CSS but have no PHP skills.

    I’ll probably use them on client’s sites.
    Which would you go for?

  4. Simon Potts says:

    Awesome post. Will be having a browse through all these. Google isn’t as helpful with theme hunting as I hoped it would be.

  5. Mike Key says:

    I love Standard Theme and have to recommend it. I was using a WooThemes theme for my personal blog for about a year and just recently made the switch to Standard. Very easy to customize and very nicely coded.

  6. Oli Dale says:

    Thanks a lot for including in this list :)

  7. Piet says:

    I cannot understand how themes that have zero localization can make it on your list of best commercial themes of 2010. The www is wider than the US alone!

  8. williamson says:

    This list is bit biased one. you have ignore some theme houses at your own will.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Again the article clearly states “Below are some of the ones that we really liked here at WPBeginner“. If you like other themes, then you are welcome to create a list of your own. All Top 10s, top 25, top 50 lists are biased because they are made at an editorial discretion. Our editors found the themes listed to be the best in their [opinion]. You do not have to agree with our opinoin :)

  9. Zaid Pirwani says:

    RT Vivek Parmar: its a nice roundup of themes. but you forget to include thesis theme in this list??

    It is as good as any of the mentioned frameworks…..

  10. Justin says:

    Thanks for including Magnifolio! Great list!

  11. DB Baker says:

    I am pretty sure Thesis should have been included under the frameworks section.

    Pretty interesting to know why you decided to leave it out.


    • Editorial Staff says:

      Notice, we left out iThemes Builder, Hybrid, Thematic, and a lot of others as well ;) This list contains the frameworks that we think are the best ones. Second, it is for 2010 << Headway 2.0 had a lot of awesome features which are noteworthy. Platform was launched this year, and our staff liked what we saw there. Genesis is in there because of the new merger and the updates they made. There are a lot of frameworks out there specially some new ones that were launched that we didn't get to try, so it would have been unfair to list them under the best framework list.

  12. Vivek Parmar says:

    its a nice roundup of themes. but you forget to include thesis theme in this list??

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