If you’re creating a video centric site in WordPress, then you need a theme that supports the engaging and interactive format of video content. Most WordPress themes are designed for multiple post formats, and sometimes these features may not be enough to build a site with mainly video content. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the very best WordPress video themes to help you get started with the right amount of features for a video site.
Modern Mag is a fully-responsive mobile friendly WordPress theme created by ThemeLab. It has a beautiful modern magazine layout with multiple page layouts and color skins. Modern Mag is easy to customize and does not come with unwanted bloat that many themes add to their options. It is highly optimized for speed, which is one of the factors that you must consider for your video website.
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onPlay is a magazine style theme with support for adding featured content and videos into main slider. You can also add tabbed featured categories. Built with HTML5, onPlay comes with built-in support for custom logo, background, and headers. It also comes with shortcodes to add different elements into your posts and pages.
A beautiful video blog theme, Vidiho comes with a large slider on the homepage so that you can display your videos in HD. Another great feature is that when a video thumbnail is clicked, the video in the post opens in a lightbox popup. Apart from that it comes with lots of premium theme features such as shortcodes, page layouts, widgets and social media integration.
VideoGrid is a WordPress video theme with great features to help you share rich-media content. It comes with dark and light color variations. It also has integrated jQuery lightbox for images and videos. Another nice feature is the sorting filters which allow users to sort content by featured, most liked, and most commented posts first without reloading the page.
VideoCraft by InkThemes is a feature rich WordPress video theme with built in video module. It’s a responsive theme and comes with two color skins. On the main page it has a slider where you can show your featured, popular, and related videos. It also allows you to easily upload your own video and audio files. It can also be used as a membership site where users can share or upload their own videos.
A video blogging theme by Elegant Themes, eVid comes in two color skins and designed specifically for creating video sites with WordPress. It has a slider on the homepage, and displays video posts in a nice grid. Apart from video related features it comes with all the usual premium theme features such as theme options panel, custom logo, shortcodes, etc.
Videozoom is a WordPress video theme with built-in video options on the post edit screen. It comes with four column layout, layout switcher on the front-end, and three color skins. It has a video slider on the homepage with thumbnails previews.
Amped by StudioPress is built upon Genesis Theme Framework. It is designed to support multimedia formats so it can be used for band websites with video embed support. It comes with 6 layout choices, theme options, and featured image support.
Sundance is a free WordPress theme designed for WordPress video sites. It has a video slider on the homepage and with its minimalist design approach it looks elegant and clean. It supports video post format and standard theme features such as custom header and custom background. It also has a custom links feature which allows you to link to your social media profiles.
10. Socially Awkward
Socially Awkward is a responsive WordPress multimedia theme developed by Justin Tadlock. It supports WordPress post formats and is designed to feature your content based on post format like audio, video, standard blog posts, etc. It allows you to easily link your social media profiles and supports all the standard WordPress features.
Postline is a premium WordPress theme inspired by Facebook Timeline. It allows you to display your posts with thumbnails and your video thumbnails in a timeline view. Apart from timeline view, you can also choose grid view or any other layout available with the theme. It comes with built-in support for jQuery lightbox popup to display your images and video content.
Vidio by Colorlabs is a well crafted WordPress video theme. It has a featured videos slider on the front end with thumbnail previews. It comes with easy layout switching, a custom widget to display your top commenters, and section to display your recent videos. It also allows you to add additional details for your video and displays it on the video page.
We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress theme for your video site. Check out our WordPress Videos section for more tips and tutorials for beginners.