Amazing Premium WordPress Themes of August 2012

While WordPress became the most known and used CMS in the world, an impressive industry has been built around it. Custom themes, plugins, web hosting or consulting services are just a few ways to make use of this awesome open source project called WordPress. As of March 2012, WordPress is on more than 72 million websites around the globe, which is quite impressive if you ask me. A big slice of the pie has WordPress themes which are the front end of the system. More powerful and versatile month after month, they`re the first choice for many web designers when building websites. If you didn`t try WordPress yet, you should and you`ll see that you`ll love it from the start. Until then, take a look at the best Premium WordPress themes built this month and you`ll see why you definitely have to give WordPress a try!


MindUp is the perfect solution for your business WordPress Website. Flexible & Responsive (works on all devices, including mobile based), it comes with 50+ Visual Shortcodes, Unlimited Portfolios so you can present your products properly, fully and easily customizable Pages and Posts.


Lucid is a sleek and modern magazine theme that does a great job displaying tons of content while at the same time avoiding the feeling of clutter. Clean design elements and a strict grid give the theme an organized layout that is a pleasure to read.


Every site owner wants to rank higher in search engines. Choosing a good SEO Optimized theme is also very important for your site to rank higher. If you want to it, MultiGrid is a right choise for you. This theme is built with SEO best practices, regarding Titles are place heading (h1, h2, h3,…) tags, important content is always placed before other one and Theme SEO panel.



A grid-based, layout-shuffling, finger licking theme with support for all sorts of content – it’s responsive to boot. Show off galleries, quotes, links, video, audio, or good old standard posts. With three different home page templates, you’re sure to find a look to suit your blogging needs.


Liveset is a responsive WordPress Theme, it will automatically fits your screen size and looks just as great on the iPhone as it does on the desktop. Easily customizable via the WordPress Admin Interface, upload your own logo, change color of the theme in one click. Built-in swipe support for your portfolio, images and video. Liveset can be used for Business or Creative site.

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Play is a responsive WordPress portfolio for creative people. It has a modern and elegant look. It can showcase your pictures in an original way through a nice grid system.

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Show your work in a great way on all devices with Feather – a responsive theme for the creative agency, freelancer or business. It comes in dark, light and grey base colors with plenty of options to customize and a ton of features.


Globex is a fully responsive theme, which uses the latest CSS3 & HTML5 techniques and suits perfectly for Business, Corporate and Portfolio websites. It is cross browser compatible, uses Google fonts. It comes with ready to use Ajax based contact form.


Balance is a Gym Fitness WordPress theme. It is a fully HTML 5 Valid theme, it comes with many features and has several home page options.


Expression is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to effectively present their work. Expression theme is powered by the advanced Pexeto Panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme. With all the styling options provided you can easily customize the appearance of the theme and build you own custom skin.


Paula is a flexible WordPress theme built on Gantry framework from J&W Templates team. It´s suitable for beginners as well as for advanced developers. Get inspired in our demo – learn how to set your blog and layout for the best result.


Sahifa is a Clean Responsive Magazine, News and Blog Template.


Recovery is a fully featured responsive WordPress theme, usable for personal site, business or any other type of website. It comes with lots of handy features but it’s still easy to install.


Artemis is another wordpress theme built for photography websites. It presents more homepage layouts with different styles and an impressive backend power.


The Avada theme is so clean, super flexible and has a fully responsive design (try resizing your browser). Built with HTML5 and CSS3 . A lot of thought and care were put into Avada making it a pleasure to use. Avada is loaded with options, and has powerful customization options. The clean, modern design can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc.


BigBang is a WordPress theme built for creative peoples. It can be used for portfolio and personal websites.


Agera is a beautiful portfolio. Easy to setup, enhanced with Massive Panel and custom shortcode wizard which makes adding shortcodes extremely easy. The main goal of Agera is to let photographers and designers showcase their work easily and in a beautiful and simple way. If you are a creative person this theme is for you!


A Knowledge base without the monthly subscription, a wiki without the bloat. KnowHow helps you setup a Knowledge Base in WordPress in less time than it takes to flip brew a coffee.
It’s perfect for providing a support resource for your customers and is super easy to manage.


Polished is an elegantly-designed theme with a uniquely designed home page, three navigation menus, six sidebars, fourteen widgets, custom post formats, custom post types, custom shortcodes, and per-post layouts.


Ablaze is an unique, fullscreen and responsive portfolio theme for WordPress – perfect for the creative minded. Your photos, video and content are brilliantly displayed in an intuitive and minimal design, allowing you to boast to the world just how beautiful your work really is. Ablaze comes packed with a ton of exciting features to give you the most out of your new website.


Co-Porlio , This theme come up with the revolution of GoodLayers framework. The theme allow you to add your own css in admin panel so this time will be very easy for small customisation. You can discover many awesome features in this theme. With ‘Page Builder’ in this theme, allow you to create pages easily by drag-drop module. You can use this theme for various purposes such as business, personal blog, gallery etc….


Eunoia is a bold responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for business websites and users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous Avia Framework and offers support for the WPML MULTI LANGUAGE plugin, just in case you need it.


Blanco is clear, easy to customize WordPress template. Many new features such as powerful admin module, slideshow, new products display on homepage, extra links and blocks and so on. This template is one of the most powerful and flexible templates at WordPress store.


Blocked is a Responsive WordPress theme, built with extreme attention to details. The theme is featuring a Layout Editor, an extremely useful tool that helps you build any layout you can imagine.

The gallery above presents some great themes for different needs: portfolios, corporations, galleries, newspapers, etc. demonstrating how powerful WordPress can be. A great design combined with WordPress is without a doubt a win-win situation!

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Madalin Tudose

I`m a web developer. I build HTML Templates and WordPress Themes which are eventually released on ThemeForest under the DeliciousThemes brand.

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  1. Wolfram Müller (@themescroller) on August 30, 2012 at 8:50 am Reply

    Very nice collection. Seems like you put a lot of effort into searching good looking wordpress themes on themeforest. In all honesty, how do you like the way you have to browse through themeforest to look for themes? I recently launched a project which makes that very task way more efficient. check out and let me know what you think

    1. Madalin Tudose on August 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm Reply

      Nice resource. Are you using the ThemeForest API or you just add them manually? What system are you using? Is it WordPress?

      1. Wolfram Müller (@themescroller) on August 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm Reply

        I’m not using the api. I wrote a script that scrapes all the marketplaces and collects the data for me, takes a screenshot and uploads it to the site. So once a script is written for a particular marketplace, new themes get added automatically, but it takes some time to write scripts for new marketplaces. and that’s what i’m doing right now. i’m hoping to add a bunch of new marketplaces in the next couple of weeks….

        1. Madalin Tudose on August 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply

          That`s so cool! I would really want to see how the script works. Is it in wrote in PHP? Are you planning to release it on GitHub?

          1. Wolfram Müller (@themescroller) on August 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

            i use ruby and a gem (library) called mechanize.

            scraping websites is way easier than it sounds. before themescroller i didn’t know how to do it as well, but you’ll learn it within a couple of hours.

            check out some examples if you want to know more at

          2. Madalin Tudose on August 31, 2012 at 12:07 am

            I should start learning something new. Ruby sounds like a great way to build some interesting web apps, like yours. I wish you good luck with your project and hope we will collaborate sometimes! 🙂

          3. Wolfram Müller (@themescroller) on August 31, 2012 at 1:25 am

            thanks a lot. if you have questions about ruby, rails or backbone.js (the javascript framework i used for themescroller) shoot me a mail

          4. Madalin Tudose on August 31, 2012 at 1:45 am

            Ok, I will! Thank you!

  2. ThemeSquirrel on August 31, 2012 at 5:30 am Reply

    Nice article – and comment discussion – you might also check out as another method of picking out a great theme for WP, Joomla, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, various e-commerce platforms, and templates for all sorts of things. Like ThemeScroller we will be adding more suppliers and functionality very soon.

    1. Madalin Tudose on August 31, 2012 at 6:59 am Reply

      Thank you for sharing another theme aggregation tool. Same question: are you using the ThemeForest API or add the themes manually on the page?

      1. ThemeSquirrel on August 31, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

        Unfortunately, the ThemeForest API is not very robust, so like ThemeScroller, we are mainly just scraping our information. It would be great if their API and Affiliate program were stronger, but they do not seem interested in making changes currently. We therefore, scrape the site on a routine basis and have had to create our own database to be able to supply some of the information on ThemeSquirrel to our users.

        1. Madalin Tudose on August 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

          I have to admit that I didn`t try their API yet, so I have to believe you 🙂
          I agree with the affiliate program, which is not that perfect. The problem is that if they increase the rate from 30%, keeping in mind that the author gets 70%, there`s no profit for ThemeForest, unless the new user returns to buy new items. But, I too look forward for some changes!

          1. ThemeSquirrel on August 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

            The percentage payment is okay, but the conversions are not the best, but if I remember right it is only a 30 day cookie which is my main issue, especially since the traffic we drive to them is likely to return over and over to buy more items from them and they only give credit for the first item within a short time period. I’m fine with the percentage because the creators/authors should be getting the bulk of the payment – they are the life of the site.

          2. Madalin Tudose on September 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

            In any case, the system works and I`m happy that the network exists. There are a lot of themes which day after day are pushing WordPress to its limits through design and features.

  3. Faraz on September 17, 2012 at 9:34 am Reply

    Hi i like your blog can i share it to my blog by adding back link to your site. i have posted one pls check it.

    1. Madalin Tudose on September 17, 2012 at 10:59 am Reply


      You may use the content but please share only a few details like you did on


  4. Mark Hamburg on October 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Well, real great choices. Thank you for that inspiration!
    Greeting from Germany

  5. Configurar Hotmail a Outlook on January 29, 2013 at 6:24 am Reply

    Hahuuuuuuu me encanta este Blog, ya que aqui encontre todo lo que busco para mi blog, y Temas muy elegantes para decorar y hacer ver profecional mi blog

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