25 Excellent Premium WordPress Themes of December 2012

Firstly, I want to wish you all “Happy New Year!”, wherever you are! Is the end of the year and is time for another WordPress roundup. Comparing to last year, I can`t not speak about the impressive evolution of WordPress themes. If twelve months ago their functionality and versatility was quite impressive, today, the user experience is outstanding. And this is all because of the dedicated community which breaths WordPress.

Regarding the design, trends changed a bit. Responsive was the hot keyword of the year and it became from feature, a must have for every theme. The release of Windows 8 also influenced design world, including WordPress. It seems that premium WordPress themes which follow the metro style are more successful than traditional themes.

Line

Line is a super clean wordpress theme, suitable for any type of websites. Its versatility makes it the perfect theme for corporate and business websites and its functionality aims to offer a great user experience. The theme is built using the latest HTML5/CSS3 techniques on a responsive framework, which makes the layout fit into any device screen(smartphones, tablets and PCs). It is fully customizable, being packed with 6 color schemes and many page templates and shortcodes. Line is easy to configure, thanks to the very intuitive custom admin panel.

Verticality

Verticality is a responsive onepage creative photography theme aimed to power complex portfolio and image-related sites or blogs available for a very special price.
Verticality uses a framework that permits the site to be accessed on all mobile devices, including iPad and Android powered tablets.

premium wordpress themes verticality

JustBlog

This theme was exclusively built by a blogger for bloggers. Start building your blog with this new theme which has a clean and minimal design so that your content can be easily showcased.

Plus Magazine

Plus is a responsive WordPress Grid Multipurpose Magazine Theme, designed to present your news in a minimal and fluent way. A clear layout with tons of shortcodes and improvements.

Blogphix

Blogphix: An Infinite scrolling, unique and ridiculously easy to use blogging theme for anyone who just wants to share on the web. Setup is minimal and barely requires any attention. The many styling, unique post formats and extras inside the theme options area allow you to really dig into each section of this theme and make it your own.

One Touch

One Touch is nothing than a WordPress theme and yet it looks out of the box. That`s because the design is inspired from the very fresh Windows 8. Called “Metro”, the interface of the website is clean and minimal, but still the theme is one of the most complete themes I`ve seen.

Gridz

Gridz is a premium WordPress theme more suitable for creative people. It has an awesome built in drag&drop page builder which is creating and managing new pages, posts and portfolios a breeze.

Business News Premium WordPress Themes

Business News is a Clean Responsive News, Magazine and Blog Theme. With a responsive design it is easily usable with any mobile device like tablet or mobile phone, without removing any content! Great for news and blog sites, with integrated video and galleries in each news post, media post and blog post.

Mixer

Mixer is a responsive WordPress Theme. Design is unique and modern and the custom administration panel offers an easy way of adding, sorting and editing your portfolio items and blog posts. It is SEO optimized and ready for online space.

Simple Portfolio

Simple Portfolio has been specifically crafted for personal portfolios or small design firms. Responsive design means users will be able to browse the site in all kinds of screen sizes. Built with HTML5 and CSS3.
This is one of the few Plug&Play themes. Simple Portfolio requires little to no setup other than just uploading the theme files and images. The theme options panel allows you to control every aspect of the site, along with detailed documentation explaining step by step.

Smasher

Smasher is modern, clean WordPress Theme packed with hand full of features. It is prepared to be customized in any way necessary. So just take a minute and see yourself!

Sokar

Sokar is a Clean Responsive fullscreen portfolio WordPress theme for creative freelancers or agencies.

Almet

Almet is a really amazing theme and for all of you who want to create any type of website, this is the one. Only your imagination can stop you from creating something awesome with this theme.

Press Grid

PressGrid is every web publisher`s dream. Its design is impressive and out of the box and the functionality aims to offer a great user experience, because of the front-end publishing feature.

Creolio

Creolio WP is clean and decent personal portfolio and microblog WordPress theme perfectly suitable for designers / artists / photographers.

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist delivers a contemporary website experience with bold, readable fonts and clean, minimalistic design. Hey and of course it’s mobile optimized and responsive!

Carbon

Carbon is a multi-purpose wordpress theme designed with business in mind. It has many powerful features and is incredibly flexible yet easy to use.

Kaleido

Kaleido is a responsive fullscreen portfolio studio theme for creative professionals and agencies.

Builder

Powerful WP Theme designed in a clean and minimalistic style. This theme is very flexible, easy for customizing and well documented, approaches for personal and professional use. BUILDER has been coded in HTML5 & CSS3 and jQuery. It has a solid flexible responsive layout that scales from 320px to 1260px width all Bootstrap features.

Blessing

Blessing Responsive WP Theme is the high quality web-masterpiece. The main destination of this theme is to serve religion and charity organizations, churches, parishes, etc. It also fits in many business branches.

Self Titled

Self Titled is responsive WordPress photography theme with unique custom-written slider. Works great for both portrait and landscape photography.

Architecture

Architecture is a premium theme especially for industry that need minimal and modern feels like ‘Architect’, ‘Graphic Design’… This theme comes with a very powerful admin panel. You can control almost every element colour via this panel. This theme is designed with 1140GS. It looks really good with screen that larger than 1280px and still also looks on smaller screen with fully responsive feature of this theme.

New Idea

The NewIdea theme provides you the best online experience with lots of features.It has powerful customization options for layout, style , menu, logo, social , backgrounds, colors, fonts etc…

Crevision

Crevision is a creative responsive WordPress Theme created for corporate and portfolio websites.It is very simple, clean and professionally designed to showcase your work.

Journal

Journal is a simple, yet fully-featured WordPress theme geared towards the avid blogger and Internet content collector. It allows you to express your thoughts, images, and other media in a pleasant and easy to navigate way. Oh, and it’s responsive too. That’s a thing now.

Overall, WordPress is certainly heading in the right direction and I can`t wait to see what they`ve prepared for 2013. Until then, enjoy the best WordPress Themes of December 2012 and stay tuned for more awesome themes from the next year!

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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.