10 Of The Best Of The Best WordPress Themes

Not a week goes by without another swag of theme posts that list 10,20,50,250 themes for you to sift through.

But not this post because that wheat has been sorted from the chaff, the cream has risen to the top and, apparently, even the sheep have been sorted from the goats.

Here’s 10 themes covering 10 categories. This is the best of the best of WordPress themes. Or is it?

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Top 10 Fastest WordPress Themes for Incredible Page Speed

A fast and lightweight theme can do wonders for improving your page speed – and ensuring your visitors will hang around long enough to read your content.

Last week we looked at ways to improve your Google PageSpeed Insights score. One of the recommended measures was choosing a quick theme that makes few HTTP requests.

Finding a fast theme, however, is no mean feat. Most themes available today are packed with features, such as parallax, social media and ginormous images, ensuring your site will struggle to get a score above 50 out of 100 on PageSpeed Insights.

Fast Frank

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30 Free, Responsive and Stunning WordPress Themes

There are so many free themes out there it’s hard to know where to begin. Just searching through the WordPress Theme Repository for the perfect theme can be time consuming.

The great thing about most of the recently released free theme is that they are responsive, meaning you can download, install and activate them and quickly and easily meet the needs of your mobile users.

Below is a collection of responsive themes – all free – and many of them new designs that have been released in the past few weeks.

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6 Beautiful Free WordPress Video Themes

Have you ever tried searching for free WordPress video themes? It’s hard. Really hard.

While there are many, many premium video themes out there – all gorgeous and complete with endless options for customizations – there are barely any free ones available. What gives?

So I’ve scoured the web to put together a small and tidy collection of free themes. The themes below come with basic options, but each allows your content to shine.

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The 60 Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes

As you have probably heard by now, the new default theme for WordPress is a magazine theme.

While making the new default theme a magazine-style design was an interesting and welcome move, of course it still might not suite your tastes exactly, even if you happen to be looking for a magazine-style theme.

But worry not, we’ve got 60 great free alternatives for you. You’re bound find at least one that will do for you what the new TwentyFourteen theme might not.

Happy downloading.

(Let us know in the comments which ones you like best.)

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WordPress TwentyFourteen Theme: A Flawed Beauty

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, WordPress default themes are important.They get automatically installed on every upgraded and new WordPress site, gaining massive exposure.

For 2014, WordPress have broken away from previous defaults to produce a theme for a specific use, namely magazines. And not just any magazine theme but a “beautiful magazine theme”.

And it certainly is beautiful. But if you want to use the theme you’re also going to have to contend with its flaws.

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35 Awesome WordPress Slider Themes

Strong images are a must for any website, but even more so if you run a business and have a commercial need to promote your work or sell a product online.

Do you remember the last time you visited a restaurant’s website and didn’t see a photo of a tasty dish? Or have you ever seen a real estate site missing images of homes for sale?

Sliders provide an ideal way to display multiple images fluidly and in an eye-catching way that grabs your visitors’ attention when they land on your site.

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