11 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes

Why use WordPress?
If you are going to start a website, I highly recommend using WordPress as the backbone of your site. WordPress is super easy to use, is highly customizable and gives you trememdous power to keep your website rocking and rolling for years to come. WordPress Themes come in all shapes and sizes and you can easily change your wordpress theme at anytime to give your website a new, fresh look and feel as often as you like.

Why use a Premium WordPress Theme?
Premium WordPress Themes are more customizable, have better support, have regular security and feature updates, and generally look better than free themes. Of course there are some good free themes out there, and of course there are some premium themes theat just don’t stand up. But If you are serious about your website, using a premium theme like those listed below will take a lot of the guesswork out of choosing a great theme, and will ensure that your website visitors will love your site and keep coming back. And you can get any of these themes for under 40 bucks, some cost even less.

Enough chit-chat, lets get on to the wordpress theme collection….

Fast Blog

Fast Blog is a WordPress theme with some extra tumblr-like features. It’s perfect for easy blogging and thanks to the WooTumblog plugin (included) you can add posts quickly even from a mobile phone or you can create regular WordPress posts and pages too. Fast Blog can also work as a regular website. There is also no need to install WooTumblog plugin, theme works without it with no problem at all



Amplify

Amplify is a feature packed, multipurpose wordpress theme that that is perfect for business, blogs, and portfolios among other things. It contains 17 color schemes, valid xhtml that looks virtually identical in all modern browsers, and a sleek professional design. Amplify is completely customizable using the theme options page. Take a look at the list of features below to see everything included in this theme.



Repro

Repro is suitable for content producers at all levels, personal bloggers, newspapers, online magazines, community blogs… you get the idea. Repro looks great out of the box but also acts as the perfect black canvas for those looking to customise and develop their own content-focused site.



Carta – All in One

Carta is a Powerful WordPress Theme that comes in 5 completely different versions that make it suitable for any kind of project and also extremely open to any kind of personalization. It was built taking advantage of the new WordPress 3 features like the Menu System, Featured Images and Custom Post Types.
One of the strong point of this Theme is the customization, it comes with Two Sliders that you can choose whenever you want with a custom Slides Manager to manage each slide and other great additions like a Cufón Font Selector, Custom Widgets, many Shortcodes, a Ajax Contact Form and much more.



WP FlexiShop

This theme utilises the powerful WP E -Commerce plugin to create a versatile and feature packed WordPress powered shop, with 3 different layout options and unlimited color possibilities. Make this theme your own.
Mix up content on the homepage with swappable content areas, and change between 2 different footer areas, or use both! A theme so versatile that you can re-brand it to suit your business by simply changing a few settings.



Entrepeneur

There are quite a number of features packed into this theme and all are controlled via custom posts with built in metaboxes (no more custom fields). The admin panel and theme options are quite straightforward and I spent a great deal of time on the documentation and testing. This theme comes with professional support and requires PHP5.



Clearly Modern WordPress

WordPress version of the very popular HTML /CSS version by Cudazi. Very powerful, clean, and flexible.



Dandelion

Dandelion is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style. The Dandelion theme is highly flexible, so changing the color scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any business, portfolio, photography and personal sites.



Maximus

Maximus is Professional WordPress Theme, best suited for any type of Business, Portfolio and Webdesign studio sites. It comes with some JQuery scripts which makes it better view.
Maximus WordPress Theme uses a great deal of white space, combined with a light background to create an ultra-clean feel to this site. The elements of this web design are nicely spaced out, combined with a limited color-palette to create a clean overall design. The white background and elegant typography combines to make a very fresh design. This website is far from minimal, yet uses very clean edges, accentuated by the contrasts between content areas and backgrounds to create a highly clean web experience. This website includes quite a lot of content, yet uses a simple clean background and plenty of white space to create a minimal feel.



Titanium Folio

Titanium Folio is a professional developed, clean designed Theme. That is well suited for personal portfolio, blog, or any kind of business website. A wide range of page layouts for any needs. You can easily setup layout and choose custom sidebar for each page. This theme comes with 23 different color variations that suits anyone taste, fully styles typography etc.



Stealth

Stealth is a sleek, stylish and simple theme that you’ll be able to setup for you or your client in no time. Stealth comes with SEO built right in. Stealth also allows you to easily take full control over fonts used in your site.
When you’re working with Stealth, you have so many resources available to you. I’ve built-in documentation all through the theme when you’re working in the WordPress admin panel. Don’t get something? Click the “Learn More” link and I give you more information about whatever you’re working with. I also have a little thing I like to call Theme Hints. When you turn it on and browse the front-end of your website, you’ll see hints on how to edit your site and be given links to the pages in the admin panel where you can edit those sections.