Dougie Hunt

So, what is the best place to buy WordPress themes?

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⭐ Updated 28 January 2024

💥 Published 28 January 2024

So, what is the best place to buy WordPress themes?

Ok so you’re looking for a WordPress theme for your new website, right? And you want to know what is the best place to buy WordPress themes? Well, you’re in luck as I wrote this article especially for you.


Here is a boring disclaimer before I start. If you had the option to buy a ready made WordPress theme or get one custom built for you, I would recommend the latter every single day. But custom WordPress themes are expensive, right? Actually, they don’t have to be.

Warning, plug coming up…

I actually know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy who creates beautiful, fast, lightweight, and professionally coded handbuilt WordPress sites. Me. Oh, and best of all we have crazy good prices. So, before you check out what is the best place to buy WordPress themes, you can also check out our crazy good WordPress web design at Codesauce.

Back to the article

Sorry about the plug, but now you know that custom WordPress sites don’t have to cost a bomb.

So, WordPress themes and where are the best places to buy theme. There are a good few reputable sources of paid and free WordPress themes out there. Below is a list, it’s not completely comprehensive but I have had some interaction with some on this list. But I can’t vouch for every thing here so please do your due diligence with parting with any hard earned cash. Oh and if you know of any other that might be worth including here then let me know!

WordPress Theme Directory

Ok, the first port of call for any new website is, can I get it done for free. Maybe is the answer.

The first place to check out is the WordPress Theme Directory. It’s a source of free WordPress themes that have been reviewed before they are allowed to be listed.

The best of all they are all 100% GPL or compatible, which essentially means ‘freedom’ of use.

WordPress Theme Directory

As a side note, WordPress added a new section that I have only just noticed myself, called Commercial Themes. It’s worth having a look at the vetted commercial themes that WordPress lists here.


In my early days, I bought themes from ThemeForest. It was my main source of pre-built WordPress themes but now over the last good few years, I have solely developed custom themes from scratch. It’s easier, cheaper, and more effective in the long run to do custom theme design.

My experience was pretty good of ThemeForest years ago. It is a marketplace for theme developers, from independent coders to much larger agencies.

It has a huge selection, great filtering, pretty decent price points, and a decent rating system.

Well worth checking out, if not to purchase a theme then for getting design inspiration.



I’ve come across Pixelgrade themes on my travels. By travels, I mean spying on the competition and seeing what they use haha. But the themes seemed solid enough to me.



The last on this list is Themify.

This is another site that seems to be well respected. It’s themes tend to pop up now and again when I am doing my ‘research’ on competitor sites.

For now, I guess that’s it. If you can’t find a pre-built theme in the above, then how about checking out our custom theme pricing. We’re crazy good. Head over and check out our crazy good WordPress web design at Codesauce.

Lastly, if you know of any other of the best places to add to my what is the best place to buy WordPress themes list then get in touch.


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