WordPress Top Theme List

A WordPress theme is a group of files that defines the overall structure and design of a WordPress website. In this tutorial, we will provide a list of Popular WordPress themes, which you can use for your project, website or blog.

How to Install WordPress Themes?

WordPress Themes can be installed, activate, and manage from the “WordPress admin > Appearance > Themes“. In this section, you can either directly search for thousands of themes available on WordPress.org or upload themes downloaded from another website as well.

How can we get WordPress themes?

Mostly, WordPress adds a new theme every year with the year’s name such as Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Twenty. When we install WordPress, it comes with these default themes already installed. These themes are basics but quite popular because of simplicity and their compatibility with most plugins.

Besides default themes, there are many Popular Free and Paid themes available on different websites. Some of these themes are simple to use while some require additional plugins to access certain features. We have shortlisted some of the topmost downloaded themes over the past few years.

WordPress has recently launched Gutenberg, a block editor that contains a lot of useful blocks for posts and pages. We have included themes that are compatible with block editor so that rich and future proof content can be created.

List of Top WordPress Themes:

1. Twenty Twenty (Free)

Twenty Twenty is the WordPress default theme for 2020 which takes full advantage of the flexibility of the Gutenberg block editor.

Active Installations: 1+ million
Demo Link: https://wordpress.com/theme/twentytwenty, https://themes.getmotopress.com/2020/
Download Link: https://wordpress.org/themes/twentytwenty/

2. GeneratePress (Free, Premium)

GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme which supports new block editor (Gutenberg) very well. It works with most page builders. It provides a lot of options for customizations that include 9 widget areas, 5 navigation locations, 5 sidebar layouts, dropdown menus (click or hover). The Free version will provide you with enough options to build your blog or business website.

Tip: Using different sidebar and header layout combinations, you can create a different kind of layouts.

Active Installations: 200,000+
Download & Demo Link: https://wordpress.org/themes/generatepress/
Official website & Documentation: https://generatepress.com/

3. Twenty Nineteen (Free)

Twenty Nineteen is a default WordPress theme came from 2020. This theme also utilizes features of the block editor. It comes with custom styles for all the default blocks and suitable for a simple blog and small business websites.

Active Installations: 800,000+
Demo Link: https://wordpress.com/theme/twentynineteen, https://themes.getmotopress.com/2019
Download Link: https://wordpress.org/themes/twentynineteen/

4. Astra (Free, Premium)

Astra is fast, and customizable WordPress theme that works well with most page editor plugins. It is suitable for blog, portfolio, business website and WooCommerce online store.

You can create a professional website using Astra Theme, Starter Templates and Elementor Plugin in a few minutes.

Active Installations: 900,000+
WordPress.org Link: https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/
Official Website Link: https://wpastra.com/
Demo with Starter Templates: https://wpastra.com/ready-websites/?page-builder=elementor


In addition to the above, Responsive, Sydney, Vantage, Spacious, Virtue is some of the most downloaded WordPress themes.

Avada is the number #1 selling WordPress premium theme sold by ThemeForest.

Most of these theme’s demo requires the installation of page builder or other plugins. Therefore, if you want to achieve theme design similar to the theme demo, check out their documentation carefully and follow the steps.

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