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Top New WordPress Themes of 2016


A significant chunk of the year is already behind us. With just a few months left, now's the time to take action if you want to make an impact in 2016! 

Are you wanting to kickstart your business and launch a new website? Or is your current site falling behind and in need of a fresh design reboot?

It would take some heavy lifting to design a WordPress theme on your own. It’s a whole lot more practical and the results are just as professional to customize a high quality theme for your business. Whether you need an assortment of layout design options from your WP theme, greater functionality, up to date standards, or better optimization, we have a number of professional options to choose from.

And if you're a web design or development professional that helps your clients build their sites on WordPress, then a fresh theme design may be just the right fit for your upcoming freelance projects.

Here we showcase the most popular WordPress Themes recently released in 2016—which are available for purchase and download. These themes are just a handful of those being created by pro web designers and coders every week. Take a look at those trending here in 2016:

Best New WordPress Themes of 2016
Best New WP Themes, available for sale and download on ThemeForest.

The right WordPress template comes with just the look and function your business needs. It will give you not only an easy to install, quick jumpstart on your website design, but also a long term professional solution that is reliably coded and packed with the punching power your business needs online!

5 Best WordPress Themes (Trending in 2016)

Here are a number of new WordPress Themes that are lighting up the sales charts on ThemeForest (all of them created by experienced, Envato Elite Authors):

1. Waxom - Responsive Universal WordPress Theme

If you’re looking for a 100% responsive, modern WordPress theme, then Waxom is a great choice. It has a stylish design, with full screen image display options, visual composer page builder, theme customizer, and unlimited layout choices. 

It’s built on Bootstrap, HTML5 & CSS3, and comes with Premium WP plugins. It’s crafted for multiple business uses, from corporate to creative businesses, portfolios, or online stores. Grab this stylish new WordPress theme and put it to work for your business!

Waxom New WordPress Theme 2016
Waxom Top New WP Theme (2016).

2. Artmag - Clean WordPress Blog and Magazine Theme

Artmag is a blog and magazine WP theme with a minimal, modern style. It has a number of display options built in. Such as, unlimited page variations with post block options like: full width articles, list posts, bottom of page thumbnails, and more. It also has a number of header options, pre-built homepage designs, and it’s Retina ready. With one-click install, your new business website can be up in minutes.

Artmag New WordPress Theme - 2016
Artmag New Clean WP Theme (2016).

3. Optimize - WordPress Theme (for SEO, Digital Marketing, and Social Media)

This highly-customizable, new WordPress Theme is optimized for performance. With top-quality code and compatibility with high-powered plugins, it’s fast and pulls in respectable speed test scores. It’s specifically created for SEO and digital marketing, so comes loaded with display options that are catered to this specialty and includes well thought out social media integration.

If you’re a digital marketer or are creating a website for a marketing agency, then this theme is a great choice. Also, it’s designed in a flat vector style and includes a number of marketing landing pages.

Optimize New WordPress Theme 2016
Optimize New WP Theme (2016).

4. Flow - A Fresh Creative Blog Theme

If you’re goal in 2016 is to launch a creative blog, and focus on producing awesome content, like blog posts and videos, then this is the WordPress theme designed for you. It comes with a distinctive infinite flow blog design—allowing readers to open your posts without additional reloading. Whether you’re featuring a quote, a link, gallery, or standards post, flow will integrate your content display creatively. It’s fully responsive, Retina ready, and comes with a powerful admin panel and innovative blog features.

Flow New WordPress Theme 2016
Flow New Creative WP Theme (2016).

5. Edena - New Premium WordPress Theme

This smart, premium WordPress theme, is taking off this year. It was released in early 2016 and is already lighting up the ThemeForest sales charts. And for good reason, Edena comes with multiple home page layouts. It balances modern typography with well-crafted photo layouts (including boxed or wide options which you can resize accordingly).

It’s designed with on-trend simplicity, but comes packed with advanced features. The theme comes with a customizer, drag and drop builder, clean code base, responsive mobile first design, and more!

Edena New WordPress Theme 2016
Edena New Trendy WP Theme (2016)

Installing Your New WordPress Theme

If you’re ready to purchase a theme, then the next step is to download it and get it installed on your server. The process is relatively easy. We have a detailed tutorial that walks you through the steps. This tutorial also defines what a WordPress theme is, breaks down the details of style versus function, and gives a framework for making the right choice of WP theme for your goals. Here it is:

If one of the handful of new WP Themes featured above isn’t the right fit for your project, then you may need to browse further. Take a look through the professional WordPress Themes on ThemeForest to find just the right one for your business. There are thousands to choose from, which are kept up to date by their authors.

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