Another month has passed, and as usual, we present a new list for the brand new WordPress themes that were released by independent theme publishers in April. Big brands like StudioPress, iThemes and TeslaThemes have published new themes in this month. And then, we also have themes from Audiothemes, Mythemeshop, Shape5, WPZOOM and others.
I will take a close look at each theme and try to focus on the unique strengths for these themes. Let’s start the list with Anderson, iTheme’s new theme for April.
Builder Theme Anderson is a fresh, new WordPress theme developed by iThemes. With numerous useful features for business owners, freelancers or individuals, Anderson makes it very easy to create an attractive website within a short period of time.
The theme is provided with Exchange, iTheme’s proprietary ecommerce plugin. By using the plugin, you can easily include an online store in your website. As Exchange supports both physical and digital products, you will be able to showcase any product and/or services you want. You can extend the functionality by purchasing add-ons like Subscriptions, Invoices, Memberships etc. The plugin also comes with nicely designed product, login, account, checkout pages along with a custom cart widget.
You will also find the theme’s Layout Engine very useful. Besides using the readymade layouts, the engine lets you create custom layouts for your pages. You can choose from the available modules and apply the layouts to any page including 404, archive, search result, custom post type etc. If you are already using another Builder theme, than you can include your existing layout, widgets and custom designs in your website.
The mobile-friendly design of Anderson will make sure that you are not penalized by Google’s recent mobile-friendly update. As the theme will automatically adjust the layout according to the visitor’s device size, you can rest assured that your website will look great in any device.
A unique feature of Anderson is its customizable header featuring a fixed background image. You can customize the header from the theme customizer section. And if you are using Gravity forms to create a contact form, Anderson comes with custom styling for that plugin.
Price Option 1 – $80, Includes unlimited domains, 1 year of support and update, Billboard & Rotating Images Plugins.
Price Option 2 – $150, Includes unlimited domains, access to all child themes, 1 year of support and update, Billboard, Rotating Images, LoopBuddy Plugins.
Destino is a brand new landing page theme from Bizzthemes. The simple but powerful theme allows you to build new websites in a fast and simple manner. The theme makes sure that your website works perfectly in mobile devices. And the main focus of the theme is to provide the best possible conversion rate for you.
The latest landing page theme is provided with an elegant, fresh-looking design. The theme works perfectly with most of the popular productivity plugins for WordPress. Destino helps you to create stunning landing pages quickly and get the most number of sells for your products or services.
Powered by Visual Composer, Destino also offers complete control over the layouts of your pages. If you don’t like the built-in layouts, you can always create your own layouts. It is also possible to edit various elements right from the front-end. You can preview the results as you change different elements of your website.
The theme follows all the coding best practices advised by WordPress. As a result, you will enjoy an enhanced performance in page loading speed and search engine ranking for your website. You can see the improvements as you add more content to your website.
The simple user interface of the theme options section will let you control every aspect of your website from one place. You will also find lots of widgetized areas throughout different parts of your website. Besides the regular WordPress widgets, you can put Destino’s custom widgets in any of these areas.
Price Option 1 – $49, Includes unlimited domains, lifetime usage.
Price Option 1 – $69, Includes unlimited domains, lifetime usage, Menu Replacement and Widget Visibility Pro widgets.
3. Author Pro
Author Pro theme is the latest theme developed by StudioPress. The theme comes with all the relevant features that an author might need to keep up with the ever-changing internet world. While authors are the main targets of this theme, it could also be used by agents, publishing houses, bookstores etc.
The robust platform behind the theme is fully capable of managing the huge influx of audience before and after you publish a brand new book. You will also be able to feature some of your most popular or best-selling books in the front page. And obviously, you can sell books right from your website. The intentionally minimal design of theme will keep the main focus on the books, not on other unnecessary things.
All the powerful features of the theme are powered by the Genesis Author Pro plugin, a new premium plugin developed by the same company. The intuitive plugin provides an easy way of displaying your latest books in the website. It will also provide you with lots of powerful tools to promote your books, build audience, provide regular updates etc.
The custom post type for book will let you add new books within a few minutes. Each book has lots of different fields including title, description, author, publisher, editor, edition, book cover, price, ISBN, available formats and publication date. Additionally, you can provide custom buttons to buy the books instantly. As the theme is a child theme of Genesis framework, you are guaranteed to get solid security and SEO features for your website.
Price Option 1 – $99.95, Includes the child theme and the Genesis framework, unlimited domain, support and update.
4. Daily 3.0
Daily theme 3.0 is a completely renovated version of Theme Junkie’s highly popular Daily theme. The completely redesigned theme could be used to create personal, newspaper, magazine, community or business websites. The fully responsive theme works perfectly in any screen size.
The theme package is provided with seven different page layout options which could be applied to any page including the home, archive, single post, page, search etc. Besides, you can also choose the post listing style for the home page. The available options include grid, magazine and blog style.
The original Daily theme had lots of widgetized areas and custom widgets including Flickr and Twitter. The new version comes with even more custom widgets like Video, Recent Posts, Most Viewed Posts, Popular Posts, Random Posts etc.
Being a W3C validated theme, Daily follows all the coding best practices. It is also fully optimized for ensuring the maximum search engine visibility for your WordPress website. The advanced control panel lets you take total control of your website. You can take care of various settings and configure the styling options from the theme options panel.
The developers also thought about ad placements. As a result, you will find dedicated areas for displaying advertisements as banners or plain text. If you want to translate the theme into any other language, that is possible too. The theme package includes both the po and mo files.
Price Option 1 – $49, Includes access to all new and existing themes for 1 year, lifetime support, update for 1 year, unlimited domains.
Price Option 2 – $199, Includes lifetime access to all new and existing themes, lifetime support and update, unlimited domains.
Entrepreneurship is a Magazine WordPress theme for entrepreneurs, developed by Mythemeshop. The elegant, beautiful design of the theme will definitely impress your visitors. It is possible to customize every element of the theme according to your choice.
The theme is completely AdSense optimized. That means you will have additional benefits in getting the most CTR, CPC and ROI from your website. Being optimized for speed, Entrepreneurship also makes sure that your website loads in the quickest time possible. Besides being useful for the visitors, a speedy website is also provided with higher ranking by the search engines. Other than this, the theme is completely SEO optimized too. By combining all of these features with your excellent content, you can have an excellent SEO result.
In order to display some of the most popular or most read content of your website, there is a dedicated featured section in the theme. You can set the posts for this section from the powerful theme options section. You can also customize the look and style of your website from the control panel.
In order to make your website more popular, you have to integrate your site with various social media platforms. And Entrepreneurship lets you do that by providing readymade social media icons and custom widgets. You can also wow your visitors by enabling the parallax scrolling feature.
An interesting feature of the theme is its dedicated author box. While most other themes require you to use an additional plugin for showing author details, Entrepreneurship comes with this feature built-in. The theme also supports popular WordPress plugins including WP Review Pro, WP Subscribe Pro, WP Mega Menu etc.
Price Option 1 – $45, Includes unlimited domain, lifetime usage, support and update.
Price Option 2 – $87 plus $15 per month, Includes access to all existing and new themes, unlimited domain, lifetime usage, support and update.
Price Option 2 – $127 plus $15 per month, Includes all the benefits of price option 2, access to 9 premium plugins, PSD files, support for clients.
Ladies is a clean, modern and responsive WordPress Escort Service Theme released by 7theme. This is a especially targeted theme for creating escort service, model, agency websites. The theme comes with separate custom post types for various roles including team, escort, portfolio and testimonials.
The one-click demo installation feature of the theme will install a complete set of demo data and will make your website ready for testing. As the theme is provided with lots of shortcodes, you can create various elements without having to create them manually. You will have separate shortcodes for creating escort search, dynamic escort templates etc.
The theme is also provided with complete WooCommerce support. Therefore, you will be able to include a fully operational online shop in your website. The SEO optimized theme will make sure that you are getting recognized by the major search engines. The theme package includes the po and mo files. By using these files, you can easily translate the theme into other supported languages.
The dynamic theme options panel of Ladies will let you customize every details of your website from one convenient place. You can choose custom colors, custom Google Font, upload your own logo, favicon etc. You can also enable parallax animation for different parts of your website. The theme works perfectly with popular WordPress plugins including W3 Total Cache, Yoast SEO and Contact Form 7.
Price Option 1 – $69.9
7. Healthcare Pro
Developed by Frogsthemes, Healthcare Pro is a responsive WordPress theme for nurses, medical and healthcare providers. The easily configurable theme is provided with lots of useful features to make your website attractive for the visitors. Healthcare Pro looks great in smartphones, tablets and any other mobile devices.
The integrated page builder will let you create new layouts by using the drag and drop interface. The theme is also provided with lots of readymade layouts including pricing table, gallery, jobs, FAQ etc. It is also completely integrated with Contact Form 7. The default blog feature is enhanced by including an image auto-sizing feature.
Healthcare Pro is powered by the FT Options Framework, the proprietary theme options panel of Frogsthemes. The framework lets you control all the styling options including the color, size and fonts from one place. The theme is also provided with the popular 1-Click demo installer feature. By using this feature, you can replicate the exact look of the demo theme in your website within minutes. After that, you can modify and/or add additional content to the site.
Frogsthemes also provides guaranteed 1-1 support, which comes with all theme packages. Therefore, you will get professional help in case of any problems. You can also make use of the various widgetized areas located in different places of the site. Last but not the least; the cross-browser supported theme has complete social media integration too.
Price Option 1 – $49
Developed by Themetrust, Mellow WordPress Theme is a simple, minimal WordPress theme. You can choose to display your portfolio in grid or masonry layouts. The portfolio could be filtered into different categories through smooth animation effects. The hamburger style menu could be enhanced by providing custom background images.
The theme package comes with lots of custom shortcodes. By using these shortcodes, you can easily create different elements like buttons, toggles, slideshows, columns, tabs etc. The built-in theme customizer lets you change the look of different parts of your website. You are allowed to upload your own logo too.
Mellow will create several widgetized locations throughout your website. You will also find multiple custom widgets. The theme allows you to embed videos from other websites like YouTube, Vimeo etc. There are several page templates including testimonials, portfolio, masonry, portfolio grid etc.
As the theme comes with all the necessary files, it is possible to localize the theme into other supported languages. The developers of the theme have made sure that it works perfectly in most modern web browsers. It also follows all the coding best practices. Therefore, your website will receive maximum exposure from the search engines.
Price Option 1 – $59.
Motive – Creative portfolio WordPress theme is the latest premium theme from TeslaThemes. The modern, elegant theme is provided with lots of useful features and various ways to display portfolio items. The theme could be easily used for creating personal, agency or company portfolio websites.
Powered by Tesla framework, Motive lets you customize every aspect of your website. You can choose from the two available styles. By importing the demo content, you can make your site look exactly like the theme demo and test various features. Besides the regular posts, the theme also supports several custom post types including quote, audio and video.
The available display styles for portfolios include mosaic, grid and masonry. You will also find lots of readymade page templates for creating beautiful pages instantly. By using the theme admin panel, you can upload your own logo, favicon, choose custom colors for different elements of your site, provide custom CSS etc. Your theme settings could be exported and used in other sites that are also using themes developed by TeslaThemes.
As the theme features a one-click update feature, you can easily update your theme on-the-fly. It is also possible to provide links to your various social media profiles. The theme allows you to include tracking codes for various analytics tools. Your location could be displayed in Google Maps.
Motive is provided with the premium version of Revolution Slider. By using the plugin, you can easily create attractive slideshows for your website. Revolution Slider is famous for its unlimited customization options. And you can use any of these options in your site.
By using animated counters, you can easily create the number of finished projects, current projects, clients, services etc. You will also find the contact form builder very useful. The sticky menu feature will let you keep the menu always at the top.
Price Option 1 – $39, unlimited domains, free update and support.
Price Option 2 – $49 per year, access to all new and existing themes, unlimited domains, free update and support.
Price Option 3 – $69 per year, includes all benefits of price option 2, access to all PSD files.
Obsidian is a trendy, stylish theme developed by AudioTheme. Featuring proprietary background options and unlimited customization options, the theme is perfect for creating personal, portfolio or business websites.
The theme customizer lets you define custom title, tagline, logo etc. for your website. You will also find the unique background feature in this page. While most other premium themes lets you choose only a background image, Obsidian goes one step ahead by letting you choose a background color along with the image. By controlling the opacity of the background, you can easily create a balance between the content and the background.
As the theme is primarily targeted for music related sites, there is a dedicated section for displaying the upcoming shows. The smart list will keep itself updated in order to display the next show on top of the chart. You can also create a dedicated archive page for displaying all of your shows. The shows could be divided into different years.
What’s more, each of the shows could have their own pages. In the show page, you can display location, date, time, address, ticket information and other necessary details for the show. The theme will also embed the Google Map for the location automatically.
By default, you can display the currently available singles, albums and EP’s in one page. However, you can add separate pages for the albums or create different categories for them.
AudioTheme is offering CueBar, their premium audio player for free with Obsidian. By using the music player, you can add easily add a site-wide music player. The music player has track list, volume control and the option to minimize or maximize the player interface.
Obsidian also allows you to create a video library by including videos from YouTube, Vimeo and other sources. You just have to paste the video URL and the theme will take care of the embedding process.
Price Option 1 – $79.
11. PhotoNote 2.0
PhotoNote 2.0 is a beautifully designed theme by WPZoom. The theme’s touch enabled slideshow on the front page will allow you to display some of your best photographs. The slideshow supports both portrait and landscape images. If you are looking for a theme for developing a photography related website, PhotoNote 2.0 could be one of your top choices.
Being powered by ZOOM framework, PhotoNote lets you customize each aspect of your website from one place. By using the integrated visual customizer, you can choose custom colors for different elements of your site. You can choose any of the two available skins. The available options include Dark and Light.
If you want to feature large sized images, you can hide the sidebar for maximum exposure. Embedding videos from other websites is very simple too. Included videos will be displayed on top of the post. The home page features lots of widgetized areas. The theme package includes several custom widgets. You can use any of them in the home page.
The theme is also provided with lots of custom shortcodes. By using these shortcodes, you can easily create buttons, columns, lists, flexible layouts etc. Your posts could be enhanced by adding beautiful image galleries. You will also find multiple page templates for creating new pages instantly.
As the theme is completely localized, you can easily translate it into other supported languages. As the developers have followed all the coding best practices, the theme can ensure an excellent performance for your website.
Price Option 1 – $75, unlimited domains, lifetime use, 1 year of update and support.
Price Option 2 – $125, 2 themes, unlimited domains, lifetime use, 1 year of update and support.
Swapps April 2015 WordPress club theme is the latest theme from Shape5. If you are an app developer or designer and looking for a new theme for your next app website, Swapps could be the one for you. The modern, elegant theme is provided with all the necessary features for showcasing your new app in the best possible way.
The circle table section could be a very useful tool for displaying the most useful and/or interesting features of your app. The theme is also provided with full integration with MailChimp. By using the new newsletter module for this platform, visitors will be able to subscribe to your newsletter in a simple and easy manner.
The theme comes with two themes – Light and Dark. You can choose any one of them. You can also choose to go All-caps for the whole site. As Swapps is based on the Vertex framework, it comes with all the dynamic options of the framework. You can easily enable or disable the responsive layout and customize the layout too. You can choose to display or hide widgets and sidebar content in mobile devices.
By using the Flex menu system, Swapps takes the default WordPress menus to a whole new level. The theme allows you to include sub-text for the menu items, make multi-column menu layouts, customize the open and hide delay, opacity etc. You can also place widgets in the menu. And you can fix the menu at the top too.
And if you want to use the theme in any RTL language, that is also possible as Swapps comes with full RTL support. Visitors can resize the text to their choice by using the text resizer icons. Lastly, you can enable parallax background effects to further impress the visitors.
Price Option 1 – $59.99 per 3 months, includes unlimited access to all products, single domain, source code, PSD, support.
Price Option 2 – $79.99 per 6 months, includes all benefits of price option 1, 2 domains.
Price Option 3 – $99.99 per year, includes all benefits of price option 2, 4 domains, member bonuses.
Price Option 4 – $299.99 per year, includes all benefits of price option 3, unlimited domains, use on client sites, hire a coder bids.
Together – WordPress Wedding Theme is another new theme that was released by 7theme in April 2015. The beautifully designed theme is perfect for creating wedding invitation, wedding blogs or wedding management websites.
The theme comes with a very powerful theme options section. You will find all the necessary options for customizing the color, background, fonts, logo, favicon etc. in that page. Besides the default WordPress gallery style, the theme is provided with six additional styles for displaying your images in different ways. The completely responsive layout makes sure that your site looks great in mobile and tablet devices too.
An interesting feature of Together is its cool animated menu. As the beautiful animation is powered by CSS only, it will work in most browsers without any lagging. You can also enable parallax animations for increasing the appeal of your pages. The retina-ready design looks great in higher resolutions screens.
If you want to add team members, clients, portfolio or testimonials, Together has dedicated post types for them. The footer section could be fully customized by choosing from the different column based layouts. The theme also comes with multiple custom widgets, which could be used in different widgetized areas throughout the website.
The theme also features AJAX powered contact forms. Therefore, visitors can submit the forms without reloading the page. The theme works perfectly with most of the popular WordPress plugins. It follows all the coding best practices too.
Price Option 1 – $59.9.
NewsOnline is Mythemeshop’s second theme that was released in April. The clean, modern theme is especially created for developing news, magazine or dynamic blog sites. By using the theme, you will be able to provide information in a convincing yet professional way. NewsOnline has made it very easy to create top quality news and magazine sites.
Providing an attractive, beautiful design was one of the top priorities for the NewsOnline theme. Therefore, everything from the news ticker headline to the post content and comment body looks unique and trendy. Overall, the interesting design of the theme can clearly help you in establishing your site as a leader in your industry.
If you have a lot of content, you can easily highlight the most important ones by including them in the featured section. NewsOnline makes it very easy to organize your content with tags, categories and improve their appearance by using high quality images for grabbing the users’ attentions.
Being a fully speed optimized WordPress theme, NewsOnline can improve your website’s page loading speed. The theme successfully keeps the balance between using high quality multimedia content and optimizing them for getting the maximum performance.
The developers of the theme have thought about putting advertisements in various parts of your website. Therefore, you will find lots of different ad-ready areas throughout your website. You can easily pit AdSense and/or other ads in those places.
The WP Mega Menu compatible theme comes with lots of other interesting features like parallax support, numerous shortcodes, author box and complete social media buttons integration.
Price Option 1 – $45.
So, these were the themes that were released in April by independent theme developers. Which one(s) do you like the most? Let me know by leaving a comment below.