February was a great month for WordPress themes. A number of big developers released brand new themes in this month. Interestingly, none of the themes provide the same outlook as the others. Another interesting trend is the rise of theme membership packages. The competitive pricing of the theme clubs are attracting more customers, which is a win-win situation for both parties. All of these are providing signs that the WordPress theme industry is gaining maturity. However, that’s enough intro for a single post. Let’s take a look at the themes that were released in February.
Landing is Themify’s brand new WordPress theme which could be used to create awesome landing pages. By using the integrated drag and drop builder, you can easily create any layout you want. If you are trying to attract new visitors, get more subscriber, achieve more followers or increase your conversion rate, this theme could be an excellent choice for you.
The theme comes with 23 readymade layouts including product, shop, e-book, agency, event, portfolio, company, coming soon, app etc. If you are in a hurry or don’t want to spend extra on customizing the landing page, these layouts could be very useful for you. Just choose one layout, update the images and text and you are good to go. And if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can try updating the layouts too.
Besides the convenient landing page solutions, Landing also comes with customizable header options. You can choose to show or hide certain elements, designs, backgrounds, custom color etc. Other useful features of the theme include portfolio post type, event post type, complete WooCommerce support, MailChimp integration etc. The fully SEO-optimized theme is compatible with WPML too.
Price option 1 – $49, includes the theme, 1 year of update and support, freedom to use in unlimited number of domains and 1 free theme.
Price option 2 – $69, includes all the benefits of price option 1, PSD files.
Developed by Templatic, Smallbiz is a beautiful looking WordPress theme which is designed especially for creating small business websites. The theme will help you to promote your products and services in a simple and unique way. As the theme is provided with a dedicated mobile layout, your website will look very attractive in mobile devices and deliver a rich browsing experience to your mobile visitors. The website will look great in any type of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.
Making full use of the WordPress customizer, Smallbiz is provided with lots of customization options. Besides the regular options like choosing custom logo and favicon, you will also find options to use custom Google fonts and set the font size too. The widgetized home page is very easy to customize. You just replace the dummy text with your own text and that’s it. What’s more, you can move and/or delete any widget as you want. Some useful custom widgets include the latest news, carousel slider, social media, newsletter, testimonials etc. The theme package comes with a detailed documentation about setting up various sections of the theme and customizing different aspects.
Price option 1 – $49, includes update and support for 1 year, unlimited usage.
Price option 2 – $99, includes all the benefits of price option 1, unlimited domains, PSD files.
Price option 3 – $299 per year, includes complete access to all new and existing themes, support and updates.
This is a feature-rich magazine theme from WPZOOM, a reputed WordPress theme developer. With an easily customizable home page and lots of additional Jetpack features, Compass could be the perfect theme for your next online magazine. Powered by the proprietary ZOOM framework, it is possible to customize every detail of your website with only a few clicks. The responsive, retina ready theme will make your website look great in different types of devices with different sizes.
You can easily display some of your most popular posts as featured content in the home page by configuring the slideshow. By using the custom widgets provided with the theme package, you can create a stunning home page for your website within a few minutes. The visual customizer will allow you to change the color schemes and use the one that looks best. If you use Jetpack, you can enjoy additional features like related posts, custom sidebar widgets, tiled galleries etc. The one-click widgets install feature of the theme lets you replicate the theme demo in your website. The intuitive theme options panel is provided with all the necessary options to personalize your site.
Price option 1 – $75, includes updates for 1 year, unlimited domain, unlimited usage
Price option 2 – $125, includes all the benefits of price option 1 for two themes
Price option 3 – $199 + $19 per month, includes access to all new and existing themes, PSD files.
Exposure is a fully responsive photography theme for WordPress which is developed by Themefuse. The theme is provided with all the necessary options you will require for creating a photography site. Customizing different parts of your site is very easy with Exposure. The theme comes with two premium sliders built-in. You are free to use the one you like. The theme also supports lots of shortcodes, which will allow you to create various elements and components for your site very quickly.
If you want to turn your site into an online shop, that is possible too. Exposure comes with full support for WooCommerce. And what if you are having a hard time in keeping all of your events in one place? Exposure has got this covered too. The built-in events calendar will allow you to add all of your events in the calendar. The events calendar could be displayed in any page by using the dedicated shortcode. Additionally, you will also find lots of readymade page layouts for creating attractive pages on-the-fly. Features like Google Fonts integration and mega menu support will help you in developing a very attractive website.
Price option 1 – $55, includes one-click demo install, theme updates and premium support.
Price option 2 – $95, includes all the benefits of price option 1, a bonus theme, layered PSD files.
Price option 3 – $195 per year, includes access to all new and existing theme, unlimited domains.
Quark is an excellent quality premium WordPress theme perfect for creating company showcase or portfolio sites and developed by Gavick. Dynamic user-oriented features and constant updates are the strongest scoring points of this theme. In accordance with the demand of the modern web design trends, Quark puts special emphasis on displaying audio, image and video contents in unique ways. It is possible to highlight images and/or videos in the home page.
While the theme looks exceptionally attractive in the demo, it is also very easy to customize the different parts of the theme. By utilizing the WordPress customizer, Quark provides you with all the necessary options for customizing your website. You can change the color with the built-in color picker, choose custom width, fonts and copyright information. Each of these options will be changed and saved in real time.
When it comes to the navigation menu, Quark offers you two different choices. You can either choose the traditional menu style or choose an aside menu which includes special widget areas for displaying more content. The professionally designed parallax backgrounds, CTA buttons premium widgets etc. have made the theme more interesting.
Price option 1 – €39, includes only the theme, forum support, quickstart packages, updates and PSD files.
Price option 2 – €99, includes all the benefits of price option 1, access to all new and existing themes.
Price option 3 – €99 for 3 months, includes all the benefits of price option 2, guaranteed response within 1 to 6 hours.
Wanderer is a simple but beautiful blogging theme for WordPress developed by Press75. This completely responsive theme could be the perfect choice for writers, bloggers, artists or photographers to build their personal websites. As the home page starts with a full page cover photo of the featured article, you have got a higher chance of making a positive impact on your visitors at the first chance. The minimal one-column layout will keep all the focus on the content itself. It also helps your visitors to scroll easily without any distraction.
Articles could be complemented by adding meaningful taglines. It is also possible to add videos. Adding videos is as simple as pasting the video URL. Due to the simple and minimal design, the theme guarantees a faster page loading time for your website. The SEO-optimized coding also takes care of all the search engine related tasks. And the theme package is provided with all the PSD files. Therefore, you can easily customize the theme design according to your requirements.
Despite being a simplistic theme, Wanderer does not miss the obvious features like social media. Once you set up your social media profiles, they will be used throughout the theme wherever needed. You can also customize the look and content of the navigation menu.
Price option 1 – $69, includes the theme only.
Price option 2 – $199. includes access to all new and existing themes.
Published by Themefurnace, Stacker is an excellent portfolio theme for showing off your work in an elegant way. This theme is perfect for designers, artists, photographers or any other creative professional who want to showcase their works through attractive snapshots. You can choose to display a specific number of columns of images to display in the home page. The completely responsive layout will scale the layout according to the screen size of the device.
Unlike most other premium themes, Stacker does not use any additional options panel or bloats the admin area with additional pages and sections. Rather, this theme includes all the customization options in the default theme customizer. From the customizer section, you can upload custom logo, change colors for different elements of your website and choose custom fonts too. Stacker also comes with useful custom widgets like social media profiles, latest images, advertisement, featured icons, Dribble, Flickr etc.
The theme is provided with lots of widgetized areas. As the theme is fully WPML compatible, it is also possible to translate the theme into other supported languages. Last but not the least, the theme package comes with full documentation for using all the theme features.
Price option 1 – $49, includes access to 16 themes from themefurnace.
Price option 2 – $99, includes the benefit of price option 1, priority support.
Price option 3 – $199, includes unlimited access to all new and existing themes.
Are you a die-hard gaming enthusiast? Thinking about starting a gaming review site? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Ithaca by CSSigniter is the theme for you. This premium WordPress theme provides you with a unique opportunity to share your gaming passion with others.
The fully customizable home page of Ithaca allows you to feature some of your most popular content in the most lucrative area. That area could be further customized by making use of 10 different visual effects. Each content is accompanied by the large size featured image and a read more link. There is a unique scoring system for each review you publish. By using this feature, you can show your expertise to the visitors.
You can also choose from the five built-in color schemes to provide a totally different look for your website. The theme options section will let you upload custom logo, provide Google Analytics code, set various preferences for posts and pages etc. The speed-optimized theme works perfectly in most modern browsers.
Price option 1 – $39, includes access to the theme only.
Price option 2 – $49, includes access to all CSSigniter theme.
Price option 3 – $79, includes access to all available resources.
Quartier is the latest child theme for the wpCasa framework. Developed by wpcasa itself, the child theme could be an excellent choice for developing your next real estate site. With an attractive full screen background image, the theme helps you in creating a professional website for your visitors. Then, right after the navigation menu, you will find out the search feature for finding out real estate properties according to your requirements. It is also possible to perform advanced searches by titles, descriptions, IDs, keywords, taxonomies or other custom fields.
The theme allows you to showcase up to three of your most attractive properties as ‘Hot Properties’ in the home page. Besides the featured image, each of these properties also shows the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and the price range. As the theme has lots of different widgetized areas, you can easily place any widget in your desired locations. You will also find the built-in listing editor feature very useful. The theme also has lots of handy shortcodes for inserting alert boxes, sliders, buttons, galleries and other custom elements.
Price option 1 – €19, includes only the child theme, unlimited domains.
Price option 2 – €69, includes the child theme and the framework, unlimited domains.
Price option 3 – €89, includes all the benefits of price option 2, PSD files.
Developed by Themejunkie, this WooCommerce-based theme is provided with a simple, clean and elegant layout. The minimal but attractive design of the theme will help you in gaining more customers for your online business along with building traffic for your website. The theme features LayerSlider, one of the most popular premium slideshow solutions for WordPress. By purchasing FireUp, you can use the premium slider in your website.
There are lots of widgetized areas in the home page and other locations of the theme. By placing widgets into these areas, you can easily create a unique look for your site. It is possible to display your most popular products and various product categories in the home page. The theme also features multiple layouts including full-width, left sidebar and right sidebar. By using these layouts, you can easily create new product pages for your online store.
Price option 1 – $49, includes access to all themes and updates for 1 year, unlimited domains.
Price option 2 – $99.5, includes lifetime access to all new and existing themes, updates and support.
Lovely is actually a multi-purpose theme developed by Anariel Design. While it can be easily used to create a family website, health, lifestyle or relationship blog, it can also be used for creating small business website or online stores. The theme comes with the full pro version of Soliloquy Slider. That means you can easily feature some of your most attractive photos in the home page. By using the built-in premium add-ons, you will be able to provide unique effects to your slideshows and image galleries.
The theme package includes multiple custom page templates. By using these templates as the base, you can easily create attractive looking pages for your website. And you don’t have to worry about mobile device support. As the theme is fully responsive, your website will look great in all screen sizes. The theme also offers basic WooCommerce support. That means you can easily include a small online store in your website.
By using the WordPress theme customizer, you will be able to customize various parts of your website. The theme also features lots of carefully chosen widgetized areas in different locations.
Price option 1 – $55, includes access to all themes, updates and support for 6 months.
Price option 2 – $85, includes access to all themes, updates and support for 1 year, one theme setup.
Price option 3 – $195, includes lifetime access to all themes, updates and support, one theme setup.
Qwest is a beautifully designed multi-purpose WordPress theme which is designed by Viva Themes. With a clean and minimal design, this theme could be used to create blog, portfolio, small business sites etc. The stunning parallax effects and smooth animations will create a lasting impact on your visitors. The theme works perfectly with the latest version of WordPress.
In the front page, you will find a full page image slider. The large slider could be used to display some of your popular products or links to your services, works etc. If you don’t like the default home page, you can choose from two additional options – Portfolio and Full screen. The theme also supports displaying featured images on both posts and pages. You will also have full access to 11 social media icon fonts.
Other interesting features include Contact Form 7 styling, complete Jetpack support, custom logo support, overlay menu etc. The theme could also be translated into other supported languages.
Price option 1 – $45, the theme only.
Price option 2 – $129, all themes package.
Are you feeling bored with all the traditionally designed WordPress themes? Do you want something unique and innovative? If yes, then you should definitely give Expo by GraphpaperPress a try. This creative WordPress theme features a splash screen and horizontally scrolling content. This could be an excellent idea for creating your next portfolio, photography or any other image-centric website. The horizontal scrolling will put all the focus on the images only. Clicking on any image will open a full screen preview.
By using the splash screen on the home page, you can easily deliver the most important message to your audience. And the unique combination of vertical and horizontal scrolling will certainly leave an impact on the visitors. As the theme does not offer lots of complex features, you won’t need to go through numerous settings to make your website look beautiful.
Rather, the only options you may want to customize are the fonts and colors of various components. You can easily do these from the theme customizer. The theme also has several dedicated widgetized areas. Last but not the least, you can also sell photos directly from your website.
Price option 1 – $79, includes the theme, 1 year of support and updates.
Price option 2 – $149, includes all the existing and upcoming themes along with support and updates for 1 year.
Price option 3 – $399, includes all the existing and upcoming themes, priority support and 10 e-commerce plugins.
If you are looking for a theme for your organization, you should definitely check out Forward by Organized Themes. This hand-crafted WordPress theme is provided with all the necessary features and ingredients for building professional sites. By using this theme, you will be able to create a fully personalized website within a short period of time. The theme allows you to use your custom logo, choose your desired Google font and choose the color(s) you prefer.
Besides having full WooCommerce support, the theme package includes an exclusive campaign extension developed by WooCommerce. By using this extension, you will be able to raise funds right from your website. The theme also comes with lots of custom widgets that could be used for different purposes like building up your subscriber list, creating a contact form, creating CTA section etc.
Being on organization, you may want to display a list of your staff and sponsors in your website. Forward lets you do that too. The fully SEO-optimized theme follows all the coding best practices and works perfectly in any screen sizes.
Price option 1 – $59, includes only the theme.
So, these were the premium themes that were released in February 2015. I am not saying that this is a complete list, but I can confirm that this list includes most of the prominent ones. At least, you haven’t missed any trending themes that were released in February.
Which theme did you like the most? Let me know by leaving a comment below. And did I miss any theme that was released in February? If yes, let me know that too.