There are hundreds if not thousands of WordPress theme shops out there. Many are blow-your-socks-off amazing. Conversely, many are just throwing themes against the wall and seeing if they stick.
Rather than just list all of the well-known, popular WordPress theme providers, I decided to identify some of the more obscure theme shops. The following are high quality, lesser-known WordPress theme shops you may never have heard of. Go ahead, try them out. This post has no affiliate links.
They claim “beauty and function” and I would agree. Very professional, clean and easy to navigate themes. Nice work Theme Trust.
A creative shop mainly selling their stuff through ThemeForest. They make one of the most popular themes of all time on ThemeForest.
Not the top of the list in terms of cool designs. But there are many themes to choose from, many of which are unique and serve a specific purpose which is convenient.
Some neat and clever, creative themes here. One designed for the sole purpose of accepting invoice payments only. Neato.
Lots of high quality themes with an elegant, minimalist style throughout their portfolio. Like the big boys, ThemeShift will soon be releasing their own theme framework upon which to build their future themes.
Slightly higher priced ($59-99) put the “premium” in premium themes. But they back up the price with some nice designs with specialized functions and clean, stylish lines.
Beautiful, minimalist designs pulled off with a classy and professional look. In this case, minimalist does NOT mean boring. This provider was once featured on SmashingMagazine.com, but still remains under the radar.
Nice, run-of-the-mill themes, basic functions and designed well. Mint Themes wins the award for “keep your eye on them, they’re going places.”
Great styles come out of this obscure theme shop. Clean, grid-based designs offer a creative spin on simplistic design.
Clean, crisp themes with a professional spin. I’d call this an economy theme provider at the tune of $39 per year.
Gotta say, one of my favorites. Orman Clark and ThemeZilla can really put together a slick WordPress theme. They are clean, professional, simple and fast.
Cool, usable themes using some of the latest but important techniques like responsive designs.
Business-y themes with a true blog feel. Many of their themes are really just built for standard blogging.
Some nice forward-thinking designs for professionals and graphics design folks. Nothing ground breaking here, just good wholesome themes.
Like Rockettheme, Gavick Pro started with Joomla Templates and realized just how awesome WordPress was. They now offer both. I’ve no personal experience with Gavick themes but they sure look nice.
Badass name. They offer some inexpensive and free themes with a classic flair.
Very simple themes with designers in mind. Lots of portfolio and media focused themes.
Some excellent themes, some for just $5. Press75 calls their themes “unique, clean and efficient. I would agree.
Cool block-style themes with a nice color-contrasting kick. Creative use of minimalism and scrolling effects are sprinkled around their portfolio.
Great themes, very well conceived and put together. They are usable and professional at the same time. This one is more of a collection of themes from various providers.