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20+ Best WordPress Themes and Plugins for 2015

There are some truly incredible WordPress themes and plugins out there. Over the years WordPress has evolved from a blogging platform to a serious business model.

I’ve searched every inch of ThemeForest for some of the best WordPress themes and plugins and put them all into one list. Enjoy!

If you’ve used some of the themes or plugins below please let me know in the comments.


WordPress Themes

Frexy

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Frexy is a clean-style theme that looks and feels really light. Page load time is fast and it comes with a load of predefined modules you can just drag and drop. Here’s some more info:

  • Drag and drop interface
  • Shortcodes
  • Theme options
  • Ready to use templates included

Live Demo → | Details →

Vigor

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Vigor is a lovely minimal theme that comes with a huge handful of pre-made layouts. It also boasts a powerful admin interface and 40+ custom shortcodes. Here’s some more info:

  • Masonry Gallery
  • Custom post formats for default, audio, video, gallery, link and quote.
  • 4 font icon packs
  • WPML Multilingual plugin integration

Live Demo → | Details →

Decibel

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Decibel is a professional music theme, designed specifically for musicians and record labels. Some of its features include a custom audio player, events functionality and eCommerce integration. Here’s some more info:

  • eCommerce with WooCommerce
  • Drag and Drop interface
  • One-click demo installation
  • $50 worth of premium plugins included

Live Demo → | Details →

Jobify

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Jobify is, as you would imagine, a WordPress theme specifically created for having your custom job board. It boasts being the #1 job board WordPress theme on ThemeForest and has some great features such as integrating with multiple WordPress job plugins, a theme customiser and being retina ready. Here’s some more info:

  • Integrates with WP Job Manager, Resume Manager, WooCommerce Paid Listings and Gravity Forms
  • WordPress theme customiser
  • Contact form support for Jetpack and ContactForm7
  • XML Dummy Content for Easy Setup

Live Demo → | Details →

Metrodir

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Metrodir is a directory and listings theme, it’s especially great for content portal websites. Some of its features include having visual composer included, being translation ready and CSV bulk import. Here’s some more info:

  • Recurring and single PayPal payments
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Auto-generated maps
  • Advnaced ajax search options

Live Demo → | Details →

ChurcHope

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ChurcHope is a lovely non-profit WordPress theme that is perfect for churches and other non-profit organisations of all sizes. Here’s some more info:

  • Fully customisable interface
  • Built-in calendar
  • Event schedule functionality
  • Support for sermon posts

Live Demo → | Details →

Flatsome

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Flatsome is the number one selling eCommerce theme on ThemeForest, so you can bet it’s packed full of features like being optimised for SEO, demo content included and free lifetime updates. Here’s some more info:

  • Free lifetime updates
  • Drag and drop interface
  • WooCommerce support
  • Facebook login

Live Demo → | Details →

Bazar Shop

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Bazar Shop is a great option for those with a large amount of stock and are struggling to find something that fits the right needs. Here’s some more info:

  • Wishlist functionality
  • Shortcode manager with 300+ shortcodes
  • SEO optimised
  • Turn off the cart and use like a catalog

Live Demo → | Details →

Academy

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Academy is fantastic WordPress theme for anyone looking to create an online teaching business. It has come great features like courses and lessons, user profiles and customisable theme options. Here’s some more info:

  • WooCommerce integration
  • Courses lessons with subscriptions
  • Extensive theme options for customisation
  • Questions and quizzes systems

Live Demo → | Details →

WP Residence

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WP Residence is great if you run your own real estate agency, but don’t yet have the capital for a full-scale website. Here’s some info:

  • Visual composer theme builder
  • Payment with PayPal and Stripe
  • Free or paid submissions functionality
  • Facebook, Google and Yahoo login

Live Demo → | Details →

GeekLove

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The perfect theme for weddings and ceremonies. Some it’s features include loads of shortcodes, compatibility with GravityForms and responsive videos. Here’s some more info:

  • Wedding events
  • RSVP form
  • Guestbook
  • Widgetised homepage

Live Demo → | Details →

Appdev

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Appdev is a one page app showcase theme, which is perfectly suited to mobile app developers who are looking to show off their work. Here’s some info:

  • Responsive mobile slider
  • Parallax with custom scroll speed
  • Custom post types for pricing, testimonials and more
  • 500+ retina icons

Live Demo → | Details →

Soho Hotel

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Soho Hotel is perfect if you’re looking to get a booking system up for your business, but don’t have the funds for a custom system. Here’s some info:

  • Booking system and availability checker
  • Seasonal pricing filters
  • Payable deposits via PayPal
  • 19 PSDs included

Live Demo → | Details →


WordPress Plugins

Visual Composer

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You may have noticed me mention this plugin, that’s because it powers a huge majority of the drag and drop WordPress themes above. Here’s what it does:

  • Drag and drop page builder
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • 40+ predefined layouts
  • 45+ different elements to choose from

Live Demo → | Details →

School Management System

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School Management System for WordPress is great plugin for schools. You can even have different user levels for admins, teachers, students and parents. Here’s what it does:

  • Complete dashboard with school overview
  • Front-end student dashboard for downloading the syllabus
  • Student class routine and payment data
  • Functionality for grades, marks and credits

Live Demo → | Details →

Age Verifier

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This seemingly simple plugin is a good pick if you need something simple, but with a lot of power. Here’s what it does:

  • 3 different ways to check age
  • 9 color presets
  • Responsive design works on all devices
  • Custom admin editor for layout and design

Live Demo → | Details →

Reviewer

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This is a simple yet great plugin for the functionality. It gives you the option to let users write reviews with a rating. Perfect for games, TV or movie reviews. Here’s what it does:

  • 9 customisable themes
  • Import/export reviews
  • 3 types of rating mode (five stars, full rating with sliders or stars)
  • Retina ready

Live Demo → | Details →

Document

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Document is the perfect WordPress plugin for creating online documentation for your own themes, templates or products. Here’s what it does:

  • Public or member only voting
  • Translation ready
  • Color picker for choosing your own theme
  • Responsive design

Live Demo → | Details →

Timetable

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Timetable is a plugin that gives you an incredibly powerful calendar right in your WordPress backend. Here’s what it does:

  • Shortcode generator
  • Event manager
  • Easy to set up with dummy content
  • Quick 3-min timetable setup

Live Demo → | Details →

UBER Google Maps

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UBER is an addon for Google Maps. It’s perfect for placing fully interactive Google Maps on your WordPress site. Here’s what it does:

  • Drag and drop interface
  • 100+ built-in styles
  • Localisation for 50+ languages
  • Fullscreen support

Live Demo → | Details →

Subscriptio

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Subscriptio is an addon that gives you the ability to add single and recurring subscriptions on top of WooCommerce. Here’s what it does:

  • Sell subscriptions with WooCommerce
  • Set any billing cycle length
  • Lots of hooks and filters for developers
  • Purchase subscription and non-subscription products during single checkout

Screenshots → | Details →

Total Donations

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Total Donations is the perfect plugin for accepting online donations. Here’s what it does:

  • PayPal and Stripe donations
  • Campaign targets
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Recurring donations

Live Demo → | Details →


Conclusion

There are loads of excellent WordPress themes and plugins above, many of them do much more than I’ve been able to cover.

Thanks to all the fantastic designers and developers for creating these plugins!

Your thoughts: What themes and plugins did you like best? Have you used any of them before? Please let me know in the comments!

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