ThemeForest is the world’s leading platform for selling premium WordPress themes and website templates. And being one of the 5 best selling themes on a platform with over 12,000 WordPress themes available is nothing short of extraordinary.
This list will explore each one of the top 5 best selling themes, explaining the reasons behind their success, and hopefully make choosing one easy for you.
The 5 Best Selling WordPress Themes on Themeforest
The themes below are the most popular themes currently on the market, and the ones that power a large proportion of the WordPress websites across the web. We’ll be covering:
1. Avada | Website Builder For WordPress & WooCommerce
- Sales (as of October 2020): 631,080
- Rating: 4.76 based on 23,680 ratings
It’s truly an achievement to be the top-selling theme on ThemeForest, but when a theme is the top-seller for over 5 years, you know its authors are doing everything right.
The Avada theme is very versatile, and it allows you to build any sort of website you want, as well as use any of the over 250 premade templates available, and that’s probably why it has justifiably been described as the “Swiss army knife of WordPress themes”.
The Avada want to help you build your website in as little time as possible–once you’ve selected your site, and added a few pre-built elements, you can customize further with the drag-and-drop builder.
And did we mention that the authors of The Avada Theme, ThemeFusion, have received an average rating of twenty-two thousand five-star reviews? Here’s one of them that sums up this theme perfectly:
“Since 2017 and until today, I’ve purchased 7 licenses! I’ve decided to move all my clients’ websites to this awesome theme. Features are so wide and cover most of my needs. The support team is very fast and accurate. BIG THANKS for this professional team.”
Get to know Themefusion! Check out this video we made for Envato Stories showcasing Muhammad Haris and his work:
2. The7 — Multi-Purpose Website Building Toolkit for WordPress
- Sales (as of October 2020): 208,408
- Rating: 4.75 based on 7,821 ratings
The7 theme is the product of the Dream-Team’s work, a WordPress development agency in Kyiv, Ukraine, and to this date it has sold more than 200,000 licenses as well as earned great reviews from both customers and experts.
The best part about The7 theme is its great flexibility; it comes with all the features you would expect from a premium WordPress theme and much more.
And as one of the reviews puts it:
“there is no theme that can outperform The 7 when it comes to easy customization with the least knowledge of WordPress. You guys rock.”
Some of the standout features of this theme are:
- Visual Composer with ultimate add-ons, Slider Revolution, Layer Slider, Go Pricing Tables, and ConvertPlug.
- Design Wizard feature to help customize features and then simply click create, 750+ theme options.
- WooCommerce compatible.
- Multilingual and translation ready, already translated into 10+ languages.
And all of these are just the tip of the iceberg of what The7 offers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s one of the best selling themes on ThemeForest.
3. Flatsome | Multi-Purpose Responsive WooCommerce Theme
- Sales (as of October 2020): 140,386
- Rating: 4.8 based on 5,946 ratings
Flatsome is designed and developed by UX Themes and is one of the most popular and highly rated themes on Themeforest.
The goal UX Themes had in mind when they built Flatsome was to design themes that are easy to use and customize, even if you don’t know any code, and it really shows thanks to the huge number of customization options that will help you build your dream website, and no matter how you choose to build it, the end result will be truly stunning.
Some of the standout features of Flatsome are:
- Multipurpose WooCommerce theme with one click demo content.
- Designed to sell, with user experience as a priority.
- Frontend custom page builder and large element library to build any website.
And have we mentioned that Flatsome is the most used and trusted theme for any kind of WooCommerce Project?
4. BeTheme - Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme
- Sales (as of October 2020): 209,920
- Rating: 4.82 based on 6,053 ratings
The BeTheme is one of the best multipurpose WordPress themes available on ThemeForest. Created by MuffinGroup, a Power Elite Author, it has been sold more than 200,000 times. With over 600 pre-made websites you should find a template to suit your project.
But you don’t have to take our word for it, here are a few stunning websites built on the BeTheme template:
Multiple layouts and styles are what make this theme perfect for all sorts of websites – professional, personal, media, etc. BeTheme is fully customizable, with a shortcode generator and a powerful admin panel helps you easily customize the theme.
And it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that the authors of this theme, MuffinGroup, have released 15 amazing and successful themes on ThemeForest.
5. Bridge - Creative Multipurpose WordPress Theme
- Sales (as of October 2020): 147,928
- Rating: 4.78 based on 6,222 ratings
This list wouldn’t be complete without talking about The Bridge Theme, a theme developed by Qode a Power Elite Author on ThemeForest. It offers a variety of modern designs to choose from and a near-endless supply of amazing features that go beyond just designing your dream website.
And beyond the features, you’ll have access to 520 different demos you can import content from, access to a handful of premium plugins, and helpful, prompt support, as one reviewer puts it:
“I love this theme but what makes it even better is that their customer support is always super helpful and prompt!”
The authors behind this theme are an award-winning team with over 100 dedicated professionals. Make sure to checkout Bridge, the creative multipurpose WordPress theme
What to Look For in a WordPress Theme
Having read through this list you’ll already have a couple of themes that you’re interested in. Hundreds of thousands of customers have been satisfied by the results, which is why examining the best-selling WordPress themes on Themeforest is a safe way to choose a theme.
Whether you’re choosing one of the WordPress themes from the list above, or you’re looking for a more niche theme that better suits your needs, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for on ThemeForest.
Choosing the Right WordPress Theme
It can be overwhelming choosing the perfect theme for your WordPress website out of the tens of thousands of options out there, but if you pay attention to these points, you’ll narrow down your search enough to find the perfect theme for you:
1. Simple is Better
Many of the WordPress themes that look great have a lot going on behind the scenes. This of course means a very time-consuming and complicated setup and the chance that you might not get your site to function the way you want it to.
Make sure that the theme you chose comes with a simple and easy setup process.
2. “Responsive” is a Must
Your website needs to look perfect on multiple different screen sizes, whether that’s for mobile, tablet, or desktop, you can’t afford to have your website look bad on any screen.
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3. Most Popular WordPress Themes
If you don’t want to dig through thousands of themes, hoping that the one you chose won’t break on you, or the author won’t stop updating it, you might want to consider choosing one of the popular WordPress Themes we explore in this list.
Let’s Wrap Up
The top-selling WordPress themes on Themeforest at the moment are hugely successful and their dominance isn’t challenged very often! But with new theme developers emerging all the time, and with themes changing and growing with the WordPress ecosystem it’s always worth checking back to see which themes are on top. We’ll continue to update this post too!