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35 Cheap WordPress Designs (Under $40)

Yes, there are gorgeous designs under $40.

When WordPress powers 25% of the whole internet, it’s no surprise that so many web designers come together to create a bunch of premium themes. And the best part is that they all come with the support and customizations to make sure you can create the website of your dreams.

Below, I’ve hand-picked the best SEO optimized and mobile-friendly cheap WordPress designs for you.

Enjoy!

Top 5 cheap WordPress designs

Purge

Purge - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Multipurpose
Cost: $30

Purge is a multipurpose responsive WordPress theme with a wide range of features from a visual composer to customizable sliders. With Purge’s simple, clean yet powerful design, you can be sure to build a site of your dreams.

Purge’s most notable features include:

  • Revolution slider
  • Visual composer
  • Translation language file included
  • Customizable and simple theme options
  • Drag & drop page builder

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Identity

Identity - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Portfolio
Cost: $39

Identity is a modernistic, portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Show off your latest photos and videos in all their glory with the responsive portfolio grid or write blog posts with the beautiful, minimal blog.

Identity’s most notable features include:

  • Powerful & super lightweight
  • Blazing fast
  • Theme customizer support
  • Image, video & gallery support
  • Localization ready

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Iceberg

Iceberge -  WordPress Blog Design

Category: Personal blog
Cost: $39

Iceberg is nothing short of beautiful. A simple and minimal content-focused blog theme, specially created for personal blogging. A great solution for foreign bloggers since this theme has been translated into 14 different languages including English, French, German, Russian etc.

Iceberg’s most notable features include:

  • Content focused
  • Custom background
  • Custom header image & logo
  • Post formats

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Dhaka

Dhaka - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Personal blog
Cost: $40

Dhaka responsive WordPress blog theme is the best way to showcase yourself. This simple and elegant design will allow you to stand out from other blogs. Dhaka offers a lot of possibilities, responsiveness, and optimization, all your blog need to shine.

Dhaka’s most notable features include:

  • Visual composer
  • Supported Contact form 7
  • Unlimited Colors
  • One click demo install
  • Author post

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Wozine

Wozine - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Magazine
Cost: $33

Wozine is a clean and well-organized theme that allows you write articles and blog posts with ease. It’s a responsive and flexible theme wide rage of powerful features, from changing fonts, colors, layouts, post views and more.

Wozine’s most notable features include:

  • 1-click sample data
  • Megamenu
  • Unlimited sidebars
  • Customize any color

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Other themes

Urban

Urban - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Magazine, blog
Cost: $39

Urban is a theme designed for magazine and blogs. It’s not only responsive but also retina ready and has many powerful features. Urban comes with flexible theme layouts and extensive options, that allows you to easily customize your website exactly the way you like.

Urban’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Latest UI/UX practices
  • Unlimited theme layout variations
  • 9 Sliders
  • 7 Blog Styles

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Mdeal

Mdeal - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Business, landing page
Cost: $36

Mdeal is a modern and professional business theme with a fully responsive design.
A great candidate for any type of websites, for personal or business use, Mdeal is easy to use and highly customizable. It’s designed with the user in mind, Mdeal sports a distinctly unique, modern look.

Mdeal’s most notable features include:

  • 3 homepages demo
  • Megamenu
  • Slider fullscreen
  • Custom type: portfolio, gallery, testimonial
  • Page: 404, typography, pricing tables, fancy icon boxes, block quotes etc.
  • Post format for image, gallery, video

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Mercor

Mercor - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: WooCommerce
Cost: $39

Mercor is a responsive eCommerce theme uses the powerful WooCommerce plugins to create a versatile WordPress-powered shop with many layout options and unlimited color variations. Mercor has a convenient administration panel which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme, it’s well suited for both beginners with no coding knowledge and advanced developers.

  • 2 built in sliders (full width slideshow and Nivo slideshow)
  • 5 custom widgets
  • Video, gallery and link posts templates
  • 2 Shop pages
  • Shopping cart

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Gimnasio

Gimnasio - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Sports website
Cost: $39

Gimnasio is a responsive WordPress theme designed for fitness and gym website. It can also be used for any other type of website, especially for sports, spa, events etc.

Gimnasio’s most notable features include:

  • Retina layout
  • Tons of shortcodes and widgets
  • Powerful admin user interface
  • Multilanguage ready

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Puffin

Puffin - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog
Cost: $39

Puffin is an elegant, clean, modern, minimal and responsive WordPress blog theme. Puffin’s content focused design will give your readers a great reading experience. Moreover, side menu, minimal design, social bar and media feed will help your blog stand out from the others.

Puffin’s most notable features include:

  • Lightweight and minimal
  • Distraction free reading experience
  • Supports 5 post formats (video, gallery, audio, quote, link)
  • Retina ready
  • Advanced admin panel

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TOFITO

TOFITO - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Business, portfolio
Cost: $34

TOFITO is a responsive WordPress theme featuring clean and Retina ready design suitable for for small and large businesses, portfolios, agencies and personal websites. This theme is fully responsive and looks great on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop.

TOFITO’s most notable features include:

  • Revolution slider included
  • Responsive layout
  • Retina ready
  • Pixel perfect design
  • Visual compressor support

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Bonita

Bonita - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Fashion, photography
Cost: $39

Bonita is a fashion photography theme for people who likes beauty as well as professional photographers.

With Bonita, you can create a beautiful site. You can make as many sliders, galleries, video blogs, press posts. You have five different post types for: gallery, models, diaries and press, custom page layout for About page and for Contact page. With Bonita you can make a fantastic site in a few minutes.

Bonita’s most notable features include:

  • Unlimited custom backgrounds
  • Unlimited fonts
  • Translated in 7 languages
  • Retina Ready, ultra sharp graphics on the newest screens
  • Optimised for touch devices
  • Cross browser support

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Fuerza

Fuerza - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Multipurpose
Cost: $39

Fuerza Theme is perfectly scalable, performance and SEO optimized, responsive, retina-ready multipurpose WordPress theme.

It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. Fuerza is fully flexible, you can build your own clean skin or use one of 7 predefined skins right out from your WordPress Admin Panel.

Fuerza’s most notable features include:

  • Responsive layout
  • Customize everything
  • Tons of shortcodes
  • SEO optimized theme
  • WooCommerce support

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Blume

Blume - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Portfolio
Cost: $39

Blume is the best way to build an awesome creative agency site. You can easily create a realy good site with a pretty design and good gallery system.

This theme is build using jquery to make the site dinamic, different sliders, scrolls makes the template unique. Blume is responsive, you can open your site on any different devices, mobiles, laptops or PC.

Blume’s most notable features include:

  • Unlimited colors
  • Tons of shortcodes and widgets
  • WooCommerce Supported
  • Translation ready

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Zito

Zito - Premium Minimal WordPress Themes

Category: Blog
Cost: $39

Zito is a minimal, clean and responsive portfolio/ blog WordPress theme suited for creative artists or agencies. Zito uses a timeless design to present your work.

Zito comes with several options for customize colors, layout, styling, and much more. There are also plenty of shortcodes to set up the different pages. These options will help you to build the website you want.

Zito’s most notable features include:

  • Swipe effect for tablets and smartphones
  • Multi language ready
  • Portfolio filter
  • Contact form shortcode
  • Likes/ views count feature (reset them at any time)
  • Audio support
  • Video support for blog & portfolio

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Kauri

Kauri - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog, WooCommerce
Cost: $39

Kauri has a responsive layout that makes it adaptable to various screen sizes, from smartphones to tablets, to laptop and desktop computers. The elegant design of Kauri is customizable with plenty of design options and shortcodes. You can choose between 4 skins and customize it with unlimited color options, Google fonts, custom backgrounds and 2 slider styles.

Kauri’s most notable features include:

  • Products or posts for homepage choice
  • Plenty of shortcodes with shortcode generator
  • 4 theme skins (complete theme change: colors, fonts etc.)
  • Overrides for theme skins with specific styles for fonts, colors, headings, backgrounds

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Fabulous

Fabulous - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Fashion, WooCommerce
Cost: $32

Fabulous is a beautiful minimalist WooCommerce theme specifically designed for fashion and style. With multiple homepage layouts, responsive and retina ready, Fabulous makes sure to satisfy your pursuit of perfection.

Kauri’s most notable features include:

  • Multipurpose design
  • Multiple page styles
  • Social sharing features
  • Unlimited colors & layouts
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • Wishlist, ajax search, filtering & sorting

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Chancë

Chance - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Portfolio
Cost: $39

Chancë is a modernistic portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Show off your latest photos and videos in all their glory with the responsive portfolio grid. Write blog posts with the beautiful, minimal blog.

Chancë’s most notable features include:

  • Powerful & super lightweight
  • Easy installation & setup
  • Fully responsive
  • Blazing fast

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Grunge

Grunge - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog
Cost: $39

Grunge is a responsive blog theme for WordPress. Grunge is suitable for everyone who wants to stand out with an unique design. Whether you’re an artist or band, travel, food, or fashion blogger — or just want to blog with a grungy theme, you’ll surely appreciate the design and features of Grunge.

Grunge’s most notable features include:

  • Flexible theme options
  • Included widgets like social links, latest posts and post-it note
  • Shortcode manager
  • Custom contact page
  • Custom archive page

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KnowHow

KnowHow - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Portfolio, business, landing page
Cost: $39

KnowHow is a beautiful and responsive WordPress theme, designed to help you to present yourself or your company and showcase your work in the best light – there are 9 layouts for your portfolio page and 4 types in standard grid design.

KnowHow allows you to build creative, and attractive pages. KnowHow is perfect for design agencies, charity organizations, personal pages, corporate and creative individuals.

KnowHow’s most notable features include:

  • 6 creative main page menu design
  • 6 homepage presets
  • Colors and fonts customization
  • Unlimited portfolios
  • 12 portfolio layouts

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Niche site, blog, landing page
Cost: $39

Chardonnay is designed for restaurant sites and other appropriate categories sites. This design is the best for people who’s going to create a really modern bistro or restaurant site. The template is adaptive and very easy to customize. This unique design will make your clients happy and your business thriving.

Chardonnay’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • A lot of shortcodes
  • Unlimited colors
  • Powerful admin user interface

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Viaje

Viaje - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Travel agency, landing page
Cost: $39

Viage is a responsive theme designed for travel agencies, paradise photography and trips websites and shops. Viage is the best solution for exotic countries exposition, for touristic places or simply for travel photography portfolio.

This theme comes with different page templates, choose Viaje and build a really exotic paradise website.

Viaje’s most notable features include:

  • Retina layout
  • Shortcodes and widgets
  • Customized fonts
  • Multilanguage
  • Powerful admin interface

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Proprieta

Proprieta - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Business, landing page
Cost: $39

Proprieta is a real estate and rental portal theme. Proprieta is designed for real estate independent agents and agencies. With their unique design Proprieta, allows you to create your own property portal in easy way.

Proprieta’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Intelligent theme options panel
  • Different typography options
  • Localization ready

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Jumper

Jumper - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Portfolio
Cost: $39

Jumper is a responsive single page scrolling WordPress theme. It’s best suited for creatives who want to show their work in a simple and interesting way. Ideal for web and graphic designers, photographers etc.

Jumper’s most notable features include:

  • 9 color schemes
  • 600+ Google fonts to choose from
  • Layered PSD included
  • Translation ready
  • Widgets ready blog sidebar
  • Unlimited portfolios

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Publica

Publica - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Magazine
Cost: $39

Publica is the best way to build an awesome magazine site. This theme have a lot of custom post types, for different sections, such as blog template, news template, sports template, stars template or gallery template layout.

With Publica, you can easily create a site with just some basics skills in WordPress.

Publica’s most notable features include:

  • Retina ready
  • Intelligent theme options panel
  • Different typography options
  • Localization ready

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Camping

Camping - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: eCommerce
Cost: $38

Camping is a tidy and responsive WooCommerce WordPress theme suitable for any kind of camping store, fashion shop, makeup products or similar websites that needs a feature rich and beautiful presence online with elegant and flexible design.

Every single element of in Camping is entirely responsive, as content can be viewed from desktop and mobile devices.

Camping’s most notable features include:

  • Easiest page builder (over 200 page builder elements)
  • 4 different layout styles
  • 4 header styles
  • Footer builder

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Breena

Breena - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog
Cost: $19 (up to 50% off!)

Breena is a light & bright blog theme, tailored to showcase your content in an effortlessly timeless style. Boasting popular features such as a full-width Instagram footer area, a show stopping featured area slider, and an abundance of post & layout options.

This clean, contemporary design is guaranteed to wow and inspire!

Breena’s most notable features include:

  • Easy installation and configuration
  • Translation ready
  • Child theme included
  • Demo data import

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Monreal

Monreal - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Multipurpose
Cost: $29

Monreal is a modern, creative and responsive blog WordPress theme with tons of great layout options and features. This theme is perfect for anybody looking to create a modern and clean design that all visitors will fall in love with.

Monreal’s most notable features include:

  • Wide & boxed layout versions
  • Built on the latest Boostrap 3
  • 600+ Google fonts included
  • One click demo importer
  • Mega menu with categories
  • Retina display ready

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Garage Blog

Garage Blog - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog
Cost: $38

Garage-blog is a responsive personal blog WordPress theme with awesome loading speed. It’s a clean and professional design and is perfect for both agencies and creative blog, but also for modern websites. Garage-blog can be easily customized to your needs.

Garage Blog’s most notable features include:

  • Multi Language support
  • Bootstrap 3.1
  • Filterable, isotope post and tons of post layouts
  • Powerful theme options panel
  • Google fonts included
  • Full screen super slides

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Otho

Otho - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Personal blog
Cost: $39

Otho is a clean & elegant theme with a minimal design. It’s based on the Bootstrap framework, making sure it’s easy to customise using the theme options. Otho is specifically designed for personal bloggers.

Otho’s most notable features include:

  • Clean & minimal design
  • Bootstrap 3
  • 3 level navigation menu
  • Translations ready
  • Theme customizer options
  • Child theme support

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Aloha

Aloha - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Fashion blog
Cost: $39

Aloha is a beautiful blogging theme designed for fashion bloggers. A simple yet flexible design packed with powerful animations, Aloha will not make any bloggers proud of their site.

Aloha’s most notable features include:

  • 5 layout styles
  • 2 slider options
  • Custom about me widget
  • Custom latest post

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Latte

Latte - WordPress Blog Design

Category: Magazine, blog
Cost: $39

Latte is a modern and responsive WordPress blog theme that’s perfect for a personal blog or magazine. It is highly customisable with lot of featured and easy to use theme options. Latte support responsive layout so it looks great on all devices.

It has predefined styling for blog posts which can be imported with one click.

Latte’s most notable features include:

  • Retina display ready
  • Multiple header layouts
  • Multiple posts layouts
  • 9 supported post formats

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Futura

Futura - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Blog
Cost: $39

Futura is a clean content focused blogging theme that’s perfect for all bloggers. It’s responsive, meaning it will fit in various device of different size. Futura’s theme options are directly incorporated with the WordPress customizer itself. Being highly customizable, Futura is suitable for any kind of personal or travel, hobby, tutorial blog.

Futura’s most notable features include:

  • Widgetized sidebar and footer
  • 6 custom widget
  • Post format support
  • Full support of multi level menu
  • Custom image logo

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Fashionista

Fashionista - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Fashion blog, magazine
Cost: $39

Fashionista makes it possible for you to stand out from the crowd with their responsive masonry blogging design. It’s perfect for fashion, photographers, models, celebrity gossip, or any other type of personal or professional blog.

Fashionista’s most notable features include:

  • Layout options
  • Image size options
  • Multiple pagination styles
  • Widgetized footer and sidebar

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Circles

Circles - Cheap WordPress Designs

Category: Fashion blog, magazine
Cost: $29

Circles is a very professional yet super-easy to use theme. Visual oriented with powerful effects, they make sure that your site stands out from the crowd with their beautiful design.

Circles’s most notable features include:

  • 4 main layout preferences
  • 18 blog variations
  • 3 header designs
  • 3 portfolio templates
  • Unlimited colors

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Conclusion

With these 35 WordPress themes, I hope you’ve found the perfect design to represent you and your brand.

Then you can sit back and breath a sigh of relief.

Finally, you’ll be able to stop worrying about all the techie stuffs and start focusing on what really matters. 😀

Ready to start a blog? Check out my recommended resources.

Anh Nguyen is a blogger and minimalist who's crazy about design and content quality. Learn more about him here, or connect with him on Twitter.

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22 Comments

  1. Philip

    Hey Anh,

    This article is great! It’s one thing to find a theme that you really like, yet quite another to know whether or not it can fulfill all your needs and requirements! So it’s fantastic to find a summary of budget-friendly themes – showing a wide range of styles and options. Great post! Thanks.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, thanks for the kind words, Philip! I know how it can be hard to choose the best design for your online projects and I’m so happy to help. 😉

  2. Hi there!
    I really found your article very informative. I have to admit right the way that I was looking for a place where I can find more information concerning website’s theme. The reason of that is I’m building a website at this time but I still don’t like the theme they offered me for free. The Fashion, WooCommerce appears to be the one I loved the most when visiting your website. The price is also affordable. I’m looking forward to come back and buy that Fashion WooCommerce.
    Great comment and thank you for sharing!
    Patrick

    • Hey Patrick, I’m glad to hear you found a theme you liked! Yes, never before were we having so many great designs for affordable prices, I’m very grateful about it since I’m also on a budget myself. 🙂

      All the best,
      Anh

  3. Ken

    Hey there I really like the cheap wordpress designs you offer. I personally have used Tofito theme because it really suits the mood of my website. However, I would like know why these paid ones would be better over the free ones?

    Otherwise I really like them all, keep up the good work!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Hey there Ken, I’m guessing your site must look pretty fun. 😉

      Premium themes allows for more powerful customisation, widgets and overall and they are better coded than free ones. The codes may not be relevant to hobbyist site owners but if you are building a full on business, those little bugs can make or break your ability to scale.

      I hope this helps!

      Cheers,

      Anh

  4. jschicanha

    This post has seriously caught my attention, attentiveness been thinking of creating and keeping my self busy with my computer even when home but cannot specify what I should really use it for now that you posted about the WordPress design I feel like i’m the luckiest to get the information I ever wanted and its very affordable if one may say

    It’s my pleasure to thank you for the information you have provided and willingly to use it accordingly

    cheers

    Jose

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks Jose, I’m glad to be of help! 😉

  5. Jumper is one of my favourites so fast going to the list and they’re definitely great design.

    • Thanks Louis, I also like Jumper’s clean and a little bit old-school design. 🙂

  6. Dave

    Hey Anh,

    I totally agree with you on that. WordPess site designs are great for someone who’s working on a low budget and wants something that’s of quality.

    They blend in very well with any site. Most designs from other sites don’t offer such quality for that low price.

    I’m in love with WordPress 😛

  7. Hey Anh,

    WordPress themes are generally cheap by nature. By that we don’t mean in terms of the quality, but the amount of money that WordPress theme companies charge. We can think about it in comparison to the days when if we wanted a website we needed to shell out close to ten or twenty thousand dollars. These themes are wonderful for startups and small businesses that may be strapped for cash. But really, even larger companies can make use of them because the quality is there.

    Many of these cheap themes are better than solutions that cost over $100, so I would recommend that every business check out this article. But beyond that, we might want a cheaper option here so we can invest more heavily in other areas like marketing or social media.

    When trying to save money for our business or blog, we need to be sure to check out everything that’s included in our purchase. The best way to ensure we’re getting our money’s worth is to check if the theme has all the features we know we will need and to ensure the developers will provide support should need. Eventually, thanks for exploring much informative information for us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Wise words as always, Amar. If you are on a tight budget or just are looking for a theme for your hobby blogs, it can help to go for the cheaper ones. And the best part is that they are pretty good and usually have more features than you’ll need.

  8. Hi Anh,
    Thares are really amazing designs and even cheaper. Thanks for sharing such a huge list. Keep up the good work.

  9. Gomer Magtibay

    Thanks for this, Anh. This post is timely, as I am searching for a good theme to be used in another site I am building. I was browsing the premium themes at Colorlib, they were good but quite expensive. Looking at the themes you have featured here sounds more practical.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Gomer, I’m happy to help! 🙂

  10. Andrew

    Wow, I love your website and great content.

    Which WordPress theme did you use for this particular website? It looks really clean and tidy. Nicely done. I’ve been looking for a great theme to use and haven’t found one yet but your list here will help me out a bit.

    I also noticed that you’re a follower of Simon Sinek. Haha. I love his ideas. Great speaker.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Hey Andrew, I use Brezze theme from Bluthemes. You can check it out here, and yes I’m pretty much in love with its’ clean and beautiful design. 😉

    • Ramgarhia, I have an unhealthy obsession over designs. Glad to hear someone likes the same! 😉