Small Business Premium WordPress Themes Gallery

Updated: January 23, 2015

Yesterday we took a look at some of the best news and magazine premium WordPress themes.   Today I wanted to take a look at another area of the premium WordPress themes market, this time focusing on the themes being designed specifically for small businesses in mind.

Some small business premium WordPress themes are created with very specific businesses in mind, while most can easily be adapted to just about any small business that needs a content management system or business blog setup.    I’ve attempted to feature all types of small business themes below.

Essence Theme (6 Colors to Choose From)

Essence Themes

  • 7 inside page layouts
  • Elegant look and feel of traditional website
  • Static home page
  • Integrated blog templates
  • Two header options: Text or graphic

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP-Remix Theme

  • 7 Color Schemes
  • Includes free PHPBB3 Forum Template
  • Gallery module for managing photos or artwork
  • WYSIWYG Page editor
  • Smart Drop Menu
  • Over 50 Page Templates
  • Dynamic Codes
  • Flexibility
  • Add-on modules
  • Support Forum
  • Grid Based Layouts
  • Compatible with Many Popular Plugins
  • Widget ready
  • Printable Pages
  • Contact Form
  • W3C valid, Cross browser Compatible
  • SEO ready

Personal ($75.00), Multiple-Use ($275.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Cubicle Business Theme

cubicle-theme

  • WordPress 2.7 ready! – Enjoy the new features with WordPress 2.7, including threaded comments!
  • Get Your Business Website Up Fast – With WordPress and Cubicle, your business can get a website up and starting informing your fans, clients and others of what you are doing
  • Upload Your Logo – Our image uploader feature allows you to personalize your site with your own logo
  • Showcase Photos Easily – Cubicle comes with a random image script that allows you to display multiple photos on your home page
  • Theme Options – That allow you to easily paste tracking code and enable features
  • Tutorials and Support – Like all of their themes, buyers get access to the tutorials and top notch support.

Single-Use License: $79.95, Multiple-Use License: $149.95

Source/Demo | Purchase

Titanium WordPress Theme

  • Small Business/Business Card Theme
  • Fading Featured Images
  • Featured Video
  • Drop-down menu navigation
  • 6 Page Templates
  • Custom Header Image Uploader

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Architect Business Theme

architect-theme

  • WordPress 2.7 ready!
  • Get Your Business Website Up Fast – With WordPress and Architect, your business can get a website up and starting informing your fans, clients and others of what you are doing
  • Upload Your Logo – Our image uploader feature allows you to personalize your site with your own logo
  • Showcase Photos Easily – Architect comes with a random image script that allows you to display multiple photos on your home page; plus we’ve got a Flickr photo gallery installed as well
  • Architect Theme Options that allow you to easily paste tracking code and enable features.

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($249.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Realtor Theme

agent-wordpress-theme

  • Available in three colors: red, white, and black
  • Real Estate / Business WordPress theme
  • Featured content section on homepage
  • 2 level drop down navigation menu
  • Full width page layout option

Agent Theme Package ($59.95) | Pro Plus Package ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Realtor Theme

  • Beautiful, elegant themes
  • Five colors included: sea blue, red, navy blue, gold and black
  • Agent can publish picture with biography
  • Top-Level link to add property listing
  • Easily publish your home details (including bathrooms, bedrooms, images and lots more)
  • “No Custom Fields” to hassle with when posting property details and images
  • Images are auto thumbnailed and display full-size with a cool pop-up slideshow
  • Featured properties rotate on home page with agent
  • Cool Property Search Options – includes dropdowns and search box
  • Agents page to display biography and properties for sale
  • Payment Calculator
  • Ad Banner Management

Single-Use ($79.99), Multiple-Use ($149.99), Developer’s Pack ($349.99)

Source/Demo | Purchase

iReal Estate WordPress Theme

  • Easily customizable
  • Integrated blog
  • Home page template
  • Wide layout for content heavy sites
  • Widget ready sidebars and feature areas
  • Drop-down navigation
  • Search engine optimized

Single-Use ($49.95),Multiple-Use ($59.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Industrial Series Themes (Includes 6 Different Colors)

Industrial Series Theme

  • Drop-down menus
  • Front page feature section (Tabber)
  • Bread-crumb interior navigation
  • Archive Page Template
  • 6 Pre-built Color Schemes
  • Two sidebars
  • Website look and feel

Single-Use ($49.95), Multiple-Use ($99.95)

Source/Purchase | Demo

Deep Stack Poker Theme

  • Theme custom built for poker websites and blogs.

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($199.95)

Source/Purchase | Demo

For a complete list of premium WordPress themes available, check out our premium WordPress themes gallery!


Improve Your Blog with WordPress Functions

Do you find you switch WordPress themes a lot?  If you do, Chris Pearson has taken the time to write a great post about using WordPress functions to ease the transition between themes.   The idea is to put all your design elements in one file and then move the file over to your new theme every time you switch, saving you the time of re-coding the specific elements you like to see in your blog’s theme.  

In his post, Chris provides the functions file to get you started, teaches you how to write your own functions, and then explains how to activate and use your new functions. 

I personally have used a functions file on some of my themes, but for me it hasn’t really saved much time.  That is probably because I’ve always prefered to hack my existing theme when I want to see changes, rather than to switch to a completely new theme.   For people that switch themes a lot, a user functions file is definitely something you should consider doing.


News and Magazine Premium WordPress Theme Gallery

Updated: January 25, 2015

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things WordPress Hacks is most known for is our WordPress theme galleries. Because of this, we have worked really hard to maintain them by both adding new themes as they are released, as well as removing older themes that are either outdated, are no longer available, or are no longer supported by their authors.

One of the most common requests I get via our contact form is to break apart our galleries into more of a niche focused display of WordPress themes. Because we aim to serve, this post will be the first of a three part series breaking down the premium WordPress themes available. Next we will be going through our free galleries and looking for more helpful ways to display those as well.

This first WordPress gallery was designed to feature some of the best News and Magazine Premium WordPress themes currently available for purchase. I included both styles because the lines are kind of blurred between the two and I didn’t want any debate over which category each one falls under. Themes are not listed in any particular order and I have included any listed features with the theme whenever it was possible.

Revolution Church Theme

  • 3-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

Revolution Lifestyle Theme

  • 3-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

One Theme

  • Five Color Schemes: Blue | Green | Pink | Black | Red
  • Custom Control Panel
  • Widget Ready
  • Javascript Drop Down Menus
  • Custom Search Result Page
  • Archive, Links & Sitemap Templates
  • Child Pages Ready
  • Child Categories Ready
  • Numbered Comments
  • Valid XHTML/CSS – Full div layout (no tables)
  • SEO Optimized Code
  • Logo Design Service Available
  • Theme Installation Service Available
  • Two Homepage Layouts
  • Tracking Ready (Statcounter/Google Analytics)
  • Unique “Hot Conversation” Plugin

Single-Use ($99.95), Three-Use ($199.99), Developer’s License ($299.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP Vybe Theme

  • Theme settings page in your WordPress control panel (see screen shots below).
  • 2-column or 3-column layouts.
  • 10 different color options with control panel setting for further customization.
  • Optional featured article glider for home page.
  • Gravatar integration.
  • Optional banner ad integration.
  • Optional built-in post thumbnails.
  • Optional logo/header image integration via control panel.
  • Built-in site search.
  • Built-in drop-down navigation for sub-categories and sub-pages.
  • Built-in author page and author profile with Gravatar support.
  • Comment and trackback separation.
  • Post author comments highlighted.
  • Original Photoshop files (PSDs) available for download via control panel.

Basic (Single License $99.00), Premium (Multiple Use $199.00), Developer ($299.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Gemini Theme

  • 3 color schemes
  • AJAX featured article section
  • Drop down navigation menu
  • Integrated social bookmarks and social voting options
  • Side blog on homepage
  • Featured video section
  • Semantic and up to date xhtml and css
  • Custom modifications available on request

Single-Use ($60.00), Developer’s ($120.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Pass It On Theme

  • Cool Link Feature – Visitors see a green check mark beside links they have already visited.
  • Social Media Ready – Check out the custom social bookmarking integration at the top of each post page.
  • Premium Ad Placement – Plenty of places for ads to help you make more money from your blog.
  • Related Posts – Related posts built into the content to promote click-thrus.

Single-Use ($85.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

WP-Magazine Theme

WP-Magazine Theme

  • Widget-Ready, User-Friendly, and Optimized for WordPress Versions 2.2 and Above
  • Five Different Home Page Layouts
  • Four Different Category/Archive Page Layouts
  • Home Page Featured Article Glider Box
  • Built-In Banner Ad Blocks
  • Built-In Site Guide in Right Sidebar
  • Customized Recent Comments in Sidebar With Gravatar Support
  • Author Bio Information and Gravatar Included on Single Post Pages
  • Alternating Color Comments With Gravatar Support

Basic (Single License $99.00), Premium (Multiple Use $199.00), Developer ($299.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Shiva Pro Theme

  • Widget Ready
  • Google AdSense Ready
  • Gravatar Ready

Single-Use ($89.00), Multiple-Use ($149.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Tauren Pro Theme

  • Widget Ready
  • Google AdSense Ready
  • Gravatar Ready

Single-Use ($69.00), Multiple-Use ($128.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Deep Blue Theme

  • BBPress Integrated Theme for message boards.
  • Customized Author Pages.
  • User Avatars.
  • Featured Articles.
  • Customized Category and Search Results.

Single-Use License ($50.00), Developer’s Pack License ($199.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Arthemia Premium Theme

  • Theme Admin Panel
  • Choose a color for each category
  • Drop-down menu
  • Automatic thumbnail generation
  • Widgetized sidebar and footer
  • Ad banner management

Single License ($70.00), Five Licenses ($140.00), Developer’s Pack ($240.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Time Cafe News Theme

time-cafe-news

  • Choose between 3 Different Colors
  • Easy to use theme option menu
  • 300×250, 468×60 and 125×125 ad ready
  • Built-in image slider
  • Custom page templates
  • Built in Feedburner Newsletter and RSS options
  • Drop-down menu
  • Embed video code ready
  • Front end login
  • Custom typography
  • WordPress 2.7 Compatible
  • Custom page templates

Unlimited Use License ($79.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Traveler Theme

  • Choose between Advertisement-Ready version and Advertisement-Free version
  • 2 Styles (Full Features & Clean)
  • Ad your AdSense or Image Link Code
  • Turn all-or-individual banners on/off
  • Quick Post – No need to put an image
  • Image Auto Resizer
  • Random Video Rotator (copy/paste code)
  • Flickr Integration
  • Build your Own Menu from the Theme Options
  • Drop Down Menu (Build your Own)
  • Ad your own Logo and Styles Easily
  • Unique Post Randomizer
  • Main News Section
  • Widget Ready
  • Customized Archives and Search Pages
  • Stylesheet switcher
  • Feedburner Integration

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($179.95), Developer’s License ($279.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Celebrity Press Theme

  • 2 Colors (Black & White)
  • 2 background samples
  • Ad your AdSense or Image Link Code
  • Turn all-or-individual banners on/off
  • Quick Post – No need to put an image
  • Image Auto Resizer
  • Random Video Rotator (copy/paste code)
  • Flickr Integration
  • Build your Own Menu from the Theme Options
  • Photo Gallery
  • Drop Down Menu (Build your Own)
  • Customized Error page with sitemap
  • Ad your own Logo and Styles Easily
  • Unique Post Randomizer
  • Main News Section
  • Customized Archives and Search Pages
  • Stylesheet switcher
  • Feedburner Integration
  • Extensive help and tutorial included

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($179.95), Developer’s Pack ($279.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Celebrity Gossip Theme

  • 3 color style – Light, Warm, Dark
  • Automatic image resizer to dynamically create the thumbnails on homepage
  • Automatically use the first image in each post for homepage thumbnail, no need to manually key in custom field. Custom field method still available if you wish to override with your own image.
  • Optional 2 column bottom bar
  • Widgets ready – easily arrange sidebar and bottom bar
  • Advertisement ready – 4 125×125 banner slots and 1 top header banner
  • Print.css – for uncluttered printing
  • Theme options admin panel (preview)
  • PSD files included

Single-Use ($35.00), Multiple-Use ($95.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

MagNews Theme

  • Google AdSense Ready
  • 125×125 Ad Blocks
  • 3-Column Theme
  • Widget Ready Theme

Single-Use License ($49.00), Developer’s Pack ($199.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Technology Theme

technology-theme

  • multiple page layouts
  • blog index page
  • the contact form is embedded as a page template
  • custom header image uploader
  • featured image slideshow on the home page
  • widgetized home page areas
  • the background selector
  • WP 2.7 threaded comments

Single-Use License ($79.95), Multiple-Use License ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

iTeam Theme

  • Quickly and easily set up a sport team website with WordPress
  • Upload your sports video to YouTube and insert it directly into the iTeam home page
  • Image uploader feature allows you to personalize your site with your own logo
  • iTeam comes with a random image script that allows you to display multiple photos on your home page
  • Post Live Games Updates – Using Twitter.com and iTeam, you can easily post live game updates to your team’s website
  • Drop down navigation menus
  • Social media integration
  • Various page templates including: left sidebar page, right sidebar page, one column page
  • Flickr photo gallery embedded

Single-Use ($59.95), Multiple-Use ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

iNews Theme

  • 4 column home page layout
  • Front page feature box, you can highlight any content you want on your home page, including older content that gets buried
  • Post Quick Notes and Links – With the center “asides” section, you can post quick links, quotes, or notes
  • Upload a new graphic – The custom image uploader feature allows you to personalize your site with your own logo
  • Drop down navigation menu

Single-Use ($49.95), Multiple-Use ($79.95)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Revolution Office

  • 2-Column Fixed Width Theme
  • Widget Ready

License for this theme ($59.95), All Themes license ($149.95)

Source/Demo | Download

bSocial Theme

  • Highlight Your Content: With the front three feature boxes, you can highlight any content you want on your home page, including older content that gets buried
  • Social Networking: On the home page and each post of bSocial you can link to all your social networking content easily
  • Custom image uploader feature allows you to personalize your site with your own logo or graphic!
  • Drop Down Navigation Menu
  • Professional support
  • Search engine optimized
  • Multiple page templates — like Feedreader and Search
  • Widget-ready sidebar
  • Comprehensive Theme Options page (see release page)
  • Automatic image resizing — for front feature boxes
  • Easy feature image uploading — with automatic image rotating

Single-Use ($79.95), Multiple-Use ($150.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

Credit Crunch Theme

  • Revolutionary theme options page with powerful customization
  • Automatic thumbnail images
  • Images can be any size you want, it’s easy to change the dimensions in the options
  • Pick from 4 different page layouts
  • Choose 1 sidebar on the left or right, 2 sidebars, or full pages to maximise the impact of your content
  • No extra plugins or setup required, it just works
  • Embed a YouTube video in the sidebar without any code
  • Sexy drop-down navigation
  • Automatic tabbed widgets
  • Handy footer area with extra links
  • Valid, SEO friendly code
  • Bulletproof design – built to look great with all the HTML elements
  • Feedburner and Google Analytics integration without the need to install plugins or edit code
  • Separate Trackbacks are neatly tucked away at the bottom so they never get in the way of the conversation
  • Smart comments highlight the author so your readers always know when you reply with something important
  • Organized & Easy to Edit Code

Single License ($70.00), Unlimited License ($249.00)

Source/Demo | Purchase

For a complete list of premium WordPress themes available, check out our premium WordPress themes gallery!


How To: Making a Categories Drop-Down Menu

Tired of your old navigation? So, what about creating a Magazine-style drop-down menu?

I propose here a drop-down menu listing your pages and sub pages, including one last item to show up your categories directly in the menu.

HTML and PHP

We will start by using WordPress core functions in order to retrieve our pages and categories. Edit the header.php of your theme, and replace your old nav code by this one:

<ul id="nav" class="clearfloat">
<li><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/" class="on">Home</a></li>
<?php wp_list_pages('title_li='); ?>
<li class="cat-item"><a href="#">Categories</a>
<ul class="children">
<?php wp_list_categories('orderby=name&title_li=');
$this_category = get_category($cat);
if (get_category_children($this_category->cat_ID) != "") {
echo "<ul>";
wp_list_categories('orderby=id&show_count=0&title_li=
&use_desc_for_title=1&child_of='.$this_category->cat_ID);
echo "</ul>";
}
?>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

This code will make a list of all our pages and subpages, as well as a last list element named “Categories”. When an user will hover top level pages (in case of a page menu) or top level categories, we will show up the related sub pages/categories.

CSS

Even if the code is fully functional, our script needs a good CSS styling. This CSS, which was taken from Darren Hoyt’s free Mimbo Theme, is perfect for what we want to do.

#nav{
background:#222;
font-size:1.1em;
}
#nav, #nav ul {
list-style: none;
line-height: 1;
}
#nav a, #nav a:hover {
display: block;
text-decoration: none;
border:none;
}
#nav li {
float: left;
list-style:none;
border-right:1px solid #a9a9a9;
}
#nav a, #nav a:visited {
display:block;
font-weight:bold;
color: #f5f5f4;
padding:6px 12px;
}
#nav a:hover, #nav a:active, .current_page_item a, #home .on {
background:#000;
text-decoration:none
}
#nav li ul {
position: absolute;
left: -999em;
height: auto;
width: 174px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #a9a9a9;
}
#nav li li {
width: 172px;
border-top: 1px solid #a9a9a9;
border-right: 1px solid #a9a9a9;
border-left: 1px solid #a9a9a9;
background: #777;
}
#nav li li a, #nav li li a:visited {
font-weight:normal;
font-size:0.9em;
color:#FFF;
}
#nav li li a:hover, #nav li li a:active {
background:#000;
}
#nav li:hover ul, #nav li li:hover ul, #nav li li li:hover ul, #nav li.sfhover ul, #nav li li.sfhover ul, #nav li li li.sfhover ul {
left: auto;
}
a.main:hover {
background:none;
}

Javascript

Modern browsers (Safari, Firefox, Opera, and even Internet Explorer 7) will not have any problem with the :hover pseudo-class on li elements. But as we can easily guess it, the obsolete IE6 can’t deal with that.

In order to make our script compatible with IE6, we’ll need to charge this little unobtrusive Javascript code, in the head section our our HTML document, or even better, in a separate .js file.

<![CDATA[//><!--
sfHover = function() {
var sfEls = document.getElementById("nav").getElementsByTagName("LI");
for (var i=0; i<sfEls.length; i++) {
sfEls[i].onmouseover=function() {
this.className+=" sfhover";
}
sfEls[i].onmouseout=function() {
this.className=this.className.replace(new RegExp(" sfhover\b"), "");
}
}
}
if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent("onload", sfHover);
//--><!]]>

Now, your new drop-down menu is ready and will give your blog a professional look.


How To: Finding a WordPress Job

If you consider yourself a WordPress freelancer or at least have good enough hacking skills to do some paid work with WordPress, you may be wondering what the best ways are to find work?  

Over at the Planet Ozh blog, Ozh recently gave some great tips on how to find WordPress work.   The first tip?  Subscribe to the WP-Pro mailing list, where job offers are regularly available.   These jobs can range from theme design, coding help, or even basics like installing WordPress. 

Other places he mentions to look:

Your other option is of course to do some work up front and then charge for it, which is how premium theme authors and premium plugin authors make their money.   This way people come to you and they know what they are getting ahead of time. 

Any other good places to find WordPress work?