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Top 10 Providers in Theme Functionality and Usability

Top 10 Theme Functionality

Ranking in this category is editor selected.

WordPress has evolved and branded itself as more than just a blogging platform. The use of WordPress as a CMS program has become more and more popular among web developers. WordPress has been used by many big companies such as the Wall Street Journal as a magazine site.

WordPress is a powerful platform that is feature-packed. If all these built-in features are not enough, this open source program allows you to add any features you can possibly imagine.

The winners in this category should fulfill a few things as follows:

  • Their themes contain features that are useful to the theme users.
  • The features are easy to implement. A user-friendly Options page is normally needed to serve this purpose.
  • The features should be incorporated nicely within the theme design.

The followings are the top 10 theme providers who excel in theme functionality and usability. Check them out!

Top 10 Providers in Theme Functionality and Usability

StudioPress

1
You can select from drop-down choices what categories you want to display or the number of posts to show and even what size you want your thumbnail images (auto-sized thumbnail) be in the Options page. You can also toggle between using a custom image or dynamic text for your header logo area.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic0No Rank
Functionality10Rank #1
Coding7Rank #4
Overall17Rank #2

ElegantThemes

2
ElegantThemes' ePanel Options page gives the users an extensive amount of control over the look of each Theme. The Themes are made in such a way that the users can customize it to suit their needs in every possible manner. A few special features included in each theme are multi-level dropdown menus, automatic resizing of images, slider to display most recent posts, and an extensive shortcode library.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic10Rank #1
Functionality9Rank #2
Coding6Rank #5
Overall25Rank #1

WooThemes

3
All the themes by WooThemes have a solid code framework which is constantly fine tuned over time to suit the changing needs of its users. It offers an extensive options page that allows users complete control over the way the theme looks and feels. Most of the themes also have multiple theme styles to satisfy the aesthetic needs of different people.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic5Rank #5
Functionality8Rank #3
Coding0No Rank
Overall13Rank #5

ThemeForest

4
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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic4Rank #9
Functionality7Rank #4
Coding5Rank #6
Overall16Rank #4

Solostream

5

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic2No Rank
Functionality7Rank #4
Coding0No Rank
Overall9Rank #9

WPZoom

6
Wpzoom themes come with cool jQuery effects like articles snippets, featured content slider and tabber. You can also find some nice features such as integrated social bookmarking in posts, integrated banner management system, custom templates for categories etc.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic0No Rank
Functionality6Rank #6
Coding0No Rank
Overall6No Rank

Press75

7
Press75 themes come with cutting edge features, customization and management options. They specializes in developing multimedia theme and they constantly add new things to their themes. Some new features include navigation customization, enhanced featured content customization, post layout options, enhanced background configuration options, improved advertisement management etc.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic4Rank #7
Functionality5Rank #7
Coding0No Rank
Overall9Rank #8

iThemes

8
iThemes offers advanced, up to date features such as Options pages, easy to follow code, social networking features, YouTube and Flickr integration. They have the most functional web codes in Cascading Style Sheets, with great XHTML and WordPress options. Their themes come with easy to modify widgetized sidebar and an extremely versatile layout/color scheme for easy modification.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic0No Rank
Functionality4Rank #8
Coding0No Rank
Overall4No Rank

Templatic

9
Templatic is a high production premium theme provider. You can find a wide variety of themes with various functions. However, some of the theme features are hard to configure, hence discounting the rating of this provider in this category.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic8Rank #2
Functionality4Rank #9
Coding4Rank #7
Overall17Rank #2

WPNow

10
Wpnow's themes are up-to-date with the newest of gadgets, such as threaded comments and JavaScript multilayer drop-down menus. Their themes also support a wide range of plugins that come pre-installed with every premium theme.

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CategoryPointsRank
Graphic4Rank #6
Functionality4Rank #10
Coding0No Rank
Overall8Rank #10
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