I’ve used WordPress to build all of my sites over the past two years. If I had to recommend five of the best themes, it would be the following: Arthemia, Entrepreneur Press, Premium News, Vibrantech and Wicketpixie. Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think.
Arthemia combines a magazine and a weblog into one; it is not too magazine-ish nor too blog-ish. The front page of Arthemia shows the headline and featured post of yours along with the pictorial representation, that’s the magazine style, while the rest of your post will be shows sequentially just like a usual weblog. In the middle of the front page, Arthemia has a nice blue-and-black category bar which will help your readers exploring you site. At the bottom, Arthemia is outfitted with a blog must-have section, a three-list of favorite posts. A true beauty!
Entrepeneur Press is a highly customizable theme. The slider texts and photos are very easy to configure. It can be used equally as a blog or a site. The sleek sidebar is located under the slider and is also great for the technologically challenged. Highly recommended theme.
Premium News comes with an integrated Theme Options (for WordPress) to tweak the layout, colour scheme etc. for the theme. Built-in video panel, which you can use to publish any web-based Flash videos. Automatic Image Resizer, which is used to dynamically create the thumbnails and featured images. Custom Page Templates for Archives, Sitemap & Image Gallery; Built-in Gravatar Support for Authors & Comments. Integrated Banner Management script to display randomized banner ads of your choice site-wide. Pretty dropdown navigation everywhere and widgetized Sidebars. Don’t miss out!
VibranTech is a two columns lime blue WordPress theme with four featured content frontpage. This theme is suitable for personal blogs devoted to technology and news. The four featured columns on top is best to present your featured articles or popular news to quickly catch the attention of your readers. VibranTech also comes with widget-ready and thread comment ready functions. Great theme!
WicketPixie is a free “premium” Social Media WordPress theme. This was designed to make it easer for you to add more power to your blog with easy configuration options and often-requested features. Best for social mediaddicts!