20 best WordPress themes for 2020

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WordPress Theme choice is one of the most important decisions to make after you’ve chosen a proper host.

Beginners, savvy business owners, freelancers and industries all have to ensure that they choose a theme that is the best for their image. Following expert suggestion beats testing every one until you find the one you need.

So we made a list of this and, we’ve compiled the 20 best WordPress themes of 2020.

You’ll see the ones that are free, for a premium price, multipurpose and ones that are industry-specific.

You can use the guide to make your way to the section that pleases you.

Let’s get to it.


These themes are specially tailored to suit the needs of:

  1. How do we determine the best themes?
  2. Free Themes
    • Twenty-twenty
    • Twenty Nineteen
    • Twenty Seventeen
  3. Multifunctional Themes Free and premium
    • Astra – Free and Pro available
    • Hello Elementor – Free
    • Ocean WP – Free and Pro available
    • Hestia – Free and Pro available
    • Shapely – Free (One page)
    • Generate Press – Free and Pro available
    • Storefront – Free with premium child themes
    • Sydney – Free and Pro available
    • ColorMag – Free and Pro available (Magazine type theme)
    • Colibri WP – Pro available only
    • Neve – Free and Pro available
    • OnePress – Free and Pro available
    • Total – Free and Pro available
    • Divi – Pro available only
    • StudioPress – Pro available only
    • Avada – Pro available only
    • Soledad – Pro available only
  4. Conclusion

How do we determine the best themes?

While there is no official list of best themes, we gauge the quality of themes based on several characteristics.

This list is not organized in any specific order, but in terms of usefulness to specific areas.

So with that being said, we do a comparison of several factors.

  • Active installations – If most people use it then they probably like it
  • Ratings – If people like it then they talk about it
  • Features – How useful it is to solve your problems
  • Language support – Not a necessity as this be dealt with using plugins

#1 Twenty Twenty

This pre-installed WordPress theme is synonymous with WordPress itself. It is the default theme for WordPress 5.3, built on a free WordPress theme called Chaplin.

And It is one of the best themes to interact with as a beginner.

20 best wordpress themes of 2020 - twenty twenty

This theme is fully developed by the WordPress team so you can expect it to integrate on the platform seamlessly.

twenty twenty description by wordpress.org

Twenty twenty takes advantage of WordPress’s block editor which enables you to combine multiple layouts.

This theme is forever free and you can download the source files here.

Also, make contributions to WordPress if you feel you have something to offer.

Maybe your idea can make it in the next big design.


  • 1 million+ installations
  • 4/5 star rating
  • Multiple languages support
  • Block editor support
  • Two footer widgets
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Strong community support

#2 Twenty Nineteen

So here we have another default theme by WordPress developed in 2019. Twenty Nineteen was rolled out as the default theme in WordPress 5.0.

And since then has received numerous updates.

This is lighter compared to download to the more recent theme and is made more basic to facilitate learning theme development and web development.

twenty nineteen wordpress theme

The minimalist design definitely sparks controversy, but you cannot deny its potential to be crafted in any creative direction.

Download the source files here if you want to understand its code.

Or optimize it and make a theme of your own.


  • 1 million+ active installations
  • 3.5/5 star rating
  • Multiple Language Support
  • One footer widget
  • WooCommerce integration

#3 Twenty seventeen

Though it’s the largest WordPress.org theme on the list (by download size). This WordPress theme is considered the best (by reviews) among many of its users.

This theme is mostly focused on business sites so, if you’re looking to develop an eCommerce store then this theme helps a lot.

As with all WordPress themes, you’ll find it facilitates all major front end page builders.

So go wild with it, also read their documentation to find out how to make your own child theme.


  • 1 million+ downloads
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • Multiple languages support
  • WooCommerce integration

#4 Astra

Aside from the themes created by WordPress, Astra is the most used theme on the web. And for good reason, it’s lightweight and flexible.

Astra does well for all kinds of tasks, online portfolios, blogs, woo commerce, etc.

It’s highly recommended for the majority of users. That’s why it’s so popular

Go ahead and view their demos to get a feel of the technology you’re working with.

Download the free theme and give it a try.

And if you like the free theme then you can purchase the premium version to supercharge the benefits.

The greatest benefit is that using Astra’s set of theme samples you can have your site created with just a few clicks.


#5 Hello Elementor

Elementor is one of the top front end website development plugins.

Their own theme comes with an incredibly minimalist style and perfect integration with the elementor plugin.

This theme is a blank canvas that gives both developers and new users the same ability to explore their creative potential.

Hello Elementor is SEO focused and you are guaranteed speed.

Because of its non-intrusive code design (barebone), it’s perfect for both beginners and advanced users.

You can download the child theme and start editing right away.

Browse their template library to see just what you will be able to create.

If you’re stuck and need help you can find free community support resources on their website.

For premium support, you’ll have to buy the Elementor plugin, which is one of the best page builders.


  • 100,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • Forever free
  • Least conflict with Elementor Plugin
  • WooCommerce integration

#6 Ocean WP

Targeting both hobbyists and developers alike, OceanWP stands to be one of the fastest-growing themes on WordPress.

Its multipurpose design allows it to be used by creatives across all platforms.

Choose from a large range of demos of both free and paid-for nature with seamless integrations with page builders like elementor.

You can read their documentation here to understand what it has to offer. Use the free theme to experience its ability. And purchase this theme if you feel that it’s right for you.


  • 500,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • One page templates
  • WooCommerce integration

#7 Hestia

Developed by theme isle, Hestia is a multipurpose, one-page theme specially designed for businesses.

This WordPress theme is well known for its integrations with major page builders and woo commerce support.

Try out the live demo for free.

Then download Hestia or buy the pro version to get all the benefits.


  • 100,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • Free Orbit Fox plugin – for extra functionalities: social shares, uptime monitoring, etc.
  • 4 different demos to choose from

#8 Shapely

Shapely is a one-page multipurpose theme that focuses on business and portfolios.

And with just a little tweaking, this theme can also be adjusted for blogs or magazines.

Shapley comes with a large number of widgets to give you a wide range of customizations.

So you can use it in any scenario you feel applicable.

Try the live demo, then download the theme.

And if you have questions you can read the documentation and that should help you.


  • 100,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star reviews
  • Translation ready
  • Portfolio
  • Service
  • Testimonial
  • Sticky menu
  • Comment
  • Gutenberg editor
  • Post formats
  • One-click demo import

#9 Generate Press

Generate Press focuses on speed and being lightweight.

So you will find that it fits any site designs you choose.

Generate press is extremely customizable and fluid making it one of the best themes you can get.

You can get the free version or the paid version.

Their support is active and you can get your issues resolved by their community.


  • 200,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • SEO Optimized
  • All premium modules – Paid version
  • Full access to the Site Library – Paid version
  • Unlimited websites – Paid version
  • 1 year of updates & support – Paid version
  • 40% renewal discount – Paid version
  • 30 day money back guarantee – Paid version

#10 Storefront by Automattic

Do you have a store in mind? Well, make it into a reality, with the theme, made by Automattic. This theme has the potential to be the best as Automattic is the team behind the creation of WordPress itself.

With the benefits of 1:1 integration, you also get the added assurance of smooth updates and support from the WooCommerce core developers.

They even have an idea board that you can put in requests for features you’d like. This theme is free and you can get both free and premium child themes.

And if you do not know how to install and configure this theme you can read their documentation about the entire process.


  • 200,000+ active installations
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • Over 12 child themes available
  • Plugin Extensions
  • 6 widget areas
  • eCommerce home page template

#11 Sydney

Sydney is one of the themes officially recommended by elementor, so you can expect it to have one of the best integrations.

Sydney targets online businesses and freelancers.

This can be used to create brand awareness, stores or portfolios.

Try their live demo and buy the pro version if you deem it worthy. Unfortunately, this theme isn’t WooCommerce compatible unless you purchase the pro version.


  • 100,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • Feature
  • Access to all Google Fonts
  • Responsive
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • Social Icons
  • Slider, image or video header
  • Front Page Blocks
  • Translation ready
  • Polylang integration
  • Color options
  • Blog options
  • Widgetized footer
  • Background image support

#12 ColorMag

ColorMag is an industrial-focused, magazine-type theme.

Fully compatible with major page builders to display news, magazines or blogs.

ColorMag is responsive, WooCommerce ready and compatible with major browsers.

Download a wide range of demos to customize. Purchase the pro version or all themes made by theme grill.


  • 100,00+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • Show or Hide Breaking News in the top bar
  • Show or Hide Date info in the top bar
  • Show or Hide Home icon in the primary menu bar
  • Show or Hide Search icon in the primary menu bar
  • Show or Hide Random post icon in the primary menu bar
  • Sticky Menu option
  • Social Icons in the top bar and footer area 100,00+ active installations

#13 Colibri WP

Colibri WP is a beautiful multipurpose theme that you can customize using it’s unique drag and drop features.

You can build your site with the Colibri page builder, which was built with special consideration for beginner developers.

It comes with a custom homepage and a diverse number of customizable blocks to go all out creative on.

View their demos and when you’re finished, purchase their pro version if you like.


  • 40,000+ active installations
  • 4.5/5 star
  • 60+ templates to choose from
  • Pre-designed blocks
  • Over 40 drag and drop components
  • Cloud network where you can do your website designs
  • 150+ design blocks
  • WooCommerce Integration

#14 Neve

Neve is a super customizable, responsive, lightweight theme that was designed with SEO in mind.

Neve is created and supported by themeisle. The theme supports major page builders like elementor.

It’s available for free and if you like it you can purchase the theme on several different packages.


  • 90,000+ active installations
  • 5/5 star rating
  • Over 20 free demos
  • AMP compatible
  • WooCommerce integration

#15 One Press

One press is another one-page, business theme on the list.

As a theme to fit the professionals it is set up to be compatible with the latest version of WooCommerce thus far.

Sleek animations and simplistic designs make navigating this theme feel smooth, without resistance.

For an introduction into how it feels, you can just explore the live demo and then if you like it, just ahead and download it and then you’re good to go.

The theme comes with more features such as access to all plugins offered by famethemes with all the plans you purchase.

But if you buy and you don’t like it then there’s a 15-day refund policy.


  • 80,000+ active installations
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • SEO optimized
  • Language translation-ready
  • WooCommerce integration

#16 Total

Total comes with all the features you need to build a website.

You get a modern business style that’s good for businesses and portfolios but then you are able to customize it to look like a blog or anything you can think of.

This theme supports all major page builders, unlimited colors and multiple languages.

As a total package, you’d expect it to have its own page builder. And it does.

So you don’t have to worry about not being able to write code.

Along with all of that, you can test the live demo, download if you like and then purchase to get the maximum benefits.


  • 60,000+ active installations
  • 4.5/5 star rating
  • Translation ready
  • WooCommerce integration

#17 Divi

Divi is a controversial theme, and it is one of the most sold premium themes. It’s pretty and has around 40 different website elements that you can implement on your site.

But using the Divi builder, you will run into support issues according to some of the reviews.

The theme itself is built to be visually editable using the Divi builder, so you will not have to worry about coding anything (if you do not want to).

You can try the live editor and see if you like it. If you do, then you can purchase the theme and get creative on unlimited websites.


  • 1 milion+ active installations
  • 4.5/5 theme rating
  • Save time by editing multiple elements at once
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Over 800 pre-designed templates

#18 StudioPress

So, these themes are built for SEO and they are also fully compatible with the latest WordPress technology, Gutenberg.

Studiopress themes are built on the genesis framework (an open-source platform) and you will get access to them for free when you host with WP Engine.

You can buy the Genesis framework separately or all the themes in one package.

You will find Studiopress in the conversation when talking about the best premium WordPress themes of all time.


  • 300,000+ active installations
  • 4.5-4.7 star review
  • Gutenberg ready
  • WooCommerce ready
  • SEO optimized

#19 Avada

Avada comes with its own theme builder and can be customized for any of your requirements.

In this theme, you get a myriad of demos to import and customize any way you feel.

You will find on their website, their claim as the number one selling WordPress theme of all time.

If you want to see why, then you can check out their demos for a live preview.

If you choose to buy Avada you get future updates and support from Theme forest, as they do with all their themes.


  • 600,000+ active installations
  • In House built – no third party support
  • Feature-rich
  • 5/5 star rating
  • WooCommerce ready

#20 Soledad

Here you have a multipurpose and magazine type WordPress theme.

This theme specializes in blog designs and news/magazine designs with recent business features being added.

Soledad is the best selling blogging theme and it features integrations with all the top page builders.

So you can use your favorite page builder plugin to do anything you want.

You get demos to explore for free before you decide to purchase; And when you’re done you can buy from the Envato market.


  • 5/5 star rating review
  • 1 click demo installation
  • Over 1000 magazine and blog combinations
  • Compatible with language translation plugins
  • WooCommerce ready


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