11 of the Most Expensive WordPress Themes and Why They Charge so Much

View Demo More Details (see the deal)Foundation comes from Academia Themes. It’s a flexible theme used for creating academic and institutional sites. With Foundation’s pre-built templates, you can share information about your teachers, courses, events and campus very conveniently. For obvious reasons, a search bar has been included in the top section – this template can pack a ton of information. Students will be able to search for programs and courses quickly and easily. Foundation comes with 4 color schemes plus you can pick your own colors if you’re not happy with the pre-built options. Foundation has a fast loading 3-column layout that help improve your search engine rankings.
With Foundation, you can offer rich content without the fear of cluttering your site’s appearance.

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WordPress.com also offers some upgrade options. For a small annual fee (), you can drop the “WordPress” from your blog’s URL. WordPress manages hosting, security and all the other maintenance for all WordPress hosted sites.
Once you start approaching the 0 mark, WordPress themes can be considered expensive. I’m going to cover ten of the most expensive WordPress themes across a variety of niches. I’ve skipped a few of the premium themes in this price range just so one niche didn’t dominate the roundup. WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg’s Automattic is leading the chase here. As the developer of seven of the themes in our list, Automattic is doing rather well in the premium WordPress theme market.
Forefront is another premium business theme from Automattic. With 3 custom page templates, Forefront can be used to set up a high-impact corporate site quickly and efficiently. The front page template can gracefully accommodate a full leading image, 3 widgets, testimonials and a call to action. Forefront comes with 4 widget areas. These are present within the sidebar, footer, and within the front page template.  To see what I’m talking about just check out the demo. Forefront features a custom CTA on the homepage. To introduce your team members, services or product information,  Forefront offers a simple grid layout template. And if that doesn’t suit your needs, there’s also a full-width page layout that lets you add images or maps along with nay other content you desire.
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Poly - A premium WordPress theme from Automattic

1. Blog Simple ($88)

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This theme is yummy with its single column layout and delicious display. Aimed at food bloggers, Just Desserts can bring your food blog to life. It has a convenient search bar placed in the top right so your readers won’t waste any time searching for their favorite recipes. Also, along with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Just Desserts also has a default button for Pinterest – something that’s essential to any food blogger. Pinterest is known for its massive female audience as well as being a hangout for food bloggers and lovers. The demo displays the use of this feature quite nicely.
Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

2. Just Desserts ($125)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

3. Business Identity ($175)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

4. Elemin ($125)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

5. Poly ($125)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

6. Forefront ($100)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

7.Espresso ($125)

Espresso - A Premium WordPress Theme From Automattic

Premium Themes for WordPress.org Users:

8. Foundation ($99 subscription)

Foundation - A Premium Educational/ Institutional Theme From Academia Themes
Just Desserts - A premium food blog WordPress theme by Automattic
Here’s a minimalist theme with a not so minimalist price. Elemin comes from Automattic (again) and offers a beautiful minimalist design. Even as the demo loads, you can’t miss the elegant typography and awesome use of white spaces. Elemin comes in 9 beautiful color schemes and provides two options for displaying your posts. You can either choose a single column layout or the two column option plus you’ll have the option of adding sidebars. Elemin offers two custom menu areas placed within the header and the footer. As well, the footer contains 3 convenient widget areas.
Testimonials, photo galleries and upcoming events can also be conveniently added by using widgets.
If speed of deployment and being 100% free is important, WordPress.com is the answer. With free hosting services and thousands of free themes to pick from, the only caveat is that you domain URL will resemble domainname.wordpress.com. There are also various upgrade plans, but if you expect your website to be mainly used for blogging, and you’re not concerned with the fact that you domain will be a subdomain of wordpress.com, then this is an option.
If speed of deployment and being 100% free is important, WordPress.com is the answer. With free hosting services and thousands of free themes to pick from, the only caveat is that you domain URL will resemble domainname.wordpress.com. There are also various upgrade plans, but if you expect your website to be mainly used for blogging, and you’re not concerned with the fact that you domain will be a subdomain of wordpress.com, then this is an option.

10. Elementary ($99 subscription)

If speed of deployment and being 100% free is important, WordPress.com is the answer. With free hosting services and thousands of free themes to pick from, the only caveat is that you domain URL will resemble domainname.wordpress.com. There are also various upgrade plans, but if you expect your website to be mainly used for blogging, and you’re not concerned with the fact that you domain will be a subdomain of wordpress.com, then this is an option.

11. Startup Framework for WordPress ($249)

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Automattic’s Espresso has been around since 2014 but it still offers a bold look and an impressive slide-out sidebar. You can scroll through the site using the navigation buttons in the right sidebar which also offer a place for your social links directly under the navigation buttons. Readers can decide how they prefer to navigate through your site since the menu provides two options for viewing the posts. Your readers can opt in to the grid or the list style depending on their personal preferences. A custom background, header, menu and colors are all part of the package.
WordPress.com is more like a free hosting service for WordPress blogs while WordPress.org is a powerful, free, and open source software that’s capable of forming the foundation of almost any website you can imagine.
The Poly theme also features a custom background, custom header, and colors.
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