There are two basic type of licenses available when purchasing premium WordPress themes. One is a single site or individual license and other is an agency or developer license. Though the name can vary like developer pack, agency license, etc., the general idea should be same. In this article, we will explain top 10 WordPress theme packages that you can purchase from various marketplace places.
WordPress Theme Packages
Whether you are an agency, business site owner or a blogger, managing a single and multiple WordPress sites need completely different strategy. There are two possibilities when you want to build multiple sites:
- Use a single theme that you love on all sites. For example, you can use the same theme on all your client websites with different layouts.
- Use completely different themes depending upon the nature of the website. For example, a travel agency website and online community forum site definitely needs two different themes.
In both the scenario, every time purchasing themes for multiple websites will cost you heavily. The easy and cost saving method is to purchase a WordPress theme package so that you can invest less and focus on the website building work.
Top 10 WordPress Theme Packages
Few years back, heavy themes integrated with page builders and offer hundreds of options were popular. However, with Google is pushing for website speed, at this point of time, we see the lightweight themes are more popular than heavy themes. Here are the top 10 WordPress theme packages you can checkout considering speed, prices and support.
Brainstorm Force is the company behind the most popular Astra theme. This is one of the most popular themes in free WordPress repository and you can purchase the premium add-on to enhance the features of the free theme. Though this is a single theme, it offers 150+ starter templates which you can use for multi-purposes. You can customize everything like header, footer, typography, layout and insert custom layouts using hooks. Astra theme also supports popular page builder plugins like Elementor, beaver and the native WordPress Gutenberg.
You can purchase Astra theme under annual plan for $59 with unlimited website usage and 100+ free templates. This is one of the high-value offers for any individual or agency website builders. You can go for the essential bundle ($169) or growth bundle ($199) plans to get access to additional templates and other premium plugins. The best part is that you can always (well, most of the time 😉) get a discount up to 30%.
At this time when we write this article, the growth bundle price is $249 per year which is a super good deal for any web development agencies. Because, you will get WP Portfolio, Schema Pro, Convert Pro, Ultimate Addons for Elementor, Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder with access to all future plugins. In addition, you will also get access to SkillJet academy to learn online courses. If you do not want to go for an annual plan, there is also a life-time access with one-time payment. Lifetime access for Pro addon under one-time payment will cost you around $249, and the essential bundle and growth bundle will cost you $499 ad $699 respectively.
Note: We recommend you to wait when there is a discount available so that you can get a good deal for the theme package under agency plan.
GeneratePress is a similar lightweight theme like Astra with only one difference. It is managed by a single developer unlike Astra was owned by a company. However, you will find all other features and in fact superior to Astra theme. The reason we rank it below Astra is due to the lack of readymade starter websites. Though there are many templates that you can import, it is not as large as Astra theme package.
Besides that factor, you will get a superfast loading website with other features like typography, spacing control, WooCommerce optimized, etc. The theme will cost you $59 for use of 500 websites. This is more than sufficient to run an agency and you will get 1 year of free support with updates. If you want to get anytime free life-time support, it will cost you $249. Both plans include 30 days moneyback guarantee and we are sure you will not need to use that with GeneratePress.
The Genesis framework is one of the oldest and popular among WordPress bloggers and digital marketers. After WPEngine acquired StudioPress, the entire brand was adapted as Genesis. If you are a WPEngine customer, you will get the framework and 35+ themes for free. Otherwise, you can purchase the Genesis Pro subscription and get 35 child themes made from the Genesis framework. It will cost you $360 per year to get the complete Genesis pro theme package.
Unlike any other theme package provider, StudioPress offers 60 days of moneyback guarantee.
Almost every WordPress blogger will know Divi theme from Elegantthemes. This is one of the best option if you are looking for building websites with in-built Divi page builder plugin. You can get Divi theme, Divi page builder, Extra magazine theme, Bloom email opt-in plugin and monarch social media plugin under a single subscription. The subscription will cost you $89 per year or $249 one-time. You will also get hundreds of templates called website packs to kick start from premade design. Similar to other package providers, you will get 30 days moneyback guarantee for purchasing the subscription.
Mythemeshop is probably one of the cheapest WordPress theme shops that offers themes for $19 when launching. However, the theme package is as costly as costly as other providers. They offer 79 premium WordPress themes and 17 plugins under a single subscription of $420 per year. It includes 30 days moneyback, unlimited domain usage, lifetime access and support. You will also get access to all PSD files used for the original design of the themes. It is a good option for getting themes like Schema, SociallyViral and popular plugins like WP Review Pro.
Do not get confused when you look at their pricing page which says $99 per year subscription. It is for a single site license and for developer/agency, you have to purchase an extended license that will cost you $420. Besides this unclear pricing page, the big problem with Mythemeshop themes is that you will find all themes look similar. Some of the plugins like WP Review Pro are outdated and will drag down your site’s speed. Considering this fact, probably you can go for Genesis or GeneratePress or Elegantthemes with lower cost and better products.
Themeisle is the next WordPress theme package provider in our list. They offer the popular themes like Neve and Hestia and runs popular sites like CodeinWP. While Neve Pro is a multi-purpose theme, Hesita Pro is a single page theme. Though there are only two premium themes available, you can get bunch of pre-defined templates library for each theme. However, you have to purchase the agency license separately for each theme. Neve Pro will cost you $499 lifetime payment and Hesita Pro will cost $299.
You will get 30 days moneyback guarantee, use on unlimited sites, get lifetime support and premium stater templates.
WPZOOM is another option for purchasing WordPress theme packages for agencies. You can get around 36 themes for $199 per year. It includes one year free support and updates with source PSD Photoshop files. The package includes any future theme release with 14 days moneyback guarantee. The only problem with this WordPress theme package is that you can only get license for 10 sites and not unlimited usage like many other package offerings.
Themify offers more than 40 themes and 10+ plugins with a single developer license. You can get the Master Club plan for $89 per year or Lifetime Club plan for $249 for one-time payment. The lifetime theme package includes the source PSD files, unlimited usage, free access, support and updates. In addition, you can get 11 plugins and 25 builder add-ons.
You can get 10% coupon code by subscribing to their newsletter and the purchase includes 30 days moneyback guarantee.
aThemes offers 25+ WordPress themes that includes the popular Sydney theme. There are three pricing plans out of which two are for getting all their themes. You can pay $99 per year subscription or pay $249 one-time payment to get unlimited access to all themes. You can use the themes on unlimited domains without restriction and get yearly/life-time support and updates.
Though you can get most of the themes for free, it is worth for the few premium themes. It also makes sense to have few themes in hand to choose one among them instead of purchasing hundred similar themes like Mythemeshop. There is also 30 days moneyback guarantee with no question which you can make use of to get full refund if you do not like their service.
10. CSS Igniter
CSS Igniter is another premium WordPress theme package provider selling more than 70 themes and 5 plugins. There are three pricing plans available for getting developer or package license. The Standard Club plan will cost you $69 per year, Developer Club will cost $79 per year and the Lifetime Club plan will cost you $249 one-time payment.
Under lifetime plan you will get all the themes and plugins, unlimited usage, free updates and support. In addition, all plans come with 30 days full refund policy with developer and lifetime plans include a Elementor starter kits.
As you can see there are wide range of options available for agencies and developers to purchase WordPress theme packages. You can choose from a single site service to a theme shop offering hundreds of themes/plugins under single subscription. Go for Astra or GeneratePress if site speed is your main objective. On other hand, themes like Divi can offer beautiful look with little compromise to speed. Good part is that all the providers offer at least 14 days to 60 days of moneyback offer which you can use for protecting your investment.