No matter whether you’re embedding videos in your site or self hosting them, WordPress is the ideal solution for creating a website with engaging video content. That’s what we’ve kept in mind when looking for video WordPress themes.
If you want to show off videos on your website, you’re in the absolute right place.
There are so many options for creating video these days, nearly every handheld device is practically a little movie studio in your pocket. With cheap data plans, high quality built in cameras and more, more and more people are making and viewing multimedia content every day. Why not get in on the action?
Video is King!
So, okay, here we go, a list of the absolute best WordPress video themes we could find.
Wrap is a video blog or vlog, it’s a pretty strong option for any sort of video blogging enterprise. Tesla Themes made Wrap to be a perfect solution for a video magazine or video blog, whether you’re showing upcoming movie trailers, funny and viral videos, video journalism and any other video content. With Wrap, there are three different homepage layouts, a multitude of content delivery features. You can even allow for submissions from your readers and viewers, which can really help your content grow and grow. This theme offers full screen and boxed layouts, it’s responsive and retina ready, supports Google fonts, HTML5 videos and it was built with the latest version of Bootstrap for fast loading and incredible stability.
This is Benson, from CSS Igniter, it’s a fantastic theme for highlighting your video content. Whether you want to promote video, multimedia or images, the layout and design of Benson makes it possible, full screen ‘hero’ areas make a great way to add videos that really can engage your viewers, giving a highly polished and professional appearance. Benson allows for complete color and font control, there are loads of custom widgets to help add more functionality for social networking, among other things and Benson’s drag and drop page builder means your home page can look precisely the way you want it to look, since you simply drag and drop content modules where you want them to be. No coding skills required. Page options, header styles, extensions and plugins, it’s all there and CSS Igniter is known for amazing support, so you’ll never have issues customizing your site and getting it up and running with little effort.1
This is Adventure, by Organic Themes, it’s a full featured WordPress travel blog theme that also allows you to showcase video and multimedia files in a professional and fun way. If you’re building a site for travel videos, this is a perfect choice, but Adventure is flexible enough to work for almost any sort of website. Adventure is totally responsive, it’s retina ready and responsive too, which means it will allow you to show your videos perfectly on all devices and all browsers, no matter what. That’s pretty much a prerequisite for a video site in today’s internet. But Adventure isn’t just about travel videos, it could be great for video portfolios, tutorials, viral videos and more. Adventure even allows you to set up an eCommerce store to sell products. That’s a high level of flexibility and one reason I recommend this theme. Custom headers, multiple sidebars, multiple column layouts, featured videos, the checklist of features goes on and on. Also, I should note that Organic Themes does a fantastic job with documentation and support, including one click demo data.
This is Reel Story, a premium WordPress video theme that was created for videographers, cinematographers and other video makers who want to publish their content in an attractive and stylish way. Reel Story is perfectly responsive, so your posts and pages look amazing on each and every device. Reel Story allows for a wide range of customization too, with almost infinite color and font choices, making your site very appealing for your visitors, whether you’re embedding videos or self hosting them.
Wright is an amazing, simple and clean WordPress minimalist video portfolio from Made by Minimal. I really love the simple, crystal clear layout and I think you will too. No matter whether your video and multimedia files are self hosted or embedded from a site like YouTube or Vimeo, Wright is built to make your content look incredible. With a responsive layout, your site will look great even on a mobile device, which is growing in importance every day. Creative sites like Wright really help to accentuate your multimedia and make it look as good as it can. As always with Made by Minimal, the documentation and support are first rate. Buy with confidence!
Viseo is different from some of the other video themes on this list, because it’s specifically made for podcasts and other news and informational videos. Viseo is really made for creating and promoting serial podcasts, no matter what the subject matter. Want to sell subscriptions for serial podcasts with a built in eCommerce system for subscribers? That’s what Viseo is all about. Host your video locally and it’ll look amazing on any sort of device, thanks to Viseo’s responsive design. Viseo has a drag and drop page builder for the ultimate in design flexibility, a premium slider for slideshows on any page, responsive design so it looks outstanding on all sorts of devices, there are mega menus, sticky headers, contact form support, unlimited colors and typography, and of course there’s a premium audio and video player included and plenty more.
To build a great site for a video blog, for giving away or selling tutorials, for online video lessons and learning systems and other multimedia uses, you will want a theme that can really make your videos look great. That’s what Themotion is all about, showcasing your video work. It’s simple, it’s elegant and it does an amazing job of highlighting your videos. For any video portfolio or vLog site, you will want a responsive design, which is definitely the case for TheMotion. This theme is also WooCommerce ready, so if you’d like to set up a shop selling any kinds of products, whether it’s tutorials or merchandise, TheMotion can handle the job with style and grace. TheMotion is well reviewed too and a large part of that is that Theme Isle is so good at supporting their products. If you run into problems, they’re fast and friendly in my experience.
This is Wall Street and it’s a responsive WordPress business theme with the capability to showcase your video content with a modern style and it’s got plenty of features to to make your site really shine. Wall Street is simple to customize, whether it’s the custom background, text, logo, headers and text, you can add slideshows with unlimited images or videos, add custom widget areas for subscription forms, text blocks and more and with the post format types, you can easily add images, galleries, quotes, links, audio and, most importantly, video content. Graph Paper press has you covered with automatic, lifetime updates, detailed help files and more. I think Wall Street is a really high quality theme that you should absolutely consider.
Video Touch is a great looking viral video and magazine theme for WordPress, allosing for front end submissions so viewers can actually submit their own content to your site. Video Touch lets your site use any type of multimedia or video source around, including self embedded videos, Vimeo, Dauly Motion and the most popular video site, YouTube. It’s a really solid amount of flexibility that Video Touch gives you that I find so impressive. With the Video Touch theme, you get a great looking grid style layout that is clean and well organized, simple to navigate and visually appealing. There are a lot of features that make Video Touch one of the finest video submission themes around and since it’s responsive, this template works great on all sites. Considering how muh video content is shared on handheld devices, it’s critical that you pick a responsive, fluid site and with the simplicity of use on both front and back end, I think it’s a tremendous theme for all video sites.
The Core – Video
This is The Core, by Theme Fuse, a premium quality, multi-purpose WordPress theme with a fantastic looking video portfolio option, great for showcasing and promoting your videos. The core is sharply designed, great looking and well coded for perfect browsing experience and a great user experience on the back-end too. With a visual page builder, you’ll join the over 150,000 users who find it easy to customize this responsive, WooCommerce ready theme and as always, the support given by Theme Fuse is absolutely top notch. Quite simply, this is among the most versatile and simple to use of all the themes we’ve reviewed so far.