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Most popular WordPress Themes by Active Installations

Explore the top 20 of most popular WordPress themes, to reveal the biggest players in the market.

The WordPress repository boasts an impressive array of over 12,000 themes. However, only a fraction of these achieve the milestone of hundreds of thousands of active installations. Join us as we embark on a journey to uncover these popular themes.

In our pursuit of the most sought-after themes, we turned to the WordPress.org API to meticulously compile a comprehensive list of those with over 100,000 active installations.

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Plugin Author Total downloads Active installs Published
1. Twenty Twenty-Four

Twenty Twenty-Four is designed to be flexible, versatile and applicable to any website. Its collection of templates and patterns tailor to different needs, such as presenting a business, blogging and writing or showcasing work. A multitude of possibilities open up with just a few adjustments to colo...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #block-styles #blog #custom-colors

WordPress.org 383.926 1.000.000 2023-11-07
2. Hello Elementor

Hello Elementor is a lightweight and minimalist WordPress theme that was built specifically to work seamlessly with the Elementor site builder plugin. The theme is free, open-source, and designed for users who want a flexible, easy-to-use, and customizable website. The theme, which is optimized for ...

#accessibility-ready #custom-colors #custom-logo #custom-menu #featured-images

Elementor 7.044.932 1.000.000 2019-05-13
3. Astra

Astra is fast, fully customizable & beautiful WordPress theme suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront. It is very lightweight (less than 50KB on frontend) and offers unparalleled speed. Built with SEO in mind, Astra comes with Schema.org code integrated...

#blog #custom-colors #custom-logo #custom-menu #e-commerce

Brainstorm Force 12.133.795 1.000.000 2017-05-30
4. Twenty Twenty-Three

Twenty Twenty-Three is designed to take advantage of the new design tools introduced in WordPress 6.1. With a clean, blank base as a starting point, this default theme includes ten diverse style variations created by members of the WordPress community. Whether you want to build a complex or incredib...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #block-styles #blog #custom-colors

WordPress.org 3.089.702 900.000 2022-11-02
5. OceanWP

OceanWP is the perfect theme for your project. Lightweight and highly extendable, it will enable you to create almost any type of website such a blog, portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront with a beautiful & professional design. Very fast, responsive, RTL & translation ready...

#accessibility-ready #block-styles #blog #buddypress #custom-background

oceanwp 7.287.615 600.000 2017-06-12
6. GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and usability. Performance is important to us, which is why a fresh GeneratePress install adds less than 10kb (gzipped) to your page size. We take full advantage of the block editor (Gutenberg), which gives you more control o...

#blog #buddypress #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-header

Tom 5.722.563 600.000 2014-05-15
7. Twenty Twenty-One

Twenty Twenty-One is a blank canvas for your ideas and it makes the block editor your best brush. With new block patterns, which allow you to create a beautiful layout in a matter of seconds, this theme’s soft colors and eye-catching — yet timeless — design will let your work shine. Take it fo...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #blog #custom-colors #custom-logo

WordPress.org 7.549.608 500.000 2020-12-09
8. Twenty Seventeen

Twenty Seventeen brings your site to life with header video and immersive featured images. With a focus on business sites, it features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more. Personalize its asymmetrical grid with a custom color scheme a...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #custom-colors #custom-header #custom-logo

WordPress.org 11.712.895 500.000 2016-12-06
9. Twenty Twenty-Two

Built on a solidly designed foundation, Twenty Twenty-Two embraces the idea that everyone deserves a truly unique website. The theme’s subtle styles are inspired by the diversity and versatility of birds: its typography is lightweight yet strong, its color palette is drawn from nature, and its lay...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #block-styles #blog #custom-colors

WordPress.org 4.796.962 400.000 2022-01-25
10. Kadence

Kadence Theme is a lightweight yet full featured WordPress theme for creating beautiful fast loading and accessible websites, easier than ever. It features an easy to use drag and drop header and footer builder to build any type of header in minutes. It features a full library of gorgeous starter te...

#blog #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-logo #custom-menu

Ben Ritner - Kadence WP 2.581.465 300.000 2020-11-02
11. Twenty Twenty

Our default theme for 2020 is designed to take full advantage of the flexibility of the block editor. Organizations and businesses have the ability to create dynamic landing pages with endless layouts using the group and column blocks. The centered content column and fine-tuned typography also makes...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #block-styles #blog #custom-background

WordPress.org 9.288.090 300.000 2019-11-12
12. Neve

Neve is a super fast, easily customizable, multi-purpose theme. It’s perfect for blogs, small business, startups, agencies, firms, e-commerce shops (WooCommerce storefront) as well as personal portfolio sites and most types of projects. A fully AMP optimized and responsive theme, Neve will load in...

#accessibility-ready #block-styles #blog #custom-background #custom-colors

Themeisle 4.669.313 300.000 2018-11-23
13. Blocksy

Blocksy is a blazing fast and lightweight WordPress theme built with the latest web technologies. It was built with the Gutenberg editor in mind and has a lot of options that makes it extendable and customizable. You can easily create any type of website, such as business agency, shop, corporate, ed...

#block-styles #blog #buddypress #custom-colors #custom-logo

creativethemeshq 3.086.981 100.000 2019-05-10
14. PopularFX

Lightweight theme to make beautiful websites with Pagelayer. Includes 100s of pre-made templates to design your dream website !

#blog #custom-background #custom-logo #custom-menu #e-commerce

pagelayer 775.161 100.000 2020-10-12
15. Twenty Nineteen

Our 2019 default theme is designed to show off the power of the block editor. It features custom styles for all the default blocks, and is built so that what you see in the editor looks like what you'll see on your website. Twenty Nineteen is designed to be adaptable to a wide range of websites, whe...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #custom-colors #custom-logo #custom-menu

WordPress.org 9.962.895 100.000 2018-12-06
16. Twenty Sixteen

Twenty Sixteen is a modernized take on an ever-popular WordPress layout — the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar that works perfectly for blogs and websites. It has custom color options with beautiful default color schemes, a harmonious fluid grid using a mobile-first approach, and...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #blog #custom-background #custom-colors

WordPress.org 10.172.045 100.000 2015-08-31
17. Hestia

Hestia is a modern WordPress theme for professionals. It fits creative business, small businesses (restaurants, wedding planners, sport/medical shops), startups, corporate businesses, online agencies and firms, portfolios, ecommerce (WooCommerce), and freelancers. It has a multipurpose one-page desi...

#blog #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-header #custom-logo

Themeisle 4.013.242 100.000 2017-05-19
18. Storefront

Storefront is the perfect theme for your next WooCommerce project. Designed and developed by WooCommerce Core developers, it features a bespoke integration with WooCommerce itself plus many of the most popular customer facing WooCommerce extensions. There are several layout & color options to pe...

#accessibility-ready #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-header #custom-menu

Automattic 7.486.897 100.000 2014-11-19
19. Sydney

Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence. As well as being fully compatible with Elementor, Sydney brings plenty of customization possibilities like access to all Google Fonts, full color control, layout control, l...

#block-styles #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-header #custom-menu

athemes 4.235.430 100.000 2015-04-25
20. Lightning

Lightning is a very simple & easy to customize theme which is based on the Bootstrap. It is also very friendly with custom post types and custom taxonomies. When you add a new one, the breadcrumbs will be adjusted and posts will look beautifully without editing or adding a template files.

#block-styles #blog #custom-background #custom-colors #custom-logo

Hidekazu Ishikawa 2.244.384 100.000 2015-07-24
21. Twenty Fifteen

Our 2015 default theme is clean, blog-focused, and designed for clarity. Twenty Fifteen's simple, straightforward typography is readable on a wide variety of screen sizes, and suitable for multiple languages. We designed it using a mobile-first approach, meaning your content takes center-stage, rega...

#accessibility-ready #block-patterns #blog #custom-background #custom-colors

WordPress.org 11.238.386 100.000 2014-12-18

We trust this list has sparked the inspiration for you to contribute to the WordPress community in your own way. Whether it's assisting with translations or publishing your own plugin, every contribution counts toward the vibrant ecosystem of WordPress.

If you're eager to continue exploring, consider diving into articles on the Most Popular WordPress Plugins or the Oldest WordPress Themes.

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Maxim Akimov

Certified WordPress expert from Ukraine with over 8 years of experience. Advocate of the BEM methodology and the overall modular approach. Loves sporting activities and enjoys going to the gym and regularly plays table tennis.


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