25+ SEO Friendly WordPress Themes For Everyone (2020)

If you want an SEO-friendly WordPress theme, you should probably be using a theme from StudioPress.

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All StudioPress themes are built in the Genesis Framework which gives your site clean, lightweight code. My website was built using their Outreach Pro theme and loads in .5s. It’s completely mobile responsive + HTML5 and has no security issues in Google Search Console. It supports rich snippets and is constantly updated to stay current with new releases of WordPress core and plugins. Yoast and Matt Cutts recommend StudioPress and Genesis.

What Makes a WordPress Theme SEO-Friendly?
It all comes down to code and reliability. Code because you want your theme to be fast, responsive, HTML5, secure, and cross browser compatible. Reliability because you don’t want to buy a theme from ThemeForest just to have the developer abandon it so no future updates are released, causing your website to have more and more compatibility issues down the line.

Over 194,500 WordPress users trust StudioPress, and while their themes are more expensive than most premium themes ($99.95 including Genesis Framework), you’ll save a LOT of money down the line. Talk to the website owners who pay $500 to make their website load 2 seconds faster. Or the lawyer I’m working with who had to rebuild her site because her theme was labeled as responsive but looked terrible on an iPhone. Talk to me about when my ThemeForest theme got discontinued and the developer stopped updating it, so I had to redesign my site using the StudioPress Outreach Pro theme (this was 3 years ago before I knew about StudioPress).

All I’m saying is… be careful when you see the words SEO-friendly WordPress theme. Anyone can slap this on their theme, but few companies have been around long enough to build a loyal community of 194,500 people, have a highly active and supportive Facebook group, and are respectable enough to hold interviews with the core founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.

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Themes

All 25 themes are mobile responsive + HTML5 + lightweight
Asterisks* lead to posts with more Genesis themes for that category

1. Eleven40 Pro

Eleven40 Pro WordPress Theme

Eleven40 Pro is a slick blog theme developed by StudioPress which I’ve used for multiple clients. It comes with different color schemes (orange, blue, red, purple, green) but you can also add your own. Includes landing page templates, different column layouts for pages and well-designed blog post templates. One of the most popular Genesis themes by StudioPress.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ELEVEN40 PRO

2. Foodie Pro

Foodie WordPress Child Theme

Foodie Pro is a little more pricey but is worth it if you want a state of the art blog (doesn’t have to be a food blog). Includes 3 color options, optional ad space, a widgetized homepage, and everything you need to build a beautiful, SEO-friendly blog in WordPress and Genesis.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW FOODIE PRO

3. Brunch Pro

brunch-pro-genesis-theme

Brunch Pro is Foodie’s sister theme. It comes with 8 layout options and many of the features Foodie has. Pull them up side-by-side and do a comparison, but both of them are very nice.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW BRUNCH PRO

4. Metro Pro

Metro Genesis Theme

Metro Pro is a Genesis magazine theme with 5 colors styles and 6 layout options. It’s similar to News Pro and Magazine Pro (the next 2 themes listed) but has a slightly different design. Like all Genesis themes it’s super customizable when it comes to design and functionality.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW METRO PRO

5. News Pro

News Pro Genesis Theme

StudioPress’ News Pro is a lightweight, highly customizable theme for news or magazine websites. It includes 6 layout options, 5 color styles, multiple page templates, and theme options. This is another popular StudioPress theme that has been around for many years.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW NEWS PRO

6. Magazine Pro

Magazine Genesis Theme

Magazine Pro is similar to News Pro and Metro Pro (their both Genesis magazine themes) but Magazine Pro has a different design. This WordPress theme comes with 4 color styles, 6 layout options, page templates, a theme customizer, custom header and other options.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW MAGAZINE PRO

7. Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro was originally featured on StudioPress (not anymore since StudioPress is always coming out with new themes) but you can still purchase this theme on Pretty Darn Cute Design’s website. They also have quite a few other feminine WordPress themes and are a respected developer in the Genesis community, so I would definitely check them out since they have a good collection of SEO-friendly themes which are all built in Genesis.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW MODERN BLOGGER PRO

8. Recipe Blogger

recipe blogger pro

This is a great SEO friendly food theme that helps you showcase your latest recipes both visually and in written text. Its minimlaist style lets you highlight what’s important. Plus, you can create a custom logo, translate content, and choose from multiple layout options.

  • Blog Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW RECIPE BLOGGER

9. Digital Pro

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Love this theme! Digital Pro is is designed for businesses or any type of website. It’s super professional with a unique design to make you stand out. This is a new theme and I almost wish it was out when I was building my site (I used Outreach Pro) but I still love my baby.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW DIGITAL PRO

10. Showcase Pro

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If you’re looking for a user-friendly theme, the developer of Showcase Pro JT Grauke specializes in UI/UX. It’s a multipurpose theme with a fullwidth, clean layout featuring team photos on the homepage (though content can always be swapped out). Check out the demo.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW SHOWCASE PRO

11. Workstation Pro

Workstation Pro Theme

Professional, fullwidth layout with a built-in portfolio perfect for a business website. Feature your latest projects on the homepage (or any page) with a clean, minimal portfolio.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW WORKSTATION PRO

12. Executive Pro

Executive Pro StudioPress

Executive Pro is a simple, flexible business theme with a built-in portfolio. It features a homepage slider, clean 3 column layout, and has 7 color styles. I also love the call to action buttons it comes with. I have used this theme and can vouch that it’s easy to work with.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW EXECUTIVE PRO

13. Altitude Pro

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Altitude Pro, a slick SEO-friendly WordPress theme with parallax scrolling which allows you to use motion backgrounds. Use it to create a simple 1-page website or layer it with multiple pages. A very minimal WordPress theme but if that’s what you’re looking for, try it out.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ALTITUDE PRO

14. Drone

Drone Zigzagpress Theme

Drone was developed by Zigzagpress and has a built-in portfolio. This is my 2nd favorite theme store after StudioPress. Their themes are $49 and all are mobile responsive, but keep in mind you will need to purchase the Genesis Framework separately. Here’s a demo of Drone if you want to see a customized version, although I did very little customizations. Most Zigzagpress themes come with a portfolio, shortcodes, multiple homepage layouts, and more built-in features than you’ll see on StudioPress themes. Definitely worth checking out.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW DRONE

15. Agency Pro

Agency Theme StudioPress

Agency Pro is a unique SEO-friendly WordPress theme with a built-in portfolio and professional design. Included are 5 color styles and 6 layout options. If you like the style of the fullwidth layout with an eye capturing background image, check this one out.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW AGENCY PRO

16. Prestige

Prestige Genesis Theme

Prestige is one of my favorite WordPress themes from Zigzagpress. It comes with tons of features including a built-in portfolio, multiple portfolio/blog/homepage layouts, shortcodes, color options, and a featured fullwidth slider on the homepage. Browse through the different pages and you’ll see why I love Prestige so much, it’s an awesome theme.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW PRESTIGE

17. Mindfulness

Mindfulness Theme

This is another one of my favorite WordPress themes from Zigzagpress. Super clean, easy to work with, and includes a nice built-in portfolio, shortcodes, plus multiple homepage and portfolio layouts where you can view some awesome features of this SEO-friendly theme.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW MINDFULNESS

18. Showroom

Showroom ZigZagPress

Showroom can be used for either a website or blog. It comes with a built-in portfolio, shortcodes, and features a fullwidth slider on the homepage. This might be good for an interior design website – and the shortcodes do really help you customize the theme easily.

  • Business Theme
  • Store: Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW SHOWROOM

19. Patricia

Patricia Genesis Theme

Patricia is a non-profit WordPress theme developed by Web Savvy Marketing, a theme store that develops industry-specific themes. Patricia’s homepage features an eye capturing photo and it’s design is specifically tailored for charities. I also know Rebecca Gill (owner) takes care of her themes, which is why I gave them 5 stars in my Web Savvy Marketing review.

  • Charity / Non-Profit Theme
  • Store: Web Savvy Marketing
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49.95 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW PATRICIA

20. Nancy

Nancy WordPress Theme

The dentist doesn’t have to be scary. Nancy includes everything you need to build a user-friendly dentist website in WordPress. It’s compact layout makes it easy for visitors to find what they’re looking for, like your address, appointments, contact information and more.

  • Dental Theme
  • Store: Web Savvy Marketing
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Price:$49.95 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW NANCY

21. Interior Pro

Interior Pro StudioPress

This StudioPress theme allows you to showcase your work using a simple, elegant design. You may also want to check out the Showroom theme (#17) from this list since that can also be used for interior design websites, but I always prefer themes developed by StudioPress.

  • Interior Design Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Price:$99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW INTERIOR PRO

22. Frederik

Frederik WordPress Law Theme

Frederik is WordPress law theme which comes with a widgetized homepage, built-in widgets, and other options. It can be used for individual lawyers or law firms.

  • Law Theme
  • Store: Web Savvy Marketing
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Price:$49.95 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW FREDERIK

23. Daniel

Daniel WordPress Medical Theme

Daniel is a really nice theme designed for doctors, physicians, or any type of medical website. It has a clean layout and comes with 7 different color options. This is similar to the Nancy theme only the content is tailored for a medical WordPress site.

  • Medical Theme
  • Store: Web Savvy Marketing
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Price:$49.95 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW DANIEL

24. Aspire Pro

Aspire Pro StudioPress

Aspire isn’t designed specifically for personal trainers, but it can definitely work as one. Swap out the content and you’ll see why it can be used for your personal training website.

  • Personal Trainer Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • Price:$99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW ASPIRE PRO

25. Café Pro

Cafe Pro Parallax Theme

Café Pro is a parallax WordPress theme for restaurants, however it can be customized for any type of WordPress site. It features multiple background images and a menu.

  • Restaurant Theme
  • Store: StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Includes Genesis)

VIEW CAFÉ PRO

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