11 Best WordPress Theme Packs (Also Known As Developer Packages) When Purchasing Multiple Themes For A Discount

If you’re designing multiple websites in WordPress, you can save money by purchasing WordPress theme packs. These are a bundle of WordPress themes offered as a lower price.

Most are one-time fees, others require recurring payments (this is labeled in the post). The most popular WordPress theme packs are Astra, StudioPress, and Elegant Themes. Astra has become the most popular theme store and is what I personally use for this WordPress site.

Below you will find important details for each theme package: pricing, sample themes, frameworks, and resources are all listed in this post. I hope this helps you make a decision.

The 11 Best WordPress Theme Packs

  1. Astra – $499 (one-time fee)
  2. StudioPress – $360/year
  3. Elegant Themes – $249 (one-time fee)
  4. MyThemeShop – $99.47/year
  5. Themify – $249 (one-time fee)
  6. Themeisle – $199 (one-time fee)
  7. TeslaThemes – $299 (one-time fee)
  8. Modern Themes – $99 (one-time fee)
  9. InkThemes – $999 (one-time fee)
  10. Graphic Paper Press – $399 (one-time fee)
  11. SoloStream – $299 (one-time fee)

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1. Astra

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Astra Sites are a heavy investment for $499, but they’re what most people are using.

You can test their free themes by downloading the Astra Starter Starter plugin. This gives you access to 100+ pre-built websites which you can import in a single click (some are free, others are premium). They have themes for different page builders (Elementor, Gutenberg, Beaver Builder, Brizy) and they’re industry-specific. They have everything from law firm themes to hair salons, restaurants, online courses, photography, travel, eCommerce, wineries, and weddings. These can save you a ton of time since the entire website is basically already designed for you.

  • $499 (one time)
  • What most people use
  • 55+ agency starter templates
  • Themes for multiple page builders
  • Industry-specific, responsive, fast
  • Ultimate add-ons for page builders

View Astra Theme Pack

 

2. StudioPress

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The StudioPress Pro Plus Package was replaced by Genesis Pro and is now $360/year for all themes (instead of the $499.95 one-time payment it used to be). The price change probably has to do with WP Engine acquiring StudioPress. While I still love the Genesis Framework, this is quite expensive and I don’t even recommend WP Engine for hosting (Cloudways is better). But if you have the budget, their themes are still very nice, lightweight, and load extremely fast. Genesis also has a huge community, though many people are now leaning toward Astra themes.

  • $360/year
  • 30 day refund policy
  • 1 free year of WP Engine hosting
  • StudioPress acquired by WP Engine
  • Access to themes, updates, support
  • Clean code, lightweight, fast load times

View StudioPress Genesis Pro Pack

 

 

3. Elegant Themes

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The Elegant Themes pack comes with Divi, Extra, Bloom, and Monarch themes. Divi is their most popular theme and has been downloaded over 400,000 times, but there have lots of complaints especially about the speed. Elegant themes have always looked nice and had great support, but there are better options out there. People using Divi are probably not willing to pay as much for a website as those who want their site built in Astra or Genesis Framework.

  • $249 (one time)
  • 30 day refund policy
  • Access to themes, updates, support
  • Themes have been reported as slow
  • Access to plugins + Photoshop files
  • 600,000+ users use Elegant Themes

View Elegant Themes Pack

 

 

4. MyThemeShop

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MyThemeShop has some of the fastest WordPress themes on the market. If you’re obsessed with WordPress site speed like me, navigate through some of their popular themes like Schema or SteadyIncome. 350,000+ users with a solid support team, plus all themes are mobile responsive. They also have tons of free themes and for such a huge selection, it’s a great choice.

  • $99.47/year
  • Refund policy: none after download
  • Includes updates, support, PSDs
  • All themes are mobile responsive
  • Fastest loading WordPress themes

View MyThemeShop Pack

 

5. Themify

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40+ drag-and-drop WordPress themes for all types of industries. Here is a YouTube video review of their Corporate theme which gives you an inside look at theme options, customizations, and what you can do with their themes. Not a fan of some of the pop-up animations but those can easily be changed. Generally though, if you’re looking for themes with easy customization which you can use to quickly build websites (while also making it easier for clients to update content by themselves), check out the Themify WordPress theme pack.

  • $249 (one time)
  • 30 day refund policy
  • Access to themes, updates, support
  • All themes are mobile responsive

View Themify Pack

 

6. Themeisle

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Themeisle is more known for their free WordPress themes especially the Neve theme which has a perfect 5/5 star review on WordPress. While their VIP Bundle comes with 7 extra themes and plugins, it only includes 1 year of updates which means additional purchases in the future. If you’re going with Themisle, I would really just go with one of their free WordPress themes.

  • $199 (one time)
  • 7+ pro themes and plugins
  • Only includes 1 year of updates
  • More known for their free themes
  • Neve is their most popular theme
  • 30-day money back guarantee

View Themeisle Pack

 

7. TeslaThemes

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Tesla Themes has themes for WooCommerce, businesses, blogs, and plenty of industry-specific themes. Their lifetime theme pack comes with everything you need: all their WordPress themes, PSD files, unlimited domains, and lifetime support and updates. Their live demos include different stylings of the theme, for example, Mountblanc has a live demo for unlimited, parallax, business, simple block, and new, all of which have different designs for the one theme.

  • $299 (one time)
  • Lifetime use of themes
  • Unlimited domains
  • HTML Files + PSDs
  • Photo-centric themes
  • All are mobile responsive

View TeslaThemes Pack

 

8. Modern Themes

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The Modern Themes packs comes with 21+ WordPress themes and includes all current and future themes released (including PSD files and theme updates). For only $99, their themes look very nice and are mainly centered around your photos. All themes are mobile responsive.

  • $99 (one time)
  • Cheapest theme pack
  • Photo-centric themes
  • PSD files + sample content
  • Includes theme updates
  • Premium support

View Modern Themes Pack

 

9. InkThemes

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InkThemes is like a super theme pack. It comes with 2,000 themes from multiple developers and is the most robust theme in this list. You also get 3 years of support, updates, and 3 years access to any new themes that are released. For quantity, InkThemes is worth looking into.

  • $999 (one time)
  • 2,000+ themes
  • From multiple developers
  • 3 years of new themes
  • 3 years of support + updates
  • Definitely expensive

View InkThemes Pack

 

10. Graphic Paper Press

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Graphic Paper Press is all about the images. So if your clients are photographers, artists or anyone similar, this could be the WordPress developer pack for you. You’ll see about 1/2 of their themes are for photographers and include a built-in portfolio, however they also have themes for businesses, blogs, eCommerce, magazines, videos, and other website types.

  • $399 (one time)
  • 30 day refund policy
  • Access to themes, updates, support
  • Most themes are responsive + HTML5

View Graphic Paper Press Pack

 

 

11. SoloStream

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Last but not least (well, OK… I listed them last for a reason), is SoloStream. It still makes the cut but I recommend Astra Sites, StudioPress, or Elegant Themes over this theme pack because of their reputation and awesome designs. SoloStream still has some nice WordPress themes which are worth checking out. They have 43+ themes built for a variety of different industries.

  • $299 (one time)
  • 30 day refund policy
  • Access to themes, updates, support
  • All themes are mobile responsive

View SoloStream Theme Pack

 

Start Your Website On Faster, Better Hosting

I recommend starting your website on Cloudways Digital Ocean Hosting since they were rated #1 in numerous Facebook polls and have surpassed SiteGround in terms of speed, pricing, and various other areas. I wrote a Cloudways review explaining more.

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Did you find my list helpful? Please share… I would really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Tom

9 Easy Ways To Make Your WordPress Site SEO-Friendly

Make Your WordPress Site SEO-Friendly

Want some quick and easy tips to make your WordPress site SEO-friendly?

I’ll show you how to do this using different tools/strategies including Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin, Google Webmaster Tools, and keyword optimization. There is more to SEO than 9 items (there’s over 200 factors in Google) but my tips will get you on the right track – and I’m sure you will learn something new especially with the resources I mention in this guide.

Here’s what to do…

 

1. Get Your SEO Foundation Down

Domain – having keywords in the domain helps SEO, but according to Matt Cutts it’s better to choose something brandable. More people will remember your site, trust it, link to it, etc.

Hosting – site speed, uptimes, and security all affect SEO – and hosting is the best place to start. I use SiteGround’s semi-dedicated GoGeek plan ($14.95/month) but they also have other shared hosting for as low as $6.99/month as well as Cloud hosting for $54/month. You don’t want hosting issues affecting your SEO because trust me, it can. Choose a good host!

Theme – some WordPress themes are more SEO-friendly than others, since your theme affects site speed, security, support for rich snippets and other SEO factors. Here’s my list of 25 themes which are SEO-friendly and built in the Genesis Framework (Genesis is SEO-friendly in itself and recommended by the Founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg.

 

2. Leverage The Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

Yoast is the most robust SEO Plugin, but it must be setup and utilized properly if you want the best results for your WordPress SEO. To do this, I broke Yoast down into 3 steps:

Configuring The Settings – see my tutorial which includes a zip file of the Yoast settings I use (you can upload it directly to your WordPress site). There are some fields you will need to change in the Yoast settings for YOUR website – which I’ve listed in that tutorial.

Researching Keywords – see the video…

 

Optimizing Content For Keywords – see the video…

 

3. Use Yoast’s Other WordPress SEO Plugins

 

4. Organize Your Permalinks

Structuring your permalinks around your different product/service/location keywords is part of “site structure” and making your site user-friendly. Below are some common examples of ways to do this, which you would do in WordPress using parent pages.

Common Permalink Structures

To do this, create the parent page (eg. /services) then create the other page (eg. /web-design). When editing the web design page you will see an option on the right of your dashboard to set the parent page which in this case would be “services” (photo below). This will make the web design page’s permalink read: website.com/services/web-design/

WordPress Parent Pages

 

5. Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

 

6. Interlink Related Content

In step #2 I talked about configuring the Yoast settings. I already wrote an extensive article on how to do that, so I simply linked to that article. This helps you, my readers, find additional information about Yoast. At the same time it creates a link to that article which improve it’s SEO. Interlinking pages/posts like this is the easiest way to build natural links!

 

7. Create Videos

Videos improve engagement, reduce bounce rates, increase conversions, and the videos themselves can even appear in search results (photo below). You can also use Yoast’s Video SEO Plugin to better optimize your videos. Just make sure you follow the same basic SEO strategies as you do your pages/posts (research a keyword, then use it in the file name before you upload it, video tile, description, then promote it to get views/likes/comments.

Video Search Results

 

8. Check For Google Webmaster Tools Errors

Fixing mobile issues, security issues, bad meta descriptions, and other errors will improve SEO. Once you’ve verified Google Webmaster with Yoast, go through my list…

HTML Improvements
Find this in your Google Webmaster Tools account under search appearance –> HTML Improvements. This tells you which SEO titles and meta descriptions are too long, short, are missing, or where it’s a duplicates. Click the links in GWT to go to each page and fix it.

HTML Improvements - Google Webmaster Tools

 

Mobile Issues
Find under search traffic –> mobile usability (or check here).

Mobile Issues - Google Webmaster Tools

 

Security Issues
Find under security issues (a main tab on the left).

Google Webmaster Tools Security

 

9. Yes, Content Is Still King

You know content is king, but what have you done about it? Other than checking for typos and making sure your copy reads well, what else can you do?

Well I’ll tell you – you should spruce it up! Use videos, columns, add an HTML table of contents, embed Twitter statuses and make your content shine! I wrote a nice list on how to spruce up your WordPress content which includes 21 ideas – it’s worth checking out.

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That’s all I got for now! I have tons of resources on my sidebar widgets/footer if you want more tips on making your WordPress site SEO-friendly. Other than that, please share this article if you found it helpful! Or drop me a line if you need help with anything SEO-related.

Cheers,

Tom Signature