I know you are going to start your own bog/website where you are planning to share videos. You want to grab the attention of your visitors with an awesome theme that showcases your video content. If you own the copyrights of the videos you are gonna host on your website, I suggest you to use a custom made theme. But if you’ll just share the popular videos around the web, the following WordPress video themes are the best you can get.
A good video theme focuses on your content (video) and gives an eye candy yet simple look to your homepage. These are the best themes came out of the creative brains of best WordPress developers. I picked them for you and remember I haven’t ranked them, they are just a list.
A WordPress Video theme and a video blogging theme which is completely responsive and optimized for mobile viewing with a vintage look. On homepage sits a centered video slideshow which adds simplicity to your website. Gigawatt also supports woo commerce because it features an online store to sell your stuff.
Video Theme surely deserve to be placed in the list of best WordPress Video Themes. There’s no personal interest, I just loved the design and build of Video Theme. Everything is beautifully crafted to meet the requirements of a perfect theme. Moreover, it’s from dessign.net where you can find the best in class premium blog themes for all your needs. I’ve something to confess about this theme, Video Theme is great only from outside i.e. it’s not too good at the single post level. It lacks poor navigation for especially if your visitor is some new guy. But still it’s awesome for just $39.
VideoTouch can be the ultimate WordPress Theme for your video blog. It’s unlimited customization helps you make your dream blog with a layout you love. From 9 homepage layouts to 40+ elements, you can change everything and you can design your own style with the drag and drop builder. VideoTouch is more than a just a theme, it even had an online store to sell your products and it’s definitely the best WordPress video theme on themeforest with a price tag of $58.
VideoZoom is from WPZoom and is designed on their zoom framework. Unlike other WordPress video themes, VideoZoom is a tailor made theme to host videos either self hosted or embedded videos. The homepage video slider is the coolest I’ve ever seen so far. Videozoom is completely responsive and you can even let users upload their own video to your website without registration.
Do not confuse with the dessign’s video theme we discussed above. This Video Theme is from premium press where you can get access to their collection of child themes. So, you can change the design of your website anytime with a few clicks. Video Theme is ideal for self hosted videos especially for those who charge users for streaming videos. A unique feature of Video Theme is, you can set video timeout so that members can watch only for a few seconds before they were asked to register or signup. This feature definitely helps you get more registrations and thereby build your mailing list. It’s a $79 (offer) WordPress video theme with useful yet unknown benefits.
Wave by Matt Brett is one of the traditional looking WordPress video themes with a simple layout and design. Wave came to themeforest in June 2009 and this is one of the oldest WordPress theme I’ve come across. Since Wave is designed in 2009 and not updated since 2013, I guess it’s not responsive and may perform poorly on mobile screens. But still Wave is a perfect theme for hosting videos.
VideoTube is one of the trending video themes on themeforest and the best WordPress video theme if you want to allow user generated content on your website. Yes, with VideoTube, you can allow users to submit their own videos and can give them their own channel page. With 10+ homepage templates, view counter, auto play options and beautiful sidebar to generate more impressions, VideoTube is surely a must have theme.
True Mag is quite advanced theme than the rest. It delivers the best user experience to your visitors no matter what device they’re using. With all the advanced features like video advertising plugin, membership plugin, view count, pop up video description and much more, True Mag is surely one of the best WordPress video themes. You would definitely love it’s awesome homepage video slider and the 10 different homepage templates. Let me shortlist True Mag’s key features:
This retina ready WordPress video theme is different from the rest because it features a left side navigation. I knew that left or right navigation feels uncomfortable to browse through the website. But it’s different case here, since Snaptube is a video theme and you’ll only display video content, there’s lesser possibility of awkwardness to your visitors. Also, the top slider helps you so that they won’t care what your navigation is. If, they are on a tablet or a smartphone, won’t the left navigation be the best? The view counter, like dislike options and the category following options are extra benefits. See it live in the demo.
Though Socially Viral isn’t a theme designed considering video bloggers, it’s still a perfect deal. You’ll get to know that once you see the design and layout of the theme. Developer designed it to give a maximum visibility of the content to the visitors and it can be clearly understood by the grid layout and related posts widget below every post. Coming to the features, Socially Viral is responsive, light and uses parallax scrolling and ajax loading WordPress video theme.
Video Theme is another theme from mythemeshop but custom made for video hosting. The homepage template itself is tempting and as beautiful as YouTube. Designers divided the layout into two halves where popular and recent videos sit to grab the visitor’s attention. Also, the video player is cool and could generate less bounce rate with its continuous slider on the left. Video Theme is surely the better WordPress video theme and a better choice to consider.
Video Pro is from Theme Junkie and I guess you already knew about it. Video Pro is a complete look alike of YouTube’s design. But you don’t have to create custom thumbnails to the video, this video theme automatically fixes it. Video Pro has a grid layout and has the main navigation on top and the category shortlisting navigation on the left. This WordPress video theme is just $29 and it’s a good option if you just need a budget theme with basic customization options.
Motion Picture is another best WordPress video theme from obox themes who offer highly responsive themes. Similar to Gigawatt, Motion Picture is also a simple video blogging theme with no great features. It has a traditional slider on the homepage and the rest is grid layout and a better sidebar. Motion Picture is a little costlier than the average price of the themes in out list, it’s $79.
Another product of Theme Junkie with a magazine layout and has just the basic features. Video Plus isn’t given a responsive design also it doesn’t allow users to upload videos to your site. But why is this here? Just because this Video WordPress theme looks stunning in the dark layout with three column design, loved by many and costs you just $29.
BeeTube is an perfect modern WordPress video theme with a unique layout and design. Generally, video themes allow you to directly embed videos from URLs of top channels like YouTube and Vimeo. But BeeTube does that great, it let’s you post videos from 20+ websites by URLs. Isn’t that a great thing, you can save a ton of disk space. Also, BeeTube comes in boxed and full width layouts with 3 stunning homepage templates for just $48.
Viduze is an all-in-one WordPress video theme with tons of features. This responsive video magazine theme supports BuddyPress and also a WooCommerce theme. You can create beautiful video slideshows on homepage either with your own videos or you can embed directly from YouTube or Vimeo. A dedicated pre-designed shop is given to sell your stuff online and Viduze offers 22 background patterns, is SEO ready and drag and drop builder. Viduze also enables social login to help your users register on your website using social their profiles.
Detube is the perfect video blogging theme I’ve ever seen. It’s design and layout makes it easy for visitors to navigate through different categories. Also, it’s smaller and thumbnails shows more content and makes them stay longer on your blog. Detube is BuddyPress supported and you can even use this WordPress video theme in a magazine theme style with a different template which is equally attractive.
Videocraft from inkthemes is a complete solution for user generated video website. You can embed videos directly from YouTube, metacafe, vimeo and dailymotion. Also, the theme customization panel and admin interface lets you have complete access over your website. The responsive design, variable skins and built-in ad module are interesting features. But the price of this best WordPress video theme is $97 for the developer license.
Since this video theme was released in 2013, it may look a little like an oldie thing. However, the recent updates and the revolution slider takes it into the list of modern and advanced themes. SocialPlay is a simple WordPress video sharing theme which supports direct embedding even from sound cloud including many of your favorite media sharing websites. This video theme, SocialPlay is completely responsive, supports user registration and submission of videos and even Facebook login. It is just $48, which is comparatively less.
Cube is a front-end media publishing WordPress video theme i.e. you can publish anything without going to the admin panel. Also, Cube has 5 homepage variations and a minimal theme option with a beautiful masonry grid layout. Cube has some cool features like auto play, liking system it’s retina ready and child theme supported. This minimal WordPress video theme from Umbrella Studios is just $48.
Vidley from press75 is a simple video blogging theme with no great features. Yes, this WordPress video theme is for people who love to write more than just videos. There’s a front page video slider and the theme is complete ad optimized.
Easy to use simple video theme with a user friendly interface that makes visitors browse and watch videos easily. Also, Solar WordPress video theme is fully responsive, retina ready supports Flickr widget and is unlimited sidebar supported.
VideoZ – A WordPress video theme that can be used to build your video blog, video review, video tutorial and any kind of video related websites. It has a simple and elegant magazine layout and can be used in dark and light versions with unlimited color combinations.
eVid looks like an outdated video theme but it still preferred my some who are particularly elegant themes’ fans. It’s the trust and reliability of their work that makes their themes worthy. This WordPress video theme, eVid is one such theme. You may not like the design, but you will surely love it’s performance.
Just like the rest of our WordPress video themes, Video Press can be used for any kind of self hosted video streaming website or you can just embed videos from the popular websites. The navigation and design are make effective and using this video theme you can opt to play just the music with its audio streaming feature.
Always save the best for the last. Just kidding, all the video themes listed here are the best picks but some may impress you and some may not. This WordPress video theme with it’s perfect grid design and a conversion optimized sidebar along with a video header slider makes your dream video blog come true. Don’t you believe me? Jump to the demo now.
Don’t worry if you didn’t like any theme in our list, this is not the end of the the world. You can even use portfolio WordPress themes to showcase your videos. Remember, the best WordPress Video theme can’t ensure you a better traffic or Alexa rank, it just make you feel good. Try to find what people love and implement better SEO and SEM to drive more visitors to your video blog.
Finally, if you didn’t find your favorite theme here, please tell me, I’ll add to the list.