Best WordPress Themes of January 2020

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Hello 2020!!! New decade huh? Looking for one of the best WordPress themes to build a modern and unique website for 2020? We are listing 10 best themes that are responsive, elegant, minimalistic, feature-rich, and simple. Enjoy the list!!!

Blocksy

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Blocsky is an innovative, fast and super charged free WordPress theme 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. It provides a solid “Block-Editor” experience. You can easily create any type of website, such as business agency, shop, corporate, education, restaurant, blog, portfolio, landing page and so on. Blocksy is basically a general-purpose theme and also works with other popular page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer and Brizy.

Blocksy has more design options than most people will ever need. It provides simple to advanced theme options for editing your site. The most intriguing options is the Header and Footer customization option with great UI and UX. You can customize the header and footer with some simple drag and drop. Since the latest version of Gutenberg is limited to only the content, it’s quite clever of Blocsky to provide such options.

The theme promotes an additional plugin named Blocksy Companion. The add-on plugin provides users with additional widgets, a cookies-consent feature for the front end, and integrations with Mailchimp, Instagram, and WooCommerce. It also provides an avenue for importing custom-made demo content.

Busify Pro

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Busify is clean responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme that’s versatile and easy to use. Busify is suitable for both corporate and creative business. Busify supports Elementor which gives you extra extendability with drag and drop elements to build pages without coding knowledge. Busify Pro being compatible with Elementor provides multiple page templates varying from business, services, e-commerce and many more with mobile-friendly and aesthetic designs. Since it is compatible with Elementor, you can imagine the possibilites and user friendliness it brings to the end user and your site visitors.

Moreover, Busify Pro provides easy and on-go theme options with which you can modify your site according to your likeliness. It provides multiple design options for header footer and overall site design like typography, color schemes, header layouts, sidebar options and many more.

With being developers, experienced in lots of plugin development, client works and messy code reviews we know where we place our code and how a code initiation processes are handled. Specifically in WordPress. We know how a developer customization with extendability helps, so Busify pro is really developer friendly. Also, its fast and lightweight.

Chaplin

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Chaplin is a flexible WordPress theme with deep support for the new block editor and complete settings for fonts and colors. Chaplin is built from the ground-up with the new WordPress Block Editor in mind. It’s deep support for the block editor allows you to easily construct advanced page layouts, and all colors and fonts can be easily modified in the Customizer. Chaplin’s built-in infinite scroll lets you choose whether to load more posts when a button is clicked or when the visitor has scrolled to the bottom of the page. Chaplin includes settings for what post meta to display on archive pages and on single posts. Chaplin also includes a cover template with a hero image, infinite scroll on archive pages, settings for what post meta to display on archive pages and single posts, custom logo support, two widget areas, a search overlay, full-width templates, a sticky header option, a social menu with icons, a responsive design, a lightweight construction to ensure quick load times, support for Jetpack Portfolio and CoBlocks. Chaplin is designed and developed by Anders Norén.

One interesting fact about Chaplin is Twenty Twenty is derived from the Chaplin Theme.

Go

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The most flexible Gutenberg-first WordPress theme built for go-getters everywhere by GoDaddy. It is fully compatible with Gutenberg so you can imagine the possibilites what this theme can bring out for your site. It provides custom colors, fonts, multiple design styles, header variations, footer variations and much more. Go is WooCommerce-Ready by default with RTL support too. It is also compatible with CoBlocks which is kinda page builder for Gutenberg

Interesting fact about this theme is it is available in 27 languages.

Astra

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Astra is one of the fastest growing themes. Astra is fast, fully customizable & beautiful WordPress theme suitable for blog, personal portfolio, business website and WooCommerce storefront. The author of the theme claims it to be less than 50kb on frontend and so claims to be lightweight and unparellelly fast. Built with SEO in mind, Astra comes with Schema.org code integrated and is Native AMP ready so search engines will love your site. It offers special features and templates so it works perfectly with all page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, Divi, etc.

Astra is designed, developed, maintained & supported by Brainstorm Force. One of the strong aspect of the theme is being compatible with Gutenberg and multiple page builders. So you can imagine what you can do with this without any coding skills too. They provide gorgeous websites made with Astra and various Page Builders. These are available for import with Astra Sites plugin.

On of the interesting fact about the theme is it does not use jQuery which is provided with WordPress but use Vanilla JavaScript instead. Also they claim Astra loads in less than a half second with default WordPress data.

Moreover, Astra is accessible and follows WCAG 2.0 standards. It meets the AA level which is essential for usability. Astra is developer friendly as it is developed with core concept of hooks and filters for clean and extensible code.

Magnitude

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Magnitude is a clean, elegant WordPress theme, ideal for blogging and magazine online. It is compatible with the Gutenberg and RTL along with WooCommerce. It also contains many helpful elements that require an amazing news portal to be built, the theme is ideal for blogging and great for news, newspaper, magazine, publication or review site. There are number of demos available in this theme so choose the one you like and start to build a website. Some other features this theme provides are: Main Banner Boxed Layout, Main Banner Boxed Layout, Featured Posts on Banner Section, Comments Count Toggle, Minutes Read Toggle, and much more. It povides three demos: default, newsportal and for sports. You can manually download the demo data from their site too.

This theme provides great documentation and very responsive support. One thing about their documentation is they provide videos for the documentation so if you are a visual learner that may be a key for you.

Uncode

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Uncode is a creative advanced multipurpose WordPress theme by undsgn: ThemeForest Power Elite Author. It is build with Frontend Editor, introduced from Uncode 2.2, is the new builder that lets you edit your content directly like other builders. It provides much more multiple demos with One Click Import which is easy and ready to go. With the unique Content Block, you can create headers, sections of content, footers and much more. Uncode also provides hundreds of moudle variations from grid, metro, slide to much more. The theme is compatible with some renowed plugins in WordPress like WooCommerce, WPBakery, WPML, LayerSlider, Revolution Slider. If you have multiple sites to setup and can go through the advanced options this theme provides, then this is the best advanced premium theme for you. It is very feature rich theme of which can not be listed down on a single blog. Some of the main features are: Wireframes Plugin, Slides Scroll, Advanced Grid System, Demos Library, Adaptive Images, Animated Headings, Impressive Posts Module and much more

Code Manas

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Code Manas is a simple WordPress blog theme with simple and aesthetic design. This theme showcases the blogs in the most effective and simplest way. With it’s integration with Kirki framework, the theme provides user friendly and fast & responsive theme options for customizing your webstie. The theme provides the simple yet most needed options like meta data enable/disable options, layout options, menu options, posts and pages options, colors options with AJAX pagination option.

Audioman

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Audioman is a well-designed, modern and trendy music WordPress theme built for musicians and bands that focuses on promoting their music and events by Catch Themes. Simple modules and features are available in Audioman so you can build a complete and custom website right away. The theme comes with an array of features — such as header media, featured slider, featured content, hero content, playlist, portfolio, testimonials, and more — to keep your music website on the forefront. The theme options are created with Customizer API and provides multiple theme options. For some sections to work, you need to install Essential Content Type Plugin

One of the main feature of the theme is it’s use of WordPress built in audio package to list the playlists.

Shark Magazine

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Shark Magazine is a modern and trendsetting magazine WordPress theme. Shark Magazine theme has wide list of customizable features including front page customizable sections with customizer api and widgets, wide and boxed layout and many more options. The theme has modern look and aesthetic design for a magazine website. The key aspect of the theme is it’s simple yet eyecatching design for a magazine and it’s use of Customizer API with builtin data provided by WordPress. They provides multiple sections to setup on homepage with options at Customizer. You can directly download the demo data from their website.

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