Video is everywhere these days. The modern web is packed with moving images, whether it’s in a blog or a creative portfolio, tutorials or news articles, you just can’t seem to get away from video. And if your website is particularly heavy in video content, having the right kind of website is a critical component of shaping your visitor’s experience. Some WordPress themes are better than others when it comes to making video content look great.
With thousands, maybe tens of thousands of options for your next WordPress theme, choosing the right one is a very big step. You’ll need a theme that’s flexible and dynamic, one that loads up fast and looks great on all devices, because it’s perfectly responsive. You’ll want a theme that is very simple to install and customize. It can be a difficult balancing act to find a video theme that can do all of that.
That’s why we’ve created this collection of WordPress themes. We’ve narrowed down the list to a handful of the best video themes around and hopefully, one of these themes will work for what you’re trying to accomplish. Whether you’re embedding videos from a site like DailyMotion, YouTube or Vimeo, or perhaps you’re hosting the content yourself, the themes we’ve included can make your video or film content look fabulous. So, here they are, the best video WordPress themes we’ve found.
Oregon is a free WordPress personal blog theme and you can use it to post great looking videos about nearly any subject. With the clean, modern style that Oregon gives you, I think a video blog or a podcast website is well within reach. Oregon is also absolutely free, which is pretty nice.
Viseo is a podcasting WordPress theme that has a super-modern style, a powerful administrative panel for advanced customization and it’s really simple to use. Viseo gives you a sold base to build a video website that people are going to love.
Divi is probably the most powerful WordPress theme created for sharing video. It’s based on the incredible Divi page builder, one feature-filled page builder theme that allows you to create any sort of layout using one of the dozens of pre-made styles and the customization tools to make your site look just the way you want it to look.
Soledad is a wonderful WordPress magazine theme that has several pre-made styles that fit for video blog or video magazine websites. That’s not too surprising, considering Soledad has over 6,000 premade layouts. That’s a staggering number of pre-made styles, so it’s not surprising that a number of them are perfect for video websites.
The Movie is a theme that’s built for movie trailers. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to create a feature length film or video, (it’s not easy, but you know what I mean). Of course, once you’ve created that project, it’s time to create a website to help promote it. That’s what The Movie is all about, giving you a wonderful way to present your feature or short film, documentary or animated film.
Reel Story is a premium quality WordPress theme that is all aboyt video portfolios. If you’re a filmmaker, you know the value of a great portfolio and Reel Story helps you develop a narrative experience for visitors to your website. Reel Story is also great for showreels, so if you’re a motion graphic designer, it’s a nice looking way to get your content in front of as many eyeballs as possible.
Ananke is a one page, WordPress parallax video theme with multiple features to make it ideal for showcasing video. Of course, being a single page theme, it’s not like there’s going to be tons of areas for video content, but it could be perfect for introducing a video or film trailer to the world. The level of features it pretty staggering, so I think it could work well.
Grand Magazine is among the biggest and best online magazine themes, so the fact that it’s got several video magazine options isn’t particularly surprising. Grand Magazine has a gorgeous style, great for portfolios too. So, if you need a nice looking theme for showcasing any sort of video, even tutorials and innstructional videos, this theme is a great jumping off point.
Joker is a great theme for photo and video portfolios, built for photographers and video photographers who want to create a flexible and attractive website for all types of content, particularly video.
SOHO is an incredibly professional, creative and powerful portfolio theme for both still images and videography. You get several different layouts to help present your video content, making it pop, giving it life and making sure people stand up and take notice.
Leedo is a theme for building eye catching portfolio websites, blogs and more, but the pre-designed video portfolio is one I highly recommend. If you’re creative, finding a website that matches your creativity can be a real benefit and Leedo is one such theme.
Glytch is a theme for music and music videos, allowing you to build an amazing online presence, connect with readers and it’s a vibrant, colorful platform for doing just that. Glytch is user friendly, easy to customize and powerful, including a page builder that gives you loads of potential to promote your content.
Circle is all about video portfolios.
Goodwin is an awesome video and photo portfolio theme that’s definitely worth considering.
MovieW is a WordPress video reviews website, perfect for building an online community based on mutual love of film and video.
Drone Media is a pretty cool theme for drone video websites and it’s got more than a few features that make it a nice choice.
Attitude is a fine looking video blog and portfolio theme with audio, video and gallery post formats.
Video Touch looks like a nice candidate to create a WordPress website similar to YouTube.
News Tube is a news magazine theme that strongly supports video, making it ideal for breaking news coverage.
VideoTube is another WordPress theme that’s similar to YouTube in both style and functionality.
Create is a drag and drop page builder theme that has plenty of features for building a video portfolio.
Kon/Cept has a clean, minimalist style that could make it a nice choice for video portfolio websites, since it’s clean style has plenty of style to make your video portfolio look amazing.
Brooklyn is a creative agency theme for WordPress and if your agency uses a lot of videos, whether it’s short form or long form commercials, this theme makes your spots come alive.
Studio 8 is a creative video studio WordPress theme with lots of potential to make your website a big hit.
Ultra is a premium WordPress theme with several pre-made demo styles, one of which could be great for a video magazine.
Inspiro is a premium WordPress video theme that offers fullscreen backgrounds, gorgeous typography and lovely features that make your website shine.
Plexx is a simple, clean and minimalist WordPress portfolio theme that can take your projects and elevate them, shining a light on your most important and most impactful content.
Materialism is a nice looking all around business theme that has a winning material design style and all the features any website needs to present professional, engaging video content.
Vignette is a wonderful WordPress theme for crafting a nice looking portfolio. For models, photographers, videographers and other creatives, this theme works well. The background shown above is actually a full screen video, so that’s a nice way you can add some real impact to your front page.