Top 8 WordPress Gaming Themes Of 2015 So Far
The first trimester of 2015 is almost gone. It’s about the time to see the year in review and decide what the best WordPress gaming themes are so far. These themes are recommended for those of you who are into games, game reviews, writing about game events or gaming accessories, building communities around gaming, and so on.
And the jury has spoken!
The top 8 WordPress gaming themes according to online reviews, feedback on themeforest.com, theme features, and price.
But there are 3 core rules of thumb taken into consideration when coming up with these top themes:
- Gaming themes must look great
- Gaming themes must work great
- Gaming themes must be affordable
So let’s see the results, from number 1 and down to the last… Here are the top 8 WordPress gaming themes of 2015:
1. BLACKFYRE (freshest gaming theme released!)
This is without a doubt the best gaming theme released so far. It encompasses all the features you may expect in a gaming theme: clan wars, blog platform, forums, and even an ecommerce shop option. It is fully responsive and entirely “sociable”, featuring social media widgets at the top right corner of the Home Page.
Besides the eye-catching design, the theme also includes:
- Custom backgrounds
- Front-end forms
- Team matches
- Clan page
- Custom profile
- Members page
- Matches page
- Teams page
- And many more…
You can see a live preview of the theme here, and you can also test its features.
2. GAME ADDICT
No more talking about blogs and news review themes. This is THE theme for CLANWARS. One of the most successful WordPress gaming themes from themeforest.com, it is mentioned in a lot of other “Top Best” lists. Here are the simple reasons why…
The theme has a fully responsive design and premium plugins included. What is more, it comes at approximately the same price as the themes mentioned above, but it is especially created for clans and gaming.
You can create clans and manage them. The theme gives you the possibility to include different maps, teams, and games on one website. You can even manage team matches. If you want to rate users, gamers, or games, you can use the available widgets; ratings are thus made easy with just a few clicks.
Forum included within the theme, which is BBpress compatible. Game Addict has a drag and drop page builder, so it doesn’t take a scientist to create and manage new pages.
And finally, if you are thinking about monetizing your website, Game Addict is ready to help you create your own online commerce website: it is WooCommerce ready.
At this moment, Game Addict ranks second place on ThemeForest.com, with 72 ratings and an overall star review of 4.5.
Live preview available here.
This list is getting better and better. At the moment, the Orizon WordPress gaming theme is rocking the tops on numerous online review websites.
But what is it that propels this theme among the top themes for the gaming niche? It’s all the amazing features it comes with, such as:
- Premium Isotope gallery
- Responsive design
- Compatible with BuddyPress and bbPress
- Easy to use reviews system
- The theme comes with video tutorials for a crisp understanding of how it works
- Support forum where you can ask all your questions about the theme and get answers quickly
- You are offered all the HTML and PSD files upon purchase
- Contact page using Ajax
The theme is compatible with Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome, as well as IE versions 8, 9, 10, and 11.
At this moment Orizon is among the top ranking WordPress gaming themes on ThemeForest.com, with an impressive 143 reviews and an average 4.5 stars.
See the live theme preview here.
Imagine taking over the world of gaming with this theme, as it offers you the chance of becoming a top leader in the gaming niche.
Recommended as a multi-purpose gaming theme. It is built with Bootstrap. Among the top features of these theme are included the Portofolio, Forum, and Rating System. It offers an unlimited choice of colours and it is bbPress compatible. You can create gaming communities and you can eventually monetize your website with the available ecommerce plugin (WooCommerce).
See how the theme works in a live preview here.
5. GAMING MAG
Its design is suited for gaming magazines and sports newspapers/magazines. It’s not recommended for solitary bloggers, but if you have a team of gamers who can approach different topics, then this is the WordPress gaming theme to choose.
Standard theme features include easy drag and drop menu, page templates, custom widgets, automatic thumbnails, and social media integration. It is compatible with WP 4.0+ and provides the documentation you need in order to understand how the theme works.
Using the Threaded Comments feature, the theme encourages visitors to leave their comments on the website.
6. SEVEN MAG
Giving you a great variety of marketing tools right on the theme’s Home Page. The theme works perfectly for gamers, but it can also be adapted into an online sports magazine. It has an elegant, flat design that sets it apart from your regular heavy-design gaming themes.
So if you are looking for a gaming theme for WordPress with a touch of elegance, Seven Mag is right for you. The theme is flexible and easy to personalize; it comes in dark and light versions, it features social icons (for Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and has a customizable slideshow.
Can be used by…
- Sports magazines
- Blogging purposes
7. GAME ZONE
Suitable for gamers and sports news bloggers, adequate as a game reviewing website. If you are just getting started with your website you may want to have a look at this theme and see if it is the right choice for you.
The theme has a clean design (responsive, by the way) and a wide variety of colours. If you plan on advertising on your website, the theme has several advertising spaces and the option to create custom posts.
This WordPress gaming theme can help you keep track of the games you play and your gaming evolution. It’s also recommended for those who are planning on writing games reviews, gaming events reviews, or game product reviews (consoles, play stations, and other gaming gadgets).
The theme has a responsive design, so you don’t need a different “mobile version” of your website. It has 4 pre-made styles, different header styles, and a HTML animated slider. Help Desk available for buyers.
Now back to you…
- What are your top must-have features of a great WordPress gaming theme?
- Why do you think WordPress gaming themes are better for gamers than other themes (say, a blog theme that can be personalized)?
We’re constantly working on improving our themes. We’re proud to be providing you with the top gaming themes in the industry. And in order to perfect our designs & code, we need your opinion on how we can make things better.
So… say it in the Comments section. You’ll find us there, replying to each of your comments… see you!