Did you know? YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the Internet and if you have an online business and you have not yet made some videos for yourself then you are losing on a great source of traffic. Many people prefer to watch videos over reading text material because reading requires a greater mental effort than watching. Reading requires complete silence and concentration while you can watch a video even when the atmosphere is less disciplined.
The Economic Times reported that when the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, the videos that showed the disaster related images on YouTube were viewed more than 96 million times in a small period of one week!
WordPress is the king of blogging platforms. Its easy to use interface and thousands of themes make it the first choice amongst bloggers. For a good impact website you should combine videos with WordPress. That will be both pleasing and powerful for your business.
Below I have collected 30 WordPress video themes to help you make your site and videos look better. These themes are specifically designed for video purposes, as should be clear from the screenshots below. When in doubt click the “DEMO” link and you will be directed to a web page where you can see all the features at work.
Parachute is clean, colorful and minimalistic theme ideal for businesses and portfolio work. It comes with administration options that allow you to fully control the layout of the site and create unique page designs with excellent short codes.
4. Black Label
5. Clear Video
WP-Clear Video is premium WordPress theme designed mainly for video bloggers or small business people who use video marketing to grow their business. It sports a clean, professional design and is equipped with many extra features that make it a great choice to power your WordPress site.
6. Video Plus
Video Plus is a feature-rich theme that can be used for video sites, news & magazine sites or anything types of sites that you can imagine.
Invictus is a Full-size Image and Video WordPress-theme for photographer or creative. You can use Invictus just the way you like.The possibilities are endless! Its optimal for photographers, digital artists, designer or even private persons, who want to present their images and videos in a unique Way.
8. Woo Tube
Woo Tube is a video player. Need we say more? Based on the same style that has made Busy Bee & Fresh News so popular, Woo Tube offers you some amazing multimedia goodness. Why not get cracking straight away… All you need is a camera, a nice smile and obviously this theme!
Vidley combines many aspects from my other popular video-centric themes to bring you all the features you are looking for in a one great theme. Vidley also includes advanced style customization options that allow you to customize the background and content colors of the theme right through the theme options page
Tumbler is an impressive & very popular platform and now you can replicate that functionality & awesomeness on your WordPress-powered site with this theme. Using the Woo Themes – WooTumblog plugin you can quickly create content using the dashboard widget and the Express IPhone app. The theme is ideal if your site needs to display different types of multimedia content such as audios, videos, images etc.
Create a website to showcase your Videos by using WordPress. Create unlimited video categories, show popular videos, rate videos and share them on social network. This theme is just perfect for Video Blogging.
Selecta’s rounded edges and bold, modern color palettes make for a fresh theme that’s best suited to blogs where video will be the main focus. The wider-than-usual frames around thumbnails and videos bring to mind the retro-cool of Polaroid photographs and old home movies.
13. On Demand
The On Demand WordPress theme is perfect for virtually any video-centric website. You can use any embeddable video format from any video service. Or, if you want to host your own video files such as FLV, QuickTime, etc.
14. Giga Watt
With Footage as your website your viewer will never get bored and leave. This theme is a unique way to display your photography and supports all types of photo orientation so your photos will not get cutoff. If you are a photo/videographer and need a fresh new look for your website then this is the theme for you.
16. Color Video
17. On Play
On Play is an advanced magazine theme for WordPress, with a lot of unique features and flexible layout. Everything is easy customizable and you can add as many featured categories on homepage as you want.
18. Video Zoom
Video zoom is an elegant theme with a neat featured slider, which is ready to play any videos you want to embed into your posts.
Premiere is a powerful video-based theme that is custom post driven, separating your video posts from your blog content. With a custom single video page template with great social sharing links, the option for your site visitors to recommend videos and a featured home page slider this theme helps videographers, and movie fans alike – with great custom-ability.
Always wanted a grunge theme but never found one that actually looked good. Tarnished offers you that “grunge” look with a modern twist making it great for all types of sites including magazines, portfolios and general blogging.
Born is a Church WordPress Theme aimed at making your new church website the best one on the block! Feel free to send me feature requests if you feel I’ve missed something!
22. Series Theme
The Series Theme is likely to be one of the most simplistic and elegant video-centric themes currently available for WordPress. Built specifically for anyone looking to deliver a true “video series” website experience, the Series Theme will deliver just that and much more on any device.
E Vid is a theme designed for video bloggers. I have set it up to easily integrate videos from video hosts such as YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, MetaCafe, and so on. This theme does not have a native video player, but it does include a custom video interface with added “blogger-related” functions.
Object is a supremely flexible theme designed to publish your photos and videos perfectly. The design sports 1 – 5 column layout options, 15 amazing color schemes and one of the sexiest jQuery image galleries you’ve seen in a WP theme.
Nucleus is a sleek and simple portfolio theme which focuses on simple lines and subtle effects to showcase your talent.
Wave is a beautiful and flexible theme catered to those that want to build a video focused site.
The Veddio theme was created for both the average Joe video blogger to the most sophisticated Vlogger out there! It features a nice look and the homepage layout allow you to really catch your visitors when they first land on your site.
28. Monstr Folio
Monstr Folio is a clean and professional wordpress portfolio theme. This theme is good for business and corporate sites. Packed with some awesome features such as different color schemes and custom widgets. Plus a built-in Unbranded Theme Options Panel.
29. Review It
Review It is a WordPress and Buddy Press theme that provides you with powerful review and community features.
Azione is a theme for video bloggers, with a clean and minimal design, giving you huge scope to turn the design into anything you like. It’s also flexible and features a neat little home page slider effect.
I hope these WordPress video themes proved useful to you. Let me know in the comments below what do you think of this collection.