As material design is gaining popularity, most designers are now using WordPress material design themes to visualize their blogs or websites. However, due to the variation in features and look and feel of these themes, I have seen many people struggling while choosing the right one for their websites.
That’s why I’m writing this post to make it simpler for you to visualize various material design themes, understand their features, and download or buy one of them as easily as possible. Come on, let’s check out the best material design themes for WordPress platform.
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The Realistic is a blazing fast theme that supports widgets and sidebar customizations. This theme is SEO friendly, and it will astonish your reader with its intuitive interface and smooth animations. Also, Realistic has a responsive layout with many color schemes.
Surprisingly for a free theme, Realistic also offers 40 lightweight background patterns along with material font icons. It has a powerful live customizer feature that lets you set up a custom error page, use breadcrumbs, and add related posts in your posts.
CPMmagz is a magazine-oriented theme that is specifically built for media companies. This template includes the live customizer tool that allows you to customize your site as per your needs easily from a graphical interface like Hestia or Sirius.
It supports easy customization of colors and look and feel so that you can make the theme to suit your brand. CPMmagz also includes top navigation to add social media channels. It is a cross-browser-compatible theme that is good for creating simple blogs.
Renard is a lightweight theme with a clean design, and its full-width slider lets you show the featured posts on the homepage. The theme supports making any type of blog and suits almost all devices.
Renard is a fully customizable and translation-ready theme that even includes five widget areas and a lot more customization options.
4. SEO WP
SEO WP is suitable for any website or blog. This theme is SEO optimized, and interestingly, it is compatible with the latest Google algorithms. The SEO WP theme is built for speed and brings more features like support for Jetpack’s Infinite Scroll feature.
The theme includes top navigation to display your website categories or pages and a sidebar to show the widgets on the right. Though it’s not a full-featured theme like Hestia yet, it brings in the necessary features to make a simple blog or personal website.
MaterialWP lets you customize the theme as you wish. You can also change its CSS directly to modify the look & feel per your requirements. Interestingly, you get access to all 700+ material design icons and all bootstrap features with this theme. Of course, this theme is simple and best for creating personal or portfolio sites only.
MDLWP is a small and handy template that supports additional plugins like material design icons, portfolio, etc., to add extra features and extend the functionality of the theme. It even includes live customizer options and dev features like theme hooks.
You can build your portfolio and use it as your business website or even a blog. Although the theme has the purpose of being the base theme for building material design themes yet, you can use it to create a simple personal website or portfolio listing website.
Zephyr is a responsive and Retina-ready theme with a drag-and-drop page builder that lets you create flexible pages easily. The theme is translation ready and provides a unique header builder too. Also, you can change the theme colors according to your needs.
Along with being an SEO-optimized theme, Zephyr has five different portfolio grid styles and six unique blog layouts. From its various typography options and 1300+ icons, you can choose the best that fits your brand requirements. I also liked Zephyr because of its amazing animation and parallax effects, and backgrounds that give a premium look & feel.
Gridlove is a grid-styled template that is specifically designed for magazines and news-related websites. The theme comes with many flexible homepages and allows you to choose and organize the post groups with its drag and drop module system.
You can highlight posts and widgets and customize using unlimited fonts and colors to make the theme your own. Moreover, Gridlove is optimized for high speed and offers ad monetization slots. You can also use sticky sidebars and WooCommerce with it.
Unika provides unique navigation and portfolio layout with its classic drop-down menu along with the latest design tools and techniques. Surprisingly, the theme supports video backgrounds and full-screen sliders to help you impress your audience easily. And moreover, it’s easy to design pages using its drag-and-drop page builder.
Unika is translation ready, and you can choose from unlimited colors, Font Awesome icons, and different background types to customize the theme or you can also create a unique color variation to match your brand. The theme also comes with support for Ecwid Shopping Cart, helping you to start an e-commerce portal as easily as starting a blog.
Buggy offers multiple home pages and supports RTL like Moharram. It also provides unlimited colors and typography options a and one-click import of demo content for testing out the template configuration. The theme is SEO-optimized, Retina-ready, and includes a visual page builder for creating customized pages using drag-and-drop modules.
Being a blog and magazine-styled theme, Buggy supports advanced typography and color options along with ten homepage options and support for plugins like WPML and WooCommerce. Like other premium themes, you can customize header options, contact forms, and more using its theme options panel and custom page-builder elements.
Sylor is built upon the bootstrap framework and consists of a drag and drop page builder and a revolution slider like other premium themes. It supports RTL and contains a clean responsive design that’s optimized for speed. The theme is translation-ready and SEO optimized, and is best for creating personal or agency portfolio websites.
I like its clean and simple interface, a minimalistic design that works for almost all types of websites. And along with its other features, it’s WooCommerce-ready and comes with built-in support for Google Maps and also various plugins like Contact Form 7.
12. RS Card
RS Card is a resume, vCard, and CV template which is meant for professionals. One can easily create a portfolio or resume website using this theme as easily as installing the theme, configuring your details along with a logo and your profile picture. Moreover, the theme includes a separate social media section with a statistics counter.
RS Card incorporates a skills section, image slider section, products section, and a client’s carousel section. You can also use it for creating a simple blog with a contact form and map. Overall, if you’re willing to create a personal website, I’ll suggest trying it.
13. Hestia Pro
Hestia Pro is a modern material design theme made with a focus on high performance and powerful features. It provides great customization, demo import with one click, different sections (with an option to add extra sections), video header, and SEO optimization, among other features.
A multi-purpose WordPress theme, Materialize comes with a modern design, 14 high-quality pre-made demo websites, amazing header and footer styles, and a huge choice of icons, colors, fonts, and layouts to choose from. The theme is also completely responsive and retina-ready.
15. All Business
All business is a WordPress theme to cater to any kind of business website. You’ll find many built-in plugins, different layout options, customizable header, footer, color combos, icons, and fonts, and complete documentation.
With a clean and modern material design, Sheila offers a drag-and-drop page builder, SEO-friendly markup, contact form, and many useful plugins integrated into the theme. Also, you can import the demo website with just one click.
Here is a community-focused WordPress theme made with material design and high customization in focus. You get one-click demo installation, responsive and retina-ready design, and comprehensive documentation along with other features.
Sility is a material design-based WordPress theme with flexible navigation options, high customization with Live Customizer, and a feature-rich admin panel. Moreover, it is fully responsive, translation ready, and comes with detailed documentation and support.
Papaya is a versatile material design theme with many features. It has layout options for shop and blog page and a portfolio section, a Unyson page builder, a mega menu, and a theme options panel, along with being responsive and retina-ready.
A hosting website theme, Material Web Hosting provides a whole gamut of features. You can install the demo site instantly, modify the layout to your liking, apply fluid animations, fonts, or color combinations, and much more. There’s also a whole bunch of demo data included with the theme.
This is an official material design theme for WordPress by Google’s open-source design system. It allows you to customize the style, navigation, colors, fonts, icons, etc., and use it to house just about any kind of website.
Pixxy is versatile WordPress theme specially designed for Startups and new businesses. It comes with 17 creative demos that you can import with just one click, 300+ useful shortcodes, responsive and retina-ready layouts, and SEO optimization among many other features.
Woffice is a clean material design WordPress theme that is responsive and full of useful features. It offers front-end customization, a responsive layout, and everything you need for a community website like a calendar, project manager, login page, chat messaging, and so much more.
A versatile business WordPress theme, Ideabuz provides some of the coolest features including a unique banner and slider style, testimonial, about us, and team section, as well as 404, coming soon, and a contact page. The theme is also retina-ready and SEO optimized.
Niko is a resume/ CV WordPress theme made with material design. It comes with premium plugins, multiple layout options, blog/ portfolio options, and high level of customization. It is also quite well-documented to help you through the installation process.