Today I have curated a collection of the very best WordPress video themes for 2014. These themes have been selected to help video bloggers and video curators build their perfect website.
WordPress is a fantastic CMS to run a video blog on, it is easy to use and works well with the most popular video sharing websites. Embedding video from YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion could not be made easier. But before you start curating your favorite videos you need a website that looks and feels like a professional has built it.
Whether you are a director, a movie blogger, create instructional video’s or simply like sharing great videos that you have found across the web I am sure you will find a template that suits your needs.
The video themes that I have listed below have not been selected in any particular order, but they are the very best available from only the top rated theme clubs and marketplaces. I hope you enjoy our list!
This theme comes with 11 demos, I have selected only one for the image below. This theme is a great theme for videos, and can be used both with self hosted video, and embedded video.
The theme is 100% responsive, and is retina ready. You can also alter the themes look easily using the included visual composer page builder. Additionally you have the choice between wide layout (as per the demo image below) or boxed.
I particularly like the video rating system, as well as the ability to show the view count of each and every video. Rich snippets containing the videos rating, no problem!
SnapTube is another advanced video theme that can easily showcase self hosted video as well as embedded video from YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo.
This theme also comes prepackaged with a intuitive front end drag n drop page builder, and a choice of over 100 Google fonts. A powerful Video theme for WordPress that is also WPML ready.
Whether you like the demo screenshot below or not is quite irrelevant with this theme as it comes with a drag n drop page builder which will allow you to customize it in any way you see fit. This includes custom colors.
What I like about this template is the fact that users can submit video through the front end, its mega menu, and its modern look and feel.
With enough options to ensure your website looks custom built Video Touch is definitely a contender.
A theme that simplifies the embedding process, and can showcase any video that uses WordPress’ oEmbed services. Once embedded VideoTube will automatically create video thumbnails.
When using this theme you can also accept user video submissions, or even allow users to run their own channel.
Yep you guessed it, VideoTube also comes with a page builder so you can design your website just how you want it.
BeTube was created in March 2014 and works well with over 20 video sharing websites, allows front end submissions as well as the ability to add self hosted video.
Where this theme excels is its ability to auto import videos from YouTube and Dailymotion – though I would probably use this script with a little care.
While Azione looks like just another video theme, it actually has some pretty cool core features that will ensure both the writing, and reading experience is great.
Firstly let me assure you that you can display both self hosted video, and embed any video that is supported by oEmbed.
The visual customizer will allow you to painlessly add your websites logo, change the layout of your page using drag n drop widgets, and easily select a color scheme that suits the website you are building. In addition you will have total control over your fonts.
Many WordPress themes built for video do not provide you with the room to add your comments, opinions, or even some basic text to help people to understand what they are watching and why. Motion Picture provides you with all the space you will require, in fact as the sales page suggests it encourages you to write.
The template comes pre-loaded with a visual customizer, font options, lots of widgets, and is fully responsive for viewing when on the go.
A clean responsive video theme that has a featured posts and featured pages slider. Multiple custom widgets are included and there is a dedicated page for authors.
Gigawatt is a grungy video theme that was designed for high definition videos. It has many customisation options and boasts native support for the eCommerce plugin WooCommerce.
Photobug is a photo blogging WordPress theme that has great support for videos. The theme is responsive and comes in light and dark styles. Seven lightbox styles are available too.
A video blogging theme that has support for popular video services such as Vimeo, YouTube, Metacafe and Veoh. The theme has two colour schemes and has multiple page templates.
Price: $69.00 (access to over 80 themes)
Video Zoom is a stylish video theme with a feature rich video slider on the home page. Self-hosted videos can be displaying using JW Player and readers can change the way videos are listed.
A flexible video design that can also be used for news and magazine websites. It features custom widgets, ad management and several page templates.
Price: $49.00 (access to over 45 themes)
Video Craft is a responsive video theme that allows you to embed videos from all major video services. All popular video formats can be used for uploading your own videos including MP4 and FLV. Two colour schemes are included and visitors can upload their own videos.
Vidiho is a professional video theme that allows videos to be previewed from the listing page. The home page is dominated by a beautiful HD video slider.
Solar is a responsive WordPress video theme that is optimised for high resolution displays. It features a video slider, unlimited colour schemes and support for multiple post formats.
Video Hub is a responsive WordPress video design that has widget areas throughout the layout for advertisements. It supports all WordPress post formats and your favourite videos can be highlighted using the featured posts option.
A professional video design that offers a lot of versatility. It is compatible with four video players and offers many layouts. BuddyPress is supported too.
VideoPlus is a WordPress video theme that has a magazine layout. The theme includes ad management options, custom widgets and custom page templates.
Notebook is a clean personal blogging design that supports audio, video, photos and blog posts. It features unlimited colour schemes, shortcodes for styling and multiple page templates.
Price: $69.00 (access to over 85 themes)
An adaptive WordPress design that fits into any browser or device. It includes a featured posts section and has support for all WordPress post formats.
A professional video WordPress theme that features three sliders, unlimited colour schemes and unlimited portfolios. It also has four navigational styles.
A flexible video design that supports any video size up to 920 pixels wide. The theme supports FLV video embedding and comes with three custom widgets for the main advertisement zones.
Vidio is a video blogging WordPress theme that has been optimised for mobile devices. It has many great features such as a featured video slider, featured reviewers and meta information for videos. Different layouts are available too.
Built upon the ZOOM framework, onPlay has a flexible home page layout and a featured slider. The footer displays a carousel with your favourite videos and posts.
I am sure you will agree that there is certainly room for more video blogging themes. While there are some pretty good options listed above there are only a couple that I would deem outstanding.
However if you are keen to start a video blog, documentary website, or website dedicated to a certain TV series there should be enough listed above to get you started.
I hope 2014 will see more video WordPress theme releases and when it does I will be certain to add them to this list – we try to make this list as dynamic as possible by reviewing it often – be sure to check back.
In the meantime if you come across any video templates that you think should have made our list get in touch in the comments section below (while we wont authorize your comment we will definitely check out the theme and make a decision as to whether we should add it or not).
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