Are you looking for a WordPress video theme for your website? WordPress makes it super easy to upload or embed videos, which makes it a great platform to build your video website. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress video themes that you can install.
Building A Video Website with WordPress
First, you need to make sure that you have chosen the best website platform to build your video website. And ofcourse, we believe self-hosted WordPress.org is the perfect platform for that.
It offers you the flexibility and gives you access to thousands of website designs, addons, and extensions.
Next, you’ll need to sign up for a WordPress hosting account. All websites need hosting. This will be your website’s home on the internet.
You’ll also need a domain name. This is what users will type in their browser to reach your website. It will be your website’s address on the internet (for example, wpbeginner.com or google.com).
We recommend using Bluehost. They are one of the largest website hosting companies in the world. They are also an officially recommended WordPress hosting partner.
After signing up for hosting, you’ll need to install WordPress. Follow the instructions in our step by step guide on how to start a WordPress blog.
Now you are ready to choose a theme for your website. Choose a WordPress video theme from our expert selection below and then follow the instructions in our how to install a WordPress theme guide.
Having said that, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress video themes available in the market.
Inspiro is a beautiful multi-purpose WordPress theme. It comes with beautiful fullscreen video backgrounds, a powerful portfolio section, and a gallery module.
It has unique custom widgets to display portfolio showcases. It comes with four unique templates and a drag and drop page builder. It also has video lightbox allowing users to watch videos in a popup for a more immersive user experience.
VideoZ is a magazine style WordPress video theme. It comes with a content-rich two column layout with video thumbnails. It supports Video Thumbnails plugin to automatically generate thumbnails for your video embeds. It also supports WP-PostRatings plugin, which allows users to rate videos.
It comes in multiple layout choices, a widgetized homepage, and custom widgets to showcase random videos, recent videos, social media buttons, etc.
Videozoom is a stylish WordPress video theme designed specifically to build video websites and portals. It supports all the popular video embed and hosting services. It comes with a built-in video slideshow to showcase your most powerful content.
Videozoom also supports WooCommerce, and has tons of customization options allowing you to create highly engaging and unique websites.
4. The Motion
The motion is a WordPress video blog theme. It comes with video slider on the homepage and a grid based layout. It comes with beautiful display of featured images, full width headers, unlimited colors, and live theme customizer support.
It comes with two layout choices for the homepage and you can also choose between right or left sidebar. It has a beautiful about us template and built-in contact form.
Suarez is an elegantly designed WordPress blogging theme. It features a beautiful homepage layout with masonry grid created using post thumbnails. It works with third party plugins to create video thumbnails.
It comes with built-in slider, multiple page layouts, social media integration, and useful shortcodes and custom widgets.
Focus is a beautiful and free WordPress video theme. It supports video embeds, video slider, and automatically displays video as header for posts. It also comes with a beautifully styled HTML5 player for video uploads.
Focus comes with a built-in page builder allowing you to create your own page layouts. It comes with multiple page templates and supports live theme customizer for quicker setup.
7. Photonote 2.0
Photonote 2.0 features a very unique design with a touch-enabled slideshow on the homepage. It is a photography theme but can easily be used to showcase videos. It displays videos at the top of the post with a fullscreen view.
It comes with a light and a dark color scheme. Theme customization is simplistic and you can use theme customizer to change colors and theme settings.
Vipress is a highly customizable WordPress video magazine theme. It comes with a modular homepage layout allowing you to add content blocks to build your homepage. It comes with multiple slider layouts, automatic video thumbnail generation, and two color schemes.
It comes with custom widgets for social media, content discovery, advertisements, weather, etc. It supports Google Fonts, Google Maps, and easy customization options with unlimited color choices.
9. Reel Story
Reel Story is a beautiful WordPress video portfolio theme. It comes with multiple layout choices and a drag and drop page builder to create your own layouts. It supports unlimited theme colors and live theme customization.
It also has built-in portfolio section allowing you to beautifully showcase your videos. It has mega-menu support, custom widgets, multiple sidebars and widget ready areas.
Dorsa is a magazine style WordPress multipurpose theme. It comes with a beautiful grid layout using thumbnails to draw users attention to your most important content. It supports video thumbnail plugins and comes with full WooCommerce support.
It also comes with a built-in post likes and post views counter and has multiple post styles, custom header styles, and a built-in slider.
Videobox is a modern WordPress video theme. It supports many video embeding services such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, Instagram Video, DailyMotion, Brightcove, Amazon S3, etc. It can automatically detect videos and use them as a thumbnail for the post. It also comes with a popular videos widget allowing you to get more views for your best video content.
Videobox also supports WooCommerce so you can add an online store to your video website or sell subscriptions.
VideoPlace is another WordPress video blog theme featuring a dark design and beautiful display of your YouTube videos. It automatically uses the YouTube video as the thumbnail on the homepage and displays your latest videos as featured on top.
Superstar is a modern WordPress theme for music, video, and event websites. It comes with a built-in video template, photo galleries, Soundcloud playlist, and full WooCommerce support. It comes with discography, testimonials, and albums sections.
It has a powerful sliders and comes with a page builder which allows you to create your own page layouts using drag and drop.
Entertainment is a stylish WordPress theme suitable for entertainment, video, and performing arts websites. It allows you to easily build homepage using a modular layout. It supports video post format, HTML5 videos, video embeds, photo galleries, etc.
Suitable for multilingual websites using WPML and comes with shortcodes and custom widgets.
Relive is a beautifully crafted WordPress theme suitable for photography, video blogs, and storytelling websites websites. Relive is designed to tell long form stories with rich multimedia elements and immersive user experience.
It allows you to beautifully embed videos, audios, photo galleries, maps, into your articles. It focuses on user experience and comes with lots of customization options allowing you to make it your own.
Magazinum is a beautiful magazine-style WordPress theme for video websites. It supports video thumbnails and comes with a built-in featured content slider. It has a custom video widget allowing you to showcase recent videos in the sidebar.
It also comes with custom widgets for social media profiles and Flickr gallery. Magazinum comes in two color schemes and an easy to use theme options panel.
.TUBE is a free WordPress video theme designed specifically for Video bloggers, film-makers, and viral video curators. It comes with its own companion plugin which allows you to easily curate beautiful video websites. The homepage features a grid based layout prominently displaying video thumbnails. It is quite simple to setup and very easy to use.
Movies is a WordPress video theme for building your own online videos website. It comes with powerful customization options and support for video embeds, HTML 5 videos, and video thumbnails.
It comes with multiple post formats including video and tons of customization options.
Event is a very modern WordPress video theme with a built-in video library area. It features a futuristic design with gorgeous sliders, large header images, and multiple layout choices.
It comes with an events section, image galleries, social media integration, post statics, and tons of customization options.
A beautiful video blog theme, Vidiho comes with a large slider on the homepage so that you can display your videos in HD. Another great feature is that when a video thumbnail is clicked, the video in the post opens in a lightbox popup.
Apart from that it comes with lots of premium theme features such as shortcodes, page layouts, widgets and social media integration.
21. OS Media
OS Media is a free WordPress video theme. It is a child theme of Twenty Fourteen theme and is designed to convert its magazine style layout into a video gallery.
The theme comes with its own companion plugin which adds video shortcode, video post type, and featured videos support. It supports YouTube and Vimeo embeds, HTML5 videos in mp4 format, videos from remote storage services.
22. Online Movies
Online Movies is a WordPress theme to build your own online movies website. It comes with a built-in movies post type, allowing you to easily curate movies on your website into genres and topics.
It comes with multiple layout options, 80+ shortcodes, and custom templates for blog, gallery, and about pages.
Videoblog is a Free magazine style WordPress video theme. It shows your featured content at the top and shows posts from your selected 5 categories in a beautiful grid layout. It supports third party plugins for video thumbnails, post ratings, and so on.
Lenscap is a WordPress magazine theme perfect for content rich sites, video websites, and blogs. It features a large featured content carousel and a footer category menu to add content discovery at the top. It also has lightbox popup to display your galleries and videos.
It comes with a dynamic color scheme generator that automatically adjusts colors based on your selection. It also has multiple ready to use color schemes. It is highly customizable and comes with full WooCommerce support.
25. Black Flag
Black Flag is a multi-purpose WordPress theme suitable for gaming, videos, and magazine websites. It comes with multiple layout options, a beautiful featured content slider, and multiple color schemes.
It comes with a TV page which showcases all your videos on a single page with multiple layout options. It comes with full support for video embeds as well as HTML5 video.
That’s all for now.
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