Let’s say you want to run a video site. You want to run it on WordPress. You want a theme that will help you do that…and you want it for free!
Thankfully, there are several great WordPress themes out there to help — that don’t cost a dime.
A lot of WordPress themes are designed for text, but here are ten themes that are built around video and multimedia.
They’ll help display video content on your site with ease. All of these themes are up-to-date, free, and focused on video.
Many come with premium or pro features to upgrade; however, no upgrade may be needed if a particular theme has exactly what you need for your video website.
In no particular order, let’s countdown these videos – er, video themes.
By the time you check these out, there should be one that will work perfectly for your videos and your WordPress site.
1. Music and Video
The Music and Video theme is a clean, multipurpose HTML5 theme that’s excellent for musicians and video creators.
It has an easy to customize template, is SEO friendly, and very fast. It’s Gutenberg and WooCommerce compatible, fully responsive, and customizable. Plus, it features a recent post slider.
You can also purchase a Premium version of this theme that includes attributes such as a categories homepage, music player, home page images, and more.
2. ExS Video
ExS Video theme is an easily customizable multipurpose child for the ExS WordPress theme that is great for video blogs. This theme supports post likes, comment likes, and posts views plugins.
Also, it has unlimited color options, header, footer blog, and post layouts. It’s also SEO-friendly, with micro markup and structured data.
They offer a Pro version of this theme that comes with theme skins, Google fonts, animation, and more.
You can check out a demo of this theme here and learn more on their website.
3. Vlogger Video Blog
The Vlogger Video Blog theme was designed for video blogs. It has an elegant look to it that features a slider, copyright sections, promo areas, and social options.
It’s user-friendly, responsive, and features a call to action button. Plus, it’s WooCommerce compatible, comes with 100+ font options and advanced color options.
This theme is perfect for IMDb review websites, video marketers, video vloggers, and anything video-related.
With the VideoStories theme, you have a solution for a video-related WordPress site. With this theme, you can build video, movie, or IMDb review websites that are attractive and easy to create.
It also features a sidebar for advertising, photo galleries, subscription forms, etc.
Some of the key features are:
- Minimal Design
- Clean Typography
- Unlimited Colors
5. Seos Video
Seos Video is a responsive modern theme. It works perfectly for movies, videos, music, or any video-related subject matter.
You can add a customized header and background images. Plus, this theme is translation ready.
Additionally, you can upgrade to a Premium version of this theme that offers many more options, such as scroll animations, window shortcode, and Woocommerce support.
For a traditional blog/magazine theme that’s great for videos, the Videoblog theme might do the trick. It focuses on content and readability by including an intuitive design and two-column layout.
The front page gives you the ability to feature your main posts, and also you can feature up to five different post categories.
You can see a live demo of this theme here.
7. Big Bob
With the Big Bob theme, you can give your images and videos a unique look on your WordPress site by maximizing their use. This theme does this by creating a layout that adapts well to a variety of headers.
This theme also gives users the option to allow mobile browsers to utilize videos and images. It also includes a sticky sidebar and a sticky navbar. Plus, it includes a slide panel menu for mobile browsers.
The Ananya theme is an easily customizable, fully responsive, and translation ready video theme. It’s for more of a blogging platform and for telling stories.
You can add a unique video header and customize further with custom background colors, custom accent colors, custom menu, and social menu. Plus, you have typography options.
Some other features are:
- Blog Page Options
- Social Links in Topbar
- Unlimited Colors
- Add a Search Box
This theme is mobile-friendly and also supports RTL language (e.g. Arabic).
The Fairy theme is Gutenberg ready and a good fit for travel, food, technology, and fashion blogs.
It comes with demo data to make the site like the demo and includes detailed documentation for video and text.
Some of the features include:
- Responsive Theme
- Translation Ready
- Light Weight Theme
- Cross-Browser Compatible
- Unlimited Google Fonts
You can upgrade to a Pro option that includes an author bio, header layout, color options, and more.
10. Rosa2 Lite
Rosa2 Lite was created for small businesses and includes some cool video aspects to it. The parallax effect allows any small business that will capture visitors’ attention.
You can include a media card block in a few clicks where you can include a background video menu on each parallax section of the page.
And That’s a Wrap
Videos can add value to your site by engaging viewers and showcasing products. As an added benefit, they’re great for SEO due to the fact they can make a user on your site longer.
Hopefully, one of these video themes will work well for your WordPress site. They all have a different look and feel to them, and all involve video in some manner. Plus, they’re all free!
Additionally, be sure to check out our article, How to Add a Video Background. This can be quite useful if you already have a theme in place and still want to add a video to the mix.