2014 is yet another amazing year for web design, and the big-name social media sites have led the way in redesigning their layouts and functionality; so much so that web designers and developers from all over the world have started to take note and take inspiration.
In today’s article, we’re going to highlight some of the best premium WordPress themes that are inspired from social media sites, and have incorporated some elements into stunning development to create some of the best WordPress themes in the market. See what works for you best.
Social Buddy is a responsive WordPress theme that’s perfect for sites with a forum or community built around it. It integrates with BuddyPress and bbPress, and is ideal for niche communities and social networks. It has extensive documentation and an intuitive options panel so it’s easy to set up and customize.
This WordPress theme is built with videos in mind. The theme is inspired from the world’s largest and most popular video-hosting website, YouTube. It’s a stylish theme with a nice featured slider, ready to play any video you want to embed into your posts. It has JW Player integration, so you can even play your self-hosted videos.
Brick + Mason is the perfect theme for photographers and design studios. It features infinite scrolling so your visitors won’t have to leave the page to experience what you’ve got to offer. It also uses the jQuery Masonry plugin so the content will fit in any browser size.
This Digg-inspired theme for WordPress lets you set up categories, while users submit links to articles/websites for other users to vote on. The most voted submissions will then receive the most attention. The theme is suitable for those who want to create their own version of Digg. Simply choose a topic and go for it.
Endless is a clean and elegant infinite scrolling WordPress theme that’s best suited for bloggers and story-tellers. The developers have carefully put together some amazing HTML5, along with some CSS3 and a little bit of jQuery.
This theme for WordPress was built specifically for building community content. With it, users can follow other users and contribute stories to your site. The theme was inspired from Facebook’s Timeline, with a mix of the old and the new.
Smoothie is a retina-ready and responsive WordPress theme with a clean and modern design, and powerful admin options. With it, you can post audio, video, photos, and even share them with your friends. It features post formats (video, audio, image, gallery, standard, aside, link, quote), and you can choose from 2 homepage layouts, colors, background fonts, and more.
This beautifully crafted theme for WordPress takes inspiration from Facebook and delivers more than you’ve ever thought possible from a theme. It’s compatible with WordPress, Multisite, and BuddyPress.
Expose is a CSS and gallery showcase WordPress theme that’s ideal for gallery websites and personal portfolio sites. It comes with 3 skins, custom widgets, shortcodes, as well as plugins.
This fully responsive masonry blog theme for WordPress has a clean and modern design, unlimited color choices, and a great design that you’ll surely fall in love with. It’s the perfect choice for a blog, magazine, photography, portfolio, or other content/image driven website or blog. It includes post formats for galleries, quotes, audio files, and videos. With this theme, it’s easy to share your thoughts or work with the world!