WordPress is best known for its active community. Not only more people are using it every day, but also more developers and designers focus all their work on creating WordPress themes and plugins.
That makes WordPress the best CMS in the world. As a result, there are a handful number of WordPress marketplaces out there.
If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, you may already know about ThemeForest & CodeCanyon. These are the two biggest marketplaces for WordPress themes and plugins.
But there are some other players are the market as well. If you are looking for alternatives to ThemeForest & CodeCanyon, you are in the right place.
Here I’ll be sharing a list of 9 best ThemeForest & CodeCanyon alternatives for WordPress users.
So let’s get started.
Template Monster is a site that focuses mainly on providing templates for your site. They also offer plugins and extensions.
They not only provide templates for WordPress but also for Shopify, motoCMS, Joomla, OpenCart, Drupal, Keynote, Must and others.
The prices are nearly the same as ThemeForest.
You can also get your themes licensed not only for single use but also by GPL.
They have technical support to assist you with your purchases that is available 24/7 for free which is a huge plus. And it is not available for a limited time, but it is available forever after your purchase, which is not something offered by many companies.
Recently, they have introduced a new subscription service named ONE. It lets you access to 8,500+ TemplateMonster items for a monthly subscription.
Ink Themes is another big marketplace that has over 2500 WordPress themes, plugins, PHP scripts, and more.
With the wide range of themes available and the even more interesting scripts and plugins, you will have everything you need to create your WordPress site.
The pricing is very affordable. You can get access to 2000+ InkThemes themes for just $249. And if you want to buy a single product, you can get it for $79.
And they have an awesome support team which are available 24/7.
Mojo is a marketplace that has many highly rated WordPress themes and plugins. It has more than 1000 themes. The price of the themes ranges from $49 to $59.
One awesome thing they sell in the marketplace is services. You can hire anyone to do anything for you related to WordPress, starting from installing it on your site. Usually, it costs 49$ to install a theme and 99$ to install the theme after installing WordPress first on the site.
There is also the WPLive. Instead of waiting for days to get answers for your problems in the WordPress community, and sometimes not getting a solution at the end, WPLive is here to solve this problem.
Starting at $29/month, you get fast email support to answer your questions and solve your bugs. And not just any amateur, but real experts who have been doing it for some time.
Creative Market is another marketplace that is less known to the WordPress community, but they have a staggering 1,400+ themes on their marketplace even more than Mojo marketplace.
People don’t only sell their themes, but they could even sell their photos, fonts, graphics and WordPress plugins, of course.
But the one big drawback is that things are less friendly when you are trying to navigate the WordPress themes. They have fewer categories to sort the themes, and you can only sort themes by most popular and most recent.
Other than that, they have a lot of high-quality themes.
And their prices vary dramatically. They have over 50 templates that are under $10, and some are available for even $2, which is cheaper than other marketplaces.
This makes it clear that they provide different options so you can choose depending on your budget.
One thing to note is that Automattic, the mother company of WordPress, also sells themes on their marketplace.
Theme Palace is a less known marketplace. Despite that, they have a lot of high-quality themes.
What was more surprising to me is the free themes available, they have many good ones. Didn’t try any of them though, but in comparison with other sites, they have high-quality ones here.
They have few plugins in their marketplace. Not many, but they are not bad.
MyThemeShop is not a marketplace where you can sell your themes or plugins. But if you are looking for quality themes or plugins to buy, it’s the right place for you.
Their themes help you configure almost everything including the fonts you are using and so on. You don’t need plugins to help you with things like floating social media buttons and so on, which can be easily turned on or off based on your preferences.
And that doesn’t mean that their loading time is a lot. Their themes are blazingly fast.
The themes cost anywhere from $27-47 which is very affordable.
You could also get a membership by paying $87 signup fees and $9/month after that for as long as you want.
You won’t go wrong with any of their themes.
Elegant themes have craved a name for themselves in the industry by providing high-quality premium themes at affordable costs. You can even get lifetime access to all themes at a low price.
It has been available in the industry for over 8 years now, with more than 500k customers served, which is a massive feat not many have reached.
They have 87 available themes and 5 plugins.
You can buy each individually, but you could instead get complete access to everything for 89$ a year or 249$ for lifetime access.
When talking about elegant themes, most people talk about their multi-purpose theme, Divi.
Divi is a versatile tool that helps you customize your site as you wish without touching a single line of code. There are many templates that can help you get started with their drag and drop feature, making it easy to customize things and take it to the next level.
Code Grape is a marketplace that focuses on providing any code that helps you do anything.
They have over 11,000 scripts and themes.
Can you imagine the number? Yes, 11 THOUSAND scripts and themes to help you find the perfect themes that suit your need, and the scripts to help you customize your theme as you want.
Provided the huge number of themes available, not all of them are of high quality, but there are many that are high quality. Just don’t go with the lower end themes on this site.
So these are the some best alternatives to ThemeForest and CodeCanyon.
Whether you want to buy or sell themes and plugins, you can try these marketplaces.
Now I’d like to hear from you.
Did you have any experiences with the above-mentioned sites? How do they compare to ThemeForest or CodeCanyon? Please share your insights below.