Looking for the perfect digital download WordPress theme to launch your online shop or marketplace? When combined with plugins like Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce, WordPress is a great solution for selling digital products.
But if you want your digital downloads store to do well, you’re gonna need a great theme! So to help you find the theme that’s right for you (or your client’s) site, I’ve put together this list of the best digital downloads themes for WordPress.
All of these themes are:
- Good looking
- Built to work with Easy Digital Downloads, or in some cases WooCommerce/third-party tools
Let’s dive in!
12 Best Digital Download WordPress Themes for 2017
Whenever I create a theme list, I always like to spend a little time talking about how I, ‘ya know, actually made the list. I mean – these lists are never very scientific, right? So how did I go about rounding up these 12 digital download themes?
Well, to add some transparency to the list, here are the basic criteria I used to formulate this list:
- Plugin integrations – does the theme integrate well with digital download solutions like Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce? If not, does it have its own solution for managing digital downloads?
- Ratings – most theme directories include some type of rating system. I always shoot for a 4.0-star out of 5 rating at a minimum. Ideally, I like to include themes that have 4.5-stars or better.
- Popularity – being popular doesn’t always mean a theme is good…but it’s a pretty good indicator. Additionally, if a theme is popular, there’s a better chance that its developer will continue to support it.
Marketify includes heaps of pre-made templates to make it easy to get your store up and running. And because it’s specifically designed for EDD, it’s easy to set up vendor pages, wish lists, reviews, and more.
And even though it has marketplace functionality, you can also use Marketify to create a standard digital store.
- Includes vendor pages and front-end submissions so that you can create a marketplace
- Social login for easy registration
- Ratings and reviews
- Wish lists
- Built to integrate with Easy Digital Downloads
Because it’s built for EDD, Checkout ships with a pre-designed dashboard for your vendors (assuming you have the EDD marketplace bundle).
It’s responsive, comes with Typekit fonts, and boasts a number of custom pages to easily showcase team members and recent work.
- Built specifically for Easy Digital Downloads
- Includes a vendor dashboard for multi-vendor marketplaces
- Comes with premium Typekit fonts
- Custom post types to showcase your latest work and team members
It offers three product listing styles, a variety of demos, and is compatible with popular EDD add-ons like commissions, wish lists, social login, and many more.
- Fully compatible with EDD and most add-ons
- Compatible with WooCommerce as well
- Different demos and product listing styles
- Built-in shortcodes
Soundbox is a relatively new theme with a small download count, so I hesitated putting it on the list at first. But I love the design so much that I made the decision to include it. Just pay attention to its small track record. It’s built for Easy Digital Downloads and focuses on selling audio products, though it can be used for any digital products.
- Supports Easy Digital Downloads
- Multiple header layouts
- Multiple footer layouts
- Built-in visual composer
While the focus on imagery does make it most suited to selling stock photos, Stocky is based on Easy Digital Downloads, so you’re certainly free to use it to sell other types of digital products as well.
It also includes some other stock photo specific functionality like the ability to extract and display EXIF data. And it can also automatically generate product galleries.
- Based on Easy Digital Downloads
- Automatically generates product image galleries
- Can extract and display EXIF data automatically
- Supports popular extensions like frontend submissions, wishlists, and more
- Can convert Lightroom keywords to WordPress tags
It gives you custom pages for product and category filters, as well as a nifty store directory page.
- Based on Easy Digital Downloads
- Supports popular EDD extensions to create a multi-vendor digital marketplace
- Highly customizable
- Custom product and category page filters
I’m a big fan of Humbleshop’s design, and when you consider that it’s compatible with all of the popular Easy Digital Downloads extensions, it’s a great option for your store…assuming you like the aesthetic.
- Fully compatible with Easy Digital Downloads and most extensions
- Based on the Bootstrap framework
- Uses the real-time WordPress Customizer
Spaces is another minimalist digital store option that’s fully compatible with both Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce. The aesthetic is definitely more suited to creative uses, though you can use it to sell any type of product.
It includes a variety of layouts and makes full use of the WordPress Customizer for real-time changes.
- Compatible with both Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce
- Includes 100s of shortcodes
- Beautiful minimalist design
- Built to work with Easy Digital Downloads
- Fluid galleries
- Built-in AJAX load more button
- Custom badges for your products to indicate sales and other notifications
It includes a bunch of custom page templates and widgets to make setting up your store easy, as well as plenty of backend theme options to customize how your store looks.
- Built for Easy Digital Downloads
- Based on Bootstrap 3
- 3 types of portfolio pages
- Tons of custom page templates and widgets
Given its style, Helium is definitely more suited towards the digital design store market, though.
- Fully compatible with Easy Digital Downloads
- Helpful product category filters
- Uses the live WordPress Customizer
- Includes 25+ built-in shortcodes
- Built on Bootstrap 3
If you’re willing to go with WooCommerce, Bookshelf has a great design aesthetic with some bold backgrounds.
- Based on WooCommerce
- 5 different demo variants
- Uses the ThemeRex Framework
- Includes Visual Composer
Wrapping Things Up
And that wraps up my list of the best digital download WordPress themes. Compared to many other WordPress theme niches, the digital download landscape is fairly sparse.
But, that being said, I tried to dig into the various marketplaces to find some great options for your store. If I missed one, though, I’d love if you let me know in the comments so I can make the list better!