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Using multimedia on blogs and websites is becoming more commonplace these days and with WordPress post formats its easy to embed them. There are a huge number of themes which are built specifically to show video content – whether thats yours or embedded from a video site like youtube / vimeo etc. In this post I will be looking at the best of these types of themes from the premium theme shops and the free ones.

Premium / Commercial Themes

eVid

eVid is a theme designed for video bloggers. I have set it up to easily integrate videos from video hosts such as Youtube, Vimeo, Veoh, MetaCafe, and so on. This theme does not have a native video player, but it does include a custom video interface with added “blogger-related” functions. This theme is only for sites that plan to showcase videos within their post pages.

Full Details | Price: $39 (includes 61 other themes!)

Motion Picture

Today we are excited to release our latest Premium WordPress theme called Motion Picture. A video-centric theme for the video bloggers amongst us.

Full Details | Price: $35

Wave

Wave is a beautiful and flexible theme catered to those that want to build a video focused site.

Full Details | Price: $35

Multimedia WP

Tumblr is an impressive & very popular platform and now you can replicate that functionality & awesomeness on your WordPress-powered site with this theme. Using the WooThemes – WooTumblog plugin you can quickly create content using the dashboard widget and the Express Iphone app. The theme is ideal if your site needs to display different types of multimedia content such as audios, videos, images etc.

Full Details | Price: $35

Groovy

Groovy Video is a colourful, funky video blogging theme, which is sure to put you at the top of the pile. Video blogging (vlogging) is trendy right now (all the cool kids are doing it), so do get your groove on with this theme.

Full Details | Price: $70 (includes 2 extra free themes)

Premiere

Premiere is a powerful video-based theme that is custom post driven, separating your video posts from your blog content. With a custom single video page template with great social sharing links, the option for your site visitors to recommend videos and a featured home page slider this theme helps videographers, and movie fans alike.

Full Details | Price: $70 (includes 2 extra free themes)

Vidley

The Vidley theme is a flexible video centric website solution perfect for video blogs, portfolios, news sites, promotional sites or pretty much anything else. Vidley combines many aspects from my other popular video-centric themes to bring you all the features you are looking for in a one great theme.

Full Details | Price: $75

On Demand

Inspired by Hulu.com, the On Demand WordPress theme is perfect for virtually any video-centric website. With the On Demand theme, you can use any embeddable video format from any video service (such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.). Or, if you want to host your own video files such as FLV, Quicktime, etc. you can do that as well.

Full Details | Price: $75

Video Elements

Video Elements has been a hit for well over 2 years now on Press75.com. Featuring a slick gallery-style layout, a unique featured content carousel, and “Instant View” for videos… the Video Elements theme is perfect for any video-centric site. Of course, just like any of my other video WordPress themes, you can use ANY embeddable video format with the Video Elements theme.

Full Details | Price: $75

Video Zoom

Videozoom is an elegant theme with a neat featured slider, which is ready to play any videos you want to embed into your posts

Full Details | Price: $69 or $9 per month

Free Themes

Video

Create unlimited video categories, show popular videos, rate videos and share them on social network. This theme is just perfect for Video Blogging.

Full Details | Demo | Download

Smashing Multimedia

Smashing Multimedia was designed especially for podcasters, photographers and users who can now easily embed videos and images, rate them and showcase them in their own WordPress-based blog.

Full Details | Demo | Download

Selecta

Selecta’s rounded edges and bold, modern color palettes make for a fresh theme that’s best suited to blogs where video will be the main focus. The wider-than-usual frames around thumbnails and videos bring to mind the retro-cool of Polaroid photographs and old home movies.

Full Details | Demo | Download

Selecta


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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5 Comments

  1. Doashmita

    Great list + I would like to add one more theme here. visit to see the review post – http://bit.ly/q5VHz3

  2. ANon

    great collection !

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