As a young professional, it is important to have a website that gets present and future clients to take you seriously— but sometimes price can be an issue. However, you're in good luck, because there happen to be a lot of really excellent professional WordPress themes that are quite reasonably priced and don't make you sacrifice quality. So, I compiled a list of 30 Professional WordPress Themes that Won't Break Your Bank. These 30 themes are great for business and portfolio websites and are all under $50! I included a lot of variety so whatever you're design aesthetic, there is an option for a professional and affordable theme. Check out my list and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know which ones you liked or disliked!

Parachute

Parachute is clean, colorful and minimalistic theme ideal for businesses and portfolio work. It comes with administration options that allow you to fully control the layout of the site and create unique page designs with excellent shortcodes.

Parachute WordPress Theme

UpScale

upScale is a modern business and portfolio Theme, built on one of the most flexible WordPress Themes on Themeforest. With the help of a dynamic Template Builder you can create stunning page layouts without any coding knowledge. Yet if you are a developer eager to create your own PHP files the theme supports you as well with a very structured folder and file system.

upScale WordPress Theme

FlatPack

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An excellent all round WordPress theme that can also be used by small businesses and firms. The theme is built around a large slider, a few feature widgets, a call to action button and a built in customizer.

Etiquette

With Etiquette, you can change the color of fonts, backgrounds, change their shape, creating your very own theme. Etiquette is a canvas for you to fill.

Etiquette WordPress Theme

Pont

Pont is a clean and modern multipurpose WordPress theme with WP 3 .2+ features. There’s many page templates available, unlimited colors, 18 background patterns, 2 slideshow types, 37 included cufon fonts, drag and drop menu builder, sidebar video support, portfolio and slider post types, 50+ shortcodes with shortcode manager and much more.

Pont WordPress Theme

Evolution

Evolution is our first fully responsive design. What makes the theme so special is its ability to adapt to various screen sizes. Evolution come with 4 distinct layouts, each meant to improve your user's experience when browsing on mobile phones and tablets. No longer will they need to zoom and scroll to view your site, as the theme's layout will adapt to the small screen and serve your content in an intuitive way automatically. Just try reducing your browser's window size when preview the theme to see the magic in action!

Evolution WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39 (Complete Access to over 80 Themes!)

MyProduct

MyProduct is a great theme for businesses looking to promote their products and services online. The design has a smooth and corporate feel, and the theme's page-based design makes for a powerful and versitile template. Help bring your business to the next level today by establishing a professional online presence.

MyProduct WordPress Theme

Avando

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Avando is responsive, clean corporate theme that can be potentially used for a very wide spectrum of businesses. The homepage can be customized depending on the necessity of the admin. The admin can choose to use a slider, a portfolio section, custom text widgets and edit a small space for logos and affiliations. The theme comes with 16 widgetized areas so there is hardly any place that the admin will not be able to customize.

  • Full Details & Download | Price: $49

Verse

Verse is and Enterprise and Business theme for WordPress with excellent features such as a shortcode generator, color pickers, elegant styling, jquery effects, search engine optimization and so much more!

Verse Wordpress Theme

FoodPress

FoodPress is a recipe & food blog WordPress theme, which makes it easy for you to share your recipes with the custom recipe options built in to this theme. Furthermore it is very easy to customize the looks of the theme inside the theme options panel where you can choose whatever colors you like.

FoodPress WordPress Theme

Minimal

Minimal is a great theme for those who want to give their blog a truly simple and elegant feel without sacrificing any of the advanced features you have come to expect from ElegantThemes. The colors are easy on the eye, and the overall minimalist approach to the design makes for a relaxing and userfriendly experience for your visitors.

Minimal WordPress Theme

Decision

Decision, premium wordpress theme for your business. It comes with a very special feature, Blog layout. Also, decision has 8 predefined color that can be change easily via admin panel. Included 6 layouts of portfolio and Filterable portfolio option.

Decision WordPress Theme

Elesoft

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A big and bold business theme with a full length slider. The theme comes with a load of custom widgets that include a Flickr widget and a Twitter widget that can be placed in any of the 10 available widgetized areas. The sidebars on blogs, portfolios and different pages can also be controlled by the user.

Simple Press

SimplePress is a slick new page-based theme great for anyone looking to give their website a clean and professional look. My goal with this design was to make something similar to our other business-oriented themes, but with a simpler and crisper aesthetic. The theme features a un-bloated bloated homepage with a beautiful javascript slider and clear hierarchy, as well as fully functional Blog and Gallery sections.

SimplePress WordPress Theme

Concept

This theme is a complete Wordpress Theme, designed from the ground up to function as a comprehensive Wordpress theme that can be used for just about any site that needs a beautiful layout. While the frontend design has been popular as a HTML template, the real highlight of this template is a professionally built admin panel that let’s you edit every major content block in the layout quickly and easily without ever opening up a template file.

Concept WordPress Theme

Solid

Solid is a Corporate/Business theme for WordPress with 6 widgetable areas, 2 portfolio styles, many user friendly shortcodes and many more excellent features! Solid has a classic minimal design.

Solid WordPress Theme

Clean Bold

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If you like big white spaces on your website, then you’ll love this theme. The primary purpose of this theme is show off your products and designs depending on your business. This theme accomplishes that by using a very clean approach and bold typography.

The Corporation

TheCorporation is a sleek and professional theme for business sites. Grab your visitor's attention immediately with the prominent and flashy jQuery slider, and let them know who you are via the simple page-based homepage design. TheCorporation was built to be sophisticated and userfriendly, and will surely impress your potential clients.

The Corporation WordPress Theme

13Floor

With this design I wanted to create something edgy, flashy and fun while still retaining an air of professionalism. I really focused on the homepage with this theme in hopes of giving my users the ability to really grab their visitor's attention. The homepage contains only a collection of page or post-based slides, but still gives you enough room to tell your readers what you're all about without drowning them in text.

13Floor WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39 (Complete Access to over 80 Themes!)

Royalty

In a few words, Royalty can be defined by beauty through simplicity. It can be used for a wide range of sites from corporate / business to photography, blogging and portfolios.

Royalty WordPress Theme

Webly

Webly is a professional theme with just enough charm and whimsy to give your website that fun and unique edge. With powerful tools, such as the multimedia slider and content bar on the homepage, Webly provides you with creative ways to engage your visitors. If you are looking for creative theme that will make your business stand out from the crowd, then look no further!

Webly WordPress Theme

Cascadia

Cascadia is a robust and capable business or corporate WordPress theme. Use this theme to setup an online portfolio, corporate web presence, or even just for use as a blog theme. Pulse comes equipped with 8 custom widgets, 8 unique page templates, 10 color schemes, multiple custom post types, and oodles of theme options.

Cascadia WordPress Theme

Modest

Modest is a truly elegant and simple design that doesn't sacrifice character or style. With this theme I really wanted to strip down all extraneous detail and give people some lightweight and pure. It was hard to resist my natural instict to add additional design elements, but I think this exercise in restraint has yielded a theme that will serve many people well.

Modest WordPress Theme

eBusiness

eBusiness was created for those looking to use WordPress as a CMS. eBusiness uses a Page-Based layout, however, a normal Blog-Style mode is also available. eBusiness is great for business or personal bloggers looking to use WordPress to take their website to the next level. It comes equipped with an in-depth options page that gives you increased control over your blog, as well as 3 unique skins and a total of 9 color variations to help insure that anyone can customize the theme to suit their needs.

eBusiness Wordpress Theme

LeanBiz

LeanBiz is a lean, mean, business theme. Its layout is simple and professional and the homepage is sleek and to-the-point. The beautiful homepage slider creates a clear call to action and allows for countless slide variations. LeanBiz is a great theme for those looking to give their website a clean new look.

LeanBiz WordPress Theme

Nova

Nova is a sharp, simplistic design that makes for an intuitive user experience. Nova’s biggest strength is its homepage, which allows you to organize your content into two areas. The Featured Slider is perhaps the most versatile slider we have built, and comes with multiple slider variations that breath new life into the design.

Nova WordPress Theme

Lightning

Lightning is a business & portfolio WordPress theme made with a clean-minimalistic design with focus on sites content – your visitors will love it!

Lightning WordPress Theme

The Professional

The goal with TheProfessional was to create a sleek and simple design without all of the extra features on the homepage that some people have no need for. This layout will be very easy for your visitors to understand and navigate. The three short blurbs on the homepage are easy to take in and the prominent slider provides a clear call to action.

The Professional WordPress Theme

Velvet

Velvet is a minimal business and portfolio Theme, that uses a very elegant Ken Burns Slider for image presentation. It is built on one of the most flexible WordPress Themes on Themeforest. With the help of a dynamic Template Builder you can create stunning page layouts without any coding knowledge. Yet if you are a developer eager to create your own PHP files the theme supports you as well with a very structured folder and file system. It has a unqiue built in slideshow manager (no plugins needed), supports both self hosted videos as well as vimeo, youtube, etc and comes with a content importer for faster setup.

Velvet WordPress Theme

Options

Options is a Premium WordPress Theme for small or large businesses. It’s 375+ admin panel options make it One of the Easiest Themes to Customize without being an Html/Css Guru. We have built in over 100+ Visual Shortcodes to make adding advanced html as easy as clicking a button! We have also built in a super user-friendly slideshow creator that lets you create unlimited unique slide shows in minutes, and even drag and drop their order. On top of the 375+ Admin Options we have also built in a font uploader so you can easily add unlimited fonts just by uploading them, and a sidebar creator that allows you to create unlimited sidebars!

Options WordPress Theme

Trim

Trim is simple, professional, versatile and fast. We have had a lot of requests for a less stylistic, lightweight design, and that is exactly what we created. Trim might be simple, but with that simplicity comes a sense of balance and crispness that is quite refreshing. Coupled with a bunch of great features, Trim is a great theme that will prove useful for a variety of different websites.

Trim WordPress Theme

Busine

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A clean theme for your business website, it comes with a neat homepage, that you can customize by adding widgets wherever you deem necessary. The theme can be used to display your tagline very prominently. You can use the homepage of the theme to display your latest portfolio pieces.

Yield

YIELD is a creative and dynamic WordPress theme. Multiple color schemes and 240+ pattern combinations available, along with 9 custom page templates, 8 custom single page templates, 3 unique sliders, 5 gallery layouts with custom isotope filtering – which includes pagination. Yield does not use TimThumb so no worries about setup, which is nice. It’s a fun, powerful, creative, dynamic, versatile WordPress theme – something that is genuinely unique!

Yield WordPress Theme

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Hi! I'm Nathan B Weller: writer, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to launch blogs, products, businesses and portfolios for myself and my clients. If you'd like to see what I'm up to on a regular basis stop by my website at www.nathanbweller.com.