New WordPress Themes to Check Out in May

The last time we updated you on new WordPress themes, we focused on online stores and portfolios. This month, we’ve found some great template options for those of you looking to build a new blog or promote your business.

Ready to update your current site or get to work on a new project? Here are our top picks for new WordPress themes to check out in May.


Described by its creators as a theme for travellers, explorers, adventurers, nomads, and eager souls, Wayfarer is designed to put images front and center, and is a stunning template from which to document your travel, story, or portfolio.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes wayfarer

Packed with features to create the perfect website for travel, photography and lifestyle bloggers, this theme’s key benefits include:

  • A simple, image-focused design, reminiscent of Tumblr
  • A postcard-style slider to showcase your images
  • The ability to feature specific destinations or posts
  • Options to integrate your social accounts

Wayfarer is available via Themejunkie from just $39. Check out the live demo now to see it in action.


Starting your own online magazine, fashion blog, or web store? Designed by the folks at upcode, Venosa offers a sleek, chic and professional modern design that’s responsive and retina ready. Choose from more than 50 predefined layouts, and trust that your website will always be super fast thanks to the inbuilt lazy loading feature – no matter how many stunning images you showcase.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes venosa

Key features:

  • Built-in mega menu
  • 12 column layouts
  • Custom post types such as video, gallery, portfolio, slider and more,
  • Unlimited color options
  • Beautiful social sharing options
  • Built-in Like system
  • Sticky sidebars
  • Ajax search results
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Venosa is available for just $19 on a regular license via ThemeForest. Head to the live preview now to view its features.


Designed specifically for businesses in the advertising sector, Adbreak offers a striking and clean aesthetic that would suit companies across a wide range of industries.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes adbreak

Featuring seven header layouts, custom widget integration, live customization, Google Fonts support, and a bright and contemporary design, Adbreak is available via TemplateMonster from $75 on a 100% GPL License.

Take it for a spin now via the live demo.


Looking for a one-page scrolling website theme that’s simple, responsive, and FREE? Check out Wlow – designed by the folks at Marchetti Design in Italy, and available FREE via the WordPress Theme Directory.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes wlow

Based on Bootstrap and built with ease of use in mind, this theme boasts a one-page scrolling structure with animation effects and infinite color customizations.

Additional features include:

  • Two customizable menu options
  • Font Awesome integration
  • Animated page scrolling
  • Full width parallax
  • A range of layout styles

Did we mention it’s FREE? Get Wlow now from the WordPress Theme Directory, or head to the live demo to check it out for yourself.


Have your heart set on a beautifully designed full-screen theme for your blog or portfolio? Kappe is easy to use and customize, features a responsive layout and powerful admin, and – most importantly – makes your images look great on all devices.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes kappe

Key features include:

  • Ajaxed post pagination
  • Masonry blog layout
  • Visual shortcode generator
  • Unlimited sidebars
  • Font Awesome and Google Fonts integration

Kappe is available via MOJO Marketplace for $59 on a single-domain license. Take a test drive now with the live demo.

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A simple and minimalist theme for bloggers, Diane strips out the aesthetic noise to provide an elegant, content-focused design while still remaining packed with tons of great features.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes diane

You’ll get:

  • 5 home page options
  • 4 slider layouts
  • Sticky navigation
  • Social media integration
  • Custom header slider
  • Font Awesome integration

Diane is available via ThemeForest for $49 on a regular license. Take her for a test drive now with the live demo.

App Landing Page

Have an app you’re looking to promote? This simple and FREE theme is right up your alley! As it’s name suggests, App Landing Page has one job – to showcase and promote your app – and it does that job incredibly well.

wpdevshed new wordpress themes app landing page

Thoughtfully designed to increase leads and app downloads, this user-friendly theme is SEO friendly, widget ready, and optimized for speed. It includes social media integration, and has a focus on easy legibility for users reading about your app on mobile devices.

Take App Landing Page for a spin now via the live demo, or download it FREE via the WordPress Theme Directory.

Nikki is a professional freelance writer and story teller with a passion for the web and technology. She writes for WP Dev Shed and amongst a roster of other clients.

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