10+ Amazing WordPress Review Themes

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Increasing an influence on your site readers is always an important task, then no matter whether you are running a small blog or a huge publication. To do so, one must think on opting for a review site. Such review sites can either be of movies, music, software or any other thing. Although there are plenty of themes available out there for the purpose, but the question comes at par on finding the best one. In this article, I have collected such amazing WordPress review themes.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase through those links. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

Zine

Zine

Key Features:

  • Instinctive admin interface
  • Responsive
  • 5 Custom Post types
  • 4 menus locations: main menu, top menu and bottom menu + Mobile/Tablet Menu
  • The Top Menu and Main menu support 3 levels drop down
  • Custom backgrounds: You can upload a different background for each page directly in your page editor.
  • Archive template and custom taxonomies for each post types
  • Rating system and Top Rated templates for reviews post types
  • SEO feature: you can set up your metatags for each post and page.
  • Generate video thumbnails automatically for video post format.
  • Filter Portfolio (izotope)
  • Complete Theme Options Panel
  • Advertisement manager: Upload and manage your advertisements and use the “advertisement widget” to display them anywhere in your sidebars very easily.
  • A bunch of usefull shortcodes with custom editor buttons to generate them
  • Social Share buttons: facebook, twitter, google+, linkedIn, pinterest (meta automatically generated.
  • Social Plugin : Set links to your social network profiles in the theme options ( available)
  • Author box and Author templates : extra profile fields added for your authors (twitter, facebook , google+, linkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, Flickr, Youtube)
  • Choose your Homepage:
  • Choose your home page header as slider, video, static image or no header
  • Choose wich post type you want to display (default is all post types)
  • If you choose to display the last blog posts, you can choose to display only one category (e.g: news)
  • Complete Documentation with screenshots.
  • Automatically create the main pages on theme installation.
  • Translation Ready : Contains .po and .mo files for translation
  • Built on the BrutalDesign Framework
  • Support

More Info | Demo | Price: $35

Black Aperture

Black Aperture

Key Features:

  • WordPress menu for the main navigation
  • Standard featured images (post thumbnails)
  • Unique featured posts showcase requires minimal effort to take advantage of
  • Nivo Slider bundled (since version 1.7)
  • Dynamic image resizing
  • Custom built Theme Options panel within WP-Admin
  • Default 3 column layout can be changed to 2 (removes left sidebar) from WP-Admin
  • Both sidebars are widgetized
  • Custom widgets for the 3 main ad spots, along with a recent posts list
  • Change the logo to plain text (which makes use of the Blog Title and Tagline settings) or replace it with your own image without touching any code
  • Custom CSS area in Theme Options which allow you to override CSS without manually editing templates
  • Super lean markup and CSS
  • Tested on Windows and Mac
  • Support for Subscribe to Comments, Twitter Tools, and WP-PageNavi plugins out of the box

More Info | Demo | Price: $35

ReviewIt

ReviewIt

Key Features:

  • Free $80 JW Player (series 5) commercial license (YouTube, Vimeo, self-hosted audio/video support)
  • 7 custom widgets (GP Recent Comments, GP Review Boxes, GP Review Lists, GP Post Boxes, GP You May Like, GP Review/Post Entries and GP Latest Members widgets)
  • Cufon fonts
  • Front-end login, register and profile pages
  • Add custom review tags for easy categorizing of reviews
  • Custom post/page/category options
  • Fully localised (translation files)
  • Image resizing
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Degrades gracefully if javascript is disabled
  • Compatible in all major browsers
  • BuddyPress/bbPress ready
  • WooCommerce ready

More Info | Demo | Price: $55

Bodega

Bodega

Key Features:

  • Widgetized homepage
  • Easily customizable Slider
  • Style Options with Custom style presetss
  • Get video thumbnails straight from YouTube & Vimeo URLs
  • 7 Custom Widgets
  • Post ratings
  • Post formats
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Customizable post settings
  • Button, Column shortcodes
  • Contact Form shortcode

More Info | Demo | Price: $40

Avenue

Avenue

Key Features:

  • Reviews, Videos, Music and Galleries
  • Unlimited Skins
  • Built-in Review System
  • Easy Customizeable Homepage Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Custom Theme Options Panel

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

SwagMag

SwagMag

Key Features:

  • Designed to create customized review mini-sites
  • PHP and HTML versions both included with your download
  • Works for both review and non-review sites from personal blogs to huge content heavy sites
  • All of the latest jQuery enhancements and user interface upgrades to provide a rich user experience
  • Tons of layouts and page templates including 14 total page templates, 2 front page layouts, 5 post listing layouts, and 2 single post layouts, and 4 unique rating box designs
  • Optimized, minified, compressed, validated, spaced/indented/commented code, and architected intuitively
  • 5-star customer support monitored 7 days a week with a smile

More Info | Demo | Price: $16

Broadway

Broadway

Key Features:

  • Unlimited skins
  • 3 Post formats (videos, audio & galleries)
  • Built-in review system
  • User Ratings on reviews
  • WordPress 3.0 menu support
  • Custom theme options panel
  • 11 Custom widgets
  • Easy thumbnails with WP built in function
  • PSD included
  • Works with WP 3 .3+
  • Broadway requires PHP5

More Info | Demo | Price: $40

Gonzo

Gonzo

Key Features:

  • Compatible with Adpress Plugin: For responsive advertising, Gonzo is 100% compatible with Adpress from CodeCanyon right out of the box (not included).
  • Facebook and WordPress Comments: You have the option of using Facebook comments to get more reach or use WP comments to preserve anonymity. The choice is yours.
  • Four Post Formats: Choose from standard, audio (with soundcloud), video (embed) and gallery.
  • GUI Shortcodes: User-friendly buttons/dialogue system. No need to type or remember the shortcodes.
  • Widgets included: Facebook Fans, Socialbox Counter, Video, Latest Posts with Thumbnails, Tabbed Widget (supports all widget types) and Flickr Widget.
  • Connected Author Page: Dedicated Author page with social media icons directly integrated into the User Panel in the WP Dashboard.
  • BBPress: Gonzo is now compatible with the BBPress forum plugin.
  • Best Reviews Page: As of version 1.5 there is a best reviews page and widget (both are filterable by category).

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

Score

Score

Key Features:

  • JW Player (series 5) commercial license (YouTube, Vimeo, self-hosted audio/video support)
  • 2 custom widgets (GP Sidebar Posts and GP Footer Posts widgets)
  • Ability to follow posts/reviews
  • RTL support
  • Front-end login, register and profile pages
  • Add custom review tags for easy categorizing of reviews
  • Custom post/page/category options
  • Fully localised (translation files)
  • Image resizing
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Degrades gracefully if javascript is disabled
  • Compatible in all major browsers
  • BuddyPress/bbPress ready
  • WooCommerce ready

More Info | Demo | Price: $55

Backstreet

BackStreet

Key Features:

  • Light and Dark Skin
  • Spotlight
  • Portfolio
  • Gallery
  • Featured Slider (Full & Small)
  • 3 Post formats (videos, audio & galleries)
  • Inbuilt review system
  • WordPress 3.3 menu support
  • Flexible homepage layout
  • Custom theme options panel
  • 15 Custom widgets
  • PSD Include (Template & Stars)
  • Easy thumbnails with WP built in function
  • Works with WP 3.5+
  • Backstreet Theme requires PHP5

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

Reviewer

Reviewer

Key Features:

  • Translation file included! – Use Reviewer in any language
  • Five background pattern options
  • Five Star Rating colors
  • Author’s Page Template which lists all of the sites authors
  • Ten font options from Google Fonts
  • Custom “Recent Ratings” Graph Widget
  • Custom “Featured Reviewer/Author” Widget
  • Unlimited color options for links through included color pickers
  • “Featured Posts” on home page which makes use of Sticky Posts with jQuery hovers
  • Two layout options for the content and sidebar
  • Two sidebar styles
  • Widgetized sidebar and footer
  • Five Shortcodes
  • Social Network Icons
  • Supports the plugin Contact Form 7
  • Easy to follow documentation
  • Valid XHTML

More Info | Demo | Price: $45

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