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Best WordPress Video Themes for Embedded and Self Hosted Videos

December 11, 2018
WordPress Video Themes

Video is hugely popular and it’s getting bigger every single day.  Sites like YouTube haven’t been around all that long, Vimeo even less, but they’re wildly popular with millions of page views every day and massive amounts of content being created constantly.  For your website to cash in on part of that action, you’ll need a great WordPress video theme to help you get started.  We’ve found a whole bunch of incredible WordPress themes you’re going to absolutely love.

WordPress is obviously a great blogging platform but sometimes people forget how powerful it can be as a video blogging setup.  If you want to build a creative, engaging video portfolio to show off what you’ve made, if you want a delightful site for motion graphics, video or film productions, 3d and special effects, this is absolutely the place to be.  Thanks to WordPress’ ability to expand with addons and plugins, there’s practically nothing WordPress can’t do.  You want to build a site where folks can share their own videos?  It’s well within reach, assuming you select the right WordPress theme.

But where do you start to find that perfect video WordPress theme?  There are thousands available and selecting the right one can be difficult.  Have no feat, we’ve gone out and found the absolute best themes for video, film, motion graphics and animation too.  Every theme in this collection is perfectly responsive, adapting to whatever screen size your viewers choose to access your site.  The vast majority of these themes allow you to embed or self host videos, depending on your preferences.  We’ve tried to find a lot of themes that are BuddyPress ready as well, so you can build a whole community around video.  And what about membership functionality?  That’s certainly possible with BuddyPress themes, meaning you can even keep some videos behind a paywall.  So, no matter what your needs are, we’re hoping to find some incredible themes that perfectly work for whatever it is that you need.

SOHO, Full Screen Video Background WordPress Theme

SOHO WordPress Theme for Full Screen Videos

SOHO is a great looking full screen creative photography and video portfolio theme.  If you want an ideal way to promote your projects, one that loads up fast and looks great on all devices, one with pristine code and tons of features, SOHO should probably make your short list.  SOHO has several different aspects, some traditional and some pretty radically new.  SOHO has a full screen slider, you can add background images or video to your home page, there are gallery albums, masonry grid portfolios, an attractive ribbon gallery, there’s the portrait format, which is interesting, and a full screen blog.  The SOHO theme is powerful, it’s translation ready, color and font management are really straightforward.  SOHO has sold over 3,000 times, attesting to it’s popularity.  Support and documentation are really high quality  with the SOHO theme.

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Viseo, Video Podcasting WordPress Theme

Video WordPress Podcast and Video Portfolio Themes

Viseo is a highly respected WordPress theme for podcasts, for online series and entertainment.  So many people these days are getting into podcasting, whether it’s audio or video based, the format is getting huge and you can see that since this Viseo theme has been downloaded over 600 times so far.  If you’d like to get into the act and share programming about what interests you, Viseo could be a great theme to help get you started.  Of course, Viseo is easy to use, to customize and all that, but let’s talk about the important stuff.  Podcasts.  With Viseo, you can host video or audio files locally, you can lock them behind paywalls if you choose, accept payments through the eCommerce section and a whole lot more.  This Viseo theme is sort of like a little podcast studio in a box.

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Divi, Premium, Multipurpose Video Theme for WordPress

Divi WordPress Video Portfolio Theme

Divi is a world class theme, an absolutely striking example of what’s possible with WordPress.  I’ve seen Divi used in about as many ways as possible but as a video portfolio, it really shines.  Video is important, it helps to get information into our brains a lot faster than any other sense and a website that harnesses the power of video is far more likely to attract and keep our attention than a website that doesn’t.  With Divi, from Elegant Themes, you’ll have one of the very best themes on the market with tons of flexibility and features, great support too.  There are thousands of people in the Divi community, many of them working to make this theme better every single day and that sheer amount of work really translates to a great experience for both blogger and reader.  For more portfolio WordPress themes, try our collection.  You’re definitely going to find something you enjoy there.

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Benson, Video Portfolio Theme for WordPress

Benson WordPress Video Portfolio Theme CSSIgniter

Benson was originally conceived as a straight up photography portfolio, but the design is so good with landscape oriented images, I thought I’d include it here in this collection.  CSSIgniter always does a great job in designing their themes, the code, the actual layout, they’re all very carefully crafted to get a solid result.  Benson is certainly no exception to that rule.  Benson supports video and slideshows on all posts and pages, so if you’re promoting your skills as either videographer, photographer or cinematographer, Benson has the look, the feel you want.  Multiple portfolio styles help present your creations properly, you can absolute control over colors , Benson supports Jetpack and custom widgets are included too.  The Benson theme has a lot to offer and is absolutely worth checking into.

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Materialism, Material Design WordPress Video Themes

Materialism WordPress Multimedia Agency Theme

Tesla Themes’ Materialism is a wonderful theme for using promotional videos to boost attention to your projects.  In fact, it’s not just a booster, it’s a rocket ship heading straight to the Moon!  This audacious little theme has a hyper-modern materialist style.  What’s materialism, you ask?  Don’t feel bad, I had to look it up too.  Materialism is a style that’s somewhat similar to flat or minimalist style, but there are often very, very small drop shadows behind elements.  Like, maybe 1 pixel or something.  The look and design is still clean, but there’s that hint of shadow.  Anyway, this material design theme lets you use video to promote your projects or products.  Oh yeah, this Materialism theme is WooCommerce compatible to set up a great looking shop.  If you’d like to see our full collection of minimalist WordPress themes, head on over, there’s a lot to look at.

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Wrap, Video Portfolio Theme for WordPress

Wrap WordPress Movie Trailer Preview Theme

Wrap calls itself a cutting edge WordPress theme and that got me to thinking.  Since this is a movie theme, I’m thinking of a WordPress journey.  A feature filled adventure through jungles of buggy code, past raging rivers of bad design, through caverns of outdated plugins to the wonderful, serene glens of the Wrap theme.  I have no idea, I’m trying not to get bored writing, don’t judge me.  Wrap is a nice looking theme, it’s clean, it’s simple and I’ve found Tesla Themes really easy to deal with.  It’s simple but not too simple and I think there’s a lot to be said for that.

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VideoGo, WordPress Video Portfolio and Magazine Theme

Video Go YouTube Clone WordPress Blog Theme

VideoGo has five basic page layouts to choose from, giving you several pre-made options for creating a video magazine.  Not satisfied with that?  Okay, you can simply head to Visual Composer and make some new layouts.  Visual Composer is fairly easy to use, adds flexibility that a static site can’t and it’s really well liked.  Now, some may go overboard with their reliance on Visual Composer, but used in moderation, it’s just fine in my opinion.  Video Go has a sort of cross between a typical personal blog theme and a video magazine theme like, oh, I don’t know, maybe a YouTube?  It’s honestly not that much like YouTube, but it does have some hints of it.  If you are looking for personal blog WordPress themes, our full collection might have what you’re looking for.

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Vignette, Video Background WordPress Theme

Vignette WordPress Theme with Video on the front page

My first love in the world was always film and video, at least in terms of creative pursuits. That’s why I’m always so excited to review a new video theme that has as many features and a stunning style as the Vignette WordPress theme has. Vignette is great for photographers, models and videographers, there’s a flexible homepage layout that gives you as many choices and options as you could possibly want, there are four different types of layouts for each image or video gallery. That allows you to display your content in a unique way that perfectly fits what you envision. Vignette support’s jetpack, a powerful and free plug-in that works for wordpress.com users who want intense levels of customization, to Monitor and analyze web traffic, who want to present mobile friendly content and add a lot of high performance tools to make their website work perfectly. This SEO optimized theme comes with premium quality support, regular updates and one click 10 of the data import. The documentation is extensive and it is compatible with all the major plugins and Page Builder add-ons that you could possibly want.

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The Motion, Powerful, Premium Video Portfolio Theme

The Motion WordPress Business Promo Video Theme

If you’ve been looking for a very professional and adaptable WordPress theme to showcase your videos, this Vignette theme is a very solid option.  Vignette is a responsive portfolio theme that can help present your posts in a professional manner.  Vignette has a flexible homepage layout which can either showcase a featured image or featured video.  Options, for to choose from in total, and each of your image or video galleries is going to look amazing. The same support jetpack and all of the cool features that come along with that. You can customize almost anything you want to with this WordPress theme and the custom widgets help your page load very quickly. With a powerful admin panel, you have complete control over every aspect of your website. Just click a radio button to turn elements on or off, add your logo, change background images and so much more. This theme is also highly SEO optimized and that helps you rank in the search engines whether it’s being or Yahoo or, the big daddy, Google.

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VLog, WordPress Video Blog Theme

Vlog Personal Video Blog Podcast Magazine

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that v-log is a video blog and magazine theme. You may be surprised at just how highly rated this template is though. With over 3000 sales so far and I nearly perfect rating of 4.95, this is among the most popular video blog themes available. It’s perfect for video tutorials, sharing viral videos and video blogging as well. This template is completely compatible with the Neo, Dailymotion as well as YouTube. If you want to share video that you host yourself, that’s certainly a possibility as well. I think that the log could be a stunning website for video podcasts, though it would work just as well with audio podcasts. The same process works for both, you can self host or in bed audio from a player like SoundCloud. There are 200 different post layouts the theme is optimized for Speed and it is a smart and flexible template that I think is absolutely worth consideration.

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Direkuta, WordPress Video Blog and Resumé Theme

Direkuta WordPress Video Portfolio Theme

Direkuta is a web template for film directors, video portfolios and it’s a unique way to show off both your work and your personality.  Direkuta could work well for a director or actor’s portfolio, a showreel, a sort of resume for any or all folks in the movie business.  Responsive and completely creative, Direkuta is a Bootstrap coded theme that’s integrates perfectly with all sorts of social media, keeping you in contact with your loyal fans and probably helping you to build a few new ones.  You really won’t see another thing like this one. Each section is designed to be unique and present your content in a slightly different way. For video portfolios, acting reels, directors show reels and personal portfolios, this responsive and well-crafted, flexible and dynamic theme is a great place to start.

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Reel Story

Reel Story, GPL Licensed WordPress Video Theme

This is Reel Story, a premium WordPress video theme that was created for videographers, cinematographers and other video makers who want to publish their content in an attractive and stylish way.  Reel Story is perfectly responsive, so your posts and pages look amazing on each and every device.  Reel Story allows for a wide range of customization too, with almost infinite color and font choices, making your site very appealing for your visitors, whether you’re embedding videos or self hosting them.  Themefuse is great in terms of support, so you should feel pretty confident about this theme, even if you’re new to WordPress or have customization issues that go beyond the routine changes that most folks make.  When it comes to simple, attractive WordPress themes, few beat the work of ThemeFuse. And if you’re looking for a video theme, you’re definitely going to want to look at this theme, which is called Reel Story. Made for video blogs and portfolios, this theme has the right blend of simple looks and tons of features. It’s easy to see why it’s been one of the most popular video portfolio themes for quite some time now.

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Viduze, Video Showreel WordPress Theme

Viduze WordPress video Magazine themes

Viduze is a classicly built video magazine theme that’s fit for sharing the latest news about just about any topic.  From travel to world news, sports to local interest stories, Viduze has the fun and fresh style to go with all the bells and whistles you could possibly want from a video theme.  Viduze is a premium magazine theme that does more than just serve as a video platform, it can be used as an eCommerce store, a BuddyPress community and social media page too.  With Bootstrap code and responsive design, Viduze looks fantastic on all kinds of computers and handheld devices.  This SEO friendly theme has an SEO control panel built in, helping your pages rank as high as possible in the search engines.  Viduze supports iFrame, so you can post videos to other sites and embed them in your posts.  No matter whether it’s YouTube, Vimeo or Daily Motion, the process is the same.  But, if you want to self host your videos, that’s a simple task as well.  There’s really nothing that Viduze can’t handle.

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Ananke, Full Screen, Creative Video WordPress Theme

Ananke WordPress Video Portfolio themes

Ananke is a modern one page parallax WordPress theme that’s got a ton of possibilities for showcasing moving images, video and more.  This theme was designed with video in mind and it shows, seems like everything is in motion with this theme.  It’s not just the parallax scrolling effect, but video backgrounds, video in lots of other places too.  For creative portfolios, design agencies, motion graphic designers and photographers, Ananke does a lot of work to make your projects look incredible.  Ananke is responsive, so folks can access your work on mobile devices and since the latest version came out in July of 2018, it’s completely up to date with the most recent version of WordPress.  Ananke is simple to install and customize and I think you’re really going to love the one page design as well as the built in page builder to help you craft any type of layout you want.  The theme options panel is robust, but not intimidating.  It’s really easy to get started and make some incredible customizations with the Ananke theme.  One last thing, there are rave reviews about the support offered by the developer OceanThemes, so I think you can purchase this theme with confidence.

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Kon/Cept, Minimal Video WordPress Themes

KonCept WordPres Video Portfolio and Grid Theme

Krown themes presents KonCept, a minimalist portfolio theme that is meant to help make your content really stand out from the crowd.  KonTent has a very modular design, based around a lovely and well organized masonry grid design.  KonCept is packed with features too, they just added WooCommerce support in one of the recent updates, and it’s more powerful than ever since it’s most recent update a few months ago.  KonCept has proven to be popular with over 4,000 downloads and a sparkling 4.71 rating on ThemeForest.  You can use this stunning portfolio theme for any kind of creative content, though I’m recommending it as a video portfolio first and foremost.  KonCept is totally responsive, which I believe is a key factor for video portfolio sites.  More and more people are downloading and watching video every day and a growing number are doing that on their smart phones or tablet devices.  As we go forward, responsiveness is going to grow in importance, so now might be the time to upgrade your video site to handle that mobile traffic.

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Joker, Fullscreen Video Production Company Theme

Joker Photography and Videography Full Screen Theme for WordPress

The Joker WordPress theme is a photography and video portfolio that uses the full width of the page 2 develop a really striking first impression that is really going to make the most of your content. Joker is a theme that has been around a couple years now, and it’s gotten quite a positive response from everyone who has purchased it. So far, it’s been sold over 400 times and has a perfect five star rating. It’s easy to see why, this theme has a distinct design that is overflowing with features, it’s highly adaptable and it reinvents what WordPress video themes are all about. This responsive theme has 13 pre to find home page layouts that can maximize the impact of your images, videos and posts. There are great portfolios, masonry portfolios as well as the full screen video background and fullscreen image styles. For a clean and creative video blog website, Joker is a professional and stylish option.

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Circle, Film Studio WordPress Video Theme

Circle Filmmaker Studio WordPress Video theme

This theme is called Circle, it’s suitable for Creative agencies, film studios, actors or directors, bloggers and magazines. In short, this template is great for anyone who wants to Showcase high quality video on their website. Whether you choose to self host your video clips or embed them from a website like Vimeo or YouTube, you will get a great-looking result that helps attract new customers and keep them entertained. There are multiple different demo styles in this multi-purpose video template, 7 different home pages to be exact. Each one has an amazing design and responsive and feature Field layout. There are even more inner pages to keep everyone happy, this SEO ready theme has plenty of documentation and great support as well. With a drag-and-drop page builder, you’ll have no troubles assembling a website that looks just like you wanted to look and has every feature you could possibly imagine.

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Goodwin, WordPress Video and Photo Portfolio Theme

Goodwin WordPress Photography and Video Portfolio Theme

Goodwin is a well-organized and well coordinated WordPress photography theme that does just as well for showcasing your video portfolio. If you’d like to present your video or multimedia content in a forceful and positive way, you probably need a great-looking theme like Goodwin. It’s a perfect blend of form and functionality, simple to use and simple to customize, but it doesn’t mean that this theme isn’t incredibly powerful. There are all sorts of add-ons and plugins that you can integrate with Goodwin to really make it shine. This is a creative and modern theme that works just as well for videographers as photographers. The full screen layout is a great way for creative folks who want to present their content to the public with a style that is anything but drab and boring, your camera work will look sparkling with the Goodwin WordPress theme.

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Moview, WordPress Video and Movie Community Theme

Moview WordPress Movie Trailer BuddyPress Community Theme

MovieW is a really quite a unique little WordPress theme, let me explain.  This theme is all about displaying videos, whether they’re self hosted or embedded.  That’s not what makes it different though, there are a lot of themes on this list that can do that.  What sets this theme apart from the others is it’s abilities to allow you to create a fantastic online community based on film and video.  That’s right, MovieW is a BuddyPress community theme that allows for maximum connection for movie lovers who want to come to your website to learn and connect with other film lovers.  If you want to create a website that’s similar to IMDB, Rotten Tomaties, CinemaBlend or others, this theme is certainly worth considering.  For movie reviews, forums, television show reviews an more, MovieW gives you access to all the needed tools to get the job done.  It even supports WooCommerce, so you could sell products with it as well.  There are news feeds, movie spotlights, celebrity biography sections and plenty more in this full featured video template for WordPress.

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Soledad, Premium Video Magazine WordPress Theme

Soledad Video Managine WordPress Theme

Soledad is one of the most popular and highest quality WordPress themes available. When I saw that they had developed a video portfolio or Video magazine demo, I knew that I had to include it in this collection. Considering the fact that they have over 4,000 different home page demo Styles, it’s not surprising that they’ve dedicated quite a number of those Dana to promoting videos. With a nearly perfect 4.88 rating on ThemeForest, over 15,000 total sales, this is certainly one of the most popular and best selling WordPress themes ever. With its most recent update, it’s bigger, faster and easier to use than ever. This is the number one selling magazine a Blog theme of the year and it has been the best seller since its release in late 2015. With support for Gutenberg and incredible speed optimizations, this team has all the modern touches you need to create a fantastic looking website to promote self hosted or embedded videos.

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Attitude, Video Portfolio and Blog WordPress Theme

Altitude WordPress Video Blog and Portfolio theme

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News Tube, WordPress News Video Themes

WordPress News Video Magazine Theme NewsTube

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VideoTube, Video Magazine WordPress Blog Theme

VideoTube WordPress You Tube Clone Theme

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