Hello friend and fellow internet wanderer! My name is Alex Mansfield and I hate buying commercial WordPress themes. Here’s why:

Finding the right WordPress theme is difficult

That’s right, finding a commercial WordPress theme just isn’t very easy. I don’t mind the price, really. I think a good theme is worth good money, but it’s hard to tell whether a theme is any good before I buy it. Maybe the code is terrible, or maybe it only looks good in the theme demo. Maybe there is another theme from different company that meets more of my needs. There’s just no way of knowing.

Finding the right WordPress theme should be easy

I want Theme Friendly to make finding themes easy. I want to help people buy themes with confidence, to make informed decisions, and to love buying commercial WordPress themes. Here’s how Theme Friendly works:

  1. Theme authors donate copies of their themes to Theme Friendly for review.
  2. I run the themes through a subset of the WordPress theme review team guidelines and generate a quality score.
  3. I document exactly how the theme got its score.
  4. I record additional theme information, such as theme type, feature support, layout options, plugin support, page templates available, translated languages, etc.
  5. You search for themes based on your requirements.
  6. You make a more informed decision based on the quality score and additional theme information.

I need your help

I’m looking for help in two different ways. First, I’m looking for help from theme buyers. I’m probably not the average theme buyer, so I’m looking for feedback. What do you think is the most frustrating part of buying a WordPress theme? What can I do to make it easier? Second, I’m looking for help from theme authors. I don’t have the kind of money it would take to buy all the commercial WordPress themes available right now. Consequently, I’m looking for theme authors who would allow me to review their themes. Whether you fall into the theme buyer category or the theme seller category, I really want to hear from you! Please use the contact form to drop me a note, even if it’s just to say hi. Thanks!


I put a lot of work into this site. Each theme author is manually added to the database. Each theme is manually reviewed. Some theme companies provide affiliate programs, and when they do, I join them. That’s right, this site uses affiliate links. I know, I know, affiliate links sometimes have a bad reputation for influencing reviews. Please understand that affiliate programs have no effect on the theme reviews provided on this site. I review every theme by the exact same criteria with no consideration for affiliate programs.