We’ve collated our favorite vintage WordPress themes, with an old-fashioned, retro look-and-feel. Each is beautifully vintage but also packed with powerful features and functionality.
Vintage design is more popular than ever. It harks back to classic, old-fashioned visual aesthetics, but still brings modern, crisp lines and textures. The perfect combination of old and new (with a little bit of hipster styling thrown in for good measure).
So, what should you expect in our collection of these vintage-inspired WordPress themes? First and foremost, we’ve only chosen themes that pack all the functionality you’d expect from a modern theme. Everything you need will be included — sliders, multiple templates, easy importing of demo content, portfolio and gallery layouts, drag-and-drop page builders, and much more.
But when you look a bit closer, you’ll notice the common thread of vintage style. Antique photos, old-fashioned flourishes, stylish serif typefaces, and a liberal helping of retro style. We’ve chosen themes that don’t go “full vintage” — they aren’t so far down this design trend that they aren’t useful for a professional website. But they thread vintage style throughout, and use it to build a timeless look-and-feel that you’ll love!
Take a look at our guide on how to create a vintage website with WordPress, then dive into this beautiful collection of themes.
Tomato is a stylish WordPress theme made for restaurant and cafe business websites. The theme comes with a vintage design mixed with modern elements. It includes a retro-themed color scheme, which can be customized to your preference, along with multiple homepage designs featuring static header sections, image sliders, and video backgrounds. It also features a reservations form for booking tables as well.
Springbook is a creative WordPress theme you can use to make a personal blog, a travel blog, or a photography blog. The theme comes with a modern-retro design featuring a fullscreen post slider, an interactive navigation menu, and a sidebar for including widgets. The theme is fully compatible with WPBakery page builder so you can easily customize its design however you like.
Nord is a minimalist WordPress theme with a classic design. The theme is ideal for making a simple blog or a portfolio website to showcase your best work. It also includes 6 different landing page layouts, 4 portfolio designs, and 2 single project page variations. You can edit and personalize the theme using Visual Composer page builder as well.
Fourche is a vintage-themed WordPress theme made specifically for cafe and restaurant business websites. It comes with a stylish design featuring an animated slider on the homepage, a section for showcasing featured dishes, an events page, and a reservations page for booking tables. The theme also supports Google Fonts and includes 50 different widget positions.
Oliver is a minimalist WordPress theme writers and authors can use to build a professional website with a blog. The theme homepage acts as a landing page where you can introduce yourself and showcase your published work. The theme also has a clean single post layout that puts more focus on your content.
The Barber Shop is a one-page WordPress theme you can use to design a hair salon, barber shop, or a beauty salon website. The theme features a retro-themed design with a fixed sidebar menu for easily navigating the website. You can easily change its colors and customize page designs with the live editor as well.
Build your own drag-and-drop food or drink WordPress theme. Perfect for any restaurant, cafe, or bar. Showcase food photos in a slider, and rest easy knowing that your site is fully SEO optimised. It's also simple to add a reservation or contact form.
Ancora has been created to ensure tattoo salons and ink shops are able to launch stylish websites with very little effort. Whether you’re creating a website for a salon or the online portfolio of a freelance tattoo artist, Ancora is well worth checking out. Even tattoo bloggers could make great use of this vintage WordPress theme, thanks to its selection of stylish content layouts.
PressView has a vintage style and design that’s combined with a modern set of features. Everything from the font choices through to the color scheme and icon selection will give your website that vintage look and feel you’ve been seeking. PressView also includes multiple layouts for all the different areas your website is likely to need, ensuring you’re able to start creating the perfect design for your site.
Silverscreen is a vintage WordPress theme for movies, filmmakers, producers and anyone else working in this sector. The selection of different homepage designs will help you quickly launch your website, while the assorted premium plugins make it easy to add some extra features to your movie website. Whether you’re promoting a film or your skills, this vintage WordPress theme is more than up to the task.
Mendel is focused on helping you create an online store to sell vintage furniture and other similar goods. Alternatively, you can just as easily use this theme to promote vintage related services, such as restoration and furniture design. The two homepage layouts give you a quick way to change the look of your website, while the drag-and-drop builder is on hand for those who want more control over the design of their website.
The Lifestyle is a modern theme with a retro and vintage-inspired look. Designed for creating stylish blogs and online portfolios, The Lifestyle is the ideal choice for everyone, from the hobbyist to the professional services provider. Thanks to the customization options, you can easily tone down or increase the vintage factor of your website with this classic WordPress theme.
80’s Mod is a brand new theme that’s been created to help you build a vintage-style ecommerce store with WordPress. To help you get the right look for your online shop, this vintage WordPress theme has six homepage designs to choose from. However, even if you’re not creating an online shop, the 80’s Mod theme could still be a great choice for giving your blog a vintage look, thanks to its selection of blog post templates and layouts.
Forest is described as a vintage-inspired creative WordPress theme that’s ideal for a range of projects. After checking out the Forest demo, it’s clear to see that this is a vintage WordPress theme that would work well for a blog, a business website, or an online portfolio.
Pure Retro Portfolio aims to help you create a stylish website to display your best work online. The design of this theme is really very retro so if that’s the style you’re aiming for, Pure Retro Portfolio could be perfect for your project. Pure Retro Portfolio definitely isn’t stuffed with features for the sake of it, making this one of the easiest vintage WordPress themes to get to grips with.
Berger is a retro WordPress theme that’s been built for barber and tattoo parlor websites. If you want to create a website that will help draw more clients and customers to your salon, then the Berger vintage WordPress theme could be a great option. Getting started is easy with Berger, thanks to the one-click demo importer tool.
Boutique will help you give your online store a vintage look and feel. With multiple demos to choose from, as well as Visual Composer and Slider Revolution included in the theme package, you’ll still be able to create a personalized website, even though you’re using an off the shelf WordPress theme.
Life Gate has been created to help you build a vintage-style blog. When setting up your blog, you’ll have a good selection of homepage designs to choose from. You’ll also be able to customize almost every aspect of your WordPress website through the theme options control panel. There’s also a page builder tool included for even greater creative possibilities.
Vintage and traditional-style barbershops are all the rage at the moment and if you need to create a stylish website for your barbershop, The Shave theme has everything you’ll need. With The Shave barbershop theme, you’ll be able to create a website that can show off your skills, your barbershop, and even take online bookings. The Shave is a modern barbershop theme with a vintage edge.
Ephemera is primarily an ecommerce WordPress theme. This means it’s the perfect choice for creating a vintage-style online shop. However, if you like the look of this vintage theme and want to use it for a regular website or blog, then you should have no trouble doing so. All the essential pages templates are included with this theme, making Ephemera is a versatile option in this collection of the best vintage WordPress themes.
Wristy is one of the best vintage WordPress themes. It\'s clean and faded design will have played a large part in its success. Also, the fact that this vintage theme can be used to create a wide range of websites, from fashion blogs and portfolio sites to travelogues and online stores helps make it a popular choice.
TrendBlog has the perfect design to help you create a vintage-style WordPress website for blog. Getting your website online is easy with TrendBlog. Simply use the one-click demo importer and then start adding your own content. If you want to add your own creative touch to this theme, TrendBlog features a good selection of customization options and settings.
Cabin is a beautiful vintage-inspired theme, with a professional slider with parallax functionality, image/video slides, unlimited custom animations, and full-screen options. It comes with unlimited header and title area layouts, custom animations, and a mega menu for powerful navigation. The drag-and-drop page builder makes it easy to create your own layout from scratch!
Golden is a beautifully elegant, visually stunning, and multi-functional vintage inspired WordPress theme. The template is fully responsive, and looks amazing on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. It's packed with beautiful typography, minimal, but elegant vintage styling, subtle CSS3 effects, and those small details that really make the theme stand out from the crowd.
Read & Digest contains everything you need for a professional and stylish online publication. It has a beautiful, powerful layout, comes with fourteen different homepage presets, four types of slider, twelve layout blocks, and various social sharing options. If you're looking for a gorgeous way to set up an online news or magazine site, this is the way to go!
A one page, vintage theme, that's full responsive and packed with customisation options. This one comes with a gorgeous default style, a responsive slider, Google Font integration, a portfolio gallery, and lots of icons to choose from.
This theme combines a vintage style with a modern web layout, to showcase your business and portfolio. It's great for agencies and creative artists, photographers, bloggers, and more. It can give your website the retro touch you’ve always looked for! Mobile and retina friendly, it comes with parallax effects, four colour skins, and a powerful admin panel.
WordPress 4.4.1 Compatible. Last Update on: 13 Jan 2016 | version 3.0 – Change Log Extinct is a WordPress Portfolio theme delicately handcrafted to meet the needs of a creative agency or simi...
Northern Gentleman is a vintage portfolio WordPress theme. It's responsive, simple and focused on full screen media — an elegant way to display your work! Choose from hundreds of Google fonts, create a powerful slider, and set up a gorgeous grid to display your portfolio in vintage style!
Wild Book is a vintage, elegant, and creative WordPress theme. It's focused on content — perfect for a personal blog or portfolio. It's based on a split page layout, has a vertical menu and customizable background image. It's also 100% responsive, SEO friendly, mobile optimised, and retina ready!
Ronneby is a beautiful vintage-inspired theme. Clear and crisp typography, stylish navigation, and powerful features give the theme a leg up over the competition. It comes with a beautiful full-screen slider, powerful parallax effects, Visual Composed for layout out pages, and over 40 unique layouts for you to get started with.
Monaco is light and bright multi-purpose WordPress theme, packed with trendy design and elegance. Slightly inspired by vintage style, Monaco has a particularly user-friendly approach. The theme provides you 17 beautiful homepage layouts which are suitable for different purposes, to give you a clear starting point. Monaco also includes premium plugins like Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and WooCommerce.