Metro style is a very specific type of graphic design style. It all started with Microsoft, during the launch of their first Windows phone in 2010. That was the beginning of the metro design style, but it’s been fairly popular ever since. If you’re looking for a WordPress theme that emulates this metro style, urine perfect place.
These days, metro themes may not be as popular as it once was, but there’s something about the colorful layouts and the modern, Bauhaus inspired design that gives it some real interest. Every one of the themes we have included in this collection are excellent examples of this visual style and hopefully you can find them useful. Or, use them as inspiration to create something completely new.
we’ve tried our best to include powerful, adaptable and user-friendly themes that can work for a wide variety of purposes. Considering how few metro style themes there actually are available, you’ll find that there’s not as much variety as there is in some of the other collections we’ve created. However, I still think these are worth taking a look at.
So, if you still want a metro styled WordPress theme, read on to find the absolute best examples available today.
Metro magazine is another responsive theme that takes its cues from traditional metro design, but refines it a bit. The product that has been produced is a flat magazine theme that has hints of metro inspired design without being burdened by the same Metro layout with its relentless grid of masonry tiles. This theme shares some of the same colors, prominently placed icons and more. If you like the classic metro design, you can change up your color palette and your layout to more accurately reflect the traditional style of metro designs.
This theme offers plenty of short codes, strong social media connections and it’s one of the most powerful and popular themes that people still consider to be metro in its overall style.
Puzzles is a magazine and reviews theme that has a distinctive metro style to it. This is one of the most popular metro style templates ever created with over 1000 downloads in a really strong 4.6 rating on ThemeForest. There are five different premade homepages and six preset color schemes. You also get an online layout and color scheme editor, that gives you even more flexibility when creating your website.
The advanced reviews and ratings system makes it perfect for rating products, services, movies or films, music or TV shows, whatever you want. It’s great for blogs and forums thanks to body press support and it allows lots of flexibility for presenting a lot of content on your front page. Quite a number of websites are still using this theme and with great success, so if you’re looking for a flat, dynamic and clearly metro inspired theme, Puzzles is a really fantastic choice.
Flat metro is another example of what’s possible with a clean, classic metro design. Based on reserve foundation, this theme includes plenty of premade designs and styles that can get you a really great looking metro inspired website quickly. There’s a creative agency demo, a school demo, one for restaurants and another for medical facilities. I must warn you, this theme seems to have fallen out of favor among its users. The rating has plummeted like a stone but considering the fact that so few metro themes exist, I really have to include in this collection. So, buyer beware, this theme would not normally be recommended.
Stack is a metro design WordPress theme that is completely responsive, colorful and it allows a wide variety of presentation for a wide variety of content. With this theme, you can create amazing metro design layouts using a drag and drop page builder. Stack is completely fluid and responsive, it looks great on all devices and at all resolutions. There’s masonry grid layouts and infinite scrolling features, a fully built out portfolio and an optional WooCommerce shop to sell products.
So, if you’ve been bitten by the metro bug and you still want to craft unacceptable looking website, this theme is one of the only options you have left. It’s sort of a dying art form, but it’s one that I think remains interesting to a handful of people so perhaps a theme like this one can be useful to someone.
Metro is an aptly named theme that is inspired by Windows 8 and the metro design. It offers a stylish, minimal and colorful layout that packs a lot of information into a very small amount of real estate on your screen. You can mimic the distinctive metro design by showing various tiles with buttons, images, maps, tax and calorie sliders. It’s a really interesting way to highlight a portfolio or a small number of products if you want to set up an online shop. This theme comes with nine different colors based on the Windows 8 metro style. You can apply them all individually or through your blog. There’s a lot of functionality and a lot of flexibility that this theme provides and if you’re desperate for a metro style look for your website, it’s one of the best options left.
3clicks is a theme that doesn’t exactly have a classic metro design, but it does present sort of take on metro style. As metro designs have become less and less popular over the years, hybrids like 3clicks have appeared bringing some of the same colors and hints of the same design, without the same precise layouts that metro style generally presents. As such, this represents one of the best of these new generation of metro inspired WordPress themes.
This theme has full BB press integration, a powerful drag and drop page builder, full WooCommerce support and plenty of different skins to give your website a distinctive look. The powerful admin panel adds to the functionality of the site template and everything is completely optimized for speed so you’ll have a fast loading website that looks amazing on all devices because it’s completely responsive. If you want metro inspired theme that is a classic metro design, this is a really outstanding option that gives you some of that feel without being bogged down in minutia.
This theme is called next, it’s a really unique, Metro style WordPress theme that has an outstanding homepage to greet your visitors and a really fun layout that keeps things visual, fresh and easy to navigate. This splash page gives you complete freedom to highlight your most important content, or your most recent posts and pages.
Everything you see is completely adaptable, it’s up to you how much customization you want, the colors you choose to employ, the fonts, images and more. And everything you see is totally responsive and retina ready, you can use very high resolution images to provide an outstanding display for any content. This setup is sure to get the attention of your visitors.
This theme has been around for quite some time and while it has not been updated in a while, it still has a very respectable overall rating. I wouldn’t recommend this theme if you’re a beginner to WordPress, but if you want a bit of a throwback design that does a solid job of highlighting content with a metro style, it could be worth your time. However, support may be a bit more difficult to come by because this theme hasn’t been updated in over four years.