Parallax Pro is the very first Genesis child theme that supports parallax scrolling. Just like most StudioPress releases, Parallax Pro is a true work of art.
Built on the rock-solid Genesis framework, any website that runs Parallax Pro is in good hands with optimized code that gets better search engine rankings and lightning-fast page load speeds. The theme comes in five different pre-made color styles — blue, green, orange, pink and red (view each in the preview) — all of which have the trademark StudioPress emphasis on big and bold typography.
Parallax Pro features multiple page layouts and 5 pre-made page types, plus plenty of under-the-hood functionality. With a price tag just shy of three figures, though, the responsive theme is a sizeable investment, but you certainly get what you pay for.
Parallax is a stunning single page theme with a beautiful design, lovely animations and a whole lot of features.
The theme comes with an elegant scrolling effect, multiple custom post types, a custom header for each page you create and more. Layouts are easy to customize with the custom columns shortcode. You can also create dividers, quotes, Google Maps, sliders, boxes and buttons with the shortcodes. An infinite scroll option allows you to load an infinite number of posts in your blog feed. Parallax features an expandable portfolio, and you can even showcase multiple images per portfolio item.
Themify’s drag ‘n’ drop builder makes building your home page a breeze with Parallax. 6 custom widgets are available to display your Twitter feed, Flickr photo stream, featured posts, recent comments, list pages and categories. Over 600 Google Fonts and custom social icons are integrated with the theme. Like ThemeTrust, Themify is also running a buy-1-get-1-free promotion for all their themes, so snag Parallax now!
Port is a sleek and stylish parallax-enabled theme with a beautiful minimal look.
Port has quirky navigation — the menu only displays when you click the menu icon on the top right corner of the screen. When you do that, the menu slides out from the right. Besides an unlimited number of menu items, you can also include any number of widgets just beneath the menu items.
ThemeTrust packages Port with several custom widgets, a filterable portfolio and an advanced theme options panel. Buttons, testimonials and columns are just a few functions produced by Port’s many shortcodes. Hundreds of Google Fonts come integrated with the theme.
Port also flaunts 3 pre-made page templates, video support, and more. With the buy-1-get-1-free deal thrown in by ThemeTrust, you can’t go wrong with Port.
Zoo is an incredible parallax theme with a handsome, unique look.
Zoo comes in two different versions — standard and minimal, both of which can be viewed in the demo. The standard demo’s home page header is a thing of beauty and the parallax effect is mind-numbingly cool. Within each home page section, you can use tabs to display different post types. Don’t think that parallax is the only animation Zoo comes with, because the theme has a built-in animation generator that lets you use virtually any animation you can think of for each section.
Progress bars, a full-screen expandable & filterable portfolio, an unbranded theme options panel and much more feature in the responsive, retina-ready theme. Zoo really goes overboard with typography as well, with over 1,000 Google Fonts integrated. The developers consistently update it with new features as well.
Zerif Pro markets itself as a “stunning, responsive One Page WordPress theme excellent for Creative Agencies.” But does that claim stand up to scrutiny?
First impressions would suggest that Zerif Pro’s boasts are not entirely unfounded. While I might not go so far as to call it “stunning”, this theme is certainly attractive; characterized by flat styling, bold colors and unassuming fonts. Each section of the homepage has clearly been carefully thought out, and they all blend together nicely. One could certainly see a creative agency making this theme part of their home on the web.
Aesthetics aside, this theme benefits from a number of functional features, including an excellent theme options panel, WooCommerce compatibility, contact form integration and a number of custom widgets. Zerif Pro is definitely a shortlist contender.
Eight Degree is a stunning parallax theme with beautiful typography and a memorable design.
Big, bold header typography and slim, complementary paragraph typography come together in a symphony of white space. The parallax slider is quite unique — the background image of each slide does not move, but the slide text does. Also built-in are a testimonial slider, a clients slider, and Flex Slider. A ton of animations keep the scrolling interesting.
3 navigation styles, 9 page heading styles, 48 font icons, and 99 Google Fonts are four notable numbers of this theme. The portfolio included is both filterable and expandable, making Eight Degree a perfect fit for photographers, freelancers, and corporate businesses alike.
Altitude Pro is a highly polished parallax theme that produces stunning websites straight out of the box. All you have to do is supply the background images, or simply use the demo offering.
The theme is offered at the higher end of the scale, costing $99.95 for the theme and framework. However, the cost is justifiable when you note the finer details. These include elegant typography, subtle animations and dimming background images, which help to guide the eye to the next section.
Altitude Pro is a Modern Genesis 2.0 child theme, which means it comes with HTML5 markup, mobile responsiveness, a high security specification and support from StudioPress. This is alongside the usual personalization options you’d expect from a premium theme, such as color styles, custom backgrounds, theme customizer functionality and theme options.
While it may be a pricier option, Altitude Pro is perfect if you are looking for a theme that will really “wow” visitors with very little effort required.
Make is the perfect corporate theme with a full, responsive design built on the Bootstrap framework.
Over 20 shortcodes are included in Make’s shortcode generator that do everything from call-out boxes to diagrams to slogans to pricing tables. The theme comes with two sliders: Revolution Slider (normally $15) and Layer Slider (also normally $15). You get 400+ Font Awesome icons free and a choice of over 700 Google Fonts.
An Ajax-powered filterable and expandable portfolio and a stylized contact form are included. Easily customized, Make is a parallax theme definitely worth a second look.
Vertex is a sleek, minimal theme from Elegant Themes.
Through several pre-made skins and Elegant Themes’ own intuitive ePanel, Vertex is easily customized. You also get 8 page templates: default, blog, contact, full width, gallery, login, search, and sitemap. Images and portfolio items are lazy load, allowing any Vertex-manned website to score high with a speed page load time. The portfolio, however, is neither expandable nor filterable.
Elegant Themes has a unique slider: the image, text, and call-to-action button load one after the other, resulting in an intriguing experience for front end users. Another cool feature: the testimonials section. Users can hover over a client’s photo to see an elegantly formatted testimonial in a blockquote. Numerous shortcodes take care of content boxes, different types of buttons, toggles, tabs, social sharing icons and more.
With Elegant Themes, you pay $69 for access to their entire library of 87 themes, which works out to less than a dollar per theme! If you’re a parallax designer on a budget, you definitely want to check Vertex out.
Baylie is another sleek parallax-enabled WordPress theme from ThemeTrust, with much the same features as Port.
You get a responsive layout, numerous shortcodes, several custom widgets, easy translations through WPML, and more. Integrated Google Fonts, lifetime support, and a filterable portfolio also feature.
With surprisingly beautiful typography, Baylie creates beautiful imagery established through big and bold pictures that take up most of the full width theme’s pixels. The buy-1-get-1-fee promotion also applies to this theme.
Pheno is creative one page theme with several unique traits.
For one, you get two pre-made skins viewable in the demo – the first with a portfolio header and another with an image header. Both are equally stunning. Pheno has a smooth parallax scrolling effect, and several animation rollover effects to keep your front end users engaged. Images and each post types can slide in as visitors scroll down the page. Counters are displayed with a quirky pictograph that fills in as the user continues scrolling.
The backgrounds of each separate section can even be alternated. Pheno has an incredible amount of shortcodes, one of the most impressive being the ability to create animated charts. You also get rotating testimonials, a company timeline, a filterable portfolio, mailing list opt-in boxes, custom social icons, Ajax-loaded blog posts, a jQuery contact form and more with shortcodes. The theme is also incredibly fast. Pheno’s exclusive Content Designer makes creating a page ever so simple. It’s an excellent choice at a very affordable price tag.
Ego is a sleek parallax single pager that has a lot to be proud of.
Featuring an easily customizable slider (Flex Slider is also included), an expandable portfolio with a nifty animation effect and numerous (to the tune of 200) styling options, Ego is a great theme. 5 predefined skins are included: dark, light, minimal, variated and variated 2. It also has its very own Ajax-powered contact form with auto-validation. You get lightboxes, custom social icons, custom widgets and tons more with Ego.
Story is a fashionable WordPress theme that looks great on any portfolio or corporate website.
Story comes with a truly versatile design that fits so many different looks — freelancer, corporate, or even a standard blog (with a few customizations). It experiments with a wide range of coloration and the scrolling features multiple animation effects.
The responsive theme comes with a fullscreen slider, an advanced gallery, and styling for WooCommerce. Four different types of demos can be imported with a single click. Story comes with its own little content creator that allows you to easily craft multiple types of content in a post/page with a visual builder.
Scroller is an advanced single page theme with a minimal design and loads of features.
Scroller comes in two unique layouts, both equally stunning. It has a smooth scroll with a neat parallax effect combined with numerous rollover effects for each page type. Besides that, you get 57 fonts built-in, color pickers to build custom skins, a responsive layout, 7 custom post types and many pre-defined templates for your portfolio and home page. You get custom widgets that do things like 300px and 125px ads, recent comments, Twitter feeds and more.
Z-1 Minimal is an elegant single page parallax theme with lots of customization options.
The theme’s typography fits perfectly with the minimal style of design. 3 home page header options — video, slider, and static image — allow you to style the design as you see fit. 500+ Google Fonts and 400+ Font Awesome icons are available for use along with 5 post formats and 6 different icon and image boxes to display services.
The portfolio is both filterable and expandable. Two buttons — one that expands the portfolio item and one that takes you to another URL — are displayed when you roll your mouse over a portfolio item. A visual shortcode editor is built into the theme. The only real deficit in Z-1 minimal is perhaps the speed at which the text slides when you scroll down the page — the animations are a bit late at times.
Swag has swag. There’s just no other way to put it.
8 different header styles (preview them in the demo), 4 sliders (Revolution 3.0, Camera, Background, and BxSlider) and custom widgets for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds feature in Swag. You also get 3 blog layouts, retina-ready Font-Face icons and even custom layouts for WooCommerce if you plan to integrate it.
Besides that, Swag comes with rotating testimonials, pricing tables, a filterable portfolio and an array of functions courtesy the shortcode editor. The theme also has over 200 background patterns, Google Fonts, a stylized contact form and (of course) tons of swag.
Surreal truly is a unique theme “with a surreal twist.”
This one page parallax theme has beautiful scrolling, rollover, and slider transition effects. The bold imagery, the straightforward typography and the complementary colors all contribute to the stunning design.
It’s got looks and speed too (the standard for all PixelEntity themes),with lazy loaded images and minified CSS. You get a filterable & expandable portfolio with lightbox previews, an Ajax contact form, a brandable theme options panel and more.
Montreal is a modern WordPress theme with creative effects, stunning typography, and abundant white space.
Featured on CSS Awards, Montreal has a number of neat rollover animations; the “team” section, for example. When a user hovers his mouse over the the team member’s picture, the image grays out to reveal hyperlinks to the member’s social profiles.
You also get filterable portfolios (6 different predefined layouts included), self-hosted video, diverse shortcodes, PrettyPhoto integration and Flex Slider.
Szia is an elegant single page parallax portfolio theme with multiple animations and unique design characteristics.
Szia comes with a built-in loader set in the middle of the screen as the demo loads (which unfortunately, seems to take quite some time). The slider is innovatively designed, with alternating shadows and light to highlight the slider text and call to action button. The “team members” section comes with social profile icons for each team member. The services page is quite unique — not only do you get a neat spinning animation effect when you hover your mouse over a “services” icon, but the title text of each service is positioned diagonally.
The portfolio is not filterable or expandable. A contact form, multiple shortcodes, a timeline, and other features are built into Szia.
Jkreativ is a nifty parallax theme with a creative design and superb animation effects.
Jkreativ’s parallax scrolling is really something else — the scrolling is fluid and smooth as the images and background slowly slide by. The theme takes advantage of a minimalistic layout that relies on a solid amount of white space.
The theme has a good amount of functionality as well. It boasts several portfolio layout options, WooCommerce stylization, Slider Revolution, and the 360 degree image slider. 3 types of page loaders also help to keep your visitors engaged.
Mercurial is a beautiful parallax-enabled theme with great typography.
The demo has a unique effect that displays a counter that shows you what percentage of the theme has loaded — while it loads, the background is solid white.
Mercurial’s scrolling is incredibly fluid — the backgrounds just float by. On your “team” page each team member gets custom social icons. Back end users get lots of theme options, 17 shortcodes, a filterable & expandable portfolio and a stylized contact form.
It’s a great theme with an eye-catching design.
TRINITY is an elegant parallax theme with nifty capabilities built on Bootstrap 3.
When you view the demo, the first thing you notice is that there are 10 different previews for you to examine, which just goes to show how much time has been invested into the theme. The second thing you see is the page loader, which is a lot like the new YouTube loading bar that appears on the top of the page. The design is just about flawless with ample white space, slim typography, and 50+ scrolling animations.
7 home page layouts are built into TRINITY. Visual Composer and multiple fullscreen image sliders are available for use. The filterable, expandable portfolio is ably supported by solid code. Multiple videos and in-depth documentation help you to kick-off configuration of the theme.
Ness is a wonderfully minimal retina-ready parallax theme with a very distinctive design.
Unlike traditional single page themes, Ness has many unique things about it. One of them is the fact that the navigation only displays once you click on the sticky menu icon, and that too only on the side of the theme, off-canvas. The images are quite large, and very little text is incorporated into the demo.
Even so, if you’re looking for a memorable appearance, Ness is the way to go. It also comes with advertising options, 5 post types, author boxes, custom social media icons, and more.
Morpheus is a smooth parallax theme with lightweight functionality.
The theme carries a very appropriate name. Indeed, thanks to the neat parallax scrolling effects, different sections of the home page seem to morph into each other as you go down the page. The design relies on big, dark typography and isn’t afraid of using bold images.
On the features side, Morpheus is quite slim. It has a few shortcodes and 5 content demos built in, along with Flex Slider and Layer Slider. A contact form, Font Awesome, and social media integration are also included.
Flatty 7 is a solid, structured portfolio theme.
Flatty 7 features a whole lot: you get a nifty preloader that displays your logo and a progress bar while your website loads, Google Fonts integration, demo content and a filterable & expandable portfolio.
The flat, iOS 7 styled design comes with countless shortcodes, including progress bars, pricing tables, Google Maps display, a stylized contact form and several others. You also get a neat image slider that doubles as a portfolio.
Passage is a multi-purpose parallax theme that’s almost too good for words.
It’s hard to describe all the animation effects you get. Unique progress bars, portfolio and gallery images that slide into view as a user scrolls (a feature that can be toggled on and off), interactive charts, animated service sections, etc. all figure in the theme options. The advanced admin panel is simple to navigate. Plus, you get the $15 Revolution Slider free of charge. Two different navigational menu styles, modular shortcodes, search engine optimized code and even a dummy child theme are all included.
In short, Passage gets you a whole lot of bang for $45 bucks.
Parasponsive is a WordPress theme with a singular look largely due to its slanted page borders.
The one pager comes in four predefined templates: multicolor, one-color, sky and developer. Each looks exquisite. This popular theme features optimized code for faster page load speeds, custom options for WooCommerce integration, an Ajax-powered blog feed and regular updates packaged with new functions.
It comes with the $15 Parallax Layer Slider free of charge. 640+ Google Fonts, Font Awesome icons and an array of shortcodes have been included. The advanced theme options panel is newbie friendly. Parasponsive is definitely worth a second look.
This theme has accrued a huge number of positive ratings by happy customers, so one would expect it to be a cut above the rest within this collection. And while taste is ultimately subjective, most people will struggle to say negative things about Jarvis.
In terms of design, Jarvis looks fantastic. It offers more than a dozen homepage design variations, so what you see above does not get close to demonstrating its versatility.
In terms of features, Jarvis has been around long enough to build up an impressive depth of functionality. Beyond all the usual things you would expect, Jarvis is WPML ready and WPMU ready, offers child theme and right-to-left support, and much more. Chances are that you will struggle to find a need that Jarvis can’t address.
In short, your search for the right theme may have ended.
Alma is an attractive WordPress theme with a very spacious design.
Like most of its rivals in the parallax theme niche, Alma’s design comes with a whole lot of empty space in it. The typography complements this perfectly, with alternating sizes and an upright sans serif font.
5 font icon families, Slider Revolution, and Visual Composer are included, saving you a decent sum of money. You also get translation ready files, search engine optimized code, and over 600 typography fonts, thanks to Google.
907 Parallax is an interesting parallax theme with lots of options.
You get 7 different header styles (preview them in the demo). Drag ‘n’ drop galleries are filterable and expandable. You can create an unlimited amount of sidebars and easily insert one into any of your one pager’s sections. Cute 3D, Isotype and Revolution Slider are all included free of cost.
With over 6,500 purchases, 907 is quite popular on ThemeForest and well worth further investigation.
SwagMoment is the perfect team for any creative.
SwagMoment comes with two skins: rounded and square. You’ll fall in love with the typography at first sight; few can resist the sans serif Montserrat. A filterable and expandable portfolio, an easily navigated home page builder and search engine optimized code all feature in this theme. You also get over 640 Google Fonts, custom social sharing buttons, numerous shortcodes and an Ajax contact form.
Willow is a stylish fullscreen parallax theme that comes with a full suite of animations and very capable functionality.
The parallax effect in the fluid scrolling motions is impeccable, as is the complementing typography. Over 60 different built-in animations give the theme a great variety of ways for content to slide into view as you scroll down the page.
An impressive set of shortcodes and other extended features govern the advanced theme options panel. You can save $25 as Visual Composer is included in the purchase package, and 3 preset portfolio templates help you to showcase your work with style. Over 450+ icons, 5 custom widgets, and XML demo content are available for use.
Status is a exquisite modern WordPress theme with a responsive layout and elegant typography.
The theme options panel allows you to easily build your home page and the developer throws in a few instructional images for good measure. A font selector with 52 fonts built-in allows you to customize your typography. Several custom posts are predefined. The theme offers support for video and includes Flex Slider free.
You also get 12 custom widgets, including one that allows you to easily create and display banner ads on your site.
Eleven is a wonderful theme with a unique look and creative effects.
The responsive design includes elegant typography (albeit a bit on the small side). Portfolios are filterable and expandable. Demo content is packaged with Eleven and the theme options panel is a breeze to setup. Font Awesome 3.0 and Google Fonts have been integrated with the theme. Several shortcodes do everything from progress bars to pricing tables to colored content boxes. A predefined contact page with Google Maps and a stylized contact form is included.
Furthermore, you can even export/import your customized skins. With all that, you’ll probably want to take a closer look at Eleven.
Stardust is a creative WordPress theme with a sweet parallax effect and neat features.
Stardust comes with an impressive array of shortcodes that do counters, progress bars, galleries, grids, and more. The demo itself allows you to preview 11 different home page layouts. 4 fluid Ajax animation effects take care of page transitions and can be toggled on and off. The parallax effect is stunning and smooth scrolling can also be turned off and on. 2 different navigational menu styles are included.
The theme options panel is simple to learn and Stardust is translation-ready.
Slide One is a unique parallax theme with its navigational menu on the left side of the screen in the sidebar.
Additionally, Slide One has a very narrow content area. That isn’t necessary a bad feature, though. Due to the narrow content area, the full-screen background images seem to be all the more larger, which makes for a remarkable parallax effect. Abundant white space separates each design element.
The unique page builder is a pleasure to work with; everything is drag ‘n’ drop. 6 footer layouts, 350+ fonts, 15 predefined background textures and 4 thumbnail options for post types are available. You also get 3 image sliders: Nivo, Anything, and Flex. The theme developer also includes a comprehensive home page setup video, so it’s easy to kick things off with Slide One.
Vizard is an exquisite WordPress theme with bold images and an incredibly sharp design.
The parallax scrolling effect is very unique — you can even enable parallax scrolling not just for background images, but also on your footer (see it in the preview).
Vizard is an ambassador of new features, including in-page scroll navigation, transferable page layouts and a shortcode generator with a live preview.
The retina-ready theme comes with comprehensive options including an advanced drag ‘n’ drop page builder. You get the premium $15 Layer Slider packaged with Vizard free of charge. The WordPress live theme customizer is completely revamped; typography, background images and more can be changed.
Just One is a phenomenal one pager with sleek animations, several layouts, and numerous other nifty features.
Just One comes with Revolution, Layer, and WooSlider ($80 value combined) all free of charge. You get multiple rollover effects for your “services” section, progress bars that fill in as the user scrolls down and rotating testimonials. In your “team” page, each member’s image can be linked to an external page.
You can choose from 3 predefined skins, 3 header layouts, thousands of retina-ready icons and more. In the filterable & expandable portfolio, you can custom-set the dimensions for each featured thumbnail. 10 post formats are included: standard, aside, gallery, link, image, quote, video, audio, chat, and status.
Lana is responsive parallax theme with an attractive design.
Built on the Bootstrap framework, Lana allows you to insert icons for each of your menu links. Google Fonts and Font Awesome 4.0.3 have been integrated with the theme, along with a responsive lightbox, a color picker and several custom widgets. You can also create megamenus five levels deep.
Big Junior comes with an astonishing array of layouts and beautiful scrolling effects.
It features several unique functions including a rotating page that allows you to feature different post types. The slider is one that will definitely catch users’ attention; each element (the image, header, and description) slides in fluidly. Icons for each different section slide in as the user continues scrolling.
7 custom widgets (including rotating testimonials) feature in Big Junior. You get a whopping twelve predefined slideshows, 459 icons, 30+ shortcodes and 620+ Google Fonts.
Axioma is a neat parallax theme.
The Amazing Layer Slider is included free of charge in the theme package. You also get a comprehensive new layout constructor that’s very visual and easy to use. The advanced admin panel offers unlimited customization ability with over 35 shortcodes. Google Fonts and Font Awesome are built-in along with 1-click demo content import.
Axioma comes with a unique contact form, masonry portfolios, SEO options and five custom post types. 10 custom widgets are included: contact form, contact info, Facebook like box, Flickr feed, Google Maps, Twitter feed, recent posts, recent projects, social profiles and testimonials.
Nonus is a sleek parallax theme with great customization options.
In the demo, you have the option to preview any of the theme’s 8 pre-defined skins. You get an expandable portfolio and three sliders: Revolution, Nivo, and Flex. Both Google Fonts and Font Awesome have been integrated and you also get a whopping 55 custom shortcodes.
Each of your team members slide into view as the user scrolls, as does each post from the blog feed. Lots of custom widgets, 1-click demo import and 6 PSDs come included in the package.
Built on the Smooth Themes framework, TheOne is a fluid, structured template with a gorgeous design.
Pages are easy to create with the drag ‘n’ drop builder. Layer Slider is included free of charge. A fonts selector with a live preview makes typography a breeze to customize. You get custom widgets, many shortcodes, a filterable portfolio and several post types.
All in all, TheOne is a great finish to our giant list of 30 parallax themes for WordPress.