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9+ Best Retro/Vintage Style WordPress Themes of 2021

Retro never goes out of style and retro styled things have their appeal. People nowadays are drawn to all things retro and wish to bring back the glory of the bygone era into their websites. Retro theme is perfect for you if you deal with vintage designs or you wish to use it for your portfolio or blog.

You don’t need to worry if you want to have a vintage appeal to your website. Due to the popularity of such themes and web developers have designed some of the coolest Retro styles WordPress theme. Here’s a list of 9 Best Retro WordPress themes with all powerful modern features to help you create your website.

Hipster- Retro Responsive WordPress Theme

Hipster Theme

Hipster by BeanTown Themes is a responsive retro-style theme that will work for both personal, as well as business websites. Hipster is available for $39, and it is integrated with Wow Slider and Revolution Slider worth $15. Hipster is a top-notch theme with a great design that will make your website look great on all devices. The theme comes with 30 background patterns to choose from, 2-page layout styles, responsive fancy box, social media integration, full screen and background rotating images and much more. The theme has some cool features and also supports WooCommerce.

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The Artist

The Artist Theme

The Artist by GoodLayers is a clean, responsive portfolio WordPress theme available for $49. The Artist is an excellent theme with a powerful admin panel, page builder that lets you create the website you desire with unlimited customization options. The theme is search engine optimized as well to get to organic traffic. The Artist is a responsive theme, this means your website will look great on all screens be it a desktop or a tablet. Other features include drag and drop page builder, built-in shortcodes, four blog styles, unlimited color, Google Fonts, social media integration and much more.

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Nostalgia Portfolio WordPress Theme

Nostalgia is a beautiful retro style premium WordPress theme by QuanticaLabs and is available for $49. Nostalgia is a minimalistic theme, perfect for blogs, portfolio or business websites alike. The theme has a retro background that looks great with the modern minimalist content. The theme is powered by jQuery, and it is very easy to customize to get the desired look of your website. The theme also comes with detailed documentation to help you easily understand all the features. Other features include fullscreen slideshow, 6 predefined page icons, built-in lightbox, single post page with categories, Google Map integration and much more.

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VintWood – Responsive Vintage WordPress Theme


VintWood is a stunning vintage style WordPress theme available for $59. It is an elegant theme with beautiful designs and powerful features of power any website right from portfolio to business websites. The vintage theme has a responsive layout that looks great on a tablet, smartphone and desktop. VintWood is a minimalist theme with beautiful typography and plenty of theme options to choose from and tweak accordingly. Other theme features include Shortcodes, Google Fonts, Filterable Portfolio, Flickr Widget, Multiple Sidebars, Translation Ready and much more.

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Retro- Premium Vintage WordPress Theme

Retro Vintage WordPress Theme

Retro by Olegnax is one of the best premium vintage WordPress themes available; the services are available at a price of $59. The theme is packed with beautiful vintage design and tons of features that include Powerful admin panel, Revolution Slider, 5 Predefined Skins, Integrated Shortcodes, Contact Form Builder, Social Integration, Google Fonts and much more. The theme is also integrated with WooCommerce so you can also setup up your online store with a vintage appeal.

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Retro Portfolio

Retro Portfolio Theme

Retro Portfolio by Opendept is a one-page premium vintage WordPress theme available at $39. Retro Portfolio is a retina ready, fully responsive theme with a retro look. Retro Portfolio is best suited for a portfolio website; the theme comes with a portfolio gallery and a responsive slider to showcase your products or services. After the update(v.4), the developers have included some neat features and made it more lightweight. The theme offers complete customization of the homepage, you can quickly add, remove or even rearrange sections to create a stunning website.

Extinct- Retro Vintage Portfolio WordPress Theme

Extinct Creative WordPress Theme

Extinct is a clean retro style portfolio WordPress theme developed by LiveMesh and is available for $49. Extinct is the perfect theme for a creative agency or similar businesses who want a website with a vintage appeal. The theme has a powerful admin panel with more than 200 options for customization. Extinct is a responsive and retina ready theme, this means your website will look perfect even if you’re browsing on a tablet or a Smartphone. Additionally, there are many other features such as Revolution Slider, tons of shortcodes, WPML Compatible, Demo Site Replication, Multiple Custom Post types and much more.


Tensor Theme

Tensor is a retro styled WordPress theme developed by GuRoN and is available for $44 at Themeforest. Tensor is a powerful theme with some cool features such as responsive layout, well documented and more. It has a minimalistic and clean design, perfect for personal as well as professional websites. Tensor’s layout is coded with valid HTML 5, CSS3 & jQuery. Tensor theme has a flexible layout that scales from 320px to 1170px width. Other features include three portfolio pages, two image slider, widget friendly, Flickr gallery, filtered portfolio and much more.

Fox- Retro Blog Theme

Fox WordPress Theme

Fox by Ansimuz is a retro style WordPress theme perfect for personal blogs and portfolios, available for $49. Fox is for creative people who wish to display their work in style with the portfolio option, and you can also connect to Dribbble to showcase your latest work. Fox theme is coded in valid HTML 5 & CSS3, it has a responsive layout and clean retro style design. The theme has nivo slider plugin worth $19 integrated with it. You can easily change the background color or display your videos on work projects. Other Theme features include four built-in widgets, shortcodes, custom options panel, social media integration and much more.

Final Word

These are few of the best premium retro WordPress themes that will bring vintage appeal to your website. Let us know your reviews in comments if you have used any of these themes or are using them.




*last updated 01/05/2021

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