Avada Theme is now the most popular WordPress theme on ThemeForest marketplace after it hit 772k sales as of the day of posting this update. The numbers are likely to go up over time.
Most Popular WordPress Themes
Although Avada is the most popular theme in on ThemeForest marketplace, it is not the most popular in the world. Here is how it ranks compared to other themes that are not being sold on ThemeForest
- Astra Theme: 1.6 million installations (all time most poplar)
- Divi Theme: 806k Sales
- Avada Theme: 772K Sales.
The statistics are as of 16th January 2022.
We have decided to focus on Avada Theme because its number of sales are based on live sales from a third party. We could not verify if the number of sales and installs shared by Divi and Astra theme were made up or true.
Why Avada theme is so popular?
Astra is popular because of the following reasons
- It is regularly updated.
- Offers free theme updates for life
- It is multipurpose (can be used to design any type of website using the 80+ templates that it offers)
- It is SEO ready
- Mobile friendly
- Offers excellent support
- It has detailed documentation
- Compatible with some of the most popular wordpress plugins
- It is secure
- It has advanced theme customisation options
- It has its inbuilt page builders
The only disadvantage with Avada, Divi, and Astra themes is that they have way too many customization options and features which make things complicated for beginners. An alternative popular WordPress theme but with a simple design is Genesis Framework.