10 Best Sporty WordPress Themes

With the World Cup just finishing and a whole summer of exciting sporting events ahead, it’s only natural that bloggers and sports hosting sites everywhere are looking to sport up their themes a little. If you fall into one of the latter categories, take a look at any one of the following themes for some inspiration.


Resporstive by name, responsive by nature – this one’s great for those who use social media to promote their posts as it’s got clear links to its Twitter feeds, Facebook posts and more down the side. If you’re regularly sharing news stories too, the layout gives the reader a first paragraph snippet of each, which is a highly effective way of engaging readers and is widely used by other sports sites such as Sports Interaction. Price: $35

Sports Team Theme

Whether you run a fully fledged club or just a little league, the Sports Team Theme is perfect for informing fans about your club’s activities. Team colors and logos can be implemented through the site’s easy-to-use plug ins, and there are a number of sports related backgrounds and quirky fonts to make it stand out. Price: $40


Largely touted as one of the best sporty WordPress themes, the Gameday theme has been cited by users as the best theme for user friendliness, design and support. Its advanced features include scoreboard integration, a drag-and-drop homepage and a slider for each category page. Price: $40



Sportsline was designed specifically for this year’s World Cup, but it’s got a lot more to offer than just soccer. Powered by Bootstrap 3, the design can work for any kind of sports blogger and is also optimised for SEO, with Google Adsense integrated. Price: $40


Perfect for those who need to generate a little revenue from ads, the advanced Sportsmag theme can aid your site’s exposure and maximize its earning potential. With nine ad placement areas, the site also supports WordPress most popular SEO plugins. Price: $59


Inspired by popular newspapers and magazines, the Sportsgazette theme goes back to the old school and looks beautiful. Its versatile design is perfect for a number of news layouts. With eleven ad placement areas and SEO plug-ins, it’s also easy to promote your site. Price: $49


For an elegant site, you can’t do better than Sportpress. This theme uses a jQuery script to add a ‘lightbox’ effect to all pictures and videos, so it’s great if your website’s not too text heavy. There’s also an abundance of design options, so you’ll be spoilt for choice with this super functional theme. Price: $75


This one’s perfect for fans who can’t get enough in the run up to their favorite games. The theme has a unique countdown feature to those all important sporting events, along with almost limitless color combinations. Price: $45


For those who like to post more text-heavy, magazine-esque pages, Hercules is ideal and offers a number of design options. Users can pick a fixed or scrolling image to go across the top and have access to a wide number of color palettes, all of which are fully smartphone optimized. Price: $49

Global Sports


The most wallet-friendly of all our choices, Global Sports is perfect for sports bloggers, thanks to its easy to use drag and drop interface, which supports many WordPress theme features. Cross browser compatible, it supports thumbnails, menus, nested comments, Gravatars, Google Analytics and Feedburner. Price: $39