Powered by WordPress: 10 Themes and Plugins for Turnkey Online Business

By on September 1, 2009

WordPress is a fantastic content management system that has been adopted by the masses. With huge demand and community support, many web designers are taking advantage of the open-source software to create innovative product themes that go beyond just looking great.

These 10 WordPress themes and plugins could each be used to launch your own online business or breathe new life into your existing website.

1. YellowPress

yellow-pressThis premium quality theme features custom plugins which transform your WordPress website into a yellow pages style directory. Accept payments automatically through PayPal and have your members sign-up and create their own listings. A ThemeForest exclusive.

2. WPAuctions

wp-auctionsThis is a plugin that you can incorporate into any WordPress Theme. A sleek user interface and powerful auction administration make this a great plugin for managing your own private live auctions.

3. WPClassified

wp-classifiedCreated by the same developer as YellowPress. WPClassified has further features for managing classified style listings directory through WordPress. Potentially generate good revenue from user listings. A ThemeForest exclusive.

4. WordPress Affiliate Theme

affiliate-themeDeveloped by the Unique Blog Designs team, leaders in WordPress design and development, Affiliate Theme overhauls your WordPress admin and allows you to quickly customize and develop beautiful mini-sites, landing pages and blogs without touching any code!

5. Flexibility

flexsqueezeThis advanced theme is similar in concept to Affiliate Theme, allowing you to create an unlimited number of landing pages and squeeze pages for your products or affiliate offers.  Advanced backend features give you the ability to customize and build great landing pages.

6. WordPress Shopping Cart

marketMarket Theme adds excellent shopping cart and product management features to your WordPress dashboard. Using custom fields you can transform blog posts into product features.

7. wpShop Reloaded

wp-shopAnother WordPress shopping cart plugin featuring a light and dark style.  Advanced features for publishing, managing and making product sales through WordPress. A ThemeForest exclusive.

8. WordPress Wiki Theme

wordpress-wikiA beautiful theme that comes in 6 vibrant color variations and features some innovative details for developing a user-friendly Wiki or FAQ website. Unique sidebar features and a clean layout with great whitespace.  Wiki Theme is a ThemeForest exclusive.

9. ReviewAZON

reviewazonThis plugin can incorporate Amazon customer reviews into your blog posts. Earn more affiliate commissions from Amazon when you write about any product your readers can view relevant reviews from actual customers.

10. OIO-Publisher

oio-publisherThe premier WordPress plugin for managing advertisements, affiliate offers and sponsored content on your blog. You keep 100% of advertising profit and set it on auto-pilot!

I hope you enjoyed the list! I would love to hear your comments and would appreciate it if you would share this post with fellow WordPress fans.


About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.
  • boris3rd

    Lovely post; WordPress is the best for site development, I use it for all the sites I code.

  • mantle clock

    The reviewAZON theme looks great for an affiliate site I am doing. I'm glad I found this list!

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    This is a great list of WordPress resources. Kudos on a well written post.

  • scott160592

    thanks for that was looking for a good wordpress theme they look so professional

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    WordPress is WONDERFUL. each time it bows my mind with something special.
    Thanks Mark for this list

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    Who doesn't love WordPress?

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    I used one of these sites, #3 and it was indeed hacked, if you have one of these themes running on your site you should switch immediately.

  • webdevelopment

    Wow… Awesome collection. These 10 Themes are very beautiful.


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    Great themes. #6 is my favorite of all.

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    Good looking themes, thanks for sharing!

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    I was thinking of giving up trying to sell anything using WordPress and try XSitePro or something similar, but you appear to have the solutions in your themes. I'll also pass it on to a few contacts who are likely to be interested.

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    This is among few really useful post I 've read. Thank you.

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    wp affiliate theme just what I was looking for, many thanks. p.s. is super easy to get up and running, good recommendation.

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    i love wordpress :) thanks for themes…

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    The site’s you mentioned that were “Hacked”, were probably just giving off false positives. Alot of websites do it – especially when you have ads. I love Themeforest’s themes, by the way. They’re quite outstanding.

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    You have a great list of themes.

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    I didn’t knew plugins like that ever existed. wordpress is great.thx a lot

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    The ReviewAzon theme is pretty cool, but darn expensive. Why wouldn’t these people make a free version for a reasonable share of the commission?

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    Excellent, I like WordPress.

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    OIOPublisher is nice, but seemed pretty “heavy”

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    That plug-in really nice. Thanks for sharing the info.

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    Thank you for this useful list
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    Hi Mark, Great post! I did not know that there are so many wordpress themes that can be used to launch an online business! On a sidenote, have you considered using Atomic Blogging Themes by Alvin Phang which are really solid wordpress themes catered for building multiple streams of income on the internet? I have read some really good reviews on it. Gee.. would love to hear your comments on it.

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