There are tons of WordPress Themes out there but how do you choose a WordPress Themes that work best for your WordPress Multisite. With hundreds or maybe thousands of users in your network enable WordPress site, you probably want to give the best user experience for your current and new users. Themes is one of main attraction for users, they will love if a network WordPress sites had a theme that they can customize layout, colors, fonts and styles.

For a WordPress Theme to work best in Multisite, here’s a couple of must-have conditions:

  1. Custom Header Support
    Enable users to change their website header images
  2. Custom Background Support
    Enable users to change their website background color and image
  3. Custom Menu Support
    Enable users to change and arrange their website pages link in navigation
  4. Widgets Support
    Enable users to re-arrange and customize their site element like recent posts, recent comments and popular posts etc
    FYI, above list are already standard must-have for a WordPress Theme
  5. Layout Options
    Enable users to change their layout like 1 column to 2 columns or 2 columns to 3 columns etc
  6. Color Options
    Enable users to change their website element colors. This can be either already preset schemes choices or unlimited colors choice.
  7. Fonts Options
    Enable users to change their website text fonts and headline fonts. Give users the ability to use Google Web Fonts to customize their website appearence.
    Learn how to use google web fonts in wordpress theme
  8. CSS Insert Options
    Allow users to insert their own custom css or code in theme options.

Best Example of WordPress Themes for Multisite

mesocolumn-wp-themeMesocolumn
Mesocolumn is a Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 WordPress Theme that support BuddyPress, BBPress, WooCommerce and Jigoshop and comes with Unlimited Color Choice on Menu for category and pages, Background, Layout, Footer, Sidebar and Design packed 600+ Google Webfonts Selection.
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options

attitude-wp-themeAttitude
Attitude is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
atahualpa-wp-themeAtahualpa
Atahualpa is a very customizable and browser-safe (incl. IE6) theme: Choose between fixed or flexible width layout, with min/max width
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
annotum-base-wp-themeAnnotum Base
An open-source, open-process, open-access scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress, built on the Carringon Theme framework
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
custom-community-wp-themeCustom Community
Standout with a professional custom made WordPress theme designed by you. Responsive with just 1 click. Ready for your next blog
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
responsive-wp-themeResponsive
Responsive Theme is a flexible foundation with fluid grid system that adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop or any other viewing environment.
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
montezuma-wp-themeMontezuma
Montezuma is a responsive, customizable and search engine optimized HTML5 / CSS3 theme. Choose between responsive, flexible and static layouts.
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
mystique-wp-themeMystique
Feature-packed theme with a solid design, built-in widgets and a intuitive theme settings interface. Version 3.0 built around the Atom Framework.
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options
pagelines-wp-themePagelines
A responsive drag-and-drop platform for professional websites based on HTML5 and CSS3.
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  • custom header
  • custom background
  • custom menu
  • widget
  • layout options
  • color options
  • fonts options
  • css insert options

Common Practice to Prepared Your Themes for Multisite

There you go, a list of example WordPress Themes for Multisite. If you’re coding your WordPress Theme for multisite, be sure to follow the above 8 must-have conditions. Other optional condition would be adding the options for users to upload logo and favorite icon, change footer text and credits, advertisement or banner options and maybe a ‘privacy’ options to let users show their blog for logged in user only because in multisite, user will not be able to upload their own ‘privacy’ plugins so adding this options will definitely be useful.

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