When it comes to creating clan wars and gaming-themed websites with WordPress, the range of templates is not wide. Of course, if you’re creating a gaming news portal, any news/magazine theme could work, with a little bit of adjustment. However, if you’re looking for themes especially built for this niche, after doing some research myself, I found that the choices are rather limited. You may find collection posts including 10-20 gaming WordPress themes on other websites, but most of them are outdated and wouldn’t be recommended to use presently. I found these 5 beauties just fine and they are more than enough to create a modern, responsive, feature-rich gaming or clan wars website on WordPress.
Oblivion – Multipurpose WordPress Gaming Theme
Oblivion is an very functional and WordPress theme, packed with lots of features and compatibility with BuddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce. It has a powerful drag’n’drop page builder, various blog and portfolio layouts, a smart integrated Isotope gallery, rating system and parallax sliders.
Game Addict – Clan Wars WordPress Gaming Template
Game Addict is an incredibly powerful theme, packed with all features Oblivion (the theme presented above) has, with the addition of custom taxonomies and post types for clan wars and matches. This means a whole new set of functionality items: you can create match posts, select the teams, the are also clan pages with the members and, of course, individual member pages. The great thing is that there are various widgets based on these features, allowing you to display upcoming matches, featured matches and more. Check it out
Backfyre – Gaming Community and Clan Wars WordPress Gaming Theme
Backfyre is the perfect and most up-to-date combination of Oblivion and Game Addict. It has the exact same features as the previous two themes listed, with lots of tweaks and additions to match, clan and member pages and an outstanding, top-quality design. Also, the featured homepage slider in Backfire is unique and very appealing. This one is by far my favourite gaming WordPress theme.
Gauge – Ultimate Gaming Review WordPress Theme
Gauge is another amazing theme, perfect for a gaming news and review website. It has all the features you could think of for this purpose: tons of custom review options and post types (via the hub feature, which allows you to create a mini directory for each game reviewed) , user ratings, an advanced page builder and lots more. Additionally, it’s responsive, retina-ready and supports bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce and WPML. I was actually thinking of using it for a gaming-related project of mine. Check it out!
Games Zone – Gaming News/Magazine WordPress Theme
Games Zone is a perfect choice if you’re looking to create a gaming magazine and review website. It has lots of layouts and layout building options, a very configureable advanced slider, custom review posts (which are very beautifully designed) and filtering options. It is also responsive, it has various mega-menus and ad-optimised. There are multiple ad spots you can combine for great efficiency and ad integration.
That’s my list. In my opinion, these are the templates worth considering when creating a gaming or clan was website on WordPress. Of course, most established gaming portals use custom unique templates, but the ones I’ve listed above are affordable solutions which, with a little bit of customisation and tweaking, can be everything you need. I hope you found this discussion helpful and, if you have anything to add or any question, please, by all means start a conversation below.