If you've been blogging for awhile or looking to start up a more professional blog for your business then ultimately you'll want to invest in a premium blog theme. Premium blog themes offer benefits that free themes do not such as support, admin control panel options, advanced ad features, etc. Since I am a huge fan of wordpress and have been using it for over 4 years now I have come across (I think) almost every premium wordpress developer ever. This isn't however an exhaustive list because I looked at which developers are still upgrading their themes (to atleast WP 3.7). If I found a developer who's last blog post was several months ago with no mention of theme upgrades I didn't include it. There's no reason for me to promote outdated themes so I excluded them. So here they are, wordpress developers currently producing the best premium themes on the market.

This post has been updated (12/8/2013) to remove any broken links.  Some of these companies no longer exist.  So I unlinked them.

Thesis Theme Thesis stands above all the rest in its advanced features. From layout options, typographic control to built in SEO capabilities Thesis is really a steal at the price. This site is powered by Thesis! Be sure to check out the demo.
iThemes Premium WordPress Themes iThemes has been around a long time. They offer a wide array of premium wordpress themes for every type of site imaginable. From corporate themes to themes for photographers iThemes offers something for everyone.
Studio Press StudioPress premium themes are perfect for a small business or an individual looking to establish their online presence with WordPress. We offer professional services for internet marketing, search engine optimization, content management, blog and web design.
Woo Themes Woo Themes have made a name for themselves by offering a large number of high quality premium wordpress themes. You can join their membership club or purchase only one at a time. You'll be hard-pressed to not find a theme you're looking for.
Rich WP RichWP offers a number of professional themes to choose from. Even though they are new to the theme market they offer themes that are unique and worthy of promotion. Especially unique are their photoblog themes.
Elegant Themes Elegant Themes offers a wide range of themes you can gain access to by joining their club. And for only $20 a year this is one of the cheapest clubs around. Elegant Themes also releases themes on a regular basis so be sure to check them out.
Gorilla Premium Themes Gorilla Themes really shines when it comes to producing premium themes for real estate agents. They offer quite possibly the best looking wordpress themes for real estate around. Don't overlook their other themes though.
Graph Paper Press Graph Paper Press offers a wide range of premium wordpress themes. From magazine style themes to themes built specifically for photographers or media producers. A lot of the themes are free as well. Great use of javascript should be mentioned.
Arthemia Arthemia is only one of the main themes that Colorlabs produces. Perfect for blogs with a lot of content, If you are running an online magazine or a corporate website, Arthemia Premium might just be the solution you're looking for.
WP Remix 3.0 Wp Remix makes all you control freaks content with a premium blog theme that is highly customizable. If you're comfortable with a WYSIWYG editor and want a theme with unlimited ability then check out WP Remix. You won't be disappointed.*No Longer Online
Theme Galaxy Theme Galaxy offers 8 premium wordpress themes to choose from. If you're comfortable editing theme files you might want to take a look at their theme andromeda. If you're developer these could be the themes for you.*No longer link worthy
Unique Blog Designs Unique Blog Designs offers a great niche of premium blog designs for those that are concentrated on earning money from their sites. They really focus on the affiliate marketer and offer a range of themes that don't disappoint.*No longer a theme company
Gabfire Themes Gabfire Themes offers premium wordpress themes that are perfect if you want to run a magazine style blog or have tons of content. They currently offer 5 different themes to choose from and from the demos you can see that content is what these themes love.
Zidalgo Themes Zidalgo is a premium wordpress theme vendor that offers 4 premium wordpress themes with clean code. If you can't find what your looking for from the many other wordpress vendors try them. Definetely worth giving a look.*No longer online.
ThemeShift Premium Themes Themeshift is run by Simon Rimkus, a German web designer who has been designing wordpress themes since 2007. His designs are very clean and professional looking. What others offer in quantity Simon offers in Quality. Check them out.
Theme Forest ThemeForest… What's there to say. If you you haven't browsed the unique wordpress themes at Themeforest you're really missing out. Tons of designers and tons of themes. You're bound to find what you're looking for here.
Premiumthemes.net PremiumThemes offers a theme club where for one price you can download and use any theme you like and they create new themes every month. R.Bavesh is the founder and has produced some nice themes to check out.*No longer a theme company
Solostream Premium Themes SoloStream designs and delivers Premium WordPress Themes that make it easier and more cost effective for small business owners to connect with their customers, make a name for themselves and earn more money.

If you're a wordpress theme developer developing premium themes and you're not on this list please don't hesitate to contact me.

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