Our complete collection of the best WordPress themes with front-end submission to create fully functional sharing websites such as 9GAG, Reddit and many others.

All below listed themes featured fronted submission to allow users share their images, videos, links, stories and other content. These themes are made to be easy to use and navigate. Other awesome features that I would highlight are user favorite lists, voting system, moderation queue and much more.

It is no big surprise that 9GAG has become the number one time waster on internet thanks to funny and entertaining images. There are loads of similar sites that never become popular and most of them failed because of complexity, performance issues and lack of unique content. These themes will help you to solve first two common problems with content sharing website, so you can concentrate on unique and entertaining content.

These themes can be used for other content sharing websites as well, such as video sharing, food recipes, info graphics, GIFs, quotes and everything else. We tried to find versatile mix of themes that can be used for any kind of website.


socialchef recipe buddyPress community theme

SocialChef is a beautiful and attention-grabbing premium WordPress theme custom-made for sharing recipes online. This theme is skillfully designed for creating an interactive content sharing site for your readers to share and swap recipes. It responds and resizes efficiently to all web enabled devices including Smartphones and tablets, such as ipads to give your readers or followers an optimal viewing experience each time they visit your website. It features a Front-End Recipe Submissions that allows site users to submit their recipes so you don’t have to be the only one adding content in your site. With this modern front-end submissions functionality, your recipes are formatted to make them easier to follow. It allows users to add the preparation time, cooking time, skill level, servings, category, ingredients and nutrition facts of the recipe. Moreover, you can add numbers to the cooking steps so readers don’t get lost when following along with the recipe. It comes with advanced search feature that gives you a polished search results, all you have to do is enter an ingredient, dish or a keyword in the search field. SocialChef is packed with functional features and comprehensive customization options. It is available in 12 color schemes, includes a built-in callout bar, styled widgets and splendid social integration. SocialChef enables you to set up a forum within your website where your friends and anyone else can get together online to share different recipes that you love.

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Basil Recipes

basil - recipe sharing wordpress theme

Basil Recipes is a recipe powered WordPress theme built for easy content sharing. This food & recipes WordPress theme is totally responsive and ensures that your website will function at its best on all web enabled devices including Smartphones and tablets, such as ipads to provide your audience a fantastic viewing experience. When you purchase this theme, you also get a free license to use Cooked plugin with it. The Cooked plugin integrated in this theme allows you to create your own recipe website that is complete with ratings, reviews, and awesome responsive cooking guides for your visitors. It includes a Drag & Drop Recipe Builder, unique recipe slider, boxy page builder, front-end submissions, recipe favorites list, pending recipes manager, user profile ( with submitted recipes, recent reviews and favorites list), custom login/ registration form, nutrition facts, clickable cooking timers, video support and WooCommerce Integration. This theme is coded in HTML5 for more advanced multimedia integration and infinite customization capabilities.

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neat - frontend submission theme

Neat is a minimalist and lightweight viral video WordPress theme perfects for creating an interactive content sharing website. This theme uses Bourbon Neat framework that gets your website up and running in minutes. It is coded with clean SaaS for functionality and outstanding usability. This viral video content sharing theme is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly. Almost every aspect of this theme is retina ready to make your content look astounding and attractive even on high resolution displays. Neat offers an array of color options, 600+ google web fonts, 400+ FontWwesome icons, multiple parallax sections, cool post type templates and powerful shortcodes and custom widgets. This theme is very simple to personalize, thanks to its highly developed admin panel powered by Redux Framework. This theme is fully integrated with Visual Composer drag and drop page builder to help you create the page layout that you want in a jiffy. It also includes Revolution Slider, a premium WordPress plugin that enables you to add unlimited slides with stunning animation via a user-friendly interface. Neat is compatible with Video Importer plugin so you can import some of your videos from Youtube/Vimeo. This modern and clean theme comes with testimonial carousels, touch enabled slider, Facebook comments support, newsletter subscription, Contact Form 7 and translation ready. Lastly, Neat is compatible with most popular wordpress SEO plugins as well as JetPack wordpress plugin.

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aruna - viral theme with frontend submission

Aruna is a content sharing, gag, meme theme that you were looking to build the best content sharing website around. HTML5 & CSS3 Based, Retina Ready & Fully Responsive – You might say it’s bulletproof! It’s built with simplicity in mind – The Post Module is clear crisp and amazing. It takes 10 seconds to post, you can easily build slider posts and more! The functionality is a lot like the famous 9GAG, but it’s not a 9GAG clone, it is much better. Aruna is a completely different theme with loads of useful features for content sharing and socializing. Aruna is a highly customizable WordPress theme with several homepage layouts, unlimited color options, awesome typography and much more. We recently featured this theme among the best video sharing themes as of today.

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Ultrahumor – 4 in 1 WordPress Theme

Ultrahumor 9gag clone theme

Ultrahumor is an ideal theme to create your own 9Gag, Imgur, Damn! LOL, or Vine clone. This theme features front-end submission form and several social network integration to make your website user friendly. The theme has built in a simple captcha protection to eliminate spam on your website. This theme is also highly customizable and comes with OptionTree powered Theme Options to customize several aspects of this theme. Ultrahumor has 6 advertisement ready areas to create the next money making machine full of joy and internet memes. You can choose to buy this theme or get lifetime access to all Hot Clone Theme collection. Second option would be better for serious webmasters and developers looking to create several different websites.

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward WordPress theme

Fast Forward is a fully functional and optimized website template for content sharing created by Angular JS. This extremely responsive theme comes with posts pre-caching and an intuitive yet dynamic real-time customization options. This very innovative theme looks sharp and pixel perfect on all devices due to its responsive and retina ready design. Its built-in eye-candy AJAX form allows website users login or register without leaving the current page. Its front-end submission feature let users upload posts directly from front-end and chooses the post format (image or video). Moreover, Fast Forward also allows you to password protect your posts that you want to remain private. The theme also takes care of the dynamic thumbnails creation, provides multiple archive listings view options. What’s more? Fast Forward theme is integrated with like/dislike voting system to encourage visitors to share their thoughts about your content.

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pressgrid - masonry grid theme

Every WordPress magazine themes are not made for frontend publishing feature. We will introduce to you frontend publishing and multimedia theme. Because our theme has support Oembed it has included Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and content from other popular sources. PressGrid theme support 5 post format for audio, video, link, quote and post are easy to configure and use.

PressGrid is ideal for SEO purpose and is well optimized to dominate search engine result pages. This is built integrating the best coding and SEO practices and supports most popular WordPress SEO plugins.

This theme has few things that you need to configure after you have installed this theme but theme documentation will get you through the entire process in no time.

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facepress - grid style wordpress theme

FacePress is a clean, modern and responsive WordPress theme with frontend submission that can be used for content sharing websites, blogs and magazine style websites. The theme features customizable user profile pages to keep the track of the best performing users on your website. Users can follow specific topics and other users just like you can do it on other content sharing websites. FacePress is a fully functional community theme with loads of awesome features for socializing and organic growth.

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I Love It!

i love it - content sharing theme

I Love It! is a clean, elegant and beautiful WordPress theme for content sharing websites. This theme is optimized to work with video, audio, images, attachments and articles. This theme features voting system with advanced algorithm that ranks submitted content and decided what to put on top. Theme has a built in user profile system that gives users ability to follow certain users. I Love It! theme has a built in keyboard navigation for easier and faster browsing through the website for power user. This theme is similar to FacePress and the only difference is its design.

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Me Gusta!

me gusta - viral content sharing theme

Me Gusta! is a user-driven content sharing WordPress theme suitable literally for any type of posts such as images, videos, audio, classic blog posts, quotes, GIFs and other. Me Gusta! theme integrates advanced voting system to rate the best user submissions and keep your visitors engaged on website as long as possible. The theme integrated keyboard navigation which would be ideal fit for power users. This theme integrates popular social network sharing tools to rise popularity of your website. Me Gusta! theme is well documented, so you can setup and customize your website with ease.

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cube - simple theme with frontend submission

Cube is a powerful WordPress theme which gives you the ability to publish content including all kind of multimedia post types without needing to go to WordPress Admin. Cube is a highly customizable WordPress theme with unlimited color variations, 5 homepage layouts, custom widgets, 10 shortcodes and much more to make unique and functional content sharing website that everyone will love.

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Food & Cook

food and cook recipe sharing theme

Food & Cook is your Multipurpose WordPress Theme, sharing recipes and cooking tips can’t get any easier than this. With Beautiful and Clean design its a Perfect display for your food catalogue. Choose your favorite layout ! 6 home layouts and 3 recipe layouts Included to your Satisfaction ! Not only the look, we do care about flexibility, Food & Cook allow you to build your own shop, choose custom background, edit layout system even your 404 page, allow your readers to submit their dish and build your recipe database together. This theme is optimized to work with WooCommerce to sell your own digital or physical products. This theme integrates support for Google Rich Snippets to display star rating directly into search result pages. While this theme is ideal for food recipes it can be customize to be used for any content sharing website that require frontend submission and content rating system. Food & Cook theme has unlimited customization options for fonts, layouts, color variations and listing page to create unique and professional website without touching a code unless you really want to.

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Frontend web developer and web designer specialized in free and premium WordPress theme development. Started to learn to code in early 2014 and now I am familiar with CSS/HTML/JavaScript (jQuery). Obsessed with application performance, user experience and simplicity.

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