What is the perfect website theme? WordPress websites require a theme to give it the style you want for your website. Most theme’s allow you to modify the font, the colors, page layout, navigation and many other features we don’t really think a whole lot about. To WordPress, a theme is a lot like the choice of paint, interior comforts, features and special equipment is to the body of car. It gives the website its look and feel without changing its core functionality.
Whether you are a website do-it-yourselfer or your developer has asked you to choose a theme for your new website, the efficacy and success of your website is fundamentally dependent on the quality of your theme.
There are thousands of theme choices for you to download. The WordPress Themes Directory is a truly fantastic resource, offering an extensive selection of free and premium themes for any kind of website. Apart from the official directory, there are many sites that also offer high quality themes like ThemeForest, Template Monster, ModernThemes, and so many more.
Your WordPress theme can make or break your online presence – literally. It is crucial to choose the theme that is absolutely right for your business. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. With all the different themes available for you to choose from, it can be quite the process to pinpoint the optimum one.
In order to help you choose a theme that will provide the kind of features and code integrity your site must have, we have created an overview of some of the best designed multipurpose WordPress themes. These themes have won awards for their functionality, dependability, integrity and ease of use. This list will help you decide which theme best fits your business. All the themes from the list are easy to install, versatile and extremely customizable and each of them has a powerful set of tools, features, widgets and functions that will help you create a powerful, beautiful and savvy website.
According to ThemeFusion, Avada has been the #1 selling theme for four years, making it the most trusted and complete WordPress theme on the market. Avada is a very flexible and fully responsive theme with a large selection of options and tools (Fusion Theme Options, Page Options and Builder Options) that allow you to easily and effectively customize your entire website.
Fusion Theme Options boasts more than 25 option panels that help you customize everything from styling to sidebar assignments and site width to analytics code. Thanks to Fusion Page Options – located within each page and post – you can quickly and effortlessly customize each individual page. Each page you open in your WordPress admin has a Fusion Page Options box that contains settings for features like Sliders Options, Page Options, Header Options, Footer Options, Sidebars Options, Background Options, Page Title Bar Options, and more. Fusion Builder is a visual page builder that allows you to drag and drop various types of page elements into place with precision accuracy and quickly and easily build pages using all the included elements.
And, by the way… it’s our favorite theme because of its flexibility and the continuous development efforts of the theme developers.
X Theme is a fast and powerful tool. It comes with multiple responsive styles and dozens of free extensions. Once you have activated X on your website, you will be asked to register on the developer’s website, so theme updates can be effected automatically, as they are released, through the WordPress admin area. This also allows you to download extensions like Cornerstone, Envira Gallery, Google Analytics, just to name a few.
Cornerstone is a unique front-end drag-and-drop page builder. It features an intuitive user interface, pre-built layouts, cover pages, block templates and a variety of elements that can be added to your posts and pages. There are more than 40 elements available, with new elements added regularly. Elements include feature box, custom shapes, Google Maps, videos, audio, image sliders, and more.
Moreover, X Theme has four stacks available. Stacks are multiple unique design styles built into the theme called Integrity, Icon, Renew and Ethos. Also, the theme comes packed with shortcodes and features like WooCommere integration and WordPress Customizer which can help you create a website that looks stunning and performs even better.
BeTheme is one of the most popular multipurpose WordPress themes and it has been sold more than 40,000 times. According to ThemeForest, BeTheme is the largest of the premier themes in terms of functionality and the number of ready-to-use, pre-designed layouts available on the market today.
This responsive WordPress theme comes with 210+ ready-to-use layouts you can install with a single click. The various layouts are divided into descriptive categories, such as Business, Entertainment, Portfolio, Blog, Single Page, Shop and many others. After you have chosen the base layout that fits your needs best, you can select one of the 20 customizable Header Styles. Then just upload your logo, choose your font(s), set colors and adjust font sizes. You can even use different menus on different pages of your website.
BeTheme comes with Muffin Builder, an easy to use page layout builder that allows you to create unique page layouts for any page on your website. Also, with BeTheme you can create beautiful, one page sites and thanks to the parallax effect, you can achieve a fabulous user experience on your site.
Apart from the main features, Be Theme offers a wide range of additional features like One Click Demo Import, WooCommerce Ready, Built- in Mega Menu, Translation Ready, Responsive and Retina Ready and more.
BeTheme’s hundreds of pre-designed layouts are perfect for our start-up clients with a limited budget. We help them choose the best theme for their business and in many cases we can build the perfect website for under $2,500.00.
Enfold is a responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme with a wide range of features, beautiful design capabilities and great support. Enfold offers pre-defined demo content for various use scenarios. Demo content can be imported with a single mouse click, making it a very good starting point for beginners. Once imported, you can replace the demo content with your own.
Enfold comes with an impressive layout builder called, “Avia Layout Builder.’ It allows you to add grids, columns, call to action buttons, videos, and more. Simply drag and drop the elements into place until you have the page the way you want it. Enfold also comes with Sidebar manager. You can create custom sidebars and use them on any post or page. You can use widgets in your custom sidebars and place them anywhere using the advanced layout editor.
The7 is a very popular, well supported multi-purpose WordPress theme. With over 630 theme options, The7 is currently the most customizable theme on the market. It has three different design styles available to users – Material design, Minimalist, and iOS 7. Each design is highly customizable. With the 25 different built-in skins for each design style at your disposal, you can create almost anything you can imagine.
The7 is compatible with the most popular SEO plugins and comes with a powerful selection of free pre-packaged plugins – Layers Slider, Revolution Slider, Responsive Pricing and Comparison Tables, Visual Composer and Visual Composer Ultimate Add-ons.
In addition to the core features, this mobile friendly theme has a lot of additional easy-to-use features like Header layouts, Mobile headers, Sliders, Fancy titles, Blog, Portfolio and Galleries Layouts, 100% WooCommerce integration, Mega Menus, 100% translation ready and fully compatible with WPML, etc.
Finding the right theme for your business website can be intimidating and overwhelming. There are so many options that even web solutions companies must spend time evaluating the theme that provides the best of what they need.
If you are choosing your own theme or you are a website do-it-yourselfer, be sure to choose one of the five themes we’ve listed here. You’ll be very glad you did. You can rest assured that these themes are written well, the code is updated frequently and these themes evolve in real time to provide you with the latest features. We recently wrote this article about how to choose a high-quality theme. It picks up where this one leaves off.
We don’t receive any kickbacks or commissions for our recommendations. Choosing the wrong theme will cost you thousands of dollars and likely hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business opportunities. Many of our clients come to us because they previously chose a theme that eventually broke their website, included code or the theme was coded improperly and prevented them from achieving high search engine ratings or the developers stopped updating it.
Choosing a good theme is very important for so many reasons.
We hope you find the perfect theme for your WordPress website. If you are unsure and would like a complimentary consultation to help you find the theme that provides exactly what you need, give us a call or shoot us an email. You’ll be glad you did!
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