Choosing a theme for your website sets the look and vibe for your business. Some themes include additional features or functionality such as pop-ups, banners, and more. Thinking through your theme choice results in a better starting point for your web presence.
It overwhelms me to sort through tons and tons of suggested options for the right theme for my website. How do I choose now which one is the best?
In this blog, we chose a few themes worth considering. We also included the links for their demo so that you can experience the WordPress theme in action.
What To Look For When Choosing A WordPress Theme
- Simple but functional – you don’t want to scare away your visitors with a site that is too complicated.
- Responsive – your website should easily adjust whether the end-user is on a mobile, tablet, or desk/laptop.
- Intuitive content building tools: page builders, WYSIWYG editors, components
- Tested – the higher the rating the better your confidence
- Popular – the more popular a theme is the more likely it is maintained and updated for security
Here’s a quick look at the themes we have chosen:
Let’s go over each theme to understand the good points and the pricing. We included the links for the demo website and their plans for easier access.
Divi (Highly Recommended by our ninjas)
The team highly recommends Divi! It’s a powerful and multipurpose theme. It is a theme + visual page builder which helps you create professional-looking and visually appealing websites. It has a drag-and-drop feature, which allows you to make changes quickly even if you’re not a developer. Divi’s page builder has so much to offer like the slider feature, shape divider, bulk editing (This saves you time!), and layout library, to name a few. Divi’s 100+ premade websites and 800+ premade layouts will allow you to choose the best one for your business.
If you are looking for a versatile theme with lots of page building goodness, give Divi a try for your next project. The price is $89 per year or a one-time lifetime fee of $249. The value you’re getting for the money you spend is more than worth it! You can start for free to have a feel of it. They also offer a 30-day refund, so there’s no risk in trying.
Disclaimer – we are biased towards Divi and include it in all our WordPress service packages. So if you want it included with your White Glove Ninja flexible solution at no additional cost. Let’s hook up. Beyond our biases, keep reading below for other good themes to consider…
Source: Hestia Homepage
Hestia is also multipurpose and responsive theme. A fully set up website in just a few clicks. This theme comes with a plugin, which adds client testimonials, services, and a homepage section to your website. It has multilingual support, translation ready, WooCommerce ready, and compatible with all top page builders. You can get this for free, and of course, if you want to have more of their features like material design, starter sites, customizer and builder; you must upgrade to their premium theme.
Source: True North Homepage
True North is a new and responsive free WordPress portfolio theme is perfect for businesses offering services like photographers, copywriters, social media managers, artists, and many more. There are quite a several flexible layouts for this theme. Powerful back-end theme panel option if you want to make changes on your page’s different parts like the typography, header, footer, sidebar manager background, etc.
Source: Sydney Theme Homepage
If you want a simple one-page website and do not have much time to conceptualize how your website looks, Sydney is just the right theme for you. This plug and play theme allows you to showcase your portfolio, the number of clients you had, an about me page, and it also has a testimonial widget. Sydney is also free! The downside is that if it’s free, you won’t get support when you need it. You may opt for the paid Pro version to use the other functionalities: footer contact, video header, extra blocks, more templates, and more.
Source: Astra Homepage
Choosing Astra theme, whether you’re a blogger, offering services, a business owner, or an online store owner, gives you a fast, fully customizable & beautiful WordPress website. Lightweight and offers incomparable speed.
A theme with SEO in mind allows you to attract search engines to crawl on your site naturally. This theme is integrated with Schema.org code and is Native Amp. These two are essential in creating an optimized website.
This theme works well with most page builders, so you wouldn’t have any problem using their impressive templates and features. Other features are: WooCommerce ready, RTL & Translation ready, and responsive.
Source: Neve homepage
Another free theme that has a premium feel because of the features that it provides is Neve. This theme is straight forward and an easy to use customization option. If that’s not enough, Neve’s premium plan adds custom layouts, scroll to the top, Elementor booster and more as you ascend their product ladder. The price starts at $59. Whether you upgrade or not, the design won’t change.
Source: Ocean WP Theme Homepage
Ocean WP is a free multipurpose theme with less loading speed. Beginners will not have a hard time sifting through it.
It also comes with 20 plugin extensions to improve the functionalities of your website.
This theme is convenient to use as you can edit your website using a mobile phone or laptop device. This theme works with Elementor, Divi, and Beaver page builders.
Customization comes handy. We highly recommend Ocean WP for blogging.
Source: Typology Homepage
Typology is a minimalist theme which suits writers and authors. This theme allows you to focus on what you do best: to write. Typology is also easy to set up and gives you a ton of choices for typography – or the letter font/styling.
The minimalist theme equates to a responsive and peak performing website. There are several unique features: post-reading time, gorgeous font design, eye-catching color, large drop caps, and the option to float the author’s name in the footer. Its homepage has a default all colored backdrop, and we can opt to change it with an image later on.
Once you’ve chosen the best WordPress Theme feel free to visit our blog about How To Build A Website: Your Step by Step Guide
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