WordPress is a platform that dominates web design, being the content management system of choice for over 80% of sites on the internet.
Beloved by big corporations as well as small business owners (like us), it’s straightforward and easy to use but hugely versatile, with an open source plugin and theme market that mean you can basically do anything with a WordPress site with very little in the way of coding or technical knowledge.
But if you’re reading this, we suspect you’re already familiar with WordPress!
So we want to dive into some our favorite WP themes right now and show you examples of each.
1. X theme – Themeforest
Known as ‘the theme to end all themes’, the X theme is a drag and drop theme that promises unlimited versatility and the ability to unleash massive creativity without the hindrance of having to code.
X theme certainly delivers on it’s promise – the functionality is excellent – and it comes with dozens of pre-built templates that you can simply customize, if you’d prefer not to start from scratch.
The only downside with the X theme is the price, running at $70-80 depending on the sales tax in your country.
2. Divi Theme – Elegant themes
The Divi theme is another responsive drag and drop theme by elegant themes, with similar functionality to the X theme. Divit makes it incredibly easy to build very attractive websites with no coding expertise, although there is somewhat of a learning curve with the drag and drop website builder, so you’d better be prepared to invest some time in learning how to use it, since there would be a switching cost in terms of time to revert to another theme. The divi theme is similarly priced to the x theme at $69.
3. Eclection – Themeforest
Eclection is a more traditional WordPress theme by themeforst without the drag and drop functionality of the above themes. As you can see from the pictures, Eclection is a clean and simple black and white theme that comes mobile and retina ready – it’s a great choice for a personal blog or a portfolio.
4 Hyperion – Themeforest
To complement Ecletion above, which is more of a personal theme, the Hyperion is a great business theme. With inbuilt shortcodes, sliders and color profiles, Hyperion is great looking theme that’s easy to use, but with enough functionality to put together any functionality you could need on a business website. A great example of this theme in action is this accounting software tool for reconciling vendor statements. You can see the simple but hard hitting homepage with a feature slider looks really great.
So those are our favorite themes of the moment – a couple of drag and drop themes and a couple of old school minimal business/personal themes. What themes are you using right now? Let us know in the comments!