Finding the Best 2017 WordPress Themes Has Just Become Easier
If you’ve been trying to pick one WordPress theme over another, but you’re not 100% certain that either will do the job, you have plenty of company. With so many themes to choose from, finding one that will best suit your needs can be a time consuming, confusing, and somewhat overwhelming.
To help you get 2017 off to a good start, we’ve spelled out some features you should look for in a theme, and put together a list of the best of the bunch for 2017.
Questions to Ask Yourself:
- How long do I expect to use this theme? A theme with an aesthetically pleasing and modern design will usually have staying power.
- Is the theme capable of creating websites that attract traffic? SEO capability is, for all intents and purposes, mandatory in a theme.
- Will the theme have the versatility and flexibility I need? The more options a theme has, the better, but easy customization is the key. Insist on this time-saving feature.
- Two other things it will pay to consider are the level and type of support offered, and what reviews and customers have to say about the theme.
Be Theme is an excellent solution if you’re looking for a multipurpose premium WP theme that also boasts a 5-star rating on ThemeForest. Be is bigger than most in terms of features and design options, and biggest of all in the number of pre-built websites to select from.
With Be, you can build any type or style of website, portfolio, or blog you want. With 230+ pre-built websites at your disposal, you can choose among several to help you decide on a design concept that is closest to what you envision, or zoom in on the one that is perfect for the job. These websites are customizable, they eliminate any need for coding; and each can be installed with a single click.
Two key features are a pair of easy to use page builders/editors, Muffin Builder 3 and Visual Composer. You’ll also find plenty of design elements, shortcodes that also eliminate a need for coding, and a multitude of options, including grid and header options.
The Core was designed for professionals, but it also makes a wise choice for beginners. It’s 154,000+ users range from highly experienced web designers to newbies. The Core’s secret is a set of sophisticated, yet easy to use tools that handle the technical work; leaving the creative decisions up to you.
20+ demos, that you can import with one click, feature original website designs for the most popular niches. The demos are naturally customizable, and all that’s required on your part is to find a layout that’s reasonably close to what you expect to see in your final product. Once you sign up, all future demo releases are yours for free.
The Core’s frontend Visual Builder gets you from start to finish in no time at all. This WP theme is well documented, and includes 100+ interesting and informative articles, plus several video tutorials.
Enfold is another WordPress theme known for its flexibility and ease of use. It’s a ThemeForest best seller that’s suitable for all web design skill levels.
Enfold’s demos are so cool that you’ll almost hate to make changes to them; but they’re easy to customize, plus, you can select elements from more than one demo to create a website, portfolio, or blog.
A nice selection of menu and header options make it easy to get just the look you and/or your client wants. Delivering a product on time should never be a problem, and you can even give a client a pleasant surprise by delivering a prototype, and requesting feedback. Portfolio designers are in for a special treat as well, given Enfold’s useful and attractive selection of portfolio templates.
Houzez is a specialty WP theme. If you’re ever assigned a gig to deliver a top-quality real estate website, don’t miss out on this WP theme.
Houzez has all the features a real estate agent or agency look for in a website or mobile app; features you’ll rarely find in any other WordPress theme. Even if you’ve never built a real estate-oriented website, Houzez makes you look like every bit the professional you are.
Divi is a multipurpose theme that has enjoyed immense popularity from the start, but popularity soared with the release of Divi 3.0 and its totally re-built visual builder interface.
It is based on the popular modular Divi Builder, but the interface itself operates completely independently. You’ll love it, as well as you’ll love Divi 3.0’s other premier features.
Hestia Pro is a one page theme that takes Material Design to exciting new levels. Hestia is WooCommerce ready and fully responsive; a pair of attributes essential to a material design website or app. Its translation and RTL ready, and SEO friendly.
The easily accessable video tutorials provide a complete picture of what this specialty WP theme offers. The support is outstanding, and the latest updates are just a click away.
Ultra is the most powerful and flexible “must have” WP theme created by Themify to date. There is much to like, ranging from the ease in which headers and footers can be created, to the new design skins and pre-made demo sites guaranteed to give your brand a boost when you deliver your creations to your clients.
Your productivity will get a boost as well, once you start using this time-saver of a theme.
Kleo has all the tools you need to build a community-oriented website. This specialty WP theme is the perfect choice for building a site that focuses on community activities and events, enables users to login to social media site, includes a profile search and a forum, and more.
Kleo’s community-oriented design features are rarely found on other WP themes.
Although Uncode could be considered a multipurpose theme in all respects, it is oriented toward creative users or agencies.
This WP theme’s strength lies in the conceptual designs it presents, an enhanced version of Visual Composer, and two unique and powerful features; the Advanced Grid System, and the Adaptive Images System. The former gives you maximum design flexibility, while the latter automatically enables perfect rendering of your site on any device screen.
TheGem is a multipurpose, high-performance tool box that was designed with creatives in mind; including those who have not been deeply involved in design in the past.
The 40+ design concepts that come with the package are not only easy to customize, but you can even combine elements from different demos. The best UX trends have been incorporated as well; a feature designed to make you a website design winner.
TheFox comes with 30 crisp, intricately-detailed pre-built home page designs. Customizing these designs is easy, thanks to the Visual Composer drag and drop feature.
There are plenty of design details to work with; each of which is customizable. TheFox comes with $120 worth of premium plugins; yours for free of course, and SEO is built right into the code to ensure you’ll get the traffic you deserve.
Admittedly, WP theme descriptions begin to look alike after a while. The best way to check out Impreza therefore, is to take it for a test drive; which you are invited to do for free.
You’ll soon notice that its rather ingenious selection of demos, including the Minimal Shop. Mobile App, and One Page demos, is one reason for this WP theme’s popularity.
As far as descriptive names for WP themes go, XStore is spot on. Putting an online store together can be a challenge; even if you’ve done it before. XStore has a habit of making everything seem easy.
It has just the tools to help you build a professional-looking store that’s set up to offer an engaging UX. XStore make working with e-commerce fun and easy – as it should be.
Minimalism is a hot trend in website designs; and it’s only natural that more and more web designers are looking for this feature in WP themes as well.
Kalium perfectly fits in with the minimalist narrative. As it’s supremely well-organized, it’s a great design tool for beginners and professionals alike. Kalium’s features include Visual Composer, several popular plugins, and a delightful selection of bonus elements.
There you have the best of the best to help 2017 off to a great start. You shouldn’t have to look beyond this selection of multipurpose WP themes, specialty themes, and themes oriented toward one type of solution or another. Each of the themes selected is highly rated, popular, and has been designed and developed by professionals who definitely know their business.