Whether you’re a large business finally making the move to Internet-based marketing, or a lone professional looking to acquire more customers via a website, there’s a good chance you’ll choose WordPress to manage your site.
The number one thing you need after you setup your hosting, domain, and WordPress installation is a theme. A world-class, incredibly good-looking, conversion-centered WordPress theme that will make your site’s visitors never want to leave.
Although it’s always best to get a WordPress theme custom-developed for your specific needs and requirements, sometimes you simply don’t have the money for such a large investment. The next best alternative is a tried-and-tested theme (usually from $40 to $100) from one of the many available marketplaces and theme sellers.
To help you with the process of choosing a WordPress theme for your business, I’ve narrowed down what I think are 10 of the absolute best WordPress themes for businesses.
1. One Page
The recently popular trend of single page websites has resulted in an explosion of one-page WordPress themes across marketplaces. This release from MyThemeShop — known as One Page — is the crème de la crème of the category.
It’s got it all: a beautiful portfolio display, unique blog post layouts, search engine and speed optimization, and a powerful theme options panel that will make constructing your website a breeze.
Definitely the theme to go to if you’re looking to exploit the single page trend.
Fullpane, a theme from popular development company Themify, is a business theme that’s about as aesthetic as it gets.
The theme incorporates website navigation a la a slider, multiple scrolling effects, and gorgeous swathes of different colors into one rocking theme design.
Although it’s rather lightweight on the functionality side, Fullpane is an excellent choice if your business is in a more creative-based industry or niche.
Avada is the #1 selling WordPress theme on Envato Network’s marketplace, ThemeForest, having already amassed over 90,000 purchases.
There’s good reason for its popularity. Fusion Builder, a custom visual page builder developed specifically for the theme, is built into your purchase. You also get 27 language options, numerous paid plugins included free in the purchase package, and literally thousands of different options and possible theme variations.
Avada loads incredibly fast too, receiving a 97% grade on speed optimization.
4. X | The Theme
X | The Theme is literally just as its name says: the theme. The ultimate WordPress theme.
X packs a jaw-dropping amount of functionality into the purchase package. Not only do you get 4 completely unique design variations (called stacks), but you also receive multiple header styles, and distinctive capabilities that can’t be found in any other WordPress theme for sale.
Plus, the theme was built with marketing benefits and conversion rate optimization in mind. The developers incorporated the advice of several known marketers into the creation of X’s design, so you know that the theme is game-ready and will make your business money.
Enfold is a very flexible, multipurpose theme that’s proven itself with incredible popularity and customer satisfaction.
The theme has been built specifically with the goal of being able to apply to any business in any niche (evidenced by its several layout and design variations). Photographers, restaurant owners, and even some large corporations will get a kick out of Enfold.
MultiFlex is a trendy, responsive WordPress business theme that’s perfect for mid to large sized businesses.
It’s everything a large corporation needs packaged into one theme: ultimate customization control, detailed mega menu navigation, a fabulous business-oriented design, and a limitless list of features.
This theme release from the incredibly popular StudioPress goes for a traditional business design reminiscent of 2-3 year old trends.
It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a clean, simple, user-friendly website design and structure.
You also get the rock-solid Genesis framework in the package.
Divi is graceful WordPress theme from ElegantThemes that’s laced with a whole host of tantalizing features and under-the-hood tricks.
Everything about Divi is refreshingly unique: its navigation styles, scrolling animations, and even its preset layouts.
With Divi you get the custom-built Divi Builder, a modular layout composer that allows you to create a beautiful webpage in minutes.
You can’t go wrong with this one.
Nevada is a beautiful WordPress theme that’s best for professionals and small businesses.
Its design combines gracefulness and simplicity. The ample white space in the background lends your visitors plenty of breathing room, and the uncluttered structure promotes user-friendly site navigation.
Nevada doesn’t fail to show up on the functionality front, either. You get Slider Revolution, a unique page creator, a 1-click font manager, tons of shortcodes, and translation-ready files.
Freelancer is an absolutely gorgeous ThemeFuse theme release that hits the spot for solo-working professionals and freelancers.
The theme’s distinctive style works in a way to present basic information about who you are and what you do in an aesthetically pleasing way. Like One Page, number one on this list, Freelancer also participates in the single page trend, although a multipage website is still an option.
You can pick and choose the swathes of color that will govern your website’s background with ThemeFuse’s brilliant color picker. Translation ready and built with SEO and speed optimization in mind, Freelancer is a great buy.
If you’re a large corporation, a small business, or an independent professional or freelancer, there’s a theme on this list that’s perfect for your business.
Envision your business’s information in the demo of each theme. Does it feel right to you? If so, then get that theme and watch it work magic on your website.
Have a favorite theme that’s not on the list? Share it with us in the comments below!
Jonathan John is a WordPress enthusiast and freelance blogger. He loves comparing WordPress plugins and themes, sharing the latest Automattic news, and helping non-techies get the most out of the world’s favorite CMS.