Whether you are a president of an educational institution, a school principal, or a blogger who writes about education, you know how important it is to impress the viewers of your website. For bloggers, retention of users means a more productive blog while managers of schools and universities benefit by attracting more students.
To help you make a good impression, I have hand-picked a collection of ten beautiful and responsive WordPress themes designed specifically for education-related websites and blogs. All of them focus on quality design, practical functionality, and simplicity – exactly what you need.
This theme was designed for educational institutions geared toward young children. With a clean and simple design as well as user-friendly layout, School ensures that the visitors would have no problem navigating the site. It also has a pretty decent functionality, including events, custom slider, customization options, and galleries.
What I liked the most about School that it has a consistent layout and really simple navigation (check out the live demo here).
Divi is different from School in terms of functionality and design. First and foremost, the designers of this theme made it with entertainment in mind. It has 20 layouts to choose from, and all of them have an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Second, it has amazing functionality: Divi offers far more customization options than School thanks to a drag and drop interface.
If you wish to design the website yourself, Divi is a good option since it provides great opportunities for building. Check out the demo of this theme here.
The developers of Education WP call it “the best theme in education.” Well, I am not going to argue with them because it has 4.76 out of five in the rating of reputable sites like WPExplorer. After I checked it out myself (use live demo), I found that the design is welcoming, clean, and user-friendly plus there were nine different layouts available (in demo version).
The functionality of Education WP was superior; for example, it even supports the assignment of co-instructors to courses and issuance of certificates to those who completed them!
A very reliable and functional theme, Varsita is used by many educational institutions that appreciate youthful and fresh-faced design. In my opinion, it is one of the most innovative items on this list because it is packed with powerful and cohesive tools in a user-friendly setting.
For example, Varsita allows to create and manage courses, classes, and lessons, broadcast seminars and video conferences online, manage student profiles, events, and more. It even includes a built-in media player and PayPal payment integration!
According to the creators of this theme, it was developed for educational institutions that are in need of impressive design, quality management system, and effective solutions for handling large amounts of data. Indeed, I would recommend it because it is elegant, clean, customizable, and mobile responsive theme that has a large number of options to build the website.
A highly respected Genesis Framework is used to run this theme, so the experience of your visitors will be only positive.
According to ThemeForest, this theme is great for training centers, online courses, schools, and universities. Indeed, it is a sophisticated theme ready to meet all needs of these organizations because of great functionality, user- and admin-friendliness, resourcefulness, easiness to use, and elegance and cleanness of the design (live demo here).
A detailed events calendar, bio pages, and online portal with materials admission service and syllabus were the features I like the most about this theme because they greatly enhance the range of opportunities available for educational organizations.
If you need a theme for an educational blog, take a look at this one. It is rich in functions (layouts, sliders, widgets, custom sidebars, pre-defined colors and others) and has a clean and responsive design, which can be seen in this live demo. Also, the reviews on Template Monster website also showed that it was easy to implement and use, which is perfect for independent bloggers who need to hit the ground running.
If you are running an educational website that offers courses, you may want to consider using Skilled. For some students, learning is fun, but for others, it just means writing college papers and other assignments, so you want to persuade your visitors that your courses are both fun and effective. This theme is perfect for this task because it has an inviting appearance, great selection of fonts, and color themes.
In addition to appearance, Skilled is also rich in terms of functionality. Check out everything in the live demo.
A simple theme that has unlimited colors, course managers, various fonts, 13 PSDs, and a great responsive layout. ParkCollege’s live demo shows that it has a contemporary flat design, which is very pleasant and clean. The designers also say it is fully translation ready, which is good news for those who need a website in multiple languages.
Another professional-looking theme with a two-columns responsive layout. It features different colors variations, Google fonts, easy customization and built-in video player to make it easier to show your educational institution to the visitors. I liked that this time has two columns because they help to keep the content organized in sections, so the visitors will quickly find what they are looking for.
Event calendar, custom widgets, photo galleries, and other modern functions suggest that Lectura is a decent modern theme worth attention.
Hope you will try some of these themes and they will be helpful to enhance your website! Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of options, just try live demos of each one and decide. Let your choice be the best one!