We are seeing a rise in the creation and success of small businesses across the world. Critical to this success though is an online presence and, specifically, as website to drive their customers to.
The choice of WordPress theme can be a very subjective thing, but we have started to collate a list of some of the more popular themes to help guide you to choose the best one for your business.
Here are our top ten WordPress themes that we believe are well suited for small businesses:
As a premium multipurpose website theme, Jevelin is both sleek and responsive. As a robust and reliable choice, you can create a platform to establish a strong online presence for your business.
Jevelin comes with lots of useful shortcodes and widgets that you can easily apply to your website without getting too involved in writing code. The page builder works as an intuitive drag and drop function which makes it easy to use.
The Revolution Slider helps you to build unique and sleek slideshows for your website to show your audience your products in an attractive presentation. There are several layout styles to choose from, including six blog layouts and ten portfolio and gallery styles that can be altered to suit your business.
There are some incredible modern functins, like video background sections to give your pages an instant lift. You can also operate an online store from Jevelin using the WooCommerce plugin suite.
Small business owners and professionals will find Entrepreneur a really simple, easy-to-use WordPress theme. It helps them to display their resume, services and online booking system for their audience and clients to use.
With a sleek, good-looking design, the Admin panel helps you to get control of your design. There are a few pre-designed layout templates that you can use to get started in a few minutes.
The Parallax system enables simple single-page layouts, or powerful, easily navigated multi-page options that are easy to scroll through.
You can easily incorporate your scheduling platform to allow customers, clients and suppliers to book in with you at the click of a button. Contact forms, PayPal and WooCommerce can all be used as plugins to help you take payment when bookings are made.
You will have access to thousands of icons that can be customized to your brand and are both sharp and scalable. Page building is easy and quick with Entrepreneur and touch optimization means that even your mobile users will be delighted!
An award-winning option, Divi is incredibly flexible, powerful and limitless what it can achieve. It is well-suited for all businesses, from individual freelancers to big corporations and it is so intuitive to use.
Included with the theme is the sought-after Divi Builder, which is a unique visual page builder that helps you drag and drop elements to customize each page. There are dozens of template pages, actions and special effects for you the build an interactive, engaging website with next to no effort. You will be creating brand new pages for your website within minutes of first use.
With Webify there are loads of customizable demos ready-made for you to bring your brand to and help your business shine. The website building has drag and drop functioning that helps you to craft the perfect website for you without getting deep into coding.
Webify includes lots of internal layouts, blocks and modules that you can edit and craft to suit your business.
If you’re looking for an elegant, professional and well-polished website, Consulting could be just the template that you are looking for. With technology that is cutting edge and deeply creative, you will find it the perfect user-friendly option for your business.
The tools are very intuitively navigable and well structured. It has been deliberately developed to bring together the latest web development technologies and clean, sophisticated aesthetics.
By incorporating the WPBakery Page Builder and WP Live Customize plugins, you can craft your own modern website without any previous coding skills.
Consulting comes with a range of choices of headers and footers to help set your business apart from the crowd.
As a professional multi purpose theme, Avada is an elegant and stylish choice. It is really responsive and intuitive and has been created as a seamless platform for business owners with no previous website building experience.
With Avada, your company website can set the right impression with your customers. It has flawless style and a whole host of predesigned graphics to choose from. All of this weaves together to create an immersive, engaging experience for the end-user that can showcase your work to the world.
“Avada is the Swiss Army Knife of WordPress Themes. It does Everything!” said Collis Ta’eed – CEO of Envato
Intact is a popular WordPress theme with lots of demos and homepages. Businesses of all kinds can create a great website from the range of galleries and beautiful portfolio layouts. For business owners running a store, this will make it really stand out.
By using WPBakery and Revolution Slider plugins alongside, you can avoid coding and programme with the 30+ shortcodes that are integrated. All screens have been adapted to make the layout really responsive and mobile-friendly.
The Scrolling and Parallex effects can be used for backgrounds and the Intact template is both SEO and speed loading optimized. You can personalize all elements and has lots of cool features like CSS3 animations and Google Maps integrations.
The theme is Redux based and has Bootstrap compatibility as standard for the framework.
You can enjoy and use numerous demos and customizations with the Total WordPress theme. The SEO optimization and powerful page building makes it a really fast and responsive template to use.
When installing Total, you will get WPBakery Page Builder integrated as standard, as well as other premium plugins. It has a really modern and clean concept with lots of visual add-ons to appeal to all business genres.
The template has been built with a strong coding base that gives a high standard of quality. It is retina ready and will support all CSS3 animations. Providing lots of options for portfolio page styles, you can also create new sections for testimonials, services or staff profiles.
Total will suit any businesses or individuals branching out into the world of online selling. Using the WooCommerce plugin, all financial transactions can run smoothly. The theme comes with over forty modules, a child theme and two premium sliders to help you to build photo galleries.
You can organize the website easily through the MegaMenu and many pre-built elements, which include lots of header, footer and sidebar options. There is also a customizable logo upload option.
9. Massive Dynamic
Massive Dynamic is a creative professional’s dream. It is colorful and aesthetic, but has flexibility and an immersive multipurpose dashboard to help you build a truly responsive website. This adaptive and resourceful platform is designed in a way to produce sophisticated, modern websites suitable for all business niches. It is a truly multipurpose website building and capable of handling many complex website roles.
With Massive Dynamic, you can integrate e-Commerce via the WooCommerce plugin and include customizable pricing tables. It also integrates most other plugins, like Master Slider, Resolution Slider, MailChimp sign up boxes, ContactForm and Add to Any social media sharing. All of these can be neatly arranged and edited to suit your brand within the Live Website Builder.
One of our favourite features is the range of elegant, professional templates that you can choose from and a smart import feature that means you can add shortcodes, plugins and theme settings in just one click. You can make quick work of the creation of your website, setting up your online store or offering your services to your audience.
Finally, we introduce the Bridge WordPress theme which is really popular with business and corporates over a range of industries, like law, construction, PR, marketing and insurance.
There are so many features and assets that make Bridge a great choice for your professional website, including the range of predesigned content to choose from. There are +400 demos that are ready-to-use and you can quickly create the right look for your online presence. You can then edit it quickly and simply to match your brand, or just stick with the pre-designed sample as it has been built.
In addition to the content that Bridge has available, there are also a range of premium plugins and lots of other benefits to using this template. You can import demo data in a single click, create customized shortcodes, use a built-in mega menu and design beautiful backgrounds to suit your business.
There is free customer support available as standard and all theme updates are regular and automatic.
About the Author: Michael Dehoyos works as a content marketer for Academic Brits. He is an editor for numerous sites and publications and assists companies in their marketing strategy concepts.