Visual Composer themes are WordPress themes powered by a built-in integration with premium WordPress page builder plugin Visual Composer. It has over 250,000 direct sales in the Envato Market and powers over 1.5 million WordPress sites, but what’s so great about this plugin?
About Visual Composer
Visual Composer, as stated before, is a page builder plugin for WordPress. This means it allows anyone, regardless of their skill level in code and web design, to design and build their own web pages. It does this through elements and drag-and-drop actions. The user adds sections and columns to their page with the Visual Composer editor, which works on the back and frontend of your site, and drops elements into those sections and columns.
The plugin comes with over 45 content elements, which include:
- Image Gallery
- Post Slider
- Call to Action
- Media Grid
- Post Grid
- Progress Bar
and many more!
The plugin even comes with predefined templates you can import to simplify the process it takes to design and build a web page. There are also “add-on” plugins available at CodeCanyon that give you even more elements and templates to use with Visual Composer.
This plugin has become so popular that it’s now included free of charge with some WordPress themes released on ThemeForest. These themes even have demos built with the page builder plugin, a move that’s pushing WordPress into the eyes of a wider audience, one that’s filled with folks who don’t have the skills required or are too intimidated to configure a regular theme.
If you want to learn more, check out our review of Visual Composer.
15+ Visual Composer Themes for WordPress
Some themes come with this plugin built into its installation free of charge, as stated before. This has become a popular trend in the Envato Market, with hundreds of themes offering this integration right out of the box. We’ve rounded up a modest list of over 15 Visual Composer themes for WordPress.
Let’s get into it.
BeTheme is a monster of a WordPress theme. It comes with a whopping 240+ demos, all featuring different styles, layouts and niches. It can be used to building everything from a business website to an ecommerce site. It comes with the Muffin Builder (developer-specific page builder) built in, but it’s also bundled with Visual Composer.
Brooklyn is a multipurpose business theme that comes with over 20, ready-to-use homepage demos. It comes with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider, another premium WordPress plugin, free of charge.
Uncode is a creative multipurpose business theme that comes with 30 homepage concepts. Each of these demos feature a different layout and purpose, but they all use a minimalist style that will give your site a clean, modern look. Uncode comes with a tailored version of Visual Composer in addition to other premium plugins.
Lambda is a multipurpose Bootstrap theme designed for business. It comes with 53 demos, each of which offer a different purpose, including landing pages for several service-based businesses, demos for ecommerce sites and even magazine layouts. This theme comes with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider built in and features compatibility with several other popular plugins.
TheFox is a multipurpose business theme designed for modern creative and tech businesses. It comes with 30 homepage demos for landing pages, creative landing pages, app landing pages and more. It even comes with a few magazine and ecommerce demos. It also comes with custom add-ons for Visual Composer.
EasyWeb is a niche-specific business theme designed for web hosting companies, SEO consultants and design agencies. It comes with seven demos, each of which suit a specific niche with a different layout and style. It comes with Visual Composer built into the installation.
Fevr is yet another multipurpose WordPress theme for creatives and other types of businesses. It comes with complete demos for agencies, ecommerce sites, creative companies, corporate companies and even bloggers. It comes bundled with Visual Composer and features over 50 predefined page templates.
The7 is a multipurpose business theme with over 25 pre-built demos. Each of these demos feature a different layout and style but are flexible enough to be used by any niche. Some, however, have specific purposes, such as the app landing page demo pictured above. This theme comes with several premium plugins free of charge, two of which are Visual Composer as well as a premium set of VC add-ons.
TheGem is another ginormous multipurpose business theme. It comes with over 50 pre-built homepage concepts for nearly every industry under the sun, from typical creative and tech companies to brick-and-mortar industries. TheGem is bundled with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider.
XStore is the “king-size” WooCommerce theme for WordPress. It comes with over 40 ready-to-use shop demos designed for a variety of different retail niches, including fashion shops, tech shops and clothing shops. It even comes with a few typical landing page demos. It’s even supersized when it comes to the amount of premium plugins it’s bundled with, which include, of course, Visual Composer as well as a GMAPS add-on for VC.
Foundry is a multipurpose WordPress theme that uses sleek, minimalist styles that will give your website that bit of modern edge it needs to stand out. This theme comes with over 30 homepage concepts, each of which feature a different layout. It comes with several plugins, including Visual Composer.
Osmosis is a creative multipurpose theme that works best when used by service-based businesses, such as web design agencies. It comes with a handful of pre-designed homepage demos and several of its own elements that make designing a website as simple as can be. It also comes bundled with Visual Composer to make things even easier.
FWRD is a niche-specific creative theme designed for bands, musicians, artists, DJs and similar entities. It comes with a small selection of demos, but they feature clean, sleek and artistic designs capable of showcasing an artist’s latest album or upcoming events. It also comes with Visual Composer as well as 13 custom add-ons.
Vigor is a simple, minimalist and stylish multi-concept theme. It comes with several homepage demos, all of which use the same style but in different layouts. This theme is ideal for creative professionals and agencies as it features demos for service-based business layouts and portfolios. It comes bundled with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider.
Impreza is a multipurpose WordPress theme that comes with its own design elements. This includes a header builder that allows you to build your own header or import a template. It also comes with several ready-to-use demos designed for different purposes. Finally, it comes with deep integration with Visual Composer so you can design the rest of your site with ease.
Fortuna is a multipurpose business theme flexible enough to be used by a variety of different niches. It comes with over 45 pre-designed homepage demos, which all feature a different layout and suit a different purpose. It also comes with deep integration with Visual Composer, which includes a few theme-specific features.
Newave is a one-page, parallax-scrolling multipurpose WordPress theme. It only has a handful of demos, but they each serve a specific niche, such as photography, creative, travel and even a demo for a vineyard. It comes with a number of easy-to-use features, one of them being an integration with Visual Composer.
Scalia is a large, multi-concept WordPress theme. It comes with five unique designs and an astonishing 150+ page templates. It also comes with multiple blog styles, portfolio layouts, gallery options, shop pages and creative quickfinders. It comes with a number of different built-in options while also bundling in numerous premium plugins, including Visual Composer.
19. The Voux
The Voux is a dedicated magazine theme that comes with a number of different demos that each feature a different layout and a different way for you to display your site’s latest content. It even has niche-specific demos, such as Fashion, Food and Travel. It comes bundled with Visual Composer, allowing you to customize your layout.
Aurum is a modest multipurpose WooCommerce theme. It only comes with four variants, but they each suit a specific niche in the retail industry, including fashion and technology. It features a customizable mega menu, and you can customize and design your own pages using its deep integration with Visual Composer.
Total is a large multipurpose theme for WordPress. It comes with over 40 homepage demos that can be imported with ease. These demos feature different layouts, styles and suit different purposes and niches. It also comes bundled with Visual Composer and Templatera, a powerful template manager for Visual Composer.
Visual Composer themes are becoming common among multipurpose WordPress themes. These themes typically offer dozens of demos that can be imported with a simple click, and the inclusion of a page builder plugin makes it even easier for developers and general users to create complete websites with them.
If you’re having trouble deciding on which theme to go with, consider who your clients are, what layout you usually use for their sites as well as which styles you typically go with. Visual Composer themes are meant to streamline the development process, so it only makes sense for you to choose a theme that has most, if not all, of the layout types, styles and niches you need to minimize the amount of work you need to do to get things ready for your client.
Narrow the list down to a selection of themes that suit your clients best, and choose the one(s) that has the features you need and looks to be one you would most enjoy working with.