Have you ever needed your WordPress theme to match another site’s design? You might be integrating a blog into an existing website, or converting an old site to WordPress – Either way, it’s an age-old problem.
There are a few ways to get a theme to match an existing website with varying cost and difficulty, read on to find out the best option for you.
Theme Matcher is an online tool that will create your custom theme automatically. Simply enter the address of your existing website, select your layout and areas for WordPress content, and then Theme Matcher will create a WordPress theme that looks identical to your existing one.
The software copies all of your code, image, CSS etc and repackages it in a simple .zip theme file, ready for you to upload.
For straightforward conversions, this is definitely the fastest option to clone your website.
2. Hire a freelancer to create a custom theme
The response was overwhelming! On each site, we received 80+ bids ranging from $200-$800 and taking 2-5 days to complete the work.
Going through each of these proposals was very time-consuming. Many of the cheapest contractors had no ratings and showed poor communication in English.
If your site is complex or you have very specific requirements, this is a good route to take. However, expect to spend a significant amount of time selecting and talking to your contractor, and allow a few days for them to complete the job.
3. Create a theme yourself
It might sound like a challenging proposition but creating a complete theme with customized features is easier than you think.
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You can create themes for a number of different types of websites including directory, membership, and e-commerce sites.
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Elementor is one of the best page builders out there at the moment. With its easy-to-use interface, anyone can now create and design websites, regardless of their coding knowledge. With its shallow learning curve, you should be able to have your site up and running in no time.
If you want to jumpstart your designing process even further, Elementor provides pre-designed templates in both the free and PRO version!
Creating a website using Beaver Builder can help streamline your design process. With no coding required, Beaver Builder also lets you choose from pre-made templates and modules that you can use anywhere on your website.
We created a tutorial showing you how to create a WordPress landing page using Beaver Builder.
If you’re still unsure which one works best for you, check out our article comparing Elementor and Beaver Builder.
The best part about page builders is that you don’t need to use any PHP to design your website. What once might have taken days of coding can now be created in hours.
The fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to make your WordPress theme match an existing site is to use ThemeMatcher.com.
If you have complex requirements, you may need to invest a lot more time and money to hire a freelancer to create something custom. Alternatively, have a go at it yourself using a page builder such as Toolset, Elementor, or Beaver Builder.
Should you just want to use a pre-made theme, there are plenty of options around. Run a quick search on WP Mayor for the type of theme you’re looking for, and I’m sure you’ll find something for your needs.
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