With WordPress powering more and more of the web, it was inevitable that businesses would start to take notice. WordPress business themes have been increasing relatively fast, and the options for those in the corporate world have expanded enough for there to be something for everyone.
Most of these business themes shy away from the typical WP blog layouts, preferring to use static pages as their homepage in order to showcase their products or services. They vary from one page sites, to the modern page-scrolling sites, and even the traditional style of having a slider at the top of the homepage.
With fierce competition in the business world comes great competition to set up the best website possible. The amount of WP themes out there is extensive, which is why I’ve chosen just some of the best themes that cover as many business and corporate types as possible. The current web trends when it comes to designs, layouts and features are predominantly visible in this list.
Having sales of over 85,000 on Themeforest, Avada is a very powerful, multi-purpose business theme that could serve multiple businesses. Its ultra responsive design, together with all the features it offers, ranging from sliders to custom backgrounds, make it one of the best themes available. Avada is also translation ready, with the developers even incorporating some languages right into the theme. Multiple layout options, shortcodes, WooCommerce integration; whatever you might need to promote your business in the best possible way is right at your fingertips.
A multi-purpose theme with a corporate style to fit anyone’s needs. A very versatile, easy-to-use, and responsive theme with a multitude of built in features. These include Visual Layout Builder, WooCommerce support right out of the box, multilingual ready, a variety of skins and templates, and much more. And it doesn’t hurt that their support and updates are highly praised too.
It’s really all in the name; a professional looking WP theme for your agency or business. Designed for the more creative user, Agency Pro uses a streamlined design that really gives a great first impression of your business. And it’s also really easy to use for your clients. From a backend point of view, it offers such features as different layout options, colour styles, and various customizable areas, amongst others.
Price: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)
A sleek, professional, yet fun website that showcases everything you need for your business. This responsive WP theme from Elegant Themes attempts to include everything you need for your corporate site in a balanced and striking manner, incorporating various features such as unlimited colours, browser compatibility, and numerous shortcodes and page templates.
Price: $69 (Elegant Themes’ 87 themes for one price)
Flatbox is the flat theme alternative to your normal business site. Besides its various features such as shortcodes, fully responsive design, and the use of the parallax effect, Flatbox is a unique way to show off your business using strong and bold colours and lines. Its powerful admin panel make it easy to set up and use, while its documentation and support are second to none.
The Business Theme from Organic Themes is a professional way of presenting your business online. It incorporates all the modern features you’d expect of a business theme, with plenty of different template options, shortcodes, and page styles. A sleek, no nonsense theme.
A flexible, responsive WordPress theme with a clean, contemporary design for any business or corporate use. Invicta supports all the usual features; multiple post formats, shortcodes, widgets, etc, which are all ready to use upon activation, while also offering animation, video and audio support, amongst others. To top it all off, it’s all easy to combine using its Theme Options Panel and drag-n-drop Page Builder.
Building on the development of their previous 2 business themes, CSSIgniter are now offering Business3ree; a very professional and polished website. It incorporates a drag-n-drop homepage, along with custom widgets, custom post types, and even WooCommerce integration, amongst the other features common to every cssigniter theme (shortcodes, custom menus, localization, etc).
Minicorp is advertised as being “not just a corporate theme”. Its stunning, professional looks using the flat design, combined with the multitude of features available, ranging from a massive shortcode library, to advanced styling options, make it a rather good option for any business you might have. Certainly a theme that can grab your visitors’ attention.
AppTheme was designed to handle any sort of business. Its corporate feel, in collaboration with all the customization options on offer, make it ideal to do anything from showcasing your projects to showing off some great testimonials. A powerful and lightweight options panel also makes it easy to work with on the back-end.
Swatch is a theme that features “Swatchable” parts. This is the main feature that the theme thrives on; basically, you’re given a Swatch Editor where you can customise the colour of every part of your website, just as you’d like it. Its a theme with a flat design once again, but is very configurable and, as usual, fully responsive. You can create the simplest of websites with a basic colour scheme, or go all out and design a super colourful website to enhance every part of the site.
Tesla Themes have some great themes available, and BizNex is probably their best one for corporate purposes. It’s got a clean, modern look that is responsive on any device, always keeping the site looking and functioning beautifully. It is powered by the Tesla Framework, making it easily customizable without the need to have any previous web development experience. It offers plenty of great features and stunning effects.
A WP theme from CodexThemes created through long-term experiences with designing themes for various purposes, Codeus is a multi-purpose theme that can be focused onto business using their built-in company profiles, project showcases, responsive news timelines and much more. Its feature list is long and varied, but its best aspect is that its fully customizable, yet ready-to-use, making it easy to provide your visitors with just what they need.
A single-page alternative to the conventional business website. Mustache is beautiful, yet flexible theme that is not only responsive, but also easy to set up. It comes packed with features such as custom icons, the essential theme options, cross-browser compatibility, colour variations, and more. So if you’re looking to setup a simple site for your business that showcases your main points, Mustache can do that for you.
Quasar is a business and corporate theme focused on sleek design and being super fast. It features an ultra responsive 12 column grid system that supports both WPML and Retina Display. Quasar even contains a point-to-point curving slider – it goes beyond what a normal slider does and becomes more of an animation tool. When purchasing this theme you’re getting 3 key products, the Curvy Slider, the Rock Page Builder (Ajax drag-n-drop builder) and the Rock Form Builder (for any form you might need).
Elegant themes refers to Divi as their “smartest, most flexible theme”. With Divi you can create any business-related site you can imagine using their Divi Builder and pre-made layouts. This fully responsive WP theme uses Divi Builder as a way to transform every element on your site into visual building blocks, making it super simple to tailor-make your site to your needs. This elegant theme gives you endless possibilities for every aspect of your business’ website.
Price: $69 (Elegant Themes’ 87 themes for one price)
Based on the notion that Less is More, Altus uses its flexibility to offer you a one page or multi-page layout, with various features and premium plugins built-in. Ideal for business websites, it can be customized easily to suit your needs perfectly, without the need to break the bank.
Corporate is a multi-purpose theme that can not only look professional, but spice things up a little too. Its features include video background, shortcodes, animated progress bars, and more. It uses the Themify Builder to make it as comfortable as possible to create the best site possible without any knowledge of code, and also offers various post types for any aspect of your business.
Price: $79 (Get all Themify themes for one price)
The Startup Framework by Designmodo is a theme unlike any other. It utilises a drag and drop style builder for every part of your site. Just select the blocks you want from the over 100 on offer and move them around on your canvas until you like what you see. No coding and no skills required, yet the result will look as professional as can be.
Price: $149 (One Site License)
Now, when you think of business websites, you might also include businesses that sell items online or promote a certain digital product such as a WP plugin, and you won’t be wrong. Some of the above themes are so flexible that they can be placed into that category too. In fact, my next article will tackle such WP themes, focusing on the best themes for selling digital products. Stay tuned.
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