WordPress is by far the most popular CMS (Content Management System) worldwide. According to statistics, about 60% of all websites using a CMS are powered by WordPress. It makes over ¼ of the Internet. An evidence for its popularity might be some popular brands which websites run on WordPress. Even though the platform is sometimes considered to be a risk due to insufficient protection, this complaint could be rebutted. For instance, The White House decided for WordPress in 2017 after they had been using Drupal for years.
To create a project on WordPress, you may want to develop a custom theme which covers all the wishes you have. Unfortunately, you need to have advanced skills in html, css and php. You can also hire a professional who usually works with a web designer who delivers his work mostly in Adobe Photoshop file. The custom solution is often used for projects with higher budgets.
However, there are plenty of free and paid themes for WordPress which you can build your website on. Some of them still require deeper knowledge of html/css to change them visually. In this article, I am going to show you some great themes that enable to create a beautiful website to everyone who watches tutorials for few hours before starting. They are also used by many professionals when working for clients with lower budget. Most of the time, no Photoshop files are needed and the whole process is covered by one person.
Divi is my Nr. 1 and so is it for thousands of creatives around the globe. With Divi, you can create literally everything you imagine. The biggest advantage of this premium theme is plenty of modules that you can customize without having any knowledge of html and css. You can decide to build your site from scratch or you can use one of dozens of pre-made layouts developed by the team. Moreover, thanks to huge community around Divi, there are hundreds of child themes, layouts and plugins developed extra for Divi users. You can browse all of them on marketplaces such as Divi Cake and Monterey Premier.
Even with no skills in css you can google many codes that help you to customize your project even more. If you won’t find any answer, there is still great Divi support on chat available for every Divi user with an active license.
When working with the Divi Theme, you can also use pre-made child themes. Thanks to big community around Divi, there are many of them available on the market. Viva Divi offers by far the most awesome Child Themes. With some of their child themes, you can create stunning websites within minutes.
Unlike Divi, OceanWP is a free theme available for download. However, you can extend its functionality with paid modules or you can install Elementor as a plugin. Elementor is one the most successful page builders which allow you to build stunning websites on every WordPress theme.
You can buy all the extensions for OceanWP in one package. For 39, 79 or 129 USD (depends whether you are developer or not), you can get functionalities as Pop-Up Login, Sticky Footer, Cookies Notice and many more.
When needing help, you can purchase 3 months premium support for 29 USD or one year for 99 USD.
Avada from Theme Fusion if the absolute bestseller on ThemeForest. The theme has been purchased over 460,000x and is, therefore, very closed to Divi from Elegant Themes who claim to have about 500,000 subscribers. Avada also works with Fusion Builder and since WordPress itself will release Gutenberg very soon, page builders seem to be the future of WP.
Unlike Divi, Avada does not have subscription system and is only purchased ones. If you do so, you will automatically get life-long updates. For 60 USD, you get the theme and support for 6 months as well. You can also decide to extend your support for another 12 months which will only cost you 18 USD.
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