As we were expecting the release of Divi 3.0 from Elegant Themes today and finally the theme’s update has been released. The main feature of this update is the Visual builder. Divi WordPress Theme already comes with Divi Builder which allows you to create a page using drag and drop method with different modules (Check the detailed review of Divi here). Till Divi 3.0, the builder was doing its work at the back-end i.e. dashboard side, but now you can edit or create a page from front-end. Using React JS, this front-end visual page builder is very responsive and works great. The UI is where it leads from other available front-end editors on Internet.
Features of Divi 3.0 Visual Page Builder
Add New Elements such as Pricing Table, Buttons, Call to Action, Slider etc. from front-end
Drag and Drop Width/Height Adjustment
Customize Font Family, Font Size and Weight
Responsive editing for phone, tablet and desktop
Duplicate or Delete Elements or Complete Row/Column
Very fast response time with clutter free interface
Check the Introductory video of Divi 3.0 to get a feel of what can be done. To see it in action by yourself, check this Divi 3.0 demo.
Divi comes with lot many elements such as Blurb, Testimonials, Pricing Table, Tabs, Accordion, Circle Counter, Countdown, Map, Toggle and many more. You can add these elements anywhere on your site using the Visual Page Builder of Divi 3.0. With drag and drop placement and even width and height adjustment, it is very easy to adjust the height of the row or width of column using this builder. Those who have used Divi Builder on back-end must have seen how easy it is to duplicate the elements/row/column on the editor. Same ease of operation is available on the front-end editor too.
Changing font style for Header or body text has become so easy that even a small child can do the same. Those are not comfortable with coding will find this update of Divi very very helpful. Such website builder is not available till now. Every time you make the changes, it reflect instantly on the page as you are doing the changes on the page only, not on other panel such as Customizer on the dashboard.
What about Extra and Divi Builder Plugin?
Well, as per the release note, this front-end visual page builder feature will be available with the Extra WordPress theme as well as Divi Builder plugin too. So if you have purchased or installed any of these products, you will also receive this feature without paying any extra charges.
An effective, design rich landing page converts very well, and so does the content with multiple elements placed properly on a website. Making such page requires a great knowledge of HTML and CSS programming languages. Not everyone is good with these languages and for those people, there is a great solution as Page Builder. WordPress Page Builders come as a plugin to enable you create a great layout for landing pages, blog posts, pricing page etc. in no time. There are many brilliant WordPress themes which comes with responsive design and multiple layouts but still you need to install (or purchase) a Page Builder to build pages as per your design requirement. In this article, I will list some of the best WordPress themes which comes with Page Builders to create pages using drag and drop method.
Drag and Drop WordPress Themes allow you to publish pages with great designs and multiple elements. For example, adding a pricing table or button or gallery is a child task using such Themes with Page Builders.
Emmet is a premium WordPress theme from MotoPress and it comes with inbuilt Page Builder plugin worth $29. Using drag and drop method, you can create pages and publish the same. The theme is responsive and is good for a portfolio or corporate site. This theme is also having a good layout for bbPress forum and WooCommerce plugin. Using the inbuilt Page creator, you can also create a great layout for eCommerce products. Emmet page builder comes with Portfolio Section, Features Section, Pricing Table, Countdown Timer, Post Grid Layout, Google Chart Integration, YouTube & Vimeo Embeds, Buttons and Icons, Multiple rows and columns and many more elements.
Note – Page builder is not present in the lite version of Emmet WordPress theme.
With more than 235K downloads on Themeforest, Avada is one of the most sold WordPress theme ever. This multipurpose WordPress theme is responsive and flexible. Apart from so many other features, Avada comes with inbuilt page builder named Fusion Builder. Using this page builder, you can save custom page layout to reuse the same later. It saves time and helps in creating similar layout without repetitive effort.
Apart from the Fusion Page builder, Avada also comes with Revolution Slider, Awesome Parallax Slider, Mega Menu and many other features. You can create landing pages, pricing page, photo gallery page, portfolio layout etc. using the Fusion Page builder. This drag and drop WordPress theme is very easy to use and comes with great support.
Elegant Themes is one the most popular theme club of WordPress and Divi is the most popular theme from the club. Along with Divi WordPress Theme, the club provided inbuilt Divi Builder which is a drag and drop page builder with more than 46 different modules. Adding a content module such as portfolio, contact form, tables, accordion, gallery, video, email optin etc. are as easy as putting a comma. One can create a beautiful page using Divi builder drag and drop page in just no time. Divi is a great theme to create business site, personal blog, startup page, digital marketing landing page and many more.
Headway Theme is a standalone WordPress theme which comes with inbuilt page builder. Once you activate the Headway theme on your WordPress installation, you can start working on the ready template as preset designs or create a design as per your choice.
To create a landing page layout, business website with features, personal blog with custom layout and more, Headway Theme is a good choice. To use Headway theme, first you should have a ready design in your mind or some wire-frame, then it becomes easy to get the results. Drag and drop elements and layout design makes it very easy to create any layout with this responsive WordPress theme.
Rise WordPress theme by Thrive Themes comes with automatic page builder named Thrive Page Generator. It allows you to create different page layouts using the drag and drop method. This page builder is having good feedback from different types of users about the ease of use and features. Apart from the page builder, Rise is also having great features for affiliate blogs, personal blog and business websites. Responsive design makes the theme perfect for online affiliate marketers and is best suitable for them.
Extra is a responsive, magazine layout WordPress theme and another gem from Elegant Themes club. It also comes with the same Divi Builder and a very flexible design. If you are planning to run a magazine site or news portal and like to build pages using drag and drop method, Extra is one of the best theme available in market. With all the features specially picked for magazine layout site, the Divi builder makes it perfect for those who are not good with HTML and CSS.
Unyson is a WordPress theme framework which comes with ready drag and drop page builder. It is a free framework available to create a website using the page builder or you can also start developing your own theme as per your ready design. The framework is responsive and works great all kind of devices including Android, iPhone devices. Along with the page builder, you also get portfolio management, events management, contact forms, sliders, breadcrumbs and many other ready modules with Unyson.
Make is a popular WordPress theme from Theme Foundry and it comes with Make Builder, a page builder with lot many options. The free version of Make comes with basic modules under the Page Builder. If you need modules such as WooCommerce modules, Events modules and many more, get Make Plus. To create a business site, Make is a great choice. The drag and drop page builder makes it very easy to create nice pages for your business website.
Rhythm is a multipurpose WordPress theme having Visual Composer inbuilt. So when you install Rhythm theme, you get Visual Composer options to builder pages using drag and drop page builder functionality. Like I said earlier, Visual composer comes with so many ready modules such as portfolio, tables, buttons, all widgets, contact form etc. to place the modules using drag and drop method. Along with Visual composer, you also get mega menu and Revolution slider with
A feature rich, clean and multi purpose WordPress theme with responsive design. Waxom is having everything that you need to make a business site, portfolio site, personal or professional blog, shopping portal, corporate website, travel website etc. It comes loaded with Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, Layer Slider and Templatera.
With Visual Composer, one can create landing pages or other pages using drag and drop method. You can also design the front page of the site using the same drag and drop page builder.
You is another multipurpose WordPress theme which is optimized for fast loading. Visual Composer drag and drop page builder is included with this theme and one can build a great page using this theme. This premium theme comes with lot many ready page designs, but one can create a design with modules such as portfolio, contact form, accordion, tabs, slider etc. using the drag and drop feature.
Ready designs allow you to select the page template for the page builder. Once the page template is selected, your custom design in the content area will look as per your design and the complete page will be inside the theme’s design. A responsive, ultra fast page can be designed with required modules without writing any piece of code. That’s the power of a page builder delivered along with a nice WordPress theme.
Zero from Tesla Themes is a well designed, properly documented multipurpose WordPress theme with responsive layout. It is loaded with Visual Composer page builder and one can create beautiful landing pages with great content using the drag and drop feature of the builder. You can always download the latest copy of Visual Composer from Tesla as they keep releasing the new version of Zero theme and keep updating Visual Composer there too. Zero is built on Tesla Framework and is very much developer’s friendly. One can also create a child theme and keep things customized.
A beautiful theme to create business website, personal branding website, lifestyle site, photography site, creative agency site etc. in no time. With page builder, creating a nice pages with good amount of content becomes very easy.
Narcos, another responsive multipurpose WordPress theme built on Tesla Framework and loaded with Visual Composer. If you are looking for a classic theme capable of creating one page site or multi-page site, Narcos will not disappoint you. Like I said earlier, Visual Composer will make your life easier for building content rich pages with premium looks. Use the drag and drop feature and build perfect layout with multi-column content for any pages.
Visual Composer page builder allows you to edit the content from front-end as well. It means, you don’t need to go to the dashboard and edit from there, you can edit the text from front-end of the site too.
Lot many Responsive and Multipurpose WordPress Themes are available on Themeforest but H-Code is one of the trending theme there with lot many features. For non-programmers / non-designers, again Visual Composer will be a great help in building nice pages using the drag and drop feature. Apart from that, H-Code comes loaded with so many ready designs for eCommerce site, creative agencies, marketing folks, photography sites, affiliate marketing sites, portfolio sites, corporate websites, personal branding sites etc.
H-Code is a perfect theme for photographers and designers. And Visual composer will help you build great layout and content using the drag and drop responsive modules.
Cre8or is a clean and minimal WordPress theme built on Tesla Framework. It comes loaded with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. Tesla team also offers 1 hours of customization free with the theme. Images with the loaded light-box effect looks great on small or big screens. Photography websites or creative agencies can pick this team and use the Visual Composer page builder to create custom layout using drag and drop feature. A responsive WordPress theme optimized for speed would be great for personal blogs as well.
Ultimatum is a drag and drop theme builder which allows you to create templates for pages, posts using the drag and drop method. It means, you will not have any dependability on other themes as you can build your own theme using Ultimatum builder. So using this utility, you can are not only building the pages but complete layout for your site. It creates responsive templates using Bootstrap and that’s why your site will look great on all kind of devices.
So you can call Ultimatum a theme builder rather than just a page builder for WordPress.
Ultra, a beautiful, flexible, responsive WordPress theme with Themify Builder. The design of this theme looks great and is very fast in terms of load time. You get 14 different page designs and styles with this theme and it works great with WooCommerce plugin as well. Image filter, portfolio, Mega Menu, Post Layout, Section Scrolling are few of the features of Ultra.
A multipurpose theme with a page builder is great for people looking for a WordPress theme for Startup pages, landing page, product launch page or site, eCommerce website, designer sites etc.
WP Multipurpose is a premium responsive WordPress theme from Solo Stream theme club and it comes pre-loaded with its own page builder. One can drag and drop elements to build a nice page with features and create a good landing page or about us page or portfolio page for personal or business website.
Gusto is a popular multipurpose WordPress theme with lot many features including Ajax page loading and Front Page Edition. Apart from that, it comes with Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and Accordion Slider as well. Using the drag and drop elements feature of Visual Composer, one can create custom page layout with 3, 4, 5, 6 column content. Everything is responsive and works great on all kind of devices.
A Multipurpose WordPress theme which comes along with Visual Composer Page builder, Revolution Slider and Layer Slider. With Visual Composer drag and drop feature, you can create pages with widgets, buttons, call to action button, separator with or without text, portfolios, WooCommerce products, Multiple Column Text and many more.
Landing WordPress Theme by Themify comes with the pre-loaded page builder named Themify Builder. It is the same page builder that you were getting with Ultra theme. Using Landing theme, one can create a nice landing website for product or affiliate product. Even agencies can use this theme to build a site using the pre-designed layout. Other layouts provided with this responsive WordPress themes are Restaurant site, portfolio site, agency site, events site, marketer site, personal blog, company page with scrolling layout, startup page, coming soon page etc.
Using Themify builder, you can create astonishing page designs and layout with drag and drop method.
CleanLab is another premium WordPress theme available on Themeforest and it comes pre-loaded with its own page builder. You can edit or create content layout from front end as well. A multipurpose WordPress theme with responsive design ensures that you get the best website on all devices. Create a personal blog, photography website, business website etc. using this nice looking theme. It is also compatible with WPML plugin so you can create multilingual website in no time.
It is also compatible with WooCommerce, so you can create an eCommerce site and design the page description with the page builder. Along with Page Builder, you also get Revolution Slider and Mega Menu with this theme.
Untitled is another multipurpose WordPress theme on Themeforest and it also comes with its own Page Builder. The page builder comes with timeline elements, contact form, Google Maps with direction, Instagram Feed, Multiple Sliders and many more features. One click demo install is available with the theme and it allows you to create a sample site for testing with test data. It also gives you the Page Builder ready layouts to reuse in your production site.
Beaver Builder Theme comes with Beaver Builder plugin and it allows you to create amazing pages using this page builder. Beaver Builder is one of the best page builder available in the market. Whether you are designing a restaurant site or law firm site or fashion site or creative web agency or educational/university site or automotive site or mobile app site, everything and anything is having a ready template in Beaver Builder. So creating these all sites are very easy to do using this builder and the theme.
Like Visual composer, one can use Beaver Builder on any WordPress theme but it is recommended to use with the Beaver Builder Theme.
WordPress can be considered as the greatest boon that allows to sell out the products and reach out to more and more people very easily. eCommerce websites have gained so much of the popularity as discussed in the previous article. In the similar way beauty and fairness industries have become one of the very largest business trends. In order to be successful in this industry a professional website will indeed play a very important role. It is very important to develop a website that is appealing to the visitors in the industry of Beauty Spa and products. So it is indeed very necessary to find a theme based on its performance and security. After going through various themes belonging to different categories, here I have listed some of the important themes for developing a spa or a beauty website.
Cinderella WordPress Theme for Beauty, Hair and SPA Salons is specially made for the small businesses in the beauty industry. This theme comes bundled with many advanced features that allows you to customize the theme as per the requirements and needs. There are different color schemes and different header and services listing layouts available.
This theme is specially designed for the websites related to hairdresser, make-up, stylist, spa or any other similar business pages. This theme is also compatible with WooCommerce that helps to build an online store to sell the related products. It also includes the powerful page builder plugin Visual Composer that helps to get the desired layout for the page by dragging and dropping the elements.
This theme is best suitable for the Spa, Gym as well as the fitness centers. It is clean and elegant one page theme for the beauty related websites. There are 5 different skins that are included in this theme and build with the powerful framework Bootstrap 3. This theme is fully customizable as per the requirements and gives you the full control over the settings.
WellnessCenter is a single page WordPress theme that is designed for the health and beauty related websites. This theme is provides with a very responsive layout and also gives a very good user experience. This theme includes Visual Composer that comes packed with different elements that will indeed give your site a new look. It also provides with the Booking System and also well integrated with the Google maps.
It is the theme for the beauty Spa that is mainly focused on the beauty or the health salons or on the fitness centers. This theme provides with the very mobile friendly layout and provides with an awesome design that is indeed eye catching for the visitors. It is also compatible with some of the great plugins such as WooCommerce, default slider, Nextgen gallery and Contact form7.
Nancy is a multipurpose WordPress theme that provides with many features and offers a great design. It is mainly used to design the websites related to Wellness, Spa, Beauty, Hair Salon, Massage center, Nail Salon, Health center and still many more. In order to showcase the presentation with the help of the guides, it comes packed with the Revolution Slider.
It is a beautiful theme for creating simple and elegant spa or massage center related websites. It is a very responsive theme that provides with different page templates and different header layouts. There are also 5 different custom post types that are provided by this theme. It provides with the advance theme options panel that give you the full control over the settings and allows to customize it.
Aqua is a modern layout WordPress theme for spa and beauty related websites. This theme provides with the pre-designed skin that can be further easily customized as per the requirements. It is compatible with WooCommerce plugin that helps to create the online store that also converts the currencies of the customers in the real time. It is easily customizable as per the requirements.
It can be considered as one of the best theme to build a modern layout site related spa. salon or any other beauty websites. This theme provides you with a very powerful page builder along with different sliders to give a different appealing look to your site. It provides with a mega menu along with different widgets to provide a good experience.
Limon is a feature rich theme that is designed to build a restaurant or the spa related website. To make the site more appealing for the visitors there are 7 different background patterns and 18 different color options available. It also provides with the custom Facebook fan page and also different custom post types.
This beautiful designed theme can be used ‘to create the websites related to salon or spa. This theme provides with a very responsive layout that works great on all the devices. This theme provides with various powerful layout options and also 600+ Google fonts in order to customize the site very easily. There is a powerful shortcode generator in order to build the site very easily.
It is a very responsive and modern layout WordPress Theme for beauty and spa related website. The custom products layouts of the theme allows to display the best selling products. This theme also includes the Master Slider and allows to manage the elements of the sliders using drag and drop very easily.
It is one of the beautifully designed WordPress Theme that is bundled with so many features. This theme includes Booking system along with the Services Custom Post types. It provides with the very powerful framework and the beautiful design to choose from. It is a very responsive theme that provides with the very good user experience along with 7 different page templates.
This is a WooCommerce compatible theme that is specially designed to build a Beauty Spa or the Hair Salon website. It provides with some of the custom page builder elements that gives good look to your site. There are many Google fonts available to select from and also provides with a sticky header to easily navigate from one menu to the other.
The needs and requirements of a person may vary from each other but the above mentioned themes will definitely help you to build a good Salon or Beauty related website. Hope this post was helpful to you and feel free to share your thoughts.
No matter how great your product is and offers many features, but if it is not able to reach out to the people than it is of no use. It is very necessary to have a proper marketing of the product so that it can reach out to the targeted people. If you are creating a website related to the marketing agency than there are plenty of WordPress Themes that are available that will indeed ease your work. There are many of the options and builder tools that are provided that will indeed ease the work. It is very important to gather the requirements of a theme than make the right choice. This options include responsiveness, design, ease to understand, SEO and many more.
The below listed themes have all been built to help you generate more leads and business from your website that will indeed be a great help to you.
The SEO is the best WordPress Theme that is designed specially for the marketers. It is also build with the most powerful framework Bootstrap 3 framework. It offers with the most powerful page builder Visual Composer with offers many elements. This theme is designed by keeping SEO in mind and also provides with many layouts for the blogs.
This WordPress theme is specially designed for the affiliate marketing. It is designed very beautifully by keeping the business marketing layout in mind. This theme is fully SEO optimized which is useful for ranking your content on the search engine. This theme comes packed with so many features that allows to customize it very easily.
This theme is specially designed for SEO and Marketing that comes with 3 unique demo variations. There are many advanced features that are supported by this theme. There is also inbuilt case study functionality that is provided by this theme and also provides you to change the styling of the pages.
Ignition is a modern layout WordPress theme that is used for building the marketing related website in order to display all the sales related work. It provides with the effective homepage layout that can be used to drive sales or free trial signups. There are different header layouts that are provided as well as can be customized very easily.
It is the best theme that is suitable for the online marketing websites. It is a powerful multipurpose theme that provides with many theme options to customize it easily. It is integrated with 6 different demo sites that you can easily import and use- main demo. It is well integrated with landing pages that provides with landing page options as well.
This theme is designed in such a way to generate leads and that is best suitable for the marketing purpose. It is a great help to grab or get the leads for the business services. It also provides with the customizer panel that allows to customize the site easily as per the requirements. It provides with a very responsive layout that allows the visitors to easily access the site. Also it helps to showcase the testimonials of the clients.
Digital Marketing is the theme that is designed specially for the marketers. It provides with many great features that allows you to write about the digital marketing as well as the tricks related to it. There are lots of shortcodes and the widgets that are provided by this theme that indeed eases the task. This theme provides with a very good user experience and easily customized as per the requirements.
If you select the right theme of your choice than it will make the website very appealing. Hope the above listed Themes for the Marketers will be a great help to you to make the right choice!
Gone are the days when people use to visit shop to shop to get the desired product of their choice. Technology has indeed ease our lives so much that we get the product of our choice by going through its features with just certain clicks sitting at home. Due to this from past few years the eCommerce websites have gained so much of importance that allows to sell the physical goods through a digital channel. You have a wide range of choices to select from the one available such as Clothing, Electronics, Food, Home appliances or any other product. Still a question arises that why such eCommerce sites have gained so much of importance and the main reason behind it.
eCommerce Websites- Eases the work:
One of the main reason that it has gained so much of importance is that one can look at the product at any time as the online stores are opened 24/7.
It helps the user to make a comparison between different products and to find the one that is best suitable.
Online stores offer different deals and promotions to attract more visitors to the site.
You are able to shop for the product of your choice without even stepping from the place and thus saves the time.
Popularity of Flipkart:
There are many well known and famous online shopping sites available, but among all over years Flipkart has gained so much of popularity. Flipkart is the leading eCommerce site in India with market share of more than 40%. It was founded in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal by just investing Rs. 4,00,000. But now the site has gained so much of popularity that the company has a target of selling 1 billion goods in a year by the end of 2017. After seeing this every startup who wishes to start an eCommerce site have the idea of Flipkart in their mind. The elements that such eCommerce websites use to build an awesome site is possible through WordPress. Also there are different plugins as well as themes available that will help to build a beautiful site same as Flipkart.
WordPress Theme- A Replica of Flipkart:
What I found is really amazing! WooCart Theme from MyThemeShop gives the exact look and feel of Flipkart to create an amazing website. It is one of the best theme available to create the online store for selling the products online very easily. It is also bundled with many features such as:
There are many theme options that are available for this theme that allows to customize the site as per the requirements.
To make the site eye catching for the visitors, there is Featured Slider and carousels available for latest or featured products.
To have a better understanding of the product there is zoom in effect provided by the product images.
Allows to compare between the different products and to make the better choice.
This theme is well designed by keeping SEO in mind to establish a page for the search engines.
In order to provide a better experience and allow the visitors to navigate easily, there are breadcrumbs that are provided.
It is truly amazing that even a person who is not a developer or with no technical knowledge is able to design the site same as Flipkart which has gained so much of popularity among people. WordPress offers you with so many themes that allows you to build a perfect website depending upon the situation. Also instead of approaching different theme clubs, you will find all the themes under a single roof in PurposeThemes along with ratings and reviews. Feel free to contact us if you are confused to select the right eCommerce theme for your site!
Well, Flipkart technical and development team keep working on the design and always keep improving. But with few customization, one can achieve similar look and feel using the WooCart WordPress theme from MyThemeShop.
First version of WordPress (a forked copy of b2/cafelog blogging platform) came in 2003 as WordPress v0.71 (Gold), developed by Matt Mullenweg and his co-founder Mike Little (first to comment on Matt’s post about fork). It started as a blogging platform but today, WordPress powers more than 25% of all websites running on Internet and fields like eCommerce are also dominated by the platform.
This growth of WordPress CMS clearly states that in coming days, WordPress will be everywhere. So now if you think to start a new site, there is a least chance that you will not consider WordPress once. But for any website, the most important thing is its design and user experience. That’s where the importance of WordPress Themes come.
WordPress Themes are a package or folder containing CSS, JS, HTML and PHP files to show the site on browser. Theme decides how your site will look when someone will open it on browser. In early days of WordPress, it came with a template (a fixed design) to show front-end as a blog. But today more than 20,000 WordPress themes (ready designs) are available for free or with a premium. Many theme clubs are making thousands of dollars by selling WordPress themes only. WordPress Themes created a profitable market where developers and designers can use their skills and create a self sustainable business.
Not only the business part, In last few years, the website designing saw lot many changes and improvements with HTML5, CSS3, Mobile Responsiveness and Page Optimization techniques. In this article, I will try to showcase how WordPress Theme developers adopted or sometime lead the website design evolution and came up with great designs ready as a WordPress Theme. As I said earlier, WordPress started as a blogging platform and mostly the competition was with Google Blogger, MovableType and few other platforms. But as it became more powerful with amazing plugins, the design also started changing and developers and designers started coming up with WordPress themes for photography sites, eCommerce sites, corporate or business sites and many other requirements.
WordPress Theme development started with slow pace in 2005 – 06, but in just 3 years, there were more than 8 theme clubs and hundreds of Theme developers. Here is the theme evolution chart and details showing timeline of new theme clubs launch and changes.
Year – 2003
First version of WordPress came in May, 2003 with a ready template. It was not as easy as it is today to install and run WordPress based blog and the front page used to look like this.
With one sidebar, the look was simple and the focus was on readability of the content.
Year – 2004
WordPress Classic look with improved layout continued in this year as well. With version 1.2, WordPress got the power of Plugins and the focus remained on the functionality. There was not much going on in theme side as multiple theme or even the proper theme structure was not introduced yet.
Year – 2005
This is the birth year of WordPress Theme market. With version 1.5, WordPress got Multiple Theme Support. It means WordPress users can opt for theme of their own choice, install and activate different themes. With this version only, a new default theme of WordPress released with the name as “Kubrick“. Actually they named this theme as “Default” theme of WordPress.
Year – 2006
With this new Kubrick default theme and multi-theme support, now developers and designers started chipping in. This was the year of 2/3 column, rotating header themes. Developers were providing options to change hearder area color, images etc. Mostly the layout was similar to the default WordPress theme or in some cases, WordPress Classic theme. Developers such as Alex King (RIP, a great loss for the WordPress community), Justin Tedlock, Chris Pearson dominated the theme development and releases.
Year – 2007
WordPress got lot many new features with the version 2.1 and 2.2 including widgets. By this time, WordPress users also started monetizing their blogs using Google Adsense and other ad networks. To target those users, theme developers started providing layouts to adjusts to the standard ad sizes e.g. 300 x 250 px ads perform well in sidebar, so the sidebar standard became that and so on.
Even with designer themes, the front-end still used to look static and still. Rich with content but not like a dynamic page.
Year – 2008
Commercialization of WordPress Theme Started. In 2008, WordPress themes got many new theme clubs including Themeforest, Elegant Themes, Thesis, Theme Hybrid, WooThemes and Press75. Professional web designers and developers started focusing on WordPress theme development.
By this year, lot many theme options were there but now people started getting serious about the search engine optimization. Google also started filtering sites with bad and good SEO. This is the year when Thesis (by DIYThemes) got a good push. Lot many WordPress users started using Thesis for better performance on search engine. As the search engine traffic or organic traffic was good for ads, many people either started or shifted to Thesis.
Themeforest gave opportunity and platform to individual developers and designers to sell their WordPress themes without any marketing. Today, Themeforest is the largest marketplace of WordPress Themes and as it sells themes for other CMS platforms as well, WordPress themes are the largest contributor in terms of revenue for Themeforest and Enveto (the parent company of Themeforest).
Elegant Themes launch was again a game changer in terms of Theme Club Membership. With such nice designs and frequent release of themes, the club membership was very affordable and fully worth. It also gave boost to the affiliate marketing for themes as Elegant Themes offer 50% affiliate amount for every sale.
Year – 2009
From this year, we started seeing carousels in WordPress themes. On front-page or even on internal pages, theme developers started providing ready carousels to highlight certain articles. With the release of Smooth Slider WordPress plugins, even old theme users also started showing content inside carousels.
With so much commercialization and addition of multiple themes day by day, it was time for WordPress to set certain rules. One of the very important announcement came in July, 2009 from Matt Mullenweg that WordPress Themes will also be GPL as the WordPress software itself is released under GPL.
PHP in WordPress themes must be GPL, artwork and CSS may be but are not required
This year we saw the launch of theme clubs such as StudioPress, WPZoom and Themeshift. Well, StudioPress themes became synonym for a standard WordPress theme. Even today, StudioPress is one of the most respected theme club with really good themes including its own Genesis Theme Framework. Lot many developers preferred the framework because of the customization options and performance.
Year – 2010
Like 2009, this year was also dominated by design elements and utilization of page real estate. Theme developers started providing more carousels, tabs etc.
Again to set more standards and show the use of new APIs, WordPress changed the old default theme and came with new design named “Twenty Ten”. From this year only, the new so called custom started at WordPress to release a new default theme every year. The idea of releasing a new default theme is to make WordPress better by showing good standards and new APIs implementation to developers as well as give a latest design and look to users from the first day of their WordPress experience.I think the new default theme every year idea went really good and community liked it so much.
In WordPress core development, we saw the implementation of game changers like Custom Post Type, Menu Management and Multisite.
This year we saw the launch of theme clubs such as Themify, Templatic, Rocket Themes and upThemes. Well, Themify added a new smoothness and design elements in WordPress Themes and now it is one of best known theme clubs of WordPress. Thanks to he aggressive marketing campaign and modern designs.
Year – 2011
In 2011, WooThemes launched WooCommerce WordPress plugin to enable users create eCommerce websites using WordPress. Unlike blog, eCommerce site has different elements such as Add to Cart, Checkout, Quantity, Pricing etc. To showcase products in different manner and design with better UX and UI, developers started releasing eCommerce WordPress themes.
WooCommerce became possible because of the Custom Post Type feature introduced last year. That opened other areas such as events, testimonials and lot many different type of usage of WordPress posts. With this new tool and option in the armor, developers started coming up with new post types. We saw the release of Events plugin for WordPress and to showcase the events on front-side, theme developers started providing specially designed layouts for events and other post types.
New theme clubs such as Obox Themes and Sketch Themes launched this year.
Year – 2012
2012 will be known as responsive design year for WordPress themes. It is not like in 2011, developers were not releasing responsive design but this year was dominated by responsive themes. It was like all the newly released themes has to be responsive. Even the new default theme released by WordPress named “Twenty Twelve” was the first fully responsive theme out of all default themes released earlier. People started understanding the need of responsive design because of the traffic they saw coming via different devices like iPhone, Android etc.
The most selling WordPress theme of Themeforest also released in year 2012 only i.e. Avada. Well, it started the multipurpose WordPress theme trends as well where buyers need to purchase only one theme and they can create different type of websites because of the provided elements and multiple ready designs.
By Dec 2015, Avada earned $10 Million for the theme authors and became the most selling WordPress themes on Themeforest. Here is what Envato, the Themeforest parent company said about the authors,
Now they’ve gone next level. This week the duo became the first ever Envato creative to make over $10 million in sales!
MyThemeShop and Theme Furnace WordPress theme clubs launched this year.
Year – 2013
Lot many new designs for different purposes started coming as themes. Professionals, Web Designers, Photographers started coming together to create an outstanding theme. The year was dominated by Multipurpose themes with multiple demos available to showcase. Themeforest became full of multipurpose and responsive themes. Focus shifted completely from just creating a blog to creating n type of websites using WordPress.
Tesla Themes, YITH Themes and Themejug joined as the new member in theme clubs market which was already seeing exponential growth.
Year – 2014
Elegant Themes came in limelight with the release Divi – A Multipurpose WordPress Theme. Divi became a game changer for Elegant Themes as well as the WordPress community. Developers or designers started impressing clients by creating a rich website with Divi whether it is for a corporate, magazine, photography or any other professional sites or NGOs.
2014 was also dominated by Page Builders. Lot many themes started shipping inbuilt page builders to create a page using drag and drop method. You just need to drag and drop elements such as columns, maps, contact form, gallery, carousels, pricing table etc. and create a nice looking page in just few minutes. For example, Divi released its Divi Builder, Avada is having own Page Builder.
Themeisle and Thrive Themes were new addition to the WordPress Theme Clubs market.
Year – 2015
This year developers focused on better typography, feature rich designs but with minimal touch, full width wide 4 column footer with even better mobile view. We also saw multiple menu implementation with Uber Menu like design coming in new themes.
Year – *2016
Well, 2016 has just started so would not be able to talk about the new theme club additions and facts. But as per the new releases from themes and ongoing activity in community forums, it seems that the focus will be on releasing specially designed themes for a dedicated purpose. Such as we will see more special themes for lawyers, mobile app launcher, single page layout to showcase apps, theme with doctor’s appointments and booking options, more restaurant and hotels themes with inbuilt functionality as well to avoid using plugins.
Apart from the theme types, we will see good themes based on JS libraries such as React.js. Fast loading sites with low server load and better performance using good amount of RESTful API.
One more thing which may come this year is a functionality to create Android and iPhone App of site with same look as theme. Who knows probably a developer must be working on it. Theme will allow you to generate .apk and iOS files as per the layout of theme and submit on the App Stores.
A Happy Face is What We Need
WordPress has seen tremendous growth in last 12 years and so does the people associated with it. The scalability of the CMS allowed developers and designers to come up with new ideas and layout implementation. And because of that, the number of WordPress users kept growing. As a witness of this growth since 2007, I would like to congratulate all the developers, designers and community members for achieving such a great success. And also like to request to keep pushing and keep coming with something new.
StudioPress is a well-known WordPress theme club and community founded by Brian Gardner. StudioPress have created very popular Genesis Framework which allows users to easily build any kind of website with WordPress. Till now StudioPress theme club has built multiple premium WordPress theme with Genesis framework.
Genesis provides a secure and search-engine-optimized base that takes WordPress to extra-ordinary level. The Genesis Framework includes the following functionality:
Page Layouts: Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, Full-Width i.e. One to three columns layout.
It has options like Custom Background, Custom Header, Custom Menu and several other Theme Options.
StudioPress provides support to its buyers through their support forum. There are thousands of satisfied customers of StudioPress all over the world. Its a very good news for Genesis framework lovers, StudioPress has released their new WordPress Theme – Digital Pro Theme. The release of this theme is like a cherry on top of the cake!
Digital Pro Theme by StudioPress:
As the name suggests, Digital Pro WordPress Theme is built specially for marketing your digital products. If you have a business related to digital goods then this theme will help you build an online market place where you can flourish your business with digital marketing. This is a child theme for Genesis Framework. Lets see this theme in brief:
1. Features and functionalities:
Responsiveness: This theme is coded such that it is capable of adapting any device’s screen resolution easily, no matter whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Custom Page Templates: You get option to choose from pre-built page templates to build your website these are Default, Archives, Blog and Landing Page.
Theme Customizer: The live customizer settings of this theme includes theme settings, colors & content and see a preview of those changes side by side at the same time.
Widget Areas: It comes packed with 3 widgetized areas and several widgets.
Page Layouts: Content with right sidebar, Content with right sidebar and Fullwidth layout.
It contains the menu system which will be displayed in horizontal style normally when you use bigger screens but on small screens you will get mobile menu list.
Footer widgets, social widgets to display social icons/links for sharing and inviting people. Sticky header and many more features.
2. Pricing & Package:
Digital Pro Theme + GENESIS FRAMEWORK for $99.95 which is a one time purchase fee. Buy Digital Pro Theme Today
It gives you instant access to Theme package with digital download.
3. Updates & Supports:
StudioPress gives regular Theme updates to their registered members from time to time. It has support forum for its members so all your queries and issues about this theme will be resolved here.
You get access to detailed tutorials to build website with this theme. So even if you are a newbie you do not need to worry about it.
StudioPress has always focused on specific purpose of a theme, none of their themes are multipurpose, thus, these are more focused and light weight. It is a boon for website developers who want to build a specific type of website. If you love building websites with Genesis then you will surely love Digital Pro Theme!
One of the best way to build an online portfolio of listings is through the WordPress Themes. WordPress is a powerful content management system that will work great for running a real estate website. It will also reduce your task to hire high paid web designers in order to build your real estate website. There are many themes that are available that will help to give a good look to your website. Some of the beautiful WordPress Themes for Real Estate are as given below:
It is a Real Estate and Car Dealership theme. There are multiple Theme options that are provided to add logo, change styling, footer options, header settings etc. The current Openhouse/ Car listings will easily carry over to this theme so there will not be any need to repost them. It is well integrated with the plugin in order to Compare your OpenHouse/ Car Listings upto 5 items at a time. Social Medias like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and Pinterest links are supported in widget.
It is focused on real estate business that gives full functional support to the real estate website. It will help for promoting the sale at higher level by drawing the attention put on the site. The visitor will get the detailed page of the property with all the related information when he clicks on a specific property. It will include the information like images, location, price and much more. It will automatically create a custom thumbnail image. It consist of Property listing layout and theme option with galleries.
This theme is very useful to the business firms working in niches like architecture, construction, engineering, heavy industry, mining etc. It is a responsive theme which consists of large home page that contains a revolution slider and it id very beautifully designed. It also supports some of the popular WordPress plugins. It is compatible with all the latest browsers. There are different page templates that are created for this theme. Also the slider will display the contents using full-width featured image layout.
It is the theme that is powered by StudioPress and it is one of the fully responsive theme. To highlight a few features of this theme, creating number of different page templates, Custom menus and background and different layout options. The home page can be designed depending upon the needs of the user.
In order to make the listing more interactive, one can insert video or google map embed code. In order to highlight the properties and search options it consists of Widgetized sidebar.
It is one of the most responsive theme which is very easy to manage as well as install. One can easily create the property listings and set the listing status, listing type and location. One can also add the other details, attach brochures, floor plans and also the energy certificates. One can customize any of the page very easily with the page builder. It is compatible with all the internet browsers and also has built in support for the google fonts.
This theme is designed to cater the needs of real estate agencies. It consists of different features such as 3 different demos, Retina display support, Google maps integration, customization option and WPML support. It is one of the very responsive theme and its homepage has a full width slider. It also has an ability to display high resolution photo. Due to its property management on the frontend that makes it very easy for the agents and the property owners to manage the listing of the properties.
This theme is specially created for the real estate professionals, agencies, portals, real estate listing sites etc. It is very responsive and comes with some special features and functions. There are lots of features that are related to this particular industry and that includes property listings, advanced property filter and search, properties map, profile page and different styles of individual property pages. It also consists of awesome icons, translation support, HTML5, CSS3 and W3C valid source code.
It is one of the perfect theme that is available for the real estate listings, for showing of your personality and community. Some of its features includes 4 Theme colors, custom header, footer widgets, HTML5 Markup, mobile responsive and the theme options. It also consists of the beautiful homepage that contains a background image and also allows to insert the welcome message for the visitors. It also supports Social Media Integration and also it is compatible with all the browsers.
It is the premium real estate theme that is specially designed for real estate independent agents and agencies. Based on the monthly subscription other people can also be allowed to submit their properties for free. It supports various features such as Properties Advanced Search, Google Maps with property location markers, Ajax filters for properties list, user login and register with white labelled dashboard. It also offers payment integration with PayPal and Stripe for CC Payments, payment with Wire Transfer, Visual Composer Page Builder Plugin and many more. It is WPML compatible and also supports various Advanced Search and header options.
The real estate agencies will be able to promote the properties it offers successfully through their website. Having any of the above listed themes for your website will definitely attract more visitors to your site and will help to list out all the portfolios beautifully!
WordPress CMS is a powerful tool for developing websites. Person with development or non development background can easily develop site with this open source CMS. WordPress works on a potential tool named Themes. WordPress Theme is the prime factor responsible for the appearance and functionality of a WordPress website. Basically there are two types of Themes in WordPress- Parent Theme and its Child Theme. So why there are two types of themes in WordPress?
What is the significance of WordPress Child Theme and How it benefits over Parent Theme?
A parent theme is a stand alone theme which works independently in WordPress. A parent theme is fully functional and doesn’t need any other features from other themes.
A child theme cannot function on its own without its parent theme. The child theme inherits functionalities of the parent theme. Even though a Child Theme is dependent on its Parent Theme to function, still it is recommended to use it as a prime theme. This is because the child theme is responsible for changing or adding extra functionality or styling to the parent theme without touching the actual parent theme files.
Why to use a Child Theme?
If you modify a theme with new functionalities and styling directly and suppose it gets updated automatically, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme as a prime theme you will ensure that your modifications are still preserved as a Child Theme never gets updated automatically by WordPress.
So it is recommended that always use a Child Theme of whichever theme you buy or download and modify only child theme with your new ideas, styles and functionalities to reflect them on front end.
At PurposeThemes, recently we released a Child Theme for Twenty Sixteen named Brownie with more features and customization. We have also indexed some of the best premium Child Themes built with Genesis Framework from StudioPress. Some of these are:
Author Pro – A WordPress theme for Authors and Writers
Foodie Pro – A WordPress Theme for bloggers who love to write on food.
When to look for normal or Parent theme and when to use Child theme?
Parent theme: When you are satisfied with your theme’s original functionalities that means you do not need any extra features in that theme then you can use original theme. You can update it whenever you want.
Child theme: If you’re not planning on modifying your theme then child themes will be of no use to you. But if you do then there are three main benefits of using child themes in comparison to modifying a theme directly.
It will preserve your modifications.
You are aware of what and where changes are made in child theme because of less number of files as compared to parent theme.
Easy to restore.
Basic file structure required for every WordPress Child Theme:
A child theme consists of at least one directory (the child theme directory) and two files (style.css and functions.php), which you will need to create:
The child theme directory
It is necessary to check this file structure while choosing or coding a Child Theme. The first step in creating a child theme is to create the child theme directory, which will be placed in wp-content/themes folder. It is recommended that the name of your child theme directory is appended with ‘-child’. The next step is to create your child theme’s stylesheet (style.css). The final step is to enqueue the parent and child theme stylesheets with wp_enqueue_scripts action and use wp_enqueue_style() in your child theme’s functions.php file.
Benefits of using Child Themes as prime theme for your website are as follows:
Using a child theme can speed up your development time.
As child themes do not get updated automatically, your modifications are preserved.
Using a child theme is a great way to learn about WordPress theme development.
A child theme can inherit the functionality, features, and behavior of its parent theme, and even extend them by means of customization.
There are no specific disadvantages of using a child theme but if you are satisfied with the functionalities and looks of original theme then why go for a Child Theme? Parent theme is best at its place as well.
There are few Plugins to help you create Child Themes easily:
1. Child Theme Configurator: Creating child themes and customizing stylesheet, templates and functions is easy with this plugin. It easily enqueues Parent and Child theme Stylesheet.
2. Child Theme Creator by Orbisius: Building Child Themes is quick and easy from any theme that you have currently installed on your site/blog with this plugin.
4. Child Theme Wizard: Creates a child theme with one click and lets you customize its options.
If you don’t want to use the theme as it is and like to modify few CSS and even layout, it is recommended to create a Child theme. This way you will not lose any customization even after updating the parent theme to its latest version. As making changes in the core theme files will make it difficult to update the theme in future.
Let us know your thoughts about Child Theme and Parent Theme. If you have developed any Child theme, share the challenges that you faced.
Website is an effective marketing tool that makes it easy to reach the targeted customers by spreading your products and services online. Most efficient way of using a website is to develop a striking and eye catching Landing page to reach your desired audience. Landing pages are webpages that serves as sales and marketing page to reach higher prospective leads and sales.
To make your sales and marketing more fruitful, WordPress is featured with several Landing Page Themes. PurposeThemes team has come up with some powerful WordPress Landing Page Themes both Free and Premium. Following is a collection of WordPress Landing page Themes bundled with extraordinary features:
1. Variant Landing Page: This theme is beautifully designed and other than focusing on marketing, it also adds a great look to your website. It is fully Responsive theme. It has various features such as fullwidth featured image, space reserved for Contact number, conversion optimized. It allows you to create a form using FormGet and place it on the Landing page and also allows you to show your client Testimonials.
2. The Landing Page: It is a fluid responsive theme, available to download free on wordpress.org. It is embedded with features such as Typography options, creating contact form, supports several HTML tags, etc.
3. Optimizer: This is a responsive and elegant Landing page theme. It comes packed with features like- it is translation ready, Contact Form 7, retina ready, SEO ready and speed optimized. With this theme you can also showcase portfolio in grid view. It is a popular theme cherished by 10,000+ customers.
4. Obsession: It is a responsive App landing page theme that comes packed with plenty of features suitable for app advertisement. It is compatible with drag and drop page builder, Visual form builder, MailChimp, Pricing tables, it is SEO optimized, retina ready and translation ready theme.
5. Launch: Launch is a landing page designed for startup products or service. It is bundled with features such as twitter feed widget, MailChimp ready subscription form, provided with counter, retina ready, SEO optimized and many more.
6. Startos: It is a responsive Landing page template built specially for Mobile Apps. It comes packed with various features such as integrated with MailChimp, retina ready, available in light and dark skins, supports Visual Composer page builder and translation ready with WPML plugin compatibility.
7. Select: It is a Responsive Landing Page WordPress Theme comes packed with a set of 24 multi-purpose landing pages and the page builder plugin. Its page builder gives you the ability to obtain any layout for your marketing page. It also allows you to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo.
8. Landy: It is a beautiful and clean landing page theme suitable for mobile application launching. This theme is responsive to all sort of devices and is translation ready. Allows you to showcase products with fullscreen background images.
9. Marketing: It is a startup landing page theme built with Bootstrap thus making it fully responsive to all devices. This theme is compatible with popular Visual Composer page builder plugin that allows you to obtain any desired layout with several elements supported with it. Other than this it is translation ready, SEO optimized, has parallax background effect and is retina ready. It has support to 14 Custom Widgets.
10. JustLanded: Its a powerful responsive Landing page theme. It will help you sell products with its woocommerce plugin compatibility. It is an SEO optimized theme, integrated with MailChimp and AWeber plugins. It provides you with custom widgets and shortcodes.
11. NoLimits: It is a powerful responsive landing page theme compatible with popular Visual Composer which is a page builder plugin that has several elements which will allow you to obtain any page layout with it. Other than this, it is retina ready, built with bootstrap and is SEO optimized.
12. Off The Shelf: It is an out of the box built Landing page theme with multiple features in one. It is responsive to all devices and is retina ready. It comes packed with Visual Composer page builder plugin that allows you to build any page layout with it. It is integrated with gravity forms plugin and is translation ready with WPML compatibility.
13. Urip: It is a Professional Landing page theme that supports Visual composer plugin, Revolution slider, Events calendar, buddypress, woocommerce, etc. Other than this the theme is responsive, retina ready, SEO optimized and many more features are included.
14. OnePage: It is a responsive parallax scrolling theme with multiple features in it. This theme is SEO optimized and speed optimized and can be best developed to form a landing page with its shortcode generator. Supports Contact form, pricing tables, testimonials, etc.
15. Fusion: It is a responsive WordPress theme with multiple features like plenty of shortcodes, translation ready, different page templates. This theme is best suited for startups, tech companies and design firms because of its awesome looks.
16. Divi: It is one of the most popular themes of WordPress. It comes packed with its own Page Builder that will help you build any design for your Landing page with it. This theme is fully responsive and is perfect to showcase your products, services and offers in an attractive manner.
17. Anticipate: It is a simple yet powerful WordPress theme to build your marketing landing page with it. It will let you build a coming soon page with it having slider, social media links, counter, progress bars, email subscription, etc.
18. Landing: This theme is built with the intention to let you get maximum organic traffic and social media followers on building site with it. This theme comes packed with Themify Page builder using which you can obtain any page layout by just dragging and dropping required elements to column layouts.
19. Parallax Pro: It is a WordPress theme built with awesome parallax scrolling effect. It is a responsive theme and is integrated with a Landing page template allowing you to make maximum use of it for publishing your products and services online.
20. Atmosphere Pro: This is another multi-page WordPress theme built with several awesome features like responsive to all sort of devices, translation ready, newsletter subscription and powerful Typography to build an attractive Landing page with it.
21. Advent: It is a creative App Landing page theme that will let you present and promote your applications and products in a beautiful way. Also it is integrated with Visual Composer plugin that will save lot of time in building landing page with it.
Other than these, there are many different themes of Landing pages by different clubs, ThriveThemes club has come up with a powerful Landing Page Plugin built with exquisite features.
This plugin provides you a set of 122 Landing page templates which is a huge number. These page templates can be easily customized with its click-to-edit drag and drop interface. Build your own landing page structure with its elements such as responsive column layouts, buttons, content boxes, forms, testimonials, tabs, toggles, tables, star rating system and many more.
This editor is not only limited to Landing pages set but you can use it to create your blog posts, build marketing pages, sales pages and more, right within the content area of whichever WordPress theme you are using.
Some other popular Landing page Themes are:
Avadaby Themeforest- Avada is one of the most popular WordPress theme having multipurpose features. This theme comes packed with Visual Composer plugin that allows you to build any page layout with it. Also it has several pre-built page templates, just select the appropriate template and use it in your site. These templates can further be customized using Visual Composer page builder.
Vertexby Elegant Themes- It is a widely used WordPress theme built with extraordinary features. It too has multiple page templates that you can use for different pages. It supports several elements generated from shortcodes. So achieving any layout is easy with this theme.
Thesisby DIY Themes- It is a revolutionary theme built with a new concept in WordPress. This theme has left behind the page template system of other themes and has provided a new view to page layouts with Thesis‘ visual template editor. With this excellent template editor you can create any template, it will allow you to position or customize navigation bar, header, footer, sidebar, create as many as column layouts you want in a page, etc. This editor is a like a complete new easily accessible admin panel of this theme. You can develop an awesome marketing page with it.
The above listed are some of the Free as well as Premium WordPress Landing Page Themes with some great features which are very useful for the users.