Building a WordPress website can be very easy as long as you choose the right theme. And with literally hundreds of options on the market, this can seem like a daunting task. But if you choose your topic correctly, you can create the website of your dreams even as a beginner. Here are five best WordPress themes that are multi-purpose and can be tailored to any website from simple blogs, portfolios, and even e-commerce.
1. Ultra theme
Ultra is a multi-purpose theme that comes with demo sites and skins that allow you to customize the design of your website quickly. Other features include:
• a drag and drop builder with live preview, so that you can design the website you want even if you have 0 knowledge of coding;
• easy demo import;
• integrated WooCommerce features to help you create an impressive online store;
• WPML compatibility, perfect for those who need a multi-language website.
It also comes with a vast selection of pre-made layouts; it is SEC optimized and has several builder addons.
Like most multi-purpose WordPress themes, ultra is not free. Prices start at 59$ for a single item and go to 249$ for lifetime access to all 42 items. Regardless of the plan you choose, you can build unlimited websites, and there’s a 30-days money-back guarantee policy.
2. Astra theme
Just like Ultra, the Astra theme can be used for business websites, portfolios, blogs, and e-commerce. It is prevalent due to its fast loading time and because it has a free version. And something even better – the free version is often enough to build exactly the website you need.
If you decide to upgrade to the Pro plan, you will get over 20 free websites, one-on-one support and access to all their pro features. Their Agency plan includes addons for popular WordPress theme builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder. WP Portfolio plugin, over 55 free websites and much more.
Neve takes lightweight to the next level at only 200 KB on a fresh install (including WordPress). It offers easy tools to customize your layout, header, and overall style with a simple builder and the live preview feature. It has various demo sites you can import, and it can be used with some of the most appreciated page builders, such as Elementor. Beaver Builder, or Visual Composer.
Neve has a free version that is great for basic websites, such as blogs or simple portfolio presentations. Their Pro plan offers access to tens if not hundreds of premade layouts which you can select according to the page builder you’re using. For WooCommerce, you’ll need to use their business plan while the Agency plan offers priority support and white label. And if you’re not happy, there’s a 30-days money-back guarantee policy, so you can test the theme without worrying about wasting money.
Divi by ElegantThemes is best known as a page builder, but it is a theme in its own right. It comes with various layout options and an easy to use drag and drop builder. Since their most recent update, you can build the entire theme yourself, without any prior knowledge in coding or design. Everything can be done in the visual builder! And for the most advanced, customizing CSS files has never been easier. You can add custom CSS to each page or your entire website.
The downside is that there is no free version. But if you choose their lifetime plan, you can build as many websites as you want. Another minus is loading speed. Many report Divi websites to be reasonably slow. This can be easily remedied, though, by carefully choosing the plugins you use. Divi is built in such a way that you will need fewer plugins than with other themes!
The last in this list of best WordPress themes is OceanWP, a fully responsive, e-commerce ready theme great for both beginners and advanced users. It comes with many free templates, and it is fully customizable. There’s a free version for those who are just getting started and want only an essential website. Be mindful that there are a lot of ads in the free version. Another downside of this WordPress theme is that you’ll need to download a lot of plugins, which might slow down your website.