WordPress is the most widely used blogging software that gives web designers an opportunity to develop some amazing themes and make money out of it. Themeforest is the ebay of developers, and most powerful websites in the world are on wordpress like TechCrunch, The New Yorker, MTV News, BBC America, Bata, Best Buy, Quartz and many more.
Many bloggers, business site owners are adopting wordpress as their preferred website creation platform because of its tons of themes, plugins, tweaks, SEO and flexibility and don’t forget its cost effectiveness and robust architecture. So, what exactly is WordPress? This is basically an open source content management system (CMS) that is built on PHP and MyYSQL, and features a template system and a plug-in architecture that allows people to create functions they want to have on their websites.
WordPress can be used by potentially any type of business/website for such things as blogging, ecommerce, photography, video sharing, social media, a news site, etc. Its template system enables thousands of designers to create captivating templates that add beauty to the web and makes it easy for visitors to interact with the site and remain there.
With a library that hosts tons of template designs, a WordPress platform also allows designers to earn a living off of their creativity, which helps in generation of new ideas that enhance user experience. Below are the top 20 WordPress themes for 2015.
1. Be Theme – Responsive Multipurpose Theme For WordPress
Be Theme is an elegantly designed and responsive theme for WordPress that gives you over 100 premade layouts with one click installation ability to match your business type without any coding necessary. These premade layouts are divided into seven major categories that most businesses fall under. They include, business, entertainment, creative, blog, portfolio, shop and miscellaneous. This gives you limitless abilities of usage.
2. Avada – Responsive Multipurpose Theme for WordPress
Avada is the most downloaded premium theme this year, and highly rated by critics, although it’s been around for quite a while dominating the scenes. It’s a hyper sleek theme that is remarkably flexible and easy to use. Top features include: One-click demo import, 6 blog layouts, seamless integration with WPML, great support (9/10), advanced theme options, 5 distinct headers and mega menu. Others include responsive design, which comes with extensive documentation, premium sliders, unlimited colors and free updates.
3. X The Theme – Responsive Multipurpose Theme for WordPress
X theme is a multipurpose theme, and one of the fastest loading themes created this year. It gives you the ability to preview your page before publishing it on the web. It comes with four unique stacks (designs) that allow you to get the type of look that you want. As a multipurpose theme, you can use it for blogs, magazine related layouts and so forth. It’s very simple, flexible and preserves its elegance.
4. Enfold – Responsive Multipurpose Theme for WordPress
This is a very flexible theme that features a portfolio as well as content blocks for websites of that nature. It is fairly simple to get around, and comes with numerous customizable options. Enfold is quite appealing in the eyes and comes with numerous pre-made layouts that do not require coding knowledge to implement. If you’re looking for a photographic theme, magazine or a theme to use for posting portfolio content, this is your best pick.
5. Bridge – Creative Multipurpose Theme for WordPress
Bridge is a responsive and multipurpose theme built on QODE framework. It comes with an elaborate admin panel that allows users to create rich pages. Among numerous on-board bonuses, users will also benefit from over 90 pre-made layouts that are easy to implement even without any tech skills. A list of compatible integration solutions includes WooCommerce, WPML for multi-lingual translation, Font Awesome, Visual composer page builder (a backend page builder plug-in), among others.
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