If you’re in the process of designing a new website, opt for WordPress themes that feature lots of customization options and settings, high-quality designs, genuinely useful features that can enhance user experience, and rich selections of pre-built templates, layouts, and demos. These are some of the most popular and impressive WordPress themes for 2017, and some details about each. Whichever you choose will help you produce a highly functional and appealing website.
The X Theme
The X Theme is one of the “go to” themes for this year in business, e-commerce, galleries, and portfolios. It blends functionality and high-end design well, and you can use it to create multiple sites with the same basic theme which look and feel somewhat different. X features pre-built demos in four main categories and multiple variations for a huge expanse of projects in each category. X also includes lots of extensions and the Cornerstone page builder tool, which has a drag-and-drop, front-end user interface.
Divi is an 87 theme package that makes creating almost any kind of site possible. The Divi Builder drag-and-drop tool is an extremely useful feature that makes customization a snap; you can simply populate your basic layouts with all kinds of modules from text and images to forms and slideshows. This theme also offers full e-commerce support, and Divi Leads, a split testing tool.
Oshine is a responsive, multipurpose, multi-layout theme that is interactive, dynamic, visually appealing, and modern. It was designed to provide a one-stop solution for a broad array of industries, site sizes, and applications without any coding skills. Oshine includes a dozen professional-looking demos, and a drag and drop custom visual page builder tool that works with its templates.
Photocrati is a photography niche theme platform that offers templates that work with a photography options panel, a built-in gallery system, and other relevant features. It is also very customizable.
The Soledad layout is responsive towards most web browsers and high-resolution Retina devices. With this template, you can see your site on any device with ease. Soledad also offers more than 200 slider and layout combinations as well as more than 250 home page demos, 6 portfolio variations, 3 sidebar layouts, and 5 article layouts.
Perfect for either business/e-commerce or gallery/portfolio sites, Boundless is thoroughly modern looking and features parallax effects. It’s lightweight HTML5 and CSS3 code and striking design means fast loading times and great UX. Boundless also provides you with lots of features, including animations, the Revolution slider, pricing tables, and custom icons.
Bridge has always been popular and today it offers more than 145 fully featured demos; this means that chances are excellent that you’ll find something that’s perfect for your site. Even if you don’t, you can pick and choose elements from the different options and create your own custom site. Use the Visual Composer plugin to make this process even simpler.
Uncode is one of WordPress’s most sophisticated and well-coded themes, providing you with a site that is fast, responsive, and very attractive. The Uncode tools and features make it simple to crank out truly interactive and professional-looking sites, all without any coding knowledge. This theme has a particular focus on brand identity, with advanced and customizable color schemes and typographical options.
BeTheme is among the most multipurpose options on WordPress, offering a responsive and attractive option for everyone from creatives to businesses. BeTheme is very complete and offers over 55 different demos for just about every purpose you can imagine.
Nexus Modern Magazine Theme
Just like it sounds, Nexus Modern Magazine Theme is ideal for blogging and corporate news sites. This theme allows easy and complete control of both the front and back ends and offers numerous content modules. Able to handle a ton of content simply, Nexus Modern Magazine Theme combines an old school news look and modern features, making it a perfect choice for almost any news or magazine site.
One of the best themes on WordPress, Kalium is ideal for blogs and professional portfolios. In a world of snap judgments made based on first impressions, Kalium can help you stay on top of what potential clients, customers, and employers think of your page. You’ll have the option to add custom transitions, effects, and animations and modify your hover styles.
It isn’t easy to choose which WordPress templates are most common or most popular, because there are so many awesome options out there. However, this list is up to date and gives you some of the templates that are proven and continue to be chosen in 2017. Every one of these common WordPress templates can help you create an appealing and functional website, whatever your aim for the site may be, and no matter how much (or little!) you know about web design.