Do you like the term “No coding required”? I am sure you do. Because in this ever-developing IT world, programmers everyday are trying to make the code disappear behind the scenes and bring easy and flexible user interfaces to the front. WordPress is an example of this phenomenon for web developers and designers. It is one of the easiest and powerful blogging platform and content management system (CMS) available today. WordPress provides you a number of features for effective customization, easy installation and activation of themes and plugins, all supported by a very active community. According to current statistics, 26.8% of the websites in the world are based on WordPress.
How WordPress really serves the mission of “No coding required”? It can be best explained by observing the fact that today millions of non-techies run WordPress powered websites despite the fact that they aren’t even aware of what PHP really is and how to program.
With WordPress growing at a brisk pace, there is a competitive race for developing top content, design themes and plugins. WordPress market has become so competitive that users often find it difficult to find and select the most appropriate theme for their website. This article will help you pick the top-selling theme for your WordPress website.
1 – Jupiter – Multi-Purpose Responsive Theme
Jupiter is a top-selling multipurpose responsive theme on Envato marketplace. Developed by artbees in 2013, Jupiter has sold more than 35,000 copies with a stunning rating of 4.7. It has been a featured item of the week on Themeforest as well. Let’s look into some of the core features of this theme:
72+ Customizable Templates
This is one of the best features of the theme. The 72+ templates are divided into 6 main categories, Business, Education, Food, Creative, Health, Shop and Personal. This shows how powerful and multipurpose this theme can be.
Amazing Drag-and-Drop Page Builder
Page Builder is a must-have feature for any top theme and Jupiter provides a robust, SEO-optimized drag-and-drop Page Builder for its users.
Support for Online Store – WooCommerce
What else you want from a theme? Support for WooCommerce makes it the darling of businesses and online stores. Jupiter is by default WooCommerce-ready and provides the much -needed boost to your business with 50+ templates.
Simple and Flexible Admin Panel
Most themes have lots of features that become very hectic and confusing for a new user to understand. But Jupiter provides a simple, innovative and easy to use Admin panel.
Tons of Shortcodes with Amazing Features
With a huge collection of shortcodes, users could significantly alter the design of the website without actually coding.
2 – BeTheme – Responsive Multi-Purpose theme
They call it the “Biggest theme ever” and it can be justified by observing its statistics reaching more than 35,000 sales with a rating of 4.7. BeTheme comes with a stunning design, beautiful color combinations and flexibility in implementation. Let’s observe a few of its features:
200+ Customizable Templates
Over 200+ templates makes it one of the most flexible themes available. The 200+ templates are divided into 8 main categories Business, Entertainment, Creative, Blog, Portfolio, Shop, One Page and Other.
Muffin Builder – The Page Builder
Muffin Builder offers a lot of flexibility in creating customized pages. In particular, Muffin builder helps in making awesome landing pages and custom sales pages.
One of the top Drag and Drop Plugin, Visual Composer, comes with the purchase of this theme.
1-Click DEMO Install Feature
Many themes do not support creation and showcasing of demos. BeTheme comes with an amazing 1-click demo feature that allows you to create awesome demos.
BeTheme further includes 200 Muffin Builders and Shortcodes. The use of shortcodes in pages and widget areas can help you customize your website.
3 – Total – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
One of the finest product of WPExplorer, Total WordPress theme is a great choice for people who want one-theme-does-it-all type of theme. Total is a complete drag-and-drop theme with approximately 16,000 copies sold with an average rating of 4.8. Here is a bit of an overview of features of the theme:
Set of Template Categories
With Total, you could all popular categories of websites including Business, Corporate, Designers, Agencies, Freelancers and many others.
Get Premium Plugins worth $83 for FREE
Total comes pre-packaged with Visual Composer, Templatera, Slider Revolution and Layer Slider 5.
Support for WooCommerce
Now you can easily setup your store with WooCommerce as well. Total theme is fully compatible with it.
Visual Composer Brings Drag and Drop Design feature
Visual Composer adds a lot to Total theme by providing drag-and-drag page creation capability to the theme.
Total lets the user customize the theme and set it up as the user’s requirements. WPExplorer have made sure that the user feels like it’s their own theme and they could alter anything they wish without much hassle.
4 – Avada – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
By way of introduction, I think it is enough to say that Avada is the number one selling theme of all times. It was created by Theme Fusion and launched in 2012. With over 216,000 copies sold and a stunning 4.7 rating, it is the leading item at the Themeforest store. Some features of Avada are:
Countless Design Templates
Avada is so flexible that you can come up with very creative design elements and implement your ideas using Avada. Avada supports a host of templates including Photography, Product Pages, Café, Shop, Forum and Travel.
Fusion core is a Plugin that comes with Avada and is used to build your own pages. This page builder is so powerful that it takes just a few minutes to create any type of page. It also comes with Fusion Slider, Shortcode Generator and Mega Menu.
Online Store – WooCommerce
Avada offer excellent support for WooCommerce and the entire process of store creation and management. Avada also have a demo for WooCommerce store creation.
Integrating with Other Themes and Plugins
From ground up, Avada is designed to work flawlessly with all industry-standard themes and plugins. A few Avada-compatible plugins are: WooCommerce, bbPress, Gravity Forms, Contact Form and Event Calendar.
5 – The7 – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
With over 36,000 copies sold , the rating of 4.8 is not a surprise. The7 is one of the top themes on the Envato market. It is feature rich and highly customizable theme with a solid market share. some of its core features are:
Unique Design and Styles
The7 allows the users to select from a wide range of designs and styles. Each of the design options could be further customized with template sub-styles. Material, Minimalist and iOS7 ar three of the popular design options offered by the theme.
15+ Template Categories
The7 comes with all major template styles like Business, Travel, Product, Shop, Photography and several more.
Visual Layout Builder and Visual Composer
The7 is prepacked with Visual composer, the top-rated drag-and-drop page builder.
Get Plugins for FREE
With The7 theme, you get a list of premium plugins (which cost a total of $99) absolutely free. These Plugins are:
- Layer Slider
- Responsive Pricing & Compare Tables
- Visual Composer
- Revolution Slider
- Visual Composer Ultimate Addons
Integrating with Other Plugins
The7 supports various plugins such as WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro.
6 – Salient – Responsive Multi Purpose Theme
Salient is one of top on Envato store with a 4.8 rating and 46,000 copies sold. Many experts consider it to be among the top selling creative themes of all time.
Let’s dive into its features:
Various Template Categories
Salient comes with very common template styles like Corporate, Travel, One Page Product, Shop, Creative and many.
Fully Customizable and Responsive
Salient is highly responsive and ready for customization. You can alter headers, shortcodes, widgets and most of the other theme-related stuff.
Online Store Ready – WooCommerce
Salient supports WooCommerce making it ideal for online shops and stores.
Salient comes with Visual Composer that helps you build pages visually.
1- Click Demo Install
Salient installs demo content and features at a single click.
There are thousands of themes out there to start your website at top rated stores such as Themeforest, Elegant Themes, etc. Any theme from these sources is enough to get your website up and running with minimum effort. As far as my personal opinion is concerned, I have used Jupiter & BeTheme themes to build my portfolio and an online store, and in my view, these themes are the perfect for all users. They are packed with multiple features and provide awesome design for your website.
If you need further guidance or help in selecting the right theme for your project, feel free to ask me through the comments section below.
Danish was a WordPress Community Expert at Cloudways - A Managed WordPress Hosting Platform. He loves helping out WordPress beginners and solving their problems. His passions takes up his free time as well and he spends time designing, developing and learning new stuff. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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