As technology expands, so do our standards and requirements. And as interest in the area grows, the market couldn’t help but meet demands, offering competitive software that’s easy to use, giving every layman the opportunity to make their own blogs, e-stores and websites.
In this article I will take a look at three WordPress themes which are thought to be some of the best on the market. They have achieved this by offering a lot of features, good design and the chance to be used by anyone, not just designers and developers.
The e-community was taken by surprise in 2013, when Elegant Themes released Divi, the theme that combined like nobody before the ease of use with the professional and modern web design.
The interface, called Divi Builder, is rather unique. It splits the dashboard into horizontal layers that can be customized at will. In the 2.0 version the functionality of the page has greatly been improved by adding features like an enhanced header, new navigation and extra layout options.
It’s simple to use and complex at the same time. It offers a high range of customization possibilities of its elements, ideal for all sorts of websites, blogs or e-store pages.
The builder segments can be filled with what are called modules – they are similar to the widgets found in WordPress, only more dynamic and customizable. It requires no codding, and everything can easily be done by drag-and-drop.
You also get 10 pre-made layouts, which you can use if you don’t feel like starting from scratch. All the layouts are fully compatible with all types of devices, mobiles included. After having added post formats according to public demand, users will get more popular requests, as listed below.
As far as price goes, for $69 you get a pack of 87 themes, technical support and full updates.
Salient is a strong competitor on the market. A responsive, good-looking theme, it supports Woo Commerce plugins, making it ideal for freelancers. It even comes with a Parallax slider bar, which is a nice touch considering the sliding plugins of WordPress.
It even overcomes language barriers, as it comes with an impressive language pack for everybody that isn’t fluent in English.
Customization is not done just as easily, with the sporadic use of shortcordes here and there, but it’s nowhere near difficult, as tutorials are available in video and text format. For $55 you get only one theme, but it is a good looking one and the customer support service is great.
Theme X is an appealing theme, simple but efficient, it can live up to every challenge, able to construct interesting websites.
In many ways, it’s similar to Salient. It too offers support for Woo Commerce, being a viable choice for those interested in e-stores and e-commerce. It also comes integrated with the Social Sharing feature, which allows info sharing on social networking websites.
For $60 the buyer gets a standard pack of 500+ fonts, which allows the use of a wide range of fonts, color and letter spacing.
These three themes are equally modern, good-looking and responsive enough to suit all tastes. But Divi stands out from the crowd thanks to its builder, which makes it the easiest and most efficient theme you can come across.