What is a WordPress Theme? – 4 Types of Themes

Now, Most WordPress users have a rough idea about WordPress Theme, But some of us might not know “What is a WordPress Theme” even after using WordPress for a long time. If you are one of them then continue reading. In this article, we will discuss WordPress Themes,5 Best Premium Multipurpose WordPress Themes, and many things related to WordPress.

Overview – 

  1. What is WordPress? Examples Of CMS
  2. What is a WordPress Theme? Different Types of WordPress Themes
  3. 5 Best Premium Multipurpose WordPress Themes
What is a WordPress Theme?
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1.What is WordPress? Examples Of CMS

WordPress is the world’s most popular free CMS or content management system. You can create any type of website with WordPress. Almost 40 % of the Web Uses WordPress and WordPress is Older Than Twitter and Facebook. The first version of WordPress was released on May 27, 2003.

– 10+ Different Types of Sites You Can Build with WordPress

  1. Blog Website
  2. Personal Website 
  3. Portfolio Website
  4. Business Website
  5. eCommerce Website
  6. Online Community / Forum Website
  7. LMS / Educational Website
  8. News and Magazine Website
  9. Wiki/Knowledge Website
  10. Affiliate Store Website
  11. SaaS

1.1Examples Of CMS

  1. WordPress (of course)
  2.  Joomla
  3.  HubSpot CMS Hub
  4.  Drupal
  5. Shopify
  6. Wix
  7. Ghost
  8. Magento
  9. Webflow
  10. PrestaShop

2. What is a WordPress Theme?

WordPress Theme is a zipped folder that contains a group of files, including little HTML, CSS style sheets, Javascript, PHP, images, etc. A theme also defines font styling, colors, layout designs, widget locations/areas, etc.WordPress themes determine how your website will look. 

WordPress comes with a default theme, You can change the theme to match your preference.  

Note: Template and theme are different. Templates are just one page or part of a page, If we divide a web page into three parts (header, body, and footer) each part is a template. Usually, most WordPress themes come with separate template files for each part.

Also Read:15 Best Starter Themes for WordPress for Developers

2.1. Different Types of WordPress Themes

There are also different types of WordPress themes available. And they are – 1. Basic WordPress Themes, 2. Child Themes,3. Premium Themes,4. Starter Themes, and Framework Themes. You can also further divide them according to their usage such as single-purpose themes, multipurpose themes, etc.
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3. 5 Best Premium Multipurpose WordPress Themes

What is a WordPress Theme?
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There are a lot of premium themes for WordPress. But the majority of them are not well optimized and full of bugs. If you end up buying the wrong theme, then you might face issues such as slow site, lot of bugs, security issues, heavy load on the server, etc Therefore you have to be very careful before choosing a premium theme. Here is a curated list of some of the best premium themes that I have worked with.

1.Astra Pro

2.GeneratePress Pro 

3. Oceanwp Pro

4.Divi

5.Avada

1.Astra Pro

Pricing – $41 – $199 / Year

Astra theme doesn’t need any introduction, With 1M+ download the free version itself is an incredible theme, and to add more features and functionalities, We have the premium version of Astra. Astra Pro is a lightweight, fast, easy-to-use multipurpose theme. In my opinion, Astra Pro is the Best Premium WordPress theme.

 It is a fully responsive theme, and it comes with a huge library of starter templates (100+) that covers every niche. It also supports most of the popular drag and drop page builders such as (Elementor, Gutenberg, etc.). You can expect good support and Update from Astra. 

Now, Some of you might disagree and say why Astra Pro is a the top? 

Well, Astra Pro is suitable for most users with basic requirements.

It is very fast and flexible. 

Also Read: Best Free Text-Based Themes for WordPress In 2021 – Top 6

2.GeneratePress Pro 

Pricing – $59 /Year & $249 / Lifetime license

GeneratePress Pro is one of the Best Premium Multipurpose WordPress Themes. GeneratePress is one of my personal favorites, I have used GeneratePress for a long time and I love it. If you’re looking for a WordPress theme which lightning-fast, lightweight, and Highly Optimized, Then GeneratePress Pro is the right choice. GeneratePress Pro has become a popular choice among bloggers.

3.OceanWP Pro

Pricing – $39 – $129 / Year

 The Pro version of the popular WordPress theme OceanWP is also good. OceanWP is a well-known and fully responsive multipurpose theme, You can use it to create a Woocommerce store, personal website, blog, etc.OceanWP Pro is fast, SEO optimized, and translation-ready. It comes with a huge library of demos, and It also supports leading page builders. There are many extensions available too.

Also Read: 5 Best AMP Plugins for WordPress (Free)

4.Divi

Pricing – $89 / Year or $249 / Lifetime access

Divi takes the website development for WordPress to a new level since it provides various easy-to-use design tools. Divi by elegantthemes has become one of the best choices for WordPress developers and normal users. Divi is Fully responsive, Fairly Optimized, compatible with drag and drop page builders, extra modules for adding features, 100+ pre-made layouts, etc. 

5.Avada

$60 / Regular License

If I ignore Avada, then many of us might get offended. Jokes aside, Avada is an amazing feature-packed theme. Avada is a clean, optimized, modern, responsive, SEO-optimized multipurpose theme. It is one of the oldest themes as it has been around for 7+ years. 

It provides intuitive visual front-end design and editing tools. It comes with a huge library of professional-looking templates. It uses Fusion Builder Visual Editor which is fairly easy to use. It lets you change the skin (dark or light) with one click. 

It also gives you control over the customization of each part of the website. It comes with cool CSS3 animations. Avada also works fine with Popular Plugins such as Popular Plugins, Yoast, WooCommerce, Slider Revolution, bbPress, BuddyPress, WPML, JetPack, etc. Avada deserves a full blog post/article as it has so many useful features.

Some Honorable Mentions 

1. Porto – Multipurpose & WooCommerce Theme

2.Neve Pro 

3. Hestia PRO

4. Rhodos – Multipurpose WordPress Theme for Business

Conclusion:  

As mentioned before choosing a theme is hard, but choosing a premium theme is even harder. Always read reviews (both Experts and Users), Research thoroughly before choosing a theme. Try to buy a theme with a high rating and avoid the latest themes from unknown developers. 

But it doesn’t mean all the new themes coming out are bad, it’s just that the theme might contain bugs. But the final decision is yours.

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