Specialty WordPress themes serve a legitimate purpose, but you will usually do far better in most instances by investing in a premium multipurpose theme like any of those described in this post.
One could argue that while a multipurpose theme is a good choice for many web design projects, it could prove to be less than adequate for some (the “Jack of all Trades” argument). The truth is, the themes presented here can handle virtually anything you throw at them. They are highly customizable, extremely flexible, and easy to work with.
The widespread use and popularity that each of these themes enjoy proves the point. They can do anything you ask of them and do it well.
BeTheme is a case in point. If you’ve ever spent hours in search of a theme that can even come close to matching a client’s somewhat unique set of requirements, you’ll be more than suitably impressed when you discover that you can find just the right match in minutes every time.
The secret is Be’s selection of 320+ professionally designed and customizable pre-built websites. This huge selection is especially valuable for anyone offering his or her design services to multiple clients representing a variety of niches. The functionality you need is usually built in.
Each pre-built website takes but a single click to install, after which Be’s Muffin Builder and Options panel will take over the heavy lifting, with the help of Be’s comprehensive library of shortcodes should the need arise. Insofar as special effects, layout options, and design element selections are concerned, you’ll find what you need among BeTheme’s 40 core features.
BeTheme is a top 5 ThemeForest best-seller for a reason.
Create a professional online presence with the Total drag & drop multipurpose theme. Built with clean optimized code, tons of styling options, flexible page layouts and easy customizations it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your website.
The Total theme includes no fuss options to build a website fast. Just install the theme and get started with the drag & drop page builder. Or choose one of Total’s ready-to-use demos to get a jump start and have your website looking like the demo of your choice in just a few clicks. Then style your site using Total’s Live Customizer. Change logos, alter content widths, tweak post entries, add backgrounds, choose a boxed layout, select custom Google fonts and more while previewing changes live.
Other notable features include WooCommerce compatibility, translation and RTL, premium slider plugins (Slider Revolution & Layer Slider), developer friendly snippets & filters plus more.
This free eCommerce-oriented theme is flexible, easy to work with, responsive, and fast! Built around a Bootstrap 4 framework, Porto is noted for its speed and high overall performance.
Web design features include demos, 25 unique home page layouts and skins, multiple internal page styles, a one-page template, 4 blog types, 4 portfolio layouts, and a nice assortment of shop pages.
Visual Composer (with Ultimate VC addons) is the page builder of choice. Porto is naturally WooCommerce compatible, there’s a WooCommerce Catalog mode, a shop and product archive pages Ajax filtering feature, Ajax search, and wish list functionality to help you set up an online shop.
As far as speed is concerned, you can expect it from this multipurpose theme’s support team.
If creating award-winning websites is your goal, but you don’t know where or how to begin, Uncode’s stunning showcase of customer-built websites will give you the inspiration you’re looking for.
Uncode’s showcase will also show you what you can accomplish with this multipurpose theme as your web-building tool. Visit the website and be prepared to be amazed! Uncode is fully integrated with WooCommerce. Popular features include the multi-option posts, products, and portfolio module, the centered mobile menu, and a variety of other dropdown menu options.
Corporate or creative, single or multipage, TheGem does it all with its huge selection of smart tools, creative concepts and templates, blog layouts, portfolio layouts, and hundreds upon hundreds of design elements, shortcodes, and widgets.
With over 70 unique multi-purpose design concepts, 200 stunning demo pages, 8 navigation settings in over 20 styles, plus flexible page layouts, the possibilities are endless.
TheGem is perfect for businesses of any size and type, and creative agencies as well. There’s even a ready-to-go fully-featured WooCommerce fashion store ready to spring to life in minutes.
The real estate niche is large, its perpetually busy, and it can be a potential goldmine for web designers. Houzez is the ideal theme for this niche, since its customizable layout options and functional capabilities perfectly align with the needs of this niche’s clients.
Features include advance search, radius search, Google geolocation, MailChimp, and more. Houzez is user-friendly and responsive, and the websites you build will be as well.
7. Layers WP
There’s much to like about the Layers WordPress theme. It’s responsive, it’s SEO friendly, and it’s also WooCommerce ready. It also has a pricing scheme you should like. Layers’ default theme, which features plenty of horsepower is free. What you will pay for, if you need any, are extensions.
There’s also a Pro version with extra design options. We suggest giving the free version a try and you’ll be impressed with what it offers, after which you can always investigate upgrading or adding to it later..
Kallyas is a high-performance, easy to work with theme that also happens to be super-fast (thanks to the Bootstrap framework). It’s loaded with the web-building features you’re likely to need, including an excellent selection of pre-made website templates and an integrated visual builder.
You get automatic updates, 6 months of free dedicated support including live chat, and more than 150 video tutorials to help you build on your expertise.
The amount of business you get can depend on whether your site’s portfolio outshines those of the competition. The same is true for your creative clients. Pofo is the ideal choice for a clientele consisting of artists or agencies, or any business that stands to benefit from a pixel-perfect website that features an awesome and engaging portfolio.
Pofo is blazing fast, it’s responsive and SEO friendly – and it’s highly flexible and customisable.
Themify Ultra’s claim is that it can be used to build any site. If you browse through the features this multipurpose theme offers, you’ll quickly conclude that the claim is true. Pre-made demo sites, different design skins, pre-designed layouts, and a wealth of layout options more than validate the claim.
A free portfolio post type plugin comes with the package along with WooCommerce support.
The Hestia multipurpose theme is based on material design principles. One of its more popular features is its layout. The layout is built to resemble a single page. As such, navigation is much easier for designers and website users alike.
Hestia is responsive, WooCommerce compatible, and SEO friendly. Hestia is also compatible with drag and drop style builders and supportive of WordPress’s Live Customizer feature. You can download Hestia’s free version now.
Stormyday solutions have been helping web designers and their clients to make a statement for quite a while. This flexible multipurpose theme offers up a seemingly unlimited variety of page layouts, accompanied by an attractive variety of one-click install live demos.
Stormyday’s brand new PremiumCoding page builder is destined to become one of its most popular features. You’ll also find the CSS3 features and animations and parallax backgrounds extremely useful.
Fildisi makes your design life easy by adjusting to your rules instead of the other way around. This multipurpose theme’s many features include extensive WooCommerce support, manipulative typography, a host of blog and portfolio options, predefined color presets, and over 100 inspiring pre-defined layouts.
Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and a wealth of handcrafted design elements come with the package. You can expect dedicated support 24/7 and lifetime updates. No coding is required.
Every theme seems to have one or more unique features, but Movedo just might top them all. Among this multipurpose theme’s truly remarkable features you’ll come across moldable typography, unique clipping animations, ultra-dynamic parallax effects, and other innovative tools that are included to ensure your websites will never be guilty of the dreaded “sameness effect”.
With Movedo, you can break the mold and show your stuff.
XStore could best be described as an elegant, minimalist WordPress theme that positively rocks as it helps you design online stores that will do the same. Designing an online store and getting it up and running couldn’t be easier since XStore has already done much of the work for you.
In this theme’s package you’ll find 70 go-to-go shops, with each requiring no more than 1 minute of installation time. Useful plugins include Smart Product Review 360° and WooCommerce Infinite Scroll.
It may take you a little time to sift through these 15 multipurpose themes, narrow your search down to 2 or 3, and make your final selection(s). That’s much better though than having to work your way through 10 times that many, some of which may not live up to their advertised claims.
These WordPress themes are the best of their types, so you really can’t make a bad choice. It’s simply a matter of finding one that best suits your needs and those of your clients.
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