Best Page Builders for WordPress

One thing experienced web developers and amateur one-time website designers may have in common is the need for WordPress Page Builders. Even the everyday WordPress user would attest to the fact that Page Builders are one of the handiest tools to have if you are a web designer interested in WordPress.

Several years ago, Page Builders didn’t exist. If you needed to make your webpage look really beautiful and appealing, you had to be very knowledgeable in HTML/CSS and JavaScript.

That is not the case today.

Page Builders exist to make web design faster and easy – A task that can be done by anybody.

Though this is not the best analogy, but you can think of them as light sabres. Anybody can turn it on and use it. But only a Jedi can effectively harness the power and use it effectively.

Likewise, in the hands of a WordPress expert, it is an indispensable tool to bringing any website or landing page to life, and in the hands of a WordPress beginner, the only light in a dark tunnel.

What then is a Page Builder?

WordPress Page Builders enable you to create, edit, and customize your web or landing page layout without writing any code. They are simply WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Visual Editors for WordPress.

Why use Page Builders?

Page Builders offers drag and drop functionality to WordPress. This enables anybody with any skill level to easily design a website. It makes web design faster with easy to edit, format or customize DOM elements.

They also make it easy to build your page layout and customize its components. These components can be anything like adding multiple columns, parallax backgrounds, full width images, content slider, etc. Users can use these components as building blocks to creating their own layouts within their WordPress themes.

However, keep it in mind that Page Builders are not the solution to fixing all of your Website design issues. They are very useful tools, but definitely have their drawbacks. They provide quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to visual output, which is almost always a double-edged sword. WordPress beginners that are unable to read HTML in the WordPress Text Editor will probably make a page really ugly in a Page Builder.

Cons of Page Builders

Despite the many pros of Page Builders, they have their drawbacks which can make using them counterintuitive.

Shortcodes

One of such drawbacks is shortcodes.

While you are busy using the polished, intuitive UI, your Page Builder plugin converts your layout into its component shortcodes.

This is how it achieves relatively complex designs with so much ease and flexibility — the code is hidden in the shortcodes.

And because shortcodes are plugin specific, this means once deactivated, you lose all your fancy designs.

Note though that some Page Builder developers are trying to this problem and building their plugin without an over dependence on shortcodes.

Slow Loading

You should know that those simple shortcodes we listed above are basically shortcuts for longer, more complicated strings of code.

When you use lots of modules and extended component from the Page Builders, this means you’re placing more shortcodes on your page which means lots of extra hidden code. This places a greater demand on your web server. As a result, it leads to a slower, more sluggish website.

The cost of using Page Builders is steep if the result is lower performance. This can negatively affect your SEO score.

Although a more efficient Page Builder plugin coding might reduce the effect to a more negligible value.

Best Page Builder Plugins

There are several drag and drop Page Builder plugins available for WordPress. Some are theme dependent while others are plugins you can install on any theme to use. This article would review the later because we believe it’s imperative to have content, plugins, and themes that are independent of each other so that it doesn’t have a single point of failure.

So, using insights from our in house web designer, theme shops and users feedback, we will use the following criteria to compare these Page Builders.

  • User-friendliness and Ease of use
  • Interface
  • Combination of price and functionality

SiteOrigin Page Builder

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SiteOrigin Page Builder is one of the most popular page creation plugin for WordPress. It is powered by SiteOrigin grid engine. It makes it easy to create responsive column based content using widgets. One reason for its popularity is the price. It is completely free while also offering the required functionality of a Page Builder.

User-friendliness and Ease of Use: Site Origin Page Builder was created with an intuitive interface that looks just like WordPress itself. It’s easy to learn and use. It makes building a beautiful, responsive content an easy task.

Interface: Offers both Front-end and Back-end Editing

Interface User Experience: Non-glitchy

Combination of price and functionality: Page Builder has a large Site Origin library of widgets you can chose from. It also supports the default WordPress widgets. This enables you to add any component you need to design your website.

Page Builder support live editing which offers a Front-end interface to edit components. This tool lets you see your content and edit widgets in real-time.

It also comes with a history tool which allows you to undo / redo changes that you made. This is a huge time saver, and it gives you a peace of mind knowing that you can revert and undo changes.

Cons of Site Origin Page Builder

While SiteOrigin offers a free widgets bundle to give you some much-needed flexibility, you still won’t achieve the diversity of elements offered by premium Page Builders.

Verdict: For a completely free tool offering these functionalities, it earns 4stars.

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Visual Composer by WPBakery

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Visual Composer is one of the original WordPress Page Builders, and it started out as a very simple back-end builder that came preinstalled with dozens of popular themes. But today, it has extended it functionalities to both back-end and front-end, and racks up over 1.5million installs. It is shortcode base and offers both a free and paid version.

User-friendliness and Ease of use:

Visual composer is user friendly as it offers simple drag and drop content elements around the page to design your layout. No coding needed. If you want to create complex page layouts without having to code, Visual Composer is not necessary the best but it is a good choice.

It offers a simple user interface, yet needs a bit learning curve to get used to how it works. It also offers the one click site import from templates feature which can help new or experience users save time by selecting one of the ready-to-use websites templates.

Interface: Visual composer now offer a Live Frontend editor, schematic Backend editor, and new Tree view. A 3-in-1 WordPress editor at your fingertips. Also offers Inline editor, Custom CSS and Custom JavaScript.

Interface User Experience: Glitchy and slow.

Combination of price and functionality

Visual composer free version offers all the features and functionalities of a Page Builder except the ability to edit the header, footer and sidebar of your WordPress website.

It mobile functionality enables you to adjust responsive settings for any device type. Hide elements or control spaces for desktop, tablets or phones. You can also See how your website will look on desktop, tablet or mobile without leaving the Frontend editor.

It also offer a very extensive design options like Parallax effects, Gradient background, Slideshow background, Zoom In/Out background, Video background, Element animations, Background image position, Shape divider and hiding elements.

Additionally, there are a huge number of add-on plugins available to extend its functionalities to include the options you need.

Cons of Visual Composer Page Builder

One of the major flaws of visual composer is that it is very slow to use and websites created with it are equally slow.

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Beaver Builder

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Beaver Builder is a front-end flexible drag and drop Page Builder. It’s feature-rich and make all your content creation as effortless as possible.

Unlike visual composer, beaver is not shortcode reliant. This means the content you create with Beaver Builder will remain the same even if you decide to stop using the plugin at some point. This is a very valuable feature.

It is extremely fast and comes with a built in on-boarding tour that quickly familiarizes users with their interface.

User-friendliness and Ease of use:

Beaver Builder is arguably the easiest Page Builder option in the market and comes with pre-made templates to help you get started.

It has an easy learning curve and requires no prior knowledge of HTML. You can build custom posts and pages by simply dragging and dropping elements on to a canvas.

Interface: Beaver offers a Live Frontend editor at your fingertips. Also offers Inline editor, Custom CSS and Custom Javascript.

Interface User Experience: Simple and fast.

Combination of price and functionality

Beaver has a lite version that is free and offers enough functionality to design your website. But its premium plan offers more features to build a more robust website. It Works with Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types.

Beaver litePage Builder features include the following:

  • Content Modules: HTML, Photo, Text Editor, Audio, Video, & Sidebar.
  • Layout: Full-width, column-based layouts.
  • Performance: Lightweight and semantic markup for maximum performance.
  • Backgrounds: Photo, colour, and video row backgrounds.
  • Mobile: Mobile-friendly, responsive layouts.
  • Customization: Add your own CSS classes and IDs.
  • Flexibility: Use WordPress Widgets and shortcodes.

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For standard one website price of $99, you will have the following premium features:

  • Additional modules: Contact Form, Tabs, Slider, Pricing Table, Map, Blog Posts, Subscribe Form, Social Icons, and many more.
  • Beautiful pre-made layout templates.
  • Save, export, and reuse full-page layouts, rows, and modules.
  • Building your own custom modules.

Cons of Beaver Builder

It lacks a lighter faster backend editor.

The major con is the price. It’s one of the most expensive Page Builder out there.

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Divi Builder by Elegant Themes

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WordPress Page Builders make web design a matter of drag and drop and Divi Builder is not any different. Divi gives you the opportunity to explore exciting layout opportunities. The Page Builder concept was developed from the very popular Divi Theme. It takes everything we loved about the Divi theme and packages it into a Page Builder plugin that can be used with any theme.

User-friendliness and Ease of use: The user interface is pretty well-designed, and most WordPress users have found it pretty easy to figure out. It has a lot of module options and page templates, a pretty high level of design control, and a frequent update of features. Unlike like Beaver Builder, it has a steep learning curve for new users.

Interface: Divi is a back-end only editor. It offers an extremely non-glitchy Page Builder interface at your fingertips. Also offers Inline editor, Custom CSS and Custom Javascript.

Interface User Experience: Simple and fast and non-glitchy. However, a lack of a front-end editor might require a little getting to know time for beginners.

Combination of price and functionality: Divi Builder does not come cheap. It is going to cost you between $69 to 249/year depending on your plan. That’s too expensive if you planning of designing a website with just the basic functionalities. Although it packs a lot of functionalities, but not what you wouldn’t get from its competitors.

Divi Builder uses modules from its large collection of builder modules to add content and functionalities to your webpage. It makes it easier to extend by offering custom Code Module if you feel like integrating third party plugins. The Divi Builder has a module for most of what you would want to build bring users vision to reality.

It Configuration Options are easy to implement and building layouts requires absolutely no coding experience. The Divi Builder’s Advanced Design settings give users full control over every aspect of their layout’s design. It becomes easy to modify colours, spacing and typography without any knowledge of CSS.

If you are a CSS guru and would like to do more tweaking, no problem.

Divi Builder allows for custom CSS and easy application of custom styles to individual parts of individual modules. If you want to get your hands dirty and dig in with some customizations, Divi Builder empowers you.

Cons of Divi Builder

For a Page Builder with this price tag, we expected more.

At least a Live front-end editor will go a long way to make using Divi Builder much easier for WordPress newbies.

It is also shortcode driven which means uninstalling Divi messes up you webpage completely.

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Elementor Page Builder

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With over 400,000+ installs at the WordPress plugins repository, Elementor is getting increasing popular and quickly adopted by WordPress users around the web. That is impressive for a fairly new Page Builder.

This Page Builder quality depends on the code it is built on. Elementor was built with the best code architecture in mind. It is light and fast.

Like SiteOrigin, Elementor is free. However, it now offers a Pro version with some extended features.

User-friendliness and Ease of use: Elementor is very user friendly and it does take a bit of getting used to but there’s plenty of great information to guide you through the initial learning curve. New users can quickly and easily adapt to it usage.

Elementor also come with a large selection of high-quality templates which acts as predesign website templates. This makes designing your website a seamless task.

Interface: Elementor offers a Live Front-end editor which is faster at loading elements in real time.

Interface User Experience: Every control, elements and components was carefully designed to provide the best user experience and allow you to design your webpage at record speeds.

Combination of price and functionality: Elementor is the first free and open source front-end page builder, that includes full access to all the design features and back-end codes powering it. The resulting page code is compact and optimized for every device and screen. However, the Pro version contains extended components that enable you build a more functional website.

Elementor offers the following features:

Layout Customization: Elementor offers a total customization over layout section width & height. You also can change the gaps between columns in order not to choke your webpage. By changing the gaps at once, you can try out different column layouts, and visually decide which one is the best fit for that page. This setting is simple to customize, but makes a huge difference on the result.

Go beyond the oversimplified and generic page designs, by having more control over the various sections. Elementor’s page sections make up the basic architecture of the page, and allow you to reach a level of design reserved until now for high budget custom designed websites.

Highly Customizable widgets: Elementor includes many useful widgets that have been custom fitted to work inside the live Page Builder. From changing the overlay of button colours to controlling the spacing inside the progress bar, there are endless design possibilities to explore. It is also compatible with 3rd party widgets. This means you can include your favourite plugins and WordPress widgets automatically, and simply drag and drop them into the page.

SEO optimized: DOM elements of Elementor is based on the most recommended coding standards, making your pages SEO optimized out of the box. Elementor uses the power of WordPress community to expand the functionalities of its Page Builder with new widgets and plugin integrations

Cons of Elementor

  • Forced styling by default
  • Cannot edit elements directly
  • Lacking some marketing-oriented features
  • No undo button (revision history isn’t always ideal)

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Thrive Architect Visual Editor

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Thrive Architect is a visual Page Builder that is built from the ground up for market-oriented business and conversion focused websites.

It is a powerful front-end Page builder that offers 100% WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) functionality. This enable you build your pages exactly how your readers will see them.

User-friendliness and Ease of use: Thrive Architect is a very intuitive builder on the whole, but it could do better with some slight interface tweaks. It is easy to use and offer a true front-end Page Builder.

If your website is business oriented and you are more focused on conversion, then Thrive makes it very easy to create a high-converting homepage, sales pages, webinar pages, product launch pages, landing pages to validate your business and grow your mailing list

Interface: Thrive offers a Live Front-end editor which is light and less buggy.

Interface User Experience: Interface offer great user experience and an easy learning curve.

Combination of price and functionality: Thrive Architect is a completely paid Page Builder and offers no free version. However, for the steep price of $67, you would have all the functionalities and full access to their template library.

Theme Architect offers the following features:

  • Layouts: Thrive lets you create flexible column layouts or full-width layouts with a wow factor. Creating your ideal layout is easy; just drop elements next to each other. No special column container, row, segment section or whatever else is needed. If you want to change the layout, easily add or remove and drag-and-drop resize columns anytime. You can also create vertical split layouts.
  • Styling: With Thrive Architect, styling every detail of your webpage is easy and requires no prior CSS knowledge. You can style every element with ease with a live updating preview as you make your changes.
  • Mobile: Every template in Thrive Architect and everything you build with this plugin is mobile responsive. In most cases, if you just create your page and don’t worry about it, the result will look good on mobile phones and tablets as well. However, we know you want more control than that. And if you’re building complex and unique layouts, you want to be able to ensure the best possible experience, regardless of screen size.

There are 3 major mobile responsiveness features in Thrive Architect. You can instantly preview your page on different screen sizes, toggle the visibility of elements and entire content blocks and Tweak every detail with mobile responsive editing.’

Cons of Thrive Architect

  • The properties panel seem a little bit crowded
  • Elements not freely draggable. Still glitchy
  • No new elements have been added for a long while
  • Cannot save/use global content templates

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22+ Free Blog WordPress Themes

Are you a writer passionate about a niche or just have an interest in blogging generally and would like to set up a WordPress site? Check out this extensive list of free themes you can easily download and set up your website easily to save you the stress of finding the perfect theme. The list contains different themes that can be used for various niches and purposes. From simple to elegant, more complicated designs, you’ll find the perfect theme to get started.

Tiny Hestia

Tiny Hestia is a free WordPress child theme for blogging enthusiasts and for page builders’ fans. The name Hestia is a virgin goddess of architecture in Greek mythology. The theme is optimised for speed and suited to work well with: Elementor, Beaver Builder, SiteOrigin, Divi or Visual Composer, using those you can easily create a business/corporate site and virtually anything else. Tiny Hestia is a modern material design theme, very responsive with a clean design and is packed with a lot of options.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Tiny%20Hestia

TheMotion Lite

TheMotion is a simply marvelous, responsive WooCommerce Ready, Video Blogging WordPress Theme. This theme can be used for an upcoming or in-motion business. Using TheMotion Lite, you can blog in a distinct way – with the aid of videos. The theme comes with a slider for featured videos/posts, which is slick and projects your best works into the spotlight. Other than that, it gives your site an interactive vibe and makes browsing through even more pleasing.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=TheMotion%20Lite

Zillah

Zillah is a supremely elegant and clean WordPress theme designed for bloggers, with a very stylish appearance. The theme has a neat full-screen design, responsive layout, unlimited colours, live customizer, custom widgets, custom logo, author boxes, a featured slider, a widgetized footer, social icons in the menu, and it is translation ready. Using this theme, you can create a modern and appealing online presence and push your posts into the spotlight. It’s simple and classy design fits any type of topic, which ensures that you can use Zillah for any purpose be it your hobbies or businesses.

If you are not so keen on using a sidebar on your blog, the theme gives you the option to remove it from the homepage. Overall, Zillah is a fully customizable and beautiful theme for bloggers who like to write in a professional way.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Zillah

Stucco

Stucco is a Responsive and clean WordPress Blog Theme. It is built with bootstrap that adapts your website to the desktop and mobile device screen seamlessly. This theme is perfect for a personal blog, food, travel, education or university blog page. The theme is well crafted and does not require any other elaborate work to set up. Stucco Blog Theme is efficient and clean. It’s also worth stating that it comes with a footer widget area.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Stucco

Better Health

Better Health has highly designed features which are capable and competent, professional and robust, serious and reliable responsive WordPress multipurpose website theme. The theme is well suited for the hospital, nursing home, general clinics, medical store, dental, paediatric, gynaecology, veterinary clinics, paediatric and all sorts of medical websites. In addition, this theme is also suitable for personal portfolio sites for dentists, doctors, surgeons, gynaecologist, general practitioners etc. Better Health theme has been developed as a strong platform for the effortless crafting of feature-rich medical sector websites.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Better%20Health

Centilium Masonry

Centilium Masonry is a Child Theme of Centilium. Updated with Masonry features. It is very responsive and customizable WordPress theme with a fine design and custom colours suitable for blogging. Centilium was created with mobile first approach and optimized for AdSense and user engagements. It is built on the popular bootstrap CSS framework which adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop. Centilium works perfectly in all the major browsers.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Centilium%20Masonry

Responsive

Responsive Theme is a flexible foundation with a flexible grid system that adapts your website to the desktop and mobile device screens or any other viewing platform. Responsive features 9 Page Templates, 11 Widget Areas, 6 Template Layouts, 4 Menu Positions and a lot more. The theme has powerful but simple Theme Options for full CMS control with easy Logo Upload and Social Networking. Responsive is also WooCommerce enabled, Multilingual Ready (WPML), RTL-Language Support, Retina-Ready, Search Engine Friendly, W3C Markup Validated and currently translated into over 45 languages. Compatible with many Browsers.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Responsive

PT Magazine

PT Magazine is a modern, simple, easy to use and perfectly designed responsive theme perfect for blogs, dynamic news, newspapers, magazines, publishers, editors, online magazines, news portals and different creative sites. It comes with 8 inbuilt custom widgets, news ticker, featured slider, highlighted news listing and so much more. This SEO friendly free magazine theme is fast, secure and perfectly suitable for topics like technology, travel, business, fashion, politics, sports, health or anything that fits the bill.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Responsive

Wellington

Wellington is a very clean and simple free Magazine WordPress theme with elegant typography and subtle colours. The theme has two different post layouts, a featured post slider and thoughtful theme settings in the Customizer menu. The theme is quite easy to set up, use and customize. Compatible with devices and browsers of every kind.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Wellington

Writee

Writee is a very flexible and well suited for blogging free WordPress theme. It is ideal for personal, food, travel, fashion, corporate, or any other blog concept. Writee is fully responsive and mobile optimized. The theme features pixel perfect design and comes with a set of custom widgets, Customizer Options, full-width/boxed slider to enable you showcase your content with style.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Writee

Freddo

Freddo is a clean and minimal multipurpose WordPress Theme with all the features that you will need to make a complete blog website in one page. In the home page you can use many sections including Slider, About Us, Team Section, Skills, Contact section and a lot more. Also, Freddo Theme comes with a beautiful appearance for blogging with featured image in the header. Freddo Theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce that allows you to create your personal E-Commerce and with WPML (multilingual ready). Unlimited colours, 2 sidebar, footer widget, custom logo and many more options.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Freddo

News Portal

News Portal is the ultimate blog and magazine theme with innovative crafting and powerful features that allow you to easily and quickly create a style to suit your needs. It is totally built on Customizer that allows you to customize most of the theme settings effortlessly with live previews. It is a fully widgetized theme that lets users manage the website using the easy to use widgets. News Portal Theme is the best choice to create a Beautiful & Powerful Blog/News/magazine website with ease.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=News%20Portal

Capri Lite

Capri Lite is a neat, elegant WordPress theme, perfectly suited for building a one page online blog/store with just a little effort. WooCommerce ready, live Customizer, WPML compatibility, contact form integration, and quality support are just some of the features that make Capri Lite the best choice for your site.

Demo: https://wp-themes.com/capri-lite

First Mag

First Mag is a free blog/magazine WordPress Theme. This theme is perfectly suited for blogs, newspapers, magazines or review sites offering a neat, minimalist and modern layout with many features. It can is also optimized for speed. First Mag is responsive and was created with Twitter Bootstrap. First Mag is an Ads optimized WordPress Theme (Adsense and other Ads). The theme also allows you to create extensive reviews with WP Review plugin.

Demo: http://preview.themes4wp.com/?theme=First%20Mag

Anariel

Anariel is a simple and modern WordPress Fashion Blog for all the Bloggers around who lean towards minimalism. It is retina ready and with a fully responsive design will look amazing and work fluently on all devices, tablet, mobile and desktop. Typography’s role in web design cannot be overemphasized, especially in minimal blog Themes. It comes with a font that has great readability mixed with some playfulness in it so the blog doesn’t have a dull feel about it.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Anariel

Charitize

Charitize is a free WordPress theme created majorly for non-profit organizations of any kind, charity events, churches, political parties etc. It provides you with a variety of tools for the effective site design you want. It is perfectly responsive as well, and has a smooth layout. Hence, your website will look decent on any screen size, and browser. In addition with the easily customizable options, you can create the website all by yourself without any form of outside help. As a result, you can use the money you save in your projects. The theme is translation effective and is compatible with the most popular plugins too.

Demo: https://wp-themes.com/charitize

PinWheel

The PinWheel Theme is a neat, simple, beautifully crafted responsive WordPress business theme. It is quite minimal but has a host of popularly used features which will help you set up your website easily and quickly. It has a full width layout, blog layout, featured slider, feature/popular/testimonial/news/layout, full width page layout. It is a fully responsive, cross-browser compatible, SEO friendly. Pinwheel Theme is very multi-purpose and is very good for any type of business. The theme has the highest level of compatibility with the most used WP plugins.

Demo: https://wp-themes.com/pinwheel

Type

With Type free WordPress theme you can easily build a professional blog, an online store or a magazine style website. Type lets you seamlessly combine 4 Header Styles, 3 Layout variations, Sidebar Position and a whole lot more. You can quickly upload a Custom Logo, create an impressive Header Image, showcase your Featured Posts and see their previews in real-time. The Theme also includes a basic support for WooCommerce plugin.

Demo: https://wp-themes.com/type

iThemer

iThemer is a classic Resume and Portfolio theme with a simple list blog layout. The following are what the iThemer consists of; Animated banner, About us, Services, Work, Portfolio with fancybox, Counter Up, Experience and Education timeline, Carousel Grid Blog, Call to Action, Contact Us Section with Contact form 7, Client and Footer Widgets. The blog and single page come with a right sidebar. iThemer WordPress theme is specially crafted for multipurpose portfolio theme. It also can be managed as a One Page Theme.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=iThemer

Medical Circle

Medical Circle is one of the best and most useful WordPress Themes for your medical blog/websites like Hospital, Clinic, Nursing Home, Child Care Home and is also suitable for a personal portfolio site. Medical circle is also suitable for corporate and business websites. Medical Circle is one of the most accessible themes which can easily accommodate various types of users with little or no coding skills to advanced developers. This theme has a lot of options for header section, menu section, slider section, homepage layout, sidebar options, blog page options, image size options, translation ready. This theme is a fantastic theme owing to its flexible features and SEO friendly design.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Medical%20Circle

Start Blogging

Start Blogging, from the name offers an exceptional style that is designed for personal and business blogging websites. With neat lines, open space, and features like Unlimited Colours, you can easily design your website to your taste using the powerful built-in theme customizer that lets you view live results as you are making changes. This theme focuses a lot on simplicity to ensure you can maximize what is important which is creating content for your blog/website.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Start%20Blogging

Astra

Astra is quite literally one of the fastest, fully customizable & beautiful themes created for blogs, personal portfolios and business websites. It is very lightweight and offers unparalleled speed. Built with SEO in mind, Astra is preloaded with schema.org code integrated to ensure search engines will love your site. Astra provides plenty of sidebar options and widget areas giving you full control for customizations.

Demo: http://justfreethemes.com/demo?theme=Astra

 

5 Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes

If you’re searching for a free WordPress theme chances are you’re worried whether a free theme can meet all your needs, after all you have heard many times that nothing good comes free. We at ThemeRoasters can however assure you that some free themes are good themes which is why we have taken out time to handpick some tried and trusted free themes in the WordPress repository. Not all free themes are filled with bugs, bad code and are of poor quality. Make no mistake, some are, but some awesome individuals have taken time and energy to create some awesome themes for free.

It is no longer news that WordPress is the most popular CMS platform on the web. People love it for its simplicity and ease of use. Whatever reason you have chosen to use WordPress a free theme might be what you need. It could be because you are a business on a tight budget, a blogger or someone who writes for fun, hobbyist, or you want to create your website. Some free WordPress themes possess the functionality to meet your needs and we have listed 5 of the best for you below. Take a look.

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The Flash theme is feature rich, flexible, easy to use and did we already mention free. This theme is awesome because it comes with features that are normally reserved for premium themes. For example it comes with and inbuilt drag and drop page builder, 11 custom widgets are available and a Flash Toolkit plugin which lets you arrange your website’s interface as you please. Flash is Woocommerce compatible, translation ready, has a full blog, great product filters and boxed and wide layout options.

This theme is ideal if you need a single page site for your business or corporate needs. The overall design is clean, modern and minimalist in nature. You will certainly get a professional looking design with this theme without writing a single line of code or spending any money. It has sections to display your portfolio through its portfolio widget. Also its testimonial widget lets you showcase some of your best reviews and a team widget is available too for users to see the people behind your business.

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Flash

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Hestia proves yet again that some of the best things are free. The makers of this theme say it is excellent for start-ups but that doesn’t stop you from using it for your business as well. Hestia is fully Woocommerce compatible so it can be used as an e-commerce store. It displays your products and listings beautifully with galleries. This multipurpose theme is responsive and adapts very well to mobile devices of all sizes.

Beginners would have no problem using this theme because of its drag and drop content builder. You can easily customize any part of the website but experienced developers would love this theme too because it makes their work so much easier. Hestia is translation and RTL ready, SEO friendly and optimized for speed.

More Info / Download link

https://themeisle.com/themes/hestia/

Shapely shapely-freee-fullscreen-multipurpose-wordpress-theme shapely-freee-fullscreen-multipurpose-wordpress-theme shapely-freee-fullscreen-multipurpose-wordpress-theme

A fairly popular theme for WordPress sites that emphasizes how your content looks with high-resolution Retina displays. Your graphics would be sharp and text shinning on all screens. Speaking of screens, Shapely is responsive and has no problems showing on any kind of device.

Shapely is a highly customizable theme with plenty of color options, multilingual capabilities are also included and Font Awesome Icons. Several popular plugins have been optimized to integrate perfectly with Shapely, such as W3 Total Cache, Jetpack, Yoast SEO, Contact form 7, Easy Bootstrap Shortcodes, Woocommerce etc. Apart from these optimized options, almost all WordPress plugins work well with this theme.

More Info / Download link: https://colorlib.com/wp/themes/shapely/

Zerif Lite zerif lite theme (1)

This theme is the foremost one page free WordPress theme with over 200,000+ installs. Zerif Lite is mostly used for corporate business sites, digital studios, portfolio, product showcase etc. Its awesome design and elegant style part of what has made it garner many lovers. Its customizer allows to make changes and preview it in real time.

A premium version of this free WordPress theme is available but this theme as more than enough features. The clean design supports WPML plugin so your website can be multilingual. Some features of this free theme includes packaged contact form, team modules to display your team members, parallax effect, complete translations for localization, SEO friendly, clean w3c validated markup, custom background, Mega menus and Woocommerce compatible. Demo content is available to quickly setup your site.

More Info / Download link: https://themeisle.com/themes/zerif-lite/

Sydney sydney wordpress theme

If you are looking for a theme for your business, then Sydney can do it for free. It has so many styling options that the possibilities are endless. As corporate business, startup, company or individual freelancers, Sydney can power your website with great designs. With such power, the site is loaded with many customization options. You are provided with access to all Google fonts. There is a full-screen slider image in the theme. You can put graphics for promotional content in this area or any large images you want to display. Sydney does not quite have a drag and drop page builder but front page blocks are easy to use and quite intuitive.

As expected Sydney is responsive and has no problems displaying on mobile devices. Many features of Sydney are geared towards enabling you rapidly create an engaging site. The theme options allow you change the colors as you like. Other features include parallax backgrounds, select between static or slider header image, live customizer, logo upload, sticky navigation, layout control and many more.

More Info / Download link: https://athemes.com/theme/sydney/

In conclusion, we have shown you some high quality themes, some of the most popular and most powerful free WordPress themes on the internet. With free themes, you can get the job done and develop a site at no extra cost. If you found this article useful, check out other posts on ThemeRoasters.