Best WordPress Themes 2018

If you are planning to build or re-design you website. And you are looking for the best WordPress themes.

Then you have come to the right place.

One of the first major steps when you are about to build or re-design your website. Is finding the most suitable and best WordPress theme you can use.

Some of the thing you should consider when buying a WordPress theme.

First, it is an absolute must for it to be responsive. In most first world countries. The mobile views surpassed the desktop views which means more people browse the web through mobile.

This is why your website should be responsive. You do not want to miss out on those visitors.

Another is you want to purchased a theme that is updated regularly. Some developers update their themes regularly for security or adding new features.

You would want to purchase a theme from one of these developers.

Lastly is you would want to purchase a theme that fits your industry. There are major difference from a theme made for personal, business and news. So you would want to purchase one that directly represents your industry.

Fortunately, some of the themes I will mention below are multipurpose. Meaning you will be able to design them any way you want.

Here are the best WordPress themes available in 2018.

1. Divi

Divi is undoubtedly the most popular in this list and currently called the ultimate WordPress theme.

The Divi theme is developed by ElegantThemes which has over 10 years of experience developing beautiful looking themes.

The best thing about Divi is you can purchase it by becoming a member to ElegantThemes. As soon you become a member you will also have access to all the other premium themes and plugins develop by Divi such as the Bloom plugin.

What makes the Divi theme really special is their visual page builder.

This mean that you can edit your website pages visually from the front page. It is literally a case of what you see is what you get.

With the recent Divi 3.0 update, this update just blows their page builder performance through the roof.

It is highly responsive now and shows little to no loading times at all.

Some of the best features of Divi WordPress theme are:

  1. Ships with 20+ Layouts
  2. Drag and Drop Building
  3. Customizable UI
  4. In-line Editing
  5. Responsive Editing
  6. Over 3 Dozen Elements
  7. Supports 32 Languages
  8. RTL Support

Divi Theme is currently being used by over 500,000 customers.

2. Avada

Avada is a responsive multipurpose theme developed by ThemeFusion.

The Avada theme has been in a market for over 6 years and has gone through a lot of major updates. We can both say that this theme is very well supported.

One of the best thing about Avada is that it ships with over 40+ layouts for you to choose from. And you can easily make your newly installed WordPress website to look like one of these. By simply using their top of the line importer tool.

They also integrated over 6 premium plugins into Avada which would normally costs at around $200 if you purchase them individually. 

Some of the best features of Avada WordPress theme are:

  1. 100% Fully Responsive
  2. Fusion Builder
  3. Retina Ready
  4. Demo Content Importer
  5. Auto Theme Updater
  6. MegaMenu Built-In
  7. WooCommerce Integration
  8. Multilingual Support

Avada currently has over 400,000 dedicated customers.

3. Enfold

Enfold is a user-friendly multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Krisei.

It offers tons of variations for you to choose from. And a wide list of features you can take advantage of.

The Enfold theme currently ships with over 25+ demo contents. So you don’t have to start you new website from scratch. They also claim that they are working on new demo contents as we speak.

Aside from the plethora of options available to you. You can also define and build your own skin. Or you can simply choose from the 18 predefined skins available.

The Enfold also shipped with its 31 mockup PSD files.

Some of the key features of Enfold WordPress theme are:

  1. Responsive Layout
  2. Drag and Drop Builder
  3. Multilingual Support
  4. WooCommerce Ready
  5. Retina Ready
  6. 2D + 3D LayerSlider Included
  7. Wide and Boxed Layout Options
  8. Official Child Theme Support
  9. Advanced Typography Options

4. Flatsome

Flatsome is a popular multipurpose WordPress theme developed by UX-Themes.

It is currently considered the #1 best selling theme for WooCommerce. It is the perfect theme for any type of website. Be it personal, business or a shop.

Flatsome ships with Flatsome studio. It is basically a section in the theme settings with over 300+ predefined layouts and sections for you to choose from.

They are also adding new predefined layout and sections every week.

The Flatsome theme also has its own live page builder which allows you edit your pages visually.

This theme has also aged well and had been around for over 5 years. It is also regularly updated with the latest advancements in the WordPress ecosystem.

Some of the features of Flatsome WordPress theme are:

  1. Live Page Builder
  2. Drag and Drop Builder
  3. Optimized for Speed
  4. One-Click Demo Content
  5. Large Elements Library
  6. WPML Support
  7. Mobile Optimized Design
  8. Built-In Slider
  9. Full Typography Control

5. Genesis   

Genesis is a highly regarded WordPress framework developed by StudioPress.

The Genesis framework is best known for being one of the first WordPress themes that engages Search Engine Optimized designs.

Their latest addition to this is adding the support to Schema.org which allows the users to output microdata in their site code.

Genesis is also built on HTML5 thus making the theme fully mobile responsive. It also improves your site ability to output video and audio contents.

They are also constantly crafting new theme designs to add to their customers design options.

Some of the best features of Genesis framework are:

  1. 100% Responsive
  2. Fully SEO Friendly
  3. Airtight Security
  4. Automatic Updates
  5. Ready for Advertising
  6. All Designs Become Child Theme

6. BeTheme

BeTheme is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme built by the MuffinGroup.

What makes BeTheme standout from the rest of the WordPress themes in this list. Is that they have over 370+ pre-built designs for you to choose from.

They basically have pre-built theme designs for any type of industry you could think of.

Their latest version is also highly optimized now as well. The old version was around 31mb and now they are able to shrink it to just 6mb.

BeTheme also makes deploying theme updates and plugin updates with just one click. Even deploying one of the pre-built designs is done with just one click.

The BeTheme also uses Muffin Builder 3 which makes adding sections to your website easy as well as customizing them.

Some of the core features of BeTheme WordPress theme are:

  1. 20 Header Styles
  2. 1 Click Installation
  3. Fully Responsive
  4. Retina Ready
  5. Built-In Mega Menus
  6. WooCommerce Ready
  7. 1 Click Skin Generator
  8. Maintenance Mode
  9. Optimized for Speed

7. X Theme

The X Theme is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme developed by THEMECO.

It currently surpassed over 190,000 in total sales and still remains as one of the top rated themes developed.

One of the main selling point of X Theme is that it comes bundled with nearly 30 additional premium plugins.

The X Theme also comes with Cornerstone which offers a full front-end design and development experience. So you can build your site visually in real-time.

It also ships with a lot of demo design assets for you to choose from. You can install of the demo designs with just one click.

The X Theme also comes with multiple unique designs called Stacks. There are currently four Stacks for you to choose from.

Some of the key features of X Theme WordPress theme are:

  1. Fully Responsive
  2. Cornerstone Page Builder
  3. Typography
  4. MegaMenus
  5. 100% Fluid
  6. One Page Sites
  7. WooCommerce Ready
  8. Slider Revolution
  9. Retina Ready

8. Hestia Pro

Hestia Pro is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Theme Isle.

It provides design options for different industries like businesses, startups, eCommerce, portfolio and so on.

The Hestia Pro also comes with a live customizer which allows you to edit your website from the front-end in real-time.

If you buy Hestia Pro, you will have access to over 30+ high quality theme designs and over 7+ premium plugins.

Some of the key features of Hestia Pro WordPress theme are:

  1. Translation & RTL Ready
  2. Live Customizer
  3. 1-Minute Setup
  4. Demo Content Available
  5. Multiple Background Options
  6. Optimized for Speed
  7. Mega Menus
  8. 1-Click Updates

Unlike the other themes in this list. Hestia Pro actually offers a free verion named just Hestia.

9. The7

The7 is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Dream-Theme.

It is a highly customizable WordPress theme that comes packaged with 6 premium plugins. And you can purchase them all at just a fraction of its original price.

What makes The7 attractive is it also comes with its own front-end page builder.

The7 also offer deep integration with WooCommerce. So if you ever need a help with WooCommerce you can rest assure that their support will be knowledgeable on this field.

This theme also ships with over 30+ pre-made website designs. And you can install any of them with just one click.

Some of the key features of The7 WordPress theme are:

  1. 750+ Theme Options
  2. Front-End Page Builder
  3. Design Wizard
  4. 30+ Pre-Built Dummy Websites
  5. 6 Premium Plugins
  6. 100% WooCommerce Compatibility
  7. 100% Mobile Responsive
  8. The7 Elements
  9. Unlimited Headers

10. Jupiter

Jupiter is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Artbees.

The Jupiter theme also features a visual page-builder which allows you to create and edit pages in real-time.

What makes Jupiter theme standout from the rest of the WordPress themes in this list is their shop customizer. Basically these feature allows you to edit every single details of the WooCommerce shop pages.

It also comes with its own header builder feature. This feature allows you to build your header from the ground up. And design it anyway you want. No restrictions.

Jupiter also ships with over 160+ pre-made websites ready to be launched. You can install any of these pre-made websites by simply selecting it and clicking the install button in the theme settings.

Some of the key features of Jupiter WordPress theme are:

  1. Ships with PSD Files
  2. Visual Page Builder
  3. 160+ Pre-Made Website Designs
  4. 100+ Elements
  5. 490+ Styles
  6. Header Builder
  7. Shop Customizer
  8. Premium Plugins
  9. Retina Ready

11. Sydney Pro

Sydney Pro is a full-pledge business WordPress theme developed by aThemes.

It is developed to be fully responsive and comes with a powerful theme customizer.

This theme also offers great typography options through Google fonts and 100% translation ready.

Sydney Pro also comes with custom elementor blocks. And will make your website standout with the use their parallax backgrounds.

It also features a full-width static image or a full-screen image slider header.

Some of the key features of the Sydney Pro WordPress theme are:

  1. Live Customizer
  2. Regular Updates
  3. Translation Ready
  4. Cross Browser Support
  5. Crelly Slider Included
  6. Extra Page Templates
  7. Elementor Blocks
  8. WooCommerce Compatibility

Unlike most of the themes in this list. Sydney Pro also offers a free version named just Sydney.

12. Bridge

Bridge is a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme developed by Qode.

What makes Bridge standout from the rest of the WordPress themes in this list. Is having over 376+ demo templates available to its customer.

They also offer a complete magazine module for any customer who wanted to start their own publication.

Another module they offer is a complete listing module for customers who wanted to create a listings website.

The Bridge theme is also fully compatible with WooCommerce so you can start your own shop website with no worries.

It also includes 24 layout concepts for you to choose from.

Some of the key features of Bridge WordPress theme are:

  1. 376+ Demo Websites
  2. 24 Layout Concept
  3. Listing Functionality
  4. Magazine Functionality
  5. Restaurant Functionality
  6. Premium Plugins
  7. LayerSlider & Slider Revolution Slider
  8. Visual Composer
  9. Retina Ready

Special Mention

Thrive themes definitely has a place in this list however I am still waiting for their ThriveThemes 2.0 update.

As soon as they made the updated themes available. I will also update this list.

Conclusion

You cannot go wrong with any of the themes I mentioned above.

They all meet the qualifications to enter by being fully responsive, top-rated, have great number of sales and having regular updates from its developers.

Most of the themes above also offer front-end visual editors. So you could easily create and edit the content and layouts of your website in real-time.

I highly suggest Divi, Flatsome and Jupiter if you are looking for a WordPress theme with front-end visual editor.

I do believe that the front-end visual editor is indeed the future as they will allow customers with zero coding knowledge to create and maintain their own website.

After you have chosen a theme and created your website. You might want to start optimizing it.

My image compression plugins article and my CDN service provider article may be able to provide you with some insights.

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