Building a startup is, in a word, hard.
Tons of work? Yes. Rewarding? Absolutely. All in all, there are so many components to get a business up and running let alone actually making money, and getting all your technical ducks in a row is probably not at the top of your list.
What I’m trying to say is, building a website for your startup is just another thing on the to-do list. You know it’s imperative to your business (especially if it’s an online business), but it can be easy for this very important task to feel incredibly daunting. Tell me if any of these questions sound familiar: Do I have to host it myself? What should my domain be? Do I need a logo? Should I even pay for a website before I get clients? I’m not an IT genius. What if I can’t manage the website myself?
Over the years, we’ve built and designed hundreds of websites, and time and again, we keep coming back to WordPress. We truly believe that a WordPress site for a small business or startup is absolutely the way to go.
WordPress makes up at least a quarter of the Internet and its unique scalability allows your web solutions to grow as your business expands. As a content management system (CMS), it affords you the option to manage and maintain your stuff in an easy and intuitive manner, and the endless amount of themes let you try out several different site designs so you can find that perfect fit.
To find that “perfect fit,” the theme you choose should reflect your brand and effectively convey your message. While these elements can [drastically] influence design, we have found that some themes just work better than others, particularly for small to mid-size businesses. Here is a look at some of our favorite WordPress themes for startups.
Atmosphere Pro Theme
The Atmosphere Pro theme is offered within the Genesis framework, and is HTML5-compliant, responsive and accessible with a widgetized home page. It’s a gorgeous design for bloggers and small businesses alike.
Glam Pro Theme
A beautiful theme for a magazine, blog, or any visually driven brand, the Glam theme is responsive, supports WooCommerce, and boasts super fast load times.
This theme is designed for movie promotion, presentation of projects, films, images, and events. The gorgeous layout highlights a feature video or image that is built on Visual Composer.
This theme from WPExplorer is modern, beautiful, and fully customizable. It supports an array of plugins such as Visual Composer and WooCommerce, and is a great solution for any business type.
Vantage is a popular theme created by Site Origin, and is designed to create a business and events listings site. There are multiple options to integrate listings, geo-coding, payment processing, and custom post types.
Divi, created by Elegant Themes, has been one of the most popular WordPress themes since its debut. It is fully responsive, with an intuitive visual layout builder, and comes with over twenty pre-made designs.
Onepress Plus Theme
The Onepress Plus themes offers simplicity and cleanliness with lots of white space and clean lines. This is a one page theme, meaning all your widgets and content will rest on the homepage, making it a lightweight option and easy for users to navigate.
Know of any other great WordPress themes? Let us know your favorites here or tweet at us at @eleven_online!