If you use WordPress to build your sites, there are a few things you want to look out for when choosing a theme to build on. One is that you want to make sure that the theme is responsive, meaning that your site will respond to whatever device a person is viewing your site on. Whether it be a mobile phone tablet, desktop or laptop, your website needs to have the same functionality across all devices. Another thing it should have is SEO friendly tools to increase your site’s content optimization to better rank in Google. Without it, your site will just be another of the many lost in the pages of a Google search. You should also download your themes from trusted or official sources because picking one from an unknown source puts your site at risk to errors in coding, viruses, or spam. But since you’re choosing from the official WordPress site, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Each template or theme from WordPress is unique and can offer something to every individual; it’s just based on your preferences and what you’re looking for and what kind of a website you’re building. For instance, if you’re setting up an eCommerce site, there are features you would need more than someone starting a blogging site.
To get you started on your search for the perfect theme, here are some of the best overall themes of 2019 on WordPress.
Responsive with multiple features and layout options, Avada is one of the leading themes in WordPress right now as the #1 seller. It features a minimalist design and is easy to use and update, as well as giving you the option to take away responsiveness for specific elements you want only to be viewed on one type of device.
If you’re looking for an ease-of-use theme with all of the necessary functions to create a good website, Divi is one to consider. It has a built-in drag & drop builder to help you create any layout, and you can also view their pre-made layouts that are available. You can also save custom layout to your Divi library to find them later.
With Jupiter, you get a responsive, multi-purpose theme that allows you to make changes and update the content on your website, and review them, in real-time. If you’re looking for a good eCommerce theme, this one is integrated with WooCommerce so you can easily set up and manage an online store. It’s also SEO friendly and optimized.
This theme is an excellent option for business, magazine, or blog websites. Also WooCommerce compatible, Hestia is translation ready and SEO friendly. You can use the Live WordPress theme customizer to edit your page. Hestia also offers a free version of its premium theme.
One of the most popular free themes in WordPress, Sydney is a multi-purpose theme that allows you to use extra widgets, a live customizer, and pre-made templates. It also works seamlessly with WooCommerce to help you create your own online store, and is translation ready to help you sell in other countries.