A Comparison Of The Top Three Multipurpose WordPress Themes
There are many web designing tools and software available on the market in our day and age, when web designing is no longer only for the web designers. Regular people, with minimum computer skills can easily design and build their own websites, blogs, e-commerce stores, and the like.
Making a theme customization simple is not only for people with little web designing skills, but also for freelancers who want to create better looking websites for their clients faster than usual.
These three WP themes were created with attention to details and although they have a few similar features, there are also some key differences between them and we’re going to take a look at that. Let’s start!
In late 2013, with its release, Divi asserted itself as a breath of fresh air in the area of theme creation due to its original, unprecedented builder. The Divi Builder approaches web design in its unique way, by splitting the dashboard horizontally into layers, making customization as easy as possible.
The developers from Elegant Themes have been focusing on functionality more than anything. This can be seen even better in version 2.0, where they added enhanced headers, layout options and different navigation.
It’s really easy to use despite its complexity. Almost everything it consists of can be customized at will. It has elements similar to the widgets found in WordPress, called modules, though more customizable and dynamic. Everything is fully customizable and dynamic in fact due to the fact that almost all of the work is done by drag and drop.
It comes with 10 pre-made layouts that are not only responsive, but they also look really well. Also, the new features that you’ll find in Divi 2.0 will surely amaze you because they are making your life as a designer even easier, making it possible to create an awesome website for yourself or for your clients in very little time.
It’s not costly either, if you take into account the fact that, for $69 you get 87 themes, customer support and probably the best interface on the market.
Salient is a more classical approach to theme creation. The first thing you notice is that it’s a good looking theme. It also has its fair share of gizmos, such as the Woo Commerce plug-in (for who’s into in e-commerce) and working Parallax slider bar, which comes in handy, considering the sliding plugins of WordPress.
Customization is fairly easy, with some shortcodes here and there, but nothing to fret over, considering extensive tutorials are being provided.
It comes available in many languages, so as to meet the needs to even those who are nowhere near fluent in English.
Regarding pricing, $55 will get you an elegant theme and very good customer support.
Theme X is another serious competitor on the market. It’s simple, yet elegant and you can use it to create just about anything you set your mind to.
It too is a bit rigid when it comes to customization, based on shortcodes rather than an interactive interface. But it has useful features like Woo Commerce (thus providing solid grounds for e-stores and commercial apps) and Social Sharing that allows data and info sharing with most social networks available.
It comes to a total of $60, for which you get stability and a starter pack of 500+ fonts which can easily help you customize text shape, color or line spacing.
In my opinion these are the best top 3 themes the market of web builders has to offer nowadays. All three are as reliable and responsive as they can be, but my absolute favorite is Divi, which has the most interactive interface imaginable + is more resource-friendly than everything I ever encountered.