When it comes to building websites nowadays, most people aren’t coding whole sites from scratch. In fact, even if you are a talented web developer, most of us are still going to pick a theme. With constant changes to updates, HTML rules, CSS, WordPress versions, and security loop wholes, going back and updating your code whenever a change happens can be very time-consuming and often overlooked. In most cases, by the time you realize something was broken, you have already lost tons of business or trust in your site. This is where themes come in.
Being able to pick a theme that will dictate your website’s overall look and feel while staying up to date for you on the backend is well worth the peace of mind. Not only can you pick a theme that is aesthetically pleasing and meets your needs, but it also relieves you of tons of hours trying to build it yourself. With that being said, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite WordPress themes and resources.
For a barebones theme that works great with Elementor, we highly recommend this one. It is lightweight, fast, scores great on GTMetrix, and is easy to install and use. Because of how great Elementor is to use and customization, most of our themes will be based around Elementor. With the Zakra theme and Elementor plugin, you can create the look and feel you want for pretty much any site. Pricing, as seen in the image below, is not only competitive but comes with lifetime support with a one-time purchase.
Once installed, this theme is very easy to navigate around and has tons of customization options built in. It also works great with widgets, and the source code is easy to access and navigate. This makes dropping in your own custom code or trackers easy to add to your site without needing additional plugins or support. Overall, we haven’t found a bad thing yet about this theme and highly recommend it.
Learn more about this theme – https://zakratheme.com/
When it comes to the world of podcasts, you want your show to stand out. However, building a custom site around your podcast can seem overwhelming. From the overall image of your site to how easy it is for someone to listen to your show, there is a lot that goes into it. Luckily SecondLine Themes has created a handful of themes built around podcasts. Its 100% dedication to strictly podcast themes makes it easy to customize your website to your podcast. And being an Elementor-based theme, you can make the final customizations quick and easy.
A big thing to consider for any site is SEO. And yes, your theme plays a role in this. SecondLine designs there themes to meet current standards for website optimization and crawling. How organized your site is structurally matters when it comes to SEO. With any of their pre-designed podcasts themes, you can have peace of mind knowing that your structure is up to all standards.
Pricing for any of these themes are very competitive, with single license purchases starting at $69 with one-year support, or if you are a developer for just $389 you can get a lifetime subscription and support to any theme created by SecondLine.
Learn more about this theme – https://secondlinethemes.com/
Envato Elementor Campatable Themes
And then there is Envato. It has made it to our pick of the week before on the CRM Zen Show and it truly is an amazing digital asset library. Not only do you have access to 187 WordPress Elementor themes, but also one of the largest digital asset libraries to create unique looks and features for your site. If you just aren’t liking what you are finding with some of these other themes you could spend hours on Envato finding multiple options that best suit your site. Not to mention each one of these 187 Elementor themes usually include 5-10 prebuilt configurations within the theme.
Envato’s digital asset library is hard to pass up even if you don’t need a theme at only $15 a month with no long-term contracts required.
See the theme options for yourself – https://elements.envato.com/wordpress/themes/compatible-with-elementor
So why would we want to go with a theme?
- SEO Optimized
- Professional Look & Feel
- Continious Updates
- Improved Security
- Less Development Time
- Enhanced Visitor Experience
And if you find yourself stuck or unsure, don’t worry that’s what we are here for. Reach out to the Zenatta Web Development Team and we would be happy to help.