With so many new websites being crafted using WordPress, it’s important to keep up with trending WordPress themes, as they are usually popular for a reason. The right theme can make your page aesthetically pleasing to look at, or it can emphasize an easy interface or customizability.
Here are some of the best and most popular WordPress themes of 2017, along with brief descriptions of the features of each.
The strangely-titled ‘Boo’ theme is ideal for those new to creating web pages with WordPress thanks to the more than 200 website templates it features. Having many pre-made templates to choose from helps you get your site up faster, and Boo also features a smart installer and dedicated support to help you learn the ropes.
Designr is a bright and colorful theme that focuses on user experience, with over a thousand customizable settings that are perfect for experienced WordPress users. It also has built-in features such as the header creator as well as tons of add-ons. And, with a 95/100 score on Google’s Pagespeed Insights, it is a highly-rated theme as well.
Parallax is another theme that is great for beginners thanks to its ease of use and variety of helpful features. This single-page theme features the titular parallax scrolling and backgrounds, a built-in portfolio and post types, and easy-to-add animated progress bars, which makes it an easy theme to get the hang of. In addition, it’s a great choice for image-saturated pages thanks to the wide variety of image filters available with the theme, which allows for filtering without the use of Photoshop or similar programs.
This trending theme is designed for store web pages and as such features helpful product layouts and product filters to help you display the items for sale. Precise also comes with ten homepage demos you can choose from, and the bold colors and overall minimalist style further boost its performance as a store homepage template.
Corporate plus is a free theme built for crafting business websites. It has the useful about section, services, blog and contact sections to help you set up your page quickly and easily, and as an added bonus, it can also be used as a single-page theme.
Ultra’s signature feature is its unique, built-in drag and drop page builder, crafted by Themify. Ultra also comes with dozens of available layouts and templates to choose from if you’re having trouble getting started, which can help keep users from feeling overwhelmed. In addition, Ultra also features parallax scrolling, counters, slider and even Google Maps.
Last but not least, there’s Conico, a responsive, multipurpose WordPress theme. Conico, like other top multipurpose themes, gives you a solid foundation for any kind of website. This is especially true thanks to Conico’s compatibility with the Visual Composer Plug-in, which offers nearly unlimited possibilities limited only by your imagination. If you have experience using WordPress and want to expand your site-crafting horizons, Conico is a theme to check out.