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The Best 10 Multipurpose WordPress Themes

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A Multipurpose WordPress theme is always a good choice for whatever type or style of website you build. Multipurpose themes really serve you well when you have to satisfy a difficult client. A top 10 multipurpose theme may in fact be your only reasonable choice.

For one thing, all of these themes offer pre-built websites or pre-designed layouts designed to fit in with the themes or topics of your deliverable. Secondly, their features are well tested, easy to use, and up to the tasks that need to be done. None of them require any coding on your part in order to create awesome websites, portfolios, or blogs.

These premium WordPress themes are proven productivity boosters. To help you find one that will best suit your purposes, ask yourself these questions:

  • What is the size of a typical website, or will it vary considerably from deliverable to deliverable?
  • Does much of my work requires ecommerce functionality?
  • How important is responsive, SEO optimization, or retina ready?
  • How frequently do my websites require modifications?

The Core – Responsive Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

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The Core is big. It consists of 16 different WordPress themes bundled together in a single package; and more are on the way. The Core is a ThemeFuse offering, and it is built on this web studio’s own open source WordPress framework – Unyson.

This multipurpose theme (or themes, if you prefer) is loaded with cool features including hand-built demos designed to fit your specific needs, a powerful visual page builder, plenty of shortcodes, and a wealth of fonts, headers, sliders, color options, and on and on.

The Core is responsive, WooCommerce, and retina ready. It is priced at $59; which is not only affordable, but given what you receive for your money, it is a sound investment as well. You don’t have to pay up front to give this premier theme a try.

Visit the website and sign up for a free 14-day tryout period in the ThemeFuse Test Lab. The opportunity to test a website-building theme of this caliber at no charge is an opportunity you should not pass up.

BeTheme – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Be Theme is the biggest WordPress theme for more reasons than one. It offers over 200 ready to use pre-made layouts. Most are multipage affairs, they cover a full range of website topics, and more are constantly being added. Be also boasts an impressive number of core features (40 at last count), and a huge user base.

You will never experience a problem finding the right pre-made layout, whether you are building an ecommerce website, a blog, a one-page website, or a portfolio. Each of these layouts is fully customizable – simply select one that has the features you need, and you’re good to go.

You’ll enjoy working with Muffin Builder 3 and the Muffin Options Panel. The Shortcode Generators eliminates any need for coding on your part, and the Layout Configurator makes building a web page from a blank screen a snap. Be is definitely worth a close look.

The 7 – the Most Customizable Theme on the Market

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If you don’t believe The7 is the most customizable theme on the market, visit its website and view the demo(s). You’ll soon discover the power and flexibility you will have at your fingertips when you have a collection of 630+ theme options to work with. You’ll be able to create any design, using any layout, and do so without any need for coding whatsoever.

It’s always nice when a theme’s features are easy and intuitive to use. The7 has taken things a step further by automating design creation process! It’s a matter of selecting some basic settings and letting this multipurpose theme take it from there.

You still have full control over your design work, but it just got a lot easier. The7’s page builder is the always popular Visual Composer with Ultimate Addons, and you’ll find a large and comprehensive collection of ready-made demos and premium plugins (Slider Revolution, ConvertPlug, etc,) that comes with The7 for free.

Enfold

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Enfold is an extremely flexible, simple-to-use web builder that also happens to be ThemeForest’s best-rated top seller. You can not only load demos with a single click, but your Enfold license gives you permission to use any of the demo images.

The demos are designed for use with ecommerce, portfolio, blog, magazine, and popular, creative, and business websites.

Enfold’s default demo is one of the most frequently used demos. It is a multipurpose demo, and a web designer’s favorite. Give it a free trial run. It will likely become a favorite of yours as well.

Divi

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Elegant Themes calls Divi the smartest and most flexible theme in their collection. Given Elegant Theme’s high-quality offerings, that’s saying a lot.

Among the things you’ll find in the box is Divi Builder, which allows you to create awesome and unique websites without using a single line of code.

The 46 content modules make it possible to build a page in a matter of minutes. Divi’s 18 pre-made layouts covers the bases as far as website themes are concerned, plus Divi is wonderfully responsive.

Uncode – Creative Multiuse WordPress Theme

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Uncode may be as good as it gets if you have a pixel-perfect, super-flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme on your wish list.

Uncode’s features include a stunning array of layouts, an enhanced version of Visual Composer, and a hierarchical options system that makes website building ever so easy. If you can think of it – you can build it.

To merely refer to Uncode as a responsive theme however is an understatement. Its Adaptive Images feature automatically detects a user’s screen size and appropriately rescales your page.

Merchandiser

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Merchandiser is a brand new, minimalist theme, and it is a good one. Minimalist doesn’t mean that you’ll find its capabilities limited in any way.

The authors used web shop builders’ feedback on other themes to create a multipurpose theme that has the features most users need – and only those features.

They prioritized decisions over features. The net result is faster and cleaner theme performance, and a simplified web-building experience. A WooCommerce plugin is included to give you everything you need to build an awesome online store.

KALLYAS – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Kallyas could best be described as an all-in-one multipurpose WordPress theme. It’s not simply something to be added to your design toolbox.

Kallyas is a design toolbox, and it is a toolbox used by more than 17,000 very satisfied web designers.

Building your website is basically a three-step process when you use Kallyas’ Visual Builder – drag and drop, edit, and save. A Live Chat feature is there when you need it, along with a dynamic user forum and 150+ video tutorials.

Shopkeeper

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Shopkeeper is well worth considering. It should be a top pick if you or your client has an ecommerce store in mind; particularly one that is designed to provide an exceptional UX.

Its easy site-building capabilities make this theme an excellent choice for creative, business, and corporate website design – and for portfolios and blogs as well.

Its theme options are fully customizable, the ecommerce features are hassle-free, and prompt and reliable support is Shopkeeper’s norm.

X Theme

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X Theme is ThemeForest’s fastest selling theme ever. It has in fact been a top seller since its initial release. When Cornerstone, X’s 100% front-end page builder was introduced, sales really took off.

Web designers can see exactly how their designs look before publishing them; no more “edit, save, and review” to fuss with. You’ll save a bunch of time when building a website, and you’ll enjoy working with this multipurpose theme in the process.

X Theme’s user group is large and enthusiastic. It is in fact one of the largest WordPress groups you’ll find on Facebook.

Final thoughts

We hope you made it all the way to the bottom of this list before making your choice, since every one of these multipurpose themes has much to offer. Extreme flexibility is a common trait; so even if you choose one of the ecommerce-oriented themes, you can use it to build any other type of website as well.

You can also expect pixel-perfect results, no need for coding, easy editing and customizing, and satisfied clients; no matter what your choice.


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Paul says:

    I have used Divi on a number of WordPress projects due to its flexibility. Have to say that I have been impressed with elegant themes support. On the few occasions I have run into problems support has been excellent.

  2. Gina says:

    Good list. Thanks for sharing.

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