20+ Eye-Catching WordPress Business Themes For Fussy Clients
Finding the ideal theme for a business website can be tricky.
There are countless themes available that market themselves as business themes, making it easy to just download the first one that looks about right so you can get on with setting it up. However, this is the quickest way to waste time and money.
Before setting out to find a theme, it’s important to work out what you need and even make a list of your requirements. If you’re setting up a website for a client who works in food and hospitality, you may need a website that offers online reservations. Hair salons may need a booking system, while online stores will need an eCommerce solution. For small business clients and consultants, their needs will be completely different.
The collection of themes below includes various themes designed especially for businesses, each offering different functionality such as booking forms, event managers, typography management, custom post types, and sliders.
Overwhelmingly customizeable is the only way I can describe this responsive theme. There are 41 demos on BeTheme’s ThemeForest page that demonstrate how to configure this theme for a huge range of different businesses.
There is also a huge number of features, including 200 shortcodes for adding functionality like infographics, boxes, content elements and blocks, loops and typography to your site. Demo content is included so you can set up the theme to look just like the example sites.
Other features include masonry portfolio, bbPress compatibility, the ability to add a left menu, grid layouts, header layouts, sliding widgetized top area, parallax effect and video background, one pager layout option, custom font uploader, maintenance mode and blank page, custom widgets, and 18 PSD files with UI kit included.
ROSA is a gorgeous restaurant theme, but of course you can customize the images to match any kind of business.
When you first load the demo theme, the smooth parallax scrolling and typography grab your attention. If you do want to use this theme for a hospitality business, there are some great features like shortcodes for product menus, and the ability to take reservations using the OpenTable system.
Another nice features is a live customize that lets you change the fonts, colors or layout sizes and preview those changes live. There’s also an extensive options panel and this theme comes translation ready.
If you like the demo content, there’s a one-click demo install option.
It would be remiss of me not to include Avada, the best selling theme of all time on ThemeForest.
It’s a hugely customizable responsive theme that includes an extensive options panel where you can import demo content, turn on automatic theme updates, control your site’s width, built-in MegaMenu, enable one-page parallax, and configure background images, colors and patterns.
There are also 20+ pre-built homepage layouts to get you started that include portfolio, blog, shop and magazine options.
Route is a stunning minimal and responsive theme that is customizable and super flexible.
It comes with a bunch of features that are fairly standard for multipurpose themes: one-pager option, one-click demo install, unlimited color options, Font Awesome integration, parallax backgrounds, video backgrounds, CSS3 animations, right to left support, and comes with a child theme.
The plugin package include premium plugins such as Visual Composer, LayerSlider, Go Pricing and Slider Revolution, the last of which was recently subject to a security scare. There’s been a lot of discussion in the WordPress community lately about packaging plugins with themes, so it’s best to check the versions included with this plugin if you do decide to buy it.
Savia offers a clean and slick design ideal for any type of business.
Features include Google web fonts, unlimited colors and 10 different menu style presets. There are six portfolio item styles, along with custom shortcodes for heads, animated counters, tabs, accordions, testimonials, messages, lists and more.
This theme also includes Font Awesome font packs and support WooCommerce.
It’s also easy to import demo content with one-click install from the extensive options panel.
Shrimpy is a clean, flat and modern one pager theme designed for the food and restaurant trade.
it comes with a stunning fullscreen image slider, responsive layout, shortcodes. Google and Font Awesome fonts, 100 food font icons, eight custom widgets, video support, custom unlimited sidebars, CSS3 animations, and extensive help documentation.
Demo content is also available to import.
Multipurpose themes are a dime a dozen at ThemeForest, and Royal is just another example.
Like other multipurpose themes, Royal can be customized to look however you want and the theme’s item page on ThemeForest showcases 55+ demo variations.
Features include various blog layouts (default, grid, timeline, small, mosaic), different shop page layouts, testimonials widget, improved checkout process, advanced options panel, AJAX search, advanced grid system, custom product page layout, and typography options.
There’s also options for wide and boxed layouts, product image hover, custom headers, custom breadcrumbs, product image zoom, categories accordion, and “sale” and “new” products.
There are plenty of other features, but I won’t keep listing them here. It’s best to check out the theme’s product page yourself.
Keep in mind that like many other ThemeForest themes, Royal has been packaged with plugins such as Revolution Slider, Page Builder and Megamenu. It’s a good idea to contact the theme developer to check you’ve got the latest version of these plugins.
Hercules is a clean and lightweight theme designed for gyms, sports and personal training.
This theme is available as either a one-pager or multi-page layout, and is responsive and built on a grid system. It comes with infinite colors, 600+ fonts, Redux framework option panel, and custom widgets.
There are also custom post types for classes, testimonials, trainers and timetables.
Just because you’re putting together a business website it doesn’t mean your site has to look boring. MedaCorp is proof of that.
This stunning responsive theme can be customized to suit any kind of business and, as in the lawyer example in the screenshot above, images really make this theme shine.
MedaCorp features an extensive options panel from where you can choose from five header styles, unlimited colors, Google and Icon fonts, parallax video and background, shortcode support and demo content included.
There are a bunch of plugins packaged with this theme so check you’ve got the latest versions before installing.
Decoy is another responsive multipurpose theme. It comes with a staggering 36 homepage demos and unlimited variations, which means you can customize the theme to look any way you want.
There are also various 24 different page layouts, 10 portfolio layouts, four blog layouts, header options, row backgrounds and CSS3 animations.
This theme support WooCommerce and comes translation ready.
Steakhouse is a clean and simple responsive theme that relies on great images and strong copy.
It includes six page layouts (home, about, gallery, menu, blog and contact), and comes with demo data and extensive documentation.
Opus is clean, minimalist and modern – a good start for a business looking to impress with its online presence.
This theme features parallax backgrounds, 100+ shortcodes, Font Awesome icons, smooth scrolling, 20+ different portfolio pages, 10+ different blog variations, image menu, 10 header variations, video breadcrumbs, Google web fonts and AJAX loading of projects and posts (which can be turned on and off).
There’s also one-click demo install (a feature I always look for in themes), as well as unlimited home page templates, a team page, filterable portfolio, and five post templates (standard, video, link, gallery and audio).
Snapshop offers a clean and minimalist multipurpose design featuring multiple homepage variations.
Features includes a product filter, category search, grid-style item showcase, animated add-to-cart, page transition with logo, and a pop-up newsletter signup form. Other features include six lookbook page styles, four promo pages for products.
Yeti is a responsive multipurpose theme featuring a slick, modern design.
Features include inline shortcodes, custom colors and 20 skins, custom widgets, custom style manager, and sticky header and sidebar.
A visual builder lets you create templates, columns, and elements, allowing you to build a huge variation of layouts.
Another flexible, multipurpose theme. Digan comes with Visual Composer for easy page building, allowing you to quickly create a clean and professional looking site.
Some of this theme’s features include parallax scrolling, one-click demo installation, dozens of page layouts for homepage, about us, our services, contact us, timeline, post page and portfolio.
Various plugins, such as Visual Composer, are packaged with Digan, including Visual Candy, Revolution Slider. Make sure to check the theme comes with the latest versions of these plugins.
QUANTUM has been designed with business and corporate users in mind. This theme comes packaged with many powerful features you won’t find in many other themes, including a private members area system, private posts, private file browsing, security add-ons, custom member roles, 30+ custom shortcodes, and the Redux Options framework.
There are custom post types for staff, workshops and careers. Manage fonts and colors using the theme customizer. You can also sell courses and other digital content using WooCommerce.
Healther is a beautiful, modern responsive and retina ready theme designed for the health industry.
This theme uses the GT3 page building plugin for drag and drop customization. It also features various portfolio layouts, easy color management, Google Fonts and Font Awesome icons.
It also support Contact Form 7 and Mailchimp.
Dining Restaurant is a beautiful responsive theme designed for the food and drink industry. As such, it has added functionality for accepting online reservations, displaying food and drink menus, and publishing upcoming events.
The key features include WooCommerce support, WPML compatibility, custom widgets and sidebars, and extensive theme options for fonts and colors.