Free WordPress Drag and Drop Themes to Make Life a Little Easier
There are many more non-coders out there using WordPress than coders. For us non-coders, we often think, “Why isn’t arranging elements in my theme easier? Why can’t I just drag stuff and drop it where I want?”
Well, with a number of the more sophisticated premium themes these days you can. But there are also a few free themes out there that let you do the same thing.
While a number of these themes try hard to upsell you to their premium version, as always, there’s no harm in giving the free versions a spin first. They may offer all you need. And, in fact, a few below offer quite a lot – drag and drop functionality plus a lot more.
iFeature is a responsive theme from Cyber Chimps. Here’s the default look.
The drag and drop section in the blog area lets you control five major elements. And below the drag and drop area, I’ve included the beginning of the next section to show how you can choose the page to be full-width or with a sidebar, as well as control some other options. (There’s another drag and drop area for the header.)
While the drag and drop area is limited to the five elements pictured above (and the header), there are a lot of areas that you can control either by flicking an on/off switch, or pulling down a menu and choosing a selection (like with fonts). Here’s a look at how you can easily control the template for a single post page.
The Eclipse theme is another responsive theme from Cyber Chimps. Here’s a look at the default front page.
Again, the drag and drop area lets you control five major elements. And below the drag and drop area, I’ve included the beginning of the next section to show how you can choose for the page to be full-width or with a sidebar.
As with the iFeature theme, you can control lots more than with just the drag and drop sections. The templates, for example, work the same way as shown in the iFeature section.
iRibbon is a graphically strong responsive theme from Cyber Chimps. Here’s the default homepage.
As with other Cyber Chimps themes, the drag and drop section only tells part of the story. Here’s a look at the drag and drop area for the blog section, and below it gives a hint of other easy-to-change options: full-width page, left sidebar, or right sidebar.
Here’s a look at one of the template control areas. While not drag and drop, it offers a number of convenient options.
Neuro is yet another responsive Cyber Chimps theme. Here’s a look at the home page.
As this is another Cyber Chimps theme, its drag and drop section looks much like one of their common set ups. Here’s a glace below.
Although billed as a theme for showcasing photography, its drag and drop features let you use it to build all types of sites. As the demo page isn’t very well maintained on wordpress.org, here’s a look at a quick homespun demo.
And here’s a look at the drag and drop section. Some of the most powerful features reside in the upper left-hand corner. The three icons you see there let you easily add widgets, columns, or pre-built layouts.
Do you know of any other good FREE drag and drop themes we might have missed? If so, mention them in the comments.
photo credit: bambe 1964