WordPress, long a staple of personal blogging, is also powerful enough for that elusive corporate necessity: the company website. While uniqueness is key in a world of constant change and innovation like the corporate one, nothing about using WordPress corporate themes runs contrary to this uniqueness. In fact, the super-customizable nature of these popular layouts ensures a fast, easy and professional solution to the problem of creating and personalizing a website for a business of any size. These themes are creative, forward-thinking and will have great appeal to your customers.
With six sliders, six skins and a huge range of slider widgets, Showtime provides classic corporate style for less. Well suited to video galleries and other portfolios, Showtime is a great pick for a small production studio or ad agency, but can be easily adapted to display services, updates and more. With an attractive, translucent gradient ambiance that changes colors to reflect website mood, Showtime is also a great choice for those providing online or IT services, projecting web-savvy reliability backed up by easy-to-access text and pictorial evidence. Showtime has a number of adaptable templates with infinitely expandable drop-down menu capacity, also making it a great pick for content storage and for organizing editorials or press releases by subject. Despite, or rather because of its minimalism, Showtime gives content the background it needs to stand out. You pick the camera, and Showtime will give you the lights and action necessary to make your content, whatever its nature, an instant hit.
Dark, matte and intense, Complexity has the tactile feel of a quality camera, with photographs in the header and elsewhere glowing in contrast like a back display. Despite its name, Complexity is a relatively straightforward theme, with lightbox integration making it ideal for any portfolio or showcase. So simple it could even be used as a personal blog, Complexity passes the corporate test with its shrewd allocation of space, attention to detail in layout, and extensive, professional menus extending from the header. As the theme and corresponding layouts are simple enough, the complexity in the name is that of your own work, given a discreet but informative background that casts its most intricate subtleties into light. The perfect theme for the up-and-coming creative professional, Complexity can be expanded significantly over time to include a number of extra pages, all of which can be fully equipped with comments to provide a new layer of dialogue to your online display.
With the ambient comfort of upscale interior design, Avisio is a portfolio-based theme with unlimited custom skin options and a soft backdrop that presents information and displays content like no other. With color changes as easy as the drop of a hat, Avisio’s soft dichrome layout provides a lovely background for creative work, displays of apartment complexes and getaways, and more. As a result, it’s highly recommended for photographers and real estate agents, but can also make an excellent local business website, giving a charming glimpse into confectioneries, boutiques, salons, day spas and more. Avisio feels like a getaway in itself, and customers will be transported when they first click into the world you create with it. Lodge your content in this dreamy venue, and nobody who visits will be able to look away.
17. RT – Theme 9
Instantaneously recognizable as the standard of excellence in corporate websites since the early days of Web 2.0, Theme 9 is compact, shiny and up to date. Its floating menus and attractive, rounded buttons are a businesslike take on the WordPress standard, with the central slider making room for textual description and stock or local photographs, while providing easy access to the product and service descriptions that form Theme 9’s content base. With its clean, almost antiseptic aesthetic lending itself well to private medical, dental or surgical practice, Theme 9 is also a perfect pick for small insurance companies, law firms, and almost any other group of committed professionals working together to put the customer first. Theme 9 can provide the basics for a great first website, but also comes with the functionality for a number of child pages and add-ons, while unlimited sidebars and slide support pave the way for development and integration over time. Whether it’s the basics you’re craving or you seek to modernize, Theme 9 is a reliable, professional, and timeless pick.
16. Luxury WordPress
Minimalistic and glowing, the Luxury WordPress theme brings ineffable elegance to enterprises both modest and grand. Its black and white default has the look of a glossy, black and white magazine, giving photos pride of place and organizing the website around them with refined taste. Perfect for real estate agents to showcase a single apartment complex or getaway, the Luxury WordPress also lends a classic venue to journalistic and travel photography, car sales, and more. Its automatic approach to images and icons is also a nice bonus, while its variable settings for text format are excellent for those who wish to integrate a number of widgets and external links. The Luxury WordPress is recommended for anyone who takes pride in their corporate content and wishes to present it with a display case worthy of its quality and craft.
Wide, easy-to-read and OS X inspired – Twicet is a rounded, streamlined portfolio site with built-in Lightbox that makes browsing a simple pleasure. Though text below each slider is highly customizable with plenty of column and widget options, Twicet is designed to make the sliders themselves the stars of every show. Great for artists, artisans and distributors, Twicet is not designed to facilitate online purchase, but to give customers a sneak peek into the creative process or products manufactured before a personalized transaction, making it a good option for print advertisers, tourist agencies and more. Twicet is also an excellent first business site, as small business owners who lack the content to fill a more extensive site will be pleased with its simplicity and ability to raise brand awareness without overwhelming visitors. Twicet is a charming, user- and admin-friendly layout that provides modernization without complication. It’s a good deal.
14. RT-Theme 15
Retro yet modern, with a two-toned jukebox flair that lends classic yet whimsical elegance to the page, Theme 15’s tight, narrow lines denote local services without losing an ounce of professionalism. Best suited to salons, restaurants, spas, wineries and the like, Theme 15 has contact information stacked neatly with contents in an attractive left-hand sidebar that forms a subset of the larger, curving arc of the page, which needs no header. News and testimonials are nestled at the bottom of the page under recent articles, and the entire page is framed by curving lines that create an attractive truncated ovoid shape that furthers its down-home charm. Its Google font support, portfolio pages, custom sidebar options, and four basic skins widen Theme 15’s horizons to include publicity for real-life galleries, providing customers with an attractive browsing venue they’ll associate with quality before they ever set foot in the door.
Tight, compact, and sharp, PureVISION has the razor-edged focus necessary to pushing your online venture to success. Capable of showcasing media in style, but equally adapted to article and content generation and anything in between, PureVISION provides a refreshing break from the soft, glassy edges so prevalent in Web 2.0 design without seeming archaic or dated. With attractive gallery or portfolio sections, newspaper-inspired text layout, and over 500 fonts to choose from, PureVISION is professional, sharp and easily modified with over a dozen templates to choose from. This corporate WP theme delivers on every level, and it could serve as well for an art or photography gallery as for an editorial-driven online publication or for a company website. Though PureVISION invites you to spruce up its gallery pages with your own content, its attractive, fragmented sliders need little sprucing up, as they integrate perfectly with the website’s sharp lines to create the impression of a finely calibrated machine.
Though its green default color scheme admirably shows off the power of contrasts, texture, color and pattern are infinitely customizable in this smooth and stylish platform for online business success. The page itself, which is silvery, beveled and space-age, hovers on a textured background, with modifiable tiling textures and color variations readily available. The three available slides offer clean content presentation without too much flashiness, and widgets are easily tweaked for a maximal assembling experience. Though Ecobiz, true to its name, offers an economic approach to displaying eco-friendly initiatives, the theme is adaptable to nearly any business, with color and texture variations capable of projecting technological savvy, designer cool, or the trendy savoir-faire of an up and coming urban restaurateur. Ecobiz also contains an extensive footer that offers contact information, social media integration, newsletter subscription and more, providing a visual base to company information that is both reassuring and engaging.
Divided into broad, elegantly arranged horizontal swaths, Vulcan is built for stability and success. Its 5 color schemes and custom templates provide the basics of easy-to-read, informative web design, while its compact, broad shape is businesslike and content-driven. Vulcan’s clean lines and demure organization are perfect for companies whose directives need to be made clear, and its slideshows, while not flashy, complement content without stealing the show. An excellent pick for anyone dealing in financial services, IT or the written word, Vulcan is a glowing tribute to your company that will ignite your online presence in seconds or less.
Alyeska gives webmasters the experience and ultra-personalization of building a website from the ground up with none of the hassle. Equipped with clear, easy-to-follow video tutorials and a battery of tweakable panels for style, layout, content and configuration, Alyeska also includes a number of add-ons for trimming, shifting and adjusting your site to perfection. Alyeska’s shiny exterior can be reshaped to accommodate a huge variety of possibilities, depending on the company it’s in the service of: it’s less a theme than an all-purpose Swiss army knife that can carve out a personal blog, catalog, magazine, showcase, portfolio or company website in as little time as it takes to turn a few knobs. Alyeska helps those who help themselves, but you don’t need to be a coding genius to calibrate and whittle your way to online perfection.
Glowing and translucent, Awake sites have an instantaneously appealing, undeniable feng shui that cannot help but draw viewers in closer. With dozens of skins and a huge range of slider effects and options, Awake is a chameleon theme. Websites built on it are only united by an energy-charged, glassy aesthetic that allows text to recede slightly in order to bring picture content to the fore. Awake’s galleria aesthetic is perfect for real estate, architecture and design and high-concept 3D graphic services, with price estimates always just a click away. Photos dominate this show, so whatever the products on display, Awake will provide a lucid glimpse into output quality in style and ease.
Unite speaks a visual language the whole world can understand. Dominated by an attractive slider with a photo-triptych option that gives it the appearance of a snazzy, inverted stained glass window, the site scrolls down to reveal a wealth of sub-headers, icons and accent images that tell a story worth several thousand words. Though basic customization is limited to 5 included skins and basic font replacement, the Unite theme is so dominated by owner-generated images that each website created on it is sure to have a distinct flavor, only united by a hip, warm, coffee-shop chic that will pull users in and give them plenty of reasons to stay, browse and sip. Great for real cafes, as well as photographers, crafters and other local businesses, the Unite theme makes room for the authentic flavor of your own content, something visitors will recognize and appreciate immediately.
Named for its light, dark and minimalistic skins, the 3 in 1 theme’s Trinitarian approach extends into dimensionality, where its 3D sliders dominate the eye with floating, futuristic splendor. Eight page options are available, but the theme’s real strength is its portfolio capacity, which demonstrates your web design, photographic or cinematographic skills in a lovely, high-resolution venue that will satisfy clients’ hanging questions in style. Perfect for any ad agency, design studio, 3D animation collective, freelance or studio photographer or architectural agency, 3 in 1 is an exercise in minimalism that can only complement all the best aspects of your work, just like a luxe cinema improves the viewing experience for films from classic to cutting-edge.
Don’t let the cursive logo fool you – there’s nothing frivolous about the clean lines and ratios of this classic theme. With unlimited color options, hundreds of fonts, and extraordinary flexibility of layout, Modernize provides the foundations of rock-solid design reliable combinations such that even the most inexperienced of new webmasters couldn’t go wrong. Narrow, fast and efficient over the background of your choice, Modernize in its default state provides a great atmosphere for local consumer businesses like restaurants, salons and boutiques, but can easily be tweaked to provide a stable and professional backdrop for corporate offerings and distribution services. Living up to its name, Modernize is personal enough to put visitors at home, but sleek enough to make sure they expect – and receive – only the cutting edge of goods and services.
A two-in-one bonanza that provides the detailed specifics to facilitate listings in the fields of both automotive sales and real estate, these Openhouse themes are a dream come true. With extensive, built-in catalogs and loan calculators, these sites can be integrated with Google and Twitter to expand your online presence in a few clicks. For Openhouse, Google Maps provides the basics that allow customers to track down listings, while one or two agents can be assigned to the same listing, and a quick glance at the location is easily obtained through Google Street View. At the administrative end, new listings are posted in a few quick clicks with a series of drop-down menus and choices that put manageability first. Social media icons can be added to specific listings as well as being present and helpful on the home page, and individual pages can be customized for language. As for Automotive, VIN detail provides detailed information at users’ fingertips, while listings can be easily compared, and the built-in Vehicle Search makes both uploading listings and bargain-hunting a dream come true. These twin tools provide instantaneous site-building for a final product that’s both classy and functional.
With the subdued artistic glow of a fine gallery, inFocus gives company content the masterpiece treatment. Its menus hover lightly over a range of Jquery and Nivo sliders, which offer a perfect visual introduction to the site without being overwhelming. inFocus is also eminently tweakable, with unlimited portfolios with a variety of layouts and infinite color schemes for the site as a whole. Salons, galleries, creative venues and studios, real estate agents and restaurants will especially favor this layout, whose urbane appeal is unbeatable for both first-time site-shoppers and those looking to give their website a revamp that will lead the vanguard in bringing in the next decade of Web design.
Half underwater palace, half penthouse, Karma combines the elements in a way that will stun visitors with its rich, sleek ambiance. With majestic 3D sliders that cascade down into the field of vision like a waterfall or avalanche, Karma takes its cues from nature while providing viewers with a spaceship-clean venue for learning more about your company. With 20 pre-calibrated color schemes and 20 page templates, all controlled via an admin panel that’s a dream to use, the Karma theme is a great omen for beauty and success in your online presence. Its clean lines and 3D portfolio combine to create an environment sumptuous enough to live in, while its built-in logo builder gives a hand to startups who need to put the finishing touch on their innovative venture. Karma is elegant, architectural and gorgeously lit, the perfect theme for firms providing quality services in fields from design to investment.
With a snazzy, piano-bar approach to color contrast and gradient touches, Striking is an urban theme just as well suited to photo showcases as to more straightforward corporate pages. It arrests the eye with one of four sliders, capable of displaying all media types – pictures, text, audio, video and more – with no restriction on slider placement and number. The Striking theme comes with an advanced GUI for webmasters featuring 16 panels, with nearly a thousand attributes to play with, including unlimited colors, dozens of fonts, and 13 custom widgets. The site’s body, white at default, is soft and readable, while dark contrast panels keep things interesting and contact information easy to reach. Creative studios will appreciate Striking’s art-gallery chic over champagne, while businesses will love its efficient use of text and ad space to provide viewers with all the information they need, right at their fingertips. Restaurants and creative venues can make a few tweaks and replicate the vibes of their nighttime mood with a few easy clicks, making Striking a great pick for any venture in need of a website.
U-Design is by far the most popular ThemeForest WordPress theme to build an ecommerce platform upon, with nearly 18,000 copies sold. Extraordinarily customizable and dominated by a choice of six silky-smooth front page sliders, U-Design instantly provides the basics of a great company site, then lets you fill in the blanks with a near-infinity of creative options. With widgets that automatically configure themselves to span the given space, thirteen available sidebars, more than a dozen page templates and built-in SEO features, U-Design works in nine languages and can be modified with over 500 fonts. Any color and background image can also be utilized. Websites using U-Design share sleek, attractive menu design, excellent monopolization of space, and a user-friendly click through design that focuses on content while letting viewers stop to marvel a bit at slides and icons. Great for content-driven sites as well as showcase-driven pages by and for creatives, U-Design is the ultimate in theme flexibility, the shared framework of a new generation of WordPress corporate themes that will leave customers pleased and informed for years to come.