In today’s roundup, we flush out the best WordPress plumbing themes for 2017. If you’re a developer working on a WordPress site for a client, or the owner of plumbing business looking to save a few dollars while sharpening your tech skills, we think you’ll find one of the themes on our list useful.
For a theme to earn a spot on this list, in addition to offering up above-average design, it had to meet two qualifications. First, it had to be designed (or have a skin included) especially for plumbers and plumbing services. There’s a lot of general service-oriented business themes out there that would no doubt work for a plumbing business after a bit of customization and massaging. But for this article, we wanted to showcase products offering a near turn-key solution.
Our second qualification was freshness/newness. If this isn’t the first roundup of WordPress plumbing themes you’ve landed on, you may have already come across some pretty old themes. To make sure nothing here is using obsolete technologies, or missing any modern essentials–like responsive, mobile-ready features–we’ve opted to include themes no older than one year (from the time of publication).
If you reach the end of this list and don’t find a good fit for your site, we also keep a general list of the best small business themes for WordPress. These are multipurpose themes with far more options and presets that you can tweak and tailor to your liking.
Finally, a tip for the do-it-yourself crowd (those who are ambitiously building their own site): we recommend Bluehost for web hosting. They’re inexpensive and reliable. There’s no reason to pay a large monthly fee for hosting. Any small to medium sized plumbing business is unlikely to need the features of pricier options and dedicated servers.
Our top pick for the best WordPress plumbing theme is PlumberX. For development of this theme, the design team researched plumbing industry websites. As a result, it offers the most purpose-oriented feature set on our list, and a fine-tuned, modern design.
It’s versatile, with four homepage styles and layouts to choose from out-of-the-box. Installation and setup are a cinch, thanks to the one-click demo installer. A powerful admin panel leaves room open for customization and tweaks, assisting with branding efforts. And you won’t need to touch the code.
PlumberX includes a drag-and-drop page building plugin, Visual Composer, for creating and editing layouts. Forms are powered by the popular Contact Form 7 plugin. The theme is fully responsive, performance optimized, and translation ready.
PlumberX even supports WooCommerce for shopping cart functionality. As a bonus, the theme includes the premium plugin Slider Revolution, for assembling engaging homepage slideshows. Highly recommended!More Info/Download
Next up we’ve got Plumber Zone, another excellent WordPress theme tailored toward plumbing, repair, and construction companies.
Plumber Zone is another theme that includes Visual Composer support for front-end, codeless page building via an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. This is an excellent system for DIY webmasters who are not skilled in coding or web design themselves.
A comprehensive set of options on the back-end gives you control over colors, typography, and other theme elements. The theme is optimized for search engines, helping you to score a top rank in Google and Bing.
Like Plumber X, this one uses Contact Form 7 for building complex web forms. The theme provides two different homepages to choose from, and supports WooCommerce.More Info/Download
The Plumbing Co. theme, found in the TemplateMonster marketplace, offers up some bright colors and striking imagery. Big, bold typography and colorful icons make a strong first impression on website visitors and potential new clients. On the design level alone, this is easily one of our favorite WordPress plumbing themes.
Features like homepage testimonials and videos, as well as page templates for staff and services, make this product even stronger. It includes the features standard to most TemplateMonster themes, including full responsiveness, support for all of WordPress’s custom post types, and 80+ useful shortcodes.
Color and typography options are provided on the back-end, courtesy of a built-in theme customizer, and Plumbing Co. is optimized to help you secure a solid Google ranking for your business.More Info/Download
Plumbing Repair, Building, Construction
The Plumbing Company theme was designed for plumbers, but can easily be adapted for use by other types of home repair and maintenance businesses: carpentry, renovation, electrical, and construction.
The design is clean and contemporary, embracing modern design trends and a professional aesthetic. It’s light and minimal, eschewing distracting animations and gimmicks in favor of clarity and readability.
Feature highlights include an online appointment form, providing your clients and customers with an easy way to arrange service calls, and WooCommerce support for selling services and taking payments online.
Like several of our other top selections, The Plumbing Company uses Visual Composer for drag-and-drop page building and layout design. There’s lots of options in the admin for tweaking colors and fonts, and the theme is SEO ready.More Info/Download
The design of Plumbin’ is similar to our last selection, boasting a minimal design with a lot of white space and emphasis on readability. It’s clean and professional.
The easy to install demos include everything you’ll need to get your site up and running quickly. The theme supports drag-and-drop layout creation and editing, and the premium Revolution Slider is bundled free (for putting together informative homepage slideshows).
As you might expect, the admin panel gives you plenty of customization options. The theme is optimized for speed and SEO ready. Full responsiveness guarantees a consistent user experience across the spectrum of mobile devices, laptops, and desktop computers.
Plumbin’ is well supported by its developers and updated often.More Info/Download
Tameer WordPress Plumbing Theme
That brings us to Tameer, a multipurpose WordPress theme with skins crafted for various maintenance businesses. This is one of the more versatile selections on our list, although we expect most readers will be particularly interested in the design created especially for plumbing services.
Tameer gives you the choice of a light and dark version. Quote functionality is supported via a handy pop-up window. (A nice touch.) Each skin includes its own set of industry appropriate icons to help visually promote your services.
On the tech end, the theme is built on the robust Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework. The code is clean and SEO friendly, and WPML compatible for translation. And you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the theme bundles premium favorite Visual Composer for layout construction.
The theme is mobile ready and looks great on any device. Nicely documented and easy to customize.More Info/Download
Plumbing Services offers up a slightly different homepage design than the other themes on our list. Instead of the typical large slideshow/splash panel, the services you offer are promoted front-and-center in an attention grabbing rollover menu at the top of the page. Plumbing Services keeps things streamlined and simple, and that simplicity contributes to excellent performance and user experience overall.
As another TemplateMonster product, this theme includes roughly the same features as our previous selection, Plumbing Co.–useful stuff, such as support for custom post types and WPML certification.
A breezy two-step installation is provided, and customization via a control panel allows you to painlessly edit colors and typography.More Info/Download
Plumber Pro brings us back around to a professional, clean and monochromatic aesthetic that’s heavy on white space and content-focused. This one comes with an appointment calendar, making it easy for your visitors and clients to book your time and services.
Built on Twitter Bootstrap, the code is clean and SEO friendly. Options/settings are available via WordPress’s own Live Customizer, for real-time previewing the changes you make to colors, fonts and more.More Info/Download