In this Siteturner round-up, we look at the best & biggest multipurpose WordPress themes on the market for 2017. These are the most feature-rich WordPress themes out there, and provide the most bang-for-you-buck in the premium WordPress market. These themes are, basically, “many themes in one”.
Sometime a few years ago, in the highly competitive ThemeForest marketplace, a new type of WordPress theme started to pop up: the massive WordPress super-theme. Themes that not only included one design, with a variety of layout and color variations, but dozens of unqiue designs, each styled with specific niches and markets in mind. More than a single theme, these multipurpose WordPress themes were many-themes-in-one. And remarkably, the price stayed the same – around the $60 dollar mark – so many of these super-themes went on to slaughter the competition.
Though we often advocate for themes that prioritize simplicity and user experience over laundry-lists of features, gimmicks, and gizmos, we can’t deny the appeal these huge products hold.
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Alright, let’s take a look at these themes…
Possibly the most versatile theme on our list, Ultra by Themify is a testament to top-notch usability and forward-thinking. Themify are the wizards behind the popular & powerful Builder framework, one of the most popular theme frameworks on the premium WordPress market, and one of the first to embrace true drag & drop functionality.
Themify manages to find middle ground between the user-friendly, intuitive features of modern website building services like SquareSpace and the flexibility/extensibility of the WordPress platform. While the package provides priceless tools for developers, including the ability to build and edit unlimited layout variations, the team has wisely created 32+ presets targeting a variety of niches (restaurants, corporate, music, events, etc.) for users who want to get their sites up and running fast.
WooCommerce is fully supported (to complement the e-commerce presets). and a robust options panel leaves even more room open for customization. Ultra is SEO optimized and fully translatable.More Info/Download
Bridge includes nearly 60 ready-to-go demos, covering everything from fashion, to restaurants, to real estate. If that’s not enough for you, there’s tons of room for customization on the backend and lots of useful shortcodes. As a bonus, LayerSlider and Composer are bundled in for free.More Info/Download
One of the more recent multipurpose WordPress themes, Zeyn may not offer as many templates out-of-the-box, but is constantly growing nevertheless. It still manages to pack in a ton of variations for a variety of businesses and markets. Automotive businesses, travel agencies, medical services, hosting services, wedding planners and more are represented.
Everything is customizable, and there’s no limitations on layout thanks to Visual Composer’s frontend page builder.More Info/Download
Endless flexibility makes this mobile, retina-ready WordPress theme a winner. Along with the premade demos (available via one-click install), users can change colors, typography, and layout quickly and easily. Story also takes advantage of WordPress’s own Live Customizer, so you can preview your changes and tweaks in real-time.More Info/Download
Next on our list is the absurdly huge BeTheme, a multipurpose WordPress theme that made a quite buzz when it was released. The development team prides itself on listening to feedback and acting on that feedback, so new features are being added all the time.
The 78 unique demos cover an insane amount of ground and get incredibly specific – from a yoga template, to a politics template, to a template for private security companies. You might not have to buy another theme. EVER!More Info/Download
Even though Specular is fairly new on the scene, the team behind it already have 24 unique demos packaged in, and there’s no shortage of features besides. Visual Composer is included for making codeless, frontend changes to the layout. An extensive admin panel, tons of custom widgets, and SEO optimization add even more value.More Info/Download
Obviously we couldn’t put together this collection of the best mobile, multipurpose WordPress themes without the X theme. If you haven’t heard of it, we can only assume you’re a WordPress newbie, because the X theme is everywhere. It sold one million copies in under six months. Is it worth all the hype?
Probably, because we can’t even do the list of features justice with a short summary, the sheer breadth of the thing is overwhelming. If you’ve got a few minutes, take some time to check out the details page. As far as bang-for-your-buck goes, X leads the pack.More Info/Download
Royal is another massive, mobile WordPress theme that’s almost as big as the BeTheme and X, with over 60 templates/demos and more being added all the time.
It doesn’t have nearly the sales volume as the two aforementioned themes, but the developer has gone out of their way to offer just as many bells & whistles. There’s even $119 of premium add-ons included for free.
We think Royal deserves more attention that is gets.More Info/Download
Jupiter is one of the earliest WordPress ‘super’ themes, and it continues to get bigger and better all the time. (It’s on v4 now.) There are dozens of templates included, and Jupiter boasts over 300 features.
It supports all the most popular WordPress plugins, and it’s bundled with several premium plugins (LayerSlider, Revolution, iCarousel and Visual Composer).More Info/Download
The mobile, multipurpose Keisus theme now offers 16 unqiue demos/themes with more on the way. What sort of templates are already included? Templates for fashion, spas, lawyers, restaurants. A template for photography! One for creative agencies!
Other features include mega menu support, retina support, parallax backgrounds, and an advanced admin panel for further customization.More Info/Download
The Brooklyn theme comes with 14 demos, but it’s first and foremost a one-page, parallax WordPress theme. In fact, it’s the best-selling one-page theme on ThemeForest.More Info/Download
The multipurpose & fully mobile Kleo theme doesn’t go nuts with the industry-specific demos/templates (there are several premade for business and corporate use), but kills it on the features end.
The team behind Kleo also took great care developing the community/membership features of the theme, providing full support for BuddyPress, bbPress, Facebook login, and membership subscriptions. WooCommerce, WPML and Visual Composer are also fully supported.More Info/Download
It’s a bit of an oxymoron, but Stockholm is probably the most complex minimalistic theme available for WordPress. With a ton of features and functionality, it packs in 20 gorgeous demos that perfectly illustrate the virtues of less-is-more design. Plenty of white space, elegant typography, and clean, simple layouts make Stockholm a standout.More Info/Download
35+ lovely, pre-made demos make Hazel one of the best multipurpose WordPress themes currently available. It’s retina-ready, mobile-ready, and extremely versatile. If none of the demos do it for you, you can use the many options and page builder to get things just the way you like ’em.More Info/Download
Oshin is another newcomer to the world of next-level, WordPress super themes, and as such currently has 16 unique templates to offer. All of the features you’d expect from a theme of this caliber are present – a page builder, a powerful options panel, WooCommerce support, a fancy-pants slider…and a bunch more.More Info/Download
And that’s a wrap for our collection of the best mobile & multipurpose WordPress themes. Have something to add? Tell us in the comments.