Looking for a new theme for your WordPress website or getting started with WordPress? There are thousands of themes out there and your website creation journey can get stalled right there as you search and search for the right theme, possibly making some bad choices.
I’ve been in the WP space for more than ten years now so I’ve seen it all.
Here’s what I consider the best themes for 2021:
I would pair these with a page builder, and the number one choice right now is Elementor.
If you can’t decide between the three themes above, consider the following:
- OceanWP has the most design options and flexibility, although the others come close.
- Astra and GeneratePress focus more on being lightweight and speed optimized.
- Astra has integrations that the others don’t yet offer, for example, LifterLMS and LearnDash.
- GeneratePress has the best public support forum so if you’re a beginner building your first site this could be an important consideration.
In the end, you won’t go wrong with any of those three themes.
Learning how to build themes
If you’re interested in WordPress theme development, Chris Coyier has an excellent resource post on the topic.