WordPress offers so much in terms of functionality and it is the perfect content management system (CMS) for creating everything from a modest blog to a multipage e-commerce website. With WordPress, you can create as many pages in as many categories as you like, but do you really need to? For some projects, a homepage with dozens of links to internal pages is not necessary – they only serve to over complicate and take away from the main message.
If you are looking to keep things simple and get your point across with minimum fuss, a single page website could be the ideal solution. They are easy to manage and fantastic at converting, without losing any of the flexibility that WordPress is known for.
While single page websites are most definitely the minority in the WordPress community, there are still plenty of options available to suit your needs. Unless you are a coding whiz kid, creating your site is best done with a ready-made theme. Let us look at some of the standout candidates.
Divi is one of the most popular single page themes out there and one of the best to use. Created by Elegant Themes, it does it all. There’s a simple drag-and-drop interface that anyone can use and a good range of styling options for developing a unique website. As with other offerings from this team, Divi features an ePanel that allows full customization of design and SEO. Elegant Themes also throw in a good range of additional features, such as multiple shortcodes and secure coding to help justify the $69 price tag.
Another top theme from Elegant Themes, Convertible, in the developer’s own words, is “a landing page theme Elegant Themes created to provide a beautiful solution for single page websites–that convert!”
This theme also uses the drag-and-drop builder to help you easily create your website and comes with a very generous range of features including unlimited colors, image slider, video embedding, toggle and tabbed content, lightbox images, list styles, buttons, and ribbon headers.
If you are downloading Divi, you’ll get this theme free, as all 87 themes from Elegant Themes are accessible for $69.
If you’d rather not pay for your WordPress theme, OneEngine is an excellent free option with an easy-to-use interface and glorious design. The Engine Themes template offers parallax background, drag-and-drop layout builder, smart carousel, unlimited color schemes and over 60 animation effects – all for nothing!
Frost is another great theme, this time from TommusRhodus, which is feature-filled and works perfectly as a one-page solution for virtually any kind of business, artist or freelancer. There are 20 great page builder elements, unlimited color schemes, responsive layout and an excellent revolution slider.
Frost is available from Theme Forest for $43.