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Published On: Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

WordPress Themes and Frameworks That Make Your Website Great in No Time

According to recent statistics, WordPress has been downloaded more than 46 million times. As the most popular content management system in the world, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. This article will examine 2 themes and 2 frameworks that will make your website better.

Themes

In terms of popular WordPress themes, it doesn’t get any bigger than Avada. Billed as the most popular theme of all time, Avada has already reached over 200,000 sales in the first half of 2016. With a responsive framework and the ability to create any design style, it’s no wonder Avada is at the top of the WordPress heap. With Avada, you’ll get the following features:

  • Fusion Core plugin, which has tools like MegaMenu, visual page builder and a shortcode generator
  • Flexible and responsive framework
  • Great theme options panel
  • Wide variety of design styles
  • Comprehensive support

Keeping on the path of popular WordPress themes, X (the theme) is one that is worth a second look. X is mainly known for its native extensions. X’s extensions do not come from a 3rd party source, unlike most themes. It features over two dozen of them that are all free for a purchase price of $64.

Some of X’s extensions that can improve your WordPress site include the following exclusive features:

  • Cornerstone Page Builder
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Video Lock
  • Content Dock
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook comments
  • Disqus comments
  • Smooth Scroll
  • Frameworks
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Genesis is one of the hottest WordPress frameworks on the market. The team at Copyblogger Media, a well-known content marketing company, introduced the world to Genesis. They have since rolled out other WordPress-related services. Copyblogger based this particular framework on their needs, wants and experiences, which gave us the following features:

  • Lots of options for SEO
  • HTML5-based responsive design
  • Child themes (for an additional cost)
  • Lots of information for developers
  • Unlimited support services and updates

For less than $60, you get all of these comprehensive features, plus unlimited support. Many popular sites, including problogger.net, run on this framework. With its active developer network and overall popularity, Genesis alone can make your website great.

For those people who are more interested in advanced WordPress frameworks, Thesis could become a great ally in a website owner’s corner. Even though it offers more control over functions and design, some may find the steep learning curve a bit off-putting. If you’re not a developer, there’s a visual template editor with drag-and-drop features.

Some of the great features that you get with Thesis include the following benefits:

  • Great typography tools
  • Integration of search engine tools like Google Webmaster Tools
  • Boxes/template plugins

For $197, Thesis is more than a bit pricey. But advanced theme developers will find that they will have a lot to show for that money. From SEO options to responsive design to unlimited support, this framework is worth the price.

As the most popular CMS, WordPress has rightfully staked its claim in the world of websites. If you want an awesome website, using these themes and frameworks can do a lot to improve many aspects of your online presence, from SEO to social media to design.

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Bjorn Wallman A Swede that lives in the desert. Owner at Bjorn Wallman Web design & Marketing, founder of Once Interactive in Las Vegas, NV. I love cross fit, Paleo, tech, design and Liverpool FC…

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  1. Don Niam says:

    Hello and nice article. Was wondering if you used themefuse before or what you thought of them? You have a very nice portfolio based on your website. The themefuse looks good and are priced well and they have good reviews. I have had some bad experiences with developers and try to check them out thoroughly before buying. I started WordPress with the X theme when it first came out and thought it was a good theme with excellent support. I just will not buy from the market it is sold on anymore. Cheers!

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