Some of the best WordPress business designs to make your website stand out from the crowd
Choosing a template for your business website can be challenging and a little overwhelming. If your business website is the first touchpoint a potential customer has with your company, you MUST get it right. That's why you need to use a premium product that is focused specifically on WordPress themes for business.
If you know exactly what you’re looking for you can significantly speed up your selection of the perfect WordPress business theme. A design and page template with the right set of tools can set your website up for success and help you grow your business. And the opposite is also true.
A low-quality template will push away your customers and eventually, do a lot of harm to your company and your pocket.
This article has been updated in September 2020 to remove old business themes that were no longer supported. We have also added new ones so that your options are as relevant and fresh as they can be!
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WordPress themes for business
But what goes into a good WordPress business template? What gives a business website that corporate look? The professional corporate design?
Functionality? Quality? Customization? Price?
Or all of those features taken altogether?
There is no “one fits all” answer to this question.
Depending on your company's focus, size, and target audience, the features you’ll need will vary. That's why we've focused on finding a great list of business themes for WordPress to suit the needs of varied types of organizations.
One thing that’s not negotiable is that your business website has to be easy to use and be equipped with modern features that your audience expects to see.
Trends tend to come and go in web development. We suggest having a look at the latest web design and development trends and ensure your shortlisted business themes come with each of them.
Current minimum features the best WordPress themes should have include:
- Responsive design
- High customization
- Multiple page layouts
- Easy to use theme options panel
- Parallax sections and capabilities
- Integration of full-width slider
- Contact form options
- Page builder integration
- Widgetized footers
- Social links
Below you can find 40+ multifunctional WordPress business themes that come packed with most of the features listed above.
Each of the below options will do justice to any company website.
Not happy choosing a ready-made design and doing the work yourself? You don’t have to.
You could hire a WordPress developer to design and develop a custom project for you. Discover how to find the ideal WordPress developer for hire here.
PLEASE NOTE: While some niches mentioned below might not be the business you operate it, we are looking specifically at what the website looks like, rather than the niche itself. In reality, it is quite easy to take a niche website and apply to a different niche as long as the design works for your company.
Divi is an all-singing, all-dancing WordPress theme and it doesn’t let business customers down either.
First of our two Divi business website themes is Agency.
It’s a very clean theme using an attractive flat design with lots of empty space, flat page templates, pleasing colour blocks, and a range of simple layouts covering everything a business is likely to need.
As this is Divi, the code is clean, pages load quickly and you have all the tools on hand to deliver a first-class experience for not a lot of money.
The second business website theme from Divi is Interior Design. This is another professional business theme but with more of a creative vibe. The theme is more about images than empty space this time round with a simple and calm design with contrasting content blocks and a range of optional features.
All Divi themes come with a range of features, different page layouts, options panel, a drag and drop page builder plugin and the ability to tweak any of the designs to your needs.
Astra is another of our favourite theme families that delivers a wide range of exceptional designs. A notable professional business theme is Co-working. It’s a very modern theme with flat design, great use of graphics throughout the pages, nice icon sets, attractive page templates, good use of colour and excellent flow through the pages.
Astra, like Divi, is created with clean code to load as quickly as possible, be fully responsive and deliver the upscale experience professional audiences expect.
The Accountant theme from Astra takes a different approach. While accountancy is the theme of the demo, the colours, layout and page features could be tweaked to almost any professional business website. As WordPress business themes go, this is definitely one of the more interesting.
Pages have great balance, use whitespace well, have modern fonts, attractive shadow elements and some good graphics throughout. Imagery and colours can be changed using the simple drag and drop editor to make this theme fit your brand.
Hestia Pro is one of our favourite WordPress business themes right now. It is a simple and very effective multipurpose theme that uses contrasting colours and imagery to create a very professional-looking experience for visitors. The theme is flexible enough to be tuned to any brand and any industry.
We like the flexibility and ease of use of Hestia Pro. It is compatible with drag and drop page builders and has WooCommerce integration if you want to sell products from your website. Alongside ease of use, fast loading, being WooCommerce ready and effective design, there’s a lot to recommend this theme.
OceanWP is another WordPress developer with a well-deserved reputation for delivering some of the best WordPress themes around. Studio is a fine example of a WordPress business theme done well. It’s simple but very effective, uses imagery exceptionally well, includes lots of empty space, a great page layout, lots of colour and optional page elements.
OceanWP offers some free themes but also top-class premium ones.
They are fully responsive, load quickly, are WooCommerce compatible, RTL-ready, and come with all the support and tools you need to build your website quickly and to a very high standard.
The Corporate theme is our second from OceanWP. It provides the same features and benefits as Studio but with a completely different look and feel. The cool blue colour creates a relaxed feel while the rest of the page tells the company story. It’s a very well balanced design with some great qualities.
OceanWP themes are all tuned for SEO, load fast, respond to any screen size and are fully supported. There is a lot of documentation out there for new users and the theme is logical enough for anyone to get to grips with. It’s a triumph of form and function!
Neve’s Conference is ideal for event planners or businesses who host events but could easily be tweaked to suit almost any industry. It’s a WordPress business theme that uses the Neve platform from ThemeIsle and is a very good example of just what can be done with the appropriate use of design, white space and colour.
Neve is designed around speed and there it delivers. It won’t leave you wanting on the design or features front either. It is compatible with Elementor, Brizy, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin and Divi Builder drag and drop page builders and works insanely fast on even the most basic hosting package.
Recruitment Agency is our second WordPress business theme from ThemeIsle. It has similar features to Conference but completely different feel, page layout and experience. It is a very stylish theme that could be customized to fit any industry with the minimum amount of work.
Neve loads quickly, is compatible with AMP and uses most popular drag and drop page builders. It also has over 80 demo sites you can choose from if Recruitment Agency isn’t your thing.
Studiopress - Breakthrough Pro from Studiopress is another contender for best business theme. It uses the powerful Genesis framework and the Pro child theme to deliver a fast, fully responsive landing page design that could suit all manner of industries.
Strengths of Breakthrough Pro include great use of white space, strong page templates, contrasting colours, flexible layout options, custom widgets, lots of features and is WooCommerce ready. It is also fast loading and optimized for Gutenberg blocks within WordPress.
The strength of Sydney Pro is its flexibility. It’s a modern design with a wide enough appeal that it could easily be customized to fit any most organizations. Sydney Pro has a selection of business-style demos that can fit all manner of industries from formal to creative and everything in-between.
The multipurpose theme has been tuned for fast loading and includes WordPress coding best practices for stability. It has also been tested on every browser and is translation ready. It’s a very capable theme that would take a lot less customizing than many others in this list.
The Moesia WordPress template features nine predefined blocks, parallax background and header, two types of layouts for the blog page, easy access to any of the Google fonts, social icons integration, and many other useful functionality to provide the best experience for your customers.
It's a clean design with distinct blocks for images, content and other on-page features. Colour use is strong and attractive while the overall look is one of clean competence. It’s a great look for any type of business.
Ultra from Themify comes with a wide range of premade demo websites that cover all types of business. Designs are modern, attractive and include strong fonts, good use of colour and space, strong image options and the full range of page elements you expect on a website.
All of the demos are of a very high quality and utilize a simple drag and drop editor for page building. It is genuinely easy to get a new page up and running or customize existing page templates to your desired look with the simple options panel. Well worth checking out!
The Guten Theme offers both a free and a premium version and is a very competent WordPress business theme. It is flexible, powerful and integrates with Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg or SiteOrigin page builders.
The theme has a wide range of headers, footers, custom widgets, blog layouts and page options that can be tweaked almost infinitely to suit your brand. All changes can be made with the drag and drop page builders or live using the customizer. The theme is also WooCommerce ready.
Startup from Organic Themes is an excellent business template. While pitched at startups, the design could easily be changed to suit any company using the WordPress customizer.
Startup is a populated design with lots of opportunities to add images, content and on-page features. It loads quickly, scrolls smoothly and provides an excellent browsing experience. Add responsive design, simple theme options panel, a full range of features and great support and you have a compelling package for any industry.
Kallyas is a WordPress theme with dozens of fully customizable demo templates covering everything from eCommerce to leisure and everything in-between. There are a few demos that could work for businesses within the template, all of which are available when you buy it.
Designs are typically clean, modern and flat and use modern page layouts, fonts and empty space. Some are strong on imagery while others let works do the talking. Whatever business you’re running, there will be a demo to suit here!
TheGem is a very popular WordPress business theme with over 400 cool demos suitable for almost any use. Each is modern, colourful, contains attractive fonts, great use of whitespace and lots of optional on-page features.
TheGem uses the WPBakery page builder plugin with drag and drop functionality and dozens of tools. The theme also contains over 60 page elements and unlimited layout options. It has also been built for speed and has SEO built into it.
TheGem is a very powerful template and you can do anything you like with it.
Presence from WPZoom is a very understated business theme. There are no fancy graphics or page features. Instead you have a very straightforward boxed design that can be tuned to any business and laid out in any way you like. It’s a subtle design that works exceptionally well.
Presence comes with a range of preset demos but you can also build your own using the built-in customizer. There are also some powerful extras such as IDX support for real estate, playlist features for events, custom widgets, unlimited colour options, WooCommerce compatibility and support for a wide range of WordPress plugins.
Simpleshift from ThemeShift is a flexible, responsive and WooCommerce integrated, WordPress business theme. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes and types and offers tons of colour customization options, parallax effects, high-quality custom widgets, demo sites and lots of features.
Simpleshift not only manages to look modern, it also provides for best SEO practices, fast page loading, translated pages and all those features you expect.
The use of empty space and blocks for content and images is particularly strong and well worth exploring if you’re in the market for a new website.
Ideal for any type of professional and corporate websites, Venture is a good choice as a WordPress business theme. It allows you to change the design, colour and font options, adjust layouts and remove or add sidebars of any page you want. It is a very flexible theme.
Venture features well balanced page layouts, strong fonts, contrasting colours, flat design and all those elements that are current in design. The theme can be used as a single page layout or traditional website, use parallax effects or keep things simple. This template is flexible enough to cope with anything you want from it!
Construction is a good looking ThemeForest template primarily designed for companies offering building services. As with many of the WordPress business themes in our list, it is flexible enough to be customized to any use.
The template comes with a built-in Visual Composer drag and drop editor that enables you to build your website pages with ease. The template also features a full-width slider with Slider Revolution, one-click updates, fully responsive design, built-in Google Fonts, and WPML compatibility.
Avada is the bestselling WordPress theme of all time (on Themeforest) and we can see why.
It comes with 67 prebuilt websites, has its own Avada drag and drop theme builder plugin, WooCommerce integration, combability with a wide range of WordPress plugins and almost limitless customization options.
All Avada designs are strong. Each provides a high standard design with fast page load speeds, responsive layouts, good use of colour and white space and all the features you could want from a design. The support is pretty good too!
Avis is a strong showing for a WordPress business theme. It offers a range of clean designs for business with excellent layouts built using Bootstrap. It displays great use of images, colour and fonts and including all the page elements you would expect to see on a professional build.
There aren’t the same number of demos or options as other themes here but those that are available are so strong, the template is well worth its place.
The theme also offers fully responsive design, custom widgets, fast page loading and the widest compatibility with browsers and WordPress plugins.
Digital Pro is another of the three themes from Studiopress that made it to our list of WordPress business templates. It’s a typically clean multipurpose theme with distinct blocks for content, images and page features and the now familiar use of attractive fonts.
Sparing use of colour also makes its mark.
Digital Pro is built using the Genesis Framework and is fully responsive, fast loading, with a ton of theme options, custom widgets, eCommerce tools, WooCommerce and plugin compatibility and translation support.
It’s another great template well worth checking out.
Workstation Pro is a great choice to highlight your company with large images and elegant typography. The theme includes lots of functionality and powerful theme options that help you have your website up and running with just a few clicks.
The template comes with a selection of pre-made custom page templates, customizable header, homepage widget area, and allows you to adjust all of the theme settings with a life preview. As it is based on the Genesis Framework, you can expect full responsiveness and compatibility with plugins too!
Whether you run a startup or have just established a small company, Bodega is the perfect choice for it. This polished WordPress business theme is built with style in mind and will help you to stand out from the crowd. It’s a great theme with lots of demos covering every industry you can think of.
Bodega includes 30 beautiful demos, SVG animations, multiple header styles, various Google Fonts, the WPBakery drag and drop page builder, simple theme options panel, WooCommerce support, WPML compatibility and a whole lot more. Pages also load quickly and are very pleasing to the eye!
Wall Street is a professional business theme with easy customization, custom widget areas, slideshows, multiple post formats and responsive design. It comes with various page sections where you can showcase your team, services, portfolio, client testimonials and any other information you can to mention.
The design is mature yet cool at the same time. It exhibits great use of content blocks, colour, fonts and layout. It makes good use of whitespace and supports a wide range of optional page features, custom widget areas and plugins. That makes this template well worth considering.
Astrid Pro from aThemes is a very clean, Scandi-looking WordPress business theme. It would be ideal for a startup or upstart and is flexible enough to be customized for almost any use.
The design of Astrid Pro is understated with simple blocks, few page elements and lots of white space. This all works to its benefit and allows the content, colours and images to do the talking.
The template is fully responsive, loads very quickly and is compatible with most WordPress plugins you’ll care to use.
Consulting is a powerful WordPress business theme with strong colours and fonts. It is an immediately attractive design that slowly reveals itself the more you look at it. The template has all the usual demo content and page feature options and could be built to be as simple or as interactive as required.
A key component of this theme is the contrasting colours used in the various blocks. These can be customized but work very well if contrast is maintained.
Fonts and graphics are also interesting to the eye, combining to deliver a top performer in terms of visuals and performance.
Specular is a very clean looking WordPress business theme. Tight fonts, complementing colours and lots of white space means this is a very flexible design that would work for any industry with minimum effort. Pages are fully responsive and load very quickly too.
The main demo of Specular is great but there are also others with a different look and feel. Each is fully customizable and includes all the font, colour and on-page feature options you could need.
It is also compatible with a wide array of WordPress plugins, page builders and third-party ones too.
Based on the Bootstrap framework, Ventus is a clean, responsive and modern business theme for WordPress. It comes with filterable blog and portfolio sections and enables you to add various tabs, data and price tables and as many or as few page features as you need.
The Ventus theme features a powerful drag and drop page builder, multiple header layouts, widgetized footer area, sticky menu, WPML compatibility, its own admin panel for full control, a child theme for customizations and a range of other welcome features.
Merchandiser is fully loaded in terms of design and features and would be ideal for online stores. It’s a visually appealing theme with powerful visuals, strong fonts, intuitive navigation and layout and outstanding functionality.
It’s fully compatible with WooCommerce allowing you to create top quality online stores with innovative widgetized search, custom widgets, infinite scrolling, unlimited colour options, beautiful product galleries and a range of catalogue options.
There is everything included within the template that any online store could need.
Atrium features a corporate-style design with a strong reliance on colours. It’s a very sensible theme ideal for businesses whom a specific persona is required. The template is attractive and uses colour and images well, combined with great page balance.
The theme comes with its own drag and drop page builder and theme demo data installer which enables you to import and customise a full set of theme settings in minutes. There are also lots of theme options, widgets, content elements and shortcodes to use as required.
Accesspress Pro lets you configure and design your business website the way you want. The template has multiple layout options for pages and posts, landing pages, portfolio features, events, blogs, testimonials and features beautiful and easy to configure sliders. It is everything you need from a WordPress business theme.
Accesspress Pro is WooCommerce and bbPress compatible, fully responsive, fully compatible with all browsers, designed to load quickly and work with a range of plugins, shortcodes, page builders, custom widgets and layouts. It’s a very flexible theme that looks the business!
Queed is a professional business theme for WordPress with a leaning towards the portfolio showcase. It comes with clear and dark options, three page templates, custom widgets and a couple of custom post types. It’s responsive, shortcode ready and fully customizable.
The design is more edge than some templates and would be ideal for more youthful or trendy businesses. The layout is well balanced with lots of empty space and uses contrasting light and dark colours to great effect. Font choice and image placement is also a benefit.
Exponent is a contemporary WordPress business theme with 26 prebuilt sites ready for use. Each option is slick and stylish, using colours, images and graphics to great effect. Each design lends itself well to any business and looks professional enough for any industry.
Exponent uses the Visual Builder drag and drop customizer to help create pages quickly. It also includes one click import tools, unlimited colour options, theme options, portfolio sections, multiple blog layouts, WPML translation tools, Typehub and ColorHub font and colour tools and is GDPR ready.
Advent is labelled as a one-page WordPress theme but it could so easily be customized to suit any type of business. It’s an attractive design that uses strong colours and fonts and smooth scrolling to create a premium feel. It’s a very slick template.
Advent uses the WordPress customizer and has unlimited colour options, good page builder, font and typography options. You can also change the layout, page templates, use shortcodes, create a child theme and a whole lot more. The theme is fully W3C compliant so should work on any device anywhere too!
Scape is another very slick WordPress business theme that looks the part right out of the box but can easily be customized to your needs. It comes with a selection of demos that could fit right into many industries and access to over 250 other templates you could use for inspiration.
The template uses WPBakery drag and drop page builder, Revolution slider, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7 and MailChimp, all of which are included. The theme is also fast loading, SEO-friendly, natively supports lazy loading and is fully responsive.
Shapeshift is a very stylish theme with a contemporary vibe. Good use of white space, strong fonts, coloured accents and fast loading combine to deliver a professional-looking website in no time at all. A website that could be customized to suit any industry.
Shapeshift works well thanks to that page balance and white space. Image blocks stand out and crisp typography provides the interaction and interest required for a business website. With responsive design, WordPress plugin support, lots of theme options, page builder compatibility and a wide range of page templates, this is a very strong showing.
Finally, we round out our 40 best WordPress business themes with another visit to Divi. It isn’t often we are spoilt for choice when it comes to website themes in a particular niche but that’s the case here. This time we are choosing the LMS theme.
Online learning is big business now but as this is Divi, every page can be tweaked for all kinds of industries. Divi uses its own drag and drop page builder that makes short work of customization and the overall theme is compatible with the widest range of plugins and third party apps. All combine to deliver a compelling option for your next website!
Setting up your WordPress business theme
If you’re launching a business for the first time or are new to the wonderful world of websites, we can help. The following is a high level of overview covering setting up a web host and installing your new WordPress theme.
What’s in a name?
Hopefully, you reserved the domain name when setting up your business name. It is essential to have a common brand running through your entire company and the domain is a pivotal part of that.
Domain names can be bought alongside web hosting for around $10 a year. You should buy yours the moment you decide on the company name.
A good host
Domain names and hosting generally go hand in hand but you can buy them separately if you want to. You should definitely buy the domain as soon as you settle on a name but hosting can come later if you prefer.
Shop around, read reviews and check out shared hosting, WordPress hosting and managed hosting options. Don’t just go on price, think about uptime, reliability and customer service. You only know the value of those when it goes wrong!
Setting up your WordPress theme
Many web hosts will have software installers that can set up WordPress for you. Once you have the login for your hosting package, log in and install WordPress using these tools. Any installer app should appear in your host control panel, Softalicious is an example of a popular app installer.
Set up WordPress, give it a name and let the installer do the work. Once installed, log into WordPress using the login you chose at setup and you should see the WordPress dashboard.
This is where you’ll be spending a lot of time.
To install a WordPress theme, do this:
- Select Appearance from the left menu.
- Select Themes from the submenu.
- Select Add New at the top and Upload Theme on the next screen.
- Select Choose File from the centre and select the theme file you downloaded when you bought your template.
- Select Install Now.
The file download should include .zip file as part of the package. It is this you select in step 4. WordPress will upload the file and unpack it and make it available for use. You should see an option to Activate or Live Preview. Select Activate to go live immediately or Live Preview to have a look at it first.
It is likely that the theme won’t look anything like what you want just yet. You will need to either import demo data or set your pages up yourself.
Different WordPress developers handle demo import in a range of ways. Some will include it in the theme control panel while others will integrate it into the WordPress menu. Check the instructions that came with your theme to find out where yours is.
Installing demo data is optional but is a useful way to see how a page is put together in your particular theme. You can then take copies of those pages and customize them to suit your own needs. It can be a very straightforward way of putting a business website together.
Or you could create new pages using the Pages menu item and build your website from scratch. It is entirely up to you.
WordPress business theme FAQs
What is a WordPress business theme?
A WordPress business theme is a template you can use within the WordPress CMS to customize your website. Each has been designed to look professional and showcase your company at its best. It will look more corporate and have a more conservative design that should provoke confidence in the audience and provide reassurance that your business is someone they would want to do business with.
What are the best business WordPress themes?
The best WordPress themes are those that showcase your company at its best and provide the quality and features your audience demands. If those elements are combined within an attractive, interesting web design, all the better!
For which types of businesses can I use WordPress themes?
You can use a WordPress theme for any type of business. There are designs aimed at specific industries but most templates can be customized to suit any type of business. As long as the WordPress business theme looks professional and delivers the experience your audience expects, it will work.
What does it mean to be SEO friendly and why that is important?
SEO friendly means the WordPress business theme has been designed to be attractive to the search engines in the hope it will be ranked highly. SEO-friendly features include clean code for fast loading, responsive design for mobile-first, logical layouts and compliant code.
Can business WordPress themes be customized in the intuitive visual mode?
Some WordPress themes can be customized using visual mode. The premium themes from Neve, Astra, Divi, OceanWP, Hestia and StudioPress will come with visual page builders. These help you build and customize your website without having to know a single line of code.
The business WordPress theme market is a thriving one. Of all the different niches serviced by the many developers, corporate and business is the busiest. That’s great in some ways as choice is plentiful. There are literally thousands of themes out there that are free or premium and can deliver the look you’re after.
That choice also works against you which is why we put this piece and others like it together. We spend days going through the best WordPress themes and test them all so you don’t have to. We use our many years of experience to assess their viability and their usability to save you time and money.
We think the 40 best WordPress business themes in this list are definitely some of the best around right now. Having updated this piece for September 2020, you can rest assured that each is still supported and updated to support the latest web standards and WordPress version.
If you know exactly what you’re looking for you can significantly speed up your selection of the perfect WordPress business themes. A design and template with the right set of tools can set your website up for success and help you grow your business. And the opposite. A low quality template will push away your customers and eventually, do a lot of harm to your company and your pocket.
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