Last Updated on October 26, 2018
It makes good sense to invest in a premium multipurpose website theme if your design work involves working with a wide range of website topics and for a number of different clients. Even if the bulk of your work is focused on a particular website type or category, an ecommerce site for example, it will still pay dividends to invest in a WordPress theme that is flexible enough and has the right features for other website design categories as well.
That, in a nutshell, is what we’ve presented here. No matter how unique some of its features may be, each of these multipurpose themes can handle any type of website design challenge you can throw at it.
Finding just the one that will best fit your needs can be difficult when you have 10 excellent products to select from. With that in mind, you may find it helpful to ask yourself the following questions as you go down the list.
- Do I need online store functionality?
- Do I need a responsive theme?
- Are my websites relatively small or are they large and complex?
- Are my clients apt to ask for frequent updates or revisions?
The Core is made up of 16 different themes, with more on the way. It’s chock-full of powerful website design features, with plenty of shortcodes, header options, sliders, and design elements to work with. The Core is massive.
Its hand-built demos can be auto-installed, and the Advanced Visual Builder is one of the fastest and most intuitive page builders in use today. The Core’s many other valuable features are too numerous to cover here, but you’re bound to appreciate extras like the customized Google Maps, several portfolio showcase options, header and footer options, and the built-in page layouts.
There is also an easy-to-set backup theme module to protect your work in the event of a crash. The Core is, as you would expect in a premium theme, responsive, SEO optimized, translation and retina ready, and WooCommerce ready as well. The complete package is only $59, you’ll get new demo releases free, and you can test a demo at no charge in The Core’s Test Lab.
Be Theme is another massive theme, with its 200+ pre-built websites, its 40 website-building core features, and its huge user base. Adding to the mix is its number of available options that make Be one of the most flexible multipurpose WordPress themes on the market.
Each of the pre-built websites is customizable, there are 20 customizable header styles, 5 base grid systems to choose from, 4 blog layout options, 7 portfolio layout options, and the list goes on and on.
Be’s Muffin Builder 3 and the Muffin Options Panel make page building a snap, and the Options Panel also accounts for much of this multipurpose theme’s flexibility. The Shortcode Generator is on hand to help you build highly-detailed, feature-filled websites, without having to rely on any coding whatsoever.
Visit the Be Theme website, browse the pre-built websites, and check out the core features. You will be impressed.
Different WordPress themes go about addressing layout and element customizing in different ways. The7’s use of 630+ Theme Options to accomplish this is as unique as it is effective. Check the demo to see what we mean. In addition to the theme options, the The7 features a library of ready-made designs. These designs can be used as they are, or used as a basis for creating your own unique designs.
Ultimate Addons and The7 Elements have been applied to enhance the ever-popular Visual Composer; this theme’s page builder. The Design Wizard is a truly unique feature. Select a few basic layout and design element settings, and the Wizard will automatically create a professional-grade design.
The7 comes with the WooCommerce plugin, plus its extended shop layout and appearance settings can be applied to fine tune your online shop.
Divi is smart, flexible, and comes with a box-full of neat features, each of which is dedicated to designing beautiful and unique websites. The flexible website building approach Divi uses is based on its 46 Content Modules.
Just drag and drop any of these customizable building blocks and you’ll have a page that’s ready to go online in a matter of minutes.
Divi is smart because it was developed based on feedback from smart users; the way a WordPress theme should be designed. And because Divi is so smart, and so flexible, you will never have to worry about coding.
Enfold, ThemeForest’s best-rated top selling multipurpose theme, features a comprehensive library of demo files that cover everything from business sites and shops to portfolios and blogs, plus a host of smaller niches.
The demos can be loaded with a single click, you can select design elements from as may demos as you wish while building your website, and you are free to use the demo images as well. They’re included in the license. There’s also Enfold’s default demo, a multipurpose demo that’s everyone’s favorite.
You can call them pre-made designs, themes, or layouts. Uncode’s authors call them concepts. They come in several different categories, and they are naturally customizable, or if you wish, you can create your own concept from scratch.
Whichever approach you take, Uncode’s hierarchical options system, coupled with its enhanced and tailored version of Visual Composer, will lead to a pixel-perfect result. The Content Block is another time saver. It enables you to create external sections of content that can be integrated and replicated into your pages in any way you choose.
Merchandiser is a minimalist theme. This is not to be confused with a bare-bones product that you purchase at a discount only to find out its capabilities are limited. The authors of this multipurpose theme based its design on user feedback, and on decisions more so than on features.
Merchandiser’s features take into consideration today’s shop owners’ real needs, and doesn’t burden the designer or the shop owner with extraneous bells and whistles. What this theme offers is power and simplicity, and not complexity. To put it another way; what Merchandiser offers is a refreshing change.
The number of website applications possible with Kallyas is nearly endless, as its more than 17,000 users will attest to. This lightweight, responsive, multipurpose theme features a super easy to use drag and drop page builder—Visual Builder.
With this page builder, you can build almost any page you want to without requiring the use of plugins. Select one of over 100 pre-built elements with the Live Search function, edit it, select your settings, save, and close. Kallyas’ authors promise instantly beautiful pages on the fly, with no coding required.
You can create amazing websites with Shopkeeper. This premium, fully responsive WordPress theme not only makes building a pixel-perfect online store an easy task, but, with its extensive functionality, it also helps you arrange for shipping, collecting payments, managing your inventory, and with your cataloging tasks.
Thanks to its flexible framework and its versatile, fully customizable, pre-built page layouts, you can quickly build any genre-specific site you have in mind. Shopkeeper is updated regularly, and you’ll love the support you receive.
When a multipurpose WordPress theme like X Theme is ThemeForest’s fastest selling theme of all time, you know it must have more than a few things going for it.
One of those things is its 22 extensions (free plugins), another is its innovative and ultra-modern Cornerstone page builder, a premium 100% front-end page builder that allows you to preview your page in real time as you build it.
Stacks, another key feature, consists of four sets of beautifully unique designs. We strongly suggest you give this multipurpose theme a close look before making a final decision.
These multipurpose WordPress themes have something for everyone. As you’d expect, they all have much in common, yet each one is unique in its own way.
Since every one of them is easy to use, requires no coding, and gives pixel-perfect results, no matter which one you select, you can be assured of making a good choice. Still, the differences you’ll see from one theme to the next are what give you a real opportunity to zero in on one that will work best for you.