April 4, 2020
Top 5 Best WordPress Themes – FREE and Paid

Top 5 Best WordPress Themes – FREE and Paid

– [Otto] Do you have a WordPress website but are confused with which theme to use? In this video, we’re going to show the top five WordPress
themes for your website. There are literally
thousands of themes out there but these five are by far the most popular and easy-to-use themes that can turn editing your website into as easy as drag and drop. Stay tuned! Hey! Otto here from WebsiteHelper.ai, your one-stop shop for
all your website needs. What sets Website Helper apart is we help with everything after the initial setup as well, including how to get more website traffic, finding the best WordPress
themes and plugins, and increasing the performance and security of your website as well. If you’re interested in any of that, make sure you visit WebsiteHelper.ai, which will be linked in the
video description below. For today’s video, if you want easy access to all of the themes
featured in this video visit WebsiteHelper.ai/themes. Now, in this video, we’re sharing the top five WordPress themes overall but if you haven’t
created your website yet you can easily do that
by visiting our website and going to our
step-by-step tutorial here. We will also link this as a
video card in the top right and also in the video description below. Our step-by-step tutorial will walk you through everything on
setting up your website within an hour or less, without a single step skipped. Right now you’re actually
looking at the website that we created using
that step-by-step tutorial and for today’s video we’re gonna be using this website as a demonstration example for these WordPress themes as well. So today we’re talking all
about WordPress themes. Now, if you want to update
your website’s theme all you have to do is
go into your dashboard and click Themes. Now, if you’d like to add a new theme all you have to do is go into Themes under Appearance on the left-hand sidebar and then click Add New at the top. Now when you first visit this page it’s easy to get overwhelmed because there are literally hundreds of themes available and you can sort by
featured, popular, latest, and you’ll see here there are over 4,000 WordPress
themes to choose from. Having so many themes to choose from is both a blessing and a curse and the truth is, most of these themes are actually not that
different from each other in terms of the way they work. Now, what separates the themes that we are going to be sharing today is that they actually aren’t just themes. The problem with most of these themes is that they’re extremely
difficult to edit. Let’s say you want to change a button or you want to move things around. It’s not that simple. This is where page builders come in and the themes we’re actually
sharing with you today are mostly page builders,
which are actually plugins and not just themes. So we’re gonna show you
the first one on the list, which is Elementor. Now, to add Elementor, which
is totally free to use, all you have to do is go into your plugins and click Add New. Here, under Plugins, you can search up Elementor and you should see the Elementor Page
Builder popup right here. Now, we’ve already installed Elementor onto our website, but you can see that this plugin has over three million active installations. Again, the main difference
between a page builder and a theme is that a theme only changes the outward appearance of your website. But a page builder actually changes the way that you edit your website. So if you look at these
animations right here you can see that WordPress turns into a complete drag-and-drop editor and it’s completely visual. There is no coding required. Elementor is completely free to use and with over three million
active installations this is the first WordPress theme that we’d like to share with you that is not only popular,
but powerful as well and we’ll show you how it works right now. So we’ve installed Elementor for free on our website and I just want to show you how the editor works. So you can start using
Elementor by going into Pages and either creating a new page or editing a current page
that you already have. Now, our homepage, as you can see here, is the front page of our website and it’s also edited via Elementor. So we’re going to go into this page and set up Elementor. So you’re gonna see a new button here that says Edit with Elementor and the key thing to note is that you have to go to your right-hand sidebar and make sure that you
change the page attributes to the Elementor Canvas. If you don’t change this
to the Elementor Canvas what happens is, you actually will see the default theme or the default template. Remember, Elementor and
page builders are plugins and not exactly just WordPress themes. You’re gonna have to change
over the page template to the Elementor Canvas which allows you to use Elementor as your editor instead of the default. So, once you’ve set up Elementor you can see right here that basically our website has turned into a drag-and-drop editor. If we want to move any of these elements all you have to do is simply take it and then you can drag it to any other column that you wish. You can add new columns. You can add multiple elements such as a heading, an image, a video, a button, and much more. So in essence this turns WordPress into more of a visual editor that’s very easy to use that’s somewhat similar
to Squarespace or Wix. But you still have all the
functionality of WordPress, which runs 33% of the entire worldwide web and has powerful functionality through the thousands of developer plugins that are available, many of which are free to use, such as Elementor. Now, with Elementor if you want to change wordings or any of these
sentences and headings here all you have to do is
start typing into there and it’s as simple as that. And that’s basically it. If you want to view your page, you can just click this eye icon here on the bottom left and it will show you a preview of your page. As you can see here, it’s a very modern and beautiful website with
some really cool elements that are dynamic and that move around, and the bottom line is that using a page builder like this allows you to be more creative and work outside the restrictions of a normal WordPress theme. Now, we’re gonna show you
the other most popular WordPress page builders out there so you can decide which is right for you. So again remember that a page builder is a plugin and not just a typical theme. So to find a new page builder we go into Plugins and
click Add New again. The next page builder we
want to share with you is called Beaver Builder
and as you can see, there’s not as many active installations but at over 400,000 active
installations right now that is still a significant
amount of users. As you can see from the screenshots here, Beaver Builder is quite
similar to Elementor in the sense that you
can edit your website completely visually through drag and drop and you can add multiple
different elements and changing words and
sentences and headings is as easy as clicking into it and start typing into your keyboard. So Elementor and Beaver Builder are definitely the top two free WordPress page builders to use. Now we’re gonna show you some premium WordPress themes and page builders that are also popular and very effective. So the next page builder is OptimizePress. Now, OptimizePress is
known as a page builder and a landing page maker that is specifically
designed for marketers and creators, especially in the industry of internet marketing. So as you can see here with OptimizePress, you have plenty of templates that are very modern and up-to-date when it comes to internet marketing and for creating landing
pages specifically. So if you are an
entrepreneur or a marketer, then OptimizePress is actually designed with you in mind. What makes OptimizePress
perfect for business owners is that it integrates very effortlessly with the top shopping carts and online ecommerce carts out there, including ThriveCart,
SamCart, and WooCommerce. Scrolling through the sales page templates these are just some of the templates that you can instantly use and you can easily drag-and-drop edit them to suit your business needs, and a lot of these seem
to be very effective and highly converting sales pages that are also very beautiful, and they are created with the goal of getting sales and customers. So they’re also very effective when it comes to running your business. So OptimizePress is
not a free page builder but it is quite affordable at $99 a year. That’s less than $10 per month and again, if you are a business owner then this is a good investment into your website to
make it look professional and also have sales pages
and landing page templates that look beautiful but
also convert as well. Now, the fourth theme
that we want to share is Elegant Themes Divi. Now, they’re currently on Divi 3.0 and Divi, much like Elementor, is one of the most popular WordPress page builders out there. Right now we’re actually using a live demo of Divi that you can access via the Elegant Themes website. So we’ll actually link this on WebsiteHelper.ai/themes, if you’d like to play
around with this demo before you commit to purchasing. So as you can see right here, the editing process is quite similar to Elementor and Beaver Builder where it’s very drag-and-drop and it’s a visual editor where if you want to change any sentence or any header, all you
have to do is click into it and begin typing just like this. So, editing buttons here
is as easy as clicking in, clicking the gear sign
and then if you want this button to go to a link, then you can add a hyperlink here. You can even change the text to say “Sign up now,” or whatever you desire and you can see that the
changes happen immediately. Another example here is if
you want to change a video all you have to do is
click into that video and then you can actually just link a YouTube video here as well. Now, it’s important to note
that all this functionality is quite similar amongst Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, and OptimizePress. You can essentially
drag-and-drop edit anything and the elements are largely the same. When you want to add a video you can add a video with
any of these page builders. If you want to add a new image or you want to add a new button, you can also do that in
any of these page builders. So what’s really gonna
separate these page builders for most people is going to be the default templates, and
also the default themes that come with these page builders that allow you to easily edit something that’s close to where you want it to be. You just have to change the wordings to fit your website. Now, the fifth theme is
actually a true theme in the sense that it is not a plugin. The last theme on our list is StudioPress’s Genesis Framework. Now here we are on StudioPress’s website and you can see some of the themes that are featured on
the Genesis Framework. Now, the Genesis Framework is essentially a different way to edit your website that is not exactly drag and drop, but at the same time is not the stock default WordPress editor. The themes that are featured
on the Genesis Framework of which there are dozens
of themes to choose from, are quite professional and used by some of the most
popular blogs out there. Now, one drawback to using StudioPress’s Genesis Framework is that it’s not
drag-and-drop as you did see with Elementor, with Divi, Beaver Builder, and OptimizePress. It is not drag-and-drop editing, so it’s not quite as easy to use. If you’re someone who likes the drag-and-drop editing
of Elementor and Divi, then you would like any
of the top four themes that we featured on this list because those are actual
true page builders. This is a true theme in the sense that it does not change too much about the way that you edit that theme. The plus side of using
StudioPress’s themes are that they are very
professional and modern but at the same time, the
prices are quite premium and easily the most
expensive on this list, considering that Elementor and Beaver Builder are free to use and start using, although they do have premium versions, at
least with Elementor Pro. OptimizePress and Divi
are about the same price between $89 per year to $99 per year. So less than $100 per year, which is less than $10 per month. But again, you get the power of drag-and-drop editing, not to mention very professional themes and templates that you can
immediately start using and just swapping out the content for your business or for your needs. All right, so this wraps up our list of the top five WordPress themes and page builders out there. Remember that page builders are different from themes in the sense that it turns the editing process into a complete visual experience where you can just drap-and-drop edit any element that you want to make it easy to mold
your current website into the website of your dreams. So it’s a lot easier to use compared to a normal theme. Most people who’ve used regular WordPress themes before will agree that they wish they could just drag-and-drop
edit their website. It would make things a lot easier. So make sure you try
out these page builders because a lot of them are completely free to start using, especially
Elementor and Beaver Builder, and you can find which
one is right for you. Now, if you like this video make sure to hit the thumbs-up button and comment below letting us know. And remember that after
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