We know that as a business leader, you want to get your business out there. Just as much as you want to spread the news about your brand or product, there are also people who are looking for exactly what your business provides. Make sure you have a site that promotes and emphasizes what that is. Getting a business website used to be very expensive, but WordPress allows you to put together professional, well-designed sites within your means and budget.

It’s absolutely critical for your business to have an online presence that not only reflects your brand and product, but looks professional. Just think of it as your first impression with visitors (just like a job interview!). Let’s help you get started on building your site! We make use of the following factors to quantify the performance of a site:

  • Page load speed
  • Ease of use
  • Attractiveness of design
  • Mobile responsiveness, and
  • Extensiveness of functionality

To read more about each of these criteria, and why we think these are the metrics that matter, check out our article on how to choose a WordPress theme.

Read on to find out which WordPress themes passed their interviews and should be on your list of preferred candidates.

The 20 Best WordPress themes for business

  1. Ultra WordPress Theme
  2. TheGem WordPress Theme
  3. Jupiter WordPress Theme
  4. Consulting WordPress Theme
  5. Divi WordPress Theme
  6. Infinite WordPress Theme
  7. Narcos WordPress Theme
  8. Venture WordPress Theme
  9. Elbrus WordPress Theme
  10. Jevelin WordPress Theme
  11. Montblanc WordPress Theme
  12. Infinity Pro WordPress Theme
  13. Zerif Pro WordPress Theme
  14. Struct WordPress Theme
  15. Executive Pro WordPress Theme
  16. Koehn WordPress Theme
  17. Atmosphere Pro WordPress Theme
  18. The Core WordPress Theme
  19. Digital Pro WordPress Theme
  20. FinVertex WordPress Theme

Top 3 business WordPress theme reviews

Measuring the page load speed, ease of use, attractiveness of design, mobile responsiveness, and extensiveness of functionality, we have ranked the top 20 best WordPress themes for business. Below are the themes that made the top 3.

Ultra theme at a glance:

  • Industry specific designs
  • Great page load time
  • Makes the most of screen real-estate size

Ultra comes in at the top of our list and it fully deserves this position! It scores unusually high in the page load speed category for a theme that has a lot going on. After spending some time with the theme, we could tell that it’s very well polished – The creators of the theme even created widgets and design elements that few consider.

Ultra page load speed (8/10)

Ultra has an excellent page load speed, despite providing a huge number of features, and being relatively media-heavy. It is not often that a theme scores an 8, and even rarer for one of this caliber. It scores a respectable 62 for mobile and 71 for desktop on the Google Page Speed test. It could score even higher if the developers combine the external CSS and JavaScript, but it’s already great as is.

Ultra ease of use (10/10)

The most outstanding feature in this category is Ultra’s mega menu – It supports images, has a nice animation, and spacing is well thought out to ensure users don’t ‘mis-click’. Most layouts and designs are also structured logically, even when non-standard designs are used. Big “next” or “previous” post links on the blog section is also a nice addition. The gallery is also well equipped. Ultra manages to make your screen feel much bigger than it really is, which is a testament to its ease of use.

Ultra design (9/10)

From restaurants to gyms, and video games to law firms, Ultra’s pre-made designs look amazing for any industry. We mentioned previously how Ultra makes your screen real estate feel big. This is because of its good use of padding and white space. The theme also makes use of tidbits of brightly colored elements to keep the user’s visual interest. The fonts used are also big, sans-serif and extremely soft on the eyes.

Ultra mobile responsiveness (8/10)

Typically, themes struggle to cater to a lot of options on a small screen but the Ultra theme manages to pull it off. The main menu is easy to use with big buttons with more than two levels of navigation. You can add some widgets to the menu if you desire, just like the desktop version. The only negative feedback however, is that the creators missed the ‘read more’ links underneath the article listings.

Ultra functionality (9/10)

The great thing about Ultra is that it won’t leave you wanting more – There are other themes highlighted on this list that provide a wider range of features and layout options, however, there aren’t many. Ultra’s shop functionality is brilliant and products can be displayed in the navigation menu. Ultra also provides a good range of layouts and content to cater to businesses in almost any industry. If you purchase the Ultra theme, you’d get a bunch of useful add-on’s such as progress bars, timelines, and countdowns. Widgets can also be added straight to the main menu.

TheGem theme at a glance:

  • Lightning fast page load speed
  • Huge amount of valuable features
  • Great use of bold fonts

With the same total score as Ultra, TheGem can hold its head high. This theme has a myriad of features, and makes great use of animation and graphical elements. Combine this with it’s impressive page load speed and we can see how it comfortably cemented its place in the top 3.

TheGem page load (8/10)

TheGem’s page load speed is even more impressive than Ultra’s – Considering that it has a lot more content, it scores perfect A’s all round which is super impressive! With a lightning Google Page Speed score of 79 for mobile and 92 for desktop, it’s the fastest in the top 3, and comes second to Nimble which is a much lighter theme.

TheGem ease of use (9/10)

TheGem ships with a mega menu that has ample spacing between links and can also handle images. There are also preloaders wherever you need them and everything of importance has a hover state/animation. The rest of the navigation however is pretty standard and all elements are where you would expect to find them which makes it easy for the everyday user to navigate.

TheGem design (9/10)

First of all, the use of animations in this theme is spectacular. They all just feel perfectly timed and well thought out. TheGem also manages to blend bright colors well ensuring that it doesn’t clash nor steal away focus. Although the fonts used for article text could be slightly bigger, the rest are big, bold, modern and incredibly easy to read. Finally, TheGem comes with some awesome industry and business specific designs that makes getting started easy.

TheGem mobile responsiveness (8/10)

With no surprise, TheGem passes Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test with flying colors. It also finds a neat way around the problems that come with a multi-tiered menu on mobile display by flipping the menu over every time you go into a sub-category. The only real issue with mobile is that it can be a bit laggy and at some places, the padding is overdone.

TheGem functionality (10/10)

In a list that has many themes that are packed with features, TheGem is one of only two that scores a perfect 10 for functionality. It also has its own custom sliders (Revolution and Layer) – Each of which comes with some cool 2D and 3D animation effects to choose from. In addition to the great selection of pre-designed layouts, it comes with a number of widgets and elements specific to its niche.

Jupiter theme at a glance:

  • Countless features
  • Fantastic design
  • Mobile needs improvement

This is one amazing theme. The Jupiter theme feels polished and is packed full of features. It has a huge number of layouts, designs, page types and widgets to choose from. The galleries do everything you could want them to do, and the theme doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to design. The theme is also a good example of the use of classy and readable serif fonts. Jupiter is a multi-purpose theme and will easily fit any business or industry. If we had to be picky, the mobile experience and page load speed could be slightly improved, but other than that this theme is top notch.

Jupiter page load (7/10)

Jupiter’s score of 7 is not bad at all considering the huge amount of content that ships with this theme. From our analysis, some of the more common ways performance can be improved is by combining the external CSS and Javascript. Other than that, they have done a good job and the performance is especially good on Desktop with a score of 81, while mobile lags behind on a score of 61.

Jupiter ease of use (9/10)

Probably one of the most impressive characteristics about Jupiter is its ease of use despite the enormous amount of elements on display that this theme has. You would think it’s forgivable then for the developers to forget about all the small stuff, however, every image and button has an animated hover state and images have some useful links on top like ‘zoom’ or ‘go to’. The theme also sports a flexible mega menu and the rest of the navigation is pretty standard and easy to follow.

Jupiter design (9/10)

We already touched on the fact that almost all elements have hover states, however, the important thing is that these animations are done tastefully, subtly and without disturbing the user. The fonts are also easy to read and different size, weight, and type of fonts are used appropriately. For once, if anything, the text could actually be a little smaller for articles. There are countless effects like fading and zoom out to choose from, and as far as we could tell, all are well executed. The color scheme of dark gray, white and beige works well.

Jupiter mobile responsiveness (8/10)

Jupiter manages to adapt most of its features, widgets, and elements to smaller displays, and succeeds in providing a seamless user experience across all devices. This extends to its eCommerce offering, which is well designed and functional on mobile.

Jupiter functionality (10/10)

The sheer number of widgets, layouts and design options available in Jupiter is simply staggering. It comes with its own custom slideshow, called Edge that features all kinds of animations and pagination effects. There are also flip boxes, countdown, and milestones, moving images and tab sliders. You also have several options for the homepage image animation such as fade in/out, horizontal curtain and zoom in/out.

Additional business WordPress theme reviews

Below are the WordPress business themes that made the top 20, but missed out on our top 3 spots.

The Consulting theme has everything you would need for your business website. From career pages to testimonials, charts and project pages, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. There are a number of different corporate layout options to suit most tastes, it is easy to use, and has a lot to offer in terms of features.

It’s apparent that a lot of work went into this site – We like that almost everything moves or has hover states which makes the site interactive. This theme nails the corporate look, and for anyone in consulting or professional services, this theme will be hard to beat. The mobile version also handles the content well, ensuring your business is represented well on all devices.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 7
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 10

Divi is a lean and versatile theme – This means that it has a vast array of customization options, widgets, layout choices, and features. The default design for Divi suits a modern startup or business incredibly well, and given Divi’s popularity, you are able to get access to a number of free designs and layouts.

We won’t even try and list all of its features but rest assured that it has everything you would need. There’s even a pricing widget which makes for an excellent feature for a business website. To learn more, view one of our free WordPress tutorials using Divi.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 7
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 9
  • Functionality: 10

Infinite is a very attractive theme – What we love is that the theme finds a great balance between creative and modern day business. It would fit a small design, or creative services company perfectly. It has an incredible amount of layout options and variations for every type of page, content, and navigation. There are also different types of quirky “nice to haves” which includes, a skill percentage bar/circle for rating options.

The typefaces and well chosen, and easy to read. To top it off, Infinite has one of the coolest galleries we have ever seen. Unfortunately, its only negative is that not everything translates perfectly to mobile which is a huge letdown, but that’s being fairly critical. All and all, Infinite is a great theme.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 7
  • Ease of use: 9
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 10

Don’t worry, this site isn’t geared for drug cartels! Well I mean, it could be. The Narcos theme leans more towards the creative side and would be perfect for designers, photographers, or a business in a creative industry. The only thing to me mindful of is it’s page load speed, but we feel it makes up for this in other areas.

The layout options are all beautiful and make good use of typography, design elements, and animations. With its unique layouts, solid mobile experience, and eCommerce functionality, Nacros could be a great option for your business website.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 9
  • Mobile experience: 9
  • Functionality: 7

Venture is a theme that makes it hard to comment on – Everything that it does, it does really well. Navigation is standard and intuitive and the overall design feels welcoming and looks professional. It also has a shop with Woocommerce support, and a nice gallery feature.

Our only concern is that the page load speed isn’t great, the design may not appeal to everyone, and the reduced number of layouts compared to some of its competitors may present a challenge. That being said, it’s an easy to use theme, with a great mobile experience, and most of the features you’ll need in a business website.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 9
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 9
  • Functionality: 7

While some of the other high-end offerings on this list suffer slightly from all the content on their individual pages, Elbrus manages to stay clean and neat throughout. As such, we feel this is one of the most well-designed sites on this list. It has a nice balance between modern, professional, and simple.

Two of its biggest flaws include its extremely small text size (especially in its blog session), which can be amended in the customizer, and its slow desktop Google PageSpeed score of 37. The theme however, has a nice built-in gallery that users can enjoy, is easy to use, and responds well on mobile.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 9
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 7

What we love about Javelin is all the tricks it has up its sleeve – One example is its image slider with 3D animation effect that looks super sleek. The theme also has a great blend of fun and professionalism, that many of themes on this list seem to get right.

It would be nice, if they had spent more time on developing layout options, because currently it’s a little scarce. Overall, the Javelin theme is an attractive looking theme with pleasing animations and has a cool one-page design that users will appreciate.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 9
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 7

The Montblanc theme would be perfect for a design or creative business, as a portfolio site, or for a working professional. It could also suit sophisticated industries like architecture, interior design, or an online brand. Overall, it is a very elegant and sleek site that just needs more layout options and widgets for it to have scored higher in our list.

The layout options are designed to appeal to a number of different tastes (especially the homepage layouts). Page load speed is a concern, however the mobile experience is great, and the inclusion of eCommerce functionality makes this theme incredibly desirable.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 7

The Infinity Pro theme is the best offering from StudioPress so far on this list. While largely the same, it beats both the others in design and general aesthetic. Upon scrolling, your eyes are greeted with graceful fade-in’s and animations. The theme makes good use of white space to come across neat and it feels professional despite the use of serif fonts, which thankfully, are big and readable fonts.

It still doesn’t offer much variety in alternate layouts or designs, but what’s currently on offer looks great. Another positive about this theme is that it has a great mobile menu that users will truly appreciate. Built on the Genesis framework and eCommerce enabled, this theme is stylish and has a lot to offer.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 5
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 7

Zerif Pro is another theme that falls into that category of “everything you need”. The design looks professional and stylish and the fonts are modern and easy to read. There is also a shop with e-commerce support for those wanting to include an online store.

Our concern is that this theme does a lot of things well, but nothing overly great. Nonetheless, the mobile experience overall is good, the navigation is intuitive and easy to use, and this theme has most of the features you’ll need to be successful.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 7

Struct is a good-looking, professional WordPress theme that will suit most businesses. It scored consistently well across the board in terms of speed, ease of use, design, mobile responsiveness, and functionality. However, to be critical, the theme doesn’t support eCommerce, and it has very few layout options for users to choose from.

Although you may not have access to the tools in the online demo, it does seem to have some pretty impressive chart and graphic creation tools included in the dashboard that may be incredibly well suited to certain types of business, and is quite a unique feature.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 7
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 7
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 7

Executive Pro is a comprehensive WordPress theme for corporate, executive, or consulting websites. It has more layout options and widgets available that makes it more ‘business oriented’ for the user. However, the theme lacks a little of the design prowess that we’ve come to expect from the team at StudioPress.

This design is very corporate orientated, which may suit certain types of users. It is easy to use, and features intuitive navigation, that translates well to other devices.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 7
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 7

If we haven’t made it clear enough in our other reviews, we love CSSIgniter! Koehn is a solid theme, however, it isn’t on the same level as some of their other themes. Again, they have managed to come up with a beautiful design that is elegant and practical, however, this theme could benefit from more layout options and features.

Mobile experience is simple and functional which provides a great user experience. Overall, it is a good theme, and scored reasonably well in our page speed tests. It features some unique layouts, and would be well suited to an architectural firm, or other creative services company.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 8
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 7
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 5

Atmosphere Pro, is a clean, modern, and stylish WordPress theme for business. It’s limited in the number of layouts it ships with, however, it features a very well designed and practical grid / box layout on the homepage, and includes a nice combination of typefaces, icons, and hover states to deliver a well rounded design.

It’s simplicity is what makes is great, but also impacts it’s score as this translates to a lack of options for users. It does lack features, however it is well designed, easy to use, and provides a solid mobile experience.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 6

The Core is Themefuse’s flagship multi-purpose WordPress theme and is packed with features. They have created 20+ custom designs and layouts using just the theme customizer settings. This means you get to a diverse range of pre-designed website layouts out of the box, without needing to know any code.

eCommerce enabled, with demo content installed, and a visual page builder, this theme will be a great fit for a lot of applications. With all these features, the only thing that lets this theme down is its page load space. Other than that though, this theme looks great on mobile and features easy to use, and intelligent navigation.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 7

As you can tell from the score, the Digital Pro theme is almost a carbon copy of the Atmosphere Pro theme as both themes come from StudioPress. It has a nice design and is extremely easy to use, however, its features and layout options suffer. It has a slightly different look compared to the Atmosphere Pro theme, as it incorporates some bright colors for a nice dose of contrast.

Similarly to the Atmosphere Pro theme, it also plays heavily on the white and gray combination, and once again, its simplicity is its great strength and weakness. What it does, it does well and will no doubt be a great fit for certain projects.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 6
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 8
  • Mobile experience: 7
  • Functionality: 6

The FinVertex theme is aimed mostly to those in the financial sector and/or investment/financial advice space. Its look is very modern and professional, but unfortunately lacks some of the standard navigational tools we are used to such as, a roll-down menu.

The theme does have excellent mobile responsiveness, and is even better on a tablet and mobile. If traveling investors/businessmen are your target audience, this theme is a great option for you. Considering the theme’s target user, it’s no surprise that this theme has no e-commerce support.

Summary statistics

  • Speed: 5
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Design: 7
  • Mobile experience: 8
  • Functionality: 5

Free step-by-step WordPress tutorials

Want to learn how to create a WordPress website using one of the above themes? Then check out one of our free WordPress tutorials, where we go through how to set up a WordPress website step by step. We use bluehost as our hosting provider, and as part of the Lurn Digital community you get access to discount hosting.

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