20+ Best Multipurpose WordPress Themes Good for Just About Any Project in 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017 by in Resources | 22 comments

20+ Best Multipurpose WordPress Themes Good for Just About Any Project in 2017

There are plenty of niche-specific WordPress themes out there. If you need, you can easily find themes dedicated to specific topics like education, travel, and tons more. But what if you want something a little more flexible? That’s where multipurpose WordPress themes come in.

You can use multipurpose themes across a huge array of verticals. That means you can invest in one single multipurpose theme and use it over a variety of personal or client projects.

But nowadays, everyone and their mother are calling their themes multipurpose. So how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? Easy – with this list of the best multipurpose WordPress themes.

The 20+ Best Multipurpose WordPress Themes for 2017

While choosing what I think are the best multipurpose WordPress themes, I focused on a few key criteria:

  • Sales/download numbers (when available): I view it as a positive when a theme is popular. It usually means a more vibrant community and offers a good indicator that the theme will continue to receive support and updates.
  • Reviews/star rating (when available): obviously, good ratings are always a positive sign.
  • Adherence to modern design standards: that is, things like following responsive design principles, modern aesthetics, etc.
  • Ease of using it as a multipurpose theme: I like when multipurpose themes include templates or demo content that makes it easy to use the theme across a variety of niches. If a multipurpose theme takes lots of hacking to use, what’s the point?

Now that you know what I was looking for, let’s dig into the list!

1. Oshine

Oshine

Oshine is a popular multipurpose theme from Envato Elite author brendexponents. It has over 14,000 sales with a stellar 4.78-star rating, making it one of the more popular options out there.

Oshine ships with 27 different demos, which makes it easy to create a number of different website styles. And it also comes with brandexponents custom Tatsu page builder, as well as 10 different header layout combinations and tons of shortcode modules.

WooCommerce and WPML support are just a few of the theme’s many other features.

Price: $39 | More Information

2. Jevelin

Jevelin

Jevelin is a multipurpose theme with an impressive 4.88-star rating on over 1,200 sales.

It comes with 9 different header layouts, 40+ unique elements, and 6+ default blog and portfolio layouts. On top of all of those options, you’ll also get 12 different layouts to help you launch your site quickly.

Price: $59 | More Information

3. Kalium

Kalium

Kalium is another popular option from Envato Power Elite Author Laborator. It has a 4.91-star rating on its over 13,000 sales, which is tough to argue with!

Why is the rating so good? Perhaps because Kalium ships with over 10 different demos, awesome typography support (including support for Adobe Typekit), tons of shortcodes, 30+ portfolio types, and an array of other features.

It also fully supports both WooCommerce and WPML.

Price: $59 | More Information

4. Avada

Avada

With over 311,000 sales, Avada is the #1 selling theme of all time on ThemeForest (among all themes, not just multipurpose themes). It ships with a huge number of demos, making it truly a “swiss army knife” of WordPress themes.

You get the Fusion page builder, tons of customization options, and a huge support ecosystem.

Other features include:

  • 25+ theme options panels
  • Revolution Slider
  • Mega menus
  • 3 portfolio layouts and 6 different blog layouts

Price: $60 | More Information

5. Total

Total

Total is a multipurpose offering from WPExplorer with over 23,000 sales and a 4.83-star rating.

It includes drag and drop editing with Visual Composer, responsive design, over 40 different demos, and custom footer and header building (also through Visual Composer).

True to its name, Total aims to be the “total” WordPress theme solution.

Price: $59 | More Information

6. Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a multipurpose offering from Envato Power Elite Author UnitedThemes. It boasts a 4.64-star rating on its over 25,000 sales.

With Brooklyn, you get 23 different demos, 86 different page templates, and a variety of hero title styles. Like many other multipurpose themes, it also ships with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider included in the price.

Price: $34 | More Information

7. Uncode

Uncode

Uncode is another popular ThemeForest multipurpose offering. Coming from Power Elite Author undsgn, it has a great 4.85-star rating on its 20,000+ sales.

Uncode comes with 30 different website concepts covering a range of niches, as well as Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and support for WooCommerce and WPML.

Beautiful custom grids round out the awesome feature set.

Price: $59 | More Information

8. TheFox

TheFox

TheFox is the WordPress theme version of the best-selling ThemeForest template of all time.

It comes with 30 different homepage demos across a variety of verticals. And it also includes Visual Composer for easy page building.

With a 4.72-star rating on over 7,500 sales, TheFox is another great multipurpose option.

Price: $59 | More Information

9. X Theme

Avada

Like Avada, X Theme is another one of the all-time best sellers at ThemeForest, coming in at over 145,000 sales and a 4.75-star rating.

X Theme comes with the Cornerstone page builder and tons of standard and expanded website demos across a variety of verticals such as churches, restaurants, and spas.

X Theme also uses the WordPress customizer, which makes for easy real-time editing. And you’ll also get custom shortcodes and a variety of header/menu layouts.

Price: $65 | More Information

10. Royal

Royal

Royal is a Twitter Bootstrap-based multipurpose theme from Envato Power Elite Author 8themes. With its 60+ demos, you can quickly create a wide variety of websites, whether you’re running an eCommerce store, a corporate site, or just want a slick one-page design.

With your purchase, you’ll also get Visual Composer, Essential Grid, Shortcodes Ultimate, and more, which gives you great value for your money.

Price: $59 | More Information

11. Enfold

Enfold

Enfold is another mainstay of the multipurpose theme world. Its default demo ships with over 100 custom posts and pages. And it also includes a number of other demos outside that default content.

You’ll get an integrated form builder and page builder, as well as tons of shortcodes and WooCommerce/WPML support.

Price: $60 | More Information

12. Layers

Layers

Layers is a multipurpose theme with an interesting pricing strategy. Instead of charging for the theme, Layers charges for extensions and a Pro version. The default theme is free.

It’s responsive, includes a point and click website editor, and also offers a library of page layout presets.

Price: Free version. Or $59 for Layers Pro | More Information

13. KALLYAS

Kallyas

KALLYAS boasts a 4.68-star rating on its over 24,000 sales. Perhaps that’s because hogash, the author behind KALLYAS, offers up new demos each month.

Currently, that means KALLYAS has demos for a variety of topics like travel, portfolio sites, construction, photographers, and lots more.

KALLYAS also ships with a visual website builder, tons of elements, and lots more.

Price: $69 | More Information

14. Impreza

Impreza

Impreza is a beautiful multipurpose theme that currently comes with 9 different demos to help you get started. It has a great 4.88-star rating on its almost 25,000 sales and comes from Envato Power Elite Author UpSolution.

Impreza ships with Visual Composer built in and lets you visually build out your header and footers.

Other features include:

  • Slider Revolution
  • WooCommerce/WPML support
  • 17 portfolio grid styles
  • 6 different blog layouts

Price: $59 | More Information

15. Presence

Presence

Presence is a premium multipurpose theme from WPZoom that ships with 10 different demo sites for uses such as music, education, real estate, and more.

It has 6 predefined color schemes and supports a variety of blog layouts and sliders.

With Presence, you’ll also get:

  • Built-in page builder
  • Custom widgets
  • One-click demo content import

Price: $69 | More Information

16. H-Code

h-code

H-Code is a gorgeous multipurpose WordPress theme from Envato Elite Author themezaa. While it is multipurpose, I think its design style lends itself more towards creative uses.

H-Code ships with:

  • 57 ready to use website concepts
  • Visual Composer and Slider Revolution
  • WooCommerce support

Price: $60 | More Information

17. Ultra

Ultra

Themify Ultra is a powerful multipurpose theme that makes it easy to customize every aspect of your site.

It ships with a number of “skins” that help you quickly create a website for niches like restaurants, weddings, fitness, lawyers, and more. Or, you can use the 60+ pre-designed layouts to mix and match as needed. The 15 header/page styles give you plenty of flexibility.

Beyond those core features, you’ll also get:

  • Themify Builder
  • Mega-menu support
  • Image filters
  • WooCommerce support

Price: $49 | More Information

18. Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter’s claim to fame is its 100+ pre-built templates, which make it easy to create a variety of website types. Perhaps that’s why it has over 58,000 sales and a 4.73-star rating.

Beyond those templates, Jupiter also offers 18 different header styles, mega menus, and different navigation styles. Other features include:

  • Customized Visual Composer
  • 10 custom post types and 14 custom widgets
  • Adobe Typekit integration
  • WooCommerce support

Price: $59 | More Information

19. Envision

Envision

Envision is a multipurpose theme from Elite Author orqun that has an impressive 4.86-star rating on its over 3,900 sales.

This theme offers over 20+ pre-built layouts, sticky headers, mega menu support, and unlimited color skins. You also get plenty of other features like:

  • WooCommerce and bbPress support
  • WPML support
  • CSS entrance effects
  • Advanced portfolio options

Price: $59 | More Information

20. TheGem

TheGem

TheGem offers a huge array of pre-built content to help you get your site set up quickly.

First off, it has over 50 detailed creative concepts. But beyond that, it also offers 150+ pre-built page templates and 8+ navigation styles.

Mega menus, different blog styles, gallery layouts…they’re all there. And you also get built-in Visual Composer and Revolution Slider if you want to add new styling.

TheGem is a fairly recent release, but it’s already racked up 6,000+ sales and a 4.81-star rating.

Price: $39 | More Information

For Elegant Themes Members

Elegant Themes members

Are you an Elegant Themes member? If so, you’ve already got access to a great multipurpose theme. It’s called Divi…and you might have already heard of it.

Divi is flexible enough to create pretty much any website that you throw at it.

This theme ships with:

  • Divi Builder for visual and backend page building
  • 20+ premade layouts
  • Tons of child themes and third-party designs
  • Heaps of header and footer options

Plus, you’ll also get neat features like Divi Leads for A/B testing and the Divi Role Editor which go far beyond what’s baked into most multipurpose themes.

Wrapping Up

I hope you enjoyed the list of the best WordPress multipurpose themes! As I said, there are heaps out there nowadays, so I hope I that I helped you filter down the field to only the most popular and best reviewed.

And when in doubt, Divi and the Elegant Themes membership gives you tons of flexibility for creating multipurpose designs!

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22 Comments

  1. You must be Kidding!!! No Bridge Theme or Salient Theme in that list, all these themes like the fox and other themes are clones of Bridge and Salient.

  2. These themes are too expensive. I also have clients that want to sell stuff and need an listing theme. Something more affordable. It’s why I don’t use The software, I hard code it.

    I am a retired guy, playing with computers! It’s fun for me! Don’t want these fancy pics, simple websites.
    For Hobbyist, guy with a sport fetish, car collection with stuff to get rid of, but not alot.

  3. I also was expecting to se Bridge also… This is the only theme I use now. They’ve just released version 11 (And sometimes fall back to Divi).

    Want to use Divi more because of my subscription but have found Bridge to solve all my problems.

  4. I’ve used Divi a lot, but want to try something new for my next big project. I just can’t make a decision between Bridge, BeTheme and Uncode. Finding it hard to pick one over another, they all have really good reviews but would appreciate some advice from anyone who has used any of these themes?

      • Thanks for the advice. I really like Divi, but it lacks in a few areas that I’m hoping Bridge will deliver. Is Brigde support pretty good?!

  5. Basically right, However, not mentioning the Weaver Xtreme that can be downloaded for free from WordPress, is truly skipping one of the best free multipurpose WordPress themes around.

  6. I have used Divi on two projects, and tried to use Oshine on one.
    Oshine did not work for me. The Interface is very dark, type very small, and the contrast too low. After Divi, it was like working in a coal mine.
    On a positive note, they do have good support. (Except the last question I asked – twice – never got answered.)
    I am not saying it won’t work for the next guy, but for me the negatives outweigh the positives.

  7. Hi,
    Sorry but anybody can cut & paste info and list some themes… GeneratePress,
    Customizer and the new 2017 theme are all wonderful and free with good support and should be mentioned. I would like to see some real theme testing not a bunch of sales words.

    Thank You anyway..
    Mel

  8. ladies & gentlemen, let’s be honest, many of those mentioned themes are not popular, this post is misleading! themes like GeneratePress & Smart Passive Income Pro Theme + Genesis Framework with Elementor as builder are popular nowadays & reviewed as the best combination for any project, period. that’s why sir nick & his team of Elegant Themes are trying their best to improve all their themes & builder to catch-up or beat those themes & builder. period.

  9. For me it’s the same argument as why use a Mac when a PC is so much cheaper – it’s the support. With Divi I get prompt support and there’s a phenomenal community to interact with.

  10. Are any of these theme compatible with elementor? I really wish these authors were just to sell them on their own website because they look really nice. Their affiliate program needs alot of work :/

    • Generate press is. Divi also plays nice with elementor 😉

  11. Hi Brenda Barron,

    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome Theme list. I already used Avada, X-theme for my client website. I think enfold theme also good one.

  12. Ive been an Elegant themes member for a few years but found a lot of the themes a bit clunky and needed a fair amount of work to customise for what I wanted so used Avada for some of my bigger clients. I am currently in the process of converting all of the Avada sites to Divi now as I find it faster to adapt and the final websites run faster, Avada has got too bloaty and to be honest a lot harder work than building with Divi. Add in Divibooster and the work flow is a lot easier. Theres still a few things I would like to see in Divi (one click Align text box left/right in sliders. Remove side bars in Woo product pages) but I have code for them.
    Still I am happy to buy more licences for clients sites rather than Avada (yes I have a developer licence but if theres no payment for the developers then the theme will stagnate)

  13. Half of the presented Themes use visual composer it’s awful! Do not think that Themes with visual composer can do to claim leadership!

  14. I think this post is absolutely brilliant. Post a bunch of multi-purpose competitive and popular themes and wait for the trolls to whine that their theme wasn’t listed and, as you guessed correctly, their theme is “far superior” to the rest mentioned in your post. Then as smart product managers, you’ll review the mentioned and lauded themes and add them to your theme feature competitive analysis. Love it! Great research strategy Elegant Themes!

  15. Therese still a few things I would like to see in Di vi
    After Divi, it was like working in a coal mine.

  16. Awesome list! I’ve tried about half of these before, but where’s Divi at? 😛

  17. Nowadays there are plenty of wordpress themes, but while choosing which one is the best theme. The answer will be the provided themes by you are the best as they seem to be fit in the criteria. Thanks for listing out the themes.

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