WordPress Themes – Save Money, Time and Hassle

Thanks to WordPress, nearly anybody can have a professional-looking website up in a few days, maybe even a few hours. Whether it’s a blog, an ecommerce website, a portfolio of work, or a digital publication, DIY websites are the hottest trend for business owners.

So take that couple hundred to couple thousand bucks you’ve been saving for a professional web designer and put it back in the bank for a rainy day, because these DIY WordPress themes are the hottest thing for moms since Channing Tatum.

Blog Themes

Looking to launch a fabulous blog? Look no further than these gorgeous blog themes.

Note:  I am NOT affiliated with any of these links below and do NOT get compensated for mentioning them.  I just ran across them and wanted to share what I found.

Adorable – $79.95 with Genesis Framework

If you like a lot of color in your life, Adorable might just be the theme you’re looking for. The theme is built on the Genesis framework, which is included in the package price through StudioPress for $79.95. The theme boasts 5 color options, 6 layout options, mobile responsive design and two homepage layout options. Pretty Darn Cute designs will also customize the layout for you for a rate of $90 an hour. Check out the theme demo here.

Adelle -FREE

You can’t beat free, especially when free is just as good as paid. The Adelle theme by BluChic is a beautiful, simple and clean design that is perfect for modern mom bloggers. It offers a fully responsive layout, social sharing, custom widgets, custom menus and more. Get a taste here.

Chamomile - $79

Chamomile is a website, blog and ecommerce theme that is perfect for moms with female service-oriented businesses. The theme boasts a responsive layout, customizable color skins, custom widgets, plenty of shortcodes and more.

Ecommerce Themes

If you are looking for an ecommerce website that looks like you spent over a grand on it, check out these truly divine website themes:

Boutique – $39 (includes 76 themes)

Boutique by Elegant Themes is perfect for the contemporary mom who is launching her own ecommerce business. What’s even better than the theme? For $39 you get access to 76 other themes within the Elegant Themes gallery. You also have access to unlimited color schemes, full browser compatibility and an ePanel that lets you adjust layout, manage advertisements, control colors, optimize for search engines and more. Take a look at it live.

Blanco – $55

If there’s one word to describe the Blanco theme, it’s breathtaking. This theme is ideal for the mom selling all things fancy and touts a slideshow, unlimited color options, responsive design, social networking integration and more. Whether you’re selling clothes, jewelry, handbags, or fragrances, Blanco is the perfect theme to impress your customers. See it live here.

Sommerce$60

If Boutique is your modern and fun ecommerce theme and Blanco is your fancy and elaborate ecommerce theme, then Sommerce is your clean and simple ecommerce theme. Sommerce is the perfect theme for mom’s who are selling furnishings and other home decor items and features stretched or boxed layout, unlimited background and header colors, 10 custom backgrounds, 6 sliders, 2 styles of navigation and much more. Check it out here.

Portfolio Themes

If you’re looking to showcase your amazing work to the masses, these themes will have customers knocking down your door.

Good Idea$45

Good Idea is a social-oriented and flawless portfolio theme for freelance moms who operate a service-based business. Good Idea gives users the option to log in and vote on blog posts and also arranges your portfolio by highest number of views. The theme features a drag and drop page builder, is fully responsive, has multiple layouts, contains a built-in user registration and much more. View the demo.

Expression - $45

If you’re a photographer or any other type of artist who wants to showcase your work online, Expression is the perfect theme. This theme touts a fully responsive design, unlimited skins, font management, social sharing, unlimited gallery pages and much more, all from an easy-to-use control panel. Check it out here.

Elastico - $45

Elastico is another beautiful full-screen filterable portfolio theme. It boasts a fully responsive layout, 6 custom page templates, custom widgets, social sharing and much more. This theme is great for crafters, photographers, graphic designers and other creative moms.

Magazine Themes

Gone are the days of a reliance on print magazines for entertainment and gorgeous photography. Now anyone can have a digital magazine just as hot as the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan with these premium magazine themes.

Loook$45

Are you launching an online magazine? If so, Loook makes it easy while also making it look oh so fabulous. This theme is perfect for a beauty or fashion magazine and features extensive theme options, unlimited colors and background options, stretched or boxed layout, video integration and a fully responsive layout. It’s also multilingual-ready. Take a peek at the demo.

Beverly$79

If you are looking for a modish and minimal magazine layout, Beverly by BluChic is the layout for you. Beverly is a fully responsive layout that allows you to customize your website with an easy-to-use ace panel. You can choose from unlimited color skins and custom widgets. In addition, for $109 you can purchase the all-in-one brand bundle, which includes corresponding business card and social media design. Here’s Beverly in action.

Impulse$40

Impulse is another fabulous magazine- style layout perfect for targeting a female audience. It features 5 custom page templates, 11 custom widgets, category organizer, ad space, custom background upload and much more. Check it out here.

Still Haven’t Found “The Perfect” Theme?

In addition to these gorgeous themes, there are countless other themes to choose from that rock just as hard. If you’re not sure these themes are what you’re looking for, check out StudioPress and ThemeForest for an array of other premade WordPress themes.

Now What Do You Do?

As a last resort, if you don’t find one that suits your taste just right, you may have to determine if the specific theme designer offers customization to integrate your vision into their premade design. But keep in mind this can get quite pricey, and it might be better to start off with a basic premade design. Then, as revenue starts streaming in, you can focus on updating to your ideal design.

Do any of these themes work for your business?  Are there other ones you have found?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa Stein owns FreelanceMom.com, is a college business professor and a mom to Gabriela and Elle. Lisa is dedicated to playing a part in helping women and moms run a business they love, help support themselves and their family and create a flexible lifestyle. You can find her online on Facebook and Twitter or at home burning something in the kitchen.