Top Drag and Drop WordPress Themes
So you thought building your own WordPress site meant you had to be an expert at coding, right? Wrong. While coding experience is never going to be a bad thing, it isn’t an essential part of creating your website – not if you install one of the many drag and drop WordPress themes available.
These user friendly themes allow you to build an impressive, professional WordPress site without slaving away over thousands of lines of code – all you do is click, drag and drop each element where you want it and, hey presto, you’re done!
If this sounds like the type of theme you’ve been looking for then keep your eyes peeled for the words ‘page builder’, as this is what allows you to build a website so easily. A theme with a built in page builder will allow you to change the font, colours, layout and header all by just dragging and dropping.
As is always the case with WordPress, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice so we’ve gathered together our ten favourite drag and drop WordPress themes, so you can choose only the best.
Designed to be easy to use, create beautiful websites and save you time, Total is billed as ‘the only WordPress theme you need’. Created by WPExplorer, it’s both widget and WooCommerce ready and has racked up over 7000 sales in just over a year, earning it an impressive 4.83/5 rating over at ThemeForest.
‘We know you’re a busy person. That’s why we made our Total Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme quick to setup and easy to use. With all of the features and customisation options included you can create just about any website.’
Headway was purpose-built to be ‘the most flexible drag and drop theme for WordPress’. The concept behind the design is that users shouldn’t be limited by somebody else’s ideas, so Headway will allow you to put your vision on the screen, without any coding experience required.
‘You can have a complete site launched in less time than it takes to drive to a book store and buy a book on HTML or WordPress. You get to pick your very own colours, to match your own preference, instead of templates that make you pick from 3 colours.’
This super responsive design ensure that visitors to your website will receive a top notch experience on whichever device they’re using – whether it’s a desktop, tablet or mobile phone. Limitless is a versatile drag and drop theme, making is perfect for small businesses, freelance portfolios or anybody who wants to create a unique, stylish site.
‘Limitless is a clean, multi purpose theme which is amazingly easy to use and setup. Loaded with the most advanced technologies like RAD Builder and Enigma styler you can change the look and feel of the theme anytime you like, making it a Timeless Masterpiece.’
What’s better than a well-designed drag and drop WordPress theme? A free one, of course. Make is a free, open-source drag and drop WordPress theme that makes building your website easier than ever.
‘The Page Builder is thoughtfully designed and specially developed to feel native in the WordPress dashboard. If you know WordPress, you’ll know Make. It’s really that easy.’
Perfect for any Pinterest lovers out there, PinsPro is a clean, neat pin-board style WordPress theme, released by PageLines. This Masonry layout allows you to display blog posts or portfolio pieces in an eye-catching grid stye, and the scrollable slider means your content can be added anywhere on the page.
‘The premium theme has a responsive design and auto stacking layout so it looks great on any device and screen size. It has infinite scroll, with posts loading automatically when you reach the bottom of the page.’
A clean, flat theme, Trend comes with the GT3 Page Builder Plugin built in, which will help users create an unlimited amount of custom pages. Trend also comes with a Theme Options Panel, where you can update everything from your company logo to the colours used on your site.
‘Trend – is a premium WordPress theme that combines modern flat design and very flexible backend functionality based on GT3 page builder plugin. The creation of the pages was never so easy as it is now.’
Coming stuffed to the rafters with impressive feature, Strata is definitely a powerful theme. With a built in WooCommerce shop, Visual Composer drag and drop page builder, retina-ready graphics and tens of Font Awesome vector icons, Strata comes complete with everything you need to build a knockout website is no time at all.
‘STRATA comes with an amazing bonus feature – easy to create Parallax pages perfect for presentations, microsites or a new homepage. Visual Composer for WordPress will save you tons of time working on the site content. Now you’ll be able to create complex layouts within minutes!’
Suitable for all types of website, whether business or individual, Litte can be designed as a portfolio, blog or a little bit of everything, if that’s what you’re looking for. The theme comes with video tutorials that explain the features, making design and customisation a fun, simple process.
‘“Page Extender” plugin, which is packed with the theme, adds custom page templates with various layouts and options, extending the default functionality of it. Litte also includes a content builder plugin called “Box Builder” which helps you build your content fast and easy.’
Basis’ drag and drop page builder interface is so simple to use that all you have to do is create a section, add your content and simply drag it to the right location. The page builder allows you to mix and match your site elements in hundreds of different combinations, ensuring your site fits together perfectly.
‘We didn’t stop with the new page builder interface. Basis also makes it easy to create beautiful full-width slideshows, which are perfect for introducing you or your brand on your homepage, a promotional page, or a tour of your products and services. You don’t need to deal with tagging posts or finding pages either. You’ll create and sort all your slides quickly and easily from one page.’
Targeted primarily towards online magazines, Velox is a high quality, drag and drop magazine publishing platform. The theme includes a highly customisable framework, which allows you to change over eighty backend options.
‘Velox is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme, best suited for Technology, News and Business sites. This theme includes many state of the art features seen in today’s industry leading news/business sites.’