WordPress is no longer a tool only used by bloggers. It now works as one of the best CMS and website management tools available. Many companies have made a move to WordPress because it is a simple and effective way to manage their websites.
The problem is that many free themes available for WordPress are far from being business ready. They just don’t look professional enough. Clients don’t exactly want to see a Spiderman theme or tons of pictures of your dogs in the header.
So what can you do?
Luckily, there are some really useful themes available for business use. They are professionally designed to look more like a website than a blog. Here are 5 great WordPress themes that you can use for your companies website (or your portfolio):
1. VibrantCMS by WooThemes
This theme is great for a business because it allows you to feature some important information about your company on the homepage. Users can click the next button to learn more about your products and services.
It’s also very easy to customize to match your logo and colors. The theme is also widget ready to it’s really easy to add plugins and extra features.
Get It Here: http://www.woothemes.com/2008/06/vibrantcms/
Gog video 2. Fresh Folio by WooThemes
Another great theme designed by WooThemes. This one works well if you are looking to create a portfolio. It makes use of images on the portfolio which makes it really easy on the eyes.
This one is also easy to customize and comes with built in Flick and Twitter widgets to show off your images and tweets. Very cool!
Get It Here: http://www.woothemes.com/2008/09/fresh-folio/
3. iReal Estate by ithemes.com
Looking to create a real estate website? This theme is an awesome looking one and looks very professional. It has a featured properties section on the homepage where you can show off pictures of properties that are currently available.
It also allows you to have an actual blog page where you can post updates and news about your company.
Get It Here: http://ithemes.com/purchase/icompany-web-theme/
4. Corporate by StudioPress
StudioPress is my favorite place to find premium WordPress themes. I have utilized them on many blogs and love how easy they are to use. Their Corporate theme is perfect for business use. It’s simple, yet still has a professional appearance.
The theme is widget ready and makes it simple to embed videos in the sidebar.
Get It Here:
5. Titanium by ithemes.com
The Titanium theme works well if you are looking to create a company website that looks like a traditional one instead of a blog. For the most part, the theme looks like a complete website and most people would never guess that the site is running off of WordPress.
It has a feature box at the top of the homepage that automatically scrolls through a few pictures. This works great if you want to create a slideshow or a few images describing your company.
The theme also has some built in social networking buttons which makes it easy for people to stay up to date with your company.
Get It Here: http://ithemes.com/purchase/titanium-business-wordpress-theme/
As you can see, there are a lot of options for professional WordPress themes. Using WordPress is a great way to create a company website, especially if you want it to be easy to update. Not to mention all of the features WordPress provides such as plugins. I highly recommend using it for your next website.