Let’s face the fact; who doesn’t loves highly customizable themes? The best part about customizable themes is that many times you don’t even have to touch the code to make them look and function the way you want. You don’t even need to know HTML, CSS or PHP to customize such themes, as everything is controlled through theme options page, or from the page or post itself.
Using a customizable theme means you will save the cost of hiring a developer to develop a new theme from scratch. These days finding the right developer is also not an easy task, and apart from that, developers will of course charge a lot for developing or customizing a free or premium theme, and that’s where such easy to configure WordPress themes will help you. You will get options to change colors, change the background, add a logo, choose a font, change the layout and do much more. These days, thanks to the drag and drop builders, the possibilities have become endless and one can have any design and layout within a few minutes.
Even if you know coding, then also it still makes sense to get a theme and then start customizing it, instead of building a theme from scratch as it will save much of your precious time. Using a highly customizable theme also means that instead of buying different themes for your clients or personal projects, you just use one theme but give a complete new look and feel to each of your different sites.
But wait, mostly every theme out there claims to be customizable! What to do in such a case? Thankfully, you are here and we have prepared a list of top 10 highly customizable WordPress themes, and the best part is that you don’t even need to know coding to get the look that you desire.
Divi is a very flexible and powerful WordPress theme from the stable of Elegant themes. This premium theme comes with Divi builder which lets you create unique layouts visually without touching the code, and apart from that, it also has 20 ready-made layouts to quickly jumpstart your project.
The drag and drop layout makes it really easy to customize the theme. You can add many different modules like text, image, slider, testimonials, contact form, and more. The layout that you create with this theme is also responsive so that it will look great even on mobile devices. This theme has received praise from many people, and you just cannot go wrong with this easy-to-use theme.
X | The Theme
X | The Theme, is named very unusual, but it truly stands out from other themes as its a powerhouse when it comes to customizing. This theme offers plethora of options, front-end customizing, drag and drop page builder, typography options, shortcodes, navigation options, megamenus, backgrounds, ecommerce integration, retina display, BuddyPress support and much more.
The theme also features powerful extensions that comes for free. These extensions are built by the developers of the theme itself, and are built specially for this theme. The theme offers multiple unique design layouts, which is called ‘stacks’, and currently there are four stacks available, each giving a completely different look to your site. The X is surely a really powerful theme when it comes to being ‘customizable.’
StudioPress Theme with Genesis Framework
Before you start thinking that Genesis framework offers many options right out of the box, then you are wrong. It does have options, but not many, compared to the other themes listed here but it is still included because it is used by the top bloggers, it has very good online documentation and best of all, it doesn’t comes with bloated code that will slow down your site.
StudioPress themes works on the Genesis framework and child themes. The beauty of using a framework and a theme is that both things remain separate; you can customize the child theme as per your wish and the framework will auto-update whenever an update is sent by the developers. There are also many child themes available from official site as well as many other sites which gives you the freedom to change the entire look of your site without affecting the core functionality.
Themify themes looks visually very appealing and these guys definitely have a sense of good design. When you visit their website, you can find many themes such as event, magazine, parallax, restaurant, portfolio, Pinterest like theme, landing page theme, single page theme, multipurpose theme, WooCommerce theme, and much more. You get to choose a theme from many choices but the real beauty is the in-built Themify builder.
Themify builder, as the name suggests, is an easy to use page builder for WordPress. With this, you can design just about any layout using the drag and drop layout. Using this builder to design unique layout as per your liking is very easy, just drag, drop, select or configure the elements and you’re done, and that too without touching the code.
Apart from building the layout, you can even change the appearance via the custom styling options. It includes changing of colors through the color picker, animation, Google fonts, parallax scrolling and video background.
Themify builder comes integrated in all the Themify themes, but if you are using a theme from another developer, then you can still get the plugin version of Themify builder which works with StudioPress, WooThemes and many other premium theme developers.
Make is a free, open source and a powerful WordPress theme. At the core, it comes with a powerful drag and drop page builder specially designed to help you build any page layouts you want. You just need to click to add columns, gallery, banner, panels, products, posts list, or downloads sections to your page. Do all this without touching a single line of code.
Customizr is a free theme available at WordPress.org, and you don’t need to spend even a penny on it. Just install it, and start customizing the theme by going to Appearance > Customize > Design in your WordPress dashboard. The changes made can be previewed live.
As per the developers, it will work with all browsers. For those who know coding, this theme comes with documentation, modular code and is easy to extend with hooks. Beginners though, will love to customize the theme from the WordPress dashboard.
Headway Drag and Drop Theme
Headway is a drag and drop WordPress theme which is meant for DIYers. With this theme, you can easily create any layout you want using just the drag and drop functionality. The Headway visual editor lets you build just any layout that you can imagine, and comes with many different blocks for header, widget area, breadcrumbs, embed, custom code, navigation, image, social icons and more. You can also mirror these blocks to save time.
Apart from the layout, Headway offers many customization options to change the design and looks. You can use copy and paste to copy the design settings from one element to other, you can also select Google fonts and change it right from the design editor. The theme allows you to apply global styles, which will customize all text, paragraphs, headings, hyperlinks, and blocks. And if you really know CSS very well, then you can use live CSS editor.
Avada is the top selling theme on Themeforest. It is a powerful, flexible and multipurpose theme with the ability to create many different types of design. The advanced theme options allow you to customize the look without having to touch the code. The Fuision builder helps you to create unique pages via simple drag and drop elements.
As per the developers of this theme, this is the #1 selling theme for over two years. This theme is also been used by developers as since this is a multipurpose theme, developers too can quickly create any design, without starting from scratch. The theme comes with powerful admin panel, retina ready, fully customizable layout, colors and styles, shortcode generator, megamenu, bbPress compatible, WooCommerce compatible and many other features.
Enfold is a theme that claims to be the “last theme you will ever need to buy.” Well, this multipurpose responsive theme surely comes with many different type of options. The drag and drop editor will help you build any layout that you can imagine using just a few clicks. The admin area is powerful but easy to use, and for starters, the theme also comes with predefined demo content so that you don’t have to configure each and every element.
Enfold can be used to develop different types of websites such as blog, business, coming soon, photography, restaurant, startup business, one page portfolio, wedding, shop, church and more. The theme is built on top of the Avia Framework and offers support for the WPML multi language plugin and WooCommerce plugin. You can build your own clean skin or use one of 18 predefined skins right out from your WordPress admin panel. Apart from these few features, the theme has many more options which makes it as a super customizable theme.
Thesis is a theme from DIYThemes which allows you to control every detail of your site with three features, namely, boxes, skins and site tools. The template editor of this theme allows you to control all of your templates, easily, from one place.
The site tools of this theme offers search engine optimized HTML5, but apart from that, it also minimizes HTTP requests which means faster loading of your site. The theme comes with built-in markup schema for things like articles, recipes, and reviews, and more valid markup schema can also be added if required. Thesis theme, however, might require a learning curve for beginners.
So go ahead, try out these super easy customizable themes and give your site a makeover!