Being the most flexible, and easy to setup platform around, WordPress is a the perfect CMS for all things education. Whether you want to start your own online course business, create a University homepage, or even just advertise your school or learning center, with a well crafted theme you can do it all so its no suprise this niche is so popular.
This is where today’s post comes in. We wade through the ocean of themes available and give you our picks for the finest Education themes for WordPress that you can pickup right away,
1. Stack – Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme with Variant Page Builder & Visual Composer
Ill start off this listicle with our most popular and most flexible offering, Stack for WordPress. Stack is a multipurpose theme at heart, which means it lends itself to many niches with ease – and as you can see by the marvellous education demo, its the perfect theme for creating a high quality homepage in no time.
The main reason Stack is top of our list the ground-breaking Variant page builder which offers the simplest and quickest method to craft outstandinly well designed pages using built-for-you blocks (or sections so to speak). The result is a blazingly fast visual building experience which no other theme can match. Visual Composer is also provided to give you even more choice and power, so this one is well with checking out 1st as you will no doubt fall in love with its modern design, speed and ease of use.
2. Pillar – Multipurpose Multi-Concept Responsive WordPress Theme
Our next pick is another from our Portfolio, this time with a more no-nonsense, sleek and minimal design in the form of Pillar for WordPresss.
Pillar represents the finest, quality design, courtesy of the genius’s from MediumRare – together with a familiar to use interface thanks for the bundled Visual Composer page builder. The theme is also packed with a full featured demo importer which can get you off the ground in just a few clicks, which means you can have your products live and in front of the world with with no delay.
3. Course Builder | WordPress Learning Management System Theme & Elearning Software
Next up we have the theme which actually gave me the idea for this post, Course Builder from ThimPress.
Course Builder is the perfect theme for those wish to create an online course site (think udemy, tutsplus etc) and is powered by some of the top plugin in the field – LearnPress and Visual Composer, so the result is a powerful affair which can create many styles of pages as well as courses quickly and easily.
4. Polytechnic | Powerful Education, Courses & Events
Although Polytechnic is one of the older themes on this list, its design still stands up today and offers a timeless, classic flat design making it the ideal, muted base for any kind of Education establishment.
Polytechnic is bundled with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider which make it a great value, however the theme also supports WooCommerce’s awesome premium course plugin Sensei so not only is it perfect for showcasing classes and event etc, with a little investment you can also use it to power a fully fledged course site too.
5. Fable – Children Kindergarten WordPress Theme
We are taking things in a younger direction with our next pick, Fable from themeforest power-elite author QuanticaThemes.
So who is Fable for? Well, as the title implies the theme has been designed with a specific niche in mind which makes it the ideal theme for Kindergartens, nurseries and more. One thing to note however is the theme does not use Visual Composer, which may put some folks off, however QuanticaThemes include a similar page builder which is essentially the same to use so it should be familiar to anyone who is used to VC.
6. University – Education, Event and Course Theme
University from Cactus themes offers a few different possibility in one, well made package. The theme can be used to host details and times for classes and courses and much more thanks to some key plugin support.
As far as the theme goes, its a typical Visual Composer affair all wrapped up in a clean, timeless design – however thanks to the plugins built in support for LearnDash (a popular learning management plugin) as well as BBPress, you can use this theme to create an entire online community or business.
7. Education Pack – Education Learning Theme WP
Next up we have a first time mention for ThemeForest author nicdark with there theme, Education Pack.
Education Pack’s main feature is its bespoke LMS (Learning Management System) plugin which the author bundles with the theme. This means you can utilize the design and flexibility of Education Pack whilst keeping your key content separate, which is ideal if you think you may wish to switch themes in future – however with the usual refinements such as Visual Composer supports Education Pack should see you right for many years to come.
8. Universo – Powerful Education, Courses & Events
Stepping away from the whole LMS thing with our next entry, Universo from OceanThemes is a more focused and subtle offering but one which I think provided a unique value with its very professional design.
Despite having a name which could be mistaken for a high-powered cleaning fluid, Universo makes my list thanks for its classic, no-nonsense approach to themeing, which is quite refreshing in this day and age, The theme is powered by industry go-to, Visual Composer, so its simple to use, however its the sleek design which despite already being over 2 years old, it looks just as striking today and will no doubt give your education business a profession feel for years to come.
9. Lincoln – Education Material Design WordPress Theme
Lincoln from lunartheme is a beautiful educational theme based on the Google-eque material design trend.
The resulting themes is a very modern yet instantly recognisable package which covers everything you would need to attract clients to your events, courses and more. Like Universo above, Lincoln offers support for LearnDash, with custom styling and templates included, however with full WooCommerce support also being included, that opens up a whole world of opportunities for you online venture.
10. Enfant – School and Kindergarten WordPress Theme
We end today’s list with one more child-centric theme in the form of Enfant from zoutula.
Enfants design is a colourful and vibrant affair all wrapped up in an easy to use package thanks to Visual Composer and Revolution Slider which are included in the package. But beyond its great design and value, the theme also offers WooCommerce support giving you even more flexibility,