With web design’s focus being more and more directed towards user experience these days, it seems one page websites are here to stay. As a way to catch the attention of website visitors and boost conversions, while maintaining a lightweight look and feel, one page websites can effectively get your company’s point across, in well…one page.
One page websites are created using one page WordPress themes and are great for a lot of reasons: they allow for a simple web design with easy navigation, display useful information in one convenient place, keep your website fast, adapt to multiple screen sizes in lieu of mobile-friendly demands, keep site content to a minimum while still remaining effective, consume less bandwidth, are visually appealing as both websites and landing pages, and aim to meet people’s demands for fluid and easy to understand web content.
Although WordPress has the ability to manage highly complex, multi-paged websites, the WordPress community has called for more one page themes to be created to accommodate one page websites, and theme developers have answered those cries. With an impressive array of new and improved one page themes, WordPress has effectively kept up with the continually changing web trends by making one page websites a reality any webmaster can achieve.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular and unique one page themes used this year on WordPress websites all around the world.
Flat falls in line with the hottest trend his year, flat web design.
With its beautiful, bold, and modern design, this theme offers top notch user interaction. Make use of the included Themify Builder for drag & drop page building or use animation for highlighting posts, displaying progress, or presenting a timeline.
Showcase your work using the Portfolio custom post type using a slider or single featured image, create a customer testimonial section, and let everyone know who is on your team.
Automatic theme updates, SEO optimization, WooCommerce compatibility, easy demo installation, Google fonts, and multilingual abilities all come standard when you choose Flat for your one page website.
With plenty of built-in features such as WordPress SEO by Yoast, unlimited color schemes, cross browser compatibility, unlimited sliders and carousels, WooCommerce integration, and custom logo upload ability, it’s no wonder Pixova is so popular as a one page theme.
Offering a stunning parallax effect and a one page design suitable for a wide range of niches, Pixova will definitely catch your reader’s attention and help brand you as a leader in your industry.
This powerful and feature rich theme is one to consider if you are looking for an easy way to guide your customers through your content and increase conversions.
Freelancer is a responsive one page theme dedicated to freelancers, web designers, developers, and contractors.
Featuring customizable everything, retina ready design with perfect looking icons/text/graphics, back-end modules so creating your website is a breeze, Google Maps integration, and demo content import ability, this website will leave your readers seeing it all and saying “Wow!”.
Built with Bootstrap, this theme provides super fast front-end web development.
The Fuse Framework makes up the backbone of this theme, support for plugins such as qTranslate and WPML make Freelancer translation ready, and advanced SEO options are built-in for complete optimization.
Themeforest’s most popular and fastest selling theme of all time has to be included in the roundup of great one page themes.
With superior page building ability and 100% real time viewing with the upgraded WordPress Customizer, you’ll know your site is looking just how you want it as you build it.
4 distinct ‘Stacks’ are built into this theme for unique web design to match any niche, plugins built specifically for X compatibility bring you extended features, every device will see your content in a crisp and clear way with its mobile-friendly focus, and endless customizing options make this theme one of the most powerful in existence.
600 Google fonts, multiple navigational options, clean styling search ability, 100% fluidity, portfolio and e-commerce abilities, free Revolution Slider plugin, available PSD (Photoshop) files, and so much more make up this exceptional WordPress theme.
Advanced customization features such as 14 unique home variations, background video support, multiple navigation styles, custom background ability for each section, Font Awesome integration, full responsiveness, MailChimp support, and unlimited parallax scrolling set this theme apart from many other one page themes.
6. Zerif Pro
Built for creative agencies, this responsive theme comes packed with awesome features. Its semi-flat design with a smooth parallax effect makes for a visually appealing website, and its unlimited use of colors mean the sky is the limit when it comes to matching the look of this theme to the feel of your content.
Clean code, multiple browser compatibility, custom widgets, built-in translation abilities, WooCommerce compatibility, Google Maps integration, and the use of the Theme Options Panel make creating your website super easy.
Logos, social buttons, colors, and layouts are fashioned with an easy to use interface designed for those who are not experienced developers.
Elegant Theme’s latest theme release, Divi, boasts being their smartest, most flexible theme.
Although not originally a one page theme when released, it has since been updated to accommodate such functionality. You can easily create a corporate landing page, set up an online shop, or keep it simple and stay with a basic blog.
With the Divi Builder included for straightforward drag & drop page building, plus full responsiveness, advanced design settings for complete control over things like typography, colors, spacing, and other design elements, your design options are endless.
The Divi Theme Customizer allows for live previews of everything including headers, texts, footers, color styles, and more. Create your one page website using any of the 20+ pre-made layouts or design your own and save them for later use. Rest assured your site is secure, know that it can translate into over 32 languages, have access to full documentation, and get great support for when you experience any issues.
8. AccessPress Parallax Pro
Touted as a beautiful WordPress theme with parallax design, this theme allows for the ultimate story-telling experience that is interactive, engaging, and all on one easy to view page.
This theme works for all types of websites: travel, portfolio, photography, nature, health, blogging, corporate, agencies, and more. The drag & drop page builder makes for easy web design, there are 13+ widgets for things like contact info, preview post, testimonials, and social icons, the Revolution slider allows for beautiful image displays, and you have complete control over all of the customizing.
Truly a one page parallax WordPress theme, Brooklyn will work wonders for any type of website.
For those looking for a quick and easy setup, Brooklyn offers 13 one click install demos.
You can create unique portfolios, use the built-in pricing table manager, translate using the recommended WPML plugin, and take advantage of the included premium Slider Revolution plugin. It also has a built-in shortcode manager for easy insertion into posts and pages.
Sharing a love for a minimalistic feel mixed with a need for one page scrolling, Brooklyn gives plenty of white space, an elegant design, sleek typography, and a one-of-a-kind look.
10. Parallax Pro
The visually appealing vertical flow of this one page website includes 5 color styles, custom full width backgrounds and headers, parallax scrolling, and is fully responsive to deliver your website’s content every time.
This theme comes with solid security, blazing fast performance, out-of-the-box SEO optimization, and flexible foundational code built-in for a powerful and beautiful website or landing page.
PRICE: $99.95 (includes Genesis Framework)
Meant for creatives of all kinds (agencies, photographers, and designers to name a few), MORE has a unique yet universal design giving you the ability to concentrate on every tiny detail and animation effect to make the most out of your website.
MORE comes responsive and retina ready with carousels and slideshow options, and includes parallax effects, multiple column pricing tables, unlimited color styles, right to left language support, 24 hour support, extensive step-by-step documentation, and MORE.
This one page WordPress theme is both modern and elegant in design and lends versatility to several project types. Featuring a revolutionary one page building system, you can have your website up and running in just one step.
Packed with premium add-ons included with the theme purchase, Patti offers you Slider Revolution, Visual Composer, Ultimate Addons, and Templatera Addon to create a better user experience on your website.
Build a full width project page with things like better on-page SEO and WooCommerce integration, with no necessary coding knowledge, and all on a responsive framework. Contact support or watch some of the video tutorials prepared just for Patti, and you will be live in no time!
This great one page WordPress parallax theme comes with fantastic features. Create unlimited sidebars, translate easily using several options (WPML, qTranslate, or the included .PO Files), pick from one of 6 cool header options to match the feel of your site, drag & drop images into a portfolio section, and easily customize colors on backgrounds, text, menus, and more.
With premium plugins included such as Slider Revolution, Cute 3D Slider, and ISOtype for a masonry layout, plus 5 custom widgets (Flickr, Responsive Video, Recent Comments, 125 ads for unlimited ad spots, and 250 ad), 907 gives you a lot for a fair price tag.
14. Simple Key
This inexpensive one page portfolio theme is great for website owners on a budget.
Its clean and minimal design comes with unique features such as the right hand side scroll bar, the progress counter in the foreground of your site as web content loads while simultaneously graying out the background, and 33 shortcodes that are easy to use.
This theme is a great way to display your WooCommerce store or portfolio as a one page website or a landing page and comes fully responsive, with HTML5 and CSS3 web technologies, translation abilities, and is child theme ready.
Simple is a flexible Bootstrap responsive theme perfect for landing pages, single page websites, business, creatives, and everything in between.
Enjoy Visual Composer for quick page building, 3 presets of Icon Fonts (Entypo, Font Awesome, and Glyphicons), CSS3 animations, parallax background effects, clean code that’s SEO optimized, and an included child theme for safe editing of theme files.When creating your website you have full control using the powerful admin options built into the admin panel that allow you to make any required changes with zero coding experience.
Thought the name is simple, the theme is far from it; create custom skins, change colors, backgrounds, fonts, layouts, and more.
With hefty claims like being the first theme to bring the parallax effect to mobile devices, Morpheus is the ultimate all-in-one theme.
With the ability to design one page and multipage themes, this quick building theme will morph your website into anything you desire.
Use videos, sliders, patterns, or images on any part of your website and get cool typography by mixing and matching pre-set ‘Type Sets’ into the perfect combinations. In an effort to stay user friendly, Morpheus offers 5 different one-click demo installs, provides a theme options panel that requires no coding knowledge (or use the shortcode manager if you prefer), and gives you control of positioning and customizing all website effects including buttons, pricing tables, contact forms, social icons, and so much more.
This is the type of one page theme for those who seek a clear and minimal look for their website.
Best used for corporate or business websites, Chillout would also work well for a portfolio to showcase several art mediums.Choose from the color picker to get the perfect color scheme, enjoy Google Fonts support and an easy to use admin panel, set up Google Analytics for stat tracking, translate into a number of different languages, and integrate easily into the social world using the provided social icons.
Even better, enjoy blog post scrolling from the single page website for the ultimate user experience (see for yourself in the demo). For being minimalist, this theme definitely offers a fair amount of features.
18. VERSUS Resume
Although basic and to the point, VERSUS Resume is still a great one page theme. It’s perfect for those looking to set up a professional looking resume/CV page to exhibit accomplishments and skills.
With its retina ready and responsive design, endless customization possibilities (complex page layouts, translation abilities, and matching color schemes), Visual Composer inclusion to help build a portfolio display of work, and unique sidebar manager, you will be getting job offers left and right.
This niche specific one page theme offers an excellent way to display your e-commerce store. With over 20 layout options featuring a wide range of e-commerce product type setups, you can build a modern and cool looking online store in no time.
With quick load times, responsive web design, free professional support, a powerful admin module, and $119 worth of free premium plugin addons, what’s not to like?In addition, WooPress gives you unlimited headers/breadcrumbs/footers, unlimited color choices, slideshow abilities, and much more to successfully sell your products online.
Willow is a robust one page multi-purpose theme destined to wow your audience.
As with most one page themes, Willow is no different in that it comes packed with features such as SEO optimization, Visual Composer, responsive design, 450+ icons, translation abilities, and parallax effects.
The one neat thing about this theme that sets it apart from many others is the full screen video background. Check out the demo, it really is impressive.
Still making waves in the WordPress world is Avada, the number one selling theme of all time. Touting itself as the one theme that allows you complete freedom to design whatever website look you want, it really is nothing short of amazing.
The powerful framework Avada sits on paired with tons of one-click demos to get you started, eliminate the need for you to continually change themes as your website evolves. No coding knowledge is required to create beautifully designed page sections and responsiveness is taken to another level letting you customize widths and formats to fit specific mobile devices.
The Fusion Core plugin allows you the flexibility to build site components, generate shortcodes, create megamenus and slideshows, and more. And don’t forget the incredible support you can count on to help you when problems arise. If you are looking for a super theme, Avada is definitely in the running.
With a strict focus on design and user interaction, Swenson brings to you both a soft and modern creative layout.
Providing you with the extended version of Visual Composer, you have access to over 40 Visual Composer components for maximum simplicity and flexibility when it comes to building your website.
In addition, Swenson is based on the popular Redux Option Panel giving you extensive configurations to manage your site.
One-click installs as a one page or multipage website, parallax support, 4 header templates, 8 color schemes, masonry or grid portfolio layouts, and highly customizable slideshow presentations with a variety of transitions and effects are some of the cool things you can expect when using Swenson.
Newave gives you 3 specific demos for very different niches (Vineyard, Photography, and Travel). All contain the same functionalities such as 6 home sections to choose from, 4 header options, multiple pre-designed color skins, background video support, parallax or full screen slider ability, Font Awesome icons, and more.
The difference is each demo gives your website a unique look to match your website’s needs.
The Admin Panel is easy to operate because it is designed for website owners of all levels. The theme is also translatable, retina and mobile ready, well documented, and has great support.
A one page theme offering unique designs right down to the finest detail, Horizon has many advanced features so you can build the website of your dreams.
The admin panel allows for custom animation and icon choices, the color picker gives you full freedom to choose your color schemes, text can easily translate via the options, and video tutorials are available for when you need some assistance.
Displaying as a portfolio, e-commerce shop, or just a simple blogging website, Horizon is sure to have the features you need to create an awesome one page website.
This theme is truly multipurpose and can be used to create any type of one page website imaginable. Start with the Visual Page Builder for a smooth creation experience.
Enjoy optimized performance, mobile-friendly design, CSS3 animations, a shortcode generator for easy customizations, a ready-made shopping cart for your online shop, and don’t forget the light and dark theme versions.
With multiple demos utilizing the included premium plugins (Slider Revolution and Parallax Slider) and providing inspiration as to how to implement both the light and dark versions on your site, this multi-color skinned, WooCommerce compatible, multiple header styled, one page theme will get the job done quickly and beautifully.
Have you tried any of the above mentioned one page themes? Which one is your favorite? Maybe you use one that is not on the list that you feel needs some recognition? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!