WordPress is currently the best blogging platform available on the internet today. It is a state-of-the-art platform that can stand as a blog, as a tumblelog, as photo gallery and also as a CMS. You may ask how as a CMS?
Well, it is a platform you are familiar with, it is extensible, extendable and very much customizable. There are tons of themes available for WordPress. With a couple of tweaks and plugins, WordPress can function as a full fledged CMS. On top of that, most of the new start-ups these days select WordPress as their CMS setup.
Some days back, I read this post on StudioWorpress and got the idea of gathering the best wordpress themes available, which are best suited for a CMS and present them here on Sizlopedia. So here we are, with the best of WordPress themes for a CMS!
A WordPress theme comprised of a – grid aligned – images for forward facing pages, and clean textual presentation on the inner pages. Two column theme, with a neat a organized front page. Pictures add to the beauty of the theme. The search bar and the nav-bar and nicely designed
WordPress Grid Focus
Another great choice for a CMS. It is a 3 column theme, quite minimalistic and elegant to look at. The extreme left column can carry the news on your site, the middle one can show links and reference material for your visitors and the right column can show advertisements or popular content.
Mimbo is a magazine-style WordPress theme which makes extensive use of WP’s template tag system to create a non-traditional layout. It contains no images and only minimal CSS styling. Mainly it exists as a clean, grid-based starter layout for designers to install and style to their own liking. Best suited for news sites.
Linoluno is a gorgeous looking theme where the content is presented in a very pleasing way. You have a featured post column in the front and other posts below it, carrying a description and a picture alongwith. It is a simple and neat theme for a magazine-styled site. The theme use the WordPress’ template tags quite extensively but still, it is very easy to use.
The Morning After
Quite a popular theme is The Morning After and one of the best crafted with the professional look you will need for your website. The theme was created based on a brief survey on the WordPress forums about what people would want to see in a unique magazine-style theme. It supports widgets and provides all the features you expect from a kickass theme 😉
You have to see it to believe it. Arthemia is a true wordpress CMS theme! It carries a featured article space, a beautiful navbar and good placements for advertisements. In the middle of the front page, Arthemia has a nice blue-and-black category bar which will help your readers exploring you site. At the bottom, Arthemia is outfitted with a must-have section, a three-list of favorite posts.
WP Magazine Theme
Another Magazine Styled theme with the Popular, Latest and Sponsors’ columns at the first glance. A feature rich theme which will power your CMS setup. Carries a dropdown navigation, is widget capable, can easily be monetized and also has a place for putting up a video!
I hope you enjoyed the post 😀
This is a guest post by Keshav. He is an enthusiastic young freelance writer who likes blogs and web apps.