In one page themes, a single template/page is used throughout the site or has only one page. Unlike multi-purpose templates that provide different templates for posts and pages, there’s only a single template in one page templates. Some one page themes are lighter and faster compared to other templates as their stylesheet and HTML files have fewer lines of codes. One Page sites should be designed in such a way that it would be the last place the visitor visits for some search query. The page should have a CTA that users should click on it. If the user ignores the CTA button, the site’s bounce rate will be high and it may not rank for the targeted keywords.
When the user clicks the CTA, the WordPress CMS will open a form where the user enters his/her details to complete a task such as subscribing to the newsletter, completing a transaction, or opening a link to third party sites such as Google Play Store or iTunes where the user will click the install/download button to download a file or install an application. One page themes can also be used for various other reasons I’ve not mentioned above.
Are One Page sites worth it? Yes, if the content on the site is excellent and the site’s body/header section has CTA buttons, the website may rank well in the search engines (good ranking = good conversion rate). Although several themes are available for the WordPress CMS, the following templates are the best for launching a single page site:
Best one page themes for WordPress
Uncode is one of the most powerful WP themes of all time. Although it is a multi-purpose template, you can use Uncode to launch a single page site. This is because Uncode ships with the enhanced edition of the Visual Composer page builder plugin with which you can create great looking unique landing pages. Once you’ve designed your page, you can set it as a homepage with the “Reading settings” page of the WordPress dashboard. Uncode offers 100+ features which include slide/one page scroll, enhanced backgrounds, etc.
X Theme is similar to Uncode. It lets users set up one page navigation which ensures that the page of the site won’t change when the user clicks the menu. X Theme offers two page builders – Cornerstone and Visual Composer. Both tools are powerful and offer tons of options. In addition to Visual Composer, X also provides the Revolution Slider premium plugin.
Hestia has 100k+ users. It has a simple design. The template supports the Elementor page builder and is mobile/search engine friendly. It includes related posts function and multi-level menus. Hestia also supports widgets on the footer. It has been developed by ThemeIsle, a trusted company.
One Page Express
One Page Express is yet another popular template you can use to launch a one page site. It supports several elements and cool features such as slideshow/video backgrounds, etc. The template doesn’t seem to support footer widgets. It ships with several sections that you can add to your page. One Page Express is mobile friendly and it supports the sticky navigation bar.
Newave is a premium WordPress One Page template that ships with the visual composer plugin. With Visual Composer, you can create stunning looking pages without writing code. Newave lets users activate social networking icons and it includes a contact form. Newave supports off-canvas menus and Google Maps.
The North WP theme provides VS Composer as well as the Ultimate VC addons plugins. The template is based on the Bootstrap 3.1 framework and it uses HTML5/CSS3 code. It ships with a sample contact form, pricing tables, and several shortcodes. North supports section scrolling and has the option to activate dark/light skins.
Sydney is a highly popular WordPress theme that is compatible with the Elementor page builder plugin. Elementor offers tons of options. It also offers blocks that you can use to create a landing/single page site within a few minutes. Sydney enables you to put widgets in the footer section. It is SEO friendly and has a responsive design.
Zeriff Lite/Zelle Lite
Zeriff is the 2nd ThemeIsle theme on our list. It is a free one page template with good ratings and excellent features. Like the North template, Zeriff is based on Bootstrap and minimal design. ZL supports WPML, RTL languages, etc. It has a flat responsive design. Zeriff Lite supports full-screen photos and parallax effects.
According to Colorlib, the developer of the Shapely one page theme, Shapely has been optimized for popular plugins such as Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, etc. It lets you use Font Awesome icons. Shapely supports unlimited colors, hero images, and translation to other languages. It provides a slider and has the option to activate related posts for articles you publish in the blog section.