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April 15, 2022

5 Best Starter Themes in 2022

Choosing a theme for your website is a difficult decision as it will be the foundation of your website. The default WordPress theme is great for blog-style websites but we recommend picking a different theme to get more features to build your website. Here are our recommended 5 Best Starter Themes in 2022.

Free Theme

1. OceanWP

OceanWP is a popular free theme that has over 700,000 active installs. It’s a theme optimized for eCommerce websites and works with top page builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, and Visual Composer.


  • Lightweight Theme
  • Elementor Ready
  • Ecommerce Ready

There is a premium version of the OceanWP theme which comes with more premium features and demo themes:

2. Astra 

The Astra theme is the most popular free theme available for download on the WordPress theme store. It has over 1,000,000 active installs.

It comes with free demo content/pages using their Starter Theme Library plugin which allows you to instantly have a website designed specifically for your business industry. You can view the available free & paid demos on their website:

3. Genesis

Genesis gained popularity due to its framework which is meant to be used to build premium themes on top of its codebase which provides all the core functionality that a theme needs.

A key feature of Genesis is their Genesis Custom Blocks, which makes it easier to make custom blocks using the block editor. You can view the available themes on their website:

You get free access to the Genesis framework and themes when you’re using WPEngine or Flywheel for hosting.

Premium Themes

4. Avada 

The Avada theme is the most popular paid theme on Themeforest. It has over 700,000 sales. The reason for its success is its live drag and drop visual website builder which makes it easy to create websites without knowing how to code.

It has 80+ pre-built websites ready to be used to speed up the development process and is built for performance to ensure a speedy website.

It is currently $60 USD for a license on Themeforest and you will definitely get your money’s worth with this theme.

5. Divi Theme

Divi is similar to Avada as it also comes with its own drag and drop builder to make websites without coding.

Divi comes with 100+ pre-made websites ready to be imported to WordPress. There are also 40+ modules which can be imported to make your website look exactly how you like.

They’re currently selling a yearly license for $70 for their 2022 anniversary sale. You can view their pricing on their website:

So that’s our recommendations on the 5 Best Starter Themes in 2022, if you need help with deciding on a theme for your website you can contact us at MapilitMedia Inc. for expert guidance.

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