How you present yourself online and in real life can make a huge impact on the success of your consulting business.In today's digital world, it's nearly impossible to run a consulting business without a website that outlines the services you offer. How you present this information — and your brand — on your site matters for building a profitable business and acquiring the customers who are a good fit for your service.
Nowadays, the first thing a potential customer will do is search your business or a general keyword like "business consultant" in a search engine like Google. Whether visitors land on your site through a paid ad or organically, it's important that they have a great first impression.
To put your best foot forward, you need to make sure that the design of your consulting website is professional and easy to navigate. You don't need to be a web designer to do this — you just need a quality WordPress business theme.
Best WordPress Themes for Consultants
Below we'll take a look at some of the best themes specifically designed for business consulting sites so you can find the perfect fit for your brand.
Avada is the top-selling WordPress theme on the Themeforest marketplace. Fully responsive across all devices and regularly updated to ensure websites using this design remain optimal, the Avada theme powers some of the coolest websites on the internet.
Avada comes with a visual drag-and-drop website builder that makes designing without a developer easy. You can use it to create fully customized layouts with over 70 design elements to choose from.
Avada also comes with 67 pre-built websites that you can import in one click. That means creating your site can be as simple as installing Avada, selecting a demo, and clicking Install.
Of those demos, Avada Cryptocurrency is ideal for your consulting business. Import with the click of a button and start designing right away.
As a business consulting service or a B2B service provider, it's important that your website looks professional and includes all relevant information about your team and services.
Astra is a popular and friendly theme that you can use to build a comprehensive business website. The theme is compatible with many page builders and when pairing the theme with plugins, you can add all the features you want to your website.
With plenty of advanced features, an easy-to-use interface, and business-ready website templates, Astra gives you what you need to build your site.
Divi is a multipurpose WordPress theme that you can use to create virtually any website.
The Divi theme is powered by the Divi Builder, a powerful drag-and-drop website builder for WordPress. With this builder, you can create a layout from scratch or edit any of the 800 premade website layouts included with the theme.
These layouts are designed for multiple industries, including business, health, technology, and events. It has an amazing one-page design specifically for consulting so you can put all the details about your services right on the homepage.
One you've selected a template, you can use Divi's Magic Color manager and other customization tools to create a site that reflects your unique brand.
One of the best business themes for WordPress, Neve is a single page design that is perfect for consulting businesses. Neve is extremely powerful and customizable so you can create a site that looks exactly the way you want.
Neve offers all the features you need to create a professional-looking design for your consulting business. You have sections for your portfolio, team, about page, testimonials — all of which attract and foster trust with new customers.
The theme offers customizable headers and footers that let you control every aspect of the layout of your site. Neve offers a live customizer so you can easily create a custom design right in your dashboard. Adjust the color, background, blog, order of sections and more, and then preview the changes you make in real time.
Neve is fully responsive, so it looks good on mobile, tablet, and desktops. Check out the live demo below.
Like Avada and Divi, Monstroid2 is a multipurpose WordPress theme that you can use to create all types of sites.
This theme offers nine pre-designed "skins" (or layouts) that you can choose from. You can customize the template and skin you select using the compatible page builder Elementor.
There are over 40 modules exclusive to this theme that enable you to add carousels, subscribe forms, portfolios, and more to your site. You can also use this theme with the bbPress, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce plugins.
6. Consult Aid
Consult Aid is a modern WordPress theme specifically designed for business consulting.
The theme comes with the Visual Composer drag-and-drop website builder so that you can completely customize your site without writing a single line of code. You'll also get the Slider Revolution plugin included so you can create carousels for your web pages.
In addition to these plugins, you'll get a powerful theme panel with over 80 design options, 29 layouts (including four for the homepage specifically), over 600 Google Fonts, multiple header layouts, and more. Plus, Consult Aid is fully responsive so your site will look great on all modern devices.
Massive Dynamic is a multipurpose WordPress theme that can be used to create and customize any niche site — no web development experience required.
This theme comes with over 70 demo sites. However, if none fit your exact needs, then you can create your own from scratch. Massive Dynamic comes with Jenga Builder, a front-end website builder that lets you see how your changes will look live on your site as you make them.
Massive Dynamic theme comes with over 70 design elements, including unlimited layouts, flexible grids, float animation, and parallax effect, so that you can create a unique site for your consulting business.
As the name suggests, this theme is created for consulting and general business sites.
Like other themes on this list, Consultancy is fully responsive and comes bundled with the Visual Composer page builder and Slider Revolution plugin. It also has an advanced theme options panel that will help you get started customizing your site quickly and easily.
Supported sections include Home, About Us, News, Portfolio, Services, Blog, and Contact. You can fill in each section with important and relevant information to your prospects and existing customers.
A flexible and fully responsive theme, Experts is an ideal option for those in the fields of consulting, finance, and business.
With Experts, you can install any of the 28 pre-made demos in one click and start customizing, or you can build your site from scratch.
Whether you select a demo or start from scratch, you'll have a drag-and-drop page builder at your disposal. Since Visual Composer is fully integrated and this theme includes over 300 user interface elements, you'll be able to create a functional WordPress site for your clients in no time.
Konsulting theme is a modern choice for business consulting websites. This theme comes with a robust set of features that will help you create a website your clients will look forward to using.
Its advanced admin panel includes design options for unlimited sidebars, menus, tabs, accordions, headers, footers, 404 pages, and more. You can even create CSS animations and parallax videos and image backgrounds with this theme.
Finally, like other themes mentioned above, Konsulting comes bundled with the Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Essential Grid, and Model Theme plugin. This will save you time and money you'd spend finding a developer to code these elements for you from scratch.
Life Coach and Psychologist is a professional, minimal design for life coaches, trainers, psychologists, and diet and nutrition consultants to create their personal sites.
This theme comes with premium plugins to help you to create and organize your site, including Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Essential Grid, Events Calendar, and the Swiper Slider plugin.
With this theme, you'll have two different homepage options to choose from so you can make the best first impression on your visitors. You'll also be able to manage online appointments, add contact forms, create image and video galleries, and customize pre-made modules to add information about your services, products, teams, and success stories.
As the name suggests, Consulting is the perfect theme for business consulting websites.
It's fully responsive and retina-ready to make sure that your site looks great on any device. It comes with demo content so you can get your site up and running in no time. And it comes bundled with three amazing plugins:
- the Slider Revolution plugin so you can create carousels to organize your content in an engaging way;
- the Cost Calculator plugin so you can create price estimation forms for your visitors;
- and the eRoom plugin so you can create and manage Zoom meetings and webinars directly from your website.
Built and optimized for Elementor and Visual Composer, Consulting enables you to customize any of the pre-built sites without needing a developer or knowing how to code.
With all these features and more, it's no wonder Consulting is an awarding-winning design in the Themeforest marketplace
As a dedicated corporate and business theme, Ascendio was designed to be user-friendly and scalable for fast-growing businesses.
It offers multiple header and footer layouts, social media widgets, and an impressive range of theme options you can configure in the WordPress customizer. You can add breadcrumbs, a custom favicon and logo, sidebar, background image, and basically everything you need to create a professional WordPress site.
There are 15 pre-designed layouts to choose from to quickly build out your site. Here's a homepage layout that's particularly well-suited for a consulting business.
Corporate, strategy, and marketing consultants use Consultio to bring a professional, modern website to their clients.
With 62 stunning demos, 31 header styles, and dozens of demos that you can import in a single click, Consultio makes building a consulting website intuitive and simple. Customizing this theme is a breeze as it includes the most popular Google web fonts, the Elementor page builder, and a footer builder.
If you have multiple locations for your consulting business, you have the option to activate features like Google Maps that can help potential clients find you when they need you.
New consultancies are popping up every minute, make your stand out with Corzon — a design-centric theme. Corzo includes more than 600 theme options which means the customization possibilities are virtually limitless. This theme goes beyond the traditional font options and color pickers. It puts the power of design into your hands.
The internal page builder gives you the freedom to design in a way that works best for you. Work in Live Mode, Visual Mode, or Block Mode to produce stunning results every time you log into the admin panel. Need to change the same client disclosures on different pages? No problem. Speed up your design workflow with Corzo’s Sync Block feature which automatically updates similar blocks across your site.
Finance and tax consultants, Excitor is a WordPrees theme made with you in mind. The sleek modern interface looks powerful and will give your visitors a sense of confidence in your business. All 15 of the included portfolio styles are customizable using the drag and drop page builder.
If you choose to add a blog to your website using this theme, you’ll get 14 layout options to choose from. GDPR is also included — you’ll get compliance, personal data, and data protection tools that you can enable on your site.
Build a consulting site worth visiting with Zohar theme. It comes with two homepage layouts with different styles so you have control over exactly how your website appears to your clients. Do you have case studies or success stories? Display them using the Case gallery feature within the built-in portfolio layouts.
This theme is compatible with Gutenberg and Elementor to make customizing the design effortless. The fully responsive, retina-ready interface ensures your website looks amazing on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Career consultants, therapists, and life coaches use Vandana to share content and service offerings with prospective clients. This theme comes out of the box with a modern, feminine touch, but it can be customized with colors and to suit your brand.
Multiple premade layouts and headers are available to help speed up the design process. Simply add your content to each page and save it. If you’re adding a blog to your WordPress site, this theme supports blog posts and comments to give your readers an enjoyable content experience.
Traditional options like custom CSS, multi-language compatibility, responsive design are all included in this beautiful theme.
CoachPress is a lightning-fast, minimal website theme that’s built to drive leads for your consulting business. If you’re a mentor, public speaker, or consultant, you’ll find this theme perfect for your busy work life.
What’s unique about CoachPress are the customizable banner options. Choose from static image, video, or slider combinations that come equipped with a call-to-action button. You’ll be able to drive leads through several channels including email subscriptions, social media, and SEO using the CoachPress built-in features. Just like most themes on this list, you won’t need to be a coding expert to turn this theme into your custom WordPress website.
Blossom Studio Pro is an elegant, photo-first theme is perfect for consultants, freelancers, and coaches who serve clients in a one-on-one capacity. Its fast speed makes it ideal for those website owners looking for an SEO-friendly theme on which to add a blog to generate visibility and acquire new customers.
You can also create specific landing pages using this theme if you plan to run specific marketing campaigns around a product or service you sell. Your Blossom Studio Pro website, blog site, and landing pages can be customized using one of the several page templates, color editor, and typography options so your brand is communicated consistently to your visitors no matter where they find you first.
Selecting the Right Theme for Your Consulting Business
Any of the themes above will allow you to create a custom business site that attracts prospects and delights your customers. Once you’ve selected the one with features, layouts, and customization options that align with your needs, install the WordPress theme on your site to begin reaping the benefits of improved performance, SEO, and visitor engagement. You can also install additional WordPress plugins like HubSpot’s to extend the functionality of your site.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Originally published Jun 28, 2021 7:00:00 AM, updated July 26 2021