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12 Proven Ways to Make Money with WordPress

Now days many people have found ways to make tons of money with WordPress. There are many different ways by which you can also earn a living online with it.

Have you ever thought of making money using WordPress? If yes, this detailed post is a treat for you! I will be discussing 12 proven ways you can make money with WordPress. The methods listed below require different skill sets, so even if you’re not a developer rest assured WordPress is full of opportunities for you!

  1. Freelance Writing
  2. Create & Monetize a Blog
  3. WordPress Courses
  4. eCommerce & Dropshipping
  5. Blog Setup Service
  6. Website Maintenance
  7. SEO & Marketing Services
  8. Security Consulting & Solutions
  9. WordPress Plugin Development
  10. WordPress Theme Development
  11. Theme Customization
  12. WordPress Design Services

1. Freelance Writing (aka Content Creation)

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Starting off easy – if you have a device to type on and internet connection you can create content for other websites. There are millions of websites and they all need fresh content.

While this list is full of ways you can make money with WordPress, content creation extends to pretty much every niche. Just visit your favorite online blogs. Many have contributor application pages where you can submit your articles and get paid for them. So not only will you get some awesome backlinks from top ranking sites, but you can get paid for your hard work.

You can also find WordPress content writing jobs on job board sites. A couple worth checking out include Upwork and ProBlogger Jobs – both of which have tons of writing jobs available as of this very moment.

Before applying it might be a good idea to have an online portfolio setup to show off your previous work. Specifically you should be sure to include a short bio, active social profiles and links to recently published posts (or if you’re just starting create a few posts on your own blog that you can use as examples). This way potential employers can have a look at your writing style as well as exposure your articles get across blogs and social media.

2. Create & Monetize a Blog

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In the online world, it is always recommended to start a website for your business. So, what are you waiting for? Launch your own WordPress blog and start making money!

Not sure how to get started with your WordPress website? Checkout our easy guide for how to start a blog where we walk you through all the steps of building a website. Key steps are choosing a domain & hosting, installing WordPress, choosing a theme, installing plugins and adding posts & pages.

Having a blog is a great way to generate passive income. You can make money using affiliate marketing, selling ads, sponsored reviews, etc from your blog. This requires no additional effort from you – it’s simply a way to take full advantage of the content and traffic you already have.

Most marketplaces and service providers offer affiliate programs. Some of our personal favorites that are easy to work with include ThemeforestShareasaleCJ Affiliate and Creative Market. Just signup for a FREE account and add links to you posts where it feels natural.

To sell ads you can offer your own ad packages or work through a company like BuySellAds. Or signup for a Google Adsense account and insert your code to let Google’s network handle the ads while you get a nice little check each month.

You can also offer sponsored posts on your blog. Add a page or contact form to your website so brands can get in touch to pay you for reviews, guides, list style posts or something else. Just be sure to stipulate in your sponsored post agreement that all opinions will be honest, and make sure you add a disclaimer to the final published post that it was sponsored.

You can also leverage your website to promote other money generating activities (which we cover below) such as courses, products or premium services.

3. WordPress Courses

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Fairly confident in your abilities? Create a course! There are millions of people using the internet to learn new skills. All you need to do is create (and monetize) courses to help them. Teach people how to garden, share cooking tips, or even share your own guide on how to start a blog. Once you have your subject matter narrowed down, there are a couple options to actually create and monetize your online course.

The first is to use your website simply as a marketing platform with your courses hosted on a third party elearning site. Popular options include sites like Udemy where you can upload your courses and set your own prices, or Lynda where your course is a part of a general membership. Both offer easy ways to get started quickly. Just be aware that with these platforms you don’t keep the full amount paid for your course (Udemy takes a 3-50% cut of your course price, while Lynda pays out based on your views per month).

The second option is to go all in and use WordPress to build your website and host your courses. This way you manage your courses, set your prices and reap all the benefits. And lucky for you – there are a number of plugins that makes creating courses with WordPress easy. Just use our guide to create an online course with WordPress to learn more. Or you can use a membership plugin to create a paid, members only section of your website with exclusive content. This can include courses, blog posts, videos, downloadable tools or assets – really anything you want to offer.

4. eCommerce & Dropshipping

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In addition to knowledge you can also share downloadable or tangible goods with your readers. It takes a bit of effort to get started, but WordPress is a fantastic platform to build an e-commerce website.

Why e-commerce? Now more than ever people are shopping online. And with WordPress you simply need to install a plugin like WooCommerce to build an online store. Compared to other e-commerce options, WooCommerce is completely free and offers many helpful features you can use to setup your store.

In addition to a regular storefront for your own goods, WordPress can also be used to build a dropshipping store. In this case you sell goods directly to customers but a third party ships them out (similar to how Amazon often handles shipping for smaller sellers using their platform). Whether you use WooCommerce or Shopify, this method typically involves using a plugin or using settings to ensure shipping info is sent to the supplier directly. If this sounds like the right business plan for you there are a number of plugins you can use to create a dropshipping business with WordPress.

5. Blog Setup Service

WordPress Is More Than A Blogging Platform

Are you a beginner or a part time blogger who doesn’t have much development experience even though you want to make money using WordPress? If yes, a blog set up service is the perfect option for you. Even beginners can offer this type of service! But how?

Many people want to use WordPress in their blogs, but they just don’t technical knowledge to actually get started. So they opt for blog setup service. Your task as a blog setup service provider will be to install WordPress, upload a WordPress theme, add the recommended plugins, etc.

To get clients you can start with a simple blog setup service page on your website. To attract leads or dedicated traffic to that page add banners for your service on your own site, try reaching out to other blogs to guest post, leave comments on forums with a link to your site, get on social media, and invest in paid advertising if you’re able. If you’re targeting a smaller or local audience (such as “blog setup service for gardeners” or “blog setup service in Savannah Georgia”) it’s often much more affordable than you’d think. If people are interested in your offer, they’ll contact you.

When you create your service page consider adding multiple price points with increasing levels of service. For example, you could have a basic blog setup service for $100 which includes installing WordPress, uploading a theme and adding the theme’s demo content. Then you can offer SEO plugin setup as a $20 upsell, or as a part of a premium setup service bundled with a few other features (like breadcrumbs, homepage setup, etc).

Alternatively you can provide you blog setup services for free, but you’ll have to rely on affiliate links within your services page. For instance, you could offer free blog setup with the purchase of Bluehost hosting when a customer uses your specific affiliate link. Bluehost offers competitively priced hosting plans that new bloggers can afford, as well as generous affiliate commissions upwards of $65 for every successful sign up. Similarly, you can then suggest themes, plugins, security services and other affiliate products to users when they sign up through your service page. Just remember to only recommend products you have tested and are good.

6. Website Maintenance

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We mentioned blog setup, but there is a huge opportunity to generate ongoing income with maintenance services. Many website owners don’t want to deal with the day-to-day tasks of running a website – they simply want a way for people to find them on the web. And this is where you come in. Maintenance can entail WordPress updates, security monitoring, theme and plugin updates, hosting management, CDN setup, etc. Pretty much anything you’re already doing for your own website you can get paid a monthly fee to do for others.

It’s important to note that if you go this route you’ll want to use a site management plugin to make your life easier. A few of the top options are:

These plugins all allow you to manage core, theme and plugin updates as well as monitor SEO, site speed, comments and even backups all from one single dashboard. This way you can provide a comprehensive maintenance service to your clients without having to monitor each site individually.

7. SEO & Marketing Services

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If you’ve spent time learning how to optimize your own site you can certainly put those skills to work. SEO is a huge part of building up a website, and it can be very overwhelming for some people. Which is why SEO services typically fetch premium prices. Whether you assist with content optimization, link building, site speed or other site aspects SEO it’s certainly an area many website owners are will to pay for.

Marketing services go hand in hand along with SEO. Managing ads is time consuming, since it requires creating graphics, researching keywords, bidding strategy, placement and more. Plus a good marketing campaign includes multiple formats – Google ads, newsletters, social media, etc. Armed with the knowledge and connections you’ve already built for your own website you can certainly lend clients a helping hand. In most cases marketing services include a based fee plus a percentage based on traffic or increase in conversions.

8. Security Consulting & Solutions

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For those confident in their security abilities, and specifically coding skills, security consulting can be extremely lucrative. Security is of the utmost importance to every site owner. Some areas you might consider include:

  • Security Audit: There are premium auditing software services available, but you can also perform this by hand. Whichever route you choose just be sure to cover key aspects of security such as default WordPress settings, passwords, user role access, file permissions, updates, security plugin settings, backup settings (via plugin or hosting),  server configuration, SSL certificate etc.
  • General Security Hardening: This could be as simple as offering a professional setup service for up a trusted security plugin such as iThemes Security ProWordfence or All in One WP Security & Firewall.
  • SSL Setup: SSL is complicated, so why not help website owners correctly create and install their SSL certificate.
  • Malware Removal: If you know WordPress files like the back of your hand then Malware removal is right up your alley. If you choose to remove suspect code yourself manually or with the aid of a plugin this is certainly something you could add to your overall security services.

Of course there are other aspects to WordPress security but these are great places to start if web security is your passion.

9. WordPress Plugin Development

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If you have used WordPress, you must be aware of one thing – you can’t run your blog without using at least a few plugins, right? Everyone uses plugins to add extra features that help run a WordPress blog successfully. There are thousands of plugins available in WordPress – some are absolutely free, others offer paid upgrades and the remaining are premium.

If you find a solution to a problem and create a plugin for it (that your audience might be interested in buying), there’s absolutely nothing that can stop you from making income from it. Analyze a few existing plugins (preferably in a similar niche) that are making decent money. See if they are using a premium (paid plugin) or freemium (free plugin with paid upgrade). Are they utilizing WordPress.org, a marketplace or relying on their own website for promotion? You might also want to check the comments/reviews as well to get an idea of what support might be like for you. Then figure out how you can do the same to create a constant cash flow!

If you are thinking to make money by selling WordPress plugins, make sure to create them by focusing on a specific need. One of the best examples in this category is the Elementor page builder. This mega page building plugin is focused on making creating custom page layouts easy, and has grown to be used by over 4 million WordPress sites. Plus the plugin developer monetized their creation by releasing a premium Elementor Pro with more advanced features.

You can sell your WordPress plugins at CodeCanyon. You may also sell it from your own blog, or by creating a separate site for it. You can also make money by working on custom plugin projects.

10. WordPress Theme Development

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Are you a web designer or developer? Yes? Then you can make money by developing WordPress Themes. You don’t have to be a top class designer or coder to design a great looking WordPress theme – but you should definitely know what you are designing for your targeted audience. At the end of the day, you should know who you are designing your theme for or else you will end up finding zero audience for your theme.

There are so many companies which are designing fantastic themes for WordPress sites to make passive income streams. For instance, people like Brian Clark founded StudioPress (and later sold it to WP Engine which now includes all of the StudioPress themes for FREE with their hosting plans) and our own AJ Clarke created WPExplorer Themes (including our #1 Total WordPress Theme) to build quality and appealing themes for WordPress websites. They have been doing great over years now just by hiring few designers and selling appealing themes.

If you are just starting out when it comes to creating WordPress themes, and not confident enough to go it alone, you can form a team. Or you can join a venture that is already in the business of making themes for others. This way you won’t have as difficult of a time making money while completing your work.

You may want to sell your WordPress themes at Template MonsterThemeforestCreative Market, or you can sell them from your own website. Just like plugins, you may also work on custom WordPress theme projects for clients to make some extra dollars.

11. Theme Customization

WordPress Theme Customizations

Are you an advanced developer with some extra time on your hands? Try offering customization services. Many developers are making decent side incomes offering website, theme and/or plugin customization services on WordPress job sites.

In any case, there are many WordPress users who can install a theme (or maybe their hosting provider offered this along with the setup of their WordPress install) but they don’t have the technical ability to make changes. For example:

  • Custom page layouts
  • Custom post types
  • Logo/branding creation
  • Social media integration
  • Newsletter setup
  • eCommerce store setup
  • Plugin configuration

This is just a super small example of course, since there are so many aspects to WordPress. You can offer up your services at a set price per task, or make your time available at a variable per hour rate.

12. WordPress Design Services

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One of the last ways we want to talk about to make money online using WordPress is to offer comprehensive design services. It can be done easily only if you are good at WordPress – creating custom designs for clients, and building a full website from the ground up. Developers working directly with clients on custom sites charge in the thousands for their work. So while this option might require more knowledge and effort it is very much so worthwhile. And you can essentially bundle a few of the other monetization methods  mentioned on this list to create your overall service package (custom theme, blog setup, security setup, ongoing maintenance, etc).

Websites like CodeableUpwork and Toptal are great places to advertise your availability for clients work. You can also offer your services through your own website if you want to skip the middle man. Make sure you have a great portfolio if you are thinking of making a passive income stream by using this method. Specifically, remember to ask clients to give feedback if they are satisfied with your work or to share a review of your services that you can post on your site or share on social media. This can really boost your online sales, as testimonials from top bloggers is great social proof.

End Note

You don’t have to be a WordPress genius to make a living. If you can do any of the above and know how to sell yourself or your product you will have plenty of chances to make really good money using WordPress. Also, figure out what your targeted audience truly wants; this way you will be on the right track.

Do you have any more strategies to earn money online using WordPress? Please share them in the comment section.

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Best Plugins for WordPress Designers, Developers & Newbies

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Best Plugins for WordPress Designers Developers Beginners 2023

Are you looking for this year’s best plugins for WordPress, but not sure where to look? Stay tuned into this featured post, because we will cover the best plugins for all WP web designers, developers, and beginners.

If you use the WordPress.org platform for your website-building projects, you already know you’re on the right track. Nevertheless, incorporating certain features or functionality you would like to have in a website is often easier said than done. As to do so may require design or coding skills you simply don’t possess.

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Fortunately, there are software add-ons. More commonly known as plugins. They are exactly what you need to add those custom features or functionalities without programming knowledge. In addition, WordPress plugins can be used to optimize website SEO, boost speed, and performance, and more.

Check out these 9 best WordPress plugins for your website projects in 2023. One or more of them might not only have what you need but could far exceed your expectations.

9 Best Plugins for WordPress Designers, Developers & Beginners

1. Brizy – Best Website Builder Plugin for Non-techies

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Here we have Brizy, a cloud-based website builder that can be used to customize a website or to build your own from scratch. Brizy is free to download (a Pro version is available) and you don’t have to be a techie or proficient at programming to use it.

  • Brizy theme builder makes it as easy as it gets to improve any page or section of an existing website.
  • With the help of the builder’s dynamic elements (shortcodes, sidebar, breadcrumbs, post info, etc.) you can create dynamic templates for special pages, headers, and footers, and even repeating header and footer blocks.
  • 150+ high-converting pre-made templates are ready to put to use together with a selection of dynamic elements (posts elements, breadcrumbs, shortcodes, sidebar, etc.).
  • If you select the 100% White Label option, you can brand the builder as your own.
  • WooCommerce integration is included for building or customizing an online store.

Click on the banner to learn more about this cloud-based WordPress theme builder.

2. WpDataTables – WordPress Tables Plugin

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Although you may be quite capable of creating an attractive and informative table or chart that viewers will appreciate, creating one that is interactive, responsive, and user-editable could involve more than you may want to take on.

wpDataTables is a premium WordPress table plugin that can make such a task relatively quick and easy. Over 66,000 companies and individuals working with huge amounts and various types of complex data have enjoyed great success using wpDataTables with its –

  • Google Charts, Highcharts, Chart.js, and Apex Charts chart-building engines
  • ability to process huge amounts of complex data from multiple sources and in various formats
  • ability to create responsive, informative, and editable tables
  • ability to highlight key information.

 Click on the banner to learn more about how this WordPress plugin can make those scary-looking tasks fun and easy to complete.

3. Amelia – WordPress Booking Plugin

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Amelia is a WordPress booking plugin designed to streamline manual or semi-automated appointment booking operations. As such, it is an ideal choice for client-beauty salons, spas, health and fitness centers, consulting operations, and other heavily client-driven businesses.

Amelia –

  • enables clients to book appointments online 24/7
  • manages group and package bookings, ticket sales, and events bookings
  • easily manages unlimited appointments at multiple locations, and does so from a single platform and dashboard
  • sends notifications and reminders to clients via SMS, Email, or WhatsApp
  • brand matches booking forms and fields
  • supports WooCommerce and accepts bookings payments via PayPal, Stripe, Mollie, and Razor.

Click on the banner to find out more about how Amelia could help to save your business time and money and keep your clients satisfied.

4. TheDock – Ship Solid Websites

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TheDock is a team-oriented WordPress theme builder/visual editor that encourages the collaboration that is often needed to create websites faster and more efficiently. Theme editing happens in the cloud enabling easy communication among designers and developers.

  • TheDock’s templating system gives designers complete control over their themes’ designs.
  • Global UI style and Global Modules enable rapid assignment to any post in WordPress.
  • The Layout Editor allows visual editing of templates while TheDock writes the code.

5. Slider Revolution (more than a WordPress slider plugin)

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More than just a slider plugin, Slider Revolution’s role in your design toolkit has expanded to assist you in adding healthy doses of spice and flair to your website that will impress your visitors or customers.

It does so with:

  • innovative website animation effects.
  • A selection of 250+ carefully crafted website and slider templates designed to engage and impress.

Slider Revolution is trusted by over 9 million users around the world.

6. LayerSlider – Best WordPress Slider Builder Plugin

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Take the best WordPress Slider plugin on the market, and give new or existing websites a modern look and feel that will impress your clients and visitors alike.

  • LayerSlider has all the tools to help you spice up and add a touch of pizzazz to an otherwise run-of-the-mill website.
  • LayerSlider will support any WordPress theme and page builder
  • LayerSlider’s 210+ customizable website, slider, and popup templates are excellent starting points for new projects.

7. Download Monitor – Best WordPress Download Manager

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With the “Download Monitor” WordPress plugin, you can streamline and safeguard your business operations by enabling your staff to better track and protect their file downloads. Over 100,000 people currently use Download Monitor.

This WordPress downloads manager can:

  • track all standard types of file downloads (ZIP, PPT, XSLX, PDF, etc.).
  • give staff members access to file download statistics.
  • Set advanced access rules based on user roles, download quota, and integrations with other plugins.

8. Essential Grid – Best WordPress Grid Plugin

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You want your gallery to be the focal point of your website, but if you don’t go about it correctly it could end up as just another page.

Essential Grid is the best WordPress grid plugin you could choose to avoid that situation due to its –

  • 50+ professionally crafted and customizable grid templates.
  • eye-catching layout options that include boxed, full-width, and full-screen layouts combined with even, masonry, and cobble grid items.
  • responsive designs that enable you to control grid appearances on different devices.

9. Ads Pro – WordPress Ad Manager Plugin

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The Ads Pro WordPress advertising plugin is easy to install and use, providing an exceptional capacity of promotional, advertising, display, sales, and management possibilities to work with including:

  • user panels for admin and frontend along with front-end order form, all designed to assist you in managing and selling ads effectively and efficiently.
  • 20+ ad display choices such as display options for Facebook
  • 25+ customizable ad templates, 4 payment, and 3 billing functions.

Best Plugins for WordPress Designers, Developers & Newbies in 2023 Summary

One or more of the 9 best WordPress plugins for 2023 featured in this article could give your websites extra needed functionality. Or maybe extra flair and spice would make them more engaging. The right WordPress plugin could even take your business to the next level in a given situation.

Check out these 9 awesome WordPress plugins for your website projects in 2023. One or more of them might not only have what you need, but as I already mentioned, it could far exceed your expectations!

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15 Best Animated WordPress Themes To Impress Your Visitors in 2023

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Let’s admit it: Everyone wants their website to have that ‘wow’ factor. One way to accomplish this is with smooth animation that make it come to life! And that’s why Animated WordPress themes are where it’s at!

But when you’re running WordPress, choosing a good animated theme comes with its own problems, like loading speeds, compatibility with plugins, and design limitations.

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best 15 animated WordPress themes so you can create your dream store, blog, or portfolio today.

Let’s dive in:

1. Divi

Being one of the most popular WordPress themes on the planet, Divi is our top choice for building intuitive, responsive, and visually-appealing websites. Its drag-and-drop builder is simple enough to be used by a second-grader and allows you to view changes in real-time.

Divi is also loaded with a range of highly-customizable animations that transform as you scroll and interact with them. You can build each webpage from scratch using its 200+ elements or choose from 2,000+ pre-made website designs and edit your way to perfection.

The theme is also fully search-engine-optimized and fine-tuned by Divi to load up within seconds.


2. Impreza

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Impreza is our top pick for online businesses that want to stun their customers with brilliant visuals and buttery animation effects. It’s used by 90,000+ websites and has 50+ demos for e-commerce stores, freelancers, and blog owners. Like any great WordPress theme, Impreza also uses a drag-and-drop builder called ‘Visual Composer’ for effortless real-time design.

And that’s not all. The multi-purpose theme also comes with a library of 100+ elements to build an interactive site full of features. Niche site owners will also be pleased to hear that the theme is full of SEO options, including built-in meta tag editors and support for Yoast SEO. Impreza is the highest-rated theme on ThemeForest and is sometimes recognized for having the strongest page builder in the business.


3. Jupiter

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Jupiter is one of the best alternatives to Shopify and all-around themes for creating aesthetic yet powerful e-commerce stores. You can build your dream website from scratch using their exclusive Layout Builder or choose from 450+ ready-to-publish templates to kickstart your business.

One of the best features of Jupiter is its sales-funnel builder — an intelligent tool that allows you to design a lucrative purchase process and boost conversions.

You can also add a variation selector, create pop-ups, and send ‘out-of-stock’ notices within the theme — features typically missing from free WordPress themes. Jupiter is trusted by 160,000+ customers and is a worthy investment for online retailers and dropshippers.


4. Ultra Theme

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The first multi-purpose WordPress theme on our list — Ultra from Themify can convert any blank webpage into a piece of art. You can create mesmerizing portfolios, e-commerce stores, magazines, or agency sites by choosing one of their 30+ pre-built demo sites.

Or, if you want more design independence, you can use the Live Page Builder to tweak each element to your preference.

Ultra also comes with 12+ bonus add-ons with captivating animation. This includes a slider, typewriter, price table, counter, and image grid — all of which come to life with user interaction.

Additionally, the powerful page builder also allows you to add a silky-smooth parallax effect and even animate colors. Above all, Ultra is fully search-engine-optimized, is compatible with WPML, and seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce so you can design your dream website. 


5. Movedo

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Movedo is a game-changer for people that love animations and smooth parallax effects. This multi-purpose theme is crafted for a fully-immersive experience and comes with 17+ pre-built website templates. You can personalize your pages using Visual Composer drag-and-drop builder and integrate beautiful banners using Revolution slider.

One of Movedo’s best features is their Ultra-Dynamic Parallax scrolling that moves with the motion of your cursor. It also comes with various clipping animations, hover effects, and a ‘safe button’ that flows down to reveal an additional menu. Even with so many animations, Movedo offers full search engine optimization, translation readiness, lightning-fast loading speeds, and lifetime updates for customers.


6. Parallax

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Parallax by Themify is all about fluid animations and elegant web pages. It’s a lightweight WordPress theme that comes with super-smooth parallax functionality, gorgeous sliders, and even animated progress bars. You can select from 60+ pre-designed layouts and customize the theme using an intuitive drag-and-drop builder.

Additionally, the theme comes with 11+ cool header layouts and an option for setting custom background images to make your website truly unique. All the images/graphics will be super-crisp and adapt to different devices while retaining your website’s appearance. While Parallax certainly lacks features, it’s the perfect animated theme for website owners with simple websites or building dynamic single webpages.


7. Zephyr

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Zephyr is a highly-underrated gem on the ThemeForest marketplace that’s perfect for building dynamic blogs and business sites. It’s loaded with hundreds of customization options — 6 blog layouts, 1300+ icons, and 657 fonts, being just a few of them. Each element can be easily adjusted using their built-in Visual Composer — a drag-and-drop tool worth $34 on its own.

But animations are where the Zephyr theme really shines. You can add smooth parallax scrolling, hover effects, and eye-catching slides using Slider Revolution (also worth $19).

On top of that, Zephyr is coded with SEO in mind and optimized for WPML to support multiple languages. It loads up super-fast and is fully responsive, with support for ultra-sharp retina graphics.


8. Newspaper

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Every magazine and online publication knows the value of a beautiful front page, quick loading speeds, and subscription revenue. Newspaper is a best-selling WordPress theme loaded with features trusted by brands like Uber, Bitcoin, and United Nations. It comes with 150+ pre-built designs and a huge library of animated templates that makes websites come to life!

Newspaper also includes smart pop-ups — a feature that lets you place ads, offers, and subscription prompts without disturbing visitors. The Opt-in Builder lets you create compelling paywalls and increase memberships. You get an intuitive contact form builder in the back end to streamline the customer database and user-review system to boost your credibility.


9. Helion

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One of the most revered creative portfolio themes for WordPress — Helion is an easy recommendation for artists, photographers, and design professionals. It runs on the Elementor page builder and has a collection of built-in modern layouts. Helion also comes with some of the most impressive 20+ animations we’ve ever seen in a theme.

Additionally, it allows extensive color customization to make your site truly unique. The theme is also loaded with hundreds of fonts, shortcodes, and over 750 other personalization options.

Helion is fully-responsive and supports retina images, and is WooCommerce-ready, so you can monetize your artwork whenever you like!


10. Remake

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When it comes to building minimalistic sites with smooth animations, Remake by Codeless takes the win. You can choose from their 10+ pre-made skins to kickstart your agency or use Elementor to drag-and-drop your favorite elements in real time. It also produces some of the best parallax effects and hover animations, making your portfolios look awesome.

Despite using heavy animated effects, Remake has blazing-fast loading speeds and is highly responsive to different devices. It offers a sleek and modern layout and seamlessly integrates with social media accounts — an essential feature for budding artists/freelancers. All of this comes with free lifetime support from Codeless and compatibility with popular WordPress plugins. 


11. The Gem

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Loaded with over 400 beautiful pre-built templates — The Gem has a little something for everyone. This multi-purpose theme has a demo site for photographers, agencies, online stores, magazines, cryptocurrencies, and just about any business you can think of. It’s also super-quick, highly responsive, and fully optimized for search engines.

But that’s not all. The Gem comes with WPBakery and Elementor page builder for free, so you can conveniently tweak each element of your website.

You can also add ultra-smooth parallax effects and CSS3 animations to enhance user experience. The Gem is also compatible with many mainstream plugins and is translation-ready, so you can take your website global!


12. Ohio

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Impress your clients with highly-aesthetic agency and personal portfolios using Ohio theme. This animated WordPress theme comes with 39+ layouts and hundreds of customization options — all powered by Elementor and WPBakery.

You can quickly create responsive portfolios using Ohio’s vast demo library or personalize everything down to the fonts and colors (there are more than 13,000 of them!)

Whatever you design, the theme’s flawless coding will consistently load your site within seconds. You can also integrate fluid CSS3 animations with all of their 326+ elements to make the site more interactive. Agencies can introduce products using WooCommerce plugin or create beautiful blog sections with 190+ pre-made pages — all of which are included in the package.


13. FlatSome

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Flatsome is the #1 best-selling WooCommerce theme on the market. And over 200,000 customers seem to agree. It’s the ideal theme for building your dream online store — featuring a proprietary drag-and-drop tool, rapid loading speeds, and free lifetime updates. It also comes with tons of cool animations, including parallax scrolling, hover effects, and more.

But that’s not all. Flatsome has also partnered with Cloudways Hosting, so your visitors never have to suffer delays. Moreover, the animated theme offers in-depth customization of checkout pages, fonts, menus, and product pages. It’s also fully responsive and optimized for the best mobile shopping experience.


14. Amos

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Amos is a complete package for agencies/freelancers that want to build highly-responsive animated portfolios. You can create a full-scale website within hours using the theme’s 28+ homepage designs and 60+ essential page layouts. It also has drag-and-drop functionality via Visual Composer, mega menu templates, and the ability to add fluid CSS3 animations to make your websites interactive and dynamic.

Moreover, Amos is fully compatible with WPML so that you can reach out to foreign clients. MailChimp and Contact Form 7 are also included for free to make email marketing easier for agencies. Plus, the animated WordPress theme rocks super-fast loading speeds and is fully responsive to tablets and smartphones for convenient browsing.


15. Hello

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Hello is a lightweight, responsive, animated WordPress theme for people who love designing sites with Elementor. It occupies just 6kb of space and acts as the perfect blank slate for Elementor’s drag-and-drop builder and its 100+ widgets. The theme itself is fully optimized for search engines and seamlessly adapts to mobile phones and tablets.

The animated theme costs $0 and offers over 100 website kits for freelancers, blog owners, and even e-commerce stores. Once coupled with Elementor (pro works even better), you can fine-tune its widgets with various fonts, color palettes, and cool animation effects without overburdening your servers.

And if you ever run into technical troubles, you can always retreat to Elementor’s supportive community to solve your queries.


How To Choose The Best Animated WordPress Theme

Choosing the best WordPress animated theme for your website can be challenging. You must impress your visitors with a beautiful design while prioritizing both performance and accessibility.

When you’re hunting for your next animated theme, consider the following factors to make a better decision:

  • Simple and Minimalistic Design
  • Fast Loading Speeds
  • Flexible Customization Options
  • Responsiveness and Mobile Compatibility
  • Support For Plugins
  • Optimized for Search Engines 
  • Frequent or Lifetime Updates
  • Compatibility For Different Browsers
  • Good Customer Support Team

Conclusion

Adorning your WordPress website with parallax effects and animations can significantly improve session times and leave a lasting impression on potential customers. 

If you want a sleeker and cleaner look for your website, check out our list of 31 Best Minimalistic WordPress Themes.

Or, if you’re starting out a niche website and want to maximize traffic and SERP rankings, look at our list of 31 Best SEO Friendly WordPress Themes.



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The 10 Best eCommerce Development Companies for Your Online Store

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eCommerce websites need to be fast, easy to use, and great at conquering search engine results on sites like Google. But how can you achieve this without any web development experience?


Finding good eCommerce development companies is one of the best ways to solve this problem, but this creates the challenge of finding the right provider for your project. To make this easier, we’ve broken down 10 of the best web development companies across the US.


1. eFlair Webtech

Building a successful eCommerce website takes experience and expertise; two things eFlair Webtech offers in abundance. This company makes the first entry on this list thanks to its sterling reputation, an impressive portfolio, and affordable pricing, but it doesn’t stop here.

eFlair’s engineers and developers work with some of the most popular eCommerce platforms in the world. This includes WordPress (WooCommerce), Opencart, Magento, and Shopify, but it isn’t limited to these platforms. You can build just about any type of eCommerce website you need with the help of eFlair.

Alongside the company’s skills, eFlair Webtech also offers comprehensive support and aftercare for each of its projects. This means that you can get help with your eCommerce site whenever you need it, including out-of-hours thanks to eFlair’s international team.

Price is one of the most crucial factors when embarking on an eCommerce development project, and this is one area where eFlair stands out amongst its competitors. You can build your website for as little as $25 per hour with eFlair Webtech, making this the most affordable option on our list.

As well as offering excellent eCommerce development services and unparalleled customer service, eFlair can also help with app development, UI/UX design, and much more. You can book a consultation to get your development project off the ground using the contact form on eFlair’s website. This eCommerce development company boasts an impressive 4.9-star average review rating on Google.

Locations

Atlanta (USA), Vijayawada (India), and Bangalore (India)

Key Services

eCommerce web development, app development, UX/UI design

Pricing

$25 to $40 per hour

2. Bachoo

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Founded back in 2015, Bachoo is a great example of a modern website development company. While this company’s website is a little busy and complicated, it serves as a great showcase of the broad skillset found at Bachoo.

While Bachoo offers eCommerce website development services, this company specializes in launching new products online. This means that they can handle market research, marketing, and every other stage of your product’s launch.

Unlike other eCommerce development companies, Bachoo projects are usually built from the ground up, rather than using an existing CMS system. This makes projects more expensive, but the results are backed up by a 5-star Facebook review rating.

Locations

Los Angeles (USA)

Key Services

Product development, eCommerce development, Data analysis

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

3. Elogic Commerce

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Elogic Commerce, as its name suggests, specializes in online commerce platforms. This company works with platforms like Adobe Commerce, Shopify, and BigCommerce to offer rapid development services at a relatively low price point.

This company has been in the market for 13 years and has launched more than five hundred projects. While Elogic works fast, the quality of your website will not be compromised, with each step of the development process being carefully managed to ensure the best results. Elogic Commerce has an average Google Review score of 4.8 stars.

Locations

USA, Ukraine

Key Services

eCommerce website development, eCommerce consulting

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

4. Absolute Web

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With page after page of eCommerce websites in its portfolio and 23 years of work behind it, Absolute Web is truly a veteran of the industry. This company works with Magento, Shopify, and BigCommerce to create eCommerce websites that promise to convert.

Working from the USA and Europe, this company can provide flexible support at times that suit its customers. This is great for eCommerce website owners, as it ensures that you never risk losing sales thanks to website outages. Absolute Web has an average 5-star rating on Google Reviews.

Locations

USA, Portugal, and Ukraine

Key Services

eCommerce website development, Web development

Pricing

$100 to $150 per hour

5. Magneto IT Solutions

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Having worked with the likes of HP, Hyundai, and ESPN, Magneto IT Solutions creates high-quality eCommerce websites that are made to scale. This eCommerce development company uses Magento to build its websites, alongside a range of other useful tools that make it easier to get a steady stream of sales moving.

Locations

USA, Saudi Arabia, UK, Australia, Bahrain, and India

Key Services

eCommerce website development, Marketing

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

6. ITGeeks

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ITGeeks specializes in working with Shopify. While this can be limiting for certain eCommerce projects, it is great for those looking to use this platform. ITGeeks can make unique Shopify themes, develop add-ons for your website, and work to maintain the store you build.

This company is pricier than many of the other options on this list, but this cost comes with an average 4.8-star Google Review rating. Many eCommerce development agencies struggle to reach a review score like this.

Locations

USA and India

Key Services

Shopify website development, Shopify management

Pricing

$100 to $150 per hour

7. PurpleFire

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Alongside providing eCommerce web development services, PurpleFire also works to optimize the conversion rate of the sites it builds. This means that you can get a beautiful online store on Shopify, WooCommerce, or Magento, all while enjoying rapid sales growth. Like other eCommerce development agencies, PurpleFire has offices in a range of different countries.

Locations

USA, UK, Denmark, Canada, and Singapore

Key Services

Shopify website development, Marketing

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

8. Dedicated Developers

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Dedicated Developers is one of the USA’s top eCommerce development companies. Alongside making online stores, this company can help with app and software development, as well as offering full-stack web development.

Dedicated Developers boasts an impressive 5-star average review rating on Google Reviews. Alongside the wide range of successful projects under this company’s belt, this shows that it is a good choice for anyone looking for an eCommerce website that is developed from the ground up.

Locations

USA, UK, and Australia

Key Services

Full-stack web development, app development, software development

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

9. GoMage

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GoMage has an impressive website that serves as a showcase for the company’s attention to detail and design standards. Like many top eCommerce development agencies, GoMage specializes in a single CMS platform; Magento.

As well as securing a 4.9-star average review rating on Google, GoMage is also an Adobe Solution Partner. GoMage can also work on web design, consulting, website optimization, and PWA development. This company operates from Austin and Amsterdam.

Locations

USA and Netherlands

Key Services

Magento eCommerce Development

Pricing

$50 to $100 per hour

10. Caveni Digital Solutions

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Caveni Digital Solutions is the most expensive option on this list, but it also covers an extremely wide scope. This company can design and build your eCommerce website, develop a brand to go with it, and help with all of the marketing work it takes to make it popular. This is great for projects that require a full-service approach.

Based in Philadelphia, Caveni leaves a trail of positive reviews in its wake, and the company has a dense portfolio filled with great websites. This company has an average 5-star review rating on Google, making the price tag well worth it for many businesses.

Locations

USA

Key Services

Full-service eCommerce design, development, and launches

Pricing

$200 to $300 per hour

Exploring Top eCommerce Development Companies in the USA

Choosing any service provider takes research, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it for yourself. All of the companies on this list have a 4-star or higher average on Google Reviews, while also providing excellent value for the services they provide. This makes them great choices for any company looking for eCommerce development services.

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