One-page web design (also known as ‘single page web design’) is a great way to create a user-friendly website that works equally well on all devices. And while it may have been out of vogue ten years or so ago, it’s made a roaring comeback and is now a staple for everyone from startups to creative agencies.
In this post, we’re going to look at some of the best one-page WordPress themes that aren’t listed at ThemeForest.
Why not ThemeForest?
Well, mainly because we’ve already covered the best one-page themes on ThemeForest, so now we need to give some love to the independent developers!
Of course, we’ve absolutely nothing against ThemeForest – there’s just also a ton of great theme developers who simply don’t sell their themes on ThemeForest. So if you limit your search to just ThemeForest themes, you’re almost certainly missing out on some great options listed elsewhere.
Without further ado, here are our top fifteen picks for the best one-page WordPress themes that you won’t find at ThemeForest.
1. Parallax Pro
Parallax Pro is a child theme for the popular Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It gives you a stunning one-page design with distinct sections that pull readers down the page. The parallax effect, for which the theme is named, keeps things interesting.
Parallax Pro also uses the native WordPress Customizer for easy, code-free changes. And everything is responsive by default.
Finally, the fact that you have the Genesis Framework powering your theme’s core functionality means that your site is going to have stellar performance, as well as good SEO optimization.
You can learn more about StudioPress and the Genesis Framework in our detailed StudioPress review.
– by StudioPress
2. Zerif Pro
The theme uses distinct sections to power your one-page design, which you can mix-and-match as needed to meet your needs. What’s nice is that these sections are powered by the native WordPress Customizer so that you can see each change you make in real-time.
Zerif Pro is also WooCommerce ready and built to integrate with popular WordPress page builder plugins.
– by Themeisle
Divi is a massively popular theme that’s designed to pair with the also massively popular Divi Builder. With Divi, you can easily create any type of website – including a one-page website. Elegant Themes, the company behind Divi, even has a help article on exactly how to create one-page websites with Divi.
There’s also a huge design community built around the Divi theme, which makes it easy to find lots of resources for getting more out of the theme.
For more information about Divi and the Divi Builder, you can read our detailed Divi review.
– by Elegant Themes
Parallax is a single page theme from Themify (a shop that will make another appearance on this list). By default, it features a unique navigation menu that sits below the hero section and takes visitors to specific sections with a parallax scroll effect.
The homepage is built with the included Themify Builder so that you can easily customize it using drag and drop. And header/page styles make it easy to switch up the navigation if you want. You can even go with a vertical navigation if desired.
– by Themify
As the name suggests, Freelancer is a one-page WordPress theme focused on freelancers, designers, or developers.
Built on the Fuse Framework and Bootstrap, Freelancer makes it easy to customize all the colors and sections that you use in your design.
And one unique thing about this theme’s pricing is that you can actually get it for free if you sign up for hosting at one of ThemeFuse’s partners.
– by ThemeFuse
Daylight is a modern one-page business theme from Tesla Themes. Beyond its general modern aesthetic, it features sections for your services/features, portfolio, team members, pricing tables, contact information, and more.
It also has parallax scrolling, is built on Bootstrap 3, and features 2 unique homepage layouts for you to choose from.
– by Tesla Themes
The aptly named OnePage theme from MyThemeShop is marketed towards creatives and features an intuitive drag and drop homepage layout that you can customize to your needs, including sections for a portfolio, testimonials, and a pricing table.
As with any theme from MyThemeShop, OnePage is designed to load quickly. And it also includes the parallax scroll effect that so many one-page websites feature.
You can also read our MyThemeShop review for more information about the developer.
– by MyThemeShop
OneEngine is a multipurpose single page theme from EngineThemes. Like Themify’s Parallax theme, it opts to put the navigation below the hero section, which makes for a bold first impression.
It has distinct sections for about, skills, team members, pricing, and more. One especially neat thing is that the about section features a timeline.
And oh yeah, this theme is free, which never hurts!
– by EngineThemes
Flat is another offering from Themify, who also made the Parallax theme mentioned above. It gets its name from the flat design principles that power the theme’s aesthetic.
Like Parallax, Flat includes, and is built on, the Themify Builder plugin which makes for easy editing and customization. And you also get custom post types for your timeline, team members, portfolio, and testimonials.
If you love flat design, this is the one-page theme for you.
– by Themify
Resume is a gorgeous one-page resume theme to help you showcase your CV to potential employers or partners. Because the design is so focused on that goal, it would be difficult to adapt to other uses.
But if you want to show off your skills, knowledge, or portfolio, Resume is a great option.
– by Tesla Themes
Coming in both a free and premium version, Himalayas is a clean one-page WordPress theme with a heavy focus on its full-width hero image. It also includes an image-focused portfolio section, which makes it an especially great option for photographers or designers.
To build your homepage, Himalayas includes a number of widgets for various sections including contact, call to action, about, portfolio, services, and more. You’ll actually build your homepage using the native WordPress widget functionality, which is pretty user-friendly.
– by ThemeGrill
Portum is a one-page business theme from Macho Themes. Like Zerif Pro from Themeisle, Portum lets you customize every single section on your homepage using the native WordPress Customizer, which makes for easy code-free tweaks and real-time previews.
Some of the sections that you can customize or disable via the WordPress Customizer include contact, about, testimonials, pricing tables, plus plenty more.
Portum’s aesthetic is fairly professional, so it’s probably a better option for more traditional businesses than creatives.
– by Macho Themes
Foundation is a modern one-page offering from Obox Themes. It markets itself as a theme for freelancers and small business owners and includes sections for features/services, your portfolio, testimonials, and a logo grid of past clients.
Foundation lets you use the WordPress Customizer to make easy style changes to your theme. And it also comes with the OCMX Theme Settings panel to allow you to make other types of customizations.
– by Obox Themes
BeOnePage markets itself towards creatives with a great one-page design full of eye-catching transitions and animation effects.
One great feature is its AJAX portfolio that allows visitors to see more about a portfolio item without requiring them to change or reload the page.
The front page is all modular, which means you can rearrange all the different sections as needed using drag and drop. And BeOnePage uses the native WordPress Customizer so that you can easily make broader style changes without needing any coding knowledge.
– by BeTheme
Scroller offers a clean, modern design with dedicated sections for features, portfolio items, latest blog posts, team members, contact, and more.
In the contact section, it includes an integrated contact form and a Google Maps embed option to make sure your visitors can get in touch.
To power the homepage section, Scroller uses widgets like the previously-mentioned Himalayas theme, which means that you can easily customize, rearrange, or remove sections that you don’t need.
– by Theme Junkie
Before you choose any of these themes for your website, make sure that you’ve considered all the important things that go into choosing a great WordPress theme.
Have you used any of these themes? Or would you recommend another great one-page theme that’s not on the list? Leave a comment and let us know about it!