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20 amazing WordPress themes suited for education projects

It was approximately 358 BC when Plato founded the Akademia, first institution of higher learning. It’s useless to say that at that time education wasn’t attainable for all the people.
The world evolved in the next 2300 years and education became approachable for anyone interested. Education became a universal right and society progressed along with it.
More than that, along with society development education developed many branches according to nowadays requirements. Primary education can be found almost in any human settlement, any region has a high school and some cities have even more high schools, not to mention the big cities that have at least one college.
The world evolved indeed and we are witnessing its evolution. As you sensed from our introduction, there’s no evolution without education and education evolves accordingly.
This statement is not novelty for none of those who read this. It’s a fact that couldn’t be more obvious than it already is.
Along with education development, more and more education providers appeared to satisfy the demand. It sounds like an economy class but we must face the facts. It’s all about economy. With competition growing, all educational institution felt the need to improve their appearances in order to attract more students.
Going online was a small step in this world of competition and what is more interesting is that it didn’t happen recently. It’s years since educational institution are offering a detailed description of their work, of their results, of students results in the online environment.
Why is today more special than yesterday? Maybe because of the looks. An ancient activity becomes new and more interesting with the proper presentation. To sustain this, we chose a few themes that perfectly illustrate the model of an education project.

Academy

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It is not a coincidence that we start with Academy. The old ancient Greek name and the idea of online learning are best proof of education’s evolution. All in all a serious theme that offers exactly what is supposed to offer – educational plans.

Education

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Education is a classic example of how an education website should look like: simple, serious and right to the point, providing exactly the information needed for any interested student.

My College

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Sometimes offering as much details as possible could be the winning card. My College is one of those websites that will not leave any question unanswered.
It sure attracts students to education.

Park College

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When so customizable a theme couldn’t be anything but a success. Any client in search for a theme will appreciate the theme as if they were more for the same price. With all education features included, it comes with a plus in multitude of ways of presenting them.

Driving School

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Often described as minimal, this type of theme offers more than needed for a small business. Again, although described as fitted for small businesses, its adaptive construction can fill any requirement in the education area.

Campus

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As opposite to minimal websites there are multipurpose themes. The big advantage of such a theme is that it may be fully customized according to owner’s needs and users’ requirements. All in all we have a complete theme that may become the perfect theme for educational projects if needed.

EDU

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Just when we were talking about multipurpose themes, it comes a theme special built for education projects. This fact is forcing us to say that when it comes to education there is a word than can describe better this theme than any other – complete.

WPLMS

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There’s nothing more suited for online curses than a fresh, modern looking website. At this chapter we couldn’t skip WPLMS.
Since online courses are more and more used, a website like WPLMS represents the future of education. The big words used in the prior statement are well covered by this modern theme. Don’t take it for granted; check it yourself.

Statfort

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Statfort brings us the perfect mixture between classy and modern, between traditional and nonconformity, between old and new. All in all it brings us results. A website looking like this, with so many features and with so many customization options can be only a hit.

Universe

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Universe is another example of classical adapted to modern environment. As any other theme special built for this purpose it gathers all required features combining them in a modern theme.

University

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This is what complete really means. There is no area in education that University doesn’t cover. And if you find any, the flexibility and customization option will allow you to update it.

Grand College

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Just when you say you found the theme, another one comes more powerful and more complete. Grand College has all ingredients to compete for the complete education website. It inspires education.

Guru

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Another learning management system is Guru. This theme will help both students and professors. In the online courses area, it sure has its place. Take a look and let yourself taught.

Buntington

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Buntington is another website built for education purposes. It gives all the necessary information in a manner accessible for any user. Well structured, sober, it looks exactly as an education related project.

Clever

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When it comes to online courses, Clever is definitely the clever choice to make, if you allow me the pun. Like many other competitive themes it gathers all the features an online learning management system should have. Offering a multitude of choices for courses presentation, selling or buying it is for sure one of the best themes in this category.

LMS

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LMS is another mesmerizing theme created for the online learning area. While other websites are giving a modern look to the old idea of education, LMS gives a classy aspect to much newer idea of online learning.

University

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Since University is a common name among education themes, we chose a theme with the same name as a prior one. Is there any room for comparison? Sure, but this is not our purpose. We are just glad to present you another amazing theme. With a dynamic look, University fully showcases the meaning of modern. Should we say that it comes with more variants?

Crafty Hands

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A fresh perspective on a branch of education is always welcome. That is why we chose Crafty Hands for this list. It doesn’t differ much on the other themes but it has something special. A dynamic perception on learning, a new vision, these are only a few of the characteristic of this theme.

Kindergarten

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In order to cover more areas from educational field, we chose to showcase here this theme also. Kindergarten is close to any other education related theme when it comes to information provided. The major difference lays in its look. It couldn’t be other than joyful and colorful as a theme related to kids should be.

Carry Hill

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Let’s remain in children’s education area with Carry Hill. As intended, it suits for elementary schools. Comparing to previous themes we observe the mixture of seriousness required for colleges or higher education institutions, but it slips a little of childish in its structure.
As stated at the beginning of this post, evolution requires education and education requires evolution. In a changing world the power to adapt is essential. The themes we showcased here are only a few examples of how education should or could appear online.
Also for evolution reasons, we will gladly wait your opinions regarding this issue. As in Plato’s Akademia, more than 2300 years ago, dialogue will guide us to progress.
And even for a more crowded and interesting dialogue, share this post with your friends on social media.

25 stunning flat WordPress themes

Few months ago, web design community was divided in two parts: the skeuomorphic adepts vs. flat design ones. Each one of these parts was disputing the supremacy in web design. It seems that, for now, the lovers of flat design won this battle. No matter the context, the question remains: is any of these two styles wrong and the other good? The experts offered various perspectives and answers, but a final common idea about this issue wasn’t still made.
Anyway, most of the designers and bloggers consider that both skeuomorphic and flat approaches may be ugly or beautiful, what really matters is how the designer is realizing the project. In this context, skeuomorphic vs. flat design isn’t a fight; these are just two design conceptions. The apparent win of flat is a reaction to the multitude of skeuomorphic websites… the abundance of bright and shiny items tired people and flat design was regarded as a “sweet escape”. I don’t want to be pessimist, but sooner or later it will come the time when flat will be boring and outdated.
On the other hand, it’s better to let flat design blossom and enjoy its special beauty. The next 25 themes are the perfect examples to prove the beauty of flat. Enjoy each of these flat WordPress themes and don’t forget to share with us your thoughts about flat design and which theme from below is the most interesting one!

1. Revusion

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2.Nova

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3. Glider

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4.Simplicity

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5.Hypertext

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6. Generic

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7.Candy

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8.Weald

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9.Vetro

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10.Forest

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11.Fresh

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12.Flatco

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13.Cluster

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14.Coffee & cream

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15.Alfie

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16.Storyline

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17.Metrofy

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18.Redstar

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19.Hostme

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20.Designy

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21.City Hub

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22.Behemoth

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23.Cascade

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24.Metrostyle

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25.One touch

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How to select the proper WordPress theme for your next project

The websites number is constantly growing and one of the factors that contributed to this situation is WordPress. The easiness of creating a website using this CMS is amazing and many people were fascinated by the fact that without being designers, they were able to launch and manage an online presence. Obviously, this situation was noticed by the developers and they offered new solutions of enhancing WordPress websites. One of the best modalities of transforming a website is to change the theme of it. Fortunately, we have tons of themes for everyone’s taste and it’s practically impossible for someone not to be satisfied. In this context is normal to ask yourself how to find the proper WordPress theme and not if you find it. The Internet is offering many possibilities of buying a WordPress theme and for the ones that don’t want to invest there are many free ones.
Selecting the best WordPress theme is a very challenging task no matter if you are an experienced designer or a common Internet user. Definitely, the best solution will be to select a timeless theme but the Internet is evolving extremely fast. The mobile browsing phenomenon existed few years ago, but it didn’t have the actual statute. I.e. in 2008 some people used Internet services via mobile phone, but reporting their number to the overall Internet users, they represented a negligible proportion. Nowadays the situation is very different and it determined a complex change regarding the modalities of building websites.
Unless a new ultra-revolutionary CMS is launched, we believe that WordPress will be the base of countless future websites. Of course, anytime people will need WordPress themes and we decided to share with you some tips regarding the buying of the best suitable themes for your projects.

1.The theme must match to the owner

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If you search for a new WordPress theme, then it’s highly recommended to keep in your mind that the respective theme should be bought because you need it and not because you like it. Many people show no respect to this idea and sometimes the consequences are disastrous. Undoubtedly, it’s a big difference between what is needed and what is liked. Therefore, a WordPress theme should be selected by taking into account the necessities. As the great Roman orator Cicero said, the power of example is amazing: let’s suppose that someone should select a WordPress theme for a financial institution, but he/she is madly in love with a theme very suitable for a blog. Could the last theme be the most awesome one, but would it be a good solution? I am in doubt about…
Maybe some readers consider that the respective theme may be customized. Well, customization process supposes the making of some fine tunings, while adapting a blog theme to one suitable for banking websites is another complete story.
The conclusion: choose a theme that is appropriate for what you need!

2.Don’t ever ignore the visitors

It’s not enough to select a theme that is suitable to the owner activity field. Every website is created and launched for visitors, so you can’t ignore them. The selected theme must be usable and accessible, else the users will encounter various issues and they will instantly abandon the website. A very good approach is to try as much as possible to imitate the behavior of the common user. Apparently, it seems difficult to realize this “transformation”, but it’s not rocket science! Imagine why an individual will would visit the website and what he needs more.

3.Check the anterior activities of the seller

Selecting a WordPress theme is a very time consuming activity, but none allows wasting time. Sooner or later, few themes are selected in the final phase and choosing the winning one is very close. Before choosing the theme, it’s a good idea to check the previous activities of the seller. How to check the seller? It’s simple, send an email to NSA and they will provide his full resume!!! Just kidding, there are many other solutions.
Many themes marketplaces have a very good system of rating the WordPress theme providers. The past clients have the possibility of rating the theme bought and of course, they are free to comment regarding the product or the seller. These are precious indicators of the quality level of the product to buy. If you buy the theme directly from the creator, you may check the portfolio testimonials. Anyway, checking the seller isn’t a facultative activity if you care about your money!

4.Customer support is crucial

The perfect WordPress theme wasn’t still created; each one has at least a flaw. This fact shouldn’t demotivate, it’s normal, it’s made by a human being and “errare humanum est“. In fact, many WordPress themes developers constantly offer new updates in order to improve the eventual bugs and mistakes. Customer support and the contact with the creators are essential when encountering various issues; therefore it must be another factor in the final equation of picking the right theme.

5.Responsiveness is a must and not a fade

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Previously, it was mentioned about the new web design approach determined by the smartphones and handheld devices. The designers call it responsive design. The responsive websites have the great advantage that these are perfectly rendered regardless the screen size of the devices. Under these circumstances, it’s absolutely normal to ask for a responsive WordPress theme, any other solution being out if question. The statics reveals that mobile browsing exponentially grew and the lack of a responsive website is very similar to an “online suicidal”.
Fortunately, we have posted some interesting articles presenting the best WordPress themes and you can check these. Much more, we showcased some more “exotic” types of themes, therefore you have plenty of opportunities. We wish you good luck in picking the right theme and let us know if the tips above were useful for you!