If you would like to design or upgrade your website, this article contains some useful information on the best wordpress themes for teachers.
In my opinion, it doesn’t take that long to understand the basics and you can have a website up and running in less than a day.
Furthermore, there are literally 1000’s of different WordPress themes you can use to create a tutoring website which looks exactly as you want.
Free vs Paid WordPress Themes
Of course it’s tempting to choose a free wordpress theme and there are quite a number to choose from online.
However, I would advise against it.
It’s possible some of them have malicious code attached which can pose a security risk to your site, as well as link to third party sources.
Also, a quality paid theme will generally look more professional, give your website a more stylish appearance and give you a lot more options in terms of customization.
A good paid theme will also have regular updates, which can contain useful upgrades as well as remain compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
Choosing A WordPress Theme For Teachers
I’ve use a number of different WordPress themes over the years, but in my opinion, in terms of value and support, nothing comes close to Elegant Themes.
It contains a large resource of over 80 great looking WordPress themes. You pay a yearly subscription for $69, or a little more if you want some extra features.
As of August 2014, over 250,000 customers use Elegant Themes for their business or personal sites.
After signing up, you have access to their forum and support where you can search through 1000’s of threads to search for topics if you need help customizing your site.
And if you can’t find a solution to your issue, you simply post your problem and one of their support team will respond to your query. Their response time is generally superb, and I normally get an answer within a couple of hours.
Have you ever visited a website on your phone that doesn’t fit the screen properly?
These days you need to use a responsive design that displays your website perfectly on desktops and mobile devices.
With Elegant Themes, many of their themes are responsive, which means your website will display perfectly on all devices.
This is essential, as year on year more people are visiting websites on mobile devices, particularly when searching for things locally search as restaurants, cinemas, and tutors/teachers.
Furthermore, with all the latest Google updates, it seems your site will rank higher for mobile searches if your site is mobile friendly
The vast majority of WordPress themes that come with Elegant Themes have a pre-installed ePanel which makes it incredibly easy to customize your site, from adding logos, favicons to changing color schemes and font styles.
To install a WordPress theme, you just click on Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload (if you’ve downloaded a theme you want to use)
My favourite responsive theme in their collection is Divi.
This theme is extremely flexible and there are so many features to give your website a really professional look. My Tutor Business, my personal site, www.martyncroston.com and my other sites www.ktwalterstrio.com and www.bigcitylifeband.com all use the Divi theme.
The Divi Theme
– Flexible layout – Full width page, different number of columns, slider with animation, pricing tables where you can list your lesson prices and much more...
– Drag and drop page builder – A superb feature for those who don’t have much experience with HTML or CSS. You simply drag and drop different modules into various sections. There are also some pre designed layouts which come with Divi which you can use e.g. Contact Page, About Me page etc.
You can also customize each section such as adding background pictures/colours, font sizes and styles, and changing margins and padding around each module.
To be honest, this theme alone is easily worth what you’d pay for the whole package.
UPDATE - Here is an excellent video from Darrel Wilson explaining how to create a website using the new Divi 3.0. It's very long but it goes through all the detail and you'll fully understand how to set up your website after watching it.
Skip to 20:47 to see an explanation of how Divi actually works and how you can use it to create your beautiful website.
Elegant Themes can make your website stand out from the crowd and give potential students a really positive impression when they visit. You also have access to a support forum which is split into different sections depending on what theme you are using. The team are very helpful and respond quickly to any queries you may have about any of their themes.
I have tried both free and paid themes in the past, but nothing comes close to this collection in terms of quality, look, flexibility and style.
Please note – I’m proud to be an affiliate for Elegant Themes. This means that if you purchase via a link on this page, I’ll earn a commission (without you paying anything more, of course!). This is money I spend, for example, on hosting and running this website