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5 Core Elements for Building Award-Winning One-Page Websites

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Is your next project a one-page website? You might think designing it would be an easy task compared to the multi-page website designs. You’re in for a surprise.

Making a one-pager both visually appealing and user-friendly is harder than you think. The design effort alone could be a factor of 10 times greater than you normally put into a multi-page site. This is of the challenges involved in designing a one-pager. For example, you need to stuff a lot of valuable information into a much smaller space in a way that won’t turn users off

This guide is centered about 5 critical elements you need to take into account. It will help your one-pager become a success. They’re somewhat akin to fire, earth, water, air, and spirit, the 5 fundamental elements of nature. But they’re much more important for your purposes.

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10 Popular Plugins to Extend or Enhance Your WordPress Site

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WordPress plugins offer easy ways to add or extend the functionality of a WordPress site. There are hundreds of these plugins on the market. But which ones you choose will generally be determined by the type or niche of your website. Although a few of them are helpful or even necessary for any website you design.

Adding or improving on a website’s functionality generally involves a great deal of work. We talk about the designer and the developer. Plugins can do all the work for you — great news if you’re a WordPress aficionado.

Having a few “must-have” plugins on hand is always a good idea. Not every one of those listed here will be essential in your case. Yet, there are at least several you really don’t want to be without.

That being the case – we’re pleased to share these top plugins and tools with you.

1. wpDataTables

Not every website requires charts and tables to get its message across, but the minute you find yourself attempting to create one that does, you’ll want a tool that makes the process as easy as possible; one that does it right and saves you a ton of time in the process.

If average is good enough, and you’re not pressed for time, there are plenty of chart/table building tools to choose from.

If, however, you want –

  • Professionally prepared charts or tables that draw attention
  • Accurate and informative charts or tables created from large (even huge) amounts of data
  • Charts or tables that are responsive and easily customizable and editable
  • Charts or tables featuring conditional formatting that allow you to highlight cells, rows, or columns,
  • And do any or all of these quickly with minimal effort on your part, far and away the best plugin for you is wpDataTables.

wpDataTables gives you an all-in-one solution for working with large amounts of data and is the only chart/table-building solution fully supporting MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases.

2. Amelia

Designed for businesses that heavily depend on appointment bookings, Amelia ensures appointment can be made any time, correctly and trouble-free, and properly managed.

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Now You Can Build Design-Oriented Pop-ups Straight from Elementor

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You either hate pop-ups, or you love them. And if you say you love them, you’re probably lying.

It isn’t so much the popups themselves that irritate people. It’s the designs and the way in which they’re presented.

So, you’ve been waiting for the popup revolution to arrive, but it never has – until now. Your visitors never again have to feel visually assaulted every time one lands on a page.

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How to Choose a WordPress Theme in 2019: A Selection of the Best

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There are plenty of tools to choose from if your goal is to build a website. But if your goal is to build a great website, your choices narrow considerably. To start with, your first choice might be WordPress. It is the most popular CMS on the market today to power your website-building projects. Then, it’s a matter of selecting among the top WordPress themes.

Want to know how to choose a WordPress theme? We’ve selected what we consider to be the best 15 for 2019 for your review.

You want a theme that provides the flexibility you need to build what you envision. Each of the following themes gives you precisely that. They are powerful, flexible, and completely customizable. It’s simply a matter of finding one or more that will fit your needs and is comfortable to use.

1. Be Theme

Be Theme

You won’t go wrong by selecting this premier ThemeForest bestseller as your website-building theme of choice. Be Theme offers an impressive range of powerful core features, including its library of 400+ pre-built websites (with more being added every month).

These pre-built websites address all the primary business and industry sectors and all the common website content types. If you occasionally find yourself getting stuck as to how to get started on a project that addresses a specific business niche, Be Theme will eliminate those kinds of issues for you.

With Be’s Muffin page builder, powerful Admin Panel, shortcodes and shortcode generator, and other core features at your disposal, it’s not all that uncommon to have a website up and running in 4 hours or less. Be Theme is fully optimized, it features well-written code, excellent support, a new Header Builder you’ll absolutely love, and you don’t need any coding skills whatsoever to work with it.

These pre-built websites meet industry design standards and incorporate the UX functionality you’ll want for any given industry or website type.

2. Bridge

Bridge is a best-selling creative WordPress theme that offers a perfect solution to building an outstanding website for virtually any business niche. Bridge’s tons of website-building options and open-ended customizability have made it the most popular Creative WordPress theme ever, as evidenced by its more than 100,000 satisfied customers and 5 star-rated support.

The highlight of Bridge’s multiple website building features has to be its library of over 376 pre-made websites. Take a few moments to thumb through them. It’s practically guaranteed that you’ll be more than impressed!

You’ll find modules for everything in the package to create shops, listings, blogs, magazines, and almost anything else. Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, LayerSlider and Timetable Responsive Schedule plugins are also included.

Before deciding on a multipurpose creative theme that will work best for you, we suggest giving Bridge a good, close look.

3. Brook

Brook is an extremely versatile WordPress theme that you can use for any purpose namely website designing and creating. This theme places a strong emphasis on creativity, diversity, and site-building efficiency.

This theme’s 37+ attractive predefined demos already address a broad range of
business areas, users could still be looking forwards to more enticing homepages to be introduced soon. Brook’s developers have also taken extra care to provide the clean code and optimization to ensure the theme will run as smoothly & seamlessly as possible.

Its major features include parallax effects, infinite scrolling, one page scrolling, mega menus, enticing typography and icons, and an enormous selection of premade layouts for homepages, blogs, portfolios, landing pages plus a comprehensive combination of powerful site-building tools; the WPBakery page builder, retina HD sliders, and 60+ shortcodes to name a few.

For those having products to sell, Brook is integrated with WooCommerce plugin and features an online shop alongside various styles of shop page, product info, and product archives for users to choose from.

4. Uncode – Creative Multiuse WordPress Theme

The best and easiest way to discover what this multiuse WordPress theme can do for you is to visit its unique creative showcase and see what other Uncode users have accomplished.

Uncode is a powerful, user-friendly theme that has all the functionality you need. You can easily create a stunning portfolio, launch a blog site, or display your product line in a few short hours – without any need for coding.

5. TheGem

TheGem is a versatile, responsive, high-performing multipurpose toolbox designed to suit a multitude of creative website building uses. The stunning design concepts it makes available to you, together with its powerful and flexible tools will serve you well if your website needs address creatives, agencies, business and finance, online shops, portfolios, blogs, or just about anything else.

TheGem easily qualifies as being the most beautiful theme from a design aspect on the market today.

6. Kalium

This, the highest rated WordPress theme on the market today offers an amazing selection of full-concept designed demos, premium plugins, premium fonts, and much more.

Kalium is a multipurpose theme designed to give you professional-looking results. Kalium is constantly evolving through a series of updates, a feature you would naturally expect in any premium theme.

7. Houzez – Highly Customizable Real Estate WordPress Theme

When you’re offered a theme that has all the features your business model requires, and still allows you to customize them (using drag and drop) as you see fit, you have a winner. If you or your client is in the real estate business, Houzez is the winner you’ve been looking for.

Houzez features advanced search and property management capabilities and everything in between that a realty agent or agency will be looking for.

8. Grenada – Creative Ajax Portfolio Showcase Slider Theme

It sometimes takes an elegant and innovatively-designed theme to build a website that features the same characteristics. That is precisely what Grenada can do for you. Designed for all creative people, Grenada’s features include a selection of creative portfolio sliders, Ajax page load, and Visual Composer. It is also Gutenberg compatible.

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