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16 Best Consulting WordPress Themes (Free and Paid) For 2021


If you’re a consultant, you definitely need a website. After all, how will your current clients get in touch with you and how will new clients find out about your previous work if you don’t have one?

However, you probably don’t want to spend too much time worrying about your website. As a consultant, your income comes from helping your clients, not having the shiniest, coolest features on your site.

Ultimately, you need an effective website that conveys your services in a quick, easy to understand manner.

That’s where WordPress themes come into play. Using a specialized WordPress template, you can easily create a website for your consultant firm – then get back to business.

In this post, we’ll cover the 16 best WordPress themes for consultants. We’ll also talk about the different aspects that you should consider when deciding which theme or template to use.

Let’s get started!

What to Look For in a Theme

Before we look at the best consulting WordPress themes, let’s talk about the things you should be looking for.

While certain themes offer different features, you should figure out the specifics of your particular situation and find the theme that is ideal for you.

Prominently Display Your Services

Perhaps the most important aspect of your website is displaying your services. After all, that’s the main purpose of setting up a website in the first place!

Usually, there are at least two places to showcase your services, on the homepage and on a longer, separately designed services page.

For example, in the Consultants template for the Astra theme below, there are both:

services display example

No matter where you list your products and services, be sure to list specific details and actionable data. Vague descriptions are a sure way to scare away potential clients.

Make It Easy to Contact You

After displaying your services, making it easy to contact you is the next most important aspect of your site. Whether via phone, email, social media, or other communication channel, you should always have your contact information listed prominently on your site.

Most themes come with a standard contact page, but others also include the ability to add your phone number or email address to the header or sidebar.

Calendar and Scheduling Service

While you could just manage your clients and schedule manually via phone or email, it’s a lot easier to set up a calendar system – especially if you have a lot of clients!

One easy way to do this is by using a booking plugin.

BookingWP homepage

With a booking system, you can make it easy for potential clients to schedule a meeting with you and then pay you (via WooCommerce integration). This can save a lot of time while offering convenience for clients.

Flexibility for Growth

Hopefully, your consulting firm will grow with time. When it does, you’ll want to expand your website, list new services, and perhaps add other types of content.

As such, you should definitely pick a theme that makes it possible to add new pages, website sections, and functionality.

Astra, Divi, and Neve are good themes for this as they are flexible enough to create virtually any kind of website. If you want to add new sections to your site or completely redesign it, these themes are ideal.

Case Studies

One way to help future clients be more amenable to hiring you is by adding case studies. A case study is simply a post about a particular project, the unique problem that faced it, and how your consulting firm came up with a good solution.

Case studies add a ton of social proof to your business, which helps build trust and credibility with your customers.

Case Study example

Many themes optimized for consultants have sections for displaying case studies. If your business uses in-depth analysis to reach solutions, be sure to include detailed case studies that explain your processes and positive outcomes.

Testimonials and Reviews

As with case studies, having a place to show off your previous clients is essential. The best way to do this is to use testimonials or brief reviews. When you complete a project for a client, ask them if they’re willing to let you feature them on your website. As with case studies, testimonials are another fantastic way to build social proof and assure new customers that you are reliable.

Most consulting themes have sections for testimonials. Typically, these are on the home page or on the sales page, but you can also create a separate page specifically for reviews.

In general, there is no downside to mentioning testimonials in multiple places on your website, as social proof is a very powerful thing.

The Top 16 WordPress Themes for Consultants

Now let’s go through the best themes! For each one, we’ll cover both its features and costs.

1. Astra

Astra consultants template

Astra is the most popular WordPress theme in the world, with over 1.5 million total downloads. It comes with a ton of features and is endlessly customizable.

With Astra, you can build a header and footer with a drag-and-drop interface, choose from multiple layouts, create mega menus, and design your site using hundreds of fonts and colors.

Astra pages are only 50KB, which means that your website will load extremely quickly!

Astra is also optimized for WooCommerce, which makes it ideal for easily accepting payments for your consulting services.

Astra Features

  • Access to nearly 200 premade templates, including many for consultants and other professionals
  • Support for popular page builders like Gutenberg, Beaver Builder, and Elementor
  • Add sections for your services, testimonials, a contact form, blog, and other essential pages
  • Hundreds of custom fonts and colors to customize your design
  • Build a header or footer using a drag-and-drop interface
  • Choose from grid, list, masonry, and other layouts
  • A file size of only 50 KB helps your site load lighting fast

Astra Costs

  • The regular theme is completely free to use and comes with dozens of free templates
  • Astra Pro is $47 per year and includes tons of customization options
  • The Essential Bundle is $169 per year and comes with nearly 200 starter templates, plus the WP Portfolio plugin
  • The Growth Bundle is $249 per year includes everything in the previous plans plus tons of other plugins and tools like Convert Pro, Schema Pro, and Ultimate Add-ons for Beaver Builder and Elementor

Astra comes with nearly 200 templates, many of which are designed specifically for consultants.

Let’s cover three of the most popular templates used by consultants, coaches, and other business professionals and look at their features.

Digital Agency

Astra digital agency template

As the name suggests, Digital Agency is aimed at digital professionals and consultancies that want to showcase their online work. It has different areas for services, case studies, team members, a contact page, and showing other details about your company.

Consultants Firm

Astra consultants template

Consultants Firm is a multipurpose template designed for companies and other consulting organizations. It has a ton of space for adding your services, testimonials from past clients, a contact form page, a team page, and tons of other content to help you get new clients.

Business Consulting

Astra business consulting template

Finally, the Business Consulting template is designed for consultants and firms that want to display a list of their clients’ logos and testimonials, feature a variety of services, and use a large number of images.

There are also areas for writing about your company, describing your services in detail, showing off testimonials, and adding phone numbers and email addresses to let potential clients easily get in touch with you.

Astra also comes with nearly 200 starter templates, many of which can be modified to fit your specific needs.

2. Divi

Divi theme

Divi is one of most well-known WordPress themes and page builders. It is very flexible and can be used to easily create pretty much any kind of website. It comes with over 100 page layouts, 15 of which are aimed at consultants. However, note that these are for individual pages, not whole-site layouts.

For example, the “Business Consultant Pack” comes with 8 layouts, pictured below. They include pages for About, Blog, Case Study, Contact, Home, Landing, Pricing, and Services.

Divi layouts

Divi is also a page builder that lets you easily create your desired layout using a drag-and-drop interface. You can try their demo to try it for yourself.

Divi Features

  • 100+ page layouts for various website types
  • Business consultant pages for case studies, landing pages, pricing pages, and more
  • Premade templates aimed at business and social media consultants
  • Drag-and-drop page builder
  • Access to Bloom email optin and Monarch social media plugins

Divi Costs

  • There is no free version available
  • Yearly access for all themes and plugins is $89, while a lifetime license is a one-time $249 payment

3. Neve

Neve free theme

Created by ThemeIsle, Neve is a mobile-first theme compatible with many page builders. It is lightweight, designed for mobile devices, and lets you create websites very easily.

It comes with over 80 different starter sites, making it easy to set up a business or consulting website.

Neve Features

  • Create headers and footers with a drag-and-drop interface
  • Choose from many different layouts
  • Integrates with page builders like Gutenberg, Elementor, and Brizy

Neve Costs

  • Basic version is free to download and use
  • Annual plans range from $75 to $199 per year and include extra features such as additional layouts, extra support, updates, and boosters for page builders like Elementor

4. Avada

Avada theme

Avada is a website builder used by over 700,000 people. It lets you create a header and footer, build forms, choose from different layouts, and optimize other conversion metrics.

It is aimed at beginners and uses a drag and drop interface and works well with WooCommerce, making it easy to accept payments from clients.

Avada consultant theme

Avada comes with 83 pre-built websites, a few of which are designed for businesses and consultants.

The marketing consultant template, seen above, is one such example. It has sections for case studies, a blog, multiple service pages, and more areas to show off your consultancy.

Avada Features

  • Build pages with a drag-and-drop page builder
  • Choose from different layouts
  • Custom headers or footers
  • Portfolios to showcase your work
  • 83 different pre made websites, including multiple ones for businesses and consultants

Avada Costs

  • No free version available.
  • A one-time purchase of $60 comes with future updates and 6 months of support

5. Capacious

Capacious theme

Capacious is a theme designed for optimizing your site for marketing. It has a multipurpose one-page design that can be customized to fit any brand. It is completely responsive and mobile-friendly.

There are both free and paid versions of the theme. The paid version gives you extra options like button design, more navigation options, more ways to use breadcrumbs, support for WooCommerce, and templates.

If you accept payments via WooCommerce, you’ll definitely want to check out Capacious Pro.

Capacious Pro Features

  • Marketing-oriented theme
  • Completely customizable
  • Breadcrumbs and navigation options
  • Support for WooCommerce (with Pro version)

Capacious Pro Costs

  • Basic free version
  • Pro version adds extra features for $49 for a single license

6. Seva

Seva theme demo

Seva is a WordPress theme designed for consultants, coaches, and similar professionals. It comes with multiple templates that will help you create a consulting site, including services pages, events listings, podcasts, portfolio, courses, and landing pages.

This theme is mobile-friendly and responsive. It has numerous other options that can help you grow your consulting business, such as a newsletter subscription section and ready-made landing pages. These will help you market your services and gain new clients.

Seva also offers a free version of their theme, Seva Lite.

Features

  • Multiple premade templates
  • Event listings
  • Display your services and products
  • Portfolio to show previous work

Costs

  • Basic free version
  • Pro version costs $49 for a single website

7. Rara Business Pro

Rara Business theme

As the name indicates, Rara Business Pro is designed for businesses. It is responsive, mobile-friendly, SEO-optimized, and easy to set up. It has multiple sections designed for consultants, including a service section, a video banner, an area to showcase your team, testimonials, and a portfolio area.

The basic theme is free, while the paid version costs $59 and adds extra features like more layouts, priority support, more patterns and design elements, and the use of the extra page layout types like testimonials.

Rara Business Pro Features

  • Responsive and mobile-friendly
  • SEO-optimized
  • Video banner
  • Services section
  • Testimonials

Rara Business Pro Costs

  • Basic free theme
  • Paid theme is $59

8. SKT Consulting

SKT Consulting theme

SKT is a company that has a number of different themes, a few of which are oriented toward businesses and consultants. The most prominent one is called “SKT Consulting” and is designed for consulting firms.

The theme has everything you’ll need, including a services page, blog templates, team member profiles, a contact form, and more.

The basic theme is free to use, while the pro version is $39 and includes some extra features, updates, and support.

SKT Consulting Features

  • Services page
  • Team member profiles
  • Contact forms

SKT Consulting Price

  • Basic free version
  • Paid version of theme is $39

9. IT Consulting

IT consulting theme

IT Consulting is a theme aimed at IT consultants and consulting firms. It comes with all the features you’ll need. You can create a page to showcase your team, show off previous client cases, use a quote-request form, and add testimonials.

Everything is built using Elementor, a popular page builder.

IT Consulting Features

  • Mobile-optimized
  • Team page
  • Quote request form
  • Show previous clients and work
  • Testimonials

IT Consulting Costs

10. Monstroid

Monstroid theme

Monstroid is a multipurpose WordPress theme that comes with 50 built-in templates. Many of these are ideal to use for businesses and other types of consulting services.

Monstroid is built on Elementor, meaning it’s easy to use the drag-and-drop interface to design your site. There are many built-in sections, such as a portfolio page, contact page, services page, and others.

Overall, Monstroid is a good choice if you’re looking for a multipurpose theme that can be used for a variety of different websites.

Monstroid Features

  • Over 50 built-in templates
  • Built on Elementor
  • Portfolio page, contact page, and other page layouts

Monstroid Costs

11. Business One Page Pro

Business one page pro theme

As you can probably guess from the name, Business One Page Pro is a one-page theme that’s designed for businesses. It’s ideal if you want to have a single page for your consulting services, without any extraneous content.

It has a ton of different features, including pages for portfolio, services, testimonials, and other pages you’ll definitely need.

There is also a free version of the theme. The paid version comes with many extra features, such as more color options, access to Google Fonts, priority support, and so on.

Business One Page Pro Features

  • One page layout
  • Portfolio
  • Testimonials
  • Services
  • Customizable options

Business One Page Pro Costs

  • Basic free version available
  • Paid theme is $59 for one website

12. Vandana

Vandana theme

Vandana is a theme designed for feminine-oriented coaches, mentors, therapists, and similar types of consultants. It is optimized for increasing your leads and comes with a newsletter section with CTAs that help you get new subscribers (and ultimately customers).

The theme is also completely customizable and lets you fine-tune any settings to match your brand. Perhaps most importantly, Vandana makes it easy to grow your social media following with integration and sticky social icons.

Vandana Features

  • Mobile-friendly design
  • Pre-made templates
  • Numerous layouts for headers, posts, and other sections of your site
  • Calls-to-action
  • Portfolio

Vandana Costs

13. Ridhi Pro

Ridhi pro theme

Ridhi Pro is a theme focused on generating leads. It’s designed for coaches, public speakers, and other types of consultants. It has great integration features with newsletters and appointment booking.

There are also sections for testimonials, team members, and other places to show off your consultancy. Finally, Ridhi is optimized for SEO and will help your content perform better in search.

There is also a free version of Ridhi available. The premium version adds a large number of features, including premade pages, lazy image loading, and other useful options.

Ridhi Pro Features

  • Landing pages
  • Appointment booking integration
  • Newsletters
  • SEO-optimized

Ridhi Pro Costs

  • Basic free version available
  • Ridhi Pro costs $59 for one website

14. CosmosWP

CosmosWp theme for consultant

CosmosWP is a lightweight WordPress theme that comes with dozens of pre-made templates. There are two designed specifically for consultants.

Each has areas for displaying your services, showing off previous projects, adding a contact form, and similar features. It’s also easy to add a top bar that includes your email and email address, which is great for letting clients contact you easily.

CosmosWP Features

  • Services page
  • Portfolio
  • Dozens of pre-made templates
  • Contact forms
  • Top bar for contact information

CosmosWP Costs

  • There are monthly, annual, and lifetime plans. Monthly starts at $19.99 per month for a single site, while $39 will pay for an annual license for one site.

15. Ascendio

Ascendio WordPress theme

Ascendio is a theme designed for corporations and other businesses, but it also works well for consultants.

It comes with a number of features, including multiple page templates, a services page, portfolio, contacts forms, and more. It’s also completely responsive, a big plus for our mobile age.

Ascendio Features

  • Built with Elementor
  • Testimonials
  • Services page
  • Contact forms

Ascendio Costs

16. CoachPress

CoachPress WordPress theme for Consultants

CoachPress is aimed at coaches and other personal consultants. It’s easy to customize your site’s fonts, colors, layouts, and other design elements. There is also a newsletter section that helps you grow your email list, and social media integrations like Instagram. You can also add testimonials on your homepage.

Most importantly, the theme comes with over 10 different landing page templates, which are critical for capturing the attention of future potential clients.

CoachPress Features

  • Easily customize fonts, colors, layouts, design elements
  • 10+ landing page templates
  • Testimonials
  • Social media integrations
  • Newsletter section

CoachPress Costs

Selecting the Best Consulting WordPress Theme

Now you know of at least 16 good themes that will fit your consulting project!

In this post, we covered the 16 best WordPress themes for consultants. There are many great options available, one of the best being our own Astra theme.

We also covered the different things you’ll want to consider when browsing themes. These include flexibility for future growth, ability to display your prices and services, and showing off testimonials.

Whether you’re a coach, business consultant, or technical expert, everyone’s particular situation is unique. Sometimes, testimonials may be the most important thing to feature. In others, they may not matter at all.

Are you a consultant using WordPress? What theme are you using on your own site? Does it help your business and make you more productive? Share your experiences in the comments!





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