*Editors note: This post has been updated as of November 1, 2017. Originally a Top 4 post, Divtag Templates is now out of business. Hence the change to Top 3. (obviously)*
I’ve talked before about how much I love Weebly. Weebly has a super easy-to-use content management system, interface, and e-commerce platform.
One downside of Weebly, however, is their lack of options when it comes to modern, beautiful, professional looking website themes and templates. Fortunately, the CMS for Weebly also makes it quite simple to do some custom design work, such as adding beautiful custom Weebly themes.
I’ve spent a great deal of time searching for high quality Weebly templates (many of which I’ve used in my web design company), and these are the best options I’ve found. (ranked in no particular order)
WebFire Weebly Themes
Webfire Themes is a fantastic option for professional Weebly templates. With a growing list of 11 templates to choose from, you can tell Webfire put a great amount of detail and love into their designs. Some major advantages to choosing these guys include:
Widgets included with themes
Whereas most companies will charge you extra for custom plugins and widgets, Webfire includes these with a purchase of any one of their themes.
Something completely unique to Webfire is a feature they call WIDG. It is a widget generator that allows you to easily create and install widgets that would normally be quite complicated to design, such as progress bars, service boxes, tabs, pricing tables and testimonials.
Simply tell WIDG what icons, colors, and text you would like to include and hit the “Generate Widget” button. WIDG will then produce the widget, and supply you with the code to copy and paste into your Weebly website.
I’ve had a chance to play around with it, and it is dead simple to use. An awesome feature that I will certainly be using more of in the future. You can read my full review of Webfire Themes to learn more about the WIDG feature.
Regular theme updates
The internet is constantly evolving, meaning your modern, trendy website design can be obsolete in a mere year or two. Webfire regularly updates your themes that you’ve purchased and patches any potential bugs that pop up.
Luminous Weebly Themes
Luminous Themes is a relatively new player in the Weebly theme business, but they definitely deserve to be in this list.
I regularly receive comments on this post from Weebly users, and noticed a couple had commented about the quality of Luminous Themes. They recommended that I include them in this post. As I hadn’t used them before, I was hesitant to do so. I never recommend products or services that I haven’t personally used and loved.
So, I gave them a try. I’m glad I did.
Luminous has all of the crucial characteristics of a good theme provider. Beautiful and responsive designs, free theme updates, easy customization, helpful tutorials, fast customer support, and more.
One of my favorite features of their designs is how clearly they label the HTML and CSS coding. This makes it easier than ever to tinker around with your own custom coding to really give your website a unique look and feel.
The only minor downside I’ve seen is the lack of options. Luminous currently only has 4 themes to choose from, but they promise they are working on more. To be honest, I tend to narrow down my favorites to 3 or 4 with all of the theme providers I use anyway, so I don’t see this as major issue.
I get the feeling these guys will be around for quite some time.
Yes, Baamboo Studio can be a bit overwhelming, with the constant, random popups and disjointed English text, but don’t let that scare you away. Anyone who can design a website this beautiful is bound to create some truly awesome Weebly themes.
And boy, do they ever.
This company offers everything you’d expect from premium Weebly templates, and more. The design of the templates is second to none, and catapults Weebly into the same top category as Squarespace when it comes to beautiful web design templates.
Even more impressive then the beautiful design, is the ease of use when it comes to installation and customization. Baamboo Studio makes custom HTML coding look easy, with extensive step-by-step guides that will have you feeling like a star web designer in no time.
They even have placed guided text within the code itself, so you know exactly where to go to make custom changes to colors, fonts, background images, and much more.
In addition, they have unique features that really simplify the design process. While other developers require coding to make some minor changes, with Baamboo Studio it’s as simple as a flick of the switch.
If you want cutting edge design and great customer support, I cannot recommend Baamboo Studios enough.
Between these three companies, you have dozens of beautiful, professional Weebly themes to choose from. What it really comes down to is personal preference. Check out each one, and choose the theme that is right for you and your website.
Need some inspiration? Check out 8 Beautiful Websites You Won’t Believe Were Made With Weebly