The start of a brand new year is just days away peeps and I hope you’re all having an awesome festive Christmas break so far.
You’ll soon be ready to rock and roll for another year of crushing it online, breaking goals and taking your business or blog to new heights of success.
One of your goals in the coming year will no doubt be to revamp or redesign your WordPress site at some point. If that’s the case you’re going to love this post.
As some of you may know I’m a huge fan of Thrive Themes and all that Thrive has done for WordPress so far. In particular, I’m a huge fan of the Thrive Content Builder plugin.
If you’re not too sure what the Thrive Content Builder plugin is; it is a powerful landing page, visual content editor plugin for WordPress that’s boasting at the seams with elements and endless features.
One of the benefits of using the TCB plugin is that you can build awesome page templates such as landing pages, sales pages etc with them.
Whilst there’s quite a few free templates that already come with this plugin, the homepage template selection is somewhat lacking.
Problem solved, as I’m currently working on a host of functional and inspiring WordPress homepage template designs, to suite almost every business need.
I’ve already created 4 homepage templates for you to check out below.
Just to clarify, these templates were built using Thrive Content Builder, so to make them functional on your site, you will need to have Thrive Content Builder plugin installed and active on your WordPress site.
You don’t need to change themes, these are not complete themes, they are just page templates that have been professionally designed by myself using TCB.
It’s time you made your website homepage more than just a list of your latest blog posts
Over the recent number of years, more and more bloggers and marketers have slowly but surely stopped using their homepage to show off their latest posts.
Instead, many smart marketers and bloggers are using the homepage of their website as a landing page, to target their audience more effectively by using the right message.
Should you do the same if you’re not already doing so?
Here’s an interesting fact to think about. According to this source:
You have 10 seconds or sometimes less, to leave an impression and tell your visitors what they’ll get out of your website and company. After this time (and often times before), they’ll leave.
With that thought in mind, your homepage whether it’s for your blog or business website, needs to stand out.
With that said, here are four predesigned homepage templates for WordPress I created just for you.
Tools I used to create these templates:
- Thrive Content Builder
- Affinity Designer (Pro graphic design app for Mac)
- Affinity Photo (Pro photo editing app for Mac)
- Hype Pro (Animation and interactive web content creation app)
- Text Wrangler (Mac app for coding)
WordPress Homepage Template One
OK so the first homepage template I want to share with you was actually inspired by my own website homepage design here at Magnet4Blogging.
I personally love clean, flat and bold design, so this template really focuses on helping it’s users deliver the right message to their audience. And you can do this by adding a strong headline and customising the prominent call-to-action button placed above the fold.
Page template includes:
- Featured call to action area with button.
- 3-column featured services / pages.
- Featured area for your incentive, webinar or other product or service.
- Clean footer with social icons.
WordPress Homepage Template Two
Homepage template number two has a more corporate feel to it whilst maintaining a clean, bold and stylish design.
This template features:
- A featured area for communicating your message to your audience.
- A call to action button.
- And the ability to add a welcome video.
- 2 x 3 column areas to add content and links to your business services and to other important pages on your site.
In the footer section of the template there’s options for adding an opt-in form and incentive, “as seen on” social proof feature, and a three-column footer with social icons.
WordPress Homepage Template Three
I really enjoy creating templates that have different features, and in a variety of themes and styles to suite all tastes and business needs.
So homepage template number three once again combines a smart semi-corporate look and feel, with some clean flat stylish design.
This template is perfect for bloggers, solopreneurs and business consultants. If you are the representation of your brand identity, then this template is perfect for you.
Here’s some of the features this WordPress homepage template has to offer.
- Clean menu section aligned with site logo.
- Responsive featured area with headline, call-to-action and photo.
- Three column featured area for services with photo and button links.
At the bottom of the page you get a custom featured area for a webinar, video or other product you’d like to promote. There’s also a clean footer area with social icons.
WordPress Homepage Template Four – The New Entrepreneur
This is the most recent template I’ve been working on, and once again really emphasises on cleanliness, with a simple but eye-catching layout.
Taking advantage of full-width design, this template offers:
- Big responsive featured area.
- Email opt-in box with call to action.
- Attractive three column featured boxes (Template comes with PSD files for customising boxes further)
- Latest blog posts section.
- Featured area for webinar or video.
- Clean footer section with social icons.
Customising to infinity and beyond
These templates can literally be customised even further with absolutely no limitations.
I hope you’ll enjoy checking out these templates and even consider purchasing one to use in your WordPress blog or website. I’ll be producing a lot more in the very near future so keep a close eye out.
In addition to home pages, I also have requests to create pre-designed landing page templates, sales page templates, podcast pages and more, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Do let me know your thoughts on these templates in the time being, I’d love to get your thoughts and feedback.
P.s. if you need a custom homepage template design for your business, click this link to see how we can work together to make something truly magical happen for your online presence.