There are a million and one reasons why teachers, professors, and educators need their own website – professional enrichment, student outreach, personal branding/marketing, the list goes on. It could be a site geared toward your present students, your own professional portfolio & publications, or a collection of resources & education tips. Whatever direction you’re planning to go, it’s really a no-brainer – especially since crafting a website is so much easier than it used to be!
Themes are one of the “killer” features of using WordPress to power your website. Unlike drag and drop website builders , you start with a defined, beautiful template with built-in features. While some themes come with feature overkill (or a blank slate), there is a whole universe of themes customized for every type of website imaginable.
In fact, there are hundreds and hundreds of “off-the-shelf” WordPress themes for teachers, professors & educators that have stunning design and amazing functionality – like student forums, social media integration, landing pages for everything from resources to blog posts and even eCommerce capabilities so you can sell resources, tuitions & consultations!
And, even better, WordPress themes are (supposed to be) open-source & GPL licensed so you gain access to a wide community of resources and help…which means you’ll never be left high and dry by a design firm. Some require a learning curve, and some are super-simple, but all have the versatility for a traveler that wants an active online presence.
Here are the 13+ Best WordPress Themes for Teachers, Professors & Educators (+2 frameworks) curated from marketplaces and theme sellers around the Internet.[Continue Reading]