Research survey shows that people make use of the internet to search for credible colleges and schools their children should attend, and so, having a professional and highly corporate education website for your college, school or university is important for your integrity and brand perception.
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Gone are the days that building or having a college website costs so much money, with technical abilities to maintain; however in this present time, you can have a professionally looking and highly exceptional education or university website with as low as $100USD.
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I have complied exceptional lists of mobile responsive, neatly coded, Google friendly and SEO optimized selection of premium wordpress education themes for your university, school and colleges blog or website project.
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1# Education WP theme from Genesis
With the presence of 6 color styles and 6 layout options, a mobile responsive theme status, highly SEO optimized and excellent navigation links; this premium education wordpress theme from world renowned studiopress ( makers of all Genesis themes) might be all what you need to create and set up a college website.
This school wordpress theme for a college website design is ideal to easily showcase direct links from the homepage to the faculties, location of departments, student activities, and above all the presence of sidebar widgets to the right allows you to customize and place videos, extra details on it.
This theme, as seen in the image above has excellent navigation to Admission page, Student life page, Sports/Athletics, and the location of the school. Included with this numerous features is also the ability to change the default deep blue color to a color of your choice.
This school wordpress theme for your university website design template is highly recommended for the below reasons:
- In terms of safety of data, it is safe and highly secure from hackers and security breaches ( at least to about 90%) because it is built on solid genesis framework
- Genesis website templates, of which this design belongs to are highly SEO optimized for Google and other search engines; this gives good ranking advantage and leverage by being on first page of Google without much SEO skills
- This college template is retina ready and mobile responsive as seen above
- It loads very fast on any browser
- It is compatible with all types of browsers
Blackboard is a wordpress school theme built on the simply concept of teacher and students awareness, interaction, collaboration and understanding. This college website template is premium, fits perfectly well for any educational institution and is highly optimized for your ranking advantage.
This following are encouraging features present in this template:
- It is user mobile friendly on smartphones and all types of mobile device i.e. responsive
- Search engine optimized ( already inbuilt)
- It has automatic image resizing
- Compatible with all browsers
- Has custom page templates
- Has custom widgets
- It is WPML compatible for language translation and multilingual website use
Elementary is a highly customized two-columns school website layout design. The theme is responsive ( mobile friendly), clean and fits really well as a education theme
for a university institution.
The following are features that makes it attractive:
- Highly displayed at the header are navigation page links e.g. there is a course page, with a scroll icon showing the short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the university
- Staff directory page with full and summary details on each staffs of the school
- Events and Photo gallery page; this is important for people and fresher’s seeking to enter a particular school to have first hand knowledge of the school’s activities e.t.c
- Blog archives pages and a comprehensive about us pages
All this details and features are prebuilt with this template, so as a designer, your job is made easy
Its SEO features includes but not limited to:
- Optimized for perfect search engine crawling, indexing and ranking
- Responsive and mobile responsive
- Retina, HTML 5 ready ( your videos, audios and pictures) will be accommodated, and come out perfectly well
- It is light and loads fast
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4# Foundation wordpress theme for university website design
Foundation is a retina ready, focused well layer out three-columns college website theme design. One thing about this design is that it is straightforward, with accurate details on what is needed by the left hand sidebar, upcoming events and application by the right hand side and recent blog posts at the center.
The presence of featured images ( in 4 slideshow number), inbuilt video integration makes it a tempting and must get education wordpress theme. All what is required for you to do is to buy the package, and upload the zip file on your wordpress dashboard.
- Easy to maintain, since its built on wordpress ( even a novice can be the system administrator)
- Its localized for easy translations ( you can change the default English language settings to hindu, Chinese, indian or your preferred language). This theme is extremely good for non-English speaking country
- It is WPML compatible
- It has automatic image resizing ability
- Google and search engine friendly ( its SEO is per global standard)
- It is mobile friendly
Looking for a wordpress theme or design template for your university website? Look no further as lectura is the most recommended website design you need. Lectura ( an abbreviation for the word ‘lecturer’) is a premium, beautiful and professional looking educational theme with a two-columns responsive layout.
- It has Video support
- It has unlimited color variations
- It has easy customization options
- It is search engine friendly, mobile responsive and retina ready
- It has an automatic image resizing features
6# Principal WordPress theme for online courses and school website
Principal is a modern WordPress theme with a classic two-columns, responsive layout best suited if you are thinking on starting an online course website. It has an eight built-in color styles and unlimited color variations ( optional for customization).
This theme has the following attractive SEO, technical and general features:
- Presence of color change options
- Presence of social media page that links to major social media networks for interaction amongst students
- Presence of core curriculum page, mission and profile, Press office and photo gallery pages ( all at the header top)
- It is SEO ready
- It is mobile responsive
- It is built on wordpress and loads very fast on mobile phones and PCs
Feedback and Suggestions
Do you know of any other school wordpress theme or a pure university theme, or you have some suggestions to make? Please, kindly do through the comment section below. Thank you
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