Which Themes Work Best with Elementor?
With the release of Elementor Theme Builder, you can work with any theme and design its header, footer, single posts, and archive page.
If you are a developer or marketer and are looking for the fastest theme, download our completely free barebone theme (notice that this theme is for Elementor Pro users ONLY) https://github.com/pojome/elementor-hello-theme. It works really fast (loads under 1 second) and with the Theme Builder, you can customize it however way you want.
Elementor works well with all the themes which respect the coding standards of WordPress, but here is a list of themes which are managed by developers who care about the compatibility with Elementor.
Note: This lists' order does not necessarily reflect any specific Elementor preference.
Free Themes for Elementor
Sydney - Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence. The theme also works very well with Elementor.
GeneratePress - A great free theme. Fast, lightweight and well constructed. The premium version is also excellent.
Hestia - A modern, material design theme that comes with Elementor ready-made demo sites, a free template directory, and SEO optimized for speed.
Astra Theme - A fast, elegant & customizable theme that is customizer powered, SEO friendly and compatible with Elementor. The theme has over 50 pre-built and full Elementor-based websites, all installed with just one click.
OceanWP - A free Multi-Purpose WordPress perfect to create any kind of websites, fully customizable, fast, SEO friendly and perfectly compatible with Elementor.
Zakra - A page builder multipurpose theme designed to give you excellent results. Includes 10+ starter sites for different purposes, more will be added soon. It is a flexible and lightweight WordPress Elementor theme for 2019.
Phlox - A free and compatible theme with Elementor. Phlox comes with 25+ new fresh and beautiful demos. Highly customizable Multi-Purpose theme which covers all types of websites (e.g. Shop, Blog, News, Agency, personal and more).
Tesseract - A simple, easy to use and reliable theme. Integrates really well with Elementor.
Twenty Sixteen - This free theme has over 1 million active installs, and is the official theme for 2016.
Ashe - Personal and Multi-Author Free WordPress Blog Theme. Minimal, elegant & mobile friendly layout with WooCommerce shop (storefront) support will WOW and inspire your visitors. Well documented and very easy to use even for WordPress beginners. Works perfectly with Elementor.
Premium Themes for Elementor
Jupiter X - One of the most popular themes on ThemeForest, with over 100K sales. It has recently been rebuilt using Elementor.
ColorWay WP theme - A beautiful, user-friendly and super-responsive theme having 25+ demo sites that are fully compatible with Elementor and optimized for SEO. With ColorWay, use various combination of Elementor widgets like gallery portfolio, Google Map locator, dividers, burn sliders and more to create amazing websites on different niches.
OsTende - A beautiful theme, made using Elementor, for theatre-related websites.
Gumbo - Gumbo is a modern WordPress theme built for Podcasters. Gumbo supports all major WordPress podcasting plugins and has tons of features that make podcasting much easier. The theme is fully compatible with Elementor and even includes custom Elementor elements and templates for you to use.
Note: Some themes come with a preloader that can affect editing with Elementor, causing the screen to look blank, as shown below. To use Elementor with these themes, deactivate the preloader via the theme's customizer.