These days, people prefer to use a page builder plugin to create a website with WordPress instead of a theme. Brizy is one of the page builder plugins that you can use to create a beautiful WordPress-based website. It has a very intuitive, easy-to-use visual editor to streamline your workflow in creating the website. Although you can use Brizy to create your website, you still need to have a theme activated on your WordPress site as in the WordPress system, theme is a required component. However, you don’t need to rely on what’s offered your theme to customize your website. Brizy comes with a theme builder feature to allow you to customize every single part of your website. From the header, footer, archive pages, 404 page, single post page, to search results page.
Since you can customize everything using Brizy, you don’t need to install a WordPress theme with advanced features. A WordPress theme with very minimum features — like the Hello theme by Elementor — is enough.
If you want to create a WordPress-based website using Brizy, here are 7 of the best themes you can use.
The first theme we recommend, if you want to use build a WordPress site with Brizy, is Blocksy. This theme offers rich enough features although — once again — you are not going to use them as you will use Brizy to customize the parts of your website. Blocksy is released as a freemium theme. You can use the free version of this theme to create a WordPress site with Brizy. Blocksy itself actually comes with a drag and drop header and footer builder where you can add elements like menu, button, search icon, and social media buttons. Also, it allows you to customize the design of the post types such as default post type (blog post) and custom post type.
Neve is a WordPress theme developed by ThemeIsle, which is released as a freemium product. It also comes with a header builder although chances are you will not use it as you can use Brizy to create a custom header for your website. The free version of Neve is enough to create a WordPress site with Brizy. There are three blog layouts you can choose from and you also have options to enable/disable elements like post date, comment, post author, and so on.
Astra is a popular theme with over 1 million active installations according to WordPress.org. It’s a great theme to create a WordPress site with a page builder plugin — including Brizy — as it is lightweight enough. Same as the first two themes above, Astra is also released as a freemium theme. You don’t need to use the pro version as you are going to use Brizy. Instead, you can use the pro version of Brizy to create the custom header, custom footer, custom single post template, and so on. You can even create a beautiful popup as Brizy Pro also comes with a popup builder feature.
4. Page Builder Framework
One of the things that are not offered by Brizy is the ability to control the typography of the elements on the single post like H2, H3, H4, and link color. You can only control the typography — as well as the text color — of the general elements. Page Builder Framework offers such a feature where you can set different settings for H2, H3, and H4 on the single post template on your site. Advanced features like a sticky header, mega menu, and so on are also available (on the pro version). Since you want to create your website with Brizy, no don’t need to use the pro version of the theme if you don’t really need it. Page Builder Framework comes with a scroll to top feature to make it easier for your visitors to back to the top of the page they are on.
OceanWP is a popular enough theme. At the time of writing (January 12, 2021), it has 700,00 active installations according to a stat on WordPress.org. It is especially a great theme to create a WordPress-based website with Brizy (and Elementor) as it offers a feature where you can control the typography settings of the components on the single post such as H3, H4, and main body. There is also back to top feature you can customize yourself. For the rest, you can use Brizy.
If you are looking for a theme that offers a customizable back to top button then Zita is one of the options you can choose. Just like other themes above, Zita is also released as a freemium product. The free version is more than enough as you are going to create your website using Brizy.
Another theme that can be coupled with Brizy to create a WordPress-based site is Suki. This theme is especially a great option if you are looking for a theme that offers the capability to control the typography of the components of the single post such as blockquote, H2, H3, H4, and so on. You can also set the color of the link (on the normal state and the hover state).