I will explain the differences between šablóna me focused on a specific area (niche) and multifunctional (multipurpose) šablóna me and their advantages and disadvantages.
Narrowly focused šablóny
These are šablóny focused on a specific area , ie niche (from the English niche). For example, it can be šablóny focused on recipes, travel, vacation, real estate, online courses, photography, hotels, accommodation , etc. There are even šablóny for such specific niches as barbershops, churches and weddings .
Where and how to look for narrowly focused topics
You can search for such topics in different topic repositories . It is essential that these repositories have a detailed filter according to which you can filter the desired area. I will show it with these two examples:
WordPress.org is the official and largest repository of free šablón . There are over 7,000 šablón . So there is a good chance that you will also find šablóny for narrowly focused areas here. You can use a filter, tags, or the search box itself when searching:
Themeforest is one of the largest repositories of premium šablón with very advanced categorization and filtering, so even here you are very likely to find a topic for a narrow niche.
Multipurpose šablóny are designed to be used for different areas . They usually contain dozens of pre-prepared demo skins , which are already styled by the creators for specific areas. They also usually contain many more settings so that they can be customized for different purposes.
Which multifunctional themes to choose?
I consider Divi and Avada to be the best multi-purpose šablóny . To find more, filter them on Themeforest as I mentioned above. While working for clients, I had the opportunity to work with these other multifunctional šablóna me: The X Theme, Enfold, BeTheme, The7 and Flatsome – all of them I rate as usable.
You can also use a combination of šablóny and Elementor page builder as a multifunctional theme. With this combination, you can put together virtually any design, giving you a look for specific niches.
Differences, advantages and disadvantages
In the following table, I will try to explain the differences šablóna area-specific and multi-purpose šablóna me (and their advantages and disadvantages) :
|Narrowly focused šablóny||Multifunction šablóny|
|They are focused on a specific area.||They are designed so that they can be adapted to any area.|
|+ Less unnecessary things – if the šablóna is well done, it contains only the elements and settings needed for the niche. So it’s more minimalist.
+ Tailored to the area – after all, such a šablóna is precisely designed for the area, which is more difficult to achieve with a multifunctional šablón .
+ Save time when setting up – as it usually has fewer settings than a multi-purpose theme
|+ Price – Some multipurpose šablóny (such as Divi ) have lifetime access and unlimited use of šablóny for a one-time fee. This is especially useful for those who need more websites.
+ Save time with reuse – an advantage for those who create multiple websites – all they need to do is learn how to work with one šablón and they don’t have to learn a different one every time.
+ More tutorials – on the internet there are more multifunctional šablóny (because they are much more used than niche šablóny ) more tutorials and forums where they can advise you.
|– More bugs – in my experience, these narrowly focused topics sometimes have more bugs than multifunctional šablóny that a larger team of programmers are working on for a long time (beware, this is not the rule).
– Weaker documentation – in my experience they have weaker developed documentation than the multifunctional type of šablóny .
– End of support risk – It has happened to me that the creators of šablóny have stopped developing, updating and supporting šablóny (probable reason – fewer sales than they expected, so it will not pay off).
|– More time to learn to do with it – this is not the rule, but sometimes it takes longer compared to narrowly focused topics because multifunctional topics have more options.
– Less adaptation to the area than specific šablóna .
Which type to choose?
Choosing the right type of šablóny depends on the situation. In general, if you are an agency, freelancer or person planning to create multiple websites, I would consider reaching for a multi-purpose e- šablón . If you plan to have only one website, then narrowly specialized šablóna can better meet the requirements in your area.