Have you ever needed a website, whether for yourself or someone else, simply to communicate simple contact information, and perhaps a simple about paragraph? In those cases, a blog theme just wouldn’t really fit—then it’s overkill. Instead, something typically called a “business card” theme might be a better fit.
I have a few friends who, being professionals learning the internet ropes (so to speak) for the first time, really need a solid presence online. These days, having a Facebook and a Twitter account is nice but doesn’t really work as a solid anchor for an online identity. So I’ve given myself the task of helping these friends get simple, effective sites online using WordPress, and a business card theme.
What makes a business card theme?
Rather, what makes a business card? There’s really no solid answer to this one. Business cards come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, but in the end the one thread that ties them all together is they communicate necessary information, in a concise package. A business card theme is no different.
With only contact information and the briefest of information, anyone can populate a business card theme and be good to go. While you can’t use any of these themes to get started blogging, the hope is that someone using one of these themes might become more comfortable with WordPress, with having a real presence online, and eventually start up a proper blog themselves.
Before we get into the list of recommended business card themes, let’s get into the proper mindset with the king of business cards himself. Is your card die cut?
9 solid business card themes
If we’re going to use one of these themes, we need to know where to get started. Check out the themes below and see which one might work for you (or your friend’s) business card website.
If you see a theme we missed, please leave a note in the comments so we can add it later!
Business Card by Elegant Themes
Digital Business Card Theme by John Saddington
Elegant vCard via ThemeForest
Ipseity by John Saddington
MiniCard by Blue Anvil
MiniSite via ThemeForest
Professional vCard via ThemeForest
Resume by Elegant Themes
Visiting Card by Templatic
What about you?
What has your experience been with these kinds of themes? Do you use them for yourself, or have you ever set someone else up with them?
Did we miss or forget a theme that should be included here? We’re human, it’s possible. Feel free to drop a note in the ocmments and we’ll add any deserving themes to our list.