If you are planning on launching a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign it is helpful to have a website to act as the hub for your fundraising campaign.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to start a website is to use a WordPress Theme.
WordPress is a simple content management system that has the ability to scale with your project over time.
It offers many easy to install themes and plugins to create a custom website quickly.
Below we have outlined 12 of our favorite WordPress themes for Kickstarter. Each theme costs below $60 to purchase. In addition, you will also have to purchase hosting for the theme. To get started we would recommend choosing either Godaddy or BlueHost.
Let us know if there are any themes that we forgot to add in the comments section below!
1. Startup Idea
This project is focused on crowdfunding startup projects. It only costs $49 and comes with 6 months of support. It comes with two predesigned homepage styles and is 100% responsive. You can also use this theme to crowdsource without Kickstarter. You can view the demo theme and purchase here.
2. Go WordPress Theme
Go is a one page WordPress theme. Using a one-page design for a crowdfunding campaign makes it faster to build the website. This way you only need to build one page. The theme demo has a lot of module sections that can be used. It’s a bit flashy and requires great photography but also only costs $49 on Themeforest.
3. LaunchKit Theme
LaunchKit comes with multiple homepage designs. The one featured in the image above features a video section in the top hero. Since your video is one of the most important parts of your campaign you want to feature it on your website. The theme is a bit more pricey at $59 but comes with over 30 custom page elements. Via Themeforest
4. Unicorn Website Theme
Unicorn comes with multiple homepage designs that offer options for different style campaigns. All the pages require great images to keep the strong visual aesthetic. The one-page design is minimal enough that you could set it up in a full day if you already have your campaign assets created.
5. Startuply with Full Video Background
If you are launching a tech project you should check out the Startuply theme. It offers a full video background. It is highly customizable with multiple modal boxes. Via Themeforest.
6. ImStartup Landing Page
ImStartup is a theme that features large imagery and has email signup section. It also has a module to feature press that your campaign has gotten. Themeforest
7. Craftsman Crowdsourcing Theme
This theme is built specifically for crowdsourcing. It includes a countdown timer to help create a sense of urgency. This is a little less flashy than the other themes making it easier to implement if you don’t have a tech product.
You can download on ThemeForest
8. Backer – Get Funded
This is another theme focused just on crowdfunding campaigns. It allows you to use the IgnitionDeck plugin to crowdsource without Kickstarter or Indiegogo. It is used more if you want to create a website like Kickstarter to host multiple crowdfunding campaigns. You can check out the demo on ThemeForest.
9. Prestige Launch Page
This theme has a nice landing page design for a physical product. It keeps the design short and sweet. Great for campaigns that are less robust and don’t need a full website.
Feat is a theme for musicians looking to launch a new album on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. It focuses on music and puts your project front and center. You can view all the demos here.
Heli is a theme that offers a ton of homepage options. They are all minimal and let your project be the star. They also offer an e-commerce integration which could be helpful post campaign if you are selling your product online. http://heli.thememove.com/interior/
If you’re not sure what site to use you might want to use Avada. It’s the number one selling theme on ThemeForest because of it’s versatility. You can customize all the modules to create the homepage just like you want. Their landing product would be great for a campaign.