Running your own website or blog becomes more popular. More and more companies are moving online and discovering e-Commerce. Popular becomes profession webmasters. However, to develop sites at a basic level, can be anyone, rather I would say make for a good prototype to try to get online to sell their services or goods. In this article, we are going to discuss “Tips for choosing themes for WordPress”.
The best choice for a blog or information portal is a CMS WordPress. Read more about the technical side of “WordPress Tutorials” you can read on my website, and this article is more an overview and my thoughts on choosing a theme and when it may be needed.
Tips for choosing themes for WordPress
The platform is simple and intuitive. Using built-in functions and plugins you can implement a variety of opportunities. If you do not understand the technical aspects of developing high-quality websites and it is difficult to explain how to look like your website developer, you can always choose a theme and try to create a site based on it, and then give the prototype on a qualitative study of the programmer.
When you first create your site on WordPress many are faced with the problem of choosing a suitable design. For the design, colors, placement of content and media is responsible for the pattern or the theme. At the moment in the WordPress directory, there are several thousand, and various marketplace the more, therefore, the choice of topics for beginners becomes a real problem. Of the paid sites I would recommend ThemeForest because of the large variety of topics. Tips for choosing themes for WordPress
To simplify the task possible if you follow simple tips:
1. Specify requirements for template
Probably you visualize the future site. What should it be? What is the theme? What content is planned for this place? To make things easier, make a plan or draw a diagram of the site on a regular sheet of paper. On the basis of clear requirements is much easier to find a topic. Many details of the upcoming themes can be selected with a filter in the repository or marketplace.
2. Pay attention to the placement of content
The increase in the number of sites dictates increased requirements to their quality. Search engines now have learned to determine hastily made resources with inconvenient navigation and wandering around the page content. To avoid this, choose a theme to suit your theme. Learn how in the template structure look like pages, posts, galleries may, after reviewing the trial version on the developer’s site.
3. Determine the functionality of the theme
This point partly overlaps with the first Board. A beginner can be difficult to immediately determine the functionality of the theme. When design and location are visible to all, then the function becomes known only later, for example, you found that the site has no “breadcrumbs” or is not supported by the connection to pages in social networks. Such “usefulness” can be implemented by plugins, but the developers may add them in the paid versions of templates. Beginner is better to choose a premium theme with built-in functionality. It is important not to overdo it. Overloaded with all sorts of effects, the site will push away visitors and make the site slow and the search engines are known to love fast websites.
4. Do not hesitate to contact the developers
Themes for WordPress do not appear by accident. They are made by the programmers. And this is a share of their earnings. Every developer wants to have more customers. Therefore, the creators offer assistance in customizing the template. This must not be neglected. Even if the theme is free, a good programmer will always give at least a minimum of information, and sometimes for a little money will help you to configure it, the main thing is that you clearly understand how it will look your website or have a clear diagram of the site.
5. Reviews and time of creation of the theme
To choose a good topic will help and reviews. It is important not to yield to emotions and to evaluate information critically. A quality theme can have a negative feedback from newbies who don’t understand the settings, write about the flaws of the creators. Therefore, when the evaluation topics from the outside, it is better to listen to the opinions of friends, webmasters or people that you trust. It is also important to watch for new threads with a large amount of positive feedback. usually, these threads look much better and made more fluent.
I would not advise to make sites on topics constantly and hope to break all the competitors, even though templates work, and get in the search, but really hard to compete with the TOP competitors in the SERPs, they can not, because their speed will always be lower than a site made from scratch. The advantages of the site made from scratch with good design, including vector elements and the prepared image, quality the responsive layout are made for the retina display, a professional stretch of the template on the CMS.
I want to note that with proper development and stretch theme site from scratch in the admin panel there are only necessary and convenient items. And the engine is not overloaded with extra plugins, scripts, and styles, a template tailored to your business, and not for everything. The download speed of a website made from scratch will be from 3 to 12 times faster if you do it right.
I still suggest using templates for your sites more as a prototype to explain what you want to see on the website of its developer.