‘The more, the merrier’. Yes, this is definitely true with the endless number of themes you get to choose from WordPress. But what always pairs up with having more options is an endless dilemma to select the one that suits you best. For all you web designers pondering over the question “What should I look for when choosing a WordPress theme?”, here are 3 easy tips to help you find the answer:
Different clients have different demands. There can be requirements for portfolios, business websites, blogs or magazines. Choosing a new theme pushes you to adapt to a new coding style every time which can slow down the process. Instead, opt for a single theme that is powerful and versatile enough to deliver your requirements across various projects. Some users don’t really have a clear sense of what they want. Bear these questions in mind. Will this theme please my client? Will it allow me to modify the website layout? Can I modify the navigation mode?
The whole idea of using themes is to do away with web designers’ dependence on programmers and developers. A good theme has solid, clean code and provides plenty of shortcuts. It helps you optimize the working process, so you can launch your websites faster. Bad codes, on the other hand, damage your website with broken layouts, data corruptions or worse. A fine theme saves you from all these and also from testing your website for cross-device responsiveness and cross-browser compatibility.
Variety – Some themes have only few essential plugins and make you install the rest. Choose the themes that come up with a considerate number from the start.
Usability – There are different plugins from those that help you build pages with a visual editor to analytics plugins that help you track your site, based on the project need.
Custom-made – Custom plugins optimizes fast website loading time and bring in excellent user experience.
You have it all here. Remember, choosing the right theme is easy as a pie when you are clear with your needs. Try these useful tips and share your story with us in the comments below.