Before you go searching for the best looking WordPress theme, to start building your new website or blog, take a few minutes to consider how a theme can impact things like your brand, user experience and search engine ranking.
Too many times have I seen someone purchase an all singing and dancing WordPress theme, to then struggle trying to get it to fit their vision, only to find out that it doesn’t do want they ended up wanting it to do.
By thinking about our content first and how that might fit within a themes design and then looking at the performance and coding standards of the themes demo website, we can start to get an idea if the theme will work for us and if it’s actually any good in all aspects, not just the look and feel.
Of course we might want to make changes so it’s a good idea to try and get a feel for how flexible a theme is, but also to choose one that is most inline with how you see your content evolving as your website grows.
A theme may look fantastic with it’s demo content but we need to be thinking of how it could easily adapt to our vision and include the types of content we want to present to our visitors. A WordPress theme needs to suit the type of website we want to create, but we also need to ensure that it gives us some things as standard such as; being suitable for all screen sizes, fast loading, and well coded to W3C standards.
For more information and advice on how to choose the best WordPress theme for your website please see our infographic below where we go into detail to give you the right mindset and things to think about when looking for a WordPress theme to purchase.
Do you have any WordPress theme stories or nightmares to tell? If so we would love to hear them! Please share in the comment section at the very bottom of this post.
Originally posted 2017-01-01 14:42:57.