Choosing the perfect wordpress theme for your website can be quite confusing. This is due to several thousands of themes to choose from. In this article we are going to give you some tips for choosing perfect wordpress theme for your website.
Few Things That You Should Be Aware Of While Choosing A Perfect WordPress Theme :
Find Out Which Features You Need
Unless you’ve thought to code your own theme that suits your needs, it’s a good idea to find out what you need.For example, be a theme that has two or three columns, there must be room for the logo at the top, possibility of banners in the footer etc.
So make a list of the features that are most important for you to have on your website. This ensures that you are not going to spend a lot of time to make changes in your design after you have uploaded and activated the theme.
This is especially true if you intend to use a free WordPress theme as the ability to change the configuration without the use of CSS is often very limited – compared to what you can do with a well-paid theme.
For the average user, I recommend that you find a theme that is very close to the final result you want.
What Is The Purpose Of Your Website?
A design can lead users to take a specific action. If the goal is to get users to post comments then theme with extra focus in this area is a good idea.
The goal is to collect as many e-mail address if possible, a theme that Generatepress be a good choice as the front on this theme focuses on this.
Are you interested in making a photo gallery, a theme as Modern Portfolio Pro is an obvious choice.
Navigation, Page Layout And Width
There are big differences in how flexible the various WordPress themes. Therefore, make sure that the subject has the opportunity to place navigation where you want. If the theme from the start does not support location can be quite difficult unless you plan to code in PHP (the underlying language in which WordPress is written).
Some themes makes it possible to change the width of the theme directly from the admin panel of WordPress. On other issues, this is not possible and requires a lot of changes in CSS files.
It is therefore a good idea to consider which items you might want to add later so that there can be room for it all. Although it is possible to change a lot of WordPress without knowledge of coding but there are some things that can not be done without knowledge of CSS and PHP.
Responsive WordPress Theme
More and more users turning to look at your website through their mobile devices. In order for a website to appear properly on all devices, it must be designed for it. This is called a responsive web design.
It is therefore becoming increasingly important to the theme you use on your WordPress website is responsive. This way you ensure that everyone can access your website whether it’s from their mobile phone, iPad or something else.
It is quite complex to make a theme displayed correctly on all the different devices and therefore it is rare to find a free responsive theme. About 20% of visitors to our website are using a mobile devices. Thereby we have a responsive WordPress theme and ensuring thereby that all these users can see our website properly.
Free or Paid Theme
When people ask me if they should choose a free theme or a paid theme my answer is always the same. Go for a paid theme if you are in any way have the money for it.
The free themes has no support so if you have problems with your theme, there is no help.Besides this, it is not certain that the theme will be updated to support the latest version of WordPress. In most cases you can not find a place to contact those who have made the theme.
Also well-paid theme are properly optimized for the search engines .This is far from all the free themes and you can lose a lot of traffic from Google solely on your free theme.
These are things you should have in your consideration if you choose to go after a free theme. As you can see both in this article and elsewhere on this page I am big proponent of Themeforest. They have a fantastic support, their themes are professional, search engine optimized and responsive.