There are thousands of free and paid themes in the market. Selecting a theme for their WordPress site, beginners feel overwhelmed. Choosing a WordPress theme you should be careful. There are so many themes which look really great but make your website very slow. You have to avoid this type of great looking templates. The user doesn’t like slow websites. In this tutorial, I will share some tips for selecting a theme for your WordPress site.Notice: if you didn’t read this article yet, please read this article first: The Powerful Professional Blog Guideline For Beginners.
Remind these things before choosing a theme for your site:Simple and Flexible
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Simple and Flexible
There are huge colorful themes with lots of complex layouts, complex functions. This complex things increase the loading time. It’s very bad. User loves to load a website within 3-5 seconds. Also Google and others search engines show the fastest websites in the top of the search result.
For this, your website must be simple and flexible. It will make your site super fast. The reader won’t bother. Search engines will crawl your site and show at the top of search result.
It’s another very important part. About 80% visitors visit websites using the mobile phone. So, if your website won’t responsive, you will lose 70% of your visitors. In WordPress most of the themes are responsive. But some themes use fixed layout. This is the problem. You have to ignore this kind of themes or you have to modify the theme.
You can easily test mobile-friendly of any website or theme using Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.
SEO means Search Engine Optimization. By SEO you can generate huge traffic from search results. Your theme must be SEO friendly. To rank in the search result it’s badly need. Gorgeous looking theme may not SEO friendly. You can test your theme by The W3C Markup Validation Service.
Most of the Premium themes are SEO friendly. I suggest you buy a premium theme for your WrdPress site.
There are so many browsers. Your website’s readers are using different browsers. Your selected template may look good on Google Chrome but may don’t look on others. So, before choosing a theme you have to check on different browsers.
Most of the themes are checked on different browsers before publish. On search engine, your website’s performance depends on SEO.
Before selecting a theme please first ensure that popular plugins are supported by your theme. Some of the popular WordPress plugins are Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, W3 Total Cache, Visual Composer etc.
If you don’t sure about then ask the developer of the theme. But clear abt this.
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If your theme will support this kinds of featues it will great for you. These are:Multilingual support feature
Page builder. Example: Themify Builder, Visual composer, Divi.
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I highly suggest you buy premium theme. Most of the paid templates offer 1 year support. Thay also offer automatically upadates. Here are some best premium theme providers:Themify