Key Aspects to Focus on When Choosing a WordPress Theme


 Key Aspects to Focus on When Choosing a WordPress Theme

Key Aspects to Focus on When Choosing a WordPress Theme
Key Aspects to Focus on When Choosing a WordPress Theme

Design and user experience

Of course, your reason for choosing a specific theme is to make sure that your website will look impressive and that your brand will be displayed in the best possible way. You can find a theme suitable for your business by following a few steps.

First, find sites that sell themes with the best design. While this may be obvious, I think it's worth mentioning. My personal favorite is the Forest theme, but there are also many good designs available in Elegant Themes and Studio Press.

Then take the time to view the demo version. See if the website looks easy to use. Is there enough free space in it? Does it excite or give you a headache? Your gut instinct plays a vital role in the choices you make.

Finally, choose a cross-browser theme that was also created for accessibility.


Mobile traffic differs from one industry to another, but many reports have agreed that on average 30% of people use their mobile phones and tablets to visit websites. Regardless of whether this is true or not, there are more than enough reasons to use an adaptive theme.

Almost all reputable themes are compatible with mobile devices, so when a theme lacks responsiveness, it's a concern. Many theme sellers allow you to filter out unresponsive themes. An additional option is to view a carefully selected responsive list of topics. One effective way to find out if an adaptive theme is good enough is to try running a demo version using Google's latest tool for mobile devices.

search engine optimization

When WordPress is equipped with several excellent SEO plugins, it can become one of the most SEO-friendly CMS available. However, many themes make all sorts of SEO mistakes on the site, such as missing header and alt tags, duplicate content, and dynamic URL errors.

When choosing a topic, choose one that mentions "SEO ready" or "SEO optimized" in the description, but do not trust it blindly. Many developers add this so they can sell their themes. When you know that the designer has at least taken SEO into account when designing his theme, you gain some confidence.

You can install an extension, such as SEO Site Tools or Mozbar, for the Chrome browser to perform a few quick SEO checks in the demo version of the theme.

Easy to set up

Several themes are included as standard with the settings panel. This way you don't need to make direct changes to the stylesheets. In addition, plugins such as Visual Page Editor make it easier to create complex page structures without having to touch the code. Some of these WYSIWYG editors are quite limited, but overall I find them very useful for giving a website an impressive look without much effort. If a demo version of the developer admin panel is available, I would advise you to try it out so that you can customize what you need.