How to Find the Best WordPress Theme
There are so many WordPress templates available on the market, so how are you supposed to know if you are choosing the right one? You also need to make sure the amount of money spent is not wasted, so you need to decide on a long-term theme.
WordPress is used to create many types of websites which is why each theme caters to the different types of websites. Your WordPress Theme should complement your website content. For example, if you are making a blog site then you need to use a blogging theme.
One more thing we needed to keep in mind while choosing a theme is that it doesn’t slow down our website because google ranks the website based on its speed as well.
In this article, I will explain step by step what you need to do and how to avoid errors while choosing the theme. I will also guide you on the right criteria to look at so that you choose to buy the one that suits you the most!
The first step towards selecting a theme is to browse other blogs similar to yours and identify what you like, what you dislike, what is missing, and so on. I advise you to create a folder in your bookmarks. When you come across a blog that you like, save it in this folder and come back later when you’re on the hunt for a theme!
Once it’s done, it is now time to move on to something a little more serious!
One of the popular sites is Theme Forest.
Have fun with the search criteria on the site, you can easily view the results by popularity, the number of sales, and several other highly relevant criteria. You can also do a very accurate search on the characteristics of the desired design. This should be easily feasible since, in step 1, you already identify some “features” you want!
When you find a theme you love, put it in your favorites. We’ll come back to it later!
Once you’ve seen a lot of themes (maybe 30?), wait a few days or even a week. This will allow you to rest a little, forget all of them, and make a much more informed choice
After completing the first two steps, you should now know what you want in your design. Set a clear list of desired criteria.
To give you an example, here is what my list looks like
- The sticky menu on the top
- Slideshow with images of articles on the top (but not landscape) (slideshow)
- Categories displayed very well so we can see them at first sight on the homepage
- Full-width articles
- Instagram Widget in the footer
- No forced scroll
Great possibilities of customization – in other words, to be able to completely change the visual look of the blog without changing the theme.
Once you’ve completed your list, return to your list of favorite themes on Theme Forest. Browse the list, and remove from all the ones that do not meet your standards. When you find one that will meet everything on your criteria list, you will be one step closer to finding the right theme for you.
Reduce your choice of favorited WordPress templates to 3, approximately.
Fig (a) Theme Forest Preview of the Site.
You should not rely solely on the beauty of a design. You need to find more information about the author, SEO, speed, and so on.
Check out the ratings and reviews from those who have purchased the theme before you. Pay attention to how the creator of the theme responds to people’s comments because it says a lot about their customer support service. Also, go to the support forum and see how long it takes for people to get a support response. Also, very important, take a look at the documentation of the theme. The bigger, the better! You will probably need it at some point.
Now compare this information to your remaining three favorite templates, and make a final decision!
K2 Blocks is a Freemium Plugin for Gutenberg Editor. You can get this Plugin from here. You can use all these awesome widgets to enhance your website. You can use Info-Box to Point out additional tips and tricks. It is compatible with many other plugins and themes so you won’t have to worry about meaningless errors and this will ensure an aesthetic yet useful impact on your website.
Fig (b) K2 Blocks The Ultimate Kit For Gutenberg Blocks.
Premium themes have a way better quality than the free ones. It helps decrease the bounce rate, and your visitors stay for a longer duration on your site. This could happen in any change of design, paid or not, but the quality, functionality, security, frequent updates, and excellent support will all be better with a paid WordPress template.
If you require a Multilingual website, then I strongly suggest you check with the translation plugin if the theme is considered to be 100% compatible with your plugin., you can verify whether or not your template is compatible by checking the documentation or by contacting at the support forum of the theme.
If it isn’t compatible, you can still use it, but you might face undesirable situations where certain text cannot be translated. You have to be aware of it!
If you follow the tips mentioned above, we are sure everything will be just fine in your hunt for your next theme! K2 blocks is a WordPress plugin developed by k2 Plugins. You can contact us for custom plugin development at our Official site.
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