Today, WordPress platform is chosen to build a website? Why? Some good and great reasons are –
- Ease of use
- SEO friendly
- Open source and free
- Lots of themes
- Readymade plugin options
- Vast community
- Responsive layout
- Total website control
- Ideal blogging platform
Now, the first thing for you will be to determine a theme for your web design. What’s a theme? Theme is templates and stylesheet collection that defines the look and appearance of your site. It offers your website total front end styling
More than ten thousand WordPress themes are available but can take days to sift through all of them. So, how will you narrow it down and identify an ideal one to build a website. Below are some dos and don’ts that can help to select WP theme with ease.
Make a wanted feature list
Prepare a features list according to your business goal, so that you have an exact idea of the most necessary elements to be included in making your site. It can help find proper theme as well as save plenty of time.
Opt for responsive theme
Responsive theme empowers you to create a website that is mobile friendly and works on every other kind of device.
Strive for simplicity
Simplicity means no compromise on usability and ease. Complicate theme can be visually appealing but it can alienate visitors.
Choose right color
Visuals matter more than text, so choose right color theme. Opt for colors that increase brand recognition. Match color theme with logo colors, it will make the site engaging. Prefer light colors instead of dark shades.
Choose multilingual supportive theme
Several WP themes are not in English language or you may need to create website in regional language or your global business needs multilingual site. Many reasons are there to choose a multilingual supportive theme.
Go for SEO friendly theme
SEO is crucial for website success of search engines and simultaneously for business marketing. An SEO friendly theme will help to enhance site ranking on search engine.
Thoroughly test the theme
Before applying it, test the preferred theme. It gives an idea if it is easy to navigate, load on every browser and device speedily as well as can it be easily customized and edited.
Choose bloated theme
Bloated theme means too many features. In theory, feature rich theme sounds great but it can impact website performance. Restrain from installing each and every cool feature – for example, gaming or music player is an alluring feature but can lessen site performance as well as compromise on security.
Opt for hard to read fonts
If fonts are unreadable then visitors instantly leave the site, so choose theme with simple, classy and readable fonts.
WP is the way to go but finalize a theme wisely!