How To Choose A Right WordPress Theme

right wordpress themeThis is a big question being asked by WordPress users, how to choose a good theme for my blog? Its is difficult to choose one good theme from millions of themes. So you may confuse that which theme to choose. Here are some tips before you choose a WordPress theme.

Know your need

First of all you need to think “What kind of theme should you need”. Find theme that will suit for your website category. Are you looking for photo/Video blogs, Business sites, technology blogs or anything else. Different theme for different categories are available. If you are looking theme for your personal site, mostly it will be a static site.

Customizable header

Header should be customizable. The theme should have basic option to change logo/blog name, sub heading. Also it should have options to put your social profiles, site search and advertisement space(if you needed).

Navigation Menu

You should check whether the theme support menus is customizable or not. A good theme should have menu options for categories, sub categories and pages.

Customizable widgets

Widget is an essential thing in a wordpress theme. Without a customizable widget, that theme will not be friendly to use. Widgets are easy to use while it needs just drag and drop. Moreover sidebar widget a good theme should have footer widget too.

SEO friendly

If theme design are not good or it have too much errors in code, then it will affect SEO. In some wordpress themes image is not optimized or sometimes ALT tag will be missing that are essential for SEO. Don’t use such themes. Choose theme that use heading tags. Avoid theme which have links in footer. This is one of the biggest mistake,that more people are doing.

Loading speed

Website loading speed is an important matter. Every body likes fast loading website. Site’s speed plays a major role in search engine optimization. So choose theme which will load fast.

Here are some other things to remember before choosing a theme

  • Compatibility with every browser
  • Customizable design
  • Customizable layout
  • Social media integration
  • Customizable Slider
  •  Valid Code
  • Ready for Advertising

Free VS Premium themes

Premium themes will always better than free themes as it have professional look and better coding/design. Premium themes will be more Unique. Premium wordpress theme also have so much options for customization. Don’t buy a themes without seeing demo. You can find more free/premium themes in WordPress directory. Here are some website for great wordpress themes
StudioPress
Elegant Themes
InkThemes
Woo Themes

Thinks to remember when buying a premium wordpress theme

  • Customer support
  •  Should have Updates
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Look reviews for that theme
  • Photoshop Document (PSD) files (If you needed)

Forget premium themes if you don’t have money. It is better to use Free wordpress theme while you are launch your wordpress site if you are beginner. And using premium theme later will be a great idea.

Rahul A Nair

Rahul A Nair

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3 Comments

  1. nandu

    Do you know of any free WP theme with 728×90 ad slot on the top header?

  2. I think you have not checked my pagespeed wordpress theme. Its page speed score is 97 along with google adsense ads and plugins. A good seo optimized wordpress theme can really help you to scale new heights. Waiting for your kind consideartion. :)

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