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Things You Should Considered when Choosing Your WordPress Theme

In blogging, most beginners does not know which theme they should choose when they want to start blogging, especially some bloggers who want to go into SEO (Search Engine Optimization). On WordPress there are thousands of Themes with different benefit, advantages and uses. Am not saying those themes are not okay for blogging but google and users loves good looking and fast blogs and web designs

So in this post we will show you what to considered when choosing your theme for your websites or blogs. If you are a beginner on WordPress, you need to consider before you install your WordPress theme.

Things you should considered in selecting the best theme for your WordPress site.

Browser Compactibility

Different devices with different browser will be used for your site, so therefore your website must be compatible on all browser either on chrome, opera, sefari and so on. Most WordPress theme developers test their themes rigorously by using sophisticated browser compatibility testing tools.

Search Engine Optimazation Friendly

Your themes takes 30% of your site’s SEO friendliness, am not saying your template looking good will rank high on search engine. No, it might not, maybe of its HTML codes in the templates.

As a beginner on WordPress, it might be difficult to analyse a good template for your blog and this is why many premium WordPress theme developers will let you know that their pages are optimized for SEO. So you need to keep calm and read through our guild on How to start a WordPress blog before starting.

Easy Page Builder

Most themes are pre-installed with page builders which can be used mostly for developers. Most cases beginners have is when changing themes, they are not able to clean their page building codes from thier templates HTML codes. You should choose themes that are shipping with one of the most used page builder plugins. You can also purchase these page-builders separately to use with other themes as well.

Fast Loading Theme

Having fast loading theme really helps users stays on your websites, as a beginner you might not understand what fast loading theme is but sooner or later you will understand what fast theme is and how you can use most populous tools to check the speed of your website.

Adding plugins that will help you speed up your website will increase your speed and users will stay longer on your website

Using Responsive Themes

Most website enjoys traffic mostly from Mobile devices and the secret is how responsive the theme. Let me beep you on something most of we beginners don’t know “Google shows mobile friendly websites on top in their mobile search results. Regardless of your site’s topics and demographics, all websites need to be responsive and fully mobile ready.” So that is why you need a good responsive theme for your WordPress blog

How to know if my website or blog is mobile friendly

It is not really hard to detect if your blog or website is mobile friendly because their are tools you can use to check but most common tools is Google’s Mobile Friendly Test tool. Also without using the tools, you can detect manually by resizing your browser screen. As you resize your browser screen, you will notice that the theme’s layout will adjust itself to the screen width.

Plugins Supported

Most important aspect is that your theme must support 90% of all WordPress plugins. There are some plugins that all blogs or websites must have and some plugins you might not want at all, but what is more important is that your blog themes must support all plugins on your WordPress sites.

Themes that we recommend for beginners

We have lot of themes for different websites and blogs on your theme dashboard but we recommend universal themes, we means that this themes works for all blogs, niche and are very fast for users. We are not saying they are the best but they are easy to use and conducive.

Most premium WordPress themes offer 1 year plus of support and updates.

How to Install a WordPress Theme on my blog or website

For free Version of WordPress theme
  • Login to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance » Themes page.
  • Then you search for your theme
  • Then you install and activate your WordPress theme
For Premium Version of WordPress theme
  • Login to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance » Themes page.
  • On top of the themes page, you need to click on the Add New link.
  • This will take you to the add new theme page.
  • Click on Upload theme link at the top.
  • You will now see the theme upload box. Click on choose file button to select the theme zip file you downloaded to your computer earlier and then click on the Install now button.
  • You can still preview the theme on your blog before activating

Frequently questions asked about WordPress Themes

Do changing of themes affect website

Yes, it changes the setting of your website, expecially if you are into seo. It either it increases your organic search or decreases it. The theme and google decides that.

Do I need to pay for premium theme version ?

Any thing called premium related to WordPress is paid for either plugins or themes. They are not free but you pay for little cash

How much is the premium theme?

The premium theme payment varies, you can check online how much is the premium version for the themes you are looking for.

If you have any other question you want to ask don’t stop to contact us through our contact us link.

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