WordPress has gained lot of popularity over time. Credit goes to its widespread use and benefits it provides to its users. An individual who want to share his or her ideas with the world blogs here, a company who don’t have much budget to hire a web designer or may be just entering the market find solace here with WordPress while creating their websites. Hence people across the world are using it for personal and professional purposes. One thing which I like about WordPress is that it makes everything so simple and interesting that even a novice can also start with it.
There are plenty of themes available in the market from which you can choose one for your WordPress website. But as when you have large number of options available it becomes difficult to choose one. This post is written to help all of you who are having a little tough time to select the best wordpress theme. See, there is no right or wrong theme as such but what make it so is the preferences every user has. Here are some cool tips while choosing a WordPress Theme for Business Website. I will write another post for personal users.
Use Elimination method
Try method of elimination to number down some chunk from the lot. It will save you from some of the worsts from the lot.
Look for speedy downloads
However good never use themes which take lot of time to download. Which potential customer you expect will stay on your website if it doesn’t download quickly? Also, avoid themes with multiple sliders embedded and you have to choose one.
Newcomers – Look for trusted sources
If you are a first timer try to stick to branded or trusted theme creators. To select few you can see how they are connected to their users like the forums, twitter or camps of WordPress. A good provider would give tremendous support throughout the usage.
Do care for looks
Once you know you have selected a trusted provider and theme download time is less then you should see for the first “look”. Do care for looks, a theme which is simple yet have professional design will be a good choice for a starting business.
Think of your clients
You should do some homework about your existing and potential clients like what they will look for and expect from your website. It is the face of your business and hence you should be very careful about the design you select for your WordPress website.
Don’t be rigid
If you can’t program themes via coding or maybe you don’t wish to do so or you don’t have budget to hire a designer then be adaptive and keep a room for some deviations from exactly what you thought of. Though you can be tough on some key scenarios you are looking for but otherwise if the theme is fulfilling most of the needs of your business then don’t be rigid to eliminate the best theme for you.
Choose the ones which can change with your needs. I understand with time your business and its needs will change and what look appropriate today may become obsolete and you can do nothing about it. But what you can do is that you can opt for the ones which come with adaptability to changes for longer period of time. Like the ones which have some embedded plugins in them, hence these themes will not only add looks but features to your website. Theme should also support widgets. And if required should be open for changes (you may hire a programmer to implement those changes in future)
Look in Paid Themes too
There are some free and some are paid themes. I personally believe it is very difficult to find a free theme which can satisfy your professional looks need. Paying some amount can do wonders for your business and hence for business purposes you should also look for paid themes.
You may look for SEO friendly themes which also allow tracking and so on. Actually there are plenty of features which will help you in selecting the best for you. I hope the above mentioned tips will help you to choose your WordPress theme for your business.
If you are looking for WordPress themes for your business website, check our few suggestions that we like: