Everyday, many free and premium WordPress themes are launched. A good WordPress theme leaves good impression on your website visitors, it is also counted as the first impression of your website.
A good WordPress theme is responsive, provides a good structure to your website which plays an important role in SEO i.e. search engine optimization.
In this lesson we will discuss about the important points to keep in mind while selecting a perfect WordPress theme for your blog or website.
We have already discussed about installing new themes in WordPress, read:
Choose a theme that fits to your niche:
If you are running a simple WordPress blog then go for some blogging theme such as Twenty Thirteen, Twenty Fifteen and there are many more.
If you are running a business website then go for a business theme such as Zerif Lite. And if you are running a magazine then opt for a magazine theme like Twenty Fourteen etc.
The point is to select a theme that is fits your niche, your business and your style of presenting yourself and your ideas on your website.
Test the responsiveness of the theme:
It is obvious that your website visitors will come from all small and large screen devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. So it is very important to make sure whether your theme is responsive or not.
You can easily check the responsiveness of your website simply by opening your website in a web-browser and then changing the size of the window.
If your website automatically adjusts itself and look beautiful on all screen sizes then the theme is responsive. Otherwise it is strongly recommended to go for a different theme.
There are also various apps & plugins to check responsiveness of any website, read:
- Test Website Responsiveness From WordPress Admin Area
- Responsive Web Design Tester (Google Chrome App)
Check Cross Browser Compatibility
It is very important for your website to look perfect and work on all popular web-browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Chromium, Midori etc. Hence, your theme must be compatible with all these web-browsers.
There are services that allows you to test cross-browser compatibility of your website, read:
So these are the important points to keep in mind when searching for a perfect WordPress theme. If you have any questions, feel free to use the following comment form.