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Nancy Smith
by on December 4, 2019
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WordPress offers whom an overwhelming number of website themes to choose from. You can spend a couple of weeks, just looking through thousands of themes, only to select one and later figure out that it doesn’t work or look the way you desire. This checklist will get you an idea of picking a theme without spending so much time.

Mobile-First

Make sure the WordPress theme is responsive. People are now spending 69% of their time on a smartphone just browsing the Internet, optimizing a site for mobile should be your number one priority. In fact, in a 2018 study, Google says that 61% of people that had trouble getting on a non-mobile friendly website are unlikely to ever return. Google also doesn’t send high traffic to your website as compared to a website that is fully mobile-optimized.

WordPress Plugin

Make sure the theme is supported by plugins. Sometimes WordPress themes don’t come with every feature that you want, like a calendar, or even a contact form. This is where plugins come in and save your hours of hard coding something that might not even work. A web design agency Tempe- Kallen Media also integrates different plugins in WordPress websites for its better functionality.

Function over Fashion

Is the theme up to date? There are many beautiful themes to choose from the WordPress portal, but if the theme is not updated in a while, don’t rely on it. Throughout the year, WordPress constantly brings updates for users, if themes are not updated, you will end up spending your money on something that doesn’t even work.

Don’t choose a bloated website theme. Having smart features on your site might seem like a good idea for business owners, but it could eventually hurt your site. It can slow downloading speed, which lowers your rank on Google and could potentially cause a security breach since most of the code for these fancy features is available online.

Why Do you Need a Website?

Make sure your theme matches your business purpose. People get distracted by the way a theme looks and think of the functionality of the theme after it has been chosen. Every website serves a different purpose be it a simple blog or an e-commerce shopping website. You should select a theme that has a good selection of fonts for a blog site. Same with the e-commerce site, you want a theme that allows customers to make a purchase within a few clicks.

If you need help finding the right WordPress template or want to explore custom web design please contact web design agency , Kallen Media LLC that is established in Tempe, Arizona.

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