7 Tips on Choosing WordPress Themes for Your Website –

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In 2020, a whopping 35% of the Internet is powered by WordPress, which means over 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress as their platform. The reason why WordPress is so popular is because of its ease of installation, ability to customize everything, its safety features, and ease of use for beginners.

One of the most distinctive features of WordPress is the users’ ability to choose themes based on their business or personal needs. The themes are highly customizable and you can create stunning websites in just a few clicks and tweaks.

Keep reading to learn 7 important things to know before choosing WordPress themes for your website.

1. Know Your Budget

Before you create a website or start looking for themes, first you need to define your budget. WordPress websites aren’t expensive, but there are tons of plugins, safety features, and updates you need to plan for.

This is why you should know exactly how much you want to spend on a theme. Don’t go for expensive themes if you won’t be using all its features. At the same time, only go for a free theme if you don’t really want to customize or personalize and just want to launch a simple website.

2. Know What You Want

The internet is overflowing with WordPress themes that all look flashy and beautiful on screen. How they perform and if they fit your needs is a whole different story. This is why you need to make a list of all the things you want your website to have. You should include features like:

  • Customization
  • SEO-friendly website
  • Mobile-friendly website
  • Blog format
  • Fonts and colors
  • Fast loading
  • Accessibility-ready
  • E-commerce-ready

Then, based on your preferences, you can look for the best themes that meet these needs. You can always view the themes in demo mode and see how everything looks and performs. However, bear in mind that what you see on demo sites might not look or perform the same once you start tweaking.

3. Keep Up With the Trends

Though you don’t need to buy a different WordPress theme each year, you need to keep up with the trends of web design. Stay away from themes that look outdated, have no features or customization, look sloppy, or cluttered. Go for a sleek, minimalistic design that’s easy to read and navigate.

Simple website designs are becoming more popular as users’ attention span becomes shorter. People no longer have the time or patience to scroll endlessly to find what they need and they’ll exit the website quickly. For example, if someone is looking for tips on how to merge PDFs on Mac, and they land on your website but instead of a free helpful blog post you try to sell them the information, it’s likely they’ll look somewhere else.

This is why you need to be mindful of your target audience and their preferences. If you make them go through loops to find a piece of information or attack them with ads, popups, music, and flashing letters, they’ll

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This article was written by Editorial Staff and originally published on WPArena.

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