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Regardless of the subject matter of your website, this collection contains the best website templates for you. Most of the themes are multipurpose. It’s possible to adjust one to the specific style of your website.
Still, choosing one theme is often difficult. The choice is wide. You might not know exactly how your website must look like. You might not have enough knowledge to choose a worthy option.
So, here is a checklist of important things to consider. I hope it will help you to pick up a perfect fit.
What to consider before buying a theme?
Not every theme is multipurpose. Still, even a multipurpose wordpress theme might not suit your website. You won’t wear the same suit for an office job and a cruise, right? Just like that, the same theme won’t suit both a corporate website and a travel blog.
Most of the WordPress themes have a GPL license. It allows you to change the code. Plus, you can use a theme for many websites. Liberal and restrictive licenses are among the alternatives.
The visitor won’t likely turn into your client or an avid reader if the website has responsiveness issues. Plus, search engines rank such websites lower than their competitors. So, the website should be responsive to all the devices.
A theme should also be compatible with all browsers.
Search Engine Optimization
Most of the themes come along with optimization toward the search engines. Nowadays, this is a must-have. To find it out pay attention to the following features:
- Valid HTML;
- Correct HTML5 structure tags for the header, footer, main, aside;
- Correct heading (h1, h2, h3 etc.) tags.
Compatibility with Major Plugins
A website should contain major plugins. They can refer to security, SEO, social sharing, contact forms, etc. Ensure that the theme is compatible with the most essential ones.
Extendibility by a Child Theme
Sometimes changing fonts and colors is not enough. Such cases require a theme extension by creating a child theme. Going beyond the basic customization options opens new opportunities.
A package should contain frequent updates. It’s important not only for getting new features. Outdated themes and plugins are vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Besides, make sure that it has documentation and support.
With this knowledge now you can start choosing a WordPress theme.