August 06, 2014
Thinking to start a new online store? Want to promote your business? Showcase your artwork? Want to contribute to social well-being? Well, all of these purposes need a web presence, more than it was needed in the past when physical address was considered to be the most important aspect of reliability of an entity. Now, individuals quickly open a web browser, enter the URL and get all the information they need about you or purchase the stuff they need without leaving the comfort of their home or office. As we know, PHP/HTML built static websites are now the talk of the past. CMS based websites have now taken over the web worldwide. We will talk about a specific CMS; WordPress or WP, which is the most, used CMS to create websites of all kinds. In this post, I’ll try to help you with selecting the best WordPress themes for your websites.
Why selecting a WordPress theme is difficult?
Well, I’m here to help you decide on the best theme for your business or in fact, any purpose you’re willing to spend your hard-earned cash. I’ll give you some very easy tips and tools to select the best WordPress theme for your website. So, please continue reading.
Take your time to answer these 3 questions and you’re half way done.
Your target audience.
This is the first and most crucial element which will shape your website and its appeal. For example: If you wish to target children under 14 years of age, comic and toon elements with funky colors will make the most impact. If your target audience is in their late 40s and 50s, calm colors with least animations are preferred. Sports website must display some aggression, vibrant colors and a lot of pictures. Apart from that, always try to accommodate colors of your company logo; this helps visitors to relate the content of the website to your business.
More words or more pictures?
A picture is worth a thousand words. This can be true for websites aiming to showcase, sell or promote artwork, photography, restaurant, real estate or any other stuff which can be recognized and related to its actual picture. Other than these categories, excessive use of images, pictures, and graphics distracts the attention of the visitor and fails to engage him/her. This is the same case with using excessive word description; this bores the audience and forces them to leave for another similar website (your competitor wins!) The best strategy is to use the combination of words and pictures to keep the website lively, joyful and informative at the same time.
Character of your website.
Now, what I mean by the character of your website is: Is it serious? Fun and easy to stay a little longer with? Or highly customized and candy for eye?
Now, after brainstorming these questions, I’m sure you have a fair idea of what you need from your website. Now let me give you some quick tips and help you actually select the best WordPress theme for your website.
Happy hunting for the best themes. If you do not wish to get lost in the sea of WP themes, which offer only a few of above mentioned features and benefits, you’re always welcome to check out our themes. Our themes come with lifetime free support and it will be very quick as well. Not happy with some elements of our theme or need something extra, we’re here to customize it for you. Did I mention some of them are free too and are approved by the WordPress.org? Well, they are!