What You Need To Know Before Buying a WordPress Theme Karlo April 3, 2013. 0 Nowadays, everyone is using WordPress. Whoever wants to start their own website will probably use WordPress. But, not everyone knows how to choose and design a good website. Websites should be catchy but still simple for your visitors. They should be clean, not messy so your visitors will like your site from the second they open it. There are many WordPress themes, free and premium out there and everyone who planned to buy one of theme surely asked themselves once: How to pick the right one? Well, here I present you list of five tips you should consider before clicking on that “Buy” button and maybe doing mistake. Wait, are you planning to make a blog or other type of website? There is huge difference between personal blog and other types of websites. You should firstly make a choice is that a blog or website for some other purpose. There are themes designed specially for blogs and there are some designed for business, portfolio, photography, retail websites. Match your needs! After you decided will you make a blog or some other type of website you must match your needs, define what you will be searching for. What type of theme and for what niche of website? If you think you can turn every normal theme into perfectly suitable theme for your niche, you can’t be more wrong but It’s not that easy as it sounds. So when you are selecting theme, make sure you pick the colors and layout that will suit your type of website perfectly. Does your theme works with newer version of WordPress? Everyone who owns and plans to start a WordPress website should have the newest possible version of WordPress installed. Every new version has is unique functionality and lots of new updates so maybe some of older themes won’t work and are not compatible with new version of WordPress. Since you, trust me, don’t want to use older version of WordPress lower your range of searching for themes on these who are compatible with new version of WordPress. Does the theme navigation match your website content? You should decide do you need powerful menu for your website or blog or just simple menu will fit your needs. Also, decide do you need one menu or maybe two because for more complex sites two menus will surely make your site look better and more professional but simpler for visitors. Consider your needs for sitemap and menus before you buy a theme, trust me, with that you can stop yourself from making some big mistake. Is theme SEO friendly? WordPress is by default very SEO friendly, but there are themes that are not good with SEO things. You should always pick a theme that has clean design and clean coding because it will rank your website or blog much higher in search rankings. For new users of WordPress discussions about which theme is SEO friendly and which is not could be little to hard but basic things that SEO friendly theme should have are: excerpts on archive pages, breadcrumbs, proper anchor text for all tittles of your posts and should not have bad things like sidebars placed right above content, static robot tags and meta descriptions should too not be static. Well, I hope my five basic tips everyone should know will help you in your decision with buying perfect WordPress theme for you. Don’t ever forget, make a list of requirements before you even start searching for theme and read and consider all tips above before you click that attractive “Buy” button and avoid making a mistake. Enjoy! TrendyWP is powered by Genesis Framework Why we are using it? It's simple. Rock-solid security, amazing speed performance, beautiful child themes and best of all great Search Engine Optimization. Check it yourself Genesis Framework Need help with Genesis - feel free to Contact Us Related PostsBest Genesis Child ThemesBest WordPress themes in September 2013Best WordPress Directory ThemesAuthor: KarloKarlo is a 24 year old guy who loves everything related to WordPress. He is by profession electrical engineer but currently he is working as web design & web development freelancer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Receive amazing Wordpress stuff and exclusive deals!