CHOOSING THE BEST WORDPRESS THEMES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
More than millions of people these days are using WordPress for building their business websites. But most of them find difficulty in choosing the best WordPress themes for their business website. Before moving further let us understand the types of themes that WordPress users.
TYPES OF THEMES IN WORDPRESS
In WordPress, there are two basic types of themes that are defined as follows.
- Parent theme.
Parent theme refers to that theme that can be fully customized by or is a theme that is made from the scratch
- Child theme.
As we know children have some properties of their parents, the same is with child themes, these are themes that use the properties of their parents. You can customize the features in the child theme like changing the picture, logo, etc but you just can’t change the basic design.
Now once you have understood the types of themes that WordPress uses. Let’s now understand how these themes work.
HOW WORDPRESS THEME WORKS??
The theme in WordPress defines the creative design of a website and how the website looks when it’s developed which means that theme gives basic structure to your business website. For instance, let me ask you a question. Do you wear the same clothes for going to a picnic and attending a wedding event?? No right, As there are different clothes for different events the same goes for websites too. You can not use any theme for building your website but before moving further let’s understand the following.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE CHOOSING A WORDPRESS THEME?
Before choosing a theme there are some key points that should be focussed on.
- IS THE THEME PLUGIN SUPPORTIVE?
Before choosing a theme understand that the theme is compatible with all the plugins that your website needs.
- DOES THE THEME AFFECT THE SPEED OF THE WEBSITE?
Yes of course using heavy themes which contain lots of images can impact the website speed badly.
- IS THE THEME FREE OR PREMIUM??
Before choosing a theme check for its price because what if you search for a theme that is a plugin and speed supportive but are unaware of its price.
Want to learn more about choosing a free or premium WordPress theme then read the description below.
ARE FREE AND PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEMES THE SAME??
Many of us want to build websites at a lower cost for maintaining our budget and that’s the only reason most of them prefer choosing free themes because they think both free and premium WordPress themes are the same. If you also assume the same, then think again because it’s quite an obvious thing that the themes that are paid must have much more functionality than the free ones. Following according to me are the reasons for using premium themes.
- More aesthetic design.
- Doesn’t affect the speed of the website
- More user friendly
- Unlimited functionality with extra features
- Regular updates
- Can contact support theme for resolving the issues.
DO I USE A FREE WORDPRESS THEME OR SHOULD I GO WITH THE PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEME??
This question has confused many of us because choosing a theme is not only about the design but it’s all about functionality. Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself before choosing a theme.
- Does my website contain lots of content?
- Does my website need updates on a daily basis?
- Do I expand my website in the future?
So last but not least before choosing a theme for your website all you need is to understand the niche of your business and that can be understood once you get the answer to the above question. If you are a beginner and are very much interested in blogging then moving on with a free theme is a good option but if you are a seller and want to open a store online then using a premium theme worth the most.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE AND PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEMES
Let us understand this with the help of the following table.
|FUNCTIONALITY||FREE THEMES||PREMIUM THEMES|
|Speed||Less speed efficient||More speed efficient|
|Security||They are less secure||They are secure|
|Customer support||They don’t have a customer supportive||They have customer support|
|Plugin supportive||They are less plugin supportive||Yes these are more plugin supportive|
I hope you have got all the answers to your questions from this article. Every theme has its own pros and cons but choosing the right theme for your WordPress website is in your hand. If you are still confused about choosing the best theme for your WordPress website then mention your question in the comment section.
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