3 things that beginners know when choosing a WordPress theme

WordPress is a great platform when it comes to make changes to your site. Appearance of whole sites can be changed just by uploading a new theme to your directory. With thousands of themes available you should not have a problem to find themes that suit you. But how do you choose the perfect theme for your WordPress-based blogs?

The theme should match the overall purpose of your blog. For example a personal blog theme will not appeal to a corporate blog. A personal blog will be more of a funky and hip appearance while a theme for a corporate blog will be more sober and more formal. This is not always true however as companies targeting youth and teens will also tend to be more informal in their approach. In essence it will all amount to the purpose and objective of your website. It is important that you keep this in mind when choosing a theme. People tend to look at appearance and they will easily forge an opinion of your website just by the look of your site.

Second thing that you should look for in a theme is the functionality. It is one thing to choose a theme that looks good on the eyes and another to choose one that really works. I’ll explain. Sometimes you may need to make some modifications to a theme in order to provide services to your reader. For instance you may need to put a live chat box on your site. If the original designer have not make provision for this you may break the aesthetics of the theme just by installing a chat box. Similarly you may be interested to place some ads on your website. It is important that you take this into account when looking for a theme.

It is also important that the theme is compatible with all major browsers. Internet Explorer and Firefox are two of the most popular browsers on the Windows platform and Safari is the most popular one on Macs. In order to avoid any trouble make sure that your theme boast some valid CSS and HTML to ensure that they will work great in all browsers. Try to check with some different browsers or ask some friends for help to determine the appearance the cross-compatibility of the themes.

Choosing an appropriate theme may sometimes appear to be a time-consuming task. But once you got a theme that is suited to your blog you will quickly recoup all these efforts. As the saying goes, there is no pain without gain. Many aspiring bloggers simply neglect this aspect of blogging and just want to start writing right away. In truth for a blog to be successful you also need some marketing tips and tool that will pave the way for success.

Written by Edgar Boutaric
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