More than half of CMS (Content Management System) sites use WordPress as a platform. Since you already have WordPress installed on your server, it’s time to decide what theme (or template) you’ll use to build your site and make your content available. At least for me, this is the best part of the process of creating a website. I say this because I have had the privilege of creating hundreds of websites for clients, personal projects and for people close to me. All in WordPress. On the contrary, this part is also full of challenges. But do not worry, now I will explain in detail everything you need to know to find and choose the best theme for WordPress.
So, let’s get going?
A WordPress theme is a group of PHP and CSS files that determine the visual appearance of a WordPress site. Including colors, layout, and typography among other elements of style. With a disruptive philosophy, characteristic of the open source solutions, WordPress arrived at the beginning of the century innovating the way one creates and develops sites on the internet. I remember that before the creation of CMS platforms, like WordPress, creating a website could take months and cost “rivers of money”.
But back to WordPress themes, there are some native themes that come along with the installation of WordPress; they are Twenty-Fourteen, Twenty-Fifteen, and Twenty-Sixteen. These default themes are cool if you just want to put a blog on the air without many features. But if you’re looking for more options, we’ll see a lot of free themes as well as paid themes that are well worth it.
If you search for free themes on Google, you will see that the vast majority of themes have a demo version (demo site) that you can view as the theme works live. However, many people look at the demo version and already thinks that the theme does not serve the purpose for their project, maybe the background color, the font used or even if the subject does not tickle their fancy. This is where all the customization features that WordPress comes with. These features enable the insertion and customization of various elements within a WordPress theme.
What many do not know and that all themes for WordPress are customizable that is, you can customize them according to your need. Now that you already know what themes are for WordPress and you are aware that you can customize several areas within themes.
Let’s see some details that you need to analyze before deciding on a theme.
The WordPress theme you choose needs to be a responsive theme. This means that it will “respond” or work perfectly on any device, whether it is a desktop (normal computer), a Tablet, or a cell phone. Since most of the site visits currently are done by mobile devices, this flexibility ensures that your site is viewed correctly in any situation.
Remember: Delivering great usability and navigation experience is critical to any project like great internet WordPress templates do.
And last but not least, this fundamental feature is you that will know how to decide according to the niche of your project. If you are going to talk to a younger audience, chances are you will get better results with a modern theme. If your target audience is executives and managers, it’s best to make your site look more serious and clean (or clean as it sounds in design agencies), if however, you want to perform an ICO, you can use Bootstrap admin templates to make your life easier.
The important thing here is that you have the concern to decide for the WordPress theme that has more to do with the people that will access your site.