Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Your Blog

Many people want to launch their WordPress blog. A beautiful theme is a key part of creating a memorable digital experience.

The sheer number of themes available can overwhelm new site owners. Each theme is better, especially when they are all different.

These are some simple tips to help you choose the right theme.

1. Is it responsive?

It’s crucial to ensure that your theme has a responsive design. This will allow you to adjust the layout of your blog for mobile devices automatically. If you don’t choose a responsive theme, you could end up with a blog that runs off the frame when accessed via a tablet or smartphone. This is not good if your blog is to be taken seriously.

2. How many times has it been downloaded?

You can look at the number of times they have been downloaded if you have trouble choosing between themes. A high number of downloads indicates that the theme is very effective. However, it also means that it has been used a lot. This means that it will be found on many other websites. This is not always an issue, but it can be problematic if you are trying to create a blog with a distinctive theme and style.

3. How easy is it to customize?

You should also consider the ease of customizing your blog if you want to create a unique blog for example on that talks about engagement rings made of Moissanite. While some themes are easy to customize from the ‘Theme Options” tab, others require you to edit the CSS theme files. This can prove difficult if your CSS knowledge is not up-to-date.

4. It’s so easy to read!

This may sound absurd, but it is a valid point. Although some themes are cool and attractive with lots of imagery and images, they can be difficult to read and more suitable for a photography or graphic design blog. To see how much content can fit into a particular theme and how easy it is for readers to digest, make sure you look at both the template for the homepage and each post template.

5. How functional is it?

Functionality is just as important as design when selecting a blog theme. It’s important to consider how easy it is to navigate the site, find the content you want and then comment on it. You can also think about how easy it will be to add widgets. You might have trouble finding a place for additional widgets if your theme has no sidebar.

6. Are there advertising slots built-in?

It’s crucial to ensure that your template has advertising slots and is compatible with popular plugins if you plan to make money from your blog. If you fail to do this, you might find yourself in a difficult situation later on when someone offers to advertise on your site. However, the functionality is not available with your current theme.

7. Is there a price attached?

You’ll quickly realize that not all WordPress themes are free. Some have a price. While there are many great free themes, it’s worth looking into paying for one. You will get more customization options with paid themes, usually between $20 and $100. With this in mind, it is worth looking into a paid theme depending on your needs, budget and goals.