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A Guide To Choosing A WordPress Theme For Your Website

We all need a website for our business. As Bill Gates said a business not on the business, will go out of business. So it is our duty to make sure we avoid that horrible outcome at all costs right?

So where do we get our website? Most people and businesses who need a website go to WordPress, which is the world’s largest web publishing software. If you are planning to create content on a website, or build an eCommerce platform you will need the WordPress web hosting service. There are currently over 455,000,000 websites that are using wordpress right now. 

If you have a website, you are still going to need to create a proper layout for the site. It needs a face. An appearance. Something that users can see and interact with. Also something that your search engine can read and find you. You are going to need a wordpress theme.

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What’s A WordPress Theme? 

A wordpress theme is what people see when they visit your site. From the navigation bar to where the shopping cart is determined by the wordpress theme file. WordPress theme is the graphical user interface that people interact with. A wordpress theme provides functionality and usability to the site. It provides the visual, the layout, the font styles, widgets, colours and the other little details of a website. 

A good wordpress theme has the power of making people interact with your website for a long period of time. A good theme can attract people towards you and entice them. It also adds to the brand reputation and the brand awareness among people.How many of us have seen a good looking website and were unable to leave it because it just looked so good? As business owners, our aim is to make sure people keep scrolling through our website. Hoping they enjoy the joyful theme and pages filled with content. Indeed, a good wordpress theme makes all the difference in the customer experience.

WordPress themes are so easily accessible. Whether we are just starting out or have an already established medium sized business, wordpress can cater to all budgets. WordPress themes are both free and come in premium design packages. Being a premium theme means you have higher customization power and more features. But free themes are not any less. They are powerful and fulfills all the basic necessities of the customer and the search engine. 

Free or premium, we must keep an open and conscious mind when choosing our wordpress theme. There are a lot of things we must consider when choosing the ideal wordpress theme for our website. It goes beyond the appearance and the visual of the theme.  

Let’s take a look at all the facts you must keep an eye out for when choosing your wordpress theme! 

Does It Meet Your Objectives? 

Your business objectives always take precession when choosing any elements of your website. Different themes have different functionalities and usabilities. Some have the ability to secure payments or sign up for emails while other themes may not have the same feature. Some themes are made for simple portfolio purposes while others are for blogs. So depending on the type of business you have, and the reason for your website, you may need to look at all the features required for your theme and whether the designated theme fulfills your requirements. 

Theme Speed 

You don’t want your website to look good and work at the speed of a snail. People tend to get frustrated easily when a page is too slow. When the content takes too long to load. When the shopping cart is slow to process or when it takes too much time to jump to the next page. Little things matter in the process of building your website and one such is speed of your theme. The right navigation and optimized speed of the theme can make all the difference when driving traffic to your site. Google also takes note of how fast your site is and how much time people spend there. It determines how SEo friendly your website is. The faster it is , the more relevant the site is. Did you know that people tend to leave the site if a page takes longer than 3 seconds to load? 

A combination of tools can be used to test the performance and speed of the theme. Google also has some tools that you can use such as the Google Pagespeed Insights. 

Responsive Design Of The Theme 

Does the website open up nicely on the desktop but looks like a mess when viewed from your mobile? Perhaps that’s the consequence of using a theme with an unresponsive design. Most people do their shopping, reading, and consuming entertainment using their mobiles. Without a responsive design, you cannot increase the mobile traffic or improve the satisfaction of users.  The improvement of user experience is crucial, especially since google made it a ranking factor that affects your visibility on the search engine. 

Customization Capability 

Sometimes we need to do a little fine tuning of our own to the prebuilt themes on wordpress. But some of the themes made by independent developers do not allow for much customization. A simple demo of the theme can tell you whether you can change it’s colours, switch up the styling fonts and change the overall appearance of the web page. The customization capability gives you the freedom to arrange the site according to your preferences 

Reviews Of The Theme  

Reviews are a great indicator of the performance of the theme. Always check for the reviews of a theme before clicking purchase or even before using the free wordpress theme. There are thousands of themes that are free and capable of meeting your objectives. But the deliverables and results of a theme can be easily identified by the status of the reviews. 

Support The Necessary Plugins 

The most desirable thing about wordpress is the availability of plugins to improve our functionality and usability of the site. But there are some themes that do not support various plugins for the site. It is important to check out the compatibility of  your theme with plugins such as Yoast SEO plugins, security plugins, site speed plugins and e-commerce plugins and so many more. It is also good to check for the plugins that already come with the theme. This is an indication of an updated theme that is good for your website.

Beware of Free Versions

Hello all,

It has come to my attention that my theme has been sourced from other sites that are not my own or from my selected outlets. I just want to remind you all that by downloading the theme from these illicit, you are putting your computer and website at risk of malware and viruses

Please understand that we provide the theme as a means of getting some financial help along the sidelines, by getting premium versions of our theme you will be hampering our efforts to continue updating it. 

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Not only are free versions of our premium harmful to us, but it can be for your site as well as we will not be able to provide updates and support if you run into any issues.

If you want to know more you can visit here.

Until Next Time!

Mobile optimisations Soon!

Hello all! I’m proud to announce that our theme will now have better web compatibility in the next update. I know full well that nearly most of all searches and web browsing is now done on mobile platforms, hence we saw the great importance of making sure that our theme is compatible with mobile platforms. 

This is so that users who come across your website won’t leave after seeing that our theme is not compatible, decreasing the readability of it all. It is highly recommended that you all download this new update and apply it to your website, otherwise you may be losing a good chunk or potential visitors out there.

Until Next Time!

You might also want to read about our others update here.

Ugly Side of Custom Themes

While most custom WordPress Themes are well designed and well-built for blogger and companies to use for their website, there is always a risk of getting a theme that may completely turn your website upside down and damage it heavily. And maybe, even give your computer a virus, which may ruin your entire operations. 

The world of WordPress themes is, unfortunately, not safe from maliciousness. As many third party-themes outside of WordPress are premium and need to be paid for, many websites have set themselves up to become sources of free/ pirated versions of these themes. While it may be great for those who don’t want to dig in their wallets for a theme, there is always a catch, like making a deal with the devil. The risk of using these sites to download pirated versions of these themes is that there is an added risk of getting all sorts of nasties that can effectively disrupt your computer. Malware, Adware, Ransomware and the likes. The type of stuff you will surely like to avoid like the plague.

It is important to remember that these themes are made by people who spend lots of time to perfect them, and they will surely want to be paid for the work they do, hence why most custom themes are paid for. However, there are always free versions with limitations so that people may get a taste. To understand this, you will know why paying for a premium theme is better than just pirating it. 

If you want free themes, WordPress has a variety of themes under their platform which you can choose from, these themes are great as they are less likely to harm your computer or the operations of your site, plus, they are also built to ensure that all plugins which you choose to install are compatible.

It is best to avoid websites that offer free versions of a product you should pay for in general, because not only are you stealing from the hard work people put into making these themes and ensuring that they run smoothly, you are also putting your websites and online business at risk of falling apart due to viruses. So why take that needless risk. If you have the money, why not just pay for the theme that you have an interest in, consider it an investment on your website or online business. Or, if you are just starting up, just use the many free themes that WordPress has on offer 

So in conclusion, while it may be tempting, it is not a very good idea to be tempted with free downloads of a paid product, as it’s potential effects may really bite back on your business efforts and the efforts of others. You can read more about this on notepadchaos website.

We’re Back! Update and What’s Been Going On

Hello everyone, I guess some of you may have been wondering where we’ve been, and what we’ve been up to as of late. To put it short, we have been making sure that my theme is compatible with all the new WordPress. Updates that have come out and all the new plugins that come out too.  Needless to say, it is quite a task. But now we are here ready to come back and provide updates and support for the theme. 

But now we have released version v2.0 for those who want a new and improved theme. After listening in on your feedback and making the necessary adjustments, we hope to see that you will enjoy the latest update with our theme.

Our theme began its days as a simple project to expand and explore our skills in web development and design. And we are truly happy that many have downloaded and used our themes, it lets us know that we are at least doing something right. Over the years, we have continued to boost our expertise in ensuring that the theme works as intended, with new updates and systems coming in, we had to be on our toes so that our theme won’t be the ones causing your websites to stop working entirely. 

We were also working hard to ensure that our themes are only distributed from us, the creators. We have noticed that as our theme got a bit more popular, other less legitimate sites became sources to provide our theme, but instead of our lovely theme, users got spyware and malware

This was bad for both the users and ourselves. Firstly, the users will get downloads that harm their computers, secondly, our rep as a theme designer also gets tarnished too. So it is very important for us and for you to ensure that you obtain our theme from us and not other third-party sites.

We are also drafting up plans to make other variants of the theme which include, but not limited to, a dark theme, a minimalist theme, and a royal theme. But these are still being placed on the drafting table, so it may be a while till we formulate and develop a new theme style entirely. But if there are any suggestions on the behalf of our users, our ears are open and we can perhaps try to begin work on a theme that you want. 

We are aware that design taste may change over time so we are constantly trying to find ways to keep within the trends and keep our theme in the bubble of themes people can use on WordPress.

But in the meantime, enjoy version 2.0, we will be making quick patches for any issues that have been found, so please do be sure to report them to us, and we will get started on rectifying those fixes.

We Are Back!

We’re Back! Update and What’s Been Going On.

Hello everyone, I guess some of you may have been wondering where we’ve been, and what we’ve been up to as of late. To put it short, we have been making sure that my theme is compatible with all the new WordPress Updates that have come out and all the new plugins that come out too.  Needless to say, it is quite a task. But now we are here ready to come back and provide updates and support for the theme. 

But now we have released version v2.0 for those who want a new and improved theme. After listening in on your feedback and making the necessary adjustments, we hope to see that you will enjoy the latest update with our theme.

Our theme began its days as a simple project to expand and explore our skills in web development and design. And we are truly happy that many have downloaded and used our themes, it lets us know that we are at least doing something right. Over the years, we have continued to boost our expertise in ensuring that the theme works as intended, with new updates and systems coming in, we had to be on our toes so that our theme won’t be the ones causing your websites to stop working entirely. 

We were also working hard to ensure that our themes are only distributed from us, the creators. We have noticed that as our theme got a bit more popular, other less legitimate sites became sources to provide our theme, but instead of our lovely theme, users got spyware and malware. 

This was bad for both the users and ourselves. Firstly, the users will get downloads that harm their computers, secondly, our rep as a theme designer also gets tarnished too. So it is very important for us and for you to ensure that you obtain our theme from us, and not other third-party sites.

We are also drafting up plans to make other variants of the theme which include, but not limited to, a dark theme, a minimalist theme and royal theme. But these are still being placed on the drafting table, so it may be a while till we formulate and develop a new theme style entirely. But if there are any suggestions on the behalf of our users, our ears are open and we can perhaps try to begin work on a theme that you want. 

We are aware that design taste may change over time so we are constantly trying to find ways to keep within the trends and keep our theme in the bubble of themes people can use on WordPress. We don’t want to have a theme that makes 

But in the meantime, enjoy version 2.0, we will be making quick patches for any issues that have been found, so please do be sure to report them to us, and we will get started on rectifying those fixes.