If you’ve decided to build your site with Wordpress, then choosing from the thousands of Wordpress website themes can become a task that gets you stuck in the building phase of your website if you don't have some 'shopping criteria' to work with.
Here's a way to know what to look for, and to shop for a theme with some confidence..
The first thing to understand is that in essence there are two types of Wordpress themes
Once we've reviewed the two types of themes we can consider the main criteria in selecting the perfect Wordpress theme for your business.
You may be attracted to free themes if you are on a budget, or just getting started and not wanting to spend money on theme that you may not stick with. A free Wordpress theme may suit you perfectly provided it has styling that fits your business and audience and you do not need to make too many changes.
One thing to look out for with free Wordpress themes is how much customization is available and whether you have the following constraints
Premium Themes generally come from a design company or agency. This often comes with a level of support when working with a theme, as well as the added bonus in that they are often built within a ‘framework’ (like Genesis) which means customisations are easier and are undertaken with tools rather than requiring knowledge of CSS or PHP.
Themes built with a framework offer
There are some main criteria to consider when shopping for a Wordpress website theme, or template.
StudioPress and Mojo Themes are two examples of Theme developers who provide support alongside a range of stylish Wordpress themes. If you purchase a commercial or premium theme and are concerned about installing it, or making customisations, then you can get a web expert, like Anyhoodles to take care of it for you.
We exclusively use Studiopress themes for the benefits of working within the Genesis Framework giving superior stability, security and elegant designs.StudioPress.com - Genesis Themes for Wordpress