WordPress is a great platform when it comes to make changes to your site. Appearances 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?
Choosing a WordPress theme is not only a cosmetic decision that you will have to make. Many webmasters simply overlook this and ends up putting a theme that is irrelevant to the website content. If you are designing a blog for a company then you will have to keep it professional and choose a theme that will give you this formal appearance. On the other hand if you are blog dealing with fashion and trends it is important that at all time your blog remains at the forefront in terms of design and style. In one sentence just choose a theme that appeal to your audience.
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.
Another thing that you must be careful is cross browser compatibility. In the past things were not complicated as everyone was using Internet Explorer. But now with Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera on the market it is a different story. It is important that you choose a theme that will look the same as far as possible in all browsers. The only way to do this is to make sure that the code is valid CSS and HTML. This will ensure cross browser compatibility.
WordPress is indeed a great platform in order to run your blogs. It is easy to install, configure, use and above all it is free. With the appropriate theme you can be in for some high quality blogs that are both appealing to your customers and also lucrative for you. Many webmasters simply neglect this basic marketing tool and ends up looking for more complex ways to improve their blogs.