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Themes For Wordpress –- 3 Considerations For Narrowing Your Search
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If you are new to the Wordpress website platform, you may soon be overwhelmed with all the choices that you have in available themes for Wordpress. Some people have a general idea of what they are looking for in a theme. Others search through hundreds of themes before they find one that looks like it will be suitable. This article will give you a few tips in speeding up the process, and helping you to know what to look for in themes for Wordpress.

Take a look at a few sites in the same niche or genre as you will publish in. Take note of the different ways they organize their information. You should be able to get a good idea of what your needs are going to be after doing this.

Consider Functionality

First of all, the theme that is best for you will depend on what kind of site you want to build. While some themes are relatively customizable for different purposes, there are specialty themes that may be more appropriate for your subject matter. For instance, a photographer may want to incorporate a portfolio of his work into his site and offer online proofs and ordering of reprints, so he may want to take a look at themes for Wordpress that feature slideshows or galleries, or themes that would complement such features. On the other hand, a writer of articles may not need any bells and whistles such as these because it would detract from his message. A simple, clean format is what he may be looking for.

Consider Color

Another important factor to consider when choosing themes for Wordpress is color. This will also depend on what topic you will be building your site around and who your audience will be. In general, if your visitors will be reading a lot of information on your site, you will want to choose theme colors that will not strain the eyes. A white background with black text is best for reading. Of course, you can jazz up such a site with a creative background or header, as long as it does not distract your reader. Business sites will usually want to stick with conservative themes - no crazy colors or font styles. You don't want your visitors to click away from your site because your theme is too busy or loud. However, if your audience is the younger crowd, a theme with a lot of color and interest will be well-received.

Consider Customization

Occasionally, you will not be able to find a theme that looks like you think it should. There are software programs available that allow you to create Wordpress themes of your own without having to know anything about HTML code or CSS. Everything is customizable: header, layout, background, text styles, colors, widgets, menus, etc. Software can also save you a lot of time in the long run if you have need of themes for Wordpress on a regular basis. And besides that, it's just plain fun to design your own.

Want to create your OWN customizable Wordpress themes without any coding knowledge? Check out my Themes For Wordpress blog to find out how!


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